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WASnrNGrTO D. C, SATURDAY MORiNTHGr, AUGUST 24, 1895. EIGHT PAGES.
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I WHAT BICYCLISTS ARE COMING TO--
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ing Along G Street.
Commission Investigating Ara
The Sunday Times is not a paper for any one class, 'sect,
section, set, condition, color, cult, age, or social standing1.
The Sunday Times is
The general articles for to-morrow have been selected
with unusual care. To enumerate them in detail would take
too much time and space- But there'll be
H Page of Humor
The best comical drawings of the best cartoonists and
sketch artists, interspersed with written witticisms and short
R Page of Fads and Fashions,
"Wherewithal the world of money and dress is amusing
itself. Illustrations in every article and even article inter
est! 11 si.
Pages of Fiction.
Continuing Bret Ilarte's great serial "In a Hollow of the
Hills,' together with "'The Hindoo Charm" hy Augusta
Prescott. This is the greatest detective story ever written.
Then there will be other short stories.
H Page of District Organizations.
All about the doings of District Working-men, Secret So
cieties, and National Guard B03-S.
Pages of LoGal Features.
Some of the best, but only a few of them are
-Tapping the Currents- Thieves who steal from
-Jockeys and Their
before they become famous.
Catching-the Crawfish A trade that almost ex
clusively belongs here.
New Woman on Wheels Some novel and thril
City Church Edifices Interesting study of styles
Electricians are Coming Sketclies and pictures
of the leaders of the National Electrical Workers who will
assemble here soon.
-Knights of the GoMden Eagle Something about
their coming session in this city.
Oyster Season's Approach Farewell to summer
wivalve talks with 03ster dredgers and dealers on season's
vou can buy the Sunday Times for 3 Cents
an still have 2 Cents left out of the Nickel
for Monday's morning and evening editions.
f IS AT M
All Arrangements Complete for the
Contest on the Kiver.
Indications Warrant the Belief That
It Will Hi 1I10 Greatest Local
.Aquatic Eent on Itccord.
Tlie Potomac River regatta committee
held it final mooting at the Annloetau Boat
house laet ntgnt, and completed all details
of to-daj'fc evnt. and Uic indications are
that it will be the greatest or all local rc
cattas Positions were drawn for last evening,
and they "will be made known tins morning
to tlie crows interested.
Posmous will tie numbered from 3 up,
starting from tte Virginin sttoie.
The rac will begin sharp at 3 o'clock
tud win be run off at intervals of thirty
minutes The regatta committee sues
notice that such crews as are not at the
Etartiug point at the time got for their
race will lie disqualified
Toe orde rof races will prohablj be
as follows Junior eight, liglit--w, eight
four, junior four, junior wnglc shells.
K'mor four-oared bells, and intorme
diate eight-oared hucHs.
Tlie refeioe will be Mr. George W.
Biataell, of tli fJctiuylMllNavy.
The Barttioldi will be the officials and
Tie "Fairmont" eight, laPt year's winner
of tlie Washington Post cup, did not make
an entr. The Montrose, or Philadelphia,
Palhutdes, of YouUcrs, and tlie Baltimore
Athletic will compete for the Post trophy.
All tite crews went over the course hiss
evening and are much pleaded with it and
Tlie Artels, or Bait tui'jre. "Pennfiy" Barge
Club and tim. Metropolitan, of New York,
"fours" and th Montrose -iuht will row
from the O. A. C. bouse, where they are
quartered. The "Mets" have tlie veteran
Ellis Ward with thorn and he looks upon his
crew as a winuer of the senior four event
for which tho 0. A. 0. four will make a
The Palisades' eight and tho Ariels' four
are at tho Potomac boat-house. The Pali
aades have with them their traiuer, James
Jobs They have to work hard
Filrpatrick. This crew won at the Middle
Suites regatta and are rowing iu good form
and are speedy.
The Analostans have as their guests the
Baltimore Athletics four and eight.
There was but little betting at the river
front 1 - t evening; the betting men seemed
to hold orf for "feelers" and will prob
ably pkice their money this morning
Never before have the crews in the local
regatta been so closely watched as this
year, and the races, will all be close and
exciting Specially is this eo in the
local Junior and lightweight fours.
