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THE MOKNiyq- TI3f.Es 'ignSSDAY, AUGUST 17, J8971
TO KEEP II WATGH msnu
A Flotilla of Torpedo Bonis to
Go to Southern Waters.
ORDER ISSUED BY ROOSEVELT
ttadur the Cuuimund of Lieut. Klni-
hull i lie Flotilla, Coutiit!iiK of
?jlx VcshcN, Will Leave Xew York
Albont Gel- 1 uod Proceed Down
the 0ut to the Gulf.
An order was issued by Acting Secretary
Jhmstivelt .yesterday that seems to have
f jr oue ot ice objects a plan for keeping
bi.,. torpedo boats t In close toucli with
Ootm. These vessels are lo sail from
New York .-ibout October 1 and make their
way t the Gulf of Mexico und ultlmntelv
totSnlveston, where they will remain until
It lb expected tliat about October 1
President McKinley's Instructions to Mill
iliter Woodford will be by him presented
to the Spanish government, and It they
should bring forth an angry retort on the
part of Spain, the six torpedo boats,
thoroughly armed and equipped, and
almost in Cuban waters, might have a
decided effeot iu quieting the Spanish ire.
Acting Secretary Roosevelt does not
allege mioIi reasons fir dispatching the
mU!(i, but other In the department, when
t-pukeu to, look wise aud bay "Just wait
u wtrllc and fe for yourself." The orders
are eonf to Lieut. W W. Kimball, who
is u ocmmaiid the flotilla, and read a
"Sin As the designated commanding
officer of the rlotilla of torpedo boat.
alKKit to be organized on the Atlantic
Oost, yen will be guided by the following
InstrunOfons.MUd by the information lierelu
oontainea as to the intentions and wishes
of the department:
Jc la the intention of the department
tlwt the Atlantic flotilla shall at first
conUst ot six boats, viz , the Rodgers,
Prtcr, llrlci-oa, Cusbiug, Foote and Du
pont, and that these boats shall be fitted
out ready for cruising in flotilla and
rcnfleirvoeMitl at New York by the 1st of
"A soon hs the Cotilla is organized
yon will move routb along the coast, look
ing In ht each ports as may be designated
by the department, or may be sel'-cU-d by
ytraraslf fo? vlrit, and will work around into
tin- Gulf ot Mexico and as far west as
'Yhi wjll be ready to ascend the Missis
hippl above New Orleans, on a good stage
of water, as early as possible in March
or April, 18P&, and without undue delay,
and upon leaving the Mississippi River
proceed to Hampton Roads, Ya.
"Witlrln the above limits ot time and
place, you me given full discretion as
to the employment of the flotilla and will
be held btrictly responsible for the value
of the results of the cruise.
"You are informed that the cruise of
the flotilla, as outlined above is consid
ered necessary, in order to determtnc,-or
to aid in drteimining, the practical value
of torpedo boats in extended operations
olong our coasts; the 'types ot torpedo
boats best fitted for the needs ot this
country; the most effective way to work
different types of boats together; the
quickest way to make the personnel ef
fective, and the value of torpedo boat ser
vice for training in piloting and scout
ing. "To accomplish these Tesult, you will
use due diligence in drilling the flotilla
In mien formations as service conditions
would require; Jn keeping the individual
boats in the best possible state of efficiency.
in maintaining among men and officers a
lively interest In their work; in devising and
carrying out such maneuvers as will best
demonstrate problematic matters upoa
which information is needed; .-Hid in keep
ing the department fully informed as to
all movements, drills, maneuvers and ex
erases of the flotilla, with the reasons for
and the results of them upon both men and
To tlie commanding officer of the Cush
lng thefollowing was sent by ActmgSecre
"Sir. In order that the torpedo boat
Gurttiug, under you command, may be
gotten ready for cruising in flotilla, you
are directed that from this date until join
lng the flotilla, probably bome time iu
October to devote as much time as possible
to exercising and training your command in
fins tiie maneuvering tbe vessel and second
In f irpedo practice.'
Similar orders were also sent to the com
manders of the Ericsson, Porter and Foote,
which are in commission. The Rodger, and
Dupont will won go into commission, and
the former will be conirnandedby Lieut.
Kimball. Lieut. Spencer Wood will com
mand the Dupont.
CADETS OFF FOR CAMP.
Gonii Colle-ie Hoys Depart for
j5u Inlcoes on the Potomac.
Tbe Gonaga College Cadets left ycs
turdnj- tor a ten days encampment at St.
lulgoes, Md. They went down on the
Sue. Te cridet corps was iu charge of
Fatfeer GfMtpie, vho will keep parental
eye on the young toldiers.
3e eorps formed at Gonzaga College
at 3-S0 yesterday afternoon and headed
by H field bund marched to the wharf
TVer we dsic at St. Inigoes at noon today
uHd during ihe encumpincnt they will
be subject to military db-ciiiline.
