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THE MOKfllJSTf TIMES, MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1897.
(MOUKIXG, BVEXIXG ASD SUNDAY.)
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Assusinution of Premier Cnnovas.
A dispatch from Madrid to The Times
last night conveyed the unpleasant tidings
that Senor Canovas del Castillo, prime
minister of Spain, had been done to death
by an assassin, said to be an Italian an
archist, at the "watering place of Santa,
Agueda, at about 1 o'clock Sunday aft
ernoon. The particulars "will be found in
our news columns.
"What effect the sudden taking off of
this statesman, the acknowledged leader
of the Spanish Conservative party, may
nave upon the politics or the colonial and
foreign policies of the kingdom, it is
impossible to predict, in advance of
further developments. It would seem
prob'ible. however, that such a chocking
event would tend to unite parties, and
out of indignation for the deed, cause
them to join in a vigorous prosecution of
the aims and methods which character
ized the official policy of the late premier.
The cablegram advices us that today the
Queen Regent and court would return to
the capital, where Senor Sagasta and other
leaders have been asked to meet. The
assahslnarion is greatly to be deplored.
Such crimes are senseless and useless .is
remedial measures. In the present instance
the murder of Canovas is not likely to lead
to milder practices on the part of the
Spanish authorities, in the conduct of the
Cuban war. It may result in a, condition
of excitempnt and anger among the hot
headed population of Spain, which would
bring matteiP of difference with this coun
try to a crisis, and compel our Government
to take some vigorous action at last.
Probably we shall know within a day
There is one thing connected with the
dismal event chronicled this morning that
by no means should be lost sight of. Cano
Yas del Castillo supported the hyena, "Wey
ler. In his wholesale assassinations and
butcheries of Innocent men, women and
little -children in Cuba. Xow he lies dead
with an assassin's bullet In his head. It
looks like retributive justice.
Another Antoerntic Jofce.
The Hon. Thomas Brackett Reed, of
Maine, ha3 contributed to the Illustrated
American a paper on an institutional ques
tion of much interest. It has been sug
gested by many able men versad in public
affairs, that the co-ordination of our legis
lative and executive national powers
might be improved; that between them, as
at present organized, responsibility for
transacting the business of the people Is
so easily shifted, or is so intangible as
to be lost la the shuffle when nuytfiing
goes wrong, and somebody or something
la looked for to put the blame upon.
One of the remedies proposed has been
to give Cabinet of fleers seats iu the Senate
and House, with the right to introduce
legislation and to debate the same. In
ether couotilutional governments the power
to initiate financial and other vital legisla
tion Tests with the government, and the
system is found to work well. It is not
our present purpose to discuss the sugges
tion to adopt something like It in the "United
States, but only to call attention to Mr.
Reed's Ylew of the matter.
As usunl, we find the opinions of theHon
Thomas Brackett Reed on this point both
edifying and pregnant with his Inde
scribable sense of humor. He objects to
the plan, principally on the grounds that
It would bedestructlveof our representative
form of government, and that it would
give Cabinet ministers, endowed with seats
and voices in the balls of legislation, a too
great personal influence and patronage.
These thoughts, flowing from the teeming
brain of a man who for months has been
successfully engaged in defeating our rep
resentative form of government by sup
pressing the Bouseof Representatives, abol
ishing all the rights and privileges of its
members and usurping all its functions and
powers, are nothing short of funny. His
other ground of objection is quite as
From his magazine point of view, It
would be highly undesirable to place a
responsible Cabinet officer in the House
or Representatives, for example; because
the Influence of such a personage, es
pecially In the matter of patronage, might
exercise a coercive, if not a corrupting in
fluence on the membership. Although Mr.
Reed docs not say so In terms, still he
must have had his own example in mind.
The power of such a man might grow
until it was adequate to the obstruction
of legitimate business. There may be
something In this. "We have seen the in
tolerable power of "the Speaker over
patronage, hi the form of committee as
signments, grow until it has become suf
ficient to bend both -majority and oppo
sition elements in the body abjectly to
his single will, and render legislation or
action of any description absolutely sub
servient to hit- pen-cnal or political desires
From such a standpoint, it easily is un
derstood that the Autocrat of the sup-pref-sed
Housb would not be likely to favor
a change of organization of the kind sug
gested. Obviously, the "statiib quo' is
plenty good enough for him. He opposes
borrowing anything from the English sys
tem of free, untrammelled, parliamentary
government. Who can blame him? Our
present system of placing the functions,
privileges and powers of the popular branch
of our national legislature completely in
the keeping of a MiiRle Autocrat, vastly
Ismcrccoiivenleutand pleasant for Thomas
Haywood Posing its OId Hickory.
