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WASHINGTON, FEIDAX MORNING, , AUGUST 13, 189T EIGKRT PAGES.
INCH TOOJOCT TO TiLK
Reporter's Search for Informa
tion Practically in Vain.
TO SUCCEED BRECKINRIDGE
THE HANNA-HOBO ALLIANCE.
The Exposure of His Mefhods
Creates a Sensation.
The President Will Send E. A.
Hitchcock to Russia.
A "SHREWD GUESS AT THE CAUSE
A ST. LOUIS MANUFACTURER
FORAKER HEN CHUCKLING
B J" .
.The .Xevfimper Mao Is Obliged to
'Form Hi Own Conclusion as to
-the Cucfe of the State of Affairs.
"Good morning, Mr. Pettlt,"
' '(Morning, 'morning," replied the busy
merchant as be pcurried away to attend to
a customer, leaving the reporter ga7ingon
cucli a wene of animation as Is rarely to
be met within thib ease-loving city,
Ttliouglr It "was coiiiparativ ely early In
the morning, the big double store and an
nex, 415-1 17 Seventh rtreet, wab thronged
with customers, and the resources of the
polite deiks were taxed to the utmost to
attend to the wunts of the many would-be
"What's caused the unusual rush thlh
morning?"' the reporter ventured to askone
or the salesmen, while that polite gentle
inaii was waiting for two ladies to decii
on which btyle of the handsome rocke'.s
they preferred "There is no unusual rush,
sir; we aie alwnjs busy,'' he replied.
Tlie news-gatherer began to feel uncom
fortable in that busy throng, where every
one appeared m busily employed, and a
eneiiking sympathy for the jolitical orfice
seeker i-ssesMd his solt heart, so he went
In .searoh or Mr. Mr.yer.
After walking over acresotfloorin their
vast stores, he finally located that gentle
OTan busily waiting upon a newly married
cftuple, wjiohad decided to go into house
keeping, and were taking adantage of
Maver &. Pettit's generous offer of credit.
"What is It that makes you bo busy,
Mr Mayer?" he asked, after the newiy
married couple had gone away rejoicing.
"Really, jny dear Bir, I don't know, un
ices it is that we sell so cheap; but you
mutt excuse me this morning, I am tco
buss to talk to von."
The seeker after truth, was- baffled,
but as he went out of the store lie over
beard one lady say to another, "My, my,
bow cheap they sell here!" and he decided
that that must be tlie Ley to the fcitua
tiou. OS THE HALmDRY DOCK
The Battleship Indiana Grace
fully Glides Into Position.
NOW STANDS HIGH AND DRY
fEiorythlng Made Ready for the Ap
plication of Paint "Which Will
j Begin Today Admiral Krsltine tin
, Interested Spectator One Aeci-
dent Marred Success of Burking.
" Halirax, X. S., Aug. 12.-At 7 a. m.
with Stars and Stripes flying at the fore,
with Gapt. Taylor and a pilot on the
bridge, and with all the officers and
men on her deck, the United States bat
tleship Indiana- steamed slowly past the
guns of the citadel and into the Halifax
dry dock. The Indiana was placed in
position almost in record time. In eigh
teen minutes from the time the bow of
the ship passed the entrance she had
passed safely inside and into position,
and a few seconds later the gate was
closed -rorced into Its final position
about an hour later. As sooii as the snip
came to a standstill, detachments of
tailors went to work gujing the ship
with blocks and ropes, and for two hours
the deck was a scene of great actiIty.
Naval Constructor Bowles directed the
work of docking and fastening the Indiana
There was a pretty scene at 8 o'clock
when four buglers on the quarter deck
called the ship's company to attention.
As the ensign was hoisted, every sailor
and officer of the Indiana stood at salute,
facing the flag, until Old Glory was float
ing in the breeze. Considering that the
Indiana is the largest ship docked in tliis
port, the management are congratulating
themselves on their success. The water
was pumped out slowly so as to facilitate
the laborb of the sailors in scraping and
washing the bottom of the Indiana. This
process began at i) o'clock and was finibhed
at 0. As the water went down the work
of shoring the battleship was carefully
done, and by 6 o'clock everything was
ready for the application of the paint,
which will begin tomorrow.
