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WASHINGTON, J). C THURSDAY JVIOBjSTINgJ NOVEMBER 7, 1895. EIGHT PAGES.
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i 2S';0TS0 h DAY
LESS01 Onjjl ELECTION
Combinations Broken and Ambi
tions Killed On Tuesday.
RING RULE IS REBUKED
Presidential Timber Shuttered by tlie
Blast and Senatorial 1'rospectn Ban
ished Below tile Horizon What It
Means In 180B Men Who "Went
Dovwi n the Fray.
Tlic result ot tLe "ofr-ycar" elections
while containing a few grains of comrort for
the Democrats, is on the whole largely
favorable to the Republicans.
Laying aelde the possibility of future
rehabilitation,- a preliminary diagnoses
of the situ.Uion by iiolillclans would, they
ear, indicate the passing "' Senator 11111,
ex-Secretary Whitney, Senator Gorman,
ex-Gov. Campbell and Secretary Carlisle
us Presidential aspirants.
The sermon preached at the polls Is
neither of greater nor less weight aud
significance thau that delivered on many
similar occasions. It simply verities the
fact that when the mask's of either party
become dlssatialicd with ring rule or
aterse to the perpetuation of existing con
ditions, they will revolt and make party
success subservient to personal t engeauce.
The victories and defeats of Tuesday
all pertain to the future, and have no part
or parcel in sbapiDg the immediate pres
ent. The domination of either party in
the Senate or House will In no wise be in
fluenced, and the policy of the Adminis
tration will Innu way be changed orabated.
As a lorerunner of the approaching quad
rlennlal Presidential contest the result of
fers nothing conclusive in fact or predic
tion. HILL IS VANQUISHED.
That Senator Hill hab readied the cli
max of his politkal ambitions lias been for
the second time within a I welt einontb pro
nouncedly emphasized. Ills defeat of Jast
year was a stunning blow to hia Presi
dential candidacy aud the present result
fixes a limit even to his service in the Sen
ate. As a politician he has fallen and will
sot rise again.
Ex-Secretary Whitney has been seriously
damagi-d by the whirlpool which engulfed
Senator Hill. His chance-, of being chosen
ab standard benrer by the national conven
tion or his parly were unsurpassed, and have
not been altogether dissipated, but the
moral effect of division and di-aster In
his own State will extend to the nominat
The probabilities of President Cleveland's
flection for a third term have also been
minimized His indorsement at the last
moment of the party platrorm and ticket In
New York nnkes him now as deep In the
mud of defeat as his associates are in the
mire of calamity. AH combinations, alli
ances and neutralities in the State are now
terminated, and the policy of next year will
be a guerilla warfare of revenge and ex
termination. A Democratic nominee must
be found In some Slate other thau New
The result in the Metrcpolls, bringing
Tammany again into municipal control, is
the inevitable aftermath of radicalism
and the prosecution of extremist measures.
THE INVARIABLE REBELLION.
The rigorous enforcement of the excise
laws too marly approximated the achieve
ment or sumptuary legislation and the in
variable rebellion followed. Those de
prived of Sundayliquorallowcd themselves
to bi persuaded" that the next step would
be n reuqircment making the eating of
brown bread compulsory.
As a consequence, the great work of re
form was stultified in Its ineipiency. and
its fruits will later, for a time at least, be
come a mockery and derision to thoee who
have succeeded in accomplishing their
The temporary addition of Marjland to
the Republican column, for the first time
Elnce the war, was not unexpected and
merely t critics the scriptural adage that
a house dlided against itself must fall.
It was not so much a victory of the
Republicans as an Internecine war of
faction against faction within the Demo
Willie the result Is an undoubted re
buke to Senator Gorman It docs not neces
sarily presage his political downfall.
Senator Gibson was In every respect a
dead weight, which Mr. Gorman assumed
to carry, and which was stricktn from his
hand in the battle ot yesterday, but it
docs not by any manner of means Indicate
that Jlr. Gorman may not be able to re
construct his machine so"as to secure his
own re-election two years hence.
I LESSON OF DEFEAT.
It is safe to say that had Mr. Gorman's
own term of service In the Senate hinged
upou the election Just held, instead of Mr.
Gibson's, the result would have been ma
terially different. With the lesson of de
feat before him, and tacitly aided by the
dissensions that will necessarily arise
among the Republicans over the division of
spoils, Mr. Gorman has abundant opporlu
nltv to outline a winning campaign which
win give him control of the legislature
which will hate the sclectlou of his own
Among those mentioned as likely to be
honored with the first Republican Senalor
ehlp from Maryland are Judge Louis E.
