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WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY MORiNlOrGr, AUGUST 8, 1895.-- EIGHT PAGES.
Telegraphic News Supplied by the ExclusiYe Service of the United Press and Bennett Cables? Supplemented by the
Associated Press and Special Correspondents More than twice what other local newspapers have.
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Judge Cole Accepts $10,000 for
Her Appearance in September.
AWAIT GBAND JURY ACTION
AhKlctniit District Attorney Taggert
Stated Ttiut tlie Coroner's Jury
Verdict TTuh Equivalent to u Find
ing for Manslaughter The Young
Lady Showed trio Effects of Strain.
Miss Elisabeth M. Flagier, who shot
Ernest Green, appeared before Judge Coe
at 2:15 o'clock yesterday afterninm, as
etated In The Evening Times, and gave
bail in the sum of $10,000 to appear and
answer any aetioii of the graud jury when
It convenes next mouth. Mr. John Cas
6els, a real estate dealer of No. 1907 F
street northwest, and Gen. Robert Mac
Feely, ex-commissary general, U. S. A.,
No 016 1 street northwest, were ac
cepted as her surety.
Tho counsel in the case have, it is now
claimed, known ever 6iucc the day after
the inquest that such a move would be
taken, but it was understood that she
would not be expected to come over from
Baltimore, where she bad been since the
killing, until she was physically able.
Evory effort was made yesterday to
keep the fact of her appearance in the city
quiot. So effectual were the efforts
that only a few persons about the city
hall knew of her presence there until she
had returned to the orfice of Mr. Ferry, her
attorney , across the street.
MET AT THE DEPOT.
MjfcsFlagler.acconipauIed by hermother,
left Baltimore shortly after noon yester
day. When they arnved iu this city they
were met by Mr. Ferry and Gen. Mac
Feely, and the quartette immediatly re
paired to Mr. Perry's office. There a
short wait was made for one of the pro
The company then crossed to the city
hall, and went into the famous old crimi
nal court room. No. 1, where Judge Cole
appeared before the group was fairly
seated. A messenger waB dispatched for
Assistant District Attorneys Taggart and
Jeffords, and Mr. Perry stepped out into
Miss Flagler had a worn look on her face,
and while she chatted and laughed with
her companions she did it in a half-hearted
manner, that shows the terrible and con
tinuous ordeal to which bhe had been sub
jected Dark rings had gathered about
her eyes, aud every now and then a tremu
lous half sigh would escape her lips, as
If against her will.
Bhe wore a jaunty red hat, trimmed with
red feathers of modest proportions, and
landed by a black veil, which she lifted
from her face Immediately on entering
She wasclad in a light blue colored waist
with nuff sleeves Her richt hand, in
whioh she carried a fan, was ungloved, (
while a garnet dogskin glove, around the
wrist of which was clasped a leather
bracelet holding a small silver watch,
covered her left hand. The ends of a
black silk tie that encircled her neck
were tucked in the bosom of her dress.
A silver-buckled black bilk belt and a
skirt of light tan color completed her attire.
fc, WAS NOT UNHAPPY.
While twaiting the appearance of the
attorneys for the government. Miss Flagler
at chatting and laughing gently between
Gen. MacFeely on her right and her mother
n her left, while a moment later Capt.
Sualer, who joined the party at the lawyer's
rfice, moved his chair close behind her.
Inspector Hollinberger made his appear
ance at the door and Miss Flagler nodded
and smiled to him.
Mr. Taggart announced on his arrival
that tho day after tho coroner's inquest
ho had informed Mr. Perry that Miss
Flagler was not yet entirely free and that
she would have to give bail to answer be
iore the grand jury. Mr. Perry had kept
"Vis promise to bring the young woman into
V)urt, he said.
"The coroner's verdict was Intended
to be a complete exoneration of Miss
Flagler," said Mr. Perry, "but it is
technically a finding for manslaughter.
I have agreed with Mr. Taggart that
$10,000 bail is not excessive."
"You think that will be sufficient, do
you?" said Judgo Cole, addressing Mr.
"1 agreed to it," replied the latter.
The judge thereupon ordered Clerk Smith
to take the bonds of the young woman
and her sureties. As Miss Flagler stood
before the clerk with her jrnctcristic
set look of face and raised her hand, she
fixed her eyes on the bare wall of the op
posite side of the room. Her eyes percept
ibly brightened, but not a tear escaped
them. Her uplifted hand trembled slightly.
