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THE aiOllNING TIMES, SUTD-A: MARCH 14, 3 897
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TJie ground -which Washingtonlans are
accustomed to regard as "the Flats," but
"which, by authority of Congress and the
courts -will be hereafter known as Potomac
Tart, contains C21 acres. It extends from
Easby's l'oint with the course of the liver
to tiie Navy Yard, varjing in width, but
Is at no point to narrow that It "will not
admit of profitable und artistic improve
ment The area is divided for convenience into
three sections, the first embracing the
reclaimed surface between Easby's Point
and tho sewer canal at the foot of Seven
teenth street northwest, the second com
prising the territory between Seventeenth
etreet and the Long Bridge, and the third
consisting of the. area below the Long
Bridge ljing between the "Washington and
This great space is to be converted Into
a recreation ground Tor the benefit of the
people- It will not only serve for the
pleasure of the citizens of "Washington,
but will become an attraction to the peo
ple of the whole country when business or
pleasurecalls them to the National Capital
In a sense tins large area has for jcars
been debatable ground, for it has required
legal process and the power of the law, to
say nothlngof theigilanceof wide awake
anil unselfish friends of the city, to keep
it from passing into the possession of the
railroads, and a large part of it has been
for years the subject of litigation.
It cost the Government in one sum ?2G,
6S4 to quiet the title to the lots in the
marsh known as the "Kid well -Meadows,"
and tocertam other tracts along the river
front from Lnsby's Point to the Arsenal
grounds, which were in the possession
of forty different claimants. If the
hopes of the people of Washington
are realied, Potomac Park will lie the
leading attraction of the capital. Itb
entire space will be in plain view from
the channel of the river, and Its ex
tensive system of driveways and lakes will
afford an equally good point of observa
tion of the historic stream, from which
it derives its name Its area includes the
lofty shart erected in honor of Washing
ton, the Arsenal Grounds aie almost a
part of it, and the proposed imple
ments will make of it a veritable garden
spot, where there has been for a hundred
jcars naught but a dreaiy watte. The
entire reclaimed area Is protected on the
wafer front by a substantial, well-built
sea-wall, the construction or which was
begun in 1600, audio but Just completed
There have been no plans formulated, as
yet, for the future system of improvements
to the park, but it is understood that the
project will include a series of circles and
Bquarcs and small reservations, all of which
are to be ornamented with choice foliage
plants and trees. There will be a drive
way the full length of the park, winding
its way among the shrubbery and artificial
lakes, and affording a means of lecreatlon
unsurpassed in equal area anywhere iu
The adaptability of Potomac Park for
public purposes was admitted when Wasli
ingtonians weie asking Congress to locate
the World's Columbian Imposition here.
There was ground enough available and
easily accessible in the vicinity of the
Washington Monument arid-between the
Long Bridge and Aqueduct Bridge for the
erection of all the buildings Chicago found
necessary for that purpose, and, in addi
tion, for the construction of artificial
grounds, designs of all of which were
prepared for the information of the Rep
resentatives and Senators to whom the
appeal for favor was made.
The soil is described by Col. Charles J.
Allen, In whose charge the improvements
will be, as very productive, which is a
guarantee of the rapid growth of vegeta
tion, and as the ground is now pro
tected from further overflow the work
of perfecting the park plans maybe com
menced at any time that Congress may
authorize the expenditures.
The process of raising the park grounds
to the required height is accomplished by
depositing upon them them the dirt ob
tained by the dredging of the channels,
which are being widened and deepened
for the benefit of navigation. The flats
above Long Bridge are to be thus raised
to a height of three feet above the flood
line of 1877, while below the bridge the
middle line of the area Is to be filled up
to the same height; bat the flats are to
slope each way to a height or six feet
above low tide at the margin of the fill,
and an ample system of drainage will thus
The proposition for river Improvement
includes a provision for the rebuilding of
Long Bridge at an early Jay, with wide
spans, upon piers, offering the least possible
obstruction to the flow of water, and the
interception of all sewage now discharged
into tho "Washington channel" and Its con
veyance to the James Creek sewer canal,
thus freeing the park from the annoyances
of noxious odors.
