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MOUNTING, JULY 6, 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
TALKS TO TMIHUI Y BRAES
Many Eloquent Speakers Hold
Forth at the Wigwam.
GREAT GlIEERIXG FOR BRYAN
Xettur of Itegret From Cleveland
- 3Ieots, Willi nite.-Congres-umi-
Itiehnrdaon nud Henry St. George
TudUer tlio Principal Speakers
of the Day Synopsis, of Talks..
New York, July 5. Tlie crowd surged
through Fourteenth street iu front of
Taiuinaiiyllall, in a restless, eager fa-muu,
from an early hour this morning. Every
body wanted to get inside, aud tlie crush
against the doors was lerriric. To len
the spirits of the -waiting mob ,'B.iyue's
Eisty-mtitlt Regiment Band was placed
on the balcony in front ot the wigwam
and played almost continuously. Every
thing "went," from "America" to the
gwau Ming from Lohengrin," and the
crowd cheered uproariously.
The main scheme ot decoration inside the
ball was the .American flag. There was
hardly a foot of the wall visible from anj
point "ou the floor. Moie flowers, too, bad
been ucd than ever before.
A -Jlken flag draped the speakers' desk,
flanked witli two enormous horseshoes
formed or roses and bWcet peas. The calks
or the horseshoe were down, iu Hie proper
Over the bigciock ou the wall was, draped
Tammany's emblem. Slender pennants ot
ellk were caught up in a knot in the .-enter
ot the ceiling and radiated In all directions
to the gullet y. It gave the hall the appear
ance or u tort ot gigantic May party.
Over the space reserved for the spdl
biuders of the day were two white Oigs
bearing the crc-tor New ork State
One of theprettlest of the decorations was
a flag emblematic of the thiiteen original
thirteen stars in whiteamida blue field.
Another decoration wastheAuierii an flag
beating in itb center the ciest and motto of
Tin hall was packed and jammed with
weltering bumanit when at 10:15 the
litrcrty cap on top of a pole was slowly
foicod through the mam door, a b gnifiui
ual which the Columbian Society has al
AtU,c .wad of the profession was Grand
Sachem Thomus ... Feitner, and following
bin. a. long line of guests and officers of
The band played America.'' everybody
cheercd aad the air win rilled with hats.
The Tammany Glee Club commenced the
serious ta.sk of the day by singing Amer
ica," assisted by the people in the hall.
Then Grand Sachem Feitner said. "On
this day. as is prescribed by our constitu
tion, it is our duty, nay, our pleasure, to
read the Declaration of Independence.
'The Pons of Liberty f irbt met and read
the glorious old paper on the 10th day or
July, 1T7G. Their meeting place was
wheie the city hall now stands, and, form
Jrg a hollow square, our forefathers list
ened to that inspired patriot, George
Washington, read the words which i.ieant
that liberty and America were forever in
separable. "The Columbian Society has perpetuated
the custom. Let us emulate our sires in
this spirit of pure patriotibtn."
The Tammany Glee Club followed Mr.
Fcltnt'r, and then Brother Wauhojfe Lynn
read the Declaration of Independence.
There was Eilenre when he finished while
Cne could count ten
Then the big audience broke into a
cheur, and for four minutes It would ha.'o
Leon iifiosslble for all the bands in Xew
York to have made thcmseles heard
atx've the din
The first "long talk" was by Reprc
tsentative James D. Richardson or Teimes
ee. Mr. Richardson spoke ot his firbt aji
pearanee in Tamaiany Hall in 1SS0 wiu.n
the national convention met to nominate
a candidate for Piesident. He made an
allusion in opening to G rover Cleveland,
as the man with whom the Democrats
bad been twite successful in the nation.
Tlie iuiiic or C'lci eland wab slightly dp
plauded, tint loudly hiKed, and the hisses
Con tinned for nearly a minute. The speacr
ought for a counter subjectln Thomas Jer
ferjon.anddeclaredit was too bad that Jef
ferson did not foresee the harmful I nfluenrv
tliat trusts would exercise on tthe nation's
destiny, and provide for their regulation in
blii famous document.
The reunion of the Democratic party,
be eaid, was coming, and there was al
ready perceptible feigns of a glorious re
vival in the party, and a victory for the
party next November.
"With an intrepid leader, Such as "Wil
liam J. Bryan," he bald, but got no
fuither. 'J he audience broke into a wild,
unbridle.' yell, which was continued agani
and again, and lasted for nearly a nun
Die It was a Bryan demonstration ttiut
made the gold men oa the platrorm wince
ItKtinclusion Mi UichnitUonmadeaplca
for Democratic union in the dealer New
Yoik and the nation.
