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Public Parks and Places That Are
LUEKffiG PLAGE OF THUGS
Franklin, Dafnyotto and the Smlth
Mmitui Gruundh er Penetrated
ly- Light of Any Sort Col. Wilson
Has Asked Congress in Vntn for
Money to Protect Thee Spaces.
There are three of the most beautiful
partes la Washington into which nothing
got! gout on moonlight nights, not even
4tlie rayb of Hie moon, tlie police, tJie glim
mer or gaslight, or the glare of the elec
These three are rranklln, Lafayette
Square, and the Smithsonian grounds The
latter are, however, only a part of the dark
region "which extends all the "way from
the WliMo HoubC ellipse east to near the
The eAiMlUton of these on other evenings
when tlie moon superbedes the Wnshing-
ton UaMight Cornjiany and the electric
light company's contracts compares fa
vorably with that of any uncivilised coun
try on the globe The superintendent of
public parks and reservations know, that
fact, WKi Congress knows it because the
superintendent has told it so in several of
his annual rejtorts
If one stands at the corner of Sixteenth
Etrtwt and Pennsylvania a "venue and looks
in the direction of Lafajctte Square on
auy moonlight night bis ejo will run up
HgalthH a section of the city in which all
li a lilaHl: Oik? might as well try to jieer
through an Asiatic jungle at midnight
SEEN PROM THE CORNER.
If one Haods there for a short while
after 10 o'clock tie w-ill see an occasional
couitfe fuwer by, enter one of the avenues
und iti a lew seconds are lost in the gloom
lij and bj another couple will come along
and aiKttter, awl another, but where they
go or what they do it is needles to ask
of the man in the moon. Him eye gets onl
as far a the tops of the trees.
In Fwnkltn park the condltious are very
much tlie baine with the exception that
tier- and rhere a beam or two jonetrates
the foliage and immediate! the straw hat
and the corsage bouquet move to tLe other
end of tin handsome Turku.li lounge- under
lhee shady trysung trees.
Hut the region of rrui-suonable romance
par excellence ib that wonderfully beautiful
congeries of glades, and avenues, and
jnh..H,jo-6 tnvs It the neighborhood of
the lake iu Agricultural grounds.
The rrws arc branched to the very lxtttom
nt.d the jovers' lanesuadshady uooksareso
nun.irfu.i6 that they : .keonc vast labyrinth
out . . ...ch a park . 3pector coud jircelj
make his way. Wbetheritisrnooulightand
the gas fuckers are extinguished or whether
the electric light and the gas combine to
illuminate the place, the darkness in the
niauy sequestered spots is alwajs thick
ouough to hide successfully both crime and
immorality. Even in the f acred precincts
of the Capitol grouuds there is less light
than there should be and it is not so well
Ihoed as it should be.
PROOF Or THE NEED.
A sufficient conimentarj on the regu
lar with which this place is patrolled at
night is that not very long ago the body of
a man who had committed suicide (?)
near the grotto was not found until long
after daylight. There are also true
stories of men being sandbagged in these
precincts. Crimes of this kind have dimin
ished, but the possibilities and probabilities
remain the same. A. murder could more
easil be perpetrated in the Smithsonian
or Agricultural grounds than in Jackson
City, because all there is of that infamous
city is lighted better than tlie prominent
parkb of the Capital of the Xation.
Nothing could be easier of execution
than tlie crime of winch The Times car
toon hjhjqUs better than words. "Whether
or not tbej plj tlielr trade m tlie dark park
in the center of a city, it is a tine
field for the thug, for tlie sandbag, the
loaded cane, for the grasp of the throat, and
a knock down blow.
What could be easier than the robbery
of a wayfarer through a park the interior
(good Times Corner.
Lexington, Va., Aug G. Buena Vis
ta's large Wast furnace is in lull opera
tion and miming pig metal, and the other
industries of the town are getting ready to
Co into operation.
