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WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY MOHNXNQ, MAY 16, 1896-EIG-nT PAGES.
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Three days ago our agents telegraphed us
dT a most successful purchase of ex
quisite clothing, from some leading mer
chant tailors, consisting of suits In sum
mer shndes and weights, and light Top
Coats, so desirable for evening wear. This
consignment just opened is a revelation in
lue creative genius of the artist tailor.
Handsome, .scarcely expresses tlio utter
stilisbness of them. They are all beauties
of thefirM order, each but ton buttonhole
body and sleeve reveals the workmanship
or a master hand. Away ana beyond most
clothing made to measure. Suits that
were made to measure at $30 and $35
we will sell at $12. Suits that were
made to measure at $20 and $25 we
-will hell at $8. Elegant Top Coats will he
Ktld in exactly the same ratio. Trousers
that were made to order at $5, $6, and $7
we will sell at $2.r.0. Truly, 'tis timeto reap
this harvest of bargain. All goods old by
ub kept in repair one year, all altera
tions to improve fit made free of charge.
407 SEVENTH ST. N. W.
Least in Price.
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Will Tomorrow tell you of the latest things in
Politics, Arts, Religion", Science, Bdoks,
Sports, Romance, Wonders, and
Many Unique Things
of the City You
Its24pagesare filled with reading and illustrations whose originality
and interest make it the Leading Sunday Paper of the District.
The last section -will contain
Two pages of Women's Rpading.
Dresses For Growing Gills.
George Washington' First Sweet
heart. Training Japanese Biidc.
Costume For Women Sailors.
Society Belles as Cooks.
Fjfchions, Facts, and Fancies,
Two General Feature Pages
Britisli Menace to Our Coast.
New Tricks to Fleece the Unwary.
The Piotuio Makers.' Club.
"World's .Most Cruel Monarch.
Full of stories to please the young
readers of The Times.
A page of Humor.
A page of Boole Reviews aud Chat
Famous Seventeenth Page
The National Tmck Garden a
nnlqus fancy on affairs current,
PRICE, 3 CENTS.
WORTH AS HANY DOLLARS.
Eugene Boswell Arrested On the
Charge of Forgery.
HE OPERATED WHOLESALE
Five Dollar "Wuh 111m Limit and
Ho Toole Husihohs .Men' "iimes at
Random Passed the Checks In
Saloons uud Pocketed the Change
Formerly a District Employe.
Eugene Boswell, a middle-aged pros
perouvlooking man, was arrested yester
tiay by Detectives Boyd ami JIarligan anil
locked up at the Sixth precinct station
charged with forgery.
Boswell has been Hooding the city with
forged checks oi small denominations anil
when arreted he practically admitted his
guilt to the oificers and said he must have
been eiazj drunk when he committed the
Boswell wa at one time employed in the
water department of the District govern
ment. His brother. Frederick Bos well, w as
formerly collector of taxes, and there
seems to be no good reason why the man
should commit a crime to obtain money.
Boswell lias succeeded in passing during
the last two -weeks eight or ten checks on
saloon-keepers ami merchants. He signed
the names of lesponsiblc business men and
real estate firms and made the checks pay
able to himself,
NO' ATTEMPT TO IMITATE.
Boswell roomed with a man named Ed.
ward Kolb, on E street, between Eighth
anil Ninth streets, and succeeded in passing
several worthless checks on him in pay
ment of rent. The first of these was
presented on April 13. It was drawn on
the Columbia National Bank for the sum of
$5 in favor of Edward Boswell, and pur
ported to be signed by Thomas J. Fisher,
No. 132-1 F street.
There was no attempt to imitate the
signature of tne firm, and as Mr. Fisher
has been dead tor several years, the check,
was at once thrown out when it reached
Bosweil also passed a check for $5 on
Henry Dismer, proprietor oi the Hanover
House, at Third street and the Avenue.
This check was likewise signed with the
name of Thomas .1 Fisher and drawn in
favor of Forney Boswell. It was offered
in payment for a drink, and the man re
ceived $4.75 in change.
HIS WORK EXTENSIVE.
The next trace or Boswell was discovered
by the detectives at the Lincoln National
Bank. On this cheek Boswell hail changed
ins first name to Eugene and laiiod his
methods still further by signing t lie name
ofB. II Warner sit the bottom. The check
was dated April 22, and had been cashed
on the 30th of the same month by Mr.
Thomas E Barron. The check was found
to be woitliles when presented at the
bank and soon ft uud its way into the hands
of the police.
"William H Sthleuter of No. f45 Fifth
street was Bos weirs next victim. Here
the man returned to his first love and
signed the name Thomas J. Fisher and
received over two thirds of what the check
called for In change.
