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WASHXNGrTOiSr, D. C, FKIDAY MORNING-, JULY 5, 1895 EIGHT PAGES.
I8TW1TTED TIE POLICE
FOUGHT A GANG OF TOOGHS
A CELEBRATION WITH A PURPOSE.
CHINESE ASSASSIN'S AIM
Carl Browne Declares He Married
as Per Programme.
CEREMONY ON CAPITOL STEPS
They Readied tlie City In tbo Early
Morning una Wont at Oiico to the
Historic Spot Hot li Subscribed to
tin Moet TTulciuoMarrlasc Contract
on Record and Then Disappeared.
If we Jove each othor as the dove Lis mate
We'll go Uu-ough the world prepared for
The bride of Carl Browne, the o,oundnm
Goddess of Liberty, who rode the -while
palfrey at the exhibition of Freedom Aw;a;sl
uated hy the Washington Police at tho
Peace Monument, A. D. 1SJM, said to a
Tunes reporter last night lhatsho subscribed
to the vignette, poetical sentiment above,
and Mat the was married by a written
contract to Carl Browne yesterday morn
ing at 7 o'clock on the east Capitol steps.
The lau? M.se Mamie Coxey, and the
present Mrs Carl Bro wne, is a pretty -woman.
Bhe ivai, quite talkative and eulcrtainlng
to The Times last night iu the reception
room of the Emrich Hotel, where she had
many callers One of them was a United
State, non-commissioned officer and an
other was a coi respondent of a Chicago
Mi. Browne has Jovely blue eyes, a good
complexion, and wavy brown hair. She
wasattiredin white with awonderfulwealtli
of white laeeabout her neck. She has been
ediualed in the public schools of Ohio and
U ik&well. Suetidt-themostmathcmaticaliy
exact and whitest teeth In the worlds and
tinned a'superior orotic at the fact, as siie
all ged tliat Khe had outwitted the whole
police department and the United -States
government iu the matter of her marriage
extraordinary on the Capitol steps m the
full blaze ana glory of the rifeing sun, iu
oriental splendor as it wre.
WENT TO THE CAPITOL.
Mrs. Mamie Browne said that they ar
rived in town on tin- B. & O. about G:30 and
proceeded at once to the Capitol Meps, just
the j two,sneand Carl.
"Were ttoere any ministers or wit-negsi-h?"
-No," interjected Marshal Browae; "but
hcv is the proof." lie handed the re
pun' r one of liie most singular marriage
ctrtitii ate evef plaoed before the public.
It ws an illustrated manuscript siiect
of ultout 10 by 8 iocbes, handsomely en
griwscd by the bridegroom. In tlie upper
right -baud corner there were two side
laces glued together by an everlasting
One is Carl's and tlie other is Mamie's.
Mamie's arms are around the neck of Carl,
and Cart's arms are around the neck of
Mamie. Site is literally buried and ab
eorbed as to her lips in the personality of
Carl. They are to all appearances on their
proper trolley and are bound for the -land
-where love never dies winle the kiss lasts.
The picture in design and intensity is
simply exquisite. It reminds one of Julie
and Jean Jacques Routbeau in the boat.
But in the left hand comer is a picture
that speaks to the heart Of man -with a
three-ply silken sound of osculation. The
component parts are a neBt and two turtle
doves. The buds are represented as kiss
ing each -other ith a rapture immeasurable
by even the differential calculus. The
billB of the doves are in actual contact.
On the neck of one is inscribed the simple
and beautiful name, "Mamie," while on
the other Is the responsive word, "Carl."
SWEET OF SWEET MARIE.
The odor of Sweet Marie of the Potomac
perfume is exhaled intensely from the man
uscript, and all around it is the delicate
bouquet of orange blossoms and indelible
"Is that you?" timidly asked The Times,
pointing to the female dove, -while Mrs.
Browne and The Times helped to hold
up the marriage contract.
"It is," taid the bride, while she looked
up to blush and looked down to sigh.
That settled it, except as to the extraor
dinary' specifications of tlie contract.
The language of the contract is that tlie
soul of tlie fragments of a soul of a roan
of fortv-flve years of age met the soul of
the fragments of a soul of a -woman
eighteen years of age, Miss Mamie Coxey,
and bv the principles of reincarnation
and altporption they became one.
"Are you a Theosopbist?" inquired The
Times of tlie bride.
"Yes," she said, and further affirmed
her belief in the transmigration of souls
and the reincarnation in love and life.
Bhe always expect6 to be Mrs. Browne in
the present life and iu all the Buccecding
ages of eternity.