At the conclusion of the proceedings the
company returned to Mr. Perry's office.
When asked what were Miss Flagler's in-
(Jood Times Corner.
Huntingdon, Pa., Aug. 7. The managers
of the large tannery at SalUllo, this county,
have volantarily added 10 per cent to the
wages of Its sixty employes, to take effect
Middlesborough, Ky., Aug. 7. The Watts
steel and iron syndicate have made another
10 per cont raise In tho wages of employes.
This is the largest basic steel plant in the
Belief onto, Pa., Aug. 7. The miners
and fHrnnce men of the Valentine Iron
Company, of this place, have been given
a voluntary increase in wages of 10 cents
per day. The order affects 400 men. and
it is expected that another advance of
ft like amount will shortly be made. The
company has orders ahead for nearly a
"Wilmington, Del., Aug. 7. Tho Edge
moor Iron Company has advanced tho
wages of its employes 10 per cent., to take
effect August 15. ' Five hundred workmen
tcntions Tor the near future, Mr. Perry
-1 will not tell. The newspapers are now
done with her."
Capt. Shaler also refused to tell of the
plans of the young lady.
It was learued last night that General,
Mrs. and Miss Flagler will at once leave
the city to secure quiet and seclusion
for the young lady preparatory to tho as
sembling of the grand jury.
One feature of the case that is attracting
considerable attention is the fact that the
law in force in the District gives as the
minimum sentence for mansla uglier a term
of imprisonment of two years in the pen
iteuuary. No Indlgnntion fleeting.
A few colored people went to Mount
Carmel Baptist Church la6t night, but
it was announced by Rev. Mr. Taylor, the
pastor, that by desire or Mr. Green,
father of the boy killed by Miss Flagler,
no indignation meeting would be held
pending action by the grand jury.
REBEL RANKS ARE GROWING
Several Thousand Kecraits for the
Dissatisfaction Over a Call of the
Government for 10 Per Cent of
the Home Gunrd.
(By United Press.)
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 7. A cable
gram to the Times-Union from Key West,
Fla., says: Passengers by the steamer
Mascotte to-night report that Marcos Gar
cia, mayor of the town of Sar.ni Spiritus,
and a prominent leader in the last revolu
tion has joined the insurgents with 2,700
This fact is generally known in Havana,
and the press has been prohibited from
publishing anything in relation to it.
Prominent- Cubans in this city claim that
Marcos Garcia's joining the insurgents is
of great importance.
It is reported that Roloff has blown up a
bridge near the town of Sancti Spiritus,
and besieged the town.
Matagas, the famous bandit, has joined
the insurgents, with 250 men.
Martinez Campos arrived in Havana
on the night of the Gth, about 12:30, and
refuses to bo seen.
A call has been made upon the volunteers
for 10 per cent, of their number to go to
the field, the same to be decided by lot.
The order has cauEcd much discontent,
as it was understood that the volunteers
were simply a homo guard.
Many whose sympathies are with the
insurgents claim if they must fight they
fight for the Cubans, and are joining their
DARK PARKS AND GAS COMBINE.
Road a great exposition of tho rea
sons why wo have dark sstreets and
parks In The Evening Times To-day.
Forced His Mother's Name.
Bradford, Pa., Aug. 7. Albert E.Spangler,
sorrow to a widowed mother and pecuniary
loss to a number of merchants in town by
forging his mother's name to checks amount
ing to several hundred dollars. The young
man has disappeared.
American Pilgrims at Rome.
Rome, Aug. 7. The pilgrimage of Ameri
cans who have been In Rome for several
days was concluded to-day by athnnksgiving
service in the Church of St. Sylvester.
Sermons were preached by Rev. Dr. "William
Smith, of the Fathers of Mercy, of New
York city, who conducted the pilgrimage,
and Bishop Burke, of St. Joseph, Mo.
Now Railroad Projected.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 7. The "Wheeling
and Cleveland Railroad Company of
Cleveland was incorporated to-day. Tho
company proposes to build a road with
its southern terminus at Martin's Ferry,
in Belmont county, and its northern termi
nus in Cleveland.
No Verdict "Until To-dny.
Trenton, N. J., Aug. 7. At 11 o'clock to
night, tho Van Cleef jury is still out, and
tho olerk of the court has gone home.
Tho indications aro that there will be no
verdict until morning.
L&mont at Sorrento.
Bar Harbor, Maine, Aug. 7. Secretary
Lament arrived at Sorrento to-night.
Samuel Douglass Deserted His
Bride After Getting Her Money.
