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THE MOEraGTIMES, THUBSDAY, JULY 29, 1897.
BAflSHEB 5TftL H UB6E
Ko Tangible Clew to ilie Wliere
abonts of James Carr.
HIS VICTIM SLIGHTLY BETTER
Tramps Arretted at VTashlustoa
Junction on Suspicion Released
llepurt That Curr Was Seen at
Cabin Johu'a Description Sent
Broadcast and u Howard Offered.
Notwithstanding the fact that every
cHbit jiosslblc lias been made to capture
Jaos Carr, the fiead who assaulted and
so brotallj treated the eleven-year-old child
Rosa Robinson, he has not been appre
hended. Tuesday attera&uu Inspector HolItaherKcr
heat out telegrams giving a full descrip
tion of Can and of fermg a liberal reward
for Ids capture.
The first reply to these telegram was
received about 10 o'clock yesterday morn
ing rroai "Constable Thomas, at Washington
Juncr&.u, abtnit forty-five iiiilironi "Wash
ington, btsting that turee suspicious men
had just been arrested at that point,
rrom ttie description given It was thought
that one of the men mlgnt be Carr
When tire telegram regarding the arrest
or the three men at Washington Junction
was received Lieut. Teeple, of the Second
precinct had a consultation with each of
the five men held as suspects athis.latiou.
Charles Baldwin, one of the prisoners,
stated to the lieutenant that he thought
that Carr wasene of the men. Accordlugto
his statement, Carr and several of lus
compantaus had planned to start for Pitts
burg and Chicago, and It had been asrreed
thBt several of tliem Should inett at Wash
ington Junction yesterday.
It Is understood that Carr had been
txmteaiplattHS vmS "Washington for
several week., and that the assault has
tened tes departure. Inspector llollinber
ger detailed Detective Boyd to go to
W&sMntrUMi Junction, and 'he found that
none the men was the man wanted
They proved to be four trarops who
left Washington last night and gave their
names as Charles Freae, No GOO Spruce
street wortiiwest; George liatherson. 1830
TOBrth street northwest James Eefer,
40 "K street northeast, and James Rob
ertson, East St. Louis.
TJ.roestooat the city a vigilant search
for Ctj lias been kept up, and detectives
are at work iii every bection where he
was known to haunt
Carr's tienteh woifc was the chief topic
of ouBversarJoa yenterday and if he is
cagtt toe police had best keep a close
eye oa Wa, as it is said that relatives
and frieads -tre ready to take the law
in their own bands.
Little Boa RobinMjR wa somewhat Im
proved !at night, and Br. Lochboehlcr,
who ha been attending her, now hopes
that t-ne wBl reetner. It win he a long time,
however, before he will regain her health.
AU Tuesday night the child was In a wild
dehrittu., and tossed restlesslv upon her
bed, trit-iHg furiously and crying out.
Oh, go atraj please let me go " Time
nad again s4e reiioated this sentenoe and
seewed to etiH inline that she was yet
la the hHdfi of her merciless assailant
Ywrtrday. however, she was more calm
aiwl her nilud was clearer than it lias
tteen at ay thm- fiinre the attack, and
ahe was ooneeQuenUv aMc to give a more
land statement of the circumstances sur-roBH(b-eg
the asraelt then she h.s been
1a a position te de heretofore.
Itnow develops that the facts correspond
wftfc ttovze learned by Detective Boyd, that
probaely the oaly perron in the house at tlie
tlwe was Carr's youngest brother, Joseph,
-who Is eleven years old. Fletcher, and
perhaps one of the other young men
who were arrested on suspicion of
knowtag sonetMar concerning the case.
Iia4 been at Carr's house during the af tr
noea. but it is now believed that they lert
-)c prior to the assualfc. probably at the
time Carr started for Robinson's store to
get the raBk.
According to the statements of the
hrothcr and the colored woman, who saw
Carr when he seized Rsa and dragged her
tarengh the hack gate and Into the houe.
Out as soon as he liad gotten inside the
house tbrut tlie lad out into the back
yard and bolted the door against him Joe
then went away and was not seen again
until about U o'clock yesterday morning,
""wlien two officers went to the house and
found him there asleep, with a companion,
whom he had gotten to stay with him, as
he was afraid to remain in the houe alone.
He was taken to No. 2 station-house and
locked up, but emphatically declared that
he knew nothing further regarding the
outrage, or the whereabouts of his brother
His brother, he says, was trennentlv cruel
to him. and at tims, since the death of
thrtr mother, he has not had enough to
4 eat, and has been kicked and knocked about
for trifMug offenses by his brother andhis
It was doubtless Carr's intention to kill
the girl after he had committed the out
rage, -ind it is little short of miraculous
that she escaped with her life. First, he
had f-eiyed her violently and pulled her
into the house, then in thestrujrgle he had
brutally beaten her and attempted to
smother her eric? by muffling her mouth
when he found thathe could notaceompIKh
his purpose by coaxing and entreating
thechildtoNubmittohiBi. Thenhenad taken
her by the hair and dragged her Into one
of the rooms on the second floor, and the
spots are to be seen on her head now
where the hair was pulled out by the
After Carr had succeeded and had torn
the girl's clothing Into tatters, he left
her lying helpless upon the bed. Then
arising, he threatened to kill her If she
told anvone what had happened. The
child screamed, whereupon Carr produced
a pistol, and pointing It at his victim, re
peated Iris threat Then as If determined
to take nochancesof her testlfyinga gainst
him, he burst out with an oath: --Well, T
might as well finish it now; I'll shoot
yon if I can find some bullets to put In this
So fia Ting he withdrew into another room
and went to rummaging amid a lot of
hoxes and refuse in search of cartridges,
when Rosa, taking advantage of his ab
rence, wlch a great effort managed to
crawl down the stairs and escaped, run
ning to her home.
