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Anxious Consultations of Von
Koeller and His Royal Majesty.
VIGOROUS PBESS OPINIONS
E on Some Journals TV hlcu. Has e Heen
Called Coiixervattvc! Take Strong
Grounds Against Prosecution of
Radical Newspapers, and Against
l'roposi'd Aiitl-So'liilist Laws.
Berlin. Sept. 14. llcrr Von Koeller,
Prussian minister of tlie Interior, returned
to Berlin on Thursday-from SletUn. where
he Fpeut some time In consulting the Kaiser
In regard to ttie formulation of antl-So-clalist
measures for presentation to the
Reichstag at the next session of that body.
This Information is not dcriv ed from Ilerr
Von Koeller, however, for he denies ttiat he
has received any instructions from the Em
peror to begin repressive action against
the socialists, and has declared to Press
correspondents vyho have sought to Inter
view tim on the subject that his audienco
with the Kaker was -wholly confined to
the discussion of plans for the erection
of a new building In Berlin, to be occu
pied by the ministry of Justice
It is significant; however, that Ilerr Von
Xocller's interview with the Emperor was
coincident with the Issuance of notices of a
number of prosecutions directed against
newspapers in -various parts of the empire.
Editor Strobel, or the Schleswlg Hol
telii Yolks Zeitung. was arrested last
Thursday, the da on which Minister Von
Koeller returned from Stettin, for publish
ing a socialistic article underthe caption of
"Without a ralherland," and Richard Illge,
editoror theLelpsIc Volks Zeltuug, was also
arrested for quoting from the Sedan Day
articles In the Vorwaerls. for publishing
which Ilerr Pfund, the editor of that Jour
nal, Is now undergoing prosecution.
The charges against these editors is that
of lese majesle In addition to making
these arrests the authorities have seized
the People's Sentinel, published In Breskiu,
and a number of other papers of minor Im
portance throughout Prussia and Saxony
arc also reported to have been confiscated
The Schleswlg Ilolslein, Leipsic, and
Breslau papers mentioned are -well known
throughout the empire Upon the result
of thee prosecutions the action of the gov
ernment as to whether they will introduce
a bill in the Rclchtng demanding an ex
ceptional law against the socialists wholly
depends The Freisinnlge Zeitung and the
National Zeitung, both. influential papers
of moderate views, and the Freisinnlge and
national press generally, are decidedly op
posed to the action taken by the police in
regard to the arrest of the editors men
tioned and the seizure of their pajiers.
The Vossische Zeitung warns the crown
Jurisconsults that attacks upon the press.
In the interests of any party or coalition
of parties will make the situation a great
deal worse and embarass every side except
that of the socialists, who will mockingly
rejoice over the prosecutions as bringing
the socialist press Into the position of
"Attempts to curb discussion of public
questions." the paper adds, "have always
hitherto been set at naught. Can great
spiritual or Intellectual movements be
crushed?" It asks, "by the seizure of a
A leading Catholic Journal, the Cologne
Yolks Zeitung, declares that the Cen
trists will oppose any exceptional legis
lation or any systematic plan of prosecu
tion against the Socialists as entirely
useless. The Catholics, the paper says,
will rely upon wise social reforms as
the best and Indeed the only remedy for
the existing situation.
Even the Hamburger Nachrlchtcn, which
Is generally willing to support repressive
measures, advises the Bundcsrnth to re
frain from introducing another anti-revo-lotion
bill until the existing law lias
The North German Gazette, which has
lately been losing its reputation as a semi
official organ because of the random char
acter of Its remarks, says the greater part
of the struggle must be left to the people,
although. It declares, the government in
tends to carry on an organized fight.
Semi official news received from St.
Petersburg states that the czar insists upon
observing an unusual measure of seclusion.
It is said that he evades audiences with his
own ministers and the foreign ambass
adors, and leaves the state business to be
managed by his mother at Peterhof.
