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FIVE .MONTHS OX THE WATERS.
Miraculous Escape from Dentil of tbo
Fnrtliln's Captain and Crew.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 21'. A cablegram
received to-day from Valparaiso an
nounces the safe arrival at tliat port of
Cant. Carter and part of tbe crew of the
burned snip Partliia.
Capt. Carter sailed from Cardlfr, Wale's,
on tlic tour-masted clipper ship Partliia
about five months ago, with a cargo of
coal for San Francisco.
Nothing was heard of tbe ship until
a few days ago, when one of her boats,
containing tbe chief officer and part of
her crew, reached Valparaiso. Chill, and
reiwrtcd that on October 14, when about
400 miles off the southern coast of Chili,
tbe Partbia took fire, and all liapds were
forced to take to the boats.
Tbey became separated that night In a
gale, and tbe captain and tbe remainder
of the crew were supposed to have been
drowned. This morning the missing people
reached Valparaiso in safety.
UNION AND NON-UNION
Indulge in n Lively Fight nt Denver
Beaver Falls Pa., Oct. 22. A serious
riot between union and non-union glass
"workers was threatened last night. After
the close of tbe theater a number of glass
workers became involved In a quarrel over
the strike at the Enterprise Glass Works.
Revolvers and knives figured In the me
lee and several participants were badly
Several shots were fired ahd one man
was shot through the legs.
Tbe police reached the scene In season to
prevent a general riot and addressed the
principals, who were locked up to await
Gen. Benjamin Harrison Leaves New
York-, for Indianapolis.
New Tork, Oct. 22. Ex-President Har
xiton left the Fiftp Avenue Hotel this after
noon at 1:30 o'clock en route for Indian
apolis. Gen. Harrison will go straight
through to Indianapolis, as lie has to argue
a law case in that city on Thursday next.
The ex-rretident declined to talk about
politic before he left the city.
TV heel Ins, "West Virginia, nan Twelve
New Cases In a Day.
Wheeling, TV. Va., Oct. 22. This, city is
undergoing another scourge of smallpox.
Twelve new cates were reported, making
twenty in all.
Physicians are trying hard to stop the
tpread of the disease. The situation is
alarming. Schools in the infected dis
trict are closed.
Fell and Was Killed.
Buffalo, Oct. 22. George Harvey, of
Chicago, who came here five weeks ago to
work an scaffolding foreman for the Guar
anty Building Company, was killed this
morning by falling from tbe seventh floor
of the new Guaranty Building to the cellar.
5r 5i Unluil
MENACE TO Fill TRADE
Business Men Worried Over the
F Street Electric Line,
PETITION TO PRES. PHILLIPS
Merchants Declare tlie Work of Con
Htnictioii Would He Ruinous to
tin" Holldnj- Business Hao Asked
a Postponement Until After the
Holiday Express Their Views.
Although the business men of F street
signed and presented a petition to Presi
dent Phillips, of the Metropolitan road,
asking that work in F street from Seventh
to Fourteenth streets be .suspended during
theholiday trade, no reply as j et has been re
ceived from him.
This fact is occasioning a great deal of
worry among the business men of that
thoroughfare. Up to the present time the
president of that road has not allowed the
protests of the merchants to interfere with
bis plans. Thecontract for getting tbe road
in running condition is left entirely to Mr.
Saxtouaud he has given blssub-contractors
orders to rush the work as much as possible.
While it seems to lie the intention of the
sub-contractors to Interfere as little with
business on F street as possible, any work,
no matter of what kind, will seriously im
pede business on that street from Ninth to
Fourteenth. If the rails and yokes are laid
along thestreetitwilllna measure prevent
carriages from drawing up to the curb.
This one fact In itself will, the merchants
say, be of incalculable Injury to the shops.
Theoue fact that agreat part of the lucrative
holiday trade conies in carriages will ap
pear as almost insignificant when it is
said that ladies and children will go else
where rather than walk along a street
where the dust will be 'flying in blinding
clouds and an unusual number of teams con
stantly coming and going.
EARTHWORKS IN THE WAT.
Aside from tbe piling up of rails, connect
ing rails, and yokes, when the excavators
get to work the earth will be thrown up
on each side of the present tracks and most
effectually block the sidewalks from the
people who get on and off the horse i ars.
