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WASHTSTGrTOX, D. C, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 1896 EIGHT PAGES.
Republican Bosses Expected at
St. Luis Today.
Determined Fisht Will Ho at Oneo
Inaugurated Ajmlust tilt Fntorlte.
Adding the FlnlMllng Touche to
1 lie Andltorliini No PicturesoII.lv
Pt. Louis, June 9. In anticipation of
the arrival today of theauti-McKinlcy'lead-crs,
the lieutenants or the Olilo candidate
were busily engaged last night in dis
tributing throughout the dott'nlown dis
trict lithographs, banners and buttons bear
ing the splendid portrait of lIcKinley.
. Up-to the present lime McKinley has bad
thing!, pretty much bis ottn way in St.
Louis, but the arrival of Messrs. Mauley of
Maine. Clarkson or Iowa, Telleror Colorado,
Filer of Illinois, and numerous other promi
nent leaders, is expected to make a di
vision in the almost univert.il display of
The linishliig touches of the Auditorium
are being nude today aud Hie decorator will
have concluded his work tonight . The iir
traitsof Gen Grant and Admiral Fanagut
were put up jcMcrday. The great naval
rununander will look down on then.emlcrs
of the contention from the gallery rail
ing at the east end of the ball. Directly op
posite is a portrait or Gen. I'hil Sheridan,
representing the army.
ONLY DEAD LEADEUS HONORED.
The still greater leaders, Lincoln and
Grant, are on the two sides, the first almost
directly over the speaker's stand, and
Grant at the center of the south gnllery
opposite. Higher than all, just abote the
Lincoln iiortralt. is Washington. Each is
surrounded by American flags. Some hate
wondered why Sherman, who lived and
was buried in St. Louts, alid who outranked
Sheridan when he retired from the army,
was not selected instead of the latter for
one of the four placesof honor with Wash
ington. The answer is that the local com
mittee desired to have the cavalry as well
as the infantry represented.
The absence of pictures and mottoes rep
resenting leaders of the Republican party
or today may be noticed. The omission
was Intentional. The local commllte-e, sup
posed to be tinctured with McKliiIcyi-m,
was placed under restrictions In this
TLAG or FREE CUBA.
Trobablj uk ring in the auditorium
will attract more attention and cause more
more comment than that of the Cuba in
surgents. 11 occupies a conspicuous plate;
In fact, the most conspicuous place in the
entire building. The colcrs of the Cuban
republic can be Been from any scat In the
gallery or dress circle, and that Is more
than can be said of any other national
emblem in the building.
The currency quotum is the main theme
of discussion and the belief Is growing
that the financial plank of the national
platform adopted at the St. Louis conten
tion will be the Indiana plank, with little
elaboration or change, if not adopted ver
batim. At least the declaration will be
against the iadejicn4?nt ,r"e coinage of
bdverat the ratio of 10 10 1.
It will b
lbca sound n-oi.ey plank .buttherc
Is a decided sentiment against the use of
the terms "gold standard." There is
strong talk or the ex rcslen "wc are un
alterably opposed tn the free coinage of
sliver at any ratio, independent of other
nations." thus denting tie rcsiticn more
WILL riGIIT McKINLEY.
An Interview with II. . Deedle, editor
and manager or the True American, a local
A. P A. organ. Is pnntel lii a morning
paper, in which that gentleman Is quoted
as follow: -
"Since the action of the national council
at Washington It Is out of the question to
suppose that the association as u unit will
"But this dois not mean that opposition
to him by the Inditidual members or the
order has stopped. Judge Stetens is out
or the cil at present, but I know what I
am talking about when I say that there
will be memlitrs or our order among the
delegates who will net er consent to sup
port McKinlcy under anv circumstances.
"The fight will also be made against
the election of Roman Catholic national
committeemen. In this State our order
very naturally Is with Filley'ln Ins right
on Kerens. The local sentiment in St.
Louis among our members Is almcstsolidly
against McKinley also, but (he fact that
Filley and Kerens are both McKinley
men will not prevent us from giving our
Fupport to the man who is trying to
bead off a Romanist."
NOT AFRAID 0FTHE A.P.A.
His almost the universal opinion of those
persons who have so far put in an appear
ance that the A. P. A. will not cut much
or a figure in the eonteiiilcn. It lias been
claimed by the A.P.A that 10 delegates
arc mcmlicrs of their order, tut no state
ment or their Presidential preference lias
been made public.