Thib afternoon while the workmen and
sailors were hardest at work Admiral
"Ersklne strolled down to the dry dock in
plain clothes and was an Interested spec
tator of what was going on He came un
officially and consequently was not re
cehed with a salute His presence was
eoon observed by Capt. Taylor, who Invited
blm on boixd the American battleship
Mayor Stephen also called on Capt Tay
lor in tlie dry dock. A number of British
navalofficers wenton board and thousands
of vibitors visited the scene all day long.
0'ie accident marred the otherwise un
qualified success of docking. Antoine
Johnston, an Indiana sailor, was at work
on a scaffolding on the side of the ship
Bis foot caught in a rope and he was
thrown down fifteen feet into (he dock
He struck on a float in the receding
water, and broke a leg, fractured three
ribs, and injured his head He will re
cover. GUESTS OF SENATOR PROCTOR.
The President and Party on the
f "Way to Chester. .-svv
', l'lattsburg.N. T.,Aug.l2.-Tiie President
and Mrs McKinley, Vice President and
Mr3 nobart and Secretary of War and
Mrs. Alger lert Bluff Tolnt tills morning
at 9 o'clock on the yacht Washeta for
Proctor, Vt At Burlington a special train
was In waiting, which took them to the
home or Senator rroctor, where they re
main over night, going to Chester tomor
row to attend the ercampraentofthe Ver
mont State troops. It will be governor's
Lacy's pure foodice cream, none better,
80c. per gallon. 601-603 N. X. ave. nw.
Very 2Clce Flooring SI.5U per 100 ft.
lk LShbcy & .-o., btn aau. x ave.
He lis iu the Plate Glass Business
unil ls a Pergonal Friend of 31 r.
' McKinJey Arranging Ills Affairs
Preparatory to Startlug Cor St.
The President has decided to appoint
Etlw.n Allen Hitchcock, of St. Louis, to
succeed Cllflon R Ereckin ridge as min
ister to Russia. He is an old triend
of Mr McKluley and was not a candidate
for office "When the offer Vvas made Mr.
Hitchcock, who -was at his summer home
In Iew Hampshire, wrote to Mr. McKinley
at Lake Champliiu, expressing his hesi
tation about accepting the place, but
finally yielded to earnest persuasion.
He Is now In St. Louis arranging his af
fairs preparatory to starting for St.
Mr Hitchcock isa manufacturer and was
a pioneer in tlie plate glass industry in this
country It vvas on one of bis frequent visits
to "Washington to look after tariff matters
that he became acquainted with Mr. Mc
Xlnley, who was then a member of ths
House. They became the stanchest of
friends. For various reubons, the Pre 1
dent desired that a business man should
rcpreenr tills county at the court of Be.
Mr. Hitchcock Is a brother of Herbert
Hitchcock, of St. Louis-, president of the
American Bar Association, whose nameh.13
been mentioned tor a place on the Supreme
SIMS' SHOT KILLED THREE.
One Bled From the Bullet, the Oilier
Two of Grief.
XnoxvIHe, Tcnu , Aug. 12. Robert Sims,
colored, was today convicted at Jones
Mio of the murder of Walter Galloway.
Sims killed Galloway about a month ago
over a trivial matter. Miss Erfic Boring,
the fiancee of the young man, was with
him when shot, and the shock of tlie
tragrdy was such that bhe never sur
vived, but went into a decline and died
two -weeks ago. The step-mother o' Miss
Boring also died a few days ago from the
same cause The feeling against the
negro was o great that a mob w as organ
ized, and he escaped only by being brought
Sentence of death will be pronounced
NEGROES ORDERTO 10 MOVE.