St. Inigoes is on the lower Foioraac,
about three miles above Point Lookout,
andi the bme of the KJhola&ticsot Wood
A large crowd of people saw the boyj
off. and many fond kisses were exchanged.
MoUbcrs and sturs waved handkerchiefs
anil cried farewlls to tlia little Catholic
lobhcr as tbe good ship Sue steamed out.
PRimr heath xot injured.
The First Assistant Posunnter Gen
erals Urother Hurt in Indiaim.
The report that Perry Reath, the Assist
aut Postmaster General, Sad been Injured
has been found to be erroneous, and it is
discovered that it was the Assistant Post
mabter's bi other who was hurt.
The popular Government official has
been heardfrom In New York, and he Is in
tbe bent of -health. Tic report seems to
have originated In a notice printed in a
Union City, Iud., paper, and the sfory
aiinp io Washington through persons who
bad read the article. .Numerous telegrams
and letters were received at the Postofflce
r-epartment yesterday inquiring for par
ticulars of the accident to Mr. Ifeath.
Small Rohberies Reported.
The following robberies were reported
to the police yesterday Edgar Blackburn,
No- X037 Thirty-second itreet northwest,
lost six yards of canvas, and some tools;
Joeeph Zeroga, No. 814 Sixth stret uorth
west lost Uvo wjilte blankets and a brown
Ladles nnd "Dresses.
August Is really not the month to talk
about dresses, but cold weather will soon
be here, und our summer prices will last
onl till then, and as we bave a good many
of ur new styles in jtm would save about
ne-third ir you order now. Schutz, opp.
tbe AiUngtea Hotel. aul2-iw,eta
GOLLlS INSPIRED STROKE.
New Xork Anarchists So Define the
Killing of Cnnovas.
New York, Aug 1C The anarchists of
this city held a meeting in Clarendon Hall
tonight to rejoice over the death ot the
Spanish prime minister, Ganovax del
Castillo. All of the local anarchist cele
briile. Including Emma Goldman and the
particular net which gathers around her,
were present, and for two hours they
glorlf'ed tbf- assassin's act, -and pro
claimed it an Inspired stroke, that had
rid the world of a tyrant. Fifty police
men and a dozen detectives were on hand
bccauc it rumor that a number of
Spaniards would try to break up the
There was no disturbance, however,
and the only thing they had to do was
to stand around and smile while the
irrepressible Miss Goldman abused them
and the men had insulted anarchy by
sending them to the meeting.
A lot of Socialists managed to sneak
in and distribute hundreds of copies ot
their organ, containing an article demand
ing the assassination of Canovas. The
audience of COO responded to an appeal
for $40 with which to pay the rent of
the hall by contributing $13.01.
THE HANSBROUGH WEDDING
3Iiss jrary Bern Chapman Becomes
a Statesman's Bride.
A Company of About Fifty Persons
"Witness the Ceremony Rev.
Letter Briuluer Officiates.
New York, Aug. 16. The wedding of
Miss Mary Beni Cliapman, of Washington
and this eity, to Senator Hansbrough, of
North J)akc.ta,' was solemnized at the
residence of the biide's mother, the
Burlington, No. 10 West Thirtieth street,
at 5 o'clock thi8 afternoon. The cere-
jnony was performed by Rev. Mr Braduer,
assistant rector of the Churcn or tne
It was first intended that, the wedding
should be a very quiet one, fyui the plan
was changed when the iuvitations were
A company ot about- fifty persons was
present. Among those who accepted invi
tations were Senator Piatt, Senator and
Mrs. Jones ot Nevada, Representative
Qulgg, Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Steadman and Clinton
The ceremony took place In one ot the
parlors ot the hotel, which was decorated
vlth white azaHas, maidenhair fern,
p-ilms and pink roses.
The bride wore corn-colored tflk, with
tulle trimming, and a white leghorn hat
with plumes. Her mother, Mrs. E. S.
Chapman, wore a white and gray grena
dine, trimmed with white satin.
A wedding breakfast followed the cere
mony. Senator and Mrs. Hansbrough expect to
spend moVi of the time near New York
until after November 1, when they will be
at homei at No- 2033 "Florida avenue,
CHARGES AGAINST AX OFFICER.
Colored AVuiiiim Alleges Policeman
Gouldiunn Assaulted Her.
Policeman Gouldman, ot the Second pre
cinct, was made defendant yesterday a rter
noon in a asc ot asaultin which Ethel
Peters, a colored woman, living in Snow's
alley, between North Capitol, First, L and
M streets northwest, is the complainant.
The charge of assault was preferred by
the woman as the result of her arrest
Saturday last by the officer.
It appears that the Peters woman en-,
gaged in profanity in the alley, and Officer
Gouldman arrested her, whereupon she
b-rged to be released on account ot an in
fant In ber arms, and was allowed to go
free, after being cautioned not to repeat her
On the advice or f riendf she bad a war
mut sworn tut for the officer, cliarging
him with assault and battery, in having
attempted to place her under arrest. The
case wlllprobablybs triedinthe police court
In a few days
Suved From Committing Suicide.
