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thunderstorms Monday afternoon, variable
WASDXKT&TOiT. MONDAY MOKNTNGr, JULY 26, 1S9T-SIX PAGES.
THE RiJSHJi KLONDIKE
Four Hundred Gold Seekers
Leave Seattle on the Mexico.
JOAQUIN MILLER AMONG THEM
Thirty Women in tlie Company
Six Vessels "Will Sail From Seuttle
Thl-, Weelc and Curry Awny About
a,."00 Men JIcGraw Represents a
Seattle,, "Wash., July 25.-The event of
today was tlie tailing of the steamship
Mexico for Alaska. There wis a crush on
the Ocean dock such as has never been
teen in Seattle. The ve-l cast off lines
atll a. in., with 400 Klondike and l'ukon
passengers aboard, all apparently joyous
and happy. It was anticipated that 100
more gold seekers would join them at
Port Townscnd and Victoria this evening.
Conspicuous among those who took pas
tage here was Joaquin Miller, the poet,
who goes to Klondike as a representative
of a San Francisco journal, and beside
him were five other correspondents of
California newspapers, Including one wom
an. All professions and trades were rep
resented amoug the passengers and many
of the men would do credit to any com
munity. There was not a drunken man
in the crowd.
There were also many miners and pros
pectors who have been in every mining
stampede from PIke'b Teak to Cariboo,
and Just as eager as in their younger and
more vigorous d3ys. Thcie were also
Itiiirty women, wives of miners, a number
3t them going to join their husbands
tlrcady at the mines, and even four or
five .sbildren. This is the largest crowd
that bus gone from this port and they
go well provided with provisions, horses,
blankets, bedding, boats, and everything
necessary. They go via Dyea and Skede
gate paves and anticipate a quick trip
&E the weather in the North is now at
Its best, while trails are in excellent
-jondhiou. It will probably take them
.wo weeks after arrival at Uvea to pack
.heir goods over the Divide to the lakes
Six vessels will pail from Seattle this
week and will carry about 1,500 men.
At the office of the Canadian Pacific 250
Seattle passengers are booked to sail on
Tuesday on the Inlander, and he will
cairy as many more from Vancouver and
Victoria. She Is a British ship.
The steamers FJder and Cleveland, on
their way from Portland and San Fran-ci--oo,
also have a larse number of pas
sengers waiting their arrival here, while
the TopeUa, of the regular Alaska line,
due to arrive tomorrow, will sail on
Wedneday. On nil the three transcon
tinental railway lines, which have their
terminals in Seattle, complaint is made
and trouble experienced by reason of val
uable men throwing up positions for the
purpose of going to tlie Klondike fields.
Since tlie departure of ex-Gov McGraw
for the Klondike, it is ascertained that
he has gone as tlie representative of a
Kew Toik syndicate of $5,000,000 capital,
clothe! with almost Unlimited power. The
Klondike excitement has saved the lives
of ibousundfeof liardj- bronchos and cayuses
runuing wild on the bunch grass plains
in central Washington and southern Oregon.
In the latter Slate they were being
tJaughicrc-d by thousands and potted Tor
French consumption, but the sudden de
mand for tough little horses on the Tukon
and Klondike trails for packing purposes
has rapidly advanced prices, and the ani
mals are in active demand
An estimate of the cost of outfitting a
crowd of passengers such as iled on the
Mexico today has been made and con
servative! j placed at a quarter of a million
FIVE HUNDRED FROM 'FRISCO.
Sail Through the Golden Gnte for
the Golden Hand.
San Francisco, July 25 The steamer
Umatilla, chartered'by the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company, sailed this af
ternoon for Juneau with 500 passengers,
though her complement is 290. Many
passengers will buuk in the dining saloon
and the steerage will be crowded as never
before. Great crowds thronged the wharf
and cheered the gold seekers as tlie vessel
steamed out into the bay, Hue will
touch at Victoria and from that point
will go direct to Juneau. Most of the
passengers had full outfits andjnost of
them carried boats In sections which
they propose to use after getting over
Chllcoot pass. Much interest continues
to be shown here in new routes to Yukon.
