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WASfflSTGrTOoV, D. C, THURSDAY EVENIXGf, , JPXE 4, 1896-EIGrHT PAGKES.
, ( SA
WANTS $ i 0
for our $7.50 Suits and
they are not asking a
penny more tnan they
are worth. We bought
a big lot of the cloth at
a special low price and
did the making at our
own factory otherwise
we couldn't save you
.They are different
from all the other low
price suits you ever saw
they fit better and
the sewing and trim
mings are better than
They wear first-rate
we've already sold
1,500 Suits and have
yet to .hear the first
Come in and try one
on you'll be surprised
at the way they show
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
No branch store in Washington.
Hecht & .Company,
515 Seventh Street.
can bur bicycle suits for
about half price just now
and on easy payments, too.
We've bought some great
ly under price.
All-linen crash suits and
English cotton covert suits,
which ordinarily cost $6
All-wool covert bicycle
suits, which usually cost $8
for S3. 98.
Cotton covert bicycle
pants, 98c pair.
All-wool bicycle pants "for
$1.49 usual price, $3.50.
Pay $10 (cash) to others
if you please, but you can
have your choice of a lot of
fine cassimeres and cheviots
regular $10 suits until
Saturday for $6.50 (on
credit). Cutaway sack style,
light and dark effects.
Men's $6.50 crash suits
here at $5.
Men's $1.50 white duck
pants here at 89c.
As much time as you want
in which to pay for what
Hecht & Company,
515 Seventh Street
IOIITUIIEDTIIE OLD MAN.
Bobber CompelDiiv Id Bcrkey to Give
Up niH Money.
Johnstown, r.-t., June 4. Early- yester
day morning two robbers entered the home,
of I)aId Berkey, about five miles east of
Ecalji Level, and after gagging and bluding
tin- old man and Ills wife, started to ran
eacl: the house. Not finding any money,
iliey tortured the old man by burning the
olej of his Jcct and cut his. lip with a
Inlfc. This had the clfect of compelling
the old man to deliver up $125 in cash,
which he had about the house
A daughter. Miss Lucy , In endeavoring to
escape from the house, fell f nun a step and
urokeoncor her Iowerllmbs, thus rendering
Impossible for the time the sending or an
alarm, and the robbersesenped They went
to the house of a neighbor and took two
horses belonging to William Homer, on
which they succeeded in getting out of the
r n .
Til It en bllAKF nOGUES.
8I0I0 n Gold "Watch, Gold Rings nud u
r Uerdio CushboX.
Three reports of robberies were made to
police headquarters this forenoon.
Michael O'DonogUue, baring a Eland at
stall No. 001, Center Market, stated that
while peacefully sleeping on the green
sward ne.ir the Chain Bridge, his gold watch
escaped from his waistcoat pocket.
Edward Green, living at No. 837 Second
street northwest, bad two pUin gold rings
spirited from his house by parties unkuow n.
Robert Goldsmith, a hcrdlc driver for the
Fnaeton-Herdic Company, was duped by n
light-skluncd colored thief, who waited
until Goldsmith's hcrdlc reached the ter
minus of the route at North Capitol and K
streets, and then, when the driver-was not
looking, grabbed up the cash-box, con
taining $11. which was near the driver's
seat on roe front platform, and ran off.
Culd Sprlnir Urewory Burned.
Auburn, N.T., June i Cold Spring brew
ery, located In the outskirts of this dry,
was burned last night. Loss, $70,000;
Insured. The origin Is unknown.
The Washington Cyclist; out Oturday.
NIHILIST UNDER &BREST
Rasult of a Crank's Call at
VICTIM OF CONSPIRACIES
uys That Slncu Ho "Wiim FHteoii
Yearn Old IVople Unvo Plotted HIh
Heat li Wus Arretted lu Canada on
Account or AnurclilNtlc Utteritncc-M
Will lie Tukcu to St. Elizabeth.
A Russian with .in unprnnouncable name
and dark whiskers, ntio Is supposed to be
an anarchist, called at police headquarters
He called on loot, but an hour later, when
he took his departure, it was in the Sixth
precinct patrol wagon, under a police
guard. He is at tint, time occupying u cell
in Lieut- Kelly's station, awaiting trans
portation to St. Elizabeth's Government
The reputed Nihilist is "i)r." A. G.