It seldom lias happened in the history
or this country that the judicial action
of a Federal court has been handled by
the national press in such terms as mark
tne editorial expressions of leading Journals
with regard to the recent injunction is
sued by Judge Jackson, In West Virginia,
and directed against law-abiding citizens,
to whom it assumes to deny the constitu
tional rights of free speech and peaceable
"'c cannot doubt that, by this time.
Judge Jackson is sorry he spoke. If he
patronizes a clipping agency and thus iu
able to read all that has been and is
being said about him, it is difficult to
see how he can escape the dilemma of
reform or suicide. His offense mubt be
rank, indeed, when the New York Even
ing Pest, whose editor lately was given
an honorary degree by Oxford University
for l:is services in this country to British
interests, is shocked by it. But even the
Evening Post considers that actions like
his. "make plausible the complaint of the
miners 'hat the courts are partial," and
regards the spread of such an opinion
among the "common people,"!, e., those
without Oxford titles, as something to be
deprecated on public grounds
Other leading papers treat the erring Jus
tice with as little consideration for his per
sonal feelings as if he were a candidate
for office, with a dark page in his early
life Ji-st dKcovcied. They, or borne of
them, do not hesitate to Insinuate that his
injunction is a direct violation of the pro
vision in the Constitution which says that
the Congress shall not make any law
"abridging the freedom of speech or of
the press. or the right of the people peace
ably to assemble, and to petition the Gov
ernment for a redress of grievances."
But why should it surprise anyone that
an Inferior federal judge should ignore a
little thing like that, when he has Lcfore
him the precedent and example established
in the suppression of the House of Repre
sentatives, by its Speaker, accompanied
with' direct violations of the Constitu
tion, committed with the full privity and
consent of the National Executive? If
the Administration and the Speaker may
ignore and defy the Constitution in the
interoU of certain trusts, monopolies and
so on, why may not a third class Tederal
judge do the same, for the benefit of a
hlgiily respectable party of capitalist coal
operators? Every man, even Including
Thomas Brackett Reed and Marcus Aurelius
Hanna, will admit that, as an academic
proposition, it is wrong to violate the
Constitution of the United States, par
ticularly when the violator lias taken an
oath to support it. On the other hand,
statesmen of the Reed, Hanna and Judge
Jackson school appear to believe iu that
higher law which variously declares that
"circumstances alter cases," that "neces
sity is the mother of intention," and that
a great deil might be said for the rule
laid down by that great legislator, Timothy
Campbell, who declared that, between
friends, tie Constitution waa as unim
portant a factor in government as a mem
ber of the Congress under the rule of the
For these reasons we think that Judge
Jackson bhouhl be allowed the palliation
of high example If we are to permit the
Administration itself to treat the supreme
law of the land as so much waste papery
we ought to be comparatively lenient to
Its satellites for adopting the pace thus
set for them with the toleration If not
the consent of the nation.
Pcr&onally we are afraid that Judge
Jackson Is a victim to his patronym. It
Is conceivable that he may have thought
drastic uction such as he was bold enough
to take savored much of. the spirit and
force of the original Jackson he of his
toric Tame and veneration And it must
be confessed that there Is a point of re
semblance between the two characters.
It is the startling resemblance of salt
petre to Saint Peter.
In commenting on the British govern
ment's marble heart toward the bimetallic
envoys, the "Westminster Gazette on Satur
day remarked: "Everybody knows thatthe
mlsj-lon of the silver envoys is a farce of
the baldest kind.'' "What has made it so,
we wonder? Is it because the bona fides
A President McKlnley in sending out a
bimetallic commission to please silver Re
publicans, and then sending in a greenback-destroying
currency commission mes
sage to please gold Republicans, is open
to question? We hope not. Of course
it is fairly conceivable that, while Mr. Mc
Kinley supposedly would like to "do some
thing for silver,'' he might be willing to do
a good deal for gold. Most people are.
Russia mast bo an intciestlng place for
travelers, especially when the Czar en
eounteis them in his journeylngs. A recent
writer tin the subjeetot lours In that coun
try describes a little episode which oc
curred near Moscow. The traiastopped
and was surrounded by soldiers, the blinds
being drawn down, and a soldier sta
tioned at each window, with orders to
shoot anyone who attempted to draw aside
the blinds or to leave the car. A lady who
was passing from one part of the train
to xmother was stopped by an officer, who
icfUMsd to allow her to move another
step, telling her it was as much as his
life "was wutu to let anyone into the car
or out of the car. The lady remained
standing from 0 p. m till 4 a. m., when
blie collapsed from exhaustion, and no
one dnrcl mpve to assist her. Three trains
went by the car dm lug this time, but no
body knew which contained the Emperor.
