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"WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JUNE 17.
The Hawaiian Treaty.
Whatever may be the Administration
Tiew in tlie matter, the duty of the Sen
ate is to sanction the Hawaiian annexation
and more decided the action, the smaller
will he the chance of complications with
Already Japan has presented questions
in the nature of a .protest, and may pro
test formal!' now that the treaty is regu
larly lief ore the Senate for ratification,
ir there should appear to be much opposi
tion il is very likely that G reat Britain and
Germany may attempt to increase it by
a pretense of hostility.
As to the treaty itself, we do not see
in what respect it can be found objection
able by any American interest. Matters In
the country locallj will remain In statu
quo until new laws are provided by the
Congress. Coolie immigration will be Mop
ped Hawaiian Chinese Will not be per
mitied to move elsewhere in the United
States. We get all the rich national lands
and improvements, and assume only a
small public debt of $1,000,000. The
President has n veto power over the
acta of the local government. It is an
excellent bargain for us, and it will be
shameful if the Senate does not promptly
Pf'.NsIinKni and Intrioti-rn.
Eo the President says it was Cleveland
and not Wuuamaker whom he hud in
mind when he made his Philadelphia
speech, and, incidentally, uttered iome
remarks on the difference between pes
simism and patriotism!
- The Presidential correction of a popu
lar belief that it was the ex-Postmaster-General
who was alluded to may be a
contort to the latter, but its only public
effect will be to mystify people as to
what really was working in the Excoutive
The speech of Grover Cleveland inNew
York certainly was redolent of pessimism,
but.lt was confined to the kind of pessimism
that saw only disaster to the gold and
bond syndicates and other contributory
dominating elements common to both
Administrations in case the Cleveland
standards and policies should be de
parted from by Mr. McKinley. A gainstsuch
pessimism, Cleveland's successor is with
out excuse for protest: while it must
bi said that he equally is blameless as to
any departure from the basic principles
The same gold and bond ring, the same
trust and monopoly combination, and the
same Spanish cabal that owned and dic
tated every act of the Cleveland Adminis
tration, elected, own and control the pres
ent one, and the Congress of the United
States to boot.
The pessimism of Grover Cleveland only
was intended to apply In the event that
the hold of the powers referred to should
b'e broken. Then that pessimism has noth
ing In it to which Mr. McKinley consistently
can object. "Why he should use it in an
argument, to compare i t v. ith some ot her
particular brand cT Republican "patriot
Ism," the first indication of which we
have yet to see, passes comprehension.
There 1s ground for the suspicion that the
President is being kept 'incommunicado"
to such an extent that really he does not
know what Is going on, or that the people
- of the United States are ieluctnntly com
ing To regard his Administration as noth
ing much beyond a continuation of the one
that went Into history on the fourth ot
Murrlilast amid the curses and execrations
ofa.ll patriotic men and women in America.
Heaping: tho Whirlwind.
Mr. James B. Eustis, former ambassador
to France, was interviewed the other day
by a New York journal. He said that last
year the French nation "prayed for the
lection of McKinley, and they got it
And they have got All they want of it.
They would be only too glad to exchange
McKinley mid McKinley's Administration
for Mr. Bryan, or almost anyone else.
From one end of France to the other
they aro heartily tired of McKinleylsm
Containing, Mr. Eustis said that "all
Europe is up in arms against the pro
posed tariff bill It is bound to lead to
retaliation on the part of European na
tions that will ultimately cripple tho com
merce of the United Slates."
Tho view expressed by this distinguished
xJiplcmac is entirely correct in theory;
pnd nobody better knows that it is so
tlhan the truBts and .monopolies who are
forcing the obnoxious tariff bill upon the
country, that they may be paid back thir
McKinley campaign contributions und en
riched out of the toll and misery of the
masses. American commerce 1s to Iks de
stroyed, but not altogether. Tliat portion
of it In which tho beneficiaries of the
nanna-Havemeyer trust tariff bill are in
terested will flourish. Backed by pro
hibitive taxes on imported goods, the "pro
tected" monopolists will be able to exact
what prlceB they want in American mar
kets, and invade those of foreign countries
with their manufactured goods, even if
they have to do so for a while at a
loss. Their excessive profits at home will
repay that, and more.
. The kind of American commerce that is
doomed to destruction is the commerce with
which the poor grain and cotton farmers
arc concerned. Their products are what
will have to bear the brunt of European
retaliation, and sustain the disaster or ad
ditionally depressed jpriccs abroad, and,
hence, ut home
But that consideration does not mar the
pleasures of the prospect to the trusts and
monopolies, nor to the gold and bond
syndicates In alliance with them. They
only are Interested in the advent of "Mc
Kinley prosperity," of which the "advance
agent" wasplacedin power by theirmoney.