At the bottom of the contract are the
signatures Mamie Coxey, "Her beal." aud
Carl Browne. "His seal." Below all is a
bit of Bulweriun philosophy: "The pen
is mightier than the sword."
How the ooup d'etat -was done "was re
lated by Mr. Browne. They "went arm in
arm from the Bmoky, noisy station to the
east steps of the Capitol. No one suspected
their coming. They stood up on the 6teps
in the first beams of the rising sun.
BAT DOWN ON THE STEPS.
Tlie bridegroom had with him a pen and
ink. They sat down on the marble steps
and renewed their vows, made a month ago
in duplicate before a minister in Ohio.
Then tlie marriage certificate was spread on
the bridegroom's knees and Miss Mamie af
fixed lier signature. Then the marshal
signed the document, and they "were wed.
Tney descended from the steps and hailed
"If you don't bslieve It," said Mr. Browne,
ask Curtis Dainley, the herdic driver, who
took us away from the grounds."
Carl Browne explained the absence of a
minister and witness by saying that he did
hot believe in paying tribute to anybody.
Marriage, ho said, is a civil contract, to
-wh ich t he bride bo wed a sweet assent.
The foregoing is the romance of the case
but there is another side to the story, You
pay your money and you take your choice.
Tlepobceand the 6ergeant-at-armsof the
Senate were on to this proposed declaration
of principlesby Carl Bro wnean dthebenuty.
As early as 4 p. m. the police were at each
of the entrances of the Capitol and the
saptaia of the Capitol police had charge
Of the east entrances. Col. Bright, Ser-geaut-at-anns,
was on duty, it Is said
cbout 5 a. in.
It is true that some or the Common
wealers wereaboul the grounds quiteearly
but there was no marshal that they saw
cor no marshal's bride.
Most of the crowd were present from 10
ft. m to 11 a. a, during which time it
"was expected that Cart Browne -would come
In to be "warned from the picnic grounds
ilea r Mount Olivet Cemetery , wherehe was to
join the Old Guard of the Army. It is
believed tliat Browne and the bride walked
up from the B. & O. station, took an east
bound herdic, and disappeared, going
cast up Maryland avenue.
Jrs. Browno said last night that she
and the marshal would remain in the city
until next Monday.
Desperate Battle of the Crew of a
Chicago Excursion Train.
Conductor Shot in tbo Leg: and Brake-
man Badly Beaten Rowdies
Knocked Off tbo Car.
Chicago, July 4. A desperate fight oc
curred to-day on a picnic train on the
Santa Fe Road between the trainmen
and agung of toughs who are known as the
"Henry Street Gang." Conductor A, B.
TalHTt was shot in the leg, receiving a
painful flesh wound, and Brakeman Harry
Reed vas badly beaten and bruised.
Two of the gang started to fight, for the
purpose, it Is supposed, of creating a row,
during which their comrades could rob the
passengers who were watching the progress
of the fight. The conductor attempted
to part them, when four of them attacked
tiira. He was struck with the butt end
of a revolver and knocked to the floor,
and was severely pounded before he could
He finally managed to gain his feet,
aud the fight being in the car directly
belli ml tlie engine, he ran out on tlie plat
form and grabbed a coupling pin from the
lender. Oue of the toughs was about to
hit him again with a revolver butt, but
Taibert was tlie quicker and hit tho fellow
a crushing blow with the pin, knocking
him clear off the train. The others then
opened fire, and about twenty shots were
seut at Tnlbert, only one of which hit him.
He received a flesh wound in tlie left leg,
which will not prove serious.
While all this was going on at tlie front
end of the traiu, Brakeman Reed was
having a hot time of It in tlie second car
from the rear. He heard the thots fired at
Taibert aud was hurrying to the scene of
the trouble, when ho saw four men trying
to couceal themselves in a closet. He
pulled the door shut and called for help.
The men managed to break the door
open ami went for the brakeman. They
got him down between the car seats and
jiountbtl him viciously with the butt end
or their revolvers. Two of the men ran
out, and Reed, who is a powerful man,
made short work of the two that re
mained. One he chased out of the car
and the other he knocked to the floor.
The fe'jow who had been chased out
returned and attempted to Mioot Reed, but
was given a blow squarely across tho
face with a section of the air-brake
known as tho 'dummy brake." Ho fell
from tlie car and wjk picked up and car
ried off by his companions.
ACCIDENTS ELSE WH EKE.
Councilman Kinsler Killed tit Phila
delphia CannonCr.aeUerr.nt Work.