Zervoudackl, who terms himself a"himeo
pathie and electric medical Grecko-Creto-Ameriean
physician and surgeon." He
has been occupying rooms at No. JOG
Indiana acnue. anil the lncttli.it his land
lady was trying to get rid of her cranky
guest resulted lu his visit to lolice head
Zervoudackl Is a well built man, with
Icng jet black whiskers and flowing curly
hair of the same hue, and is alnjut rorty
years of age. Hi eyes are as fitrcc as
thoseof a Cossack.aud he was attired In a,
close fitting Prince Albert coat, light
pants and beaver hat.
VICTIM OF A CONSPIRACY.
His manner was nervous and excitable,
and his speech broken English. The man
carried a. small alligator skin satchel, filled
with queer documents, newspaper clip
pings, pamphlets and letters:
He first came into the iletcctiie office
with a sealed letter addressed to the"Chief
of Police." It complained that he was the
victim of a plot and conspiracy, in which
his landlady "was the central figure.
."I cure the soul as well as the bod,"
he said to Detective Iloardmau, jud his
voice rattled and was raised to a high
pilch like that of a tragedian as he told
how the autocrats were iiersecuthig him
because he was devoted to the cause of the
"Fire! Ha, ha! Fire and blood will
right the people's wrongs!" he exclaimed,
with a strong Eastern dialect.
The odd looking fellow was escorted from
the detective office to Sanitary Officer
Frank's headquarters. After Mr. Frank
had questioned Zervoudaikl it Tew minutes
henrrived at the conclusion that he was a
crank, and a dangerous one at that.
EXAMINED BY PHYSICIANS.
no therefore sent for Police Surgeons
Ncvittandlliekllng.ind they came and sub
jected the "doctor' to a close examina
tion. In answer to a question. Zcrroudacklsald
the n.odcrn Greeks and Turks are. wiser
people than the ancients.
"Mj subjects,"- he exclaimed, dramatic
ally, "arc Hellenes, Turks, Russians, Ilul
garlan. Italians and Germans. They die
for the right."
Zerroudicki arrived here several days
ago fiom Cleveland, Ohio, where he stop
ped at No. 293 Prospect street. Prior to
his stay there he was in Montreal. Canada,
where he "was arrested, owing to his
anarchistic utterances and queer behavior,
and lauded In an insane asjlum. lie sas
people have been plotting against him ever
since he was a boy of fifteen jears. w hen.
In till citj. they conspired and forced him
to marry a Washington woman mucli older
'1 lir letter Zervoudickiaddressedto Major
HIS LETTER TO MAJOR MOORE
"To the chief director of the police,
Washington, D. C For one cause! Jus
tice te. man! Zhtu'!! Hurrah!!! Long
live the Sultan of Turkey and Christians,
Cretans and Mohammedans, (as well as
the Empioror of Russia,) who were the
Alpha and Omega; the A and the Z; the
root and the born; the "first and the last,
who having the hi Iping and power of God
to banish u heavily and scandalous anoni
mous, four different brutal, unsound in
niii.d, political offenders, from four nations
who were Joined secretl between them
selves and persecuted"
He referred to the political prisoners in
exile Ip Silena as patriots and brethren,
and sjld one of his missions here was to
secure -Seir libcretioii b means of the
"razor edged sword "
Zervoudacl:!, in his pamphlets, which are
headed w ltd queer designs refers to him
self as a "noble Greek Cretan phjsician,
who was brutally abused and robbed of
$10,000 from his trunk in his ex office.No.
24 1 1 n pie street, Boston, on December 17,
1894 " He aUo refers to the fact that he
wa3 "put out" of Boston and sent to To
ronto, Canada, the train beingaccompahled
by an officer, to see that he was landed be
jond the limits or the United States. He
mentions his incarceration in an Insane
HIS WIFE TRIED TO KILL niM.
"On .March G, 1671." slates one of the
man's circulars, "I was married at Wash
ington, D. C,to an Irish-American woman
and lived In Washington, Baltimore, Phila
dclphlt. and New York from 1&70 to 1870.
During that time the wife of this Greek
Cretan turned aw rong In mind, nud Jealous
of the Greek religion, and she attempted to
murder the Greek Cretan with an ax during
his sleep on the bed one night.
"TheGreek Cretan during that time saw
by dream that he was ljlng down beside
or a high mountain, and the ground com
menced to crack slowlj by the right side
of the Greek face, and the same time ho
heard terrible noise of fireworks."
The circular continues that he awoke
and ronnd his wife standing overhim with
an ax '.n her hand about to cleave his
skull in twain.