If tills story is true.it would seem as if
the Russian empire weie located on top
of a volcano which might atany time break
foith. Whensuclrprccuutiousas these have
to be taken to pi event tlio assassination
of the ruler of the people, it teems to an
ordinary American as if he would want to
abdicate and live in pence somewhere like
a common man. Thlssort of thing IS worse
Cablcgiam's fiomTurls announce the ar
rival of the Duke d'Aostu, nephew or King
Humbert. This pnnce.it is said, is charged
with u mish'.on to the Orleans family, in
tended to prevent the duel between Prince
Henri d'Orleans and the Italian Gen. Alber
tono After so much fuss over the Abys
sinian letters, it would lie n pity to end the
Incident without a shot or a thrust -r two.
These duels in high life are generally or
the advertising and very seldom of the un
Apslstcd by our friendly advice and fre
quent admonitions, the excellent Mr. de
Hale de Lome is spending his summer in
hunting. Filibusters arc the game, and so
far he has proved a wretched shot. What
he calls "filibusters" are not really that,
but quite another kind of bird; but, such as
they arc, they have been plenty and he has
not brought down out. Jufct now the chuse
Is hot in Long Island Sound, at Wilming
ton, at St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Per
haps If he would take a tug and try the
coast of Newfoundland he might have bet
ter sport Cuban relief vesels have learned
all the tricks of the Spanish-American pa
trol and of Mr. Dupuy de Hale's secret
service, but the latter have not secured
vertical t-uperposition upon the play of
News was received yesterday that Gen.
Maximo Gomez wns marching with a
strong detachment or the Cuban army to
take personal command of the operations
against Havana and Matnnzas. Gen Cas
tillo, who is in front of the former posi
tion with two divisions, continues to at
tack the suburbs. Weyler was at Matnnzas,
but was reported as about to move his head
quarters to Gulnes, a town in the southern
part of Havana province, about thirty or
thirty-ri ve miles by rail from Matanzas and
nearly the same distance from Havana.
We do not much credit the report Weyler
is such an arrant coward that he would
hesitate tolt-avclhu seacoastand his means
of escape In case of a battle All the same,
It is to be Imped that the story is true.
Cheered by the dishonest straddle of the
Maryland Democratic State platform the
gold bolters of Pennsylvania, the great
Harrlty included, seem to see a hope that
they may ride back into the party on tin;
treason which carried thpin out- If money
will help them, there or elsewhere, it will
be found available. Hanna and his copar
ceners in this country and England, would
be willing to spend almost any amount to
secure seats -and Influence for the gold
bolters in future Democratic conventions.
The rank and file of Democracy every
where mupt be watchful, or the power of
gold will betray the party again.
RIDDLED W1TTT BULLETS.
Prompt Punishment of a Negro for
Glenwood, Ga., Aug.8 Xuthaniel Mason,
a negro employed at the residence of Dr.
Ch.irles A. Powell, attempted an assault
last night upon Mrs. Powell, and was
captured after a fierce btrugyle by her
husband. In u short time nearly fifty
of his neighboio arrived with guns and
pistols at the scene.
It was declared that he had been shot
In military fashion. After being given
an opportunity to pray, Mason was placed
against a pile of rocks and the mob drew
up in a semi-circle in front of him. At
a signal from one of the leaders every
triggei was pulled and "a shower of lead
found lodgment In the negro's body.
He was left lying where he fell. The
coroner impanelled a Jury, "which found
a verdict of "death at the hands of
A .grave was dug for him with the rock
pile as his headstone.
THE DAY AT PLATTSBUHG.'
Clinrcn in the Morning and n Drive
in the Afternoon.
Plattsburg, N. Y., Aug. 8. President
McKinley spent today quietly This
morning, in company with Vice President
and Mrs. Hobart, Secretary and Mrs. Alger,
Hon. andMrs.Whiteluw Reld, Miss Frances
Alger, and C. B. Pike, he attended services
in the First Presbyterian Church, where
the Rev. Dr. Reid, of Detroit, Mich.,
Secretary Algei's former pastor, officiated.
In the afternoon, President and Mrs. Mc
KJnler and Hon. and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid
enjoyed a drive through the surrounding
Tomorrow the Presidential party will
be the guests of ex-Gov. Woodbury at
Burlington, Vt., going to that city by
A SCORCHER'S RACE FOR LIFE.
Parsned by Frenzied Italians for
Injuring a Child.
Mount Vernon, N. Y., Aug. 8. George
Harris, a bicyelibt, came near niPdting a
sad end yesterday because he ran down a
little girl in the street and nearly killed
Harris came dashing down North Fourth
avenue, whpre the big celebration of the
feast of Madonna del Arco was in progress,
with his chin almost on the bars- He rush
ed through a crowd In the street, ringing
his bell and scattering those in the street
In evcrv direction.