Philadelphia, Pa., July 4. Common Coun
cilman Charles J. Kinsler, was fatally shot
in the head during a flag raising at a club
Itouse down town this morning. When the
flag was unfurled to the breeze there was a
fusilade of fire crackers and noise-producing
weapons, in the midst of which Kinsler fell
with a bullet in his head.
H'S died a few hours afterward at the
hospital. Ja:ns Lenuon has been arrested,
charged with doing the shooting, which he
claims was accidental.
At about the same time, in another sec
tion of the city, Joseph Godfrey, a pugilist,
and Boyd Wylie, an ex-policeman, both of
whom had been drinking, were celebrating
the Fourth with a revolver, which exploded
while in the hands or Godfrey, the bullet
entering Wybe's abdomen and producing
a mortal wound.
CANNON CRACKER DID IT.
Carlisle, Pa., July 4. A big cannon
cracker exploded in the hands of Samuel
Drexler, aged twenty-one years, to-day.
One hand was torn to shreds, and several
fingers were blown from the other.
He was also burned terribly about the
face and stomach. He is so badly injured
that the doctors fear he cannot recover.
LOST HIS ARM.
Shamokin, Pa., July 4. Samuel Pun
moyer, aged fourteen years, had his left
arm blown off to-day by tlie explosion of a
big cannon cracker. The injured arm
CRUSHED UNDER A TRUCK.
Bethlehem, Pa., July 4. Civic socie
ties, fire department and otherorgauizations
celebrated the Fourth here to-day with a
big parade, nearly G.OOO men being In line.
The horse attached to the hook and ladder
truck ran away, throwing Leldigh Bach
man, the driver, under the wheels. His
hip was badly crushed, aud he was hurt in
ternally, his condition being critical.
HAD TLMES IN "BOSTON."
Puglllstlcully Inclined People Fulled
in By rollceinen.
John Carter, Robert Williams and a flnt
iron became very much mixed in that sec
tion of Georgetown known as "Boston"
yesterday afternoon, and Policemen Har
rison and Maher had to disentangle them.
Both were considerably battered, and
were arrested and locked up at the sta-tlon-housc,
charged with affray.
John Bodely and William Hunter also
were tangled up in the same locality
about the same time, and Policemen Brad
ley and Conlon were compelled to inter
rupt their celebration. They were also
churged with affray, and when they
reached the stalon-house Bodely charged
Hunter with assault and battery.
ANOTHER STEP UPWARD.
Mr. John Nordhouse Promoted to Sec
retory Morton's Private Secretary.
Secretary Morton has demonstrated his
sympathy with civil sen-ice rules In the
appointment of a private secretary. Tho
new appointee is Mr. John Nordhouse,
who up to the 1st of July was on the rolls
as tlie Secretary's stenographer.
Mr. Nordhouse entered the service as
a stenographer In the division of ornith
ology and mammalogy in March, 1893, and
has steadily been promoted to the position
which he now occupies.
This appointment is another practical
illustration of the Secretary's desire to
recognize merit wherever it is found.
ELOPED WITH A BABY.
.Man of Thirty Weds a Girl of Thirteen
Raleigh, N. C, July 4. Dr. J. K. Battle,
of this county, aged thirty, has created
a sensathrp by eloping with and marrying
the tliirtil'n -year-old daughter of C. J.
Briaut The marriage licenso was obtained
by a friend who, it is said, made an in
correct statement as to tho girl's age.
Big: Chicago Dry Goods Failure.
Cbicago.-July 4. TInj firm of Doreberg,
Glick & Horber, proprietors of the Leader
Store have failed. The stock, fixtures,
lease, teams, and other property of the
firm are in the hands of creditors as chat
tel mortgages, securing claims aggregating
Sprained His Leg:.
John Thecke, a middle-aged man, fell
from a cable car on Pennsylvania avenue
near the corner of Thirteenth street about 6
o'clock last evening, spraining his leg. He
was taken to the Emergency Hospital.
Steamer Macalestcr to Marshall Hall and
Indian Head Friday and Saturday evenings
at C.30 p. m.
The Times Exploded Several of These Skyrockets and the Needy in
Washington Have Issued a Declaration of
Pitched Battle Over the Little
Red School House Emblem.
FUSILADE OF BULLETS
One Mnn Killed and Many Wounded
in tlie Athens or America Bitter
Feelinu Aroused Over the Emblem
of the A. P. A.
