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3j Dally averi-ge last -week,
For the District or Columbia, Mary
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by lncrraslng cIoud!ruw and threatening
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WASHI2J5TOTON, SUNDAY MCXKNTNGr, (JULY 25, 1897 SIXTJEEN PAG-ES.
FIGHTING IN HONOLULU
Frequent Clashes Between Na
- tiye Police and Marines.
PITGIIED BATTLE AVERTED
The Marine'., Enraged at the Ar
rest of One of Tlieir Number,
Attempted 10 Storm the Jail
.prevented by the Arrival of One
of Their Superiors.
-Honolulu, via San Fianci-co, July 21.
Thurc have been frequent clashes of late
bat-ween' the naUvc police anil the marines
anil sailors rroni the American mcn-or-wnr
In port. A repetition of the scenes en
acted on the stieets or Valparaiso, a few
yosre. ago, which Involved Chill and the
United States in a senous diplcmatie dis
pute, i.s threatened unlet btnugent meas
ures arc adopted at once.
The men-of-warsmen say they are not
only persecuted by the local police when
athpre, hot arc clubbed outrageously on
every possible occasion, and relieved or
their money in the mott open-bunded man
ner. 1 Oa July. 4 a regular pitched battle
between fifty or more marlneb and hair as
many native police was thieatened and
blood would buiely have bten bpilt but
for the timely arrival on the fccene of
Capt. Goltoa, counnauder of the Phila
delphia. He had been warned that Ms
men were about to attack tin police and
todk a hand in the dispute just as hos
tilities -were about to begin, ordering his
men back to the cruiser.
The tow Mailed oer the arrest of a man
from the Philadelphia auamed Ma!cr.
.Mabrr says he waB taken -without provoca
tion, beaten unmercifully atd trcn ear
ned Into a Uick room and relieved of the
few doHarbehadlnlupocket,after which
be was dragged to the police station and
locked up on thechaige ol being a common
ujaacc. About lifty of Maber's friends
'Started In a body for the police nation
with the intention of l dealing the im
Gapt- Tarker, senior captain, "who Is a
native and a man of great presence of
mind and Lraery. was warned of the
mariiies'inti'iitJoii, and dii-patched a mounted
policeman to call In eight' mounted patrol
men, all -white men. Capt. Parker's ar
r&iigoweuts were not completed any too
eoon, foi the tars came down Willi a
rush, tearing the rails from the fence
acres'; the Mreet and preparing to make
a concerted attack on the police station-
Thty found Capt Parker and nis men
drawn tip in front of the door and halted
for consultation. In the inteiim. Cape
Colton appeared. When the Philadel
phia's commander arrived the marines had
begun to "-throw btones at the building,
breaking Feveial windows, but at Capt.
Colton'R order the murines fell back slowly
and sullenly, muttering threats against
The following day, after hearing the evi
dence of the native police against Maber,
Police Judge de la Vergne dismissed the
charge and set the marines at liberty.
The marines have sworn to get even with
the police at the earliest opportunity. The
police are constantly on the alert, expect
ing an aitack at any time.
TJie blue-Jackets of tne Marion and Phila
delpbla have forwarded to Washington, in
this mail, a petition asking their govern
ment to take immediate measures to in-zuieJk-tnem
whde ashore In ITonolulu, at
least?" the same privileges accorded to
civilians They complain that Marshal
Brown discriminates against them, per
mitting his officers to arrest them and
throw them Into Jail upon the slightest
provocation or -without any provocation
MADMAN'S MURDEROUS WORK.
He Killed Nine Men and Boys and
San Francisco, July 24. Hong Kong
papers which arrived to.day by the steamer
China say that a native or British North
Borneo killed fifteen men and women and
barilj wounded three others.
At Kalningow, on May 27, British Agent
Barraut sajs that reports came to him
that a coollenamed Antakin had run amuck
at GunsatetoWn. Barraut hastened to the
place with four police. They found An
tahin dead, shot like a mad Cog by one
or Gun.sats followers, and nearby were
the hideously slashed dead bodies of nine
men and boysand six women. The cause
or Antakiu's madness was his wire's In
fidelity with a man In the village. "When
the husband discovered it lie was attacked
with rage, frothed at the mouth, drew
his razor-edged kreese and started out to
kill. Ho slaughtered all he met as he
dashed down the street.