In addition to all of these hindrances to
trade there will be sand sifters, mortar
boxes, stone, cement, and numberless other
things necessary to the construction of a
Several merchants on Ninth street say
that during the construction of that line
their trade fell orr one-naif, une said mat
it was directly the cause of his failure.
If this can be taken as an instance of the
Injury the contractors can do In the
late spring and summer, when trade is
naturally dull, then what must be the effect
on the men bants when the holiday trade
Is at Its height?
The merchants along F street say that
they do not want to see the progress of
rapid transit retarded, but that they have
their own expenses to meet. They argue
that it would be Just as well for the con
tractors to start on each end and work
toward each other, and thereby save them
a very severe loss by tearing up the street
during the holiday trade. In the petition
presented some time ago they earnestly
requested that the work along V street
from Seventh to Fourteenth be done during
the early fall, when business was not so
brisk. All they ask, and they do not think
It unreasonable. Is that If the contractors
reach the street before or about Thanks
giving Day they suspend until after Janu
A canvass of the F street business men
made by a Timet reporter yesterday shows
exactly how they reel on the qucttion. A
brief summary of their opinions is given
LOST ON NINTH STREET.
M. Lotnno & Sons: "The work would
teriously Interfere tWIIi our trade during
that time, and I think any thing that could
be done would be warranted in preventing
them from tearing up the ttriet. We lost
a great deal through the cent truction of the
Ninth street line In this way The con
tractor bet up a Fsr.d Eilter almost di
rectly in front of our place of but Incss and
the fine diitt would force its way into
Ihcrloic and goods 'were badlj damaged.
We bad to keep our doors closed tight. This
was during the summer, and, of course, tv e
did not complain became it was some
thing that rould not bel clpcd," and betides
it wat for the benefit of the city "
F. S. Williams, the Druggist: "We pre
pared a petition to Mr. Philips and asked
that the work be done in the tummer or
pottponed until the holiday trade was
over, but have heard nothing from it. It
It needless for rue to tell you that It would
Injure the business or every man along the
street. I sincerely hope Mr. Phillips will
not tee fit to push the construction of the
road along F street during the period
between November IB andDccember31.",
Mertz &. Mcrtz, tallorsi "Of course, it
would hurt our business, and It should
not be done. I think President Phillips
will see this and not injure us during
the only season of the year money is
Mr. HIrsh, of Loeb & Hirsh: "I think
anything that can be done to prevent the
tearing up of the street during the time
you mention should be done."
I. Grosner, clothier- "It would be an
outrage to do so at such n time. Every
body's business would be injured."
Mr. Baird. of Enird & Gait: "I do not
think Mr. Phillips will attempt anything
or the kind, but ir he should, any method
would be only fair to defeat him."
Mr.Havenner, ofHavenuerA Davis: "It
would certainly b. a gross 1 njustlce to
the merchants along this street. It would
reduce the holiday trade about 50 per
cent. I hope The Times can do something
In the matter if it is attempted. Mr.
Phillips should be business man enough to
see the Injury it would cause."
FRAY FOR POSPTONEMENT.
B. E. & J. E. Rosenthal: "There is no
doubt but that it would injure our busi
ness, and if it could only be postponed
until after the holiday trade it would
not bemlnded so much. I think something
should be done to prevent it if it is
Wilson, the shoe merchant, said that It
really made very little difference to lilm
whether the street was lorn up or not.
The manager of the Louvre Glove Com
pany: "I think something should be done
to prevent It. It would injure our trade
very much, I am afraid."
Mayer Bros. & Co.: "I am sure such a
thing would hurt the holiday trade, but
what can we do? Petitions have been sent
to the president of the road asking him to
defer tbe work until after the holiday trade
B. Rich, of B. Rich &- Sons, shoes: "There
is no doubt but what It will hurt business,
and I think anything necessary to stop it
should be done."
S. Desio, Jewelry: "It would certainly
Interfere with our business. It would be
Impossible to get carriages up to the curb
and a great deal of our trade conies in
Mr. Mertz, the druggist: "Mr. Phillips,
the president of the company, fully under
Continued on Third Pago.
MINERS' STRIKE SPREADING
Twelve Thousand Reported Idle in
the Pennsylvania Coke Regions.
Men Are Determined to Hold Out for
the Advance Dcnmnded by the
l'hillipsburjr Com cut Ion.
Phllhpsburg, Pa., Oct. 22. According to
the reports received here from William U.
