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THE MOKyXSTGr TIMES. TUESDAY. SEPT-MJBER 7, 1S97.
We've got all the newest
fashions in fall top coats.
Prettiest garments we
have ever shown and mark
ed at prices that are only
possible because of some
very large cloth purchases
we recently made.
Then doing the making
ourselves takes another reef
in the cost.
$7.50 starts 'em and it's
a coat that you'll all say
would be reasonable enough
Pall hats are ready.
Corner 7th and E Sfcs. N. W.
"No Branch Store in Washington.
KINS GETS HIS HEBVE
Objects (o Coming Back Without
an Extradition Warrant.
HE EMPLOYS AN ATTORNEY
Attempts to Conuect Deputy Col
Jms With the Robbery Collector
Duvl. Visits the Prisoner -Hi.-
Case to Come Up in the Toronto
Police Court Tortus.
Towite, Out.. SopL 6. Thomas Uawk
1ns, the negro nHstsengcr who was ar
rested erc "K'ilih -sorae SB ,000 in Tils pos
session bekwghij to the District or Co
luMbtR, lias, within the last twenty-four
Items, reoensidercd Ills determination to
g bOk quietly, and Is thinking of mak
ing a ngat for it.
Collector E. G. Davis and Detective
IIutHii. at Washington, are in the city,
olid Trtlt Uistorrow attend the police court,
whore Iiawfc.as will be arraigned on the
dMiKge or grand larceny Nothing was
toue with Hawkins today, it being a
IiaTTttBb' arrest was due In great
iwwru to the curious accident by which
be ran ht head right into ine trap. He
arrived in Uie city on Tlroisday, and on
tte muc day Cluef of rolk-e Young, of
.Niagara Fall., who iiad become aware of
lrts ppufeitoe ia Uiat town and had traced
14m tip to the point or bis buying a ticket
om the 2.20 tram to Toronto, wired here
fH particalart, f the case. It was, read
out to Mie puttcemen aiuuug the other oc
OMcrcMOBS, aud Probationer MoCall remem
bered ttwt a w?gn answering the desenp
tlfta bad atme to tbe .ery board ug-housc
ia -ivMcta be lire. The visit and arrest
fMwd. Hawtnii made no redhiance.
Wbflat arrested Hawkins said that there
were others in it, and lie subset; ueutly
mute a btatetueat to th- police authorities
wiMcti is a mst grave cliarge against an
iiflKMUfc ot lU' oil ice a cnarge which. ;t
HbeiiM he sUued. the Klice discredit so
uisicrly s to fcave refused to give it out,
aad which CoMector Davis discredit.
It hat, become known, however, and his
stmy is, ttwt Depot j Collector Collins
was alwrt ia tote accounts, and gave him
the itwney, asking him to flee with it and
agreeing to meet htm liere. Throe men
only kwow the combination of the safe, he
said, the otteesor, deputy collector and
omM, tbe lhfet named being away on
lris -iwstfcw. The deputy collector took
utae money from tbe safe, he said, and
UM Mia to git "
OeMector liavlt, wlien interviewed to
night. Mfed tliat the deputy is slant in
Tod? Mr. T. C. Ro.m.etie.a well-known
pettoe court lawyer, voluateered hia
tar-. t defead Hawkins, and informed
the omuty ciown attorney tliat he was
ropreu(mj;limi. Apparently therercgoing
-.siH be timeline pureued by tle defense; but
riboaM any difflctiity arise a Lout extradi
tion IUwItIhh caa, by bis own statement,
Ie j.nowculed for bringing stolen money
Today Mr. Davis, went to the county jail
aad saw Hawkins. Hawkins was inclined
to-be oaiitrtte. bat said very lluie. How
ever, he pracGtcally admitted liaving taken
the money, mucking to Ms story of having
received it from another person. Dp gave
do direct answer as to whether he would
Mr. Davis, in the meanwhile, does not
know ima. how long he will be here, but
id greatly relieved at the recapture of the
money. There is still about $700 short,
wMofc Hawkins must liave disposed of on
Upon 5he arrival at Toronto yesterday
Detttottvu Hflan. who bad been sent on
from ICew York, immediately wired In
speotr "Majjttngly of the situation as lie
fpund jt, wmoli was w the effect tliat the
negro hail FrcoHridered his voluntary prop
otattioa to retara to Washington, and had
decided to make a fight against coming
DeUHifvc Helen telegraphed tl'at Ilaw
Ictas had engaged a talented criminal law
yer, Mr. T. C. Kobinette, and would fight
CKtratHtitn. His refusal is ba.-ed upon
bis -very weak defense that Deputy Col
lootoi Collins had Induced him to steal the
money and Oee to Toronto, where the two
were to meet, and that Mr Collins was
short in hit- accounts and had decided to
rob tte sale and skip town.
