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AMERICA 4 WELL-DRESSED NATION
MASIAC GUARDS THE LIGHT
TWENTY-FIVE PIECES OF SILVER.
mm OF Dfi. G0UM8E
Fatal Accident to a Dentist c
in flic Hatter of Dress America
Stands Foremost in the World.
Safety of Vessels and Their
Crews in II is Hands.
EVERY 3TAN A BEAU DRUMMED
DESPERATE BATTLE FOR LIFE
ON THE MARYLAND SHORE
WjBtt A .':, - v
It Is the Exception Rntlier Tlmn
the Rule to See u Mail "With 111
Fittiag Clothes Jnst the Opposite
in JIverv Other Country.
Calamity howlers may shriek that the
country is going to the dogs, but the very
clothes that they wear give the He to their
With ii5 ever since we berame'i nation,
and we hall hae them with us, like u
thorn in the flesh, until the end of time,
"but ifthe dear creatures would take stock
or tticir own appearance in this year of
grace, one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-seveu, and then would take the
trouble to compare it with the appearance
they presented a decade ago, even tlnilr
.dull brains would see that they are much
Mayer & Pettit have no patience with
Tiic high-priced merchants may wail
about dull timet, because the people have
grown wearv of extortion, but there is no
Rich thing as dell times in Mavcr &.
Pcttit's great double store and annex,
4L5-417 Seventh street, because the peo
ple know that there they can get full
value Tor their money.
Where lse is. it possible to buy an All
wool Custom-made Suit, perfect fitting
and stylish, at ?G.50? Or a Crash Suit,
made of fine linen crash at such a price
Time may be dull and the price of silver
low , but pricM-llke these make well-dressed
men in the dullest of tiroes; and if dull
times wans being able to buy luxuries
ithat we cr.uld not expect to buy in good
time&, then let us have dull times.
Th'' credit of the country is all right, and
youriredit Is all right at Mayer & I'etut's
for your clothing as well as your furni
ture. MISS F1BI1IS LOPES
Daughter of tiic Senator Marries
Against Ilis Will.
WILL PROBABLY FORGIVE I1ER
TheBrldesrroom Is Dr. Horuee n.
Jllent Jr., of Indianapolis, to
"Whom the Young- Lady Has Lout;
Been Engaged Feared a Separa
tion nnd Therefore Married.
Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Miss Adelaide
Fairbanks, daughter of United States
Senator Fairbanks, aud Dr. Horace It.
Allen, jr., evaded the eye of an opposing
parent today and were quietly married
at the residence of a mutual friend. The
parties have been engaged for several
years, but the Senator has refused to give
hie consent tc the marriage. It is said
that Mrs. Fairbanks was, also oppobed
to her daughter's marriage.
At noon today, Iter. Ballard, of the
Memorial Presbyterian Church, was called
upon by Augustin Boice, and asked to of
ficiate at the marriage of Br. Allen and
Miss Fairbuaiiks. Be reached the Boice
residence, found the couple in waiting, and
the ceremony was performed. The only
persons present were -Mr. and Mrs. Boice
and another married couple.
Senator and Mrs. Fairbanks returnedfrom
"Washington last night and informed their
daughter that they had arranged for her to
make an extended trip ust. She inime
diately notified Dr. Allen and they reached
the conclusion that the Eastern trip was
designed to depurate them and they deter
mined to marry at once.
Dr. Allen hastened to the clerk's office
with a friend to secure a license and a few
moments later the Senator's daughter
was Mrs. Allen.
Br. Allen is twenty-five years old, a
graduate of Yale and of a New York medi
Miss Fairbanks is an only daughter and
is twenty years of age.
Br. and Mrs.Allen were at the residence
oMa friend late this afternoon, and it is
not-known what the Senator will do, but it
is .presumed that the daughter will be for
given. xJV Trnnk Merchant's Suicide.
Norwalk, Conn , Aug. 13. The body that
was found la the Sound ou Wednesday
afternoon is that of Benjamin Dickenson,
New York, proprietor of a trunk store at
Twcnty-ihird street and Sixth avenue. Ben
jamin DU-ken&on, jr., said that his father
for some time had shown signs of mental
weakness. He left his home last Friday
and did not return The description of
the body found ofr Norwalk tallied 6o
closely wltn that of the missing man that
theson atonne hastened hsre. He thought
hisJatlier had committed suicide
--The Klements Rngo in Mexico.