As a further evidence of the truth of tho
child's story and Carr's purpose to kill her,
a Times reporter, who yesterday gained
admittance to the hou9, found amid the
debris the revolver, an ugly looking weapon
of the bulldog pattern, which Carr had
neglected to take with him in Tils flight.
It is a seven-shooter, and every chamber
was loaded In thcr search of the house
tin- police had overlooked It.
There are many who believe that Carr
nas Jetfc tho city and will never bo caught,
while others believe he Is hiding in the
city until things have quieted down, -when
he win attempt to getr out ottom. "What
iras thought to ba a cletr to his hiding
place was obtained by Policeman Her
bert, of the Sixth precinct, yeBterday
afternoon. Herbert lives next door to tho
Carr house, on L street. In conversation
with r.ddip Carr, the eleven-year-old
brother of the fugitive, the boy told the
polIcen.au he thought he knew where his
brother was. He did not want to tell the
place at first, but after rpie&tioulng, ho
Kiid he "vas at Dave Pblpj.' house, In
Virginia, hlf a mile above the Aqueduct
Bridge. Phdlps' son was a crony of Carr
and It was thought that there might be
tomethlug in the boy's story.
Accordingly Lieut. Kelley, of the Sixth,
with Uetective Hartigan and Detective
Bonrdmati, of headquarters, went up to
Phelpb' place late jesterday afternoon.
The younger Phelpb wan not at home, but
Dave Phelps told the officers that Carr
had not been up to his plate for some time
Charles Baldwin, another companion of
Carr's, is under arrest at the Second pre
cinct station and la&t night he was clct-cly
quclloncd as to his knowledge of the
rascal's whereabouts. The pclice believe
that Baldwin kuows a gcod deal -lbout
Carr's movements sluce the outrage. His
relatives, however, cliiim that the boy
knoWb nothing of Cain's whereabouts
Late last night it was rumored in the
city that Carr, with three friends was
at Cabin John Bridge, and that Carr had
gonento the wineroom and refreshed him
self This story was followed by a Times
man, bur It was found to be withouL
foundation, and at pjllcc headquarters
Lieut. AlcCathran,. who was on duty, and
wide awake until 3 o'clock this morning,
"I do not think that Carr has been
to Cabin John Bridge tonight He Is a
Citizen entirely too prelous to bo caught
In a box like that"
THE UNIFORM AGREEMENT
It Is Prepared, Hut the Signa
tures Need to Be Obtained.
WHAT THE ARTICLES PROVIDE
It Provides That W'njjes Shall Be
lald in Cawb, That No Cotupuny
Stores, Shall Be Kept, nud IiiHtl
tuteh Other Ileforuisi "Would Not
Settle the Strlhe.
Pittsburg. July 28. The uniform agree
ment for tho coal mine owners has Leen
prepared; but the chief difficulty remains
to bccure the signatures of D5 per cent
of ihe Pittsburg dibtrict operators. If the
nctesNiry percentage is secured, nojiody
will be more surprised than the operators
theoifc'Ucs. Thomas 1'ouug, Senator
Banna's representative, snya.
'There ha beea a remarkable change
in the feeling of operator whom I thought
opposed to the uniformity agreement. The
only men, I believe, who now stand In
ihe way aie the river operators and
those on the main line of the Pennsjl
van'.a Railroad. It they will only sign
uniformity i" assured."
But the men who attended the meeting as
sert thut the miners are bartly fooled if
they think the fact that the operators nro
wining to discuss uniformity meaiio that
they are weakening In their determination
not to grant the Increase In wages asked.
The article of agreement provide that pay
ment of wages shall be made In cash, that
a ton of coal thall weigh 2.000 pounds, that
the miners shall be crctlited with the full
weight of coal on the wagons, that n
operator shall be interested in a store,
that no deduction for store accounts
shall be n ade from wages, and also
that uniform prices shall be paid, the pr.ee
to te determined by a joint convent'on of
miners aud operators, that the w.age dlf fer
antlal between thick and thin vein mining
shall be ascertained by the members of
a cwim:&ion to be created, and if the
Cuniiiusrion canaot agree, those engaged
in thick aud thin vein mining shall each
bdect a referee, the two chosen to select
a third, tl-nt the standard screen hall be
of 1 1-2 inch mesh, the screen not tq.
exceed in area sixty square feet; that
those violating the agreement shall jiay to
the commission a penalty of ten cents a
ton of coal mined.
After th agreement has been adopted
Operator Ztrbe said that it will, it was
not low wages that made the miner poor,
but rather the fact that miners and opera
tors were so plentiful that the entire
coal market could be supplied by 60 per
cent of the mines in operation.
W H. Dearmltc wanted the newspapers
to make H plain to the miners and the
public that uniformity would not settle
llessrs. Dearmitt, Zerbe, Stey tier. Disart
and Sauford were appointed a committee
to secure signatures to the agreement and
the arbitration commissioners, Little,
Bishop and Owen, all of Ohio, were added
to the committee.
There maj be a clash, between the dep
uty bherifrs themselves, according to Wil
"Three-fourths of Dearmitt's deputies
are striking miners," he said. "That
was a scheme of the miners. The strik
ers' deputies will sec that the laws are
enforced with justice to all."