Boston, Mass., July 4. The Fourth of
July parade of the patriotic societies of
Boston and vicinity, at East Boston, this
afternoon! ended in a pitched battle be
tween some of tho paraders and the specta
tors, lu which sticks, stones, and revolvers
were used with fatal effect
John W. Willis, a laborer, of East Bos
ton, one of the spectators, was bhot and
Instantly killed; Michael Boyle, of East
Bostou, had his head split open by a club,
and now lies dying at City Hospital; a
young mau named Stewart had his nose
cut off by a saber in the hands of one of
the paraders; Patrick Kelly sustaiued a
severe scalp wound, whether from a club
or a bullet is not known. Officer A. S.
Bates was hit in the mouth by a brick
thrown by an unknown person and lost
several teeth, besides suffering from severe
A. P. A. CAUSES TROUBLE.
It is claimed that the trouble all resulted
from the persistence of those who man
aged the parade in introducing a feature, a
float presenting "The Little Red School
House," which from Its association as the
emblem of the American Protective Asso
ciation has become obnoxious to many per
sons, especially those who donotsympathize
with the A. P. A. movement. The Fourth
of July committee refused to permit this
feature to appear in the parade-and those
desiring to prevent it tried to have an
order passed by the board of aldermen, but
So great was the interest excited by this
controversy and the expressed determina
tion of the paraders to display the school
house that fully 30,000 visitors gathered at
The police officials in anticipation of
any hostile demonstration had a special
squad of 350 men under the direction' of
Deputy Supt. Pierce and Capl. Irish, in
addition to the East Boston force on duty,
but they marched at the head of the pro
cession. At several points the feeling of the
crowd was given vent in hissesat the 1,500
paraders and theschool house, butno further
demonstration was made until the rear of
the parade had reached Putnam street,
when the crowd tried to overturn the last
CUT HIS NOSE OFF.
Word was sent to the front for police as
sistance and a squadof twenty of fleers were
sent back. A skirmish followed between
the crowd and the officers and Michael
Doyle received a fractured skull.
A man named Stewart, of Brooks street,
nad his nose cut off by a sabre in the hands
of Albert E. Andrews, of Everett, a private
In theRosebury horse guards, who went to
the assistance of the occupants in the car
riage. By this Incident the feeling of
the crowd was intensified and when the
parade brokeup and those who had partici
pated were proceeding in companies to the
ferry in order to reach this city, a group
of between sixty and seventy were sur
rounded on Border street by a crowd, who
commenced hooting and throwing stones.
A dozen revolvers were drawn and, in
response to the fusilade of stones, shots
were fired. The firing of the revolvers
brought a large body of police to the spot
and the mob was soon dispersed.
As the scene was cleared the officers
found John Willis dead in the street with
a bullet hole in his right side and Patrick A.
Kelly lying seriously wounded about the
head. It was learned later that several
other persons had been slightly injured, all
of whom were taken away by their friends.
The police arrested Harold Brown and
John Boss as the principals who did the
shooting. It is claimed by six witnesses who
were taken to the station-house that Brown
did the shooting which killed Willis and
Hotel Johnson cafe's delicious breakfast,
mid-day lunch and table d'hote dinner
consists of choice fresh fish, little neck
clams, spring chicken, new vegetables,
fine fruits, etc.
BREAKS OUT AFRESH.
Trouble at Pocahontas More Serious
Thau Ever Before.
(Special to The-Times.)
Richmond, Va. , July 4. The situation
at Pocahontas has become more serious
than ever before, and tlie condition of
affairs is very ugly at a late hour to
night. The operators of the coal mines have
petitioned Gov. McCorcle, of West Vir
ginia; to send troops to the-seeiio at once.
ANOTHER ItAlSE IN WAGES.
Tool Factory Workmen Will Receive
Ten Per Cent More.
Philadelphia, July4. TheSOOwork
itUMi employed in tlie extensive tool
factory of Fayette It. Plumb, t libs city,
were made happy to-dny by the post
ins of the folio wlnjj not ice in the chops:
"In consequence of tbo improved
condition ot bushier und the prospect
or better prices In the near future,
1 have decided to ndvance labor 10
per cent., to take effect July 4.
steel and Iron syndicate hn volun
tarily iiicreuHed tho wages of their
employes lO per cent. Business is
PLANNED THEIR DEATHS
A Missouri Editor Kills Himself,
Wife ana Child.
All Three Found in n Field Evidences
Ho Cause Known.
Mendville, Mo., July 4. S. A. Fields,
until recently editor of the Post, at Polo,
Mo., cut the thionts of his wife and baby
with a razor this morning, and then ended
his own life in the same manner.
