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THE MORffrgrG TIMJSS, SATURDAY, JVJjY 24, 1397
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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JULY 24.
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Get Out tho Peacemaker.
Occupying, as we dp, the political center
Jtt the country, anil tfierefore having a
little bettor chance than other people
lmve to consider and analyze national
movements, The Times desiius to say to
the mine woikers Interested in the great
cutrent strike, that they are losing n
Tic opportunity 1b Mr. Hanna. He Is
keeping carefully In the background. As
t. tonttei of fact he has a little business
In Ohio limb Is bothering him; but that
should not injuriously affect the action
of a man who stands before the country
as a friend of equity and the put chaser
or a prcrideucy at $16,000,000.
It is the financial end of Mr. Hunna to
wMoli we desire to call Attention. Al-Td-
ire have auolaimed his goodness and
lmrftig kindness. It -would not be a diffi
cult task for him to gather together a
ltf oual operators, and make rates which
weald Iceep Uie poor niteror the eountry
firan starving to death. A man who
ownrt raise $16,000,000 for a poHtioal
campaign easily might do that. And if
he diid It only "until arter Uie Ohio elec
tin" we should not object. It is better
to fetid the hungry for a few weeks
than not to feed lliein at all
We are afraid that Marcus the Peace
maker will not do this thing. Unkind people
Imre said that lie got the straight tip In
advance of the strike, and laid in anninount
of coal calculated to produce biiii an enor
mous profit. We never have believed this.
Mareuv would not do it. Possibly his com
pittent men" in charge of his coal mining
liKercU might do such tilings; but Marcus,
' All the same, we suggest to the leaders
of tht mine workers' association that they
Interview the "business manager" and in
duee lilm to interpow his magnificent in
fluence He really wants to be Senator
from Ohio, and we do nol thiafc that wc
betray confidence when we say Chat he is
witling to pay the price.
The Klondike Rnge.
Those of our readers who did not pack
tiieir valises for Klondike yesterday prob
aMy will do so today, and we. wish them
Godspoed If we arc not too late to reach
tfeeai with a word of advice, we wish to
nUk. them whether they would like to
spend an idle winter in Sitka, Jnneu.ii, or
St. Michael, with nothing to do, and tho
thermometer down to 60 or 70 degrees
below zero, Fahrenheit?
There Is lots of fan in hunting gold;
there Is more in getting it. We might also
ty that there is Joy in getting shaved
bet the barber must be paid. Now the
Utc barbur up in the Arctic Circle is an
awfully avaricious and obstreperous In
dividual. He shaves the life out of a man
more times than he docs not In a country
where frost does not come out of the
giosud more tbMU ten or twclvujinches In
ttee hottest summer, and where alcohol
rreexes under the stove in moderate winter
weather, the Washington tenderfoot in
generally out of place. The best he can
hope Is to strike it rich and have enough
money in bis possession to pay the charges
of cording bim up with the other cadavers
hbHI the ground thaws out. There is not
much normal expense about the operation
except that the boys always expect to
bave a little fun with the corpse.
Nest spring there will be plenty of open
iagsin Aleaka. Thellmlts of the productive
gld field arc widening. It will be feasible
for Eastern people to get there. There
will be plenty of vacancies. A whole lot
of foois will slip In there now and starve
A Scientific iinrriag:e.
As the philosophic minister in Jullau
llalph's story remarked, "a man gits
porn-in vunny blaces, and a man dies in
vunny places, nnd vy should he not get
'inarriet mit such blaces as he likes?"
Ususaliy ho does, and both the places and
the reasons are occasionally funny. One
of the developments of the last decade
- has been a marriage between two people
who calmly stato that their aim in lire
Is to advance the race, and if they should
have any children who are deronued, Im
becile or afflicted with incurable disease
they will not hesitate to ask the State
to electrocute those children, or to do it
themselves It need be. This way of ad
vancing humanity will be very repugnant
to the greater part of humanity, and prob
ably will not become general at any very
early period. At there are those who as
sort that nil food can be manufnctuicd,
and thnt our future nourishment will bu
taken in capsules, so these ultra-scicutiriu
young peoplo assert that love can be
manufactured. Undoubtedly their kind
of love can. -They declare that parental
Instinct is a .survival of the cave-dweller,
and appear to think that this is not a case
where the survival of the fittest comes in.
Another Improvement which they desire to
see made, besides the killing of all de
formed and impel feet children, is the lim
itation of families to two children if the
parents have an income of less than $1 ,000
This philosophic young couple may be
said without hesitation to be simply a
nineteenth rentury freak. Tiiere is no
danger that their notions will ever prevail.