STRIKING IX IOWA.
A General "VVulkout Is Expected
Throughout the State.
Ottumwar Towa, July 2S. Two hundred
men of the Rathbone Fuel Company at
Ratblone joined the Forbush men who
struck Monday. The Mystic men, 500 In
number, will not go to work tomorrow
Two agitators from Streator, IIL, came
to Ottumwa last night, having been sent
here to get the fowa men out and Induce
them to Join the general movmeent.
They went to CentervilJe today andbpgan
work on the men there. A delegate meet
ingot the Centervllle district men was held
at that place today, but action was de
ferred until Friday.
The men in Mahaska, Wapello andMunro
counties are htlll working, but those who
belong to the union say they wdl join a
The operators expect a general walkout
among the union men tomorrow through
STP.IKERS OX THE 3IARCH.
Trouble Feared Today at the Dear
mitt's Mines Heetlng.
Pittsburg, July 28. All the country about
licarmittVs mines is aiie with excitement
tonight. Strikers aro marching across
the country to gather at the McCrea school
houe, wheie the big meeting will be held
Sheriff Lowrey sent out four coach loads
of deputy sheriffs tonight armed with
rifles, to be ready for any trouble that
may occur. Dearmitt's mines, are iso
lated from the district, but from alL
directions as far as fifteen miles away
.strikers on the several roads are marching
to the Dearmitt mines, preceded by brass
Rival of T.t Haas Chans Dearth
Pekln, July 28. Grand Councilor: LI
Hung Sao, the chief opponent of LI Hung
Changes dead. A redistribution, ot several
important posts will ensue.
Young Wife Swallows a Powder
and Dies in Spasms.
MYSTERY ABOUT THE CASE
Lived Apart From Her Hubbnnd,
Who Is Assaulted by Her Brother
When H Calls to See tho Sick
Woman Statemems of the Attend
Something of a sensation was created
in Southeast Washington yesterday morn
ing when It was known that airs. Emmie
Cross, residing at No. 1213 G street, had
died suddenly the night before.
It was known that the joung woman
had not Jived happily with her husband,
and the rumor became current that she
had taken her own lire.
This belief was strengthened when it
wn.3 known that young William Cross,
her husbHiid. a navy yard machinist, had
called at the house and had been assaulted
by the brother of his wife.
It was late Tuesday night when young
Cros3 received a messuge to como at
ourc to the home ot his wife's mother
that his wife was very ill and not ex
pected to live.
Without any fear or peitonal Ioleneo
the huabaud hurried to his wife's heme,
and as he entered the door received a blow
from his biotlier-In-Iaw and an instaut
afterwards was struck on the lelt arm
with a largo conch shell, Inflicting an
ugly and painful wound.
Seeing thatthere would be trouble young
Cross decided that discretion was the bet
ter part of valor and he fled without
Mopping foramomentto bandy words with
his enraged brutlier-ln-laW.
liefoie the trouble took place on tho
front steps of the O'Neill home the young
wife had breathed her last and was then
ijlng on a lounge in her mother's room,
where she had asked to be permitted to
lie down early In the evening. During
the evening Mrs. Cross had complained
of feeling worse than usual and sent for
Dr. J. W. Herbert, the ramlly physician,
who left a prescription consisting of some
kind of powders. About 11 o'clock Mrs.
Cross too a powder and shortly after ward
was seized with a spasm.
Some member of the family 'went for Dr.
Charles Emmons, 1019 G street, and It was
near 1 o'clock berorc that physician ar
rived, and when he did he found her heyond
the help of a physician.
STcsterday morning there were rumors or
nil kinds as to tho caic-e ot the death of
Mrs. Cross-one ot them being that the
voting woman had taken poison with the
intention of ending her life. While It was
known that Mrs Cross had been indisposed
for nie time, no one thought she was
Of the case Dr. Charles Emmons said:
"I was called to the O'Neill home about
1 o'clock, I suppose, Tuesday night. I was
told that a lady was very III, and, of
Course, I got there as soon as possible.
"When I reached the house 1 found the
lady dead, and was told that she had had
a spium of some kind after taking a
powder, which had been left for her
by another phytclan. Not knowing any
thing of the character of the case, I, of
courM, did not Issue a certificate jf death.
I would not do It, because 1 knew nothing
of the cause of death. I was not present
when the difficulty between Mr. O'Neill
and Mr. Cross took place. I absolutely
kuow nothing except that when I got
therettie young woman wan dead, and that
I heard from outsiders that there vr (some
thing mysterious about her death That
is all I know. There will be no death cer
tificate issued by me."
"Do you think the lady committed sui
cide?" the doctor was asked.
"I cannot suy, simply becauBe I do not
know. It was a ery mjsterious case. I
do knovv this, with all due rcspert to toe
attending physician, I would insl-t on an
autopsy after all that has been said. That
Is all I have to say about it."
Dr. J. W Herbert, who was for a long
time at the Marine Barracks and is known .
as a skilled physician, said to a Times
"I have been the family physician ot Mr.
O'Neill for a long time. I have been at
tending his daughter, Mrs. Cross, several
weeks. All this talii aLout her coaiinittlng
suicide ia simply rot. Last May, I think it
was, when she quit her husband, I was
called In, and I found the child I have
known her since childhood In a broken
down condition. The cause of this I do
not kuow. I have henidber and members
of the family say that hjt husband did not
treat her right. I know that tho girl died
from heart failure, and I know what I
am talking about."