The bodies were found in a garden about
200 yards .from the residence of his mother-in-law,
who lives near here.
Fields, his wife, and little boy wore vis
iting" his mother-m-law, Mrs. William
Thomas, two miles northeast of this place.
They went out in the pasture this morning-,
and the supposition Is that Fields
cut his little boy's throat, then his wife's,
and rinally his own. No reason-is given for
A note was found on Mrs. Fields, say
ing eve'rythlug they had (was to be left
to her mother, Mrs. Thomas. It seems that
Fields and his wircrShad planned the
tragedy, for sho w:Vnt Into the house
after they went out and put on an old
dress, and then returned to the pasture.
One Killed and Nineteen Injured at.
tho Buffalo Cycling Meet.
Buffalo, July 4. The Press Cycling Club's
meet at the Driving Park; this afternoon
brought together the fastest Class B men
In the, country. The track was in good con
dition and somefasttime wasmade. Eddie
Baldadded anotherto btsserrlesof unbroken
wins by finishing first An the mile open.
While tho last race was in progress the
grand stand collapsed, seriously injuring
nineteen of the occupants.
Three sustained injuries which may result
fatally. They are Frank Loymonvester,
spine broken; John G.Hiel, three ribs broken;
and Mrs. L. M.Eirick, bothlegsbroken. The
othors sustained more or less severe frac
tures and contusions. -
Forrest Tteeominended for Bishop.
Rome, July 4. The Rev. J. A. Forrest
is one among three candidates who have
been recommended to tlie Pope by the con
gregation of the propaganda-for bishop of
San Antonio, Texas. The name of tlio
appointee as finally decided upon will no
be made kuown for some days yet.
jWlll Draw Their Steel.
Home", July 4. In the Italian deputies to
day Signor Gelli, under secretary of state,
called Signor Marescalchialiar. As a re
sultthere will be a saber duelin the morning.
Steamer Tdacalcster to Marshall Hall and
Indian Head Friday and Saturday evenings
at 6:30 p. m.
BULLET HII Tll
John Harris Kills Matthew
Spreuell, a Barber.
JEALOUSY INCITED THE AOT
Ills' Wife Had Jokingly Forbidden His
Victim to Spealc to Bier Any
More Harris Heard of This, Got
His ltevolver and Started Upon His
The celebration of the Fourth of July in
Georgetown was interrupted yesterday
arternoou by a shooting tcrape, which re
sulted in the death or Matthew Spreuell, a
barb-T, and the arrest or John Harris, his
assailant. Both men are colored.
Spreuell and Harris, with their fam
ilies, live in the same house on Thirty
third street, between L and M, the former
Both are married and have one child each.
Domestic friction is at the root of the
Yesterday afternoon Harris' wife entered
the shop where Spreuell was at work,
and when he greeted her, she said, "Bon't
speak to nie any more," and went on up
stairs to her own part of the house. Her
husband heard of it and was under the
impression tlfat Spreuell had insulted hie
wire, so he went to his bureau drawer and,
getting out his revolver, fired a shot
into the wall, and said :
"I'll shoot some of these that
are foolin' with my family."
WORBR FOLLOWED Bl' SHOTS.
Ho then went down stairs when Spreuell
was at work and a wordy- war ensued.
Harris claims that berore he drew his re
volver on Spreuell the latter started toward
him with a razor. At any rate when the
barber saw that Harris had a revolver he
became f rightenedand ran outof hlsshop.
He ran up Thirty-third street pursued by
Harris and when he reached M street lie
turned the corner and started iuto the open
"door of a hallway over Quackenbush's res
taurant. He started up the stairs and as
he did so Harris entered thedoorand began
firing. As Spreuell reached the first land
ing and started to turn, one of the bullets
struck him in the left side, in the region of
the heart, and he fell to the floor.
Policeman Harrison and Maher were in
the neighborhood, and bearing the shots,
started at once for the scene of the trouble.
They reached the corner just as the bullet
from Harris' pistol had taken effect, and
Spreuell fall. Harris immediately ran out
of the hall and started up M street, closely
pursued by the policemen. He ran about
a square and was just turning up an alley
when he wascaptured. Assoon ashefound
that resistance was useless he meekly sub
mitted to arrest and was sent to the
station-house In the patrol wagon, and the
charge of murder was entered opposite his
name on the blotter.
COULDN'T SAVE HIM.
In the meantime the Emergency ambu
lance had been summoned, and Spreuell,
who was not dead, but suffering intensely,
was taken to the hospital. There every
possible efrort was made to save or pro
long his life, but he died a short time after
he reached the ylace.
