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WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1897-SIX PAGES.
Will the Death of Canovas Mean
Triumph for the Radicals?
BA&ASTA HIS PROBABLE SUCCESSOR
t J'ntirc Chance of Spain' Caban
1'olley LiUely to Be tbo
'All true-hearted Americans ire longing
to hec Cuba free and they will rejoice to
hcai or Senor Sagasta's being made
premier of Spain.
Jle Is said to lie a humane man, with the
people's interest at heart, and -would most
probably puta stop totheatroclticsln Cuba
Maer & Tcttlt -would rejoice mightily
to see the day of Cuba'. Independence to
see the flag of freedom float over the "rearl
f the Autillcs."
The hoi ci elgn. people -will always rule
ihe -world. Borne bedlzzened speck of
mortality nny think, forsooth, tliat he
rules the -world, lecnuse he liappcns to be
lKira In the purple " but he n ust sooner
or later ow to the will of the people.
Maj cr .t rettit areproud to tie of the peo
ple, proud to lun theli great double -tore
and annex, 415-417 Seventh street, in
the iuteiests f the people proud to be able
to furnlhh cosy homes for them and have
them money in so doing, proud to trutt
the people's word and extend themciedit.
Mr. Haskell May Conclude Not
to Accept the Place.
THOUGHT IT WAS A BIG JOB
Senator HnnnnV. Appointee Hnd tlio
Idea That He Was to Be the Sealer
for the "Whole "United States.
j Therefore Deputy Miller May Go
TJp a Peg.
It ih more than probable that the office
of sealer of weights and measures, over
-which the Comnilionen have already had
eo much trouble, will be filled by a Wash
ington man, aftei all.
It is stated on very good authority that
V. C. Hai-keH, wbo was appointed to the
rfice at tbe instance of Senator Uanna,
deems, the oKice too small to reward him
for his political services, and has all but
made up hlsmlnd to decline it. The extra
month given him before qualifying for the
orflee, altho'igU ostensibly to give him
thnc to wind up -his private business, is
really being u ted by him to think over the
offer and to look about and see if some
thing better! snot in sight.
It is stated from the same source that
when Mr. Haskell told the Senator from
Ohio that he would lie satisfied with the
office, he wa laboring undera curious mis
apprehension. He had an Idea that he was
to be sealer or weights and measures Tor
the whole United States, and that he
would htve under him a large number of
deputies and ornce clerks.
As thesalpryor the scaler of weights and
meawircs ronsistH of a percentage of the
fees collected by the office, it will be seen
that to hlR eyes the office assumed very
respectable proportions Mr. Ilaskell was,
however, enlightened when he came to
Bee Commissioner "Wight on the first of
this month about taking charge of the of
fice. When he was Informed that his full
Corps of assistants -would be one deputy
end that his Jurisdiction would not extend
fceyond the District of Columbia, it is said
be was highly disappointed, aud abked for
tbo month's leave before qualifying for
the office. Accordingly the Commission
ers issued nn order appointing Mr Miller,
who bud been named by the preiousordcr.
as deputy sealer, sealer for one month or
"until Mr. Haskell should qualify." This
last phrase -would seem to imply that the
Commissioners knew of Mr. Haskell's dis
satisfaction with Ids appointment, and the
likelihood that he -would cot accept the
If Mr. Haskell does not accept.it would
eem f loin the reading of the order, and
also fiom other circumstance, surround
ing the case, that Mi Miller Is to retain,
the position of bealer, which he ib tempo
rarily holding, and that the Commission
CIS will appoint another deputy scaler In
This Is given added weight by the fact,
now well known, that the Commissioners
bad the present incumbent in mind for the
position of Ecalcr before the interposition
or Senator Hnnua forced tbem to make the
other appointment lor political purposes.
If buch should be the case, it would
glvo great satisfaction to all local mer
chants, as Mr. Miller is known to be a
practical scale maker.and one w ho can well
discharge the duties of theoffice.
' A NICARAGUA? CONSUL SUED.
Charged With Alienating the Affec
j tions of Another Man's "Wife,
i Detroit, Aug. 11. Joseph M. Brester.of
the f lnu of O. E. Brester & Son, and consul
for .Nicaragua, returned to Detroit from
a several months' tour yesterday morning
and at noon was served with a capias in a
milt for $50,000 damages.
The plalntirf is William J. McLean, Col
lector for the Grand Trunk Railway, who
charges Mr. Brester with alienating the
affections of his wire. The tult was be
gun last December, but the papeis could
But be served because of Mr. Brester's ab
sence from the country.
Attorney Park, for Mr. Brester, says the
Charges are absolutely unfounded aud pro
poses to fight the case to the end.