McComas, of the District Supreme Court;
George L. Wellington, Congressman from
the Sixth district, and Governor-Elect
Lowndes. Of these Judge McCoraas is by
all odds the most popular, and equally well
It is the general Impression that he can
have the benatorship If he desires to relin- ,
quish a lifetime position on the bench.
Judge McComas was for two terms a Rep
resentatlve in Congress and secretary of i
the Republican National Executive Com
mittee during the campaign which re
sulted In the election of Benjamin Harrison
The "off year" surprise In Ohio retires
Senator Brlce forever from active politics,
and renders cx-Gov. Campbell Ineligible for
either place on the national ticket of his
party. It brings Into the foreground a new j
figure In public affairs ami one who, by .
reason of ambition and activity, will make i
.himself both conspicuous and popular This
Is Joseph Benson Toraker, who will doubt
less become the Republican colleague of
John Sherman In the Senate.
McKINLEY'S EVEN CnANCES.
The Presidential chances of Gov. McKin
ley have neither been accentuated nor re
duced. The ante-election truce between
the governor and Mr. Foraker Is expected
to continue operative, and Mr- McKlnley
will have the solid support of his State In
the national convention. This Is no mora
than has been anticipated, and will liavo
no Influence so far as his choice Is con
cerned. Gov. Morton Is situated In a position pre
cisely similar to that of Gov. McKlnley.
Each has carried his own State, neither
Us n candidate for United States Senator,
each has been allowed his State delegation
In the nominating convention, and their
relative propects In the race for preferment
remains practically unchanged from what
they were previous to the election.
The result of yesterday's elections will
Continued on Fourth Pace.
VIRGINIA WANT BURNED.
Lynchburg Visited by a DisaHtroua
Lynchburg, Ta Nov. C Lynchburg
to day lost one of her largest and most
successful enterprises, the furniture factory
of the Woodsou-Johnsou Company, in West
The fire started about 3:30 o'clock In
tho machine shop at the lower end of the
big building and worked Its way over the
eutlre plant without interruption.
The main building, the out buildings,
kiln, thousands of feet of fine lumber, a
portion of the railroad and set eral cars
were consumed before the fire slopped. In
fact, the big plant was entirely wiped
out and only the books and a few articles
The factory was fully stocked and there
was a big' lot of rurnlture on hand and
in process of manufacture. The loss Is
estimated at over $100,000, and there
Is only 32,000 insurance.
The fire is believed to be of Incendiary
origin, as there was no fire In that portion
of the building when it was closed In the
About one hundred men are thrown out
of employment by the fire.
He Says Free Wool Caused the
. Result in Ohio.
WHAT CONGRESS WILL DO
Republicans' Will Trovlde Sufficient
Revenue Alone Line Well Under
stoodMr. Cleveland's- 1'robablo At
titude Mr. Quay Passes TIitoiikU
una Feels Iluppy Overt lie Outcome.
Senator Sherman reached Washington
yesterday afternoon, coming direct from
bis home In Mansfield. When seen by
a Times reporter last evening the Senator
said Jhat no Republican could help but
feel very good over the result of yesterdaj 's
"We expected a very large majority in
Ohio," said Mr. Sherman, "and many of
us would have beeu disappointed had it
been less than it was. There was unity
of sentiment among the Republicans, and
the big victory achieved shows that we
were ail working together. Mr. Foraker
will be the next senator from Ohio to suc
ceed Mr. Hrice.
"I am fully convinced that the action of
the Democratic Congress In putting wool
on the free list was the cau-.e of a great
part of the defection In their own party;
free wool, no. doubt, lost that party 20,
000 votes in our State, to say nothing of
the other questions that were brought
home to the voters.
WHAT OHIO WILL DO.
"So far as Ohio Is coucerned, we under
stand thoroughly what we. intend to do
there, despite' the- representations that
have been made in-some of the Democratic
papers of the country. The tremendous
majority of yesterday only adds to the
indorsement of the Slate contention of the
candidacy of Gov. McKInley for the Presi
dency, aud when the election of Senator
Brice's successor is held ex Gov. Foraker
will receive the uianimous vote of the
Republicans on Joint ballot.
"I Co not care to discuss the result in
other States further than to say that as a
Republican I am graiiried at the success
of ihe- Republican ticket. It means ac
cession to our strength in the Senate and
good government In the States that have
overturned Democracy and placed the Re
publican party in power."
PLAN Or LEGISLATION.
When asked what thenextCongre-ss would
do in the matter ot protlding revenue for
the necessities ot the got eminent, Mr. Sher
man said that it would do mat thing which
seemed proper under the circumstances.
