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VOL. 2. IfTO. 474.
WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY MOBWESTG, JULY 4, 1895 EIGHT PAGKES.
CORPSE SPIRITED All!
Victim of a Horrible Murder Not
to Be Found,
FIVE PEOPLE UNDER ARREST
B V mJF ''
TO EVERYBODY purchasing: from us on the aDore-namcd dates wc will present a Handsome!; '
Chased and Engraved Solid Gold Watch, stem "winder and getter. This is not a gold filled or plate(
w ;ttc$t, bat a solid fold one. You may say, how can we afford to
alove number of watches from a large dealer in exchange for lots
jewelry busmess we -have concluded
three aborc-Baaicd days only. This offer stands without a praceAnt in the Unitecl jjtates to-day. Si
don't be too late, as you will mtver have a chance like this again. ' Bear in mind, also, that we are sell
ing tile cry best lots ever offered
. Just tbialr of it! A choice
$-W. Then why not flu&ca start
ciiportuaitji at hand, for a chasce like.,, litis comes but ac i a
&1ips from witha yonr reach. XtmcmVcr,
No Swamps, No Malaria, but Pure Air, Pure Water, Perfect Drainage
Situated on the main Um
minutes' ride of the city and about onc-uarter of a mile from thcDistrict line, with station on th
grounds. Commutation fare, 4 cants. All lots are situated on a hijrh
iu i view of th urroumdutf country.
On July 4
3 fired Billow Ascensions
Tt- i Lofty Ctus Above
TUXEDO COMPANY. 623
rITZSIHONS HOT GDILT1
Verdiot of the Jury intlie Riordan
Announcement Received With Cheers.
Dr. Lyon'w Strong Testimony For
the Defenf-e Gloves Produced.
Syracuse, X. T., June 3. Atexactly 8:1G
'clock tbis evening tbc jurj In the case
of tLe people acalnst Eobert Fitzeimmons j
Icturned a verdict or not gulltj', after
having been out about three and Uiree
Tlie announcement by tlio foreman of the
jurj wna greeted by rousing cheers from
the voices of the people that more than
filled tlie courtroom, and tbe gavel of
Judge Ilo&s tras powerless to quiet the
Fitceimmons was congratulated by hun
dreds, and immediately sent a messenger
boj witli a telegram for his wife announc
ing his acquittal.
-After filiating hands "with all of the
Jurors and "with Judge Boss, Fitzsltnmons
"Went immediately to the hotel, and will
leave for New York at 12:20 o'clock this
evening, accompanied by Martin Julian,
his brother-in-law, and Fred 0. House,
one of his attorneys.
The ninth day of the trial opened with
one of the btrongest witnesses for the de
fence on tbe stand.
It was Dr. George Lyon, of New Ko
chelle, who had attended thedead pug
ilist, Kiordan, when he had been taken
111 with brain and heart trouble while
training Reynolds at Larchmont. Riordan
was thon In very bad condition, and was
warned that violent exercibe would bring
on bis death.
TLo expert said that the probability of
brain hemorrhage was much increased by
Rlordan"6 condition. Ho thought the crux
cerebri found to bo lacerated in Riordan'a
brain was very apt to be torn in the
course of the autopsy.
Dr Lyonswore positively tuata laceration
of the crux cerebi could never have taken
place without some fracture of the bkulL
On cross-examination Dr. Lyon said that
with the brain arteries in a diseased condi
tion a blow upon the head or jaw would bo
more liable to cause rupture.
The boxing gloves used by FItzsimmons
were put in evidence, to be taken to the
Jury room, not for use but for examination.
The defense here rested their ease.
Ganger Murdered and Itohbed.
"Winston, N. C.July 3. Joseph Jour
ey, storekeeper and gauger at a whisky
distillery in Iredell county, was found
dead in his tmggy one mile from the dis
tillery, which lie left last evening. He
had considerable money on his person when
ho left for home, but only a few cents were
found In hie pockets. The coroner's Jury
returned a verdict that he was murdered
and robbed by uuknown parties.