I. Disappointed Love and Sniclde.
f Richmond, Va., Aug. Jl.-Elchard Bunn,
a well-known merchant at Hansons, Sussex
County, shot himself yesterday. Disap
pointment in a love affair was the cause
Of the act.
Most l'opular Saturday
is that to Tort Monroe. Norfolk. Va.
Beach, & Ocean View, via Norfolk & Wash
IBgton steamers. Avoid disappointment by
gecuring staterooms early as possible. Tick
ets f 3, good to return Sunday night. It
Very .Nice Flooring ?1.50 per lOO ft.
Itaak Libbey 4 Co., 8th aad-N. X ave.
AYERB H JULFOB LDGIS
Little Bessie Gladmon's Would
Be Despoiler in Court.
ASSAULT FULLY DESCRIBED
The Child's Mother Tells How Great
"Was, Tier Little Daughter' Peril.
In Sentencing the Accused Judge
Mills RvconutcH mm Father Did
Not FddIsIi Jliui Enough.
William Lucas, fifty years of age, was
sentenced to imprisonment in the District
jail for eleven months and twenty-nine days
for attempting to assault pretty little Bessie
Gladmon, the clght-yeur-old child of Ills
ne.t-door neighbor, William Gladmon, of
No. 931 H street southwest.
Lucas was brought Into court at 11
o'clock He had no coat and wore a blue
calico shirt aud patched gray pants. His
heavy cowhide boots clattered oer the
bare floor, as he walked across the room
on his way tc the pen. He appeared to be
considerably older than his reputed age,
aud his deeply bronzed face is seamed with
wrinkles. These are particularly numer
ous about the corners of the mouth and give
the prisoner an appearance of habitually
Tne onlv witnesses who appeared against
him weiethechlldand her parents. While
walt'ug for their appearance Lucas settled
himself easily in e, (hair and .scrutinized
sharply the races about him. Ue was iu
no way frightened or nervous.
The firt person to testify was Mrs.
Gladmon. the little victim's mother. While
on the stand her demeanor was one of
suppressed indignation and excitement, and
in giving her testimony her voice trembled.
She carefully refrained from looking in
the prisoner's direction.
On the night or the assault, she said, her
husband had gone for heron an errand up
Seventh street. Bessie was out on the
street with her baby brother. Tram time
to time the witness went to the door tosee
if the children were safe. There was no
one to be seen either on the street or at
the windows or any of the houses in the
neighborhood. Lucas, who lives next
door, was sitting on his dor sill. He anil
his wife had been drinking and quaire'.ing
all day Sunday and Monday, annoying the
neighborhood with their fuss. When Bes
sie came by he enticed her f lom her care of
the baby and sent her to the store for him
When she returned he coaxed her into the
yard and afterward up to his door.
When the witness next saw the two
Lucas was attempting liberties with the
child. Mrs. Gladmon at once rushed out
and called: "Betsle, come here, at once;
I'm going to whip you, and as for you,
you dirty brute, what arc you doing with
"I meant no barm," was the reply.
"Walt till tomorrow; we'll tee about
When she got Bessie hom3 ehe found the
child's clothing disarranged. Bessie told
her that Lucas had done it. When Mr.
Gladmon returned she told him what had
The father himself next took the stand
While his wife was testifying he held the
little one's hand. Bessie all the while
was looking about the room, smiling inno
cently at the different people.
Mr. Glodmon stated that when he re
turned home Monday night his wife re-
lated to him what Lucas had attempted.
He immediately went out to the prisoner
and struck him In the mouth, knocking him
down. He then wrenched a paling from
the fence aud was In the act of further as
saulting the brute, when he was inter
fered with. Word was at once sent for an
orficer, but before his arrival Lucas man
aged to get away.
Bessie Gladmon herself was next called.
She 1e small, even for eight years of age
She Is a decidedly pretty little tot, with
rosy cheeks, large, inquisitive blue eyes
and brown hair shot with gold. As she
appeared In the box her head hardly reached
the top of the rail
While being questioned she kept smiling
on the judge and prosecuting attorney. But
few questions were put to her, and she
answered them in a straightforward man
ner, with allthelnnocenceof babyhood. She
appeared to realize nothing or the gravity
or her situation In reply to Mr. Mullo wny's
questioning she told of Lucas actions as
her mother had described them. Bessie
was then taken from the dock and led away
by her father.
Lucas came shambling up to take the
The Finest T-U-lHek Beards f 1 'per
100 ft. Libbey & Co., JiiUaad N. X. arc.
stand in hlsown behalf. A collision seem
ed almost inevitable, but none of the par
ties concerned seamed to notice tba exist
ence of the other. After being sworn the
prisoner denied the charge. He was not
represented by counssl and endeavored to
pleait his own case.