The suggestion has been made Inror
inally to members of the Republican na
tional committee already here that Arch
bishop Knln be Invited to offer the prayer
at the opening of the convention. It is
customary to have a prajer at the opening
of each day's proceedings. Representa
tives ot different denominations arc se
lected. The argument that is being used with na
tional committeemen is that the archbishop
Is the head of the Catholic church for a
large section of the country; that this is
his home, and that It wo'Ud be a graceful
tiling for the representatives of the Re
publican party to do, especially when so
much has been said about A. P. A. influ
ences. It Is supposed that If the matter
is formally presjnte 1 to the committee the
representative from Missouri, Mr. R. C.
Kerens, will do it.
GRANT FOE VICE PRESIDENT.
R. T. Tox. secretary of the New York
delegation, arrived Inst night, and made
nrangements for quartering that delega
tion at the Southern. He was much adverse
to being Interviewed, saying that he had
come on ahead or the delegates to make
arrangements for it. When asked It he
thought McKinley would be nominated on
the first ballot be answered by saying that
Send in Suggestions and Enroll Yourself as a Partici
pant in a Display of Thousands of Wheels.
On the third page of this issue of THE TIMES is a proposition to. local
wheelmen to participate in the splendid bicycle parade to come off in the
near future. Read it and send- in your suggestions. Enroll yourself and
your "bike" for the fun. """
THE TIMES will offer prizes, and others will undoubtedly do the same.
Address your communications to the Bicycle Editor, Times Building.
New 1'ork -was Tor Morton for President.
He would not venture n guess as to who
would be nominated for the Vice Presi
dency. Concerning the money question, he
said that the Eastern States will not be
satisfied with anything but a hard-money
E. II. Dcss. Albert Lathrop and E. A.
Webster, of the South Carolina delegation,
got In this morning. Mr. Lathrop says
that South Carolina Is for McKlnlcy and
on a platform which declared lor protec
tion and honest money.
George T.WIswcllor Wisconsin, Scrgeant-at-Arms
Btrnes" right-hand man, reached
here today, lie is an enthusiastic MeKinley
lte, but beyond favoring a sound-money fi
nancial plank in tho convention platform,
he declined to be quoted for publication.
Tart or California's delegation Is scheduled
to arrive today, and inaugurate a bconi for
Col. Fred Grant for the Vict Presidency.
HIS NAME IS OX EVEBY LIP.
McKinley' Nomination Seem to Ho
Bt. Louis, Mo , June 0. "There will be
one roll call In the convention, and that
will result in the nomination ot Major
These were the words of Judge A. C.
Continued on Second Page.
ICICLES' RATE OF SPEED
NewPdlice Regulations Reduc:ng
the Tim at Cross:ngs.
ONLY SIX MILES AN HOUR
Only One Hlder tin Each WheelThis
Will Stop the Practice, of Currying
Children Complaint of Citizen
About an Old Nuisance Minor D1h
trlct Mutter and Dally Order.
The Commlssloneri! adopted an Important
umeiulmcnt to the police regulations to
day in respect to bicycle riding, which is
in substance as follows: .
Section 1 of article 10 of said regulations
is amended-so that said section shall read:
Section 1. No horse shall be drlten nor
vehicle moved faster than a walk on Fif
teenth street, between Pcnnsjltanla ave
nue aud the north line or New York ate
Hue northwest, or across street intersections
where street car lines intersect; nor across
any, other street Intersections in the dty
or Washiugtouata rate of spe"0d faster than
six miles per hour. This shall not apply,
however, to patrol" wagons ror to emer
gency wagon? usesi by hospitals or street
Section 34 or article 10 of the regula
tions Is also amended by substituting the
words "one dollar" for the words "five
dollars" in the firth line thereof, so that
said section shall read:
Every person as aforesaid tlolating any
or the provisions of any sec'.loa of this ar
ticle wherein a penalty is not provided
shall, on conviction, be punisl'ed by a fine
of not less than $1 nor more than 540
for cacli offense.
Section 10, of Article XIV, of said
regulations is amended by substituting
the word "one" for the word "rive" In
the fourth line thereof, so that said section
Any person violating any of the pro
visions or these regulations shall, on
conviction thereof In the police court, be
punished by a fine of not less than one
nor more than forty dollars for each
and every offense.