As all meu know, or ought to, "McKinley
prosperity" was neither calculated nor
designed to reach the common rabble.
When it is successful in showering millions
on the robber syndicates, trusts and
monopolies, it will have served every
purpose it was intended to accomplish.
And the people! What of the people
Why, everybody remembers what the late
"William II. Vanderbllt once aaid on that
The Auti-Tru.vt Overthrow.
As a maker of history this extra session
of the Senate the House being only nomi
nally in session Is a wonder On Tuesday
Senator Fettlgrew's amendment exempt
ing commodities controlled by trusts from
customs duties was laid on the table by a
vote of 35 to 32
That about finishes the deal. If there is
anything else the Sugar Trustor any other
trust wants, it only will be necessary for
it to appear at the bargain counter, inquire
the price and have the stuff weighed out.
An esteemed Western correspondent
writes to us, asking for some explanation
of what he terms "the present organiza
tion of the House." He does not need
anything of the kind from Washington;
he can see a living picture of it on the
margin of any mill pond in his nelgnbor-
liool, if he will visit the same about dusk
of an evening
Sitting all along the edge of the water
he will see the bullfrogs In their placea.
thetr throats wobbling as if loaded with
reports, bills, resolutions, and motions.
A majority, composed of big frogs, 'Kill
occupy the place near deep water, and
a minority ot small ones will hug the
shallows Presently a big frog will open
the proceedings by remarking: "Jug o'
rum!" Then all the majority frogs will
shout: "Jug o' rum; jug o' rum; Jugo'ruinl"
Upon this several thin, piping voices, rep
resenting "leaders" Of the minority, will
observe: "Jug o' rural" At this stage
of the session a leering, fat and .fiendish
boy will emerge from the reeds aud heave
a rock at the miuorlty. Immediately, all
present will disappear with an audible
"kerchunk," aud the House of Frogs will
stand adjourned under whatever standing
oider the fat boy may have consideied
No vitascope, klnetoscope, or any olh'ir
living-picturo instrument could afford
our country friends a more perfect vision
of the suppressed House of Representa
tives than they can seoure by inspecting
the nearest frog pond.
"We do not suppose that there is much
use In appealing to Admlnistiation Sena
tors on grounds of international obliga
tions or decency. They are peculiarly
sensitive to obligations which they assume
are imposed upon this country because
Columbus discovered America, and because
some of their masters are interested in
Spanish bonds and Cuban sugar estates;
and so they bitterly oppose so simple and
proper a thing as the recognition of Cuban
belligerency. But, when It comes to vio
lating the plain letter of a treaty with the
poor little republic of Hawaii it is quite a
different matter. They, or many of them
atleast.are ready to do that In, a minute.
Yet these same Senators know that we
cannot abrogate the Hawaiian reciprocity
treaty, except in accordance with ltsterms
aud provisions, without flying in the
face of the law of nations. It matters
not in what way the cowardly purpose
might be accomplished, whether by forcl
ule denouncement or by the indirection
proposed in the tariff bill, theaction would
be equally infamous. The treaty was to
run spveu years absolutely, "and further,
until the expiration of twelve monthsnfter
either of the contracting powers shall giro
notice to the other of its wisli to terminate
the same " There is no escape -from the
sacred duty Imposed by the text of the
Instrument to which we as a nation sol
emnly have subscribed.
Are the interests of the Sugar Trust so
much more Important than National honor,
not to speak of national interests, that, the
latter must be sacrificed to subserve the
former? Senators who are trying to
destroy the Hawaiian treaty are aware
that such a thing at once would throw
the trade of the islands to Canada; would
force Hawaii to establish reciprocal com
mercial relations with some other coun
try, and would abandon our position as
suzerain. They are upon notice that
such a change, especially if it resulted
from a violation of International law on
our part, would quickly lead to the
seizure or the Islands by England, Ger
many or Japan.
While the treaty remains intact, ft is
not likely that other governments would
venture to interfeie; but let that drop ei d
we would soon see Hawaii gobbled up by
son e one of them. If annexation jver is
to come, the authorities ought to go at
it and settle the matter now If it is
not to be, and Messrs. Hanna and "Have-
meyer propose -to sell out the national i
stake and lionorln the premises, the sooner
we know it the better.
Snubbing the Colored Brother.
The "beet business elements" at tho
East have joined In protesting against tho
confirmation of the New Jersey colored
schoolmaster whom President McKinluy
has honored with a nomination to be min
ister to the iiegro republic of Haiti.
