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The Clrcnliilon of THE TISII3 Te3t'erday
.For the District of Columbia and Mary
land, fair; cooler; north to northeast winds.
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY MOBNINGr, MAY 22,01897 EIGHT PAGES.
F v n
AT ANY -PRICE 1
ME have to announce
that our entire
stock of Summer Clothing
was damaged by the re
cent fire. Our insurance
covered the loss, but we
are ghing to sacrifice the
entire damaged stock at
any price zue can get for
it. This is an opportu
nity to purchase fine cloth
ing at far less than cost
that is seldom offered.
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407 1th St.
GDHBHESSIIMI BADLY HUflT
Representative Tongue of Oregon
Struck by a Street Car.
CUT ABOUTTHE DEAD ANDFACE
He Unci Just Returned From a Trip
to Montlcello and Was Trying; to
Board a Car at Sixth and the
Avenue Heuioved to Providence
Hon. Thomas H. Tongue, Congicssmaa
from Oregon, met with a serious accident
last night while attempting to board a
Cap'tal Traction car at Pennsylvania ave
nue and Sixth street. He is now at Provi
dence Hospital, suffering from painful cuts
and bruises about the head and face.
Mr. Tongue had returned shortly before S
o'clock from Monticello, the home or Jef
ferson, wnere a party of fifteen Senators
and .Representatives, including Senators
Dehoe, Gallinger, Turner, Jones, Kerry,
Butler, TJawley, and others had passed the
da; with Mr. Jefferson Levy, the present
owner of the grounds. The train reached
"Washington a few minutes before 8 o'clock,
and as the party ca me out of the depot the
majority boarded cars for their homes.
Mr. Tongue, however, remained standing
at the corner of Sixth street, in conversa
tion with Representative Pierce of Tennes
see, who was also a member of the party.
Mr. Pierce had just left his fellow
Congressman and boarded a car going
east. Mr. Tongue was waiting for a car
on the Fourteenth street line, which had
stopped on the opposite side of Sixth
street. When it had started ahead the
Congressman ran to catch it and in doing
0 was struck by ear No. 13 of the
Fourteenth street line, going east. In
his haste to catch the west-bound car,
Mr. Tongue apparently did not observe
the approach of the train going east, and
ran directly Into the grip car before
Grlpman Bonifout could set the brakes
and bring the train to a stop.
The corner of the fender struck both his
iect just above the ankles, and instead
of picking him up, he was hurled forward
everal feet and struck heavily upon his
head A crowd gathered around the un
fortunate man, and he was picked up un
conscious, and taken into Dr. Harper's
drug store, adjoining the Metropolitan Ho
tel, by rolicoman Elliott and Conductor J
Jones. SeaatorHawley, who had alsobeen
waiting for the car, recognized the in
jured man( and a call was sent for the
Emergency Hospital ambulance. In the
meantime, D r. G. R. Lee Cole, of No 424
Seventh street southwest, who was upon
the scene-was called in and administered
a temporary dressing to the wounds. He
found the Congrosinan suffering from con
cussion of the brain and a number of
painful abrasions and lacerations.
Sergeant-at -Arms Russell, or the House,
and Capt Gardner, chief of police of the
Capitol, took charge of the Injured man,
andlnslstcd that he be taken to Providence
Hospital, to which place he was removed
In a carriage. After reaching the institu
tion Mr. Tongue partially regained con
sciousness, and late last night was reported
as doing fairly well.
Mr. Tongue Is serving his first term 1n
Congress, as a Representative from Ore
gon, having been elected In June, 1S9G.
Be resides at No. 1014 Fifteenth street
northwest. No member of his family is
in the city.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th andlC
Unexcelled summer course, $5: day or night-
22-Inch Boards 1 Cent a Foot.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th st. andN. . ave.
CONFERRING HUT CUBA
The President Sounding Sen
ators on the Situation.
RIIED'S POWER IN THE HOUSE
The Speaker Said to Have Promised
Mr. MeKinley to Sidetrack tlio
Morjrnn Resolution Hints of a
Veto Should It Reach tho lixecri
tJve Talk of a tJaiieus.