In general terms, Col Allen says, in his
last annual report, the presentheight of the
reclaimed area above low tide may be
Etated as follows: Section 1, from seven
to eleven feet; section 2, rrom ten to twelve
feet, and section 3, from six to twelve
feet. The total amount of material re
quired to build the flats to that heigh
was about 12,000,000 cubic yards.
Included In the area of section 2 Is
a small tidal reservoir, embracing a littla
more than seven aeres, which ba heed
set apart for District nse as a bathing
place, where it Is expected there will bo
provided In the early future all of tha
appurtenances of a first-class beach. An?
appropriation Tor the initial work has been
made by Congress, and the improvements
are under way. f
As soon as authority is given, Col.j
Allen expects to prepare the plans upon
whien Fotoraac Park is to be beautified
and modernized, the execution of whioll
depend upon the literality of Congress.
PRUDENT LORD SALISBURY
Has Guided the Ship of State
Through Troubled Waters.
THE WRONG HEADED KAISER
Many Conservatives "Vould Approve
a "War "With Russia ns a Final
Arbitrament of the Eastern Situ
ation Subscriptions for the Lov
ing Cup for Bayard.
London, March 13. Gleaning opinions
pon Lord Salisbury's Graeco-Cretan policy
from all possible quarters, it is discovered
that the balance of opinion in the lobbies
of the House of Commons, in the leading
London and provincial clubs and In what
diplomatic circles are accessible, is de
cisively in his favor. Even among the
radicals, who naturally contend that the
English government might have taken a
better way to satisf j the prevalent feeling
for the Greeks, it is admitted that Lord
Salisbury is acting -null infinite tact and
prudence. His own sentiments are known
to be more with Gieece than Turkey, and
If all tne difficulties he has had to meet
and continues to encounter were publicly
known he would get more ci edit for states
manship which is at once Christian and
politic. His own and Mr. Curzon'6 declar
ations in Pailiament at e necessarily lacking
In respect of some of the most important
diplomatic developments arising since the
Graeco-Cretan situation becameacute.
The Cretau blue book disclosed negotia
tions only up to the end or September, and
onnianj of the most vital matters on which
Lord Salisbury and the chiefs of the
European powers have been at Issue since
then there is still no ofiicial declaration.
The roreign office has, however, per
mitted some part of the past and pending
negotiations to transpire, which light
some hidden corners of the European
"conceit" pohcj, and if the British gov
ernment could publish a bine book up to
date, It would lie shown that Lord Salis
bury has been endeavoring to get the best
terms for Greece compatible with any pos
sible maintenance of the so-called concert
and that hiK main undmost uncompromising
opponent has been the German emperor.
Lord Salisbury desired that the Greek
troops should not be wlthdiawn from Crete
till the scheme of autonomy was promul
gated and partly acted upon, and that the
withdrawal of the Turkish troops should
be simultaneous. The kaiser took the
Initiative in insisting upon the Greek
troops "withdta wing under no pledge as to
the abolition of the Turkish regime or the
retirement of the sultan's soldiers. Lwd
Salisbury suggested that the scheme of
autonomy should include the appointment
of a Greek prince Prince George, or other
as governor of Crete, with power to ap
point his own council to conduct the ad
ministration, and again on the initiative
of Germany the proposal has been prac
It is no longer a secret that the German
Emperor, whether out of personal sym
pathy with a despot and contempt for a
constitutional regime or actuated only by a
wrongheaded policy. Is with the sultan.
