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frid \ Y evening. aug. 24. 1894.
One of the w itnesses before the Pull
mau investigating commission, an in?
telligent man, who worked in the Pull?
man shops for six years, and saved
enough of his w ages to become a suc?
cessful newsdealer in the town of Pull?
man, testified that the chief cause of
the strikers7 troubles was their fond?
ness for beer. All the saloon keepers
there, he said, had grown rich, and a
large number of Kensington beer wag?
ons were supported by the Pullman
employees. As to rents there, he said,
he did not believe they were unusually
high, and he was certain that his, was
lower than he would have to pay for a
similar house in Chicago. This witness
probably was barking up the right tree.
>"o matter how high a man's wages, or
how low his rent, may be, he wont
have enough money to pay the latter
and support his family, if he spends
most of the former in beer and its inci?
dentals. The evidence of all the many
rich men who commenced life as day
laborers, is to the effect that when they
worked as such, they never draDk,
smoked cigars, played policy, nor took
part in strikes.
Judge Coolev, who resigned his
membership of the interstate commerce
commission, because of the transparent
huinbutgery of the interstate commerce
law, shows his common sense by oppos?
ing the silly project of settling disputes
between employers and employees by
compulsory arbitration. A horse may
be led to water, but he cannot be made
to drink. For a like reasou, a laborer
may be led to a factory, but he cannot
be made to work ; nor can an employer
be forced to carry on operations when
he doesn't choose to do so. Besides, if
arbitration boards can lix the wages of
labor, they cau fix the price of the pro?
ducts thereof, and if of wages and pro?
ducts,of every thing else,which is reduc?
ing the whole scheme to an absurdity
But itis no less absurd than the interstate
commerce, the civil service, or
any of the several other expensive
but worse than useless commission?.
But, as the people of the country are
taxed half a billion a year, ways must
be devised for spending tbat enormous
amount. _
The census reports show that the
ratio of crimirjals to population in this
country is five times greater now than
it was forty years ago. In the South it
is even greater. And yet in the inter?
val referred to free schools in?
creased aud multiplied to an extent
never reached in any other country on
the face of the earth. No stronger
proof could be adduced of the fac,
long known by all well-informed mer,
that free schools are not conducive to
good morals; that they are not condu?
cive to good understanding is proved
by the character of the men those who
have attended them elect to office.
Mr. Herman Bracn, of Milwaukee,
has published a book proving that the
hanging of Captain Henry Wirz, the
commandant of the Confederate prison
at Audersonville,by tLe federal authori?
ties, was an infamous aud outrageous
murder. This is raking over old straw,
but it is nevertheless true. Captain
Wir/, was in no way responsible for the
deaths at Audersouville. The respon?
sibility for those deaths rested upon the
man who afterwards served two terms,
aud came near serving a third one, as
President of the United States, who
refused to let the prisoners be ox
changed.
The Rr hmond Dispatch says the i
President's letter to Mr. Wilson was
written "privately," and, "the fact is
that Mr. Cleveland's words were iu
tended for Mr. Wilson's own eye." Has
the Dispatch been asleep? Every body
\> hose eyes are open knows that the
letter referred to was written weeks be?
fore it was read in Congress, that the
advisability of making it public was a
matter of consultation at the White I
House, and that Mr. Wil-on is the last
man in Congress who would give pub?
licity to a private letter without the
consent of the writer.
Thk more new business enterprises
springing up in and about Alexandria,
the more remarkable becomes the pro?
longed lack of a first-class hotel, on a I
central part of King street, to accom?
modate visitors. Such a lack is not
only apparent to the people of this
city, but, unfortunately, more so to
those who come here seeking invest?
ments. Such a hotel, properly con
ducted, would pay from the start.
The opponents of the income tax
provision of the Gorman tariff bill, the
best provision of that bill, need not lay I
the liatteriug unction to their souls i
that that tax will not be collected be- !
cause Congress has not made an ap?
propriation to pay the collectors. The
treasury oflicials can always find
tueans to collect a small tax, let alone
. me that will bring in its millions.
-
Another attempt was made a few I
daj - ago to assassinate President Hip
to of Hayti. I
FROM WASHINGTON.
[Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.]
Washington, Aug. 24.1S94.
Mr. Wilson, the chairman of the
House ways and means committee, has
decided to* leave for Europe, September
5th, and remain absent about 3 weeks.
Mr. Wilson believes that a revival of
business will now speedily begin. He
said this morning that the business of
the country will improve within the
next few months and that this result
would follow even thoueh the -McKin?
ley law were in force. Under the new
tai iff system the improvement, in his
judgment, will be more marked. He
does not look for a "boom"' but thinks
the revival will be slow but sure.
