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WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY EVJStflNr, JUNE 2, 1896-EIGrHT PAGES.
VOL. 1. O. 2G0.
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Kentucky Favors Stevenson as
Democracy's Standard Bearer..
ILLINOIS COMING 'ROUND
II tin- Blue Grit km Urcilireu Arc IJe
teriiiiuedt" Present the Vice PickI-lciit'HNumi-
in the Convention, HIh
TiiU-e suite Will Not Allow linell
to lie Bobbed or That Distinction.
Probably the nit st remarkable tlilnir In
'cuincction with the sucwm of the fritter
men In Kentucky, and tlici-oiisequciit shelv
ing or Secretary CarlWcao a possible suc
cessor to Mr. Cleveland, is lLe vast nug
mentation given the Fresidenllal boom ol
Aillal i;. Stevenson.
Tlie availability of tlie Vice P-esdent
lint- from time to time been suggested In
a hesitating and ualMicartul way. but lib
caimiuacv huh u-Mwin. i.n.ed w assuui'
tlie pni..rlii'ns or a Ikjoiii HI record
in Congress as a (irc-cnlKicLer lias been
dragged forlli as a d nvinimg omen or bis
de-veiiou t" the cause or free silver, but mi
Inras an actual Uniin lias been concerned,
leaven has apparently been wanting i" the
ADMINISTRATION" AGAINST HIM.
Now tills absence of least bas disap
peared, ami ti.tre seems to be tin limit
to the development which may await the
soaring ambitions of W. .nb
Prior to this lime lie ha-, In-en haiidiuPed
by the Lift that the heavy hand -' 'e
administration was against 1. Inilllint Mali
Mrec-l wonid nave none orjiim. ami ui.it
ull the great army of I tiler.it t.Hiix
holdcrs tliri.ucli.iut the country must at
rect to look upon him with disdain or
Jeopardize their iuHIijiik. such an alter
native amountinc to prohibition.
Kentuckv liar, overwhelmingly ul'UJ,rii
for free silver, an 1 tlie delegation to the
Chicago convention h.-s been idaced in
the hauls of 1 Wan Hardin, who eucimi
pns5el Hi"- defeat for the governorship by
frankly expressing Ids convictions tli.it
sUver must prevail. Mr Ilar.jin is welded
to the undving belief that Mr. Stevenson
Is tlie cry bt-s, man. as viewed from all
standpoints, that could be nominated to
stand upon a wlver platform. Hence it
nnturallv follows that Kentucky will pre-
Milt the' mine of Mr. Stevenson and give
him the solid twentj-tix votes t.r that
'flut'lii calling the list alpliabetically for
tlie naming or candidates Illinois comes
nl-ead of Kentucky, and there lies a creat
MUmblinc block, which may now be re
moved. ILLINOIS NOW IN LINE.
The Democrats of Illinois, although pra
iK.unce.lly in favor of free silver, have not
cone inb transports of ecstjey over the
i-iesineiitial availability of llr. stevc-iistm
In fact their lukewariuness in this regard
hnsjieen so painrul as to be on the verse
or appalling. IWt even now there are in
dications t.r a break in tills apathj.
If Kentucky is determined to present the
name or Mr. Stevenson, tlie Democrats or
Illinois realize the awkward, position in
which they would be -placed as relusincto
recognize in one or their own number Hut
quality which sec-ins so apparent and de-tirahlt-
to a sister .State. 'J hereiore. it is
probibie thatir Kentucky cannot .be side
tracked. Illinois will swine Into line and
name tlie Vice President i.erst-ir ratl.cr
than have it said -in after jears that the
ii'.iniiution was nude outside or the lainily
And In this same connection lies a con
firmation or tie H.blical proverb that a
prophet is not without honor sac anions
bis on it people and kin. The Ewincs. Mr
Stcven'on's near relatives, are all nsii-r-ritrCiroc3,cs
"f sound money, and some
of thCin hold an..-? 22 ' stri-nclU Ci tlir
belief in that doctnne. '
riiey daie not v.'.rt an eiceptloa in favot
of tlit-lr relative, and hence must cither
fcverelv hold their rcace or oreniy rili
tagoni7c bis candidacy. With Kcutucky
as n nucleus there can be no cnnpuiatlnn
made as to the limits and dunttiou or Mr.
Stevenson's l.o-jm and the inuications now
ere that lie may develop Into tlie stroi'sest
and most deirable candidate belore the
In sutb an etent It would Illustrate the
atlacc that what is food for one Is prbon
for another. Tlie same avalanche of bal
lots that jxilitieally killed Secretary Car
'Jsle may prove the salvation or Vice Pres
ident Met enson both gentlemen being ccn
"plcuous and shlrging llglits in the same
OimGON IS HI'I'UIILICAN.
Hut Mie AVlll Iliivt- Two Silver Con
xireNHiiien, Never! ht-les-H.
Portland. Ores-, June 2 Oregon has
go'ie Kepublican by a large plurality. as in
dicated by Incomplete returns un to mid
uight. on the only test or strength through
out the state, for supreme judge, llean, Ue
pubbcan. isclcctcd by a large plurality, with
Ga'ton. Populist, second.