Kot the slightest iMierumee is attached
Iwre to tlie statement of Hawkins, ami it
In ovea ridiculed by those who know the
fact ia the case. ilr. Collins, t.eilde
bMng a man of untarnished reputation, is
undar a boml of $0,000. and besides there
Js notblag wrong in bis account.
, Another reason why Hawkins exciise Is
regarded as a lame one.is the fact that
at different times the safe contained
525,000, aad has held over 30,000 at
one time, which would have given a more
handsome dividend than tho ?9.000 with
Trblcb Hawkins absconded.
i Detective Heian, upon advice from In
peoior MAtcingiy, will remain in Toronto
until it 1p known what is to be doue in the
matter. Inspector Mattlngly Ijelleves, low
ever, tliat after Mr. Davis, who U now in
that city, la had a talk with Hawkins
be will finally decile to return to Wash
ington without TequMtion papers.
Detective llan simply lias a warrant
for Hawkins, and lie will be arraigned
in Justice court today in Toronto. Should
Uawklns refuse to rot rn liere tbeCariadlan
authorities wiR doubtless indict him for
bringing stolen properly into that Country
Major Moore ie csperially gratified that
oao ot Constable Grospett's men sccurml
tho fugitive, as the tnvo are Intimate
friends, having known each other for many
Tbe $500 reward offered for the arrest
ot Hawkins, it is said, instead ot being
paid to Policeman McCall, who captured
Hawkins, will go Into the police fund of
Mia cuy. j
STEAMERS CRASH II H FOG
The Newport News and tho Co
lumbia Meet in Midstream.
TWO MEN ARE INJURED
Capt. F(nvl:o.s, of the Perry Vessel,
nud WttlohHHtn Scott Sustain PqIu
ful "Wounds The Sttiry of the
Columbia Norfolk Officials De
cline to Muhe a Statement.
A eoflifiion occurred yesterday nurning
:-bO'i:. :30 o'clock off Shepherd" Point,
on tlie Potomnc, between the ferry steamer
Columbiu and tin steamer Kewiort News,
or the Washington ami Norfolk line. The
ferryboat was hailly damaged in the crash,
wi ch took place during a dense fog,
which caused all oraft on the river to
move singly and prudently.
The Columbia lert here dock here at
G:10 a. m.,inchargeof Capt A. T. t'owkes
and Engineer Wb-aer. The next matter
of interest t tlie Columbia was when off
Shepherd's Toint, just above Alexandria,
a whistle was heard, which proved to be
that of the Newport New. Tlie Columbia
is stated to have promptly responded.
Further w little signals were given but it
was impossible to direct either vessel in
the dense fog, and in one oT the instants
of doubt and danger ttie Newport News
crashed into the whoelhouse of t!ii Colum
bia. The frame work was splintered and tho
wlwel ae completely demolished. Tho
huge 10 inch sliaft was ttvisted as if it
had been made of lead and the mafcdvo
iron girders in the engine-room were twist
ed out af position. The engine was also
b.idlv damaged, liaving been jarred from
position on-massive bed timbers.
Capr 2?owkes, who waoattne wheelwhen
the Columbia was struck, was thrown
through the wiudowofthe pilot house, and
sustained serious Injuries to his legs and
EnpIncT Wetsrer claims to have reversed
hisen;ri.ele!ore thecrash camnJI-e emerged
from the engine-room just in time to pre
vent the two-borte team or the Washington
Brewing Company from plunging into the
Mr. James Scott, the watchman at the
"Washington wharf was returning to his
bomeln Alexandria. He wabtlirown to the
deck by the collision, and badly Injured
by a ballast barrel rolling across his legs.
The Colombia was to"w ed to her wharf by
tlie steamer Delle Haven and tugboat Fride,
and Mr. Scott was removed to his horneac
No- 431 South Fairfax street, Alexandria,
where be received medical attention.
Capt. Fowkes,abooaa heietoveredsuf
ficiently fiom the shock, returned to
his ho.nc, No. -134 Sixth street soulhwesc.
The Newport News was undercommand
of Capt- Gnhagen.w'lh Pilot Posey. She
piocceded arter the accident to this city.
The damage to the Columbia is estimated
by Hoan.boat men at from 810,000 to
$12,00, though Supeiintendent Kidley
did not care to make an estimate at this
time of the damage.
The Columbia was built by the William
E. Woodall & Co., of Baltimore, and the
engine bj John Cahill.or the same city,
and cot about $40,000.
At tlie office of the Norfolk and Wash
ton line no statement could be obtained, ex
cept the bare acknowledgment that the
two boats were In collision.
Mr John Callahan, the general manager
of the company, could not be found, and
ths people at the company's offrce stated
that the captain of their boat had made
a written statement to Mr. Callahan, and
that Mr. Callahan was the only person
who was authorized to say a word.