"Whites In n Louisiana Parish Object
to Them, r
New Orleans, Aug 12. Notices haveben
published throughout the parish of Vernon,
La., ordering all the negroes who have re
cently come in there to leave at once. The
notices recite that Vernon is and has al
ways been a white parish, one of the few
in Louisiana, and that its citizens are de
termined not to allow any negroes to set
tle or work amongthem, and will use force
to prevent It.
The negroes were brought in originally
by the railroad company to help In Its con
struction, and tlie result was the recent riot
at Hornbeck, in which the negroes were
attacked by the whites and a number killed
or wounded. Since then other roads hae
employed white labor. No rioting has yet
occurred. TLe negroes are rapidly moving
HAMA HAS A CLOSE CALL
The Elements Show Small Respect
for the Republican Boss.
His Yacht Hans Agninst a Snag
aDd the Senator Puts on a
Clevelaud, Aug. 12. M. M. Hanna re
ceived a dispatch at 8 o'clock this even
ing from Senator Hanna. referring to the
accident to the Commancbe, Lake Su
perior. It said:
"We are all right, but had a very close
The Commanche left here on S'jnday,
August 1, on a three weeks' cruise.
On board were Senator and Mrs. M. A.
Hanna, Miss Hanna, Miss Ruth Hanna,
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gosliue, of Toledo,
and Miss Mary Phelps, besides a sailing
master and a crew of seventeen men.
The yacht left Port Arthur on the Canadian
side last Tuesday and continued alonj;
the north shore.
The Nipigon Straits is known to all lake
seamen as one of the most dangerous
passageways of tlie upper lakes. Early thid
morning, while the Commanche was pro
cceding under three quarters of her steam,
she ran on to a submerged rocky forma
tion, lurched, went ahead, and stopped,
with her stem still in deep water.
The shock was terriric, and the yacht
seemed to be about to be torn asunder.
She shook from stern to stem, rocked,
shitted a trifle, and then lay still. A scene
of Intense excitement on board followed.
Life preservers were fastened on and the
boats lowered. Soundings showed the
water to be rubbing into her hold, but
examination showed that she was rest
ing easily, and unless a storm came tip
would stay In the position in which she lay
for an indefinite length of time.
Thus reassared,.i. man was sentashore In
a Iwat to secuie assistance. The mes
senger made his way to the Nepigon sta
tion on the Canadian Pacific Railroad
and from there sent dispatches to Port
Aitl.ur calling for fo tugs and a lighter.
On the arrival of the relief boata the
jacht was lightened of its coal and much
An examination was then made and it
was found three plates had been displaced
and one clicked. After three hours' work
the yacmwas sufficiently repaired to
permit of her continuing, taking one of the
tugs along for safety.
The Finest liMneh Boards $1 per
j 100 ft Ubbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. are.
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Jffi TWK irf -:st0'--i' ''$&& ,ffc' wist- ' Wwtl &-1-- '-
CALiXTO GUi VIGTORY
Surprises Santa Rosalie and
Captures the Garrison.
BATTLE IN A BALLROOM
The Spunish Officers Were Gaily
Buuciug "When tlie Alarm "Was
Sounded, and Within a Few Mln
ntefc the Breves .of the Women
Were Trailing Iu Blood.
Ifuvaua, Aug 11, "via Key West, Aug.
12. Gen. Calixto Garcia has won a great
victory over the Spaulsh tioopj at the town
of Baucis Rosalie, near Gibarara, In Santiago
de Cuba prolnce. The town was sur
piised by the insurgent troops while a.
bi:j lull was in progress, at which nearly
all the Spanish officers weie In attend
ance In the height of the fe&thitles
the ballroom was fiercely attacked on a1!
sides bj the insurgents and the Spanish
officers had no time to prepare any pl.-u
of defense The few other officers who
were in chaige of the garrison and at
the outposts had already surrendered to
A 'cw soldiers, running from the bar
racks, arrKert at the ballroom some minutes
be: ore the Cubans, and ga-e the alarm.
