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The eircnlntlon of The Sunday
- 23,540 Copies.
Dally average last -wedr
For tbe District effiColumbla, Mary?
land, and Ylrgtntajfgenerally fair; pro
ably cooler MondaylTjHght; southwesterly
"winds, becoming northwesterly.
WASHINGTON, MONDAY MORNING AUGUST 30, 1897 SIX PAGE3.
5ML ill :
fOH THE UNEMPLOYED
The Printers Out of Work to Bo
Benefited on August 30.
ALL PRAISE TO THE MOVEMENT
Unemployed Printers of the Co
la inliiii Typographical TJnloa Will
lie Benefited by the Grand Excnr
kIiiii to River View oil August
30 The Whole City Should
"I like the independence of the printers.,"
sai.l Sir Tettlt, sententious!-, as lie pur
chased half a. dozen tickets on Saturday for
tlie coming bencrit on August 30.
"They don't ask help, although hun
dreds ct them have been out 01 work for a
long time, hut with characteristic energy
theyarrangefora fine river trip and splendid
entertainment, the proceeds of which
will help them.
-Ko hard luck stories, hut a manful effort
at seir-help. That's right. I admire
them the more for it."
Here Mr. Mayer chimed in wltl'n culo
gism of the craft as a class, and his words
showed that he had met and intimately
known many a knight of the "stick"
But there was not much time for talk,
for overy man in the great double fctoio
and annex was preparing for the big
Monday rush a rush for furniture bar
gains which, by its increase every week,
biars testimony to the appreciation of
The great stores are crowded to dis
comfort with the newest of new goods
fr the fall trade, and but J. Tew iten.s
arc mentioned on another page of this
lhsue as samples.
Jo wonder the people come no wonder
they have confidence.
TOYING TO SHE LUETGERT
A Practical Test of the Theory
of the Prosecution.
BOIL A BODY IN BIS FACTORY
Subject It to the Same Process hy
Vhleli It Is Claimed the Body of
Mrs. Luetgert Wus Conuined
The Demons! rutlor. Satisfactory
to the Defense.
Chicago, Aug. 29. - Adolph Luetgert was
brought x btep nearer to liberty and life
lastnight,so his lawyers believe, hy means
of an experiment which was strange and
grewsfrine in every aspect. A human body
was taken to his factory, where it was
mbjectcd to the same process which the
police and the State's attorney say con
sumed the body of Mrs. Luetgert. The
witnesses of the demonstration were
pledged to secrecy, butit was learned that
the result was of a character satisfactory
to them. The body was boiled four and
one-half hours, and at the end of that
time it "was not totally disintegrated.
The skuli remained intact and so did
the heavier bones of other parts of the
ekelolou, 15 was intended by tbe defence
to make the demonstration without the
knowledge of the State, and to thrust
the result into the trial unexpectedly,
but before boiling had actually begun the
officials concerned in the prosecution of the
musnge maker were discussing the af
fair, having been fully Informed of the
For the purpose of the demonstration the
body of a woman was secured from the
Northwestern Medical College and taken
to the factory in a barrel and placed in
the basement. A barrel of caustic soda
was algo placed there. It Is a part of
the theory of the prosecution that Luetgert
placed a barrel of caustic soda in one of
the four vats in the basement, filled it
nearly full with water, and then threw
the body of. his wife In, after he had
strangled her. To destroy the tody. It is
charged, he then turned steam into the
vat aud boiled the body in the stiong solu
tion of ca attic soda.
The St.au has maintainedthatthe boiling
of the fie.sh in a solution of caustic soda
or oaubtic potash causes disintegration In
a burprlslngly short time, and that only
two hours were required by Luetgert to
thus reduce the remains of Ills wife to the
consistency of thin tyrup. All conditions
of the supposed murder were fulfilled.
The alkali was put in the vat and the
steam turned on. In thirty minutes the
body was placed In the solution and the
boiling began. At intervals It wa- turned
with a long stick to aid decomposition,
as it ifc claimed Luetgertdld with his wife's
In two bourc the body was taken out
Flesh and tones remained, though the
flush had fallen off tbe limbs aud ribs
Another hour and then two and a half
wcie consumed, but the result was similar
to that obtained by the State In an ex
periment at Rush Medical College.
The defense will otter the result as
a. valuable piece ot testimony, and expect
It to go a long ways toward clearing
Piofossor Long, head professor of the
Northwestern University Medical College,
hadehargeorthe experiment Microscopist
Max Kreisb assisted
A Storm on the Mexican Const.
Nogales, Ariz., Aug. 29.-Advices from
Guaymas state that a severe hurricane
visited the Gulf of California and the
lower Mexican coast, August 22. At Las
Guadmias, the region for miles around
was Inundated and the town swept away.