Court opinion attributes the czar's re
tirement largely to the fact that he isgreatly
concerned about the czarina, whose uccouch
mcnl Is very near at hand, and who Is af
flicted with nervous attacks which arc
partly due to her peculiar state, and partly
to the prevailing nihilist scare. The fact
that the affairs of state are being guided
the continuance of Russia's pro French
COLL1DCB WITH A CAlt.
Harry Nlcsbauni, Throw u From a
Morse, Was Seriously Hurt.
Harry Nlelsbaum, twenty jears of nge,
srbilc riding one horse and drlvlDg three,
about 10.30 o'clock yesterday morning,
collided on the corner of Seventh and S
streets northwest, with cable train No 3,
In charge of Conductor Davis and Grlpman
Nloliauni was thrown heavily to the
and several severe Injuries about the head
The ambulance was called, and he was
token to the Garfield Hospital. At a late
hour last night he regained consciousness,
ind will be taken to hU home this morning
Pollcenian Anldrtdgo Hadly Ilart.
Policeman Auldridgc last evening fell
gromaBeltLtnecarnl Seventh andO streets
northwest and received painful Injuries
about the head and body, besides a frac
tured nose and sprained wrist. He was
taken to bis home In the police ambulance
A Stray Horse and Sulk Found.
Policeman Owens found a horse, attached
to n fancy racing sulky on Seventeenth
street near V. No. 8 station was notified
and Station Officer Charles Bremmcrman
ok the rig to the station.
HIS WATCH SAVED HIS LIFE
Justice of the Peaoa Hooker'sEn
counter With a Vicious Negro.
With a Hlg Knife tho Latter Mndo a
Liiiigent Win, but the Weapon
William J. Hooker, a Justice of the peace,
who resides near Naucks, Va., has procured
a warrant for the arrest of Frederick Gold
,ruan, a colored resident of his section, upon
the charge of assault with intent to kill.
The attempt which Goldman is al
leged to have made upon ilr. Hooker's
life occurred about 8 o'clock on the even
ing of the "tlTInstant near what is known
as Johnson's Corners and almost within the
sliado wot Commonwealth's Attorney John
Mr. Hooker had been in Washington that
day, and a small Scotch terrier dog ac
companied him. When on his way home,
and near the place mentioned, a crowd of
about twenty five colored men was en
countered, and these men caused a fight
between a bull dog and the terrier. In
attempting to rescue his animal Mr. Hooker
came Into collision with the colored men,
when Goldman, It Is stated, drew a mur
derous looking knife and, notwithstanding
Hoojier's attempts to avoid trouble
Goldman made a vicious stab at Hooker
that cut through his coat and vest. The
knife, fortunate', carno In contact with
Mr. Hooker's watch, and thus prevented
more serious consequences. The dent
made In tlio watch Is plainly discernible.
Goldman was arrested on t'u- 12th instant
on a minor charge, but was released on
bail bj a colored magistrate named Pollard.
Later Mr. Hooker procured the second war
rant, which he will liavo served today.
IlEG ATTA COMMITTEE EXPLAINS.
Conditions Left Them Hut the One
Course to PurMio.
New "fork, Sept. 14. The following letter
was posted on the bulletin board of the
New York Yacht Club this afternoon:
"To the Members New l'ork Yacht Club
naving filed with the America's cup com
mittee a report on the international races
we take this opportunity to state In
answer to Inquiries why the last two
races were not ordered to be resalled.
"The yacht committee before taking the
;vidence on Defender's protest made au
nsueccssful endeavor to bring about a
cttlement by mutual agreement, but each
contestant preferred that the protest should
take Its course. The protest filed and
insisted upon must be adjudged and a
decision rendered thecvent is closed.
"As regards the resaillng of the third
race, the regatta committee has no latitude
since the new conditions demanded by
Lord Dunraven had been declined by the
cup committee and, therefore, the race
had to be sallwl under the original terms
"New York Yacht Club."