In some countries they would be pro
hibited by public opinion from dissemi
nating their ideas, and H is tolerably
certain that even here the Stale will
not only lofuse to electrocute their spoiled
Infants, but will land them in prison if
they undertake to do it themselves. Their
Ideas are ostensibly based on the principle
that as much enre should be exerted and
exercised In tUe perfection of the human
lace as in the perfection of a breed of pet
animals. Their idea is that mental and
physical perfection will bring psychio
perfection, and this 1b an idea very largely
held nowadays. But like most generat
ideas, it has its fallacy, and the fallacy
comes in Just here; that any race of people
which perpetuate" the strong and beautiful
Individuals at the exppn.se of natural In
stincts or kindness and humanity Is going
to develqpe a strain of unfeeling cruelty,
of insensibility to the rights and feelings
of others, which Is anything but a good
psychical attribute, and will, if it is al
lowed to grow , stifle every human trait
that is above the biule.
If the American nation is to escape tho
fate of other nations which have grown,
flourished and fallen by their own cor
ruption, It will be through the introduction
of a principle never yet fully developed
in government, a principle sometimes
called altruism. It Is ' the trait which
leads a powerful man to protect the
weaker man, even at the cost of eomo
trouble to" himself, and In the long run, by
lielplng-ThenreaUer man to become strong
and join forces with him, the protector
reaps his reward fourfold. This, however,
does not always come to pass In one genera
tion, and so the Individual who follows
this policy frequently gets beaten. Hut
It is a law as certain as Uie law of competi
tion, and if It ever becomes the law of a
whole nation, that nation will be sare. The
policy which this scientific couple propone
to follow In their wedded life is very much
vhat some economists would like to fol
low in national lire, and the objections aro
precisely the same. Nobody ever became
really strong by crushiug out tho waak.
A working girl s nonie bus Just ticen es
tablished in Denver, Col., in which furnished
rooms can t.e had for $2 a month. It is
being rcpportcd by girts. The idea is that
in this way girls who earn only $4 or $5
a week can have comfortable quarters.
It is very nice for Denver, and there are
working jrirls' homes In various other
Jities which are ver- nice for the working
girls of those towns, but when one comes
to look at the thiug rrom a broad stand
point the ultimate outcome is a little du
bious. Suppose sur.h homes become wide
spread, and as a resultof them, and of the
fact that many girls live at homo and only
pay half price for their living, wages are
materially lowered? How will the glrla
i.e better" off then7 And suppose manu
facturer's and merchants do as they do in
London, and furnifrh large lodging-houses
for their cJerke.m which the clerks can live
on from 15 to 25 per cent less money than
they can' in rooms of their own, and rcru
latc thelrwages accordingly, how will that
be7 And suppose a whole town is estab
lished byalaige manufacturer, andhe builds
hyiifcs in which his employes can live at a
cheaper rent than thoy can elsewhere, and
after t hey are all In these houses and rents
in the vicinity have felt the efreot he then
cute wages and -undersells other manufac
turers, then what will happen? These
things are worth thinking about.
The usual frog story crops up after every
heavy rain. The idea that under certain
circumstances showers of batraehians will
tumble from the clouds, seems to be prac
tically Indertructiblc. Whether the believ
ers In this theory of a frog heaven .hiuk
that there Is a tract of low grounds some
where in the atmosphere, or that tho
capillary attraction of the air is so strong
as to draw the rrogs right out of their holes
nnd up into the clouds, there to be held in a
state of suspended animation till the next
big rain, has never been fully elucidated.
It is undeniable that after a heavy shower.
the small creatures are apt to be &o thick
under foot as to strain a Buddhist's religion
Hsverely, hut they don't rain down. They
just come out to enjoy the coolness, or be
Wuse their holes arc full of rain water, or
for some other froggish reason.
Three young women who are running a
dally paper in a small town near St.
J'iseph, Mo., have had a hot time of it,
according to report. They arc the daugh
ters of a newspaper man and do all the
work on the Maryvllle Dally Review, edit
ing, typesetting, presswork and all. They
are able to take care of their mother :md
themselves and enjoy a comfoitable home.
But the labor connected with getting out
h. dally paper has been the least of their
troubles. Their paper took a strong Demo
cratic stand during the cimpalgn of 1896
and hnndl'id the saloon question also with
out gloves. The office was raided three
times, the type destroyed, an attempt made
to cause their horse to run away with them
by throwing ncld on the animal when they
n eie out driviug, and the horse was riually
poisoned. Also, someone fired into their
house and attempted to kill the young edi
tors and their mother. On one of the raids
the entire supply of typ was carried off
and the press cylinder Incapacitated with a
chisel. The girls borrowed some' type, set
up the paper and did tho presswork with
a roller from a sugar cane mill The type
was atteiwavd discovered at the bottom
or a well. Or course it must have been
provoking to the persons who were at the
bottom of these raids to have the young
women keep light on as If nothing had
happened, but uhat was the niuttor with
the chivalry of St. Joseph and vicinity thai
it did not attend lo the affair?