Tlie handsome prize medal made by
Moore & Leding, and the silken banners
and the trophy cups are on exhibition iu
tub firm's store windo ws on the Aven ue.
The referee's boat will leave the foot
of Thirty-second street at 2 o'clock sharp,
and the River Queen, which has been ar
ranged for, will be anchored opposite the
riinsli and will afford tlie best view of the
races She will leave her wharf at Seventh
Htreet at 2 o'clock sharp and foot of
Thirty-first at 3 o'clock sharp
Stayed at Gray Gables.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass , Aug. 23. The
wealhei has beeti exceedingly boisterous
here to-day Tlie wind has blown almost
a gale and the sea was ery rough so that
the President did not venture out in his
boat but remained at Gray Gables all day.
v Telephone Company in North
Raleigh. S. C , Aug. 23. Ti,- Interstate
Telephone and Telegraph Company has
obtained franchises at the more important
cities and towns In North Carolina and
lias arranged to connect Raleigh, Goidsboro,
Winston, Newbcrne, Charlotte, Greensboro,
Oxford, Ilonderson, and other places Work
begins in a few days.
FATAL ACCIDENTS TO M INCUS.
Bluefleld, W Va., Aug 23. By the fall
of a mass of slate in the Algoma coal
mine to-dny three men .were killed out
right nnd three others dangerously in
jured. Petersburg, III , Aug. 23 The cage in
Hill Top mine at this place was being low
ered to-day, when control of the engine was
lost and the cage went plunging to the
bottom. Of the men in tte cnge, seven
were injured, of whom four are likely to
DOWNWARD INTO A SEWER
The Cover of the Trap Tilted an She
Stepped Upon It and Let Her Down.
Her SereuniH Brought lleseuers,
"Who Found llor Up to Her Chin
In the Liquid.
Miss Emma Paine, of Northeast Washing
ton, twenty-one jears of age, had an un
usual and distressing experience at C 15
o'clock last evening.
Attired in a breezy, light summer cos
tume. Miss Paine left her home, No. 710 C
street northeast, to take a walk. She was
passing along C street and had reached
Fourth street northeast, when to the sur
prise of pedestrians the young lady sud
denly shot don uward and disappeared from
Tlie throngs of children who were play
ing nursery games on the sidewalk setup a
cry or alarm. It found an echo from the
pen or mouth at the corner in half suffo
CRIED TOR HELP.
"Help! Help! Take me out!" she
Several gentlemen and ladies rushed to
the spot where Miss Paine had disap
peared The sewer trap was In place
and apparently undisturbed The lid was
tiuickly raised, and the unfortunate young
woman found standing in thesewei below,
chin deep in the foul water
The sewer trap had tilted as she trod
upou 11 and she shot down Into the liquid.
Then tlie trap righted and resumed Its
accustomed resting place over the open
ing Had the affair happened a little
later, when the btreetb were deserted,
the results might havo been more serious
RAISED TO THE SIDEWALK.
As It was, -Miss Paiue's cries from the
underground vault could scarcel be heard
on the Idewalk above.
As quickly as possible several gentlemen
raided the joung woman with difficulty
from herawkwardposiliou. Her handsome
summer suit was i uined, and Phe came near
fainting as a result or hereperience.
She was taken to a nearbj store and a
phjslclan summoned. He found that Miss
Paine was suffering from shock and several
painful brulKes After being revived some
what she was taken to her home.
The insecure sewer trap was reported last
night to the Ninth precinct police station.
ENGINEER IS CAUGHT.
Loesher Coitfeot That He Alone
Caused t ho Gu in r y Hotel Disaster.
Denver, Oolo.. Aug. 21. 2 a. m Tho
police have been notified of the arrest of
Elmer Loesher, the missing engineer of the
Gumry Hotel, at Antonlto, in the south
western part of the State.
It is alleged he admits that he and he
alone is responsible for the terrible dis
aster by which twenty-two lives were
Loesher will be brought to Denver in the
FUNERAL OF MISS HUHSLEY.
Mimvof theUnfort limit oYomij; La dyN
Friends Sent Floral Tributes.
