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A JOUHX'Ar.lSTIC JI.VnVELi.
No Ilhitf and HluMc-r About tho
Woixli-rful Growth of Tlio Time-..
Notwithstanding the desperate efforta
of a contemporary to stem, the tide of
sneceta Into which it has Iiocd launched. The
TIMES CONTINUES TO QUOW.
The Times' circulation and The Tunis'
advertising are marvels of the newbpaiwr
World. Manyofour vlde-aivafce merchants,
have placed lheir whole dependence upon
The Times, ami In uo instance liave tbe-y
No dally newspaper ever published in
the District of Columbia so thoroughly
covered its territory as does ThcTTfnes i
with its morning and evening editions-.! t
1s a complete and Interesting record of each
day, with more than 33,000 living testi
monials to Its merit as a newfipapeTml its
efficacy as an advertising medium.
The circulation or The Time"! tor. the
week endlnc Noember 3 ivas as follows
Monday. Oet.'JS ;,ll,0
Tn-.-M-tiir.Oct. 29 :M.O."l
Satun1.iv. "Sov.-J :I..1!1.'
buiHiav, "Sov.3 liJj"7Q
I solemnly swear teat tl e above it, u cor
rect stateiueut of the e'nlly circulation of
TUB J.-.itl.Mi'i"0. Tlvl-S icr the MeeK
ending November 3, lsUS, and that ml
the copies -ncre actually sold or mailed
foe n i&'Lnlilc contitu-ratiou ai.il c'elivcred
to bona tide purchasers or snb-critiere;
also, that cone or them -nere returned or
remain m the otfice nnilelivereil.
J. JIILTON XOIJNO. Cashier.
Bubscnheil and worn to berore me Uils
4th day or November. A. D. IS9r.
ernest o. thompsow
AInXANDEH H. SHErriEKD.
No man bas a better right to a royal
welcome and greeting from the reople of
Washington than Alexander K. Shepherd,
and the honors to be sho ivn him to-day and
whatever more may be his share daring
his stay in the city, are no more than his
dee. No citizen of the District or Cnlum
bia will deny that It was the "Boss1'
whose energy and iwrseveranectTans- 4
formed Washington from a third-rate
town into the most bc-autirul city in the
United States; It not in the wortd.rno
literally "caused the wilderness to-blos-som
as the rose."
Alexander It. Shepherd grew to man
hood in Washington. He was "one-of
us." lie felt a. proper pride in being a
resident or the capital of the United States.
It mortiricd him to see It "sand In sum
mer and mud in winter," and when the
opportunity came to him to change it, he
did not hesitate, but grasped it boldly,
and laid down the Hues upon -which Wash
ington Is attaining its greatness. He
was abjsed as no man has ever been; even
his honesty ami Integrity were assailed,
but abuse has chargetl to praise and his
severest accusers and critics count among
his warmc-st admirers to-day.
.Washinglon owes Alexander II. Shep
herd a monument. He has one or arfec
tlon in the hearts of the people, but there
should Ik" another of stone and bronze,
that all the world may sec how he is
AS 'IO VIHGIX1A.
Although Virginia Democrats have not
been routed, as were their brethren in
Kentucky, Maryland and other States,
their losses in the legislature havq lecn
snfncient to remind tliem that no party
can hope to retain Its hold upon the people
whose policy Is suspected of being tainted
by fraudulent practices. The Democratic
loss In Virginia was distinctly in the nature
of a protest against the Iniquities or the
"Walton election law, whose author was
emphatically relegated to the shades of
Hie Times has, upon several occasions.
Rationed Its Democratic friends in the
Id Dominion that this law could not be
ilken ofr the statute Ixioks any too soon.
jt, was coucclved In duplicity and framed 1
jritli the distinct purpose to overcome ad
verse majorities by means that would not
Jear close investigation. 'While ostensibly
introducing the Australian ballot system,
jn reality It placed a premium upon rraud
Jnd was designed to keep the then dominant
arty In power Indefinitely.
Tlio result in Virginia means not onljF
)hat the 'Walton law mast be repealed, but
)iat some statute Is to be enacted that
Jeals fairly by all the voters, whether
rhttc or black. Republican or Democrat.
r whatever persuasion or opinion. There"
should be no hesitation on the part of the
leaders to. obey thl3 mandate of the people.
Patlnrc to do so might work heavier punish
tpent a year hcuca.
Tnn IESSOJT OF A HOLOCAUST.
The catastrophe In tbo Detroit Journal
building, by which so many human beings
met an awful late, again raises warning
ogulnst the almost criminal carelessness
lii the location of steam boilers for large
(tructurcs In which a considerable num
ber of persons Is constantly employed.
There are too many, where, as In the De
troit newspaper building, tho boilers arc
put In tho basement, thus assuring sud
fien ana complete destruction, with Its
attendant loss of human life. In the event
Cf an explosion.
Bora It-glshUion ocsht to be enacted by
State leslslatcres, and by Congress also,
rcgnlatlns the location of such boilers
anil tending lb' 'minimize the risk of vio
lent 'death or. maiming of bodies, to pcr
sons doing business or employed In build
ings of that sort. It would seem to come
within the province of an Inspector of
J-bulIdlnxs to decide whether or not a
steam boiler has been properly placed, and
to order lis removal In case the necessary
precautions bad not beeu observed.