Reading, Pa., Aug G Two hundred
.employes of Eckcrt's two furnaces to-day
received a voluntary increase in wages of
10 per cent.
baraokin, Va., Aug. G. The 2,100 em
ployes of the Pennsylvania ana Richards
mine have been put on full time.
Are You Already a Subscriber
to the Morning Times?
of which is absolutely Invisible from the
Bunoundtng streets. It is sheer nonsense
to assume that a night inspector can keep
his eye on the invisible.
This is no fancy sketch. Every mow and
then perhaps apolicemau orpnrk watchman
flits through the shades, but he is a harm
less slllionctte He offends nobody's mod
esty and nobody's immodesty can offend
"At whnt time of night," a policeman
was asked yesterday, "do you Older the
settlers on these benches to tlielr homes?"
"Oh, I don't order them home at all,"
hesaid,"solongns they behave themselves."
"So then you are judge, jury, and exe
cutloner of what constitutes an offense?"
"1 think I am," said the man at tlie bat
Imagine a lynx eyed detective undertak
ing the contract of discovering from the
street anything worthwhile condemning or
approving when theie is nothing before
him but shade and shadow, and inaudible
In the cartoon there are several duos,
male and female, which toll their own
The youug man is on the edge of one of
these internal gloomy forests of Wasli
ington One can hear and see him Invite
Aland into the garden Ono or two other
scenes from th0(-e mlghtly tragedies of
human life are gieu to illustrate the girl
who has learned to loe tlie shaded park
and the secluded bench better than tho
street or cable car
Any one who has or takes occasion to
go through these parks at night, say from
iu u II o'clock atid especially on moonlit
nights, will find the benches well filled
witti couples, the female part of which,
at least, should be home with her mother
It is only one step from tlie park to dis
grace and it is only the first MCp that costs
FREQUENTERS OF THE PARKS
And what an incongruous assembly is
this under the trees. You are not aware
of tlielr presence until you are abreast of
them There are about as many face as
black as the shade or as yellow as the
moonlight, as there are those which are as
white as tlie occasional flash of the passa
nientcrie of the lady lounger
It is not an infrequent sight to see very
joung glrlb at compromising hours of the
night emerging out of these sylvan slums
on tlie arm of men who know it is easiest
to capture fledgling doves It would be
interesting lu know how many of the fallen
1 'a es of "Washington can trace their down
tall to nights or misguided aifection in the
parks, near or far from their homes This
can only be conjectured, for English spar
rows tell no tales
Col. Wilson, the superintendent of the
parks, was asked yesterday if an thing
had been done toward decreasing these
dangers to theOu.ig and innocent He said
that he had twice called attention to these
evils, and rid asked Congress for an appro
priation for the sufficient lighting of La
fayette Square, Franklin Park and the
biaithsoni. j .'rounds, " and," said he, em
phatically, "I made the immoralities prac
ticed iu thsf places one of the grounds for
Congresn 1 ud not resi-ouded, und he had
i.jthmg tOfcigett how the lighting could
hi done without such an appropriation
Pending the appropriation the moon will
continue to light up the outer edges of the
parks and the carnival on the inside will
proceed in spite of the watchmen and the
HELL TELEPHONE SUIT.
Attempt to Restrain tlie TJhC of the
(By United Press )
Boston, Aug G. Papers have been served
iu behalf of the American Bell Telephone
Company upon the National Telephone
Manufacturing Company, in a suit for an
order restraining the latter from infring
iug the Berliner patent
The suit as brought will test tlie validity
of the Berliner patentand will be fought by
the National company with the assistance
of several other corporations
A heaiing is assigned before the United
States circuit court for the first Tuesday
The Berliner was recently declared by
JudgeCarpenicr, oftheUnited States circuit
court, to be invalid, but tlie appellate court,
reversed Judge Carpenter's decision The
suit against the National company is the
firstono brought by the Bell company under
Uiat patent and its result will determine
whether the Bell compa uy's paten t bhall con
tluue another seventeen jears.