Wilson, master workman of the Indcieiid
ent Order of the Knights of Labor, who has
made a tour or tbe mines in Northern and
Central Pennsylvania, and who was in at
tendance at a mass meeting or miners at
Houtzdale to-night, the strike seems to
have spread to-day. The reports sent by
Mr. Wilson claim that about 00 ier cent
of the whole number of men employed are
on strike, the number idle being 12,000.
There has been no change In the Clear
field and Beech Creek regions. All the
miners worked toslay and there is no
talk of suspension. The suspension of
work In so ninny other places may result
in trouble here before the agitation has
Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 22 Not a bushtl
of coal is being mined at Lilly, Ben's
Creek, Gallitzin, Portage or Dunlo, In
this county, the men asserting their de
termination to hold out for the 5 cent
increase demanded by the Phillpsburg
convention. The miners at South Fork
and Ehrenfeld were expected to come out
at noon to-day. but they were at work up
to G o'clock this evening.
A number of lalwr leaders are at these
points, evidently with the intention of
inducing the miners to quit. All'the men
who are idle declare positively that they
will not resume until the convention's
demands are granted, whether the miners
or the Clearfield district work or not.
They claim they do not propose to be
governed by the nctlon of the miners in
other districts, loyalty to the action of the
com eution being their purpose.
A special dispatch to the Democrat this
evening from South Fork says: "In con
tradiction of the report in the evening
papers that miners are out, can positively
say that all mines are working and have no
intention of striking at this writingat South
Fork of Ehrenfeld."
PENNY IN HIS THROAT.
Mr. Sullivan Couched, It Up After
Eighteen Month of Suffering.
A case that is puzzling the physicians
of Washington Is that of F. SI. Sullivan, a
cigar drummer, of No. 217 N street south
west. Eighteen months ago while playing a
Juggling trick with a copper penny the piece
accidentally flew into Sullivan's ninuth
land lodged across his windpipe. There it
: remained until Sunday last, when the
drummer was seized with a violent fit of
coughing and the penny came up and fell
upon the floor.
Sullivan had been treated by Drs.
Stafford and Price, but they were unable
to dislodge the copper piece which had been
in his throat eighteen months. They said if
the penny, by au nilschniice.had descended
into the lungs these organs would have been
eaten up by the copperas from the decom
position of the piece.
When seen last evening the'obstreperous
penny was coated with a whitish sub
stance and the Goddess of Liberty's face
and tbe lettering had been nearly eaten orf,
the penny being smooth on both sides.
For tiie long period of eighteen months
Sullivan had been a sort of human
electrical battery and had the penny tilted
to one side during that period he would
have been strangled to death. The ccse is
regarded by medical men here as a most
PRISONERS TO HE PROTECTED.
O'Fi-rrall Will Send Military to
Richmond, Va., Oct. 22. A recent order
of the county court of Lunenburg requires
Solomon Marable and the two women con
victed with him of murder in the first de
gree to be brought back to that county
by .November 11, when a motion will be
made by the commonwealth's attorney to
amend the record.
Counsel for these prisoners have lieen
greatly alarmed lest Uiey should be lynched
in Lunenburg, Inasmuch as it was the de
termination of those authorities not to
all ror a military guard, as they did when
the accused were convicted; but to-night
a dispatch was received Ironi Gov. O'Fer
rall, who is now at Atlanta, saving, in
answer to an inquiry, that when these
prisoners went back to Lunenburg from
Richmond, where they have been confined
for safe keeping, he would sec to It that
a military escort should go with tlicm.
Gov. OTerrall has frequently said that
there has been no lynching In Virginia
since he became Governor, and that there
shall be none during his term If he can
NOTED D. D. DIES.
Ki-ndriok, One of the. Testament
Revisers, Ends JIls Work.
Rochester, N. Y.. Oct. 22. Asabel Clark'
Kendrick, D. D., LL. D.. died at his home
here yesterday afternoon. He was 86
Dr. Kendrick was born December 7,
1809. at Poult ney, Vt. For years he was
professor of Greek and Latin at the Uni
versity of Rochester. He published sev
eral Introductory Greek text-books.
In 1874 he was one of the board of
New Testament revisers working in con
nection with the British committee "ap
polnted by the Convocation of Canterbury.
He traveled extensively, and was well
known for his works in this and other coun
tries. VAN ALEN SECURES BAIL.
Accepts the. Writ of Arrest in a $200,
Newport, R. I., Oct. 22. James J. Van
Alen will accept the writ of arrest issued
In the $200,000 suit brought by S. P. Colt.