Mr. Richardson iatrt)Ilo wed bySt.Gooigc
Tocker, professor of law in the Uiil-.ersitj
of Virginia, a chair which has been held iij
the Tucker family, father and son, for
three generations. Mr Tucker raid:
"I come to speak to you of independence
us laid down by that famous son of Vir
trfuia 120 jrars ago I reel 1 have a
light to i-peak to Tammany Hall. There
Is a sympathy between you and me, and
In my public lire, now past, I take no
greater pride tuau in that act whereby
theie was abolished through the United
States Tederat interference with elections
Davenpoitlsm is blotted out In New York
as well as throughout the country.
"I congratulate Tammany Hall today.
Throughout this broad land of ours the
people are meeting for a similar purpose,
and particularly in my own southland
"My friend from Tennessee (Mr Rlch
'crdson) seemh to think that his State is
the only one that provides Presidents
"Why. down in my State a fellow can
hardly walk around without stumbling
over the graves of a half dozen Presi
dents. "I'll give youan Instance or bow wc
observe the Fourth In my neck or the
woods The mecdng or which I tell you
took place In Goose Crek Magisterial dis
trict. Pulaski county. State of Virginia.
The first thing, you know, arter a chair
man is selected. Is to appoint a committee
to draft lewlntions. Well, this time the
chairman was installed without any foss,
Ivy Institute Business College, Sth and K.
Unexcelled bummer course, $T day or night.
Flooring:, G, 8, & 10 In. wide, $1.25
fer 100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
and the committee on resolutions went out.
Trotty soon they came hack and laid these
resolutions before the chair:
'Revived, First, that we, the De
mcK'iacy of Goose Greek Magisterial dis
trict, Pulaski county, State or .Virginia,
do pledge our support to the nominee of
our party, for as goes Goose Creek Magis
terial distrct. Putaskl county, State or
Virginia, so goes the Union
' 'Second, That the Declaration or In
dependence and the Constitution of the
United States, which We have heard read,
are well written instruments; and,
' -Resol . cd, Thatthe Democracy of Gocse
Creek Maj-isler al district, Pulaski couniv,
fttatc ot Virginia, are unalterably op
posed to auv change in e.tl;er.' "
"Now," said Mr. Tucker, "I stand wilh
the ui-iH i if ied Democracy of Goose Creel:,
etc , etc."
A Aoire rrom the audience: "And jou
b( teiier life we do, 'ou."
Now came the reading or letters or
regret. G rover Cleveland sent the fol
lowing from Princetonabout the celebration:
"I hope its significance will pre-eminently
contdt in a clear and emphatic announce
ment or the principles and belief which
accord with the best and most thoughtful
sentiments and opinions of our country
men.'' This was greeted with an even greater
storm of hisses than followed the ilrbt
mention of Mr. Cleveland's name.
Kx-Cnndidate Bryan's letter was then
read and provoked a wild demonstration.
Lincoln, Neb., June 28, 1897.
Dear Sir: 1 ugiet that an engagement
made si'e:al weeks ago will render it im
possilile for me to Join vith the Tammany
Society in celebiatlng the one bundled and
twenty-fiist anniversary or the Declara
tion or American Independence. I have on
former occasion commended the founders
of jour society for making provision in
the constitution then adopted for the an
nual commemoration of the louith of July.
There ib a special propriety in the ob
servance of this day by Democrats at this
time, when the party has Just freed
itself fioin foreign financial influences and
taken an emphatic stand in favor of an
American policy for the American people.
I trust that your meeting may prove the
inauguration or a campaign which will
result in putting Greater New York under
The party has already shown in Chicago,
Cincinnati and several other cities larger
gains than will be required to overcome the
Itepublicau majorities recorded in New
York and Brooklyn last November. All
indications point to" a stiong growth iu
public sentiment aloug tlie lines laid down
in the Chicago platform; the failure of the
Republican policies to restore prosperity
having given a new impetus to the move
ment which has for its object the restora
tion of gold and silver coinage of tlie con
stitution. While the Increasing strength of Demo
cratic principles, together with the ab
sence or the coercion extensively prac
ticed last fall, would seem sufficient to
intxe victory reasonably ceitalu In New
j;ork, jou will be greatly aided by the
fact that tlie Republican administration,
botli iu your city and State, has beeu so
unsatisfactory as to caubu widespread
I iiusi that jour celebration will excite
incieased Interest lti the principles of Jef
rerson and Jackson, and thus hahten the
day when these principles will be cou
plctely triumphant in city, State and na
tion. Thanking j'ou Tor the honor j-ou do
me, lam very trulj' j-ours,
WILLIAM J. BRYAN.