He has departed from the straight line
or diplomatic observance and violated dip
lomatic confidence by personally commu
nicating to the sultan the various phases
of the negotiations between the powers
and his own effective intervention on be
half of the sultan. In official quarters
here it is believed that if the European
powers can be got to leave Greece to the
tender mercies of the Turk the powers
will form a ring around Greece and let
King George's small army fight it out
with the overwhelming forces which the
porte can bring into the field. The Liberal
leaders in Parliament aie not ignorant of
these facts and know that they arc para
lyzed in attacking. Lord Salisbury on the
ground that he lacks sympathy with
If they ventured upon challenging his
policy, a tentative and prudent one, by a
vote of censure, they would fall to get
the support of many Liberal members and
would stultify themselves before the coun
try. A distinctive policy of their own
Is not even within sight of the Liberal
leaders If the Liberals were in power
and threw Great Brilaia on the side of
Greece, a European war would follow
In which England would have no allies.
Even as It is, Lord Salisbury may soon
be compelled to openly denounce the pow
ers' coercion of Greece- According to
the St. James Gazette, many conservatives
would approve of a war with-Russia as
a final arbitrament on the Eastern ques
tion, Including Greece.
The farewell banquet which the London
Chamber of Commerce offered to Mr.
Bayard, and which had to be postponed
owing lo his sudden call to visit the queen,
at Windsor, will probably be given about
the 20th instant.
Money Is coming in freely for the pur
chase of the loving cup to be given to
Mr Bayard by Americans residing in Eng
land. The cup will be of massive wrought
gold, bearing national and peace emblems,
and surmounted by a bust of the ambassa
dor, modeled from life, by Miss Stillman.
The whole will rest upon a delicately
forked silver base. The cup, itself, is
now being made in New York, by one of
the best firms of gold workers, fiom the
designs of Mr Henry S Welcorqe, chairman
of the American Society. It will be manu
factured exclusively from American gold
THE RAID OHIIH. H'KINLEY
Army of Politicians Marching
Onto the White House.
LARGE DELEGATION OF "EX'S"
Senators and Representatives Kept
the President Busy iu the Morn
ing; mid Others Less Distinguished
Occupied All His Time .During;
the Knrly Part of the Afternoon.
DHIVEHS STOLE THE GOODS.
Joseph "Williams Accused of House
breaking and Grand Larceny.
For more than a year past the People'6
Dispatch Company has been missing valu
able packages of goods which have been
expresed-'here and consigned to various
merchants and intrusted to its expressmen
to deliver. Detective Hartigan, of the
Sixth precmct-i yesterday afternoon ar
rested Joseph II. Williams, colored, a driver
in the employ of the company, who .is be
lieved to be responsible for the various
Manager J. E. Wallace, of the company,
stated last night that during the past few
months gtwdo to the value of over 500 had
been stolen, and every possible effort made
to apprehend the thief, but without suc
cess until yesterday. The goods stolea
have been principally groceries and cigars,
which could easily be sold for cash.
Detective Hartigan jestcrday recovered
a consignment of 50 worth of fine cigars
and fifteen pounds of tea, worth $19, the
latter being one-half of a thirty-pound
chest recently stolen from the cars in the
Baltimore and Ohio yards. The tea Will
lams had sold to a giocerynian named
Lemon, who keeps a store at Third and D
etreets southwest. Williams Is held on the
chargeof giandlnrceayand housebreaking.
Be Is a brother of Williams who killed
rolicctnan William Adler several years ago
at Benin ng station by hitting him on the
head with a brick.
"Wnhoiit Causes n "Wreclt.
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 13. A wash
out on a branch line at Cole City, Ga. .today,
caused the wreck of a switch engine and
the death of the engineer, J L. Stewart.
Fireman Cogle received internal injuries
that will prove fatal. The locomotive
plunged down n steep embankment. The
firebox emptied its contents upon the
prostrate engineer, who "was burned to
death, begging plteousiy for the fire
man to end his sufferings by killing him,
but the latter was pinned beneath the
engine and was forced to sec his fellow
trainman die before his eyes.
Train Collides "With tin Engine.
Boston, March 13. The 6:48 o'clock
outward-bound passenger train, for Bed
ham, on the Providence division of the
New York, New Haven, and Hartford
Railroad, met with a serious accident al
mostundertheMassachusetts Avenue Bridge
this evening. The train was heavily
loaded with passengers, and although they
received a terrible shading up, none of
them, so far as could be ascertained, was
Injured beyond a few bruises. The accK
dent was caused by a collision between
the outwaid-bound train and an engine.