The officers rushed to the doors to es
cape, but it was too late. The Cubans
ccmpelled tne officers to huddle again in
tbcballroom. Some of the women fainted,
an-i the others shrieked and sobbed. A
desperate fight began.in which the Cubans
ldl'ed one captain, two lieutenants and
thirty Spanish soldiers, who had gathered
around the offlceis to protect them. In
the Etruggle. a bullet struck a woman,
kdlmg her instantly.
Fourteen Spanisn guerrillas from differ
ent parts of the town, with the intention
of assisting their comrades, entered the
house behind the Cubans, but another force
of Insurgents oerpowercd them, and the
lourteen guerrillcros were all killed
The Spanish officers surrendered and
were taken prisoners to Gen CalKto
Gaicia. The remaining part of the town
fell into the hands of the Cubans without
resistance. Many Spanit.li soldiers, avail
ing their.tclves of the carelessness of their
officers, were fpund drunk on the streets
and were easily arrebted by the Cuban
forces. Tne others, greatly surprised by
the sudden attack", surrendered without re
The whole town was burned by che in
surgents except three houses. Then they
The Diario de la Murinutof Havana, says
that the anti-Spanish attitude of Senator
Morgan Indicates the belief" that he is
paid by the Cuban juntalto support the
cn.useof the l evolutionists.-
At a late r.our the report IS currentthat
Gen. Molina was killed In an" engagement
with tne Cubans nonr Cardenas. 4.
A desperate effort will be made by Gen.
Weyler to drive from the neighborhood of
Havana the Insurgents,, who afe"constant!y
raiding around the capital.
The Cuban bands that are operating
nea; Havana aienow very well armed with
rifhib used by the Spanish soldiers, and
they have plenty of ammunition.
Several expeditions with supplies for
the Cubans have landed safely within
sight of Havana.
Iu Ma tanzaspiovince the Spanish trcop
heve renewed the destruction of planta
tlons and farms under pretext that they
will otherwise serve as strategic posi
tions for the Insurgent forces coming from
Camp meeting at Randle PaTk, Congress
Heights, every evening. Take new electric
cars from Xavy Yard Bridge: aul0-14t
Common Lumber only 75c. per 100
It Frank Libbey & Co. ,6th and X. r.ave.
'4HELP ME TO
"A ROYAL FAMILY HOW.
Status of the Trouble Between Bul
garla unci Austria.
Sofia, Aug. 12 -Baron Call von Kulm
bach Rosenburg, Austrian minister to
Bulgaria?- has left Sqfin on an indefinite
leave of absence In consequence of the
refUhal of M. Stoiloff, the Bulgarian
premier, to npoloUe for certain remarks
concerning the Austrian imperial family,
which he made in u jeeent inter slew with
a reprpsentati e of a Berlin newspaper.
Vienna, Aug. 12. The relations between
Austria and Bulgaria hao not been en
tirely brolfn b the practical recall of
Baron Call Von Kulmbacli-Rosenburg, Baroi.
Hoennlng O'Carrol secretary or the lega
tion, remalnliig in charge. It is very
probable, however, that should Bulgaria
continue to show iudifffrence to Austria's
demand that an apology be made bi M.
Stoilorf, tne Bulgarian prime minister, for
the reir.arl s he made cqneerning the Aus
trian imperial family, there will be a
lompleie ruptute of diplomatic relation's.
Prince Ferdinand and M. Stoiloff do no;
S'-em to be troubled iby: -ctliis prospect.
Tl c prir.ce is probablyjjleased at having
an opportunity of shovliigiiudifference to
Ai'Mris, as Emperor Francib Joseph bus
always refused "to- receive him at his
court. A rupture would damage Austrian
commerce, as the principality is one of the
chief markets for Austria.
BICYCLIST XELSOX DYING.
Victim of the Mj'sterloaH Washing
ton Park Shooting. Cannot Survive.