MASKED TROLLEY CAR BOBBERS.
Passengers In Chicago Held Up
and Their Pockets Rifled.
Chicago, July 24. Another trollery car
hold-up took place last night on the Ogden
aenue line of the Cicero and Proviso
electric system The point of attack was
at West Forty-fourth btrcet.
Three marked men hoarded the car and
leveled gunp at Conductor Doty, ITotorman
Jfelman and at two passengers, J. Beatty
and E. J. Cox Then the robbers proceeded
to nne the pockets of their victims, se
curing S.2B In cash, two gold watches and
two revolvers They made good their
CRETANS ARE DEFIANT.
Refuse to Be Pacified Until the
Turkish Troops Depart.
Cancau, July 21 -The Cretan delegates
have again informed Admiral Canevaro,
the commander of the allied fleets, that
they will accept no arrangement until the
Ottoman troops have departed from the
The Insurgents consider that the arrival
of Djevad Pasha Indicates the intention of
the Torte to retain a garrison in Crete in
defiance of the powers.
PROPOSAL TO DIVIDE HONORS.
Report ojin Offer by Prof. Harper
to Prof. Andrews.
Chicago, July 24. Dr, AndfeV 6, of Brown
University, may come to Chicago. It is said
that Prof. Harper, of the University of
Chicago, has offered Pror. Andrews the
Joint presidency or the university, each to
be In control six months of the year. There
can be no clash between the two executives,
ap each, as Boon as his duties are ended, is
to anient himself from the university. For
eix months he vould be an exile, but be
would continue to draw his salary.
COURTS AGAINST THE MINERS.
A Decision Restraining Them From
Gathering ut the Works.
Altoona, Pa., July 24. Hundreds of the
striking mluers at Gullatzin gathered in
the courthouse at Ebensburg today and
were depressed at tiie continuation of
the injunction issued against them on last
Tuesday restraining them from gathering
at, the works or Interfering with non-union
workmen. The outlook for a settlement
of their grievances in this region is very
dark. Tlte operators consider the decision
or the court a notable -victory aud bay
that.it practically will end -violence as
a factor In the settlement of the labor
About "J.OOO miners in the Cambria and
Ch-arrield region hate gone out because
of the refusal of the operators to comply
with tlieir request ror a check Welghman,
as i.s permitted bj law. The mines ar
retted are operated by tiie Sterling Coal
Company, Duncan & Spongier, Barnes &
Tucker anil the Vitondnle Coal Company.
A mass meeting at Hale today was at
tended by several thousand striking miners
Propositions to return to "work were re
fused amid euthuslu.sm.
GOMPERS CAI.ES A CONFERENCE.
Summons Officers of the National
Trades Unions to n Meeting.
Vcldnt Gompeis, of the American
Federation of Lalwjr, yesterday fent tele
grams lo officers of tliirty-eight national
tiadu unlor.-, calling for a confeience, to
be held at "Wheeling, W. Va., at noon on
Tuesday, July 27. This -was done in re
sponse t.a telegifainfinm P resident Ra tch
in which he nvs tha t peaceable ae m blage
and hoc speech bale been forbidden and
suppiessed in West Viiginia.
RATCHFORD DEMANDS HELP
Says That the Railroad Men Must
Eugineers Expected to Respond to
- the Call of the Strikers Pro
gram of the Organizers.
Fairmont, TV. Va., July 24. President
M. D. Ratchford left Fairmont this morn
ing. Before going he said: "I have not
asked Arthur or the engineers for any
tiling yet. I expect them to lespond
when called upon financially and other
wise. Otherwise menus that they lefuse
to haul coal. 1 hope it will come to a
point where the railroad men -will rave
lo show their hands. I expect the miner
of the Fairmont district to quit work
Mondaj. 1 am sausried with the situa
tion. At Tuesday's conreience v.e must
adopt drcstio measures to win or all
will go down togelhei. If the railroad
mea must be called they must lespondor
forever hold their peace."