Three lives are reported lost and groat
damage was done to crops. Fears are
entertained for the steamer Carmen. The
8ehmers Salvatierra, Rambler and Pene
lope were caught and stripped of their
masts, but two of them managed to reach
port. Nothing has been seen or beard of
tbe Rambler, and it 1b thought she is lost.
Very J Ice Floor-ion; 51.5U per T.O0 ft.
Frank Libbey & Co.. 6th and N. 7. &t
EHI5 FROM THE KLONDIKE
The Millions Expected on the
Portland Do Not Arrive.
BUT LITTLE GOLD ON BOARD
A Warning: to People to Keep Away
From the Klondike and Starva
tion Inadequate Means of Trans
porting; Food to the People Now
at the Mines.
Seattle, Aug. 29. The steamer Portland
arrived at her dock at 3:30 o'clock this
morning, after an uneventful trip of four
teen days from St. Michael's Alaska. On
her up trip she landed her 200 passengers
safely with their baggage and outfits
and saw them comfortably aboard the
Charles Hamilton, the new bteatr.er just
completed by the Alaska Trading and
Transportation Company for the Sukon
Klondlke trade, and this was to be her
maiden trip. They anticipated reaching
Dawson today, everything iavoring them.
Contrary to expectations, the Portland
brought back little gold.
As The Washington Times reporter
stepped over the rail the first words that
gieeted Mm fiom one of the ship's offi
"Help stay this mad rush to Klondike
and starvation, for that's what it means
if those on the way there ever reach
thoirdci-Mnation. "Webrought down twenty
six men, u number ot whom are just re
covering from scurvy, the bad effects of
salt foud aud insufficient fruit and vege
tables at tbe Klondike mine's. Last year
tberc were 3,000 people along the Yukon
and there were five boats plying that
stream, but the amount of provisions they
took in did not exceed 2,000 tons and
us a result the people were on the verge
of starvation when the first boats went
up last spring. Since then the Arctic was
crushed in the Ice and the Charlbs Hamilton
built .md launched, so that the number
ot boats now on tbe river Is the same
as last seabon. The population has nearly
quadrupled at the mines ot the Tukon,
but tbe iiiansof supplying these gold-mad
people rcinuin the same. You can draw
your own canclu&lons "
Continuing, the officer said: "There are
tons and tons of provision bat St. Michael's,
but there are a hundred miles ot water
under the arctic circle liable to close any
day after the loth of next month. The
provisions at St. Michael's, under these
circumstances, will be no good to the hun
gry men on the Yukon or Klondike. It
is sheer madness for men to undertake
this long journey at this season of the
year, and it is hoped that the press of the
ceuutry will fully impress it on them.
"V'e spoke the Humboldt on her way up.
All w ere veil, but It was an impossibility
for her owners to construct bo.its for the
Yukon this fall and steam to the Klon
ed to disappointment, so far as reaching
the Klondike thlb fall is concerned. They
have the choice of two thlngs-elther to
remain on tbe Inhospitable coast of St.
Michael's or return Uj comfortable homes
in th States. The steamer Weare Is two
weeks overdue at St. Michael's, and we
waited tor her several days, becauoelt was
reported that she had treasure on her to
the value of alwut $1,000,000.
"The pnsseagers on the Portland did not
bring out much gold, although all havi
money. It. would be a conservative esti
mate to place the amount of gold dust
among the whole crowd at not to exceed
$35,000 or $40,000.
"According to their statements all have
good claims that will be worked by their
partners all winter. Inquiry among them
elicits the statement that they are so well
batisfied with the Yukon as a rich gold
country that they will return in the spring,
carrying provisions enough to insure them
beyond want or the possibility" of starva
tion. They all confirm the statement of
great strikes, however, and some of them
have spent money in development and pros
pecting more claims. These twenty-six
men from the Klondike may rcpreseutinlles
of wealth, thousands or millions, and every
pan will probably bhow pay dirt, but it is
yet co be counted.
"On our return we anticipate having
treasure of no small amount, as by thot
time the delayed boats will have comedown
the Yukon and the summer's work on all
streams will have closed for the season.''
On the purser's list of persons on the
Portland are: J. Smith, L. R. Cowler,
C. Peirln, E. CIoue, H. A. Stanley, A. F.
Casey, T. K Dunkerly, O. Gray, S. C
Jarvis, A. N. Ash, "V. Constance, G. H.
Barnes, 7. Bromley, C. II. "Wharton, '.V.
N. Towers, A., Buckley, W. W. Caldwell,
C. Zlllowy, G." Goldsmith, D. Bell, W. Oler,
B. Farnhaiu, V. W- Cobb, J. Bowen, W.
Zahn, and G. S. Lansing. According to
their statements they cleaned up last
winter an amount aggregating $300,000
In gold dust, and their operations were
confined to the Bonanza, Eldorado, and
tributaries of these streams and the Klon
dike. Judging from the preparations being
made for tnls winter's work, which would
be on an extensive scale, it would not be
surprising they say if the spring's washings
would amount to ten or twelve millions.