Bessie, he said, was Kent by him to the
giocery More to get 10 cents' worth of
apples When she returned with them she
came up to the doorMll and ate them with
him. ne denied that he In any way
treated her otherwise than a man of his
ears should. He was only patting her
on the leg when the mother came out
In reply to a question by Mr. Mullowny.
be t-tated that he did not notice that her
clothes had become disarranged. If that
happened It was probably caused by his
patting her. He furthermore stated that
Mr. Gladmon had not knocked hlni down,
claiming that there was a fence between
tl m. When questioned as to why he
tried to getaway, he stated that he wanted
tr leave the city to get nd of his wife, with
whom he could not agree.
"Did a Mrs. Murphy ever make com
plaint tu you concerning similar conduct
toward ber daughter?'' asked Mr. Mul
lowny. "She said ncthing to me, but told my
wife about the matter.1
This closed Lucas' testimony, and Judge
Mills at once pronounced sentence. Ho
scored the prisoner most bitterly.
"The cliaige lb one of simple assault,"
he said, "bu- the report was on6 of at
tempted rape. It Is a crime especially to
be condemned ou account of the publicity,
that the assault was both gross and In
decent and n gieater outrage on accouns
the time and the place. There Is no doubt
if the age of the person on whom It was
committed. Hoi lire was In danger and
could easily have been forever blasted.
"There Is no assault," he continued,
"so outrageous as for aged men to assault
or Indecently outrage little children
The father or the child did not proceed
Tar enough. Had he adopted still more
summary measures no Jury In the land
would have condemned him.
"It Is the duty or the court to protect
the fathers, the mothers, and the children
or this community. I, therefore, Irrpose
the fullest penalty the law allows, eleven
months and twenty nine days In Jail.''
SCHLATTER WANTS TO WED
Healer Procures a License to Marry
She Is the "Widow of the "Wheel In
ventor and Denies That She
Ever Gave Consent,
Canton, Ohio, Aug. 11. On the mairlagc
record In the orfice of the probate Judge
of Stark county appears the names Francis
Schlatter and Mrs. Margaret Ferris, as
parties to whom a license had been granted
to become husband nnd wife. His age
is put down at forty-one years and hers at
thirty one years. The man who is to be
the groom in the case claims to be the
original Francis Schlatter, who worked
wonderful cures In Dcncr nnd other parts
of tne Wc-t, but who was reported to
have died. The man in Canton says the
original Schlatter is alive, and that he is
He, whether true or false, has had won
derful success here in making the people
believe be has heal'ng power, and Is doing
a big business and coining money. The
Mrs. Margaret Ferris named is. tbe widow
of Ferris the inventor or the wonderful
wheel which bears his name. She has
been dwelling in Canton since the death of
her husband In riitsburg. Her sister.
Mrs rtocklus, Is a resident of Canton.
and Mrs. Terris. It occurred at a spirit
ualist resort near this city. Mrs. Ferris
took sick and Schlatter was called at the
request of Miss Gaul, the Baltimore test
medium, to trcut the woman. Schlatter
was apparently successful. On Monday
he called on Mis. Ferris at her home. He
called again Tuesday, although it made
him late. She walked with him downtown
to near the place of his holding public
healing meetings. He applied his hands
on people and handkeuhlers. Later he
got the license,
Mrs. Ferris denies that she gave her
consent to the action. Schlatter says lie
acted with her knowledge and consent.
Mrs. Ferris says she will not marry him.
Schlatter says the marriage will occur soon,
although the time has not been fixed.
Mrs. Bocklus declares that It was the act
of a Svcngali, If her sister has consented
to marry Schlatter.
FLOODS IX WEST VIRGINIA.
Several Villages Completely Sub
merged nnd Other Damage Done.
Parkcrsburg, W. Va., Aug. 11. A cloud
burst Bwept the western portion of Har
rlron and the eastern portion of Dod
dridge counties yesterday, doing great
damage The villages of Salem, Cherry
Camp and Morgansvllle were completely
submerged. The water was several feet
deep In the houses of the lowlands. Crops
of all kinds are a total loss.
Thousands of ieet of fences and a large
number or outbuildings were swept away.
A landslide occurred on the Baltimore and
Ohio Ball road
Big Wheat Shipments From Norfolk.