James IV. Rea, president of the Paint
ers and Decorators, is in the field; he
speaks at Clarksburg tomorrow. Debs and
Mahou will spoak tonight and Sunday at
Worthlngton. Moundsville and Rivesvllle.
On Monday they will go to "Wheeling.
"Tht program ends our work until arter
next Tuesday's meeting at "Wheeling,"
said Debs "The coherence must result
in a decisive movement, all the labor that
is interested must stand as one or all
will rail together.
"The rumor that politics influences the
strike is a damnable lie."
The situation is unchanged. The op
erators claim that the men are working
today and believe that the strike will
not become general. Four lodges of the
United Mine Wotkers were organized at
Aurora, Monongah and Kings mines.
Organizer Miller Is in charge in the ab
sence of Debs and Mahon. All the union
officers will make the executive board
for the district
Senator Camden "was called back Fri
day night from Parkershurg, and buys
the strike is 'a rallure. There is not a
question or the wages, but a question or
rates with the railroads. There is an un
fair advantage enjoyed by the big opera
tors to squreze the Uttle ones. "True
uniformity -will never prevail," he said.
Operator R. Hite was arrested Friday
for shooting at miners, and was released
on $4,000 bail.
SERIOUS SITUATION AT ALTON.
Coal Prices Trebled and Manufac
tures Being Closed.
Chicago. July 24. The strikein thesouth
westem Illinois districts is complete. Not
a pick was lifted yesterday in the Aiton
mines, and the district surrounding them
More than .1,000 men are idle. The
price of coal has trebled, and manufactur
ing concerns are being closed.
The danger most threatening at Alton Is
the Inability of the water works and elec
tric company to becure coal. The water
works Is burning wood, and unless there is
relief from some source the city will bo
without light and power within a few
Galesburg, Joliet, Aurora, Elgin, Kanka
kee and other manufacturing towns are
almost entirely out of coal.
DISORDERS IN COLUMBUS.
Strikers Resort to Violence Against
Columbus. Ind., July 24. -Rioting strikers
caused scenes of wild confusion in Colum
bus last evening. Workingmen -who have
taken their places In the Mooney tannery
were assaulted and beaten. The working
men were not assaulted until they had sep
arated and were several blocks from the
John Gilday was waylaid in the north
part of the city and severely beaten. "W.
E. Turner was also badly beaten. A num
ber of the strikers have been arrested and
others will be.
Secretary Shertnnn at Arxmgansett.
Amnganett, N. Y., July 24. Secretary
John Sherman and his family arrived hero
today. Mr. Sherman Icoks very pale. He
said: "I have come to live with my
daughter for a short period, and on ac
count of Important business it will be im
possible for me to remain over a week.
"While I am here I shall drop all business
and aall myself of the opportunity for a
rest. 1 shall take morning walks and re
gain my lost health as fast as possible."
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ADJOURNED WITHOUT D1Y
The President No Longer Has
Congress on His Hands.
FINAL SCENES OF THE SESSION
Applnuse of a Perfunctory Char
acterThe House Do-Nothing
Policy Maintained Until the End
All the Legislators Give Evidence
of Pleasure Over the End.
One of the longest and in many respects
one of the most imusuui. sessions of Con
gress ever held came to a clotc last night
at 9 o'clock when, according to agree
menl pieviouply reached, the Speaker at
one end or the Capitol and the Vice Piesl
ucut at the other declared the respective
houses adjourned without day.
The closing scenes -weie without special
incident. The suppiessed House was sup
pressed by the Sj.eakcr up to thcvoiy last,
with the exception of a lew Republican
ihembers who were to delighted at the
thought that they would ioou be out Horn
uuder the lestiaint they rnAe loine with
ill-conceulcd giace, that they had i cached
a condition wheie the dignity of the h gh
orfice of the Speaker did not appeal to
the'r sensibHities. Feveral of these gen
tlemen weic ever picseut on the floor and
inclined lo bo talkame, but their Jubila
tion was somewhat repressed" by their as
sociateb. who clung to them like a brother
The House recessed from time to time
as the "business" of the body demanded.
Nothing was done during the afternoon
and when the House met after the action
or the Senate there was, a bhort-lUed
whirlwind or excitement when the orficial
announcement came that the conrerence
Teport on the tarirf had been agreed to.