MRS. CRAVEN SUSPENDED.
Troubles of the School Teacher Who
Claims Part of Fair's Millions.
San Francisco, July 25. The board of
education has suspended Mrs. Nettie R.
Craven, principal of the Mission Grammar
School, pending investigation or charges
of unbecoming conduct. Mrs. Craven had
two young men anested on the accusation
sf having tried to rob her in the street,
Dut never pressed the charges. Several
reputable witnesses are ready to swear
that Mrs. Craven was under the influence
of liquor. Mrs. Craven is the woman who
is contesting the late Millionaire Fair's will
and who has produced deeds in her favor
to propel ty worth a million and a half, and
which, she asserts, he made to, as well as
a contract of marriage with her. The
Fair heirs aeclare all these documents are
For some months the board of education
has been seeking legal pretexts for dis
missing Airs Craven, as the testimony in
the Fair will case showed she had close as
sociation with the notorious local political
boss, Martin Kelly, and that he actions
in the Fair case were not such as to make
her a good example to children.
3IAY COMING TO MEET HIS LOVE.
It Is Said He Will Marry Miss
Belknnp Iu New York.
San Francisco, July 25. Paul May, sec
retary of the Belgian legation at Toklo,
was among the passengers on the China
steamer yesterday. He goes toNew Tori-,
where, it is said, Ms marriage will take
Xplacc uuder Jewish rites, to Miss Alice
"V fc. -Belknap, daughter of the ex-Secretary of
vs May would not admit that he was going
East.to marry Miss Belknap.
Ivy Institute Business College, Kth andK.
None better, S25 a year; day or night.
The "Finest Boards, 1 per 100 ft.
Prank Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andN.Y.ave,
JOHN SHERMAN'S ItETIREMKNT.
Whitclnw Rcld May Succeed Him
as Secretary- of State.
Several weeks ago it was pointed out in
TheTJmesar.d widelycopiodbyother papers
throughout the ountry that It would only
bo a matter of a few months before Sec
retary Sherman would be-compelled to
retire from the Cabinet. A number of per
sons have been mentioned as likely to suc
ceed him, the latent being Whltelnw Reid,
editor of the New York Tribune.
Secretary Sherman's friends deny that
he ij to surrender control of the affairs
of state and "say that he will leturn to
the ciryin a month to resume his official
Suties. This statement, however, is con
trary to the general opinion that prevails
in official circles. The report connecting
Mr. Reld's name with tlie succession Is
seized upon as indicating tlie desire of
Mr. Sherman's family and friends that he
retire from active lire.
Mr. held is said to be bargaining for
the Washington house of Ambassadoi John
GEN. REGO RALLIED HIS MEH
The Cuban General Snatches Vic
tory From Defeat.
A Fierce Hand-to-Hand ITiirlit A
Sharp Skirmish In Snnta Clara
Havana, via Key West, July 25 One
of the hottest engagements of the war
took place on Wednesday last at Carta
gtaln. Burros and Los Uunlcos. three small
villages in the middle of estates of the
same names ncai Clenfuegos. Details have
just arrived here. The Spanish forces
were the battalion of Saboya, and the
Cubans weic led by Gen. Alfredo Rego.
About 2,000 men fought on each side
The Spanish were going to attack a
Cuban hospital, near Los Eunicos, when
Gen Ucgo came to its defense. After
brief firing the Spanish made a dashing
bayonet charge on the Cuban vanguard,
and the Cubans retreated.
Had it not been for Gen. Rego's courage
the fight would have ended In the utter
defeat of his men and the capture of the
hospital. The Spaniards reached the hos
pital Itselr, but there Rego, collecting his
men again, ordered them to charge "el
machee " The Cubans then poured from
all sides upon the Spaniards, and in theter-riblehnnd-to-hand
fight whichensued drove
their foes back in disorder.
Rego's s'louts to his men and the fierce
ness of his attack decided the victory.
Gen. Roo declared that the Spanish
behaved bravely until the order to charge
with the machetes was given to the Ctiuati3.
Then they weakened, and in their flight
left in. the hands of their foes ninety-two
rifles, 700 rounds of ammunition and their
kiilnd and wounded.