LAYMEN IN" CONFEHENCE.
Ciroulnr Address That Will He Sent
to Millions (it Methodists.
Baltimore, Sept. 11. A circular 'address
will tie sent out from here Monday to
2,500,000 Methodists urging tliein to co
operate In tin' movement to admit laymen
to membership In the annual conferences
of the church.
Theaddress was prepared by a committee
from the recent laymen's convention held
In Baltimore. It will bo sent to cv cry lay
electoral conference of the Church, which
will this fall and next spring elect delegates
to the general conference of the Church.
.Besides the address of the laymen, a com
mittee preachers will also send out an
CELEIHtATING IN HOME.
America Itepresented In n Monument
In Honor of Gnralxildl.
Rorue, Sept. 14. The fetes In celebration
of the twenty-flfili anniversary of the occu
pation of Rome by Italian troops will begin
to-morrow with a gymnastic contest.
Delegates from the HaIIu gymnastic
clubs, who will take pariu the contest,
arrived to-day. They were received with
cheers for Germiuy and Italy.
The ministry of the interior invited the
press to Inspect to-day the monument to
Garibaldi, on Monte Gianlcolo, opposite
The monument, which will be unveiled on
Scptemlicr 20th, the actual anniversary of
the occupation, is a superb work of art.
Among the nllegorlcnl groups encircling
the monument Is one representing America
seated between Agriculture and Commerce.
WHOLE FAMILY" rOISONED.
Did Not Know Tomatoes Were
Sprinkled Wills Paris Green.
Norrlstowu. Pa., Sept. 14. Joseph Law
rence, bis wlfeandslxchlldrcn were poisoned
to-day by eating tomatoes. The latter had
been sprinkled with Paris green by a
Lawrence was not aware of this, and
took the fruit home and his family ate
heartily of them. Shortly afterwards the
entire family were taken violently 111.
The parents and four of the children,
the oldest sixteen years of age, are not
expected to live.
GOEHEL'S THE ONLY CASE.
None Others on Hoard tho Bennington
Secretary Herbert has received a dis
patch from Admiral Bcardslec, command
ing tlio Pacific station, stating that the lat
ter had received a report from Capt. Pig
man, of the U. S. S. Bennington, now at
Honolulu, on the subject of cholera on
board his ship.
Capt. Plgman says that Apprentice Goe
bel, of this city, died of the disease on
August 30, and that there were no other
case3 on board up to September 4, the date
Secretary Herbert will Issue orders Mon
day In regard to the further movements of
the infected ship.
Drove Too Fast and Swore
William Payne, a restaurant keeper,
left $15 collateral at No. 3 station house
last night for his appearance In the police
court Monday morning on tta charges of
fast driving and profanity-
The Times Is Boycotted by the B. & O, Railway Corporation.
F. RILEY'S FATAL FILL
Dashed From His Bicycle While
Coming Down Hill.
HIS SKULL WAS FRACTURED
Wheel Struck a Small Obstruction,
Which Threw tho Distinguished
Sclentlt to the Ground With Great
Force Died Last "lght Without
Having Hecovercd Consciousness.
The death of Prof. C. V. Riley, the cml
nent entomologist, formerly of the Agrl
cultural Department, who was hurt yester
day morning by a fall from his bicycle, oc
curred last night at 11:D0 o'clock.
The Injured scientist never recovered
consciousness and the end came In the pres
ence of his devoted wife and children and
Dr. Clayton, one of the attending physicians
The accident occurred at thelntcrsectloa
of S street and Connecticut avenue ex
tended. Prof. Riley left his home. No.
213G Wyoming avenue shortly after 0
a. m. for the city by way of Columbia road
and Connecticut avenue extended. On the
Avenue between California avenue and
Boundary street the grade is very steep.
