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WASBXtfGrTON, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1897 EIGHT PAGrES.
yzfs$Fx?)'s?' ' 'z"':
"Going to Buy
I Cash .
to be Raised
by a Sacrifice!
w TLIs nab always been a store for the
people, and it always shall remain io.
,1 The attempt or the combined misfit
clothing companies at Chicago, Rochenter,
SyracuseandBuffulo to form a trust, which
is to maintain prices, will not be success
ful to far as Washington is concerned.
We are going to buy ourselves free, and
run a business independent of the trust.
To raise the necessary cash we commence
today the greatest clothing sale ever held
In this city.
$15.00 to $18.00 SUITS,
To open the ball, we offer the choice of
v every $15 and $18 custom-made suit in
the house for $6. Six Dollars! Think of
,it! A splendidly tailor-made suit of fash
ionable cloth and cut for such a price.
Hut we are determined to make the great
sacrifice once and for all, to preserve our
Our guarantee for a year goes with every
.'garment, in spite of the extraordinary
Come early today.
407 Seventh St.
THE HEW COMMISSIONERS
Kiev Will Take the Oath of Office
ChungCH Thnt Are Deemed Probable.
Mr. Wight VlKltK the Dis
Today the newly-confirmed DistrlctCom-
Jntssioners, Messrs- Ross and Wight, will
file their bonds, and after taking the
"necessary oath will be duly Inducted iuto
office as District Commissioners-
Qulte a number of changes will probably
be made in tlie departments now assigned
to Mr Rosa Owing to his long service
as a Commissioner and his perfect fa
miliarity with all matters pertaining to
the .management of District affairs, he
will 'probably be designated to the more
important branches of the service, though
the presidency of the board will fall to
the new mau, Mr. Wight. Though this
gentleman comes to the District Budd
ings a stranger to many, his long resi
dence aud prominent identification with
many of the local business and profes
sional associations of the District, have
kept him to the front in all matters per
taining to the local government and its
routine work. lie aud his predecessor,
Mr- Truesdell, spent some hours talking
over matters left unfinished by the re
tiring Commissioner, and he received some
suggestions as to the conduct of the
During lunch time many of the heads
of the departments immediately under the
guidance of Commissioner Truesdell called
upon the new Commissioner and were with
liim for some, enlightening him regarding
their respective departments and .the
various details connected with the work-
MEMORIAL DAI IN NEW YORK.
G. A. R. Will Invite President, Vice
President and Cabinet.
A subcommittee of the general memorial
committee of the New York city G. A. 11.
will reach Washington this morning and
kold a meeting at the Arlington Hotel at
3 0 o'clock in the forenoon
They come here to wait upon President
McKinley, Vice President Hobart and the
Cabinet officers to secure, if possible,
their attendance at the Memorial Day ex
ercises in the metropolis, especially the
v evening services at the Metropolitan Opera
The committee consists of Gen. James R.
O'Peirne, Gen. George B. Loud, Col. E. G.
Tuckcrman and Major E. O'M. Condon.
Congressmen Low, Shannon and Amos
"Ciinimings, who are alo prominent New
' York veterans, will co-operate with the
A' i N M Governor.
Port Town -end. Wash., May 7. Pri
vate alic-.N limn Washington indicate
that C. '-. TJohtuoii, or Alaska, will be the
"next go inor.
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ALL EYES ON THE SULTAN
The Peace of Europe May De
pend Upon His Action.
THE WAR SPIRIT IN TURKEY
Military Parly Wants? to Hold The-s-snly
Grecian Hoyal Family Ke
imrtod to He Ju Danger From
the Populace The Delay of. the
Powers in Intervening. .
London, May 7. The critical point, of
the situation, now the time has come to
negotiate for peace, is the attitude of the
Sultan The best authority on this matter
is the Speaker's correspondent, who, '.n
tomorrow's issue of that paper, will say:
lie (the Sultan) has done his Work thor
oughly lie was never so strong as today.
Now his policy will be magnanimous. It
hns been said that the pride of success
would make him insufferable to t he powers.
I do not believe it. Their meekness and
long suffering are inexhaustible, and lie is
too wary to trespass upon them. Then
there is nothing to gain. lie liah intimated
his desire to end the war. Having vindi
cated his honor and destroyed the prestige
of Greece, he says he is distressed by the
waste of life and property, and asks; "Why
not restore the status quo ante helium?"