There were several Important confer
ences yesterday on the Cuban question.
Early in the day Senators Hauiia, Spoouer
and Kairhaakb, who were three of the
dozen Republicans who voted against the
Morgan resolution, met at the Arlington
and had a longtaikoverthe situation. Sub
sequently they went to the White House
and baw the President.
During Hie morning two distinguished
members of Congress also vi.sttedtlie White
House by appointment, but at different
times. One of them was Chairman Davis,
of the Senate Committee on Foreign Rela
tions, and the other Speaker Reed. The
object of I heir vibitcau be easily guessed.
The President" is endeavoring to get at
the real feeling of Congress.
It is understood that he was very much
surprised at the one-sidedness of the vote
in the Senate and the lunguage used by
Senator Hanna is but a leflectiou of the
sentiments of the President himself. Mi.
McKinley had been led to believe by Mr.
Hanua that the resolution would surely be
referred to the committee In the lutetr
nevs of his disappointment, Mr. Hanna
I deplore the Senate's action. It was
inopnortuue. It was inexpedient. It was
uncalled for, in view of the fact that the
President and the State Depailment arc
now using every means m their power
to fenn out and unravel the Cuban situ
ation The Senate's action really assumes
tne appearance of discourtesy to the Ad
ministration. A Cuban policy hab been
promulgated by the Piesident, and is being
closely followed. There was no need for
the Senate to step in and take a hand In
The President was portlculaily anxious
to have a conference with the Speaker, for
in the power of that individual is his
present chief reliance. The l'leaideiit
does not want the Senate resolution to
pass the House until he is ready fur it, if
that moment should ever arrive.
Mr. Hanna says: Gen. Grosvenor says:
Chairman Hitt says, in fact, all the Re
publican leaders of an Administration
stripe, say that the President has formu
lated a policy and is working it out, but
none of them take the public Into their
confidence and tell AVhat that ilicy is.
The reason appears to be chiefly because
they dare not let it become known. Mr.
Hanna says that policy has been 'pro
mulgated," but just what Interpretation
the junior Ohio Senator puts upon that
word is not understood.
Of one thing there can ba no doubt. The
President does not want the belligerency
resolution to pass. It would put him n
a predicament from which lie could hardly
extricate himself. According to the
authority of one of the twelve Senators
who voted against the resolution, it was
given oqt last night, privately, that if this
resolution should happen to reach r,he Piesi
dent, he would veto It. This statement
can hardly he credited, but It comes from
a Senator who ought, If anybody does, to
know the Presidential mind.
It is understood that Mr. Heed assured
the President that there was no danger
of the resolution passing; that the Com
mittee on Rules was loyal and would do
his bidding. On this point the President
"was especially solicitous and felt relieved
when he learned that the Speaker believed
he had the House well In hand. At the
same time there is a chance of the House'
rebelling. There were murmers of dis
content yesterday and talk of a caucus
of Republicans to consider the matter.
This caucus idea has evidently not taken
shape yet, for late last night Gen Gros
venor, chairman of the caucus, said that
he had not been requested to call one.
It only takes twenty-five members' to
assemble a party caucus, and something
in this direction may be done between
now and Monday.
Meantime, the President appears to be
pursuing ids own policy, whatever that
may be. When asked the question direct
last night, .what that policy was, Gen.
Grosvenor declined to soy. He intimated
that the public would beinformedlater on,
but certainly not until after the Presi
dent had hard from Judge Calhoun.
It was suggested by one of the Admin
istration men yesterday that it was not
a necessary result of the statement that
the President was negotiating with Spain,
that he was negotiating for the pur
chase of the islands by the Cubans through
the assumption of the island debt. He
might, this person said, be In com
munication with Spain for the purpose
of requiring that government to permit
American citizens to pursue their usual
avocations and permit them to leave the
towns where they have been herded.
This theory is not tenable, however.
The consensus of opinion Is that the Presi
dent's much-talked-of policy contemplates
the independence of the island through
the payment of the debt a scheme that
will not be approved by the American peo
ple, and which is already attracting the
attention of men in public life, who are
denouncing it In unmeasured terms. If
this is the policy of Mr McKinley it ulU
meet with the most vigorous resistance
in Congress, many of those who denounce
it most bitterly being men of his own pnrcy.