The fact ot Spreuell's death was at once
communicated to tho Seventh precinct,
and Coroner Hammett notified. He viewed
the remains at t-he hospital yesterday even
ing, and directed that the body be removed
to the Seventh precinct station-house. An
Inquest will be held to-day.
Harris, who goes by the alias of "Patsy,"
is well known to the police of the Seventh
precinct, and has served a penitentiary
sentence for shooting Nick Carter in
Georgetown about three years ago. His
reputation is generally bad. Spreuell, on
the other hand, was of a rather peaceable
kind, and the police discredit Harris'
statement that.the barber drew a razor on
Mrs. Harris stated yesterday evening
that when she told Spreuell not to speak to
her any more she was only Joking, and she
declared that there had never been any
trouble between them. She did not know
how her husband heard of it or why he
Fell Into the Itiver.
Petersburg, Va., July 4. David Davis,
a well-known Jewish citizen, fell in the
river this afternoon, but was taken out
and resuscitated. ,Ho died at midnight
from tho shock. His sister married Hon.
. M. Kclley, one of the judges of the in
ternational court in Egypt.
Sam -Lee, a 'Eauntlryman, Escaped
With a Bullet in His Thigh.
Policemen Arrested Yen .Mow, who
Is Alleged to Have Fired the.Shot.
ClilmUowii In an Uproar.
Sam Lee, proprietor of a non-union
laundry at the corner of Four-and-a-half,
Street and Missouri avenue northwest,
was shot in the right leg, uear the thigh,
about 10 o'clock last night by Teu Mow,
otherwise kuown as Moy F. Chew, who is
3aid to be one of the leadera of the Chinese
Laundrymen's Union of this city.
Sam Lee, together with Sue Gow, who is
employed by him, was standing in the
Mibsouri avenue entrance to the laundry.
The neighborhood was filled with the
noise of exploding firecrackers, and any
particularly loud noise would attrac
SueGo w claims thathesawYeuMowcomo
up on the other side of tho street, and
after standing there for a few minutes,
draw a revolver and fire at Sam Lee.
The latter gave a yell and disappeared
within his door, and Yeu Mow, seeing that
his shot had taken effect, ran through the
park towards Third street. The news was
communicated to several of Sam Lee's
friends, and they got him on a chair,
with his wounded leg propped up, and
Sue Gow and another Celestial ran up
to police headquarters and told of the
Detective Gallaher went Immediately to
the scene of the assault and, when he ar
rived, Policeman Newklrk and Haines had
the patrol wagon there and were making
preparations to send the wounded man to
Detective Gallaher learned that nothing
had bsen seen of Yej Mow and, upon ascer
taining that he kept a laundry on Seventh
street, between F and G sou thwest, he went
there, accompanied by Sue Gow. Yeu Mow
had not returned to his laundry and his
partner. Yee Wall, suggested that he might
be found at Quong Sung Lung's, where he
spent his nights. Thither the detective and
Sue Gow went, and they fond Yeu Mow
standing in front of the place, with about
a dozen other Chinamen.
He denied all knowledge of the affair, and
readily consented to go to headquarters
with the detective. Sue Gow declared
positively that he was the man, however,
and Annn Brooks, a colored girl, who is
employed by Sam Lee, and who also saw the
shooting, said that the man who fired the
revolver was attired in citizens clothes, sim
ilar to thus1? worn by Yeu Mow.
Shortly after his arrest Lawyer Carroll
Smith, accompanied by several Chinamen
from Quong Sung Lung's place, went to
headquarters aud endeavored ut have Mow
released. They were unsuccessful, how
ever, and Mow was sent to the Sixth pre
cinct station house. The rest of the Celes
tials interested in the case were summoned
to appear in the police court this morning
at 9 o'clock, when the case will be heard.
BULL FIGHT AT ATLANTA.
But This Exposition Fcnture "Will Be
Conducted Without Cruelty.
Atlanta, Gu., July 4. Definite details
have been received concerning the bull
fight to be given in the Mexican village
at tho Cotton States and International
Exposition. The arena will bo arranged
in the regular way, and some of the best
bull fighters in Mexico, with a supply of
trained horses and ot tho fmest bulls,
will bo brought to Atlanta.
It will be an exact reproduction of the
famous bull fights of Spam, with one ex
ceptionthe bull's horns will be padded,
so that he can do no damage.
The horses will likewise be protected
by embossed leather shields, eo that the
whole fight may be carried out without
the slightest cruelty or a bit more blood
shed than is seen at a Wild West show.