The Cuban losses, as officially declared
by Rego, were twenty-four killed and fifty
wounded, of the Spanish, forty killed and
At Sierras Naranjito, Santa Clara, a
and they were all dying from hunger
last week, and were not allowed to leave
the place to search for food in the country
They were crowded in forty-four small
huts, presenting a pitiful spectacle. A
Spanish column passed, and some of the
poor women asked the officers for per
mission to seek food for their dying chil
dren. The only answer was an attack by the
Spanish soldiers on the defenseless peo
ple The unarmed men tried in vain to
defend their families In the unequal
fight all were slain except six old persons,
Some women and children also were
massacred The six old male survivois
thirty women, and thirty-nine children,
were brought as prisoners to Santa Clara
The huts were burned.
THE SPANISH LOSSES.
Official Statement Admits 22,700
Killed in Battle.
Havana, via Kev West, July 25 An offi
cial declaiation of the Spanish losses in
engagements with the Cubans has been
published. Since February 24, 1505.
22.700 Spaniaidn have been killed on the
it Santa Clara city horse meat is sold
in tlie market because there, is no beef.
The population is starving.
At Herradura and Tortuga, Pinar del
Rio province, the insurgents have used
dynamite with deadly effect on the bat
talions of Luchana and San Cayetano.
GATHERING TN DESPERADOES.
More Tramps Concerned in the
Train Uold-Ups Arrested.
Omaha, Neb., July 25. The Federal au
thorities are making a determined effort
to stop the holding up of trains along the
Omaha road, and the prospects are thatthe
local jail will not be able to accommodate
the prisoners who will be picked up this
week. At midnight ten more hoboes were
brought in by the deputies and jailed.
Yerterday the armed deputies started
on a special train up the Omaha to gather in
trampp. A bright young fellow captured
in the big raid Friday has besn won over
to the side or the Government and lie ac
companied the special. Whenever a gang
of tramps were seen, the train was stop
ped and the prisoner was sent Into the
bunch to pick out those with whom he had
been associated in holding up trains Tor a
week In this manner ten Avcre arrested.
The train proceeded In this way fifty
miles north. The same program will be
carrledouttomorrow and until thedesperatc
characters have been scarod awa y from the
The company is using the utmost vigi
lance to prevnt their trainsbeingwrecked,
as they have received notice from several
sources that some of the passenger trains
would be ditched in revenge for the severe"
measures of the company. Armed guards
patrol the track for many miles and the
trains are run on slow time along the
threatened places. Obstacles have been
placed on the rails in several instances,
but the patrol established has prevented
wrecks The situation is becoming very
crltical. Forty tramps arc in jail here
awaiting their trial, which will occur
Go Where It Is Cool.
Special rates to Virginia Hot Springs.
Greenbrier, White Sulphur, and other do
llghtful Tesorts, high up in the Aliegha
nies. Trains leave 2;20 p. m., and 11:10
p. m., daily, via Chesapeake and Ohio
Railway. Ticket offices 513 and 1421
Pennsylvania avenue. jy23,26 20
Common Lumber Only 75e per 100
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th Bfc. andN.Y.ave.
ii mm DROWNED
Sad Fate of William and Palmer
Lauxman in Eastern Branch.
NEITHER MAN COULD SWIM
Both "Well-Kiiown and Respected in
Washington Went Down in Slirlil
of a Crowd at Their Boat Club
Heroic Efforts to Snvo Them
Search for the Bodies.
A peculiarly sad drowning accident, by
which two young men lost their lives,
occurred in the Eastern Branch near
Bcnnlng Bridge yesterday afternoon.
William Lauxman, twenty-five years o
age, and Palmer Lauxman, twenty-one
years of age, cousins, were the unfortu
nate nicu who were drowned. While in
bathing, having gone out in a skiff, tlie
skiif was upset, and the men lost their
lives in spite of the efforts ot ncarly
a dozen people to rescue them.
Neither of the young men could swim.
They belonged to Beuning Bridge Boat
After lunch at the club the Lauxmans
said they were going out to take a plunge.