Millie Carroll, colored, living at No. 202
E street southwest, had a quarrel yester
day afternoon with her husband, John
Carroll, a watchman at a wharf, and
lcTt her home in a fit, threatening that
she would commit suicide. -The husbaud
became frightened, and notified the po
lice. Patrolmen Sullivan and Vermillion
traced the woman to tlie Long Bridge,
and had her in custody before she could
accomplish her purpose. The couple be
came reconciled and the affair was patched
"Washington Contractor in Luck.
A clerk ot Contractor Moses, of Chicago,
made a ml'-takc ot about S25.000 in com
puling the cost of the construction of the
public building at Paterpon, N. J., and
Mi . Moses, being the lowest bidder by rea
son of that mistake, is about to throw
up his contract. The next lowest bidder :s
W. A. Peake, of this city, who bid $1 J2,
OOf. The chances seem to be favoral le
f.'ir Mr. Teake getting the contract, owing
to the blunder ot the Chicago man.
Englishmen liny Ohio Cordage Mills.
Xcnia, 0., Aug. 1C-Two cordage milts,
the Ohio and American, which have been
Idle for five years, since tlie collapse of
the trust, have been purchased by J. N.
Tields, Manchester, England, and other
capitalists, and will be put in operation
this Tall. They will employ about 400
Soflcnlexis Goes to the Hospital.
Cleveland. Ohio, Aug. 1G. Sockalexis,
Cleveland! erstwhile famous Indian flelder$
went to Huron Street Hospital late to
night, suffering from a case .of blood
poisoning, broiight on from a 6tone-brulse
on Ins foot, and carelessness in treating it.
Els case may not be serious, but he
will not join tbe team for some time. -
LiOGTOFI jti BROKER FIGHT
Dentist Waters pitches Into Real
Estate Agent Gnlick.
INTENDED FOR ANOTHER M4N
The Agrgressor "Was Loolcinr for Mr.
Uuyelc YVheu the Trouble Arose
on it Question of Veracity Found
Mr. Gulick u Willing Substirute
RelliRereut Physician Arrested.
Dr. OlHer A. Waters, a well-known
deutiet, who practices his profession in
the neighborhood of Btightwood, was
arrested yestetday afteruoou by Patiolmau
Emmart, charged with assaulting J. Henry
Gulick, a real estate broker, associated
with J.V.N. Huyok.No. 1505Pcimsylvnnla
i)r. Wacers.had a disputesomeyeaisngo
with Mr. Huyck and, it Is said, made
lurcatathat he would do him bodily harm
Repeatedly since theoccurrence Dr. Waters
lias called at Mr. Huyck's office with
the object, it is alleged, ot creating
trouble. Re came nly yesterday mom-,
ing and Mr. Iitiyck excused himself to
avoid meeting his unwelcome visitor.
Later i the day Dr. Wateis again called
and asked to see Mr. Huyck. Mr. Gulick
Mated that the real estate dcalur as
Dr. Waters became enraged, and, seeing
the doo.- of the inner office closed, is said
to have called Mr. Gulick a liar. Mr.
Guild: replied mildly that this Nv.ib strong
language, and judging from the doctor's
maimer that he had been drinking did not
make any offensive remark.
Dr Waters Is a very strong, heavily
built man, and he advanced upon Mr
Gulick in a threatening manner. The
doctor suddenly dealt Mr. Guild: a straight
arm blow In the face and prepared to fol
low it with another. Mr, Gulick played
on the 'varsity football team when at
Princeton and has not forgotten all tlie
Old tricks; so he rushed for his assailant
and tackled him. The pair of combatants
went oown witn a crahii. i-atroiman
Emmart arrived at this Juncture and ar
rested Dr. Waters.
At the Tirst precinct station the doctor
lert a new ten-dollar bill as collateral for
his appearance in court this morning.
3IURDEHED HI' HER ONLY" SOX.
The Horrible Crime of n Young
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 1C Early this
morning a fire in the cottage occupied
by Mrb. Kate II . Gallagher and her only
son, Virgil A- Gallagher, at 122 avenue K,
disclosed a horrible crime. The firemen
quenched the flames which were confined
to the bedroom of Mrs. Gallagher and
found her body lying upon the .partially
consumed bed, with her throat uut and
her face cbaned and blackened by the
Susp'cion at uiice fastened upon her son,
a young medical student, a wild and dis
solute boy. When taken into custody he
was coof and indifferent, and under the
most searching investigation declared his
Innocence. Finally a shirt, the right sleeve
of which had been recently washed, which
was found in his room with coagulated
spots arouud the cuff, was shown him. He
became pallid, trembled violently and ex
claimed: "God knows why I did It, but I was
crazy. Yen; I killed my mother in cold
blood. I entered her room to steal money
to spend on women, while -she was asleep
I thought she sw me; wheu I grabbed a
razor liing on the bureau, and struck her
in a spot where my surgical experience
taught "p would produce instant death."