This phase or the xiuestion Is of Kpecial
Interest In Washington at the present time
by reason of the fact that the District
Commissioners and Uuildlng Inspector nrady
are Just now engaged in compiling a new
code of rules and regulations which Is
to embody the bent-features of the build
ing laws of a number of large cities. If
there Is no provision In this code on the
subject of steam boilers, there ought to
be. They should be located, where prac
tlenb'e, in a separate building from thav
'o- which they are 'o furnish heat or
power, or under sidewalks, at a safe dis
tance from the main structure. Too great
carevcannot be cxcrcisul In protecting
wage-earners, as well an all others, of
course, against such disasters as that which
has Just carried mourning into a dozen or
more families in Detroit.
ItlfiHT AND IMlOPEIt.
Through the action of President Cleve
land In Commander bperry's case naval
officers are -assured of halng the oppor
tunity of an appeal In the event thejealousy
or spite or a superior shuuldblock their
way to desened promotion. Heretofore
the finding-! of an examining board, after
being approved by the Department, bas
been as effective a liar as If tl.e highest
'anthorlty in 4 lie land had passed Judgment.
An ofricer preivnting himself for exami
nation for promotion might be kept, as
was attempted in Commander Sperry's
oaser from. the desired goal because some
one hostile to him was a iremlier of the
Hitherto the President's action In such
cases has been little more than perfunc
tory-. Not only Xlr. Cleveland, but nearly
every one of his predecessor- permitted the
naval orficers to absolutely control their
fellow officers' rate in this respect. Hence
forth all this is changed. If an officer
should think himself aggrieved or un
justly dealt with by an examining board,
he will feel at liberty to apptal to the
President for" a revision of the adverse
action,- -and .rest assured that no petty
persona spite will stand betwee-u lilui
ami his advancement.
-"Apart from the Intrinsic fairness of sncli
.a.jiroceeIinK, it can but have a beneficial
efvect upon tin: personnel of the navy.
ftvery m.in will bear lilmielf more circum
spectly, and hit self-respect will be in-creas--d,
by knowing that no matter how
humble his station or how exalted, he Is
neither beneath nor aliote the notice of
the highest authority In the nation.
Tuesday's electron returns may force
reconstruction of the third term Idia.
Itjseemsthat Democratic newspapers
were Just out of eagle and broom Illus
The Tower-- continue their facetious
practice of warning the Sultan.
Thoughtful merchants did a large busi
ness in brooms.
It's a iiily that Texas didn't have a ell nee
to, neutralize all this one-sidedness.
olwltlistundlnsr the new Duchess o!
Marlborough, there are plenty or Ameri
can girls who still remain satisfied -with
The victory or Amos Cuiiimiiigs refers
lii his own'personallty more than to any
party for which he may stand.
It appears that the Baltimore Sun has
..quite, a Ip rse, circulation In Maryland.
Becent ctcnts in Detroit and Denver in
dicate that boiler inspectors are needed
u the AVest. s
. -An impartial scrutiny of the election
Vc-turnVfroin Ohio shows that the Camp-bells-cjuit-coming
early In the day.
'"Mayor' Tiiigree's re-election must be
regarded. asia. vindication or the pommc-de-lerre.
HAM WILT.. HE USEFUL.
Trenstirrr Hide, of tho Hath Iron
Works, Given Ills Views.
Bath, Me., Nov. 0. Treasurer E. W.
Hyde, of the Bath iron Works, -who built
the Katahdln, has issued thls'statcment:
"That the ram Katahdln on her official
trip fai'ed to make seventeen knots is not
the Taultot the government de-signers nor or
her bjllders; nor does it show that the ram
is in any sense a failure. The. speed, 6c en
teen knots, mentioned In the contract, was
determined by the designers from data
procured from trial models", and having
no model In any way similar to thai of the
ram this co'ild be but guess work.
"The designers did not i-alculate that
a speed of seventeen knots was necessary
to the wjitess of the rani as a naval vessel,
bur took that sliced as the speed that could
be obtained from the ordinary model.
"The ram would be Just as ef f ei tlve at a
Sliced or fifteen knots as at seventeen.
The principal object in the design was to
have the csset maneuver qukkly (turn
ing In a small radius, etc.,) and shot
prour. These requirements have ben car
ried out successfully by the designers and
the ram will be a useful and effective ad
dition to our Navy."
LA.Y1LNG A. TOET TO BEST.
Unique Oli-ecinles 0or tho Lute
Chicago, Nov. 6. Vocal and organ music,
eulogies in verse and prose and a sanctuary
redolent uf floral perfume characterized tlio
obsequies over the body of Eugene Field
at the Fourth Presbyterian Chun h this aft
crnoon. Tlie edifice was filled 'with hun
dreds or those who had known the dead
poet personally or who had known hint by
Bev. Dr. Thomas C. nail, the pastor, read
the Scriptures; Rev. Dr. Gunsaulus de
livered a unique eulogy in verse, and Itov.
Dr. F. M. Bristol, another friend of the
poet, delivered a tender address. The dubs
to which Mr. Field belonged were rullv
Crushed Berore lit Mother'rt Eyes.
Pittsbarg, Pa.. Nov. C Thomas Bor
land, aged nineteen years, residing at
No.-flo South" Nineteenth street, was iii
stautly Lined, and Peter Polupls. aged
thirty, residing on South Eighteenth street,
was badly Injured to-day by the fall of
a derrick on a sand flat belonging to the
Iron City Sand Company, which they were
unloading at the Nineteenth street wharf.
Borland's mother was standing near by
at the time and fainteel at the sight of
the mangled remains of her son. She Is
in a precarious condition.
EX HOUTE TO ATLANTA.
Deiiinarn'MGovernnrnnd Stn.tr rnHsrd
Throujrli This City.
Gov. 'Watson, of Delaware, accompanied
by his staff and a partv of laale. passed
through the city last night on their way
to the Atlanta Exposition.