Ou Thursday night Boswell made two
unsuccessful attempts to pass worthless
paper. He went to Fntz Neuter's saloon,
corner Four-and-a-half street and the
Avenue, and presented a $5 check in pay
ment for drinks, which was refused. He
paid for the drink and immediately went
across the street to tl.e Keystone Hotel and
attempted to work eff tiie same check.
He was also refused here, and left hur
riedly after paying Ins bill.
So far as is known at present, tills is the
extent of Boswoll's operations, but the
police think that as soon as the public
learns of his arrest other cases will be
Greatest in Value.
The second section
will contain a number of interesting
illustrated local articles, among them
CORNERS IN OLUB ROOMS
Favorite lounging spots for well-to-do
pcoplo in Washington.
IN THE SLUMS
A tour through the sections in
Washington where "the lower
half" live. Illustrated.
ICE BERGS CLOSELY WATCHED
How the Ifydrographic Office pro
Huge clocks to ornament the City
WHAT CONGRESS HAS DONE
FOR THE DISTRICT
A resume of this session's work.
The first section
Is devoted to news of tho city, tho
country, and tho world, unimpaired
by tho extra pajjos.
K'OCKOUT MEN' CONVICTED.
Nejuou and Lowls Found Guilty on
The jury in tiic case of Frederick Lewis
and Frank Nelson, the "knockout drops"
men, who were placed on trial In Judge
Cole's court Thursday, returned a verdict
at 8 o'clock last evening convicting the
prisoners on one indictment.
The charge on which the conviction was
made was that of 'doping' and robbing
Peter Cutwater, of Patereon, N. J.
The indictment on which an acquittal
was returned contained two counts, one
alleging the robbery of W. L. White, of the
sergeant-at-nrms'Office of the Capitol, and.
the other the holding up of W. k06.s Brown,
of Pennsylvania, who was relieved of a
pocketbook containing $25, the 23d of
On the return of the jury the prisoners'
counsel gave the customary notice of a
motion for a new trial, and Nelson and
Lewis were led away to the dock down
The maximum sentence for the crime
of which they were convicted is six years,
and had the jury found them guilty on t lie
other two counts they would haie been
rendered liable to a sentence as high as
LOGHREH MADE A JUDGE
Deputy Murphy Appointed Pen
Mr. Loohren lis Appointed to tin Su
premo Bench of -Minnesota to
Fill a Sudden Vacancy.
One of the most important offices of
the government was vacated and filled by
President Cleveland yesterday afternoon.
Shortly before 4 o'clock he nominated
Commissioner or Pensions William Loch
ren to be United States district jndge for
the district of Minnesota, and named Mr.
Dominic I. Murphy, at present first deputy
commissioner or peusions, for the vacant
The action of the President was oc
casioned by the resignation of Judge R.
R. Nelson, as United States judge Tor the
district of Minnesota, which was received
at the White House jesterduy. It was ex
pected that the vacancy would be filled
during the day, although no one had an
intimation as to the name of his successor.
The resignation of Judge Nelson is
construed as a mere request for retire
ment, rather than an absolute resignation
rrom the bench.
Strange to say uo word of this im
portant liaiige leached the Pension Of
rice yesterday. It is known that Judge
Loclireu sometime ago expressed a de-.
sire to return to judicial life but he had
made uo forirml application to that ef
fect. When Judge Nelson's rcsignapiiii
was received at the White House the Presi
dent, after short consideration, decided
to fill the vacancy by the appointment
or the former without consulting him.
The promo ion of Mr. Murphy was aIo
decided upon without consultation with
t lie gentleman most interested.
"I had not the slightest intimation of
sue ha thing."heremarke'ltoaTimes reporter
last night. "I saw Commissioner Lochren
this morning and also for a few moments
this afternoon, and I am satisfied that
he then knew nothing of the President's
action. What you might call the first hint,
that I received of it was when I got a note
from a friend early in the evening, stating
that Mr. Cleveland had just made one of
the most popular appointments of his
administration and offering me congratu
lations. As I did not know what appoint
ment he was alluding to, I, of course,
paid no attention to the note. Later in the
evening I came down town anil saw a
bulletin posted up to the effect that I had
been nominated. For a moment the news
Mr. Murphv's appointment is a popular
one, not only with the clerks or the depart
ment but with old soldiers as well. While
he did not-serve during the war, being bur
thirteen years old at the outbreak, his
policy has always been one of liberality
toward the veteran. He is a w arm personal
friend of Col. John McElroy, department
commander in the ('.A. R.,aud hislnends
in the order are legion.
Mr. Murphj'sre- old in the Pension Office
has been .in except tonallv brilliant one.
He first entered the office March 22, 1871,
having passed verv high in a competitive
examination Be was next appointed to an
NELSON RETIRES SUDDENLY.
Minnesota. Judge Resigned During the
"Progress of n Trial.