He is reported to have seeureduhe consent
of prominent gentlemen of wealth, not in
cluding tbe Vanderbllts, to go on his bond.
Col. Samuel R. Honey, who, as member
of tbe Democratic national committee,
secured the nomination of Mr. Van Alen
as minister to Italy, will be his local
legal adviser, and George R. Rives, of
New York, is expected here at once to
take charge or the case.
Japan Opening Her Ports.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 22. The Novoe
Vremya publishes advices from Vladivo
stock to the efrect that Japan will shortly
open to International trade the ports of
Shlmonosekf, Yokkaichi, Tokio, Seudai,
Aomorl, and Otarunai.
Great Gas Well.
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 22. The Provincial
Natural Gas Company has struck a new well
two miles from Ridgeway, Ontario. Just
across the river, which yields 2,000,000
feet a day.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
London, Oct. 22. H. B. Cotton, a promi
nent athlete, who, from 1892 to 1895,
pulled bow oar in the Oxford University
Boat Club, died Sunday from pneumonia
London, Oct. 22. Capt. Leltch, at one
time commodore of the lnmanline, died at
Crosby to-day. He was seventy-eight
years f age.
Coming Events Cast
Royal Reception in the Empire
City of the South.
GREETED BY A MULTITUDE
Twenty Thousand Teople Lined the
Street and Cheered While Mr.
Cleveland and I'urty luisetl Din
ner In Ills Honor Given by Atlanta's
Mayor Huj.lne-.tf Suspended Tcwluy.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 22. President Cleve
land and his party of Cabinet officials ar
rived here at 4:03 promptly on schedule
time. Twenty thousand: people weremassed
in the streets which converge at the Union
Thecarriages for tlielsltors wore grouped
in front or the Markbam IIouser"It'wasan
orderly crowd, and the-pollee had very
little trouble In keeping an open way from
the palace cars to' the carriages. Mr.
Cleveland was greeted with cheers when
he stepped upon Georgia soil.
He vas ushered into a carriage drawn by
four white horses. President Charles JJol
Hcr, or the exposition; Vice President W. A.
Hemphill, and Mayor Porter King, or
Atlanta, took seats beside him. Secretaries
Carlisle, Lamont, Herbert. Smith, Wilson,
and Morton, with tbe lady members or their
families, and General Passenger Agent
Turk, of the Southern Railway, followed
quickly in other carriages, escorted by
members of the exposition board or
THROUGH LANES OF HUMANITY.
The party were driven through two lanes
or humanity along Wall to Tryor streets,
and then north to Peachtree, and on to
thoAragon Hotel, where theyare quartered.
It was probably as large a irowil as was
ever seen at tbe Union station here, not
cxivpting the occasion r Mr. Cleveland's
rirst visit here, In 18b7.'
The President smiled and liowed as he
passed up tbe familiar streets. This is
his third visit, and he'Is probably familiar
with the faces of Atlantnns by this time.
At all e cuts, he Seemed to recognize a
uumuer oc people m me inrong. iney
may have been ladies, or possibly old
office seekers from lleorgln, all or whom
were not successful.
The party lingered In the Aragon lobbies
but a minute or two, and soon were hid
from the public's curious eye.
The trip down was without special in
cident. Tonight at 8:30 o'clock tbe President,
the Cabinet members, and 100 promi
nent citizens were entertained at dinner
by Mayor Porter King, at the Aragon
Hotel. The table' was in the design or
the letter "C." Mayor King sat In the
center or the outer line, with President
Cleveland on his right and Vice President
Stevenson on his left.
Gov. Atkinson, o'f Georgia, sat directly
in Trout or the mayor, with Secretary Car
lisle on bis right and Secretary Lamont on
his left. The other Secretaries were in
tbe immediateyiclnlty of the President
and Vice President! -The dining-room was
elaborately decorJHed with tropical plants
and the national colors. Tbe dinner was
intended to be representative, and the
guests included the State, county, and
city officials, and tbe jury of awards at
the exposition, which is the strongest
body of men that over served an exposition
in this capacity.
While the gentlemen'werejit dinner the
ladies of the Cabinet party were tbe guests
of Mrs. Hoke Smith, at the Grand Opera
House, witnessing the 'production of
"1492." The boxes wero tastefully
draped with tbe. national colors and
flags of foreign countries.