Prof. Riley was riding at a very rapid
speed and when he reached the lev el at tho
Intersection of B street and Connecticut
avenue his wheel struck a small stone and
ho was thrown head foremost to the pave
ment with terrible force.
Dr. H.-A. Cllna, who was standing In Tay
lor's drug store, at the corner of B street
and Connecticut avenue, saw the accident
and Immediately hurried to the profes
When he arrived at the depot Prof. Riley
was still and apparently lifeless, and a
stream of blood was flowing from his ear.
The injured man was, removed to the park
ing and remedies applied to stop the flow
of blood. At this time his Injuries appeared
more painful than serious, as wasafterward
They consisted of a gash over his left
eye, another across his nose, and a lacera
tion of the knuckles of both hands, show
ing that he had not released his hold on
the handles of his bicycle.
The police patrol wagon was summoned
and the still unconscious sufferer taken to
his residence. Here a more careful examina
tion of bis Injuries showed that the skull
was fractured at tho base.
Drs. Clayton and Clark, who rendered the
first assistance, accompanied tho injured
man to his homo and gave what further
aid was necessary and possible. After a
full examination the" physicians pronounced
the case a very serious one and held, out
little or no hope of recovery.
Prof, Rlly was probably one of the best
known scientists in his special line In the
world, and his writings on entomology are
accepted as authority, both in the United
Stales and Europe.
A SELF-MADE MAN.-j
Ho was whatls common lyknownasa self
made man. He wasaboutflfty five years of
age, and was tiorn in England In a small
village near London. There he was edu
ucated In the public schools until he -5as
thirteen years old, when he went to Dieppe,
France, where he remained for two years.
From Dieppe be went to Bonn, Germany,
where he remained only a year, and then set
sail for America. He was scarcely seven
teen years old when he landed In Chicago.
There he accepted a place on the farm of
a man named Edwards, with whom he re
mained two years. It was while employed
on the farm of Mr. Edwatds that he made
bis first contribution to the literary sci
entific world. It was on entomology, and
was published in the Prarie Farmer. It
attracted great attention from the press, and
FOR DOING ITS DUTY
resulted In the writer being offered a po
sition on the staff of the Prarle Farmer,
which he accepted. During his connection
with this paper he wrote many articles on
entomological subjects, which made liLm
In 1SC4 he enlisted trtan Illinois regi
ment and M.rved to tueftlosa of tlio war.
After the war ho returned to Chicago,
and In connection witli Mr. B. W. Walsh
started a newspaper, the American Ento
mologist. The publication' only continui'd
two years and was not,a financial suc
cess, but was considered one of tho
best edited papers ever publlshd, de
voted strictly to scientific research.
In 18C8 he was appointed entomolo
gist for the State off Missouri, which
position be held until 187C. During this
time he made nlno annual reports which
arc practically the basis of scientific
entomology as It Is understood at the
In 1870, when Colorado was completely
covered with grasshoppers, he was ap
pointed chief of the commission of Investi
gation, and In the following year pub
lished his report, which is authority on
In Juni-. 1878, he wnsjappointctl ento
mologist at the JJepa ritfieiil of Agriculture,
wht h position he held.untll 1894. when he
Abroad Prof. Riley hndbeca highly hon
ored. From the government of France he
received a gold medal Tor his investiga
tion of the grape phylloxera. He was a
member of the Royal Agricultural society
of England, and one of tvfo American mem
be rsoItlieEntomologicalSocIcly of Loudon.
He win vice president of the American As
soclalli'i, for the Advancement of Science,
and pres'dent of the Biologlcnland Entomo
logical Societies of Washington, and hon
orar.curator of the Department of Agri
culture. He was also a member of the
Cosmos Club, prominent In G. A. R. circles,
a-id 'i Mason of high raok.
Prof. Riley was marrledin 1878 to Miss
EniHy Ccuzelnian, of Kt, Louis, Mo.