Tlie funeral of Mi's Rutii W. Bursley,
whoc body was recovered from thePotomac
on Thursday, took place jesterday morn
ing as stated in the Ecning Times.
It was first intended to have the body
buried from St. .Marks' Episcopal Church,
and the funeral services held there, but
the family drcided to have the funeral a
Accordingly it was arranged to have Uie
funeral rites over the bod of the unfortu
nate girl performed at the cemetery, and
Undertaker Zurhorst received instructions
to that effect.
The sen ices at tlie cemetery jesterday
were conducted by Rev. Dr. Graham, and
only the members of the family and a
few intimate friends were present. Tiiere
were no formal pall-bearers and ccry
thing was done to make the funeral as sim
ple and quiet as possible.
A great many of Miss Burster's friends
sent floral offerings , some of which were
quite handsome. They were placed on
tlie grave at the conclusion of the cert mo
nies, and thus the last scene in the sad
drama, which has occupied the public mind
for the past four da a, was brought to a
ANACOSTIA IS AROUSED.
Great Excitement About Excise In
spector Woodward's Report.
Indignation ran high in Anacostia last
evening, when tlie report of Excise In
spector Woodward on the application of
Mr. Rose for a liquor license became known.
Tho temperance advocates say that Mr.
Woodward has made a partial report, dis
torted interviews, showed partiality by
failing to interview a large majority o
property owners and in some instances
shown a desire to advance arguments in
favor of tlie saloon.
Mr. Henry A. Linger, piesident of the
Anacostia Citizens' Association, was among
those who protested.
"I am quoted, " said Mr. Linger, "as
being indifferent personally on thesubject,
but with having signed against the saloon
as president of the Anacostia association.
I told Woodward I was personally opposed
to the saloon in Anacostia, staling that
it was unnecessary."
There was much talk last night of an
indignation meeting and one is likely to
be called for Sunday.
Dot it Ions in Lunacy.
Petitions for lunacy inquisitions in the
following cases were filed yesterday:
Sarah Casey, Edward Pine and Eleanor
Bitting, alleged lunatics. The court or
dered the issuance of the writs in each case.
A THRILLING FICTION.
Tho greatest detective story ever
written. Read '.'The Hindoo Charm"
in to-morrow's Sunday Times-
will Jlli wmPIIi iil
TROLLEY VICTIMS OF A DAY
Two Killed in Brooklyn and One
Peculiarly Sad Death of a Little Child.
John TV. Riibl'll Mangled by
Brooklyn, N. r., Aug. 23 Two persons
were killPd by trolley cars in this city to
day, the first, named John J. Head, a
contractor, and the second, Ethel Dunham,
two j ears old
Mr Read was driving a buggy at 10.30
this morning across the tracks of the
Second Avenue line at Eighty-siith street
and Twenty-second acnue. A car was
coming along rapidly, going down town
Before motorman or,driersaw each other
they had almost collided
The car hit the biigy squarely. It was
smashed to pieces, the horse released, and
Read cut and mangled, knocked senseless
In fifteen minutes ho was dead.
The other victim of the trolley car,
Ethel Dunham, was crossing the street
at Bergen and'smith streets. Being barely
able to toddle along over the rough cobble
stones, a girl twelve jenrsold was leading
her by the hand.
Before they noticed it a car was upon
them. Tlie child who was leading Ethel
held on till the car was within a foot of
Then to save her own life she let go of
Ethel's hand and jumped aside. Ethel was
ground under the fender and wheels.
Toledo, 0., Aug. 23. John W Russell,
an old and esteemed citizen of Toledo,
slipped and fell under a trolley car last
night and had both fegs cut off. He died
at his home one hour after the accident.
"WALLER MUST WAIT.
Martial Record Comes.
London, Aug. 23. A. dispatch to tho Cen
tral News from Parietal s that the French
government has issued a statement con
cerning tho negotiations between Trance
and tho United States in i egard to the case
of John L. Waller, formerly American con
sul in Madagascar, who was sentenced by a
court martial to a longiterm or Imprison
ment on conviction of the charge of haiing
givon information to the Hovas concerning
tho movements of the French troops, etc.