Nogalcs, Ariz-, Aug. 13. Southern Ari
rona and Northern Mexico were visited
yesterday by a terrific rainstorm. All the
telegraph lines between Nogales and Guay
mas are down and the greater part of
the Sonera Railroad is washed out A
cloudburst above this city filled the stream
that flows through the place and flooded
the greater part of Nogales. The three
bridges were washed away. Severalhouses
were washed away and a number of Mexl
can families are homeless.
snigh Value on a "Sherry Flip."
Bochester, N- Y., Aug. 13. Ella Abbott
has begun an aclon against Sours & Ryan,
the liquor men, for $5,000 damages for
refuarg to sell her a '"sherry flip" for
her friend, Charles Clark, and a beer for
hereelf. Both are colored.
Music and dancing at Wilson Park, Con
gress Heights, from 6 to 10 p. m. Music
by -members of the Marine Band. Take
new electric cars from Navy Yard Bridge
via Capital Traction and Anacostta cars.
Navy Yard vs. Anacostia. A pie walk
between these parties tonight at Wilson
Park, tJongrebS Ucight6; also bicycle
Very Nice Flooring $l.."iu per 100 ft.
TTjaat Libbey & Co., 6th aadN. Y ave.
Cnpt. Allen, the Lighthouse ETeep-
".er'er, Hand-ro-BTaud Struggle "With
the Lunatic He Gets Away, but
Is Pnrsncd aud Fired Upon nv
NarragansettPler, It. I., Aug. 13. Whale
Rock lighthouse, three miles northeast of
here, is in charge of a. drunken maniac, the
a-vsktant keeper, Henry Nygriffe. Ttii
evening, after drinking heavily all day, he
worked himself into a murderous frenzy,
attached Capt J. A. Allen, the lighthouse
I keeper, with n carving knife, drove him
j from the island, pursued him to the main
land in a boat, aud only returned when hid
Intended victim succeeded in getting a
horse and making his escape. Capt. Allen
icached here tonight, ternbly bruised and
exhausted, and told the btory. The light
of Whale Rock Is burning low, but people
heie are watching it anxiously, for nobody
knows at what moment the man in chaige
may see fit to tura It out and put vessels
j in peril.
Nygnffc is a middle-aged, strongly-built
Swede, who has Leeu employed at Whale
Itock for several jeais. Ordinarily he is of
a peaceful disposition, but when in -drink
he is dangerous. This morning the man
j-tarted in with the intention of getting
j drunk. 'y evening he was furious. The
captain Went up in the tower this evening
and buried himself with the lamp, pre
paring jo light, It. While he was thus en
gaged the assistant climbed the stairs
btealthily and stepped into the tower. He
had a carving knlfa fn his hand.
A quirK sweep of the kuire so narrowly
missed Allen that it blit the back of his
coat aimost the entire length. His op
ponent then clinched with him. Allen so
tutned that his weight was. thrown on
Nygrifre'.s right arm- Then began a breast
to bicast wrestling match with life or
de.ith as the nult, and no human being
within three miles. The powerful Swede
tried to wear his enemy down by superior
ttreugth, but the captain is wiry and
agile, and played a defensive game, ex
erting ids own strength only to meet the
attacks of the oilier.
Nygriffe's best erfort could not get the
captain off Ills feet and lie was beginning
to weary. Both waited, neither daring
to release the other. Presently the Swede
Tenewed his wrestling tactics. Allen,
seeming to be Worn out, but still keeping
his feet, kept edging toward the kniie
which had been knocked out of Nygriffe's
hand and dragging his subordinate with
Both men were almost stepping on It
when Allen's, hold suddenly relaxed. With
a cry of triumph the Swede stooped. His
fingers were almost on the handle when a
foot shot out and the knife went rattling
down the btalrs. From step to btep it
fell, and stopped half way down. With a
common impulse they sprang apart. Tho
Swede ran for the weapon. Allen was at
the window in three feteps. A rope hung
To throw it out, climb out the window,
and swing himself outside took but a sec
ond. Hair way down to the ground he
felt Nygriffe hacking at the rope. Allen
slid down m swiftly that his hands were
badly torn, but he was safely on the
ground and within a few rods was moored
his row boat. Into this he jumped and
headed for the nearest point of the shore
two miles away.