On Congressmen tlie money question has
cut. a large rigure. reducing former plu
ralities ttiat Republicans have secured in
yea 1 3 pas:. The Kepublican vote Is not
lessened, but the PoimbrtV has increased
withtheald of tlie Democrats.
One of the peculiar features Is the re
markably smill IK-inocratie vote, most of
it Invinc gone for the Populist nomine.- for
Congress in the First district and for the
liepuhliean candid-ite in tin. Second. Trie
Democrats have apparently voted strongly
for free silver, with a view of securing
such advocates in Congress. It Is probable
that Thomas II. Tongue, of Hillshoro. Re
publican, with free silver predilections, will
lie elected Concresniaii from the Firstdis
tnct, witli Vanderberg, Populist, a close
Congress I.'lls, Republican, free silver
caudid.itc for Congress in the Second dis
trict, has undoubtedly been elected, though
by a decreased plurality, due to the can
didncyorNorthrup.itidei.on'lenlsoiinilmonoy Renublicau. Inman. the Ponulist nominee.
will be second, and Bennett. Democratic
sound money candidate, third. 11 is reported
that many rne sliver Democrats voted for
Congressman Llhs. fearing that his defeat
would mean victory for the gold bugs.
Returns rroin the legislative distrirts
are so measer that it is impossible yet to
tell how Senator John II. Mitchell stands
for re-eli-etion Returns In all cases are
slow and Incomplete.
Lx-Gov. Sjlvcstcr Pennnver Is elected
rnnvor of Portland citv, defeating Silas
Chen. Republican, and Gen. Bcebe. Independent.
0 1 F there is anything; needed for the proper equipment of 4
I your wardrobe, 3ou can procure it HERE with less I
9 I trouble" and at less expense than anywhere else in town. 4
5 The proper Suits, proper Hats, proper Shoes, proper Fur- 4
nishing-s of all kinds. Jtist now blue and black Serges, Tow ?
p Linen, and Crash Suits are very much in demand. Plenty J
S of the rig-lit sort here. 4
Blue and Black Serges, $10 to $25.
t Tow Linen and Crash Suits, $5 to $12.
5 Specialty good value in Silk and Lisle Underwear, in blue j
? and tan shades, at $ 1 .50 per garment. Other qualities as J
4 low as 25c and as high as $3.75. t
4 Special sizes iu Negligee Shirts for stout men and men
2 with short necks. All grades. S1.00 to S3.50.
Oxblood, the new shade in Tan Shoes, $3.00 here.
$ $3.50 and $4.00 elsewhere. Other Shces, $2.50 to $6.50. i
4 Worth their price, too. J
5 A rough Scnnette Braid Straw Hat for $ 1 .00. You'll J
J see them everywhere for $1. 50.
I ROBINSON, CHERY & CO.,
I 12th and F
AllOHX DECI.AHKI) ELECTED.
SeinocriltH or Norwich. Conii., tvill
Make a Contest.
Norwich. Conn., June 2. Tlie dly elec
tion esterdav rt-tiilbHl in the declaration
that Atonzo H. Al-orll was elected major
by a majority of OO'.i, nltliousli the Demo
cratic nominee. Frederick L. Osgood, re
ceived a majority or 358.
There were declared to lie 64G illesal
votes In the First district and 321 In the
Second district. The ballots were all
primed In long priner tjpe. when the
name of the party should have- been
printed ill pica, according to the Instruc
tions or the secretary or state. The re
i ,..lr or the liepuhliean ticket was
Mr. Osgood has encaged counsel and
will test the decision.
110 Bill ill THE ME
Early Meeting in Order to Con
sider the Measure.
oENATOR MORRILL'S SPEECH
Venerable Ln milker Addic.ed IIH
ColletiKUe-N Upon the Tariff and
Miiuey-Qut-MtliiuHKftiulenoy of tlio
Militia Dcfi-mled by .Mr. Unwloy.
The Senate met an hour earlier than
usual today In order to give a longer lime
for consideration of the bond bill.
In his opening nrajer the chaplain rc
Terreil to the tact that the Viee-l'residi-nl
would bestowin innrrusetotlaj niieslln-n-bledaushler.aiidluvokeddlUiicbcnetlicl'on
on the hapiiy i.iir.
A partial conference reiiorton thegeneral
deficiency appropriitlou bill was pit-seated
ami agreed to. aud a further conference
henat.; lull to promote the efficiency of
the militia wasreportetl from the Commit
tee on .Military Ariairs ny Mr. Hawlcy.an.t
was placed on the calendar after a lew ex
r-cry 1'resioeut, he said, from Washing
ton uown to Hie jear l4:i. had called at
tention repeatedly to the ineflteleiiey. tlie,
utter useit-sMiess of the oltl law retpilrlng
the euiolbneiil of every single mail, from
eighteen to forty-five ears or ace.
mat law ban men out. 'Iht-n their;
had grown up a msteni ol National Guards
throughout the States. Tins was prac
tically an organized militia, and tlie other
vas practically u reserve mililia.