The case of the colored Recorder of
the District of Columbia, C. H. J.
Taylor, who has been charged before
the c ivil service commission with send
i !g circulars to colored employees
of the government, soliciting contribu?
tions for campaign purposes, was laid
b fure President Cleveland this after?
noon by Civil Service Commissioner
Proctor, who has charge of the matter.
Be?itles Taylor, twenty-five witnesses
were examined. Some of the witnesses
were at first afraid to testify, fearing
they would lose their positions if they
d d" so. The commission could not
guarantee to the men that they would
not be discharged from their govern?
ment positions if they made statements
affecting Taylor, because it had no
power to do so, but they were informed
that the commission would exert its iu
tiueuce to prevent the dismissal of any
employee who appeared before it as a
witness.
Secretary Carlisle this evening ap?
pointed Miss Martha C. Gryines, of
King George eouuty, Va., assistant
keeper of the light house at Matthias'
Point. Potomac river.
At Liberty Mil', Orange county, Va.,
J. B Kite was appointed postmaster to?
day, vice W. H. Kite, dead.
Among the visitors here to-day is
Collector Shepperd, of the upper dis?
trict of Virginia. He says nearly all
the whisky in tbe bonded warehouses
in his district has beeu drawn out since
the passage of the tariff bill, aud that
his receiptH therefrom have been about
twenty thousand dollars a day.
Mr. EUett, the democratic nominee
for Congress in the Richmond district,
was iu the city to-day, looking after his
supply of campaign documents.
Congressman Cooper of Indiana, who
exposed the fraudufeut transactions of
Mr. Raum, the republican commissioner
of pensions, and Mr. Meredith of Virgin?
ia, will speak at Luray, in that State,
at the congressional convention to be
held there on the 30th inst., at which
Congressman Turner will be renomi
nated without opposition.
Internal revenue receipts continue to
be heavy, reaching to-day 5=2.105,000,
aud bringing up the total for tbe month
to date, to $21,200,000, and for the year
to date.to $4S,100,000,against $8,500,000
for the corresponding period of-\ugust,
1893, and to $24,300,000 for the corres?
ponding period of the fiscal year 1S!)3.
All the Virgiuia members of tbe
House presont to day endorsed tbe ap?
plication of Rev. Benjamin Dennis, of
Amelia county, Virginia, a graduate of
the Alexandria Theological Seminary,
for a chaplaiuship in tbe army.
Among the bills approved by the
President to-day were the following:
To incorporate the Washington and
Great Falls electic railway ; to authrize
the Washington Alexandria and Mt.
Vernon electric railway, which runs to
Washington's home, to extend its line
into the District of Columbia; to em?
power fourth-class postmasters to ad?
minister oaths to pensioners; to au?
thorize the commissioners of the Dis?
trict of Columbia to appoint a deputy
coroner, and to provide for reconvey?
ance by the district commissioners of
certain lands to Andrew J. aud Mary
E. Curtis.
Another effort was made in the House
to day, also unsuccessful, to consider
the Hill bill for the exclusion and de?
portation of alien anarchists. An
amendment had been agreed upon by
the advocates of the measure and those
members who had previously antagon?
ized it, defining an anarchist to be a
person who advocates the destruction
by force of all government or of the
government of the United States. This
s .tisfied tbe objections heretofore made,
but Mr. English entered an objection,
because one of his private bills had
been objected to, and the biil again
went over?this time probably finally
for thi? session.
Among the bill? passed by the Sen?
ate in executive session to-day were
the following :
House bill to provide for the collec?
tion of internal revenue?appropriating
$9.000 for additional force, and House
bill granting the right of way through
the Arlington reservation for electric
railway purposes.
Tho Sonate in executive session to-day
comfirmoamong others, the following nomi?
nations : Alexander Porter .Morse of the
District of Columbia, agent of the United
States before the commission to arbitrate the
claim of the Venezuelan Steam Transporta?
tion Company against the government of
Venezuela; Bobert J. MacBrido,of Wisconsin,
consul at Leith. Scot'aud. Tho latter place
is that for which Congressman Jones was urg?
ing Dr. Foster and Senator Hunton had at
one time pressed Mr. Crawley of this city
The nomination of J. D. Porter for U. S.
Judge of the eastern and middle districts of
Tennessee, was not taken up as no quorum
was present, and nothing could be done with
I out uuanimous consent.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is
making preparations for the forthcom?
ing grand meeting of that body in
Washington.
The condition of Congressman Geo.