Nygriffe, instead of starting out at
once, ran back, aud a moment later re
appeared with a gun in his hands, leveled
it, took careful aim at the fugiti'.'e, and
fired twice, hut missed.
Then Nygriffe threw his gun into an
other boat, jumped iu himself, and pushed
hands were bloody and he was
weak from wounds, but still he jeemed
to be holding even with his pursuer and
landed nearly 200 yards in front. As he
jumped out or bbs boat the Swede fired
two more shots, then fell to his oars again.
Allen ran straight for the nearest road,
plunging through a comrield, where he fell
Down some two miles and a half lay
Narragause:t Pier A few rods ahead was
a farmhouse and hitched to a post was a
horse. The exhausted mau ran into the
yard, where he was met by the farmer .who
helped him upon the animal's back and
galloped away bareback aud clinging for
Probablj a revenue cutter will be sent
to arrest Nygriffe. -
A RIOT AT FULTON.
Seven Men Injured, One of "Whom
Fulton, HI., Aug. 13. An attempt here
tonight to steal the books of Head Clerk
Hawes" office of the Modern Woodmen of
America on the part of nearly 500 men
from Rock Island, who came on a special
train, caused a serious riot.
Fulton was forewarned and a vigorous
tlarm of fire calls for Help brought out
hundreds of Woodmen and citizens to repel
Many shots were fired, clubs, rocks and
missiles of all kinds were used, and many
The list of the more seriously hurt in
cludes seven men, two of whom are in
a dangerous condition, and one may die.
Quite a number of Rock Islanders are
more or less hurt. They secured a few
bookP before they were stopped, but are
penned In the train by armed deputies.
THL N. P.'.? NEW PRESIDENT.
Mellen Accepts the Position and
"Will Soon Assume the Duties.
New nnven, Conn., Aug 13. C. S. Mellen,
second vice president of the New York,
New Haven and Hartford Railroad, who
was elected president of the Northern
raclflc, arrived here last evening. This
morning he said he accepted the position
and would leave for St. Paul September 6.
The appointment dates from September 1.
President Mellen stated that his election
to the presidency of the Northern Pacific
was unanimous aud whatever difference
may have existed in the board had evi
dently been settled. President Clark, of
the Consolidated, who Is in Palis, was
notified of Mr. Mellen'e resignation by
cable yesterday and will start for New
The Finest I'J-lnch Boards $1 per
100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6th and N- Y. ave.
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TIE FUNERAL 0E CM
Body of the Dead Statesman
Laid Away to Rest.
MADRID DRAPED IN MOURNING
Senorn Canovas Says Tlmt She For
Kivcs the Assnsstu Who Hobhed
Her of Her Husband Prince Bih
inarelt's Mensnge of Condolence a
Tribute to tho Premier's Abilities.
Madrid, Aug. 13. The funeral of the
asrasslnatcd prime minister, SenorCauovad
del Castillo, which took place this after
noon, was an imposing arfair. The city
was thronged with spectators, many of
whom -ame from a distance. Everything
passed off in an orderly manner. The
procession at 4:30 left the Canovas resi
dence, where the remains had been lying
in a chapelle ardente since their arrival
from Santa Agueda, for the cemetery
of San Isiare, which is five kilometers
distant frcm the city.
The route was lined with troops, who
formed behind the procession as It passed
and marched to the cemetery. The crowds
along tne route showed becoming rever
ence ns the hearse bearing the remains
Tue coffin wasalmost covered with beau
tiful wieathsv Among the pallbearers
were Marshal Martinez Campos and Senor
Sagasta, the leader of the Liberal party,
wjfr has been piomlnently mentioned as
the successor of Senor Canovas.
Immediately behind the hears were car
riages containing members of the cabinet,
the president of the Chamberpot Deputies,
the president of the Senate, a number of
archMshops and bishops and representa
tives of the Queen. Behind them came a
representative assemblage of political,
military, naval and literary personages,
members of the clergy representing every
pariah of the city, representatives of the
state department and other official bodies,
making a total official procession of about
In addition to these there were many
deputations from the provinces and other
contingents who swelled the number in
the procession to enormous proportions.