A number of firms and corporations In
terested in American trade with tno
island will labor with the Senate Com
mittee on Foreign Relations to the end
that the nomination may be turned down.
The result of this effort will tie watched
From any Republican standpoint, the
movement la an outrage upon the colored
people of the country, who regularly have
supported Republican platforms and poli
cies to their own detriment, as well as
to the subversion of national interests
and decent government generally. As
coparceners in the universal game of
grab, the colored element is entitled to
its share or the plunder, upon every con
sideration connected with the honor sup
posed to subsist between Influences like
that of Mr. Hanna and the campaign credl
tors. The Haitian mission always has
been a Republican plum for the colored
voter, and why should notit be continued as
It is claimed, of ooursa, that the policy
of sending lily-trained colored men as min
isters to the uegro state has led to a loss
of trade, nnd Imposed the necessity upon
American merchants of transacting their
business with Haiti through foreign
agencies What of that? The whole
course and purpose of Republican trust
and monopoly government Is to destroy
commerce with all foreign countries.
Even If it were not so. It wouldbe difficult
for this Administration to ignore tlie claims
of the colored people to the position so long
their right by party prescription. But, un
derpresentcondltlons.when Itls notoriously
the object to suppress foreign trade, there
is no earthly reason why a schoolmaster
could not teprescnt the United States at
the capital of another nation as well as
anybody else. The colored voters should
see to it that their party rights are not
"Western miners think that If Mr. "Rock
efeller would divert a few dollars from
his future donations to Baptist colleges
and give his men at the Monte Crlsto
mines a habitable place to sleep in and
decent food to eat, "a gicat blessing would
In the Senate yestciday, Mr. Vest made
a gallant attempt to have elder from
tariff taxation. But elder reminds the
monopolist of log cabins, and monopoly
IiatCH anything connected with log
cahius. Mr Jones, of ATkan'as, pleaded
to have the duty on hops reduced to 8
cents It was no use. The blowers,
however, will have something to say on
the ouestlon at tlie next elections.
As ""Lord High Everything" the fame of
Mr. Hanna is growing After Representa
tive Lewis, of Washington, had secured a
naval vessel to visit Seattle on the Fourth
cf July, Senator Hanna countermanded the
order and ordered It, besides two others,
somewhere else "Whose Fourth of July Is
Tor the first time in history the em
ployes at the White House are to lw put
in uniform. It is said tlmt the handsome
blue and white livery of the Havemeyer
family has been selected.
Sylvester Scovel. the New York World
corresiwudentat Madrid, writes that every
body in 'the Spanish capital is asking:
"What will President McKinley do?" and
secretly hoping that he will intervene to
force autonomy upon the Cubans, as the
only means of preventing their Inde
pendence. There Is a real Stephen Crane-Peardsley
color scheme awaiting the nautical novelist
of the future. It has been discovered that
out new torpedo boat, the Porter, iias shed
tier paint In the process of scooting through
the water. It Is to be presumed that un
less some paint with superior adhesive
qualities Is discovered, . all torpedo boats
will henceforth shed their paint during
each cruise It Is not necessary that all
should be painted red, or blue, or green.
There cculd tie an agreeable variety of
colors Thus, In the naval battle of the
future, plcturu to yourself tlie darting
hither and thither of lively and enter
prising bouts, each leaving behind her a
wake of color from her denuded sides.
"Why, the scene would look like a Turner
palette after a few minutes of this sort
ot thing. And If, as quite possibly might
happen, a few boats should upset and a
few sullors ne tumbled into the water,
they would look like wild, painted Indians
when they Ave re hauled out. They would
have tin courage-iuoighia ot several colors
FRANK HUTLER FOUND GUILTY.
The Australian Murderer of Capt.
Weller Then Attempts Suicide.
Sidney, IS'. S. "W., June 10 The jury In
the case of Frank Butler, chargud with the
murder of Capt. Lee "Weller, today ren
dered a verdict of guilty.
Butler attempted to cut Mb throat with a
piece of tin early this morning, but was
seized before he did himself uny serious
injury. Later he made the most violent re
sistance to his keepers while on the way
to the courthouse.
SCORING THE CRICKETERS.
English Papers JilsliUe the rinying
of the American Eleven.
London, June 16. The newspapers are
generally seveie In their commcntB upon
the playing of the Philadelphia cricket
ers. The daily Chronicle says that it a
great mistake to include thofe among the
first-class matches, and that the example
set by the Lancashire eleven, who omitted
their best bowler when playing against
the visitors, is now bound to be followed
by the other county elevens.