The Porter nt Tort Monroe.
FortMonioe, Ya .March 13. Thetorpedo
boat Torter arrived from Washington at
5 p. in. en route for New York. She will
remain heie until the weather moderates.
The Columbia and Furitan aie not yetin
The White House was crowded with
visitors jesterday. The rush of Senators
and Representatives was early and strong.
It lasted until nearly noon, when the msi
tors, other than members of Congress, be
gan to arrive in force. In the afternoon
tho list of those who were received by
the President was comparatively small,
but occupied him until -1:30, when he went
out for his daily walk.
Senators Mason and Cullom, of Illinois,
were the first callers.
"Oom Jack" Gowdy, of Indiana, who
claims to have the Paris consulship
"bagged," at the head of a delegation
from his State, was far up in the line.
Ex-Kepresentatio John It. Thomas, of
Illinois, who is one of the most prominent
among forty applicants for the position of
First Assistant Secretary of the Navy, was
also among the early visitors.
The Minnesota delegation, headed by
Senators Nelson and Davis, called in u
body to pres8the claims of L. P. Huntfor
the position of Public Printer. They were
informed that the nomination will be made
in a few days, but no intimation was given
as to who the nominee will be.
Senator Cullom is responsible for the
statement that Frank M. Palmer, of Chi
cago, who was Public Printer under
Harrison, will again be named by President
McKinley for the position.
Hon. Thomas Ryan, who served In Con
gress with McKinley, and was minister to
Mexico under the last Republican Admin
istration, called with the Kansas delega
tion. He announced his candidacy for a
diplomatic appointment to some South
John A. Logan, Jr., had an audience with
Mr. Pickler, of South Dakota, refuses to
credit the story of J. Clay Evans appoint
ment to be Commissioner of Pensions, and
yesterday again asked the President to
give him the place.
Ex-Congressman J. V. L. Fmdley, a
vigorous advocate of civil service reform,
called to pay his respects.
Sir Julian Pauucefote, exercising his
prerogative as an ambassador, came per
sonally to the White House to see the
President, and when he did not find him
in the Blue Room, where ambassadors are
received, went upstairs to obtain entrance
to the President's office through the Cab
There were a number of Democrats
among the President's visitors, including
Senator Morgan of Alabama, who has not
been in the White House for over five
years; his new colleague, Senator Pcttus;
Senator Cockrcll, Senator Murphy, Repre
sentative McClellan, and Sergeant-at-Arms
Bright of the Senate.
Et-Represenlative Frank Aldrich or Chi
cago, who is asking the appointment of
minister to Belgium, saw the President for
about ten minutes. With Mr. Aldrich was
his successor in Congress, J. R. Mann.
Ex-Representatlvc Smalls of South Caro
lina, leading a delegation of about twenty
colored people, and seeking places, was
forced to sit In the hall for almost an
hour before going to the President's room.
When Smalls did get to the President
he Carried with him a huge bundle of
papers, which he held high above his
head and marched with a military air,
as it to say he wanted quick action on
all the orficcs in South Carolina.
Ex-Senator Illalr.otNew Hampshire, was
again at the White House today, but he did
not see the President. The impression pre
vails that a place in the diplomatic service
will be given him. Ex-Representative
Poole of New York, who Is asking for the
Cominisslonershlp of Pensions, ci me very
late Mr. Poole will ask for the Deputy
Commlssioncrshlp, in the '.event he does
not get first place. i- ,
John Hay, who Is booked Tor minister to
London, saw the President" for Some min
utes It Is generally understood that Mr.
Hay's name will be sent to the Senate on
Monday with the others, anil in the list will
more than likely be the namo of John A.
Logan, Jr., as minister to Austria.
At 12 o'clock the "plain people'' were
admitted to the President's private room.
The crowd was very large. HcBhookhands
with them, many of them leaving with the
President papers containing their applica
tions for places.
