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' land, falrin tlio morning, partly cloudy
weather m the afternoon; warmer; south
WASniGrTOK, SUNDAY MOItXENGr, MAY 23, 1897 TWENTY PAGrES.
The Busy Corner,
8th and Market, Space.
I ffi Hw EBBSEJ
Second Grand Rebuilding
Both our new building's are under roof. The weather
can't interfere with our progress now. Mechanics of
everj' class are rushing- things in order to finish the job
before the eighty days expire, which is the contract time
lor completing- the back portion of our improvements. In
terference will come when the .dividing- walls are torn
out which are to give our main building a frontage on
Market Space of 42 feet.
will be our enemies, and in order to defeat them we shall
offer greater values than ever. For Monda3' and the re
mainder of the week.
' 20-inch All-Mlk Black India and Op
All-silk Natural Pongee I "
22-inch All-bilk Printed India, in all the
newest Foulard designs and pulka
epots, on navy, purple, garnet nUn
green, brown and black grounds. Lii
' 24-inch All-bilk Black China, in QOn
might aud dull liuibh uOu
20-inch Tlain BlackTaffctaand
Japs, bcroll and floral designs...
."..x nnllrii II. r. nf 1 )illl Illl-Wl Tf) Plain
Taffetas, such as white, cream, pink, blue,
yellow, uile, lavender, ceribe, apple green,
purple aud every two-tone combi
nation one could imagine. The RQr
besb goods on the market at.... UJu
White Duck Suiting, 1 Oc value, 0 G Y-
Troy Bleached Satin Finish (Qln
White Duck. ISc. value I L2 u
Finest grade of Imiwrted Pure
Uncn White Duck Suiting, 50c Qpp
UrabS Linen, either line or lOln
heavy, lGc value IZ.2U
Imported Dress Linen, 32 inches )p
wide, atin or nutural linish,392. L Ju
200 pieces. 30-iuch Organdy Finish Lawn,
In plain blue, pink, lavender,
red, navy, canary, light blue and Q3n
yellow, 12 l-2c, value 0'41j
BOO pieces Extra Fine American Or
gandy Batiste Lawn and Dimities, also 32
and 40-lnch wide, in navy blue, new blue,
red, lavender, pink, pistache, Nile green
and black grounds, with neat
and large designs crolls, stripes, I j ln
100 styles of Choice Lawns, fast
colors on light aud dark grounds, QTft
all new designs iou
Fancy and staple patterns In 0 7 n
Apron Ginghams, fast colors iSU
Mohawk Valley 9-4 Bleached (Qrn
Heady-made Mohawk Bleached OQn
Bheets, size 81x1)0 Zob
Yard-wide Unbleached Muslin ... I C
1 case of Elegant Fine Sheer
India Llnon, 40 inches wide. 15c i n
value I Uu
1 case of very much finer India
Llnon, 40 inches wide. 20c OiB
value I L '2 G
50 pieces of High Colored Fine Sheer
Organdy, including Black and
Navy. Eegular 25c value. Mon- "7n
day I i
A special bargain in Black Sheer India
Llnon. 12 l-2c value.
100 dozen of Extra Large Size
Fringed Honeycomb Towels. Size Pt
200 dozen of Colored Bordered Fringed
Napkins, 17 inches square.
42-lnch All-wool Cream Albatross.
40-inch All-wool Cream Henrietta.
40-inch All-wool Cream Challie.
45-inch All-wool llk-flnlshed Cream
45-inch Imported Silk and Wool Cream
S. KANN, SONS & CO.
Eighth and Market Space,
Black Dress Goods
40-Inch All-wool Black Nun's) "
Veiling. Our regular 30c grade,.. L u
45-inch All-wool Black Etamlrie,
the novelty of the benson Our )Q
regular 4le grade Ju
45-Inch All-wool Black Imperial J rn
Serge. Our regular 40c grade... J J u
45-inch All-wool Black Cheviot
Serge, splendid weight for pres-
ni wear, uur regular U'.ic grade.
50-Inch Black Sicilian, bilk
luster and crow black. Our reg
ular uic graue
Special Sale of Screens,
Trunks and Hammocks.
200 Wire "Window Ecreens, hard oak
frame; size 24x20 In ; detachable sliding
btripb. Regular price, 2Dc.