A letter fiom Justice VY J." Gaynor,
of Booklyn, was also cheered, while Perry
Belmont's, written from Paris, was hissed
A warning against socialism i n a
letter from Senator Mallory, of Florida,
was received m silence
Theie were several hundred more let
ters, nost of them of a formal character.
Concressmau J. Hamilton Lewis, of
Seattle, talked on the subject of personal
and political LLerty generally. He advised
Tammany Hall not to let its future be
"crushed by Ignoble compromise."
Congressman Andrew J. Hunter of Illl
nois, had a carefullj- prepared speech.
The only thing in it which waked up the
crowd was the promise thatthe Democrat
would elect a Congress and a 1'iesident
"who will favor the restorat on of fr"e
silv, r and gold to their place under the
rongro5mnn I)i GrarfinrHd or Txnf,
did what he could with his allotted task
of scoring the New York legislature foi
unjustlj taxing the metropolis
ft r rmer.'sinaii I i-rafenroid cine
the rhetorical treat of the day, In a speech
b.Tohn M Oninn.offiutte City, Mont- lie
took a whack at "sham reform,." and
closed with a few well-rounded periods
on the subject of patriotism.
Civil Justice James A. O'Gorman wat
the only local orator who was permitted
Jacob A. Cantor, Comptroller Fitch and
Cilery Andewm, who were on theprogram,
were not called on and were not there
to respond had they been.
ALTGl'.tn'o HOUSING SPEECHT
He Stirs Pp the Democratic Stal
warts of Brooklyn.
New York, July 5. It was undiluted
Dciiiiiiraiii: doctrine which tlie memoes
of th- Democratic League of Kings County
listened to from John P. Altgeld, former
governor of Illinoib, this morning.
They had ai ranged to celebrate by a
big meeting at the Academy of Mubic,
In Brooklyn, and Mr. Altgeld was chosen
as the speaker to touch upon national
Issues, aud Henry George as the one to
deal vith the questions which pertain
more particularly to Greater New" York-
As Mr. George rose to speak the crowd
applauded loudly and could not be quieted.
As it would die down and Mr. George
would be about to speak it would be -e-vived
with cnes of "Our next Mayorl"
Mr. George introduced Charles Frederick
Adams, who read the Declaration of In
dependence. Alfred J. YVoir read the Chicago plutr
Former Gov. Altgeld's appearance on
the pl-itform was the signal for a burst
He said in part:
"Today the most wonderful nation on
earth is In distress. Its children ure
Kurfering and Its foundation stones ara
slipping away. May we not ask the rea
son why? In the affairs of men as in
nature, there is no fixed status. Every
where there is motion. There is either
growth or there is disintegration.
"1 am not here to denounce not lilng is
en idle or bo foolish as mere denuncia
tion. It accomplishes nothing. On the
other hand to shut our eyes to danger
"I will not enter upon a general discus
sion of the monej question, but will say
that every gi eat abuse is Intertwined with
It, and you cannot ignoie It, for it fixes
the limitations on tntciprlee and material
"lias it ever occurred to you that the
industry- and energy of the human race
would transform this world into a gar
den If not hampered bj'moncy?
"Theru must ultimately comeHa system
Continued on Second age.
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REVIVAL OF THE FOURTH
Independence Daj; as the Heri
tage of Democracy.
MR. DANIEL'S GREAT SPEECH
Tho National AsKoclntlon of .Demo
cratic Clubsj nud City Democracy
Celebrate the Festival iu Ihkm
Meeting Jefferson's and Bryan's
Kuiues Cheered Original States.
The undertaking of the National Assi.
ciatloa of Democratic Clubs and the local
Democracy to revive the old-time spirit
and glory of the Fourth of July celebia
tlon has been eminently successful. The
complete, haimonious and interesting suc
cess was demonstrated with interesting in
cident and circumstance yesterday mom
iugaud afternoon aU he G randOpera House.
The meeting was preblded over by Hon.
Joseph C. Slblej-, of Pennsylvania.
The Opera House was decorated with
mnnj' patriotic banners and the United
States flag wsa cverj'where, making a
striking mass of color. The music was bj
"Weber's Oichcstra and the speeches were
by some e? the finest oi ators in the country.