"Of course," he continued, "the President
cannot expect the Republicans to do Just
what, he wculd like or to cordially accept
whatever he may suggest. But we will
provide the. remedy for existing evil. It
will be along Republican lines and If the
Presfddnt see? fit not to accept it the re
sponsibility will rest with him, not with us.
"One thing can be counted upon as a
reasonable certainty. We will restore the
duty on wool and probably revise other
schedules so as to meet the conditions fac
ing us. What will be done Is a matter of
detuil that must'be worked out. I do not
pretend jtojmow. We will come to the sub
ject in a spirit of patriotism and dispose of
it ni will best subserve the interests of the
QUAY IS TICKLED.
Senator Sherman dee-lined to discuss the
question ot the reorganization of the Senate
or talk upon 'the subject ot the finances
of the government. He will remain here un
til Congress convenes.
Senatbr Quay Yeaehed Washington yes
terday afternoon and left last night for
Florida, where he will remain until Thanks
giving In the hopes ot getting rid of a violent
cold that has taken possession of him. He
was Inmn amiable frame of miad, but did
not care to discuss the election in detail.
"I am highly pleased, as any Republican
well might be," said he. "The victory Is
one of the greatest In years. Pennsylvania
did oxe-eedlcgly well and rolled up a ma
Jorltyot whUli we feel proud. I congratulate
my-fellow Republicans In the other States
who have won so brilliantly."
Not Anotlier Democratic Administra
tion In Tliirtj- Yeans.
'Cinctnnatii O., Nov. C Ex-Gov. Foraker
was this at teyiopn asked to explain the Re
publican victory ln,OhIo. Said he:
"The great cause to which this victory
should be attributed is the lack of con
fidence In theabillty ot the Democratic party
to successfully manage the affairs ot this
country Their failure has been iamentablcv
But another causethathashelped us greatly
has been the character of the speeches ex
Gov. Campbell has been making. Trom
first to last he has conducted, bis campaign
on a low plane,"
""What do you think of the news from
"I sincerely hope the present adtices as
to Kentucky wllibeconfirmed. Bradley has
made a magnificent campaign, and If he has
broken the solid South, as it now appears
be has, the Republican party and the whole
country will be under lasting obligations
"What is your opinion ot the result In
New York ami Maryland?"
"It has been a great day all along the
line.- New York, Maryland, Ohio and
Kentucky, mean that Brlce. Gorman, Hill
and Carlisle are all condemned and over
thrown, and these four men represent all
the features, phases and conditions of
"What bearing will all this have on
"New Jersey and Massachusetts, I see,
have gone the way Tit the rest of the
country. This victory settles tho contest
for next :ir, no matter who may be nom
nated by e Democrats and no matter
"on what platform. The country will not
have anything more to do with Democracy.
Yoa will not see another -Democratic ad
xnlnlstratlon at Washtnjrton I n lb Irt y j ears."
-SSSHHBKra ?i-;'Sg6gSSm. I r. ... 1M
FOILED ARJKGRY MOB
Two Pennsylvania Constables
Save a Tramp's Life.
HAD ASSAULTED A WOMAN
After She Had Gltcn Him IIU Dinner
He' Sjiraiid Upou Her, Throning
Her Ilahy Upon the Floor Alarmed
at Her Cries for Help, He Tied.
Crond Clone On Ills Ueelx.
Stroitdslwrg, Pa., Nov. C The determi
nation tin wn by two constables yesterday
saved Monroe county the illsgraie of an
olher lynching ami preserved the life of a
tramp from the hands of a crowd of infur
iated farmers, wiio sought to exicute sum
mary Justice npon him for attempting to
assault a woman.
The scoundrel that the mob wished to
lynch Is named Reese Jenkins. He called
at the furmhouse of Win. Miller, In Jack
son township, and Mrs. Miller gave him
his dinner. When Jenkins finished the
meal he asked Mrs. Miller for thread and
needle to sew on a button with. As the
woman turned to procure the articles
Jenkins sprang upon tier.
Mrs. Miller had her young child in her
arms and Jenkins tore the baby from her
graep and threw It upon the floor.
STRUGGLED FOR HER HONOR.
Mrs. Miller made a desperate struggle
for her honor. Her clothing was almost
torn from her body and she was rapidly be
coming exhausted, but she still fought
Becoming Infuriated at her resistance,
Jenkins grabbed up a knife and threatened
to kill her. Instead of terrifying Mrs.