Severalof the members, who knew the young
men could not swim, cautioned them about
going out too far, as the water at that
point Is kuown to bo thirty feet deep. They,
however, threw off their clothes, placing
them in the boat, and pushed the boat out
into the stream.
Suddenly tlwc in the boathousc heard a
scream. -'Good GodI those fellows are
drowning," shoutedsomcbody.aud there was
a rubh for boats. Will Lauxman was then
near the upturned bout, strugeling desper
ately. Pahricr was not to be seen.
Mr. Thomas Williams plunged into the
water, and he was followed by a number
ot the club members. As lie readied
Will Lauxman the unfortunate man wildly
attempted to clutch hold of him. He
kept away and succeeded In catching the
drowning man by the wrist. But Laux
man seemed maddened with fear, and
Williams was obliged to release his hold.
No sooner had he done sothan thestruggllng
man went down for the last time. Men
dived, but in vain; the watci was too
Mounted Policeman Roland telephoned to
the Ninth precinct police-station, and the
patrol wagon was sent out to the scene
of the accident. The police steamer also
veat up the river as far as possible, and
uoaiH were soon on tne scene with ait
necessary dragging apparatus. For more
than five hours the search for the bodies
was carried on by the police, and it was
then decided to give it up for the night.
The bicycles and clothing belonging to
the unfortunate young men were taken by
the patrol wagon to the Ninth precinct
station, and the news was communicated
to the families of the dead men.
Will Lauxman lived at No. 1G25 Den
ning road, with his parents.
Fainter Lauxman, machinist, lived at No.
1003 New Jersey avenue northwest.
Neither of the young men was married.
k YICT1M OF CONDITIONS
YonngBoy Deprived of Educational
Advantages Commits Suicide.
A Fourteon-Year-OId Communlst
HIs Only Regret at Deport
ing: From the World.
New York, July 25. Benjamin Simon,
a fourteen-year-old boy, drowned himself
today because he failed to pass his en
trance examination for the College of tho
City of New York, and because his parents
were too poor to allow him to continue
his studies so as to enable him to pass
Benjamin was a very ambitious boy,
and he united to his ambition a studious
disposition He was always poring over
his books at home, and when his parents,
who live at No. SO Suffolk street, ad
vised him not to study too hard, the
lxy would go to the East Broadway Li
brary and study hurder than ever. Benja
min had also very pronounced ideas, for
a boy, on the labor question. He was
an ardent advocate of the Socialist labor
party's program, and used to try and in
still his ideas into his schoolmates. Louis
Simon, the father of the boy, is a peddler.
The body of the boy was found at the
foot of East Seventy-ninth street by Po
liceman Kennedy today and taken to the
West Sixty-eighth street station-house,
where the unhappy father identified it.
The following is the letter sent by Ben
jamin to his parents:
"East Broadway Library, July 23.
"My Dear Parents: I notify you that
I will commit suicide. The rea&ona are
that I had no opportunity to carry out my
reiolution to study on account of our cir
cumstances. I have few regrets at part
ing with the world at such on eaily age.
The most important is that I have not
held my resolution to agitate among the
working masses for tlie emancipation of
wage slavery by the overthrow of the
capitalistic system, and for the establish
ment or the co-operative commonwealth ad
vocated by the Socialist Labor party. I
am grieved at the idea that you will grieve,
although the hand that wrote this will then
be stirr and cold The resolution to commit
suicide, though long delayed, will at last be
executed. I cannot write moie, as my hand
is trembling, but if you want to do the last
request of your son, who is now dead to
you and the whole world, grieve not. I
am prepared to die the death I myself
have sentenced. Your son,
, . "BENJAMIN SIMON."
KNIGHTS DENOUNCE POWDERLY.
The Vigorous Resolntions Adopted
by District Assembly 40.
New York, July 25. A meeting of Dis
trict Assembly, 4.9, of the Knights of Labor,
this afternoon at Brevoorfc Hall, denounced
the appointment of T. V. Powderly as
commissioner general of Immigration.
Resolutions wore passed condemning the
appointment and praising the Senate for
not confirming it This was ascribed to'
the influence of the protests sent by or
ganized labor against the appointment.