They will ! the guests of honor on the
9th Inst., which is Delaware Dav.
Colncldentally, Senator-elect Dupont. of
Delaware, was in the station when the
gubernatorial 'uafty arrived. The sen
ator was traveling Incog, but when asked
for an Interview by The Times he declined
to respond further ti-an to say that he
was bound for the West.
MM FOR CENTrJil
Hundred Years of Presbyterian
ism in the District.
FEATUEES OF PROGRAMME
Eminent Churchmen to IJelle-r Ad-drcx-CH
on Important iiikI Inte-reHt-liij
Subje-ctn Keceptlon Under tho
AiiHplee-i of tho I-udles' lloneficont
The committee on arrangements on the
part of these-ssiouof tltp First Presbyterian
Church met ji-stcrday afliTuoou In the
library room at the church aLd transacted
somo interesthis business in relation to
the grand centennial celebration of the be
ginning of l'rcsbyteriaiilsm in the city of
Washington. The committee Is composed
of the Bev. Adolos Allen, copastor or the
church, Messrs. Thomas P. Sargent iintl
Octavius Knight. The conimilte-e is now
rushing tlit Work, as the openins'day or
the celebration is the 17lh iiist. The ob
servance will continue tor about one week
and will mark a ery interesting series of
das in the history of the church iu Wash
ington. as is well known, the First Presbyterian
Church is the oldest within the original
boundaries of the city or Washington nd
Is the perfect structure which lias been
evolved by many descents from Hie old
curpc-nter shop In which the builders of
the White House workedandprayed in 1700.
PllOliHAMME OF THE CELKUKATION.
The committee yesterday decided on the
programme. It is not HLciy that there will
lie any deviation from the following:
November 17,sSuudaymornlng Historical
scrtuou by llev. Byron Sundenaud, D. I).
November IS, Monday evening "Presby
terianlMii and the nation," by iter. Charles
Church, New York. Dr. Tnl-
mage will preside at tills session.
November 19, Tuesday evening "Pres
byterians and education," by Chancellor
Henry M. Mi-Cracken and E. D. Warfleld,
I.L. !., of Pennsylvania; Itev. A. W.
Pltzcr, D. I)., presiding.
November 20, Wednesday evening "Pres
hylcrianUni In the District of Columbia,"
siieakers, Hon. John W. Foster, Bev. B. F.
Bittiugcr, D. 1)., and Kev. J. O- Butler;
presiding ofricer, Bev. George O. Little,
Noember 22, Friday evening A recep
tion at the church, to be glveu under the
auspices or the Ladles Bengrie-enl HoClety.
The rollowlng brief sketches of the dis
tinguished gentlenren who -will deliver
the addresses ha e been prepared by Bev.
Mr. Allen, and In view of their relation to
the coining event-will be of t.pc-clal interest:
The Bev. Charles L. Thompson, D. I).,
of New York city, Is a man of superior
ability. He came to New York from a large
and flourli-hlnc church In Kansas City, and
was moderator or the cs7ntenul.il general
assembly, which was held iu Philadelphia,
where he delivered one of the most eloque-nt
addresses ever heard by a Prcsbjteriau
CHANCELLOR Mi CRACKEX.
Bev. Henry M. MscCracken, I). D., LL.
D., chancellor of tr-e University of New
York city, who Is to six-ak on Tuesday
evening on the subject, '"I'resb terlanlsin
and education," is acknowledged by those
who are competent to Judge, to be one of
the first siholars and educators in our
country. A man of rare culture. The In
stitutlouof Willi li he Is chancellor has such
men as Bev. Howard Crosby. D. D., LL. D..
and Bev. John Hall, D. IK, LL D., as his
Wednesday evening will be "The Local
Evening," because those who are to speak
reside In this city, and the subject to, bo
discussed relates exclusively to the Dis
trict of Columbia.
Bev. George 0. Little, D.D., and Bev. Ik
F. Bllttnger, T). D., have been chosen by
the Presbyterian Ministers' Association
to represent that body. Dr. Blttlnger
will speak of "The rise and progress of
Presbytcrianlsm" Iu the District of
Columbia, and no one Is belter qualified
to do this than he.
Dr. Little, as preslde-nt of the Ministers'
Association, will preside at this meeting,
non. John AY. Foster, cxSis2rctary of
State and president of the Presbyterian
Alliance of Washington city, has been
chosen by the board of managi-rs of that
body to repreeiit that organization. The
oldest setthsl pastor oldest, not in years,
but the oldest In se-rrlccas a pastor In this
city is the highly esteemed and beloved
Bev. J. G. Butler, pa-tor of the Luther
Memorial Church. He will represent the
other denominations In this city and
bnns their congratulations and also
speak their good wWies.
By a happy coincidence the birthday
or Bev Dr. Bunderland is Novomlier 22,
the date of the reception at the church.
STAND JIY" THE DRIVEltS.
Ilorsesshoers nnd Ijinndry Worker
Contribute" to Them.
The Tioneer L. A. 1293, K. of L-, Laun
dry Workers, held a Veil attended meeting
last evening at Haydcn's Hall, comer Four-and-a
half street and Pennsylvania avenue.
The assembly indorsed the action of the
central bodies in placing the Anacostla
and Potomac River Street Railway on the
unfair list. By unanimous vote, $3 was
donated to the Protective Street Railway
A?smbly for the benerit of tlie locked out
Delegale3 from thcPalnters, Butehcrsand
Tailors weru present and addressed the
At a largely attended meeting of the
Horsosliorrs Union, held last evening at
Bielech's Hall, Se enth street, an assessment
of twenty-fie cents was placed on each
ruenilwr for the benefit of the locked out
Anacostla street car drivers.