Rosa Maniero was struck by the wheel
and fell unconscious to the ground. Harris
did not wait to see if she was Injured, but
picked himself up and started to pedal
The Italians who witnessed the accident
were wild with anger, and, gathering a
mob, pursued the Avhpelman down the
avenue tux five blocks, flashing stillettos
In the air.
Several times they almost had him by
the coat tails, but the frightened man
finally reached a down grade and got
safely away. The Italians werj so angry
that they returned to their pavilions, pro
cured ropes and made known their inten
tion of lynching any scorcher who would
attempt to dash through their ranks.
Crowding the Eatnbles.
(From the.Atchlson GlobeO
There Is on" serious objection to the
"watermelon the watermelon season makes
every woman discontented with the bize
I of her refrigerator. , ,
The dismissal of Daniel Morgan, dis
bursing orriccr of the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing, under the guise of a forced
resignation, may be an illustration or the
way the heads or departments intend to
construe the recent ordsr or the President
with respect to theclvll service reform lnw.
The President in that order provided that
every man whose removal was sought or
who was deemed a fit subject for removal
should have ehargep preferred against him
in writing and be granted an opportunity
or meeting them. This order, commendable
throughout, is hardly a week old before it
is violated iu tills openmanner. No charges
were piererre'd against Mr. Morgan, as
stipulated, nor was tie .given a chance to
meet them He was Siir.ply requested to re
sign, and, rather thhtt'jiut his son-in-law,
Claud Johnson, cider of the bureau, In
trouble, he acquiesced.
Several weeks- agpifSeJ-retary Gage ap
points a Treasury commission to investi
gate the various buieaus under his charge,
and this bureau was one or those investi
gated. It Is said that this commission
found m.ich fault jvitl)' the manner in
which the disbursing ofYlce was kept and
recommended Mr. Morgan for dismissal
on the grounds that such action would
be "for the good of .the service.", Mr.
Morgan is out, and 'the first Infraction
of the recently nijiqfrjiaunted order of
President McKlnley has occurred.
The Civil Service Coinmisslon has set on
foot a quiet investigation of tw'o or three
ot the collectors of Internal revenue In
Mark H anna's State. Complaints have
reached them from many of the store
keepers and gaugers that discrimination
Is being shown on account of the politics
ot the officials. The storekeepers and
gaugers are assigned by the collectors to
various points iu the district, and their
pay Is a per diem based upon the number
or days" work they perform. It Is thus an
easy matter for a collector to give the men
of his owu party a good billet und keep
the other fellows on waiting orders. This
is the discrimination complained of. It
Is an open and flagrant violation of tho
civil service reform law , and it the charges
are proven it may go bard with some ot
Tne earsof the director of the mint ought
to be burning at a tremendous rate if there
Is any truth In the olU saw. He is one of
the most talked alxiut jnen in the city in
certain rlrclefi. Mr. rrcston has called
down upon him the wrath of the silver
men, and he is being denounced right and
left for his leoent Interview, in which he
asserted that all nations would soon go to
a gold basis, and tnat Mexico was prepar
ing the way for such a changein her fiscal
policy. The tilver men admit that Mr.
Trenton is entitled to his own views on
this subject, but they deny that as a pulr
lie official, dealing entirely with the ma
terial from which our money is coined, he
hns the right to run a propaganda in the
Interest ot one metal and against another.
The cable announced yesterday that
Baron von Thlelmnn, the German ambossa
dor who was readied for the purpose of
being put at the head of the financial
arfairs ot the German empire, wai In dis
grace because of his recent newspaper
interviews, In which he did too much
talking for a shrewd diplomat. The
only mistake the German diplomat made
was to forget to disavow what had been
attributed to him. Baron von Thlelman
is a most exemplary man In this particu
lar compared with several other diplomats
who might be named.
- Take the case or the Spanish minister,
for an instance. That gentleman is too
foxy at this stage ot the trouble in Cuba
to rush into print and get himself in
bad odor at the State Department, but
It all reports be trucrhe has been doing
a lot or talking about' the clubs and in
the drawing-rooms of certain citizens, where
tlie diplomats have entree, iu preference
to representatives or good American
families. If the half that has been at
tributed to Mr. De Lome In the way
of crltici.s.p. of this Government in con
nection with the war Jin Cuba Is true,
he should have been in dibgrace with this
Government long ago. But nothiug that
the Spanibh mlnibter can do or say by
way of criticism of our Government will
make him persona nou grata so long as
the present foreign policy is maintained.