Special for Monday, X2 "c
"Wire "Window Screens, Imitation cherry
frame: lb to 34; extension frames.
Special lor Mommy, each 15c.
"Wire Window Screens, imitation walnut
frame, 29 inches high; can be made a&
large as 34 in.; Jut the tiling for your
Special for Monday, etich S8c.
Wire W.ndow Screens, hard oak frames,
31 in high; 22 to 37 in. extension. Reg
ular price. 50c
Speciul for Monday, 35c
Wire Screen Door, Imitation walnut
frame, 3 panels; complete with knob, latch
Special price, 6 9c.
Canvas-covered, Iron-bottom, Flat-top
Trunks, 3 separate compartments rein
forced with heavy oak strips and malleable
Special for Monday, SX.S9-
Linen-lined, Canvas-covered, Flat-top
Trunks, 2 trays, hat lox, and cabe for
soiled linens; heavy clamps and brass lock,
with S-foot strap. Itegular price, 5.00.
Special for Monday, $3,49.
American Grass Hammock, 14 feec long
and full width.
Special for Monday, 390
Large size Macramae Cord Hammocks,
full spreader and pillow.
Special for Monday, 98c
Large size Macramae Cord Hammock,
deep valance, pillow aud spreader.
Special for Monduy, $1.39
Special prices on best
iearsuk, the most popular underlining,
Fold everywhere at zoo, in all shfl""s,
Special value In Lining Lawns, plain and
Eilkfimshed 5 c
Our 18c Extra Heavy All-Linen Can
Our 121-2c Fast Black 3G-lnch Moire
Extra quality FineSllfcFiuIsh BlackPerca
line, 30c quality X9c
Genuine Imported Finest Haircloth, black
and gray, 20c Talue axe
38-lnch Silk-finish Lawn, for summer
dresses, 12 l-2c quality jr a c
Fine Moire Soft-finish Pcrcaline, in any
color you wish, 12 l-2c quality s a
Best Rubber aud Stockinette Dress
Shields 5c pair
Best Silk Taffeta Seam Binding.. so piece
Fancy Silk-stitch Bone Casing, full 0-yard
Pieces XOo piece
Fancy BoneCaslng,.full 3-yard pieces., so
Good Quality Horn Bones 3cdoz.
Best HeLong Hooks and Eyes.... 8c card
Best Mohair Belting, 9-yd. piece. -XOc
Best Coverel Dress Steels 4c doz.
Safety Hookeycs, 2 doz. on a card. J2c
Hookeye Tape, 3-4 length. White, Gray
and Black XOeeach
China Buttons, per gross 3c
Roll Cotton Tape, 30 yaids 9c
Fancy Silk Corset Laces, 2 1-2 yards
long se Piece
Fancy Silk Garter Web, three
quarter length iao piece
Best English Pins 3c paper
Bone Collar Buttons, Black and
White .., sccard
Rubber Haiipins, 1 doz. in a box 3c
licet Nickel-plated Safety Pins.. 3c doz.
Giant Thread, fast colors, stronger than
linen, smoother than silk. Only.. 5c spool
Ladies'. Misses' and Children's Side Sup
porters, Black and White sc pair
Bert 100 yds. Spool Silk, all colors.... Sc
Best Adamantine Pins, 14rows..X Paper
Small Size Kid Cullers sc a doz.
Gold-plated Invisible WavePIns..3c. box
Gross Boxes White Bone Buttons XOc
Best Quality Phoc Laces XOcadoz.
Raven Black Darning Cotton, on
cards k .. go a doz.
ROBBED OF HER JEWELRY
Mrs. George W. Aires Attacked
"by an Unknown Colored Man.
HELD UP WHILE GOING HOME
She Carried All Her Valuables In a
Hnndbug, Which the Highway
man Cut From Her Arm Her
Mather and Children With Her.
Ko Clue to the Thief.
MrasGorge W. Aires, of No. 1641 Nine
teenth' btrcet northwest, was held up by
an unknown colored man. and .robbed of a
Eatchcl containing about $700 worth of
jewelry, on New Hampshire avenue, l e
tween Twentieth and Twenty-first streets,
shortly after 10 o'clock last night. The
thief escaped without leaving the slightest
clue to his identity, except the meager de
scription which Mrs. Aires, in her grief
and excitement, was able to give of the
Ever since her house was lobbed fevered
years ago, Mrs. Aires has made a practice
of carrying all of the gems of both herself
and family with her when bhe went out at
night, and because of thib precaution last
night they were all stolen from her. Her
husband hud gone out for the evening and
about 9 o'clock Mrs. Aires collected all her
treasures and placed them in a small hand
bag, which, when carrying it, ehe had
attached to her waist with a little leather
band. In company with her mother, Mh.