THE SPEED OF BIKES.
The most important, perhaps, of the
amendments, is that to section 30 of
article 10. wnirh provides that, "No bi
cycle shall be propelled across any Inter
secting street in the city or Washington at
a greater rate of speed than six miles an
hour, nor at a greater rate of speed be
tween interse-ctlng btreets and avenue's.
than twelve miles an hour: nor at a greater
rate or speed on any public street or road
way outside or thecity than rirtcen miles per
"And no person other than the person or
persons propelling any bicycle shall be
permitted to ride on the same: and the per
ron or jiersons propelling the same in vio
lation or this regulation shall, upon convic
tion, be fined not less than one nor more
than ten dollars, and etery bicjele shall
at all times be under control or the rider."
This prohibits the earrjing or children
These amendments, although anticipated,
have been hastened somewhat by the tragic
ending or William Gouldiuan by a recklc'S
Citizens or LeDrolt Park, who have long
sufreredrromthp odors or atiorrenslveopen
sewer In their midst,and whoallegcthatall
previous erforts have failed to secure relief ,
again brought the matter to the attention
or the Commissioners today through a me
morial signed by about three score or the
afflicted residents, and handed in by Mr.
Mark W. Moore, chairman or theNorth Cap
ital andEckington Citl7cn's Association's
committee on sewers and water.
The sewer complained or is located In
Flagler plac-e. near the new Protestant
Episcopal Church. It is so orfenslve
the citizens sat, that people who reside In
its vicinity are Unable to remain out of
doors when the wind is frc m that direction.
The Commissioners are unable to approve
or the suggested legislation in behnir of
Mr. Zcnas C. Robbing, who desires to have
continued the privilege of renting the space
beneath the outside stairway leading to the
upper storv ot his business building, on the
corner or F and Seventh streets northwest.
Fines for derelictions tvere imposed to
day by order of the Cominiss'oners upon
members of the police force, as follows:
Privates G. W. Ricklcs. tried May 20, Tor
gross neglect or duty. 315; Private D. F.
Williams, tried May 8 for conduct unbe
coming an orriccr. Sin; Private J. T. Hol
linbergcr. trie! May 27, for gross neglect
or duty, S10.
It was ordered today that Jnmcs Creamer
bo transferred from the temporary to the
permanent roll as an engineer In the fire
department, he having successfully met the
requirements In his probationary term.
Decrease In Exports.
New York. June 0. The exports, excln-
siteof Bpccle. from New York, for the week
were $7.4:11,017. against $7,788,612 for
tt-e corresponding week or last year.
Many Arrests in Buxton and
Thornion Murder Cases.
HITCH IN THE PROCEEDINGS
Judge Ocnderhon Decide Not to Hold
a Preliminary Hearing Tomorrow.
The Coroner' Inciuet on Thurhdiiy
Im Seemed Sufficient to Hold tho
Men Samuel Jludd's Coiifeloii.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Rocktille.MX, June 0. The Uuxton mur
der prisoners aud the Sandy Spring tragedj
arrests have filled the Rockville Jail.
Montgomery county today Is aroused to
a high pitch over the murders or the past
three weeks. The county sat Is rilled with
visitors whose interest in the cases bcrbro
them overshadows all else.
The residents or Gaithersburg have been
using etery endeavor to induce Sheriff
Collier and State's Attorney Kllgour to
have the preliminary hearing or Randolph
and Neale at that place, but the orflclals
are determined to have it at Rockville,
where the prisoners are safer and where
the raclhtles are better.
Sheriff Collier todaj Informed Justice of
the Teace Itaughnian of the pun ose of the
officials and the latter and Deputy Sheriff
Horton Thompson nre.busy today summon
ing witnesses, numbering in nil about nine
teen. This is e'xelusitc of those now con
rined in the Jail.
THERE MAY BE A HITCH.
