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THE MOlOTHsTGr TIMES, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1895.
Fnnd Eleventh Streets.
Storage Warehouses 22d st. near M.
In our Upholstery and Ilnpalr
Sjmps with tbo splendid workmen
and facilities wo haro wo make old
1 uraluiro loot: like no w.
Clean, new UPHOL
STERIES are in the bar
rain list this week. We
rant to get rid of the goods
for no fault of their own,
though as a nicer, neater,
more desirable stock you' 11
Here's a list that'll tell
how generous the reductions
863 yrd Figured Crotonno, SJ
u v.'liin. is imttitrHs. SoW for-
S00 yards lieu red Cretonne. 82
in. wide, 86 jwt terns. Jold for
morly for JJOe. 80o and Wra yard.
Ittt yards Figured Crotoaue. Si
In. wide, 2 jmttiirns. Ulu for
raerly for S&e a yard Now.
1 yards Figured Cretonne, BO
ta. wide. 4 iaiterns. Vormnrly
bM for2.Wt a yard. Now
ICO yardb Pignred Cretonne, SO
iu. wWe. .! patterns. Kormor
prire. fti.58 a yard Now
M3 yards Cretonne border, 10
in. wide, 8 patterns. Former
price. :&-' a yard. Now
TIhso Cretonnes are warranted Fast
Colors ?v Letter material lor Furniture
CvtitiRS. !. Covrs,Curtius. otc. It's
a stylish hh& serviceable material lor all
If I Imveti't what you want In stock I wiH
tpoAdur get it for yon, or toil you wliero
you can gel ii.
On solid silver for the
toilet table it's so dainty
so rare so luxurious
and jret so very low priced.
some of them and re
. markabh beautiful in de
sign are the samples of
engraving and embossing
tthat I am showing all
;new goods new patterns
' old prices.
I believe I am gradually
me$lwr fo be the jeweler
W9t& cmn-cs into your mind f
CX H. DAVISON,
1 1 05 F ST. N. W.
An excellent appetizer
a splendid tonic.
Pure Berkeley Rye.
Imtortt WUioe and liquors,
SIS Y Street Korthwest.
If the Siemens-Lungren
Gas Lamp only saved the
gas it would be worth, more
than 25c a mouth the cost
of renting it per month.
But it sheds a beautiful
white light and is abso
lutely safe. 25c a month
Gub Applmnce Exchange, 1403 K. Y. Are.
f PERFECTEST 4
p is not correct ,
expresses our a
idea of how Y
work should "
be done and 8
how we try to
Buttonholes tell Q
what sort of 'work i
wo Co. Hid you ever Q
hear of tliem? .
Tolman Steam Laundry ?
fi'li an-1 C Sts. Q
C$ &&&' (SZ' G&-&-- 'S
Dr. 0. J. CARLTON,
Specialist on diseases o bladder. and
liiUncys. chronic diseases, blood poison
slcin diseases, nervous debility, and dis
eases of stomach and bowels.
Dr. Carlton's great success in effecting cares
Is due to his superior motbods, expert skill,
twHBtf-flvo years' experience, and tbo doop
Interest which be takes in his patients. Con
EuUation free. Hours: 9 to 5; 7 to S. Sundays,
D!t CAKLETON, 728 9th St. N. W.
Printer's Assistant Examination.
The Civil Service Commission announces
that it will not receive any applications
lor the printer's assistant examination
after the close of orficc hours on Saturday,
the 7th instant. There arc now more than
400 applications on file for that examina
tion, which is a uumber greatly in exces
of the needs of the service. Those who
bnve applications on file will be notified
ot the days on which they will be exam
ined. Tho Evening Times gives all the
zjowb for n cent
LQ0K1HG QVER BECOBDS
Counsel in Holt Will Case Get
ting Ready for Battle.
INTEREST EOT FLAGGING
Time of I'rolwito or What Justice
Will Try the Case Still n Mutter of
Mere Conjecture l'ntliet Ic Inci
dents of the Liit Years of Judg;e
It is hardly probable that the -will or
the late Judge Holt will be offered for pro
bate tills -week-
, Messrs. Bluir Lee and J. J. Darlington,
who liave been selected to represent Miss
Hynes and Miss Throckmorton, the lega
tees, -we're yesterday looking over the
records and the paiiers in the case. They
will scarcely be ready to begin the fight
on Friday, and, indeed, had not signified
their intention to take the case when they
were looking over tne papers, ouuge
Wilson, who has charge of the interests of
the .hcirs-nt-law, Is already 'thoroughly
acquainted -with the facts in the case, and
is ready to respond promptly to the .first
move made by the opposition.