The union Is taking actiesleps In refer
ence to all shops showing any Inclination Jo
be unfair. Thestre-ngth of the union Is be
ing felt In this matter and already shops
which had gone out are making desperate
efforts to right themselves with the labor
One new member was Initlatr-d.
The Paperhangers" Protective Asso
ciation met In regular session last even
ing at Harris' Hall, President Johnson
in tlie chair.
The delegates to the Labor Bureau
nnci worKingmtns norary Association
represented that everything was now work
ing smoothly and effectively, ami that al
ready many men had obtained employment
inrnugn lis agency.
The action of the Street Railway Pro
tective Asse-mbly in rlaclmr tho Annrnsfin
and Fotomac River road on the unralr list
wne Imlnrmul n..1 8r ...nti.. . .. I
..... ,..u..oiu uiiu .ft, ll,-i:iiutll lOT tllO
relief of the locked out drivers.
HOY MUHDEHEIt OS THIAL.
He Tw lint Sixteen nnd Hnx Killed
Huntington, "W. Va., Nov. C One of the
loungcst criminals ever brought betori' a
bar of Justice" in this Stato Is Furscy
Peyton. ag-il sixteen years, whose trial
for murder In the first degree Ixan this
evening in the criminal court here.
At a country school house, five miles
from this city, last Angust, Fcyton shot
down nn Innocent boy named Albert Davis,
ihlnklnir the latter wps pursuing him. He
then efcaped and was chased nil over the
country before bcirg caught near Newport,
His relatives are rich -ind have em
ployed the most eminent counsel in this
section to cte'end him. and much ilifflc
culiy has to far been cxperienccel in get
ting a Jury.
Strike- nt Tin "Pluto Works.
Elwood, Ind., Nov. C The strike at the
Tin Plate works is critical. The police
were called on to-night to protect the few
men that wentto work In thestrtkers'placoa
lo-day from the threatened violence of a
mob of strikers who collected at the plant
to-night, waiting for the men to come our.
The oIlce succeedeJ In predating trouble,
but it may occur at any moment. -
Arretted ic it. Vnjrrunt.
Policeman Redgrave locked lip in No.
3 station. William Daly, a Eatldlcr, last
night as a vagrant.
BEST HAK BROKE HIS SRM
Fox HuntrAcoident Precsdes tlio
Mr. Jnnn Smith, of Xcw.Vork, Wua
UntiurAi-d In u Jump mid So-
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, Va., Nov. C A most un
fortunate gloom was this evening cast
over Hie aliproachlng weildirig or" Charles
Dana Gibs it the celebrated New York
artist, and'MlslE Irene Langhornc. or this
city, whlchtnRes place tcniorrow nt high
noon in hRlbrio St. Paul's Church.
Tlie groom-elect, with his mother and
sisters, seven of his groomsmen, inrludlnir
his best man, Trud a dozen or two Invited
guests frora. New York and other points,
arrived this, nijrning and are occupying
niiarlraents-nt (he Jerferson.
As a compliment to the bride and groom
elect, tlie DeeHun Hunt Club, of which
Miss Langliorne is a member, gave thu
party n brilliant entertainment, consist
ing of a talryjo drive, a fox chase, and
luuchc-oii ill. the clubhouse, about thrco
miles from-the city.
Among those present were Dr. nnd Mrs.
Thomas Nelson Page, or Washington;
Richard Harding Davis, the well-known
author, who will net as best man nt the
wedding; Thomas Hastings, Samuel L.
Breese, Robert Howard Bussc-11. the Misses
Benedict and Ea mm ore. Lydla Redmond
and Alice Post pi New York, nnd Mr.
Juan A. Smith, of Brooklyn.
Miss Lautchorne follow til th; hounds
closely. Many occupied scats on the
tally-ho. Mr. Juan A. Smith, who is
unfamiliar with the handling of a horse
on broad ditches and high fences, at-
lempled tu clear a very broad ditch, and
his horse fell with him. His arm was
broken and he was badly bruised and
The others in the chase went to his
assistance, and he was carried to the
Jefferson, where Dr. Snlslds set the broken
limb and rendered the necessary medical
aid. Mr. 8mlt!i was to be one of the
groomsmen, but he will be unable to act
In that capacity. He Is getting on ery
well to-ilght, but Is suffering consider
ably from Ids Injuries. It will be some
time before he recovers.
LONG DEATH ROLL
Continued From rirst Page.
pany, slightly injured; Jos. Vinter, book
keeper. Davis & Company, painfuUy in
jured, but not seriously; Walter Ott. artist,
Calvert Lithographing Company, banrisund
wrists cut; Herman Miner, office boy,
Calvert Lithographing Company, knocked
down and sn-erely cut by tailing glass;
T. Thompson, engineer. Journal, badly cut
SCENE Or THE DISASTER."
The Detroit Journal was located .it
Shelby and Larned streets, occupying for
its main offices a seventy-foot front iin
Lamed street. Next cast of Its buUdlrg
and in part cf the same block were two
twenty-root fronts, which constituted the
scene of the disaster. One of these. No.
45, was wholly occupied by John Davis &.
Co., saleratus manufacturers and dealers
In grocers" supplier, while In the base
ment of the other were the two boilers
Just ilim the boiler-room, on the first
floor, was th- Journal's malllrg room.
The second floor was occupied by the
ICohlbrarsl Engraving Company nnd W.