Acquired by nnrper & Brothers.
London, June 1G. Harper & Brothers,
of New Y01 k, today acquired the business
established here by the late James R. Os
good, of JJoston, and Clarence W. ilc
Hvaine.of .New York, under tlie firmnama
ot Osgood. McUvnine& Co., 146 Albemarle
street, next door to the historic John
CAPITOL NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Senator lier Tillman has acquired, or
invented, a new gesture. It Is distinctive,
fitting, and-a trade mark, so to speak, of
the great Cincinnaius from the Palmetto
State. OneJ ;dayi ast week Tillman had
the floor-, this time his theme the horny
nanded son. It was as his peroration was
n eared that he introduced his new panto
mime. All Tillman's gestures are madewlth
the left hand. "The farmer stands," said
he, "his skinny, ibony hand outstretched,
asking this export bounty to overcome
the robbery of the present system, and
yet Senators sat in stony sHence, ex
pecting this Idiotic farmer, with the mort
gage gnawing on bis home, not to know
that they refuse to give him relief "
"Whether Tillman made the gesture to
fit the phrase, or the words to carry the
gesture, will always be a secret. But.,
holding mp Ids own left, "skinny, bony
hand outstretched," the Senator extended
the first nnd second fingers and retained
them wide apart for some time. The ef
fect was notable. It was a peTrect minia
ture of a pitchfork, and lie prodded t
here nnd there, figuratively redistributing
the vltalB of "Wetmore, and Hanna, aud
Sewell, and the other millionaires of the
It could hardly be expected that Till
man would in the same day undertake to
symliolize "the mortgage gnawing" but
that may be looked for hereafter.
In the Senate Tuesday Senator Caff ery
wab compelled to lay beforethe Senate pro
tests from organizations In his own Stace
protesting against his own action on the
sugar schedule. As lie sent them to the
clerk's desk Mr. Caffery smiled, and
Senator "White leaned back and laughed
heartily at the momentary discomfiture of
the Louisiana Senator.
In his speech on trusts Tuesday after
noon. Senator Nclsou made a neat little
reference to the fact that he is of foreign
bfrth and therefore can never be President,
noj-- matter how much he or the voters
of tlie country may wish it In speaking
or the great responsibilities that wi.uld be
placed upon the President In deciding what
are and what nre not to be considered
as trusts, according to the provisions of
the pending amendments, he said: "I
would like you, Scnators( to put yourselves
in his place, but you "know I cau't." And
then the Senators all smiled. Senator
Nelson was born in Norway fifty four years
ago, but he cuine to America when
six years or age. He lived for a time
in Chicago, then for twenty-one years in
Wisconsin, and for the last twenty-six years
has been a citizen or Minnesota Senator
Nelson served two terms in the Wisconsin
legislature, has lived In Minnesota since
its settlement, and served four times as
State senator, has been Presidential elec
tor, regent of the State university, thiee
times a Congressman, twice governor of
Ins State, aud is now a "United States
Senator and yet he can't be President
Mr. Richard Kerens, ot Missouri, has
returned to this city. He timed his arrival
co ns to got here when the President did.
and a numberof Missouri appointments can
now be looked for. Col. Kerens Is dis
pensing the patronage of his State, and up
to the present time has had a falr'degree of
AFTER IWCKET-SHOP KEEPERS.
New Yorl: Grand Jury Files Indlct
meutH Against Eight Men.
New York, June 16. The grand jury
filed Indictments today against eight meu
who are ullcgctl to be Involved in the
keeping or bucket-'-hGps. Twenty officer,
swooped down and raided Morrison's es
tablishment, at No. 57 Broadway, and
the offices of E. L Stevens, at No. CX
New street, known as the "Equitable Com
mission Company." At the Broadway ad
(Hess, in Rooms 8, 9 and 10, three men
and a boy were found at work on Hie
books. The safes and desks in the office
were raneucked.and all the books, paper-,
and tally-sheets found were leaded into
the patrol wagon and taken to police
At 51 New street the alleged proprietor
of thisjilace.EdwardL Stevens, wastaken
into custody All the prisoners were re
leased on bail to appear for trial
In speaking of the raids, Sergt. "Wade,
who was in charge or the police who made
the raids, said:
"Chief Conlln is determined to 4?et rid of
these bucket shops, which are noshl-ig more
than common gambling lhouses. Thsy ac
cept orders in the guise of margins, which
are really bets, against a riuctuatl jn or the
market, receiving small amounts, in some
instances as low" as $1 We hope to get
a conviction In these cases, as Chief Con
lln has been very careful in gathering evi
dence against them."