Powderly was referred to as a traitor and
Tho Finest Boards, 91 per 100 ft.
Frank Llbbey & Co.. 6th st. andN.Y.ave.
VV" hi K8-SSW
FATAL FMJJIOM 11 CAR
Win. II. Schamei tlm Victim of a
HEAD STRUCK TOE PAVEMENT
Was Riding From Georgetown When
He Mndo n ilisstep and Plunged
to tho Street The Dead Mau a
Prominent- Merchant of nager
William H. RchamelV a well-known mer
chant ot Hagcrstown, Md., fell from a
moving Capital Traction Company car
on M street, near Thirty-fifth street north
west, late yesterday evening, and struck
on his head on the pavement, receiving
Injuries which resulted In his death at
the Emergency Hospital an hour later.
The accident occurred about 6:10 o'clock,
and was witnessed by but few person.
In fact, the only eyewitness seems co have
been Mr. J. W. Cook, of No. 17 la Corcoran
Mr. Schamei left Hagerstown yesterday
and came to Washington on the Sunday
excursion train over the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad. In the evening he rode
over to Georgetown in an Avenue cable
car, expecting to go to Cabin John Bridge
and Glen Echo, but discovering that he
would not have time to make the trip
started to return on Capital Traction car
No. 12, traveling east. He had not ridden
more than fifty yards when he arose from
his scat, and standing tried to take some
money for his car fare outof his trousers
In doing so, instead of placing his right
foot upon the floor, as he had no doubt
intended, he placed it upon the outer foot
roard or the car. The misstep caused him
to lose his balance and he fell to tlieareet,
striking the ground with his head, break
ing his jawbone and shattering the base of
He was picked up unconscious and never
regained his senses.
The car was stopped and a number of
persons, among them Mr. J. H. Kettncr.
the conductor, living at No. 1217 Thirty
fourth street, Georgetown; Mr. J. W. Cook,
a fellow-passenger, and the molorman,
hastened to the man's assistance. Blood
was flowing freely, from the back of his
head and from both ears. Officer J. Tas
seno and Detective F. Burrows were also
soon on the spot, and sent In a call for
the Seventh precinct patrol, in which the
Injured man was at ohce removed to the
Emergency Hospital, 'where he died at
7:45 p. 111.
Schamei was neatly dressed, and was a
man of excellent .physique and good pro
portions, and was also possessed of a
good face and well rounded features. On
his person were found a black stone seal
ring, with a large gold "S" in the center,
a'patent-case gold watch, pendant f rots, a
in money, some papers, amongthem several
bill heads of his grocery business, and a
return ticket to Hagcrstown.
Sergeant Terry at police headquarters
telegraphed to Chief Benner, of the Hagers
town police, notifying him of the accident.
At 10 o'clock a message was received
from John D. Scbattiei requesting the
authorities to ship the body of the deceased
to hishome at once.
The new coroner, Dr. W. P. Carr, was
also notified by the hospital authorities.
He will view the remainsthls morning, after
which the body will be dressed by an under
taker and expressed to Hagerstown later
in the day.
The deceased was aged about forty-four
years, and leaves a wife und several
Senntor Smith's Latest Acquisition.
"New York, July 25. The control of tho
Newark -Telephone Company has passed
into the handsof asyndicate of New Jersey
capitalists, among whom is United States
Common Lumber Only 75c yer 100
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andN.Y.ave.
RESULTS OF THE SESSION.
A YOUNG WOMAN MURDERED.
Strangled by nn Unknown Person,
Presumably 11 Tramp.
Crystal Falls, -Mich., July 25.-WIthin a
mile of this place last evening Miss Pearl
Morrison, a respected young woman, was
foully murdered. She had spent the after
noon visiting friends at Great Western
Mine, and left the residence of the Aiisse-s
Brooks about 5 o'clock to return home
She never reached there, and three large
parties started out to make a fcearch.
They had hardly entered upon their work
when they were met by Miss Brooks, who
reported that a. tramp whom she had given
supper to the evening before had returned
to her house shortly after dinnertoday and
said that he had found a dead girl In the
woods, and guided her to the spot where
she found her friend and guest, MRs
Morrison. The dead girl's, face. was badly
battered, and her throat showed the finger
marks of the man who had strangled her.