Capt. Fowkes, who was at the wheel
attbeUmeof the collision, wasseen in Alex
andria aud staled that he had sounded his
whitlefiom-thc time the boat left the Wash
ington wharf. When off Shepherd's Land
ing Le beard a signal from the Newport
News to st-p. He gave the bell which
brought his vessel to a full stop.
After having run his boat as near the
MarjJaud bhore as possible without beach
ing the steamer, hardly had his vessel
stopped when he was hoi rifled at seeing
the Newport News but a hundred feet off,
plowing toward him, apparently under a
full head ot nteam.
He supposed that the Norfolk bteamer
was standing still, and vJs surprised and
horriiird when he saw her almost upou
them. Havingstoppedhlsengine, beranon
deck and checked a team of horses just
as they Were alwutto gooverboard.
"I had gone off my course," said the cap
tain, '"to avoid a collision, while the New
port News took a northeasterly Instead of
a nonlierly course after leaving her dock
Tne Columbia is lying at her dock, foot
or King street, Alexandria, in a helpless
From statements ot her officers it ap
pears that "he proceeded cautiously doAvu
the rier until she had reached a point
opposite Shepherd's, when, Capt. Fowkes
state, n" heard a blast from the whistle
of tin? Newport News, which caused him
to give a signal to his engineer tostop the
In the rcantimc he had steered his boat
as near tc the Maryland bank as bafety
would permit, and endeaored to locate
the Newport News, which he thought from
the s-ignal sounded by the vessel was alto
at a standstill. The next moment he
was liorrt'ied lo see the huge steamer
ploughing toward the Columbia at what
he considered a high rate of speed. Then
tbe collision came, the Newport New s' bow
demolishing the Columbia's wheelhouse,
breaking he Journal shaft, and bending
a twelve-Inch iron shaft.
The Columbia sounded a distress whistle,
which was responded to by the Bteamer
Belle Haven, of the same line, and the
tug George W. Pride, as above btated.
As boon us she had cleuicu herself of
the damaged steamer the Newport News
proceeded to Washington.
Cipt Fowkcs, who was nt the wheel
when his steamer was struck, was thiown
from the pilot house and was painfully
hurt about tho baelc and legs. II e remained
in Alexandria until Inst night, where he
was attended by Dr. Jones. Thephyssiclau
did not say that he regarded the injuries
Mr. James It. Scotl was seriously injured
and had to be removed to his home, 431
South Fairfa.c street. It is thought tliat
one of his legs is broken He was also at
tended by Dr. Jones.
Superintendent Ridley went to Alexandria
yesterday morning, about 10 o'clock, and
gave orders at unco to have the wrt-ck
cleared and to place the Columbia in
condition to be towed to Daltlmuro. A
tug has been telegraphed for, and the
disabled steamer will probably bj taken
to Baltimore early this morning.
The Columbia's hull is not thought to be
damaged- and it Is impossible, said a steam
boat otfiel.il. to fully estimate the damage
to the vessel's machinery Had the New
port Nub Ijciti under a full bead of steam
the Columbia would doubtless have been
cut ia two and sunk with all hands on
Supprlnicndent Itldley says that he will
have two boats running on the line by
Friday next. He did not care to talk much
at this time in Tegard to the responsibility
for the accident, but from what he had
been able to learn thought his men had
ufed all due precaution to avoid the col
lision Ho had not received an official re
port of the occurrenc.
Inquiries made yesterday morning and
in the arternoou at the Norfolk Company's ,
wharf could elicit uo further information
as to the occurrence than above stated, j
In fact, one statement from that office
was that they knew nothing about it.
It is one of those cases of which there
are always conriicung reports, and the
facts in which are obtainable only through
an official inquiry.
THJ-. STRIKE SITUATION.
No Settlement "With the De ArmittsJ
Pittsburg, Sept. G. The striking miners
at the Oak Hill mine of the New i'ork and
Cleveland Gas Coal Company have issued
The Newport News Crnshlnp Into the Colunibln.
another ultimatum. It Is "death to theiron
Mnd." This, in addition to tT;elr deter
mination rot to go back to work at less
than 0& cents, has given the company a
very discouraging outlook for a speedy
resumption of work hero. - Supt T B. Do
Armltt spent the entire day jesterday
making a canvass among his miners and
asking them to go back to work, with
the promise of receiving the wages which
the company declared they had forfeited
by going out .m a strike Mr. De Armltt
was not successful to any degree, however,
only tiie uhojiI tuiiiiIh.t rr men going into
the mine today.
In other parts ot the Pittsburg dis
trict there Is a perceptible change hi
sentiment on the proposed settlement of
tne struggle at 65 cents per ton The
leaders are exerting their Influence in
Tavr.r of its acceptance. Captain Bclllng
ham taid- "Tlie miners will be foolish
if the, do not accept this opportunity to
settle at 65 cents. With such a settle
ment ive can arrange to fight tlie New
York and Cleveland GaB Coal Company
APACHES CAUSE UNEASINESS.