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.
Degrees Conferred "Upon u Large
Number of Graduate.
University of "Virginia, Va , June 16
The commencement exertiEcs of the am'--versity
have now drawn to a cloe. To
night the diplomats and degrees weiecon
ferrcd in the chapel. Theie are fifty grad
uates in medicine, nineteen in law, six
in engineering, wlille eight received the
celebrated high standard master of arts
uegree and i-eventeen that ot buehelor of
During Mr. Bryan's visit here he was
elected an honorary member of the Society
of tlie Alumni or the university. He has
presented to the university a handsome
sum, the interest of which Is to be rsed
to purchase a medal each year to be
awarded to the writer of the be.st ssay
on the subject of civil government.
"JACK IIAHKAWAY" BEAD.
Alfred Triimble, Veteran Journalist
nnd Publisher, Passes Away.
New York, June 16. Alfred Trurable, a
veteran newspaper man, publisl'er and
writer, was found dead In his room this
morning. Aa he died without medical at
tendance, the coroner is investigating.
Trumblu, who was fifty-three years of
age, lias been well known in the art world
for many years. By many ho was regarded
as one of the best critics of the day.
Years ago Trunlblu was a prominent .con
tributor to the Hoys' and Girls' 'Weekly,
and wrote the famous "Jack Harkawuy"
TTJPPER TO RETIRE.
Cannda's Late Premier to Resign
the Conservative Xcndership.
Toronto, Ojit , June 16. It was reported
here late this afternoon that Sir Charles
Tupper, late Canadian high commlsss'oner
to England, aud .more recently premier
of Canada before the defeat of the Con
servative government, will retire at an
early date: that when he goes to London
lu a few days, he goes to stay there and
will, resign the Conservative leadership
SIrvAdolphe Chaplau, lieutenant governor
of Quebec, the silver-tongued JTrench
Canndian orator, nnd the cleverest French
politician '.in Canada, is likely to suc
ceed to the Conservative leadership
IT. M. C. A.'s Mock Seriate.
The regular election ot officers of the
mock Benate connected with the Y. M. C.
A. was hold Monday evening last. Mr.
George H. .Davlsor Canton, Mass., was
elected president; ijMr. Ed. Eeekman, of
Cleveland, Ohio, president pro tern; Mr.
Brlst, or Iowa, secretary; Mr. Snell, of
Washington, D. C, sergsaut-at-arms-
CONSULSHIPS NOW IN ORDER.
Applications for These Plums Taken
Up at the White House.
It is understood that the consular ap
pointments are now under active consid
eration. .Judge Day is thS worker in the
consular matters, and the best information
Is that lie and the President Itave now
ready a slate containing many or the im
portant consulates general and consulates
aud that other settled cases are added
The tip to office-seekers for the last few
days has been that after the President
Judge Day is the important gentleman to
see. Nomiuatlonsforseveralofthese places
are expected dally.
Th- nonlnattoti of Julius Goldschmidt,
Senator Spooncr's man, for the Berlin
consul generalship, nredicted in The Times
yesterday, and of youug Warner, coming
so soon after the several made immediate
ly before Mr McKinley started on his
Nashville trip, are said to Indicate that
there will not be much further delay.
Another man who will probably get a
good consulate Is Mr. "William D. Bond, of
Pennsylvania. It is said that tils papers
are the most complete State indorsement
ever given to any man. Senators Quay aud
Penrose have written excellent letteis
and are both warm friends of Mr Bond.
Nearly the whole list of Pennsylvania
Congressmen is on his papers, the whole
State senate and house, the governor nnd
executive orficers or the State, leading
educators and a great many other iuriuen
tial Pemisylvanians arc all hhr warm sup
porters Mr. Bond was lately competing
with Mrs. Mariila M. RIcker and the suc
cessful applicant ror the mission to Co
lumbia, but fulled in that.
Dr. William R..Kcrr, of Illinois, wishes
a consulship. He Is a personal friend of
Senator Mason, who called In his interest
Uorsey Pattou, n Chicago man, Is lsoin
searcii of a consulship.
Former Governor Arthur Thomas, of
IJr.ib, mid a uclcsation called nt the White
House yesterday, but were only able to
arrange for an interview today. The
runtleiacn wn-h to urge the President again
to isit Utah this summer. Opinions vary
as to wheihei he will he able to go or not
He has expiessed a strong desire to do m,
hut It is thought by a great many Republl
can Senators that the tarifr will not be out
ot the way iu time. The answer to be
given the Utah delegation will be no more
satisfactory than that already offered them
u proi.iie to go ir possible.