The legal proceedings will begin by
Executor Devlin offering the will for
probate. The hclrs-at-law -will reply with
caveat warning all persons that the writing
which so strangely made its appearance a
week ago is not the true last will and testa
ment of Judge Holt. They will give their
reasons for this statement. These will
probably differ materially from the usual
stereotyped forms stating that the testaor
was unduly influenced, etc.
POINTS OF THE HEIRS-AT-LAW.
They will call attention to the mutilated
condition of the will, to the factjthat the
person who sent it in can not be found and
otlier like circumstances. Following the
caveat the issues will be Joined and the case
sent by Judge Hagner to be tried in one
or the circuit courts. As there wilt almost
certainly be a reassignment of District
supreme court Judges before the case comes
to trial, conjectures as to who will hear the
case is almost useless.
The general interest awakened by the
dramatic reappearance of Ins wm nas
brought to notice the eingularly pathetic
circumstances or the closing years and of
the death of Judge Holt. The unmerited
Wame for his part in the condemnation of
Mrs. Surratt and his disputo with President
Johnson as to the time of the presentation
of the petition from Mre. Surratt greatly
embittered his feeling in regard to the
lie quarreled with his relatives, many or
whom were Confederates, and was very
sensitive to their criticisms or his course.
When a nephew was captured in battle and
imprisoned at St. Louis he was induced to
apply to his undo for clemency.
HIS ONE CONDITION.
Judge- Holt replied with a severe lecture
upon the wickedness of relwllion, and told
the young man if he would take the oath
of allegiance his offense would be over
looked. In a spirited rejoinder the nephew
swore h cwould die in prison before he would
accept pardon from such a man.
Judge Holt was married twice, but his
second wife, the beautiful and accomplished
daughter of Gov. Charles Wickhffe, r Ken
tucky, died in 18G0, within five years of
their marriage and just in the throes of the
great national conflict. He was left child
loss and almost without one person of his
own blood to sympathize with him in his
sorrow. He was almost at me same wine
appointed Seen tary of War by President
Uuchauan. and was hurried through the
trying scenes of the next six years with
no one to whom he could turn in private and
find relief rrotn public burdens.
The end of the Surratt trial found him
an old man, held up te censure for his
course, aud the next ten years brought
much dispute and recrimination. Almost
from the day he retired Trom the army he
began to become a recluse. Later he be
came reconciled to Washington Holt, and
was e.iecially kind in his reelings to this
ueplew's wife; but or the others he saw
little, and oven these favorites were at
his home only a small part of each year.
For many months at the close he had erysip
elas, arfectlng his eyes, and would meet
hardly anybody. Ills four colored servants
attended to his wants.
FELL DOWN STAIRS.
A week before his death he was coming
down stairs one evening to sit in the
shade near his door, when lie stumbled two
steps from the bottom and fell headlong.
He was very portly, weighing 250 pounds.
He struck the floor with great force, and
from the shock lay motionless. His coach
man. Charles Slrother, hurried out and
got four other men, and together they bore
him to his room. "
Dr. O'Reilly, or tho Navy, his physician,
was out of the city and Dr. F. Davidson,
of 20-1 B street southeast was called. Dr.
Davidson found that his patient had broken
his thigh bone near the socket at tliehlp, but
tin- worst feature was the nervous shock toa
man at the age of eighty-seven. Dr. O'Ueilly
came in next day and everything possible
was done, but withoutnvail.and Judge Holt
died at 3:10 a. in. on August 1, 189-1.
No relative had been near him for nearly
twenty-four hours previous. An hour be
fore iiis faithful nurse, Mrs. Christian,
noticed that lie was sinking and had .vcomc
unconscious. She immediately .s'-nt for
Dr. Davidson and he alone, beside the serv
ants, was at the bedside when death came.
NO WHITE PERSON CALLED.