The county where Mark Hanna resides
appears to be controlled by a class of
Democrats who want home rule In every
paitlcular. At the Democratic convention
there Saturday Mr McLeun received a
rather left-hnnded Indorsement, and the
late Democratic Senator from Ohlo.C. S.
lirice, was al'-o given a dubious compli
ment. Twelve men were placed In nomi
nation for the State legislative ticket. It
was a good, old-fashioned, Democratic, free
silver convention, nnd the Chicago platform
and all that sort of thing was agreed to
with an unanimity that indicates very
cleaily the temper of the Democrats of
that section of the State. But when It
eame to construing a State plank upon
which the legislative candidates were to
stand a clause was inserted setting forth
the evcilaitlng disapproval or the Demo
crats or Cuyahoga county ot the candidacy
or any man for the Senate who was not a
resident of the State, and the delegates
were instructed to that effect. This is the
first pronounced opposition to Mr. Mc
Lean's candidacy that has manifested It
self. CUT HER THROAT AND MIS OW.V.
A "Woman's Prophecy Thnt Her Hus
band "Would Kill Her Verified.
Bordentown.N. J., Aug..8. Aboutayear
ago James Robinson, ot White Hill, Fields
bniough Postoffice, a small vlllige two
miles south of herp, attempted to kill his
wife with a knife. Sim caused his arrest,
and he was committed to the insane asy
lum, but through the efforts ot his sisters
he was released a f ew months later.against
Mrs. Robinson's protests. On account ot
their children she continued to live with
him, but told his sister that sooner or later
ho would kill her. Last night her prophecy
was fulfilled. Robinson cut her throat and
his own. She is dead and it is thought that
he will die.
Sometime after midnight a boy terrified
almost beyond the power ot speech cried
for help at the door of the house next to
the Robinson cottage and about 200 yards
away. It was the oldest Robinson boy.
Dr. W. H. Shipps and Coroner Fischer
reached the place within a short time.
They found Mrs. Robinson lying on the
floor. There was a slash across her breast
and on her right hand, and her head was
almost severed from her body. A few
feet away lay Robinson, gasping for
breath, with his windpipe severed. An
open razor lay beside him. The two
babies were asleep in the bed, which was
sprinkled with blood. The physician and
the coroner sewed up the gash In Robin
From the position of the woman's, body
and the nature of the wounds Coroner
Fischer believes th'at she made stnigg!
Tor her life. The other two children were
found asleep in the rear room. The neigh
bors say that Robinson had no cause for
iil-treatlng his wife. She was a sober,
industrious woman, and had been sup
porting tho family.
Since Ids release from'the asylum Robin
son had done no work and had been drink
ing heavily '
Another Japanese Wnrshlp.
Berlin, Aug. 8. The, Japanese govern
ment has ordered foin the Vulcan works
a battleship of sS0D'lons, which is to
cost 13",60Of6OO marks.
IN HOTEL LOBBIES.
"There are features of the new Klon
dike gold dij-coverles which tome people
overlook," said Mr. W. P. Hill, who ar
rived at the Shoieham from Chicago lust
night. Mr. Hill is the cashier for the firm
of Joy, Morton & Co., Mr. Morton boiug the
son of Hon. J. Sterling Morion, ex-Secretary
of Agriculture. "The people of Chi
cago, like all Others over the country, have
caught the Klondike fever, after the Chi
cago fashion, and the utmost detail of a
trlpt rom the lakes to Alaska has been dis
cussed In every business house in tlie city.
I have the fever myself, so know some
thing about it. The special point I want to
emphasize is that it haH been determined,
as a consensus of opinion, that It is danger
ous to start to Alaska from Chicago with
less than $1,000 in your pocket. I think
there will bo no danger of starving there,
or e en going hungry, for the North Ameri
can Trailing Company, which has been
buying goods from us to ship there for
several ypars past, has given us orders for
three times the quantities ot foods usual
ly shipped, and this company known wliat
It is about. Wo are spudlng many carload
lots of r jlled oats, corn grits, and all kinds
of cereal loods to Alaska, and other firms
aro shipping similar lots of dried and
canned meats, eto
"There will be an abundance of food
delivered at Dawson City and other points
before the cold weather, but th3 poor man
who goes there without sufficient funds
will fare five times worse than ho will
here, because everything that arrives there
in the bhape ot necessary food and cloth
ing sells for five times the price It does
here. A thousand dollars there will keep
a man about as long as $200 will bete.
It is also a mistake to compaie Klondike
to California in '49. There Is oomrv.ra
tivcly easy communication to Alaska now.
All railroads and bteam boats across the
United States and in the Pacific waters
have beca built sines then, and methods ot
living ai.d travellug in rough countries have
been almost entirely changed. But it Is
suicide to .start without .sufficient money."
Congressman Rowland B. Mahauy, ot
Buffalo, left Willard's last night for his
Mr F. S. Pattridge, representing a large
wholesale liquor eMabllshment ot New
York, bald at Willard's List night thatthe
new tariff Iras notas yet affected his busi
ness to any great extent.