Celebrate the Fourth by Drinking the
Washington Brewery Company's Pur
jCharnpagoo Lacer Beer.
111 A g Lini wPIS?
On which Days we will Give Away 75 Soiii
Gold Tuxedo Souvenir Watches.
to gfivc them away as sourenirs
arouad "Washing-ton at the lw price of
7v Small Payment Down;31 Weekly.
v-f- Tn Por Cnt Off tor Cash.
home-site with which t lay ike
on one of these Gala Days? Make
Is What You Get at
lOO FEET ABOVE WASHINGTON.
of the Penna. R. R., in Priace George's County, Md., witliin a fe4Great Cheor Greeted Them when
On each Balln will be attached a number corresponding-
with a chic lot number at TUXEDO. To the
lucky finder presmtinf same at our office on or before
Monday, July , we will give a deed for said lot FREE.
So do not fail to come out, as you may be the lucky one.
Trains leave every 'ay
dvpot, Sixth and B Sis.
office or from our a-nts
CLEVELAND SEEKING TROUT
He Will Spend the Fourth in the ,
Quiet Town of Bourne.
Klaborato lxblhltlon of Fireworks to
He Given In the Evening at
Gray Gables. '
Buzzards Bay, Mass., July 3. This after
noon the President and Dr. Bryant went to
Bourne trout fishing.
To-morrow the day will be celebrated all
along the shores of Buzzards Bay and
among the most elaborate exhibitions of
fireworks in the evening will be those
given at Gray Gables and Crow's Nest,
Joseph Jefferson's summer home.
The Jcrfersons' programme fo rthe Fourth
Includes cat-boat racing on Buttermilk Bay.
A ball will be heldontheawnl in the evening.
CONTEST TT1X,L. TAKE PLACE.
Preparations For the Corhett-Fitz
fclmmons FlKht Going On Apace.
Dallas, Texas, July 3. The letter in
which Comptroller Finley says he declines
to legalize glove contests by issuing a
license for the "go" between Corbett and
'FItzsimmons, had no perceptible effect
on the officers and managers of the Florida
It was not even looked upon as a "frost"
and when an Associated Press repre
sentative called all was activity and
bustle; the architect was present with his
plans for the huge amphitheater and the
secretary was busy filing applications
for seat In response to a direct ques
tion, MJ&ager Stuart said:
"The glove contest will take place
October 31. 1895. This Is positive.
The eminent lawyers of Dallas and of
other cities have decided this. They say
that glove contests are not prohibited
by law in Texas, and henco Corbett and
FItzsimmons will appear in the ring in tho
city of Dallas, on tho day set for tho
Either There or Some Other Place.
Ylcksburg, Miss., July 3. Twenty-five
hundred people from all parts of Issa
queua county witnessed a triple hanging
at Maynersville to-day. The criminals
were Bill PurviR, Griffin Hubbard, and
Grant "Wilson, all colored. Each made a
speech on tlie scaffold, confessing the
crimes, but saying that he had been for
given and was going straight to glory.
Qihhler's Salary Too Small.
Sturgeon, Mo., July 8. The Exchauge
Bank, of thiB city, has closed its doors,
pending an examination. "William "Win
cott, the cashier, confessed to the direc
tors that he had UBed 53,500, his salary
having boen too sm.-fll to permit him to
live comfortaly. The bank will unques
tionably reopen before long, as the stock
holders promise to make the shortage good.
Celebrate the Fourth by Drinking the
"Washington Brewery Company's Pure
Champagne Lager Beer.
do this? Well, we have taken th
at TUXEDO, and not bcingf in th
of this beautiful suburb on th
foundation of your home, for nl
your family happj- now while th
lifetime. Then grasp it before i
elevation, commanding- a bcauti
at 11:40 a. m., 4:30 and 6 p. m. froits
N.W. Circulars and tickets at oui
-. - .
YttKIRIE MIRLY BEATki
Hoth Eilsa and Britannia Outsail
Her in a Stiff Breeze.