The police believe thej have locked up
a dangerous crank and anarchist in Zer
toudacki. This afternoon the officers of
the fclxt li precinct, acting under orders from
headquarters, called upon his landlady,
Mrs. Lilj M. Clark, at No. 10G Indiana
avenue and found that he claimed to be
a man of marvelous powers and that he
was going to call upon President Cleveland.
"I can," lie said, to her, "wipe this gov
ernment off the face of the earth."
lie alfo charged President Garfield with
being the originator of ills Imaginary trou
bles. It was learned that he had been
driven from eeveraj other cities as a dan
gerous character, ripe for any crime. The
landlady wjs about to have him ejected
from her house when he fell into the hands
ot the law.
Boy Killed on tbe Truck.
Chester, Pa , June 4. Tivc-year old Ralph
Howes, son of Contractor George Hevvesof
South Chester, was dashed to death ester
day, by a Philadelphia, Wilmington and
Baltimore railroad fast freight. His seven-
jear-old brother, who stool on the track
hand in band with him, escaped Injury. The
boys were on the northbound track waiting
for a southbound freight to pass. Ralph
was Instantly killed. They were carrying a,
message for their father.
Wife Saw Hlru Suicide.
AIlcntown,Pa.,June4. In the sight of Ills
wife and a cumber ot little school chil
dren who vvera conuug out ot the Third
Section school building j csterday afternoon.
Harvey T. Weaver, a well-known young
butcher ot this city, sent a bullet Into
bis temple nnd fell to the pavement with the
brains oozing out ot the hole caused by tbe
ball. This horrible sight was witnessed by
the school children and several teachers.
Domestic troubles led to the rash act.
A l M Wil Maff) fy U 1 T1f orr cur OCR
YyJtuf ilU iiV - Vy
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)M$Jm w lm lMI
Witness Fought Saw Him Imitate
Judge Holt's Signature.
NEWSPAPER MEN TESTIFY
They Saw tbo Eiecutor of Hio Mj-h-terlous
"Will on tin) Buy It Wiih
Anoiiv lliously Filed riU Nervous
Muuner und MRiilf leant "WordK Htn
he Holt will trial was resumed in Judge
Bradlej's court this morning. Proceed
ings were slaw In beginning. The crowd
of hangers-on was small, and even the
parties to the suit were slow In arriving.
One of the most interested spectators
was Col. Wright, who was register of
wils when the mjslerlous paper first
came to light. Mrs. Washington I). Holt
was absent for the first session during
The first witness was John P. Miller,
a rejiorter. He was lu his office In the
afternoon after the alleged will was filed,
when Mr. Luke De-vlin entered, bearing a
copy of the v.ill. Mr. Miller 6ald Devlin
expressed surprise, though he has ex
pected such a thing at onetime.
A conversation with Devlin followed.
The latter said he was a fcml to let his ac
quaintance with Judge Holt go by. He
said he had gone to the hous?ou New Jer
sey avenue several times, but the servants
vvoald not admit him. lie said that if he
could have seeu Judge Holt matters would
have been cntirelj dirfcrent.
"Mr. Devlin referred in his conversation
to the McGarrahan case, and baid it was
a repetition of that incident. He had been
limbic to see McGarrahan before his death.
He said 'If I could have seen htm I would
have signed $50,000.' Those were his
words, though I did not know exactly
what he meant bj It. He said he was very
intimate with McGarrahan, and also said
he allowed that opportunitj to slip."
Mr. Darlington objected to further ques
tions relative to Mr. McGarrahan, and his
objection was sustained.
DEVLIN WAS NERVOUS.
Mr. Miller said that Mr. Devlin was ory
pen ous during the time he wus in the office,
and would repeatedly walk back and forth
and handle the copj of the will be had laid
on a desk.
"Did Mr. Devlin tell you in hat way he
would be benefited if he had seen the
Judge?" n6ked Mr. Darlington.
"No, sir, he did not Indicate whether It
would be a financial benefit or not."
Hon. Eenab AVllkins was called to the
'Do jou know Mr. Devjin?"
"I would know hlnvlf I saw him."
"Did -v ou see him the day tbe alleged will
came to light?"
"He entered mj office about 2 o'clock
on the afternoon the paper came to the
register's office and gave me a type
written statement concerning the finding
or 'the will. 1 thanked him for it. but
when I learned the afternoon papers had it
I returned it to him."
"What can you saj of his manner?"
"He was nervous nnd. excited."
R. W. Button, a reporter, was In the
office of the register of wills about 13
o'clock on the day the will turned up.