It was, perhaps, the best tribute to the in
terest in the procceding-5 that theaudieir.e
remained in the theater f mm 10 a.m. until
after 3p.m. on a 'v erj' Avann C. , to call
it by a mild name.
The crowd, as was expected, was com
posed largely of ladies, who looked re
Irtoliingly c.iol, although there was not air
enough inside to stir the tiniest babj' baan-ir
on tlie balconies.
The orchestra went back to the good old
times, when the Fourth of July observance
was a soulful affair, and not a mere con
veiitioi', and plajed "Dixie," "Annie Lau
rie," "W'av Down on the Suwanee River"
and "Jennie, the Flower of Kildare "
While the crowd was assembling there
was a iery Interesting program of limbic
to listen to. and some valuable Information
furnished on the bill by the National As
sociation of Hubs.
Theie was a grand demonstration of
welcome when the speakers and offi
cers of the meeting filed on the stage
The demonstration was a compliment
both to the orators ot the day, as well
as to the tried old war horses, Gardner,
Norils, Lipscomb, Kalbfus, Mattinglj-,
Dickson, Holtzman, llarperand others.
When the prot codings were opened there
were on the stage Mr. Lawrence Gardn r,
lion. John Sibley, Senator Daniel and the
following v.ce presidents and secretaries
Vice Presidents Hon Stilson Hutchlns,
Hon. James G. Berrett, Mr. Jesse B. Wilson,
Mr James L Xorrls, Dr. Charles A. Allen,
Mr. Edward W. Ajres, Major H. L. Biscoe,
Mr James W Barker, Hon. E. V. Brook
shire, Mr. John Boyle, Mr. Victor Bej'er,
Mr. Edward F. Buckley, Mr Cotter T.
Bride, Mr J. McDowell Cnrrington, Mr
Charles L. Campbell, Mr. William McK
Clayton, Mi John A Ciurke, Mr. John W.
Drew, Dr Henry Darling, Mr J Carroll
Diggs, Mr. T C. Daniel, Hon. Clinton Fur
bish, Mr W. J. Frizzell, Col. Robert I.
Fleming, Mr. Fred Freund, Mr. William
A.'Gordon.Mr. J. Holdswortu Gordon, Mr.
C. W. Howard, Mr. TrankHume, Mr. Rob
ert NT Harper, Hon. L. G. nine. Mr. Wil
liam F. Holtzmau, Mr. William F. Hol
mead, Mr. John W. Thomas, Mr. Marshall
W. Wine-, Mr- Wash - B. Wil
liams, Hon. Joseph E. Wlllard, Mr.
Jesse H. "Whlttaker, Mr. Jackson Yates,
Mr Charles W. Handyf Mr. Curtis J. Hill
jer, Mr. 0. B. Hallam, Mr. Edward Jordan,
Mr. J.Fred Kelley, Mr. George Kllleen, Mr.
Hallett Kilbourn, Hon Blair Lee, Hon.
Andrew A. Lipscomb, Mr. John S. Miller,
Hou. D. I. Murphy, Mr. II. B.Martin, Mr.
W. Cranch Mclntyre, Mr. William McGuire,
Mr. John T. Moylan, Mr. Allison Nailor, jr.,
Mr. WashlngtonNailor, Mr. E. A. Newman,
Mr Joseph K. Rickey, Mr. M. B. Scanlon,
Mr. O. O. Stealer, Mr. M. P.Sullivau, Dr.
Chailes G. Stone, Mr S. Milford Spohn,
Hon. Phil B. Thompso n.
Hecretarles-R. E Mattingly, E. L. An
derson, R. E. L. White.
Kergeant-atarms, George W. Rae.
Rev. Alexander Kent, of the People's
Church, made the opening pra j er.
In this praj-er Dr. Kent lamented that
through slflshness we had neglected the
geneial welfare: that the strong were al
lowed to overcome the weak and the Gov
ernment ltseir to become an Instrument of
oppression. He prayed for a revival of the
spirit or the dajs of independence, when
thegovernedaiiu the Governmentwere one.
He prayed that- we should realize that a
party did not ex st for itbelf , but for the
good ends it might subserve.
He hoped that the party represented here
would be more aud more what it was in
tended to he the party of the people. He
hoped that the nation would ubc Its power
for wot thy ooject s: that the struggling na
tions might look it for aid, and that it
would be given.
The assemblage then Joined In an Inspli
ing rendition of 'America," with orchestral
accompaniment, the volumpof music mak
ing the "tafters to ring," as they said one
hundred yenrs ago.