Dululh, Mum.. May 13. There was con
siderable surprise in the United States
Court today ocr the retirement of Judge
He was in the midst of a trial, when
he astonished eiery one by dismissing the
jury, adjourning court, and announcing
nisretiieii.eiit to pri.ite iiie.
Judge Nelson is the oldest judge in
point or service ou the tcderal bencu, hav
ing been appointed nearlj forty years
FOR THE KHEGLO FAMILY.
Pleasant Entertainment Last Evening
In "VVilhud's Dull.
The benefit entertainment in Willard
Ilaii last eerangror the Kreglo lnmlly was
a pleasant ariair and deserved a much
Airs, i larenuon Smith, who had the man
agement or the enterprise in charge, de
serves credit for the admirable maimer in
winch the performance was given, and the
young ladies and gentlemen taking part for
the excellence or ineir work.
The program was a good one and included
two humoious one-act dramas, and the
quarrel scene from "School ror Scandal."
1 ne specialty acts and fancy dancing was
well received. Mrs. Smith appeared in two
acts and performed her pans in her usual
The musical part of the program was
also a pleasing feature of the entertain
ment and the vocalist and accompanist ac
quitted themselves very creditably. Just
wiiat amount will lie realized irom the
enterprise is not yet known, for the sale
of tickets has not yet been tcported. There
were a large number of tickets sold, the
possessors of which were not present at
The Times is in receipt of $10 collected
by a lady, who desires her numc, withheld
from the icinity of K and Fourth streets'
northeast. It is to be devoted to the
J. i it proceeds of the Departmental League
game today will lie given to tiie Kreglo
lund, and accordingly a large crowd is
expected at National Park. Tiie teams
scheduled to play are the Fort Aiycr and
District Commissioners, and an exciting
exhibition is expected.
Mr. J. Earlc Wagner has kindly allowed
the league the use of the park free of
ciiarge, aud President Gousa will en
deavor to have the Fort Mj er band present.
BACK TO THE OLD HOME.
Preparations by tho Y. M. C. A. to
It is proposed by the Y. M. C. A. to
renovate its building on New Fork avenue,
which was some time ugo badly injured by
General Secretary Muller and Mr. Hill,
the architect, will meet this morning and
discuss the plans for the work, and pj,
Monday these will be submitted at a meet-'
lug of the board of directors.
A permit for the necessary repairs was,
taken out by the association yesterday.
The plan is to icinove the Mansard story"
and place a tin roor over the building, be
sides mukiug general repairs where needed.
The cost is estimated to be $1,500.
Release jourself from the burden rent
St. Elmo aud Del Ray are your chance.
Read ad. top of page 2-i Sunday Times.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and
K. Our unexcelled summer course, $C.
Morton Boys Awarded ths Prize
0HAMPI0N3 . OF AMERICA
Albo Took Second Prlzu in the Shoot
"With tho Engineer Corpw Sur
prlnlugiy Good Score Made Leave
for Washington Sunday Serenaded
by .Mount Pleasant Drum Corp.
(Special to The Times.)
Camp (Jordon. Saannah, Oa., May 15.
The mostlnleresiingeveiit of the week tc,
the visiting companies was the'awarding
or prizes this eciiiug at 7.30.
As a result oi the announcement, the
Morton Cadets, the youngest drill company
in the United Sti.tes, has become the pos
sessor of the uuMeston Cup, which was
lunched b. tlicTntirsiou kUies, in addition
to $2,rtio, and the lominaiiu is now kifuwn
as the champion military compuu or the
j ne contestants were formed in line
shortly alter the last contest or the weeK
by hussars, with the Mortons n the right
and the cavalrymen on the extreme lett,
while thousands or persons i locked around
Hie Judges stand and occupied every seat
iu the grand stand.
Alter anxiously waiting for almost an
hour the prizes lor the UIUiik contests were
awarded, and then the report oi the com
petitive interstate inrantr drill was read
by Lieut. Col. William Garrard, president
or the Military Interstate Assoclnticn or
Savannah, as lollows:
F1KST IN MOST POINTS.
Inspection Moitjii Cadets first in the
correctness or execution In detail of the
ceremony and the Ogletuorpe Infantrj
second; Oglethorpe Iiitaulry lirst in the
condition or their arms and accoutrements
aud Morton Cadets second; Oglethor e In
fantry lust in ncatiiets and fit of uniform
and Morton Cadet second; Morton Cadets
lirst in general set-up or men and Ogle
thorpe Infantrj second.
Dnil Morion Cadets fir.sl In close order,
and Oglethorpe Infantry second. Morton
Cadets, rir.t in extended order, and Ogle
thorpe Infantry second. General award
or prize Morton CadetB first, and Ogle-,
thorpe Inrantry second; signed by Major
O. T. Kenan, Capt. J. F. Brooks and Capt.
P. G. R. Bell, the three Judfjo-s.
At the conclusion or this reading Capt.