Mr. Devlin entered the ofice and looked at
the will. He appeared cool and unexci'ed
at that time". .The article written by the
witness for his paper was sent to his of
fice shortly after 1 o'clock. Mr. Devlin
had already communicated the news con
cerning the finding of the will to the re
"You examined the paper closely In the
register's otficc, did jou?" asked Mr.
"What conclusion did jou reach as to
whether Or not the will was In two pieces?"
"I reached no conclusion the first day.
When I looked at it the following da my
doubt was very great as to whether the
will was not in two pieces "
HIS SOLE DUTY.
The succeeding witness .was Joseph
Fought, a Virginia dairyman. He was In
the ofrice of Judge Advocate-General Holt
from 1869 to 1870. He was the successor
to Luke Devlinas messenger, undthelattcr
tiow,nin ii rTirlr.1n Mm nffir-o
"What were,Mr. Devlin's duties during
this tuis period? ' ,
"Almost bis sole duty was the examina
tion of court-martial papers. He would
make recommendations on the papers, and
I would carry'tlieni to Judge Holt for bis
"What were the relations between Judge
Holt and Mr. Devlin?"
"There were no particular relations."
The witness at this point recited an inci
dent that occurred between Judge fli.t
and Mr. Devlin. Senator Blair was once
1 attempting to secu re a pardon lor a suldier.
NO" WONDER' HESAID IT.
of the People's Respect ror
His recommendations were indorsed by Mr.
Devlin before they went. to Judge Holt.
Some of the orricials nutiflcd the Judge
advocate general or the Indorsement, and
he immediately sent for Mr. Devlin. A
6tormy Interview followed In tbe Inner
room of the office. After It was over
Judge Holt ordered Mr. Devlin to give up
his kes to the office, (so he could not have
access) the rooms after office hours..
"IRne jou any n.'co'llcctlon of Mr. Dev
lin's use of the pen?"
"Well, he would, try and collect auto
graphs of well known men. He would fre
quently take a penmnd imitate the signa
tures of the men." .
"What about Judge Bolt's signature1
"There were sd man j-paperg to be signed
that Judge Holt would sometimes overlook
some of them. Mr. Devlin had to go over
these papers w hen bo would get through.
Whenhefoundone of those papers, he would
sign the Judge's name to it."
"Did it look like Judge Holt's signa
ture?" "Well, jes; it was about as good as Holt
Continued on Second Page.
PARTY YOTE FOR MURRAY
House Declares He Is Entitled to
Representative Elliott's Seat.
Further Conference on the General
Deficiency Bill Ordcred Mr.
Although there was evidently no quorum
present when Chaplain Couden had finished
repeating the Lord's prajer this morning
in the House, Mr. Kem omitted to raise the
point, but delated it .until the journal had
The ote on the question of Its approval
was ajes, 137; noes, 0. And then Mr. Kem
suggested "No quorum, Mr. Speaker." At
11:20 179 members had been counted and
the journal was approved.
Mr. Strowd, who was recorded as the only
Populist who voted for the passage of the
liver and harbor bill over the President's
eto, explained that he had been Incorrectly
placed, and that he bad voted against the
Mr. Overstrect ca'led up the Murray-Elliott
contested election caBe, argued yes
terday, and a vote by yeas and na j s was
ordered on the resolution of tbcminorlt of
the committee, declaring Elliott entitled
to his seat. It was disagreed to 48 to
142 a party vote. fJ
The resolution dccft"r(ng Murray elected
and entitled to the sedt occupied by Elliott
was adopted yeas, 1B3; nays, 33. Mr.
Murray, accompanied by Mr. Overstreet,
appeared at the bar of the House and was
sworn in by Speaker Reed, amidst applaue
from his Republican associates.
On motion of Mr. Cannon, the nousc in
sisted upon its disagreement to the remain
ing amendments to the general deficiency
bill in dispute, and ordered a further con
ference. A number of House bills granting or
increasing pensions to certain beneficiaries,
with Senate amendments further increas
ing the amounts, named in the bill were
laid before the House and Senate amend
ments were non-concurred In, and the bills
sent to conference. Tlio bill increasing the
pension of MarjO, Gregg, widow ot Major
Gen. John IrwIn'Gregg, from $30 tu$E0a.
month was agreed ten
The bill pioiiluig for the reinstatement
and retirement orjohn N.Quackcnbush as
a commander lnlhe imvy-was passed and
now goes to the president
.airu oiroue caueel Tip tnc report ot com
mittee on Elections- No. 2 In the case of
Martin vs. Lockhart from the Sixth North
Carolina district, and Mr. Bailey raised
the question of consideration. He ex
plained that he-did so solely because the
views of the minority had not been pre
Eentednml printed, owing to objection made
on the floor or the House. The request that
he be permitted now td fllethevlewsofthe
mlnurlt and have them printed was again
submitted bythe Speaker and again Mr.