Senator Prltclmrd and Representative
Skinner, or North Carolina, called in the
Interest of Mr J. L. "Whedbee. who wishes,
to be deputy auditor for the Postoffice
Geu Hampton, the Railroad Commissioner
appointed by Mr Clevelaud, called on
President McKinley yesterday. He is
nearly recovered from his serious illness
of three mouths ago. It is believed that
he may have tendered his resignation
to Mr McKinley to make way for his suc
cessor, Geu. Longstreet.
Commissioner Ross and Mr Joseph
Smith, chief of the Bureau of American
Republics, were among the callers. Mr.
Smith called simply to Inquire after the
health of his host during the Nashv'lle
Secretaries Alger and Gage wore callers,
hut their business was departmental only.
Secretary Gage talked over some ap
pointments which will be made in a very
i.ji.t.u:'iAe II:tt, who disclaimed any
intentir.m, on the Spanish mlSRjou; Senator
Baker, of Kansas, and Representatives
Miller and Dovencr, of "West Vii ginia, were
After the ruth was ever Senator Tlatt
and Representative Qu'gg were with Presi
dent Mt-Klnley for qu te on extended call.
It could not be learned what their errand
was, except that they were looking after
CONFERENCE WITH CALHOUN.
The Commissioner Sees McKinley
and Talks About Cuba.
Preid"ut McKinley is .still gathering in
formation about Cuba, and yesterday he
had a long talk with "W. J Calhoun, his
rbmmiaioner In the Ruiz case.
There is a growing conviction among lead
ing men of the Administration that Spain
n ay offer a solution of the Cuban problem
that will be satisfactory to both the United
States and the Insurgents. Indications that
something of this sort may be expected are
already apparent. The reforms which the
Madrid government shows a willingness to
provide, will, ot course, be viewed with
suspicion by this country and by Cuba on
armant of violated promises in the past.
There is Teason forthe belief that Spain
Is willing to allow Cuban independence
to be gained if the insurgents will abide
by the reforms, and that the Spanish
troops will be withdrawn and the Cubans
allowed to form a government, with a
militia organization to protect the island,
against hostile invasion, as evidence of
Spanish good faith.
The step to Independence would be
short, and Spain would be in a position
to claim that Culm had set an example
which Canada might follow without danger
of hostilities with Great Britain.
BRUTAL TRAMP HELD FOR TRIAL.
Charged with Unnatural Crimes
Upon Kldnnpped Boys.
Confined in the county jail at Cumber
land, Md., awaiting the actioa of the
grand jury, is a-burly tramp, who gave
his name as Frank Myers, and his resi
dence as Washington. He is charged
with having committed a crime against
nature upon Luther Pykes, the fourteen-year-old
son of "Reuben Sykes, a private
watchman, living at No. 131S T street
northwest, iu this city. Sykes is the
boy who, with George Tucker, another
fourteen-year-old lad, who lives with his
parents at No. 1730 New Jersey avenue
northwest, was kidnapped by two tramps
and taken to Cumberland in a box car
last Sunday. Another small boy named
Charlie Byingtou, who had also been
abducted, was In the car.
Li.un reaching Cumt.erJund the men com
pelled the lads to heg for them nnd sub
mitted thom to such shocking cruelties
that at last they informed the police,
and the kidiinj pers were arreated The
parents of the hoys were communicated
with and Tuesday night Mr Tucker,
father of one of tlie lads, and a clerk In
the Sixth Auditor's orficc. left for Cumber
land to bring tlie boys home Mr. Tucker
returned early yesterday morning, bring
ing with him the thlvd Loy, Charlie Eying
tou, who lives with his widowed mntherat
No. 102 Third street southwest.
According to the statements ofthc boys,
a short time arter the freight tram had
started, Myers took unnatural liberties with
the Sykes boy. An attempt was also
made upon one of the other boys, but they
succeeded 111 fighting off the brute. Myers
then totdthe boysthatif they toldany one
he would kill them.
The second tramp, who gave his name as
Taggart, was released, as the boys stated
that he had nothing to do with the out
rages upon them. Mr. Tucker stated lust
night that he should not prosecute the
men for abduction, ns he was satisfied to
get his boy home safely. Myers, how
ever, will be held npon the charge of
A Mean Advantage.
"Quihlue is a mean landlord."
"Vv'hy do you think so?"
"Ee'puts down iron pumps so his tenants
co i't p"U'tu'in tm and use them Tor fuel."
TOTJND HIS STORE EMPTf.
Jeweler Sampson Surprised on Re
turning From New York.