He says he knows this -will be the result
of the war, however long it may last, so
he is ready for peace at once.
"The Sultau would not have declared
war if lie had not been pushed by Germany
and the miliary party here He would
have accomplished his cuds in another
way. But he is merciless in his war a gainst
individuals. The prisons are filled with
Gieeks now, as they were with Armenians
a j ear ago. Incalculable misery will re
sult from the expulsion of a quarter of a
million of Hellenes, as well as ruin to what
is leJl of the commerce of the country
"Only one contingency may bring the
Sultan in conflict with Eur pe He may
find tlie" military party too strong. This
party is oppoRcd to the giving back of
Thessaly to Greece. It is believed here,
even bj some of those in diplomatic cir
cles that If the Sultan Insists upon hold
ing Thessaly, no European power will go
to war to turn him out by force, nndc-pe-cinllj
if there should be a revolution in
HOYAL FAMILY J DANGER.
Subjected to Insults "When They
Appear in Public Places.
London, May 7. A dispatch to the
Daily Mail front its correspondent in Rome
says that private advices have reached
theie from Athens, which, having escaped
the Greek censor, give the true details
of the situation in the Grecian capital.
These dispatches show that the position of
the royal family since the retreat of the
Greek army from Tharsala has become
more perilous than ever. The members of
the family rarely leave the palace, and
their portraits have been withdrawn from
all public places. Tlie Queen and princesses
are insulted on the streets when they visit
the hospitals. The palace is watched by
revolutionary agents lest their majesties
attempt to flee from the country.
The writer ascribes the decision of the
powers to intervene to end the war to the
dangerotiR position In which tho Greek
reigning family Is placed.
THE POWERS' DELAY.
The Situation in Greece Daily Be
coming More Critical.
London, May 7 The Athens correspond
ent of the Daily News describes the situa
tion as critical, owing to the advance
of the enemy and the delay of the powers
in the ministry Is impending, owing to a
divergence between it and the king. It
is stated that the cabinet advocates an
energetic continuance of the struggle,
while the king desires to avoid further
bloodshed. The correspondent adds that
a diplomat informed him today that noth
ing had been agreed upon by the powers,
although intervention was in the air. A
member of anotherlegation said thatGrcecc
must be thoroughly humbled in the dust
to teach her that she must not meddle in
Eastern affairs again. Her government,
he added, would view with equanimity a
Turkish advance on Athens.
The German minister the other day
ostentatiously visited the few wounded
Turkish prisoners In Athens- He lias
not sent even a porter to see the hundreds
of wounded Greeks in the hospitals. Cer
tain of tho powers are undoubtedly ex
ulting at the Greek discomfiture.
TJIE CABINET OBDURATE.
Will Not Consent to an Evacuation
London, May 7. The Telegraph's Athens
correspondent says he Is authorized to
state that the cabinet will not consut
undci any circumstances to a complete
evacuation of Crete, or to accept arbitra
tion without previous knowledge of the
terms The coricspondent add that any
government agieelng to withdraw all
troops from Crete, or to accept tho powers
as arbitrators of Greece's dispute with
Turkey, without knowing what condi
tions they will impose as the price of
peace, could not keep office for a day.
The result would be revolution.
The correspondent further frays, that he
learns that all the powers are willing to
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Intervene witiiout preliminary conditions,
except Germany, which demands that the
evacuation of Crete shall precede intervention.
ADVANCING ON VOLO.
XuHt of the Greek Kn trench incuts at
London, May 7. A dispatch to the
Morning Post from Larissa, filed this after
noon, says that the last Greek entrenchments-,
at Velstino, were captured lust
night, and that the Turks were advancing
on "Volo. The telegraph between Larissa
and Volo is open, and the railway from
Tharsala to Velestino is in the hands of
General Smnletiitz and His Drlgado
Arrlved at Almyro Friday.
Athens, May 7. Gen. Smolenitz and his
brigade arrived at Almyro, toward which
place they retreated fiom Vtlcstino, eatly
Friday morning. Nine Greeks weie lost
during tho retreat- Advices received
here show that Volo, Greece's naval base
in Thessaly, has been abandoned-
Greek SquadroitH Blockading
the. Gulf of Salouica.