There were no speeches at the dinner.
It was expressly stipulated that there
should be nothing In the, nature of toasls.
The only public "utterance which Mr.
Cleveland expects to make will be the
address which he is to deliver to-morrow
In front of the Government building.
To-morrow "will be the greatest day at
the exposition. Atlanta is Jammed with
visitors from all parts of the country, but
chiefly, of course, from adjoining States.
Business of all kinds will be suspended.
ALL BUSINESS SUSPENDED..
In the firtt place-'the mayor has Issued
a proclamation, appealing to the citizens
of Atlanta to abandon all butiness and at
tend to the proper reception of the Presi
dent or the Lnited Btatet and his Cabinet.
The city olficct. will be closed and all
butlness houses arc requested to shut up
thop and go to the exposition grounds.
There It no doubt that the mandate will
Mr. Cleveland will leave the hotel
for the exiKjtitlon at 10:30 in the morning.
He will not have;a "military escort, but
wiUVrevicw the troops from a stand in
front of the government building. He will
make hit. address rrom this stand and not
!n the, auditoriumXas, atifirst announced.
He will lee'thegsrernment building first
and then all tbe .party will have a lunch
at the FledmonfcIu-ivinit Club. In the
afternoon the guet ts wlllbescorted through
all the buildings." ,
In tbe negro building there will be a
reception ror tha't race. Jit night there
will be fire works at tbe grounds, a reception
down-town and at mldnlr'it the party will
leave ror Washington:
Their Shadows Before.
KO ONE NEED BE AFRAID
Episcopal Delegates Told Wash
ington Can Care for Them.
THE BISHOP'S ADDRESS READ
Massacre or Chlnoe MI-slonnrles in
China and Sunday Obserance Law
the Main 1'olnts All Urged to Meet
Firmly the Danger Threatening the
Day of llest Filial Adjournment.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 22. The con
vention, on this, its last day, showed an
apparent minority of delegates remaining,
evidently only enough remaining to con
stitute a (lucrum lor the winding up of
necessary business details. A message
was received from the house of bishops cou
'laitilng a.Jolnt"resolution cnnsUtuting.tbe
missionary district or Northern Texas.
Action concurred lu without debate.
Dr. Elliott, of Mar land, by invitation of
President Dix, addressed tbe convention in
relation to tbe meeting or the convention
in Washington in 18Ut. He assured the
convention that the new diocese r Wash
ington was well equipped, both in com
municants and material wealth.
There are 9,000 communicants In the
Washlngtondloccse. Theyare wellequlpped
in churches and church property. Every
thing that a generous, a hospitable, a noble,
Christian people can do would be done
by the new Washington diocese lor the
comfort and convenience of the convention
A message was received from the house
of bishops to tbe effect that the new. mis
sionary district of North Carolina shall
be known as the district of Ashevllle.
The Pennsylvania delegates offered a
resolution recognizing the uniform dig
nity, courtesy and kindness or the presiding
orricer or the house, Dr. Morgan Dix, of
New York. The resolution was adopted
by a rising vote and Dr. Dix responded
in a grateful and touching manner.
Gelhsemane Church was crowded at the
Joint meeting of the two houses this arter
noon ot 3 o'clock. The Pastoral letter was
read and the Episcopal General Conference
for 189D closed sine die with the usual
The pattoral address of the bishops of
theProtettant Episcopal Church was given
out to-day. It Is largely routine in char
acter, the mott interesting points being
thote In rererence to the massacre or
Christian missionaries In China and the
Sunday obtcrvance law. In rererence to
the latter matter the addrws sajs:
"Recent events in certain parts or our
country compel us to call your earnest at
tention to a widely-tprcad and determined
attack upon the ute and purpose or the
weekly day or rctt, known at the beginning
or tne cnrntian era as tne Lord s Day. It
Is declared in the law of God to be His own
day, and by the Saviour of man to bo
made for man.'
"It is protected by a divine command
and by the perpetual sanctity of a human
right. Men may and ought to worship God
every day; but for the greater assurance
of this duty one day in seven has, with the
formal sanction or all Christian civiliza
tion, been set apart Tor Its due observance.