Dr. DavidEon raid yesterday that during
the week of the last iUnees he saw not a
single white pcreon beside the physicians
in his patient's room. He 6aw Mr. W. G.
Sterrelt sometimes on the porch, some
times in the ydrd, but never in the room.
Judge Holt talked rationally enough up
to the last day, but did not mention to
him either Mr. Washington Holt or any
other of liis relatives. He said nothing
whatever, so far as he knew, of any will
or any disposition to-be made of his busi
When he saw that Judge Holt -was dead
he told the eervants, and one of them
hurried to Mr. Sterritt's and in a short
time Mrs. Sterrctt came iu. He then stated
to her the facts concerning Judge Holt's
death and left her in charge.
Government Printing Office vs. Navy
Yard Baseball Nines.
The tic game of baseball played at
Congress Heights on Labor Day for The
Times cup between the Government Print
ing Office and Navy Tard nines "will be
played off on next Saturday at 5 o'clock
p. m. on tho same grounds." Whatever
differences of opinion may prevail between
the contending parties and their hosts of
suporters will have to be kept in abey
ance until that date.
All lovers of baseball who want to enjoy
a Saturday half holiday on the cool heights
across the Eastern Branch can take the
Anacostia cars to the end of the route,
where tally-hos and omnibuses will be
in waiting to carry tho crowds to tho
grounds free of charge.
to Hnltimore and Keturn via
B- fc O. H. R.
All trains Saturday and Sunday, September
J 7th and 8th.
MAKING A POLICE MARTYR
Greer to Be Tried for Alleged News
giving in the Hall Case.
Effort to Muzzle Officers So That Good
Cases Xot Prosecuted Can lie Kept
Front the Press.
Policeman George W. McGreer, of the
South Washington precinct, will be tried
to-day by the police trial board, on the
charge or violating section 40, page 23, or
the manual, by giving out information to
the press concerning the Frank HalllKiuor
case. The charges were preferred against
Policeman Greer by Lieut. Vernon, liiscom
manding officer, and the trial will be iu
secret. Section 40, which Greer is charged
with violating, reads:
"No member stiall communicate infor
mation which may enable persons to escape
from arrest or punishment, or enable them
to dispose of or secrete any goods, or other
cept by permission of the major and superln
tendenl, or captain, communicate any infor
mation respecting orders be may have re
ceived, or about his contemplated move
ments, or the limits of Ills post.
"Seeking notoriety through the public
press by name is forbldden;and the frequent
mention of particular names may be
made a subject of investigation by the trial
Old policemen, who have done duty here
many years, in discussing the matter last
night declared ihatPatrolnian Greer hadnot.
violated Section 40 or any other part of the
manual. Admitting, they added, that he
had given Uie information to The- TlUu-si
as charged, it was after the Hall case had
passed from the hands ofthepolieeand was
in possession or Assistant Dltrict Attorney
Pugh, and had become a legitimate item
Policeman Greer, it is understood, de
nies that lie gave the information to The
Times or any other newspaper, and it ap
pears that the prosecution cannot prove
o the contrary. Many leading titi.ins of
South Washington are deeply interested
in the outcome or the matter. They say tc
convict Greer would be an outrage, as he
as an American citizen to give out the
iurormaiion, if he did so, as it lould not
possibly impede the course of justice, but
on tlicjt-ontrary it illustrated how justice
had been impeded Jn another quarter by
the failure to prosecute Hall after a good
care of Sunday selling had been secured
against him and nine witnesses ror the
"The persecution of Ureer in tills matter,"
6aid a veteran policeman laet night, "has
several interesting sides. For one it ap
pears as a high-handed effort to muzzle
the press by punishing policemen who give
out legitimate news. Let Greer be fined,
dismused, or even reprimanded and you
will find that officers will be afraid in the
future to talk about matters which properly
belong to their employers, the tax-paying
It Is understood that all the witnesses
in the Hall case have been examined pri
vately by members or the excise board
and "representatives or the Ami-Saloon
League. A member or the latter organiza
tion stated last night that Greer would be
backed by all the good citizens or Wash
ington, and that his persecutors would find
that "the end is not yet."
l.Xlli TO H12ST IX OAK 1IIT.T.
Many Distinguished Officials Attend
the Funeral of Col. MeUonaui.