Like thube who have come in overland,
thev bring the same stories of an abund
ance of gold, and they als'j plctureln rather
subdued nnd gloomy colors the great
trout.lo and difficulties experienced In
The personal experiences would fill a
for those who contemplate following
their footsteps- The loss ot the Yukon
steamer Arctic is regarded by those ac
quainted with the situation as a serious
matter. Suppliesdestinedfor the Klondike
are now stored at St. Michael's, owing to
the meager means of transporting up the
Yukon. It Is said that whisky has taken
precedence over all of the other freight.
It is reported that some cargoes carried
up the Yukon by the river boats are bought
or paid for hy the miners before their
arrival. The Portland's passengers took
no supplies except such as might; be In
cluded in the allowance of 150 pounds of
oaggage for each passenger. All the re
turning miners hy the Portland warn people
against going into the Yukon country this
fall, and many of them say they came
out because of the prospective scarcity
of supplies. Some of them came out for
supplies, intending to return this fall.
Others, having spent boveial years there,
come to visit friends and enjoy the fruits
of their labor in the rigorous North. A
few, also, are suffering from scurvy, but
all bring Mime cold. These men, who have
experienced the vicissitudes of life in that
climate, btand aghast at the awful rush
The Fluest llMiicb. Boards 31 per
100 ft Libbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
to that country at this season of the year.
Their warning against going this fall is
not from any desire to monopolize the
rlch-'s, Cur they say nothing agaiust going
in the spring.
The latest stiike reported has been made
on Dominion Creek, a branch of the Indian
River, in the latter part of May, and there
was a stampede for the new district. Ke
ports coming from the creek are very
lavorab'c, and coarse gold is being brought
l-ack, some prospectors having found as
high as $2,500 to the pan. There were no
reports up to July 1, when the steamer
Healy left Dawsou, that holes had been
sunk to bedrock, but Dawsou Creek bus
been staked for miles. It heads In the
Rock Mountain foothills the same as
IPunker Gold Hottom and Bonanza Creeks,
running In the opposite direction. In
dian Illvei enters the Yukon thirty miles
above the Klondike. Quartz and "Wolf
Creeks, the other tributaries of the Indian
River, have been worked more or less for
the past four years with good results In
coarbe gold. The bars of the river yielded
good pay during that time. Work has
been more favorable on Indian River than
any district on the Yukon. Well de
f'ned cropplngs have been found on Domin
ion and Quartz Greeks, but at last reports
no attention has been paid to other than
placer claims. A number of quartz pros
pectors are now in the district, and quartz
locations will be made.
The creeks on the Klondike and Indian
Itiver districts, above mentioned, and their
tributaries comprise all the streams of
any importance that had been reported up
to July 4.
Since then there have been stampedes in
every direction from Dawson. Hundreds
of mpn have been hunting for "Too Much
Cold Creek," reported to be about forty
miles up the river, and where the Indians
claim they have panned gold out in a
frying pan for years past. Up to the
present time uothing has been found that
aiihwers their descriptions. One of the
6tampcdc this summer was to Henderson
Creek, which flows into the Yukon six
miles below Stewart River, but the pros
pects did not prove satisfactory. Re
garding the Upper Klondike, nothing is
known by either whites or Indians. Men
arc now striking out for the headwaters,
and the country will be quite thoroughly
prospected this scaton.
The Rowers Dredging Company, which
has been engaged here in filling the
tide flats, has Incorporated a large gold
mining company for the purpose of dredg
ing on the Yukon River, aud the manage
ment claim that they can handle 100
yards an hour. The company was or
ganized yesterday under the laws of Wash
ington with $1,000,000 capital.
The schooner Helen arrived from Cook's
Inlet today. She brings the latest news
from the gold mines of that portion ot
Alaska. The Apollo Mining Company, on
Mill Creek, is prospecting the whole creek.
They will require 35,000 feet of lumber
for a flume. They are taking out $15
and $20 a day to the man. A week's
clean-up showed $1,200, or $00 a Week
per man. Bear Creek has paid better,
and $20 per day per man Is common.
A new find of copper has been made
on an island of Prince William Sound,
near Montague Island, whose discoverers
are an expert named Boarson, said to
represent a California syndicate; Glad
hnugh aud Ripsteln, two old Cook Inlet
refcldenters, and two others. The lead
is 300 or 400 feet wide and there are
1,000,000 tons of peacock copper ore
In sight. Copper In that district carries
a good per cent of gold. The mine will
be developed by California capital.
A CHURCH SEXTON MURDERED.