His wife and five children, Henry, Alice,
Helen, Toro, Catherine, and Mary, sur
WILD WORDS OF A MADMAN
Insane Morris Wheeler, of This
City, Created a Scene in New York.
His Father and Defective Were Hrlng-
lns Him Home and He Shrieked
That lie Was Being; Kldnnpcd.
Mr. A. M. Wheeler,. clerk In the Comp
troller of the Currcncy'siiitfice, living at
No. 1733 Thirteenth strest northwest, left
for Cambridge, Mass Thursday night to
take charge of bis sorr. t
The young man, whos namo is Morris,
aged nineteen years, has been a student
at Harvard College lor -some time, and
several days ago be became insane from
His father was sent for Si take him home.
Mr. Wheeler btarted for New York Friday
evening, en route to this citr.
He was accompanied by a- detective who
had young Wheeler In charge. On the way
to Now York the young man became so vio
lent it was found necessary to handcuff blm.
About 12:10 o'clock yesterday morning
tho party boarded a down town elevated
train at Fiftieth street'and Sixth avenue, In
tending to go to the Liberty street ferry,
then to Jersey Cityr J
Young Wlreeler created a scene on the
platform and shrieked tfiat he was being
kidnapod. S "
The "L", guard ijunmoned Policeman
Mitchell, who coaxecf the unfortunate man
he was sent to Belleyqtj.
Mr. TSSieeler. sr., sale be would call there
to-day and have b son removed to a
Would yon sell" anything? Try a
Times Want "Ad." J-
SPAIN'S HiOfi SI STAKE
Minister Dipy de Lome on the.
- Insurrection in Cuba.
WAE TO THE BITTER END
Substantial HuMncns InteretH of tho
From Sixty to Eighty Thousand
Troops to He Sent There Guerrilla
Warfare of tlio Insurgents.
"The war In Cuba will be proecuted by
the SiiauUh government to the bitter end.
Our national honor demands It. We must
protect our subjects In the island who have
been loyal to the crown; who represent
nearly all the material Interests In Cuba,
and to whom the success of the rebels would
This declaration was maele calmly and
without reserve jesterday by SenorDupuy
de Lome, the SpauMi mlnistertojheUnltcd
States. Continuing Mr. Dupuy said.
"It Is not easy to predict what results
would follow the success of the Insurgents.
You ask It It might lie anarchy. I can't
say, but It would be bad for the whole coun
try. The substantial business interests in
the island are in hearty sjmpalhy with the
cro wn Tew, 1 1 any of their number, wish
the insurgents to succeed.
"The Insurgents want to set up their
it would be superior to that in Santo Do
mingo or Haiti, both of which lie near
NOT FIT FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT.
The people In these republics are of the
same blood as those who have risen against
the Spanish government In Cuba. What
reason Is there for thinking that their con
trol of affairs In Cuba would be superior
tot lint In the other Islands? It Is Impossible
to believe that it would be."
"You do not doubt the ultimate triumph
of the Spanish arms, then?"
"I am possllive that tho rebellion will
be crushed out as soon as Gen. Martlncs
Campos begins active operations In the
autumn. He has been doing little during
the past few months except to get his forces
well in hand and remain quiet until the
rainy season has ended. By the first of
November the climate conditions will be
more favorable and then an active move
ment will be made upon the rebel forces from
WON'T FIGHT PITCHED BATTLES.
"It is reported to day that the Cubans
have purchased a large man of-war from
Peru to be used against the Spanish fleet
In Cuban waters. Do you know anything
The minister's face expressed both sur
prise and contempt.