When a Timea man called at the home
ot Mr. William Cross, No. 1309 K, street
southeast, he found young Mr. Cross In
the rear yard enjoying the shade ot a large
"Tes, sir." he said, in reply to a ques
tion, "1 did have some trouble last night
when I went to the home or my wife's
mother. Ber mother had ocnt for me,
and when I went to the house r was met
by Ed. O'Xelll, who came down the stair
steps and planted a healthy right-hander
on my left cheek and then let drive with
a large conch shell and made an ugly
wound on my left arm. I saw I was
not wanted by somemembers otthe family
and, ot course, I got, and got in short
order. I would not have gone to the
house, but my wife's mother sent for mo,
telling me that Emma was almost dead
and to come. 1 loved my wife and even
this treatment on the part other brother
does not keep me from losing her memory.
This morning J sent a note to the houso
telling them that I would pay every ex
pense of her funeral, although there is no
legal claim in the world that r should
Just at this point Mrs Cross, mother of
the young man, broke in with:
"When Willlo was married to Emma
O'Neill last December Mr. Cross and I had
them come here, and when the baby camo
In February we did the very be we could
for them, and then in two weeks we put
them, to housekeeping just across the street,
where they lived liappily until last May,
whrn Emmie deserted Willie and went to
"Just why she went to her mother I do
not kuow, but I do know that no young
wife In Washington was ever better treated
T don'tihlnk Willie ever mistreated Emmie
in any way, and the greatest mistake she
ever made was ingoing back tohermother.
I know that Mr. Cros and myself did all
we could for her, and when they went to
housekcepingit was not one cent expense
to them. One month after the baby was
born, and, poor little thing, -It d:ed, she
went across tho street Into a- house com
pletely furnished r and with, nothing to do
except get dinner
Just before The Times man had finished
his Interview a message came from the
O'Neill home, asking that Willie come at
once, and that his wife's brother was
drunk or he would never have acted as he
had. "Do come," said the writer, a sis
ter of Mrs O'Ncdl, "Jeanetta loves yon,
1 nnd she is very III and wishes to see you."
I Last, night the young husband went to the
jbome of his wife's mother, and without
iterruptlon was permitted to see the
corpse, and after a short time he returned
to his home.
The funeral services will .be held to
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the
Eleventh Street M. E. Church,
ICE SUPPLY GROWS SHORT.
Timely Arrival of Mulno Schooners
Averts a Fauilnq.
The timely arrival of the schooner 1'ale
with a cargo of ice consigned to the Great
Fatl3 Company and of the Lewis IT. Goward
with a cargo for the Independent Com
pany jestf-rday morning helped tp a'verfc
the Ice famino whlph has been imminent,
during the past week. The various com
panies dealingln natural ice had but little
on hand on Tuesday, white the dealers In
at tificial ice were unable to meet the de
mand for the cooling substance.
The scarcity of hc aiticlo was due
to the non-arrival of the ice-ludcn schoon
ers which arc bound, to the port of Wash
ington from Maine, headquarters. 'ihe
vessels encountqred, a terriric storm near
Cape Ilemy and. y?pf-o blown out to sea.
The vanguard pt the ice fleet has not
yet been siglijed, ,although tug boats
have been sent, down to look for them.
The tiip from,r Maine usually requires
about nine days, but some or the schoon
ers are nearly a week overdue
Tiie manager, of tho arious Ice com
panies in the city were very much exor
cised about, th. in'ipcndlng famine, and
until tho arrival of the two vessels nnd
the receipt or iee rfpm Philadelphia last
night ror other companies things looked
foreltoding. Tnqutry at the companies last
night showed that each expected a ves
sel to arrive some time today. If tho
next two days can be tided over, and
the managers state that they have enough
ice on hand to supply their customers Tor
that time, no trouble can anso.
PRIHTERS AT THE POLLS
A Field Day With Columbia Typo
RESULTS STILL IN DOUBT
The Presidency "Unsettled as Be
tween Rnbtnyon 'and Triplett A
Heavy Vote ucd a Slow Count
Only One-sixth ot tho Ballots
Counted at 2 A. 21. Toduy.
Tho interest In the election ot officers
of Columbia Typographical Union was
transferred last night at 7 o'clock from
the chapel polls to the room of the super
visors ot the election at Typographical
Temple. Tho ballots had all been seut
In as expeditiously as possible after the
clo-Jng ot the polls at 7 p. in , the battle
having been waged for six hours.
The merjts ot the candidates and what
they stand for was given jesterday In
The Times. The gossip last night was
that of the four candidates tor president,
Triplett and Krelter stood for civil ser
ce reform, llessrs. Robinson and Irwin
for the Jacksonian idea as Jackson has been
Interpreted with reference to political pap.
Mr. Triplett made a splendid run for the
place ot convention delegate, while at the
same election Mr. Krelter was chosea as
vice president of the union, Mr. uoblnsoa
occupies a commanding place as foreman
in the Government printing proofroom of
fice, a good vnntagtf ground for election- j
eeiing, anu,Miinvia.is an old printer and
an old soldier, two honorable records. Mr.
Triplett is engaged In the Fifth Division
of the Gov eminent' Printing Office, and
Mr. Kretcsr Is foremandf the EvenlngTimea
compositorial force, ne was geaerally ry-
garded a1 the down town candidate, aud
by the way. the downtown candidate has
heen elected only ouccm the past twenty
five jeara. -
While there was a great deal ot Interest
manifested in the election at all the
chapels, that interest was not projected
far into the night, i Recent experiences
with the heavy vote ot this union have
taught the suffTa gists that the result can
only be had the day after the election,
with all the expert-force the union puts
on the work, j- j
There were very tew lingerers In the
secretary's chapel headquarters, where the
vote wus being bulletined as fast as tabu
lated and revised by the returning board,
which was in executive session upstairs,
with no chance of ran adjournment until
after noon today.