One Thousand of Them TVith Arras
Off Their Heservntion.
Globe, Ariz., Sept.G.-Aboutl.OOO Apache
Indians are oft the reservation and are
scattered through the Pinal and Supersti
tion Mountains, killing deer and gather
ing wild fruits. None of them are pro
Tided with passes and all are armed.
They have committed only minor depre
dations around the ranches ot the region,
but tbe settlers are alarmed and are on
gunrd. The Apaches are all from the
White Mountain reservation in tho vicinity
of San Carlos.
U. S. GUNBOAT AGHOUND.
The Cnstine Driven on a Reef Off
Buenos Ayres, Sept. 6. -Reports received
here today are that the United States gun
boat Cnstine is in a badly shattered con
dition in the bay off Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Castinc has been stationed in those
waters for some time. During a bevere
storm yesterday a heavy wind came up and
ran her aground so hard that it ,vas at
fit feared she wus seriously injured.
With all steam on the gunboat was un
able to pull away, and she did not clear
the reer until tho steamshipe Plata and
Republlca went to hor assistance.
An examination is being made to see how
much damage was done to the vessel.
Cut a Colored Woman.
Ch-P-rlee H. Young, colored, as a means
of !evenge,dlibcrately cut Clemence Gray,
a colored woman, with a poeket knife, at
No. 1432 Third street northwest,aboutl"2
' o'clock last evening. Young used hlsknife
very cleverly, inflicting a long wound on
ihe arm and also one on the leg ot
Clemence. Doth cuts were deep and pain
ful, but not serious. The officers of the
Second precluct were notified and the
wounded woman conveyed to Freedman's
Hospital in the police patrol wagon. After
Young had completed hia work he walked
leiemvily down Third street and gave
himself up to Officer Gouldman, who walk
ed his prisoner to the station and had him
Fire in u Stable.
A burning candle that had been inad
vertently left standing in tlie stable ot
James Hayes, . in the alley between
Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets and D
and E streets northwest, set fire to the
stable, about 8:40 o'clock last evening.
An alarm was sent in from box No. 32,
and the prompt response of the fire de
partment prevented any great damage be
ing done. The loss was about $5.
FQULTZ CHASED BY A POSSE
Citizens of Tenleytown Pnrsne
the Supposed Fugitive.
SHOT AT IIIM SEVERAL TIMES
Negro jVturderer Thought to Be
Lifrklnjj in the "Woods Jit forts
of Office rH nod Citizens to (tin
.Him Down l Ftil Great Kxclte
inpiit iu tho, Neighborhood.
An armed posJe of determined men, iu
squads aud on horseb'aok, chased a negro
answering the description of and supposed
to be Dorsey FoulizMIu the neighborhood
or Tenleytown, yesterday.
Ttie chase was; full of exciting incidents
and participated, in by about 100 persons
The village or Tonlsytown was th' center
of the most intense excitement during the
whole day, and this one topic of conversa
tion as th "search for Foultz." Many
of the men left .their work to join in the
chase in the hualof til day, and there wa3
hardly a person! in -the crowd that was
not armed with some kind of revolver or
old war musket.
The man who was chased and who was
shot at several times has been hanging
around The outskirts of Tenleytown for
two or three weeks,, and has been com
mitting vaiioua kinds of depredations.
Women have been accosted while walking
along the highways near their homes after
dnik by the strange negroi who would
sudden)- disappear into the darkness of
the dense thickets, only to emerge lower
down the mad In time to accost some
other passing pedestrian.
The people of Tenleytown finally deter
mined to put a stop to the unchecked career
of the mysterious man, and with tho aid
of the police, everyone was on the lookout
for him today.
.Last Suturduy, while George Hurdle, a
former, was unharnessing a horse In his
barnyard, his attention was attracted by
the movements of a colored man lurking in
the lower partof the yard. Heapproaohed
the man, htit-wheiilrV was about three
yards irom theiegrjt the latter said:
"Hello, pardl 'Don't' come too close to
me, though! I don't like people that do
The stringer then left the place and
was not heard, oi until Sunday morning,
when a boy drjving a, milk wagon to town
was robbed of' several bottles of milk by
a colored man, wiio afterwards disap
peared into the thickets.
The de-cnpqona given by persons who
saw the btrnngtr all, coincided and am
identical with that of Dorbey Foultz, the
much sought for murderer. The police
were notified of the depredations, but
were unable to,capture the foxy marauder.
Last Monday morning the Seventh pre
cinct police received a statement rrorn a
Tenleytown lady telling them that the mys
terious man was no doubt Foultz, as a
colored woman who knew Foultz worked
for her and had said that she had teen
Foult7 on her premises on Sunday. The
woman would not permit her name to be
given out for publication, as she said tliat
the servant was afraid Foultz would kill
her if he found that she informed on him.