"A man of war frum Perul" he ex
claimed, sarcastically. "Viiy, Peru has
no man-or war to sell ltesides," he con
tinued, "it would cost a fortune to get
her to Cuba. If Peru had one to sell. No,
there is nothing in that. That is the
trouble with the insurgeuts; they won't
stand up and fight except where they
can take a small dctachmcntot our troops
by surprise. If they would give us a
chance to meet them In battle we would
Senor Dupuy de Lome then referred at
some length to the exaggerated and in
many cases unfounded reports of the In
surgent successes, which, be says, are
printed In some of the American news
papers for the purpose of misleading tho
people and bolstering up the Insurgent
cause. He asserted that the rebels have
not possession of a single town In tho
Island, and that they arc still practicing
a guerrilla mode of warfare. The Island,
he added, Is effectively patrolled by a
fleet of forty gunboats and steam launches
varying hi size from 60 to 300 tons,
B. & 0. R. R. Co. Aggrieved Be
cause It Has Been Exposed.
TO MUZZLE THE PAPER
Times Cartoons and Publlcatlons-of
Facts About the Grade Crosliiss
iind Othi'r Public Abnse-stho Cause.
Mr. Sovvc-rbiittrt Still Insists That
-Kelly S,ld Alvey Uud Lied.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com
pany haB inaugurated a boycott and a war
against Tho Washington Times. Itsagents
have declared it to be a war of extermina
tion and vilification and have begun tL
nttack in the small towns along the Irani;
Tho Genesis of the campaign by the roll
are Infinitely more to and quite a -volume
of thcee was compiled yestenlay by The
The Northeast Washington Citizens' Asso
ciation has, for years, been complaining
about the Insufficiency of the protection
furnished by the Baltimore and Ohio at the
grade crossings within the city limits. The
Times, knowing tho Justice of these com
plaints, lent Its powerful aid to that asso
ciation, and this brought about the Ill
will of the company, which recently cul
minated In its withdrawal of its adver
tisement and a refusal to transport The
Times to way stations, outsldo of the
mall, a courtesy usually accorded to all
About three weeks, ago the executive
committee of tho association made the
charge that at several ot the gradecrossings
their were no watchmen after 0 o'clock at
night. They reported this matter to the
rommlssloners, who referred the complaint
to the Engineer Commissioner. The com
plaint was eventually referred to Lieut.
Kelly for Investigation. He made an offl
dal report, substantially, that all the
crossings were guarded after 9 p. ra.
DISPOSED TO TAKE ISSUE.
Yesterday two weeks ago Mr. Samuel
Sowerbntts, acting secretary of the North
east Citizens' Assoel-itlon, met Lieut. Kelly
casually anrtjold him that members of the
executive committee were disposed to take
issue -with blm on the correctness of his
report, because they were positive that
thejre were no watchmen at Uw E street,
Massachusetts avenue and. G "street grade
Lieut. Kelly, told Mr. Sowcrbutts that
he was sure of the correctness or his report,
but eventually went off to verify his Infor
mation. Shortly afterwards he returned
and told the secretary with Indignation
that he had been misinformed by Sunt.
Alvey, ot the B A 0., and in fact that Mr.
Alvey positively lied to him, Kelly, about
theguardlng ot thecrosslngs.
At a meeting of tlio Citizens Associa
tion subsequently held, Mr. Sowerbutts re
ported the conversation to the meeting
using the language of Lieut. Kelly refer
Ing to Mr. Alvey.
Previous to this The Times had published
a cartoon, in which the hand of death was
Etrctched over one of these unguarded cross
ings ns an illustration of the sentiment of
he people of Northeast Washington, with
reference to the pending controversy.
Hege withdrew the Baltimore and Ohio ad
vertisement from TheTime3, and theauthorl
tles gave orders that The Times should not
he sold under its auspices and that the
wajriilo package3 of papers should no
longer be transported.
This ai tiou soon became known to the
many hundreds of patrons of The Times
who took up the cudgels and one of the
"commuters" wrote an indignant letter
on the subject, which was published yes
terday in The Times.
PASSENGERS WANTED THE PAPER.