Dnnraven's Cup Challenge- Heeled
Over on-Her Lee Hail "While tho
Others Sailed Easily.
Hunters Quay, Firth of Clyde, July 3.
The challenger for the Americas Cup,
Valkyrie III started this morning in the
race for the Mulr challenge cup, her com
petitors being Ailsa and Britannia. To
the dismay of those who had built great
hopes on Lord Dnnraven's new yacht,
Valkyrie, was squarely beaten in a good
breeze by both Ailsa and Britannia.
Britannia beat the new yacht by 7 min
utes 10 seconds corrected time, and Ailsa
defeated her by two minutes 29 seconds,
including her time allowance.
Valkyrie heeled over a great deal In a
fairly stiff breeze, and with hor working
topsail set had her lee rail under water
when Britannia and Ailsa were carry
ing their clubtop sails and going on
This was on the reach back to Kilcreg
gan on the second round, and, consequently
it is not astonishing that the yachtmen
of Great Britain are no longer quite so
sanguine as they were of bringing the
Americas cup back to these shores.
TJSrrVBHSITx" OF VXRGXNTA.
for ChairH of Languages.
Charlottesville, Ta July 3. The board
of visitors of the University of Virginia
elected Prof. James A. Harrison, of
"Washington and Lee, professor of romance
languages, and Prut. "William Howard
Parkinson professor of Germanic languages.
These will take the place of the chair of
modern languages made vacant by the
resignation of Prof. Scheie Devere.
The B. A. degree was modified by requir
ing graduation in nine schools instead of
eight, as heretofore.
The discipline of the university was
placed in the bands of a committee of five,
with the chairman of the faculty as ex
officio member and chairman. Other com
mitteemen are : Dr. Mallet, Prof. Gil
more, U. K. Davis and Echols.
Tennllytown's Flrq Brigade.
Tho citizens of Tennallytown Tuesday
evening organized a volunteer fire brigade
with the following officers in charge: J.
"W. Lanihart, foreman; A. Berga, assistant
foreman; George W. Burdette, secretaryi
and I. E. Shoemaker, treasurer. Tho engine
house and headquarters of thecompanywere
furnished by Mrs. Hunt.
Escaped a World of Woo.
The body of an infant was found last
evening near Glenwood Cemetery and taken
to No. 8 station. The c6roner was notified.
Celebrate the Fourth by Drinking the
"Washington Brewery Company's Pure
j,ChampaEae Lager Beer.
Washington Soldiers Candidates
for First Honors at St. Louis.
MAY OAERY OFF THE CUP
They Murohed on the DrUl GroundH.
Taken Creditably Through nn Intri
cate Programme by Cupt. Mnnson.
St. Louis, Mo., July 3. The third day
at Camp Hancock opened with fine weather,
which became warmer astho day advanced.
After the4 ceremony of guard mount the
competition in the rreo-ror-aii miantry
class for prizes aggregating In value
$7,100, was begun. Judging from the
large crowd present throughout tho day
this part of the programme was very pop
ular. The following United States army offi
cers acted as judges: First Lieutenants
Vt. F. Hancock, fifth artillery; W. H.
Johnson, sixteenth infantry; Ernest Hinds,
second artillery; and B. 8. Schuman, sec
ond artillery. 3
CHEERS FOR THE RIFLES.
A great cheer went up 'as the National
Rifles, of Washington, D. C, dressed in
blue coats, white pants and caps, marched
upon tlie parade grounds. First Lieu
tenant J. 0. Manson commanded, taking
the company through an intricate pro
gramme in a very creditable manner.
The Bulleue Guards of, Kansas City, un
der command of Capt. C. B. "Wagar, and
uniformed in the regulation blue fatigue,
came next. Their soldierly appearance
and precision elicited considerable applause.
Company F, First Infantry, National
Guard of Missouri, ofSt. Louis, followed.
Their uniform was also the regulation
fatigue, and their commanding officer Capt.