Chicago, Aug. 12. Charles Nelson, who
was mjsteriously j,hot near the heart in
"Washington Park, June 29, while bicycle
riding wiih one of his3reethcarts,ls lying
ut the point of death ln'cadillac, Mich
The lull, which was never extracted,
seems to have worked its way under the
right shoulder blade, and pleurisy hasetln
SHE USED HER WHIP HARD
A Scandalmonger Thrashed by a
Yonkers Society Woman.
Bents Him Unmercifully About the
Face With a BJlg Whalebone
Yonker, X. Y., Aurt '12. -Mrs. Joseph
Span, of 120 Hawthorne avenue, a vveH
knewn society woman, horsewhipped Hniil
Regilmann shortly after 12 o'clock today
on Wells avenue, this city, while hun
dreds of operatives from Otis Brothers,'
elevator works were leaving the factory
Mrs. Spah, fashionably attired, stood
opposite the door of 'he factory watch
ing the men as thej- passed out.
Suudtnly she darted forward and with
the exclamation, J,Xo"W, I have jou,"
grasped Recilmann bythe coat collar and
proceeded to strike hlnvwltu a big whale
bone whip. Regilmtinq tried to escape,
but the woman held Aim aud 'beit him
unrrcTcifully about thu face, each ttnie
saying; "You will talk about me, will1
yot'V" The lash o the whip was fastf
dis-colonng'RegiltnaunJs face, and he beg
ged for mercy. His plea seemed to anger
tl.c woman enly still guore, and she con
tinued to rain blow ith renewed vigor.
Regilmann finally grasped the whip, and
wth great difficulty 'succeeded in wrest
ing it from hei. Tljis further angered
her, and slTe set upon. Itegllmaim, who is
a slx-foo:er, withjier'fists. An enormous
crow d had congregated, and two men re
strained the woman from continuing the
asaeult. Once frefed from the woman
Regilmann ran off Ut toP speed.
Speaking or the matter, Mrs. Spah
"That wretch has pokcn ill of me, and
I determined to mt)te out justice iu tho
good, old time snlej X only wish I could
have-hurt, h'm still more."
Jlegiliifaun is .vell-nown throughout tho
The Transvaal Question Revived.
Berlin, Aug. 12. The Post, Togeblatte
and National Zeltung td'day simultaneously,
resuscitate the question of Great Britain's
suzerainty over the Transvaal They print
virtually Identical articles concluding with
the categorical Etatemont that the Trans
vaal doe not recognize Great Britain's
claim of'EUzeralatyThc arguments which
lead to this conclnsiont are not new, but
evidently thereis.i-onie reason, which Is
not-apparent on "the -surface, for again
uiinds.'TCr.iiic-uei-.ivii.vSIze.'M a trnir.
Frank--Lb"bey J& Co., 6th; and N. Y. avo.
THEYWMT THE WHOLEHOG
Anti-Civil Service Reform Repnh
licans Slate Their Case.
ALL OUT FOR TnE SPOILS
Mnuy of the G. O. P. Attend a Meet
ing ut Eunieh'n, Hotel and Declare
Against the Merit System A Per
u.aucut Body to Be Organized
'We fought for the spoils, we won the
Fpolls, and we want the spoils," was the
keynote of the Republican meeting held
last night at Emrlch's Hotel.
Another graphic statement of the situa
tion was that the Republicans fought for
the whole hog and they must have the
whole hog or noue. The rapturous ap
plause which greeted both of tirise state
mentR was nil the proof needed that those
at the meeting believed that there were
entirely too many Democrats in office.
Ihe. one hundred or more Republicans
who met there are undoubtedly out for
the rewards of political work successfully
doue. Some of them were in for putting
plain and embarrassing questions to Presi
dent McKinley and the Cabinet officers,
while others, the majority, realized that
it wouldn't do to fight the Administration
As may be inferred from the shibbo
leMi of those at the meeting, it wa-. the
inauguration locally of a square fight
against civil service reform.