W. Dunlap's agency for Rogers" typo
graphic supplies. On the third nnd fourth
floors were J. George Hiller's book bind
ery, und the top Boor was the. Journal's
stereotyping room. There were three
Etercotyrers at work on The Journal's
floor. abou thirty girls in the bookhlnd
ery. besides lllie proprietor, a machinist,
and several others In the, tyiiufcrnphlc sup
ply shop, sirvcral' engravers ami assistants
in the KohJbrand Company's rooms, and
a force of clerks on the ground, floor, the.
mailing roorh. "
There wcip six persons In the Davis
building. (In, the basement were the
engineer, fireman, and several pressmc-n.
WRECKED IN A SECOND.
The first 'intimation the neighborhood
got of the disaster was from the tremendous
report, followed by a blinding cloud of
debris, smoke and steam and before this
had cleared1 nway the whole five floors
and the people working upon them were In
one Inextricably mass of wreckage. The
force of the explosion had thrown down t he
wall between Nos. 45 and 47 Larned
street, nnd'-ihe Joists which nstcd on it
came tumbling down, tearing themselves
uway fromthe adjoining wall.
A heavy iXIre "wall separated this build
ing rrom the-maln building or the Journal
Company. The weight of this was sur
ficlent to withstand the shock of the ex
plosion, although several holes were blown
through It, the wall remained strong.
Firemen were there in n minute from the
next corner. , The whole down-town di
vision of the department followed by volun
teers from the crowd that collected started
id dig into the rains.
Near the top Annlo O'Donoghue was
found, her bead a mass of bloody flesh,
from which faint cries for a priest were
emitted constantly. She was carried to
Th"n came the harrowing spectacle of
the awful calamity. One poor fellow,
stunned and helpless, lay Just upon tho
edge of the pile. He was taken out and
passed to volunteer helpers. Then an
other whose feet werepinloneil, was reached .
but it was round that be could rot be re
leased. Constant digging finally effected
his release and he was placed In one of
the nmlMlaiires. Thousands of people
gathered and the police were on hand In
BURIED BENEATH RUBBISH.
Near the top of the ruins, one arm nrd
the leg of a man protruded. The re
mainder of the body was burled beneath
the rubbish. At intervals the arm was
feebly moved. The rescuers centered their
efforts upon this point and worked bravely
to effect a release as quickly as possible.
Many moments elaps'sl before he was
lifleel Into an ambulance. At that time
it was not determined whether life was
cstlnct, but he was unconscious.
As the workers dug into the debris and
the air cot Into It, the furnace fires
set the debris from the bindery ablaze,
and the wreckers wered ri ven back by smoke
through which from t"-c to time, came
muffled cries for help. The firemen
worked on heroically, and streams turned
on the blaze soon checked the fire so
that a gang of 200 laborers who had been
collecte.1 could get Into the debris and
pull It Into the street.
.... .. ,...
Charles Hackett was fonnd in the third
story T the ruins In the rear, to which
approach was had through the alley. He
reported there had been four or five
girls on the floor with him. He did not
seem lo be seriously Injured.
As the diggers-continued their work In
front of the wrecked building the upraised
arm of a man was uncovered on the side
walk not far from where four other bodies
were taken out
CRUSHED UNDER STONE.
It was necessary Ic move Vagc pieces
of stone, window slU and fragments of
machinery before the body could be re
Irasisl. The victim liad escaped the steam
and smoke, but, his head wns crushed Inlo
a shapeless masis. He was identified as
Henry LarHIere, a Journal mailing clerk.
Two morfe( bodies were found at the
same corner-, making four taken frora that
spot. They presented nn awful sight as
the hot bricks and smoklna timbers were
pulled nway One -was sitting bolt up
rkrhr with his bfrck to the street, the other
was Just below him. and had bi-cn caught
s he plunged downward headlong. This
was Dunlap.'cfcj: typogrnpli supply dealer.
The other bridy'w-as that of George Shaw,
a Journal ijlerij.
A.nolher body was found l-ilf an hour
later, ft was 'that of a young man in
blouse and overalls acd It lay under all
the debris on the sidewalk. A great block
or stone haef fatten upbn his head, crushing
The seventb body, apparently that of n
Last Days of the
SI. 15 for Men's 51. 48 Shoes.
S3.C0 for Men's SS Miooj.
S3.75 for.Mjn's SO Shoes.
SI. 25 for Uors'S3 bhocs.
S2.25 for Boys' S3.50 Shoes.
ks and Company,
Pa. Ave. nnd 7th St. "Saks" Corner."
machinist, was taken Irpra tl.e sidewalk
in front of the building soon after 1 o'clock
and then tho workmen were driven back
while a ropo wue thrown oer nn oer
hanging wall. It -was pullled down by u
gang of men stationed on a buUdlng across
DRIVEN BACK BY FLAMES.
Shortly after the rescue of Hackett, tho
firemen and citizens engaged in clearing
away the wreckage at the rearof the build-
lug caught sight ot two bodies, a man's und
a girl's, under a great heap of lieums.
board and bricksl It was thought nt
first that both were dead, but some one
said they could see the bodies palpitate
and could hear faint moans.
Efforta to reach them were redoubled,
bat about this time the fire spread to the
rear of the building, driving the workers
back. About the same time another man
was discoered below an immense heap
at another corner. He was shouting. The
workers saw him crouching in a large
barrel which was standing upright and
Into which he must have fallen fret first.
Cries of encouragement were sent back to
blm, but hope railed when it was seen
the flames were slowly creeping towards
All three had to be abandoned when the
smoke ucd flame drove their helpers back
John Lemon, a wail, had an experience
as thrilHai? as that or anyone who escaped
from the ruins. A few minutes after 11
o'clock he was hauled out of the ruins
There was dust on every Inch of his person,
a scratch ou his cheek and slight burns
on ills hands. He was tre-mblln gvioleutly
rifteen minutes after his escape, but he
had clung to his overcoat and hat and he
could only talk in a disconnected way.