It was rumored today that there mlgrt
be a hitch In the hearing tomorrow. When
State's Attorney Kllgour told Justice
Baugbman to come to Rockville Tor the
hearing, the latter replied that he would
Just as licr go to Baltimore, and inti
mated that he would not conic to Rock
tine, but would have a hearing at Gaitucrs-burg.lndependently-
In case 'Sq'tlre Bauglunan does not put
In an appearance, the hearing at the court
house will be presided gvr by Judge Hen
derson of the Montgomery county circuit
Detectives Poliler and Sciliold are at
Gaithersburg, and are still engaged In their
Investigation, but have not brought any
evidence to light, though they still cling to
their opinion against Randolph and .Neale.
BL'DD HAS CONFESSED.
Samuel Uudd. one ot the negroes under
arrest ror the Sandy Spring murder, last
night made a confession to Sheriff Collier.
He said he was present when the cpiar
rel took place. He heard Tom Carter call
Howard Thornton a liar, and the latter re
sponded in the same way.
Torii Carter then struck Thorntonand the
latter pulled a rctolter. Clarence Thorn
ton, the murdered man, drew a razor and
then the fight began. He left at that time,
but saw Perry Elcorn and Arch Hopkins
golug toward the crowd. Elcorn said:
"Where is the who drew a
revolver on Carter?'
Hopkins said to Thornton, "What are
you going to do with that razor?" Thorn
ton replied that he had none. Later Hop
kins struck Thornton, and he cut Hop
kins across the breast. Hopkins picked up
a' rail and struck at Thornton, who ran.
A crowd followed and Elcorn grablied a
stick of wood and hit Thornton back of
the head. Thornton fell and Arch Hopkins
kicked him in the head. They then met
Pete Lewis, and Elcorn struck him with-
WIRING IS DEFICIENT.
Buttons that Didn't Work.
the club, and Budd kicked him because
Lewis had kicked him.
Wlim Elcorn struck Thornton and knock
ed him down Arcli Hopkins continued kick
ing him, and when hcy started away
Elcorn asked if he ntat finish him up.
Efforts are being made today to find
Tom Cn rtcr.
NO HEARING TOMORROW.
It was announced late this afternoon by
Judge Ilende'rton tliarfhere will be no pre
liminary hearing dr Randolph and Neale.
His decision was rendered after a long
consultation with States Attornc Kll
gour nud for the reason, lie said, that it
will be unneee-sarj Intlewof the eorener's
Jury, tvhlcii contencs Thursday morning.
It has been taken ror granted that the
Jury will hold the men In tleir terdlct;
should they not dp so, lowevcr.a hearing
will be had later In toe week.
This official statement created con
siderable surprise around the court-houe
today. This afternoon Deputy Sheriff
Hortcfi"Thompson ceased summoning wit
nesses and left ror Washington'.' He will
go to Baltimore this evening. The pur
pose of his visit Is not known, as it is
denied that either Randolph or Neale will
the taken from Baltimore, owing to Judge
Dr. Bradea or the Gorrield Hospital start,
tills ariurnmiii consented to nllow Mr. R.
L. Buxton to go to Gaithersburg tomor
row and Httend the coroner's inquest as a
witness against Neale and Randolph.
The husband is now entirely out or dan
ger, and It Is possible that he may decide
to go this afternoon.
While Mrs. Uuxton is steadily Improving,
she will not be allowed to attend the Inquiry.
Maud is also rapidly recovering.
The colored defense committee here will
see that the two suspects are represented
by lawjers at the inquest.
SLACK CASE .IS REOPENED
Perrines Get a Favorable Decision
in New Jersey.
Chancellor MeGill Reverses Vice
Chancellor .Hlrd' Decision as
Trenlou, .N. j., June 9. Chancellor Me
Gill filed an opinion today in the now cele
brated Slack-rerrinecase, whit his the con
test or a mother for the recotery of her
two children, held by other people under
the will of a deceased father.
Today's decision comes upon the heel
ot other decisions In this State and Wash
ington, D. C, where the fight has also lieen
in progress, and its effect will lie lo re
opeu the whole litigation.
The decision of the Washington appellate
court, promulgated a few days since, held
that the action of the New Jersey court
must lie-sustained. He re the custody oriho
children had been awarded to the mother.
During the pendeniy or the Washington
proceedings "counsel for the I'errines made
a motion before; Chancellor MeGill to set
aside the decree? in the court or chancery
iinprovidently grantpd. It Is upon this
motion that today's- opfaloa is filed.