It was largely applause of a perfunctory
character Then came the final exhibi
tion of the power or the Speaker and the
majority It was mauirested In connec
tion with the currency message. Import
ant and far reaching as the subject matter
may be it was rushed through the Hou-e
under the gag, much arter the fabhlon of
the enactment of the taiirrhill.
One petty hour was given to the con
sideration of thib measure, divided among
the two parties. The time of the Repub
licans was consumed In making buncombe
speeches on the great work or the Re
publican party, and Its campaign promise
On the otrer side, the little time allowed
was used to the best advantage in punctur
ing the claims of the Republicans and
showing up the practical impossibility of
atlulning what Is sought through the
methods invoked The whole thing was
shown lo be a sham never intended to
work permanent good nor to better the
condition or the people in whose behair
it Is bald to have been conceived.
"With this proposition or the Administra
tion out or the way and the hour for
adjournment having been rixed, there was
nothing to do but take a recess and await
the hour for dissolution.
Meantime, on the other Mdc or the Cap
itol the scenes were somewhat livelier.
The gag was absent, but the Vice Presi
dent showed his genius as a presiding of
ricer by his rulings and accomplished the
suppression of the Senate as Tar as pos
sible. Fortunately for him he round the
votes on the Democratic side ot the cham
ber to biipport him in bis position. "When
the Joint resolution providtng for final ad
journment reached the Senate it was laid
before that body and objection was at
oik e made to its consideration. The claim
was made, as indicated in this paper yes
terday, that it wasprlvileged and not sub
ject to the rule which carries it over one
day upon objection being made.
A musty volume of precedents was dis
covered and cited by the Vice President.
.Mr, Allen promptly appealed from the de
cision or the chair, and was not permitted
to discuss the appeal. Senatorial courtesy
does a great many strange things, and the
ruling or the chair was affirmed by a
vote that was by no means political In its
nature, and the resolution was adopted.
The friends of the foreclosure proceedings
with respect to the-Union Pacific road
tried in vain to prevent the consummation
of that steal of millions of the peopie'b
money. The unholy bargain made by the
last Administration was not checked, and
by the time Congress again meets it will
have been consummated and all the rights
of the United States lost forever.
The currency message fared not so well
In the Senate. Had there been any effort
there to pass it, the final result of the
day's work would not have been as it was.
There was a tacit understanding between
the Republicans aud the Democrats that
no such thing should be attempted and
that bargain was carried out. The mes
sage was left lying on the table and
will continue to lie there until Congress
again meets. Then the fight against it
will begin in earnest.
The end came in the Senate peacefully.
The Vice President made one. of those
little speeches that invariably ocour in the
Senate, preceded by a vote of thanks that
emanated from the Democratic bide of the
chamber. These votes of thanks always
come trom the minority in the Senate,
and they come regularlyregardlebsof what
kind of a presiding officer the Vice Pres
ident may have been. But in this connec
tion it is but fair to say that Mr. Uobart
has been a good officer. Be has lenrned the
ropes rapidly. There are times when even
a Vice President is compelled to do strange
things, but the Senate upholds him. Mr.
Hobart in this respect is not more noted
than any of the distinguished gentlemen
who havepreceded him, whatever the party
may be to which they belonged.
The announcement or the dissolution
was received with a broad smile on the
face or Mr. Allison and a clapping of his
hands. Mr. Gear, his colleague, threw up
his hands In an enthusiastic gesture and
several faint applauses were heard In the
gallery. Senators shook hands all around
and a race was then made for the hotels.
By tonight none but the regulars who stay
here the year round will beleftin the city.
In the House there was some boisterous
conduct, and the Republicans, gave every
Sjanifestatloh or pleasure. The Speaker
escended the throne and was sui rounded
by a number or his satellites, who Tollowed
him to his room, where they showered
words of praise upon him, especially those
who had received nice berths in the shape
or committee assignments. ThiB Congress
will go home and the people will be glnd
to know that it is, for several mouths at
least, incapable of doing the country any
more harm. The President now has Con
gress off hie hands.
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MARK OF CjUIQI Will
An English Correspondent De
scribes His Career of Crime.