GO UMAX TALKS HAHMONY.
Democrat", Ho Sny, Will Be To
gether by Noi ember.
Baltimore. Aug G Senator Gorman vis
ited the State Democratic headquarters
to-day and expressed his view s on differ
ent matters with a freedsm tliat was very
In regard to the ticket nominated, last
Wednesday Mr Gorman said: "There is
less objection raised than I expected In
politlcs some people must lie disappointed,
but the party In the end will get together
i. as usual I have no rear wnau
ever as to the result In November
before that time all real Democrats will
be united for the common cause
Seuator Gorman expects to go to Saratoga
to-morrow Be will remain there about
Washington Brewery Company's
bratctl Champagne Lager.
Sena in Your Subscriptions, to tlie Combination Rale 3,000 Columns lor 50 Cents.
IIIIK-eSU. 11 -r -tr? "1WJWWUI --" '"w.r-vj
.yWM Silfe fe 3?
scReNs from vulgar exes
Give the people more light, andthe bums
FOLLOWED BLAND'S LEAD
Missouri Democratic Convention
Commits Party to Free Coinage.
Senator Coekrell and Gov. Stone Coun
selled Coin promise, bnt-TlioirSus-gestlonss
Fell Upon Den f Unrs.
(By United Press )
Tertle Springs, Mo , Aug. G. In tho
preseuce of 2,000 people 511 of whom
were delegates, the Democratic party of
Missouri in comention here today tcom
mitted itself to tho principle of the free
coinage of silver at the ratio of 10 to 1,
and reorganized the State central com
mittee so as to place the party maehinery
eutlrely out of the control of the gold men
"Silver Dick" Bland dominated the gather
ing completely. He was temporary and
permanent chairman and in opening the
conention, stated deliberately that the
time had come for the sil er men to assume
coutrol of tlie party machinery and run
It with a view of accomplishing their ends
Bland's idea of reorganization is looked
upon as bad politics and it was a terrible
slash at the old State central commilteo
which was the Maffitt Francis adminis
The relations betweeu the turned-down
committeemen and their, party colleagues are
so strained that in the coming campaign, if
conducted on a free-silver basis, they will
practically be without party alliances.
Bland's fight was won after bitter caucus
with Senator Coekrell, Gov. Stone, and
other prominent leaders whocountelled com
promise. The delegates were with him
and his programme wabeuthusiafitically car
The convention was noticeable for lack
of speech-making , considering the weighty
natuie of the business trangucted. There
were no lights on the floor of the conven
tion, and the reorganization or tno com-
mittpe and tho adoption of the platform
cre carried bj a practically
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. G. Rev. R. I. Way,
one of the oldest Presbyterian ministers
in the Soqtli, died to-day.
Augusta, Ga.. Aug. G. Gen. M. A. Stovall
died to-day after an lllnessof scveralmonths
at the age of seventy-seven years.
Delivered to any fart of the city.
HOW ABOUT THIS, COMMISSIONERS?
AN0TH5 miGMT OCCUR
Buffalo Bill's Big Tent Blown to
Tatters by! Storm.
PEOPLE ACTED AS IF MAD
"Women mid Cliilflren Trampled "Upon
in tho Fruntie Effort of the Crowd
to Get Away Fioin theGrandStund.
Indians Partly 3?roentcd a Stam
pede Band Kept on l'laying.
(By UnitCd Tress.)
Oswego, N. 1'., -&,tig G "While Buffalo
Bill's "Wild West show was giving a
performance before 12,000 people here
this afternoon a terrific rain aud wind
storm struck the town.