A reporter for The Times went out yes
terday to investigate the facts. He called
at the Baltimore and Ohio station early
in the morning, where he found The Times
newsboys waylaylDg all the incoming pas
sengers, most ot whom were anxious to get
a copy of The Times. The news agent in
the depot had none to sell and the route
newsagents were not carrying the tabooed
friend of the people. The news agent in the
depot said that he had orders not to handle
The Times and so said all the route agents
Supt. Alvey was next called on. ne
was quite calm and studiously polite to
The Times representative. He admitted that
he had a grievance of n personal nature
against The Times. He said that atter
the publication ot the hea dline In The Times,
"Kelly Said Alvey Lied," he called at The
Times office and had an Interview with the
managing editor. v He complained almut
the headline and the paragraph referring
to blm. and made a demand for a retraction.
The editor told him that he published what
be believed to be an accurate news Hem,
and would not retract. Mr. Alvey then
He said that he had Informed the man
aging editor that Lieut. Kelly had rcpudlat
cd the language attributed to him, and af
ter some conversation unsatisfactory to blm
Mr. Alvey said to the reporter that so far
as the company w as concerned he thought a
newspaper bad a right to critlcUc It, but
not In the ' 'discourteous and false manner
of Tho Times." He said that he was about
to have a conference with Mr. Hamilton, at
torney for the Baltimore and Ohio here,
and intimated that The Times would be
called on to answer in the courts for Its.
Mr. Alvey stated to the reporter that
Lieut. Kell had denied using the language
with which he was credited, and that Mr.
Sowerbutts had written him a Jettcr
in which he stated that The Times' report
of the meeting was Inaccurate.
DECLINED TO SPEAK.
District Passenger Agent Hege was also
called on to clarify tlio situation. He,
however, declined to discuss the affair
farther than to say that on account of the
attacks and cartoons of The Times, the road
had withdrawn Its advertising and issued
instructions that the wayslilo packages
of The Times should no longer be transported
by the company.
Mr. Sowerbutts was called on last night
with a view of determining from him the
respects in yhlch the report of The Times
was Inaccurate. In response to the Ques
tion he produced a letter from Mr. Aley
"Dear Sir: In The Washington Times o!
September 10th, yon are reported as fol
lows: "Then sold Mr. Sowerbutts, I asked
him who was your informant. 'General
Agent Alvey, of the B. & O. Co.,' was his
reply. He plainly lied to me about the
"This refers to a conversation alleged to
have taken place between yourselfand Police
Lieut. Kelly. Will you kindly inform me
If you aro correctly quoted by the paper
To this Mr. Sowerbutts replied:
"Dear Sir Your favor of September 12
received, In which you ask If I was cor
rectly reported by The Washington Times
of September 10, 1893. In reply, I beg
to slate that In some respects the re
port is Inaccurate, but the quotation to
which you particularly refer is substan
Mr. Sowcrbutts, further explaining the
circumstances, said that Lieut. Kelly had
certainly used the word "lied" as ap
plied to Mr. Alvey, and that he had used
It. he believed, with the- qualification
"positively," although he might ha-j
used some other term.
A visit was also paid to Takoma, where
it was said that Station Agent Dlckerson
had been instructed not to handle the
paperB, he having been The Times agent
there. Mr. Dlckerson said that he bad
voluntarily given up the agency when the
company had refused to trans porttbe papers,
as he "did not care to Jeopardize bis po
sition." ALVEY WAS TURNED DOWN.
The agency at Takoma Is now held by
Mr. Howard G. Jones, a clerk in the drug
store of Dr. Green. -
Mr. Jones said that Mr. Alvey had
called on blm after he had taken the
agency and tried to Inducer him not to
handle "the filthy sheet," and that if
he continued to sell It he wAuId boycott
the drug store To this Mr. Jones said that
If Mr. Alvey would only settle up his bill
at the drug store he didn't care about his
boycott or that of the company
Mr. Jones said he Is getting The Times
regularly through the mail, that its course
is approved by the citizens, and that he
will Increase the subscription right along.