Tweddle, who resides in ths ltoube with her,
fchestnitedoutto go to the Kbtreet market
about 0 o'clock. Her three children, two
girls and a boy, were also with her.
After making a number of purchases
the five walked down K btrcet to go
toward home. They first turned down
Twenty-first street and then again into
New Hampshine avenue. They were busily
engaged in conversation and none of them
noticed the approach from the rear of
the thief. The first apprehension the
lady had was when about midway of the
square she felt bomeoue tugging heavily
at the satchel.
She thought it was one of the children
who were running playfullv along, and
paid no attention until he saw the keen
blade of a knife flashed In her face
J list, as she turned around and was about
to raise her hand, the highwayman quickly
cut the strap which held the satchel to
her wrist, and dashed away In the dark
ness. Mrs. Aires was too frightened to speak
for an instant, but started in hot pursuit
across New Hampshire avenue, through a
vj.cant lot and then around to Twenty
first street after the thief, with her mother
and the three children following after her.
She soon recovered her voice, however,
and cried loudly as Ehe ran.
The robber evidently was well acquainted
wit h the icnllty, aud In the darknes- darted
swiftly into an alley, where -Mrs Aires lost
all trauc of him. Her screams brought out
a considerable crowd, all of whom Joined
in the chae, but the negro was too swift
and had little difficulty in making good
his escape. Two policemen, who were
standing on the corner, two blocks be
jond, hastened to the scene, but were
unable to find any further trace of the
The daring hold-up was at once reported
to No 3 police station, and the entire
force was notified to look out for the
As far as Mrs. Aires was able to tell, the
laigc quantity of Jewelry valued at about
$700, among which was a pair of gold
wire bracelets, a pair of gold band brac
lets, a gold breastpin containing
eleven diamonds, a gold bar pin with
two gold dollars attached, both of
which were engraved with her initials and
address: a breastpin with seven rubies, a
plain gold ring, a gold htar locket set with
pearls, a gold watch containing six dia
monds, a gold chain and locket contain
ing diamonds, a rold hunting cae lady's
watch, a gold chain and locket, a child's
watch and gold fob chain, a pair of child's
gold eat rings, a gold chain aud chnrm, a
gold link chain with a heart containing a
pearl, one medium length chain, one three
link chain, one long fine link chain, several
diamond- rings and a large quantity of
It is thought that the thief must either
have seen Mrs. Aires open the satchel In
the market and followed her, or else known
of hec habit to carry all her Jewelry with
her when she had occasion to leave the
house. Late last night no trace of the
hlgb.wayman.nad been found.
A THIEE IX THE HOUSE.
Guy Dickinson Arrested for Having:
Stolen n Diamond and. n Ring.
Guy M. Dlckhibon, a young man twenty
years of age and a painter by trade, was
12th and FSts. N.W-
arrcsteJ yesterday afternoonJy Detectives
Caiter and Gallagher, andToccd up in No.
0 station, charged with liaving stolen a
diamond and a wedding ringfiom the resi
dence of Mr. Anthony Goegler, No. 431
RhoJe IMnnd avenue northwest.
Mr. Googlcr employed the young man to
do some pointing aLout his house, and yes
teiday while the family was away, Dickin
son stole Mrs. Goeglcr's wedding ring and
her hiiRl'niiU'ri diamond shlit sud. When
taken into custody he at flnst stoutly denied
the ihert, but finally coiitcnted. to ac
company the officers to Lowenstcln's place,
on G -trcot, where he had sold the rinror
When the ring was demanded Lowensteln
iefus'd to give it up, and created consid
erable excitement by ordering the officers
from his store." and only when threatened
with arrest and upotv payment of $5 by
Mr Goegler, he agieed to surrender the
The diamond was found hidden In the
gas fixture in Dickinson's room, No1
1511 1-2 Tenth street northwest
The police believe that Dickinson has
committed several other robberies, and
will further investigate his cage
GAGGED, BOrXD AXD HOIJBKD.