Athens, May 7. The government has
notified the diplomats that the Greek naval
squadrons are effectively blockading the
Gulf of Salonlca, and the coast of Eplrus.
The British, French, and Italian consuls
at Volo have requested their respective
governments to Instruct the warshlits of
those nations now at Volo to land men to
protect the town.
In adilitlon to Col. Vassos, the comman
der of the Greek army of occupation In
Crete, twenty-five officers and two com
panies of cappers have been recalled from
It Is positively stated that if the powers
insist upon the evacuation of Crete as a
condition of mediation, Greece avIH reply
that she prefers war of extermination.
ATROCITIES IN EPIRCJS.
Turks Said to Hi- Engaged in Whole
London, May 7. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Athens says Col. Manos
telegraphs from Arta that the Tuiks
have begun a wholesale massacre In the
Interior of Eplrus- All the inhabitants
of the village of Kamarlna have been
murdered with the exception of a very
few, who escaped to the mountains
Women are arriving at Atta from other
places, praying for protection, their hus
bands and children having been murdered
by the enraged troops- Many of tlie
refugees are mad and unable to speak,
while others relate unwritable horrors.
All Is Quiet at Domoko.
London, May 7. The Ciironicle's cor
respondent with thcGreek armyatDomoko
telegraphs under today's date, stating that
everything is quiet. Everything is In icad
Iness for the defense of the position. The
army is in good spirits
Blliein Piihlm at Velestino.
Tarls, May 7. A dispatch from Larissa
stales thatEdhem Pasha, tho Turkish com
mander, has gone to Velestino, accompanied
by his staff.
SPAIN CANNOT GET MONEY
Foreign Bankers Have Again Re
fused to Credit Her.
The National Bank Forced to Issue
Millions of Pnper to Pay
the Troops With.
Havana, via Key West, May 5- The
Spanish government will borrow $60,
000,000 from the Bank of Spain, in 6rder
to continue the payment of the Spanish
troops in Cuba- For the third time in
lesa than six months foreign bankers re
fused to lend that amount to Spam. The
financial agent of Senor Castellanos, min
ister of colonies, has written him from
Paris and London that it was useless to
depend on credit abroad any longer, as
the foreign markets wojild be closed to
Spain until the war in Cuba should be
over, and that no kind of Spanish se
curity would satisfy the money lenders.
The $60,000,000 which the Bank of
Spain will give is in the bank's paper.
The general opinion Is that tho bank
will be driven by the government into
A Murderer Dunged.
Chicago, May 7. Henry Jones, t he slayer
of four men, was hanged in the Northern
prison at Michigan City, Ind., at 12.09.
o'clock this morning. Jones stabbed Homer
Thomas, a fellow-prisoner, to death because
he had given testimony against him at his
ly killed three men.
.Euon's New Pastor.
The congregation of Enon Baptist Church
at Its business meeting lastMonday decided
to extend a call to Rev. J.I. Loveing. The
church lias been without a pastor since
last Octoberl Mr. Loveing has accepted.
A Merchant Dropped Dead.
Milwaukee, Wis , May 7. Charles Button,
formerly a member of the wholesale drug
firm of Green & Button, dropped dead
while entering his; carriage On Wisconsin
Family Murdered by Tramps.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 7. A farmomamed
Harris, with his wife and hiied girl; were
murdered by tramps last night.
.Funeral of Paris Fire Victims.
Faris, May 7. Twenty victims of thedis
afcter of last Tuesday at the charity bazaar
were buried today.
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Capture of Supplier of Ammunition
Designed for the Cubans.
Havana, May 7.. Gen. Inclani Is con
tinuing his operations on the Mosquito
Bay, in Finar del Rio province, on Whose
coast a filibustering expedition landed
on March 17. The troops are operating in
connection with the Spanish gunboat
Two Spanish .columns Have found forty
eight cases of cartridges on the shore, and
the gunboat by means of careful sound
ings, have discovered and brought to the
smface, 104 cases more. The total num
ber of cartridges found is 126,000, of
which 20,000 were of the Manser pat
tern, nnd 106,000 were designed for the
Remington rifle. Gen. Weyler has ar
rived at Manicaragtfa,
The case of the filisbusterlng schooner
Competitor has been sent to the plenary
court. A -separate case has been made for
the Americans Melton and Leavitt, who
were captured on the Competitor, and it Is
believed they will be released soon.