.Shilling wasordered up to Hie Judges' stand
anitu voeirerous cheers, where he received
the check for 2,500 and signed the fol
alowing agreement iu the presence or the
three Jitdgfi an 1 the president or the Miluarv
Interstate Association or Savannah:
"I, Edgar A. Hiiiling.captain commanding
Morton Cadets, do hereby, for mysflf
and successors and on byliair of mysaid
company, sulcribe to the conditions set
forth in Hie rules governing possession ot
the Galveston Semi-Ccntennial Cham
pionship Cup, and do declare au belialt or
mj said company that it. will hold Itseir
subject to.suid rules go vt-rningthepossession
or said tup, and that it binds itself to a
strict observation thereof."
TOOK IT MODESTLY.
"This done, and subscribed to prcvio.:
to the receipt of said clip by me, for mvsaid
company, in pursuauce or instructions
trotn Gen. W. H . Mabry, adjulani
general of Texas.
"In addition to this he wrote the follow
ing to Gen. w. II. Mabry, through Lieut.
Col. William Gnrrard, who received Uiis
telegram hi reply to his letter Sundav as to
whether he should act as agent for tiie cup
or not, while the compaules were waiting
for the prizes to be u warded-
"Austiu, Texas. May "15, lfat,6. To Col.
William Garrard, Savannah, Ga. Absent
letter came. FoIIowinstructJou&and award
cup tocompany winning first prize, whethei
Thurston Rifles or cup are there or uot.
"W. II. MABRY, Adj. Gen."
Sir I have the honor to communicate
to you herewith the assent of myself as
commanding ofheer and of my company,
the Morton Cadets, to all of tiie rule-- and
conditions governing the possession of the
"Galveston Scuii-O-iueniuul Championship
Cup,'' and as evidence thereor I herein en
close to you a copy or J.h rules subscribed
to by me, in accordance with your circular
issued April 7, 185.G, and confirmed bv
your circular dated May 8, 1S9G. Verv
(Signed) EPGARA SHILLING, -
Captain Commanding, Morton Cadets.
The Mortons took thejr success calmly,
Capt. Shilling probably being the coolest
headed man on the grounds, and the com
pany bearing themselves modestly.
When they reached ,eamp they were
serenaded iu an extremely noisy manner
by the Mount Pleasant boys, who seemed
to be Jis well pleased over their succecb
as the Morton:, themselves.
As the Aurora Zouaves was the onlv
company to drill in its class the Nl-elys
being barred, they were awarded the first
prize of $1,000.
CADETS SHOOT WELL.
The first cadet battalion prize was
awarded to the Citadel Cadets of Charles
ton, S. C, and the second to the Gordon
Institute Cadets, or Barucsvillc, Ga.
When the companies were dismissed, all
except the Alortons departed immediately.
The latter wdl remain over until Sunday
night to takellic 11:25 p. in. tram, arriv
ing in Washington Monday night about 9
o'clock. The riflcnlen also won new
inuiels for the city by capturing the com
pany match of $100, and also the consola
tion match for a-similnr amount, today.
Both companies, A and B, of Engineers,
and the Morton Cadets entered teams in
the company match, easily winning in the
order named. Tiie shooting of the Mortons
was a surprise to everyone, as the five
men who shot did not know they would
do so until last night, and without any
practice whatever they beat out two teams.
For Company A, Hutteriy made 97 out of
105; Cook, 90; Appleby, 90; Stewart, 84;
and Graham, 91.
For Company B, Holt made 77; Edwards,
75; Albertie,92; Steward, 81; and Scott,fe3.
Tomorrow the Georgians -will put in
theit best men to prevent? the medal from
going to Washington, but It is probable
that they cannot overcome this excellent
Postal Swlndlerb Arraigned.
Brooklyn, N. Y., May 15.-Thetwo men
and the woman who were arrested in
this city yesterday by the United States
postal inspectors for using the mails ror
fraudulent purposes by swindling business
men throughout the country by a bogus
advertising scheme, were arraigucd tins
morning before United States Commissioner
Morle. Miss Annie Caswell, the woman
who was arrested, was discharged as she
proved she was only a stenographer. The
other prisoners furnished bonds.
New Steamer for the Dominion Line.
Montreal, May 15. A cablegram received
here states that the twin screw steamer
Canada, the latest addition to the Do
minion line, was launched yesterday at
Belfast. Ireland. The steamer is 510 feet
long. 58 feet beam and 30 feet deep, and
far exceeds in size any vessel now run
ning between Canada and the old country.
She has a tonnage f nearly 9.000, and
being in many respects a fac-aimile of the
Ma'jcstic and Teutonics.
Sailors' "Wfiges Reduced.