The entire route from the house to the,
cemetery was strewn with laurel. In ad
dition to the crowds on the streets the
windows and balconies of the bouses along
the route were thronged with sympathetic
All the public and manyof the private
buildings were draped With black and
this gave a somber appearance to the
There was a salvo of artillery when the
procession started, and guns were fired at
intervals throughout the ceremony.
When the casket was placedin the vault
all the church bells In the city were tolled.
There was an affecting incident as the
body was removed from the mortuary
chapel- fienora Canovas, whose love for
her husband was known to every one, said
to those near ner
"I wish everybody to know that I for
give the assassin of my husband; that is
the greatest sacrifice I can make, and I
make It because I knew his great heart."
Prince Bismarck has sent a message of
condolence to Senora Canovas, In which
he declares that he never bowed down to
anybody, but he inclined his head when
ever he heard the name of Canovas del
CANOVAS SATED GOLLT.
The Prime Minister TJn-wittinglj'
Made the Fatal Blow Possible.
Havana, Aug. 13. Among the many
Interesting details of the assassination
of Canovas cabled to Havana by the
Madrid correspondent of La Luchas, since
last Sunday, Is the fact that the assassin,
Golll, or Anglolllne, attacked Canovas on
the evening of July 27, at San Sebastian,
and was neither arrested nor watclied
afterward by the police, because the prime
minister gave orders not to molest the
Senor Canovas was passing through one
Common Lumber only 73c. per 100
ft Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y.ave. i
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UNCLE SAM: "You will corrupt the other boys, will you!"
of the alleys of the park which is In front
of the casinu or San Sebastian, ut about
7 o'clock in the evening, when a well
dressed man, apparently a foreigner, ap
proache I him in such a suspicious manner
that the prime minister stopped and
raised his cane in self defense. The man
sel7ed Canovas by the left arm and was
evidently going to draw a --weapon when
the prime minister loudly" commanded
him to stop. Persons Van from all sides
to t!ie premier's aid and the stranger,
apologizing and bowing, told Canovas
that he was in great distress, and wantul
only to Hhc for a little money. The new
comers and a gendnnne of the park
held him, but Canovas ordered them to
set him fiee, and the man retired, bowing
to Canovas with great apparent humility.
Not the least doubt is expresiPd noTy by
the Spanish police that Goltl-or Angiollino
was the man- t
It has been discovered that Golll was a
personal friend of CaoareSantaor Caesarlo,
who assassinated President Carnot, and
that both belonged to a secret society In
Italy whose aim is to kill the heads of
European governments. The many Spanish
Curilstsln Cuba.among.whomis an official
ugent of the pretender, are very hopeful
that the killing of Cariqvas will lead to the
triumph of Ton Carlos f They say that an
absolute monarchy is the only remedy for
evils of anarchy and that the Cuban prob
lem m&y be bettled by the establish
ment of home rule la- the island with a
viceroy as a representative of the king.
The flrht viceroy may be elected t,v the
Cubans In arms, they say, and may be even
Gen. Gomez himself.
Don Carlos' agents here have full powers
from the pretender to work for the success
of this plan. During ithe war of 1868
Bon Carlos c.rfered the office of viceroy
of Cuba to tbe wealthyCiiban, Don Miguel
Aldama, conspicuous atifoug the revolution
ists at that time . TJi?re is no more hope
now that the plan will be accepted thau
there was then. AsAldema refused the
pmcp that Don Carlos offered him, so
would Gen. Gomez. .
CHICAGO LOSES VAST SUMS
Dishonest Officials Have Defrauded
Her of Fully?$200,000.
A Crooked Miiulphlntion of Rebates
on "Water Tuxejj-Proof of tho
Chicago, Aug. 13. Te civil service com
mission investigating affairs in the city
water orfice todaytflscovered Irregularities
which implicate former employes of. the
department in a conspiracy to defraud the
city. It is believCcKthak the city is loser
to the extent or' fully -$200,000. The
following ex-of f iclalsrarc involved thus far:
Frank Nye, ex-superintendent of the
tmetcr bureau; William O. Lament, ex-
chief clerk of the water department; C.