Proceeding in a most ,courtcous manner
tho statement Eets fortli Hiat a member of
tho American embassy in Paris has been
allowed to visit Waller in the prison at
Clairvaux, but adds thnt tho American
claims that ho was unjustly and illegally
convicted and sentenced, can only be ex
amined when the official transcript of the
proceedings of the court martial, held in
Madagascar, arrives in Pans.
SnE FOUND DIM DEAD.
J. TV. "Walker Committed Suicide Be
foro His Wife's ArrlMil.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 23. The body of
J. W. Walker, of the firm of Steele &
Walker, of St. Joseph, Mo., for years the
Jargest wholesale grocery house west of
Chicago, -was to-day found in his room in
the Midland Hotel by Mrs. Walker, who
had come here to Join her husband.
By his side was a four once bottle of car
bolic acid, which it was evident he had
emptied. Aiter'that he shot himself, tlie
bullet entering behind the right ear.
The firm of Steele & Walker faded last
Mrs. Bloom Hold's Slnjiular Suicide.
Atlanta,-Ga., Aug; 23. Mrs. Ella Bloom
field, wife of S.B.BIoomfleld.shotand killed
herself while au bed this morning. She
useda revolver placed by her husband under
his pillow. A coroner's 3iiry decided the
shooting was accidental, as her family re
lations were most pleasant. The couple
formerly lived at Elgin, 111.
-Recent Reports from
CARDINAL GIBBONS HOME
Welcomed in New York by a Dele
gation or Baltimoreans.
Delighted with. Tope Leo's Interest
in American Institutions Favors
a Quiet Sabbath.
New York, Aug 23 After an absence of
fifteen weeks Cardinal Gibbons returned
from Europe to day on the Campania
largedelegatiou of Baltimore pries tsandlay
nieii arrived here last night in order to
welcome the Cardinal home. When seen by
representative of the Associated Press,
Cardinal Gibbons said
"My visit to Rome has no special sig
nificance, as it is customary for us to visit
the Holy Father every eight or ten ears
or perhaps oftener I had several audi
ences with Pope Leo, the last one being
on June 29.
The holy father, although a little more
stooped, looked much better and stronger
than when I saw him last, eight ears ago.
He is a most remarkable man for his age,
which is eighty-four jears. His faculties
areunimpalredandhe, is wonderfully bright.
Ho generally converses in Latin, French
or Italian, but lie speaks very litlleEnghsh.
"He takes a deep interest in America and
Americans, and frequently expressed his
admiration for our political institutions.
He sent no special message to Americans
through me, uor is there any reason forhis
doing so at the present time.
"He wrote me a beautiful letter recom
mending summer schools and commending
the Catholic Uimersity of America, nnd
referred to the opening of several chairs m
the university ne.t October. In this letter
he spoke -very hopefully uf the future of the
university, and mentioned the coming
Catholic congress to open next October in
The reporter then asked the Cardinal
if he had heard or the Sunday closing cru
sade in New York.
"I have heard about it," he replied,
"but have not paid a greatdeal of attention
to it. I have the pleasure of knowing Mr.
Roosevelt and think a great deal or him, as
he is a very sincere and thorough-going
"Shortly before I left Baltimore I ex
pressed ni self ery freely in reference to
the observance of the Lord's Bay. I be
lieve that in the interest of religion, in the
first place, the day should be properly ob
served in a quiet manner. It is necessary
Tor us to have recreation, but we can have
recreation without interfering with a
thorough observance of the Lord's Day."
SAVED HIS CHILD'S ASSAILANT.
Kept Off tho Lyncher Who "Wanted
to IIu nar the Wretch.
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, Va , Aug. 23. The negro, Har
ris, who was recently charged with an at
tempt to commit csuninal assault upon
a six-year-old child in King and Queen
county, and sentenced to be hanged, was
executed to-day in private.
A unique featuro of the case was that
the child was the daughter of tlie jailor
of the county who made the arrest and on
the way to the jail protected the prisouer
from a mob of would-belynchers
The piisoner confessed his crime.
ICler Hurdle Steps Off the Steamer to
Lecture In America.