A Connecticut Farmer Loses Jj!500,
Silverware anfl Jewelry.
Biidgeport, Conn , May 22. A posse of
Connecticut farmers is looking for three
masked men who entered the house of
John B. Nichols, six miles n'oith ol here,
at 1 o'clock this morning, and who tied
and gagged him and his granddaughter
before they robbed the house They se
cured all of the loot-e articles of value, the
silverware, which had been in the lamily
for many vears. $u00 in cash, and Feveiil
articles ol Jewelry. The ii'eu enteied the
house through the cellar window.
Mr. Nichols was startled from a, souud
sleep to find a levclvcr preyed to Lis
head, and to hear the admonition, "'Don't
bay a woid, or I'll shoot." Mr. Nichols
did not .speak, and allowed himself to be
tied Fecurely to the bed without making a
sound. Tl: woik was 'done rapidly, at
f'rst bv the aid of a little dark lantern,
but later, after a gag Lad been thruM,
into the old man's mouth, the burglars be
came a little Ic-s careful and lighted a
lamp. Sleeping soundly in the next room
was Kate Nicliols. They entered her worn,
bound and gagged l?r, and yieu, oing
down stair, wrapped up alt the .-liver
in a tablecloth.
While the burglars were at, work Miss
Nichols loosened the gag. This done
she attacked the knot in tlitj rone which
bound her hands. At one time the came
very near bHng caught by the men, for
without any warning taey returned to her
room. One of the men asked. if her hands
were loosened if she would write a note to
one or the neighbors telliugof berpicdlcn
ment and ask that a quiek response be
made. She muttered "JTcf.M in an in
distinct voice, as if she still had th gag
in her rnouth Her hands were made free
and bhc wrote the note. The men then
left. She iooa freed herselfund released
The robbers have not been caught yet.
THK Jll'XICIPAI.ITV Lra.HL.I5.
CIitciiRO Mny Have la jTl'fiy One
Jilllou Dollars in Rnmu;es-.
Chicago, May 22. This-cltyrnay have to
ray over $1,000X00 to thoFe'who Buffered
damages to property during the big rail
road strike of If 04 Judge Adams tcday
rendcrcd a decisiiou upltolding the cou
stltutlouality of the act of July 1, 1SS7,
makiug municipalities liable for thre
quartfrs the amount of dam&ge wrought
by mobs of twelve or over.
The decision was made upon a test case
involving only $1C0 brought by the Man
hattan Cemont Company, but depending
upon tills decision are a number of damage
huits brought against the city of Chicago
by railroad companies and others tint
lost property during the reign of Debs.
These biiits are for amounts aggregating
nearlj a million and a half dollars.
An appeal will betaken totheapj ellate
Two weeks ago the attorneys for the
city and the cement company agreed 10
submit the suit to Judge Adams, wholly
upon the constitutionality of the Statplaw
of lS7, and declared that the fate of
this case, for an almost insignificant
amount, should settle the iutpie cours-e of
thobe having other cases ogninst the city.
Judge Adanib' opinion was- brief and
was confined entirely to the constitu
tionality of the statutes, which he up
held on every point.
CAUGHT IN AN ELEVATOR.
Twelver Yen r-OId Charles' Crawford
Charles Crawford, about twelve years
of age, was painfully hurt last evening
while plaing with the street elevator at
the store of Barber & Ross, at Eleventh
and G stieets.
With several companions, he was am-is-ing
himself by hoisting nd lowering the
elevator, when, in some way, he was
caught between the elevator and shaft
His right leg was dislocated and he was
painfully bruised about the body.
Dr. Atkinson examined his injuries and
finning ll-i t they were not serious, the
boy was removed to Us home, No. 1003
1 street southeast, in tho Fust precinct
KNGL1SII SYNDICATE'S DEAL.
It Obtains Control of the Wllllmantic
Hartford, Conn., May 22.'-An English
syndicate, headed by the Jl and P. Coates
Company, which has receiitly absorbed
other large linen concerns, today completed
a deal whereby they now controla majority
of the stosk of the WillimanticXinen Com
pany, and it will pass Into their possession.
The price paid i s $31.25 per bhare; par
value, $25. The capital stocltris $2,000,
000. Two thousand people arc employed.
MORE TAILORS TO .STRIKE.