COULD NOT ESCAPE.
He had started for the Journal office
to sec a friend, but got Into the wrong
butldlug. He was on the third floor when
the crash came and bricks fell around
him. He was dazed, but looked for a door.
The floor sank and lipped so quickly that
he could not escape. As he went down
he caught a glimpse of a Ctrl running und
of a man who t.Ied "Bill)."
Alter the first drop there wa sa credual
sinking. He thinks it was three minutes
goiugdo-.n. Lemon found hlmseir pent up
in a small dark place with a bole at one
side. ills thoughts travelled over his
past life with the rapidity or lightning.
He was nearly enclosed, nothing was press
ing upon 1.1m, but be knew not at what
moment an enormous weight might crush
him. He was In one or those caUtirs
which exist In cery collapsed building
and he mis comparatively sar cir only
he could get out before the fire and smoke
should come to stifle or burn him.
"1 must work my way out or die,"
Lemon said to himself.
At that smoke poured Into his small com
partment, but not In such quantities as to
overcome him. It caused blm to look
around, and be saw a small hole at his
right Into which he began to throw bricks
and other pieces of the debris around
VOICE BELOW niM.
N?t long alter this he heard a voice
below him beg that nothing more bethnnvn
down. It sounded to him like the voice
of the man who called for Billy at the
Lemon kept at work, however, enlarging
the space around him, as much as possible.
He had no idea of the time he spent in the
hole. Once In a while there was a slow
sinking under him, which nearly paralyzed
hl3 efforts. Once he touched a wire and
his hand was slightly burned by electricity.
There was an Iron bar in front of him to
which he clung a portiotfof the time. Still
he labored desperately and once he stopped
to pray, when a strong hand slezed him
he was pulled out or the hole.
FOUGHT OVER A BODY.
While the work or recovery was at Its
height two rival undertakers had a quar
rel over tne possession r a bdoy. While
the undertakers were pulling at the body
the police, whose attention was attracted
to the Inhuman spectacle, rushed up and
separated the men. Another assistant
came up with n coffin, put the body irfthe
box: and commenced screwing down the
rireman Sullivan interfered. He had
assisted in dragging the body from the
ruins, and said the man, although burned
so as to be almost unrecognizable, was
still alive. JThe man In charge of the bisly
refused to open the coffin, and Sullivan
thoroughly enraged, threw everybody J
asiue, ana unceremoniously kicked the
coffin lid off, smashing la one end at the
A hasty examination proved that Sulli
van was right. The man, for it was ci
dent that the body was that of an adult,
was still alive nnd he was taken out and
placed in a Marine Hospital ambulance
Tlie driver and an attending physician
hastened to the hospital, but the man died
on the way
The two buildings wrecked to-day were
part of a row of five-story business build
ings, with a frontage of DOO reet, even
building In which has lieen bumed o si
with some fatality at least ones; In the
past ten years and some or them twice.
The death record of the whole block
itself from fire and elevator accidents
iududlng tod-ay's disaster counts about
fifty persons. The cacee of the explosion
Is a mjitery.
WItAXGLIN'GOVEH AX ESTATE.
Hc-lru of tho T.i! te, John Wldinayer In
Ellen C. and John J. Witlmayer, yester
day sued AVni. G. Widmayer, Annie Wld
maycr, and others to secure the sale and
distribution of rrcceecs of the Inrge estate
left by John 'Widmayer, who died on Sep
tember 2, 1672. Uolh (-artirs to the suit
are John Wldmaycr's liclrs.
The petition tajs the widow, Mrs. Annie
Widmayer, hss teen collecting mils and
other income frem the property rur many
)e-ars to the extent or tLoiissnds or dollars
and she has never riudered to the heirs
any account of l.er dcallrgs. It Is asked
that she be required to give an accounting
and that the property lie rold and the pro
ceeds divided among the heirs. It Is cn
derstood Hint there is an encumbrance
of over $15,000 on the property and the
trustees are made defendants. ,
The csintc includes six lots at Virginia
avenue and Twcnty-Ilfth street, one at
Fourteenth and 8 streets, two at Seventh
and L streets, one at New rork and New
Jersey avenues, all in the northwest sec
tion or the cll'y, and two at Seventh and B
streets northeast; also Grafton cottage ou
the Hockville pike.
YOUXfi JON 13 COSIKS HACK.
lli-Murcs Part cif the Money He Took
From the 1'oit.
Frank C. Jons, the young clerk em
ployed in the Post's con ntlng-mom. who.
by means of a duplicate key to the cash
Vr's drawer, which he had siirret-tltluiuly
obtalned, appropriated about $E0O. a
week ago anil fled, voluntarily returned
vestcrday ami turned over to the Post
$2!)0 of the stolen money, as well as
-om checks end notes, whicb were value
less to blm.
Jolvs satu he took me money on an im
nulse, and regretted it Immediately. He
left at once for Philadelnhia. and went
the following day to New York, 'where he
-vmalncd nntil jcslerdnv. and then camp
hack to Washington, lie is now nt the
home or his mother.
928 7th Street,
Formerly Carhart & Loi-Jy'i
Such a cnllrr-anrfiB, cutting o'r
Bilks as we dlo.yestfn.'tij.