Ihe autl-oritleshave been working on the
mr.ttcr during the entire week, and have
been given H-veral valuable clews, which
have Jed them to believe that Foultz has
been living In the woode near Tenleytown,
and subslstim- on the results ot his thefts.
It Is also alleged that Lizzie Foultz has
beeu taking his meals out to him.
Officers Smith, Elake, Easley, Murphy,
and Neale found traces ot the hiding place
ot the negro Sunday, and were looking for
him all Sunday night. They were dis
guised a? farmers. Early yesterday morn
ing Officer Smith almost ru Into the man.
The negro fled, but was closely pursued
by Orficrrs Smith and BLike. They fol
lowed him about a mile over the land of
the California Land Syndicate. This part
ot the co.mtry ife covered with a dense
growth of thickets nud woods extending
tor miles, so it was with difficulty tliat;
the officers could follow. Handicapped
as they were they succeeded iu catching
a glimpse of him just north of "Fairfield,"
along the Chuvy Chass Railroad.
The two of fleers, "with Officers Easley
and Mjrphy and a number of citizens sur
rounded the spot. The news that Foultz
had been surrounded soon spread and about
100 citizens hastened to join the search.
Some of them were -rmed with army
muskets, some with revolvers, and a num
ber with ntles, bo it would not have fared
well with ihe culprit had he been caught
by the posso.
The Georgetown police were notified and
Mounted Officers Sottright n-ndDradley.ot
the Seventh preclnct.'aud Mounted Officer
Xeaton, of the Eighth precinct, were de
tailed to tbe place under Sergt. neas, who
was also n.ounted. The crowd then closed
in and searched every foot of the thickets,
hut could not find the negro.
There is a low culvert through the em
bankment at this place, across which the
Chevy Chasa railroad passes, and it is very
likely that the negro passed through that
and made his escape. The mounted offi
cers searched the surrounding country for
miles during the-cntfro day, and though.
they surceeded in finding several traces
of the negro, they could not find him.
Late In the afternoon it was feared that
he had gone toward Blagden's woods, which
is between the Chevy Chase road and the i
Fourteenth street road..
The posse continued the search without
success until eveujng, and then dispersed.
The If.nc! upon which the man was cor
nered Is between, the Grant, Chevy Chase
and Tenleytown f.oads., and persons riding
out on theelpctric cars could see mounted
officers, men on horseback and a Toot, with
guns and pistols, scattered across the
country In squads. Several passengers
thought that there was ,a "lynching bee"'
-i "v- i .
1411 Penna. Ave. Adj. Willard's Hotel,
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STOMACH AND BOWEL TR0U-
BEAR THESE GREAT FACTS IN MIND
Over 50,000 Cases Treated and Cured In
the Past 25 Years.
Over 1,000 autograph testimonials,
signed, sworn to and attesed by people
whose woid cannot be doubted for one
These are what Dr. Walker offers as
evidence of his skill, of his healing power,
of his being able to accomplish cures
wherein others -and good doctorsat that
have failed. No Wonder that Dr. Walker's
work grows; no wonder tliat enthusiasm
increases; no wonder tliat people have
come to tlie inevitable conclusion tliat no
other doc-tor cunequal Dr. Walker'sacliicve
ments. He is par excellence -a man of
the people, for the people: a man who
devotes the talents his Maker gnvj him
to the alleviation of the sufferings or his
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Daily office hours, 10 to !; Monday.
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, till
8 p. m.; Sunday, 10 to 12 in.
LOCAL BHDEAYORBRS MEET
Large Gathering at the Calvary
Progress Reported iu Various Dc-
pnrlu.onts l'liiu for Christina
The first meeting of the executive com
mittee or the Christian Endeavor Union
of tho Dljtiict of Columbia for thejiew
term was held last evening In the vestry
of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Mr. Grant Leet, president of the Union,
presided, and the minutes were recorded by
Mr. Paul E. Sleman, secretary..
The devotional exercises or the evening
were begun by the singing or 4,01 Savior,
While We Pray," which was followed by
the reading of the twenty-seventh psalm
by .Mr. Leet. Tho devotional exercises
were concluded witn a number of brief
prayers and by the slnglug of other hymns.
The mhuu sof the last meeting were read
und appro--ed. The roll-call revealed the
pre.-fnie ot 'lie representatives of forty-six
societies. Mr. D. Fulton Harris reported
a balance of $00.34 In the treasury.
MIsi Christine A. Voggensee reported
that the lookout committee had conducted
with success the intcrvlsltation scheme,
put into operation in tlie spring. The
members of tlie various societies had visited
the other societies and had received many
Miss Aiina J. Bell reported that the cor
retponder.ee committee aad kept up its
work during tlie cummer.