Providence, R. t., May J.5. The Sailors'
Uni6u1ias vWutftafilyilecided to lower the
wages of men beforcthe mast from $28 to
$25 per mbnth', tor the reason that tho
rates fear carrying coal are so low that the.
old wages cannot -be paid, and in conse
quence, many ships and scores of sailors
are tltUl up in port.
For a pioHtable investment St.Elmo and
Del Ray. Read ad.'toptof page 24 Sunday
Business Men Threaten to Do
PLACES THEM BEYOKD REACH
Two CalK a Day "Would Be the Limit
for the Luwi'nt CIukm 1'ractlcully
l'hicets the Time-Savor of the Cen
tury Out of tho People's Reach.
Uow It Will Ouerute.
No movement of any corporation in
Washington has ever been met with such
unanimous objection and condemnation as
the proposition or the Che-apeake and
Potomac Telephone Company toinuouuce
a graduated stale or prices ror their service
instead or the lump sum rates now in forte.
The announcement to this effect made
by Piesulcnt Bryan of the company has been
coupled with the intimation that tiie whole
public has for years been engaged in a
conspiracy to defraud the company by the
practically gratuitous use or its telephones
by the collusion, of course, or those who
pay the icquired tolls for service.
The new scale or prices is regarded gen
erally as preposterous and ridiculously dis
proportionate to the consideration given
by the company.
Briefly resulted from The Evening Times,
the scale provides $60 for 600 calls one
cent a call and eight tents a message for
each over 600; $65 for 700 calls; $70 for
800 calls; $75 ror 900 calls; aud $100
ror 1,500 calls, and four cents for every
message over the l.COO limit.
TWO CALLS A DAY.
It will he observed that the $60 rate al
lows 600 calls, and eight cents each for
all over that limit. This simply means
that a $00 subscriber will not have an
annual rate of two calls a day.
Taking it ror granted that the least pos.
sible number or calls for any family, or
small busincbs concern, would be four
calls, it is evident that it would cost 16
cents a day for the absolute necessities of
the case. The 10 cents a day would mean
$58.40 for the year, which would thus
nearly double the $60. and make the re
stricted right cost the user $118.40 a year.
It should also be borne in mind that the
cheapest rate would naturally be the one
mo3t generally used.
People have become accustomed by rea
son or the almost nnhersal telephone con
nection or business houses, orftces. baker
ies, butchers, dry goods houses, grocers.
j coal on ices, water orrices, markets, gas
j orrites. iu ract, all places where the netes
I sities or lire are had. to use the telephone
neer less than four or five times a day. It
i takes nothing but elementary arithmetic to
j show how onerously the scheme of the
telephone company will bear upon all
private residences using the phone.
NULLIFIES THE SYSTEM.
There is no merit in the gradmir. For
instance, for $00 one will get $60n calls;
and ror the net grade $65 will buy 700
calls. This latter is only two calls a day
for a year, and Is Inadequate for even
half the ordinary requirements.
It Is only when the $100 rute for 1.510
calls a year is reached that the user can
have the luxury or four calls a day for
Suppose the uer, as all do, calls up the
market, the ice house, a druggist, anil one
of tiiedailycallsto the various offices where
the public service is done, or even tiie gas
orrice. Merely these four exhaust the
privilege of one day, and there is nothing
left for the office of the husband or brother,
or any other place where correspondence
very frequently must be hail Iu Tact, the
new rule will obliterate the social u-es or
one or the inventions or the age.
As in the lowest rate the cost would
be increased nearly one hundred percent;
so it can be assured that where the $100
rate is charged it is for business in which
1,500 colls a day are a mere bagatelle,
and In which all the calls are by "legiti
mate users even, according to President
Bryan's construction. It is therefore not
inconsistent with the facts to conclude that
the new cost will be all the way from 1
to 100 per cent over the present cost, sup
posing that the new rate will not contract
industrial or social business
WIIAT SUBSCRIBERS SAY.
Mr. J. LoulbLoose.florist.lll tFstreer.
'Personally the plan would suit me, but I
don't think it would suit the general public
for it is all in favor of the company "
Mr. C. W. Barker, grocer, 1210 F street
"You can just put me down as against the
whole scheme. I caift favor It because
It would be detrimental to my own interests
It's all one shied. "
Mr. Isadore Saks o'f Saks & Co. Is opposed
to the proposed schedule and believes it
would result in patrons, especially large
houses, having to pay a great advance for
the service. It would be better to charge
large houses the limit and small ones and
individuals by the message if thy preferred.
Mr. A. D. Prince, speaking for R. Harris.
& Co., corner Seventh and D streets, said the
plan had its advantages and disadvantages.
It would greatly increase the expense of
the merchant, especially since the extra
charges are so exorbitant.
Mr. S. H. Bowman. general managerof the
Southern Express Co. "I don't think the
scheme a practical one. It is all in favor
of the telephone company. I would prefer
always paying a stipulated charge, and
believe that the service can be rendered
much cheaper than the present rates."