Hon. Albert D. Lasker, of Galveston,
Texas, is at the Arlington for a few d-iys
on politics and pleasure.
"WIDHIG GIVES HIMSELF UP.
Tries to Crente the Impression
That Die Is Insane.
Buffalo, Aug 8. William "Widrlg, the
KpringvSllo wife-murderer, who had kept
his liberty although COO men had searched
for him from dawn through the woods of
Cataraugus county and part ot Erie
county, waf- seen to get off a freight train
on the T. B R. and P. road at Macliias
rtatlon at 11 o'clock last night, and dis
appeared In the woods. The news was
taken to the village hotel, and half a hun
dred men, who had been collected by the
deputy fbcrlff, wereturncu Into the woods.
While they were thus employed WIdrig
walked Into the deserted hotel, put his name
on the register and lay down on a sora.
A maid who found the name on the
register startled him with her screams.
Tlie hunted man ran into the darkness
again and reappeared at the station a few
moments later. Widrig sat dowu on a
bench and fell into a doze. In a short
lime Sheriff Lamey and Sheriff Williams,
of Cutaraugus county, arrived and took
him Into custody.
Sherltt Lamey brought his prisoner to
Buffalo and lodged him in Jail, where he
began violent demonstrations, evidently In
tended to create the idea ot Insanity. He
refused to fay whether he liad or had not
killed his wife and claimed to be in great
A physician who examined him said that
his conxtltution was affected by the ex
citement of the man-hunt, but he was per
RUEERS EXCHANGE REGARDS.
Cjir nnd the Eniser Make Pledges
to One Another.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 8. A state ban
quet was given at the palace at Feterhof
last night. In honor or the German Em
peror and Empress. It was made the oc
casion or strong protestations In liehalf
of peace by the Czar and Emperor William.
The Czar, in thanking the Kaiser for visit
ing Russia, referred to the visit as a fresh
manifestation of the traditional bonds unit
ing tlie two empires, and as a precious
guarantee of tlie maintenance of general
Emperor William made a somewhat ef
fusive reply. He seemed to be over
whelmed by the fact that the Czar had
created him an admiral of the Russiau
navy, for which he thanked him. Con
tinuing, re said:
"Your majesty's unalterable resolution
to keep your people in peace finds in ma
the g'nddebt echo, and thus we will rur
sue the same paths and strive unitedly
under that blessing or peace to guide the
intellectual development ot our peoples. 1
can, with full confidence, lay this promise
anew in the hands ot your majesty, and I
know that I have the support ot my
whole people. I stand by your majesty's
side with my whole strength in this great
work ot preserving the peace of the na
tions, and I will give your majesty my
strongest support against any one who
may attempt to disturb or break this peace. "
FIGHT "WITH DESPERADOES.
Allen nnd Joe Lightfoot, Father and
Son, Shot hy Officers.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 8. Allen and
Joe Lightfoot, father and son, two negro
desperadoes, who have terrorized the peo
ple of Coffee and Geneva counties for a
year were overtaken in a public road
near Pea River in Coffee county yesterday
by five armed officers. A fight followed,
in which many shots were exchanged.
Alien Lightfoot was killed, being shot
through the heart. Hi? son was shot in the
shoulder and will probably die. The wound
ed man in his sufferings bemoaned the fact
that he did not kill some ot the officers.
DEMOCRATIC TICKET INDORSED.
Important Action Tuhen by the
Ohio Silver Hennbllenn.-.
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 8 The State
central committee of the Silver Republican
organization of Ohio held a meeting here
last night and under authority vested
in it by the State convention last May,
adopted a resolution indorsing the Demo
cratic State ticket and platform, on the
ground that the Democrats had reaffirmed
the Chicago platform and made the money
question the issue. There were only seven
members at the meeting.
The Ship Otto Floated.
Brldghttiupton, N. Y., Aug. 8.-Thcship
Otto, Capt. Brulil-, which stranded early
Thursday morning, was pulled oft the bar
at 2 o'clock this afternoon and at once
started in tow for New York. The ex
tent or tiiedaihage to the shlpls not known.
The captain and his crew have never left
the ship since she struck the bar.
(From the Chicago Dispatch. 1
""Was it a gold pen with which the
tarirt bill was .signed'" asks a corre
spondent. No, it was ust a plain steal.
FAESlTr OF WOMEN.
A Dispute Reveals Artificial Tresses
nud n "Wooden Eeg.