His Skull Fractured With a Heuvy
New York, Aug. 29. George Stulz, the
assistant sexton of Holy Trinity Roman
Catholic Church, Brooklyn, was murdered
in the vestibule of the church early this
evening by a robber. The body was found
hy bis son. Nicholas, and the sexton, George
Russt. There were signs of a fearful
struggle. Mr. Stulz's watch was gone.
It was dls duty to close the church at
7 o'clock each evening. He was last
seen about 6:30 o'clock. When his body
was found he had been dead about four
hours. The murder was committed with
a heavy, blunt Instrument, with which
Mr. Stulz's skull was fractured.
NEED MANY FIGHTING MEN
Twenty Tiionsand Will Be Required
to Disarm the Afridis.
If Prompt Offensive Tactics Are
Not Pursued nn Enormous Gen
eral Rising Is Feared.
Bombay, Aug 29. It is estimated that
twenty thousand men will be required to
coerce and. dlbarm the Afridis alone. If
the British forces are kept too long on the
detensive the result is likely to be an
enormous general rising.
The agent general of Baluchistan is
making the territorial chiefs responsible
for tho maintenance ot peace and order.
a he situation causes an uneasy feeling
Simla, Aug. 29. The outbreak on the
frontier has moved thirty, miles south
ward from Khyber Pass to the Valley
of Kohat, and from the Afridi tribesmen
to the Orakzals, who are in possession
ot the whole country side. Col. Gordon
is hastening to relieve the troops there.
It Is believed that Fort Lundi Kotal,
which was captured a few days ago by
the Afridis, fell through treachery. It
is stated that the gates were opened
from Inside to the attacking force, and
that thereafter the native defenders of
the position remained and fraternized with
McKINLEY'S DAX OF REST.
Goes to Church, and Is Tendered an
Informal Dinner Party.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 29. President Mc
Kinley Epent today very quietly at the
residence of Senator Hanna. In the morn
ing he attended services at the Epworth
Memorial Church and listened to a Scrip
tural sermon by Rev. "Ward Beecher Pick
ard, recently of New York.
In the evening an informal dinner party
was tendered the President by Mr. and
Mrs. Hanna, at which beside the Presi
dent and Mrs. McKInley, Senator and Mrs.
Hanna, Miss Hanna and Miss Ruth, the
following guests were present: Mrs. War
ren Y. Corning, Mr. and Mrs. John F. White
law, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Rurnham, Mr.
and Mrs. M. T. Herrick, Mr. and Mrs.
S. T. Everett, Mr. and Mrs. K. V. Painter
and Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Banna.
Good, Reliable Curpenter at Any
liour Frank Libbey & Co., GthandN. Y.ave.
RUNAWAY DOWN' A MOUNTAIN.
The Thrilling Adventure of u
Party of Ten People.
Mlddlctowu, Md., Aug. 29. A party of
ten people, on their way today to attend
the big Sunday school reunion now hi
progress neni here, were beingdrawn up the
mountain side hi a big wagon, in charge ot
Driver George Wise, and had gotten about
half way up when one of the traces broke.
The wagon veered to one slue and the other
tiaces snapped, freeing the horses, who
pulled the driver over the dashboard. The
brake shot up and the loaded wagon began
teaiing down hill nt a frightful speed.
Tho women and children lay at the bottom,
while the men held on for dear life at the
sides. Fastei and faster went tho run
away. The occupants could only pray that it
would meet with no obstructions, and -is
it kept well in the center their chances
of escaping were good. Justbcfore reach
ing the bottom, howevcr.one of the wheels
struck a rut, and, veering to one side,
the vehicle headed for a bank and turned
completely over. Threo of the passengers
were pinned under tho heavy wagon.
One, Mrs. John Gardener, had her collar
Mr. Samuel L. Leaser, another, had the
back of his right hand cat and lacerated.
The third, Mlts Florence Barney, escaped
with a hpralned leg.
Mr. Charles L. Gaver, shoe dealer, had
hib shouldc-i and leg iujuied.
DEMAND IIARRITY'S DEAD.
Chairman Gitrtmui und Secretary
Savage Insist on His Resignation.
Reading, Pa Aug. 29. Democratic
State Chairman Garutan, Secretary of the
State Committee Matt Savage and a num
ber of the moinberpof the State committee
havfl anied for tomorrow' meeting of
the State committee. The State convention
meetb on Tuesday. The important work Is
to be clonM l y the committee, which Is to
decide whether National Committeeman
W. F. Hnrrlty should resign his place on
the ground ot belnga gold Democrat, as he
is not in accord with the free silver ele
ment of the Democratic party in Pennsjl
vania. Chairman Carman and Secretary Sav
age still insist that Mr. Hnrrlty should re
sign at once. Mr. Harrity's friends ridi
cule this. At a late hour tonight Mr.
Garman is confident of winning. Mr.