Norfolk, Va., Aug. ll.-The big Brit
ish steamship Westminster lert the piers
of the Norfolk and Western Kailway Com
pany, yesterday morning, bound for Ant
werp, Germany, with 20B.OOO bushels of
wheat, valued at $150,000. This is the
first shipment of wheat from this port
this season, and is to be rapidly followed
by many more equally as large, a number
of vessels having been chartered for next
month. The grain business of the port
will be larger than ever before this year,
according to the shipping agents' esti
mates. Monotnetnllists Uuuble to Agree.
Chicago, I1L, Aug. 11. Tbo "Sound
Money Executive Committee," which
meu in thlBclty jesterday, could not roach
an agreement as to what should be done,
so the whole matter has again been hung
up, to Le Anally decided next week .it
Cashler New York Custom Hon Be.
New Yoik, Aug. 1 1 . -Jeremiah M. Wood
ban been appointed by Collector Bldwell,
subject to confirmation by the Secretary
of the Treasury,, cashier of the custom
house, at a yearly salary of $5,000. The
appointment was sent on to Washington
Lacy's pure food ice cream, none better,
fOc. per gallon. C01-603 N. T. ave. nw.
Common Lumber only 7oc. per lOO
ft. TiaakLibbey Co.,CthaadN. Y.ave.
WASHINGTON IN A DELUGE
Last Night's Storm the-Most Re
markable in .Years.
GRAND ELECTRIC - !DIgPLAY
Considerable Temporary Damage
Done to Hlcctric Car XI new nnd
LlEhtsCellarH Flooded und Some
Trees Uprooted IllVerfBonts Hud
a nurd Time of It for'a While.
Old Jupiter riuvl us got up Jhat storm last
night for the spcclalbeneflt of Washing
ton, though he sprra"d'out his sprinkling
apparatus,atix)rdIiigto the Weather Bureau,
over eastern Virginia and along the At-
lnutlc coast, but nowhere else was there
moio than a simple rain.
Here the unusual aud beautiful display
of lightning put the elect ricllghtb to slinme,
and in home places burnt them cut, with
the usual amount of noiseftJuplter is the
only Individual who can stop a trolley car
in the middle of the block, and he did It
effectually in several places last night.
The telephones, telegraph aud cvv'u fire
alarm boxes were also burnt out in sev
eral places, but the damage was not so se
rious that it could nut all be repaired with
in a half houi.
When a bolt of lightning struck the fire
alarm box at Sixteenth street and Ban
ning roni there wa a tremendous sound
ing of the alarm, which brought five fire
engines to the spot, only to find that It
was one of nature's Jokes. Miss Evelyn
Anderson, living in the neighborhood, rush
ed into her mother's arms and fainted
from the shock and fright, but recovered
half an hour later.
Mr. George 3oncs, at Brfghtwood, had a
fire. Lightning struck the roof of his house,
skipped around Mrs. Jones and the baby
In the hfdroom, broke soni. furniture, then
visited the parloi and left a. blaze which
engine 1U aud the ram put out a little
The telephone apparatus at So. 2 sta
tion was caily disabled by the burning
out of the ftie, and a conMdertble portion
of the woodwork ot the station was dam
aged by the rlatnes.
In the Fourth, Firth and Sinth precincts
the officers were unable to communicate
with headquarters iij wire during the night,
the police teleplioneu being burned out.
ReportB this morning show that no serious
damage was done in these localities, ex
cept by the wind, which made sad haoc
with mnny beautiful trees all over the
city, the moft damage being done near
the Providence Hospital.
Easof theM street conduit, on Twenty
fourth street, the electric light wires were
burnt out, leaing the entjrc circuit iu
darkness; likewise ot the Canal road and
along Fourteenth street uojihwest. The.
railroads were tied up from fcarnlnutes to"
an hour on various lines, and many passen
gers took lnoluntary baths In the summer
The Metropolitan line's wires refused to
furnish power for thirty-five? minutes. The
Washington anil Great Fails line had sev
eral wiies burned on the ears-and at the
sheds, which, however, were quickly re
paired. Nobody could get ta or out from
lirigl'twood for awhile, and near the Sol
diers Home the inln washed up Immense
piles of dirt on the Hacks, making them
The sudden, two-inch rainfall did more
damage than either lightning or wind.Mr
Charles Mueller, cigar dealer at No. 3023
M .street northwest, lost $2',000 worth of
tobacco stock by the water juahing into
Cave Ins arc reported alohg the streets
above Florida avenue, as a result of wash
outs, making the streets dangerous to pass
ever. Especially Is tba the case at
Eighteenth street and California avenue,
and Fourteenth and FortnCr Flace.
The great Iron plates thatcover the man
holes at various cable conduits were lifted
by the water, and In many-places Indiffer
ent parts of the t lly, carried ten feet from
their Iodtrlng, the water rushing out and
making small lakes six or eight inches deep
where there were depressions In thf streets.