The representatives were then granted
a five minutes' intermission for 6ocial
The second session of the evening was
begun with the singing of "I Am Trusting
Thee. Lord Jesus." Mr. Lett spoke Intro
ducing plans for the new year ami recom
mending the election of officers in June
to take erfect in September. The va
cancies In the various committees were
filled as follows".
Looliout-Miss Grace B. Johnson, First
Congregational Church, nnd Miss Sue IL
Ilussey, Ecl.ington Presbyterian Church.
Musir-Dr. Frank A. Swartwout, Calvary
Missionary-M. Kussell Allen, St. Paul's
English Lutheran Church,
Good Literature-H- W. Jenks, ot New
York avenue Presbyterian Church .
Open discussion ot general suggestions
for work for the new year was then had
and many new ideas were interchanged.
The discussion of plans for the next
annual convention was taken up. It was
suggested that the convention be held In
October Instead of January, and adopted.
Mr. Miles M. Shand announced that the
old board of officers would tender the
new board of ofriccrs a reception on the
occasion or the annual meeting, which will
occur September 17 next.
YOUNG UOTTO'S THOUBLES.
"He Must Answer for Swindllni; His
New York, Sept. 6. William N. Botto,
the young man from Kentucky who was
arrested for passing a worthless check,
while spending a solitary honeymoon in
this city, will probably be taken to
Botto, who married the widow of tlie late
Capt. William Irwin after getting a divorce
fiom his first wife, is only twenty years
old. He came to this city with 8,000 a
few weeks ago, and it is alleged that he
spent this in seeing life.
He is charged with passing a worthless
check, drawn on the Louisville Trust Com
pany for S33, upon a Philadelphia hotel
keeper. The young man's mother went;
to Philadelphia last night to endeavor to
compromise the matter.
When held by Magistrate Wentworth in
the Center street court, Botto declared
the matter. was all a mlbtakc, as iie had
been iu the habit of Mining such checks,
which his father accepted, and he Inti
mated that the prosecution probably arose
!roin spile on the part of his divorced
LETTER CAUR1ERS' CONVENTION.
It Began Its Sessions Yesterday
Aiternoon ut-San Francisco.
San Frannlso, Cal., Sept, C The annual
'.-onvention of the National Letter Carriers
Association convened in this city today. A
special train conveying Philadelphia and
New Orleans delegations with a number
of carriers from other places, came hy way
of El Paw and Los Angeles last night. It
v. as met by a local committee and the visit
ors warmly welcomed.
Another special train brought 300 dele
gates, Including National President J. V.
Parsons, Chairman S. F. Stevens, or the
executive committee, and other national
The carriers were the guests of the State
board of trade during the afternoon, and
there was a parade, followed by an evening
reception at Odd Fellows' Hall, and at 11
p. in. i trip through Chinatown.
Train Wrechers Fire a. Trestle.
New naven, Conn., Sept. C Six would
be train wreckers set .fire to the trestle
on the Air Line of the Consolidated Rail
road, over the salt marshes last night, near
Cedar Hill. The trestle was blazing fiercely
when the CM3 p. m. train reached it.. The
danger was discovered before the train had
gone far up on the trestle and a gang of
trainmen succeeded in extinguishing the
Kaiser's Advice to Army Officer.
Hamburg, Sept. 6. The Hamburglsche
Coirespoudent sa-v.s that Emperor William
issued acabinctordertothearmyin Acgu.-t
in whk.li he again enjoined the generals to
eslwrt the officers to lead simple lives.
Wants a List of Signers of the
Citizens' Union's Petition.
WAY TO END A CONTROVERSY
The Postmnnter Says That if the
Hull of 102,000 Alleged Signatures
Ih Genuine This is the Way to
Prove It now Tuimnany "Will
Select Its Candidate.
New York, Sept. G. Postmaster Van
Colt, who Is chairman of the committee on
wigunlznlion or the Republican county com
mittee, Issued a challenge today to the Citi
zens' Futon to make public the names on
their alleged roll of 102,000 signatures
foi the nomination or ScthLow.
Mr. Van Cott said that the charge has
been made repeatedly that the enrollment
is largely fraudulent and that the charge
has been denied by the leaders of the
Union. He said that If the roll is fraud
ulent the Union will be the sufferer, but
If It is genuine the Controversy can be set
tled li making public Ihenames.
Mr. Van Cott said that If the leaders ot
the union were convinced that they have
102,000 genuine signatures to their pe
tition he cannot understand why they
should fail to make public the names
and allow the fullest investigation.