A. BLACK PAfiE'.IN HISTORY
Hrendful Sufferings Inflicted Upon
the Pnelficos .by This Monster
In HiiiUHU.Form Sluugliter of the
Innocents Starvation and Dlseaa
Help the Sword's Bloody Work.
London, July 24.-Thc correspondent of
the Chronicle ut Sagua sends details of
the unspeakable cruelty of Gen. "Weyler ih
his attempts to repress the revolution.
"Weyler ignoics the eastern district,
where Cuba" llbrc isnn accomplished fact..
True, lie holds a few towns there at great
cost, but they are really besieged In the
wait, once the best portion of the island,
there is now a howlingfwuste-The insur
gents roam there at their pleasure? dodging
the heavy columns. The pacificos are still
dying of starvation yellow fever or small
pox. The position of these unfoitunates
It seems impossible to find a redeem
ing feature in the barbarous order which
compels them on pain of death to aban
doa their koines to the torches of the
soldiers and find starvation in the Spjinlsh
towns. The protection, so-called, is pro
vided on reservations of any waste land
near the cities, where the reconcentrados
can build residences as therllke with palm
leaves The thoughtfhl care that pro
vided these crude materials for shelter,
after burning their homes, took no trouble
to provide food for the'rn.
It is this act. the compulsory starvation
of thousands, that will add another blot
to the hlcody escutcheon of Spain, and
that is disgusting many of the leading
officers In the colonyt who are not slow
now In condemning the fatuous policy of
the captain general. The scenes daily in
the filthy, reeking settlements of the recon
centrados are bo utterly revolting that the
Spanish soldiers, hardened as they areby
rough treatment and scenes of blood, are
orten touched by the misery or Che people
and they give of their sorry rations of
bread to Ftop the mournrul wails of the
children foi bread Yet there is no hope
tor them, no c haute or the famine being
assungcd. Smallpox Is rlro among the
poor wretches, wliile yellow fever dances
in ghastly attendance.
The condition or the Spanish troops is
nearly as pitiful, the poor, ragged Spanish
boys enduring hardships and plodding
wearily in straw cbhocsi and torn, harsh
linen suits till they full exhausted and
perish on the roadside 'for lack of am
bulhnces and medical stores. Lastly, the
insurgents, dilveu" to desperation by ag
gression, their homes destroyed and their
women wronged, have, perhaps, a better
time than the Spanish soldiers, but when
thej are captured there is little left
for them. Neither mercy nor quarter Is
shown. Every day pilsoners are executed
for the "ciimc ot rebellion." Before the
final scene, I heur on the authority of eye
witneeses, inquisitorial toitures are re
sorted to if the victim'ls. suspected of with
The executions takeplace withOuo cere
mony. The soldiers, look on them as regu
lar parades. A band plays a lively Spanish
quickstep, and the, doomed men, pinioned
strongly, are placed kneeling against n
wall. Priests are in attendance to throw
the veil of religion over ofricial murder.
Some ot life victims die bravely, shouting
"Cuba llbre;'' others die gladly, sickened
of Jlfc by confinement and ill-treatment,
and others have to be supported to the
place of execution. Recruits are usually
placed on parade to njecustoni them to the
sight of blood. An officer, with sword
raised, cries "Tirar,' and the blade falls.
A sentinel shouts as the ghastly guard is
allowed to pass. r
CARLIST MOVEMENT IN SPAIN.
Leaders Taking Advantnge of the
Monarchy's Many "Woes.
London, July 24. A Madrid dispatch
says the Carlist leaders have decided to
begin an active political agitation through
out Sp.iln, because ot-the general feeling
of unrest which prevails among all classes
and political parties.'.!
- CUBA'S "QUEEN: A PHISONER.
Dr. Hernandez' Brave "Widow Cap
t tiffed by- the Spanlsti.