Mr. Lawrence Gardner, secretarj oftthc
National Association or Democratic Clubs,
In introducing thecbairmanof the meeting,
Ladles and Gentlemen: One hundred and
twentj--one years ago, on the 4th day of
July, 1770, the bell In the steeple of the
State House at Philadelphia rang out
the glad tidings that a people had declared
themselves free from the domination of
foreign power. Whilethatbell was yet ring
ing outin tones that echoed and re-echoed
from every part of the colonies, a band of
men, the aristocrats and plutocrnts of that
day, were gathered on the street corners,
under the very bhndow of that State
House, bewailing the action of the patri
otic Congress in taking such a bold step,
which declared that "all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their
Creator wih certain inalienable rights
that among these are life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness." They denounced the
leader and his co-patriots as socialists,
as theorists, and disturbers or the common
peace. They were appalled that the plain
people would dare take such a step. The
men compoolng that little group ware the
Tories of the Revolutionary period. Their
sentiments descended into later years, and
were enunciated by the Federalists and
Centrall7atinnists. The 6ame spirit and
sentiment has descended into our days,
to the so-called Republican party, the lead
ers of which hold the same views that were
held by the TorieBof '76 and the Federal-
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THEAHC1S II LONDON
Three Hmidred of Them Cele
hrate the Nation's Birth.
BISIIOP POTTER'S SPEECH
lie Defers to Cuba1 ands Sayfe, "Let
Us Illustrate tlio Wisdom of the
Elder of the Israelites aud Oc
cupy tlie Lnud"-5Reinarks of Air.,
Hnv and Mr. Held.
London, July 5 The Independence Day
dinner of the American' Society, given
tonight at the Royal Palace Hotel, was
the most successful aCTalaever held under
the auspices of that organization. Three
hundred guests were preseut. Newton
Ctattc, president ot the society, acted as
chcirman Among the guests were Am
bassador Hay, Whitelaw Reid, ex-Vice
President Stevenson, Gen. Nelion A.
Miles, Senator Wolcott, A. W. Terrell,
formerly American minister to Turkey,
and the bishops of New York, MinneiC-ta,
TenncMie, Ohio, Iowa and Albany.
Bishop Potter, of New York, made the
most eloquent speech of the evening and
did not hesitate to dec late the most vig
orous Americanism. Referring to the
glories of the British emplie, he reminded
his hearers that it had leqhiied a thousand
years to gain them. "Give us," he said,
"half that time aud wc will show colonies
equal to these." He touched boldly upon
the Cuban question, and evoked storms of
applause by exclaiming, "Let us illustrate
the wisdom or the elder of the Israelites and
occupy the land."
Ambassador Hay made a brief but pithy
speech, in the course of which he said that
America was as free as anj country that
ever existed from the'slnsof covetousnes-s,
cringing to the strong, and bullying the
weak "Wo are slow to quarrel, and when
we have been forced to fiaht we have done
It without malice. We have piactlced for
more than a hundred years. 'Peace on
earth; good will to men.' We desire peace
with all the world, and I need not say how
much with England Our sympathies
with Great Britain in this year or high
jubilee show how near Americans are to
this count ry in spirit."
Whitelaw Reid made the principal speech.
He said, In part:
"It is an interesting 'coincidence that
we pass Immediately, but not dunaturatly,
even in Indon, from the celebration of
the Q-'een' s jubilee to the celebration of
the Fourth or July One supplements and
competes the other. Tlie two together
warrant the recognition of the world, ex
tending to the progresf of the Anglo-Saxon
"The colossal development or the republic
would have been possible ou no colonial
lines the world had then seen. We
have been, aud have-a right to be, as
proud ol the jubilee almost as the English
themselves. We are not jealous or their
greatness and power. The world is wide,
and their renown, if not ours, belongs to
"Let me not be' misunderstood. The
millennium has not quite dawned. We
are the most peaceful great nation on the
globe. There never was a period when
thero was less popular desire for terri
torial aggrandizement, but. we are Anglo
Saxon still, and it follows that our Clear
rights "within a legitimate sphere of in
fluence will be jealously "gnarded and the
consent of no other nation in our exercise
of them wUi be held essential.
"It would be idle to ignore the fact
that serious difficulties have arisen from
time to time between the United States
and Great Britain. It would be equally
idl-i to imagine that either nation will
fall to maintain what it thinks to be Its
rights. He is no friend to either who
asserts or hints It, but "we will ne,rer
forger, our relationship.
"God grant that if family jars come
that we at least on both sides of the
water are civilized and Christian enough
to sttle them without fighting our own
The other speakers were'Mr. TerrlI,Rev.