Now York, Aug. 23. James Kier Hardie,
late member df Parliament for West Hamp
shire, who occupies somewhat the same
position m England that Jerry Simpson
doss In this country, was a second cabin
passenger on the steamer Campania, which
arrived to day.
His intention is to lecture in this country.
Ho is the president of the labor party in
FITZ LEE FOR' THE SENATE
He Will Be the Candidate of the
Sound Money Men.
Senator Daniel Belncr nn Advocate of
Free Silver, A'lrginla Will Have a
Hot Senatorial Battle.
( Special to The Times.)
Lee spent to-day in the city, leaving to-night
Tor Washington. The presence of tae Gen
eral here at this time reopens the dis
cussion of a succeor to Senator John W.
Daniel, as the former is looked upon by the
opponents of free coinage to oppose Senator
Daniel Tor the Senate.
Some doubt existed as to General Lee's
position on the silver question, as he has
been quite silent since hU.occupancr of the
otrice of internal revenue collector for the
Western Tirginia district. When seen to
day by The Times correspondent. General
Leesaid that he was very reluctant todis cuss
the subject; that he was m no way before
the people at this time, antl that any ex
prcssion of ins views now might aeem an
intrusion on his part, and that, being a fed
eral office-holder, any such expression,
niiht be misconstrued or attributed to
motives which did not eit.
The general was assured that his views
on any subject were of great interest to
Virginians, and he finally said that he had
many times expressed his views regarding
silver and that he supposed they were well
known by the people or the State Tliat
when Gov O'Forrall was before the people
for election in 1S93 he (Gen Lee) iiad
repeatedly spoken in the canvass, and
whenever national affairs were brought up
for discussion he had always said that
this country could not maintain free
coinage of silver alone; that if we had
free coinage it must be under an interna
tional agreement or not at all, and that
since then he had certainly seen no reason
to change his opinion
This makes Gen Lee the logical candidate
of the sound money men against Senator
Daniel, and the result will be one of the
hottest political battles Virginia has ever
White IIouno Concert.
The concert or the Marine Band at the
While House grounds this evening will be
made up or numbers selected by the daily
papers of the city, a delicate compliment
tendered them by Trof. ranciulli. It Is
Evening Star selections
March, "Evening Star"..
Overture, "Fra Diavola".. .
Overture, "William Tell".. ..
Evening News selections
March, "Evening News"
Grand selections from 'Taust"
"A Night in Bohemia" ranciulli
Comprising old nnd new melodies and
ending with the man that wrote
"Tarra-boom-tera" and "How He Did
The Times selections
March, "The Times" Inncs
March, "The New Baby" Fanctnlll
(New, dedicated to The Evening Times.
"A Trip to Manhattan Beach".... Fanclulli
Break of day; sunrise; rushing for the
boat; Baracarola down the harbor;
rushing for the train; railroad ride; a
glorious day; waltz in the sand; dance
of the sea nymphs; imitation of fire
works, after which all go home, sweet
Washington Post selections
.March, "Washington Post"..
March, "Daily Post"
Waltz, "Blue Danube".. ..
March, "America" (new)..
(Dedicated to Gen. Agnus, Baltimore
"Hall Columbia" Fyles
Hotel Takoma , No rt h Takoma , D . C. , will
remain open until November 1st. Terms
very reasonable. Walter Burton, Prop.
COMMANDER NEWELL'S M0V
He Has Gone to Consult Consul IHxsoa
About the Landing of Marines tcJ
Protect the Coniml-slon Naval ON
fIcer- and OrriciaK Here Doubt tho
Correct ne of the Report.
London, Aug. 23. A special dispatch
received here from Shanghai says that
many Chiache converts were butchered
wten the American mission oatskie Foo
Cbow was attacked; 'and the chapel a ad
school were wrecked by an infuriated
mob on August 21.
Commander Newell, of tlie United States
cruiser Detroit, has gon to Cbeag-Tu to
conMdt with Mr. J C. Hixson, United
Sfat esconsulat Foo -Chow,aboMttbt?Iaml tog
of marines for bis protection and for th
protection of the members of the commis
sion investigating the massacres, as tho
latter an practically prisoners.