New York, Aug. 8. Ella Schlessinger, of
244 West Thirtieth street, called upon
Kate Ros, of No. 157 West Twenty
suventh street, labt night. While they were
chatting in the back yard a difference
arose and words led to blows. The po
lice interrupted the quarrel before the
argument had been properly settled, and
took bcth women to the West Thirtieth
slreet police station, and placed them aide
by side before the sergeant to explain
what the trouble was alwut. Ella told one
story and Kate another, and before tho
policeman who arrested tiiem could inter
fere, they were at it again, hammer and
Cate by this time had discovered the vul
nerable point in the enemy's make-up. She
made a sudden snatch and brought away
Ella's falre hair in triumph. Tlie sequel
proved, however, that she was but imper
fectly acquainted with hpr opponent's re
sources. Ella stooped toward the floor,
and in an instant unstrapped a Avoodenleg,
with which hhu evinced her displeasure by
-whacking Kate on the hpad.
Just as victory .soeniPd to incline toward
Ella the police recovered themselves and
separated the combatants. Ella could not
but foPl that an lnjubtice had been done
her, and snepxpresssd herfealings by strik
ing tlie matron several hearty smacks in
the face. She was finally locked up, with
her hair and wooden leg, while Kato
'ought slumber in another cell.
ran assassins of banks.
No Trace of Them Hns Yet Been
Corning, N. Y., Aug. 8. The men who on
Friday night enticed Mows E. Banks from
Ills home and then puta bulletin his heart
and one in bib brain have not yet been
captured. There seems no question but
that the work was done by men from this
city, as Mrs. Banks says that both of them
caUfd him by his name. "Ed." They were
caieful, however, not to let Mrs. Eauks get
a look at their faces, and she can give no
description of them.
One of two reasons must have prompted
the men one to tecure a large sum of
money which he usually carried with him.
but had left with his wife that night: the
other, that ionic preferred that his sou
should own the fine- property rather than
he. The on, Burt, was born or his first
wife, who is now dead, and he comesiinio
two-thirds of the estate. Burt was not
on good terms witli his father and has
otiown no regret for the awful death
which oveitook him. He waB notified of
the murder at midnight, but did not go to
his father's house until about 10 o'clock
the next morning.
Special prayerb were offered in several
churches today for the capture ot the
POLYGAMIST BATES' PARTY.
Husband of Many "Wives Invites
Them to nu Interview.
Chicago, Aug. 8. This notice was In
serted yesterday in an afternoon paper
at the rcques-t ot David E. Bates, the much
NOTICE. All wives or women who claim
to be wives or David E. Bates, or Gales,
are requested to meet at the Stock Yards
police station. South Halted, and Matt son
streets, Wednesday morning, Aug. 11, at
5) a, in., for the purpose ot interviewing
him in a body. (Marquette, Kalamazoo, Ga
lena and other papers please copy.)
T want to face them all at once," he
said. "I wish you would say no for me."
"Do you expect a rush?" he was asked.
"Well, I suppose so." was the reply.
"I suppose every woman who has had
any trouble with a man will be claiming
I am responsible, and appear against
Bates talks of writing a book as "oon
as he gets his pre.ent difficulties settled
one v.ay or the other. The title will be
"How lo Get Married; or, Points and
Pointers for Eashful Young Men."
The police believe Bales is insane.
nOUSESHOES FOR MeKlXEEr.
A Philadelphia Policeman's Pro
President McKinley has few more ardent
admirers in this city, says a Philadelphia
newspaper, ttiau Policeman "Andy" Mur
ray, ot the Twenty-eighth dinrict, who
originally hailed from Canton, O., and
who claims not only to be a distant re
lative of the Chief Executive, but to have
played marbles with him as a boy. As
a token ot good will he proposes to send
the Pre'idnt a most unique present, which
ho last night condescended to exhibit
to a reporter. He met the latter at the
station house just after returning from
duty, and, having explained something of
his project, led the way to hh home on
Woodstock street. Dragging a heavy cheat
from under the kitchen table, Andy raised
the lid and displayed a remarkable col
lection ot horseshoes, of various sizes and
shapes, each of which was neatly labeled
with a number.
"If you're poin' to put this in the paper,"
said the cnthusiasticpoliceuian,"you might
say that I've been twenty years on the
force, and that, bein' what you'd call an
observln' man, I often see horseshoes layin'
in the streets. I pick 'em up and carry
em home; put a numberon 'em, then write
down n a book against the same number
where they were found, so as to have u
history like of the different ones. There's
,12t shoes In that there ches3, and 32 dif
ferent kinds. I'm goln' to send book and
all to McKlnley, and, say, when he nails
'em up in the "NVhlteHouse, maybe he won't
have lots of luck. Hey?'
SENATOR EORAKER'S NEW HOME.
He Will JBoild a Handsome Renl
dence on Sixteenth Street.
