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WITHOUT JjOK fid FOOD
Six Hundred East St. Louis Fami
lies Absolutely Destitute.
THOUSANDS FED BY CHARITY
Suffering in tin: Tornudu Stricken Dis
trict Is Hourly lucrensluK St. Louis
Municipal Assembly Appropriates
$100,000 for .Sufferrrs Individuals
und Organizations Swell the Fund.
St. Louis, Mo.. Juno 3. The lower house
or the jnuiiicip.ll assembly has passed
the bill appropriating $100,000 for the re
lief of the tornado sufferers. The general
ft' .11 footing tonight is 120,000.
,Major Walbridge has not refused to ac
cept inone!, sent from outside cities and
iias turned $15,000 1 bus secured over to the
relief cuiiiniittee. the major, however,
believes tliat St. Louis should be equal to
tlie task or caring fur the afflicted.
The individuals of the police force who
were not sufferers from the storm have
each coiiiribJted one daj's pay to the
The St. Louis Fair Association turned
Into the fund the net profits of Mondaj's
racing, about $l,50ff.
Jincs Campbell, l)au Catlin, W. J. Lcmp,
Clurles Parsons an 1 other capitalists today
took initial Heps to raise $250,000 to
lend to tornado sufferers at low rates of
Interest to rebuild their homes. No in
terest will be charged for twelve months.
At the Noonday Club $35,000 has been
raised for this purjiose.
CHANGES THE TAX LIST.
Ten District assessors and rilteen clerks
today began a house to house canvass Id the
lerntorj blasted by the tornado, and the
amount or damages will he deducted from
the assessments on which taxes of 1897
will be computed.
All indications go to show that 'William
Hartlgan, a wealthy iron minerof Birming
ham, Ala., is beneath the debris of the
wrecked building. Hartlgan, who owned
several mines and a large furnace near
Birmingham, Ala., came to St. Louis two
days before the tornado to purchase
niach'iiory. Wednesday he went to the Fair
Grounds. Since then nothing lias been seen
HUNDREDS ARE HOMELESS.
The oounty supervisors in Iist St. Lou's
in res ponsetoanappealfromtheeltj council,
have voted an appropriation of $25,000
to relieve the immediate suffering.
Destitution in East St. Louis is hourly in
creasing Theiadies' relief committee made
u toarof the territory yesterday andrcprt
570 families absolutely homeless and des
titute. Two thousand five hundred people
were breakfasted by the committee today.
One hundred families who found homes in
freight cars were turned out in the rain
A committee of islanders made an appeal
to Major Bader for tents He. imme
diately telegraphed the governor for 100
rauvassvE. Tho-c able to move made a
rush for the suburb of Denverslde, where
seventy tents are standing The militia
were coniiiclled to drive back many of the
new corners to prevent a panic.
The fight for the necessities of life is a
desperate one. The relief committee
are having a hard tune controllliiEt.be poor
and making equal distribution.
At present they are expending about
$1,000 a day for food, clothing, aud co's
They need $500 a day mere, but the
capital is limited.
FATALITIES UP TO DATE.
The body of an iinkown man was found
floating in the river last night. It is be
lieved the man was a victim of last week's
tornado. This is the only addition to the
death list in the past tweiitj--four hours.
The following summary of fatalities In St.
Louis was made up this morning: lluiial
permits issued, 127; bodies not recovered,
13; wounded in hospitals, Oil; missing peo
ple. SO-grand total. 310.
The relief fund at 10 o'clock this morn
ing had been increased to $140,000, and It
Isexpected that atieast $10,000 more will
be subscribed licfore night. So far nearly
fcOO families have been provided with pro
visions, clothing and furniture.
A fair estimate places the number of In--J'viduals
assisted at 1,000, and the work
will be sj somatically carried on while the
money lasts. Nearly every public school is
reopened, and the damaged churches are
being repaired as fast as laborers can be
secured. The roadway across the Eads
bridge was opened for traffic this morning.
The revised list of tornado victims in
East St. Louis shows the following figures:
Identified dead, fl&; unidentified dead, 2;
missing, 20; fatally Injure., 7; total, 131.
The work or relieving the sufferers still
continues, an 1 all wants are being supplied.
The relief fund this morning aggregates
$44,C00, and in addition $5,000 is ex-
Chicago, June 3. Dr. rinlip W. Aj-res.
superintendent of the Chicago bureau of
tharilics, has returned from his visitor In
vestigation in East St. Louis. He report
ed that city practically Isolated and des
perately in need ot assistance He esti
mates ttie numlier of homeless people there
lit COO. and urges the immediate sending
If $10,000 by Chicago citizens to relieve
lie distress. He also said 2,500 St. Louis
icople were honielcssaudln need of assist
Inco, despite the refusal of that city offi
cially to ask Tor aid.
VIHGINIA FOII SILVER.
Democratic State Convention "Will
Overwhelmingly Declare for It.
Staunton, Va., June 3. The Demo
cratic Slate convention, which assembles
here tomorrow, will be overwhelmingly
for free silver. Congressman Peter J.