Detectlvos Want Cnnnlnglmni.
Detectives R.B. Stubbs and F. tie Ranee
of New Orleans were before Justice Hagner
this afternoon in nn attempt in have John
J. Cunningham, the alleged conspirator,
turned over to them Mr. Curtis. Cunnlng-ham'sattorneywaR-presentiind
time to examine the requisition. He was
jglyen un(il 10 oolock tcmorrow to make a
defeti-e aguinstrtaklhg.thc ptisoi.er away,
i i - jT
Muryland.Hprso Dealer Injured.
Thomas E. Colennn. a horse dealer, ot
HockvIlle,.Md.,K elved an ugly cut In his
cheek this morning while examining the
feet of a horse. The. aplnial became fright
ened at a street organ vaDd kicked for some
tlme,-once striking Mr, Coleman In the left
cheek. He was taken; to the Emergency
Hospital in the .ambulance, but as soon as
his wound was carefully dressed started
lor his bonift-
SEND SHYER DELEGATES
Nine Virginia Districts Chose
White Metal Democrats.
CONVENTION AT STAUNTON
Senator Daniel Was a Conspicuous
Figure in the fnitlierin and bat
VTHti the Lynchburg Men second
DiNtrlct tbo Only Ono Curried by
tho Gold Men.
Staunton, Va., June 4. The Democratic
State convention was called to order ut
noon in Columbian Hall by Hon. J. T.
Lllvson, chairman of the State committee.
Mr. John Bell Bigger, clerk ot the Vir
ginia house of delegates and the veteran
secretary of Democratic conventions, was
made temporary chairman, and Joseph
Button of Appomattox, temporary sec
retary. In assuming the chair Mr. Bigger made
a brief speech, and at once proceeded to
the business before him.
SENATOR DANIEL ON HAND.
Senator Daniel, who was one of the most
conspicuous figures of this gathering, oc
cupied a seat with the Lynchburg dele
gation in the body of the hall.
The various district meetings this morn
ing elected their delegates to Chicago, and
their district electors. AH or the ten dis
tricts except the second elected silver
representatives to Chicago. That district
w as came t by the gold men. Thefollowtng
is the list as chosen:
DELEGATES AND ELECTORS.
First District-Delegates to Chicago, J.
W. Blackstone, Actooiac, and 7hoinas E.
Blake or Essex; elector, N. B. ttestseott
Second district Delegates to Chicago, J.
E. West of Suffolk; M. Glemut of Norfolk;
elector.'S. R. Gordon Cummingsof Hampton.
Third District Delegates to Chicago, A
J. Bradley of Manchester; T. B. Murphy of
Richmond; elector, C. M. Wallace or Rich
mond. Fourth district Delegates to Chicago,
R. G. Southall of Amelia and Robert Turn
bull ot Brunswick; elector, Dr. Uennlng ot
Powhatan. . jsa
Fifth district Delegates to Chicago, B.
L. Belt of Danv illc and E. G. Cutucrland or
Carroll; elector, N. H. Haerston.
Sixth district De-legates to Chicago. Car
ter Glass, or Ljnchburg, and William P.
Uarksdalc. or HalUax; elector, A. P. Sta
ples, of Roanoke.
Sev cut h district Dclegatcsto Chicago. S.
Waller, of Warren, and .1. Richard Wing
field, ot Albemarle; elector, Henry V
Stranger, of Rockingham.
Eighth district Delegates to Chicago, S.
H. Donahue, of Fairfax, and Wajt.ot
Culpepcr; elector, A. A. Lipscomb, ot
Ninth district Delegates to Chicago, W.
E. Addison, of Wise, and Thomas Lynch,
ot Tazewell; elector, D. 8. Pollock, of
Tenth district Delegates to Chicago,
Frank T. Glass, ot Rockbridge, nnd C.tmm
Patterson, of Buckingham; elector,
Harrison, ot Amherst.
EFFORTS FOR HARMONY.
Those mentioned for delegates at large
are Senator John W. Daniel, W. A. Jones,
Hoge Taylor and V. B. McIIjvalne.
At 1 p m., after appointing the usual
committee on credentials, the tonvention
took a recess till 3 30.