Mr. Emmons S. Smith, Boston Variety
Store, objects to the proposed scale of
rates because It would not do justice to all
parties. He thinks that the service could
be reduced to $50 per annum.
DONE TO FOOL CONGRESS.
John H. Magruder. wholesale grocer.
"It will work a great hardship on the
maiority or telephone subscribers. It may
be a good suggestion with which to make
a favorable impression on Congress, but
when it comes down to business there is
not a man in town, with any real need of
a telephone, who will not object. It will
more than double the present cost of
telephones for large business houses, and
If it is persisted in, we may have to go
before Congress ourselves and see what
can be done."
George W. Cochran, wholesale cigar and
tobacco dealer. "In my opinion the tele
phone rates are entirely too high now.
The arrangement Mr. Bryan proposes to
put into errect on the first clay of July
I consider very onerous and oppressive
if carried out, and I think it will result
In a loss to him of at least half of his
sni) scriljcrs ''
Charles J. Gillette, of Fifteenth and H
streets northwest, says he prefers to have
the service remain as It is.
W. L. Roseborougli, druggist, corner
Nintli street and New York avenue, ex
pressed himself as being opposed to any
increase In tiie rates for the use of the
telephone, and said the instrument in his
store was put in largely for the use of
Great Falls Ice Company, 924 Pennsyl
vania avenue. "The present rates are
too high; the charging for number of calls
would be a nuisance."
Samuel Cross, secretary of Hie Metro
politan Fire Insurance Company, 91G,
918 Pennsylvania avenue northwest, said
he didn't like the plan. He would rather
pay $120 and give bis friends the bene
fit of the service.
A representative of the Independent Ice
Company, said: "I'm opposed to it, if
the service Is going to cost more."
Mr. Scheller, of Scheller & 8tevens, drug
gists, Pennsylvania avenue and Ninth
street, is bitterly opposed to the tele
phone company and didn't like the new
schedule; lie said he would order his tele
phone taken out.
HIS "WEDDED JOYS BRIEF.
Daniel Keudriek Behind the BurH on
IHk Mother-lu-Lnw'K Complaint.
Daniel Kendrick, a young man of twenty
years, who has been married but two
months, was arrested yesterday by Police
man Roberts on a warrant sworn out by
hismother-in la wehargtnghim with threats.
Last night he stood with his fate pressed
agjiust the bars of a cell in the Fourth
precinct station and told his story while
tears of mortification streamed down his
A year ago he met pretty Cora Angel
and they weie married soon atterand went
to live in a cosy little home on Four-and-a-half
street southwest. All went well un
til young Kendrick began to work atnight.
I He is a printer employed In the Government
! Printing Offite and sometimes he has to
work night and day.
When lie did not come home hiis wife
got lonely and sought the companionship
or a trim looking .soldier whom she had
seen at the barracks.
He chided her gently about her conduct.
This did not make matters any better anil
the young wire comulained 'o her mother.
j Kendrick lays all his trouble to the date
He says the daughter aud mother made
lilt-almost unbearable to him. They came
to ills house and broke up the furniture and
cut his new clothes to shreds, and when
hccxpostulateil with them themotheraw ore
out the warrant.
North Carolina Republicans Nams
Him With McKinley Delegates.
They Are In-trueted to Stund by the
Ohloiin iin Long as There If
Baleigli, N. C, May lG.-At 1:30 this
morning the Repuhllcan State committee
nominated D . L. Russell Tor governor.
Uezekiah A. Gudger and O.-car J. Spears
are elected Republican electors-at-large
bj State convention. They were instructed
The following resolutions, offered by ex
Congressman Ewart, was adopted by ac
calmatioti and a rising vote:
"Resolved, That Jeter C. Tritcliard be
party for United States Senator aud that
the delegates to this convention pledge
themselves to use all honorable means
to secure his re-election.
Senator Priti nar.l offered, .tho followm
I .resolution which was adopted by ac
"Resolved, That delegates elected by
thls convention to the National Convention
be instructed and dint-ted to vote ror that
Upual American and ideal citizen, William
McKinley of Ohio, fcr President, so long
as his name is before the convention."
CARLE CAR hTKUCK UIM.
Edward CoI-hii'h Injuries May Prove
to Re Fatal.
Edward Colson. colored, twenty-five
jeara old, was run over by cable tar No.
3, at the corner of Seventh and L streets
northwest shortly before 12 o'tlotk lat
night and probably fatally lmured. The
man was removed to Freedman's Hospital I
in the Second precinct patrol wagon and j
an examination made- I
The physicians found that the entire left
side or the skull was fractured and his left
foot badly crushed. The operation of tre
phining was performed, but there is little
hope of recovery. Colsoo, it isolated, was
Intoxicated at the time or the accident
and stepped directly in front of the moving
train. Eye witnesses state that no blame
could be attached to the conductor or grip
THREE EW ALLIES.