The chancellor reverses Vice Chancellor
Uird's decision as Ifrpgular. and his order
transferring the children to the custody of
their mother as Illegal'. The efrectrof the
decision, rnrthermorc; is to erase the decree
made previously holding Col. and Mrs. Por
rinc guilty or contemptot court.
Since the entering-of the latter decree
theTcrrlne8 have passed the time in Wash
ington, and their return to Trenton is ex
pected to begin anew the fight for the
Slack children-. ri
Condemned by'Colored Minister.
Boston, Mass., i 'June 0. The Inter
denominational Ministerial Association
composed of colored ministers of lloston
and vicinity, at Its session yesterday
adopted resolutions; strongly protesting
against the recent decision uf the Supreme
Courtof the UniteduSlates upon the Louis
iana separate car law'.
Muckercl lri .Canadian Waters.
Ottawa, '5fft.. June ft. The fisheries de-"
partment has been advised that mackerel in
large quantities are schooling within the
three-mile limit, aiid that the Nova Scotia
fishermen are making great catches. There
is a big fleeCof United States vessels ten
miles off the Nova Scotia coast, but their
catch 'bus tibt been large, as the fish arc
not plentiful beyond the territorial waters
The elegant custom-made suite which
were made to order" for $20 and $25 by
leading tailors are-the leading bargains at
the Misfit Clothing Tarlors', i07" Seventh
street. You can 'be -fitted, and the price
is only $8.
Senator Allison Leads the. Oppo
sition to the Resolution.
ENEMIES OF ROHL-SMITH
He AxsertK That Artist St. Gaudens
J an Open and Avowed Foe ot the
buccoxful Competitor Mr. Uutt-t-y
Fators a Popular Memorial U
the Dead Gonurul.
The supplementary deficiency bill for
compensation and mileage of newmembers
of the House of Representatives was passed
today in the Senate. It appropriates about
House biH authorizing and directing the
Attorney General lo select on the military
reservation at Leavenworth, Kan., a site
for the erection of a penitentiary building
there and to secure plans for its erection
The resolutions offered yesterday by
Mr. Wolcott for an Inquiry into the con
tract for theerec'tlonofanequestrlaustutue
of Gen. William T. Sherman and request
ing the suspension of the contract until
next session, was laid before the Senate.
Mr. Wolcott explained and advocated the
resolution. It seemed to him, he said,
that a great injury had been done tn
making the contract, and that a proper
investigation or the subject by the Library
Committee ortheSeuate would result cither
in righting the wrong done or In showing
that the contract was the right conclusion
of the whole matter.
Mr. Wolcott rehearsed some ot the facts,
showed that the army of the Tennessee had
collected $1G,00(J and that Congress had
appropriated $80,000 making the whole
ruud S9G.000; that bids and models were
called for; that twenty-six models had
been submitted, and that a committee of
national sculptors. Including the most
distinguished sculptors In the world, had
been appointed, which had selected two
models as the best, but of such equal merit
that this committee preferred that the
commission Itself should determine which
should be accepted.
STRUCK FROM THE LIST.
Mr. Mills asked Mr. Wolcott who had ap
pointed " those cultured gentlemen at New
"The Army of the Tennessee, on June 20,
18!i5," Mr. Wolcott replied.
He went on to state that a committee of
the Army ot the Tennessee struckfrora the
list of names or sculptors who were to
receive $1,000 e-ach, one who stood No.
i in the list, and had put In his place
one who stood as No. 10 Mr. Rohl
Smith and had given to this artist, whom
It had thus boosted up, the contract lor the
The city of Washington was, lie said, dis
graced by monuments and statues and
bronzes which should have noplace there.
But Senators owed It to themselves, to art
and to truth .thatlf people who have knowl
edge on the subject of art are Invited to
give their Judgment, that Judgment should
be observed. Many ot the artists who
competed never would have competed if
they had not suppled that their models
would be passed upon by men of competent
Mr. Allison argued against the resolution,
and contended that the only Jurisdlct'nn
which Congress had over the matter was
glten in the Joint resolution or 1S02.
which provided that a commission, con
sisting of the president of the
Armv of the Tennessee (Gen. Dodgp).
the Secretary of War and the general of
the army were to do what, to select a site
for the statue and to prepare the pedestal
on which it should rest. Rererring to Mr.