As might have been expected, President
Andrews, of Blown University, line been
compelled to refign because he refused
to recant from his view that the money
or the Constitution is good enough money
for Americans. The tendency in the East
is to compel every teacher to tench that
there is no money but gold. The logical
result of such intellectual tyranny Will be
to add fuel to the fire of popular agita
tion, and, perhaps, by and by, to pro
mote the revolution.
It Is a leniaikably agreeable thing to
know th.it we are not to be deprived or
the ghostly, offices of the Rev. Dr. T. De
Witt Talmaije. He Is so earnest nbout his
determination to stay and remain with
us that he indulge in a degree of shocking
profunlty that only could have resulted
from his association with heathen news
paper men. We shall welcome him back.
When he comes, perhaps he may open ids
ample ears to the cries of the wretched
women and girls who are being daily-outraged
and butchered in Cuba.
SAIL FOIt ALASKA.
Hundreds of Gold Hunters Tate
. russule uu tho Queen.
Brattle. Wash., July 23.-A special dis
patch from Portland says:
The uueen Killed this morning for
Alaska with 413 passengers, 160 of whom
were from Seattle and jicighlwrlng places
bound Tor the gold fields In Klondike. The
Other 250 i ere Christian Endeavorers on
a pleasure trip bent among the glaciers.
The departure of vessels Train this port
Tor gold mines, while almost of daily oc
currence, coniinueH to attract thousands to
the docks, and the crowd was greater on
the departure of the Queen tliis morning
than on any previous occasion.
It is announced this afternoon that the
Meamer Collier Williamelte, one of the
largest voxels on the coast, will be placed
on the Alaska tiade and begin booking
freight and pas.-engcrs in a few days.
ThcMexIcoisnow receiving Alaskaa freight
and will sail Sunday with 175 passengers.
Notable changes are being made by
many who are taking the Inland route
Dogs have been discarded and horses
substituted intend. The press having
repeatedly warned the goldspckers or the
necessity of going well-provisioned, the
warning Ib pretty generally heeded, and
hundreds who have left are nearly all
abundantly supplied Tor eight to twclvo
EVIDENCE IX HEXHAM'S FAVOR.
Change of Sentiment in tho Ac
elided Man Favor.
Batavli, K. Y., July 23. Although tho
Benham murdei casb Is nearly clo'edas far
as taking testimony ! concerned, rumors
of sensation a I out lo develop are as thick
as ever this morning. The latest story la
that Chemist Yundenbcrgh, who snore to
finding prusslo acid in Mrs. Bonham's
body, will be Impeached ir he lakes the
-tand again and swears to certain thing.
The defence rested its case last night
after Prof. Wltlhnns finished his strong
evidence for Benham. The effect of thia
testimony is that iherearc more people in
Batavla tnis morning who believe Benham
guiltless ttmn at any time since his arrest.
Benham 1 greatly encouraged.
Tho prosecution began taking evidence
in rebuttal this morning and when this is
finished court will adjourn until Monday,
when the lawyers will sum up. The Jury
will have the case Tuesday at the latest-
GO V. TANNER HISSEE".
Esteem in "Which
Evecutive Is Held.
Chicago, July 23. The Logan unveiling
is but a memory now, but those who par
ticipated In and witnessed the ceremonies
aad parade .will have food for gossip for
many a long day. The hissing of Gov.
Tanner lias overshadowed the grandeur of
the pageant, and nothing elbe is being
At a dozen different places the governor
was greeted with hisses, and his insurance
commissioner, Van Cleave, was hooted
The hiss first assailed Tanner's ears in
front of the Auditorium. Then it was
passed along the line, and cropped out in
spots, mingled with cries of "yerkes,"
"Gas," and "Allen bill."
The governor reddened and urging on his
steed, looked neither to right nor left.
THE FIRE BURNED UNNOTICED.
Absorbed In I'rnycr, nu Old Couple
Narrowly Escape Cremation.
' New Tork, July 23. The home of Mr.
and Mrs Herman Blackat, No. 148 Clinton
street, was gutted by fire this morning. Tho
couple, one 102, the other 104 years old,
were at their devotions when the rire
broke out. So devout were they that tho
Tire remained unnoticed until a portion of
their room was ablaze. The old man is very
feeble and would have been burned to death
had it not been for the hcroif-m or his aged
helpmate, who dragged him into the street
it the ri.-k of her life. The old couple were
married in Koona. Ruhsia, eighty years ago.
ALASKA TELEGRAPH COMPANY,
It "Will Run a Line From Juneau to
San Francisco, July 23. Localcapltallsts
today filed articles of Incorporation or the
Alaska Telegraph and Telephone Company.