Otey, ot Lynchburg, the chairman of the
Virginia silver committee, who is here,
claims that they will have all ten of the
Cougressluiial districts, and 'will, there
fore, choose a solid delegation to the Chi
cago 'convention. This seems to be prac-tlcall-.
If not literally, correct.
The adoption of the unit rule, the control
of the party organization and the selec
tion of electors seem to be the only ques
tions which arc not prcttj- well deposed
of already. A notice signed by Chairman
Otey has jjcen distributed among the frec
lilvcr delegates. In which that Elde Is ad
vised to elect the members of the State and
district committees and all ten of the elect
ors. Tiicrc is. however, opposition, even
among the free-sllverltes, to the adoption
of this program.
The conservative sentiment is to make
an equal division of electors and'members
of the committees between the silver and
gold men. '
ers will, arrive this afternoon. There Is
also division of sentiment upon the quest ion
of carrjlng out the unit rule. It is be
lieved itmaj- beadoptedlnsoine very modi
Million in Jllnof.
Ottawa. Out., June 3. The mining prop
erties in the Kootenay district, British Co
lumbia, known as Lerol, War Eagle and
iron Mask mires, have been sold to capital
ists In London. England. The Lerol mine
brought $5,000,000; War Eagle. $2,000,
000, and Iron Mask mine, $1,000,000.
Pension Checks Cashed.
For the past fourteen years the well
known firm or H. Frlcdlandcr & Bro, cor
ner of Ninth and E streets, hare cashed
pension" checks with "the reliability and
accuracy peculiar to that firm. Pension
ers will save both time and annoyance by
having their checks cashed here.
Ivy Institute Business Cortege, 8th and
H. Our unexcelled summer course, $5.
DEMOCH ATIC FINANCES.
Chicago Huh Not lid Up Her Prom
Chicago, 111., June 3.-The Democratic
national subcommittee comlmled the busi
ness ot the present session jcsterilnj" aud
adjourned to meet at the Palmer House
June 13. All the members returned to their
homes last night.
The local committee is still short $14,000
cf the guaranteed subscriptions, $26,000
of the promised $10,000 oulj' having been
paid to thenational committee. Twenty-five
thousand doll irs was paid at thelustnieet
lugofthesubcoiiimitteeand$l,000oiilywas paid yesterday by the local treasurer, al
though the statement has been published
that Chairman Donnersberger of the Chi
cago committee had in hand all the nionej
due the national committee, which had
come to Chicago to get it.
There-Is no rear, however, that the money
will not be forthcoming from the guar
antors. If not from the subscribers, and the
local committee was not pressed to make
good the financial contract.
MiTGHELL NOT SUKE OF IT
Oregon Legislature Republican But
benator's Election Uncjrtain.
It Whs. u Day of Scratched
und the Returns AreSlovv
ullsts Made Gains.
Portlaud, Orcg., June 3. Election re
turns from oulsiilc Counties continue to
come slowly and scnttcrliiglj-, but they
indicate that the next legislature will lie
Republican by a good majority.
Chairman Uirsch of the Republican State
committee claims sixty members of the
ninety-one on joint ballot, including twelve
holdover senators. Of these thirty-one are
known to "be elected, and he concedes ten
Populists elected, with one holdover and
two Democrats. ,
There are tuus fifty six members known
to have won and rortj--four yet to be heard
from. Of the latter thirteen are in Mult
nomah county, all or whom will be Re
publicans. The only contest In Portland is between
the regular Republican nominees and tl-e
Mitchell Republicans. The Important ques
tion is whether or not Senator Mitchell
vv ill have enough ror re-election. Should he
carry Multnomah county his re election
All parties concede Bean (Rep.) Tor su -prcme
Judge by a plurality ranging from
0,000 to 35,000. It now seems that
Quiun (Pop ) is elected to Congiess in the
Chairman Hirscli, of the Iicpublican State
committee, concedes the election of W. S.
Vauderburg (Pop.) orer Thorn. is H. Tongue
(Rep.) by a plurality of 1,740. Thus Oregon
will have one Populist representative and
very likely two in Congress.
As the count pioired", the plurality of
cx-Gov. Fcnnoj-er, Democratle-Popullstnr.il
tax payers candidate for major, con
t.nues to swell. It is now 1,030, with less
than one half the votes counted.
At the Mitchell Republican headquarters
it was given out lti.it an attempt would be
made to steal ballot boxes, and volun
teers were called for to guard the polls
Volunteers were instructed to be well
armed for an attack. Somen hat of a ?e
rious scrimmage occurred In the third ward
when an evident attempt to steal oue of
the boxes was made. There was Intense
excitement when the culplt was detected.
Mil. ELLIS HE-ELECTED.
Congressman Deceives, n Heassurhuj
Telegram From theOregou Election
Representative Ellis, or Oregon, jester
day afternuon received the following tele
gram from W. J. II. Montgomery, a prom
inent citizen of Portland, the reading of
which was followed by congratulatloiisir.uii
associates on the floor:
"The Oregonlan concedes jour re-election.