In fact, at 2 o'clock this morning only
six out ot the twenty-seven chapels had
been canvassed and the result certified.
Up to that time only one G. P. o. divis
ions had been counted,sb thatit was only
by the gossip that a guess could be had
of the result. It was conceded ull round
that tho contest would be between Rob-ln-on
and Triplett. Some said it would
be a close election the majority said this
and others, partisans, of course, were
positive ai to Robinson or Triplett hav
ing a walkover. Itwasin the air largely,
However, that Robinson would be the man
and that Triplett's vote would do him
credit and honor.
Some of the candidates as will appear
below had no opposition.
At 2 o'clock the vote ot six chapels was
Tor president James H". Irwin, 27; J.
M. Krelter, 6U 0. M. Robinson, 113; S.
J. Triplett, 65.
Tor vice president A. J. Arnold, 96;
rraufc Hall, 115; Thomas W.Haworth, 40.
Tor secretary William M". Garrett, 253.
For treasurer John J. Higgins, 249.
For sergeant-at-arms J. W Ualford, 24.4.
For doorkeeper J. L. Techtlg, 118; If.
O. Stoops, 121.
Tor trustee Charles W. Otis, 252
For delegates to 0. L-. U. E. M. Blake,
80; Jarvis B. Mbulden, 130; LonA. Stump,
747Alpheus Scholl, 112; O. F. Sudwarth,
133; William E. Thompson, 214; W. 0.
Tho latest returns from the First Divi
sion of the Government Printing Office,
95 votes, made Robinson's vote 150 and
Mr. Robinson's friends were predicting
after 2 o'clock that he would carry the
Second,. Third, Fourth, and Fifth Divi
sions and the proofroom, Government
An Early Morning Hnrglnr.
At 2:30 o'clock this morning- a small
boy ran Into the Emrich Hotel, opposite
the Baltimore and Ohio depot, and re
ported that a colored burglar was ran
sacking the Brown lodging bouse across
the street. Tliepolfce were hastily sum
moned and began a.' search for the In
truder who, howeven had not been cap
tured up to 3 o'clock.
Minister Merry Persona Non Grata.
Managua,NIcaragurf July28. The Great
er Republic of Central America has de
clared tbenew United StatesMmtster Merry
to be persona nor? grata. This is supposed
to be because of fiis ardent advocacy of the
Nicaragua Canal. i
Bitten fcy- a Dog.
W E. Brook", 4n lce dealer, was bitten
on the leg by a' dogyesterday. He had
the wound cautqhzed'.at Emergency Hos-
6 GOLD OF SI
The Alchemists of Old Outdone
t by Dr. S. H. Emniens.
HIS MARVELOUS DISCOVERY
Six Ingots, of His Product Worth
Xearly Sl.OOO nuve Been Accepted
bj- tho United States Assay Of
ficeHis Imminence hn u Scientist
The Inventor of ISuimensito.
New Xork.Tuly 28.-GoId Is being manu
factured on Staten Island. The precious
metal is being nrtlfically produced, not by
tho ohl-fatiiloned process ot extraction
fiom auriferous ores, but by trasimitatlon
from the less precious metal, silver.
Dr. Stephen H. Emmens, when he first
made this announcement about a year ago,
was scientifically laughed at for his pains.
Ho was called a joyful dreamer and a
crank. Now Dr. Emmens believes that the
laugh Is turned, lie Is nblu to pclnt to
the fact that his artificial gold has stood
the tests ot the United States Assay Of
fice in Wall street, and that the office
has purchased six Ingots ot his product,
aggregating 70.86 ounces In weight and
and nearly $1,000 in value.
Dr. Emmens does not insist that his
product Is gold. lis Is satisfied it It
meets all the tests for determining the
precious metal. He calls his first produce
"Argontauruai" (silver gold), a name con
noting ot once its properties and origin.
The books of the United States assay
office contain the following records ot
purchases ot bullion, delivered duringlS97.
by Newton W. Emmens, a son ot the In
ventor: Weight. Fineness. Net
0m. Gold. Silver. a'ue
7.08 (AS 2CQ S05.0.
0.61 GOIJi S28 12 '.IU
li.tO (MUK 275 H7.01
i.Vi tSo 233 11.13
10 M 57B JiO -00.21
Totals 7U.SI SOfa 05
The fineness and value of the last Ingot,
which was turned In at the Assay Office '
only on Monday, have not yet been deter
mined, and the value assigned is an esti
mate. Andrew Mason, superintendent of
tlie Assay Office, sajs that Its appearance
would indicate about the same grade of
fineness as that possessed by the other
The Joke of it allls that the Argentaurum
is, so Dr. Emmens claims, niadu from the
much-derided Mexican silver dollars, which
were held up during the last national cam
paign as a horrible example of bimetal
Cold and Impact do the work ot trans
muting the cheaper metal Into the precious
standard of all values. Lots of cold and
plenty of impact, Dr. Emmens says. How
they are applied Is his secret.