Rohl-Smith or Chicago, Mr. !lllon said that
it was well known that one of the artists'
committee, Mr. St. Gaudens, was an open
and avowed enemy or Mr. Rohl-Smith, and
had accused him or stealing his (Mr. St.
G'audcn) likeness or Gen. Sherman.
NOT TO BE BELIEVED.
Mr. AUUonalso said that the rinalaward
had been made by the Secretary of War,
the general ot thearmy, thepresldentof the
Army of the Tennessees (Gen.1D6dge),Gcn.
Henderson, Gen. John W. Noble, and Col.
Cabell. They bad sat In Judgment on the
"Was it to be supposed," Mr. Allison
asked, '-'that these; six men betrayed for
favoritism the trust reposed in them, or
that they 'Juggled' with artists for the
purpose of helping some favorite? Should
tfiese mrn'lio degraded by an. Inquiry
as respected their competency, their hon
esty and their Integrity? .Whatever oth
ers might do, be would not vote for any
such iuqulrv or tor any such stigma upon
iit'. Hawley also opposed the resolution.
What he. favored was a popular statue
of Gen. Sherman such a one as his old
soldiers would recognize at hair a mile
distance; not a mere work of art which
might be entltled"Tbe American General,''
but which wap not the statue of "Old
Mr. Wolcott's resolution was defeated.
TRIED TO MURDER THEM.
Donaldson Wanted to Kill Ills
Wife and Daughter.
A double murder was attempted this
forenoon on Florida avenue.
William A. Donaldson, living at No. 912
Florida avenue, tried to kill his wife and
He was prevented by a carpenter who
had called at the house.
The police were summoned and Donald
son was carried to No. 8 police station,
where the charge of assault and battery
was entered against him on the blotter.
SEHftTES m ARE OPEH
Electric Light Trickery of the
House Given Attention.
TIMES WAS FREELY QUOTED
Vlolutlonof tho Kule Concerning Sow
LeglKhltloil on or Chance In Appro
priation. HUN the Subject of Critl
clsini Senator Show Appreciation
of PecullarMethodb) Employed.
In the Senate this morning the conrerence
report on the act to extend the route- of
the EcUngton and Soldiers' Home Railway
Company and or the Belt Railway Company
The House made a number of minor
amendments to the Senate bill, and these
have been under discussion In the con
ference for some time. The amendment
of chief Interest were thoaj of the Senate
extending the line out Sherman and Keue
satv avenues and the House amendment
adding to the bill a clause for the exten
sion of the Metropolitan line. The con
ferees agreed that each body shnuiu re
cede from its amendment, and the Senate
agreed to this. The report has gone to
the House. .,
A message from the House thi morning
laid before the Senate the amendment made
in the House last evening to the District
appropriation bill. It was not acted on.
The conferees on the District appropria
tion bill were in session all morning. Sen
ator Teller, when asked if an agrecmiiet
had been reached, said:
"No; and wen re a long way from one."
THE LIGHTING AMENDMENT. -
When the amendment of tre House con
cerning electric lighting was brought up
Mr. Teller said it was a matter of im
portance, and that Mr. Allison would ex
Mr. Allison said he had seen the matter
in the Record. It was important legisla
tion tacked on the last minute. Hi: was
told that the matter had Leen a subject
of examination by committees of both
bouses. He was sorry that It had been
done. Bills were on the calendar and should
be taken up when reached.
Mr. Piatt thought tiiat the House wanted
to amend a Senate amendment.
Mr. Teller said it was a matter of dis
agreement. It was hotly contested by
the citizens of the District and he would
not suggest what should be done.
Mr. Faulkner thought it better go to
Mr. Teller said they had It to meet In
conference every day. Some proposition
was always coming In.. 1 1 was for the Pen
ate to say whether these poles should go
The Senate had bettcrdetermlne.
Mr. Galllngcrthought this as good a time
as any to discuss these questions.
He thought there had better be plain
speaking. He did not like to criticise the
Commissioners of the District.
INDORSED "THE TIMES." -
Mr. Gallinger then read rrom The Times
or this morning. He was not prepared to
indorse etery word, but he did Indorse the
sentiment or the news Item and theed.tor
ial. Much attention was paid to the read
ing of the article. He spoke of It a: "the
enterprising Journal or the city."
Mr. Gallinger then spoke of the con
duct of the business ot the United States
Electric Light Company. No mass-meetings
had ever been held against this
electric light company. He detailed
the history of this company and told how
it was required to change its system
to underground wires.