The gold standard candidate got
only one sixth of the vote. In the first
district Tongue is probably beaten. lie
shirked the money question, preached the
protective tariff mainly, aud was praised
by the Oregonian.
"We mine gold and no silver, but the
farmers and lumbermen are bimetallists.
The Mflchell ticket carried Multnomah
county hands down."
GENEHOSITY OF THE IlltEEDEIlS.
National As.ocl.itloii Gives. $5,000 to
St. LouIh SufferiTH.
Philadelphia, June 3. The thirtj-sixth
annual convention of the National Brewers'
Association of the Fulled States began
today in tile Bourse building. Three hun
dred delegates were in attendance when
C. W. Bergner, president or the local asso
ciation, formally opened the session with
an address of welcome, and introduced
President Ehert of the national associa
tion, who made an address. Nearly every
Slate in the Union is represented.
The only notable delegation absent Is
that from St. Louis, which is unable to
attend because of the calamity which berell
that city In st week. Before transacting any
business, the convention showed a feeling
of sjmpathy for the city of St. Louis by
unJmoiisly voting to contribute $5,000
for Jv alleviation of suffering.
The delegates represent a total of 1,771
brewers with an aggregate capitalization
KILLED 11Y THE CUItRENT.
Lineman's Null-shod Hoot Came
Contact With Live Wire.
riltsburg, Pa., June 3. Eli Johnston,
aged nineteen years, a Postal lineman,
was Instantly killed by electricity jestcr
daj' wdle stringing wires along the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad. A nail in the
heel of his boot came in contact with a
live wire and threw him like a flash on
the cross-bar of the pole.
Blood began to run from his mouth
and nose while hanging in the air. His
companion was on the pole underneath
hun and canght his foot as lie fell over
the cross-bar, preventing him from rail
ing to the pavement. A crowd soon gath
ered and, without a laddtr or means to
ascend the pole, stood horror-stricken at
the awful sight.
A hospital ambulance was sent for, a
ladder finally procured, and the body
brought to the grourd, but life was ex
Satisfactory Test ot Ten-Inch Gun.
Bethlehem, Pa., June 3 -The second
ten-Inch gun of the order for one hundred
finished guns for the United States armj-,
made by the Bethlehem Iron Company,
jesterday. Capt. Mac Nutt represented the
government. The test was very satisfac
tory. Projectiles weighing 575 pounds
were used. The charge of ICG pounds of
new smokeless powdcf gave a velocity of
2,010 feet per second and a pressure of
27,000 pounds. The charge of 271 pounds
of brown prismatic powder gave a velocity
cf 1.997 feet per second and a pressure
Home Hulo Liberals Gain a Scut.
London, June 3. The Parliamentary elec
tion to fill the scat in the House of Com
mons, made vacant by the succession ot Vis
count Wej mouth," Conservative, to the
lieerage, upou-the death of his father, the
Marquis of Bathf was held yesterday and
resulted in tbeelecUonof J. E. Barlow, home
rule Liberal, by a vote of 5,062 to '4,763
cast for Mr. Tbyuu'e, the Conservative
candidate. - .
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Pacific Cable Commission.
London, June 3. The Earl of Slielhorne
and George H. Murray, C.B., one ottlieprro
rlpal clerks to the permanent secretary of
the treasury, have been appointed members
of the Pacific cable commission.
JUDGE HOLT'S UUGHTER
it Could Only Be Excited by Col.
STROTHERS' MANY DUTIES
Tlio Coachman Used to "lVrlteLetterH
for IIIn Employer und Ileud l'uperw
to Him for Hours ut Night While
Ue Wuh in lied lfe AlMu.sentMuncy
to the KcltitlTCb.
At the beginning of the twelfth tlaj's ses
sion of the Holt will trial In Judge Urudlov'4
court tins morning the colored iojcIiiimii,
Charle.s Strothers, of the late Judge advo
cate general, was called to the witness
cliair to resume the testimony he began
jesterday .utiTiioon. Mr. Worlhington con
ducted the examination.
Strolhers was the best educated servant
Judge Holt had. and he frequently wrote
letterr for him and read those he received
when Ins ejeslght began to fail. Though
hired :,s a coacmn.in. he acted ofteneras a
He was questioned briefly about the In
teriorarrangeiiieiitor the house, pirlicular
Ij' the. owner's own lunlroom, where the
enests and closets were built In which he
kept his paper.
'the examination iihce more turned to
Washington 1). Holt's rainily. The Judge's
treatment of the nephew was ulwajs the
"Dld.jou ever hear Judge Holt and his
nephew ta,k together;'
"1'es, on one occasion I was driving them
toward the railroad station. I heard them
talking, and the general says to Mr. Wash
ington Holt: "I am glad the law Is modi
tied as regards to an executor, l'ou will
have no difficulty now.' "
Can you fix the time of that occur
ence?" "I think it was about a year and a hair
or two j'ears before his death."