It Is believed It was for the purpose of as
certaining the opinion of Senator Davis
on this proposition that the Senator was
called to the "White IIouec yesterday. It
is understood that Senator Davis does not
t.-ke kindly to the idea. The President
might be able to whip the Members of tlu
House into line, but he cannot control
the Senatet and that is the body that
-would deal with the subject whether it
came up in the way of legislation or by
SPOKESMAN GROSVENOR TALKS.
He Says the House Will Not Act on
the Morgan Resolution.
New Tork, May 21. The Brooklyn Eagle
today published the following dispatch from
Its Washington correspondent: Senator
Mark Hanna, Congressman Dolliver and
Congressman Grosvenor had n long in
terview this morning at the latter's hotel
in regard to the attitude of Cue House on
the Morgan resolution. At its close Mr.
Flooring 6, 8, 10 Inches wide, $1.25
per 100 ft. libbey & Co., tin aadN.Y. ave. 1
Grosvenor made the following statement
in the presence of Senator Kauna, the lat
ter concurring in tile sentiments therein
"There is no Committee on Foreign Af
fairs in the House, and the only method
by which the Senate joint resolution can
get before the House would be by a rule
from the Committee on Rules, of which
the Speaker Is chairman. I have uoofficial
information from any member of that com
mittee, but I don't believe there will be
any rule adopted to biing the measure up
"Tlie action of the Senate yesterday and
the outspoken expression of the House in
dicate a very d(ep sympathy in Congiess
wit'.i Cuba and her ultimate independence.
"But it is known that the President with
in twenty-four hours after his Inaugura
tion took hold of the Cuban question and
has been considering its relations to the
Americans In Cuba, the trade interests
of thlscou ntr v wl tli the Island and the great
question of humanity involved in the war
itself. The President lias already made
great progress In these matters At his
request or demand fifty-odd American cit
izens have been released, court-martials for
American cicizens have been abandoned
and Spain has consented to the relief of
the suffering American citizens so that
it can now be said the American flag,
even in Cuba, carries with It protection
to every American citizen.
"The President is rapidly acquiring
the fullest infoimation In regaid to the
other questions involved, and while lie
is preparing to act, if deemed advisable,
it is no pait of statesmanship in Con
gress to attempt to supersede, to develop
his puipose, or to foice his action. There
fort, it b my. judgment that the Re
publican majoilty, which will not be
di hen one inch from its chosen line of
action by the efforts of the Democracy,
will staud behind the President and act
in conformity with his policy "
Speaker Reed has intimated to his dose
followers that the policy of the House
will be practically to wait till It hears
frofn President McKinley before acting
on the Senate resolution. Before leaving
town last night, to a close personal friend,
a member of Congress, from New Yoik,
the Speaker said: "I was in favor of
passing the Senate resolution appropri
ating $50,000 to be expended in ghing
relief to suffering Americans In Cuba
This is as far ns I think the House will
go at present on matters relating lo
SPANISH STATESMEN FIGHT
Dnkc of Tetnan Boxes a Liberal
Passage by the Senate of the Bel
ligerency Resolution Caused
Madrid, May 21. An altercation took
place today in the lobby of the Cortes be
tween the Ttuke of Tetuan, minister of
foreign affairs, and a Liberal senator, in
reference to a statement the foreign minis
ter had just made in the Senate regarding
the resolution adopted yesterday by the
American Senate, recognizing the Cuban
insurgents as belligerents. The two states
men used very warm language, and finally
the Duke of Tetuan boxed his adversary's
ears. This caused a great commotion in
the lobby, and, the fact becoming known
in the Senate, it led to much excitement,
amid which the sitting was suspended.
The Liberals immediately assembled to
consider the situation, and a summons
was sent to Senor Sagasta, who, however,
The Ministerialists also met and sent
an urgent summons to Prime Minister
Canovas del Castillo, but he, too, was
After a conference with his colleagues,
the Duke of Tetuan resigned his office,
the portlolio of which will be taken ad
interim by the prime miuister.