B"avami,JJuJy.24.s-The Queen of Cuba
Is the ndrne.giyensiti the Jnsurgent corps
to a falfand heroic" -woman who has
JustbeentikeA prisoner by the Spaniards
at Juaraco, Baacti Spiritus, Santa Clara
province. Her name is Maria de la Luz
Until the day that she fell into the hands
of the Spanish column or Col. Orozco she
was the wife of Dr. Hernandez, a Cuban
insurgent Now she is Dr. Hernandez's
widow. Tiie doctor rell at Juaraco after
a desperate right with Oro.co's column,
and his wire was found by the Spaniards
Anceling and sobbing by his side. She is
twenty-five years old, and, being a Creole
or Tinar del Rio province, is or the purest
blondetype, with golden hairand blueeyes
Her hands were covered with diamonds
and her diess when arrested was neat and
elegant. She was famous among the Cubans
for her patriotism and courage.
At Paso Bcal de San Diego she ha
rangued the Cuban soldiers and inspired
them to follow Maceo in one of ills most
brilliant; cavalry charges. "Maria" as
Maceo called her, was as brave as Maceo.
She was al ways at the front with a sword
In her hand.
FAME OR DEATH FOR ANDREE
If Alive ne Has Probably Crossed
He May Land in Alaska or Slberla
Hls Chances for -Success "
London, July 24. Geographers and aero
nauts are hopeful that Andree's novel
method ot attempting to reach the north
pole by means of a balloon will prove
successful. The reports ot the capture of
carrier pigeons bringing news from the
explorer arc now generally discredited,
and it is not believed that Andree will
be heard Trom in tome time. The con
sensus of opinion among experts is that
the first authentic news will come either
trom Alaska or Siberia One expert in
ballooning, with whom Andree consulted,
declares that the trip to the pole will be
easier or accomplishment than a balloon
voyage from the south to the north of
Europe, for therearon that no variations of
temperature will be met with. The long
Arctic day will be another advantags. It
is not denied that Andree has assumed
grave risks, but it is believed that he has
a fuir chance of success.
Andree's balloon, when it started, rose
to a height or 6QU feet and appeared to
travel north-northeast at the rate ot atout
twenty two miles an hour. It that rate
were maintained, and the balloon traveled
straight, it would take tut a comparatively
short time lo cross over the pole.
BROWN WAS TIRED OF LIFE
Young Georgetown Printer's Rea
son for Swallowing Carbolic Acid.
He Took the Poison on Going to
Bed and Died In Convulsions
Benjamin T. Brown, twenty-two years
ot a age, and a printer, committed suicide
about 9 o'clock last night by swallow
ing two ounces or carbolic acid athis home,
No. 1020 Twenty-ninth street northwest.
The only cause assigned tor the deed Ls
the young man's own statement that he
was tired of life.
Brown was employed at the office of
the Georgetown Courant, but work was
slack., and bis friends believe that this is
the real cause or his suicide. He had given
no previous intimation or his intention, but
was yesterday making preparations to go
to Bay Kldgoon Monday with some friends.
Last nlghfc he returned home apparentlyin
a cheerful mood, and immediately retired
to his chamber and went to bed. A few
moments later he called to his mother that
ho was 111. Upon reaching his bedside she
detected the odor of the acid, and to her
inquiry he informed her that he had drank
the poison. He could only say that he was
tired of living.
Dr. Suter was hastily summoned, but
could render no relief as the acid had
burned the young man terribly. He died
a few moments later, in convulsions.
Brown was well known in Georgetown
as sober and industrious. He was a mem
ber of Peck Memorial Church and well
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IE TffllFFBILL NOW LI
President McKinley Signs It
With a Lady's Gold Pen.
THE CABINET WIS PRESENT
Done at the "White House at 4:04
p. in. Congressmen Dingley and
Hnger Carried the BUI to the
President for His Signature Im
mediately Alter Its Passage.
President McKinley Intended Jo go to
the Capitol yesterday to sign the tariir
bill as boon as it was passed. Heordered
his carriage lo be at the White House
at 2.45 o'clock to convey him there,
but fifteen minutes before the time ar
rived he chatiged his mind and telephoned
that he would remain at the ExecatUe
Mansion and would receive the tariff bill
He was Joined by Secretaries Gage and
JVilson, Attorney General McKenna, and
Pd-cmastcr General Gary, representing
tne Cabinet and Murat Halstead and MaJ.
Dick, his personal friends.