"Did Col. Sterrett come to the house?"
"Oh, jes; he and the general frequently
sat in the van! and talked together. He
was about the only man that could make
Gen. Holt laugh."
"What did they laugh about?"
"They would burlesque the speakers up
in Congress, and they laughed at Peffer's
The witness caused the spectators to
laugh at his last answer by his pronuncia
tion of the Kansas Senator's name, as
though it were spelled "Plffer "
He described Judge Holt's methods of
drawing his salary as a retired army offi
cer anil of his disbursements for family
stores. He also toltl or his banking methids
and said that on several occasions he wjs
sent to the bank with directions to for
ward money to Washington Holt's family
and vt Mils Hyne.
When Judge Holt would grow seriously
ill the servants would want to send for
his nephew, but their employer said it would
only cause him unnecessary, uncasinec.
lie warned them, though, that If death
shiiuld ciime to him thej should be sure
to turn the keys of the house over to the
THE SERVANT'S SACRIFICES.
Mr. Worthlngton asked the servant con.
cerning the Judge advocate general's con
versatlons about the servants. Ktrothers
would go to his emplojer's room at night
and read to him. Judge Holtalwaysretltcd
at 9 o'clock. He liked to have btruthers
read for hours after he was in bod, and he
appreciated the sacrifices made by the ser
vant. "One of these times jou'U see how I ap
preciate this." he told the servant on moie
than one occasion.
"Did jou ever sec anj- papers burned
about the place?"
"its; I burned some In the yard once."
"What kind of papers were the'?"
"They were letters Col. Sterrett and
Washington Holt gave me to burn. Thoy ex
plained that they were some of the old
rainiivietlersoruen tioit ami he, or course,
woald not want anyone to read them if
he were alive. I burned some circulars
and new-papers, too."
The witness told of copying the little slip
of paper found bj MNs Willie Sterrett. It
said "Date of will, January 1, 1880"
There were two names on the paper.. One
was "Roundtree" and the other "J M.
Knott," or "Knatt." The writing on the
paper was apparently in the handwriting of
"You said Luke Devlin called on j-ou
at your poolroom," said Mr. Worthlngton.
"What did he say?"
"He talked a little bit about the finding
of the will, and I uske 1 him if he thought
It would hold good. He ald he didn't know,
and added 'If it holds good it will lie a
good pile for me.' "
'Wa anything else said?"
DEVLIN'S WORDS TO HIM.
"He said when he first came up to me:
I don't suppose you know me. I guess
jou were not at Gen. Holt's house when I
ucd to tall. It was a darker man than
Judge Holt always had a penchant for
saving the cards sent up to him by visitors
at the door. After his death the witness
collected almost a bushel of these cards that
had been received over a period covering
years, and destrojed many of them.
"Did vou find any of Luke Devlin's
cards among them?'"
Mr. Darlington conducted the enss
examinatlon. In reply to his questions
Strothers said that when Mr. Devlin first
entered his roolroom, he thought it was
Mr. Washington Holt. He was not as-,
sured of the contrary until he walked
around behind him and saw that his head
was not bald.
With the examination of Strothers by
Mr. Darlington, some of the most exciting
scenes ot the trial transpired. There Is
a sign on Judge Holt's stable, that fronts
on C street, saying that Strothers has
coal, wood, andv ice for sale.
The attornejs for thecaveatees had this
sign phoipgmphed. The photographs were
compared with the rough address on the
envelope in which the mjsterlous will
reached the register's office, and the at
torneys sought to prove that the hand
that made one made the other. Strothers
stoutly denied the imputation.
In answer to Mr. Wortlilngton's questions
Uie servant said a detective named Block
had come to see him after tiie alleged will
turned up. The detective tried to put him
through a "sweating" sj-stem, and told
him that he might as well acknowledge
sending the will to the register's orfice,
for everjoae knew he did it.
Strothers testified that the detective said
-there was $5,000 in it for the two of
them ir they discovered the sender of the
The servant told him he would like to have'
halt tile $5,000, but he could not see his
way clear to He to get It.
When the examination ot the witness
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was resumed after the noon recess, Luke
Devlin moved over to the Tear ot the court
room and watched Strothers intently.
The testimony he had already given was
practically unshaken. He admitted he had
engaged In the policy business, and told
an amusing storyof how the lawyers had
come to him and secured charcoal prints of
the inside of his thumb In order to compare
them with the thumb raark-attheboitoinot
the alleged will.
On the retirement ot the servant from the
stand Mr. Worthlngton offered In evidence
the paper written by Mr. Devlin and ask
ing ror letters of administration in the Mc
"We offer this for the purpose of flow
ing the similarity between this und the writ
An 1 They Can't Stay on
lug In the alleged wilr," said Mr. Wotth
lngtou, Mr. Darlington at first offered objec
tions, but later waived them, and the
Jurors carefully compared the two papers.
Thesecond vvitnesi called today was -Mrp.
Altle Jennings, of this city, who knew
Judge Holt during the last rive or six
years of his life.