Milton Jones, ex-hedd bookkeeper of the
department.- - -
Irregularities innumerable arc charged
to the manipnlatkmtfot Lamont He was
.discharged undei thfiwift administration
as the result or disclosures in regard to his
The alleged system by which the city
was defrauded was acrooked manipulation
of rebates on water taxes. Large sums
due the city wcro Settled "outside," re
ceipts being given in full, though the
amounts paid were much smaller than the
books showed were Bue. Approval of re
ductions was made"-py using a duplicate
stamp, ludlcatlng that the commissioner of
public works had sanctioned them.
Proof of wholesale frauds is ample, buc
the manipulations of he guilty parties are
so clever that It will he difficult to estab
lish their Identity. Several arrests will be
After Young Morely's Murderers.
El Paso .Texas, Aug. 13. TheboyHarold,
roped from his horse andhangedby Mexi
cans near his father'sranph.at Chanibcrino,
N. M., Wednesday, Is th'e fifteen-year-old
son of M. K. Morply, of Kansas City,
superintendent of the Kansas City, Pitts
burg and Gulf Railroad. Mr. Morely and
wife are now at' Chamberino. There
are several .suspects but no arrests.
Ilnas,liJ.iicneK. Any bize?! a t'nlr.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th, and N. Y. avo. '
The Illustrious Korean Quietly
Passes Away From Earth.
MANY MOURN HIS DEMISE
The Theosophlcal Society "Will Con
dnct the Lnst Rites and nis Body
"Will He Reduced to Ashes at Lee'.-.
Crematory Sketch of a Note
Pom Kwang Sob, minister of the privy
council to the King of Korea, ex-minister
from Korea to the United States, and
one of the most prominent statesmen
or hib kingdom, died yesterday afternooa
at 3:30 o'clock, at his residence in this
city, No 2S19- Fourteenth street. His
body now lies In state at his late resi
dence, and last night Tvas viewed by
many whose good fortune It was to enjoy
a personal acquaintance with him. Deutn
was due to consumption, from which he
has suffered for some time.
The news of Mr. Soh's death, though
not unexpected, was received in diplo
matic and social circles with sincere
regre'. Mr Soh has made his home in
Washington for several years, and enjoyed
a wide acouaiiitnuco. The Korean minis
ter. Cini Pom Ye, called at his late resl.
d'pce last night to express his regret
at the sad occurrence, and dispatches
were at once sent off to the King of
Korea, announcing the death of his ad
viser and minister. It is expected that
the State Bepartment will today convey
a messaee of regret to the Korean min
ister, to be transmitted to the king.
The .son of the King of Korea, I'liuce
Eui Wha, who has been studying m this
city for ome months, was at the bedside
of the minister when theend came. Prince
Min, a relative o fthe Queen or Korea, is
also here, together with Mr B. S. Pak.the
minister's secretary. The Korean min
ister called on Mr. Soh a short time before
Mi. Soh has been critically ill since last
Saturday evening, when a long bicycle
ride brought on an acute attack, causing
a hemorrhage. Since that time he has,
been confined to his bed, and little hope
has been entertained of his recovery. His
death was looked for at any time during
tne past three days Dr.BUhop, of I
street, has been in constant attendance
Mr. Soh has been for a number of years
a Theosophlst and has of late been a
frequent attendant at the local branch of
the Theosophical Society of America. The
local society will have entire charge of
the funeral arrangements, by Mr. Soh's
own request. In pursuance of the creed
of the Theosophists, his body will be
cremated at Lee's crematory, on Pennsyl
vania avenue, near Third street, tomorrow
afternoon at 4 o'clock. President Coffin, of
the local Theosophlcal Society, will prob
ably conduct the services, which will be
of the simplest character possible, in ac
cordance with Theosophical beliefs. Mr.
Coffin has been a warm personal friend of
Mr. Soh for several years, and this rite
will he his last tribute to his depaited
friend. Only a few members of the society
and personal friends will be in attendance.
Mr. Soh Wj thirty-eight years of age.
and left no immediate family connections.
His father and mother died in prison i:
Korea while he was in political exile, and
he was never married. He had, however,
in his household a number of his young
countrymen, who were studying in this
country, and by whom he was highly
esteemed. A year ago last February he
came to this country as minister to the
United States, Which mission he held until
last September, when his successor, Cim
Pom Ye, was appointed.