Hnrrlty win not be here. . To a personal
friend he telegraphs: '
"The attack made on me is" unnecessary
and unjustifiable. 1 feel thuU.,1 have a
right to abk tho support ot all those
Democrats who would like to see the
paty thoroughly united and vho do not
want to encourage any movement thus
would In nu wise be calculated to sMll
further divide or dittract the party."
THE PLANS OF WBIU.NGTON
Intends to Resign the Chairmanship
of the State Committee.
Will Ilenrrnnse the Slnte for Fed
eral Appointment; Criticises
the Action of Dr. Xuck.
Baltimore, Aug 29. Senator Welling
ton puwied the day here yesterday confer
ring with hit, friends. H6 doesn't" look
as it he had recovered from the mighty
onslaught that overwhelmed him at Ocean
City, though he thinks he hasJ He expresses
hlmcelt as in no way despondent, and as
ready to w restle with his enemies.
The Senator indulges in the hope that
the voters ot this city will make Marburg
their nominee for mayor because he be
lieves him to be the strongest candi
date, but as to the result of the election
he lacks that confidence that 'heretofore
he so fervently felt
He will at an early period call the
State committee together and lay before
that body his resignation as chairman.
He said that a large number of those
who had taken tides against him at Ocean
City had urged him to reconsider his deter
mination to resign, but that he had not
changed his mind, aDd he much preferred
that some one ot the wlnulng Taction should
take charge and conduct the campaign. So
much personal animus had been manifested
toward hhu that he considered It would be
better for all concerned If the victors were
given full control He would have enough
to do attending to his duties as Senator to
keep him busy.
The Senator intimated very strongly
that the defection of Dr. Washington G.
Tuck, of Anne Arundel county, with his
five votes, was the real cause of the-over-throw,
and that the doctor's influence took
with him the other delegates from Southern
Maryland. He expressed the belief that
Dr. Tuck had goneover to the opposition by
cause he thought that he ought to have
been made collectoi of internal revenue
long ago, and that he was responsible for
the fact that the successor of Collector
Vaud'.ver had not been appointed.
The Senatoi also baid significantly that
he expected to stand by those who had
stood by him, and that the slate for the
Federal appointments would probably be
rearranged in several particulars. He
concluded with the statement that he ex
pected to see the President on his return
to Washington late next week, and that
the appointments might be announced at
His opponents, however, say they have
no fear about the Federal appointments,
so far as they are concerned.
ROBBERY AND MURDER.
Negroes Hold Up Saloonkeepers lu
n New York Village.
Haverstraw, N. Y., Aug." 29. Three
negroes entered the barroom of Patrick
Sllney's Ealoon; at Rossville, at 11-15
last night, each armed with two revolvers.
They covered young Sliney and the bar
tender and ordered them to throw up
their hands and about face to. the wall.
Slinky and his assistant compiled. While
two of the negroes kept their guns leveled
the third, went behind the bar and took
$250 In eas:i, two revolvers, and a rifle.
The three escaped and elated over their
success, went to the next saloon, kept
by Thomas Malloy, and there started Jn
with the samo tactics, but Mr. Malloy
Then the negroes began using their
revolvers, and succeeded In subduing
Malloy and a man who had come to his
aid, by wounding them both. The other
man will die, It is thought'
The negrf.es rifled the placeand relieved
Malloy of about $75. " The negroes after
ward entered the saloon kept by Patrick
Brcnnan. Ho did not show fight, and
they relieved him of $15. x
Common Flooring, $1.25 per 100 ft.
Fiant Libbey & Co.. 6th andN. Y ave.
THJJMI'S REPLY TO 11
Says if the Latter Cheated He
Did Not Know It.
A HOT-BALLOON PROSPERITY
The South Carolina Senator Says
That the Country Will Not Re
Prosperous Until the Farmer Gets
Out of Debt His Denunciation of
tho Dingicy Bill.
Troy, N. Y., Aug. 29. Senator Tillman,
of South Carolina, came to Troy tonight;.
At tho Fair Grounds tomorrow he will
make a speech, under the aubpices of the
Patrons of America and the Bimetallic
League of Troy and Albany.
The South Curoliniau walked Into the
Troy House. He was a tired man, but a
flash of fire appeared In his eyes when
asked whether he had read the story about;
what ex-Senator Irby had said In a recent
stump speech at Manning, S. C. In that
speech Irby declared that Tillman had beeu
made governor by a fabrication of tbe
"Well,"' said the Senator, "so far as I
know, there was no cheating. The proceed
ings of the convention, as far as my
knowledge goes, were entirely regular.
Wh, Irby and I have talked about that
matter timeand tlm-again. Tbe chairman
of tne convention was friendly to my In
terests. He influenced the change in votes
on the second ballot which carried tho
nomination by one vote. If there was any
fraud I don't know anything about it.
I was not there. I do not believe that I
was "cheated' in. Irby is a sharp poli
tician and likes to talk."
"What do you thlnK ot the tactics
being pursued by Irby?"