In accordance with the news item given
yesterday In The Times, many of the
autl-clvil service Republicans of the city
gathered last night to take counsel to
remedv what they regard as serious de
fects of the merit sjstem. The object of
the meeting was in geutral terms to pro
tect against the present administration of
the law; to form a uational league, and to
suggeo to Congress some means by which
a change for the better could be effected
in the present civil service reform regula
tions The meeting was gotten up largely
by Messrs. W. D. Lester, W. P. Scott, and
R P. Blake, who consulted with quite
a number of other Republicans and made
the preliminary organization for the as
semblage. By agreement of the committee on ar
rangements Mr. Scott presided. The chair
man explained the genesis of the move
ment, stating Its object to be to organize
a national Anti- Civil Service Reform As
sociation. It vvas not intended to an
taconize the present Administration, but to
perfect an organization among those who
claim to have rights that must be recog
nized. (Applause.) In Washington and else
where there wab a sentiment against the
present methods: As 'to an entire aboli
tion of the merit system, he would not com-"1
n-it himself, tut the large majority of
voters would favor some modification
at lenrt of the rules. Applause.;
The Administration, hethought.had taken
very advanced hteps in civil service re
form. This was not to be criticised, but-
Congress ought to be appealed to to make
desirable changes. Thevotcrs would stand
by a Congress that would take such a
stand. (Applause )
-The chairman then opened the question to
general discussion pro or con.
0. P. Peake, of Northeast Washington,
said that he did not think anything could
be effected by complimenting tlie Adminis
tration. If It were a good theory to keep
in a clerk, it should be better to keep in
the chiefs. His policy was that the battle
was won by the spoils, for the spoils and
of the spoils. He believed, for instance,
that it would be better, under present cir
cumstances, to have Benedict and Carlisle
in tiian Palmer and Gage. (Applause )
What the voters fought for was the whole
hog, and they must have the whole hog or
Mr. J". J. Roach, financial secretary of
theNow York Republican League,snldthat
the clubs in the National League had or
ganizLd to break up the merit system.
Tlie present system infant the continua
tion in office of an Idle class or an
aristocracy of officeholders. He did not
believe in attacking any particular officer,
because they were all bound by the biime.
rules. He wanted ttiz league forme "I and
Ivy Institute Buslucss College, fain and K.
None better, 525 a yean day or night.
.-...i nllnliln r(iMianfan n An.
IUMiriir ncnnuii: v..,.,vi..wA c.t. jiuj
hour. rrankLibbej &Co.,CthandN. Y.ave.
wosln favor of inserting In the constitution
such an anti-civil service plank as wad
adopted in Kentucky. (Applause.) It was
evident that the Republican vot?i wanted
u change, they got the change, but that
was all they gut. (Applause )
Mr Riley offered a documentor another
organlzat'on, the Anti-civil Service League
of this city, which was here read. A
part of It advised the Republicans to vote
for Bryan If the civil service laws wen? not
modiried. This created a great deal of
Mr G. T. Page, of Oregon In a short
speech, sustained the position assumed by
Mr Peake in relation to th2 spoils.
Mr. Fredericks moved to go at once into
the format'oa of the league.
Mr. Lester advised caution and due
consideration The proposition ought to
be fully discussed and a committee shoul 1
be app.tlnced to put matters in share
between now and Monday night.
Mr Roach had the motion of Mr. Fred
Kr. Page moved that a committee of one
front each State be appointed to discuss
tlie details of organization for a suc
The chtirman "made a brief address
in v.hkh he expressed his gratification
at the prospect or prudent and careful
action He reiterated the statement that
it was not nccet-saiy to antagonize the
Administration. By acting conservatively
there would be nothing to lose and a
great deal to gain. He severely criti
cised the document submitted relating
to --oting for Brjan. He beheed that ii
the Republicans were to get anything
it would be from the Republican party
or from a party vet unborn.
Mr. O. H. Taj lor, of the Government
Printing Ofrice, said that it was idle
to wait on Congress. What were people
to do in the meantime? He moved to
act at once (applause), and that a com
mittee or five be appointed to wait on
Public Printer rainier and ask him to
put Republicans in the places of Demo
This motion was ruled out of order.