Mr. MHbura, the chaplain of the Senate;
et-Vice President" Stevenson, and the
Bishop of Albany. "
Oliver Went Beyond His Depth.
Oliver Jackson, a mulatto boy sixteen
years old, went BWimmiiig yesterday at
the bathing beach. He ventured out be
yond his depth, and, becoming power
less to use his limbs, came Bear drowning.
He was rescued by an unknown colored
boy just as he was sinking for the third
Flooring, Alnhama, one color, $2
periuuit. LiiDDey ,Jo7ttu anuw. i.ave.
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THE CODE DUELLO.
An American and a Mexican Ex
change Five Shots.
Jimlnez, State ot Chihuahua, Mex., July
C News was brought here today from
Guanacevl, a mining town 100 miles west
of herein the mountains, of a duel there
between Frank Lewaldson, a well-known
American mining man, and AndraesCruez,
the wealthy owner of the Perote mine.
The men had quarreled over a question of
boundary between their adjo ning mines
and fought with fists, Cruez. getting the
worst of the fight.
Criu-7 bit odea uer the afrnlr for a few
days and then sent a challenge to Lewald
sou to fight a duel. Lewaldson paid no
attention to the challenge, and Crue sent
him a note stating that If he would not
fight a duel he. would kill him the fiiet
time he met him. Lewaldson then accepted
The two went to.an Isolated spot in the
mountains accompanied bj seconds aud
two surgeons. They exchanged five shots
and Lewaldson was bhot thiough the left
arm and Cruez was wounded in the. shoul
der. Cruez'a wound Is serious.
FATAL STABBING AFFRAY
John Anderson Uses a Knife on
The Negroes Were Intoxicated and
From Words Soou Came to Blows,
With the Above HeMilt.
John Wallace, a colored man twentj--six
years old, was stabbed and probably fatally
wounded in Freedman's allej- northwest
yesterday afternoon by John Andersoa,
also colored. The wounded man was taken
to Freedman's Hospital, wheie the phj'ii
ciaus have little hopeb of his recoverj-.
Anderson was arrested soon after the oc
currence by Policeman McDonald and
locked up at No. 2 station-house.
The circumstances burrouuding this
probable murder are not known,
owing to the lact that fcergt. McTaggait,
at No. 3 station, refused last night to say
anything concerning the case and en
deaored to render it impossible for im
porters to obtain facts.
As near as could be learned last night
Wallace aud Anderson btarted out uarly
yesterday morning to celebrate Inde
pendence Day with a number of other
negroes bj getting very much intoxicated.
Tlicj made the rounds of various saly.ns
and resorts in the alleys, and finally found
themselves, about 3 o'clock yesterdajr after
noon, in Freedman's alley, with 'verymtle
money and nothing more to drink. An
derson msistcd that Wallace pay for more
whisky, but the latter refused and a
quarrel was instituted. During the
progress of the trouble each called the
other hard names, and made numeious
accusations, which embittered their feel
ing. Finally Wallace made a remark to An
derson which he resented more than any
other, and to which he replied, "Just you
wait, J '11 fix you for that." So saying,
he disappeared Tor a moment around a
corner of the alley and returned In a
short time to resume the trouble. During
his absence Anderson had procured u
slim case knife sharpened to a keen blade,
and with .this he attacked Wallace, stab
bing him in the left breast. Wallace fell
to the ground, and was then beat over
the head by the would-be murderer, who
would doubtless have killed him then
had he not been prevented by the inter
ference of several witnesses
In his attempt to escape Anderson rushi'd
up through tlie alley, where he was m.t
by Policeman McDonald, who captured
him and placed hirn under arrest. The
wounded man was removed to the hospital
in the police ambulance, where It was
found that the wound was an extremely
dangerous one, having barely m'ssed the
heart and lajing open the man's chest so
that the vital organs could be seen. The
physicians believe that he cannot recover.
Sergt. McTaggart, whose duty is imon
the street looking after his men, was in the
station-house at 10 o'clock last night, and
without assigning any reason for his con
duct, positively refused to rermlt leporierp
interview the would-be murderer and
refused to state any of the circumstances
himself. Although the attempt at murder
took pbve about 3 o'clock In the afternoon,
it was not leported to police headquarters
in any form last night, notwithstanding
the e-pnc-alorrter from the policedepartment
that It should be done.
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Old Glory the Greatest Feature
of Liberty's Own Day.
FIREWORKS OF THE NIGHT
Hlvc-r Boats,, Trains and Electric
Car Packed With Excursionist.-,.