The funeral of Col. Marshall McDonald
took place yesterday at 1 1 o'clock Trom his
late residence. No. 131-1 It street nortti
ivcst. The lwdy was encased in a clolh
covered casket, on which was a profusion
of flowers sent by friends.
Rev. Dr. Snyder, of Ascension Church,
and Uev. Dr. Perry, or St. Andrew's Church,
officiated at the house and concluded the
services at Oak Hill Cemetery, where the
remains were interred in the family lot.
The honorary pallbearers were Senator
Cockerill, Col. .1. "W. Wilson, Commissioner
of Tubllc Buildings and Grounds; Col."
Proctor, of the Civil Service Commission;
G. llrown Goodc, of the Smithsonian In
stitution, and Mr. Faison, chier -if the
Consular Bureau of theStnte Department.
The active pallbearers were a detail from
the Confederate Veterans' Association of
Among those in attendance was a delega
tion from the Sons of the Revolution, to
gether with naval officials.
Letterd of condolence were received from
President Cleveland, and Troni thecoloiiel'a
comrades in the Confederate Army, and
MUSTFOLLOW T11EIH TltADES-
Otherwise Belcirntes Will lie Ex
cluded l'rom the Congress-
Cardiff, Sept. 3. At the trades union
congress Ben Tillett, of the Dock, Wharf
and Riverside Workers' Union, threw blame
upon Mr: John Burns for dictating a policy
tending to ruin trades unionism.
Henry Broadhurst, M. P., charged that
the parliamentary committee in their ac
tion 'had gone beyond their instructions.
Mr. Wilson having made theclosing speech
of the debate on the question, the presi
dent announced that a vote would be
taken in accordance with the committee's
resolution, which provided for the ex
clusion ot delegates who have ceased to
follow the trades they are alleged to rep
resent. This announcement caused a great up
roar, but a vote was finally taken, which
resulted irufavor of the action of tho com
mittee. The vote showed a representa
tion ot G04.000 trades unionists in favor
of the Committee and 357,000 against.
DI1 INK FIGT1TEHS.
Prohibitionists ot New York In Con
vent ion at Saratoga-
Saratoga, Sept. 3. The work of the pro
hibition convention this afternoon was
confined to perfecting a permanent or
ganization. The Statecommitteeappolnted
consists of one member from each county,
except Kings and New York counties, which
arc allowed three members each.
At 7 o'clock to-night a monster street
parade was held, followed by a mass
meeting in Convention Hall, presided over
by Samuel Dickie, chairman of the national
committee, who made a short address.
Tho speaker of tho evening was John G.
Woollcy, of Chicago. The attendance was
Aldine Literary Society.
After its summer adjournment the Al
dine Literary Society held Its first regu
lar meeting Monday evening, and the
winter's work of the society was begun.
A very interesting debate was entered
upon, the disputed question being "That
capital punishment shall be abolished.'
Messrs. J. and M. Becker, who officiated
as Judges, decided in favor of the negative.
The successful speakers were Messrs. S."
C. Auerbach and M. Abel. Their oppo
nents were Messrs. E. Eaumgarten and.
Tho Evonlnjr Times gives all the
news for a cent.
If you want some.
What's left of our
summer stock is being
distributed at 33 5 per
cent discount from
original marked prices
and not a single ar
ticle out of the entire
stock's reserved not
even the plain blue
and black serges.
Isn't the saving big
enough to lay 'em
aside 'til next sum
mer? Which' 11 it be suit
COR. 7th and E Sts. H.W.
No branch Store in This Citv
Misrepresentations Made to the
Commissioners Shown Up.
STANDARD OIL CO.'S LETTER
President Rockefeller Writes the Dis
trict Officials, Dfiiylnsr That They
Charge an Kiorhltant Price
.Material or rtefuso to Make Ioiik
Terin Contract A Times Cartoon.
The Standard Oil Company resents thb
imputation of' monopolistic practices put
upon It by the reports made of the recent
conference between the Commissioners and
representatives of the Washington Gas Light
The president of the Standard Company,
Mr. William Rockefeller, has had the mat
ter under consideration, and as a rewilt ad
dressed a letter from hia New York orrico
to the acting president of the Gas Light
Company, Mr. Charles B. Bailey, which
yesterday found its way to the press through
the office of the District Commissioners.