ALARMED BY GOLD EXPORTS
The President and Secretary Gage
Sent for Mr. Jordau.
Latest Rumor Abont MeCook Wat-
terson Supporting Young for
the SpnriiHh. Mission.
The new Administration lias recognised
the significance of the heavy gold with
drawals from the New York subtrtasury.
Yestctday moinlngat the While House, the
President and Secretary Gage had a short
interview with Subtreasurer Conrad Jordan
over the withdrawal of goldforexport Mr.
Jordan was shut up with Secretary Gage a
short time at the Treasury Department
previous togolngto theWhltellouse.
The expoitatlon of gold islarqc.and has
leen entirely unexpected. And there seems
to be no diminution in its value Mr Mc
Kinley and Secretary Gage atesaid to have
Leen somewhat frightened, and to nave cent
over to Mr. Jotdnnin tome perturbation of
It is said that Mr. Jordan gave it as his
opinion that there was 110 particular sig
nificance in the move, that these gold ship-'
inents were a regidar spring matter, and
that far from taking any icstrictlve or
remedial mearures,.Jmucli the btst course
would be to let tlie-shipments go on. If
the Administration wereto attempt to put
up any bars against the" exportation of gold
people would really become frightened, and,
the matter would assume u much worj-e
aspect, he fA them.
The Cabinet meeting ypsterday was de
void of general interest.
Judge Calhoun qrtnthmes to make his
visits to the White Hotie. His plaua have
not yet, however, bea made public. -The
understanding at tUgt White House is that
Judge Day will .continue to have charge
of the Ruiz case,aud that Judge Calhoun
will make his reports from Cuba to him.
The latest rumor about Mr J J MeCook
is that he is to go to Spain, thut flrt,
however, he will go to Havana as consul
general, and that from there he will drift
by an easy process into the mission to
Madrid. Mr. MeCook was seen by a
Times reporter yesterday. He bald that
he had already refused all the places that
would probably be offered him by this
White House gossip still places Mr. John
Russell l'oung in the lead for the Madrid
mission. A Times reporter was fortunate
enough to have a lew minutes' converss.
tion'with Col. Henry Watter&on, yesterday
afternoon, on this interesting .subject.
"I believe that. John Russell Young
will secure this mission," he said, "be
cause he Is the fittest man In the United
States to occupy it- He has traveled
in Spain aad knows the country He is
a scholar and a gentleman."
"How about Mr- Aldrlch. Col Watter
son?" th Times reporter a-ked
"Who is Mr- Aldricli?" the Kentucky
Mr- laylor, tho Recorder of Deeds, in
person presented his resignation to the
President at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
He stated that he Would send in his
written resignation this morning.
Mr. T. It. Morgan, of Alllnnce, Ohio, in
the same district as Canton, is elated
for consul to Cnrdiff.
Gov. Barnes, the newly-appointed Okla
homa executive, called twice with a soft
hat delegation of his fellow-laborers. There
were twenty or more of them, in the dele
gation were Mr. William M. Jenkins, Mr.
Seymour Trice and Capt. Eishop, who all
wish to be secretary of state of the Terri
tory. Dr. Angell, who is going to Turkey, was
with the President a few moments Hetold
a Times reporter that he has not yet ar
ranged his plans or the time of his departure.
There has been some discussion of the
reappointment of Mr Mark Harrington as
chief of the Weather Bureau to succeed
Chief Moore. Dr. Angell says Mr. Har
rington has sailed on. a trip to Australia,
which fnnt seems to indicate very conclu
sively that he will not run the Weather
Bureau for some time to come.
President McKinley and his Cabinet will
be the guestfof the city of Philadelphia at
the unveiling of Philadelphia's monument
to Washington on the lfith of tin month.
The announcements! The Times early this
week that Gen. Longs,treet will probably
succecd Gen. Wude Hampton as Railroad
Commissioner, seems awmrcd.
Blames Cleveland for It.
Wilkesbarrc,Pa., May 7. A committee
from the Pennsylvania -legislature is in
vestigating the cante of the poverts at
present -existing among? the anthrucite
conl miners. Among the witnesses were
ex-Attorney General Palmer. He said
that the presentdepression was dueto arro
gant interference of G'rover Cleveland,
with the interests of the country.
Miners Sign a 'Contract.