Miller the threat gaveher renewed strength,
and she struggled with the scoundrel more
furiously than ever and continued to scream
for help. Jenkins became alarmed and
As soon as Mrs. Miller had sufficiently
recovered she gave the alarm and a body
of armed men started on Hie tramp's trail,
vowing to lynch him when they came up
with him. Jenkins avoided the pursuit
of the lynchers, but fell into the hands
Fearing a lynching Krcsce got the help
of anotlier constable to bring Jenkins to
Jail, when a crowd of fifty men came
upon them. A rope told better than words
the crowd's intention. -""'
BAYED THEIR PRISONER.
Jenkins realized his danger, and, grovel
ing at the bottom of the buggy, begged
the constables to save his lire. The con
stables drew thi-ir revolvers", butthc lynch
ers were not to be frightened, aniLthey
made a rush for the buggy. The whip was
applied and the startled horses sprang
forward, and, plunging through tlieerowd,
quickly bore the occuiiauts of the vehicle
out of pursuit.
As an evidence of their intentions the
mob fired after the buggy and one bullet
went through Jenkins' hat within tin inch
ot his head. Jenkins was safely lodged
In Jail, whi re he was identified by Mrs.
Miller and admitted his guilt. He says
he comes from Plttston, Pa. "
NITRATE KINGS MEET.
Col. North' Company Will Effect a
Liverpool, Nov. C A meeting ot the
shareholders of the Friniltiya.Nitrnte Com
pany of this city was held to-day, Col.
North, the "nitrate king," presiding, for
the purpose ot discussing the proposal of
the directors to wind up the affairs of the
company and to reconstruct It under the
The scheme ot reorganization provides
that the shareholders shall subscribe 10
shillings per share, wblih win give the
company 20,000, which will bea sufficient
amount to pay off all the debts of the com
pany and leave the concern a small work
Col. North said that the failure to effect
a combination ot the various nitratajoom-,
panies bad left the Primitlva Company no,
optlou than to adopt the course "pro;
posed. It would be ruinous, he Bald, to
continue business at the present prices.
DISC1I A RGB FOR TAUIAGE.
nonornbly Relieved as Chaplain of the
Thtrteentn. New York Regiment.
Albany, N. Y.. Nov. 6. Adjutant General
McAlplc has granted a full discharge to
Rev. T.. De Witt Talmage as chaplain of
the Thirteenth regiment, Brooklyn.
$25 for $tO.
We do as we agree to. To-day and
to-niqrrow .we agree to sell $25 custom
made overcoats, made by first-class met
cliant tailors, of the latest cuts and shades,
at $10. We never disappoint. Come and
Bee them. Misfit Clothing Parlors; 107'
Seventh street northwest.
WOULD MAKE THEM l'AUPEUS.
ClileknwiwRl'rotcKttnj: Against a Law
Hecently Pimxed by LeglHlature.
Denlson, Texas, Nov, 6. Greatexcltement
prevails In the Chickasaw Nation over the
passage of a bill by the legislature totally
repudiating the lnter-marriage of citizens of
this nation and declaring them non citizens
without any rights whatever.
The bill not only disenfranchises them,
but takes away their rights, heretofore un
questioned, of holding lands In the nation;
participating In annuities and in gotern
ment funds held by the Uultiil States and
holding any official position under the
When the fact Is consldeTed that more
than one-bait of the property in the nation
is owned by this class of citizens in, con
formity with fonnerlaws and that it means
the practical confiscation at one sweep
of millions of dollars ot property, the mag
nitude and lmiiortancc ot the law can be
comprehended. The intermarried citi
zens are by far the wealthiest In the nation
and they are now preparing to prevent the
execution of a law which would convert
them from millionaires to. paupers.
ITO DENIES" TfiFTREATY
He Declares Russia and Japan Have
No Secret Compact.
Reports from St. Petersburg, How
ever, Say That a Commercial
Understanding Doc Exist.
(Special to The Times.)
(Copyrighted by James Gordon Bennett.)
Seoul, Coren, Nov. 6. 'l am enabled to
cable you that Count Ito, the Japanese
prime minister, says-no political treaty
exists between Japan and Russia.
JOHN .A.- COCKERILL.
St. Petersburg, Nov.,6. On the best au
thority It is stated that the treaty con
cluded between Russia and Japan Is ot a
purely commercial character.
It has, therefore, none ot that significance
which alarmists in the press have strtten
to glte It.
The Russian fleet never received Instruc
tions to winter at Port Arthur.