In his letter Mr. Rockefeller says his at
tention has been called to an article in the
Evening Star of August 21, under tha
heading of "One Dollar Gas," and to a car
toon iu Tho Washington Morning Times of
August 23, entitled, According to gas
allegations, the people of Washington are
feeding at least two monopolies.
MR. ROCKEFELLER'S LETTER.
Referring to what was said ot the
Standard Oil Company, its president says:
"We desire to meet tho statements in
the above mentioned newspapers with
salient facts as they relate to the Standard
Oil Company's transactions with the Wash
ington Gaslight Company. We have not,
nor are wo now, charging an exorbitant
price for the material we furnish to the
Washington Gaslight Company, which ma
terial is-the most important item in the
cost of carbureted water gas as manufac
tured iu Washington. ,
"We have supped the Gaslight Company
since O etober 15, 1S9 1 . I Us stated tha t we
refused to make a contract Tor a longer pe
riod than twelve months. Permit us to say
that our contract extended over a period
of twenty-four months. The third contract
now in force, runs from January 1, 1805 to
July 1, 189G. eighteen months.
'To the statement that the gas company
lias been compelled to erect two large tanks
for the reason that the Standard Oil Com
pany decided to chip by water instead of
by rail, we wouldd state that the change
was suggested because wc believed it to be
greatly to tiie benefit of your company to
receive its supply by water, and thus
avoid the necessity of pumping the ma
terial through a pipe line under the streets
ot your city for a number of miles to t.ho
place of consumption."
NOT A GREAT ADVANCE.
The president also asserts that the aver
age annual Increase In the cost of the mate
rial furnished the Gaslight Company has
been about 9.3 per cent, which is not in
keeping with the relative advance in the
price of crude oil during the same period.
The facts are given, he said, without
prejudice or favor to the subject under
consideration by the Commissioners, to
whom a copv of ihc communication is sent-
Since the1, statements quoted by the
papers were in?ue by the Washington
Gaslight Company's representative, In
his argument against cheaper gas, the
declaration 'In contradiction of their ac
curacy possesses an added Interest and
significance' at Tlhls juncture.
Discontinuation ot Train Service to
Tho Pennsylvania Railroad announces
that, commencing Wednesday, September
4, trains leaving Lewes at 7:50 p. m. and
Rehobolh at 7:18 a.m., week days, will
be discontinued between Lewes and Re-
-flSX9 0SJ- OOOO -
v The Running f
f bearings of the CULM-
f SON RIM SYBACUSK nro tho samo In a
all patterns, racer and roadster alike. Q
and bo oonvincod. (0
SIOO. . A
-v FOR '(P'iO
90S N. Y. Ave.
Elmore S75. Supplee S80.
CIS CQINM EXPOSED
for 10-pIoco Decorated Tollot
Sot. Worth $2.93.
for Honvy Copper Bottom
Wash Bolter. Worth 75c.
for 4-qt. Heavy Tin Water
IJtickots. Worth 10c.
Iloavy Tin Wator
por doz. for qta. Mason's Best
I'orceinin l.lnoa rruti oam.
forCStcno China Cups nnd
Saucer, Worth 50a
for 6 i-ton China Tea Plate3,
forn Stono China. Breakfast
Plates, wortii 0c.
for 6 Stono China Dinner
I'latea, worta 50c.
for OStoneChlna Soup I'Iate3,
for heavy Zinc Washboards.
for Jnnannod handle, stool
cako tnrnos. Worth 10a
for 8i:0 i-'rame3, with mat
In koUI. white, bronze, and
stoeL Worth 33&
Also a table full of useful 5c and 10c
kitchen utensils to-day 3a
730 7th St. N. W.
EXCITEMENT AT A HANGING
Fence Torn Down by the Crowd and
u Kiot Narrowly Averted-
Jasper. Ela., Sepi. 3. Joeph B. Norton,
white, was hanged here to-day for the
murder of James Denmark, also white, on
the night of January 1. It was intended
that the execution should be private, and a
high fence had tr-en erected around the
gallows, but the crowd tore this down and
3,000 persons saw the hanging.
Norton ascended the gallows at 11:15,
stepping as firmly as if ho were walking
to his dinner instead of to his death. He said
in liis statement that he did not kill Den
mark, but that his life had been sworn away
by perjured witnesses.