In the extra pressure of the sewers a
lend pipe burst at Willard's Hotel and
flooded tbo office, doing little damage,
however, Turther than wetting boot eoles
At Fourteenth and F streets northwest
the waterburst thesewer and did considera
ble damage to the sidewalk, floodmg the
streets for some distance.
Center Market suffered severely. A large
quantity of pioduce had bden left on the
sidewalks, aud the water carried It to
and fro bodily, while the steam rising
rrom the heated bricks and stones of the
pavement gave the whols locality the ap
pearance of a universal kettle of vegetable
soup When the water had subsided the
outlets were completely choked by the
refuse of garden truck. The market house
plara was left entirely clean.
The Teace Monument vaults at the foot
of the Capitol were flooded, and the streetd
In that neighborhood were small rivers for
the time being, the drainage being unable
to carry the e-xtraordinary lot of water
In Georgetown cable roads, sewers ana
cellars suffered likewise. The -worst dam
age was done along M street, where citi
zens got a slight idea of what a Mississippi
Along the river the pleasure parties of
the various boats were thoroughly fright
ened, but no accidents happened and little
damage was done beyond the derangement
of summer tqHpts by the winds and the
drenching of lawn sleeves and beautiful
arms by the rain before their owners could
Capfc. Ridley, of the Washington Steam
boat Company, said the Arrowsmith had
been down to St. Clement's Bay, aud the
stcrm did not strike there until 9:40.
"Our logbook," he stated, "says: 'It
hit us nor'west, shifted to sou' west; baffled
about aliltle and quit' It was not nearly
so bad down the river as. around th city.
I think th.it storm was only for our special
benefit, to cool df the air .and cleau the
The Annctta, a sail craft, was coining
In, but at the first big breath, of the squall
she dragged anchor at the bridge and es
General Agent w. F. Game, of the Ran
dall lines, said their freighter, the Harry
Randall, was. at Nominl, 'aficVwas. not dam
aged tbe least. Mr. Ganc liimsclt was
at Alexandria, and reports tbe blow there
as light compared to Washington
Mrs Ch'.lds new houscjou KstrceS north
west Ik reported to have fo'ur feet o-water
In the cellar as a resalt of la.st night's
UimchOU inches: Ay fie,l a fnlr.
Frank Liboey & Co., tf aad N Y. ave.
ANARCHISTS DREW LOTS
Murderer of the Spanish Premier
Decided Upon by Ballot.
PLOT ARRANGED IN LONDON
Central Committee In That City
Designated the Man to Kill Cano
vas Soliemo Hutched In July.
Aswnsslu Had Been n Soldier, Bat
His Military Hecord Wus Bad.
Madrid, Aug. 11. Two important points
have been developed as results of a most
rigorous investigation concerning the as
sassinatn or Frluie Minister Canovas del
First, his murderer, who has been known
here as Michele Angina GoIU, uud has so
called himself; has been positively Identi
fied by the police of Luccra, Italy, as
Michel Angiollno, and his movements up
to the time of his commission of the great
crime can, therefore, be more readily
Secondly, tne Spanish government has
learned, through the police of Berlin, that
the designation of Golll. or Angiollno, as
the assassin was determined by the draw
ing of lots among a company of Anarchists
?.Ioreover, there is partial confirmation of
the suspicion that the original plot also
contemplated the murdir of Senor Sagasta,
Spurn's strongest state-dmau next to Senor
On the matter of Identification the
Italian rioilce say that Angiollno Is thfr-tj-three
years of age, and was born at
Fognla. capital of the province or that
name In the Apulian Plain. His military
record was very bad. He proved an In
different and disobedient boldier, and was
sent for three yean' service In the discip
linary battalion. Subsequently he became
In April, I39i, he was sentenced toelght
een months' Imprisonment for dissemi
nating Anarchist propaganda, but after
serving a part of the term he escaped to
He comes of an honest family, and his
father who Is a tailor, is grief-stricken b7
The provincial and communal councils of
Foggia have sent telegrams of condolence
to the Spanish government, denouncing
the assassin .
It was the London central Anarchist
committee that designated the nun who
should kill rrcmlcr Canovas. Its meet
lng was held early In July, and then the
diabolical plot was hatched which con
templated the great crime of Sunday last.
There was gieat daugor of discovery and
betrayal, and w one man was deemed bet
ter for the execution of the death plot
than two or more.
Oulj the mandeslgnatedshoulddetermlne
the day and Pfocfcot the crime; no other
should sharol1rBecrefr, and thus the
danger of betrayal woultWJo minimized,
for- no assassin would expose himself in
such a role
It was known only by the participants
In the London meeting that Senor Canovas
should die before August 15 and Senor
Sagasta before August 30.