Reer Conference Hold a Meeting and
The general conference runtnittee. to
whom the trouble between the local brew
ers and organized labor in the District
was submitted, met last evening at Anon
Hall. 130 Eighth sfes, northwest.
There was a large a'tendance and three
new labor bodies sent delegates pledging
the organization to the --upport of ihe
The special committees appointed to
visit the various heals reported that
everywhere they went the action or the
conference, was heartily indorsed and
the undivided support of the organizations
A committee was appointed to visit
all the saloon, an I find nut which arc and
which are not selling nnlon in a ie beer.
The committee appointed to wait on
Chairman Rabeock. or the District House
Committee, in the tuterest of high licence
GONE TO FIGHT FOR CUBA.
Baltimore Society Young Men Cituso
I Baltimore. Hay 13. -Society and club
I circles are agitated tonight over the re-
i port that two or Baltimore's swell set i
were passengers on the alleged filibuster
sicaniMiip Liiira a:i wtncii suiieJ rrom New
York last Saturday.
Dr. Stewart Mcivim, a recent graduate
or the Unive-.-ity or Virginia and a brother
or Mr. McKim, the well-known banker,
early espoused the cause of tne insurgents
and recently went to Cuba, without, How
ever, declaring an intention to do more
than study the situation.
Osmund" Latrobe, a son of Mr. Stewart
Latrobe and a nephew of ex-Ma vor General
Fernidand C- Latrobe; and Stewart Jan- j
uey. wno receuiiv Kraouaieu irom aouns
i Hopkins University, are named as the
other two recruits ror tiie insurgents ranus.
l'OLLARD Sl'IT EQUEL.
Fashionable Kentucky School to Close
Because of Sen nihil.
Lexington. Ky.. May 15. ThenotedSayre
Institute or this city ror young women and
girls, will probably be closed. This step.
it is alleged was made necessary b the
Pollard-Breckinridsr'' scandal two y.'arsago.
Miss Madatlne Pollard was a pupil of the
institution when she was receiving the
attentions of Col. Breckinridge, who was ;
a trustee. The attendance lias kept j
tailing Oil llillll omv I'jeveil juiuis
women are boarders this season.
POTTDERLY "WINS HIS SUIT.
Ex-Mnster "Workman Grunted Four
Thousand Dollars From K.ntL.
Philadelphia. May 15.-A verdict was
rendered today In the common picas court
against James R. Sovereign, general master
workman, and the general executive board
or the Knights or Labor for $4,225.73
in favor or Terence V. Powderly. ex
master workman, who claimed thatamount
for balance due him for services as master
workman of the order.
The suit has been pending since Sover
eign succeeded Powderly as head of the
Yonng Married Man a Sulcide.
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond. Mnv 15 David Housen was
found in the words near his home In Page
countv today, shot through the left breast,
with bis gun beside him. He was a young
man of good character and was married
two months ago. Surrounding circum
stances lead to a belief in suicide.
Fatal Race Riot.
Uniontown, Pa., May 15. During a race
riot between Polanders and Austrians at
Mountain Park View, while all were in
toxicated, last night. Martin Kvodrich
and George Sebascian, Austrnins, were
probably fatally beaten. The Polanders
have alluded arrest.
Kansas City, May 15. The tpiadrennisl
ennferenee of tlio Me hnilist-.Prntestnnr
of the United States, will be held in this j
city tnts weeK. Between two thousand and
three thousand ministers and laymen have
already arrived. The first formal session
will be held tomorrow.
. Better than a savings bank Investln St.
Elmo and Del Ray. Read ad. top of
jiage 21 Sunday Times.
Cyclone Wipes Oit lie Tom ol
WHOLE FAMILIES KILLED
Remaining Buildings Filled With
Dead and Injured.
FIFTY BODIES RECOVERED
Terrific Storm Struck the Town at
JSurly Evening md Little "VVurnlng:
AVus Given the Inhabitants Peo
ple "Were Stricken Down in the
.Streets by the "VVlud or by Flying;
Debris, Eye "Wltue. Gives a Thrill
ing Account of the Storm's Comings
dumber of Dead lt Unknown, But
It "Will Vru-'hlv Reach One lino.
Sherman, Texas. May 15. The dry er
Sherman was visited by tae wtrsi eyelooe
in the History of North Texas aBoas 5
o'clock this evening.
Fo-Iowiug is a list i dead so fa ras known:
R- L. BURNS, wife and two children.
MRS. OTTO PAULDLVG.and two eMI
dren. JAMES NICHOLSON, wife and two chil
dren. L. H. MONTGOMERY, wife ami Swo'eJwI
dren. JOHN AMES, wife ami two ehihlfaw-
REV. MR. SHEARER,
Child or MRS- CRAIUHEAD.