The doctors are now awaiting the ac
couchement of the Empreis. ,
A. It. rj. CASES DROPPED.
Nolle Prox-.es Entered for Debs and
Milwaukee. Nov. C By direction of the
attorney genernlr the cases against
Eugene V. Debs, the officers of the Ameri
can Railway Union, aud prominent mem
bers of the order, in this city, have been
Judge Seaman filed nolles in each of
the- cases on motion pf the district at
torney and John L. Fish, the special coun
sel, ttho was engaged for the sole pur
pote of prosecuting the rases.
The cases grew out ot the great A.
R. U. strike of 1803. charging the of
ficers and other members with conspir
ing to obstruct mail trains between Mil
waukee and Chicago.
ONLY THE DEAD REMAINED.
Tralninnn's Body Cemsunie-d Under a
Load of Molten.Clnders.
rittsburg, Pa., Nov. C This morning
two shifting engines, one of which was
drawing a train of loaded cinder modoc
cars from Jones A Laugblln's furnaces
on Second avenue, 'collided. Andrew
Hornyak, riding. onTbe front of one of the
engines, was emashcdTout of all semblance
to humanity. " "
John Almond wasrldlng on the side of
one of thc'clnder- cors which toppled
over, burying him 'two feet or more under
the" molten clndsrs.. ins body. With the
exception of '& riartrof his bead, was en
tirely consumed.- Another laborer was
slightly" Injures.." "'
Fnmoinj. Lecturer III.
. Boston, Not. TiJ-fjol, HIgglnson, lec
turer and. Ilteratejir, l3;iH with, gastric
trouble at hls-honio In Cambridge. He has
been compelled to'cancel all his lecture en
gagements, aI,d Is 'unable to see any one
txcept his family and pliyslcl.in.
Let in the Flrtb. of Clyde.
London, Nov. .Q.-iThe forty-foot
boat built by John-Freltch, or Milwaukee,
WIs.,"ln which he-crossed the Atlantic In
1894, and which he has since been exhib
iting in England, was wrecked on the
rocks orf the Island of Butoo, in the Firth
of Clyde during a gale which prevailed
in that locality yesterday. French, who
was on board the boat when she was
wrecked, reached the, shore in safety.
Your BeneflCIfYoaKnosv Enough.
We have about twenty fine custom-made
suits of tin' lutcst cuts and shades which
we" will sell at $127lnone of which were
made to order for less;ttian $25 to $30.
Its HkcliaqilTevefcbem ortcred before.
Misrit Clothing-Patiorg, 107 Seventh street
northwest. -- "" "As
THEY HTHGIT TODAY
Neville and the Prince Are Bound
to Have Blood.
SAID TO HAVE LEFT TOWN
Report Current That n Spot In Mary
land Ntiir Penuxylt aula Ha lleen
helected Principals Supposed to
Have Departed for tho Place Last
Night With Their -Vcor.cU.
Nothing but satisfaction of the most
pronounced type, or gore of a dlnincilvely
sanguinary character will obliterate the dif
ferences which have arisen between Prince
Iturblde, the lineal descendant of the
Montezumus, and Robert Neville, the
"well-known 'ciub5manT."'- '
Matters have gradually approached a
crisis, and there Is now nothing in common
between the two gentlemen but thirty-six
feet of aulmalcuhie populated atmosphere.
The statmeent comes from an authorita
tive source that no reconciliation has takeh
place betweeu the prince and Mr. Nevllle.ji
broken In commnnoratlon or a consumma
tion so devoutly to be wished.
On the contrary the breach has widened,
and nothing but extreme measures will
heal the wounds of honor or assuage the
pangs ot wounded pride.
ness It Is said that a scene of action has
been selected possessing the double ad
vantage sot being historic and of question
able legal Jurisdiction. This snot is located
at the Junction of Pennsylvania, Maryland
aud Delaware. A little strip of land Is
the tlilug which has beeu the cause of
endless disputation for hair a century.
MADE FOR DUELLING GROUNDS.
Magistrates, Judges, and courts of equity
have been called upon 1 nvain to determine
the qquestlon of ownership, but the con
troversy, like Bauqou's specter, refuses to
down and tho status quo maintains its
The prospective duellists base their cal
culations upon the apparently well founded
hope that litigation of a proprietary charac
ter may continue until the participants have
bccncathcred to their fathers.
Whether it be at daybreak tills morning
or sunrise a week hene arrangements are
said to have beeu completed, for Prince
Iturblde and Robert Neville to face, each
other at a dozen Intervening places and en
gage In that species of personal satisfaction
which drastic laws have In these latter
days brought Into disrepute.