The senator whose ears were boxed was
Senor Comas, who had raised the question
of the action of the American Senate.
In the Chamber of Representatives Senor
Moret questioned the prime minister on the
subject of the resolution. Senor Canovas
declared that the government entirely ap
proved of Capt.-Gen. Weyler's policy, and
accepted responsibility therefor. It had
full confidence in his statements concern
ing the decline of the rebellion.
The government, the prime minister
added, had no diplomatic Information to
communicate to Parliament. Its exchanges
of views with the powers regarding Cuba
had always been unofficial. The powers
maintained great reserve In the matter, but
their attitude induced the belief that they
would not offer effective Intervention.
The exchange of communications with
the United States had been friendly, but
Spain had refused the proffeved.American
mediation and had declared thatsho would
not admit foreign interference.
Senor Moret pressed Senor Canovas for
definite information regarding the bel
ligerency resolution. Senor Canovas re
The Liberal members of the Senate have
decided not to attend the sittings of that
body until the Duke of Tetuan gives satis
faction to Senor Comas and the Liberal
patry for tbe Insult he lias given him
RUIZ WAS ASSASSINATED.
This Is the Opinon Calhoun Has
Havana, via Key West, May 21. Mr.
Calhoun has arrived at the moral certainty
that Dr. Ruiz was assassinated by the
Spaniards la the jail at Guanabacoa, but
the case will never be proved to the sat
isfaction of the Spanish government. Much
private testimony has been given to Mr.
Calhoun of the murder of Dr. Ruiz, but in
no case was the informant willing to let
his name be made public, because of the
fear of persecution by Fonsdeviella and
the Spanish authorities.
Mr. Calhoun has the report of the au
topsy on the body of Dr. Ruiz, made by
the American surgeon, Dr. Buigess. Dr.
Blinds, 1 f Inch thick, any size, $1
a pair. Libbey &, Co., 6th aad-N. Y. ave.. tf
Burgess says that the wounds in the head
and forearm, which the body presented,
could not have beenVJnflicted to himself
by Dr.Ruiz, because of their position.
The head of Dr. Ruiz was evidently struck
by another person wjth some hard instru
ment, probably of iron, which fractured
the skull and caused hemorrhage of the
brain. The .wound in tiie forearm and
the marks iu the hand, Dr. Burgess thinks,
indicate that the murdered man tried
with his hands to protect his head against
the assault of somebody armed with a
heavy club or piece of Iron.
The declarations of the officials of the
jail of Guanabacoa are considered worth
less by the American) consulate.
The counsel for 'tlie Spaniards, Senor
Enrique Roig, says that the message of Dr.
Ruiz to his widow and children, written
on a chair in his prison, appears to be a
"fake." Senor Roig is a young man, un
der twenty-five years of age, who is do
ing all iu his power to thwart and delay
A well in formed person told "your corre
spondent today that the end of all will be
that the parties will never come to a con
clusion satisfactory to both, for which
reason Mr. Calhoun will be obliged to give
up the investigation and report to his
About the general 'situation in the
island, Mr. McKInley's' commissioner has
received much evidence that the war will
be endless unless the United States in
terfere, and that 'such interference is
the solution desired" by all the business
men )n the island
Consul General Lee's report about the
distress in Cuba has' been confirmed fully
by Mr. Calhoun, as well as theimposstbiiity
of Spain's quelling tiie revolution by force
of arms. Mr. Calhoun will send a long
letter to President McKinley tomorrow,
emlK)dyingaUheknows about thesttuatlon.
An official report in extenso w"iH be made
AN AMERICAN MONTE CARLO
Palatial Gambling House
Erected at Tia Jnana.
Jesse Grant Interested in the Con
cession Obtained for It From
the Mesican Government.
San Francisco, May 21. It has leaked
out here that the concession obtained by
Jesse Grant, and his associates from the
Mexican I'l.vcrnincut for lands surround
ing the famous hot springs of Tia Juana,
across the boundary, covers also a privi
lege Toi running a lottery and gambling
It. is said ti,at Grant does not intend to
enter the business, but that Eastern people
are prepared ii take control of this feature
of the concession, while Grant attend ro
the colon iz.uion and the development df
the mineral waters. The identity of the
Eastsrn people. -Is- not known, but it is
learned that the- Dwyers are liguring on
the purchase of the Rierson and San An
tonio ranches soie miles below Tia Juana,
to be used for raising racing stock.