E. V. "Walsh.
The Phoenix Light Infantry of Dayton,
Ohio, under the command of Capt. John
A. Miller, also appeared in the well-known
blue. Their work in the mnnual-of-arms
and on the match was commendable, and
well received by the spectators. Following
them came the Branch Guards, the favor
ite company of this city. Capt. Carinclalr
put them through a Tattling drill, which
brought the applause of the many friends
of the company present.
AMONG THE PRI5SE "WINNERS.
"Who tho winners of prizes are will not be
known until Sundav, when tlie presenta
tion takes place. There was much spec
ulation as to who mliy receive the first
prize of $3,500 and the $1,000 cup.
Tho contest pioved-to be the closest be
tween the National HiflQB, Branch Guards,
and Belknap Rifles,- which have been
through .many prize" drflls before. Five
prizes are orfered in this class, and as
there are Bix competing companies, one
will have to go home disappointed.
Tho Memphis drill, which was held
only last month, interfered considerably
with thei attendance' here, many of the
crack companies that were there, among
them the Chickasaw Guards, Seely Rifles,
and Thurston Rifles, being unable to get
away from .home so ;soou again. Consid
ering the amount of mqney in prizesof fercd ,
tho lists are not as Veil filled as might
After the usual dress parade which was
witnessed by an immense crowd this even
ing there was a grand promenade con
cert by the hands present and an exhi
bition bugle call by company A First In
fantry of this city.
GRAND ARTILLERY CONTEST.
To-morrow will be the big day of the week,
being the Fourth,- which will bo opened
by tho firing of the national salutes. The
grand artillery contest will be the prin
cipal feature of interest in the morning,
four of tho most noted National Guard
batteries being entered to drill for $3,000,
divided into three prizes They are: Bat
tery A, of St. Louis; Rocftville (Ind.) Light
Artillery; Dallas (Texas) Artillery Com
pany and tho Indianapolis Light Artillery.
After exhibition drills by various com
panies there will be a sham battle, partici
pated in by all the troopers present, fol
lowed by the dress parade and a grand dis
play of fireworks.
Child Killed by Lightning.
"Winston, N. C., Jthy 3. A seven-year-old
dauglker of'junius James was killed
by lightning In Wilkes county last evening.
She was in, a field and the father saw
the chila fall. She; was dead -when he
Celebrate" the Fmtrth by Drinkiug the
Washington Brewery Company's Pure
. lWSs.wflF &
mm in un
Eager and Patriotic Youths Began
to Celebrate After Dark. -
FUSLLADE OF FIEE OEAOKERS
When Midnight Cnmo tho Air Was
Thlelc With Smoke, and Heavy Re
port Came From All Quarters.
Events and Places Which. Will
Amuso the Many To-day.
The Washington small boy and his sister
arose to tho occasion several hours before
the official proclamation by the midnight
bell of the glorious Fourth of July.
Thus it happened that when the Fourth
came along the sky was clouded with Chinese
smoko and the moon was In a total eclipse.
Tho town smelt like Gettysburg arter
Pickett's charge and the chime of 12
o'clock was almost inaudible in the roar
of tho giant cracker, the cannon cracker,
aud the baby crackers, winch were good
enough and loud enough for the biggeot
kind of small boys before the war.
Noise, smoke, fire and patriotism were
out on dress parade together, aud sleep
was murdered in cold blood from the
boundary to the resonant bliores of the
Potomac. Uojsnnd men lay in wait every
where with the eager match and the ex
pectant cracker in their hands.
The aute-midnigtit skirmishes were lively
enough, but at the midnight time or Ju
bilation there was a long roll of exploded
dynamite and riant powder, fiery flames
shot up into the sky, and rockets and roman
candles filled the air with more or less
picturesque cometary wonders.
MUSKETR1 OF THE ATTACK.
After that .came the incessant rattle
of the little crackers, the musketry of the
attack, and then at long intervals the
lonesome parting shots in the distance.
The grand army of revelers were firing
and falling back to bed.