B. Shaw, at Eau Claire, Wis., is very
critical. It is feared he will not live
through the night.
New York city will raise by taxation
to defray tbe municipal expenses of
the year $35,650,0^6, which is $636,336
more than was raised last year.
The United States is now shipping to
England carpets of the value of nearlv
$500,000 annually of the famous Ax
I minsters, supposed heretofore to be
i produced in perfection only in Eag
, Und.
Members of the executive board of
j the knights of labor have been in
: Washington canvassing members of the
House of Representatives to learn how
th ey can be depended upon to vote for '
an arbitration measure,
t The republicans of the Eighth Xorth
! Carolina congressinal district met at
Wilke?boro yesterdav and nominated
R. Z. 1 Anney, of Alexauder countv, tor '
Congress. It only required one ballot
to nominate. Tbe populists in conven?
tion at the same place Wednesday in?
dorsed Linney for Congress.
At a populist meeting held at Home?
stead Pa., last night, General Frye, late
leader of the Commotiwealers. made a
speech. He predicted n march of a
million men to Washington, who, he
said, if Congress fails to legislate as
they wish, will turn Congress out and
organize a provisional government.
News reached Baton Rouge, La., yes
yesterday of a distressing accident near
that place, which resulted iu the death
of three estimable youog ladies, Miss
Mary Lee Read, Miss Belle Chambers
aud Miss Eleanor G.irlaud. The young
ladies were bathing in the Aniiie river,
when one of their number got beyond
their depth. She screamed aud the
other two went to her assistance, and
all three were drowned.
The body of an unknown woman was
found on the lake shore of Minnesota
Point, Dulth, Wednesday. It was partial?
ly buried. A fractured'skull, marks of
violence on the hands and neck indi?
cate murder. The body was that of a
womau about thirty-two years old, of
light completion and apparently of
good station. Her dress aud under?
clothing were new, of good quality aud
unmarked. Death was caused by the
wound on the skull.
At a meeting in Washington last
night of the committee having in charge
the reception and entertainment of the
delegates to the southern development
convention to meet at Willard's Hall
Thursday and Friday uext, Manager
Colquit read letters from prominent
business and railroad men of the South
accepting invitations to be present.
Among the acceptances was one from
ex-Gov. Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia. The
tiuance committee made a gratifying re?
port.
General Antonio E/.eta and his fel?
low refugees are prisoners at last in San
Fraucisco by authority of the United
States District Court. The warrants of
arrest were served yesterday afleruoou.
Early in the morning the local ollicers
received notification that the differ?
ences between tho Navy Depart?
ment and the Department of Jus?
tice had been compromised, at least in
a measure, and that the naval author?
ities of Mare Island would permit the
United States marshal to serve the war?
rants.
A Leap from a Tower.
As has beon stated, Col. J. M. Win?
stead. president of the Piedmont and
People's Rank, of Greensboro', N. C.
committed suicide in Richmond yester?
day morning in sight of hundreds of
people ?nd in a deliberate way. He
was a nice-looking old gentleman of
about seventv. He went to the balcony
of the City Hall, threw away his hat
aud caDe, took oil'his shoes aud threw
them before him. and jumped to the
street below. He fell with terrific
force through the air, head downward,
until he had reached to about the sec?
ond story, wheu his body doubled up
like a ball, and the next moment was
quivering on the sharp points of the
irou rails which guard the area. The
head and body hung downward inside
the iron fence and over the mouth of
the area. It was suspenled from one
of the sharj) spears which had caught
the left leg Just at the hip joint as the
body fell, face downward, aud the
force of the fall had torn it entirely out
of its socket. This hung over the rail?
ing uext the sidewalk. Iu remov
iug the remains from the fence,
the limb was separated from the
trunk. He fell a hundred and seventy
feet. He had asked the way to the
high tower, and was calm in his de?
meanor, looking like a clergyman.
Letters found in his pocket indicated
his identity. He registered at the
hotel Wednesday night. There is no
clue to the cause of his deed. He had
a dollar and twenty-five cents in his
pocket. One uumailed letter to his
brother said, "My land company busi?
ness is worrying me no little, but we
are likely to get it in better shape.'
Col. Winstead was a native of Pearson
county, >?'. C. and was about seventv
years of age. I'uder tho Grant ad?
ministration bis brother, Col. C. S.
Winstead, was collector of internal
revenue for Greensboro district, aud
deceased was his deputy. He after?
wards engaged in the banking business,
and became president of the 1'iedmout
and the People's bank, of <ir ensboro,
which position he held at the time of
his death. People who knew him re?
presented him as a man of stainless
character. He leaves a widow. His
brother, Col. Charles S. Winstead, of
Roxboro, is a very wealthy man, and is
rated from $250,000 to $000,000.