The tramp who claims to have discover
ed the body is being held on suspicion.
Great Battle Between the Opposing
Forces iu West Virginia.
Operators nnd Xjihor Leaders Agree
Thut Today Will Probably
Decide" the Issue.
Wheeling, W. Va., July 25. Operators and
labor leaders of the Monongah field agree
that a crisis In the strike In West Virginia
is approaching, and that tomorrow will
determine wuether the diggers of central
West Virginia will give the aid for which
President- Ratchford and Eugene Debs
nave worked so earnestly.
Today there were visible indications of
an unusually chaotic condition among the
Monongah district miners. The persuasive
efforts of the agitators are expected to
produce something of vital importance.
The operators say if the men can be in
dnced to Teturn to work Monday all is
saved, In the southern portion of tl.o
State the strike has not materially af
fected any district, except that ot the
Norfolk and Western Railroad, which is,
said to be almost tied up.
Chaiges are made that the railway of
ficials have been exercising a press cen
torship, refusing to handle matter unfavor
orable to the operators. In spite of these
charges there is no apparent diminution
ot the output or coal from that quarter of
tho State. Debs, accompanied by Presi
dent Mahon. of the street railway organiza
tion, is on his way to Wheeling and will
arrive tomorrow in time to talk to a mass
meeting of miners. Efforts will be made
to induce him to remain for the meeting
ot the labor leaders on Tuesday.
In this connection it seems the general
understanding that Debs is about to at
tempt a conceitedmovementof all organized
labor in behalf of the miners: With a hand
ful of Pullman strikers he effected a
partial paralysis of the trade and traffic,
and It Is argued that in the strike of 1 00,
000 miners he hopes for a realization of his
doctrine that all labor must stand as one
or fall together.
Pittsburg, July 25. It was reported to
the office or the New York and Cleveland
Gas Coal Company that 2,000 strikers had
formed a marching body, and had decided
to make a descent on the mines, arriving
there in time to intercept the miners as
tbey go to work tomorrow.
Following this report W. P. De Armltt
engaged eighty deputy sheriffs and they
went out to the mines tonight. Trouble is
SOUTH CAROLINA SENSATION.
An Editor and Two Politicians the
Atlanta, Ga., July 25. M.B.Tyson.editor
of the Douglas Leader, is lyiug in a hotel
here seriously injured und William Crawford
and A. J. Cooper, two prominent men in
local politics, are In jail, charged with as
saulting him. The case is surrounded with
a great deal of mystery.
Tyson claims that Crawford and Cooper,
whom he never met before, enticed him to
a suburban resort and attempted to kill him.
He thinks they were selected to do this
by men who were his political enemies.
ane -mesc noaraH, $1 per ZOO ft.
XTann juiouey a. uo., btn ec. andN.Y.ave.
HOHTDN CADETS SECOND
The First Prize Given to the Gov
ernors Guard of 4ustin.
DECISION DEEMED UNFAIR
The General Opinion Is That the
Mortons Were Fur Superior to
the Successful Company? and That
the St. Paul Guards Should Have
Been Give.n Second Money.
San Antonio, Tex., July 25. The inter
state drill and State camp ot Instruction
came to a close today and Camp Culber
son will be deserted early tomorrow morn
ing. The judges awarded the different
prizes at 0 p. m.,as follows: In interstate
claw, A coutest, the first prize ot $3,000
was awarded to the Governor's Guard of
Austin, Tex.; second prize ot $1,000,
Morton Cadets ot Washington, D. C ; third
prize of Sr00, Seely Rifles ot Galveston.
In the list of honors, the St. Paul Guards,
ot St. Paul, came fourth; Thur.-ton Rifles,
or Omaha, Xeb., fifth, and Belknap Rifles,
of San Antonio, sixth.
In the Class B contest the Lipscomb
Rifles, of Luting, won first prize of $750;
Trezevaut Rifles or Fort Worth, second,
$500; Lloyd Rifles, or Fort Worth, third,
$250. The Memphis Zouaves, of Memphis
Tenn., won first prize of $1,000 in zouave
contest, and the Dallas Zouaves, of Dallas,
Texas, second prize ot $500.