The man's confession told ot his three
attempts to fire tlie house yesterday and
last night by saturating his mother's body,
the bed and furniture with kerosene for
the purpose of hiding his crime and get
ting $100 insurance money ,aud making
his escape. Twice tlie fire went out after
he had closed und left the house. He
bays he wants to suffer the full penal ty
of the law, and does not care for sym
pathy. Mrs. Gallagher was forty-seven years of
age, a teacher In the public schools and
ARMOR AT JS100 A TON.
The Crumps Have Agreed to Pat It
Jnto the Alabama.
Fittsburg, Pa., Aug. 10. The Carnegie
Steel Company has agreed to furnish to
theCramp Shipbuilding Company the thirty
tons of armor plate, which will be "built
in" the construction of the battleship Ala
bama. This order will not complete the
entire armor equipment of the ves-
The Cramps contracted with the Govern
ment to furnish the armor for $300 per ton,
but the Carnegles refuse to discuss the
""Shooting Scrape Down the River.
Information was received at the Dis
trict police headquarters last night that a
white man had bi-en shot at River View
camp yesterday, and that the party who
had done the shooting has escaped. The
dispatch gave a description ot Kendrick
M. Bradshaw, who is suspected of tlie
shootiug, and asked that he be arrested
for the Virginia authorities if in Wash
ington. Missionary Alliance Convention.
The first summer convention ot the
Christian and Missionary Alliance of the
District of Columbia- will convene at Wash
ington Grove on next; Sunday morning.
The convention will remain in session for
four days and there will be three meetings
Taken Sick on the Street.
Patrick Downey, a young white man,
was taken sick yesterday at the comer
of Four-and-a-half street and Maryland
avenue, and. was. removed-in the Fourth
precinct patrol wagon to his home, No.
231 Virginia avenue southwest.
Do you realize that? the terrible gnawing
at your vitals, ihaU faint feeling, that con
tinual growing weaker, that nervbuatiesx.
thutevertttNtliigMonKiiig Tor food that" noVer
sattisnoH, that nauseaJtba't giddiness that
constipation, that feeling as if you might
rail, and many other, symptoms are but
the dlstancrootsertuof Hie fast-approaching,
moit relentless of execulloners Death from
starvation? Thau Is acluallv the outcome
dr dyspepsia death (eat what you will)
rrom an inability of the stomach to absorb
nourishment from food, or or the blood to
convey such nourishment, to different parts
or the body for the replenishment or tissue.
14U Penna Ave. Adj. Willard's Hotel,
Has cured thousands and can cure you
His method or treatment restores a healthy
actloa to the STOMAUR , LI V EU AN U Kl D
Nlid, and by Invigorating thesa great
organs the surrering uyapeptfc Is brought
hack rrom a life of misery to the sun
shine of strength and reiiuwed life.
S5.00 A MOTH
Is tho highest foe charged, medicl'ies In
cluded Dally orfice hours, 10 to 5; Monday,
Wednesday, Thursdav, and Saturday, till
8 p. hi.; Sunday, to to 12.
3- CONSULTATION FREE. -5
COLORED GIRL ASSAULTED
Brutal Outrage Upon Lizzie Jack
sou at Notley Hail.
Enticed Into the Woods by Jnok
"Washington The Asssnilunt Is
Arrested in Alexandria.
Alexandria, Aug 1G When theexcur&iou
boat from Notley Hall reached here, short
iy after 0 o'clock tonight,, several colored
women rushed io police headquarters and
reported to I.I put. Smith thai Luzle Jack
ion, u ci'lureil girl ot eighteen years, had
been criminally assaulted by Jack Waih
iLgtou, a negro tough from Alexandria
couuty. The crime was committed this
aftenu.on at ZS'otley Rail, where the Feru
Leaf Social Club, a colored organization
ft tills city, wan-holding a picnic There
va$ an Immense crowd piesent.
Washington enticed the girl into the
woods, where lie accomplished his pur
pose The 'victim Is half-witted, and did
not realize her position, until she was
grabbed by the. brute, .thrown to the
ground, and forced tr submit. She fought
desperately, and iu her struggles her
clothing was torn Into shreads After ac
complishing hisi purpose,, tlie br.ite fled,
!ea!ng his victim lying on the ground.
As soon as she xpeovtuvd from the shock,
the girl sought several women and told-of
the aff.iir. Thd6e- who heard her Atory,
without walliug-itd rilake tlie facts known,
jumped aboard the steamer, which was
about to leave, and. coin to this city and
reported the matter to police headquarters
Jackfon, vhoc committed the assault,
has been employedat the brick yards
u Alexandria couaty. -and has -a bad reputa
Lieut. Smith and Patrolman Wilkinson
Arrested the negrorut his hointt, on King,
street, this evening. 1
ENTICED LITTLE GIRLS.