He pointed out Messrs. Miles .mil Mc
Alpln as two of the men who had sworn
falsely, against him. This almost caused
a riot. Young McAlpIn, who is a Kn of
Representative Mc-Alpin, made a desperate
erfort to get at Norton, evidently m.nding
to assault him.
Sheriff Polhill called on the crowd to
assist him and McAlpln was finally ar
rested and order restored. Norton, con
cluded by calling on God to witness that
Judson Taylor killed Denmark and not
IM POUTED MEN KEPT OUT.
Strikers Turn Back Workers to Take
Cleveland, O., Sept- 3. When the Baackcs
Wire Nail Works passed into the possession
or Unconsolidated WireandStccl Company,
and it was shut down for repairs, the 400
employes declared that they would not
return to work unless they were paid tho
prices won by the other mill men of Cleve
land In their recent strike.
The company has a wage card, which
applies to all or its nine mills, and the
rates are lower than those demanded by
To-day the company tried to get forty
men imported from Pennsylvania into the
mill, but tho strikers were alert and
turned out to the number ot over 200.
Three times the foreman piloted the Penn
sylvania men to the gates of the mill, nnd
three times the strikers, by gathering
mound them and talking to them, induced
them to turn back.
Gov. Atkinson Think "Lord Beres
ford" Must Servo Ills Term-
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 3. Gov. Atkinson ha3
refused to pardon Sydney Lascelles,
commonly known as Lord Beresford.
Lascelles struck Georgia alxnit five years
ago, and pretending to be the representative
of an English syndicate, duped parties at
Rome, Ua., out of several hundred dollars.
Lascelles has a wire in New York who Is
now suing for divorce. Her family op
posed the application for a pardon, fearing
that Lascelles would bring about a recon
ciliation if he were released. A year ago
Lascelles escaped from the penifentiary
camp, where he is employed as a lumber
AY hen found he was in a resort of ques
tionable repute, in Amerlcus. His conduct
in that house is made the ground for divorce.
Mrs. Lascelles is said to have Inherited two
million dollars. "Beresford" has three
years more to serve.
Qimy's New Committee.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept, 3. Senator Quay
was at campaign headquarters to-day and
announced the appointment of the executive
committee and members at large of tho
DEATHS OF A DAY,
Prescott, Ariz., Sept. 3. Judge Henry
F. Fluedy, who came to Arizona with tho
first set of territorial officers, In 1SG3,
died here last night ot nervous disease.
Judge Fluedy served as secretary or the
territory and also as acting Governor dur
ing tho early history or Arizona.
York, Pa., Sept. 3. G. Edward Hersh,
capitalist and banker, died here this morn
ing, aged seventy-three years.
Prescott, Ariz., Sept. 3. Judge Henry F.
Fluedy, who was one or the first Territorial
officers In 1SG3, died here last night of
nervous disease. He was secretary of the
Territory anu acting governor. He was
ovor eighty years of age and came from
Brooklyn, where his relatives llvo.
Wllllamstown, Mass., Sept. 3. James
White, treasurer of Williams College, died
at his homo to-day after a long illness.
Ho was born in Hinsdale, Mass., July 0,
Providence, Ft. I., Sept. 3. William Jones
Hoppln, ex-Secretary of the AmericanLega
tlon at London, died here to-day, aged 82
years. He was a graduate or Harvard Uni
versity and of Harvard law school, and for
forty years practiced law In New STork
city. He was the first president of the"
Union League Club, of New York. He was
appointed to his diplomatic position by
Hamilton Fish, Secretary or State under
President Grant, and served until the close
of Minister Phelp3 term.
DEFEHDEB'S HEW SAIL
Not Enough Wind Going to Give
Them a Fair Trial.
PAINTING VALKYEIE WHITE
Humored Tlmt a Surprise Is In Store
Conuuriiliig tlie-Speed of the Ameri
can Ilont The Eimllsh Yacht
Shows Her Heels la a Llnht
Now Rochcllc. N. Y., Sept. 3. The De
fender left her moorings at 11 o'clock this
morning and took a spin eastward as far
aB Captain's Island to test her new Wilson &
Sllslioe sails, which were stretched yes
terday. The j;lnd was blowing a ten-knot breeze
early In tho day, but Tell almost to a dead
calm at 2 o'clock and, as a result, a fair
trial of tho now ealls was not had. The
yacht returned here at 5:10 o'clock to
night and is now anchored orf Premium
Mr. Ieolln. hi company with Mrs". Iselin
and Herbert Lees, returned to his resi
dence at C o'clock and was seen there.