Birmingham , Ala., May 7. Representa
tives of ,1,000 miners working for the
Tennessee Coal and Iron Company today
signed an agreement with the company
for a year. The rate Is 2 1-2 cents Jess
than the present rate, but will increase
If the price of coal goes up.
"A Forger" "Gives Himself XT p.
New York,May 7-. Thomas H. Stout,
who vvas formerly a clerk for Kennett,
Hopkins" & Cctl, and skipped out in the
year "lSoTTleaving charges behind him of
having committed forgeries aggregating
$15,000, gave bimfeelfHip today- Ho was
committed to "JhejTombs, in default of
Col. Tracey's Condition. .
The condition of, Col- John Tracey, who
has been daogeropsly lllat Providence
Hospital, Is improving.
THE PRESENT WISHES IT
But Recorder Taylor Thinks His
Resignation Is Voluntary.
NOT A POPULAR OFFICIAL
Appointment by Mr. Cleveland Was
a Direct Blow ut Huuie Utile
Points in tlie Career of a Colored
Democrat Efforts to Secure His
Mr. C. II. J. Taylor, recorder of deed
for the District of Columbia, will today
tender his resignation to the President in
writing. Mr. Taylor was yesferday after
noon at the White House for over an hour,
during the mostof which timehe wab wait
ing for an audience with Mr. McKinley.
When he obtained admittance to the Presi
dent's private of lire he tendered his veiUil
resignation, with the explanation that ttie
written message would come today.
Mr. Taylor was been by a Times leporler
yesterday after his resignation. Hlb re
marks were in the nature of a suggestion
that he leaves voluntailly. Thefactain the
matter, however, Indicate strongly that
he consulted the President's wishes in this
action rather than his own.
.Mr. Taylor's career in Washington has
been a somewhat picturesque one. He
was appointed by President Cleveland to
succeed ex-Senator Blanche K. Bruce, on
May 26, 1894, and lias therefore served
less than three years. The salary of the
office since the fee system was abolished
is $4,000 a year.
There was the bitterest kind of a fight
against the appolntiijent of Mr. Taylor
three years ago. It was urged against
him principally that lie did not belong to
the District, and that his appointment
-would be a violation of home rule princi
ples. Various things that Washington
people had heard of Ills political methods
also made him distasteful.
When his nomination went to the Sen
ate every influence was exerted that could
be brought to bear In the Senate District
Committee, to which It wab referred. A
committee of citizens, containing people
of both political parties, and two lepre
sentatleh of the District Democratic com
mittee were heard by the Senate commit
tee. The icport of the Senate committee
In Taylor's case was ftrongly adverse,
only two members being for him.
The Senate, however, finally confirmed
bim In spite of this report.
It was very shortly after Taylor iecun-d
his office that complaints against nim
began to circulate. They were of all kinds,
and of a character that caused much com
ment throughout the city.
Simultaneously with -Mr. Taylor's ap-'
-pearance In Washington, two XJerhocratic
colored organization also .sprang into
being. One of them bad headquarters
directly opposite his office in the city hall.
Mr. Taylor was president of one of these
The Civil Service Coinmiscion t ok the
gentleman and his office up partly as a
result of the workings of thc-e Afro
American societies, and its findings with
regard to ills case are interesting.
The commission submitted in its re
port to Mr. Cleveland that these organi
zations forced colored men to join them and
pay large contributions, and persecuted
them if they reruhed. Instances of thiskind
of thing arc found in two or three cases in
which the discharges of colored men were
obtained in the departments, through
charges tiled by them. The commission
ulso found against Mr. Taylor for "sale
and barter of offices,'' and recommended
to President Cleveland not only his re
moval, but IiIb criminal prosecution.
The Civil Service Reform Association also
investigated his case very thoroughly, find
ing the facts to be as the commission had
Mr. Cleveland took np notice of the re
port of the commission. His position in
the matter has never been understood
There were other investigations of a
different nature, which the'Commission did
not make, but of which the President was
made aware. These Involved charges or
an even graver character.
It Is said to have been proven beyondT
question that Mr. Taylor presumed on
his control of the positions under him
to greatly annoy a woman in his office.