Several Thousand Will Join the
Army Already" Out.
New York, May. 22. The strike of the
tailors on the East Side will'be exteudtd
tomorrow by the vest-makers and Pro
gressive Tailors, In New York, Brooklyn,
and Brownsville. These number nearly
6,500 and with the 28,000 to 30,000,
make a vast army of idle men and women.
The strikers, though apparently without
means, and existing; .only by the charity
of friends, nntLby "securing credit at their
butcher or grocer, are as firm as ever
in their resolve to hold out. Some of the
bosses met today and there was manifested
a disposition to grantsome of the de
Philadelphia, May 22." The striking tail
ors have resolved to continue the strike
Injured VThile Cftnpliujr Cars.
George Bernett, a laborer on the Balti
more and Ohio road, had Mis foot crushed
while coupling cars in the freight yards
yesterday morning. He was treated at
THE BEHIBLIGIUIS WORHIED
They May Meet Tomorrow (o Dis
cuss (lie Cuban Situation.
A PARADOXICAL POSITION
Pretending: to Ho Friendly to Cuba,
They Are on Record an Tlirottlin
AIL Action in Der Interest in
the House 31 Uht Choke Off the
The Republicans are In a quandary ovr-r
the fix in Which they find themselves on the
Cuban question. Their perplexity ootMsts
In the fact that they profess to be friendly
to the Cuban cause and are throttling
all action in that Interest In the Bouse. It
was reported last night tnat they would
meet tomorrow with a view of evolving
some plan or making some statement by
which to explain the inconsistency and
paradox of ( their position.
They have, it ih said, been rattled by
the Inopportuneness of the speeches of
Senator Hale and Senator Spooucr, both
of whom practically confessed that the
policy to which they professed to be com
mitted,!, e , the recognition of belligerency,
was captured by the Democratic Senators,
and that it went forth as a Democratic
pronuncianent3 in the f aoi of a Republican
President and Administration. From pres
ent appearanceb it is to be assumed that
the glorj of the American policy as to
Cuba will be alho earned by the Demo
crats in the House, notwithstanding the
fact that they are in a minority.
It has occurred to wme of the Repub
licans that something munt be done to
head oft any further debate, which will
have but one result, the exploitation of
the Dcmoc rata? policy on this question of
belligerency and independence. There can
be only one of two things which the Re
publicans can do, either to choke off all
debate or to assume the Initiative- The
latter plan will, however, not commend
itself to the country, inasmuch as the in
itiative has already been taken by the
Democrats and they wllf not be cheated
out of the credit.
At 11 o'clock last night Gen. Grosvenor
said that he did not know that an in
formal meeting was to be held tomorrow
It Is Just possible that the "plans of the
party will be reported by the Committee
on Rule. Other Republicans said that
they expected to be at the Capitol before
the meeting tomorrow, but they did not
Eay for what purpose.
OVERT CUES TO SPAIN.
Belief That Thev Were Mmle
Declined Gaining Ground.
The rumor that this Adndnlstration has
already made overtures to Spain, following
the precedent of the Cleveland Administra
tis, and That they I.ave been declined by
Spain, if gaining more believers among
the people whoare in the atmosphere of the
White House and who watch events as
they occur there. The assertion that over
tures have been made is neither denied nor
affirmed at the White House aud the State
Department Secretary Sherman will an
bwer no questions in relation to it, and
Secretarj Porter is equally uncommunica
tive. AkI othof thc-e gentlemen are usually
not averse to v ery flatly denying newspaper
fictions, this ict cence seems to strengthen
the belief that the rumor is true.
The story is that through Minister Taylor
at Madrid, and to Minister de Lome per
sonally, the President has made the ofer,
stating that the people of this countrj
nlmobt unanimously declare that tne war
bhaU cease. Spain's answer to these over
tures Is that the war Iiho already ceased,
that the island is already subjugated and
under Spanish control.
If such have been the events of the
last few days, the probability that a
message is being considered by the Presi
dent, if not actually in the course of
preparation, becomes very strong. There
were important events at the White House
yesterday, that the outside world could not
under.s&nd Nearly all day someone was
conferring with Mr. McKInley, presumably
on Cuban matters, and the ordinary visi
tors were excluded. Secretary Sherman
was at the White House In the morning,
and Secietaries Bliss and Alger shortly
before 12 o'clock. The Attorney General
was a visitor later in tlw day. Mr. Hanna
was with Mr. McKinley for an hour or
more. During a part of this time, Sec
retaries Bliss and Alger were also in
the conference, and Judge Day brought
a pile of papers with him, soon after Mr.