A trifle before 4 o clock Congressmen
Dingley. chairman or the Ways and Means
Committee, and Ili.ger, chairman of the
committee on enrolled bills, drove up to
the White House. They were met by Sec
tary Porter and esrted to the President's
room. Atier the briefest sort ot a greet
ing. Mr. Dingley formally informed the
President that he and Mr. Hager had
with them the taritt bill, at the same time
handing the ireat document to the Presl
Mr. McKinley said with a smile that he
would sign It ut once, and turned to the last
page to affix his signature to the act which
vill revolutionize all prevailing prices.
As he did so, Secretary Porter tendered
him a doen pens to select one from, and
nearly every one else in the room had
a fountain pen handy, and asked the Presi
dent to sign with it. In his dilemma the
President took the one tendered him by
Congressman Dingley, and. remarking that
he thought Mr Dingley had earned the
honor ot furnishing the pen, dipped ic
in ink, and a moment later wrote "William
McKinley" on the paper, and, at 4:0 1
o'clock, the tanrf bill became a law.
The pen used was gold, and had a pearl
handle. It was a lady's pen, and be
longed to either Mrs. Dingley or her daugh
ter. There were enough Senators at tfc
White House yesterday morning to hold a
session and pass the tariff bill in that his
toric building, had they been fo inclined.
One of the first to arrive was Senator
Hanna. He was followed by Senator Ma
son, who urged the President to fill a
couple of consulate.". Senator Nelson also
wanted a slice of this oriicial pie for his
Minnesota constituents, and Senator Davis
had a hurried talk with theFresuleut con
cerning foreign arfairs and the tarirr b:ll
Senator Hawley and his colleague. Sena
tor Piatt, occupied the President's time
for a Tew moments, urging the claims for
political preferment of two Republicans rn
the Nutmeg State, and Senator Aldrich
talked with Mr. McKinley ar-out the pro
posed currency message. Senator HIkins
tried to secure a consular appointment, but
was informed by th e President that no more
consulships will to considered until Sep
tember. Congressman Hawley, ot Texas, saw Mr
McKinley and was given to understandthat
the name of James Hunt was to be sent
to the Senate to be confirmed as col
leclor of internal revenue In the Fourth
district of Texas. George L.LlebrechtwiII
later be appointed marshal for the Western
district of Texas.
Attorney General McKenna took some
pardon papers to the President, and dis
cussed department business with him.
The President has nearly completed all
his arrangements for his summer vacation
atLakeChampIam and about all that Is re
quired now is the packing of several trunks.
Unless some change ls made in the program
he will leave Washlugton Wednesday on a
special train, going direct to Lake Cham
plain. Carbonic Aeid Gns Explosion.
Trenton, N. J., July 24. A ten-gallon
retort In the drug store of Oscar DaIson
exploded while being charged with car
bonic acid gas at noon today. Walter
Valk, aged sixteen, was probably fatally
hurt. Oliver Twist, aged twenty-two, was
also badly Injured. The cellar of the drug
store was wrecked.
The St. Aloysius and Gonzaga garden
party and lawn festival begins Monday,
August 2 and continues until the 14th.
This is to be the grandest reto ever given,
the recnue togo to St. Aloysius' school
for boys. Admission, 10 cents; sea 'on
tickets, 25 ceats. New novelty In program
every night. All are invited.
Dr. Henry's Blood Tea cures constipation,
indigestion and regulates the liver.
fl POLITICAL BUNCO GAME
Currency Message Sent in and
Bill Passes the House.
LIES ON TOE SENATE'S TABLE
Dcmocrnts and Republicans Criticise
the Message, the Latter, of Course,
teeretly Belief That It Was Sent
In to Bolster Up Mark Hunna's
The fate predicted for weekswlth respect;
to the currency message lias been realised.
A bill containing its recommendations
passed the House without much trouble
owing to the facility with which the
majoiity ls able to suppress the minority
In that body aud do anything that meet
with the sanction ot the Administration
and tbw Speaker In the Senate it Kes
tn tt- clerk's table and will be up Tor dte
"usslon when the Senate again convenes.