He Baid that ho Is better pleased thun ever
with the Defender's work. He said that
ho would not venture an opinion as to
whether the Wilson-Silsbee sails were su
perior to thos cmade by Herreshotr In the
alwence or a rair test.
The Defender will, in all probablltly, not
go in dry dock again berore the first cup
race, but will leave here on Friday morning
Sur Erie Basin, whero she will be offi
cially measured by Mr. Hyslop prepara
tory to the race. Mr. Iselin is confident of
keeping the cup on this side of the water,
and expresses hlmscir as not being at all
alarmed by the various stories as to the
wonderrul sailing qualities or the Valkyrie.
The Defender will be out again to-morrow,
and it is hoped by Mr. Iselin and Capt.
Haff that they will be favored with a
good, stiff breeze. It can be pat down
as c-rtaiu that the syndicate have some
thing up their sleeves as regards the De
fender's sailing qualities that will causa
a surprise when the races are sailed.
PAINTING THE VALKUIE.
New York. Sept. 3. Valkyrie III com
pleted her tuning up to-day, and was dry
docked this afternoon to have her hull
put in shape for the America's cup race-3.
She is in line condition, and Lord Dunraven
is perfectly satisfied with her, barring her
He sent her across the Atlantic a white
boat and under his orders the black ciat
ing which she was given before his arrival
is being removed to-nigbt ami she will be
painted white to-morrow Tor the races.
Her last sail outside of Sandy Hoot this
rorenotin emphasized her abUity in light
winds and the way in which she turned her
back on a wholesale breeze this afternoon,
and took a tow to Erie Basin showed that
Lord Duuraven and his advisers are sat
isfied with her sails and spars and de
sire to give what time remains to her sides
and under body.
Lord Dunraven was asked if he was satis
fied with the condition of the Valkyrie.
"No, I am not at all, bat I hope to be
when she leaves hero."
Surmising that changes had been found
necessary, which would make further trial
spins desirable, the reporter suggested that
it was a pity that be would nothaveanother
week after dry docking before the races.
"Oh, no. I don't think o," hie lordalp
"Then you are satisfied with the tuning
up she has had?"
"Yes, quite so."
"The work iu dry dock then win oe
princijially dressing her up awl Improving
Lord Dunraven ws surprised at the
cable report that beUfc.g In Lomkm was 3
to 1 on the Defender. a& asked :ow the
betting was here. He was told that odds
varied greatly and many thought even
money was the proper thing. l?Mevng that
it was largely a matter of bettiag on wind
with the Defender picked for a Uow and
Valkyrie for light air.
Mr. Glenniesald he did not rake any stock
in the cable dispatch. Lord Drnraven,
when asked what he thought of it, re
plied: "Well, with 3to 1 on the ether side
and even money here, I sho-ild ay it was
a pretty good thing for somebody.
Asked ir he had seen '.he Oerender In
drv dock Lord Dunraven iiid he had and
thought she was a beautifully molded
boat and very sclentirically built. It was
suggested that her fin keel 'ld not add to
her appearance, but his lordship reiterated:
"Oh. she has beautiful .:nes
clean cut and well made."
JUST TO SCARE IIIS WIFE.
Mr. Dean Punctured Ills Neck nnd
Excited His Landlady.
An excited woman rushed up to Acting
Sergt. Williams, of the Fourth precinct,
Sunday afternoon and begged him to fend
some policemen quickly tiherhouse.a6She
declared one or her roomers. Mr. Al. Dean,
had attempted to commit suicide by catting
his throat with a jackknife.
The patrol wagon was dispatched to the
ladv's house, at Twelfth street and Mary
land avenue southwest. The officers,
entered the premises expecting to rind the
man in the throes of death. Dean quieted
them smilingly. He had a slight cut on
his neck, but declared it was inflicted ac
cidentally. Other inmates or the house said Dean and
his wire had quarreled and the husband
had Just made believe he was going to cut
Opening: a Canal
Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Sept. 3 The
public opening of the Canadian Ship Canal
will occur Monday, September 0. word
having been received from OttawaJjy Supt.