English Coachman Sent to JiilL
Judge Miller this afternoon gave William
Rogers, the English coachman arrested In
the White House grounds Sunday morn
ing by Policemen KilmarrJn and Bell, ten
montlis in Jail on the charge of aisaulting
SILYER IN-THJpLUE GRASS.
Kentucky Democrats Want Hone
- But White Metal.
Stute Convention Meets This Aftor-
noori Cleveland nutl Carlisle Not
to Be Mentioned In Itc-solutlons.
Lexington, Ky., June 3. The Democratic
State convention will meet at 2 o'clock
this afternoon to nominate Presidential
electors, elect delegates at-large to the
Chicago convention, and reorganize the
party witli no one but free silver leaders
on guard, save possibly in one Instance,
the chairmanship of the State central com
mittee, where a strong pull Is being made
lor State Senator William Gocbel of Cov
ington, a sound money man, but the leader
of the Blackburn forces in the late sena
The rabid silventes.' how ever, demand
the selection of Major P. P. Johnston, ot
Lexington. Senator Ulackburn, who was
taken suddenly 111 yesterday. Is all right
this morning, and many say that his ill
ness was In some measure due to his desire
to keep out of the contest between his
rriends. Goebel and Johnston.
The sliver organization slate this morn
ing stands: Temporary chairman, C. J.
Bronstoii, of Lexington; permanent chair
man, Charles K. Wheeler, ot Paducah;
delegates-at-Iargc to Chicago, J. S. C.
Blackburn, P. W. Hardin, John S. Rhea
and cx-Congressmau W. T.Ellis.
Gen. Hardin isexpected from Washington
at G:15 p. m.
Daniel E. O'Sulllvan, member of the
board of public safety ot Louisville", is
slated for national committeeman.
As to the platform, the opinion ot the
silver leaders Is that they should be tem
perate in regard to all enemies of the
16 to 1 idea. It, will declare for free
silver at 16 to 1, and the names ot
President Cleveland and Secretary Car
lisle will not be mentioned.
The resolutions will say that all Demo
crats should stand by the action of the ma
jority and will express disapproval ot the
action of those In the legislature who did
not abide by the action ot the Democratic
caucus. Blackburn will, of course, be de
clared to-still be the nominee for Senator.
Mr. Blackburn- will not ask the conven
tion to denounce Cleveland and Carlisle.
He said that if lie had a personalgrjcvance
against them it would not be rightto take
advantage ot a-State-convention to bring
in personal matters. Tie would rather
not have the names or'Clevcland and Car
lisle mentioned In aiiy,way'durinE the pro
ceedings of the convention.
The sound money Itieifw-ill put up Judge
Alex. P. Humphrey? of Louisville, for
temporary chairman. '
BLACKBURN HA! A COUNCIL.
Kentucky Silver .Element Is Stronjr,
Hut Moderation' Is Advised.
Lexington, Kj, June- 3. Nearly all the
Democratic delegates Jo the State conven
tion, which mcetshere today, have arrived.
They were hard at work all the after
noon agreeing on a policy to pursue to
morrow. The silver'tnen spored a greater
v.ictorj than they anticipated and nt first
Ihey were very aggressive, but Senator
Blackburn counselled mbdiration.
He finally decided to'calla meeting of
his supporters. Accordingly about flf'y
silver leaders assembled in Blackburn's
headquarters, aud for two hours the dis
cussion was kept up. After two hours
debate the conference decided not to cen
sure President Cleveland and Secretary
Carlisle by 'name In the platform, but to
condemn the national administration in as
strong language as possible.
They agreed that on tro mot y question
the resolution should instructthe delegates
to support a free silver advocate forDemo
cfatic candidate for President.
The biggest tight will be over the elec
tion of the nev? Democratic State central
commit tce.-v Many 'of Blackburn's friends
are gold.standard "tnen, and it seems that
Blackburn is in fuliir of recognizing thenP
by placing several oftbe in on the committee.
It was given out la"st night that Senator
Goebel, one of Blackburn's strong support
ers and a sound money man, will be pushed
tor chairman of the committee. John G.
Carroll ot New CastletwllL in all likelihood.
be permanent! chairman of the convention
while Congressman Goodnight will be tem
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a Dangerous Brink.
YEIO STILL UNDER FIRE
River and Hartnr Bill Again Be
fore the Senate.
HINT8 FOR THE PRESIDENT
Mr. Vest Mildly Suggested That No
Inton-st Wuh Attached to the-SGO,-000,000
Item Throw s Light on-tho
Charges of Extruvagunce and Fa
voritism. Immediately arter the morning prayer,
the reading of yesterday's Journal having
been dispensed with, a motion to proceed
to the consideration of the President's
veto of the river and harbor bill was made
by Mr. Vest.
T1U3 motion was antagonized by Mr.