The immense dressing tent was blown
to tatters and many bf the men were lu
jured. The horses with the show were
also stampeded. "
Following this live east half of the
canvas-covered grand stand was blown
away, aud the G;OjOO people sheltered
in that part of the, field rushed down off
the seats in a wij panic Many women
nnd children were trampled upon and badly
hurt, but were soon, assisted away to their
homes. 5 -
The Indians prevented a stampede of the
western half -of "the; audience across the
arena by crowding ,lheir horses against
The band did not stop playing during
the excitement and atithe very worst mo
ment struck up the 'JStar Spangled Ban
Among the sovereljinjurcd is an em
ploye of the show, named Brown, who is
at the city hospital with a fractured skull.
A little girl was nearly drowned before
assistance reached her, aud a llrs. Flanagan
had her head badly cut by a f lj ing polo.
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CAMEOS SAFE AT HAVANA.
Spanish General Alleged to Dave
Turned Up. at Last.
Havuna, Aug. 6. Capt. Gen. Martinez
Campos arrived here at 1 o'clock this morn
ing. A dispatch from Banta Clara says the
column of Spanish troops under command of
Lieut. Ruiz had an engagement at Paila
to-day with a band of Insurgents, in which
two of the rebels were killed. A band of
rebels in the Santiago province yesterday
morning ambushed a train on which were
a number of miners and fired several shots,
wounding one of the miners. The attack oc
curred in the vicinity of Ponupo Upon re
turning from Sougo, with a force of troops
the miners found that the railroad had been
torn up near Ponupo. One of the miners
was killed, ,'
Quay's Voice It?' Still for War.
Philadelphia, Pa., Atig-G. Senator Quay
to-night iSHucd a formal statement in re
ply to the caarge.that ho had proposed to
David Martin, thej Republican leader of
this city, a bargain looking to the cessa
tion of-liostilitfes between them.
JUST WAIT uiTIX.pEXT SUNDAY!
Editor' Times:! Volrr Sunday paper
of yesterday v-ai t bright et , clean.-
test, best ilTuKtratoil. new . lest, ni.d
nost tlncouKhjy lnteietnitf sniymy
iewsjpnpoiqvev? published at the Xu-
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. : JTEltGUS A.
GROYER TO PRESS A BUTTON
Will Stprt the At'anta Exposition
Machinery at Gray Gables.
Declined .Escort of the Gate City
Guard in October Because IIo
"Wished to Avoid Display.
(By United Prcs3 )
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Aug 6 Gov.
Bullock, of Georgia, chairman of the
committee on ceremonies and ceremonial
dajs of the Cotton States and Interna
tional Exposition, called on the President
to-day to request him to press the electric
button here to start the wheels in the expo
sition at Atlanta September IS, and also
to tender the services of the Gate City
Guard, the crack Georgia military com
pany as au honorary escort from Washing
ton to Atlanta and return on October 23,
when the President and his Cabinet
will visit the exhibition.
The President assured Gov. Bullock
that Jie would take great pleasure in
pressing the button and starting the
wheels on the 18th, either from Gray
Gables or wherever he might be on that
day. As to the escort, the President said
he fully appreciated the compliment ten
dered him by the military company, but
his desire to avoid display compelled him
to decline the honor.
non. John E. Russell was a caller at
Gray Gables this afternoon. There was
no politics m his visit, as he asserts, and
ho simply called to pay his respects to
Mrs. Cleveland and her mother.
Mr. Cleveland was fishing nearly all day,
so that Mr. Russell did not see him, and re
turned to Boston on the first tram.
Tho President will not give out as yet
his opinion on the bull fighr.
Huntingdon, Pa., Aug. 6. The Hunting
don county Republican convention to-day
elected T. W. Montgomery aud Frank H.
Harrison delegates to the State con
vention, instructed to voto for Senator
Quay. The convention declared for a modi
fied McKinley tariff bill; against the free
coinage of silver, and unanimously in
dorsed Senator Quay.
Scranton, Pa., Aug. G. The fourth and
final Lackawanna county 'district con
vention was held here to-day. James E
Watkius was elected delegate from the
Third district to the State convention.