With this plan of the situation positively
slateel, It becomes apparent that all rumor
of a reconciliation and lovefcast were but
fitting disguises to deceive the unwary and
defraud the superlnquisltlve. On the
contrary. It Is stated that the complication
has been aggravated and the aggressor has
become the aggrieved. .
When the unfortunate discussion of eques
trianism occurred at the Metropolitan
Club, Prince Iterbide Is depicted as giting
the Insult, which Mr. Neville promptly
resented. Those In a position to possess
inside Information declare that a challenge
was formulated by Mr. Neville and ror
wartled to the" prince, who accepted with
out hesitation. Since that time, It is
said, the challenged party has nursed his
injuries and amplified his grievances.
The prince is described ns feeling that
nothing but blood of the most crimson hue
can efface the indignities' put upon him.
An apology from hlra Is depicted as being
among the impossibilities, and any con
descension on hlsi part too remote for be
Her and too fanciful for expectation.
THEIR SECONDS CHOSEN.
In view of these Irreconcilable differences
a duel Is held to be Inevitable. Seconds
were named with the sendlngnnd acceptance
of the challenge. These gentlemen were
not, as lias been surmised, members ot lega
tions, where Immunity from prosecution
might prove a pleasant aftermath to the
discharge ot their extra hazardous duties,
but men ot nerve who have themselves
chased across lots for convenient loca
tion where blood could be drawn ttlthout
the Incurring of too much accountability.
After the selection of a satisfactory
isolated and legally entangled spot had
been made. It Is said thcprlncipals hastened
to the vicinity and are now awaiting the
time In which their hour of vindication
shall arrive. In pursuance of arrange
ments previously made, it is said I'rince
Iturblde yesterday morning went to Phila
delphia, where ho Is now alli-ged to be
encamped at a hospitable Jnn.
Last evening sir. itevine is asseneu to
have followed him. The seconds jire said
to have later in the night gone to join the
principals, and unless satisfactory apoligles
are exchanged within the next few hours,
something must drop, and it may be a white
There Is no doubt that both men possess
nervennd determination, and if thereported
reconciliation has not tukcu place, nothing
but the code'afforils a mutually agreeable
exit from the preeent difficulty.
Plaluf leld, N. J., Nov. 6. Andrew D. Mel
lick, author of the "Story of the Old Farm"
and a writer of newspaper articles, died
at his homo In this city this morning, aged
SIX VICTIMS OF FIRE,
Wholo Family Burned to Death in
New York, Nov. 7. A family of six
liersons was burned to death In a tenement
house fire at No. 311 Van Brunt. street,
Brooklyn, shortly after 1 o'clock this morn
The. dead arc; Charles Ryan, forty-nine
Ellen Ryan, forty-rive jears, wife of
Maggie Ryan, rourteen, daughter. -
Lizzie Ryan, thirteen years, daughter.
Johanna Ryan, twenty yearSjdaughtcr.
Sarah Ryan, seventeen years, deghter.
An explosion or a lamp is supposed to
have caused the fire.
Hope and Help Mission Used to
WOMEN WORKED THE GAME
Sold Ticket for an Entertainment
That Failed to Comu 0 Detec
tltes On tho Track Well-known
People Defrauded by tlie Muniiger.s
of the Bogus Affair.
A colossal confidence game has been
perpetrated on Washington In the name
of the Hope and Help Mission. Hundreds
of citizens have been victimized, the evl
doers hate fled, and Detectives Horn and
Weedou are hot upon their trail.
A large, but unknown number ot persons
hate recently purchased tickets for a bene
fit for the Hope and HelpTJlisIon to Gave
been held at Metzerott Hall to-night. The
entertainment was yesterday iKMiponed till
an evening late In December, and the facts
seem to warrant the beliei of the de
tectives that It never will be held.
To put it In the language of the detective
bureau, the "city has beeu connesj." and
one of the interi-sting features of the ease
is that the confidence men are women.
Last night Mrs. La Fetra notified the
detevllve office that tickets .were being
sold for n beue-rlt for the Hope and Help"
Mission. Mrs La Fetra is the preiddcui
of the board of managers of the mission,
and if anjbody connected with that in
stitution snuuld know of a benefit she
should be the person- But she did not.
She was suspicious mat all was uot Tight.
I Hence she Invoked the aid. of the de-
teultei. When Detectvle, Horn called upon
her she exhibited a ticket which read as
follows: .. -
SOLD MANY TICKETS. , ,,
"Grand concert In aid of the Home and
Help Mission. Metzerott Hall, Thursday,
evening, November 7, 18U3. Admissiou,
This ticket had been handed her by Dr.