A prominent member of the executive
committee of Tammany Uall r-aid today
tliat the candidate for mayor would not
be selected until the day before the
meeting of the city convention. He said
that a meeting ot the executive meeting
would be held on the day before the con
vention, nnd that firteen or twenty names
would be submitted, and rrorn this list
the-committee would select the men to
be supported by the organization In the
convention As Tammany will control
the convention the man selected by the
executive committee will be nominated
Chairman Danforth tills afternoon issued
the formal call for a meeting or the Dnmo
cratic State committee, to bp held at the
3If.rfiRftu House at noon. September 15,
to nominate a candidate for chief judge of
tne court of appeal?. It is understood that
Justice Alton It. Parker will be nominated
for chief judge, and tlut the committee
will mfke uo leference to the Chicago
platform. Ju.stlc- Parker, however, is a
free silver man and supported Bryan and
the Chicago platform last year.
William T. Ward well, treasurer of the
Standard Oil Company, Is the first can
didate placed in nomination for the
mayoralty or Greater New York by a
regular nominating convention. He was
unauii.K.usly selected today by the conven
tion or local Prohibitionists and later in
dorsed bv those or Brooklyn. Albert II.
Walker was named for comptroller, and
Francis Crawford for president of the
council. In accepting the honor Mr. Ward
"I cannot say that I expect to be elected.
I accept for principle. I believe that
1.000 votes for our ticket will be ot more
benefit to the cause of good government
than .-00.000 for Seth Low or a machine
The platform adopted denounce' the
Haines liquor law as having wrought un
speakable evil hy legalizing the sale of in
toxicating liquors seven day aud nights
In the week, thus tor the first time sur
rendering the Christian Sabbath to the
llqucr dealers aud the saloon keeper to
utill'e hhs hotel for assignation and other
i eil purposes. It further says:
"We declare our belief that no 'reform'
or citizens' movement can accomplish
lasting results for the henerit or the pub
lic without Incorporating in its platform an
undying hostility to the liquor traffic."
TAMMANY GIVEN NOTICE.
Independent Ticket Vi 1 1 Follow Sur
render of Democratic Principle-..
New York, Sept. 6. Tammany's leaders
received notice tonight that their con
templated surrender of Democratic pria
ciples for the municipal campaign will re
sult in the nomination or a real Demo
cratic ticket to rua on the Democratic plat
rorm. This notice was ia the form of a
resolution adopted by the Democratic Alli
ance This resolution authorizes the con
ference committee to call a convention or
delegates from the twelve organizations
represented in the Democratic alliance to
meet not later than October 5, "for the
purpose of taking such action as may be
called for by the political situation."
The Democratic alliance docs not rep
resent all the organized Bryan sentiment
in Greater New York, but all of that
sentiment is of the same mind regarding
the neces-.ity for independent action, and
it is- believed that It and the United
Democratic organization of Greater New.
York will eventually get together in sup
port or the same ticket.
Hepuhlicun iluctilne's Ultimatum.
New York, Sept 6. After a lengthy
conference with Senator Piatt tonight
President Qufgg, or the couuty commit
"Under no circumstances will the Be
publican citj committee nominate or in
dorse Seth Low."
GOLD HUNTERS' TROUBLES.
Growing Desperate Over Their Fail
ure to Get to Dawson.
Seattle, Wash., Sept. G A syndicate or
cautious business men of Seattle who con
templated sending several prospectors to
the Klondike, first took the precaution of
sending an experienced man to Skaguay and
Djea to examine personally into affair
there and report on the situation.
A. S. Gross, who lias had a great deal of
experience m propecting and packing in
the Northwest Territory, was enosen for
this mission. He returned today and ad
vised that n., movement lie made UUtpring,
when it will be possible to accomplish the
trip with some degree of satisfaction.
To tv Times reporter he said that the
miner" camped at the passes were the
craziest crowd ot men he ever saw out
side or a lunatic asylum, aud it was his
opinion that more than 5 per cent would
get through The whole trouble was at
tributable to ignorance or camp life and
packing over trails that bad scarcely
ben blazed, and were fo narrow that
two abreast could not pass with safety
The system of establishing camps aloug
the trail and. packing from one to the
otner had been the means of destroying
the pack animals and blockading the
tiail. Gross says the stories related by
newspaper correspondents and others fail
to picture the true condition or affairs
now existing along the route, and tlie
season is now so far advanced that tho
situation will become a great deal worse
before ic becomes better.
Gov. Brady considers the situation criti
cal, unci it is stated by those who have seen
him that he proposes-calllngthe attention
of the Government to the condition of af
fairs. The men hav been made desperate
by their' failure to get over the trail and
by tho hardship they have bean compelled
They have become suspicious of one an
other, and quarrels are frequent. Every
man's hand Is raised against every other
man. The la wless characters are much in
We thank our friends for
their big- Labor Day patron
age. Do vou know that the sev
en big- floors of our buildino;
are already stocked for Fall?
And as the big- fire de
stroyed everything-, everything-now
is brand new from
the makers. There. can be
no old goods.
Come today for the above
Chair in Delft (white enamel
and hand painted), or in oak
Unish. The price is 25c.