The awards in Class A contest created
great surprise among thoe who witnessed
the drill, as to all appearances the best
drill was put up by the Morten Cadets,
with the Seely Rifles or the St. Paul
Guard second, and the Governor's Guard
third or fcurth.
The announcement that the Mortons had
not been awarded first placa was received
with as much surprise an If the sweltering
crowds oa this clear hot day had suddenly
becony? enveloped In a great snow storm.
By their excellent and seemingly faultless
Aork In the drill,-the Mortons quickly
earned the best wishes ot the loctd people
and the great crowd of visitors, and at
tlie end of the .drill as the young toldienj
marched off the drill field, first honors
and tne big prize were almost unanimously
conceded to them. Not only did the
Mortons drill splendidly, but they have
behaved and cairied thems3lveslike gentle
men while here, and in that way added alt
the moie to the good opinion in which
everybody held them. In a word, they
were prime favorites oa and off the drill
field, and no member or the company can
possibly feel more sore over the decision
against them than the many friends they
have made in the short time they have
sojourned among us.
Tiic decision is an unpopular one, and
many are the expressions of condemnation
of the board, which decided against them
on what "w as undoubtedly a technicality
The decision comes with a worse grace
when it deprives rightful winners ot a
prize they have earned and gives it to
an organization in this State, vlrtnallv n
J home company, and makes appearances
still worse by giving third prize to a Gal
veston company, when tlie St. Paul boys,
in the minds of many, were entitled to
that, instead or a mere mention or honors.
When upon a former occasion the Mor
tons carri-d ott first prize against vir
tually the same companles.it was generally
agreed that their work was almost perfec
tion, and when they demonstrated by this
week's work that they were at least 33
per cent better than before, it did not
seem possible that they could lose.
Their legion of friends at Washington will
no doubt feel greztt disappointment over
the announcement that the Mortons were
not awarded first prize, and they are as
sured they cannot possibly feel worse to
night than do the gallant soldier boys.
The amount of money won and lost on
the result or the decision ot the board is
enormous, and or course great dissatisfac
tion thereat prevails, aside from the seem
ing unfairness ot the decision.
Music and dancing at Congress Heights
this evening, and every evening hereafter
until October. Music by members of U. S.
Common Taimber Only 7oc per 100
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BEABS HARDUPOII THE POOR
Obnoxious and Oppressive Char
acter of the Diiigley Act;
NO REDEEMING FEATURE
Will Increase the Cost of Living
to the Poor Without Increasing
Their Wages Its Provisions Dic
tated by the Trusts for the
Benefit of the Trusts.
The more the Hingley bill is studied the
more obnoxious do its provisions appear. Is
is a tariff of demagogy and or huniDug. To
give a color of care aad,'protection"fortbo
farmers, whose daily expenses are in
creased in every direction by the bllh tn
Republicans have fixed a high tariff on.
corn, wheat, oats, and hay. Scaicaly a
pound of these products is imported yearly,
and the tax can in no way affect the
market price of them, ur benefit the pro
ducer. Yet the Republicans hope the farm
ers, with gratitude for this "potectil,
to their corn, will endure cheerfully the
enormous burdens imposed on their farm
Ingimplepiunt. tabre-ware, tin andeai then
goods, paints-, glass-, harness, lumber, coal,
sugar, and all the articles, used In tilts
households of tlie poor. To name all the
articles oa which the rarmer will be taxed
would be to enumerate all he uses ou
his farm, iud most buy for his home and
Upon the rich the new tariff will place
no appreciable hardship, because the fa
vored classes, who have a surplus of
money, receive through the bill an offset
fjr their increased taxation. In general,
they will get from their investments, from,
shares In trusts and manufactories a com
pensating profit for the tax imposed.
The weight of the new tariff win fall
upon the poor upon the multitude who
own no stocks in trusts and "proteeewl
industries ' Upon them must come in
creased cost in every direction.
Despite its high taxation, the new law
will fad as a revenue measure, at lease
during the first year of its operation, and
its futjre tesnlts are merely speculative.