Mill Hands Locked Out.?The
great textile strike at Fall River, Mass.,
developed yesterday iutoa lockout, and
i'"),000 mill operativos in that city will
be idle. Notices were posted in the
mills that every mill operated by mem?
bers of the Manufacturers' Association
will shut down indeliuiteiy. These
mills include every establishment en?
gaged in the mauufactureof print cloth,
I and the shutdown throws 22,(jI5 men
j and women out of employment. There
I are at preseut about 2,500 who have
voluntarily quit work, which swells the
total to about 25,000 idle operatives.
The decision to close was reached by
the manufacturers Wednesday, and is
the result of an agreement to close the
mills at any time that three-fourths of
the looms were silent for any cause.
This was true Wednesday, and yester?
day's notice resulted.
The shutdown will leave a total of
3,27? employes at work in the Barnaby
Manufacturing Company, Fall River
Irou Works, Conanticut and ?eaconntt
mills. These establishments are en?
gaged in the manufacture of goods that
do not come under the manufacturers'
agreement.
Jt is announced that the Tremont
and Suflolk mills, at Lowell, will open
in all departments next Monday morn?
ing and give employment to 2.300 per?
sons. They have been closed since
July 3.
Four hundred weavers in the China
mills, at Suncook, N. H., did not go to
work yesterday because of a reduction in
wages equal to the cut down in the
Fall River mills. Notices of a reduc?
tion have been posted in the Webster
and Pembroke mills also. The weav?
ers, who are nearly all French, are not !
members of n union, but will probablv
organize now.
At HagerstowD, Md., last night Geo,
W. Reeder, a miller, was caught by his
arm as he was attempting to adjust a
pulley and was drawn up between the
revolving pulleys and crushed and
stirpped of arms and legs, by the ma?
chinery. Reeder'? body was mangled
almost beyond semblance to a human
form.
At 12:30 o'elock this noon an explo?
sion of gas took place in the workings
of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal
and Iron Co's. colliery at Gilberton, j
Pa., and twelve meu wi-re buried in the j
miue.
VIRGINIA NEWS.
A camp of Confederate veterans has
beeu organized at Williamsburg.
The Loudoun county fair at Leesburg
closed yesterday. It was a financial
success.
Au uuknown colored woman was urn
over by a train near Manassas Wednes?
day and killed.
The new Catholic church at Coving
ton was dedicated Sunday last by Bish?
op Van de Vyver.
The delegates from Clarke county to
the democratic congressional conven?
tion at Luray favor the renomination
of tbe present representative, Mr. S.
S. Turner.
Hon. C. A. Swanson, the present
democratic Congressman from the 5th
Virginia district, was renomiuated at
Stuart, Patrick county, yesterday by
acclamation.
Tbe coal trade at Newport News
still continues to increase at a very
rapid rate, and it is thought that the
umouut handled this month will ex?
ceed any month since the Chesapeake
and Ohio built its piers there.
Charles Fletcher, a sixteen-year-old
negro boy, and Henry Carpenter, aged
twenty, also colored, had a difficulty
Sunday at Irou Gate, which culminated
last night in Fletcher stealing up be?
hind Carpenter and striking him on
the Luck of the head with a club, from
tbe effects of w hich he died one hour
later. Fletcher was arrested and lodg?
ed iujail.
The State conventions of the prohibi?
tionist aud the populist parlies met at
I.ynchburg yesterday. The question
of a possible uuion of tho two parties
for the coining campaign was settled iu
the negative. Tbe platform proposed
by the prohibitionists was rejected by
the populists, and a counter proposition
from the populists was rejected by the
prohibitionists. The prohibitionists re?
solved to nominate candidates for Con?
gress in all the districts. It is under?
stood that the populists will do lfKe
wise, though no formal resolutiou to
that effect was passed. Rev. Sam
Small, prohibitionist, addressed a big
meeting in the afternoon, and Senator
Peffer talked to another big one at
night. J. Haskins Hobson was re
elected chairman of the populist State
central committee.
FOREIGN NEWS,
A dispatch from Shanghai says that
the Japanese mhii?ter to Corea has been
killed by bis own countrymen.
A mob of Cossacks in a Russian vil?
lage, recently attacked the cattle in?
spectors, and a company cf c valry
charged the rioters, wounding a number
of them.
At the Velodrome Buffalo, Paris, yes?
terday the quarter-mile bicycle race for
professional riders was won by the
American, Banker. Wheeler, also an
American, finished second. There were
15 competitors.