Fettigrevv, who desired to proceed with
the conference report on the Indian appro
Mr. Vest said that It was very obvious
that action should be had on the river and
harbor bill as speedily as possible. No
other subject could be presented to the
Senate outside ot the national honor
more important to the people ot the United
States than the question whether the great
works of internal improvement were to be
suspended and a large number ot them
destroyed, or whether, In case the veto
was sustained, Congress would proceed to
enact another river and harbor bill at this
Mr. Vest's motion was agreed to yeas,
38; nays, 10 and thereupon the veto
was presented and read.
The negative votes were- given by Sen
ators Bate, Brown, Chilton, narrls, Mor
rill, Palmer, rettigrew, x-rucuaru, leuer,
The Vice President stated the question
to be on the passage of the bill, the ob
jections of the President to the contrary
MR. VEST'S WORDS.
XIr. Vest said that there were statements
in the President's message as to which,
with all dueTrespectto thePrcsideatand his
high office, something should be said in
defense of the two houses ot Congress. He
should endeavor to say just as much about
the bill and the message as was absolutcly
nceessary and no more.
While, unquestionably, the Tresldeat ot
the United States bad the constitutional
power to exercise his veto prerogative. It
was not the Idea of the constitution that
that veto power should be exercisedas oue
ot the ordinary instrumentalities ot admin
istering the government.
The veto power had been exercised only
seven times in the first twentj'-eight years
of the government twice by Washington
aud five times by Madison, never by John,
Adams or Thomas" Jefferson.
Mr. Vest proceeded to discuss the mes
sage in detail, and pointed out various in
accuracies hi it. The President, Mr. Vest
said, bad rhetorically charged Congress
with extravagance, but if the President
bad turned to the river and harbor bills
euactedin the l.istsix years, he would have
discovered that, considering the size of the
country and the demands of internal com
merce, the bill was comparatively economi
Then it had to be remembered that the
annronriation was not for one year, but
ror two years; bo that instead of an appro
priation of about $14,000,000, as the
President said, the amount to be spent
in the next fiscal year would not be mure
than $0,000,000, being one-half of the
$12,000,000 already mentioned.
THE PRIVATE INTERESTS.
Mr Vest said he was puzzled to know ro
what the President alluded in speaking of
private Interests; hut he supposed that it
case of the destruction of the bar at the
harbor of Brunswick, Gu., which had been
undertaken by a private citizen a Iaw-jcr-and
where an additional depth of eight
feet of water had been obtained at a cost
This bad been done, in the face ot Hie
opposltionof thearmy engineers. It was so
remarkable a success that the confereaec
committee liadvotedto extend the contract.
He was prepared to defend It and to say it
was right, and that there should be no
monopoly of cnginecrlngby army engineers.
He prophesied, as "coming events cast
their shadows before," that in a few years
the attention ot Congress would be drawn
to the necessity of improving all the water
wa ys of the country, In order to give cheaper
transportation to the people. He pointed
out the revolution that has been made in
the grain exporting trade by the deepening
of the mouths of the Mississippi New Or
leans hav ing become thereby thechtef. grain
exporting port of the country.
NO INTEREST ON IT.
As to the President's Intimation that the
payment of the $62,000,000 covered by
the bill vvas as binding as the bonded debt
of the government, Mr. Vest "mildly sug
gested to the President" that there was no
interest on it. It did not propose, to use
another expression of the President, to
Mr. Sherman gave reasons why he should
vote for the passage of the Mil notwith
standing the President's objections. In
the first place. heTiid not think that such
an appropriation bill ought ever to lie
vetoed under any circumstances. It was
not a mandatory provision, but merely a
permissive one. If the Secretary of the
Treasury said that there was no "moneyln
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated."
he was not bound to expend it. Bo that
the President had complete control of the
Therefore, he could not conceive a case
where such a bill should be vetoed. Con
gress, Mr. Sherman declared, ought tosta nd
by its exclusive power to appropriate
money, leaving to the President tt.e ex
penditure of it only when there is suffi
cient money In the Treasury for the pur
pose. There was a wide difference be
tween a mandatory law binding on the
President and all the departments, and on
the people and a mere permission to ex
pend so much money for a particular object-
Mr. Smith differed with Sinators Vest
and Sherman on the subject or Presidential
Mr. Vilas said: "We are going on too
recklessly, and it is for that reason thatT
cannot bring myself to support this meas
ure, which will Impose such great addi
tional burdens on the people of this country
at u time when a period of distress has left
them less capable than at other times to
Arguments in favor of the passage ot
the bill were made by Messrs. Berry, Petti
grew, Stewart, and Hawley. Mr. Bate
spoke In support of the veto, as did also
HARD TO GET A QUORUM
Membsra Did Mot Heed the Speak
First Conferenco'Hoport on the Gen-
erul Deficiency Hill Agreed to
in the House.