He wab the Hastings candidate.
Susquehanna, Pa., Aug: 6. The Re
publican nominating convention to-day
elected two delegates instructed to sup
port Senator Quay for the State chairman
ship. Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. G. The Frank
lln county delegates, to-night parsed a
resolution to vote for Senator Quay In the
conitog convention. Thlbwasinconscquence
of a rumor to the effect that tho Hastings
forces would try to influence at least
one of the delegates from this county-to vote
for Col. Gilkesou for State chairman.
Died From HiH Injuries.
Andrew Loveless, a farmer, aged
twonty-five yenTS, Tvho was badly beaten
about tho head at his home in Woodbridge,
Va., on August 1, nnd was brought to
Providence Hospital ,on the following
day, did at the hospital shortly after
noon yesterday from tho reBiilt of- his
injuries. His relatives at Woodbridge
were notified., and his body will be taken
to that placo this morning.
EJEWSFOB H CTo
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ESCAPED THE DETECTIVES
Dr. Eadford, the Biggest Counter
feiter, Eluded the Watchers.
Was tho Backer of tho Gnus: of Which
Brock wuy "Was tho Chief Su--pielon
(By Associated PreS3.) .
New York, Aug. G.-.Two sensations have
developed from the arrest of the gang of
Jersey City counterfeiters who were run
to ground by Chief Hazen of the secret
One is the escape from the officers of den
tist O E. Bradford, who is supposed to be
the financial backer or the gang, and whose
arrest cost a great deal of trouble.
Dr. Bradford was found in his rooms Sat
night, but Chief Hen did not arrest him
then formally, fearing that his confederates
might take alarm and escape.
Detectives Calligan and Bums were on
guard, one in each adjoining room, bur
when the chief returned Sunday morning
( he found that the dentist bad escaped
uuui ins room.
The fact of the escape has just been
made public and it may cost Detectives
Calligan and Burns their places. Both have
been suspended from duty by the Treasury
Dcpartment and an investigation has been
Bradford's escape has some features of
similarity to the flight of the three pt of
fice robbers, E-illoran, Russell anU Allen,
from the Ludlow street jail, and it may
be brought before the federal grand jury.
Bradford is from Farmington, -Me., and is
reputed to be wealthy.
TWO ATTEMPTS AT SUICIDE.
Mary Bench Tried to Drawn Herself
and Took Poison.
Upon tho arrival of the steamer City of
Richmond at her wharf, about 12.30
o'clock jesterday morning, a hurry call
was sent to Detective Sergeant Perry at
police headquarters for the ambulance
The driver upon reaching the Tubarf
found Mary Beach, a young colored wo
man, suffering from poison and shock. It
was learned that she had made two de
termined attempts at suicide on the steamer
since leaving Colonial Beach.
Mary went dov. n the river to see a male
friend, whose name is taid to be Walker,
and with whom she isinlove.
They spent several hours on the beach,
nnd "nally the your? woman told him
of her love, and asked him what his in
tentions were toward her. He replied
flippantly that his bestgh.liVeG ii CfttLrtes
county and he was going to marry her.
This announcement entirely unsettled
Mary's nerves, and she t I tl 1 1 i "w j: 1
never see her again alive, at the same
time exhibiting a small vial.
On tlie return trip thv woman wa- de
spondent. James Young a colT d "ok
hand on the steamer, wtcnert rer rrove
mentti closeiy, and when hv mw th wouan
attempt to throw herself overboard rushed
up and saved her just in the nick of time
A short while later she swallowed the con
tents of the vial, lut wa nearly restored
when the steamboat reached her wharf m
this city She was removed to her home in
the ambulance, and last night had nearly
recovered from the effects of her rah at
tempts. "DRIVE OX," SAID HOKE.