LEFT HER IN BALTIMORE
Hor Father Ilad Been One of the
Victims in the Ford Theater Dis
aster and She Ilad .Received, a. Few
Hundred Dollars From the Govern-
. nient Others Also Victimized.
Headquarters detectives are searching for
Samuel Douglass, a shrewd and fashionably
attired young man, who, it appears, has
victimized a number of merchants and
others in the immediate vicinity of the
government printing office. Douglass is
a handsome fellow and a good talker and
therefore did not have much difficulty in
working his crooked schemes.
The most despicable piece of work was
that perpetrated upon the daughter of Mrs.
Sophia L. Bussius, widow of John Busslus,
one of the unfortunates who went down to
his death in the crash at the Ford' Theater
disaster. Tho amount obtained by Doug
lass in this transaction can bo aptly termed
graveyard money, for it came from the
allowanco made by the government for the
Bussius family after the death of the father
and husband In tho old structure on Tenth
Douglass' peculation covers a period of
over one mouth, but it is not yet known
how much the total amount will foot up.
One of his victims, Mr. Thomas Rover, the
grocer, suffered a loss of $135.
TREACHEROUS AND CUNNING.
The story of Charles Douglass' brief ca
reer in this city is an interesting one.
It is interwoven with treachery and cun
ning. He came here nearly two months
ago from Indiana, and his actions since
all tend to .show that he is an adventurer,
with strong criminal proclivities. Soon
alter his arrival iii 'Washington he became
acquainted with the Bussius family, who
reside at No. 17 II street northwest, and are
highly respected in the neighborhood.
Mrs. BassiuB has two daughters, one of
whom was 6iugle when she met Douglass.
Her name is Minnie, and she is pretty and
of a trustful nature. The acquaintance
between Douglass and the young lady ri
pened. Finally he learned she had in
bank the amount received from the govern
ment as indemnity for the tragic death of
her father. Then, it appears, he at once
started in, by hook or by crook, to get this
money. She informed him that it was
on deposit In a Baltimore bank.
Douglass was not long In proposing to
pretty Minnie Bussius, and she, flattered
and deceived by his words, accepted him.
Instead of getting marled in tho regu
lar way they eloped and went to Balti
more. Douglass had a double purpose
in doing this.
OF COURSE SHE TRUSTED HIM.
Upon reaching the City of Monuments
tho first suggestion Douglass made to his
bride after the marriage was that she
draw from the bank the $400. This sho
did and trustingly turned it over to her
husband. Then they visited the big dry
goods houses and made some purchases.
Douglass also obtained for himself from
bis wife's mouey a handsome suit of
clothes. Afterv remaining in Baltimore
several days the couple returned to Wash
ington and stopped two days at the
American House. Later they went to
the home of her mother at No. 17 H street
In tho meantime ho informed hlswife that
ho had deposited tho $200 remaining from
tho original amount with the "Washington
Loan and Trust Company. It has now
developed that Douglass deceived her
and spent the money for drink, gambling
and with other women, it is said.
Last Saturday Douglass tried to pass
a forged and worthless check upon his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Bussius. Ho in
formed her that his father was dying in
Indiana, and he wanted to go to his old
home and take his wife with him.
Falling to secure this amount from the
old lady, Douglass induced his .wife to
draw up and sign a check for 55 on her
supposed deposit in the bank of the "Wash
ington Loan and Trust Company. The
check was cashed by Mr. Rover, the grocer,
corner of North Capitol and H streets,
who knew that Minnie had received $400
from the government, and who also knew
the Bussius family to be honest and up.
right people, as they had dealt with him
for a long time.
DESERTED IN BALTIMORE.
After receiving this money Douglass and
his wife btarled presumably for his home
in Indiana, but they only got as far as Bal
timore. There he gave her a $1 bill and
deserted her. The young woman was al
most broken-hearted when she learned that
she had been deceived and forsaken in a
strange city, and quickly communicated
the facts to her mother.
The latter, accompanied by Mrs. Doug
lass sister, went to Baltimore and brought
back the young wife, and she is now in
stalled at the home of her mother, while
Inspector Holllnbcrger's detectives are
trying hard to locate Douglass.
Mrs. Douglass raid yesterday sho signed
the check for 555 in good faith, honestly
believing her father's indemnity was on
deposit in bank.
After deserting bis wife In Baltimore,
Douglass came quietly back to "Washing
ton, collected a- numtr of bills belonging
to Mr. J. W. Scarle, tho publisher, at
No. 639 F street northwest, pocketed the
money, and, it is believed, decamped.