A local real estate man who is handling
the matter for Grant and his appelates is
authority Jor the. statement Jha't the In
tended purchasers will build the finest
gambling hous- iri the world at thesprings.
to cost $2,000,000, to run every game of
chance known, including a lottery.
The deal Is to be closed this week.
Fhiorlncr . R, lO Inches wide, $1.25
per 100 ft. libbey & Co.. 6th and N. Y. ave.
I! FEMALE BUHGLAH CAUGHT
May Yamlevere Locked Up at
the First Precinct.
STOLE MOW AND JEWELS
The Housebreaker Entices a For
mer Benefactress From Home.
Rons Her House of $1,000 Worth
of Diamonds Gets Drunk on Lnud
aniim and Lands in a Cell.
A female housebreaker who for ingenuity,
cleverness of design, and bravery of exe
cution could give cards and spade3 to the
most successful professionals of the male
sex, was arrested yesterday afternoon by
Detectives Ilelan, Boyd, and Hartigan, and
is locked up at No. 1 station. Her nameis
May Vandervere, alias May Winf ield, May
Driscoll, and May Vane. She Is about
twenty-eight years old, and was once
pretty. For several years past she has
led a fast life, and shows signs of dissipa
tion. The crime with which the young woman
is charged, and which she admits, with
little apparent concern, was the robbery
of the residence of Mrs. Frederick Me rtins.
No. Ill Sixth nreet northwest, last Thurs
day night, when she succeeded in enter
ing the house and carrying off nearly
$1,000 worth of diamonds, jewelry and
The woman came from New York two
years ago, and through an employment
agency she secured work in the family
of Mr. Mertins. About a year ago she
Jelt the place and -went to live in a bouse
in the Division.
Last Thursday morning Mis. Mertins re
ceived an anonymous letter from some one
purporting to be her friend, requesting that
she come at 9:30 that night to an address
given in South Washington, where she
would there meet a person who, the letter
represented, would give her some informa
tion concerning her husband. Mr. Mertins
was at that time and is still in Cumber
land, Md., on business, and this Miss Van
dervere apparently knew.
The latter further requesttd that Mrs.
Mertins come disguised, and that she
leave all her money and jewels at home,
as the neighborhood where she was to
-neet the unknown party was a dangerous
one. Mrs Mertins boarded a car and
got olf in South Washington, near where
she expected to find the addrtss stated
in the letter. Finally she reached the
place where the number should be.
It was a vacant lot, and no one knew
anything or the place or the party she
wished to find. After an hour or so she
returned home, only to discover that the
house had been broken into. Her first
thought was of her jewels. Running up
stairs, she found that all her much-prized
diamonds and precious gems had disap
peared. Then she saw through the trick,
and lost no time In reporting the robbery
to police headquarters.
Detective Ilelan ran down the thief and
secured all of the stolen property, except
$3 in money
While she slept the detectives searched
th2 room and found the stolen gems .Then
she was awakened and taken to No. 1
station and locked up. She admitted
having written the mysterious letter and
to having entered the house by smashing
the rear door with an ax.
The officer found a man who lives across
Nice WMp Pine, dressed, 2 cents
a foot. Libbey & Co., 6tn' and N. Y. ave.
the street, who bad seen a young woman
leave the house at about 10 o'clock, and
gave a description of her. It answered to
that of Miss Vandervere. The officers,
after a long search, located the young
woman in a house on C street, between
Four-and-a-half and Sixth streets, sound
asleep under the influence of laudanum, to
the use of which she is addicted.
Miss Vandevere had spent only S3 of
the money. Mrs. Martin identified all
of the property, and is happy over its recovery.
A PETITION FOR HOME RULE.
Victoria Asked to Grant It as an
Act of Grace.