It must not be understood for a moment
that SupL Mason Is willing to concede
that this gold is produced from silver by
transmutation or any other alchemical proc
ess. All he kuows is that Newton W. Em
mens, who brought the Ingots to the as
say office, tays that his father made them
out of Mexican dollars, and that the tests
showed them to be composed pnncipally
of gold. Mr. Mason said:
"Prot. Emmens claims to have dlscoveied
the substantial identity ot metals which
have always been held to be distinct ele
ments. He dojs not disclose the process by
which this result is attained. Under tho
circumstances we feel at liberty to doubt
Mr. Mason said fuithcr that there Is n
certain small quantity of gold In Mexican
dollars a mere tracu He did not know
exactly how great the proportion was,
probably not so much as one part In 1,000.
A man who took enough ot the dollars
might certainly produce from them anlngot
ot gold. Mr. Mason did not say that Dr.
Emmens has produced hla gold In this
way, but thought that, in view ot th"
doctor's claims, it was an Interesting cor
relative proposition. He said:
'I was called to Washington In May by
the director of the mint to help investigate
tlie claims of a Chicago man named Bnce.
who had applied for a patent on a process
for making goldont ot baser metals. Others
who shared In the Investigation were the
superintendent of the Philadelphia assay
office and the chemist at Washington.
''We could not discover that there was
any baste tor Mr Briee's claims, and his
application was, I believe, denied. We
found that there was a certain amount of
gold 'n the antimony he used in h s experi
ments. Ho certainly succeeded In extract
ing that, but that Is a different thing from
making cold out of antimony."'
"But Dr. Emmens claims to make his gold
out ot silver, and silver and gold belong to
the iama chemical group. That is a dif
ferent proposition from making It out ot
antimony," I ventured-
Mr. Mason did not see It that way. Ho
said Dr. Emmens claims "were interesting,
but was plainly skeptical abont them-
Dr. Emmens is not annoyed seriously by
skepticism. Although a scientist o ac
knowledged high attainments, he does uot
ask scientific acknowledgment of his pres
ent undertaking. In a letter written by
him to Prot. William Crookes, F.RS..Dr.
"The gold-producing workinour Argen
taurum laboratory Is a case of sheer mammon-seeking.
It Is not being carried on
for the sakcot science, or In a proselyting
spirit. No disciples are desired and no
believers are asked for."
Neverthleesa Dr. Einmens' scientific
achlevments aro such that a serious Im
portance must be attached to his state
ments. His reputation must certainly dis
pel the notion that he has been deceived
by the results of his own experiments, as,
it Is alleged, was Brlce, the Chicagoan.
Dr. Emmens Is a member of the Ameri
can Chemical Society, of the American
Institute of Mining Engineers, and of the
Societe Internationale des Electrlcieus. He
is the inventor of Emmensite, the United
States official explosive, adopted and used
In the Army and Navy. He htts been
almost continuously employed by the War
Department as- an expert He is eminent
as a pure theorist, as well. His work on
nickel took a first prize at the World's
Fair His work on ordnance is published
b the United States Naval Institute. He
Is the author of a book on logic, and
ot certain erudite considerations respect
ing tb. Newtonian theory of graiitation.
It wj j be seen that this man is one fully
competent to estimate the value ot his
discoveries. He is not a man to be
fooled by a trace ot gold in the Mexican
dollars with which he works. Prof. Em
mens claims to have made his Argen
taurum gold from silver, and the only way
to escape the conclusion is to impeach, his
a cruelty. And what reason has he. for
Dr. Eminena believes that his claim will
ultimately befoundmore profitable tbanany
staked out in the Klondike region. Under
the circumstances lie cannot be blamed for
wishing to keep his processes a secret.
Moreover, concerning the amount of sil-
I ver required to produce the Argentaurum
gold, various things said and written by
him lead to the conclusion that he claims
to transmutathe wholemassof silver (Mex
ican dollars) into- the product sold at the
United States assay office. "He savs that
it is not the cost of material, bat tBotjma
"Vitality, and Con
stitution AH Menu
lie Same Thing.
It Is not generally known that pyslolo
gists have recently discovered that every
organ In the body is under the control of
a ctuuporativeiy small portion, ot nerve
sub&tancc, each of these small portions be
ing known as a ncne center The most
important of these are located In the
brain or upper portion ot the spinal cord,
-twenty years of careful observation and
extended research with many thousands
of recorded cases have taught
14H Penna. Ave. Adj. Willard's Hotel,
ihat derangements or these governing
nerve-centers are the cause ot. a large
portion ot the diseases of the head, heart,
lungs, stoHiach. kidneys, liver, bladder,
bowels, etc., and, in fact, that the or
gans then selves are only fc"CondrUy
affected fcuch being tlie case.lt Is nani
festly absurd to attempt to cure disease
by treating only the atrected organ, leav
ing the cause of disease untoucned and
ignoring Its location in some other part
ot the body, as, for instance, in tlie
brain, or some one of the nerve centers.
Dr Walker makes a specialty of nervous,
mental and chronic diseases.
S5.00 A fiOICrH
Is tho highest Tee charged, including
Dally ornce hours, 10 to 5; Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, till
8 p. in.; Sunday, 10 to 12
.S3- CONSULTATION FREE. "S3
required, which renders the process ex
pensive. Dr. Einmeiis rejects the word "transmu
tation" as misleading, when applied to
his process. He says the term has been
used to denote a change of substance.
He, with many other chemists, bellees
there Is but one "matter" In the universe.
The so-called chemical elements are but
"modes" of this universal substance, com
bined with more or less of energy. There
fore, the change from. silcr to gold Is a
change of elements, not ot substance, and
is not to be called "transmutation," as
alchemists used the term.