Wish we rnU ftctireTTmore of It.
rmbably the best value of tl.e whole
purchase is' Hnr-""
59c black rhadame, 3fc
Also the 24.-lncu-Biack Satin Bw
cacicv iK-autiful and new deMgus.
which sells regularly nt 51 -20a )arcb"
Our price, oc.vti.f. .v
$1.25 wool crepon, 59c. " '" "
Our most recenCtrlp tli the New
York market was a profitable one.
We nlso secured at u truCe" sale or
iln-ss goons a lot or Imported Black
All-wool Crepon, the rc-giBarprlceor
which Is Si nnd $1.25 1, jaru. Only
UOc. a yard. ' -"
15: plaids. 8c vi!r "
mlxtun-s and effects, which wll
regularly at 15c. jard. Only 8 l-2o
"We nre particularly ftronc on lin
ings lu highness oT "nflallltes In"
Iowuc-ns of prices. We really be
lieve there is not a store in tl.e city
that sells linings lor as little money
as we. -.. , -
33c Genuine Fiber Chamois, 2flc
12 l-2c. Imitation Haircloth, O
Gc. Best Cambric 4 3-4c yard
CUc. Genuine Black Haircloth, 29c
Have vou vetlookedoverthls Wrap
stock. There In't anothirsuch a one
In this city. Every Cent and Cape
made up wltlMht'jirCaustcnreBsto
flnlsli and ihorougnly inaccord with
fashion's whims. Not a material
is missing irom the aggregation, yet
the prices are much be-low others
by reason or the opportunities wo
have for buying II cm.
At $7.50, worth $10.
Women's "Novelty" Goods Beefw
Coats, all satin duchee lined, mel
on sleeves, ripple buck, 2-button box
At 12.50. worth $16.
Women's Bilk-wool Astrakhan
Cloth Ileefer Coats, 2 large bcttons,
full ripple back.
At $S-75, worth $12.50.
Women's Silk Seal Tlnsli Capes,
roll sweep. Angora rur collar, collar
and front braided and beaded, all
satin rhadame lined.
928 7th St.. near Mass. AVe.
LESSQH Of THE ELECTiOH
Continued From First Page.
In no respect affect the reorganization of
the Senate, as Hie terms or iii-am. cturuiau,
Brice and Hill do not expire until March 3,
The two Senators to becnosen from ut-ih,
whatever may ultimately be their complex
ion, politically, will not take tneir acnis
until late In the session or the bfRinning
or tlie short session, and hence canntWn
the near ruture give either party control
or the Senate. '
In view ot the ract that the Republk-ans
navo virtually determined not to Invite
Senators Jones and Stewart ot .Nevada
to affiliate with them in reorganizing the
Senate, the impression prevails that no
changes will be made In officers or com
mittees until after March 4, 16OT when
a Republican majority will undoubtedly
cxlst- . .
A potllon of the New Jersey "Legislature
elected yesterday will hold QVf ami parti
cipate in the selection of Senator Smith's
successor, giving the Republicans a Letter
opportunity or securing another Senator
from that Stale.
A CRUSHING BLQW.
Chief among the partially anticipated
surprUrs is the transference of Kentucky
to Republican control, for the rirst time
In thirty years.
The election ! Col. Bradley as governor
Is. a crushing blow to the growth and de
velopment or rrtv silver sentiment, and
would have been a significant vindication
or Secretary Carlisle's financial policy had
he refrained from casting his ballot.
Rut, having to a certain extent Indorsed
the widely divergent views expressed by
the platform and candidate, he must now
suffer the consequences that always fol
low being caught In bad company.
Colonel Bradley will Ircm this time forth
take his place as the most conspicuous pos
sibility for the Republican Vicc-rresi-dentlal
nomination. He is a man oratllity.
time tried and fire tested, and won!d have
tlie preMlge of accomplishing all but the
Burpri-lug above all else is the ract that
with but a Tew remote counties to hear
from indications iolnt to the Kentucky
legislature being Republican on Joint bal
lot. This, If later developments verify the
prediction, would be a great disaster to
the Democracy, as it would materially
aid ia their debarment front control In the
Senate for nt least eight years.
Late returns rrom Utah ni.ike It almost
certain that the Republican majority ot
last year has been retained, and the elec
tion of two Senators belonging to that
party seems to be assured. Tills means
that while the Republicans will cot be able
to reorganize the Senate nhen Congress
convenes in December, they will regain the
ascendancy some time during the session
when the newly-chosen Senatora shall have
DEVOID OF HOrE.
So Tar as supremacy in the Senate Is con
cerned. Hie Democrats appear to be
practically devoid or hope for a decade to
Senators Glbsor, Ericc ard Blackburn will
be succeedctl by Republicans; unless a
miracle is performed Senators Hill and
Smith will meet a similar fate.
In addition there is every reason to
apprehend that Senators Voorhtcs or In
diana. Vilas or Wisconsin, Palmer of
Illinois. Kjle of South Dakota, and Pef
fer of Kansas, all or whose terms e-xpire
March 3. 18!7, will be followed by Re
publicans. In view of the present conditions pre
vailing in Missouri it would not be re
garded as remarkable If a Republican was
chosen to succeed Mr. Vest.
But, leavhis Vest out ot Ihe calculation,
the retirement of 8 Democrats and 2 Popu
lists at thec-loslu? of the Fifty-rourtli Con
gress, with the seating -of Col. Dupont
from Delaware, and the election ot 2 Re
publicans from Utnh, would give the Re
publicans 55 SHnators. a rrajorlty which
the Democrats could not oercome within
The incoming of the Fifty-fifth. Congerss
would see the Senate divided as follows.
Repnlicans. 55; Democrats, 31; Populists,
4. This does not. of course, exclude Sena
tors Stewart and Jones of Nevada, who. to
all intents and purposes, may be classified
CoinmlK-Htoner T.oclircn Corrects.