An instance is cited of a woman who was
discharged from the office and who was
Immediately reinstated on the representa
tion to Mr. Taylor from the people who
made an investigation that the facts would
become known if lie did not take this
A more recent charge against Mr
Cleveland's Recorder is that there is a
lady on the rolls of the office at the
present time who is down for a balary
of $100 a month fixed by law, aud that
she only receives $60 a month, Mr Taylor
himself personally disbursiug the salaues
This woman is said to intend publishing
the facts as soon as the fear of dismissal
by Mr. Taylor is over.
The story vouched for by Mr Obeilu
Moore with regard to one of the lady
clerks in tlie office is also interesting.
At the time of Mr. Taylor's nomination,
and when his confirmation by the Senile
was uncertain, Mr. Thurber went to Mr.
Moore with the story that four Senators
were necessary, and asked him if he
couldn't do something to help along Tay
lor's cause. Mr. Moore was friendly
with the Administration, and went out of
his way to impress hlb favorable views
on four Senators, who swung over from
opposition to acquiescence
It happened that soon after that a tele
graph operator in Mr. Moore's office died,
leaving a widow unprovided for. Mr.
Moore remembered what he had done for
Taylor and secured this -woman an appoint
ment in the recorder's office. Two weeks
ago she was furloughed Mr. Taylor told
her that she would not come back or at
least not unless she could persuade Mr.
Moore to get out and hustle to have him
retained asj-ecorder during the full four
years of his term. This Mr. Moore politely
lefused to do and the woman is still out
Despite all the evidence that was brought
against Mr. Taylor, he held on as recorder
during Mr. Cleveland's Administration. Im
mediately on the inauguration of Mr. Mc
Kinley.however, Districtpeopie, irrespective
or party, began again to agitate the question
of his removal. It was thought that Mr.
McKinley might see the matter differently
from Mr. Cleveland, leavlDg all politics out
of the question.
A request was not very long ago filed
that the President look Into the matter
of the report of the Civil Service Commis
sion. Mr. McKinley promised that he would
do so Immediately.
A strange thing was discovered. The re-
Mantels, Any Size, $1.00 Apiece.
Libbey & Co.,Cth st. and New York ave. tf
port of the comniis.lDa and all the evidence
taken by It during tlie investigation, had
disappeared from the White House records.
It developed that two or three days be
fore the 4th or March, Mr. Thurber had
called for the Taylor papers, and has never
returned them. Fortunately, the report
could be duplicated at the Commissioners
office The evidence, however, is lost
forever, unless Mr. Thurber can be pur
buaded to give it up.
Mr. McKinley has acted promptly In tlie
matter. In the natural course of things
Taylor would have remained In office
until May, '98.
MR. BRYAN'S COUSIN MURDERED
Dead Body Found Buried on a North
Cando, N. D., May 7. While borne work
men wore movirtga pile of mauureonGeorge
Hangburu'sfarm, the dead body of William
Bryan was discovered, burled ur.der the
The top of the dead man's head was
crushed! j , sho wi ng plainly that murder had
been committed. Mr. Bryan was a second
cousin of William J. Bryan, and was un
doubtedly murdered for his money.
HONOR DEARER THAN LIFE
Jack Lenieii Insulted and Tlien
Tried to Kill Miss Tavlor.
Said She Would Die Before She
Would LiMen to liim He Then
Gashed Her Throat.
Willi amsporr-, Md..May 7. At 10 o'clock
last night this town was thrown into a
state of intense excitement by a dastardly
outrage and attempt to murder.
A young lady about nineteen years old.
Miss Lizzie Taylor, daughter of William 11
Taylor, wascuttwiceinthe throat by Jack
Lemen, aged twenty-two years, son of T.
J. Lemen, one of the most prominent resi
dents of the county. The town had quieted
down, buta few people were on tho strerts
of the village, when a woman's voice in
pitiful tones broke the stillness in appeals
"Oh, pa! pa! Help! Jack Lemens cut my
The sounds came from Laurel Hill, direct
ly in front of Mr. Taylor's home, a place
much frequented by the townspeople.
Mr. Taylor was not at home, and Uentou
Shupp, who Uvea near by, was the first
to hear the calls, and rushed from his
home in time to bee, but a few yards
away, a mau and woman struggling to--gfiU'cr.
The man turned and ran, and the
wontan-itaggered'-towardwher home and
fell fainting into Mr. Shupp's amis just
as he reached her.