And credit, too all you.
want and lowest prices,
Bedroom and Parlor Suites.
JuIIuh Lnnsbtirgh Furultnre ant
13th and F Sts.
ED OCATION AL.
Loan and Trusr
-SlgSniK nA C Ct
Sin aim i oio.
The Principal -was formerly OF
FICIAL COUKT and LEGISLATIVE
STENOGKAPUEK, us well as Pub
lic Accountant. The 10th Annual
Catalogue, showing; unparalleled
number of graduates in positions,
is free to all. The studies embrace
Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping-,
Peiiinanship and all brunches
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE,
1225-1231 Vermont avenue, reopens Sep
tember 7. BROTH ERFABIUCIAN.
Spencerian Business College.
NEW AND BEAUTIFUL HALLS.
In Academy of IIueIc Building,
Nintn street, uoruer u.nw. i-.uir.tuee 403
Thirty-third scholastic year. Day and
evening sessions. The leading businessmen
of Wasuingtou were trained in tnia college,
and send their sous and daughturs and
candidates ror employment here for train
ing. Kapld writing. English, rapid calcula
tions, fcookkreumg. laws, and etnica of
busineas, science of wealth, science of cit
izenship, vocal and physical culture, tho
art or exureswiou (Delsarte method), short
hand and typewriting.
Terms reasonable, but no competition
with cheap schools.
wi. ' (-.' .. , isiness day md night
throughout the year.
Call or send for new announcement,
'97-'93, containing audress or Don. Ly
man J. Gage, at college commencement,
and names, occupations and addresa of
80S graduates or S. B- C-
iira. Sara A. Spencer.
au21-lm-em Principal and Prop.
Holy Cross Academy,
1312 Inssachnsetts Avenue,
IJKOPENS SEPTEilHEK 13.
Theeourseor studies is complete and prac
tical. Spcclalaltentloa isglven to vocal and
Instiumental music, drawing and painting,
the languages and kindergarten.
ANDREW SMALL ACADEMY, Darnes
10 wn, Montgomery Co., Md. English,
ancient and modern languages, mathe
matics, telegraphy, bookkeeping, etc.;
healthy locality. Special terms to Gov.
employes bending hojs into w,untry. For
catalogue, address WM. NELSON. Prin.
EMEKSON INSTITUTE ( Yhong's Acad
emy' -Select classical aud matnematlcal
richtml for young men and t'os. 914 14th
it., opposite Franklin Square. Will re
open ieptember 27. Circulars can be ob
tained at the school building or by ad
dressing CHAS. B. YOUNG, Principal
bT. AlAItt'S Al'AUKill,
Boarding and day school for young ladles
and children, will reopen Monday. Sept
6. For particulars address SISTER SU
STATEMENT of the condition or the
PEABODV" FIRE INSURANCE COM
PANY of Baltimore. Md..on th 30th day
or June. 1897, as required by act or Con
gress approved July 29, 16-92. s
Capital stock, paid up... $127,500 00
Gross assets 464.73180
Total liabilities. including
capital 13340 21
Dividend paid in 7.393 39
Current expenses for six months
ending June 30, 1897 5,445 21
THOS. I. CAREl', President.
RICH. B. POST, Secretary
Subscribed nnd sworn to before me byR.,
B. Post, secretary, and afrirmed to by.
Thomas I. Carey, president, this 4th day .
of September, 1897. .
(Seal.) HENRV R. DULANY,
JOHN RIOGLES. Agt..
430 O st. nw.
lt.em Washington, D. C.
VIETT On Saturday.September 4,1897.
at 11-45 p. m , FREDDIE O. VIETT, son
of Albert D. and Amy I. Vlett, aged two
years and three months.
Funeral from the rusidmceor hia parents.
Kensington, Md., on Tuesday. September 7.
1S97, at 12 o'clock. Interment at Rock
ville. Friends and relatives invited to
FREUND-Suddealy. at Atlantic Cltv. N.
J., oa the morning or September 5, 1897.
FREDERICK FREUND. SR.. aged firty
Notice of funeral hereafter.
j. wTx.xyivar lee.
332 Pn. Ave. N. W.
Flr,t-elo- service. 'Phone, 1383.
evidence, nud dissensions and discords
have broken out among the miners until
such a thing as co-operation is impossible.
The territorial marshal is reported to bo
getting out a force of deputies to drive the
crowds of smugglers, gamblers and bunco
men out of Skaguay. This class lias caused
a great deal or the- present trouble at tliat
The steamer. Uosalie and Alki sailed to
night for Alaska with full passenger Ifeta
and large cargoes. These smaller vessels
are having nn trouble In obtaining all the
luislnes; they can handle, and are scarcely
in port before they are loaded and gon?
To Cnre a Cold iu One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablet- All
druggists refund the money If it raits tc
cure. 25c. se2-tf