Mr. Daniel Is chairman of the committee
on platform. The gold minority on this im
portant committee include B. B. Munford
and Lieut. Gov. Kent. A strong free silver
platform will be adopted. The spirit mani
fested In the district meetings this morning
was to secure party harmony.
Baby Killed by ft Dorse.
Pottsville, Pa., June 4. A thirteen month
old baby ot Mrs. James Grundy was killed
at Mahnuny Plane yesterday evening. The
child wasln its carriage in charge of a little
girl, who let go or the carriage for a mo
ment. The carriage rolled out into the
street directly uniifr the heels of a pass
ing earn, scaring the horses and causing a
runaway. One of the horees kicked the
child, knocked It under the wagon wheels
and It was run over. The little one died
twenty-five minutes after the accident.
Death From Natural Cnusrs.
Coroner namractt has given a certificate
of death rroni natural causes In tbe case, f
Contractor George Neilzj, who was found
sitting upright nnd dead In a seat in the
waiting-room at the Baltimore and Po
tomac depot yesterday afternoon;
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The Times. Real Estate Bureau can.s
cure a tenant ror your vacantstore quicker
I than any other agency.
1NMJBGRNT LOrEZ ABRESTED.
"Wits Jum Leaving Key TVewt on tbo
Havana, via Key West, Fla., June 4.
Joseph Lopez was arrested on tbe steamer
Mascotte yesterdayjustas shC was leaving
Orders had been Issued to search Lopez,
who had been un Insurgent, and If any
thing of a suspicious nature was found on
him to arrest him. The police had finished
the search and reported everything all
right and lit was passed.
Shortly afterward a box of candy con
taining two letters was sent on board ad
dressed to Lorcz for parties in this city.
Lopez opened cne of the letters and took
from It some money and threw the letter
overboard. This action excited the sus
picion of the police and he wasimmediately
arrested and taken ashore-
BLACKBURN FOR PRESIDENT
Kentucky Democrats Present His
Nam.9 on a Free Silver Platform.
Hrecklnrldgf railed on for n Speech
und Tulked for .-sound Money AI-
in us t u How In the Convention.
-Lexington, Ky., June 4. The Democrats
Bute convention was called to order at
9 20 o'clock this moruing, witli the number
of delegates greatly thinned out.
The report of the committee on perma
nent organization, asadoptcd, arranged for
. complete rforganlzation of the party
niachinery, from precinct committeemen
up. Every gold manjs to be fired and a
free silver Blackburn man appointed in his
stead. Major I'. P. Johnson of tils city
fs named as the chairman of the State cen
tral committee, and It can be stated that
only free silver men will be nomiuated for
Congress outside the Louisville district
Col. W. C. P. Urecklnrldgc was called on
for a speech, and his appearance on the
stage brought forth a torrent of applause.
He was the fi rst gnldbug to be given a show
by the silver beetles. He made a strong
speech for sound money.
Col. II. L. Stone, of Louisvlle, made a
scathing speech in defenseof the Louisville
delegation. He was particularly severe on
Capt. Jim Williams, and when he referred
to the captain's record asa bully Williams,
who was down in front, started for Col.
Stone, shaking bis fist, but be was pulled
Jack Chinn then began to shout at Stone.
He was wild with rage, but he was sup
pressed, and Col. Stone kept on. Black
bum's vengeance against ex Sieaker A. J.
Carroll, who prevented his election, he
says, was the cause of the unseating of tbe
sixth and seventh ward delegations, of
which Carroll was a member.
The following is the platform. In part.
"The Democracy ot Kentucky, In conven
tion assembled, arc In favor of an honest
dollar a dollar worth neither more nor
Icsi hau one huudre! cents. We favor bi-met-a
1 sni.aiidtothatcnd wedemandthefreeaud
unlimited coinage of both gold and silver
at the ratio of lb to 1 as standard money
with equal legal tender power, Independent
of the action or anv other nation. We huld
that the Secretary or the Treasurj should
exercise-his legal right to ledetm all the
Coin obligations in gold or silver, as may
bo more convenient, ami the Issue of bonds
fn time or peace for the maintenance of the
gold reserve or for any other purpose. We
are opposed to the national banking system
and to any enlargement of its powers. We
are opposed to any contraction of the cur
rency by the retirement or greentucks or
Resolved, That the delegates chosen by
this convention to the National Dcirocratic
Convention to be he'd ut Chicago, July 7,
lo9G, be and they are hereby Instructed
to cast the vote of the State of Kcutscky
in the convention as a unit for Hon. J.S C.