The bill now rep. rtcd proceeded on tlio
theory of reci-cnizlng what Is m rat tin ex
istence, put it in lorm. and rt peal the rub
bish of the old law. There were some del.
icate questions in regard In the ue of the
army, but this bill bad nothing to do Willi
It was simply a business reorganize,
tic ii. It would not come up this session,
but he had desired to make these remarss
in order to fort-fend possible misappre
hension. Mr Clnndlcroffercl a resolution instruct
ing the Judiciary Committee to iniuiire into
matters in the southern Judicial district of
Indian Territory among other things, the
issue or receivers ci-rttilcate. Iiv author
It of the court, for the construction of ho
Dennlsnii mid Northern Kailnav. HU mib-s
in length, but with no capital paid 'in. He
asked Mr. berry In relation to it.
Mr Iterrvrct.lii-dthat he hat! never heard,
of tlie road and knew nothing about it.
Mr. Chilton explained the matter by say
ing that the road hail been cradetl at a
large cot, and that the work would have
had to lie suspended If receivers' certifi
cates werenot issued. The ma iter went over
ln I nr-t.aiiceof.I otlce given, vesterday
ti-e Wnglt-v tariff hill was hurt iiefi.rc trie
j!i-n?te and Mr. Morrill, chairman or the
Fininre Comrplitce. addressed the Senate
In relation to it.
At the close of Mr Morrill's speech, the
emergency tariff bill was again placed on
Mr. Morgan, from the telert committee
on the Nicaragua Canal, presented a report,
which was ordered printed, with a bill,
which was placed on the calendar, and he
asked unanimous consent that Monday,
I'ecemlter 14 next, be fixed for the oonsM
crailon or the bill; but objection was made
by Mr Pcttigrcw.
The conlerc-nce report on the Julian
appropriation bill was taken up. and Mr.
Vitas made some additional remarks in
opposition to that part of the report
which Imposes citizenship on the Indians
of the Tive Civilized Tribes.
neviTHed the .Tudirnit-ut.
The court of appeals to.lay reversed the
'"tigment of the lower court In the case
fit Julian Wall against Count Eugenie ,1c
-ii.tkiewioz and the American Security and
Trait Company. It wan an action of re
plevin br.iught by Mr Wail against the
defendants and appellees to recover house
hold grKls with which Count tie Mitkie
wlcz had fitted his Washington home. The
court. In the original trial ordered a verdict
in his Tavor.
AnxlouH to Find the Owner.
Detectives Home anil Weedon have a
solid silver tablespoon, known as "The
King's Own," which was round on the
person of a colored man, now under arrest.
It has Chinese or Japanese characters on
the handle and antique scrolls. The Ini
tials have been scraped off. The detectives
are anxious to find the owner or the spoon.
They believe It may lead to one of the re
Murderer Declared to He Siine.
Chicago. June 2. The Insanity trial or
Joseph Windrath, the convicted murderer
of Carey II. Dircli. was concluded this morn
ing, the Jury returning a verdict that the
defendant was sane. Windmill's attorney
made a motion for a rehearing of the case,
and this will be argued this afternoon.
Great semi-annual shoe sale at Stoll's
"810" Seventh street, opens today. Tre
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and
K- Our unexcellert summer course. $5.
The Times Real Estate bureau can se
cure a tenant for your vacantstore quicker
than any other agency.
Others from 50c to ?3. 50.
Streets, sffi- J
Drawn and contributed to THE TIMES by Davenport, special artist, exclusively ln the employ of W. R, Hearst,
publisher of tho Now York Journal.
EVEN SCORE OF LETTERS!
Judge Holt Wrote Most Affec
tionately to His Relatives.
MONEY IN EVERY MISSIVE
The Mi-inborn of "vVuHhlugton llolt'
i'umlly Were Often Ilenieuibered
"by tho Judge Advocate l'nthotrt;
Uefereuees to Ul Deserted Life
uud Declining Yeuru.
There were an even store of Judg
Holt's letters left unread at the close of
jestcrday's session of the will trial, and
when Judge Bradley's court convened this
morning tue lawje-rs for the heirs al-law
began reading the- remainder.
In order to economise time, i t was
agreed that only marked p rtions of tlie
letters should be read by each side.
Those parts that were considered Important
... tt. r.iu ..f the hcirs-at-law were read
In Judge Wilson und Mr. Worthlngton,
while the rt-maiiider of each epistle was
left to the atlorneis for the benericiaries
to. In the future, rail those .sentences that
would m.t likely strengthen their side
When tne'lettcrs were Tend in this way
many of the little enaraeieristlc phrases
lh.it best iKirtrajed the true Inwardness or
tne writer were lelt unheard, and the
reading was in the main uninteresting to
tin- sie-tators. or course, counsel for tl-e
caveators laid iwrlltular stress upon those
passages that readily went to show the
iileriioeate feelings maintained for the
family of vvasiimgiou u. 11011 u) tue cm
FOND 01 UIS GP.E.VT-NIECE.
Several of the letters showed Judge Boll's
desire to my the expenses of his great-
niccc. Miss Mary Uolt, at school. He was
i... ..,-: ciirttmm for her welfare and m.
quired concernedly about Mrs. Uolt, who
was an Invalid rorjears. ,,,
Commenting urou the erection of tc le
cranh and teleplione wires in the neigh
uornood of tlie eld Kentucky home the
wiiter said he was delighted to note the
improvement, and he would not be slpvv
to use the new means of communication
or order them u-1 if occasion arose.