All this contention Is, ot course, merely
theoretical In the letter to Prof. Crooked,
previously quoted, Dr. Emmens character
izes five stages of his gold process, as fol
lows: (a) Mecltanlcal treatment.
(b) Fluxing and granulation,
tc) Mechanical treatment.
(d) Treatment with oxides ot nitrogen,
1 e. , modified nitric acid.
"We regard the mechanical treatment,"
he says, -'is tlie causa causans. The flux
ing aud granulation serve, we think.rnerely
to render the molecular aggregates sus
ceptible ot displacement aud rearrange
ment." Dr. Emmens gives some directions by
which anybody who follows them can
make gold. In his correspondence with
Prot. Crookes he says:
"If you or he will try the combined
efrect of impact and very low temperature,
you can easily producesome gold. 1 don't
promise that you will make it at a com
mercial profit, but I doubt not you will
be well pleased to produce it at all, Ir
respective of cost.
"Take a Mexican dollar (a coin which,
as now minted, is certified by the United
States Assay Office here to be free from
gold 1. e.J not to have more than &
'trace') and dispose It In an apparatus
Which will prevent expansion and flow.
"Then subject it to heavy, rapid, and
continuous beating under conditions of
cold, such aa tc-prevent even a temporary
rise of temperature when the blows aro
struck. Test the material from hour to
hour, and ar length you will fine more
than a trace of gold-"
It will readily be seen by this that
gold-making will never become a popular
evening amusement It will also be noted
that Dr. Emmens has anticipated Supt
Mason's animadversion upon the auriferous
qualities of Mexican dollars. In his letter
he frankly says:
"Whether the experiment would prove
successful with pure silver or a silver
alloy other tnan a Mexican dollar I can
not say. It is to my mind very possible
that there are several varieties ot silver
considered with regard to their molecular
br lCmmens- has a "force engine' in his
argentaurum laboratory In 2Ccvr Brighton,
Sta'cn Island, which does the work which
Prof. Crookes was advised to. undertake
with a hammer. It furnishes pressures, as
required, exceeding 500 tons per square
inch. Dr. Emmens confesses to an ex
pectation of accomplishing marvels through
Its Instrumentality, He says he has every
confidence that the production ot argen
taurum gold will be brousht up to 50,000
ounces monthly within a year.
"The force engine," he says, will, I be
lieve, prove to be the most important piece
of laboratory apparatus ever produced."
Dr. Emmens' startling discovery, if It lie
established cannot be said to disagree with
the generalhatlons of modern chemistry,
especially those generalisations of Mendc
leef which have tu do with per.odicity la
the elements. It Is well known that Meu
deleer l.lmelf was able to affirm the ex
istence of an element gallium which was
af terwara dloveredby another.andshown
to potass the qualities predicted by Men
deleef. Dr Emmens Is a believer in this law of
periodicity, and contends that his argoa
taurum occupies the space, hitherto blank,
oetween silver and gold in the periodical
table of the elements.
For this substance Dr. Emmens claims
properties akla to those ot both sllverand
gold. It is an unstable element. Dr.
Emmens say? of It"
"At the least provocation, so to speakr.lt
reverts Into silver or advances into gold.
This seems to explain why the chemical
analysis of gold found in nature In
variably shows, the preseuce ot both silver
It. is nothkely that the announcement ot
Dr. Emmens' claim will affect the-present
rush to Klondike. Even It all thathe claims
should be established, the Importance ot his
discovery, is, as yet, more scientific than
NORTH -On Tuesday, Julv 27. 1897,
ANNA, widow of Heury C. North.
Funeral services at her late residence,
2929 Fourteenth street northwest, Thurs
day, July 25J, at 5 o'clock. Relatives and
(Hcvr York and Portsmouth papers please
HALL-On Wednesday, Julv 23, 1897,
at,9:05 a.m., LEOXARY CARRIER II ALL,
wife of I. N. Hall, at her late residence.
No. 420 M street northwest.
Funeral services at her late residence
Fiiday, July 30, at 3:30- p. m. jy29-2t
late residence, No. 5 Chewes' courts Tues
day, JulyU7, at 3:40 p.m.
The funeral services will be held Thurs
day, July 29, at the Mount Airy Baptist
Church on K. street, between Fourth, and
Fifth streets northwest, at 3 p.m.
S 11 ELTON -On Wednesday rooming,
July 28, 1897, JOHN V. SHELTON, aged
Notice or funeral hereafter.
Xe WILLIAM LEE,
333 Pa. Ave. I. W
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our way of doing- business.
We don't shout "bar
gains" where there's no
reason for it we're satis
fied to stick to our same old
Just now this store is
brimful of bargains a third
off Men's Suits and Trous
ers a third off Straw Hats
a half off Children's Wash
Suits and choice of all
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M'J tlAL NOTICES.
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payments, crown and bridge wore a
specialty DR. T. W. BTCBHLEF1ELD.