Terry and she learned that a number of
other people had also Invested for sweet
charity's sake. She could not believe any
beneflt would be undertaken without her
At Metzerott Hall, Mr. Joseph Luckctt,
treasurer of the Metzerott Music Company,
stated that about a month ago two women
engage1 the hall ostensibly for an enter
tainment In aid of the charity Indicated.
They spoke of the talent they could com
mand, mentioning the names of Eugene
Field, Mme. Sapio, Mine. Burroeister
Petersen, Mme.Malna, Herman Rakemann,
Harry Xander, Prof. Meyers, Mr. Gloetz
ner, and a brilliant list of other notables.
Mr. Luckett said that he thought the
thing would be a flrst-;iass show. One of
the women was tall, with hair slightly
tinged with gray, and the other was short,
with a masculine manner, and wore a
Fedora bat. They were business-looking
people. The smaller of the women signed
the contract for the ball In the came ot
B. T. Walters.
RUSH FOR SEATS.
Yesterday Mr. Luckett was beselgcd
with callers, who had bought benefit
tickets and desired them excharged for
reserved seats. They were accommodated,
and the diagram Indicated a big audience.
Yesterday he received a note, requesting
that the entertainment be postponed till
after Christmas, and stallrg that one of
the ladles would call and explain matters.
This communication was signed B. T.
Up to a late houralast nleht neither of
Ihe ladles had expfcilncd. . The detectives
next Interviewed Mrs. Fleck, the matron
ot the Mission, which Is located in the
old Surralt house. No. CO 4 H street.
About two months ago, she said, two
ladies called on her and asked If she
thought it would be agreeable to the board
of managers should they give a benefit
for the mission. They had been engaged
In similar worST'ln New York and other
cities, and ns one of the ladles was wealthy,
no loss could accrue lo the mission.
The smaller of the women said she had
managed a benefit at Georgetown for the
Home for Incurables. She was espcially
anxious to secure one or the mission cir
culars. This she got, nnd this contained the
names or the officers ot the home. It is
probably Just what they wanted. Matron
Fleck referred them to Mrs. La Fetra. but
they said they did not think that would be
STRANGERS TO nER.
She had never seen the women before
nor nrter this conversation. They were
well dressed and very Intelligent. The
ladles then had tickets or admission print
ed and began to canvass the city, visit
ing scores of business places and disposing
or hundreds or tickets.
Detective norn asked Mrs. Fleck If she
knew any woman nnmed Walters who was
active In charity work. She said she did.
There was a Mrs. Walte-rs who lived on
Thirty-second street, between M and N
streets. This lady had been to the mission
with regard to some chUldren. The de
tectives then sought out this lady, but she
proved to be Mrs S. M. Waters. She was
very much interested In charitable work,
but she knew nothing of this particular
benefit. Furthermore she did not answer
the description given by Mrs. Luckctt.
The detectives say this game Is very much
like one that was worked some years ago,
when tickets were sold Tor a ball to be held
at Capitol Hall.
New York Railroad Sold.
New York, Nov. G. The New York, Lako
Erie and Western Railroad was sold to-day
at Raroapo, under foreclosure decree to
C. H. Costor, Louis Fitzgerald and Anthony
J. Thomas, the re-organlzatlon committee,
Lynchers on Ills Trail.
Savannah, Ga.. Nov. 6 Sear Homer
vllle. In Clinch county, last night, a ctji.i
entered n room in which a young while
woman was sleeping, and seized her by
the throat. She screamed and he ned.
Lynchers arc on his traU.
GNG DEATH ROLL
Forty Perished by the Detroit
AT LEAST THAT MANY HURT
Large Number of Girls Among
the Dead and Injured. . .
THE RUINS CAUGHT OK FIRE
Without a Moment' Warning tho
Craxh Came and In Les Thau a
Minute Tvto llulldluo Werea Mans
of Wre-ckiiKO Journal Building
l'roper Only Sated Through It
Stout Fire Wall Work of Heacue
Promptly Began, Hut isoon Flaruea
Hrohe Out and Drote the Rescuers
Hack Some of the Victims, I'ln
ioned by Tlmberaand He-uty Moiiex,
Hurne-d to Deatti Before the Eyes
ot Those Who Would Save Them,
lint Could Not Other Merclfully
Crushed In the First Colloie One
ot. the Worst Catastrophe!) On
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 6. The battery of
bolUrs In the building oi the Evening
Journal exploded at 0 o'clock this morning
wrecking tne buildings Nos. 45 aud 47 West
Earned street, killing at least forty persons,
wounding twenty "others more or less
seriously and causing a money loss of $G0,
000. The list of identified dead Is a
LIZZIE TAPELY, aged 20, employed
by Davis A Co.