Yellow-Skluned-Jfcfrr'-o Wanted by the
"tElghth Pri-binCt-Polleer ' '
The p01ice''tare booking Tor a tall, yellow-skinned
fellow', who tried to entice
two little white girls on a vacant lot, near
the coruer ot Florida avenue and North
Capitol street, on'Suuduy afternoon. The
girls were Lilian arpI'May Emerson, daugh
ters ot Mr Emereou. a widow, residing at
No- 26 Florida avenue northeast. The
man followed the girlsdown the street, and
then IiidHcentlv exposed himself to them.
He had persuaded thm to follow him
and was leading them to a Vacant lot.
when Afrs THIIe Bryant, No. 3 Florida
avenue espied them .Hid rescued them from
their peril. The man Intolently followed
Mrs Bryant as she took the children
home. The fellow then secreted himself in
the weeds and bushes above Florida ave
nue, but when PolIcemPii Toe and Pierson
arrived he could not be found.
VISIT PLATTSItntG BARRACKS.
Tho President and Party 'Watch
the Troops Parade.
Plaltsburg, N Y.. Ajg. 10 The Presi
dent and Secretary of War visited Plutts
burg Darracks for the first time officially
todaj. ahe past was in readiness to
receive the commander-in-chief. The
Presidential salute of twenty-one guns
boomed out for the first time In the history
of the garrison, as the President arrived
on the reservation.
Vice President ifobart and Quartermaster
General Weeks aud the ladles of the
Presidential party, including Mrs. McKin
ley, were present.
After the regimental parade, the party
lunched at the residence of Col. Kline,
and participated In a brief reception.
The President's afternoon recroation was
a visit to the kitchen of the hotel. He
had never Ikhi In tills department of a
large hotel, and was anxious to see the
The Presidential party, excepting Mr.
and Mts. McKInlcy, visited the golf links
iu tin uf ternoon, when Vice President Ho
bart took his first lesson in the ancient
Secretary Bliss arrived this evening, as
did also Postmaster General Gary. They
called on the Piesldeiit after dinner and
remained several fiurs. The nature of
the confeience, if such it was, was not
On Thuisday evening the President will
attend tho meeting of the Army of the
Potomac at Troy. Mrs. McKlnley will not
go, and Uie President will return Friday
night and remain until Monday night, when
he will-go td Buffalo to attend the Grand
Army encampment. Doth the Previdentand
Mrs. McKlnley arc delighted with their
visit here and have-expressed their inten
tion of coining again next year
The President was the recipient today
from Col . Martin, of Plattsburj, of a hand
some oak ruler, made from the ood of
the "Royal Savage," the flagship of
Benedict Arnold, slink off Valcour Island,
irr front of the Hotel Champlain, in Amerl
ca's first naval conflict with Great Brit
ain in 177G. The wood was in the water
over a hundred years.
Col. Martin also "presented Vice Presi
dent ifobart with'' a gavel made from the
same wood, which he will use at the open
ing of the next session ot the Senate.
Projected Co-iperntive Community.
East Liverpool, O., Aug. 10. Forthepast
two mynths agents hive been negotiating
for S00 acres- north of this city. It is now
known thn t the parties are acting for tho
projp'ctors of an association of 730 people
which is getting ready to found a co
operative community on a strictly latter
d&y soUaiistlc basis.
Strnqk With a Stone.
Samuel Brown, living at No. 1213 I
street northwest, was struck en the head
with a stone thrown by an unknown col
ored man, about 830 o'clock last even
ing, near the coruer of Fourteenth and
TstreeU northwest. The in jured man Was
removed to the Children's Hospital, where
his wounds Were dresaed-
Mr. Dingley's v Niece Sued for
Breach of Promise.
SHE MARRIED MR. HADLEY
Auother Geutlenmu ITnd Thought to
Ro the Joyous Groom und Had
Made 'Every Preparation for u I
Happy Homo "When n Old Love
Lewlslou, Me., Aug. 16.-ConsulerabIe
Interest is being manifested, particularly
in thin section of tbe State, iu the broach
ot promise suit which has been begun by
Arthur S. Melcher against Mrs. W. E.
lladloy. The defendant is a niece of-Cou-gressnran
Dingley, and a daughter ot Jere
i.ilah Dingley, a wealthy shoe dealerof this
The plaintiff is a prosperoui young busi
ness man, is handsome, free-hearted, and
very popular, und la well known at club
The allegations state that Mtsw Louise
M. Dingley, while formally engaged to
Arthur S. Melcher. married W. E. Dudley,
and Mr. Melcher values his wounded feel
ings at "525,000. It had loug been an
understood thing among the relatives and
friends of MLss Dingley and Mr Melcncr
that they were engaged. True, a fonn'il
announcement had never been made, but
wheu Mr. Melcher went so far as to fur
nish and bedeck his Druminoud street
house in anticipation of tt bride, the tongu-j
of gossip wagged fast and furiously.