He spoke of the syndicates which con
trolled the company trying to enter the
city with overhead wires. He said it
was proposed on an appropriation bill to
practically charter a company with an
This bill was no place for this. It was
a. piece of legerdemain, and he would al
ways oppose It. He called attention to the
fact that a bill to grant these privileges was
now before each House.
He further called attention to the fact
that the District Commissioners two or
three years ago thought It was bad policy
to let another electric company come in,
especially with foreign capital. He dosed
by reading a letter rrom the president of
the United States Company, which, he stat
ed, was frank and clear.
TDE SECTARIAN SCHOOLS.
Satisfactory Agreement of tho Indian
The conferees on the Indian appropriation
bill reached an agreement this morning
upon the sectarian school question which.
It Is asserted, Is acceptable to all parties
to the controversy.
By its terms the use of these schools under
contract with the Indian Bureau Is to be con
tinued only until June 30, 1807; not more
than 50,pcr cent of the amount approrc
uted for the current year Is to
be expended In the next year,
and only then in cases where otherarrange
ments cannot be made by the Secretary of
the'Interlor for the education of the chil
dren, and the Secretary Is Instructed, as far
as It Is possible to do so, to distribute the
contrnctsaniong the several denominations
'having schools In existence. The lastnamed
provision is the new clement In the bill.
To Start a Coffee Plantation.
St. Louis. Mo., June 0. The Mexican
Coffee Trading and Planting Company of
New York, with a capital stock of
$400,000 and a strong board of directors,
has 'been incorporated under the laws of
Missouri for the purpose of starting a
large coffee plantation In Mexico and
planting 1,000,000 coffee trees.
Went Down "With His Ship.
IJsbon, June 4. The Belgian steamer
Trucess Clemanlii.e, bound from Sardinian
pci If for Antwerp, has been sunk by Col
l'.siou with an unknown bark in latitude
4'o '.,-Iongitnde 7 W. -The captain of the
sleainer was drowned. The others of her
ckt have arrived at Cascaes.
British Otflcern Arrested us Spies. .
Berlin, Juno 0. Two British officers
.have been arrested at Metz on suspicion
ot being spies engaged In obtaining In
formation regarding Germany's fortifica
tions. Jt is UKeiy boat uiey win ue re
TUCKER RUU INVOKED
Speaker Reed Manages to Ge
a Quorum of Members.
DEMOCRATS BLOGK THE WAY
Aldrlch-Underwood Election Contest
the Cause of the Parliamentary
Tansies Tho Czar Counted All lVlic
"Were IreeHt, Even If They II Id N erf
Vote Judge Daniel' Addren.
The pending question when the House re
assembled at 10 o'clock today, still la con
tinuation of Saturday's session, was, would
the House reconsider the vole by which it
decided jesterday to consider the ccOtcted
election case of Truman H. Aldricb, Repub
lican, vs Oscar W. Underwood. Democrat,
from the Ninth Alabama district.
The motion was made by Mr. Owen and
action jesterday was postponed by ttiepre
seutation or a conrerence rcj ort.
When the Uou.se met today the tactics
or the Democrats were apparent by a
glance at the section or the hall Usually
occupied by them. Their seats were va
cant, with the exception iKisslbly of ten,
including Messrs. McMIUin and Richardson,
the parliamentary leaders in the absence vi
ex bpeaker Crisp.
They proposed to require the Republi
cans to rumlsli a quorum to unseat Unilec
!, but it was understood that In case
a conrerence rejKjrt or other unobjeentou
able business was presented enough Demo
crats would make their appearance from
somewhere to dispose of It. These tac
tic! ueie based, it Is stated, on their op
position to considering aud disjiosing of
an election case at tho end of a session,
when It COJU nit bi debated.
There was a confereLC2 of Republican
leaders with Speaker Reed, and after a
wait of filtcen minutes Mr. Daniels was
recognized to mote to lay upon the table
Mr. Owens' motion to reconsider.
THE TUCKER RULE.
This action was taken after it had beeD
determined. In case no quorum voted aud
that was ha rdly a debatable question In the
circumstances to enforce tile Tucker rule.