"Well, I suppose they are considered
good politics. As I said Lefore Irby is
a very shrewd man."
"What show does he stand ot gelling
the Senatorial indorsement?"
"I don't care to express any opinion.
Irby Is sharp, very sharp. Beat watch
the primary. Tho man who cuptuies It
will go to the United States Senate. The
legislature Is bound to carry out the
will of he people thus expressed."
"What do you care to wiy about Irby's
statement that he hatched you?"
"That's all talk 'Hatch' me, Indeed."
"Iiby bay& he originated the March con
vention ji year back to give you the
nomination on a silver waiter."
"Ro I see. That March affair w.-is not
a convention. It was more a caucus of
Democratic factloas. Irby takes a great
deal upon himself when ha says he made
"What about prosperity, Senator?"
"I can't say that I have seen any very
material evidence of it during my travels.
What prosperity there is I think ia only
spasmodic. A hot-balloon affair that will
boon collapse. This wheat boom is merely
speculative and designed to aid Mark
Hanna. There is not such a wonderful
crop of wheat as some people would have
others believe. If there Is, I can't get
any proof of the fact. Proiperlty! Hai
Why the country will not be prosperous
until the fanner gets out of debt. The
story that the so-called big wheat crop
will take tr.e farmer outotdebtls nonsense.
Suppose that the West does profit borne?
What of It? Won't It be at the expense
of you people here in the Eaat? It wheat
goes up 60 will the price of bread. And
I understand that the bakers of Troy have
already increased tho price of biend. Is
it so? Done at a meeting last night, eh?
I was right, wasn't I?"
The Senator then drifted to the tariff
"The Dingley tariff bill," he said, "Is
the most Infamous surrender to trusts I
evrr heard of. It is positively appalling.
It will do more harm to this country and
to check prosperity than anything ever
heard or dreamed about."
The depreciation of silver has not les
sened the Senator's ardor for the white
metal. Neither has It decreased his in
cense admiration for Bryan.
"If Mr. Bryan were to be voted for
today for President, he would be elected
by an overwhelming vote. The campaign
in which he so brilliantly figured was
one of tbe most remarkable la the history
of the world. He revivified, Invigorated
enthused and electrified what was regarded
at one time an absolutely hopeless cause."
Senator Tillman in his speech tomorrow
will very sharpl criticise the Democracy
of New York State, and will give Mr.
Whitney bevernl stirf blows on his po
litical solar plexus. At least that is what
the Senator said tonight.
Senator Tillman will appear In Brook
lyn Tuesday night, and in his speech
again give Mr. Whitney more or less fiery
IRBY REFUSES TO EXPLAIN.
Soys the Way He Cheated Does
Not Concern the Puhlie.
Columbia, S. C, Aug. 29. Col. Irby
passed through here today on his way home,
where he will await the result ot the elec
tion Tuesday. He was asked to btate ex
actly how he manipulated votes in the con
vention which nominated Tillman so
as to get a fictitious majority forn omina
tions. He replied that his method did not
concern the public. The simple fact that
he cheated, and so got Tillman in by one
vote, was enough.
Late lust night Irby spoke to a crowd
at Florence. He said he had determined
to denounce Tillman, if by so doing he
was defeated. Then he proceeded to say
the Senator had been making speeches
in this State and doing work against
him- Tillman said he was hands off, bat
he was mouth on, against him who had
made him. Tillman was secretly for Mc
Lanrin, because McLaurin was as good a
tool as he wanted In the Senate. He
would vote with him for protection and
against the South's true interests.
John .T. Duncan has retired from the
Senatorial race. In a card to the publio
he says his purpose in entering the con
test was not to get votes, but to be in a
position to confront Evans on the btand, If
it became necessary to Substantiate witn
proof the charges ho made against Evans
during the campaign of 1S96. When Evans
attempted to pose as a martyr he had ap
peared on the stand and offered to prove
his charges, but Evans did not pursue the
subject. Duncan concludes hy urging the
people to forgive Evans, if they can, but
to retire him and his kind from politics,
and so promote respectability and peace
In State politics.
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None better; S25 a sear, day or night.
UIlnds,l'4 menes. Any stze.-Sl n air.
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SMITTI GETS HIS FORTUNE.
The Yonng Carriage Painter to En
gne in Business Here.
Ocean City, Md., Aug. 29. Henry Smith,
the WaMiin ton carriage painter, who has
been working at his trade In Berlin,
Worcester county, for several months
past, and who Inherited $120,000 in cash
and $200,000 In real estate a few weeks
ago, haK returned from New York, where
he went last week to sec his lawyers.
He received In cash while there tho
$120,000 to which he is entitled. He
also looked over the property in Broad
way, in which he has an Interest.
He will go to Washington in a few
days, and will probably eugage in tne
He at one time had a carriage repair
si'op on Seventh street. He expects to
be married in a thort time.
EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS JAPAN
Kills Two Hundred People and
Ruins Thousands of Houses.
Rivers Rise Twenty and Thirty
Feet, luuiidnting the Surround
Tacomn, Wash., Aug. 29. Japan suf
fered a great disaster on August 5 and G,
when a tevere earthquake was followed
by a tidal wave, which raised the rivers
flowing to tin sea fifteen to thirty feet
above their usual height, causing great
destruction to property and much loss of
lire. From reports received at Yokohama
up to August 10,it was known that some
thing over 200 people had beeu killed or
fatally injured. In the neighborhood of
0,000 buildings in towns near the sea
coast had been Hooded, and fully one
tenth or that number were swept away.
The latest reports were to the effect
that the loss of life and damage would
undoubtedly be greater than at first re
ported. News of the disaster was received here
this afternoon by the Northern Pacific
bteamer Columbia, which arrived at 4
o'clock on her maiden voyage, having left
Yokohama August 11. The earthquake
of August 5 was one of the longest dura
tion ever experienced in Japan, starting at
9:10a m.,at Yokohama, theearthquakecon
unuing seven mlnutesandfitty-nme seconds.
The vibrations moved from east to west
Four minor shocks were felt between Unit
time and roon. Reports were puhlisbedfrom
thirty places throughout Japan at ah wist
all ot which strong shocks were felt.
At Kotu sixteen distinct shocks were
Throughout Japan the heat was Intense.
The length of the shock greatly alarmed
the people, and everywhere they rushed
Into the Etreets.
In less than an hour a tidal wave was
felt along the coast. A report from Rik
2cn province states that a severe earth
quake occurred at 9:15 a m., followed
at 9:55 a. m. by high waves, which came
ro'llng shjreward and flooded between
fifteen and twenty fishing villages.
The loss of life here was olight, as the
flshprmen live chiefly lu their boats.
For two days after the tides continued
The governor ot the Miagi prefecture
telegraphed 011 August 6 that 125 houses
were inundated at Oakatsmuta. The gov
ernor ot Nilgata prefecture made this re
port: "Heavy rains and tidal waves have
caused the Arakawa River to rise over
twenty feet at Naiyetsu. Fifteen hundred
houses have been inundated and thirty
people Killed or Injured.
"Six hundred people were drawn out of
the flood with boats. Twenty boats have
been swept away and serious damage
done to the railway. The service of trains
"At Takata, 2,000 houses have beeu
inundated, more than fifty being washed
away or wrecked. Along the Karigaa
Gawa five houses have been swept away,
five wrecked aud more than 400 Inun
dated. Along the Shlnauot Gawa more
th!u 200 houses have been inundated.
Several embankments have also beeu
A telegram from Sandal states that over
100 miners In the Hosoku coal mines were
di owned, owing to the iullow ot water.
At Aketa", 800 houses were flooded and
fourteen houses were swept away.
The tidal wave reached the roofs of
houses on the beach at Okachl, and 120
houses further Inland were flooded. Twenty
persons there were Injured.
At Nnoyudzu one-third of the town was
Eight ofileials of theHokuyet.su Railway
Company were oiarled out to sea In their
hous by the on-rushing waters. The
steamer Talwar Marusucceededlnresculng
all ot them.
The districts of Mito, Mcyako and
Ishinomnkl were visited by twenty dis
The British commissioner ot customs at
Yatang, Thibet, writes to the North China
Daily News, at Shanghai, that a terrific
earthquake was felt there in July It
shook the earth for miles aroand.and build
ings were generally damaged.
Dolnn on the Way to St. Lonls.
Pittsburg, Aug. 29.- Patrick Dolan, dis
trict president of the Miners' Union, left
tonight for St. Louis to attend the labor
convention. The attendance ot delegates
from this neighborhood will be very small.
The miners will bold a meeting tomorrow
at Irwin at 1 p. 10. The mines in that
vicinity are all working.
Right About Face.
The tide Is turning, Congress Reights
being almost as near the Capitol as the
White House, and, owing to its high ele
vation, is crowded nightly. Special at
tractions tonight. Take new electric line,
Navy Yard Bridge, via Capital Traction
and Auacostla cars. au29-tt
Joist Heart N. Carolina straight.
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Dr. Rolliuson ColImnTs Schema
to Rob the Government.
TOOK THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
Cleric In the Auditor's Office, Treas
ury Department, and Manager of
n II ranch Tostofflce, He Issued
Orders to Himself und Cashed.
Them Detectives After nim.
The well-known Dr. RoHlnson Colburn,
clerk in the becond auditor's ofrice in
the Treasury Department, proprietor or
manager of the drug store ot Rosborough &
Co., at the southwest corner ot New York
avenue .ami Ninth street, and manager ot
the local postoffice In that drug store, has
achieved Ihe distinction ot evolving a new
system of swindling the Government, and
at the same time has become possessor
of several thousand dollars' worth of Its
money within the last few days.