MRS. BURNS, and6woeiiikkeiu
MRS JAMES DAVIS.
MRS JOHN FIELDS.
LUCINDA LAKE, eofc.red.
CIIARLES COX, colored.
ELIZA COX. colored.
ROSINA LAKE, colored.
SLOAN RALLINGER. colored.
KATIE BALLLVGER. colored.
WILLIAM NICKEI-.aON'S FOUR CHIT
W RIGHT CLARKE and three members
of his familv. t-otareiL
Eichtceu unidentified dead at the gfcy
Dr. Sadler, who has not tkn seen sis
the storm, believed to have been tMed.
Prof, and Mrs. KoMer.
Sic children or J It. Irvra.
Eight mc-r.bers of Pearce ami Ric-hardsctc
families at the Wakefield Farm.
The path of the desTroyer was 150 yards
wide. It struck the city at the west end
of Post Oak street and. swept in. a westeriy
direction for several blocks and then sprea
and spent Its force.
The track of the cyclone is a graeaanio
sight, the devastation beiog complete,
houses, trees, fences, in fact, everythtos
in its pathway destroyed.
The loss of life will prtbabiy reaeii one
hundred, with as many more "braised and.
wounded The titv hall anl the storercooi
formerly occupied by S. G. Holmes bave
been turned into temporary h...sptta)s, a ml
eighteen bruised, mangled' and mutilated.
bodies are awaiting identification.
At these two places at this writing
nearly every houe in Fairslew Addition
has been turned into a hospital.
There is muth excitement and great eon
fusion, and it wilt be very late, ami probably
morning, before the list can be obtained.
The unidentified dead are being taken to
the court house- Gray's Hill ana Fair
view both were badl) damaged ad the
cyclone passed directly west of the Nortlt
Texas Female College, barely missing a.
B- B. Sales, a delivery man. drove down
Houston avenue, directly after the cyctoue
He stated that he saw at least seven
men, women anil children lying along the
avenue dead and many wounded. The
devastation in spots where the cyclone w.m
tiie worst, is complete.
Trees were stripped of their fonago a
some plates, while in others they were up
rooted. He uses, ome the pride of the eiy,
are in some instances entirely gone, ami
in others only a pile r rttbbisn marks the
place where they stood.
Capt. Elys line residence was blown to
pieces His wife and two children were at
home, but fortunately escaped withoiiti
Not a thing remains to mark the spot
where ouly a rew hours before stotnl the
magnificent resilience of Capt. Burgess.
His family were absent from the neese a8
Mayor Tone, of Dcnison, who was in
Sherman during the storm, gives the fal
lowing account of the cyclone:
I was on the court Louse square a boat
5 o'clock and heard a roaring wind earn
ing from the south. The next thing I
knew the air was thick with mud and
small specks resembling ashes. The cy
clone did not strike the court house r
jail, but followed up Post Oak Creek
The roaring did net continue over two or
three minutes. During all this time it
"In about five minutes rumors begun
to sprean .bvt many lives bad been lost,
and the reports grew worse ami worse
as time passed. By 1) o'clock fifty duetl
bodies had been brought mto the puntta
buildings, and searching parties are out
"Dead children have been found in treps.
under levelled houses and in Post Oat
Creek. An iron bridge over Post Oat
Creek was twisted iHto scrap iron."
Prof, and Mrs. Kohler were botH badly
and. it is feared, seriously injured. The
six children of J. 15. Irwin are all badly
Dr .Michael wa caught in the storm and
badly hurt: Dr. Sadler left for the south
part of the town just before the storm, and
a nothing has been heard from himr it i
feared that he was killed. Mrs. James
Davis and Mrs. John Fields, who lived
soutli of town, wore both killed. It is
feared that the destruction iu that part c
the country is serious.
A mass meeting was held tonight at tha
court bouse in Sherman to devise means to
relieve the distressed. Hundreds of home?
are blown away.
GAS HILL yOW
It "Will Be Taken .Up the First Thins?
in the Semite.
After the vote on the Dupont case in
the Senate Senator Teller, who has charge
of the District apprcpriati'su bill, called
It up and it was placed before the Senate.
Prior to this he said it would be neces
sary to dispose of the amended dollar-gas
bill, as on its disposition would depend
several items in the appropriation bill.
It was argued that the gas bill should be
disposed of justassconasthe upproprlatioa
bill was made the order of business.
Ex-Coroner Found Gnlhy.
Detroit. Mich.. May 15. Dr Joseph Ect
tingcr, ex-coroner, and hi clerk. Harry
Bensing, were found guilty this morning of
conspiring to defraud Wayne county. The
jury recommended the prisoners to the
mercy ot the conrt.
Congress Heights oiiieu 6 SI Va. ave. uw,.