The scheme i.s lo run a telegraph line from
Juneau to Dawson City over the trail via
Chilkat Pass and along the shore or the
lakes and rivers. No poles will be used.
Both telegraph and telephone wires will
be laid inside a big cable, which will rest
on i he surface of the ground. The covering
ot the cable will be the same as that of
ocean cables. From Dawson branches will
be built to Circle City and Forty Mile.
A FARMER DIES OF H ABIES.
The Attending: Physician Called'
It Catarrh of the Stomach.
Saratoga, N. Y., July 23. George W.
Hnrt, a farmer, in the town of Grcenflold,
aged filty-two years, died a violent death
yesterday, after an illness of twelve hours
About two months since Mr. Hart was
bitten by a rabid dog, which Inflicted
wounds upon several ot his cows, his
son, and a farmhand named John Donlon.
DonlOn went to the Pasteur Institute, in
New Tork, for treatment and returned
cured. The Harts paid no attention to
their bites. The physician who attended
rnrfner Hart gave catarrh of the stomach
as tho cause ot death, but as it required
the efforts of Tour of the strongest resi
dents of Greenfield to hold the dying
man, and as he frothed at the mouth and
snapped like a dog, the popular verdict Is
that death resulted from the mad dog's
bite. Mr. Hart's son Is also ailing.
VACATIONS THE TOPIC.
Not Much Kljse DlKCU.sed at ttou
"Vacations for the summer was the sub
ject that received the greatest amount of
consideration nt the Cabinet meeting yes
terday. After tills important business was
dispatched a Consideuible amount of de
partmental work-.v.-as cleared up, but the
Cabinet did nothing concerning foreign re
lations. Th.7 absence of Secretaries Sherman and
Alger from the meeting made It almost
compulsory on tile 7part of the Cabinet
not to discuss - the Cuban or Hawaiian
The Pieside'htVhnoitnced that he is pre
pared to leave the-'cttyfor Lake Champlaln
next Wednesday if Congress adjourns to
day, and while lie is away he will be
rcpiosenied Cj Postmaster General Gar.y
and AttorneyjGenijral McKenna."
It has been a l ranged for Secretaries
Gage, Alger and McKennu to spend a
poitloii of their time at Lake Champlaln
with the Frusldent.
Secretary Shtfrlnaii will .summer at
Ainagausett, L. ti.; Secretary Bllsi will
occupy his cottage at Seabright, N. J.,
Secretary Long expects to take a cruise
on the Dolphin f aifd Secretary Wilson has
not determined Ydmt ho will do or where
he will go ,v '"
The final Cablridt meeting for this sum
mer will bu held Tuesday, While the Presi
dent is at LufcetChauipiain he will noten
tiiely abandon business. He will have a
room fitted up Tor office purposes in the
hotel, nnd will tinnsuet Important execu
tive business there.
He will bo assisted by Secretary Porter
nnd a couple of clerks, Nothing but mut
ters of extreme Impoitnnce, howevei, will
receive any consideration during the va
cation, for the President intends to obtain
all the rc3t and recreation he possibly can.
An early caller at the White House was
Senator Mason, who was accompanied by
Congressman Mills. They urged the ap
pointment of Mr. Gilbert to be marshal
of the Northern district of Illinois. The
proposed appointment of Br. Kerr to a
consulate-ship was nlso discussed.
Senator Piatt and Congressman Fischer
called on tho President, with Robert A.
Sharkey, to thank him for Uio recent ap
pointment of Uie latter to be naval offl
cer of tho port of New York. Before vis
iting the President Mr. Sharkey called at
tho Treasury bulhling and filed hia bond
and took tho oath of office. Congressman
Fischer, while with the President, urged
hirn to hasten the appointment of George
E. Webbican, a colored Brooklyn Repub
can, lo be consul in San Domingo. It is
understood that the President assured Con
gressman Fischer that the appointment will
be made In September.
After the PicsidcnJ; had talked with Sen
ator Aldrlch nnd Senator Cullom.it was
announced fbatthft currency messacewould
not be sent to the Senate until the vote
on the tnrirr bill had boen taknn, or at
least until it is beirnn.
Foetmaster General Gary and MaJ. J. F.
Harrison, of Georgia, consulted the Presi
dent concerning some Georgia postofflces.
with i remit that makes narry S. Edwards
post master ntMneon.Ga, nndMnJ Smytbc
postmaster at Atlunta. MaJ. Harrison pro
tected against the appointment of Henry
Rucker, a colored man, ae internal rcvenuo
collector at Georgia, but his protest was
unavailing, Tor the President Intimated in
lamruace that could not be misundeistood.
that Rucker would get the orrice.