Last evening a Times reporter called on
Mrs. Bussius and learned more of Doug
lass' career in this city. Ho attempted to
pass a worthless cheek for $200, made
payable to Samuel Douglass and en
dorsed by Georgo Latchford, a mythical
FORGED CHECK AND MORTGAGE.
He also tried to get posseF6ion or all
the furniture of Miss Chase, who resides
at No. 40 I street northwest, by means
of a forged check and chattel mortgage to
one of the Shylock money brokers. In
addition to this, he disposed from timo to
time of all of his wife's jewelry, including
a gold watch, diamond ring, and several
other rings. While in Washington ho
secured a number of loansand made himself
solid with business people by representing
himself as a member of tho Associated
Tho scheme he tried to work on Miss
Chaso showed he was a clever swindler,
nearing that 6ho was trying to raise $200
to spcure tho release of two young men,
Moran and Goodwin, from tho workhouse, he
drew up a bogus check for the amount and
said ho would give it to her if she would
let him havo a bill of sale on her furniture
to hold as security.; Had she done this he
would havo taken the paper to a Shylock
broker and secured a loan on the property by
giving a chattel mortgage and then "jumped
town" before the swindle was discovered.
Tho detectives are looking for others of
DARK PARKS AND GAS COMBINE.
Read a great exposition of tho rea
sons why wo havo dark streets and
parks in The Evening Times To-day.
SHOVE R OF THE QUEER?
Arrest of John Smith, Possibly An
other of the Counterfeiters.
(By United Press.)
New York, Aug., 7. John Smith, a crim
inal well known to the police, was arrested
late last night and 1 1 is thoughthe has sonic
connection with the gang of counterfeiters
recently gathered in by the United States
Secret Service officials.
The man has a record of being a passer
there was a counterfeit $100 bill found in
one of his pockets. It was similar to the
money receutly seized by the Secret Serv
ice men, being printed only on one side of
Smith refused to say how he had become
possessed of the counterfeit, and was
locked up. ,
DISMISSED WITH REBUKE.
End of tho Religious iunlcipal Dif
ficulties In Omaha.
(By Associated Press.)
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 1, After convincing
the ten members of the city council who
defied the laws and the court's orders
on Friday that they acted without a pre
cedent and that they were really in open
contempt of-court, Judge Hopewell this
morning dismissed them with a severe
Tho council had been ordered by the
court not to approve the bonds of the
A. P, A. police; commissioners, but had
done so in defiance of the order.
It was expected the district court would
imprison the members for contempt, and
the room was crowded at the trial.
!Mr. Trlniblu Takes a Trip.
Assessor Tiirnble, whose office is one
of the busiest in the District building, has
taken temporary leave o'its engross ingdu-ties,-
for a week's recreation at. Atlantic
City. He will be at his desk next week, prob
ably on Monday.
WHISTLES BLEW LOiLl
Chicago's Lake Front the Scene
of Great Excitement.
POLICE WERE POWERLESS
Fight Between Illinois Central R. R.
Co., Ship Owners and City Ended by
Compromise Passengers From
Bouts "Will Laud by Cleans of a
Viaduct to Bo Built toy the Road.
Chicago, Aug. 7. The triangular fight
which has been going on for the last three
days between the Illinois Central Railroad
Company, the steamboat owners and the
city, resulted to-day after considerable ex
citement in an agreement by the railroad
company to build Immediately a temporary
viaduct across their tracks at Van Buren
street, and to permit the public to have
free access to the lake over the tracks at
The company also agrees to depress
the tracks two and one-half feet, but the
final arrangements can not be made until
August 2G, when President Fish, who Is
now out of the city, will return.
Shortly after 4 o'clock the excursion
steamer Macataway, from Windsor Park,
lauded fifty passengers at Van Buren street
dock. The special officers of the Illinois
Central refused to allow them to cross
the tracks, and a long train of freight cars
was drawn across the right of way.
A TERRIBLE DIN.
The Macataway immediately started
blowing her whistle, and other boats at
the dock joined In, creating a deafening
uproar. The noise speedily attracted a
crowd to the lake frnot, at least 10,000
people coming in haste from all directions
in anticipation of a riot.
The police were notified and Capt.
Koch ,with two lieutenants and a squad
of policemen, was soon on the scene. The
captain endeavored to silence the boat
whistles and sent Lieut. Preston on board
the Leslie. The captain of the boat refused
to stop the whistle and Lieut. Preston
proceeded to arrest him.