Then the- lots were drawn, and to An
gl lino fell the assassin's assignment,
lie haz, since his arrest, admitted to the
Spaulsh police that he acted solely on the
orders of his superiors. Whether another
man was designated to kill Sagasta, as
originally contemplated, may be disclosed
In the next few days.
Meanwhile Angiollno, in his cell, is
closely guarded night and day by armed
sentries, and is heavily loaded down with
ETTHOPE "WILL KILL ANARCHY.
Crime Against CnnovnB Stirring the
Nntions to the Depth.
New York, Aug. 11. The Journal today
publishes the following from London:
More and more do signs appear of a con
certed movement by the European powers
toward the suppression of anarchy by
force. The Kaiser and the Czar, within
the last forty-eight hours, have reached
on agreement upon the subject. The as
sassination of Premier Canovas made such
a determination a necessity in the eyes of
Now Italy his been heard from. The
Italian press is demanding collective meas
ures against the Anarchists. Opinlone
hopes that the United States will join with
the other nations to that end.
The Mall this morning publishes the fol
lowing dispatch from Its Paris correspond
ent: "I bad an interview today with Gen
rolavieja, who Colli, the assassin of Senor
Canovas, declared he also intended to
kill on account of his ordering the execu
tlon of lr. Rizal and other filibusters In
the Philippines. The general knows noth
ing cither ot thisintent'on or of Golll.
"lie Is recovering from marsh fever and
opthalrnia, which ho contracted in the
Philippines, and is now going to Madrid to
strengthen the military authorities there.
He said the late premier cannot r replaced
and that his death is an unmitigated loss
"Gen. Polavieja's doctor said it would
be three months before his health is com
pletely restored. I hear that he may go to
Cuba, where his prognostications have
been fulfilled to the letter."
INSTRUCTIONS TO WOODFORD.
Opinion in Diplomatic Circle That
They Mast Undergo Modification.
Rumors are flying' thick and fast as to
the instructions Minister Woodford will
follow when he presents himself at the
Bpnnlsb court Whatever they were whea
he sailed for his post, it is the prevailing
opinion In orficial and diplomatic circles
that they will be considerably modified,
owing to the change lu the situation at
Madrid occasioued by the sensational tak
ing off cf Senor Canovas
The statcinentsentout that the McKinley
Administration will serve notice on Spain
that no more troopsshall belanded in Cuba,
and that the war must cease on November
1, as one report 1ms It, and by January 1,
ns another has it, Is not credited at the
department, and indeed none ot the offi
cials will discuss it. The matter Is too deli
cate to rislf comment, even on the part of
those in authority.
But privately there is a belief in the
minds ot many proniinentofficla'sthar. fhe
Administration will make known Its Cu-
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Nonu better; $25 a jear; clay or night.
Good, Reliable Curnenter nt Any
hour. Frank Libbey & Co. .Ctli andN. l'.ave.
ban policy between now and the 1st of
October. Nothing, however, is likely a)
be done until the President has had a con
fidential communication from Minister
Woodford advising him fully of the Span
ish sentiment and probable course ot the
ministry soon to be formed either by the
Liberal leader, Senor Sagasta, or some
consistent Conservative whom the oppo
sit'on parties in Spain can trust.
STAIN'S HOUR OF MOURNING.
Castelnr Declares Canovas, by His
Death, HenpH Immortality.
"New York, Aug. 11. The Journal pub
lishes the following from Madrid
Senor Castelar.In speaking of the assas
sination of Premier Cnuova-s, his greatest
friend, said today that as Christ carried
the cross or humanity Canovas carried the
crosd of all Spaniards HLs glorious death
opens to him the doors of immortalit.
When asked If he would accept the presi
dency of the government on broad national
lines Castelar said:
"No, 1 can ere my country much bet
ter outside of the government. I could
accept office only under a republican
"Sagata must be called to govern with
the unconditional support of all conserva
tives to settle in the shortest possible time
the problem of Cuba."
Thnnlts From Spain.
Secretary Sherman this morning re
ceived the following cablegram from
"San Sebartlan, August 10.1S97.
"To Sherman, Wafhlngtou:
"Spanish government returns sincere
thanks to the President for his message of
POISON IN A RIVER.
Disastrous Kffccts of it Break In
Shelbyvllle. Ind , Aug. 11. The large
pits of the Carthage strawboard works,
east of this place, broke yesterday, and
the poisonous matter was emptied Into the
Blue River, killing tons of fish Hundreds
ot baas bae been taken from the stream
weighing as much as five pounds Horses
and cattle have oied from drinking the
A TRAGEDY AT SPOKANE
Drunken 3Inn's Gun Fired "With
Police Held nt Bay Until the Mur
derer la Shot Through the Body
by the Sheriff.