H. L. Work, of Indiana county. Pa., who
is a candidate for Public Printer, saw the
President Mr. Work has the indorsement
of a majority of the members of tho Penn
sylvania delegation and ex-Senator Cam
eron. Mr. Work thinks his chances are
good, notwithstanding there are three ap
plicants for the place from his State.
A delegation of colored people, consist
ing of W. C. Cox, S. E. Jones, George
Parker, J. L. Keith, F. C. Myers, R. H.
Lewis and John Lee, saw the President
in the interest of Chapin Blown for Dis
Ex-Congressman John S. Wise, late of
Virginia, but now of New York, called.
Mr. Wise's call was for the purpose of
talking over Virginia appointments. Mr.
Wise hns his knife sharpened for Mr. Bow
den, of Norfolk, who is also ambitious to
coutrol the State patronage.
A unique application for appointment to
be Public Printer will be presented to the
President early this week. It will come
from the New England candidate, Mr.
Leroy B. Pease, editor of the Wconsockct
Reporter, and will be brought to President
McKinley's attention bj Senator Aldrich
of the Rhode Island delegation, as the
senior representative in Congress of Mr.
The recommendations and petitions have
been put in a neat box of convenient size
with separate compartments, in which are
placed envelopes containing each its sep
arate class of Indorsements. The box Is
supplied with an index in the lid, which
makes it easy to refer in a moment to anj
given indor-ement It is believed by Mr
Pease's fnends that President McKinley
will appreciate this busine&E-like arrange
ment, which shows high appreciation of
the value of time. The whole is complete
in every detail.
Mr. Pease is very strongly Indorsed, par
ticularly bj the labor unions.
Carriage Struck by a Train.
Columbus. Ohio, March 13. A carriage
containing Mrs. O. W. Wells, aged fifty,
and her niece, Miss Laura Andrews, aged
eighteen, was struck by a Toledo and Ohio
Central Railway passenger train at a
crossing near Marysville today. Both were
instantly killed. The carriage was com
pletely wrecked and the horse killed.
T7riQCK I2CSURANCK SWINDLE.
Agent ami Medical Examiner Ar3
Charged "With Conspiracy. F
Hamburg, Pa.. March 13 This after
noon upon Information lodged against them,
by Robert Lounsfcerry.medicalexaminerof
the Security Mutual Life Association, o
Binghainton, N Y-, officers arrested John
W. Musser, local agent, and Dr- WttMam,
L. Duff, medical examiner for the eom-J
pany here, on twentv separate indictment?,
ten against each man. Eighteen of the
indictments charge the defendants with,
knowincly misrepresenting a death that!
never occurred, and the other two chargo
them with forgery and conspiracy.
This evening they furnished ball for,
trial at court. Policies were written on
persons who knew nothing about the in
surance. The case of Mrs- Thamer A,
Baxter, of Falling Springs. Perry county,
is the one which drew the company's at
tention to the frauds.
n 0 IWrmnnn'A CnJ-ni-ni-mn $
G 01 nrjlllllflllllb Lll
Has struck a mine of advantage that will put the best of qualities in your
hands at very near the maker's cost. The sale opens tomorrow morning bright
CASH OR CREDIT.
Wcha ve talked about our
Metal Beds berore, but
when we have a good
thing for you there can
he no harm lu repeating
it. If you want an Iron
Bed just look at our line
There cannot be better
offered vou by anybody.
Fancy Parlor Tables.
A solid OakParlorTable,
neatly finished and useful
for a scoie of services at
the special price of
We have 100 others tyles
and giades to selectfrom.
Solid Oak Sideboards.
have bevelled plate mir
rors, and are one of the
biggest bargains vou ever
bought even here. The
price on this occasion is...
We have at least 50
styles or sideboards all
Straw Mayings and Carpets.
the largest and best se
lecte 1 stockor FlobrCover-liigsiiithispartofthecouii-try
we window you styles
that cannot be duplicated N
by anybody-in' grades
that nobody else would
think or ottering at such
low prices as we are quot
ing The worst thing you
candois to buy cheap car
peib just bccaufiP'thev are
cheap. Cometi us and j ou
will pay as little as alue
can be sold forand have
an immense assortment of
patterns to chopse from.