On one occasion Judge Holt wrote to the
wire or his nephew, inclosing In the letter
a speech he had delivered ln 1SJ5. Be had
Just procured i'v rrom Miss Lizzfe Bines,
one of the bciisTicianes under the alleged
will, who said she gave it up only on condi
tion that It should go into Mrs. II oil s hands
In asking Mrs. Holt to write him short
letters rrom Europe, where she and her
daughter were about to start on a trans
Atlantic tour. Judge Holt said the "letters
would bens rcfresliingshowcrson theparch
Ing gravel of the pathway of his declining
With the letter he inclosed a draft for
$751) to help defray the expenses of the
Speaking of his Illness, the writer said
that should his case at any time become
critical, he would uot fail to let his nephew's
family know by wire. This letter, like
most of those read, was addressed to Mrs.
Holt. He told her that her letters formed
almost the only fountain out of which he
could driuk in the desert of his closing
When Washington Holt s family went to
the fair at Chicago he Edit them money,
with the understanding that more would
follow If necessary, and begged them not
to stint themselves inanvthlnc. Almost nil
of the letters written in the latter part of
his life carried with them drafts rancing In
sums from S.100 to $800.
"Your letters have been as rays of light
penetrating the prison of my life." said
the writer eharaoteristlcallv in answer
to one of the letters of hlB great-niece.
Speaking of the visits of Miss Mary Holt
to Washington, the Judge advocate cens
eral wrote to her mother, saylngthcy were
a sunbursts In his darkened room and
still darker life. Expressing a desire
on another occasion to see Wnshlnvtnn
D. Holt, his uncle said It his arm was
long enough to reach to Kentuckv his
nephew should feel the clasp of his hand
.EXAMINED HER AGAIN.
The examination of Miss Mary Holt, who
sat In the witness chair while the letters
were being read, was taken un again at
the beginning of the afternoon session
She did not think her great uncle wrote
the atleccd will, she said, as the burned
paper was shown to her.
"There Is a general dissimilarity about
the-paper.asl knew his wriUng'said she.
"Especially is that t rne of his writing alvlut
the time this will Is dated. Comparing it
with the letters he wrote in 1873.1 do not
think It is even a good forgery."'
Upon Major Hulterworth's interrogations
the witness was unable to tell definitely
what caused her tolrrich her conclusions
other than tlie gpner.it.illssimllarltv-of.uic
document and especially the forelcn look
of his signature. The, joung womarT-was
ugain questioned closely upon tlie girts of
money that aggregated thousands of .dol
lar and tint had been given her family by
"Hit! you ever have any conversation
with your great-uncle concerningotlicr mem
bers of the famllj?" usketl Major Butter
Worth. "Yes; he talked to me once about Col.
"What did he say?"
Miss Holt hesitated, her lawv ers objected.
Major lUitterwortirand Mr. Ii.irllncton in
sisted on the question, und Judge Bradley
sustained the objection.
SEVEN ROBBERIES KNOWN
Insp3Ctor Holliubarger Congratu
lated Hinnalf Too Early.
Clgiirsi, lyiueM, Candy-, a Bicycle, Slot
Machine nnd -Money Taken by tho
JilKht-Flngerc-d Fellow h.
Not a single robbery was reported to po
lite headquarters yesterday ami Inspector
llolllnberger was "congratulating himself
that altera or hunesty had set In behind the
flood title of crime which pievallcd here
during the winter and spring.
This hoiie was knocked out today when
HctetlCvo-Clerk-Michael Gorman wascaffed
ujion to'enterscveji cases or theft upon the
'lug record or robberies book in the Oclectivc
oli.ee. Including one case or housebreaking
Iu the night
Burglars entered the store of Mrs. . L.
Gamble, at -the- southwest corner of
Thirteenth and M streets northwest, by
smashing one of the glasses in the show
window. They then entered the store and
getaway wituci box of cigars, three bottles
of wine and a Jar of candy.
A Hvlph saicty blcicle was stolen from
William s. Lee.- No. 33-1 Sixth street
northwest, and was afterward recovered
by the police.
E. O. .Mies, or No. 472 Louisiana avenue,
reports stoleu from the waiting room at
the Washington and Alexandria ferry wharf
au "Age" nickel ln-the-slot machine, con
taining about $l&in fj-ccnt pieces.
A gold huntlng.-case. watch was stolen
from the room of Carl Wolf at the Ar
lington "Hotel, wherehe Is employed.
Will.am F. Funk, the contractor and
builtlei of No. 704 Virginia avenue south
east, reports stolen from his toolhouse
last, night, near the Ciiluese legation, the
plain, specifications, and details for the
new houses in course of erection there:
also n lot of carpenter's tools.
A saddle and bridle were stolen from
the stable or Lester Proctor, No. 1003
V street northwest.1
Miss Flora McKeorie: of No 1104Twelflh
street northwest reports siolen from her
rooms a $20 hill on May HO and a S3
bill on the following day.
Baseball Bet weenlDeimrt mental.