All Near-By Hesorts, Crowded.
America.-. Jubilee Occasion Cele
brated Wth Unexcelled Ardor.
Washington blazed aud thundered,
smoked and sizzled, and sputtered and
flashed ia celebration or our country's
independence jubilee. The one bundled
anj twenty-first anniversary of the Dec
laration of Independence was commem
orated witL miles of bunting, tons of
powder, vjllej-s of firecrackers, shouts of
icu!utude.s, the bray of brazen bands, aud
flights of patriotic oratory. At inj,hi
the skj- was full or rocket.
Deductions based on the opinions of the
raiiDi.i'1 and steamboat officials, indicate
that about one-sixth ot the population of
Washington spend Independence Day ut
or th city, but the indications also are
that the full six-sixths of the population
spent Independence night at home. The
exodus of excursionists began baturdaj
afterm on, continued throughout Sunday,
and reached proportions -eaterdaj- hire
no Jn which taxed the capacity of the
river boats, trams aud electric cars.
Many sought the mountains of Maryland,
mni went down Into the eastern plain of
Old Virginia, the Piedmont region and the
Shenandoah Vallej. Thousands or our
citiepi sought reiose at the shady and
gieen-lawned resorts along the Potomac
River. Thousands also found the'r way
iato the rocky and wooded country up
Rock Creek and along the Conduit road.
Little Americans, tow-lined trousers, crash
skirts, aud lunch baskets were features jt
the crowds that buzzed and chatted,
laughed and cheered, surged and shifted
arounu tlie railroad stations and the
Human tides flowed through the streets
and parks. Flags wereevery where. They
fioated in the lowly alleys and on the
aristocratic avenues. It was noticeable
though, that the national colors were
displayed more profusely in the poor than
in the rich quarters of the town. Flags
flew from the dome or the Capitol, all
other Federal buddings, school-houses, on-gine-houses,
police stations and hotels.
Street cirs, market wagons, public hacks
aud private carriages were lighted up with
Old Glory. Many little children were
diessed in the colors of the nation.
During Sunday there was a dcsulrorv
firing of bombs, torpedoes, and crackers
After midnight of Sunday the firing in
creased till weak-nerve-1 people sffered
and deep sleepers found it difficult to
rest The boom and bang and siz?le
continued throughout the dav and In
creased n volume as darkness" came on,
till the roar and racket throughout the
city sounded like the crash or war.
Rockets streamed into the sky rrom every
square In town and Roman candles splut
tcred and cl-ttered in thousands or hands
A host of spectators looked on rrom points
of vantage. Tlie Capitol grounds wre
crowded and the Avenue packed with
people around the Peace monument Ah
usual, In the matter or fireworks ' and
firecrackers. Chinatown did itself proud
and Pennsylvania 'avenue from Third to
Four and a-half treet was blockaded v.'lh
American audhor and spectators and
Many or the thoroughfares of the city
are littered with the debris of the cele
bration. George Has a Damaged Head.
Sam Brown and George Tubman quar
o,eo esterday at Tubman's house, No.
-.51- E street northwest. After awhile
Brown fired a plate at Tubman's head
which he playfully threw back, striking
him. This caused Brown to get mad and
grasping a large tilled lamp he btruck him
over the head with such force that his
skull was fractured. His case was treated
at the Emergency Hospital and after the
wounds were boind up he lert for home.
Britain', Flag-Jlalsing Explained.
London, July 5. It is explained thatthe
hoisting of the British Hag on Russell,
Bollona and Stuart islands, of the Solomon
group, by the waTship Wallarrco, was
merely the formal completion or theagree
ment entered Into by Great Britain and
Germany In 189G.
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WINDING 0PJHE DEBATE
The Senate Near the End of Its
Lahors on the Tariff.
SUGAR BODSTr AMENDMENT
It Hemuins to Plague the luvcnror.
Adoption of the Stamp Tax With
out Even the Foruiulityuf a V'tia.
Tim Tariff Commission Pronuai
When the Senate adjourned last evening
a few moments before 6 o'clwck, the oaly
pending amendment to the tartft bill waa
the proposed bounty on sugar made from
beets raised in the United States, offered
by Mr. Allen Saturday, immediately after
Mr. Allison had offered a similar one and
withdrawn It. The amend nent has be
come such a tboru in the side of the Re
publicans that a caucus has betm called
for this morning to settle the question
whether or not the Republicans, as a party,
shall vote for the amendment.