There is to be more of this to-day and
to-niglit, but to those who don't like fir
and smoke in such quantities, there is a
world of ways in which to make a safe re
treat. The programme for the outing is one
rich for selection and made with a view
to a prime Fourth of July celebration.
All of the resorts along the Potomac
and in the suburbs will fling their gates
wide open. to-day to receive the excursion
ists. There is Colonial Beach, Mount Ver
non, Marshall Hall, Bay Ridge, and other
nearby resorts, where there are cool breezes,
leafy glades and the music of the bands
and the waves.
At home there will be the joint celebra
tion of patriotic societies in the shadow of
the monument, beginning at 9:30 o'clock
At noon precisely tiie Oldest Inhabitants
will hear the Declaration of Independence
read at the Corcoran Building, in accord
ance with their custom and patriotic
At Takoma Park the citizens will have
an all-day hurrah for Old Glory and the
Union forever, tho celebration to begin early.
Speeches will be made at 2 p. m. by the
eloquent Ben Butterworth and Gov. Hartand
other distinguished patriots at Kensington.
EVENTS OF THE DAT.
In the evening, "at home," the Veteran
Firemen will have a union celebration at
their hospitable headquarters.
At tbc interesting Soldiers' Home Henry
Wilson Post, G. A. R., will give an entertain
ment after dark.
All this official recognition of the glory of
the day -will be exclusive of the grand ex
odus of the beaux and belles into the lands
flowing with milk, honey, and ham sand
wiches in the near vicinity ofthe city. There
will bo picnics galore.
Among these will be the outing of the
Sunday-school 6f St. Jerome's Catholic
Church, that of St. Anne's Society at
Tennallytown, while the Spiritualists
will go to Bowie, Md.
And again there will be three games
of baseball at the National Park by differ
ent club3 of the Departmental Baseball
League, while the crack nine of Saks &
Co. will contest for the honors with tho
nine of Robinson, Chory & Co at the old
Capitol Park grounds.
Tho auimalB at the Zoo will hold an
oil-day reception, and tho exercises of
tlie evening will bo concluded with a sym
phony of yells while. mamrra and papa
are sticking court plaster on tho fingers
and oes of our little Willie's, or making
chromos of their fuces with iodine and
other peetorial remedies for scalds', burns
Lawyer Minus His Light
Fountain Peyton, a colored lawyer, was
arrested last night on Ninth street near
T for falling to have a light on his "bike."
Celebrate the Fourth by Drinking tho
Washington Brewery Company's Pure
Champagae Lager Beer.
SOLDIERS FEOH SP1I
Campos Reinforced By the Ar
rival of 2,000 Troops.
SENT TO THE FK0NT AT 0N0E
Insurgents Surprl.en Government De
tachment XearMunzunillo Beports
of tho Surrender of Small Bodies of
Jieoels all Over tho Seat of War.
Much Skirni lulling. " -
Havana, July 3. The steamer Monte
video has arrived here from Spam, having
on board re-enforcements numbering
The troops were reviewed on landing by
Capt. Gen. Martinez de Campos arid left
for the province of Santa Clara.
A detachment of the regiment of Isa
bella the Catholic has fallen into an am
bush. The soldiers were passing Rio
Buoy, near Caimito, not far from Man
zauillo, province of Santiago de Cuba,
when they were suddenly fired upon by
the insurgents. A lieutenant and four
soldiers were wounded.
The t roopa at Rarnones, Province of Santa
Clara, hadanenjagement with thelnsurgent
band commanded by Zayas and were dis
persed. Seventeen insurgents surrendered
to the troop? and ten others gave them
selves up to the authorities at Remedies
In addition, seven mrc of the insurgents
have surrendered at Buena Tista.
An insurgent band has been routed at
Maravi. Tho men had lately landed and
lost fifteen killrd, In addition to leaving
many wounded on the field.
A detachment of the civil guard has had
a skirmish with a small band of Insurgents
at Alcatraz Key, near Caibarien, not far
from Remedies, Province of Santa Clara.