HENRY WALSH, a boy, employed by
Kohlbrund Engraving Company.
JOHN J.REUTEK,agedl7,au apprentice
in the employ of Dunlap & Co.
UEORGE II. SOULE, engraver.
GEORGE SHAW, 16 yearo old, mailer De
WILLIE H.VWES, 10 years old, mailer
JAMES ROSS, slereotyper, Detroit
graph Supply Company.
HENRY LARIVEKE, mailing clerk, De
by Dunlap & Co.
AL. REIGEU, machinist, employed by
Dunlap & Co.
JOHN BOMMER. 165 Ctmtnut street, an-
I ployed lijKuhlbrandEngrayingCompany.
ine uociy ol ine iwciun viciiiii rrcovereu.
Is that of a boy unldentitieilvss yet
Kate Hiller, forewoman.
Charles Lino., boy.
Carrie Bauer, bookkeeper
John Koerber, all employes ot Hiller'i
MUhael Ward, 627 Seventh street, stereo
typer, Detroit Journal.
Kittle Leonard, Plummer -avenue, em
ployed by Davis & Co.
Nelson La Croix, employed In Journal engine-room.
Mls Lue Fretz, aged twenty. No. 939
Eighteenth street, apprentice, Dunlap t
James Thomas, 304 Junction avenue,
machinist, Dunlap & Co.
.John S. Derby, 440 Sixteenth street, car
penter, working at Dunlap &. Co.
Joseph Bradley, carpenter, 288 Abbott
street, married, two i-hlldren.
Earnest Parkins, -15 Breeib street, malk
clerk, Detroit Journal.
List of the Injured:
Cornelius George, foreman Jturtial mail
ing room seriously scalded about head and
breast and Injured in hips; Chas. Hergerr.
employed at John. Davis & Co., bruised
around head and body and ecalded by
acid; Annie O'Donoghue, legs and faca
crushed, badly injured on body, condition
serious; II. G. Foye, cut about head and
face; Albert Wcbcr, pressman on Journal,
badly burned en hand, arm and feet, scalp
Jaceratcd, unconscious. Injuries prob
ably latal; A. D. Lynch, stereotyper on
Journal, hand, arm and face bumed, con
tusion of scalp. Injuries not serious; Jas.
Holt, sixteen years old, employed by Speaker
Printon Company, deep gash across face,
other Injuries, but not serious; Martin
Meyers, cut In the neck, not serious; Miss
Carrie A. Speck, face cat by flying plan;
Tlios. Williams, assistant foreman Journal
composing room, strnok in he'nd by steam
pipe, injuries not serious; Frank Gmelncr,
artist Calvert Lithographing Company,
seriously cut about head with glass; Jos.
A. Berestord, bookkeeper, P. E. Collier
& Company, slightly Injurc-d; Lucy A.
Holde-n. sicnographer. P. F. Collier & Com
pany, slightly Injured; Margaret L. Rob
inson, stenographer, P. F. Collier & Coni-
Contlnued on Fourth Page. f I
Auction Sales To-day.
Ratcliffe, Sutton A Co., 920 Tcnnsyl
vaniaavenuenortliwest Mstreet southeast,
between New Jersey avenue aud Fired
street, dwelling, part of lot 10, square
743, by order of C. G. Lerderer and H.H.
Bergmann, trustees. Sals Thursday, No
vember 7, 4:30 p. m.
Pennsylvania avenue northwest. No.
606, business property, lot G or original
lot 1, square 461rby order or F. L. Moora
and A. W. Russell, executors. Sal
Thursday, November 7, 4 p. m.
E street northwe-st. No. 610, three-story
and basement brick dwelling, part or Iob
19, square 467, by order or same. Sals
Thursday, November 7, 4:30 p. m.
Thomas Bowling & Co., 612 E street
northwest Twenty-third stre-ct northwest.
No. 600, brick dwelling, lot 9, square 43,
by ordr of Ellen O'Neal, executrix. ,
Sale to-day, 4:30 p. m. '
Duncanson Bros., Ninth and D streets
north west E street southeast, rrame d well
ings Nos. 1616 and 161S, east thirty
two rect or original lot 1, square 1090. br
order of Joseph R. Edson and Charlrsi
B Ealley, trustees. Sale to-tlay, 4 SO
M. B. Latimer & CoXos. 1229 and 1231
T street northwest N street northwest
No. 639, rrame dwelling and small trams
dwelling In rear, by order of L. V. Shoe
maker, trustee. Sole to-day, 4:30 p. Ulv
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