Dublin. May 21. Patriots here are in
terested in a movement to get signatures
to a gigantic petition to be submitted to
Queen Victoria, begging that home rule
be granted to Ireland as the chief of the
graceful acts commemorating her record
DUEL OH AN ELECTRIC CAR
A Highwayman Pays for His Crime
With His Life.
After Uelnpr Mortally Wounded He
Fires Thrice and Hadly Injures
Tacoma, Wash., May 21. A thousand
people are crowding around the morgue
tonight trying to identify the remains of
the giant robber, who held up and robbed
an .electric car on the Steilacoom su
burban line at 7:30 o'clock this evening
.rive miles soutn of ine city the ur
stopped to take oa a roughly dressed man,
who pulled a blue calico mask over his
eyes as he (stepped on the fiont platform.
Ileimniediate'.y drew a bigrevolver, shoved
itlnto the racesof Motorman Howard Well
man and Superintendent Dame, andordeied
them to the rear of the car. They backed
into the rear compartment used for
"Throw up your hands and the ladies
sit still," shouted the robber, as he step
ped iutn the car, revolver in hand The ear
contained five men and two women. Con
tractor George B. Evans was quickly re
lieved of his purse, gold watch and dia
mond ring. W. E. Hacker was the next
passenger to be robbed
As the robber began going through Hack
er's pockets, Supt. Dame pulled out his
revolver, laid it across his left arm ami
quietly pushed his way into the passenger
compartment He waited a few moments
for an opportunity, and then placing his
weapon over Hacker's shoulder fired. The
lobbcr whirled around and fired- Dame
Ghot again and the robber twice more
Then the robber backed out to the front
platform and fell over on the track dead.
One of Dame's bullets passed through
the robber's right arm and the other
througn his left arm. both entering the
region of the lungs and heart.
The robber's first shot enteied Dame's
left arm and eutlrely shattered the bone
just below the elbow, and his arm must
The second bullet struck Jcwctt Smith
In the leg, breaking a bone and severely
injuring him. The third bullet went
through the car partition and struck Motor
man Wcllman on the left breast, Justpvr
the heart. The wound Is slight, anil he
was able to bring the car Into the city.
Best- Elgin Butter, 20c; 5 Ins., 05'.
Gibbous, Center, Riggs,K6t and N.E. mkts.
Door,Any Slzel y. Inches Thick, .1.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th st. andN. 1 ave.
SUICIDE OF G. L JORDM
The Well-Known Real Estate
Agent Ends His .Suffering.
PUTS A BULLET IN HIS-. BRAIN
He Had Been a Sick 3Ian for Sev
, eral Mouths and Tills Appears
to Have Prompted the Deed Gave
No One an Intimation of His In
Despondent because of ill health, and
while pobably suffering from temporary
mental aburration, George A. Jordan a
lawyer and real estate broker, of No. 1417
F street northwest, shot himself through
the head at the Howard House yesterday
afternoon He was found unconscious and
removed to theEmergency Hospital, wnere
he died at 10:30 last night The weapon
with which he committed the deed was a
32-caliber Smith -V. Wesson revolver.
Mr Joidan has been a sufferer from
grippe since last fall, and the disease so
impaired his physical condition that ho
has never been a well man since.
Yesterday morning, shortly after 8
o'clock, lie left his residence, No. 1517 P
street, to come down town, as was hsa
da'ly custom. Hts family did not observe
anything peculiar in his manner, and he
gae no hint of any intention to end his
life He- seemed to feel no worse than
usual, and left the house apparently m
gtod spirits. After remaining at his of
fice for an hour or more, he went .over
to Judge Weed's office, in the Corcoraa
Building, and remained twenty minutes
or half an hour. He had no particular
errand, but, as Judge Weed is a roonser
at lib house, Mr. Jordan frequently dropped
In to see him during the day.
From Judge Weed's oflice Mr. Jordan
must h.ivc gone directly lo the Howard
House with the deliberate intention of
committing suicide. It was aUiut 11
o'clock when he walked up lo the de-ic
in that hot?l and regi-tered his name, "U.
A. Jordan, city."' He then asked to bo
accommodated with a room, and Clerk
Mitchell assigned him to No- 50, on the
second floor front He was not knowa
at the hotel, and, having no bairpigejfhg
paid for his room in advance, and waa
shown up at once.