The baseball -game ht Marshall Hall to
morrow afternoon on the occasion of the
Knights or Pjthias excursion will be be
tween the Infantry and Treasury Uepart
incnt teams of the Deiiartmental League.
M. Goltlsmitir.Sonthavc ofrcred a hand
soroetrophy in the shape of a large silver
cup. which. Is how" on exhibition at their
cstablishmeht. -on Peiinsvlvanla avenue.
The contest. Is bounds to be excitliic. as
Managers JCellnr and lipase will have out
their best teams. Thn'game will be called
at 4 mm. Vice President Hazen will man
age the exhibition, t
1V111 Entertain the Americans.
London. June 2. The Ancient nnd Hon
orable Artillery.-of London are engaged
in preparing their program for their enter
tainment of tlie Ancient and Honorable
Artillery of .Boston, upon the occasion of
the coming visitor the latter organization.
The program.-'wlll probably Include the
presence of the -visitors at the Henley re
gatta. Struck it BIk Oil Well.
Van Buren, Ind., June 2 The biggest oil
well in the Indiana field has just been
struck in the woods near this place. Wren
the drill was-.xmlletl a stream of oil six
Inches in diameter spurted like a fountain
.for rifty feet above the derrick. The dril
lers were compelled to put the fire out of
the engine atjd move it away.
Loeb fe Hlrsh'8 Deduction Sale.
Loeh & Hlrsh, tho well-known F street
outfitters, announce: tbeir first reduction
sale of the-scason-tin all men's clothinc.
This sale means a fail saving of or.c-tlilrtl
on the regular marked price of'every gar
ment. Pale begins Jit S o'clock this morn
iug and latta bat six,"day.
ut DIED W MH JuOli J
Body of D. Sprigg Plckrell Found
on Kalorama Heights.
CCONER IS INVESTIGATING
A Colored Woman Discovered tho
CorpKe Lying ln tho Grass Along
Twenty -fcecond street Identified
Toy Papers ln a Pocket as an la
The discolored corpse of D. Sprigs rick
rell, agent for the Anglo-American Sav
ings and Loan Association, Is today lying
on a slab in the morgue, and the Third
precinct police ure laveitleatlng the niys
terv which surrounds the man's death.
Tho dead man was found about 7:20
o'clock this morning by Aunie Williams, a
coloretl woman, who resldes.at No. 1518
Twcnlv-flrst street northwest. He was
lying on his back, stretched outtna clunniof
gra"s on the bank. Just above the sidewalk
v, T-m.ntvKi.rann. street, above Florida
avenue, on Kalorama Heights.
Plckrell hnd apparently died ln great
agony. A tult of grass and weeds were
lightly clutched in each hand, and lib
mouth was also filled with grass and clay.
He-had the appearance of a man who died
struggling. His right ear was split open,
anil mere were other suspicious evident es.
which will lead to a thorough lavestiga
tiou. IDENTIFIED THE BODY.
JT he patrol wagon, ln charge of Police
men Pnrhatn and Hart, went to the scene
and the remains were taken to the morgue
and Coroner Hammett notified.
Shortly arterward Morgue-keeper Schone
bergcr commenced an investlcatlon to de
ft rminc the dead man's identity;
He found insurance papers and blanks in
his pockets, and called at the office of the
No. 1102 F street northwest, -where he
learned that the dead man was D Sprigg
Plckrell, and that Ills residence was at
No. 1204 O street northwest. Thl3 was
found to be the home of the sister-in-law of
the deceased, and she went to the morgue
and fully Identified the remains as those of
She stated that the wife and two chil
dren of deceased reside In Kingman place,
between Fourteenth and Fifteenth and P
and Q streets northwest.
The sister-in-law said the wife was
nervous and ill, and advised against sud
denly notifying her of her husband's
THE VARIOUS THEORD3S.
The dead man was about thirty-six
vears of ace. and hail beealn thclnsurance
k business for several years past.
He had been financially embarrassed for
some time. By some it Is believed that
Plckrell committed suicide by taking a
powerful and quick-acting poison.
Others believe he was tne victim of foul
play. There Is. In addition to the spilt car,
a cut on the scalp behind that organ.
When Coroner Hammett called at the
morgue this afternoon and saw the con
torted bidr, he decided at mice that an
autopsy should be performed by Deputy
Anuie Williams said this afternoon that
when she saw FlckreU's boay on the bau
last evening In the twilight she supposed
the man was either sick or sleeping oft a
drunk. The police believe lie was dead
when the woman first saw him.
The names of George Williams. No. 1C18
Twenty-first street; Charles Wilhams, of
the same address, and Frunkiyn Coluurn,
Tunlovv road, have been sent to police
headquarters as witnesses In the case.
that Plckrell died rrom alcoholism. His
wile was notified.
m m .
Gone to Kill Indians,
riioanlxville. Pa., June 2. Six boys,
aced about fifteen jears, left the homes of
their parents here some time aco and
have not been heard from since. The
boys belong to highly respectable fami
lies, nnd their parents are' greatly Jlls
tressed about their dlsapiicarance. They
had been reading dime novels. They are
armed, anil thev started for the West to
shoot bears and kill Indians. Efforts are
being-made to find them.
Mlnern Fatally Burned.