The Secretary Held Up hy a Wordy
(By United Press )
Athens, Ga.. Aug. G.-This morning while
Secretary Smith was en route to Jefferson
from Athens, he was met on the road by Lee
Lavender, a Populi-t, who plied him with
many questions and used very offensive
language, tellm him he was a turn-coat,
Secretary Smith treated the remarks as
coming from an insane man and instructed
his coachman to drive on.
End of the Irlne Bank Case.
Lexington, Va., Aug G. All of the in
dictments in the county court against C. W
Irvine, thcbusinesspartnerof CM Flaggatt,
cashier and wrecker or the Bank of Lexing
ton, were this morning nolle prossed
by the commonwealth's attorney aud the
prisoner honorably discharged.
This closes the Irvine bank case.
For a Davis Monument.
Richmond, Va., Aug. G. The committee
appointed by the Grand Camp Confederate
Veterans of Virginia to help raiee runds
for the Jefferson Davis monument held
its first meeting here to-night. There is
813,000 in bank to tho credit of tfao.
monuraent fund, exclusive of the $10,000
pledged by the camps at Houston.
Texas Populist iu Session.
Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 6. The second
day's session of the Populist's State con
vention was began in a torrent of oratory.
All the national leaders of the party are
heard from either rereonally or by letter.
Judge Nugeut seems to have small oppo
sition for governor.
Marino Band Concert.
Tho programme for the concert of the
Marine Band at the Capitol this evening,
begiuning at 5:40 o'clock, is as follows:
1. a, March, "Light Infantry," ..Campagna
b, "National Rifles," .. Mks Warble
2. Overture, "Militair," .. Mendelssohn
3. a, March, "High School Cadets, "..Sousa
b, March, "Corcoran Cadets," ..Sousa
c, March, "National Fencibles.".. Sousa
4. Military Fantasia Ponchielli
5. a, March, "Troop A," Fanciulli1
b, March, "Morton Cadets," ..Fanciulh
6. Descriptive, "A Day With Troop A,"..
Synopsis Hustling in tho armory;
signals previous to departure;
mnrch; carnpfiro; taps; repose; from
night to dawn; foraging; attack
on a barn yard; tho boys enjoy a
song and dance; coming home.
7. a, March, "Light Artillery, ".Fanclulli
b, March, "The Only Texas Star."
Dedicated to Col. Sterrett.
c, March, (new), "Mystic Shrine.'MIaley
8. Memories of the Wnr... Reeves
9: PatrioticHymn, "Hail Columbia,".. Fyles
The progra&me ror to-morrow's concert
at the Marine Barracks, at 5-40 p. ni., is
1. March, "U. S. Cruiser Columbia."
2. Overture, "Sicilian Vespers, "..Verdi
3. Mazurka, "La Tzigano," Ganne
4. Selection, "Mnritana," Wallace
5. Memories of the War Beeves
6. Excerpts from Orpheus Eurers .Oirenbaclt
8. PatrioticHymn, "Hail Columbia,". .Fyles
1 1 COP OF P01S0M
Desperate Attempt of Frank Sher
wood to Commit Suicide.
LAUDANUM WAS .THE POTION
Boujrht Enough To Kill Half a Dozen
Men and Tooklt All ut OneSw allow.
After Hard AVork hy Emergency
Physician-, Ho Was Restored tQ
Consciousness and .Life.
A determined attempt at suicide by tak
ing two ounces or laudanum waa made by
Frank A. Sherwood, fresco painter and
decorator, abHit 5 o'clock last evening
at No. 810 II street northwest, where he
boarded with Mis. Walker.
Sherwood has been employed by a paper
hanger on New i'ork avenue and is about
forty-five yeans of age. He is married and
has a son.iiving with his wife, from whom
he has been separated. They reside at No.
037 Third street northeast.
At 3 o'clock yesterday he went to Mrs.
Walker's boarding-house in a Iialf-in-toxicated
condition He bai. boarded there
for the past four weeks After entering the
house he conversed for several minuted with.