He has carriers to deliver it and the
storm hasn't hurt him a bit.
Assistant Postmaster Warren said that
Mr. Alvey had been trying to' excite senti
ment against The Times in the Masonlo
lodge, but be did not know with what result
So far the campaign of the B & O. has
been one ot distant thunder and pale sheet
lightning. People who don't get their pa
pers will know exactly where to attach the
Tilame. The circulation of The Times
it Takoma, for Ins tancc.lsgreatcr than that
of any other paper there, and yet with the
soycolt in full force yctcrday, subscribers
got their papers. The paiers go In bulk
In the mall and a re distributed by Mr. Jones'
At Hyattsville the two carriers were
disappointed grievously in the primary
stage of the game, and the large Times
Clientele there were iLdignant at the po
sition of the railroad, but ihiLgs are ad
justing themselves to the advantage of The
Tinus. " ,.
As to Lieut. Kelly. He-was Eeen subse
quenllv to the publication in The Times,
by Mr. Sowcrbutts, who asked him if be
bad read the report. He eaid that he had,
but that he did not remember faying that
Mr. Alvey had lied to him.
Mr. Sowerbutts said that Lieut. Kelly
had written a letter to the- Northeast Citi
zens' Association, in which he apologized
for making an erroneous report, and that
be had also written a similar letter to Major
Jioore, superintendent of the police department.
MA"V HOUSES nrnxED.
Destructive Work of Flumes In a
Altoona, Pa., Sept! 14. Fire iS raging
in Coalport, Clearfield county. Hollis gen
eral store, Roney's hardware store and
dwelling, Haggcrty's general store, the
Coalport bank, and a meat market have
already been destroyed.
Aid was asked from this city and the
Pennsylvania railroad steamer went to
It is believed the names will soon be
gotten under control. No estimate of the
loss can be obtained.
SUHIMUSED THE MAXAGEItS.
Coal Mine Explode! Soon After It
Had Been Inspected.
Pottsville, Pa., Sept. 14. Five miners
were badly burned to-day by an explosion
of mine gas In tho East Brooksldc colliery
at Tower City, operated by the Philadelphia
vid Reading Coal and Iron Company.
The Injured are- Jesse Wolf, Joe Boycrs,
Roy Spittle, Allrt Weist, and Aaron
Schcluley. The latter also bad a leg frac
tured. The explosion was a surprise to the man
agers, as a thorough examination of the
mine was made yesterday by the Inspector
HA UK SUNK BY COLLISION.
Mate and Five of Crew Drowned and
Montevideo, Sept. 14. The Italian bark
Broomball, from the Tyne, for Caleta
Buena, has been sunk in collision with the
British bark Condor, Capt. Roberts, from
Rio Janeiro for Caleta Buena
Capt Kcpclto, the mate, and five of the
crew of the Bniomhall were drowned .
The remainder of the crew have been
landed here The Condor was badly dam
aged. Offer of Springfield. Hanks.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 14. General Man
ager Condcll, ot the Springfield clearing
house, this afternoon telegraphed tho Sec
retary of the Treasury that the banks of
this city would furnish the government
$100,000 In gold In exchange for cur
rency. No reply had been received ur
to "a late hour to-night.
Conductor Killed In a Wreck.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 14. In a wreck
on the Alabama Midland Railroad this
afternoon at Gordon, south of Montgom
ery, Conductor Gordon wa killed and
Brakeman Long seriously Injured. Before
starting, on the trip Gordon had a present!
ment that it would be bis last.
Iler Store Koubed.
Mrs. Martin, corner ot Sixth and C streets
southwest, reported at the Fourth precinct
last night that -her store was enteref
and gouds to the value of $0 was stolen.
THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
ForthcDUtrlct of Columbia, Marylandaod
Tirginla Fair; cast winds; slightly warmer
Buuda evening; warmer ouday.