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UNITED STATES bENATE, WASHING
TON, D C Sealed proposals for tUa fol
lowing luel for tne Luitctl states faeu
ate, lor tne fiscal year ending June 30.
lUb, will be received at tne office of the
Serjjeant-at-Arins of tne Lnited Statea
Senate uuut 12 o'clock, noou, on the bin
DA3C OF AUGUST, 1897, and at that
hour opened in the presence of thoe bul
ders who elect to be present, viz: 3,000
tons.nioreor less, otbiatextra hard white
asn anthracite coal, r urnace size, screened
and free from all impurities, also fifteen
tons more or less ot saiu coal cnasxnut
sUu. also twenty tons, more or leas, of
white ash coal, free from all impurities,
stove size, also 1,000 bushels, more or
less, of beat crushed coke, all coal to ba
weighed and all coke to be measured, and
all coal and coktt to be stored in the
vaults of the Senate wing of tne Capitol
twuich are open to the inspection or Did
ders 1, at. the expense or tne contractor;
all to be dehvereu and stored at such umea
and in such quantities aa may be ordered
by the undersigned, all coal to be loaded
in the carts with forks and not shovels;
the right to re-weigh the coal, or re
measure the coKe, at the Capitol buildmg
at tlie expense ot the contractor; alio to
reject any or all proposals, or to accept
or reject any proposal fur any of the above
items, la reserved by the undersigned.
Each bid must be accompanied by the
certified check ot the banter for $100,
payable to the order of the Financial Clerk
ot the Senate, to be forfeited to the United
States upon the failure or refusal of tha
bidder to enter Into any contract awarded
to him, checks to be returned to bidders
wnose bids are not accepted immediately,
and to bidders whose bids are accepted
upon execution by each or them of con
tract in accordance with law. Fuel fur
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ending June 30, lb9t, will be inspected
and weighed or measured by an employe
of the Senate, to be designated by the
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this inspection no charge will be made
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to "The Serjjeant-at-Arms, United Statei
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A RECEPTION TO WARNER
Citizens of Kensington Do Honor to
the Consnl to Leipsic.
Tliey- Crowd the Town Uall, Sear
Bright Speeches, and Have a
Good Time Generally.
The citizens of Kensington, ATd., turned
out en masse last evening to do honor
to their most highly honored fellow-townsman,
Bramard H. "Warner, jr., who has
recently been appointed United States con
sul at Letpslc, Germany.
The reception, which was given in the
town hall, was attended by many of ilc
Warner's friends in this city, as well as
by the people of Kensington. The hall
within and without was decorated in holi
day attire, the Interior being profusely
adorned with Old Glory and the outside
brilliantly illuminated with hundreds of
The arrangements were In charge otthe
mayor, O. W. Clura, ex-ilayois .Martin,
Defcrick, and Peter, ex-Gov.Hart, ot Ohio;
Messrs. J. V. Townsend, "William "W.
Terrell, V. H. ilanakee. and H. K. Simp
son, who also acted as a reception com
mittee. More than halt of those who came to ex
tend congratulations to the young con
sul were ladies, the greater part ot whom
stayed to participate in the dance, which
took place after the reception. The oc
casion was also enlivened by excellent
music by Yount's Orchestra.
Shortly t.fter 8 o'clock Mayor Clum, who
ai'ted as master of ceremonies, called the
assemblage to order, and after brierly
stating the object or the gathering-, Intro
duced ex-Gov. Hart as the orator of the
evening. Gov Hart paid a nattering
tribute to the character and worth of Mr.
Mr. Warner in reply thanked his towns
men for their expressions of friendship
and assured them that he would use his
best efforts to fuini their expectations
Dr. Nonrse made a humorous speech
which kept the audience in aa uproar.
Ex-Mayor Martin and Mr. Marion Dorian
also made short addresses.
"While the guests were extending con
gratulations to young Mr. "Warner, his
father, Mr B. H. Warner, and his mother
also were remembered and heartily con
gratulated by all present
Among: those present were:
Alfred Ray, jr , Miss Neel Ray, MI33
Mattle Martin. Mr and Mrs. V. E. Brown,
C Parker Jones, MUs Flora Warren Smith,
Mr A M. Proctor, Newman Little, and
Misses Clara and May Little, MIs3 Irene
llrown. Miss Sadie Khmear, Misses Clara
and Rene Manake; Miss May Massey,
Misses Bessie, Annie and Mary Warner.
Judge Scott, W E. Brown.Dr. W L.Lewis
Dr John Lewis, Dr W. H. "Way, Andrew
Parker, Dr E. J. Jon.-. A. K. Phillips,
Southard Warner and Parker "Warner,
First Assistant Postmaster General Shella
barger, Herbert Lowl and wire, "W. W.
Eldridge, R. Parker Jones, Rev. Dr. J. T.
Marshall. Rev. Robert M.Moore and wife,
John F. Freeman and wife, "William Uutea
inson and wife, J. "W. Townsend, Mr. and
Mrs. A. H.Klnnear, Miss Bessie RusseU,
Loren II. Milllken and wire, George R.
Stokes and wife, "W. R. Russell and wire.
Mrs J. H Marsey, Mrs. Robert E. Conr
stant, Mr and Mrs. Louts Maxson, Miss
Birdie and Miss Marion RusseU; Dr. "WUIiara
H Lewis and wife, Dr Eugene Jones. C.
L. Harding and wife, S A. Loman. E.. T.
Thomas, Thomas R. Martin and wife. C.
P. Smith and wife, H K Simpson, George
Peter aad Mr. and Mrs. BT. c. Armstrong.
GofTP- Calls orr Cleveland.
Buzzard Bay. Mass., July 28. Ex-fTesT.
Jdent Cleveland received a call or a few
hours' duration this afternoon from Presi
dent McKinley's Secretary of the Treas-;
. ury, Lyman J. Gage. He came- over to
Gray GnWesfrom Marlon with Ghar!es.S
Hamlin, formerly Assistant Secretary" of,
The call is thought to have been purely