The captain seized an ax to defend him
self, drove the officers ashore and imme
diately pulled out Into the lake. The in
describable din caused by the tooting of
the whistles continued. Each boat began
"firing up" and the smoke emitted chocked
and blinded the officers, boatmen, and the
constantly increasing crowd of spectators.
Tho workmen engaged in tearing down the
old viaduct were unable to hear orders or
see their way about on the big structure
and ceased work for the day.
After a long parley among the Illinois
Central police, tho city officials and the
Chicago police, the passengers from the
boat, were allowed to land and proceeded
along the tracks to Randolph street, where
they were permitted to reach a street.
When this was done the boats ceased their
whistling aud further trouble was averted.
At G o'clock the steamboat men were
informed that passengers could crofs the
trades without hindrance, and that a
temporary viaduct would be placed in
position by noon to-morrow. At the
conference between the Illinois Central
officials and the city authorities, tho com
pany agreed to construct" a temporary
viaduct, which should be in position within
twenty-four hours, aud in the meantime
passengers would be allowed free access
to the steamboat dock.
Lincoln School Repairs.
Three contractors submitted bids yester
day formating repairs to the steam-heating
apparatus at the Lincoln school building
as follows: James W. Hendley, $47; C.
Norman Beaton, $40; Turner & Ugcso,
Local Contractor Gets It.
The contract Tor repairs to the heating
apparatus of the several buildings occu
pied by bureaus or the Treasury Depart
ment, Including tho Treasury building,
has been awarded to James W. Hendly,
or No. 719 Thirteenth street, for $4,129,
work to be completed by September 25.
Hurst Is Still TV illln
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 7. John E. Hurst,
Democratic nominee for governor, to-day
omphatically denied the rumors which have
for several days been in circulation that he
would not accept the nomination.
OUR MISSIONS DESTROYED.
This Time the Chinese Vegetarians
Commit an. Offense Against
(By Associated Press.)
Hong Kong, Aug. 8. The British and
American missions at Fat-Shan, near Can
ton, were attacked yesterday afternoon
by a large and infuriated mob.
The hospitals were demolished.
Some of the missionaries fled to Shameen,
while others remained.
A Chinese gunboat bas been despatched
to quell the riot.
It Is reported that all the missions at
Kwang-Tung will soon be destroyed and
the missionaries driven to the treaty ports.
The vegetarians are 12,000 strong and
well armed and organized and able to with
stand the Chinese troops .
BABB NAMED FOR GOVERNOR
Iowa Sound Money Democrats Win
in the Convention,
Delegates Twice Put Themselves on
Becord as Against Free Coinage
at tho 1G to 1 .Ratio.
(By United Press.)
Marshalltown, Iowa, Aug. 7. The sense
of the delegates in the Democratic State
convention held here to-day was twice
taken on the silver question, and the party in
this State is squarely on record as op
posed to free coinage at the ratio of 16
The first test was indirect, the free coin
for permanent chairman. J. H. Shields,
of Dubuque, a champion of sound money,
waschosen by a vote of G31 to 417.
Later, when a direct proposition was
made to substitute a free silver plank for
the re-affirmatlon of the national financial
plank of 18S2, contained in the platform
as it came from the committee on resolu
tions, the silver men again met defeat
by a vote of 651 to 420.
Judge W. F. Babb,of Mouut Pleasant, a
sound money man, was nominated for Gov
ernor by acclamation on motion of ex
Congressman Walter I. Hayes, of Clinton.
In the same manner the nomination for
Lieutenant Governor went to S. L. Bestow,
of Chariton, who has been Lieutenant Gov
ernor and is an advocate of free silver.
Be was the candidate of the free silver
men for the permanent chairmanship.
The nomination for railroad commis
sioner went to Col. Geo. Jenkins, of Du
buque, and for State superintendent L. B.
Parshall, of Maquoketa. There were two
candidates for supreme judge and a ballot
was required. G. Harper, ex-State Sen
ator of Burlington, was nominated, defeat
ing E. E.Hasner, of Independence.
DARKTAHKS AND GAS COMBLXE.
Head a great exposition of the rea
sons why we havo dark -streets and
parks In Tho Evening Times To-day.
M AY MEET DIE RE.
Sons of St. George Favor "Washington
for Their .Next Convention.
(By Associated Press.)