Blackburn, for President of the United
States, and to use all honorable means to
secure his nomination.
The majority report was adopted by a
vote of 678 to 214. Tbe unseated dele
gates then left the hall.
1 he expected licit of the remaining Lou.s
vllle sound money delegates tlld not take
place. Thecommitteeon permanent organ
1d.Uon made Its report. Thereport named
Hon. Charles K. Wheeler, of McCrackta,
fur permanent chairman.
CHANCES IN" THE FURNACE.
Gurbnire Crrnmtory Owner Notifies
Commissioners of lite Purposr.
Mr. H. S Brow n, owner of the garbage
crematory, called at the municipal build
ing this morning and informed the Com
missioners that his company will proceed
at once to make such structural changes
In the furnace as will make it conform to
the plant at Wilmington.
He stated that the instructions issued by
the board will be complied with in every
respect where it is possible to do so. but
tint In the matter of fuel he would be
obliged by orcumstauces to continue the
use or coal.
Mr. Drown stated to Col. Trucsdell that
the price or oil has advanced so much that
its use in the furnace would increase the
cost or garbage consumption to sixty cents
a ton, an expense beyond what should be
demanded of him. He stipulated that the
furnace will be put lu condition to burn
sixty tons per day or twelve hours, and
asked what the board would do In that
He was informed that, as the Commis
sioners had no contract with biro, they would
of course be obliged to communicate offi
cially with Contractor Warficld, and would
do so today.
The board cannot make concession. Col.
Trucsdell said, aud will so notiry the con
tractor. But it he (Erown) chooses to make
the changes he Indicated, the board would
doubtless have It reinspectcd.
Mr. Brown then asked whether or not,
after the Improvements shall be nude, the
board will cause an expert to visit the
for the purpiee of comparing the two and
deciding as to the capacity and utility of
each. Without shaking definitely. Col.
.Truesdell said he supposed there would
be no trouble about that.
KAI&EH'S YACHT "WINS.
Meteor Finished First, With Wales'
London, June 4. The regatta of the
Royal London Yacht Club was sailed to
day over the course from the lower Hope,
around the Mouse lightship, and back to
ISravesend, Yacht Racing Association time
allowance for rig and rating for a fifty
mile course. The German Emperor's new
yacht. Meteor, recently launched from the
Henderson yards, was one of the starters
in the large rater class.
The Meteor, Satanlta, Britannia, nester,
Allsa, Isolde, Corsair and Caress were tho
contestants In the race for the big boats,
and crossed the starting line in the order
named at 12.15 p. m. The wind wasliglit
and variable, but always southerly.
The Britannia, ns the boats got well clear
ot the lower Hope, had a nice lead overthe
Meteor, and the Allsa was last in the fleet.
The Niagara tlid not start In the race for
The Meteor crossed the finish line first.
The Britannia was second and the Allsa
Nomination of u Consul.
The President today sent to the Senate
the nomination or G.F. Smlthersot Dela
ware, now deputy consul at Osakl and
Uioja, Japan.'to be United States consul
at Chung King, China.
nobbed on Chain Hrldgo.
Michael O'Donolio or No. 001 Center
Market bud his pocket picked on Chain
Bridge last eveaimj and a gold watch taken.
1.0011 WON LOST
Question of Number of Battle
ships Again in Conference.
SPEECHES OF THE SENAT0R3
The Conference Ileport on the In
dian Appropriation Hill Was Acrecd
to The Contract school Mutter Still
ltemulns Unsettled Mr. Gorman''
Explanation nf Ills Attitude.
The consideration by the SeDate today
ot the resolution oKered by Mr. Morgan aa
to the Coiniielitor prisoners in Cuba, was
postiKced till tomorrow.
Senate bill granting to the El Paso anc"
Northeastern Railr.iad Company a right of
way through the new Fort Bliss Military
Reservation, was taken from the calendar
aud passed. ,
The conference repi rt on tbe naval ap
propriation bill was taken up, the question
being on the motion ot Mr. iuay, that the
Scuatr recede from Its amendnieutreduciiig
iheuumbex or battleships fnin rour to two
Mr. Gorman, one of the conferees, said
that he did not desire to debate the mat
ter any rurthcr than he had already done
when the matter was rirst berore the Sen
ate. In his Judgment, It would not be wise to
proceed more rapidly than heretofore in
the construction or these great ships, aj
improvements were being cont.nually made
or discovered. As to the expenditure of
money, that was a question with which
the Senate and House were familiar.