Baron Muudy, well known as the
founder of the Salvage Society, has
committed suicide in Vienna by shoot
iug himself with a revolver. His body
was found under the Danube bridge.
He was undoubtedly insane.
The yacht Saxon has arrived at Peter
head, and reports that she landed
Professor Aubrey Bottye, the ornitholo?
gist, at Kolquev Island, a hundred miles
from the Russian coast, but was obliged
to abandon him on accouut of the heavy
ice.
A nocturnal search by the police of
Italy of anarchist clubs and residences in
several small towns near Raveuua,
Italy, resulted in the seizure of large
quantities of arms, ammunition, tlags
and papers. Several anarchists were
arrested.
Tbe Journal des Dchat* asserts that
King Humbert, of Italy, will create the
viceroyalty of Sicily and will make the
Prince of Naples viceroy. It says the
news of the King's iutention is favora?
bly received in Italy as a happy solu?
tion of the problem of Sicilian dUatiec
tion.
In connection with the coal strike,
serious rioting ha3 occurred near Glas?
gow, and several pits have been wreck?
ed by disorderly mobs. Donaldson,
the leader of tbe striking miners, and
five other persons, who have been
prominent during the strike, have been
arrested.
It is stated in London that the French
government will not permit Sir Charles
D?ke to make the tour of France's
eastern frontier fortresses, which he
was said to have planned for the parlia?
mentary recess. Tbe French press pro?
tests against allowing foreigners to pry
into French arsenals and forts.
Advices received at Colon from Blue
fields, Mosquito territory, say that the
Xicaraguans continue their barbarities
toward foreigners. It is reported that
imprisonments and murders are so
frequent that tbe inhabitants are flee?
ing iu all directions. More troops are
arriving at Bluefields for Greytown.
The Pope's deuunc'ation of Zola's
"Lourdes" in his letter to Mousignor
Picard has stirred Catholic circles in
France deeply. It is supposed to indi
eate that the Pope makes belief in
Lourdes miracles a dogma. Previously
there had been no clear declaration on
this subject. Zola is reveling in the
advertising which the papal letter has
given him, and is giving iuterviews to
reporters concerning bis next book.
The title, he says, will be "Rome."
He will make a long visit in Rome be?
fore undertaking the work, and will
seek an audience with the Pope. He
says he was quite sincere in writing his
novel on Lourdes. and recorded only
what he believed to be the truth.
An Old Virginian Dead.?Henry
T. Shearer, a well-known and highly
esteemed citizen of Millwood, Va., died
Wednesday at the ripe age of 88 years.
He was born in New Market, Va.,
where he continued to live until the
year 1S?4. when he went to Millwood,
where he has lived ever since, following
his occupation, that of tailor, up until
about ten years ago, when he retired
from active business on account of age
and ill health. He was an active and
consistent member of the M. E. Church
South during the last forty years of his
life. Iu politics he was" an old line
democrat, and when younger was an
active worker in his party. He mar?
ried a Miss Roeditler. of Shenaudoah
county, an aunt of Mr. James Roediffer,
the present postmaster at Woodstock,
Va.
Important Facts.
If you have dull and heavy pains across
the forehead and about the eyes; if the i os
trils are frequently stopped up and followed
by a disagreeable discharge; if Boreness in
the nose and bleeding from the nostrils is of?
ten experienced : if your are very scn?itive
to cold in the head accompanied with head?
ache, then you may be sure you have catarrh,
aud should (immediately; resort to Ely's
Cream Balm for a euro. Tke remedy will give
instant relief.
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
The Strike in Massachusetts.
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 24.?The
fifth day of New Bedford's great indus?
trial battle opened with much less of
change in the condition and outlook
than many had hoped. The rumors
that the Bennett and Columbian mWie
are to open their gates on Monday, to
allow such of their employees as desire
t) return to their work at the reduc?
tion, are confirmed. There-are mauy
who find eDCouragemeut in the belief
that a spirit of hot-blooded contention
is slowly giving way to a recognition on
all sides that the crisis is one which de?
mands earnest and temperate consider?
ation. The results of the conference of
last evening were, no doubt, far short
of the expectations of the more san?
guine, but it certainly accomplished
something in the direction of concili?
ation, and may set in motion a train of
circumstances which will lead up to a
settlement of the difficulty in which
the rights of the parties at issue will be
recognized and conserved.