Boyd to that effect. No boat will be
given precedence, the first one reporting
for lockage after T a. m. to have the right
St. Louis Entries.
First race Six furlongs. Sonndmore
and Servitor, lo2 each; McElroy OakvJew,
Imported Piggy Bayard, No Remarks. May
Fern, and Adjuster, 104 each.
Second race Two-year-olds. Selling.
Eleven-sixteenths of a mile. Belle Meade,
Bettle Hill, Fairy Dance, Miss Oliver, and
Mary Anna, 105 each.
Third race One mile. Selling. En
thusiast, 107; Overella, 106; El Reno,
107; Dave Zac, Gold Coin, May Blossom,
and Uptnan, 97 each, and Sallio Woodrord,
93;; Minerva, 97, and Jack Bradley, 87.
Fourth race Two-year-olds. Selling.
Six furlongs. Sir Archer, 100'; Laura F..
97; Flute, Nicholas, Senclen. and Walnut
Ridge, 93 each; Fred Foster, 94; Monica,
93; and Moreen, 91.
Fifth race Selling. Thirtecn-slxteenths
of a mile. Chicot, Garza, and Expense, 107
each; Flush,- Occula, and Maud McMillan.
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LUH& 1EIIIDJEB LIGHT
Total Eclipse of the Moon a
Rarely Beautiful Spectacle,
SKY PERFECTLY CLOUDLESS
Not u Speck to He Seen for the Nearly
Fonr Hours During Which the Ob
scuration Took Place Observations
of Occulted Stars Made at the Naval
The total eclipse ot the raeen lost
night was observed voder (Be es favor
able conditions. The sky was wltaeec a
cloud for three hours and IKtT-fonr ln
utes, during which the phenomenon wax
being developed. I a this respect iwaa
an infinitely superior and more beautiful
exhibition than the ecltpoe which oc
curred earlier in the year.
In the latter eclipse the shadow first
appeared oa the lower limb of the ioon,
while last night the shadow fcegaa to
creep over the face oC oor safeHfee from
a point oa the upper left of the rim.
The programme was carried out pre
cisely as the astronomers had predicted.
The entrance of the mooa into the peaom
bra, so far as the naked eye was con
cerned, bad to be taken for graated. but
at 11 p. m., tho time fixed for the
plunge into the shadow, that IneWenB
was distinctly observable.
A BEAL'TIFUL SPECTACLE;
From that time until six minutes after
midnight the moon went through all the
phases which are ordinarily observed from
the full to the sew. When It was about
half immersed in the shadow a tittle star
of about the third magnitude began to
twinkle about a diameter of the moon east
of that body, and soonafter wants four stars
of the same magDitudeappeared to the east.
The moon was therefore set in a starry
triangle, it bein very near tne apex, making
as una&uaur lovely celestial picture.
Just before the total extinguishment of
the light a brilliant segment remained,
which slowly flickered until the shadow
completely veiled the wonder-worker.
The copper color of the moon immersed in
the shadow was usually decided iu tine
These eclipses are taken advantage of by
astronomers to ntf the occultatlous of the
stars. By a comparison of observation!
between stations where eclipses are noted,
it is easy to determine the exact path of
these occulted stars acros the hidden aida
of the moon, and from these paths they can
measure with great accuracy the diameter
of the moon. They ate determine the
longitude of stars.
AT THE NAVAL OBSERVATORY.
It was for the former purpose especially
that the observations by the photographic
transit were made last night at the aaval
observatory. There were but few stars
and those telescopic in the line of the mooc's
The copper color Is caused by the right
or the sun refracted into the earth's at
mosphere ami in that mild quality re
vealing the race or the moon.
The cause or eclipses ot the moon, as was
but recently explained in The Times, Is
the earth coming between the raeoa and the
sun when the moon is in the plane or the
earth's orbit- Such an eclipse can only
ccur at rull moon.
For amateurs in astronomy, either with
the naked eye or the camera, last night was
one out or ten thousand.
The ecllpge was over at 2:5-1 o'clock
this morning, all the phases occupying
three hours and fifty-four minutes.
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