Misses Sadie Walker and BeEsie Riley,
who were sitting in the hallway
Then he complained of feeling unwell and
remarked that he wfehed he could get some
sleep. Mr Sherwocd then itepped out the
front door. He met Mr J A. Walker at
the threshold and told him ha was going
to get seme laudanum to make bira tleep.
Mr. Walker, treating the matter lightly,
"Your'e craz y, Frank; 1 1 will kill
PURCHASED THE POISON.
Sberwood-proca'.'ded to RowLrad's drug
store, corner of Ninth and H streets north
west, where he purchased two drachms of
Thinking this amount insufficient,
be went to Major's pharmacy, corner
of Seventh aud G streets northwest, where
he secured an ounce of the same fluid. He
then returueqd to his boa.dioe-bouee.
asked ror a glass, into which he poured the
contents of the two bottles, and thondrained
'lurniiig to Mit Sadie Walker, Bessie
Eiley and Beau Walker he remarked.
x tia.- taken lauuauum to- make me
sleep, I am going to my room. Please
call me in half an bor "
Sherwood then proceeded np stairs. The
ladies thought him Joktng", aa be often Hc
with .Lem. until one of them noticed tha
the Ktt!ea be had left dowa staii3 were
labeled "Pots." They became alarmed
and illpd in Mr J A. WalMx and Saa
Randolph, a colored man.
IN A CRITICAL CONDITION.
Dr ii. B. Adams was hastil; summoned
It w , then 5 30 o'clock, and for an boo
the ' -sieian, acs ctd by '-ac? J.
Walker, John W. Taveaer, and the colored
porter, Randolph, ministered to the suffer
At 6 30 o'clock the Emergency Hospital
ambulance was sent for, and Sherwod
was miKkly removed to that institution.
When he arrived there, the physicians say,
the man wao apparently dead The house
staff, including Drs Furlong, Aughin
baugh, and Heller, worked oa him rrom 7
until 11 o'clock, when consciousness was
restored ami Mr -Sherwood removed to
an upper ward.
While Sherwood was stretched out upon
the operating table, his wife, from whom
he had been separated, rushed in, crying
that her husband had taken poisoa twice
She declined to state what causes had led
up to the rash act The husband, too,
after beirer restored to consciousness,
refused to 3tate why he had taken the
TOO FOND OF STRONG DRINK.
Sherwood's son Harry came in with his
mother. He intimated that his father's
fondness for drink had resulted in Mieaepa
ration. At a late hour last night the Emergency
surgeons thought Sherwood was out oJ
danger They described the case as one o
the worst instances of laudanum poisomng
that had ever come into the hospital.
Mr John W. Tavener says that he has
known Sherwood sonic time, and accompa
nied him down the street yesterday morn
ing, when Sherwood told him that some
person had written an anonymous letter to
his wife stating that he was drinking heav
ily and otherwisenetins badly, which caused
his wife to come to Washington Sunday.
Being satisfied, she returned to the coun
try Sunday evening It they quarreled ho
did not mention it.
. . . i
Machinery Cut III Finser-. Off. fc
Benjamin T. F Bell,, of No. 222 B street
southwest, while working at John Perry's
wood "turning mill, Twelfth and B streets
northwest, about 2 o'clock .'rdy, hati
two of his fingers cut off iu the machloerv.
ne was treated at the Emergency Hos
pital. Walton's Hotel.
Walton's Hotel, formerly Stegmaer's, 13
one of the most respectable and popu,r
near the Capitol.
It has the savory reputation of serving a
capital meal to those who debght to drive
out the Bladensburg road, and they aro
This hotel Is an excellent terminus for
drhrlng parties and private families, and its
thorough respectability is well-known.
Walton's Hotel is owned and managed by
Mr. William Walton.
TTTE WEATHER TO-DAY.
For the District of Columbia, Maryland,
and Virginia, generally fair, preceded by
showers on the coast, winds becoming"
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