S?NCOOK, N. H., Aug. 24.?The
strike at the mills here has spread
somewhat, and it is expected will fur?
ther extend. A labor agitator from
Fall River arrived here yesterday aud
it is stated that he was the cause of
nearly loo spinners of the China mill
coming out at 1 o'clock. The spinners
iu the Webster also struck, as did three
fourths of the weavers in the Webster
and about one half of those in the Pem?
broke. A large number of others did
not go into the strike. There has been
no disturbance as yet.
Taking IngersolPs Advice.
New York, Aug. 24.?Willie I). Day,
the champion runner of the world, com?
mitted suicide early this morning by
hanging himself from a tree near the
clubhouse of the New Jersey Athletic
Club at Bergen Poiut. He had been
accused of withholding $112 belonging
to a laundry.
Toledo, 0., Aug. 24.?Mathias Hart
man, a 95-year-old pioneer of this city,
committed suicide last night by hang?
ing himself with his suspenders while
locked up iu a cell in the police sta?
tion. Hartman was arrested for shoot?
ing at his wife, whom he married a
year ago, and with whom he has fre?
quently quarreled about money.
Kansas City, Aug. 24.?Henry S.
Pearson, formerly manager of the Piano
Manufacturing Co. of this city, and part
proprietor of the Terrall Hardware Co.,
at Ryan, I. T., committed suicide last
uight by shooting. He left several
letters stating there was nothing in life
fjr him. He had been short in his ac?
counts with the piano company, but to
what extent is not known.
Perry, O. T., Aug. 24.?John K
It ithborn, lieutenant of a company of
United States soldiers located near
this city, committed suicide by shoot?
ing himself with a pistol. No cause is
assigned for tho shooting. He was
conversing with a party of soldiers,
and, without warning, pulled a gun
and shot himself.
To Develop Southern Resources.
Washington, Aug. 24.?A practical
attempt to develop the resources of the
South will be initiated in Washington
on Thursday, Aug. 30. Its basis is a
convention of southern business men
which will begin on that day and which
Is supplemental to the meeting of Gov?
ernors of southern States in Richmond
last year. Several of the executives
who attended that meeting will be
present at the convention, and scores
of the most prominent men
will lend their cooperation to
make the affair a success. The
programme will include addresses
on the necessity for a public building
iu Washingtou for a permanent exhibit
of the resources of all the States ; a con?
sideration of the timber resources of the
S)uth: the mineral aud agricultural re?
sources of the South: transportation
facilities: immigration, trade and manu?
factures and good roads. Senator Pat?
rick Walsh, Gov. Elias Carr, of North
Carolina, Iuterstate Commerce Com?
missioner Clements, and other promi?
nent southerners will deliver addresses.
Preparations for the Pythians.
washington, Aug. 24.?Washington
expects to entertain a hundred thousand
visitors next week during the encamp?
ment of the Knights of Pythias. Al?
ready people from other places are be
giuning to arrive. Cut rates on excur?
sion tickets to enable the knights and
their friends to attend the great cele
bratiou went into effect Wednesday and
it is reported that thousands have taken
advantage of the opportunity to visit
Washington. Everything points to a
successful encampment. Citizens have
contributed liberally and hotels and
boarding houses have cooperated with
the committees of arrangement in mak- j
ing reasonable rates. Nearly every1
business house along the line of march j
has been decorated and the city pre- j
sents a gala appearance, strongly i
r^miuiscent of inauguration time. On!
the grounds of the Washington monu.
raent 1,700 tents have been erected and
in these the members of the uniformed
commands will sleep and eat.
Foreign News.
LONDON, Aug. 24.?Advices from
Shanghai are to the effect that a seri?
ous battle is expected to soon occur
between the Chinese and Japanese
forces.
London, Aug. 24.?Ernest Haas
berger, the Dundee jute merchant who
was arrested about a month ago on
charges of having forged bills for ?S0,
000 on Scotch banks and for ?20,000 on
continental banks, was arraigned for
trial to-day. When called upon tu
piead, the prisoner admitted that he
j was guilty of forgeries aggregating
I ?112,000. Sentence was postponed.
Palermo City, Aug. 24.?A fresh
! earthquake shock was experienced yes
' terday at Santa Catarina. People fled
! in terror to the fields.
Withdraws His Name.
Columbia, S. C, Aug. 24.?Dr.
Sampson Pope, a Tillmanite candidate
for Governor from Newberry county,
has given out a letter announcing his
withdrawal from the race. When the
campaigu opened three months ago
lour Tillmanites entered, and it was
determined to hold a nominating con?
vention of the Tillmanite faction. This
convention met last week and nominat?
ed John Gary Evans. Early in the
canvass Pope declared that he would
uot permit his name to go before this
convention, and would run in the
general democratic primaries on Aug.