This order cannot be disturbed without
grave evils to the Individual and the Tam
ily, to society, and the State. It seems al
most Incredible that our modern life should
be capable or bringing into play any pow
ers or evil that could'seriously threaten
the existence or so divine and beneficent
an institution. And yet the peril and dis
aster of such a menace conrront Christian
people in wide areas of the country,
"We exhort you, dear brethren, to
meet this menace with unfalterin courage
and resolute determination, and In no
opportunity, that may be presented to
decline to battle with the insatiate greed
of the liquor traffic and the growing
desire for popular pleasures and amuse"
ments, which, with Increasing boldness,
claims all days alike Tor their uses."
Stabbed the Warden in the Back.
Sbamokin, Pa., Oct. 22 During pro
ceedings before 'Squire Rowo this even
ing John Kennedy, being disappointed be
cause bis action against Warden & Correll,
for assault and battery, was dismissed, on
account or lack or evidence, stabbed War
den In tbe back, and stomach, from tbe
effects or which tbe latter will likely die.
Alter a desperate struggle Kennedy was
overpowered and lodged in Jail.
Dynamite Capsi as Candle Snuffers.
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 22. Jackson Parker
and Harry Hinson, both negroes, are em
ployed at the Parker gold-mine, at New
London, Stanley county, to load dynamite
cartridges. They had a lighted candle and
to-day one of them snurred his with a
dynamite cap. The explosion which rol
lowed entirely destroyed tbe magazine and
fatally Injured both men.
Western Town Nearly Wiped Out.
Alta, Iowa, Oct. 22. The butiness por
tino of Alta was nearly wiped out by
fire, which started In Collier's meat
market at 2 o'clock this morning. The
total lots is about $00,000, fairly cov
ered by tmurance
IS DAMAGING TO DORRANT
Rebuttal Evidence of Prosecution
Contradicts His Own Testimony.
Askcil a Fellow Student In Prison
to Lend 1 1 till Notes of a Lec
ture to Proo an Alibi.
San Francisco, Oct. 22. The defense in
the Durrani case closed this morning with
out introducing any further testimony, and
the prosecution immediately began to put
hi its uetlmony In rebuttal. This was
damaging to Uurrant, and included evi
dence' as to the notes or I)r. Cheney'slecturc.
on the afternoon or Blanche Lament's dis
appearance, which he obtained iroru a.
Five trusters oi the Emmanuel Baptist
Church were called, and denied that they
had about the time of the murder given any
instructions to Uurrant to reiulr the elec
trical apparatus of the church.
Some of tlie most important testimony of
the trial wag men Introduced in the evi
dence of E. F. tilazer, a fellow student of
Durrani's. He1 testified that on the 10th
of April, he with Uurrant, went into a
room m the college, and while he read his
notes of the lecture on April 3d, Durraut
made notes in his note look. They dis
cussed the points raied and Glazer read
his notes entirely through. Though they
diseussctl the points of the lecture, Dur
rani did not read from his notes during
the tluree quarters or an hour they were
Prof. Thomas Price, the leading chemist
of the city, was railed as an cxprt and
disposed of the mysterious shoe found in
Pastor GII-on'n study with a stain on the
sole, by saying he had found the stain to
be a grease spot and not blood.
J. S. Duunigan, a reporter, testified
that he and Dr. Gilbert F. Graham
had visited Durrant in prison on April 20.
He was requested By Durrant to step aside
while Graham talked privately with the
Dr. Graham testified that he bad had such
an Interview with Durrant hi prison. Dur-
rantrhad aked Dumiigan to step to one
side, and then asked Graham If he would
not lend him notes ot the lecture or April
3- He said he had no notes, and with the
aid or Graham's he euuld prove an abbL
The prosecution expects to begin its
argument this week.
GREAT WATER FAMINE.
Rivers, Creek- and Wells Arc Going
Dry In W.-.t Virginia.
Kingwood, W Va., Oct. 22. The West
Virginia Northern Railroad has abandoned
all trains but one a day.because water can
not be procured for locomotives. The wau r
famine In this section or the State has
become alarming. In order to make one
train a day the locomotive is taken twenty
miles East to procure water. Wells arc
all nearly dry here and crocks and springs
Cheat and MonongaheJa Rivers can be
waded by children at any point. Boats
cannot reach Morgautown, and all that
city has is slack water.
ANOTHER II. .fc O. WRECK.
One Train Kan. Into Another and tbo
Engineer Was Fatally Hurt.
Vinccnnes, Ind., Oct. 22. The Baltimore
and Ohio Southwestern Railroad's west
bound passenger train ran Into an extra
freight near Frltcbton late last right,
completely demolishing the engine, which,
delayed the moil several hours.