The guards captured six prisoners.
Thre insurgents have surrendered to the
authorities at Manzanillo.
LIFE INSURANCE CONTESTED.
Suit Entered For Permission to Pay
the Money Into Court.
The Supreme Commandery of the Union
Order of the Golden Circle brought suit
yesterday to be allowed to pay into court
$2,000 due on a benefit carrh-d Dy Samuel
Bacon, who died on February 11.
Mr. Bacon had a certificate issued in
December, 1891, in favor of Mrs. Mary M.
Koontz, but when he died his father,
Peter F. Bacon, wrote advising the su
preme recorder, W. R. Cooper, at Knox
vilfe, Tenn., that Mrs. Koontz had no in
surable interest in his son's lire, and advis
ing that the money should not be paid to
her. He himself was the legal beneficiary
under the certificate. The recorder also
received a letter to that effect from L.
Cabell Williamson, the attorney.
On the other hand, he received a letter
from Mr. S. C. Mills, the United States
Commissioner, asking that hepaythemoney
to Mrs. Koontz. Mr. Mills is a member
or Halcyon Commandery of the Golden
The supreme officers do not wish to
take sides in the matter and seek to be
relieved by paying the money into court,
Where the opposing claims may be settled.
They Meet To-dny In Louisville and
Hope for Harmony.
tion of the People's party of Kentucky will
be held in this city to-morrow, Jwglnning
at noon; for the purpose of nominating a
ticket for the November election.
The party leaders in town are filled with
hope for the party showing next fall.
They do not hesitate to say that their con
vention will be a model one as farasharmony
is concerned and that there will be no
wrangling as to tho composition of the
ticket or the make-up of the platform.
Hon. Thomas S.Pettit, of Owensboro.Ky.,
will most likely betelected to head the ticket.
convention and of tho last legislature.
Gen. Weaver was expected to be present to
morrow, but he hass-ent a letter saying that
it will be impossible for him to be here. Sen
ator Butler, of North Carolina, and H. E.
I Taubcneck, chairman of tbe People's party
national committee, arc here.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 3. Tho Cleve
land City Forge and Iron Company
have advanced tho wages of their men
10 pot" cent. The company employs
275 men. The advance is" given be
cause) ot increased hulnens.
Celebrate the Fourth by Drinking the
Washington Brewery Company's Pure
Champagae Lager Beer.
Hud Itfccelrei One Thousand Dollars
Which Is Thought to Have IiiMtl
gutcd thwDeed Scene of the Crime
Lookei Like a. Slaughter Pen.
Corpse Probably Shipped A way.
Omaha, Neb., July 3. Five badly
frightened individuals occupying murder
era cells at the police station, a resi
dence resembling in many respects a slaughter-
house, and the unaccountable absence
of John Selban are the features of a pe
culiarly mysterious tragedy, -which la
engaging all Omaha police and detectives
Selban 1b the supposed victim, while Mr
and Mrs. Mate Ma kin, Antoa Backovitr,
John TJrkan, and John DruboUz. are the
prisoners. Eobbery is the presumed ob
ject of the crime, but the feature mosc
confusing to the police is the unexplained
absence of the corpse.
Kb. 1250 Pierre street, aboarding-hotse,
la the scene of the crime. A hasty exami
nation or the bedroom to which the man
supposed to have been murdered slept
showed signs of a bloody conflict.
A great pool of blood was located near
tho head of the bed and the bed clothes
were saturated in several places with blood.
Bloody footprints were found on the bed
qullt.and pillow. Tbe door caslag, wall
and floor was stained in several places
A razor, a pocket-knife and an iron
crowbar about two and a half feet IeHg
were found in the bedroom, whiea from ap
pearances were used as weapons in the
Tbc strange demeanor of the isolates
of the house was such as to prompt the
detectives to place them under arrest.
Several of the persons had blood on their
clothes. All concerned are Poles.