Hanna left, and was closeted for over aa
Secretary Porter would see the newspa
per men nt no time during the day, but,
was also closeted with the President for
much of the time. He was in frequent
telegraphic communication with points uu
Representative Mills, of Chicago, was at
the White House to talk with the President
'I come away feeling that the President
Is thoroughly in sympathy with the Insur
gents," said Mr. Mills. "A little time will
bring this difficulty out all right The
President intends to go slow, but I am
confident he means to do the right thing
by the heroic Cubans."
"1 told thePresIdentthatlhavc beenin
structcd by my people to vote first, last
and all the time for Cuba,'' continued Mr.
Mills, "and my constituents are right.
Cuba will bo free yet, and that at no distant
date, cither. The President told me he
was awaiting a report from Commissioner
Calhoun, and as soon asitls Inl haveria
son to believe he will take an advanced
step in favor of the Insurgents."
'Do you tliink he will lecommend Cu
ban independence?" was asked.
'Something of the sort," replied Mr.
THE SPANISH BUDGET.
Increases the Heavy Burdens Now
Imposed on the PtSopIe.
Madrid, May 22.-The budget for the
coining year shows the estimated receipts
to be 8S3, 278,781 pesetas, and the expendi
tures 873,865,877 pesetas. It proposes the
imposition of a provisional war sur-tax of
100 percenton tributes, with the exception
of those from landed property and interest
'n the redemption debt.
It is alo proposed to establish a twenty
years' monopoly of the Import, export, dis
tillation, and sale of petroleum. The gov
ernment will have the exclusive sale of
powders and. other explosives, on which It
Is proposed to base the financial operations
necessary to reshape the extraordinary bud
get. Because the loan agreed upon with
the Rothschilds was not realized, It Is pro
posed to authorize the government to coa-
duct a similar operation, either directly or
by tender, and to organize a tax on ship
ping that will produce 12.000.0CO pesetas.
The government will bo alw authorized
to suspend the duties on lead exported from
TKTCTAN'S SECOND THOUGHT.
He Witl draws His HeHiriint'on Fr.mi
the Spanish Cabinet.
Madrid, May 22. Tho Duke or Tetaan,
minister of foreign affairs, has withdrawn
his resignation, which he tendered yes
terday, after his altercation in .the lobby
of Parliament, with Senor Co.tuis. The
withdrawal is due to the fact that Prime
Minister Canovas, desires him to remain
at liis post, while important international
questions demand immediate attention.
RIOT AT AN JbLECTION.
Twelve 3on Killed and Thirtyone
Wounded .by Soldiers.
Vienna, May 22. During the elections
that were held at Bosnjaci, Crotia, today,
a crowd of electors became very disor
derly and troops were summoned to re
store order. While the soldiers were
trying to disperse the crowd they were
fired upon by soma of the mob. They at
once returned the fire, killing twelve aud
wounding thirty-one persons.
TOLL-GATE RAIDERS SHOT
A Sherifl's Posse Fires on Them
Charles Jones and David Johnson
Are Mortally Wounded and Two
Others Seriously Hurt.
Owingsvllle, Ky .May 22. After destroy
ing twelve toll-gates in Bath county, within
sixty days raiders struck a snag at the fir&t
toll-gate on the Wyoming pike, two miles
north of here, at 12:30 this morning, when
two of their number, David Johnson and
Charles Jones, were probably mortally
wounded and two others, unknown, serious
Receiving, information about the raid,
Sheriff Lane, with a posse of nine men,
wentto the Wyoming tollgate on thj banks
of Prickly Ash Creek. The po.-se divided,
some secreting themselves behind outbuild
ings, others behind fences and. trees, where
they awaited theraiders TheyJieard the
raiders shooting borne time before they
galloped up, and the dffieers wrrendy
when they arrived. The raiders called
Gatekeeper Garner to the dor.r and ordered
him to chop down the pole. Before he
could reply Sheriff Lane eomaiande.1 the
raiders to surrender, the reply beiug a
volley from shotguns and pistols.