But "there'd many a slip twlxt cup und
lip," and Mr, Melcher awoke one fine
morning to find Mis3 Dingley a bride, not
his, but anothei man's Then, as it backed
by a forty-horse-power engine, gossip be
After considerable investigation, it was
found that on July 2, at the
Parker House in Boston, Miss Dingley
hud been quietly married to W E Iiadley,
a rich California hotel proprietor, and th.it
papa and mama Dingley had given their
approval in the matter
Mh-s Dingley had hud plenty of suitoro,
but do one had ever heard ot "Williim
Iiadley Finally it wa learned that some
fix years ago at Poland Springs the couple
had met and fallen in love. But when Mr.
Melchtjr appeared on the scene he quickly
displaced Mr Iiadley from Miss LouinC's
affections At least he thought that he
But In the middle of July Iiadley de
cided to pay a visit to Maine, his native
State- und did so. with tha subsequent
1 Everyone felt sorry for Melther, and
wondered what he would do about it, buc
as tlim passed and nothing happened, the
clattering tongue of gossip became quiet.
Like a thune'er-crash the rumor that
Melcher had consulted a lawyer about the
matter came to those interested. The
lawyer assured the jilted suitor that he
had excellent grounds for a suit, and the
result was that u lengthy and formidable
document, known an a writ, was served.
It set forth the alleged fact th-Jt Mr.
Member and Mis Dingley were engaged
to be married, the betrothal -havlnc taken
place on January 1 last; that the cere
inony was fixed for the middle ot June,
but at. the Appointed time the lady whs
suffering from a broken ankle, and the
marriage was postponed to June 29.
Now Mr. Melcher !s suffering from u
btoken heart, which oan only be hanlu"
at an expenetj-of $2P,000, and accordingly
ue has had the real estate attached for
the said amount.
Mrs. nadley Is quite well known in
Washington nuciety, where sho visited
her uncle's family. She Is tall aud wed
built nnd or blonde type. She cktRslfiPS
Mr. Mclcher's action as a ease ufliUiiUnioi!
and says that neither she nor her husbpnd
proposed -to be blackmailed in any way,
slnme or manner. They are now en joying
a honeymoon trip, and expect to go to
California the latter part of August, but
will Lg compelled to return to Maine the
last part of September to attend the
SHERMAN DENIES A. RUMOR.
He Hqh Not Written th President
Offering to Rchlgn.
A dispatch from Lake Champlain to
the New York World, Sunday, stated that
Secretary Sherman had written the Presi
dent a letter in whirh. he offered to ten
der his resignation If the President wanted
to make any change. This publication
was submitted to Mr. Sherman last night
by a Times representative. The Secretary
read it, and, with a laugh, said It was
simply thi work of au ambitious news
The Secretary then denied In the most
positive crunner that he had orfered to
resigp.jor that the President had requested
him to resign. He said that no corre
sponde'ice on the subject had pas&ed be
tween them, and he had no reason for
believing that any would;
THE BANKERS' CONVENTION.
Fully One Thousand Delegates Ex
pected to Be Preseut.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 1G. Secretary James
It. Branch, of the American Bankers' As
sociation, openpd rcgistraUon books in the
Busscll House this morning, preparatory
to receiving delegates to the animal con
vention of the association, which opens
tomoriow. Early this morning there were
over 100 delegates in the city, and the
number is l?Iug augmented with new ar
rivals constantly. Secretary Gage expects
1,000 delegates to be here when the con
The rotunda of the Union Trust building
has been handsomely decorated in honor
ot the vilt ot the association. The State
Savings Bank is also beautifully decor
ated and most ofTthe other Detroit banks
are decorated for the occasion.
Retnrned From the Cubun Camp.
New York, Aug. 16. Ira C. Farley was
a second cabin passenger on the steamer
Concheco, which arrivedthis morning from
Havana. He has seen active service In
the insurgent arm, and returns because of
ill-health. Farley was unable to produce
a certificate of acclimatisation, and was
sent to Hoffman Island for observation.
An Engineer's Horrible Death.
New York, xUig. 16. Jerry Cunningham,
an ' 'L" road engineer, .met a horrible
death this morning, in attempting to cross
the tracks of the road at Eighty-fourth.
street and Third avenue. He wassrruckby
then engine which he himself should have
been running, thrown fully fifteen feet in
the air, and dropped a. corpse, almost
beyond recognition- Cunningham was
late nnd another xnau took, out his engine.
A Big Labor Day Program.
Chicago, ug-16. WilUam J. Bryan baa
accepted an invitation to address the
organized workmen at the building trades
council picnic, on. Labor Day. Among the
other speakers- will be ex-Gov. Altgeld.