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 7. At to-day's
session of the State convention of the
Sons of St. George, President House ap
pointed William Pooler, of St. Clair, grand
Chaplain and James Stevens, of Washing
ton, D. C, assistant messenger.
Iu making tho latter selection President
House incidentally referred to the growth
of the order in the South.
A strong effort will be made to have
tho next convention held in Washington.
D. C, and thus encourage the growth of
His Head Blown Off.
Richmond, Va,, Aug. 7. Peter March
etti, who conducts a confectionery store on
Broad street, had his head blown off this
afternoon by an overcharged gas gener
ator, used in the soda water fountain. His
brother was also slightly injured.
Mississippi Democrats Cheered
Wildly for Both.
HOBODY ELSE LN THE EACH
As Soon as the Young ex-Senator Had
Made Known His Wish to Be Gov
emor All Other Candidate With
drew He Was Nominated by Ac
clamatloii Attorney General "Fight
(By United Press.)
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 7. The WggesS
convention in the history of MissfcsippI
was called to order at noon by Hon. J. B.
Booth, of Panola county, who i3 chairman
of the Democratic State executive com
mittee Representative Hall was packed np stairs
and down with the bone and smew of the
State. Representative men of every call
ing and profession, whose chief mission
to Jackson is to make ex-Senator A. J.
McLaunn, of Rankin county, governor of.
It is estimated that 1,000 Rankinites
arc in town to-day, all prepared and
anxious to yell themselves hoaree for Mc
Laurin. FREE SILVER THE KEYNOTE.
The convention was called to order at 12
o'clock by Chairman Booth , who made an
enthusiastic free silver speech, urging
harmony in the Democratic rank3, and
naming Hon. J. C. Longstreet, nephew oC
the late Senator, as temporary chairman,
whose nomination was unanimous.
The convention reassembled at 3 o'clock,
when C. C. Miller, of Lauderdale, and
Senator George, of Carroll, were placed
In nomination for permanent chairman,
resulting: Miller, 131; George, 153.
Senator George took bis seat amid the
most terrific applause. He made a red
hot free silver speech on taking the chair.
After the conclusion of Senator George's
speech on taking the chair a3 permanent
chairman, a resolution was adopted that
no nominating speeches be made, and
Senator McLaurln, of Rankin, was nomi
nated for governor by acclamation.
He was called for vociferously, and re
sponded in a short speech, thanking the
convention for the distinguished honor,
no man ever being nominated Governor of
Mississippi by acclamation before.
HAD NO OPPOSITION.
Mr. McLaurln, who is a native of Rankin
county, Miss., is forty-seven years of age.
He first came into public notice In 1894,
when elected to fill Senator Walthall's
unexpired term in the United States Senate.
He championed the cause of free silver,
and the first day he took his seat voted
against the confirmation of Hornblower
for the Supreme Court bench.
His record in the Senate made him thou
sands of friends at home and when he an
nounced his ambition to be governor, he
swept asido all opposition as chaff in a
whirlwind, the two other aspirants aban
doning the race some time since.
Other nominations followed in rapid suc
cession, all nominated on the first liollot,
Lieutenant governor, CoL J- H. Jones, of
Secretary of state, J. T-Power, of Hinds.
Auditor, Col. W. D. Holder, of Lafayette.
Treasurer, M. Q.May, of Sloipeon.
Pending the nomination for attorney gen
eral, over which there will be a bard
struggle, the convention adjourned until
9 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Prince of Wales and Duke of York
(By United Press )
London, Aug. 7. The Portsmouth Mail
says that after a run of one of ttee torpedo
boat destroyers last week, on wbschoceasion
the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York
were on the boat, it was discovered, a few
minutes after their royal aignnecses had
landed, that the furnace crowa was badly
cracked. It the crack bad occurred when
the boat was at full speed her bailer would
The Pall Mall Gazette says that the boat
was tha Charger and that the break occurred
last Thursday. There were a number of
distinguished officers on board her at the
time. When driven at full speed the boat
made twenty-seven knots an hour. Gun
trials were to have been made aboard of
hor on the day the accident occurred, but
they were postponed.
Funeral of Mrs. Talmudgo.
New York. Aug. 7. The funeral of the
lato Mra. T. De Witt Talniage was held
this afternoon in Brooklyn. Two services
were held. Those at the house, No. 1
South Oxford street, were private.
They werecouducted by theRev.Dr.Gregg',
of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian
THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
For District of Columbia, Maryland and
Virginia, fair, preceded by showers oa the
coast; slightly warmer; southwesterly
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