James Lawrence McCoy, editor of the
Cumberland (Ky.) Courier, was Introduced
to tho President by Congressman Colson,
who urced the Prerfdent to appoint Mr.
McCoy receiver, or public moneys at Prcs
Congressman nopkinn, after teeing tho
President, appeared to to satisfied that he
for A. M. 'Bqanpren Jof Illinois.
WAITING ON THE SENATE.
The nonef Aiiines Itself Until
the Tariff Hill Is Passed.
The session of- the House yesterday
was brief and unimportant, consisting
chiefly of ihrce sessions each followed
ry a recess. At tho outset Mr. Simp
son put the, House in a good humor by
a correction: ot the Record which, under
the circumstances, the Speaker publicly
admirted wa,s proper. In a recent speech,
which wiS nipped in the bud by the
Spcakc, Mr.-Simpson found time to charac
terize tho House as being "brutal."
Tho official reporters caught the wrong
word and Mr. Simpson was quoted as
saying this was a "frugal" nouse.
The S raker appreciated the Importance
of the correction, but thought it ought
to be mado -when the approval of the
journal was up for consideration, and
not when the House was in recess.
Mr. Simpson admitted this, but thought
it he was compelled to wait for that hour
to arrive he would have no opportunity
again this session. The correction was
The business of the day consisted solely
of the passage or a bill approving the set
tlement of a boundary dispute between
Nebraska and South Dakota, and a Joint
resolution authorizing the employment or
an additional indexing clerk for two
months. An effort was made to transfer
$50,000 of an unexpended balance from
the appropriation for tie Army for 180B
to the same purposes for 1897, in order
that the military cadet and others might
get their pay, but Mr. Gaines of Tennessee,
despite the entreaties of fellow-Democrats,
objected, and no action was had on the
Tfr. Grosvenor, sought to force through
a resolution giving chairmen (to be appoint
ed) ot committees having annual or session
clerks a private clerk during the recess
of Congress, such as other members have,
but was defeated.
Mr. Mcckison of Nebraska wanted to
know if Congress could get along without
iicse clerks while Congress was in ses
sion why it was necessary to have addi
tional cleiksduriug recess and thclaiiehter
that followed this inquiry caused Mr.Gros
venor to retire in disgust.
The House then, took a rece.ss until 5
o'clock, and at that hour convened only
to meet again at 8 o'clock. In the hope
that by that time the tnrifr hill would be
passed by the Senate. Mr.McMillin doubted
Mie probability of the passage of the bill,
ut Mr. Ilinglcy urged the session, saying
that each day or delay was causing the Gov
enrment a loss of $100,000.
"But," asked Mr. Gaines, "how much or
profit to the Sugar Trust.,',
At 8 o'clock a further recess was taken
until noon today.
DECISION IN B. fc O. CASE.
Separate Receivers to Be Asked for
the Chicago Division.
Baltimore, July 2,3. Judges Goff and
Morris, in the United States circuit court,
decided today to allow the trustees under
the collateral mortgage of $1,600,000 en
the Baltimore and Ohio and Chicago road
to ask in the courts of Indiana, Illinois
and Ohio for the appointment of receivers
for that division of the road preliminary
to the foreclosure of Uie mortgages. Tho
decision was the result of a sort of com
promise rcaclie,d duiing the progres.sof tlie
argument of the case. The result will be
that the receivers for the Chicago division
of the Ea'timpre and Ohio will be ap
pointed by the Western courts, and will
come to Baltimore to ask for possession of
LILLIAN SEEKING DIVORCE.
Exiled in Dakota to Be Eld ot
New York, July 23. -Miss Lillian Rus
sell disappeared some days ago from this
city, and all callers at hor flat, at the
Arista, have been turned away with tha
assurance that the prima donna was "out
of town,'' but would seen return.
As a matter or fact, Miss Russell has
gone to North Dakota to secure a divorce
rrom Sig. Peruglnl, her very latest hus
band. Miss Russell has taken up a residence
In Fargo, that city of would-be divorcees,
and has secured'a comfortable little house
In the quietest and nicest part ot that city.
She lias not made her appearance In public
at all. '
Papers have buen Tiled in the clerk's
oflicv ot the dlstilct court, but the specific
charges on which she asks divorce have
not been made ae yet. Her attorneys,
as well as herself, maintain utmost se
crecy, but when the matter comes up for
trial in chambers she villi have to como
out from her hiding place and be sub
jected to the eye ot the public.
The engagement or Miss Russell and Sig
ner Perugini startled the theatrical world
In January, 1 S04. It was notby any means
Miss Russ-cll's first matrimonial venture,
and, indeed, so complicated had become
her carect in that way that there were
legal questions arising out of the propo
sition to have the latest ceremony per
formed in this State.