Also a motion to appoint one rrom each
State as a committee to wait on the
President and ask for a modification of
Mr. Roach made the point against these
motions that the'sole object of the meet
ing was to appoint a committee to ar
range the details or a future organiza
tion. Mr. Taylor suggested next Monday night
asthe time for the next, meeting. This
was' changed to read Thursday, and was
H. L. Burnham, or Indiana, moved that
any person on th e proposed committee must
1 be a bona fide resident -and -oter of the
State he hailed from. (Applause ) Can led.
Tlie general committee was then consti
tuted, as far as practicable, last night,
W. C." Miles, Alabama; J. M. nolmes,
Minnesota; G. F. Tage, Oregon; Dr. J). D.
Carter, Virginia; Hugh Watson, Louisiana;
0. K. Buchanan, North Carolina; Capt
John Fredericks, Pennsvlvanla; Charles
Roun.-Squth Dakota; Trank McMastcr.
t Qhio; W. G. West, Tennessee; F. E. Myers,
lovya; John McCormick, Marjland; E. S-.
Harvey, Michigan; Miss Anne Ellis Piper,
Colotado; X H . Beymer, Kentucky; Samuel
Bricknor, Illinois; II. L. Burnham, Indiana;
0. B. McElroy, Kansas; Chase Rojs, District
W. C. Paine, colored, was suggested as
a member from Virginia, so that both fac
tiousin Virginia might be represented. This
matter went over.
Mr. Lester announced that Mr. Emrlch
had tendered to the body the free use of
the hall in which the meeting was held
A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Em
rich for his courtesy.
On motion, it was determined that the
special committee meet on Monday night
The meeting adjourned until Thursday
niglin next at S o'clock.
The special committee will report a con
stitution and by-laws and recommend
SUSPECTED OF MUHDER.
An Arrest Made in the Nichols Case
by Xe-v Haven Police.
New Haven, Conn., Aug. 1 2. The police
here tonight anested a man who is sus
pected of be ing one of the murderers
of Marcus Nichols, the farmer ot Daniels'
Farms, in Fairfield county. The man
was with a companion iu Wallingford
this afternoon, but the police have sue
cccded in captrring only one of the meu
He given his name as John Morriscy, of
Lnwrence. Mavs., and says he is innocent
of crime Foui thousand two hundred
dollars have been offered as a reward
for the cart'ire of the Nichols murderers
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The Gnili'lesf Preacher Who Be
guiled the Guileful Poiitlcluu
lhe Middlc-jC-thc-ISoua Populist
Try .to Minimize the Effect of th
Blsclos tires Biek's Silence.
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 12. The develop
ments brought out at the investigation of
the charges made in the Populist State
convention that Maj. Charles Dick, secre
tary or the national Republican committee,
and manager of Senator Hanna a campaign,
had Kiught to Influence the action or the
convention and dereat fusion with tlm
Democrats, has created a profbund.sen.sa
tion, and Maj. Dick is severely criticised.
The Foraker-Kurtz element oC the Re
publican party is chuckling over Mr.
Dick's misfortune at being so neatly caught
In a trap set for him, and while the Demo
crats are shedding tears In secret at their
inability to capture the convention they
smile In public over the disclosuie involving
Major Dick as a coiruptionist, as they
put it, and the exposure or Banna's cam
paign methods. j
One or the things which excites coirr
p cut in connection v ith this story or al
leged bribery Is that Major Dick, a
pol'liciau, should have been so easlly
beguiled bj a a.iuirter ot the gospel, fa
tht person of Rev J. U. Taylor, of Cleve
land Iu the opinion or all fair-minded man
the investigation reflects no mure seriously
uioi. Dick, the politician, than it does
o l Taylor, the preacher. Taylor stated
that he got the uionev for the very pur
po?e or exposing the campaign methods
of the Hanna people.