The dispatch adls that-ibe Chinese of
ficials are jubilant at the defeat of the
efforts of the American aad British coamla
too Mai n an open i nqui ry in to toe massacres.
It Is also said that the delay is gfving
the Chinese time to prepare a defease fox
DISCREDIT THE REPORT.
It is sahl here that "Kit Cheog" i meant
wlwrever Cheng tu is used in the Leadoa
dispatch, as Cheng-tu is the sceae of the
June riots and ie 1,100 i:le3 from Foo
Chow. Naval officials, though without
information themselves, are mtrlined to dis
credit the information mtceuispateh.
Acting Secretary McAdoo said it wa3
observed that dispatches of this character
came by way of London, while another big a.
naval officer said that there was an endeiie
mfntion on the part of Great Britain is the
whole Ku Cheng affair to get the United
States government to pull chestnuts out of
the fire, and pointed to the fact that there
did not seem to be any anxiety en the pare
of Great Britain to land troops or to be in
undue haste to force aa explanation.
The Navy Department thought that If
Commander Newell bad gone on any seU
minion the department would have been
notified. It was alsosaid that mariners are
scarcely ever landed at the request of a
eoisul, especially when there ira minister
In the country.
UNCLE SAM'S SHD?3 THEHB.
However, should there be trouble of the
kind indicated, the United States has a
strong force in Asiatic waters. We have
seveu ships there, some of them good
cruisers, our fleet, including the Baltimore,
flag-hip, the Charleston. Detroit, Yorktown,
Machias, Mouocaey and Concord,
The presumption among the officials
at the Chinese location is that the protec
tion to the commisstoa referred to is
rrom mob violence.
The ofrictals, however, express tho'
opinion that ample protection will be
afforded by the local authorities without
the intervention of assistance from other
Besides, it is not believed at the legation
that the central government at Pefein
would permit the landing of marines at the
place where the investigation hi to be in
ducted. There is, however, no news at the lega
tkn m regard to the statements in the Bs
patca, and, in fact, there has Wen no in
formation received verifying the report of
the appointment of a cummisSKm of inves
tigation. LEHIGH AGAINST QUAY.
llti-tlii!-: and Gilke-on Got the Host
or Him There.
Allcutown, Pa., Aug. 23. The Hastings
GHkeson ticket has been elected in Lehigh
county by an overwhelming majority
The indication to-night are that Senator
Quay has but torty-two votes out of a total
of 166inlo-"iiorrow ' countyconventioo.
Tins injures the Lehigh delegation in the
State convention for Hastings ami Gitkeson.
Of Mr Quay's, votes tea were elected in
Hastings secured the remaining ixty-one.
Of the thirty-two ouu-Hle of Aitentowa
which went for Mr Quay nearly every one
was carried by David W Thomas, of tho
Thoma Iron Works.
Killed Trylim to Kcn,pe
Weldon, N C , Aug 23 While eoavicts
on the State farm in Northampton eottitty
wcre being taken to the dykes on the
Roanoke River thia evening three at
tempted to escape Two, colored, wera
killed The third escaped.
Q-ood Times Corner.
Terra Haute, Tad., Aug. 23. The reivers'
strike in tills Stale came to an cad to-dny,
when the operators generally agreed to
pay the GO-ccnt price in the b"tu miaous
field Tite men were told they could work
at that price so long as the operators found
it profitable to pay GO cents.
La Porte, Ind , Aug. 23. Rain fell
heavily in northern Indiana eoantfes to
night, breaking a drouth which threaianed
to rain an immense crop of corn. The storm
was the first in nearly two months.
Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 23. The heavi
est rain of the season has fallen all over
Iowa in the laat twenty-four houis. The
storm was badly needed. It fe the .first
ram of any account in a month, and
corn has already been much damaged by
drouth. It assures good corn crops even
if there Is no more rain.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 23. One of the
heaviest rams which ever fell in Ne
braska came to-day, beginnnti? at 2:30
a. m. and lasting until 3 p. m. Tho
benefits of such a rain are incalculable.
Labor Day Excursion of the Eccentric
Engineers to Marshall Hall for the benefit
of the widows t.f Davia and Phillips.