Both trains were a total wreck. The
headlight oil exploded, setting fire to
Kugineer Felix Quirk jumped, alighting
on his head and receiving injuries which
may prove ratal.
The wreck caused a panic among the
passeugcrs, but none were injured.
IT WAS VIRGINIA DAT.
Old Dominion People Had a Great
Time at the Exposition.
Atlanta, a., Oct. 22. Virginia Diy at
the exposition was a memorable one, and
the Sous of the Old Dominion have sung
the praises of their native State and con
gratulated Atlanta and Georgia at the (.line
Gov. O'Ferrall and his staff.accompanied
by a brilliant party o! ladies and gentle
men arrived last night, and he was, or
course, the central figure in the parade
and in the exercises at the grounds. Tbe
procession was a long and picturesque one.
Chninhor of Deputies nnd Senate Re
open Their Sessions.
Paris, Oct. 22. The Senate and the
Chamber of Deputies reopened their ses
sions to-day, the ocx-asion passing ofr with
M. Challemcl Lacour, president or the
Senate, and M. Henri Brisson, president
or the Chamber or Deputies, addressed
their respective bodies, each making reta
enccsto the success of the Trench expedition
to Madagascar, and congratulating the
troops upon the result.
CLAY REPUDIATES HARDIN.
Will Not Take the Stump Nor Vote
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 22. Hon. Cassius
M. Clay, Jr., issued a card to-day addressed
to the Democratic State campaign commit
tee. In which he declines unequivocally to
take the stump In behalf or Gen. Hardin.
He charges that Hardin has repudiated
the platform of the Democratic State con
vention on tbe money Issue and sajs he will
not vote for Hardin.
Clay made the race for nomination for
Governor against Hardin and was defeated
by a small majority.
Virginia Editor Arrested.
(Special to The Times.)
Hiehmond, Va., Oct. 22. Henry T. Gib
son, ot Gordonsvillo, was arrested to-day
by a United States marshal rrom this city
to answer a charge of using the mails ror
defrauding a Boston f inn. Gibson Is editor
of the Literary Monthly.
Ex-Gor. Ames Dead.
North Easton, Mass., Oct. 22. Ex-Gov.
Oliver Ames died at his home in this
village at 2:14 o'clock this morning. For
the last live years his health has been
grdaually failing, and for the past three
years he has lind a medical attendant
almost continually at his side.
Gravt-ynrd Insurance Fraud Trials.
Italelgh, N. C. Oct. 22. Fifteen bills
Tor forgery, false pretenses and conspiracs
were sent to the grand Jury or Carteret
County superior court, in session at Beau
fort. These are In the graveyard Insurance
frauds, the preliminary trials of which
attracted so much attention last summer.
Will Keep Them Secure.
Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 22. William O.
Brockway, the alleged counterfeiter, and
bis two accomplices, Mrs. Abbie Smith and
William Wagner, were taken from the
Hudson County Jail to-day to the United
States prison at Trenton to prevent any
attempt at escape.
DOiKERY TO BE UNDONE
Determined Effort Will be Made
to Nullify His Work.
IT HAS PROVED A FAILURE
Commission R.-fornw In Depart
mental Methods Demons! rated Un.
wise by Exiierlment Economy Thai
Did Not Economize Hill Already
Prepared to Abrogate the Law.
The sjsteni or keeping accounts provided
for the various executive departments by
the Dockery Commission li.isnot only pro ven
an ignominious, but an expensive and
While there has upon the surface been a
it is now a self-evident ract that ultimately
the experiment of reorganization will
cost the taxpayers more than two million
dollars in excess of the apparent reduction
Expert accountants In each of the depart
ments Involved do not hesitate to'express
the opinion, after from six months to ons
year's faithful trial, that the system of
bookkeeping now In ase is utterly im
practicable and cannot by any stretch of
imagination be made to fit the requirements
of the services to which It has been applied.
As a plain matter of ract the Dockery
Commission U said to have proved a
stupendous, gigantic and monumental fail
ure. Prominent members In both branches
of Congress, after a purely superficial
investigation into tlic practical operation
of the rerorms instituted by the Dockery
Commission, have unanimously arrived ac
the conclusion that remedial legislation
I at " earliest possible moment Is an ab
GUNS ALREADY LOADED
Willi thii end in view it is understood
tliat preliminary drafts of a bill have al
ready been prepared for Introduction In
the Fifty-fourth Congrcts. rescinding all
the alterations heretofore made and pro
viding for the employment of l,tC0 addi
tional clerks to bring essential work up to
date and correct inaccuracies ocasioued
by the tyslcm at present in use.