After that, no one remenibeied having
seen him about the lobbby during the re
mainder of the day, and he did not tae
dinner in the dining-room. Shortly after
3 o'clock one of the colored bell boys, who
was on one of the upper floors of the
house, came running down to the desk and
informed Manager Maynard that he had
heard the report of a pistol in room So. 50.
The boy had not ventured to look Jnside
and when several of the attaches of the
house went to the room they ftmiid the
doon unlocked and Jordan lying piostrate
upon the floor. The smoking weapon wa3
still clutched in his right hand, and blood
was oozing from an urfy wound in lua
head directly over the rizht ear. Ke wja
completely dressed, except for his eoat
which he had taken off and hung over tfce
back of a chair. The man had evi
dently stood up deliberately In the middle
of th room and aimed at his temple. nt3
hand had probably faltered and the ball
went an inch shy of where he had intended
The room was otherwise in fairly gcod
order, but so far as could be learned the
suicide had left no farewell message or
A telephone call was at once sent Xr
tne Emergency ambulance and Jordan was
removed to the h'pital, where Dr. Turner.
Dr. Bahr and Dr. Juenemana probed the
wound and located the bullet on the left
side of tiie skull just above the left ear
Tne lead had plowed its way through
the brain and left a terrible wound, fn.m
w'llch cerebral hemorrhage had resulted.
lr Van Renssaleer, of the attending staff,
wa also called in, but could do nothing
further. After the wound was dressed
he was removed to one of the wards, where
hi wife and three daughters visited him.
He remained unconscious, however, from
the time he was found, and did not r?
vive to recognize his friend.
Mr Jordan was about fifty-five yeara
of age, and has lived in Washington the
greater part of his life. He was, for
twenty venrs prior to the first Cleveland
administration, chief of the Division of
Abandoned and Captured Property of tho
Treasury Department. After having left
the Government service he emberked .a
the real estate business, and so far aa
known, was successful, and had no finan-
lial troubles. He was a Mason of high,
degree, a member of the Hoyal Arcanum,
and a number of other secret and benevo
A "BL5TE GUM" NKGHO HANGED.
He Murdered six Persons, Among:
Them His Wife.
Helena, Ga., May 21. A genuine "blue
gum" nesro, named Elijah Morton, a
desperado, whose bite was popularly sup
posed to be as poisonous as a rattlesnake,
was hanged at McRae today. Two month3
ago he murdered his father-in-law. mother-in-law.
shot his wife while sne w-,s
suckling her infant baby, killed two other
negro men and a boy, and fired into a
group of children. He had to be Shot
through the lung before hu submitted to
On trial Morton told tllSfhidg' that if
he could murder him, the district attorney
and six others he could die contentedly
and bo burned. Tefore the execution the
condemned man's aged father and mother
went Into the cell and prayed with 'ii:n.
Shrieks and groans rent the air. A spir.i,
of religious ecstacy seized them and the
doomed man stood up and swayed his body
to and fro. Indicative f intense excitement
Four sheriffs of various counties pre
ceded tlie murderer to the gallows. Be
fore mounting it he made a short address,
hut his voice was hnsky and tbe words
scarcely audible. Ue sai'd he had mido
his peace with God and was ready to die.
The sheriff bound ciis hands, adjusted ;ho
noose and black cap. and as the aged par
cntsstood looklngat their son and wcepim
and uttering piercing cries, Sheriff Ali
good shook Morton's hand, saying: "ilood
by, Lije. May God have mercy on your
poor, soul," and then placing his hand on
the lever said- "Good-by," and the nexf
Instant the trap was sprung.
"Welland Canal Damaged.
St. Catherine's, Ontario. May 21 The
Cleveland steamer Outhwait, west- bound,
tore tluveloek gates out or section "ottne
Welland Canal this morning, blocked the
trafficand caused the flooding or a mdo
and a quarter or adjacent flat land. Tho
damage is heavy.
Alnhamn Flooring:, all one color, 3a
i a foot Libbey & Co., 6tn and N. Y. ave.
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