This Is the very latest Fostoffice De
partment scandal, until now known only
to two or three psople In the Potoffice De
partment, to Fostmaster Willctt, and to
one or two of the Inspectors.
The postotfice people have Just learned
that for some weeks Dr. Colburn has been
working a gigantic .swindling game; that
he has sent out and subsequently collected
numerous fraudulent money orders, and
that the amount realized by his operations
may he nnywher,- from three or four thou
sand to twenty thousand dollars. Diligent
erforts are being made for his apprehen
sion, hut he got news of the discovery, ot
bis operations in time aim has disappeared.
The scheme and Its successful working
are In many ways among the mostauua
cioub in the records of the Poetoff ice De
partment and ot crime in this city.
Dr. Colburn, as a clerk in the Second
Auditor's office, worked on the accounts
ot the Money Order Division. He- had
been In the office for several years and
was thoroughly acquainted with the whole
money order pystem. With this intinuito
knowledge ot the system, apparently he
has worked out the scheme to beat the
Pos'office Department deliberately. His
plan was to make out money orders to
rlotitious people in near-by cities, gen
erally for $100 each He had the money
order stub at his branch postoffice at
the corner ot Ninth and New York ave
nue, and, having made out the order !n
due form, would send the advice to tho
postorrice out of town. Dr. Colbnrn would
then go to the out-of-town pofctoftlce in .
person, Philadelphia, Pittsburg or Ralti
niore, or wuoiever it might be, und collect -nis
money in the usual way, giving his
name and asking it advice of his order
had been received. Everything would ap
pear regular to the receiver of the advfqe.
This plan had been worked by Dr. CoK
burn for several thousand dollars in a very
short time. The authorities believe thas
bis depredations have not extended over
very many weeks. The plan was porfect
except mat. ot course, there must ba
an end toil som8 time, as the authorities
would bpcomeaware that money was being
paid out where none was paid in.
The local potoff'ce here dul soon dis
cover just tliis condition of things. Two
or three days ago it was learned thai
there was crooked business bomewhere,
but the thing was not fastened on Dr.
Colburn at first. The net was drawn
around him very skilfully, however, and
on la.t Friday the authorities had suf
ficient evidence on which to arrest him.
On this day, however. Dr. Colburn got
wind of the trouble and left the city, os
tensibly on an ordinary business trip, but,
it Is row learned, really to escape the
arrest which he was sure would come If
Tlie authorities will make no statement
with regard to Dr. Colburn's case except
that they hope to find him and bring bira
to justice. The Postoffice Department
and local pobtof flee Inspectors are working .
up the case entirely, and have not notified
the Washington police.
A reporter for The Times called at tho
house of Assistant Fostmaster General
Perry Heath last night for corroboration
of the facts, but Gen. Heath would say
nothing more than that In a general wuy
he believed the facts to be as stated.
He .said that on Friday Postmaster Willett
had sent notice U him that a fraudulent
money order had been made out here la
Washington on some point out of the city,
with the request that Mr. Heath would
stop its payment.
This was done by Mr. Heath. If he
knows anything further of the Colburn
case he does not care to disclose it.
Postmaster Willetc Is not in the city.
The rei-orter for The Times called un
the house ot Chief Inspector Hamlett last
night, but found that Mr. Hamlett wax
away on postoffice business, probably tan
CUBANS NEED FOOD.
The Experiences .of un Officer in
the Insurgent Army.
Perry, Okla., Aug. 29. Walter Younger.
a well-known Kansas and Oklahoma news
pc3pcr nmn, has just returned from tiuo
years' stay in Cuba, where he wis an
officer in the insurgent army. He says
the Cubans are suffering for foud. Ha
was compelled to leave on this account.
For some time before he left he subsisted
on the buds of the royal palm tree.
Younger tells horrible tales of the treat
ment of Cuban girls at the haniU of tfca
Spanish soldiers. On many occasions, ho
says, girls from twelve to fifteen years
have been sold on the block for immoral
purposes. Several hundred were sold at
one time and purchased by ageuts of
Spanish officers, who put them In house,
REWARD FOR A MURDERER.
Philadelphia Police Searching for
the Slayer of William Wilson.
A circular offering a reward of SI ,000
for the arrest and conviction or the mur
derer of William C. Wilson, the aged
bibliophile, at his home, No. Ill" Walnut
street, Philadelphia, August 10, hus been
received hy the Washington polloe. There
are but few moans ot identifying the men,
bud the principal clewr Is a watch which
was stolen. The pawnbrokers and jewel
ers will be instructed as to the marks and
number of the watch, and will be told to
bo on the lookout for the timepiece. The
circular was Issued by R. J. Linden, chief
of the Philadelphia police force.
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