Mr. Soh disliked resuming to Korea, as
his life in Washiiton was eo pleasant,
and he determined to remain here perma
nently, Only a few months ago he pur
chased the handsome rosidence. No. 2819
Fourteenth street, and furnished it throng-i-ontin
costly Korean style. After ais suc
ccssor as minister had been appointed, the
king, in order to show the high esteem
Good, Reliable Carpenter at Any
hour. Frank Libbey& Co. ,0th audN. Y.ave.
In -which he held Mr. Soh, designated him
as a member or the privy council, which
makes him a member or the king's ad
Mr. Soh was not a prince, as has been
reported. Uis official rank In Korea cor
responded to that of aa English duke,
nnd he was entitled to use a coronet as
his .symbol. He was, however, very high
in the confidence of the King, who, a
year ago, placad his own soii.youngPrince
Eui Wha, in Mr. Soh's household, In this
city, to pursue his studies. Prince Min,
who is but sixteen years old, a relative
of the Queen, also came over as a com
panion to Prince Eui Wha.
Mr. Soh but a few weeks ago returned
from London, where he went as side
companion to Prince Eui Wha, whom the
King designated as his special ambassador
to the Queen's Jubilee. Mr. Sohs himself
was not the ambassador, but he exercised
a watfliftii care over the two young prince
in ids charge.
Mr. Soh's own career as a diplomat Is
very interesting. Berore he was twenty
ye-irs of age the' former King confiscated
the property of his parents in Korea, which
had been in his family for nearly three
hundred years. The young man's father
POM KWANG SOH.
and mother were putir. prison, where they
afterward died. He himself miht have
met with the same fate had he not escaped
ty Japan, where he studied and completed
his education. He then came to America,
this being about ten years ao. He was re
markably well educated, and through in
fluential friends here he later obtained
a position under the Government during
President Harrison's Administration. He
was successively employed in the Census
Office, the National Museum and finally
In the Burenu of Education.
A change in the rulers having taken
place in Korea, and his political party,
the Progressives, being at that time
in the ascendency, he was recalled ant
appointed supreme minister of justice, the
most powerful officer of the kiugdom,
whose decrees the king himself cannot alter.
He was then only a trifle over thirty
years of age, and he held the office over
two years, complctly reforming many
customs of his people and Introducing
in their stead American customs which
he had acquired during his residence In
America. He secured the adoption of the
United States monetary system and many
other American laws and usages. At
the end of .his administration as supreme
judge, he was appointed minister to the
United States, which post he held until
another of the periodical political revolu
tions took place, which, a new party
gaining power, brought about the appoint
ment of his successor.
Case Against Liebke Dismissed.
Lonisvillo. Aug. 13. The case of Joseph
Liebke, charged with attempting to as
sault Miss Bayless, of St. Louis, in a
hack, was dismissed today, because the
young woman refused to appear against
him, and the young m.m will return to St
Louis with his father.
93 Most Popular Saturday Trip S3
is that to Fort Monroe, Norfolk, Virginia
Beach and Ocean View, viaNorfolk& Wash
ington steamers. Avoid dlsnpjiointment by
securing staterooms, early as possible. Tick
ets, S3 , good to return Sunday night. It
Camp meeting at Randle I'ark, Congress
Heights, every evening. Take new electric
cais from Navy Yard Bridge. aulO-1-it
Ivy Institute Business College, Mh nnd K.
None better; S25 a year: day night.
Joist Hearts. Coroimn Straight.
' Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y ave.
Knocked Out of n Sallhoat In a
Stiff Breeze Heroic "Work ut
Rescue by His Friend, Mr. John
Muir Members of the lurty,AIl
Mrs. Dr. Oscar H. Coumbe arrived In the
city last night from Easton, Md., and
reported that her brother-in-law, Dr.
Eppa H. Coumbe, the well-known young
dentist, whose office is at No, 1216 F
street, In thLs city, was drowned while
sailing in Chesapeake Bay yesterday morn
ing. Her husband is still at the (cene
of the accident aud is having the body
With a party of ladies and gentlemen
numbering about fifteea or twenty, he
lcrt the city ten days ago for a camping
The Eastern Shore of Maryland was se
lected as the best place to spend their
vacation, and the party has been stopping
at various points in Qiu-ou Anne's and
Talbotcountics. A sailboathad been char
tered, and in this the excursionists were
accustomed to take short trips.