Bo one morning the fair Lillian and the
brave Perugini stole quietly over to Ho
boken and were married by Justice Mnller.
The ceremony had been preceded by many
columns cf advertising, and when Mls
Russell became- Mrs. Peruglnl, or rather
Mrs Chattertou, for that Is the tenor's real
name, she was better known to the public
than ever before.
That was her third matrimonial ven
ture. Her first husband Was Harry Bra
ham, the orchestra leader, to whom she
was married In 1870. She was only a
chorus girl then, but had already attract
ed much attention by reason of her beauty
and her -voice.
They did not live happily for long, and
one day Miss Russell, who had become
primp, donna in the Casino, eloped to
England with Edward Solomon, the com
poser. Braham secured a divorce In 1 884
and she afterward married Solomon,
with whom she lived until 1886, when she
left him on learning that he had another
wife living In England.
In 3 804 Mies Russell was released from
her second matrimonial tlo by Judge Mc
Adam. At once began the rumors ot a
third venture. Then came the Feruglnlmar
ir.arriage Then another separation.
The ttnor and the prima donna did not
enjoy a long honeymoon. Mire Russell
said many things about her husband, and
vowed that ne'er again would she tempt
rate in that direction.
When the Mrst rumors of dii-orce from
Perugini were brought to Miss Russell's
attention several months ago she declared
that s'ic did not want to be free again.
"I've had all of married life I want,"
Phe said to a friend, "and if I don't get
a divorct- I won't be in danger of innr
FOUR "WOMEN SIUST DIE.
They Poisoned Their Pelntlvos to
Secure Insurance Monej.
Budapest, July 23. Four women who
were arretted at Hodmezoe, Hungary, on
tho charge ot having poisoned members
of their families for the purpose of secur
ing the small amount ot Insurance on the
lives ot their victims, have been found
guilty and sentenced to death.
The polionlng trials at Hodmezoo have
tixcued widespread interest, having re
vealed the existence ot a conspiracy to
destroy life by the wholesale. A midwife
named Jaeger appears to have been the
prime mover in the murders. She obtained
pniiyn from a chemist's assistant and then
sold it to those who desired to put anyone
out ot the way. It was said at the time
the facts were first made public that there
was scarcely a house In Hodmezoe in which
wspicion did not exist that deaths dating
bark several years were the result ot foul
play. One man was accused of having
killed hia rather and mother, his rather-ln-law
and mother-in-law and finally Ins wire
Women were accused ot poisoning their
closest relatives, and altogether the revela
tions were the most grewsome ot modern
AQUEDUCT BRIDGE REPAIRS.
Colonel Allen Report of trie Oper
ations During the Year.
Col. Charles J. Allen in hia report to
the War Department concerning the re
pairs to the Aqueduct Bridge says:
"In compliance with Senate resolution,
January 21, 1893, an examination ot the
piers ot this bridge was made with the
aid ot a diver. A report in detail ot the
examination was rendered June 21, 18U3,
and on the 17th ot July following an esti
mate of the cost ot repairs was submitted
By acr or August 17. 1894, an appropria
tion ot $51,070 was made for the repairs.
Under this appropriation piers 2, 3, 5,
6, 7, and S were repaired by means ot
Portland cement concrete in bags, placed
by a diver, and the repairs of pier No
4 was made by means of a cofferdam, with
in whirl' now masonry was laid in a large
eroded cavity at the upstream end ot tho
pier. Tiiis work was completed in August,
"As tho work of repairs proceeded It
was found that the old masonry ot the
pier, which was built about 1838, had not
been started from solid rock, and that part
or It was of poor quality. There was also
a crack in the masonry extending nearly
throughout tho entire height; of the pier.
It was decided that It would be neces
sary before long to remove the defective
masonry in the remainder of the pier and
replace it by masonry or proper quality
founded on the solid rock. The existing
appropriation was insufficient for this pur
pose, and it wa& therefore necessary to ask
u further appiopriallon. As the coffer
dam would be needed for the proposed
work, it was purchased from the contract
ors tqion completion by themof their work
in 1805. The unexpended balance or the
appropriation, amounting to $4,690.30, was
covered into the Treasury.
"A full report nnd estimate of the cost
of removing all the old masonry or the pier
from the roping down to the bottom and
rebuilding fiom the bottom up was rrn
dered under date ot November 30, 1895.
The cost was estimated at $05,000, whinh
sum waf apptoprialed for reconstruction
of pier No. 4 by net or Congress of .Tune
S, 1S96. A contt net for the work of re
construction ot that pier was made with
the Houston Construction Company of
Philadelphia, Fa- May 17, irid approved
.Iiiv 28.1397. The total cstimatedamonnt
of the contract Is $30,000.