Ihe feature of the duj-'s discussion was
the adoption of the stamp tax amendment
as reported by the committee and withouc
even the formality of a voce, not a Demo
crat antagonizing the scheme; and, sec
ondly, the withdrawal of Mr. ispoouet'd
plan for the appointment of a tariff com
mission, arter it had been hotly discu-iaeJ
for two ncurs. There was a lingering
suspicion that this tariff commission was
intended to gle some one a good, ott
berth, and for that reason the opposition
was so vigorous as to force the withdrawal
of the proposition At best this commis
sion could onlj recommend and its rec
ommendations would be no hewer than
thoe of the general appraisers, so that,
perhaps it vas a good thing to ubamloa
tue icea altogether.
The discussion j-estentay morning was '
started by Mr. Mills, who offered an
aemudment to take books of all kinds
from the dutiable list, and place them
or: the free list. The amendment was
lost yeas IS. nays, 2S, a large number
ot pairs reducing the voting force of the
Mr. Mills then scored a good point with
the religiously-inclined pwpte of the
country by moving u insert a new para
graph, placing on the Tree list. "Bibles
m whatever language printed." This
proportion was also voted down, unly '
"1 Seaators voting for it, and 25 against
Mr Jones then moved to place oa the
free list " waters, UMleaveaed, for saem
men tal use " This motion was voted down
without a roll call.
Tbe Senate Uma entered npua vhe- dia
ctis.fiou ol tbe prapagiUurt to iacatjr&ia
m the bill a pioTfttes for site tsxaUga
of booth:, debentures aud certiflca,ts 4t
stock aud other iatfebtettaesi. Tbe amend
ment pioposwl, a recently uteritfiad lx
Mr. Allien for the Finance Coii.-mitCee, is
very lone, covering twelve large aad eloi-el
After legs than two hoars debate an the
question, tbe lawyers of the Senate basins:
had riieir say ror -and agaiast, she entire
stamp tax amendment proponed by Mr
Allison was agreed to witrtKmt even a
Trw Senate then proceeded to the ain
HderatiQu of Mr. Spooner's proposed amend
meat proichng Tor a tarirr commission w
be appointed from among the United State
appraiser. -ho are supposed to be experts.
Mr. Teller entered upon a criticism of taa
bill in several particulars. He bad. he said,
tried faithfully for ome wesks to ascertain
something of an estimate as to the amount
or revenue the bill under consideration will
"I would be glad to bear a statement
on thot subject from Chairman AKison, If
he is prepared to make one at the present
time," said Mr. Teller.
Mr. Allison said he proposed rrore th
discussion closed to make such a statement
in detail. He could say now, however, that
according to the bet estimates to be hail,
it was his beliet that the bdl will yield
rrom $175,000,000 to SlSO.000,000 for
the first year, probably at least the latter
amount, ami not less than S2oO,tM10,OOa
per yearln the next and subsequent years.
These estimates could only be based upon
'lie probable conditions of th; business In
terests of the country.
Mr. Teller replied that even $200,OQQ',
OOi) per year would be Insuftlclentfor tnt
needs of the Government and would still
leave a deficit. He then entered upon a
criticism of the committee for abandon
ing the proposed tax on beer, the fnerya.se
of the tax on whisky and other amend
ments that have been frwn time to &me
.Mr. Stewart was the first to speak: upon
the. real question of a tarirr commission.
He belieed the proposition would give
the three general appraisers far too much
power, and that their recommendations
could only serve to embarrass the Senate
and countrj, as they would necessarily be
largely techniual, which nobody except
tarirf experts could understand.
M-. Allen then came to the front with
a motion to so amend the amendment aa
to provide that the commission shall I-e
appointed bj the President, in the usmil
w&y. Instead or being designated hy the
Sis.reta:y of the Treasury, and that they
shaU bf chosen, not from the appraisers,
but shall lie "three persons, not more
than out- of whom shall belong to the
S'imi" political party" The proposed
amendment would take away rrom the
President his Constitutional right to ap
point, and rrom the Senate iks constitu
tional powei to advise and consent. Ic
would also roir-t upon the country a com
mission that would flood it with great
quantities or partNan half-truths, which
would be made use of in the political
Mr. Snootier defended his amendment,
saying this was the rst time he had
hard Its constitutionality questioned by
an y lawyer
Mr White took Issue with Mr. Spooner
as to the usefulness or practicability of
the proposed coramismrm Such a com
mission is not needed, and the propo
sition to create one is In ltseir a direct
admission ou the pare of the supporter
of the bill that the bill la a failure and
will need immediate revision "Why not
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