28, when delegates will be elected to
the regular democratic nominating con?
vention. Pope advises Tilliruinites to
vote for governor in the democratic
primaries, and in this way it is presum?
ed he wishes them to avoid committing
themselves to their nominees. The air
is full of rumors that a candidate may
run as an independent against Evans
iu the genera] election in November.
Dr. Pope has been one of the most ex?
treme and uncompromising Tillmaoites
and Ocalites. It is now said that he is
iu an ugly mood toward the Governor
and refuses to go to his house. The
auti-Tillman faction of the State is
totally demoralized. In several counties
it is certain that independent candidates
for the Legislature will be run.
Attempted Assault.
Camden, N. J., Aug. 24.?Another
felonious assault by a brutal negro upon
a white woman occurred in Merchaut
ville early this morning. Mrs. Torrey.
wife of Mr. Torrey, deceased, late cash?
ier of the Philadelphia National Bank,
was aroused at 5 o'clock this morning
and found a black man lying on the bei
beside her and her mother, with whom
she was sleeping. The brute attempted
to assault Mrs. Torrey, who, with her
mother, fought him oil until her son,
who was in an adjoining room, came to
her rescue, when the black villaiu mado
good his escape. Lust, not robbery,
was evidently the motive of the black
rum's entry into the house. A general
hunt is being made for the assailant,
and he is likely' to be caught.
Fires.
McKEESPORT, Pa., Aug. 24.?An
alarming conflagration visited DravOi
burg. a suburb of this city, about one
o'clock this morning. Six buildings
und a large frame stable were burned
to ashes. There was no means of cop?
ing with the fire, and the flames had
all their own way with the houses
which stood together. The total dam?
age is estimated close on $.'50,000. No
one was injured. The saloon of Fred
Winklevoss, at Curry's Hollow, about
one mile distant, was also burned this
morning. Suspicions are aroused that
incendiaries are at work.
Death of a Minister.
South Xorwalk, Conn., Aug. 24.?
Rev. S. B. S. Biseell died in this city
yesterday afternoon aged 82. Mr. Bis?
sel 1 was the eldest sou of the late Judge
and Governor Bissell and was born in
Westport. He graduated with high
honors from Vale in the class of 1830,
studied law for a short time in his
father's office, but abandoned it to en?
ter Princeton University school, from
which he was graduated, and then went
to Virginia, where his first congrega?
tion was composed largely of slaves.
The Futurity Stakes.
New York, Aug. 24.?The race for
Futurity honors and the $63,000 in
money will take {dace to-morrow at
Sheepshead Bay. The favorite will be
Gideon and Daly's filly Butterflies.
The unknown quantity, represented by
maidens that have shown phenomenal
things in private, will be largely repre?
sented, but the pick of nearly every?
body is Butterflies, with the proviso
that she don't break down in the race.
His Removal to re asked.?The
Civil Service Commission resumed
its investigation of the charges against
Recorder of Deeds C. H. J. Taylor in
Washington yesterday. The commis?
sioners have determined to clothe the
investigation with absolute secrecy,
and a number of witnesses said to have
received assessment letters signed by
Taylor, representing the Negro Nation- 1
al Democratic League, were examined
at length behind closed doors. Taylor
is credited with representing the Negro
National Democratic League, but at the
commission it is hinted that both the
league and the Afro-American bureau j
of organization of the democratic Con-!
gresaional committee are involved in
the case. Taylor is. president of the
league, and until recently was connect-;
ed with the bureau. He resigned from
tie latter position soon after the Civil
S -rvice Commission began its investiga->
ton of the charges against RobertG.
Still, the chief of the bureau. It is
1-arned that the complaint alleging as- j
sessments was filed several weeks ago
when the full board was in session, and
that it has been discussed at a number
of the meetings subsequently. Mr. Ly
man has been Bpendiug several week- i
?U the seashore, but returned to \Va.sh- j
ington Wednesday night to join hi.- two
colleagues in the investigation. Sev- I
eral more witnesses who received the j
letters will probably be examined to
day, and it can be authoritatively stated !
that the report will not be forwarded to
the Attorney General or the President I
before to-night. There is strong grouod
for the belief that accompanying it will
be an urgent request signed by the full ;
board for Taylor's removal from tbe
office to which President Cleveland ap?
pointed him last spring. The original
charges were tiled by Calvin ChaBe, edi- i
tor of the Bee, a negro organ of Wash
ington, and by a messenger in the In?
terior Department, named Barnes, who
is also business manager of the Bee. i
FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS.
Washington, Aug. 24.