"The eontractor.scommenced work on the
28th of May, and by the close of the fiscal
ypar had moitot their plant in position on
the cofferdam; had made f-omc progress in
quarrying stone nt their quarry, which Is
on the cast bank ot the Potomac, and
about three miles above Georgetown, and
had done me ivoik toward putting in re
pair the false work for supporting the
spans adjoining pier 4, and nlso the cof
ferdam. "Other work during the fiscal year ended
June 30, 1897, consisted in somu slight,
neenssavv repairs, by hired labor, to the
cofferdam. The amount expended dining
the ficnlyeni ended June 30,1897, was
I "Klondyke f
I Isn't in It." I
fceo ivtmt you can do hero J
today in JMen' Furnishings.
The prices we quote aro be- J
low tho everywhere else
cheapest but the qualities
me (he Saks kind. Tlmt's
what mnltes our bargains $
real bnrgnlns. &
One more case or Drab Balbrig
gan Shirts and Drawers that
othcT3 call special value at35o.
Lot of Pearl Gray Underwear,
with silk front, pearl buttons
and taped seams The kind
you see for 65c. everywhere.
French Balbriggan Shirts and
Drawers. No Under wear in town
for 7Dc Is any better.
Men's Hose that others sell
for 2t)c. we shall ofrer today
at loc. Tans and Slack, war
ranted fast colors, Bpllced heels
2Uo. Tan and Black Tateat
Leather Belts, with harness
75c. Negll&ee Shirts, perfect
fitting; special patterns; col
lars and cuffs attached.
SI Madras Negligee Shlrts,with
collars and cutis attached; only
inslzes 14,14. l-2,15andlo 1-2.
Here's a chance for you to buy
Pajamas A lot ot $1.50 Madras
Pajamas-made by the best
10c. Madras Club Ties, to wear
with your negligee shirts. Not
the 5c. quality- but 10c. qual
itytor Look! 5c.
20 Men's Fancy Fordered
Hemstitched Handkerchiefs rull
size; neat effects.
I "SaksJ Corner."
DROPPED THROUGH THE FLOOR.
Errand Boy St. Clair Bad Fall at
the Boston Store.
Arthur St Clair, a twelve-year-old er
rand toy, employed at the Boston Store,
and residing at No. 521 Fourteenth street
northeast, fell through a hole on the. second
floor of the building, a distance of twenty
feet, yesterday afternoon, and was qnits
badly Injured. Some repairs are being
made in the Eleventh-street annex to the
main bulldlug, and the boy was away from
his post and watching the progress ot the
work, 'a starting to return he failed
to see the hole In the floor and plunged
lie was picked up unconscious, and Po
liceman Rartel sent a call for theEmergency
ambulanco It was some time before the
lad, who was treated by Dr Bahr, re
covered consciousness, and It was found
that he was suffering from concussion of
the brain. He was placed in a ward last
niht in order that his condition might
be closely watched It is not thought,
however, that his condition is serious.
NO OVERHEAD BRIDGE TROLLEY.
A Decision Ajralnbt the Capital Rail
way Company's Claims.
The Capital Railway Company will not
be allowed to use an overhead trolley on
the navy yard bridge. Attorney Thomas
yesterday afternoon rendered an opinion
to the Commissioners that in view ot the
act of 1896 they are without authority to
grant the permit.
Attorney Thomas has two reasons for
his opinion. The railroad people contended
that the navy yard bridge was not in the
District ot Columbia. Mr. Thomas dispose
ot this idea by quoting the law of August,
1856, wh.ch extended the boundaries of
the District "to comprehend the lower
Eastern Branch and the navy yard bridge."
Further than that, the law of 1896 ex
pressly states that the company shall "use
either horse-power or underground electric
system to propel its cars."
The Commissioners will probably act ad
versely on the application at their next
The Stock Company's, Farewell.
Tonight with the usual hip hurrah the
Columbia Stock Company will bid fare
well to us, and depart for other climes.
During their stay they have made nlwiy
friends, and have presented sotno very de
lightful comedies, and it is to be hoped
that, they will come again with the spring
time. Owing to many requests the man
agement decided to put on a special bill
for this evening, made up of the second
act of "A Scrap of Paper," twenty
minutes with Mr. James O. Barrows, and
the first and second acts of "Niobe "
Considering the length of program, the cur
tain will rise at 8 o'clock, and every
body should be on hand early.
Shnl?Mpenre'- Live Stock.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
The New York Press has a very lively
imagination Indeed. It says that "genius,
like 'Shnkespearu's toad, may be out at
the elbows and down at theheel.yetallthe
while wearing a precious Jewel in its
head." If Shakespeare ever had a toad
that was out at the elbows and down at
tiie heel we don't recall it.