The posse returned the fire and for tev
oral minutes the bullets flew. The horses
of the ra;dcrs reared auu plunged in
fright Several of the horses were shot.
The raider? could r.Ot see the officers anJ
It was not long before they beat a re
treat. None of the posse was Injured.
Johnson and Jones were anested. John
son cannot live; Joaea may.
ANOTHUH COXKY ARMY.
He Propose to Once More "March
Cleveland, May 22 Gen. Coxeyis about
to bieak loose again with another common
weal army. In fact he Is now making
pieparations at Mass'llon, Ohio, for a sec
ond aggregation of restlosb radicals to
march to Washington and demand the sort
of legislation they want.
Coxey's publication, Souud Money, pub
lished at Massillon, has gone to the wall
In their formal nnnouueementof thesuspen-
sion of their publication, Gen. Coxey and
Carl Browne say:
Alter giving this Administration and
Congress a few months' more grace in
which to redeem their pledges of pros
perity, which have already gone to pro
test, it will become necessary to again
mass the people at Washington, not to peti
tion, but to demand that they fulfill the
pledges made prior to election to an
Coxey will travel by rail, and Browne
is having constructed for himself in this
city a log cabin on wheels, in which he will
live with his wife.
TOE PHESBYTERI AN ASSEMBLY.
Legacies to Be Expended Hereafter
for Current Work.
Eagle Lake, Ind , May 22. The Presby
terian General Assembly today was opened
with devotional exercises led by Dr. Sam
uel T. Studdiford, of Trenton, N. J.
Among the papers referred to appropriate
committees were four on organization of
Presbyterian churches, North nud South.
The regular order or the morning was the
report of the board of ministerial relief.
The report of the assembly's stanchng com
mittee was presented by James A Mount,
Governor of Indiana, lay commissioner
to the assembly After reviewing the work
of the year the committee recommended
approval of a change of rule by which lega
cies will be expended for current work
instead of being invested In a permanent
fund. Efforts were recommended to In
crease contributions to the relief fund.
The selection of Dr. Benjamin Agnew,
or Philadelphia, as secretary of the board
A PANIC IN A TnEATEK.
Duriupr nn Amateur Performance
the Scenery Caught Fire.
Akron, N. Y.,May 22. Fire In this city
caused a nmic at the Tark Theater last
evening A play was being presented by
the Perry amateurs when a lamp fell, set
ting fire to the bcenery. Many persons
fainted and some were pushed down and
trampled upon. A number received bruises,
but no one was seriously injured.
The fire was put out and the ba'ance of
the play rendered.
VAN COTT TAKES CHARGE.
no Succeeds Dayton as Postmaster
oi New York.
New York, May 22.- Comellue Van Cott
took chaige of the pobtofficc today, suc-cceduigPostmastcrC'hnrleaW-
formal transfer was set for 3 o'clock.
In order to pioperly signalize the oc
casion. Mr. Dayton sent out invitations to
a large number ot pYotpinent citizens to
meet him and the new pcst.ma.stef in th"
postmaster's room, in the Federal build
ing, from 3 to 0 p. m.
Ivy TnstltutcBusiness College, 8th and K
Unexcelled summer course, $5; day or night
OPPOSfTIDI TO THE TIBIFF
Democratic Senators in Caucus
Outline Their Policy, s
NO MORE INTERNAL REVENUE
All Increase of Taxation of This
Character to Be Vigorously Aj
tagouized Pettigrew'n- AntM'rubt
Amendment Eikely to Get Solid" '
The Democratic Senatorial caucus yes
terday outlined a dehnlteroiioy or opposi
tion to the Republican tariff LilLandJnr
dorsed in the most vigorous anttgonlsra to
that featuic of the measure which recks
to increase the internal levenue taxation.
There was a very good attendance of Sen
ators, and this conclusion was reached
after a somewhat protracted considera
tion of the subject fiom various points of
view. An incieasein tre internal revenue
tax was held by seveial Senators to be
JufOiilable only in times when an emer
gency icquired ouch action, and it wn
contended that no such emergency now
existed or was probable, on the contrary,
that there was in the Treasury a large
H'im. ol idle money, and that on no pretext
would this proposition be excut&ble.