When Addison L. Sampson, a young
Jeweler who has been In business Jn
Washington for some time, returned from
a trip to New York city several days
ago, he was surprised to find that his
little shop on First street, adjoining the
Business High School, which he had left
in charge of F. Bochling, was locked,
and that all of the contents except a
safe and one or two showcases had been
removed. "Whence the goods Jiave been
removed, and why, Is what Mr. Sampson
would now like to know , and he has ac
cordingly asked the police to Investigate
Naturally the jeweller sought Mr Boeh
ling, but that gentleman refused to tell
where the goods are, and declined to sur
render the key to the store, and lays claim
to possession. Therefore the business re
lations of the two contending nartles are
In a bad tangle, and if the police are un
able to straighten out the matter, tha
courts will probably be called upon to do
so. as both parties have consulted lawyers.
According to Mr. Sampson's statements,
several mouths ago he purchased a stock
of goods and opened the store, which he
called the B. & O. jewelry shop. A large
portion of his business was repairing, and
so brisk did trade in this little bosincss
become that he was obliged to take in
an assistant. He engaged Mr. Boehling,
he says, and agreed to give hlrn no
specific salary, but rather a certain per
centage or share of all that was received
from the repair work which he did.
This, he says, was satisfactory to Boeh
ling, and for some time things went
About two months ago Mr. Sampson
went to Skvt York on business, and while
there was taken suddenly 111, und for a
time his life was despaired of. He finally
recovered and returned to Washington
about one week ago. He alleges that he
had heard nothing from Boehliag ar.d
thought that matters were going en all
right until he reached his store the morn
ing arter his arrival. The door w.u locked,
but he could see through the windows iiiat
the entire stock, consisting of watches,
clocks and Jewelry, had been taken away.
Mr. Bochling averts that the goods are
his, and tliat Mr. Sampson is indebted to
him for services. He therefore refuses to
deliver up either the key to the store or
the goods Just here another party enters
Into the matter, in the person of the land
lady, who owns the store and keeps a
saloon Just around the corner. The rent
for two months Is unpaid, and while she
would like to Imagine that she is holding
the safe and showcases for past rear, yet
she Is uuable to gain entrance to the store,
as the key is in the possession of Mr.
Yesterday Mr. Samp-Ton went to the
place and attempted to force an entrance,
out was warned by Inspector Hohiuheiger
not to do so, as the rtceipt for the last
rent paid shows tliat Boehling made the
payment, and the landlady also asserts
that he was interested in mak.ug arrange
ments for renting the place
From this exceedingly complicated affair
Interesting developments are .promised to
follow, as Mr. Sampson has engaged Law
yer Glennou to represent him, while Mr
Boehling has retained thr-ei v-ces of nron
Bradshaw to look after his 'nterests. The
district attorney has also been asked ror
advice, but has decided upoa no settle
ment ot the case-
COLORED WAITERS DUPED.
Alleged Bogus -Employment Agency
Sending Them to the Seashore.
Inspector Hollinberger has been requested
by Mayor Story, of Atlantic City, V. J.,
to run down an employment agency in
this city, which, it is alleged, has been
victimizing a large number of colored
persons. This agency, It is stated, t as
sent a number of waiters, domestics i-ud
cooks to Atlantic City with cards to
various hotels and resorts, where the
holders of the cards have been inforased
by the employment agent that they will
receive work immediately upon their ar
rival. For this sen-ice the agency is said to
receive S2 from each or its dupes. Ad
vices from Atlantic City state that many
of the poor colored persons have reached
there penniless, and become objects or
charity, as the hotels they were sent
to had not arrauged for their employ
ment Many complaints have been made by
the victims to the New Jersey authorities,
and Inspector Hollinberger has detailed
Detective Lacey to work on the case here
THROWN INTO THE RIYJER.
A Newspaper ilau'.-. Narrow E-scape
Mr. William W. Richardson, a well-known
newspaper man, met with a serious ac
cident on the river late Tuesday night,
which came near costing him his l.fe- In
company with several friends Mr Ricliard
sonwas enjoy lng'a yachting trip down the
river. The gentlemen were about to retire
for the night, when Mr. Richardson went
upon the deck to adjust one of the sails,
and while doing so, one of tlie booms
swung arouud and struck him a havy
blow upon the chest, which caused mm
to lose his balance, and fall ovcrbo.ird.