Re discovered that it was Miss Taylor,
and that she was bleeding profusely from
horrible gashes in Iter neck. She was as
sisted to her liOin;, her father having ar
rived on the scene, and Dr. S. K Nivly
was summoned at once. He examined the
wounds, and found that they were deep
cuts made by a razor or a sharp knife.
Fortunately, the carotid artery and wind
pipe escaped, but the wounds were ceep
and dangerous. The thumb of Miss Taylor's
right hand was nearly severed, evidently
having been cut in her effort to guard her
The excitement grew Intense its the
news of the affair spread, and in u few
moments a crowd collected through which
ran murmurs that boded harm to youug
Lemen- It was some time before the
young ladj recovered sufficiently from
the loss of blood and the shock to speak
But finally she was able to sufficiently
concentrate her thoughts to make a state
ment, which, in substance, is as follows:
"While returning home she was over
taken by Lemen, who walked along with
her, aud, upon reaching the porch at her
home, he insisted on her going across tte
street to Laurel Hill. Not suspecting any
thing, or that her companion meant her
any barm, she accompanied him. Upon
reaching the hill the young man made an
indecent proposal to her, which she re
pulsed, exclaiming, 'I will die first. With
out any further words on the part of either,
the young man produced a Weapon and
slashed her twice across the throat. Then
it was that she called out for help."
The young lady Is above reproach, and
her statement is accepted without ques
tion. Young Lemen was shortly after
ward arrested and taken before 'Squire
Miller. He denied haing committed the
crime, and displayed the utmost unconcern
during the hearing.
A Quadruple Murder.
Milwaukee, May 7. What may yet prove
a quadruple murder occurred at the farm
home of Alexander Harris, about five miles
south of Waukesha, early this morning, the
victims being Mr. Harris, ins wife, hired
girl and hired man. The crime was com
mitted by a farm hand named William
Pouch, w ho had been sheltered by the
farmer over night.
Brass Couiiiniiy in Trouble.
Toronto, Ont., May 7. The James Mor
non Brass Manufacturing Company, the
biggest concern of its kind in Canada, is in
financial difficulties. The liabilites are
placed at $210,000, the greater part or
which is owing to the Traders' Bank. The
assets nominally equal the liabilities.
A Fiendish Crime.
St. Louis, May 7. Last night four foot
pads heldup Thomas Biady, a landscape
gardener, on the outskirts of the city.robbed
him, battered his head with sandbags, and
laid him across the Suburban Railway
cracks, and left him to be ground beneath
the wheels or an electric car. He will
The South African Inquiry.
Loudon , May 7. The South African com
mittee of the commons today examined the
Duke of Abercorn president of the Charter
ed Company of British South Africa. Be
said he bad had no knowledge whatever of
the raid before It occurred.
Alabama Straight-Grain Flooring
$3 perlOO ft. Libbey & Co., 6th &N. Y. ave.
CHARGES Mil TLIi
Alleged Sins of Ex-President of
tlie Bookbinders' Society.
WIDOW GROSSLY WRONGED
Proceeds of an Entertainment In
tended for the Family of a Jlcmber
Who Dropped Dead at a Society
Meeting Not Delivered Statemciifr
of Acting: Prewident Feeney.
There is an interesting and pathetic story
connected with the arrest yesterday after
noon of Edward P. Flynn, late president!
of the Journeymen Bookbinders' Society,
on the serious charge of embezzlement, aa
briefly told in The Evening Times (
The amount on which the verdict w.13
sworn out was but $3, while the sum of
his alleged defalcation is said by oRIters
of the organization to be $193.83 The
latter amount will be charged in the infor
mation, which will be made out In tho
police court tills morning.
In swearing out the wariant it was
necessary to nanle a specific amount em
bezzled by the defendant on a specific
date. The $123 named in the warrant
was paid over to Flynn on Marrh 31,
by Mr. James L. Feeney, acting pre.-ideuc
of the society.
When 8eiii Iabt night by a Time- reporter
Mr. Feeney related the circumstanced
which led up to Flynn's arrest. He
started off by saying that the accused la
no longer president of the Journeymen
Bookbinders' Society. At the meeting
last Tuesday, Flynn was impeached by a
unanimous vote, and Mr. Feeney, who la
vice president, was made acting presiding
The society, Mr. Feeney continued, gave
its annual entertainment for the death,
benefit fund on January 23. The mem
bers of the entertainment committee wero
James L Feeney. chairman; Edward P.