Senator J. B. Foraker, ot Ohio, has de
cided to erect a handsome home here, and
he took out a permit on Saturday for a
residence to cost $40,000. It will stand
on the northwest corner of Sixteenth and
P streets, and will be a handsome structure
of pressed brick and stone. He will have
asa neighbor SenatorFairbanks, of Indiana,
who will erect an attractive home on an
Shortly after his arrival the Ohio Senator
began a bearch for a suitable residence site,
and finally selected the one mentioned -The
plans of the interior are for a home
of the most elaborate description, and the
residence when completed will be one ot
the handsomest homes owned by a mem
ber of the upper house ot Congress.
Mrs. Foraker, during her residence at
Cincinnati, was one of the social leaders
ot the Queen City of the "West, and with
her three attractive daughters will enter
tain on a lavish scale during the approach
WHO IS DIt. SAMTTEE D. HICKS?
Hero of. a. Romantic Wedding Xot
Known in Washington.
A dispatch reached "Washington late
Saturday night that Dr. Samuel Delancy
Hicks, or Washington, and Miss Lena Spier,
daughter or J. "W. Spier, State treasurer
of Georgia, weremarrledat YirginiaBeach,
Va., Saturday under somewhat romantic
clicumstnnccs. Tne name Samuel Delancy
Hicks is not to be found in the Washington
Directory either of 1396 or 1807- Inquiries
at other usual news sources failed to dis
cover that such a person lives In this city.
John McC. Hicks, the dentist, lives at
No. Ill Sixth street southeast, but he and
his family were out of the city when a re-
I porter for Tlie Times called last night.
lOtli, 11th and F Sts. N. W.
3- Our business hours until September an
7:45 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Saturdays, 7:43
Special Sale of
And includes Table, Bed
and Toilet Linens, Blan
kets. Quilts, Sheets, Pillow
and Bolster Slips, Sheet
ings. Shirtings, etc.
It is a great ingathering
of Linens and other house
keeping supplies, especially
for this yearly occasion, and
will afFord housekeepers and
hotelkeepers having present
or prospective needs an op
portunity to secure goods
for all housekeeping pur
poses at a very decided sav
ing on regular prices. Con
tracts made long months
ago give prices that compe
tition cannot meet today
and which cannot be repeat
ed in the near future. Away
ahead planning and large
buying give us a great ad
60-Inch Bleached German Table Damask,
6c a yard
G9-inch Bleached Scotch Table Damask,
extra heavy and extra quality,
85c a yard
72-Inch Bleached Scotch Table Damask,
extra heavy, choice quality and beautiful
$1.00 a yard
Pattern Cloths, extra heavy Scotch
Damask, about a dozen designs and all
2x2 yards $2.00 each ,
2x22 3'ards S2.50 each
2x3 yards $3.00 each
fi Napkins to match, 2.co a doz
Irish Damask Pattern Cloths at less
than the same quality costs by the yard;
2x2 yards S2.20 eachr
2x2 yards S2.75 each
2x3 yards -$3.30 each
3-4 Napkins to match. $3. 50 a doZ-
5-8 Napkins to match. .2, 50 a d0Z
Cream Damask Fringed Table Cloths,
with red border, below tlie usual prices
2x2 yards $1-15 each
2x2 4 yards 1.50 each
2x3 yards $1. So each
Fringed Doylies to match
$1.00 a doz
A special lot of All-linen Hemstitched
Tray Cloths, Bureau, Buffet, and Wash
Stand Covers, Splashers, etc., 33 1-3 per
cent less than usual prices
18x27 inch 25c each.
1SX54 inch 50c each
18x72 Inch 75c each
250 pairs Hemstitched Linen Pillow
Slips, 22 l-2x36-inch,
S5C a pair
100 Hemstitched Linen Bolster Slips,
22 1-2x72 inches cut in half will nmku
a pair of pillow slips. Usually $1.30,
200 pairs Hemstitched Linen Sheets,
extra heavy; soft finish
2x2 $3-5o a pair
24x2 $5.00 a pair
300 dozen AU-lInen Hemstitched Huck:
Towels. Size 20x38-Iuch. Special price,
18c; $2.00 a dozen
. 128 dozen Aprons for butchers, market
men, grocers, etc., made of double twilled
muslin will launder like linen.
40c each; 3 for $1.0tV
August Special Sale
At About Half Regular Prices. ''
These Blankets are the six
months' accumulation of one
of the best known manufac
turers in the country, and '
are subject to "mill" imper
fections. For years they -have
been purchased by us
during- the early part of
August and sold atveryspe- .
dally low prices. When we
say "regular price" we
mean the regular retail
price, provided the Blankets
were strictly perfect.
S2.75, Regular Price, $4.00
S3.40, Regular Price, $5.00
$4.00, Regular Price, $7.50
S5.00, Regular Price, $10-00
Also several pairs in mis
cellaneous sizes and weights,"
including half pairs, at pro,r
portionately low prices. va"
Woodward & Lotlrop. :