Speaker Reed's request of yesterdaythat
"the practice of maintaining a quorum be
gin at the hour of 11 o'clock" failed of Its
desired effect today-
Whea the Houso was called to order at
that hour this morning under the ncwrule,
Mr.Kem challenged the assumption of the
presence of a quorum, audit wjs not until
ll:15o'clockthatthe Speaker was Jus titled
by a count of noses In directing the clerk
to read the journal of yesterday's proceed
ings. A resolution was agreed to ordering
the printing of 10,000 copies of Die Presi
dent's message vetoing the river and har
bor appropriation bill, and the same num
ber of the report of the committee recom
mending the passage ot the bill over the
veto. Also a "resolution for the printing
ot 10.000 copies of the majority and minor
ity of the Committee on Ways and Means
reports on the question of reciprocity and
ot the hearings by the subcommittee in
Mr. Dingley gave notice that he should
be compelled to object to any further
leaves of absence to members, except for
The House agreed, without further dis
cussion, to the conference report on the
bill making appropriations for fortifi
cations and coast defenses, under consid
eration when the House adjourned jes
terday. Mr. Cannon presented the first confer
ence report on the general deficiency bllL
The report was agreed to, withan amend
ment providing for the payment of $2,000
each to Campbeliaud Miner, contestant and
coutcstec in the election case from the
Ninth New Tork district.
Mr. Bayers moved that the House vote
to strike out of the appropriation making
payment to and account of victims of
the Ford's Theater disaster the names of
certain claimants, the total amount In
volved being about $30,000, and referred
to the committee for further examination.
The debate and its result are reported
elsewhere in this issue.
WANT ECKELS AS GOVERNOR.
Illinois Democrats Regard tlio Cur
rency Comptroller With Favor.
Chicago, June 3. On account of his ad
vancing years and increasing infirmities,
Senator Palmer declines to become the
candidate of the sound money Democracy
for governor of DUnois. News of bis decli
nation reached Chicago yesterday, and a
boom was ut once started in favor of the
nomination of James n. Eckels, of Ottawa,
for governor, onjtbe sound money Demo
Mr. Eckels holds the office of Comp
troller of tbe Currency, but it is believed
ho will resign this position in order to
make the race for governor of Illinois as
the candidate of the honest money Democ
racy. When tills dispatch was shown Mr.Eekels
he read it very carefully, and then said:
"I am not considering a (candidacy for any
office; I am not a candidate for any office:
I will not be a candidate for any office. I
am content where I am."
He declined to discuss the Illinois situ
ation. His views in regard to sound money
are well known. He has -written and
spoken much upon the subject of finance
since he has been comptroller, and has
fully expressed his views.
Scuator Palmer said: "Yes, I received
a letter from friends in Illinois, asking roe
to be a candidate for governor. I de
clined, saying I was too old to undertake
such a labor. I am done with seeking
office. I have canvassed Illinois for the
Democratic party twice, and made its
success. Tbe nomination should go to some
"Will the re be a bolt atPeorla and a third
candidate nominated, a Democrat, on a
"That was the theory upon which the of
fer of the nomination was made to me. Of
course, nobody can tell. But this much Is
certatfi, Chicago and Cook county will
send a sound money delegation to Peoria
as well as the other kind, and they will
have twice to three times as many votes
behind them as the Altgeld men have. The
sound-money men, .furthermore, will un
doubtedly be outnumbered In the conven
tion. Tlils situation furnishes tbe condl
tlons for a bolt."
KING GEORGE MAY ABDICATE.
Greek Nation Determined to Tnfce
Crete from tho Tnrka.
London, June 3. The Vienna correspond
ent of the Dally News telegraphs that he
learns from Athens that the OrecU nation,
the govcrnmentand tbe crown prince all fa
vor the annexation of the Island of Crete
by Greece. Such a favorable chance as
the present one is not likely to recur. The
king, however, would do anything rather
than to offend Russia, but nevertheless he
cannot long resist the will or the nation.
His abdication is hinted at. Tbe prune
minister and minister of foreign affairs
were closeted with tbe king for hours yes
terday. There are many indications that
the recent inaction oftbe government will
The Dally News has also a dispatch direct
-from Athens which gives further details
of the cr.tlcal situation in Crete. It sajs
that Turks arc pillaging and burning the
villages In the vicinity of Retimo. It is
staled that seventy-five Turkish soldiers
were killed and forty wounded In the re
centfightlng atTsavaro and Varoos.
More Money for tho Fund.
The Alondo Club has hauded to The Times
the sum of $110.20, the proceeds ot an en
tertainment given nt Haines' Hall on Fri
iluv last for the benefit of the fund for
I the firemen's families.
ELEVATOR HIE BROKE
Fourteen Persons Dashsd Dawn
Four Stories in Baitinnre.
ALL WERE TERRIBLY HURT
Two Will Probably Die Ot Iters flail
Either Arms or Li-gs Broken or
Were Seriously Injured Otherwise.
Co ' nitj rrlntini: Office.
Baltimore, June 3. The passenger ele
vatoror tlieFnedenwald PriiuinsCOiupaiiy,
Baltimore and Eutaw streets, red rrom the
fourth floor to the basement with an awful
crash this moriiiug. Fourteen rnen and
women were in the car as it shot down the
shaft. The elevator conductor had a mi
raculous escape, coming out uninjured.