Monday tbe missing man secured $1,000
from the old country. To obtain tftis
money the crime, it is thought, was cm
rmtted. The polke are of the opinion that
aftjjr the murder wa3 committed the Clothes
of the murdered man, which were found
on the river Kink, were plated where
round for the purpose of leaving- me im
pression that the man had commuted sui
cide by drowning himself in the river.
Tbe immediate discovery of the clothes
and the early appearance of the poMce
at the cottage prevented the murderers
from carrying out the further arrange
ments of removing the teB-tale clots of
blood and the bloody bedclothes.
BODT CARTED OFF.
The body, it Is believed, was removed
from the house some time- dttrisg the
night, judging from the fresh wagon
wheel tracks directly in front of the hause,
which indicated that a wagon had been
backed up to- the sidewalk in front.
The condition of the blood on The floor
Indicates the killing could not na.-e been
dime much later than midnight. The faet
that Selban's clothes and suspenders were
soaked with blood is taken to indicate that
he was killed toon after he returned home
last nighc and undressed.
Several residents of the neighborhood
say Selban had a large amount of money
yesterday and that he said he had received,
it from the old country. One of the men
who was arrested told an officer that
Selban had got a lot of money recently.
To-night the police are trying to find the
The two trunks were taken from thehause
during the night and went; to St Louis.
The police are investigating this elaw,
and think the body has beencutupand placed
in the trunks.
MATT QTTAY PEELS" HURT.
Calls Ei-Senator XewelPs Desertion
a Cold-Blooded Stab.
Philadelphia, July 3. United States Sen
ator Quay madepubhc to-night aletter from
ex-Senator J. K. Newell, of Towanda, Pa.,
regretting his inability to pledge himself
and his constituents for Mr. Quay in tho
In his letter Mr. Newell refers to the
recent contest in Bradford county for the
appointment of a dairy and food commis
sioner, which was ended by the appoint
ment of Major Levi Wells by Gov. Hast
ings. Major Wells was the candidate of
Mr. Newell's branch of the party, but he
sajs that the appointment was made
without any pledges on his part as to
what would be done in thepresent contest.
"Nevertheless, we feel morally bound,"
he continues, '"to support the governor
in the convention."
Mr. Newell is said to be the lieutenant
of ex-Lieut. Gov. William T. Davies. ot
Towanda, whose nomination In 1836 by
a majority of one and one-half votes is
Mid to have been the result of Mr. Quay's
-work in the face of a hitter fight.
Upon receipt or the letter Senator Quay
sent this telegram to Mr. Davies:
"1 have received Newell's letter. This
is the coldest-blooded, mercenary stab I
have encountered in this campaign ot as
sassination." It was stated that this telegram was
sent in view of published reports that Mr.
Davies has been recently in confernee at
Harrisburg with ex-Senator Newell and
HAPPY FOURTH FOR THEMT.
Executive Clemency to Be Extended
to Missouri Convicts.
Jefferson City, Mo.r July 3. The bene
ficiaries of the usual Fourth of July execu
tive clemency will be Samuel Klney.
colored, and James Cook.
Kiney was sentenced at the May term,
ISSt, of the St. Louis criminal court to
twenty -five years in the penitentiary
for murder In the second degree. Cook
was sentenced at the November
term, 1SS3, ot the Green county cireuie
court to ninety-five years In Uie peniten
tiary for murder in the second degree.
Both are among the oldest prisoners
in point of sen ice and their prison rec
ords are good.
Half a Million for a College.
Brooklyn, July . The memory of the
late Henry D. Polhemus. of tins citv. who
died on February 14, last, i3 to be per
petuated by a magnificent addition to the
Long Island college hospital, to be known
as the Folbemus dispensary, the gift of
his widow, Mr C.uoitae H. Pottwmus.
In all a half million dollars wot be glen.
The estimated cost of the slta sad pro
posed building and equipment wiH ba
THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
For the District of Columbia. Maryland,
and "Virginia Fair, slight changes in,
temperature; variable winds.
Celebrate the Fourth by Drinking th$
Washington Brewery Company's Pux
Champagne Lager Beet