Mr Ri-hnrdson was unable to swim and
called for help. Dr. E. O. Girard, one of
those ou beard, leaped into the water
and swam to his assistance. "When he
leached the struggling man they were at
least 1 50 feet from the boat, which nad
been drrven from them by the wind. It
was with some difficulty that the physi
cian managed to reach the yacht again,
and In a short time both were safe on
hoard. The accident occurred a short
distance below Marshall Hall, and the
party returned to the city yesterday.
Mt. Wil&on's Opinion.
To the Editor of The Times:
Although the Colorado mountebank is In
a most aLsurd position with his Junketing
silver commission, he is trying to outfare
ridicule. Think of It! This commission Is
"workiug up a sentiment" in a people of
whose language, history and business chai
acter they know nothing, and in fa-or of a
policy depending upon a science or whose
very elementary principles the head of
the commt m knows nothing.
Then it Ij Jn a country which "Wolcott
himsci: has often alluded to as already
a bimetallism heart and soul, and cor
Hut a new factor lias" entered into the
question. Japan is to adopt a gold
standard, hut will coin silver at 32 1-3 tol,
whether in unlimited quantities or not we
are not told. Now. if we were to go to
unlimited coinage, giving an ounce of gold
for only sixteen ounces of silver, while
Japan would demand 32 1-3, it needs no
ghost to tell us that our bid would "Like
tlie cake," or the silver. Japan's surplus
silver, und possibly more, would be ex
changed for our gold at 16 to 1, and the
proceeds placed to Japanese credit in Eng
land. Finance is n new study to Wolcott, al
though he was called "Finance Ed." at
school, because he bet the stake (and lost)
when he was stakeholder in a ball game.
The country ought not to be put to the
expense of teaching liitn, If it should turn
out that he desires to learn, but the whole
commission ought to be recalled as a .mis
take POSEY S. WILSON.
lOtH. lltii and F Sts, N. W.
Boys' Clothing in styles
designed for toys. Hon
est materials, best of
workmanship, perfect fit
and the lowest prices for
Washable Pants Suits, guaranteed fast
colors. Imported materials, thoroughly
shrunit. aizcs 2 1-" to 11 years.
Each 52 to $5.
Washable Pants Suits, In dark blue
striped check and blue denims, neatly
braided. Sizes 3 to 11 years.
-Each ! 15,S1.69and$2
"Galatea" and Duck Pants Suits, fast
colors, neatly braided. Suitable for every
day wear. Sizes 2 1-2 to 10.
Each 50c and SQo
"Washable rants, well made and unrip
pable; blue denim, brown linen, white
linen, duck and dark blue Galatea with
pin stripes. Sizes 3 to 15 years. Per
Washable Pants In light and dark colors.
Sizes 3 to 14 years. Per pair 25c
percales- Each ........ 50o
Sameinlaundered percales- Each....75o
Same in Laundered French Percales.
Same in unlaundered white muslin, linen
collars and curfs. Each.. 6O0
Same waists laundered. Each 75o
Laundered Percale "Waists. Each.... 50c
Laundered White Muslin Waists, linen
collars and cuffs. Each 50c
Outmg Cloth, Cotton, Cheviot, Percale,
and Mernmac Print Shirt Waists. Sizes
4. to 14 years. Each 250
Not small sizes of older
people's Shoes, but
styles made expressly
Children's and Misses' Dark Tan High
Shoes, broad toe, extension sole. Sizes
b 1-2 to 10-2. rer pair $1.50
Sizes 11 to 2. Per pair $2
Misses' (ixblood Button Shoes, dime toe.
Sizes 11 to 2. Per pair 52
Misses' Dark Tan Button and Lace Shoes,
dime toe. Sizes 11 to 2. rer pair $2
Children's Vici Kid Oxfords, patent tip.
Sizes 6 to ii. Per pair 51
Sizes 1-2 to 10 -2. Per pair......Sl.l5
Children's Tan Oxfords. Sizes 6 to 8.
Per pair 51
Sizes 8 1-2 to 10 1-2. Per pair....S1.15
A lot or One-burner Double-flame Ga&
Stoves, with rive Teet of best tan-end
tubing Complete for 4.O0
We have ail the good
sorts of Freezers, but the
White Mountain Freezer
is the best. It does the
work quickly and per
fectly. The triple-motion
freezers have no su
perior. They come in
full sizes and only cost a
little more than the
We have just received
a new shipment direct
from the factory, and of
fer them as follows:
2-quart Triple-motion White Mountain
Freezers.-......- - -...$1.75
3-quart Triple-motion White Mountain
4-quarc Triple-motion White Mountain
0-quart Triple-motion Whttc Mountali
Larger sizes, with or without riy wheel,
rumished uponhort notice and'arspecial
Woodward & Lotlirop.
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