This message Is variously criticised. Ihe
Republicans who talk forpublicatkm praise
it, for it would be trcaton to do less than
this Still, there is no need of denying
the truth as It exists. There is a great
de.'d or adverse criticism among Republic
ans. Tl-y believe the tune was ill-advised
and that the President ought to
have waited until the next session of Con
grcc?, thereby giving the people a chance
to think over the i-ltuutiou and learn some
thing about what thdr tariff bill will
do. It Icoks too much as If the Adminis
tration feared the tariff bill would not
work the cure that has been promised for
it, and that even before It has been given,
a trial the Administration Is searching
for a new arid untried nostrum with which,
to dose the country.
Democratic members ot both houses de
nounce this scheme a a blind Intended to
bclog tiie public and make it think the
Administration ls zealous ,n the cause of
financial reform. There was something of
this sort in the promises made at St-Louis,
and this is intended to operate as a fulfil
ment of the pledges there made- Its chief
object ii to hoodwink the people of Ohio Ja
the campaign to be made there this fall,
in which Mark Hanna is the central figure.
Free silver is rampant in that State, and
ir anything cap be done to head it off the
Presidcut ttlieves he ought to do it
He is under such obligations to his late
manager that r.o sacrifice is tco gienfc for
him to make If he can save that gentleman
to the United States Senate.
Those who have analyzed the bill paseed
by the Ho'ise do not see in it any presage
or the good things that are promNed as
a result or the work of the commission au
thorized to he appointed It is a boHow
thing, ,making a great sound, and its chief
result will be Its noise Of couraw the Mil
was drawn according to the Ideas of the
President -In fact, was submitted to him
for lite appjoval but that renders tlte frfJLt
"TIslhTione tiie less iust'that'tbe proper re
forms needed "in onr rical system can
never be brought about through suoh aa
When the debate opens In the Senate
there is every indication that it will
take a wide field and lead to the uld
discussion of the free and unlimited coin
age of silver. The chances are very
good that the tenor of the bill posed
by the House last night will he changed
altogether aud that when the measure
goes back to the body in which ic origi
nated it will he as vitally ofeanged aa
was the tariff bill which became a lar?
BLIXD MAX BOGGS' BAD PALL.
Drops From n Hope While Lo-vvering
Himself From a Window. j
Anderson H. Boggs, familiarly known aa
"Boggy," the blind man, who has for
years stood at the corner of Eighth street
and Pennsylvania avenue, sustained In
juries last night while trying to lower
himself to the sidewalk by means of a
rope from the third story of N'o. 317
Eighth street northwest.
The old man Iot an eye during Price's
raid in Maryland, and some time after
the other eye was arfected by sympathy.
He has Owen an applicant for a pension
for years, and lass night he heard that
another Congress had adjourned without
taking action. He claimed that he had
been locked in because he would not give
up his money, and in order to escape made
use of rhe rope. The fall of twenty feet
shook Boggs greatly, but the Emergency
Hospital physicians could find no brofcea
bones. Patrolmen "Warren and Miller saw
that tte old man's effects were takeoj
GYPSIES LYNCH A TRAMP.
Barbarous Hetarn for Kindness
Meets Swift Punfshmeut.
Monticello, Ky., July 24. Gypsies in
Pickett county, Tenn., about thirty miles
from here, enraged by an asoo.nU on ne
of their girls by a white tramp, whipped
and ther. lynched the latter.
The man applied at the camp during the
absence of the men for food. He was given
a meal and left, but returned to the lo
cality soon arterward, and, finding a girl
on the mountain side picking berries, as
saulted her brutally, scratching her face
and bruising her terribly. The men, upon
their return, heard of the affair, and soon
caught the tramp, who was identified by
his victim. The enraged men whipped the
tramp unmercirully, and then lynched him
with a halter.
The people who heard the tramp's cries
went to the scene, and it is supposed
either took the tramp's body with thera
or hid it in the woods.
Greek Cessions to Turkey.
London, July 24. A dispatch to tha
Central Vews rrom Constantinople saya
that the rectiricatlon ot the Turko-Grecian
frontier consists ot the cession of 400
square kilometers of territory to Turkey.
Xamesidce of Bryan Dead.
MIddletown, N. 1., July i.-William X
Bryan, a distant relative of the Tree silver
candidate of Nebraska, died yesterday at.
Chester, X V. He was a highly respected"
citizen and held several offices of publla
trust. l (
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