On Thursday lr. Coumbe and Mr. John
Muir, the manager of a department at ,
Robinson & Cherts, went out m the
boat. They are said to have been inex
A stiff breeze arose when the boat was
some distance from the shore. The sail
flew around with the breeze and Dr.
Coumb..- was knocked overlxard. The
water at this point is sixty reet deep. Mr.
Muir, .seeing his friend struggling in the
water, Jumped overboard, but before" ha
could gpt near the drowning man, the
It was with borne difficulty that the
party on shore were able to rescue Mr.
Muir. The members of the party rnada
arrangements to have the body dragged
for, and they assisted la the work.
Hie first news reached Washington when
Mrs. Dr. Coumbe arrived in the city last
Dr. Coumbe was a young man of promi
nence, and had recently graduate.! with
honors from a local dental school. His
brother Is Mr. Alfred Coumbe, a Well-known
attorney, associated with Col. Edward Hay.
Anottier brother is an eminent physician
in this city, where he has practiced for
years. The intelligence of the doctor's
Death will be received with sorrow by his
manv 'rime's. He was active la arranging
social functions, and was rapidly acquiring
a large practice In the highestsocialcirclw)
of tbe city.
ASSASSIN GCLLl'S TRIAL.
Jt "Will Begin ou Monday Before a
Madrid, A u g. 1 3. Th e court-martial which
will try Golll, the assassin of Senor
Canovas, will meet at Vegara on Mon
day, and will probably it for a -week.
It will be composed of six captains in
the army, and will be presided over by a
colonel. In compliance with the law, an
advocate for the prisoner has been" ap
pointed This is Lieut. Gorria, who will
submit as a defense that Golli is insane.
It is very certain that this plea will
not prevail, and that the prisoner will be
sentenced to death. He will probably be
gairotcd, not shot.
The Augustin aud Dominican Friar are
trying with HI success to convert Golli.
In reply to their appeals, he Invites them
to prove the existence of God.
The Official Gazette today publishes an
appeal to the newspapers to abstain
fiotsi publishing the details of the doings
of anarchists, as such publication is calcu
lated to invest them with importance.
MANY SEEK KLONH1KE GOLD.
Vast Schemes Reported of Syndi
cates and Millionaires.
Seattle, Wash..Aug. 13. -The great gold
fields of Alaska have attracted the atten
tion of big plungers In England, and they
are preparing to M?nd 5,000 Englishmen
Into the Northwest Territory. A syndicate
composed of the biggest financiers in
London and New York has forwarded to
Seattle a request for information as to the
facilities for outfitting and transporting
5,000 men to the Klondike. If the reports
brought down on the steamer Portland are
as encouraging as it is said they will be,
the syndicate will Immediately send repre
sentatives here to make arrangements for
the outfitting and transportation of tha
Representatives of Eastern companies
who desire to develop the new gold dis
tricts, and who are equipped with milliuiu
of capital, are arriving daily In Seattle.
They register at hotels and quietly pros j
ecute their inquiries.
UPRISINGS IN INDIA.
Ameer of Afghanistan Believed to
Be Behind Them.
London, Aug. 13. The impression which,
has long been existent among English resi
denst in India, and which has been dis
cussed by the Anglo-Indian press, that
the Ameer of Afghanistan Is abetting or
conniving at the risings of the frontier
tribesmen, has been startlingly strength
ened by a report that was circulated in
Bombay today to the effect that the
Ameer had recalled all his agcntsln India.
One report declares that the Ameer la
tormenting Mohammedan disaffection la
India, and that he has sent thousands of
copies cf pamphlets on a Jehad, cr holy
war, to the native Indian regimeuts.
An erfusion which appeared on .Inly 27
in the IriHian Dally News, dwelt en
thusiastically upon the victories that had
been achieved by the Sultan of Turkey.
It declared that the lothargy of the Ma
hommedans had ended. They had awakened
frori their sleep, and would recover the
former glories and grandeur of Islam. The
article, in conclusion, said:
'Our Kabull co-religionists assure ns
that his majesty of Kabul (the Ameer
of Afghanistan) is ready to come gloriously
to rid us of the thraldom of the Christian
AH that wish to spend an evening o
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fete tonight. All the attractions of Thurs
day and Friday will be reproduced and,
several large organizations will be present
to helq make the merry-making enjoyable
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