Gov. Plngree,. of Michigan; ex-Gov. Stone,
of Missouri; Senators Teller and Mason,
i and Congressman. McMiIlin.
rorPure Wool Men's Suits
About 600 iu the lot suits that formerly
brought 10 $12 and $15.
Also a few cutaways worth up to $18.
It's our final effort to clear out the balance "
of our summer stock and you men who can find '
use for a suit or two will get the bigo-est bar-
gains of 3'our life. && - -.
Suits go on sale today.
Beginning today all crash suits will be in
cluded in our off sale.
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
NO BRANCH STORE IN WASHINGTON.
THE LATE HENRY- KING, JR.
Arrangement for the Fnnerul To
day of the Depnrted Merchant.
The dath ot Henry King, Jr., proprietor
ot King's Paiace, which occurred on Sun
day, has caused, genuine regr-t among his
many tiieuda and business associates.
For twenty-five yeurs Mr. King haa been
a prominent citizen and business man, and
hiH Integrity, generosity, and geniality
had won for him scores of friends Genuine
evpressions of sorrow at his death are
beard from both Jew aud jGentile.
Mr. King was sixty-three years of age,
and hat enjoyed excellent health up to
a few weeks ago, when a carbuncle made
its appearance on the upper part ot his
bark. It attained such dahgerous propor1
tionsthaDrs.Hehrendnnd J.Ford Thomp
son decided Sunday that an operation
was necessary. It relieved him tempo
rarily, but did not avert death.
Mr. King, who was t-orn In Germany,
came to this country when only fifteen
years ot age. He has spent the greater
part of his life In Washington, where he
came almost Immediately after his ar
rival In America. During the war he was
proprietor of :i clothing store on Pennsyl
vania avenue, near Ninth street, on the
south 'side. In 1S72 he changed his
business to the millinery line, and moved
to the cornerv or Ninth and F streets. He
remained there for several years, and then
made a move to Seventh street, where
he has since been located.
Mr. King leaves a widow and daughter,
Miss Grace King, and six sous. HarryKing,
the eldest boy, has for several years been
the manager of the Seventh-street store,
while Joseph King looks after the Interests
of a brunch store recently established on
Market Space HLs other sous are Fhll,
Abraham, Meyer and Samuel, the latter
beiug 'in the insurance business in New
THe funeral services will be held today
at.1 p.m.at814 Seventh treetnorthwest,
under the auspices of the Washington He
brew congregation, the ceremony to be
conducted by the Rev Dr. Stern.
In attendance will be B'nal Brith Lodge,
Keshar Shel Baral Lodge, aud the Inde
pendent Order of Odd Fellows.
There will be ten honorary and active
pall-bearers, whose selection, howe er, will
not be made until 10 o'clock this morn
ing The interment wilt be made at tho
The funeral will be a notable event on
account of the many friends made by the
deceased in a long and useful lifetime.
He was It may be noted, at the time or
his death the president of the Washing
ton Hebrew Congregation. In the matter
of floial tributes and the more lasting
testimonials ot private and public es
teem the funeral will be more thap a passim-
i vent. The residence of the deceased
was crowded last night with sorrowing
A New Xress Association.
Trenton, N. J., Aug. 16. The Eastern
Press Association was incorporated today
to sell and distribute new-, to newspapers.
Tue capital will be $50,000. The incoi
porators are J. Edward Carter, of No. 233
Fifth avenue, New York; Asa A.Eldredge,
ot No. 118 West Eighty-first street, New
Yoik, and Cbarh!M. Slater, New Bnghtcu,
Minor Local "Unppeniimh.
Policeman RoberJDoyle Is temporarily
acting as patrol officer at the Eighth pre
Tred Splcer, a young man employed by
Daniel Toomes, a grocer at Braokland, IL
C, was locked up ut the Eighth precinct
station yesterday on complaint of Mr.
Toomes, the joung man's offense consist
ing in opening a shutter of the atore to
get his baseball and bat.
Policemen Barrett and Ilile, ot the
Eighth preciuct, are absent on leave, and
Policemen Shannon and McCort, of the
same precinct are on the sick list.
An entrance to the Fowler cycle store,
on Fourteenth street northwest, was found
open about 10 o'clock last night, by
Special Officer Cooper, who examined the
premises, and found everything Intact.
Peyton Holmes and Fred Dixon, both
colored, were ai rested and locked up at
No. 2 station last night as the result ot
assaulting Policemen Mudd and Gibson,
Peter St. Clair, a young man living in
Cumberland, Md., is slowly recovering at
the residence of friends, No. 1G20 New
Jersey avenue-from Injuries caused Sua
day last by his falling from a bicycle in
the Soldiers Home grounds.
Considerable complaint has arisen from
the fact that the street sprinkler visits
Fifth -and neighboring streeta but twice a
THE LATE HENRY KING, JB,
BENEFIT OF THE ORPHANS
Tlie St Joseph's lFnioirs Garden
Party Successfully Launched.