SENATE.
The open session of the Senate this
morning lasted only four minutes,
There was no question raised a^ to tl e
presence of a quorum. By unanimous
consent the reading of Wednesday's
and Thursday's journals was dispensed
with. Messages were received fn
the President and from the House oi
Representatives. Indefinite leave oi
absence, on account ot serious illne- in
bis family, was given to Mr. McLaurin,
of Mississippi, and then, on motion
j of Mr. Harris, the Senate proceeded
I the consideration of executive busim ss.
After remaining in executive sessi
fur over an hour, the Senate h&\
previously adopted the House res
tion for final adjournment at 2 o'c
on Tuesday, adjourned until Monday,
HOUSE.
Mr. Catcbings presented a joint
lution authorizing the presid
Senate and Speaker of the Hous
adjourn their respective bodies at
o'clock, p. m., on Tuesday. the iStu
iust. It was agreed to.
Mr. Catchings aLo moved that when
the House adjourn to-diy it be
Monday next.
Mr. Loud demanded a division of i
House on this moiion and it ft suited
ayes 70, noes 10. "No quorum -,; |
Mr. Loud. Tellers were ordered,
pending the announcement of ?
suit a message was received from i
President by Mr. Pr?den, one of his
secretaries, announcing hisapprova i
sundry bills. The tariif bill was .
among them.
Mr. Loud withdrew the poii,; i .
quorum and the inotion_was declan
to have bcej adopted.
Mr. Catchings asked uuaniui
sf.nt to have printed in the /.'?
title of bills that have passed the Ho :- .
divided into two groups, thi -?? that
have become laws, and those thai b
failed of action in the Senate. The -
was to be published, he said, with
c immeiit, as a matter of inform .
for the members, which be belie\
would be found desirable.
Mr. Payne said he could see i
of printing the titles of bills thai
still on the Seuale calendar, bul he
would make no objection to the re?
quest.
Mr. English, however, did obji
Mr. Terry called up the Hill bil
the exclusion and deportation ol i
anarchists, with a request for its prcs
ent consideration. An amendment v as
j proposed to meet the objections of Mr.
Warner and others, which defined
teim anarchist as used in the bill
follows: "The word anarchist a.- used
i i this act shall be construed to mean
one who advocates the destrueti?
violence either of all governments, or
ti e government of the United States.
Mr. English also objected to Mr. Ter?
ry's request, and the bill went over
again without action.
Mr. Richardson asked considerati
of Senate bill providing for the er,m
pilation and publication of an index of
the government publications from
March 4,1881, to March 4, lsd
elusive, at a cost not to exceed $2,500.
This led to a long discussion.
Finally Mr. Bland said the only ; ?
sons that would be benefited by tlx
publication of the catalogue were
old junk dealers. Hetbougb the law
should be repealed, and he wou I
object to consideration of the bill.
Two or three unimportant measure
were parsed and after a session of an
hour the House adjourned until Mon
day next.
TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES.
The democrats of the Third Texas
district yesterday nominated C. H.
Yoakum to succeed "Buck"' Kilgore.
An Italian named Angelo Periero al
tempted to kill L. de Grazis, his wife
and son in Pittsburg, Pa., this morni ?
Jas. O'Grady, well-known in Iri-;:
national league circles in this couni
and in Ireland, died in New York yes?
terday.
The Great Northern Telegraph I
pany's latest advices show thai m
sages from Yokahama, Japan, to New
York take over twenty-four hours in
transit.
A desperate fight between two fac?
tions of mountain outlaws took ;
at Jackson, Ky., yesterday. Rep
r?les and shotguns were used, and -
eral persons were wounded.
Justice Bartlett, of the New
Supreme Court, in Brooklyn this
ing, denied the motion for a new
made by the Rev. Father Fram
in his actiou for $100,000 damage:
alleged slander against Bishop Kj
Buffalo.
Tuesday evening a numbi
rode up to the house of George i
in the Choctaw natron ami proceeded
to empty their Winchesters
He fell dead with 23 bulle! hi ?
body. More serious trouble
pec ted.
Attbesham battle at Meridian. M .-- .
yesterday Captain R. R.Stevens
United States army, end.
rush the crowd of -;?? ctators
at a fast -peed over them. \V<
c hildren were seriously injun
knocked down and trampled
his horse.
Rev. Wtn. Knight, associate
the Old Stone Presbyterian Chur<
Cleveland, O., has tendered bis i<- -
tion and it was accepted. The
wtt? brought about by Mr. K
v'gi musattack upon promin?
members for renting property to 1
and dive keepers.
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