Tlie troupe is now training in Mexico,
and several satisfactory rehearsals have
already been made. It Is likely to be
one of the strongest attractions at the
STILL SHOVING "COPY".
Woodward, the Cuban Newspaper
Man, Is All Ricbt.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 4. Frank E.
supposed to be lying in a Spanish dungeon
in Cuba, has been heard from and should
arrive in New Yopk to-morrow.
His mother this morning received a brief
letter, via Havana, dated June 27, at
Port Cardenas, on the north coast, saying
that he had embarked on the British steam
ship Ardanhu for New York and would
arrive July 5.
He says he has had many thrilling exper
iences and has been wounded in the arm but
is all right.
CUBANS LOSE A LEADER.
Amador Guorra Killed In a Skirmish
Havana, July 4. A special dispatch from
Manzanillo again asserts that the rebel
leader Amador Guerra has been killed.
It was said on June 1 that the report of his
death in a skirmish between Layamo and
Manzanillo was confirmed.
Capt.-Gen. Ma rtmez de Campos leaves here
to-morrow for Santa Clara.
The iusurs-entshave burned several houses
at Tiarriba. not. far from the city ot San
tiago de Cuba, and a coffee plantation at
JAPS ON THE WAR PATH.
Foreljrn Residents of Formosa Take
Reruse in Flight.
Hong Kong, July 4. The foreign residents
ot Taiwan, Island of Formosa, have fled
to Takao, abandoning their property.
I It is rumored that the Japanese troops
have landed forty miles north of Taiwan,
intending to surround tho enemy and pre
vent them from retreating to the mountains.
O'FERRALL IN READINESS.
Military Companies Ordered to Pre
pare to Go to Pocahontas.
Richmond, Va., July 4. Gov. O'Ferrall
has ordered two military companies at
Roanoke and one at Lynchburg to hold
themselves In readiness to proceed to
Pocahontas it the situation there becomes
Russian Convict Held for Murder.
Sacramento, Cal., July 4. Ivan Kovalev,
the Russian convict, has been held to an
swer to the superior court Tor the murder of
Mr. and Mrs. II. L. Weber, after an examination-lasting
two days. It is generally
conceded that a very strong chain of evi
dence has been formed about him.
Few Delegates Came.
Louisville, Ky., July 4. The Populist
convention was conspicuous by the slim
attendance, about 150 delegates being
present. Tbo convention was called to
order at 12 o'clock by W. T. B. South,
chairman of the State Committee.
Huxley's Renin Ins Interred.
London, July 4. Tho remains ot Prof.
Huxley, who died on Juno 29 atHadeslca,
near Eastbourne, were buried to-day in
Officer Klopfer's Scrutiny of a
Giant Cracker Almost Fatal.
INJURIES BIG AND LITTLE
Eyes Damaged, Fingers Blown Off,
Hair SliiRed, Faces Burned and
Heads Hurt in Celebrating the
Glorious Fourth Premature Ex
plosions of Fireworks.
Even the glorious Fourth of July is cot
without itsdrawbacks.and yesterday many
a small boy tampered with the wrong end
of the festive toy cannon, or dallied too
playfully with the firecracker, and found
to his sorrow that the danger latent in them
all is of a very active nature when broogkt
out. The celebrations began early Wednes
day night, and so did iheaccidents.
Special Officer Benjamin Stopfer, of the
First precinct, was oue of the first victims
of patriotirm. Some girls were firiag off
giant firecrackers, and when one huag
fire Klopfer poked his head down to see
if the light had gone out. It hadn't, aad
just as Klopfer's face got within a few
inches of the cracker, it went off, bwraie
his eye and the left side of his faee so badly
that medical attention wa3 necessary.
The most dangerous of gunpowder eas
ualirles occurred about 6 oclcek yesterday
morning-. Arthur Lanedale, aged sixteen
years, of No. 1236 Eighth street nortbweec,
loaded a toy cannon and an esptasfoa
resulted. The toy's face, hands, and eyes
were terribly burned, and it is ieared tbas
his sight may be destroyed. He was treated
at the Emergency Hospital and tlwn sent
to hia home.