RhnmnMn. Ta.. June 2. A terrible ex.
plosion or mine gas took place ln the No 31
i.rnnu No. ft vein, at I lie Buck Rhine
Colliery, operated by the Philadelphia and
Readlne Coal and Iron Company yesterday
morning. Five' men were horribly burned,
two so badly that they died after being
taken out of the working.
STBUCK BY A TnAIN.
I). & O. Section Hand Inmnntly Killed
(Special to The Times.)
Rockville, Md., June 2. Conrad Mulfln
cer, a section hand of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad, living in Washington, was
struck by train No. 53 this morning aud In
The accident happened near Forest
The supposition is that he stepped from
the cast-bound trackon which he was work
ing to tlie west-bound track, to get out of
the way of train No. 60, the noise or whose
approach prevented him from hearing the
train by which he -was struck.
Well-:.n:wn Liveryman Fired a
BiilieMhrough His Brain.
ILLNESS CAUSED THE ACT
Deed tVns Undoubtedly rremedltuted.
Ah Mr. Price Uud the Pitol Exum-ine-d
Am to Itn Accurucy of Fire by
u Guuwmlth Sunduy Body DIkcov.
ered by His "Wife.
John T. Price, sr., the well-known livery
stable keeper, formerly proprietor of the
National Hotel stables. No. 311 Sixth
street, northwest, committed suicide about
6 40 o'clock this morning, by shooting him
self through the head with a thirty-tvvo-calihcr
The act was committed at the home of
the deceased. No. 210 Indiana avenuenorth
vvest, and was caused, it Is thought, by
mental depression, resulting from illness
Mr. Price was sixty-four jears of age oir
Beroii 'miring last night he wore , a
troubled Iook. outdid not Intimate b) word
or action that he intended to take his life,
although that thought was perhaps upper
most in his mind, ason Sunday he-carried the
pistolto De-vlin'sgunsmltlibliop.on Dstreot.
near Sixth, ami had it examined as to its
accuracy of fire.
UI8 LAST GOOD-NIGHT.
It was about 10 o'clock -when Mr. Price
ascended to his bed chamber on the third
floor, after bidding inembersof his family .1
iad good night, winch they little thought
would bo the old gentleman's farewe I.
He slept alone In the room, the adjoining
apartment being occupied by his son. Johu
until 0-40 o'clock this mcrnlrg, when Jlr.
Edward Kirkii.ttf.ck. a ton-lu-law or the
dea-aa-d. who occupies a rrom on the
ri,,r iwiir. heard a sound as thoucu
some one had slammed a trunk lid t.r
tlropiil a lioot or shoe on tlie floor. .o
attention was paid to this noise beyond Un
met that Mr. Kirkpatrlek called the at
tention or Mr. Jrhn Price Jr.. to it .a few
minutes later and they liotb concluded that
it was ma tie by the old gentleman while
preparing his toilet.
AiKint 7SII) o'clock Mrs. Ida Price, the
wife or the deceased, entered the rear par
lor, where the son and son-in-law where
sitting, and announced that breakfast was
ready. She then ascended to the second
Story landing and shouted up to her hus
band tliatthc bcal was ready for him. She
repeated tli call several times, but re
ceived no response.
DISCOVERED BX HIS WIFE.
Mrs. Price ascended to tlie third floor
and opened the door leadiug to the clum
ber or death, at tbesame time exclaiming:
..oim re ou awake:"
The sight that met her gaze as the door
swung open she will never forget. .Lying
on his tack on the bed, the pallor of
death overspreading his face, was her be
loved husband. Tightly clutched ln his
right hand was the small revolver, wh'l-j
his right arm lay across his chest.
A series or piercing shrieks uttered by
the wire was tlie first announcement the
family hnd that something terrible had
happened. . ,,
My God, he is deadl" they heard Mrs.
Mr. Kirkpatrlek and young Mr. Price
dashed up the stairs and found the old
freiitleman with a 6raall hole In Ills f(re
icad, from which blood was flowing in a
liny stream, staining the bedding a bright
scarlet hue. The son-lii law, Mr. Edward
Kirkpatrlek, felt the pulse or the pros
trate man. The pulsations had ceased.
His eves were glassy aud stared at the
BEYOND HUMAN AID.
Mr. Kirkpatrick shook his head sorrow
fully. He knew the life flame had been ex
tinguished by the bullet which went crash
ing through Mr. Price's brain. But with
the faint, hopettiatsonictr-inc could hedone
of the house, lie iirst iiomieti me next
door neighbor nnd then burned tothe resi
dence or Dr. George M. Carlisle. No. 223
Indiana avenue. The phvsician quickly re
sponded, hut fnuutl that Mr. Trice was be
jond mortal assistance.
A message was then sent to police head
quarters anil another to Coroner Hammett.
The dead man had been ill for three or
four wicks and suffered greatly with a
combination of liver antl stomach trouhlcs.
He was morose, and his friends believe he
preferred to end his davs suddenly than to
remain a sufferer and die a lingering death
TIRED OF LIFE.
Ycstcrdiv he remarked to a friend that lie
was heartily tired or life, aud expressed the
wish that he could die.
Artcr viewing the remains this rorenoon.