Hugo Projer, aho or Cleveland, accepted
S25 rrom Major Dic-k for the tame pur
pose and so stated, Xo evidence was ad
due ed at the investigation tending to im
plicate any delegate or the middle-of-the-road
wi.o had been charged in general
tc rtns with having accepted bribes to
defeat fiiaiou. Taylor and Preyerarebotn
The investigation committee was com
posed or three middle or-the-road men and
two rnsioniats. The report of the middle-OL-the-roiid
members. filrt today with Chair
man Creagr-r, of the Populist State com
mittee, aftei reviewing the cnarges and
evidence, conclude- as follows:
"Your committee denounces these brazen
attempts cf Hugo Preyer, Rev. J. H.
Taylor, Peter Witt, David Rankin, and
George A Groot to besmirch the char
acter end integrity or the delegates ot
almost the entire contention by repeated!
charges and innuendo. wJvmi trwy knov
they had no facts to substantiate thein
accusations. The evidence proved be
vond a doubt, that the whole proceeding
was but an attempt on their part to bring
dissensions into the coniention for the
purpose of hiding their motives or dis
ruption or the People's Party, becauoe
they failed to control the contention
in the interest ot fusion '
Chairman Creager refuses to make the
minority report public at this time.
A conference ot Fupulists is to be called
to consider what action should be taken.
Major Dick was here last night, bnc
refused to dlcuss the charges, neithej;
denying or affirming them.
TIIK TICKET COMPLETED.
Montague Xouiluated for Attorney
General and Daniel Indorsed.
RoanoJ-e, Va., Aug 12 -The Democrat'c
State ticket was completed here today by
the nor dnat'oa ot a candidate for attorney
general. The ticket now stands- J noga
Tyler, governor; Edward Echols, Heutenans
governor, and A. J Montague, attorney
A resolution from Col. John Bell Bigger,
the veteran clerk of the house, indorsing
Daniel and pledging the members or the
convention to oppose any candidate Tor
the house or senate who opposes hlrn, wa
P1HE IX A HOTEL.
I'anlc Among the Roests, Two of
"Whom Are Burned.
Zurich, Switzerland, Aug. 12. Part ot
the Or ind Hotel, at Baden, fourteen milea
northwest zT this city, was burned today.
There was a partial panic among the 130
gpetts All the property of the visitors
vv us saved, but it is piled up inthe streets in
Two persons whose identity has not yet
been established, were burned to death.
FROM CAXOVVS TO SPAIN.
The Prime Minister's Library Be
queathed to the National Library.
Madrid. Aug. 12. Ic is learned that
Scor Cpnovus del Castillo, the murdered
prime minister, bequeathed Ids fine library,
comprising 30,000 books, so tlie National
Many of the works which will thus be
come the property or the nation &y
extremely rare. Included among thein
is a second edition of Don Quixote.
AVell-TCnown Clergymnn Dead.
Bochtster, N Y.. Aug. 12.-Dr. George
Patton, for many years pastor ot the
Third Pn-sbyterlan Church, and one ot
the best-known Presbyterian pastors In the
tate. died this morning. Dr.Patton canie
from Ireland in 1S26, and settled in Phila
dclphia. He was a graduate or Lafayette
X-Hnys or the Hullet?
Elmlra, X. Y., Ang. 12.-George Orrao
on July 8 put a bullet into the brain .ot
James Punze, who died today. The x-ray
was used to locate the bullet. The de
fendant's attorney now claims the ray
caused the death. This afternoon nine
doctors participated In an autopsy. Tho
result will be made known at the inquest.
Music and dancing at Wilson PaTk, Con
gress Heights, from 6 to 10 p. m. Music
by members ot the Marine Band- Take
new electric cars rrom Navy Yard Bridge
via Capital Traction and Anacostla cars.
S3 Most Popular Saturday Trip S3
is that to Fort Monroe.Xorfolk, Virginia
Beach and Ocean View, viaNorfolk& Wash
ington steamers. Avoid disappointment by
securing staterooms earlyas possible. Tick
ets, S3 , good to return Sunday night. It
Common Flooring, -1.25 per 100 ft.
, Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
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