James Crapp, thirteen years of age, of
No. 411 Twenty -lust street, had a is
face and eyes badly burned by toe pf eawttura
explosion of a giant cracker, which he 4ed
in ms hand, lit-wafe alio taCen to the hos
pital. Walter Manver, aged twelve years, had
his neck and face badly disfigured aad
burned by the explosion of a can of powder
while about to load a small caanoa ia
front or bis home, No. 611 Twelfth sieec
bite looking into a cscnoa to see if 16
was loaded Cowles Recker, a prtater, at
No. 2101 D street northwest, about acea
had his eyes and race badly burned aad
hair singed off by the dtecharge of toe
A firecracker exploded 1b the fake of
A.' J. Callahan, thirty-seven yeass at
age, livinjr at No. 2315 Superior street
northwest, burning nis cheek and sfUtlsg
his upper lip.
Harry Lohrbock, of No. 214 Four-and-a-half
street southwest, was injured about
tlie right hand and face by a large cracker
near his home. His injuries, though aeote
and painful, are not serfoos.
Nellie Hawkins, colored, bad three fiageis
and the thumb of her left hand blown off by
a fire cracke r near her home, Ntt 1 1 S Fstrees
southwest, in the afternoon. She was
taken to the Emergency Hospital is fctoe
A toy cannon exploded in the bands of
Samuel Robrt3, a colored boy, in tae
morning, Wowhkt off the index flager of
his left hand. He resides at No. 112 Mary
land avenue southwest, but the acejfteac
occurred on Pennsylvania avenue, sear
Eleventh street. He was taken to the Emer
gency. The following patients were also
treated by the Emersency surgeons:
Edward Mastfrson. aged eighteen, re
siding at No. 2014 South street. George
town, received a badly lacerated wound ot
the scalp by tlie explosion of a fire eracker
thrown on his head.
EXPLODED IN HIS HAND.
Willie Bordman, ten years ef age, o
Seventh and K streets northwest, bad a
bottle of powder explode in bis hand. His
eyes, face and knee were severely burned
and his sight is permanently Injured.
Walter Manver, twelve years of age, of
No. Gil Seventh street northwest, bad
his face filled with powder by a "devil
Paul Vincent, nineteen years of age, of
No. 1120 Fifth street northeast, bad Ms
hand lacerated by the explosion of a fire
Last night Charles Perrell. colored, six
teen vears or age, of No. 1146 Sixth street:
northeast, had bis face badly blistered by
the explosion of a package of giant eract
ers. His injury is very painful.
John Edward, about S o'clock, tad bis
hand burned by a sky rocket.
Robert Dixon, a twelve-year-old colored
boy, of No. 477 Washington street, was
burned about the chin and arms by the
explosion of a tin can of powder.
Samuel Saks, of No. 1710 Seventh street
northwest, about 9 o'clock was treated
at Freedmaa's Hospital for a burned face,
the result of an explosion of a can ot
Abraham Larner, a colored man, sixty
five years of age, had his neck badly burned
on tlie Avenue above Seventeenth street!
northwest about midnight. A ball from,
a Roman candle dropped on his head. He
was taken to his home, No. 347 Pomeroy
of a package of "grass hopper. " He
was treated by the Freedman surgeons.
STRUCK BY A BULLET.
William R. Nolan, of Twelfth street,,
was struck in the foot by a bullet from a.
cartridge on the Chevy Chase railway
track, and had to be taken to his home.
W. F. Whit worth, of No. 233 Massa
chusetts avenue northeast, was shooting off
a revolver, when he accidentally shot him
self through the thigh. Dr. Stevenson,
was called in and dressed the wound.
A horse attached to a wagon driven by
Charles II. Adams became frightened early
yesterday morning, and ran over Mary
Taylor, colored, in Temperance alley,
between D and E and Ninth and Tenth.
streets. She was attended at the Emer
A sky-rocket went through an upper
window ot house No. 315 Pennsylvania,
avenue southeast, about 7:30 o'clock last
night, causing a slight fire.
Willie Cook, fifteen years old, was the
victim of a painful accident yesterday ia
Anacostla, the result of a lighted match
ropplng into a can or powder. The boy's
face was badly burned and the hair singed
oft bis head. Dr. Harry Pyles rendered
medical aid and later Dr. Harriaon attended
the suffering boy. His injuries will not
Sliver City Repudiates Its Debt.
Silver City.N.M., July 4. Taeeitycoaadt
has refused to levy a tax for the pnymens
of Interest on its bonded mdebtedae,
amounting to $50,000, thus practtealiy
repudiating the bonds. The debt wa re
funded three years ago at 7 per coat.
There is great excitement over tho matter
and some of the city officials may resign
THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
Threatening weather and occasional
showers; warmer; southerly winds.
For Virginia, showers in central and
eastern portions; fair in western portion;
wannir In eastern portion; variable winds,