Dr. Hammett gave a suicide ccrtiricateucil
the body was taken ln charge by Under
taker J. William Lee and embalmed. In
terment will be In the family burial lot nt
Alexandria, where the deceased was bom
on April 11. 1832.
Mr. Price had been ln tlie livery stable
business at No. 311 Sixth street north
west for twentj"-nine years. His place of
business was known as the National Hotel
Stables, and he had served in his day
some of the most prominent figures In
Before the war he kept a saloon in his
native town, Alexandria, near the pres
ent ferry boat wharf. He was also at
one time a military enthusiast and mem
ber of the old Mount Vernon Guards there.
On May 10. 1894, he sold out his busi
ness on Sixth street, nnd has not been
activelj" engaged in business since, al
though his sons. Etlward nnd John T.
Price. Jr., are still in the livery business.
PATRONIZED BY GREAT MEN.
Among the great men who patronized
Mr. Price's establishment la days gone by
were Gen. Grant, Presidents H.iyes. Arthur,
and Cleveland, and Gen. Phil Sheridan.
The magnificent Arabian steeds, which
were presented to Gen. Grant by the Sultan
of Turkey during the general's famous trip
around the world, were placed In Mr.Priee's
care by Gen. Grant's personal direction, upon
their arrival here.
While talking with a Times representative
shortly he'ore his death Mr. Price described
the peculiarities of some of his historic
patrons. Gen. Grant, he said, always pre
ferred n trotter. One dav he hired n hi.iev-
Morgan nnlmal to take "a spin about the
suburbs," as the great soldier expressed It.
While rattling along behind this trotter
Gen. Grnif wnt .it-reslcd by a colored po
liceman for fast driving.
When he returned the horse and buggy to
Mr. Price Gen. Grant patted the nnlmal af
fectionately upon the neck and fald:
"Price, this fellow is chain lightning."
President Rutherford II. najes used to
patronie the stables of the deceased. He
nlwavs asked for a gentle nnlmal and rode
horscliack. Mr. nayrs would not trust
himself on a horse until ho had seen It.
tried feverat times up and down Sixth
street bv stable boys.
Gen. PhlU Sheridan always selected a
hn-m Vat rsQ nerv antl snectlv and ex
r,.. i.n, r tI.0 vrnse Samuel J. Randall
preferred a pacer.
Mr. Price leaves a widow and her two
dnneher. also two sens. Edward and
John T Trice. Jr.. bv his first wife, he
i''"" - """ of oilier relatives here and
ScnntK Deceives Nominations.
The President todnv sent to the Senate
the following nominations:
William Churchill of New York, to be con
sut gencal at Apia, Samoa.
David N. Burke of Ncv York, to be con
sul general at Tangier, Morocco.
nm OVER IE YETH
Rver and Harlnr Bill Rushed
Through the House.
THE VOTE WAS 223 TO 60
The Iteport Accompanying the BUI
Itecununeudiu-r the Pusmujjo Care
fully AiiulyzeH It mid Miovvh Wht-re-IhulTi-Mldeut
Wan. Misinformed unit
Mr. Henderson, in the Ilnurc trtlay. re
ported from the Committee on Rules an
order making the l.t ur or n.teiiug lor the
remainder or the session 1 1 o'clock a. ra,
It was agreed to. Iu this connection Mr
Iiiugiey, chairman of the Committee ti
Wail aud Means, called the attention ,f
members to the necessitj of maintaining
a quorum In attentlauce.in eidtr that the
business of the Hoiie might be suctc-s-fully
Seven of the app.oprintioiib'Hs. be said,
were Mill in'couterence. with several iikiXr
t-rs of tlirfcrence between the two houses,
likely lo cause friction, and m.on wtnin
jea ami nay voles would doubtless be de
manded berore they were st tiled.
Iu order to cloc up the hushies of the .
Uo-jse he warned member, proposlua to
leave that the pre-ence of a quorum wan
ab-olutc-lv necessary ir a quorum be
broken, Mr.liingleysaiil.he desircdto warn
numbers that It would lie ncccssari-tott-noi
END Or THE SESSION.
Mr. Cannon, chairman of the Committee
on Appropriations, stated that in his judg
ment there was no ftaslrMiy that the
present-sevslon of Congress would end be
lore Wednesday of next week, antl prob
ably not before Friday or ha I unlay.
Mr. Henderson-That depends upoa
quorum remaining? ,.,,.
air. eaniion-e-i.. je. certainly. Witho-it
a quonm the session would run along for
""neSicaker-The Chair expresses tt
hope that quorum-keeping will begin
prompllv at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Babc-ock presented the conference
report on the bill fixing the price or isi
in Ihe District of Columbia, making u.
i , a ii.ou-.ind tor a period of five,
vears, at the expiration of that time to.
The" report was antagonized by Messrs.
Hepburn an.'. Cooper, in answer lo wlfju
Mr. ilahcocfc acrtrd tint it was either
tins agreement or no legislation. The rep..r
was agreed to 120 to 20.
The report of the Committee on Rivera
.,.,,1 iinrtmru rpmmmeiiibnir the tiassageof
the river antl harbor appropriation bill.- lli
objections of the President to the contrary
notwithstanding." was pre-ented by Jlr.