Flynn, Ferdinand Hoffman, W. S Adams
and 11. S. Leslie. The accused, Flynu,
was elected treasurer of the committee.
During an exciting deltate a t a meeting of
the Bookbinder's Society previous to tha
annual entertainment, Mr. 11. N Leslie,
a member of the tntertainmenteon.mittce,
dropped dead from heart disease m tha
meeting-room in Typographical Temple.
This sad circumstance so affected the
n.embers that it was decided by unanimous
v-te togivetheentireproceetKofthe fuith
con.ing entertainment to Mr - Leslie's
widow and four small children.
The entertainment was-held and the nee
profit amounted to $193.S3. This sum was
collected and eventually turned ovr to
Flynn bj the committee :with Inst na lions
to give It to the widow and orphans of
At the first meeting or the society, .'a
March, It was stated that $168 r trie
$103.85 had been collected and was hi
the possession or Mr. Flynn, and he was
instructed to pay that amount over to
Mrs. Leslie without waiting for further
collections. When the April meeting rolled
around it was found that he had not
turned over one penny to the widow. The
arbitration committee of the society then
helJ a meeting, and had Mr. Flynn before
them to explain why he had not done as
the society had directed him.
"Mr. Flyan admitted to the society,"
saiJ Vice President Feeney, "that he had
applle 1 the money to his own personal u-se.
He agreed, however, to make arrangements
to refund the sum, and, after considerable
false promise:, and misstatements', the so
ciety at its meeting last Tuesday ordered
the arbitration committee to proceed crim
inally against Flynn."
The accused Is employed In the bindery
of the Government Printing Office, and
yesterday, when It was learned that ho
was going to resign his po-Jtion, the arbi
tration committee, fearing that he was
going to leave the city, ordered Acting
President Feeney to swear out a wariant
for his immediate arrest.
This he did, after a consultation with
Frosecutor Mullowny at the police court,
and Mr. Flynn was taken into custody by
Detective Laccy, and gave bonds in the
sum of $300, Dr. Repetti becoming his
Prior to his arrest Mr Flynn visited tho
Government bindery and tendered his resig
nation to Foreman H Clay Espey This
official declined to accept it unless Flynn
would agree to turn over the salary due
him and his leave of absence money to
Widow Leslie. This Flynu promptly de
clined to do, aud he is stillou Uncle Sam's
Printing Office pay rolls, although bis dis
missal is looked for today.
'Hoy did Mr Flynn account for the dis
appearance of the entertainment money?"
Vice President Feeney was asked-
"First he stated that on March 4 ho
lost from his pocket seven $20 bills
Afterwards he said he had used it to
run a little paper In Boston, which is in
charge of his daughter."
Mr. Feeney aid he regretted the arrest
on account of Mr- Flynn's family Ilo
also stated that Mrs. Leslie, the widow,
and her four little oues will cot lose
the money, which was designed for their
benefit, as the Bookbinders Society will
see that the receive every cent of it
Mr. Feeney has bank checks amounting
to S60, which were turned over to Flynn
for Mrs. Leslie. They are indorsed by
the late president, and were cashed by
him, the money, it Is alleged, being ap
plied to his own uses. These rtiecks
will be used as evidence at the trial
"The Journeymen Bookbinders Soclet f,"
said Mr. Feeaey, in conclusion, "w is
organized in 1850, aud has, therefore, been
iu existence forty-seven years. The mem
bers keenly feel the disgrace of this mat
ter, as no such scandal has ever before
A hearing In the embezzlement case
may be held in the police court today.
Mr. Flynn was seen by a Times re
porter, at his residence, No. 27 I street
northeast, but he declined at this time tc
make a statement.
Albany Capitol Senndal.
Albany, N. Y., May 7.-The investiga
tlon or the department of state pubho
building, under Superintendent Hasten,
Republican, or Albany, was commenced
today. One or the charges made ag linst
Mr- Euston was that or extravagance In
expenditures for furnishings' for the Capi
tol building. The estimated total cosd
of the building Is $24,000,000. Up to
September 30, 1895, $22,500,000 h&tf,
already been speut-
A Tribute to Grant.
New York, May 7. On the site of tho
old Grant tomb Yang Yu, ex-minister to
the United States, today planted a tree as
a tribute of LI Hung Chang to Gen. Grant,
Yang Y personally representing the viceroy.