It would seem aslf-lhat matter were not
taken Into account very much about any
thing. At the same time, ir the Senate de
sired lo recede fran the amendment and
agree to the authorization for four battle
ships, there ought to be a vote of a faE
Senate upon that question.
As to receding from the amendment lim
iting the contract price for armor plate h
thought that tbe responsibility ought no
to he thrown upon the conferees, but ought
to be assumed by the Senate Itself.
Mr. Gorman referred to the statement
made yesterday by members of the Com
mittee on Naval Affairs as to the plate
armor manufacturers In the United statu
being In combination with rorelgn manu
facturer, and as to their robbing the gov
eminent unmercifully, "irsuch a comblna.
Hon has been entered Into." he continued,
"and ir the price charged is excessive nnd
a robbery, then I say we ought to cease tht
construction of battleships. That is tbt
way to meet this question. If such a conv
biiiatlon exists and ir such rohtpcry is golni
on, the executne officers of the govern
ment have been derelict In thelrduty."
Mr. Gorman complimented Secretaries a
the Navy Whitney and Tracey for their wtit
action In making literal contracts wltt
the Bethlehem and Carnegie works. Hi
believed that tbo-e wete wise contracts
although tfey were, unquestionably lib
eral. Thoe two great establishments had
thus befen able not only to furnish tfc
navy, but alo lo furh steel plates fot
great vesesls of com,rce, two or three
of which are now on theoeean equal to any
constructed fin the Clyde. "
The United atates was now confessedly
ahead of every other nation in the charac
ter of the armor plate ot its ships of war,
in the construction ot ships and In the
speed obtained for the vessels to be used
as torpedo destroyers. He would, there
fore, not embarrass either ot those great
THE ARMOR PLATE COMBINE.
Mr. Chandler, a member of the Commit
tee on Naval Affairs, asserted, from infor
mation tefore that committee, that the
cost of the production ot armor plate at
the Bethlehem and Carnegie works wa
less than $300 a ton, and that, by a combi
nation, the prlcecharged to the government
was $550 and $600 a ton.
He asserted that every dol'ar which thee
two concerns had paid out for the produc
tion ofarmor plate and every dollar which
they had put In their plant had been paid
back to them in profits from these con
tracts. In addition to those contract
there had come to them thi" year con
tracts for the Kentucky andtheKearsarge,
but reduced by $50 a ton.
The vote was taken on Mr. Quay's mo
tion to recede from the amendment reduc
ing the number of tiattlehlps to be con
tracted for from four to two, and the
motion was defeated yeas, 17; nays, 33.
The conference report wa then agreed
to. and a further conference was ordered.
The conference report on the Indian ap
propriation bill was then taken up, and
without further discussion It was agreed
to yeas, 27; nays, 20. The contest against
it in the Senate ha I been the provision im
posing citizenship nn the Indians of the
Five Civilized Tribes. The effect ot the
vote is to make that provision definite and
Mr. Lodge moved to recede from the
Senate amendment which allows contract
schools for Indian children to be continued
till July, 1SSIS. Rejected yeas, 17; nays,
31. A further conference was ordered oa
FUR SEAL FISHERIES.
Mr. Morrill, chairman of the Finance
Committee, reported a Joint resolution to
authorize a scientific Investigation of the
fur seal fisheries, and It was considered and
It authorizes the Secretary of the Trcas
urv to expend $3 000 for the employment
of perins to conduct a scientific investiga
tion, in the fiscal years 1S0C and 1897, as
to the fur seal herds on the Pribyloft and
other Inlands and In L'erlrg Sea.
Mr. Gear, chairman of the Pacific rail
road committcp, moved that the Pacifio
rallrond funding bill be taken up and post
poned tilljhe eighth legislative day of tho
next session, lie stated that there was a
debt of $115,000,000 due to the govern
ment by- the Pacific railroads a portion ot
it falling due next year: that tbe Union
Pacific bad defaulted ou Its first mortgage
bonds; that there was a suit pending to
foreclose that mortgage, nud that it was,
therefore, incumbent on Congress to take
Killed by a Trnln.
Pottsville, Pa., June 1. At the Phila
delphia and Rrcading Railroad Cressona.
crossing yesteritay. Mrs. John Daltoo.who
resided at the Willows, near Schuylkill
Haven, in attempting to cross the road lo
front or a moving freight train, was rnn
down and killed. Her body was badly mn
tllated. The Tiroes Real Estate Bureau can se
cure a tenant for your vacantstore quieter
than any other agency.
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