Attractions of. the St. Aloynlns Fair
Retained und Added To Guy .
Scenes ut Gonznga. Lawn.
The opening ot the garden party given
by St Joseph's Union for the benefit of
St Ann's Orphan Asylum, last night, waa
a success, In spite ot themolementweather.
While the heavj showers undoiibtedlg kept
many away, the attendance was gratify- ,
iugly large, indicating that the bazar
will be liberally patronised by the charitably-inclined
public on fine evenings. j
Many ot the booths were not opened last
evening owing to thtr threatening weather,
but those in operation did plenty of busi
ness. The stands and booths used at tha
Gouzaga. fair have been retained, but they
have besn freshened up preatly, and pre
sent an entirely nw appearance
In lieu of other amusements, last even
ing, the young people found no difficulty
In dancing tune avay to excellent muaio.
ou the pavilion. This daucing will prova
one of the most popular features it the
festival. Tonight, all the various amuse
ments will be in full operation, and it
the weather Is fine the little orphans of.
St. -Ann's will have many a dollar to
their credit. Those in charge of the ba
zar have labored faithfully to make the
affair a success. All the attractions of
theGonzjga rair have been retained many
new ones added, aud o them wdl come each
If the affair prove- the success- hoped'
for, more than forty little orphans will
be provided wltn comfortable beda iu tba
bome at Uerwlck, Md.
The bazaar deserved all possible sup-i
port, though it orfers a fair return ror
every cent expended on th grounds. Tha
doors open at 7 30 and close at 11.
THE "WEEK Af CLEN ECHO.
Immense Crowd Enjoys the Change
of Bill Last Night.
Close on to 4,000 people attended tha
opening performance of this week's at
tractions in the Immense ampltheater at
Glen Echo-on the-Potomac last evening.
Manager MIddleton has provided an un
usually attractive list for tbs week Th
Faueu3, the Boston woman orchestra ot
twenty-five pieces, under the direction of
Caroline B. Nichols, gave an entire new
program. The selections were well and
ravorably received. Lynch and Trainor,
tbe military marvels, gave a high class
exhibition ot quick and rapid work with
the musket and bayonet.
The hit of the evening was the Grotto
Trio. These boys are natives ot Wash
ington and their sweet voltes blended Into
perfect hat mi ny. They are Masters Robert
Emmet Walsh, Paul Brady and Horaca
Laws, and they were compelled to re
spond to several hearty eiu-ores. Howard
and Leigh, the contortionists, gave their
sketch entitled, "The Tramp and tha
"Frog their work being clean and meet
ing wtth deserved applause- The cine
matographe showed an entire list of new-life-size
moving pictures, which greatly
pleased the immense audience.
All previous trouble caused by a lack
of power on the eUvtnc lines running to
Glen Echo has. been overcome, aud last
evening the patrons were carried rapidly,
into the city. ,
SI". C1AL NOTiCKS.
UNION BAPTIST ASSOCIATION mceta
at Takoma Park WEDNESDAY, lSth,
at IU Kev Keeling, Moderator. Rev.
Cheery, Secretary. It-era
DENT1STUY done on weekly and monthly
payments, crown and bridge work a
specialty. DU. T. W. STUBBLEFIELD,
11th and F sts., over Mertz's Drug Store.
SPECIAL NOTICE -To my patrons, f rienda
and the public: I respectfully announce
thatiMr. W. W. Hodgktn Is no longer un
der my employ. CHAKLES E. HODGKIN,
ul U 7 th st. nw. aul5-3t
KING On Sunday, August 15, 1897,
at 5-15 o'clock p. m.. HENRY KING, Jr.,
aged sixty-three years.
runerai, August 1 7, irotiihislate residence,
S14 beveuth street northwest, at ii p.m.
BOMBY On Sunday. August 15, 1S97.
at 3:10 a. m., WILLIE A. BOMBY, JR.,
.ged two j ears, eight mouths, aud six
Funeral from residence. No. 22S C street
O'CALLAGHAN On Monday, August 16,
lbt7, at 8: to o'clock a. m., PATRICK.
O'CALLAGHAN, Sr., native of Kiltuogan
ny. County Kilkenny, Ireland, in the sixty
firth year of his age.
Funeral from his residence. 2200 1 street
northwest. Wednesday morning. August 18,
at v o'clock a. m., thcace to St. Stephenja
Church, where requiem mass will be-saTd
Tor the repose ot his soul. Friends ot the
ramliy are respectrully invited to attend.
DALY On SuBdav, August 15, 1807,
at 11 a. m., EUGENE J., vounprest son o
John j. and Annie Daly, aged nineteen
years and eleven months.
Funeral from residence. 13R7 C street
southwest, on Tuesday. August 17, at
8:30 o'clocfc-a-TBt. Relatives and Wends
invited to attend. aulB-21
J". YnttJXA.TS LEB.
333 En. Ave. K. W
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