Wherever iiotsible the methods of keep
ing accounts put into effect prior to the
adjournment of Congress on March 4,
latt have temporarily been laid aside as
Impracticable and the old systems utilized.
But in many inttances whole bureaus have
been abolished and the business formerly
trant acted by them merged with those ot
other governmental branches, and as a re
sult endless confusion prevails This is
the reaton why a largely increased clerical
force will be necessary to place ihe records
In that condition of completeness and con
tinuity, which would have prevailed und.
the old regime.
Notonlylliechieft or departments charged
with carrying Into effect these various
changes, but members of the commission
themtelves. It is said, have become con
vinced that the plans arranged and the
methods devised areentirelv Inadequate to
ferve Ihe ends Intended. For this reason
steps are now In contemplation ror the
rectirying or the expensive and egregious
WHAT DOCKERY DID.
What is known as the Dockery commis
sion was created by an act ot Congress ap
proved March 3, 1893. It was composed
otRepresentativesDoekery, Richardson, and
Dingley, and Senators Cockrell. Jones of
Arkansas, and Cullom.-witn Mr. Dockery
as chairman. Three experts were em
ployed, who began work on June 6. These
continued their work ot iconoclasm until
the close or the Fifty-third Congress.
In a report made two days befo-eadjourn-nieiit
the total expenses ot the commission
are given as $41,264.03. At the same
time the total annual exiienditures of the
government were reduced $007,591. The
"This reduction is not for the time being
only, but will continue through each or tho
coming years. Tbe commission, however,
reel that the expedition or public business
and added security to the government
in Its methods or accounting under the
new systems inaugurated would have fully
Justified Its existence, even if there had been
no diminution of expenditures."
The commission made a census of tho
various executive departments and dls
vered the following valuable information
SOME THINGS IT LEARNED.
"The executive departments and other
establishments at tbe National .Capital
are divided into 136 offices or bureaux
and 498 divisions; there are 17.599
persons employed therein, 11.067 males
and 5,637 females; of the number em
ployed In the eight executive depart
ments, the Department of Labor. Civil
Service Commission and Fish Commission,
which are under the civil service law,
8,027 are In the class subject to com
petitive civil service examination pre
liminary to appointment, and 3.265 or
that number entered the service after
such examination; the residue, 4.762,
were employed in the departments at the
time they were classitledand placed under
the civil service law by executive order.
"The ages ot those employed range
from twenty years to ninety years, and
the length of service of allcmplojesrarges
from one year to sixty years each; and ot
the whole number employed, 5.610 have
from one to nine relatives each in tbe
Government service at Washington."
This inrormatlon is very interesting,
and under some circumstances might be
worth $41,000, but with a bottomless gold
reserve and repeated Issues ot bonds, the
suffering country could have remained In
continued and endurable Ignorance until
such a time as there might be evident tha
development of an Incipient prosperity.
As a result of the Dockery commission,
251 clerks were removed from ofrice,
drawing annual salaries to the amount of
$360,610, with miscellaneous expenses of
$24G,981, making a total reduction of
$607,591. It was also recommended that
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Auction Sales To-day.
RATCLIFFE. SUTTON A CO., 020 Penn
sylvania avenue, northwest.
L street northwest. No. 305, two-story
rrame dwelling, part or original lot 1,
square 523, by order or Charles W. Da it,
attorney. Sale, 4:30 p. m.
C. G. SLOAN & CO., 1407 G street
Third and Eoundary streets northwest,
store, dwelling, and stable, part lot 22,
square 540. by order or H. C. Stewart, Jr.,
and F.P. May, trustees. Sale, 4:30 p. m.
DUNCANSON BROTHERS, Ninth and D
Pennsylvania avenue, near Sixth street
southeast, building sites, part of lots 11,
12. 13, square 844. Sale 4:30 p. m.
THOMAS BOWLING & CO., 612 E
I street northwest, Nos.l80Sand 1S10.
brick dwellings, lot 23, square 105, by
order ot Job Barnard, A . S. Taylor, and L.
C. Williamson, trustees. Sale 4 p. m.
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.ty. if sa-t.-. , y .