Xou cannot want too fine
for us to please you. The
lightest and most conveni
ent Carnet. room in the
city, bee a special lot of
Straw .Mattings that we
are sellincin the roll at..
All mattings are laid free
Bed Lounges.Folding Beds.eto
Seek where you will, jou cannot
find a line ol these conveniences
equal to ours, and If jou want
one j on certainlj ought to 6ee us
J ust now we can sell jou
a Spring Bed Lounge, with
woven wire bottom and
Brussels carpet cover for (TQ Q"7
Every popular stole of
Chamber Bet will be
found here. Oak, Mahog
any, Birch, Walnut, etc.
We have the very best that
money can buj , and the
very best you can buy with
your monc ."whatever you
wantto spend. Asa starter
we will sell you a solid ff I O Q 7
Oak Set, full size, for.... J) Z.3 I
An unusually big line
is in the house at this
time. And all the different
As a special a six-drawer
We have also a comolete line of
Table Commodes, Just the thing
for parloi bedrooms. A table cover
will "disguise them so nobody ;an
tell them from any parlor table.
Just a hint at what you
can do in this line here
at the Complete Store.
A 40-pound genuine hair CC DC
mattress for only jn.un
Pay particular attention
to thisoffering. Itlsanex
ceptional one. Full quar
tered OakRocker, wlthem
bossed leather seat It
would be a cheap chalrat
SI. Wo haven't many of
them while they last
Solid Oak Extension Tables.
Not an ash table, or an
elm table, but a good, sub
stantial Solid Oak Table,
fully guaranteed. Special
If you do not own a
Hall Rack now is your
chance. If you haven't
one or the latest style
now Is your chance, too.
Oak or Mahoganv finish
Hall Racks. We will sell
you a nice one with bev
eled French plate mirror
If we have got the lead
In any one line more than
another, it's In Parlor
Suites. We have got owe
entire floor rull and a
reserved stock-room filled
as well. Frame and Over
stuffed Suites. Oak
frames, and gilt frames,
silk, satin, damask, plush
and tapestry covered.
There are all grades,
from the cheapest good
to the richest best, and
it is a display that Is
worth seeing, whether
you are ready to buy or
not. We want to make
a special offering of a
lot or mahogany-finished
frame suites, covered in
excellent grade of Amerl
damask, 5 pieces com-pleteforoiily
We hnvc gota big lineof
Dining Chairs at allpilces
and in all grades but the
great big value that we
want jou to specially con
sider is solid Oak, with
cane seat, for
We have just got hold of
another large lot of manu
facture! s' samples of All
wool and Union Ingrains.
They will average about
1 1-i yards long and are
yard wide. Make excel
lent rugs and weshallpat
them on sale tomorrow
inornlngfor your choice at
We receive our supply
of Baby Carriages from
thethree best manufactur
ers in this country. The
balmy days are almost
here and baby should be
out as much as possible
Don t wait until the last
minute come in and look
our asoortment over It Is
a big one, and the prices
Another thing you are
going to need before a
great whu and we want
to put in a word for the
stock that we .hall show.
Xou will find that we will
do better by you , as usual,
than any body else we are
in a position to. We
carry the best brands
and the prices are very
Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Etc.
Just take some prices as guides
to the advantages of coming here
for all such thlng1.
Uecorated Tea Sets of
5 pieces 53 would be
very low for them spe
cial" price .- -
tu-piece liecorated Toi
let Sets, new and unique (TO QQ
design special 4Z.0U
Decorated Dinner Sets or 11 Z
pieces, the shapes arc the very
latest, the decoratiotis very artis
tic, and everything about them
strictly flret-cluss. Ask us about
Revolving Book Casas.
We have a line of these very
serviceable pieces of furniture, that
wearegolngto let out nt very much
lcs than they are actually worth.
If you have the slightest use for
one now is your chance.
$ JtiUUSi &
$ Liberal Furnishers,
Corner 7th and I Streets