The other thirteen persons were terribly
injure:!, broken legs and arms iK'iug toe fate
of many. Two of the injured are In a dy
ing condition and others are badly off.
Thomas Knapp, aged sixtv-ei-Uit, had
left nb broken and both lect i rushed.
Mary Jackson, aged .'orty-slx. had both
legs broken and sj uie Injured They will
FRACTURED ARMS AND LEGS.
Of the remaining eleven victims. L.ivim.1.
Heaps, aged filty, has a broken leg an.
badly bruised body.
Delia Harris, aged nineteen jcars, bixly
badly contused, head cut, both feet frac
tured. Fanny Mllkiser, aged eighteen, sprained
back and ankle.
Mamie Hood, aged seventeen, fractur-d
leg, lacerated head and contused side.
Emma Rhodes, tged twenty -even, loth
Stella HamroacU, thirty, left ankle
P.P. Schaffer, twenty-three, both ankles
and right arm broken.
Harry Mitlcr, twenty.six, both feet
Susie Clark, forty.five, ankle Uoken;
cut and bruised.
MattieRlgger, twenty-four, badly bruised.
John Van Ham. back and head In
jured. The victims were conveyed to the Mary-laud-
University Hospital, many of them
being unconscious as they were tenderly
lifted into the ambulances; others shrieked
A great crowd collected around the
Friedenwald establishment, anil the po
lice had difficulty In keeping it in check.
Rumors were rife that a floor had rallen
and several persons were crushed to death
under the heavy printing presses. Rela
tives of the employes came dashing to t!
scene of the accident in an incredibly short
time and there were many sad scenes.
Tbe injured were all employes of the
printing company, and were Just going to
their workrooms at the top of the building
to begin their day's labor.
As tbe car reached the fourth floor a
sharp cracking noise was heard. Then the
car stopped, hung suspended for a second,
and then with a fearful sound ot rending
steel as tbe cable strands gave way, da'hed
down like a cannonball.
-When the elevator struck the basement
floor it rebounded high in the shaft and
settled down, with fourteen writhing per
sons piled together in the bottom of tba
FITZ LEE NOW IN CUBA!
Arrest of Ono of Uarper'H Weekly
Havana, June 3. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee,
who was a few weeks ago appointed Uni
ted States consul general here to succeed
Mr. Ramon O. "Williams, whose resignation
was tendered and accepted some time ap,
arrived early tills morning on bewrd tho
steamer Mascotte. Gen. Lee was accom
panied by his son and his private secre
tary, Mr. Jones.
Thomas Dawley, an nrtst in the employ
of Harper's Weekly of New Tork, vvas ar
rested at tbe Trocha today and brought to
Havana a prisoner, where he was locked
upatthepohce headquarters. Mr.Dawleylsi
charged with having been in communica
tion with tbe rebels.
The Insurgents have destroyed the rail
way bridge between the Duran and Guara
stations in the province of Havana.
VOWS HE IS INNOCENT.
Letter from HIanther, Accu-cd ot
Murdering; Mrs. Loufcldt.
San FrancLseo, June 3. A morning pa per
prints what purports to be a letter from
Joseph E. Blanthcr, who is accused of hav
ing murdered Mrs. Philopcna Iingfeldt all
her apartments in this city on the ulghtor
May 15 last.
The letter bears no date line, bat is post
marked Atlanta, Ga., May 2S. In it the
writer declares his innocence, accounts for
hlswhcreaboutsonthe nichtof the murder,
and announces Ills intention of rcturnlns
and standing trial. The writiugisundouht
edly that of Ulanther, but his statements as
to Ills movementson the night of themunlef
arc utterly disproven.
. . , ;'
TERRIBLE FAM1LV FEUD.
Father and Son Mnrdi-r the Former's
Nevada, Mo., June 3. John E. Blair
and his son. Alva Blair, attacked the.
former's sop-in-hiw. Henry Anthony, on
the street Monday afternoon with re
volvers and knives.
Over twenty-five shots were fired a
Anthony and seven of them struck tha
Anthony ran down into the business
part of the town, and the Blairs over
took him and cut his throat in the pres
ence of 200 people.
Doth of the Blairs at once gave them
selves up to the sheriff and are in Jail.
Terrible Rainstorm in Little Rock.
Little Rock, Ark., June 3. A terrlbla
rainstorm passed over this city yesterday,
rain fallingin torrents for nearly two hours.
The storm was accompanied by a mag
nificent electrical display, but was with
out wind. Several buildings were struct
by lightning. Lulu Waters, an old colored
woman, was instantly killed.
The Times Real Estate Bureau can ee-'
cure a tenant for your vacantstore quicker
than any other agency. I
Taught By Experience.
Advertisers who are most
careful in noting the results
of their advertising are the
ones best satisfied with ThB
Times as a medium.
Shrewd advertisers want
profitable results, and they
know that a gutter and ash
barrel circulation does not
Th'ey wish to reach thef
people of Washington.
That's why the advertis
ing columns of THE TlME8
are a daily directory of the
successful business houses
of the city.
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