This is admitted by Chairman AHfcon.of
the Senate Finance Committee. ad Chair
man Dingley. of tlie House. Thd results
cannot Ite otherwise. Foreseeing the cer
tainty of increased tariff, tne importers
for weeks have been bringing through
the PHstom houses immense shipments or
Till- action will bring fortunes to the
Importer., but disaster to the .Ameri
can laborer. It- wUl Insure sraall
importations for the coming year and
little revenue to ' the Treasury There
fore, the first results ot the new tarlfr
from eiery point of view", wit be unfor
tunate Its subsequent effeet promises
to increase rather than lessen the de
pressed condition of the American laborer.
The last Republican tariff bill, the lle
Kinley act of 1S90, was much Io3 ttsr
donsome than the new law. Yet its: re
sults, to all classes of activities, were so
disastrous a to cause a general revulsion
against the policy of 'protection." The
new tariff will be felt will more oppress
ively and its immediate condemnation
is beyond a shadow of doubt.
The immediate future is not auspicious
for the Republicans. The certalafey of
diminished revenue has already rawsed the
Administration to adopt a poll J of riaiu
economy in every department. The postal
service or the country will be curtailed
because of lack of funds to meet the neecte
or increased riapuiation.
So grat, indeed, must be the economy
tn that department that In region, like
Alaska, where better postal facilities are
now Imperative, there can be no expend
itures this year witnout unduly depriving
The Treasury has adopted a policy of cur
tailing work upon public bulldinzs durins
the coming year. At the request or the
Administration Speaker Reed stifled a
larse number of Senate bills for Federal
buildings in various parts of the country,
and this will mean decreased work.
But the enactment of the Dingley tariff
will clear the political atmosphere. The
continued depression which has foHowed
the McKinley AduiinUtration- has been
"explained"' by Republican orators on tho
pretest that the Wilson bill was sull in
force. There can be no more obscuring
of the issue With still further depression
following the new law, the people of every
State will turn to the base of the ex tains?
evil and demand immediate reform at oar
financial system. The leading poliey of
the McKinley Administration is now estab
lished, and there is no further point of
excuse to which it can retreat.
The new law is plainly made for the
benerit of the trusts-, as Mr. Teller clearly
charged; for the specific purpose of re
turning to them the contributions made
to the McKinley campaign fuud. This ia
shown by reference to articles on which
increased taxation has been levied which
are controlled by trusts.
In this category e-ery one of the fol
lowing articles may be placed, as their
manufacture is dominated absolutely by
Anthracite coal, axes, barbed wire, bolt
and nuts, borax, brooms, carbon candles,
cartridges, caskets, castor oil, celluloid,
cigarettes, condensed milk, copper ingot,
sheet copper, cordage, cotton-seed oil, cot
ton thread, electric supplies, flint glass,
forks and hoes, fruit jars, h arrows, hinge.
Indurated fiber, lead. leather boards, lime,
linseed oil, lithographs, locomotive tires;
marble, matches, morocco leather, oilcloth,
paper bags, pitch, ptate idass, pocfeet cut
lery, powder, pulp, rubber, safes, salt,
sanitary ware, sandpaper, saws, school
books, school furni ture, sewer pipe, slwt and
lead, skewers, smelters, snath, soap, soda
wa'cr machinery, spools, bobbin and shut
tles, starch, steel, stove board, strawltoard,
sugar, tin plate, trunks, tubing, tyne, um
brellas, vapor stoves, wall paper, watches,
wheels, whips, window glass, wire, wood
screws, wrapping papr.ycllow pine, petro
leum, pearl barley. laid, school slates, gas,
nails, wrought pipe, stoves, coke, jute bag
ging, lumber, shingles, beer, felt, lead pen
cils, clothes-wringers, carpets, dental tools,
and patent leather.
Chnreli Corner-Stone Laid.
Baltimore, July 25. Thousands of Catho
lics attended the corner-stone laying of
St. Patrick's Church, Broadway ami Bank
streets, today. Interest was added-to the
event by the presence of Cardinal Gibbons
and Bishop Monaghan.
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