Incorporated into the code of rules for this
Congress. That was to call the roll and send
out for absentees, and. as fast as they ap
pcarcti. state the question and record thclr
votcs. Should any member decline to vote.
he was to be counted to make a quorum, urul
when the required number was reached the
result would be announced. The tote on
Mr. Daniels' motion resulted: Yeas. OS:
Mr Mc.Milhn No quorum, Mr Sieckr.
The Speaker There were besides six
ten gentlemen who answered preseat
Lndcr the rules of the 1 se ttere will be
a call of the nouse, and each gentleman as
bW name is called may tote on the pend
ing question. The sergcant-nt-arras will
Ik" it.strncted to bring in the absentees.
The roll call developed the presence est
a c.ucrum without the aid of the services
of the serreant-at-arms, and Mr. Dnaiels
net on to lay on the table the moticn
t- it-consider was agreed to; yeas 130,
naj ' 43; present 6,
There was some Republican opjosltlon
to the consideration or the case.
Upon the announcement or the vote Mr.
McMHUn raised the point or order that
the matter was not regularly before the
House, the report In the .case not being
that of a majority of the committee, but
of four members only.
The Speaker said that might have bren
a good point before the question of con
sideration was raised, but the Uousebavinff
voted to consider the case that sett'ed iu
Whatever the rules ot the House might re
quire, the right of a member to his seas
was higher than the rules.
THE FAVORABLE REPORT.
Mr. Daniels, introducing the debate, said
that owing to the delay caused In reaching
that stage ot the case, he would give no
tice thatatthe end of fifty minutes, hair of
which would be conceded to the minority,
he would move the previous question.
The report of Mr. Daniels and his associ
ates, recommending the seating of the con
testant, stated that the contest was waged
principally upon the conduct of election
officers iu Jefferson county, in which the
citt- of Birmingham is located,
They say the fraudulent conduct or thce
orrie-ers. as well as the tlienft's orricers.
which has been made to appear, was dis
reputable and criminal in the extreme.
But the contestee did net appear t'o Imvo
been a rersonal participant In it. It Wdx
the crime for It was no less than a crime
or the o(flet;rs alluded to and for the of
ficial consequences of which he is made,
It was the act of intelligent persons in
trusted with the honor as well as the
execution of the laws of the State who
voluntarily betrayed their trust and at
temptedtosmotherandcfjiicealtheelectoral sentiment designed to be. and which was
in truth expressed in the ballot foxes.
The crime was immediately theirs, but
the result must be borne by the contestee.
Tor nc person, even though Innocent, is per
mitted to pront by the fraud and miscon
duct of others perpetrated in his behalf.
It was so extensive and rar reaching as to
more than obliterate the majority declared
by the State orricers In their canvass fi
The State orricers returned a majority ot
1.166 ror Underwood; the committee find,
upon computing the changes in the vote
mat snouid be made because or the fraud
ulent, unlawful action of the election offi
cers, that Aldrlch had a majority of 220.
NOT ENTITLED TO IT.
Judge Daniels explained that the differ
ences in the committee upon this case wero
confined to matters of detail as to one or
two precincts only and not as to main
question. At no time, he said in reply to
a question by Mr. Terry, had the majority
been ot the opinion that the contestee
was cntitleJ to his seat.
Every doubt, he further said, had been
resolved by the majority of the committee
In favor of the contestee. This, te claimed,
was In marked contrast with the action
of the Democrats on the committee, who
hadever acted and voted asonemanagainst
the contestants In the cases referred to
them, irrespective ot the evidence.
While Judge Daniels was speaking an
arrangement was made by which the period
for debate was extended to two hours on
a side, and Mr. Underwood, the contestee.
addressed the House In Ills own behalf.
The minority of the ccrnmittee whose re
port formed the basis of Mr. Underwood's
remarks, traversing the testimony, con
clude that the contested majority of 1.1C0
should be reduced by 128, muling It 1,038
ami uy that majority he is entitled to his
TV111 Join the 2fctv rarty.
Fcoria, III., June 0. Dan R. Sheen, who
has been a Prohibition candidate for tho
United States Senate, has withdrawn from
that party and announces that he will
affiliate with the new Nationalist party,
which was formed by She bolters at Pitts
Situation Hemnlns Unchanged. '
Minneapolis, Minn., June 0. The strike
eituatiou Here among the printers thl
morning is, practically the same s It was
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