Editor Tlnivs: In your Issue of Uic 4tli
instant occurs llie followliifr statement re
lative to allc-Rcct pension frauds at Ne-vr-berne.
N C, vis: "It Is charged tliat the
men at the ljoltom ol tlio rraucls are E. W.
Carpenter, White, anil Kreel Douglass."
Pirmil me to correct that statement In
part, liy saying that IKere are no cfcarces
known lo this Bureau, CKnirst ilr. VTfclte,
late solicitor or Craven roiinty, N. C. .Very
V!il. LOCIinEN, Commissioner.
Trcixtecl ror Alcoliollsni.
Walter Boyd, of No.l318Ninctcrntn street
northwest, nnd Henry Rlrjdcr. thlrtr-flve
years or ace, were given medical treat
ment at the Eraerjrrocv llospital rarly
yesterday moraine lor acute alcoholism.
I 3'SMt'8 CniUM Ol'I.UA
OBN W. ALBAl'Cir. Hansjcr.
Prices. 25c 50c 75c. SI. DO. St.Sa
LAST S I'ERFORJIANCES.
LAST MATINEE FRIDAY.
FKOS. Q. SEABRGOXE,
la tho Collli'g Farcical Comedy,
A WORLD OF TROUBLE
Palmer Cox's "BHOWMEs."
Seats and boxes &or on sato.
fVERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATER.
VntInca.to-dr.yat '. The New
-Gu's Hill's Novelties.
Introducing tUs ITioDomer.iil JILLE. EL'GENIR
I'BTBKbCli, tho sensation of Lnntloa and t'arli
I Fiynn & Sbengaa's Big Sensatim
ATEH NATIONAL THEATER
In Fred Miller's Nautical Opera
NEXT WEEK SEAT SALE NOW 0ICN.
Monday anil Matlnes batnrUar. "CAJIILLi:
Tuesday and balurdar, "DENIME "
Wednesday and Frldy,"yKOU FK0U."
Thursday, "BOM El) AND JULIET.
ACAD2HY. l'riecs, Si, CO. 71c. $L0O.
.MAI. SAT., 25 end 5P.
And Her Cora pa nr in tho
A WEEK OF MYSTERY
First and Greatest of American Jlazlcians.
"New Queen of Roses."
"New Shrine," "New Magic,"
"New Illusions. "
SEATS NOW ON SALE.
ALLEN'S GRAND ,ggk
Week of Nov 4.
TO-NIGHT only time
AN UNEQUAL IhATCH.
FRIDAY and SATURDY NIGHTS and SAT.
THE LOVE CHASE.
Gorgeously costumed In stilt) of Charles H.
NEXT WEEK Nov. 11th
Return Engagement ot
JAMES A. HERNE
In his boantUai comedy drama which won
Bach a notable trinniph In this city
last eraAon, entitled
Scats now selling at xhs Box Office.
Beautifully Situated on East Wash
Coaches ronnt at 2:00, JJJJ. Ml. S..13. G.-01,
6.S0. 7:00. M0.!S:.S.SJ, 3:00, SMB. ItSOaail JJiU
re m. Kith P st. mrs at mh and E. Cap. sts. aal
with cable ears at 5th sL and Feona. are. Fare
roucd trip. SS cents.
ST. ASAPH, VA.
Commencing- on Nov. 6 the
first race will be called at 2 p. m.
sharp. Special train will leave
Penn. Depot at 1 p. m. This
will be the only special Race
Train until further notice.
, E. E. DOWNHAl!.
HENKY SCnrlTSi;. ITtVOnt.
I The Kimball Piano 1
Hath a Multitude
9 Of Charms.
1; rosy toncli af:perfect ac
tion is dollghtful to th jtforratr
the purity end volumo of is tone
Uiuost inspiring rchilo its sajc
rior construction nnd elegant tin
ish mate it the hnintsoutpst end
most durable piano In the world.
MUSIC CO., f
All the Latest Sheet .Music
11 19 FSt. N. W.
PIANO. Orcan, Vocal !u!c ana theory
uughtby J. !'. GEKJUILLEi:, till Ibt. liw.
Terms moil ernle.
Norfolk and Washing:
ton Steamboat Co.
nrery day In tho year fcr I'ortroM "Mia
rce. Norfotk, Portsmouth, aatl all polaif
bouth anil Southwca: by tho powerful
now iron palaco steaaior "Newport
News.- -Nunolte- ai.d -Waahinctja,"
loaTtc dally on tlte KHoirln acaeUuU
LvAYaanton 7JKJ ran l.v.rortmuo'ri n.50 dtm
Lv.Alax'd'ia 7-30 inn iLv.Norfolt 0.10 poi
A.i.Kt.Moiir,eil:30 am .Lv.l't.ilonros 7:20 ua
ArJfcrrollc 7:30 run Ar-AlcxMrtu G:0rt am
AT-Portsiriti 8 00 araAr WnVeton5-30 nra
VISITORS TO THE ATUANTA EX-
TOHlTIOS and the resorta nt l'nrtreoi
A!o!irr Virginia llcncli and Florida will
rind tt.ts u cry attractive route, as tl
brenks the monotony olfm all-mil ride.
Tteteii on sale at Pla, Gill, 1421
reiiisytvanla avenue. B. A O ticket
olflic, corner I'lflecnth street and Noir
orii avenue, and on board sieamcrv
thcre time-table, rnnp. etc. cau al&
JNti CAIXA1IVN. GEN. 1TANACEIC.
a- -yggCvtoj, j& f -.fjp -1a,
-.!. '-. rTSt ij