Hooker, the chairman, and read.
The report states that of the 417 items
of appropriations contained In the bill, all
except twentv-seven are for projects '-on-talnctl
in bills which have heretofore
become laws, and which have been for
years In process of construction by tba
No new projects were added to the Mil
of 18&4. It will thus be seen, the re
iiort states, that the principal work of tho
committee has been the investigation ami
examination of improve ments to wlmti
Congress has repeatedly committed itwlf
ANALY3IS OF THE ITEMS.
The river antl harbor bill of 1600 appro
priated $25,000,000 anil placed certain
works under the contract system, wlucn
involved the. additional expenditure iX
ei3.0UO,0tiO. It appears, therefore, that
by far tlie greater uuiubcr or projects ap
propriated ror in this bill were ala ap
propriated for In the bill of ISOO.and which,
are not jet completed.
The report states that the larger part ol
the projects passed the .scrutiny and re
ceived the approval of Gen. Casey, ana
have gone unchallenged until now. Tie
bills of IKiO and 1602 were approved by
President Harreson. and the bill of 1604.
was permitted by the prcent execunra
to become a law by hmitation.
The committee Impeach the President'
declaration tliat many or the objects for
which the money Is appropnatedare not ref
lated to the public welfare.
Rererring to the President's criticism that
not a few of the improvements have lieen
so Improvidently planned aud pnsccc!il
that, after an unwic expenditure of raa
lions of dollars, new experiments for the'r
accomplishment have been entered upon.tta
committee sav that It has often occurred,
after a project has been adopted in acmr"l
nnce with certain defined plans, submitted
bj- the, engineers, that the interests or com
merce required that a greater and mor
favorable improvement thin at first con
templated should be made.
Ine committee IrtM'eve. therefore, that
the President may have Inferred trcm tea
language so usetl that tl.e original p'uti
had been improvident ami ill advised and
the money waited wl.cn the ioney ex
pentMl upon t he original pia ns tvas Jutht iocs
lyexuendedantl would have been expended
evenintieniodiried plans bail Ien originally
NO FOUNDATION FOR IT.
A careful re-cxamlnation t( the bill war
rants the committee in assertingthat th,-ra
is no foundation for the President's state
ment that the bill carries appropria
tions for work which private parties luvty
actuall j" agreed with the gov eminent to do
ln consideration of their occupaucj- of pub
Referring to the President's further crit
icism, that the bill contemplates an imme
diate cash expenditure of nearlv S17.0WI.
0UO. Including 3,0011,000 curried in Ilia
sundry civil appre-prlatlon bills for con
tract, the committee assert that the Pre.i
dentts in error, and thatonly $12.G21,uou
are to be expended during the two fiscal
years ending June 30. lfe'JS.
'Ihe statement is also made that the bill
does not appropriate G2,ii()(.n0u lor con
tract work, but only U"0.G1 6,000. It Is
also shown that it all the contracts author
ized by the bill are prompllv entered into
by the Secretary of War, the maximum
amount that can he cxrcntled In any on
year is SlC,G12.uoii and not r2U,000,00i;
as the President asserts .
THE AVERAGE APPROPRIATIONS.
Passing to the President's accusation,
of extravagance, the committee show that
the average appropriations for the past
six years have been $16,700,000 a.ycvr.
while including the present bill and tho
two others ror the remainder of this cen
tury the total amount for these six years
will only average $13,000,000 a year.
The report repeatedly emphasizes tho
committee's approval of the contract sjb-
icni as neing ic-ss expensive to me govern
ment and securing mure prompt, ami satis
factory results. This system is the ibs
tlnctivc feature of the bill, and the com
mittee strongly recommend its continua
tion. The report adds that no good reason has
been assigned by the President why tha
House should recede from Us action with
regard to the measure.
APPLAUDED THE REPORT.
There was an unusually large number ot
members in their seats, and they listened
to the report with close attention, and
applauded It warmly.
Mr. Hooker stated that In the opinion of
the committee, tl.e Prc-Htiieut raised every
mi it was ihe intention
ot the committee by Its report to answer
In order to test the sense of the Houso
on the question, and without expressing au
opinion as to the elcsirablllty.of the course
Indicated, he would ask the previous Ques
tion on the motion to pass the bill. (Ap
plause). ur. Hockcrv ant! several other members
were on their feet demanding recognition.
The former, witli creat vehemence of man.
tier, denounced the course of the gentleman
from New Tort, Mr. Hr.oker, shouting;
"the gentleman agreed with me yesterday
thatthcre snouiti ne opportunity lor aeoate
It Is unjust, unfair and unmanly to cut
as off this way."
Mr. Hooker seemed about to yield to
Mr. Dockt-rj-'s demand, but many members
Interposed with cries for "the regnlar
order." and the svote on ordering the
previous question was taken. It re
suited- Ayes, 178; noes, GO.
Mr. Duckery deti.indc.1 the yeas and nays,
but- could muster only forty-six members
to secon I his demand no', a sufficient num
berand that announcement was greeted
with derisive cries .pt triumph from tha
friends of the bill.
The S enter put the cmestlon: "Upon
reconsideration, will Ihe House pass thj
Continued on Second rage
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