The sugar bchcdule was discussed ac
bouie length, Senator White, particulaily,
showing up the Iniquities of the rates
fixed by the Senate. No Senator present
would indorse this Echedule, end it is Quite
certain that every Democratic vote will
be cast against it
While the discussion developed a de
termined opposition to the Itepublican
measure, there was no inclination mani
fested to unduly delay the consideration
of the bill. A proposition was submitted
to the effect that an entirely new bill
should be offered as a substitute, but the
sentiment of the caucus was rtgainst it,
the discussion showing that the majority
behind the Republicans should be per
mitted to pass their bill ir they could do o.
discussed and met with much favor, no
much o that It was announced after the
caucus that it would probably secure tho
solid Democratic vote.
At the conclusion of the conference Sen
ator Gorman gave out the following state
ment: At the conferf nceof Democratic Senators
yesterday morning it wafe unauiicoutly
agreed by them, that, notwitlLstending the
delay in fumMilne; the comparative state
ments which would enable them intelli
gently tocoiis.der the bfll, there woHldbeno
oppoaition to Immediately proceeding with
the consideration of the same on Tuesday,
as they recognized the business interests
of the country require as speedy disposition
of the question as is consistent with an In
telligent consideration of the measure.
They were furthtr unanimously of tlie
opinion that the excessive increases In
rates on imported articles provided for
both In the DIngley bill and as reported
to the Senate, should be antagonized only
to the extent of exposing their enormities.
Recognizing, however, that the Republican
party is committed to these Increases, the
Democrats will be content with ojly a fair
disctistion upon these propositions.
The Democrats were further unanimously
or the opinion that they would oppose the
inct eased tax on beer, tobacco, cigars, aud
the other items embraced in the internal
revtaiue schedules. Neither party was
committed to such increases, and there Is
nc governmental necessity for such in
creased burdens upon those articles.
INDIGNANT AGAINST JOHNSON.
The Bank President's House la
Danger of Being Attacked.
Indianapolis, May 22. The failure of the
State National Bank at Loganport now
proves to have been brought about by the
forgeries of President Johnson, which have
been going. on for more than two years, the
examiner having discovered thirty-threo
notes, which rnngefrom $4,000 toS25,000,
and allot which purported to have been dis
counted by the bank when, in fact, they
were forged by Johnson, and the amount
they represented was taken from the cash.
In addition to these, which aggregate
$200,000. nearly $100,000 In forced cer
tificates of deposit has been discovered?
Johnson appeared to have resorted to any
and all means to get money, and hundreds
of persons in the surrounding country were
indued to lend him their savings in tho
belief that he was immensely wealthy. Ho
has transferred all hi property to tbo
bauk, but the stockholders will lose heavily
through his forgeries.
There is great indignation In the commu
nity against thebank president, and friends
are guarding his house to prevent the peo
ple from making an attack upon it.
Mis Jo'.mson made a statement for the
public today, In which she says that
the tioublc was not caused by rash spec
ulation or -extravagance, but was the
result of her husband's attempts to pay
off his father's debts. He undertook the
settlement of the estate, and found that
the debts amounted to $200,000, and
these he paid off, thus crippling himself
financially. She says that he made mis
taken &nd did wrong, but asks the publia
to forgive him, because he was trying to
save creditors of lis father from loss.
The United States marshal went to
Logansport today, and placed Johnson,
under arrestf or embevczlementand forgery.
His case will be presented to the Federal
grand Jury here next week, and an in
dictment will follow.
Jplmson does not deny the forgeries,
and expresses himself as willing to bear
the consequences of his wrong-doing.
A LAND OF FAMINE AND PLAGUE.
Julian Hawthorne's Description of
Scenes in India.
New York, May 22. Julian Hawthorne,
who has been in India for the purpose o
vsitncssiug the seeues of the famine and
of the- bubonic plague, returned on the
steamer St. Paul this morning.
He said. "I spent about thirty days In
India, a fortnight In Bombay and a
fortnight in the famine district among the
native villngea. Millions of Hindus and
Bengalese died from starvation, and tho
government figures represent oce-iJxtb
of the actual deaths from the. plague J
Presbyterian General Assembly.
Winona Park, Eagle Lake, TncL, May 22.
--At the Presbyterian General Assembly
this morning, after the usual devotional
exercises, the report of the committee on.
the proposed Presbyterian House In New
York city was discussed during the remair
der of the morning session.