Spokauc, Wash., Aug. ll.-Ole Olesen.
from Anoka, Minn., Is dying from ! gun
shot wound In the vicinity or the heart.
W. Tl I'avis, of this city, Is suffering from
a painful guns-hot wound through the
shoulder. Max Jackson, theseventeen-year-old
sou or Merchant Jnckson, of this city,
is dangerou-dy wounded having received a
bullet In his hand and another in his left
breast, nnd Johu Thomas, the murderer,
Is expected to die.
Ho was shot by Chief of Police Warren,
the bullet enteriag the back and coming cut
through the abdomen. Thomas was drunk,
and shot into a orr.wd and held the police
at toy with his pistol when they attempted
to arrpsthlm, until the chief shot Mm.
Thomas stumbled over a chair m front
of a hoTel, which was the cause of the
FELL DEAD IN AN OPEN GRAVE.
Appalling Incident Among Moarn
ern nt a Fnnernl.
Altoora, Pa., Aug. ll.-During a fear
ful thunderstorm at Alexandria yesterday
Calvin Ncff, a well-known citizen cf Ty
rone, met a tragic death while attending
the funeral of William Splker, a lifc-Icug
Neff was one of a small group that sur
rounded the open grave while the la-t rites
were being, ce'ebrateil. Suddenly, after
a vivid flash of lightning, Ncfr threw up
his hin.ls and fell dead, almost rolling In
to the grave.
The mourners were horror-stricken, and
some of them quickly left the scene. Hcarr
disease is ascribed as the cause of Xeft's
RIVER STEAMBOATS ATTACHED.
Mncnlester and River Queen Seized
nnd a Receiver Requested.
After their return from the excursion
down the riverlast night the steamers Mac
alester and River Queen, property of the
Mount Vernon and Marslull Hall Steam
boat Compan", were attached by Marshal
for the District V!0n on the action for
debt and foreclosure of mortgage, brought
against the company by the Central Na
Thl morning Attorneys Edwards and
Barnard, for the bank, applied to Judge
McComas to appoint a rcccier, upon the
grounds that the steamboat company is
hopelessly Insolvent and unable to pay its
"Wholesale Destruction of. TVlndow
Glass and Crops nt Berryviile.
Rerryville, Aug. 11. The most severe
hailstorm eer experienced here visited
Clarke county yesterday afternoon Ac
companying the hall was a heavy rain,
whicn flooded cellars and low grounds.
Hailstones as large as walnuts fell and
covered the ground to the depth of da Inch
Thousands of panes of glass were broken,
trees stripped of their leaves and vegeta
tion r all kinds almost ruined. Great dam
age was done to the growing crops.
IJURST FOR THE SENATE.
Baltimore Democrats Suggest That
Gentleman if Gorman Declines.
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 11. -Certain prom
inent Democrats announce as their candi
date for Imttcd States Senator to suc
ceed Senator Arthur P. German, in case
the latter should announce his final with
drawal from the contest, John F. Hurst.
Mr. Hurst i3 one or the wealthiest mer
chants in Baltimore, and was the Demo
cratic candidate for covernor at the last
State election, when Gov. Lowndes was
elected. He Is In favor of a gold stand
ard. Today Is visiting day at St. Elizabeth
Insane Asylum. Take new electric line
from Navy Yard Bridge viaCapltal Traction
and Anacostla cars.
Joist Heart N. Carolina Straight.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th aad N. X". ave.
SPYING ON THE CLERKS
Schoolroom Tactics in the TreaS"
ALGER WANTS NONE OF IT
Thinks nis SnbordtuatcH Are 3fen
and "Women of Sense and Discre
tionMartinets In the Nuvy De
rartment Who Make Life u Burden
to Fnlthfnl Employe
The Treasury Departmcnthas been turned
into a hcl.colroom, with monitors appoint
ed for the various bureaus, and marks of
punishment rh'ted against the names ot
tardy employes. All this, it is claimed, is
due to the zeal displayed by Assistant
Secretary Vanderlip while acting as Sec
retary d'iring the abv.nceof Mr. Gage.
The management of the Treasury De
partment i.in marked contrast with that
of the War Depirtment since Secretary
Alger became its head. When that Secre
tary came into power he found the vatch
men keeping a tab on all clerks and making
a dally report to the c tilers of divisions.