A Peculiar Pair.
fFroni the St. Paul Pioneer Press.)
The adaptation of the bicycle to almost
every human need in the way of locomo
tion Is again Illustrated In the case of two
men nt Seattle, one of whom, Mr. Puariea,
has only a light leg, and the other, "Mr
Dutton, has only a left one. They tide a
tandem, and one of the most interesting
features or a recent bicycle parade was
this "two-legged tandem team."
lOttf, 11th and F Sts.N. W."
S-Our business hours until Septemberara
7:4.5 to 5. Saturdays, 7;45 to I.
Is for the purpose of light
ening the stocks a3 far as
possible previous to stock
taking. There's a world of
interest among the summer
clothing and other thing3
for personal use, as well a3
the hundred and one contriv
ances that help make the
home life pleasanter and the
Some uncommonly low
prices for today.
At Clearing Prices.
$1 25 FROM $2.50 AND 3.00 Boys
Fine Linen and English Striped
Galatea Kilt Suits, thoroughly mada
and finished, absolutely last colors.
Sizes 2 to 5 years.
SOc FROM 69c Boys' Washable Galatea,
Suiu (blouse and troUM-ra, wida
sailor collar. Sizes 3 to 8 years.
S1.4S FROM $2.50-Boys' Indigo Blua
Striped Galatea Suiti, braided collars,
plaited sleeves. Sizes 3 to 9.
39c FROM 50c -Boys' Striped Galatea
Suits, blouse effect, sailor collar.
Sizes 3 to S.
50c FROM 75c Boys' Trousers ot Brown
Linen, Blue Denim and Blue Striped.
Galatea; very best quality and ab
solutely fast Color.
25c FROM 50o AND 75c Boys Straw
Hats, all thU season's goods' and
latest styles .
At Clearing Prices.
$1.50 FROM $2 25 AND $2.3S Girla'Fina
India Lawn Frocks, full skirt high
and. low neck styles well mails
and finished Sizes 4 to 14 years.
95c FROM $1 63, $2.00 AND $2.25
Girls' Fine Percale, Charabray and
Fancy Plaid Blouse Waists, sailor
collar, braid and embroidery trim
med. Sizes 4 to 16 years.
SOc FROM 95c Girls' Fine Dimity and
Percale Shirt Waists, this season's
most popular fabrics and styles; de
tached linen collars and cuffs. Sizes
10 to 16 years.
$5.00 SPECIAL VALUE GirU Flnelndki
Silk Shirt Waist. pmR. navy, old
rose, cream, heliotrope, with hand
embroldercd dots. Size 3 to 13
At Clearing Prices.
$5 00 FROM $3, $10 AND $12.50 Wha
remains ot our Children's Pique Coata,
in white, pin k, and blue; some plain,
some elaborately trimmed in fins
embroidery and very handsome.
$1 .75 FROM $2 75 Children's Linen Crash. .
Reefers, broad sailor collars, prettily
At Clearing Prices.
Sue, FROM $1.00-Children's Tan and
Black Oxfords. Sizes 6. 6 1-2 and
$1.25 FROM $1.50 -Misses' Dark Tan But
ton Shoes. Sizes 11 to 2.
$1.50 FROM $2.00-Misse3' Oxblood But
ton Shoes. Sizes 11 to 2.
$1.50 FROM $2.00 -Misses' Tan Shees,
lace and button. Sizes 11 to 2.
90c., FROM $1.00 -Children's Ta Button
shoes, sizes, 6 toS-$1.00, firo$1.25:
size3 8 1-2 to 10 1-2.
We carry a complete line of the best
Summer Foods and Beverages, and a
prices within the teach, of all.
We quote a Tew items from a very largo
Uranose, wheat flakes, requires no
cookini;, per p..g 15o
I'roam of Whet, pulverized and ster-
lllzed, per p: . . ............. ..14o
t'trUijUHiiN Hrivfa3t Foods, per pkg..loo
ln.MntHtxis Tapioca, requires no
soHkiHg, per pkg I0o
Poted Ham or Tongue, per can...... Go
Potted Chk-ken, per can...... I0o
Best Imported Lime Juice, per largest
Ra.-pberry Vinerjrar. per large bottle.. 25a
Hires' Best Root Beer, per 5-gal.
Assorted Fruit Syrups, per bottle 25o
Best Imported Ginger Ale. per 2 bot
Wo call especial attention to our Im
ported Lime Juice, which, is the best,
even though the price is low.
"rerlmced" is a sparkling, effervescent
beveruKe, prepared in dry granule form,
in six riavors, requiring only a glass ot
cold water to produce a delicious and re
freshing drink. Made instantly, Demon
stration, Hotmefarnisuing Department
fifth floor. Try a sample free.
Woodward & Lofhrop.