It was a system of esp onage that did
not p!cne Secretary Alsr-r He held that
the people-in the offices under him were
men and women and not little children
who needed the Vtsibb effect of rigid dis
cipline If these clerks did not perform
their duty or were habitually careless or
negHgert the Seurjtary took Oi view that
the division chief t could deal with It with
out the aid of the petty methods that had
been in ogue. Secretary Alger said tlrera
weie many clerks who worked overtime
and never complained, and his observation
had led to the belief that the full seven
hours required by the law were given to
the Government and enip'oyed In diligent
labor. The result has ba that since the
abolition of the old practice of keeping
tab the attendance has ben more punc
tual aad the work even better doue.
While this reform was being inaugurated
in the War Department the return to tcLooI
royrti tactics was being engineered In the
Treasury An order was Issued warning
employe hat they must he at their deak
promptly, and not leave until the gong
sounded In tbe afternoon Nothing la the
shape of an intimation was given that the
way things were going dfd not suit the
Secretary Suddenly one afternoon,
atiout 6 minutes before 4 o'clock. Mr.
Vauderlip appeared strolling through the
corridors This performance v?n con
tinued until every floor bad been covered
In like manner, the Acting Secretary ask
ing ib u.e-9.engcM the numes of persons he
saw preparing to leave the bullnmg
Net cane the order instructing the
watctimen to take the nam of any person
coming in late or leaving before 4 o'clock.
No publicity was given the matter. Clerks
Avere notlnformed of the new grdej andTor;
two or three days-watcfimen were.jgom--'
pelled to perform the disagreeable duty-of
spies. Finally the matter leaked out and
the clerks are filled with indignation.
Of the 1,756 clerks employed In tin
Treasury building proper, a great ma
jority are required to work ovr;line cer
tain "days In the month aud no credit Is
given them for this labor, although good
care is taken that any little Infraction of
tbe rules militates against them.
In the good old days when the spoilsman
controlled appointments, and the men
with the best influence got the offices,
there was much "soldiering," but with,
the avent of the civil service and the re
'ease ot clerks from the bondage ot tbo
politician, better work began to show
itself, until now the ineffic eut. careless
and negUgeat clerk is a rare excep
tion. Tu "efficiency record which is kept In
some of the departments Is a. farce of the
highest character. Attendance counts for
more than excrMeat work. The Navy De
partment, for instance, is governed by a
lot ot little martiaet,', who being in the
service, have no fear ot dismissal, and
take a fiendisb delight in making Ufe mis
erable for th" cler&s. One caxr that came
to the s-uowledgot The Times reporter
illustrate how this ,fcfIicieucyH record
is made up. There is in this department
a clerk whose service-., by reason of Ms
knowledge of languages, U Invaluable.
This clTk Is one of tbe trusted employes
charged with the translation of messages
and the deciphering of dipatches-
The hours or labor frequently run be
yond the time required by law. and the ex
perience of the clrk is of great advantage
to the Government. Recently theerflclency
record of thir particular clerk was par
ticularly low, and an explanation was de
manded. The demand was refused, but
when an appealto the Secretary was. threat
ened, it was complied wish Then It was
learnrd thaC owing to three cases ot .
tardiness in arriving a3 his desk d uring the
previous month, the clerk's record was
made to appear or the most Inferior char
acter. The rank Injustice of this was eo ap
parent that the matter was laid before the
Secretary and the record was corrected.
If such a record in to be kept, the clerks
urge that it should deal with tu workdone
and the subject of punctuality independent;
of eacn other.
In anothet case a clerk was marked ab
sent -without leave, when, as a matter of
fact, the clerk was absent and sick, and a
physician's certificate was on file in the
department. These Instances show how
easy It Is for a head clerk to Injure a fellow-employe
by creating a fal"e record.
In tbe Treasury there are any number ot
expert clerks In tbe various divisions,
whose knowledge ot financial affairs ex
ceed that of tbe Secretary himself, aad
whose acquaintance with the business ot
the department and the laws governing
the Treasury is greater, owing to their
lone; sen lee, than any Assistant Secretary
can ever hope to acquire within tbe short
existence ot one Administration.
These men are to have their good records
reduce f l by this new system of tabbing
and the infliction of penalties for occa
sional cases of tardiness, while at the
same rime the Governnunt does not even
gay "thank you" for the great number ot
tedious hours of overwork they are required
to perform to keep thrir work up to date.
There ma be need for reform In some
directions, but It does not took as if Treas
ury officials had grasped the right idea
at the start.
A Bnptist Minister's Son Drowned.
New London, Conn., Aug. 11. -Little Guy.t
Miller, nine years old, son of Rev. E. TV
Miller, pastor of the Croton ncights.Bap-
tist ChnTch. was drowned last night la tTu
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