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THE MOEJSTJlTO TIMES, TUESDAY, SEPTELBER 7, 1897
(MOKXixa. jrraNTstv aitd stjndat.)
The Washington Times Company.
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TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 16J7.
All Killers BuihruclnRi
ilr. McKinley probably has heard of the
.ftptorisnr. "It is belter to be out of the
vyirld. than ut of th fsion-" We wish
to remind Mm of tti ia lunne.tion with
the higHy interesting fact that his
"Eurepean colleagues among the rul
ers of the earth, instead of run
ning sway to the wilds of Lake
dharonlain, hare Ent the summer
la visiting each other and waxing lriendly
over their cups- According to the maxim.
in vino Veritas" they must all be en
tirely sincere, and Mr. McKinley ouuht
t takr note of the example and. not ai
liw llmsef t-o be left behind in the race
"We have seen the Kaiser hob-and-nob
wit the Czar, Uie latter gushing over the
Cowing bowl and the French President
at the same time; the Kaiser and King
'Htombert exchanging mendacities, and,
again, the Czar and the Sultan swearing
fraternity and dividing Europe and Asia
in the bet of spirits. "Why cannot Mr.
McKWey inure some rulers come to Wash
ladaii and join him in the toast and
tff ouaiuesa, like the rest of litem? It
wjW be a Httle cUfficnlt to secure any
Eeropenr. attractions, w admit, but what
dfas be ttask JlKwt Umr Eusso-Turklsh
"".mpfKWSieroeiit" mywy?" What is the
rawBter "wja. Jits exduaiging some pleas
ant werAs with Nicholas on an occasion
like the piefrunt? Why should not we be
egging up to somebody, too? If England
aad Germituy are inclined to look askance
at the extension of our power in this
hemisphere the logic of our position should
dictate a more Intimate understanding
with Russia, the one nation that is not
looking for real estate within our "sphere
The President should try to make him
self an useful as be Is ornamental, and if
EUGcess were to crown his efforts he
would pass into history as a great ruler.
But he needs to wrap himself a little
more In the American flag and fly the
eagie bird a trifle higher than so far he
A Club Nuisance.
It is Hme some voice was raised against
tfcttt pest of clubs and society, the testl
maalal man. The testimonial woman is
eftttfcttrubaoxious, be it understood, and re
ceives anequal share cf this censure. This
person is possessed with a mania for get
tlBg up fcubscrintions and calling on all the
members of the duborMiGietytacoatribute
toward a present for some member of the
society or some servant of the club. The
BunsurlpUon paper show, plainly, of courss
how much each pprson pays, and In a club
of millionaires this is all very well. But
tocicty Is made up of people wlio are, for
the most part, not millionaires, and. to
whom five cents is asrprecious as S5 to
a richer neighbor. They have all they can
do to clothe, feed and educate themselves
and their families, and while they may
have their charities and small fits of
generosity, it L one thing, on a sudden im
Tuui8, to give $25 to educate the Indians
or to feed the poor of one'fc own city, and
go without pew clothes for the rest of the
"winter, and quite another thing to give $5
to getting a handsome silver service for
somebody who doesn't need it, and ten
chances to one would rather have some
thing else- There Is a comical-pathetic
tale of a country minister whose congrega
tion hy hard lahor raised $10 over and
above his salary, -wlUch Tvaa dimhmtive
Eome of the members of the church wished
to give him the money in a plain roll of
bill, but the testimonial woman would not
have It so. She said the thing to do would
lie to get him a handwme Bible, which he
could always keep; and as she paid a
Quarter of the sum raised, for the privilege
of having her own. way, she had It, and
the committee came and presented the
minister with a gorgeous Bible on a hand
some stand. After the committee had gone
the OTintstei'b poor Httle wife sat down
and cried- "Jnat to tlahk of the rolls of
good flannel that would have bought," she
said, "and as if we had been 'married all
tbene years and had no family Bible."
This is aa extreme case, but there are
others. The very be.st way to raise money
Is that adopted ly-a certain boyV club.
TJ "T s-et r Jex in an inconspicuous place
fid moil.' tt a rule that each moinlipr in
tue cluh should dnp as much as he could
afford to give cwnyinto that box without
letting anyone catch him at it.
Azcnrrnga and "War.
There is an undoubted note of challenge
in the letter which Gen. Azcarraga has
written to a learling Spaniard in Havana.
The Spanish prime minister evidently
wanted to advertise it ia the United States
and took the readiest means to that end.
It is an utterance that offers hotter op
portunities to the gambler thau to the
aualylst. It may mean anything or noth
ing. To understand its value in diplo
macy or preparation for an international
row.it would he necessary to know some
thing in regard to recent negotiations in
Loudon ineoiinectlou with the Cuban Ijond
ed debt and the Sugar Trust interests, and
how far the reMilt of these negotiations
between, the British foreign olfice,. Air
liaxsador Flay and Minister Woodford have
affected or modified the instructions of
the hist named. These aic things not yet
confided to the American press or public;
but we may take it for granted that they
are not equally matters of mystery to
Gen. Azenrraga, whose representative in
Washington lias never been known to fail In
obtaining early and accurate information
of the mot coniidentlal kind from our au-thDritles-
But this does not help us any at
the moment to a correct diagnosis of a
dechtratlou that, coming as- it dcts from
the prime minister of a nation with which
we are at once at peace, in alliance and
m extreme friction, has all the text flavor
of an ultimatum and a Hail notice to
shut up or fight.
Gea. Azcarraga tells his correspondent
that reports concerning objects o Geii
Woodfords ttilsaioa probably arp exagger
ated and adds: ''Besides, our position 1h
so clear anil our determination to repel
any unjust pretension of that nation (the
United dtatcsl to emphatic that w; are re
solved berorc yielding to go to all ex
tremes, even to war, if necessary, in order
to defeadour sacied rights lnCubat" Then
he eontlnues, ia a strain that gives much
sensational interest to his remarks:
"Xbr, if we go to war, shall we be less
confident of the triumph of. Spain. We
will be the champions of the great political
principle of European colonization in
America against that wrong idea that the
United States Is tlie arbiter of national
lire and property In the neve world. We
will liave tne sympathies of Europe, no
doubt about that, and Europe will not con
sent to our expulsion rrom Cuba. Tne day
in which, by the power or arin-i, or yielding
before a wartlike pressure from the United
States, we shall give Cuba up that day
would be the eve of Enj;laiid.h loss of
Canada and Jamaica, ami France's de
parture from her American colonics. No.
Europe will not consent to our failure,
and apart from the Tact tnat our anus will
have a better occasion to display their
strength In a contest ainiinst a civilized
country than In guerrilla fiKhts in the
maniquas or Cuba, we shall have, even If
we fail, a hand-to lift up in tne last mo
We shall not pretend to express an
opinion as to what all this seaming rho
domontade may indicate. Possibly it
may mean what many people in this
country will be inclined to suspect, in
advance of definite information, that a
secret deal has been arranged between the
United State a.nd Spam, with Lord Salis
bury as Intermediary, by which Spain is
to be Insulted and fight, and. that then
England Is to step in as rnL.&lonary of
peace and ostensible agent of the Spanish
Cnban bondholders and the Sugar Trust.
while tlie United States agree to a settle
ment of the Cuban and Spanish war on the
basis of Cuban ausonomy and assumption
of the debt, the Mizeralnty of Spain and the
principal and imerotof the $450,ik;0,000
bonds to be jointly guaranteed by Great
Britain and tW country.
On that theory, the preliminary proclama
tions and gou?s and shooting would be
prepared and intended only to feed the
wdd beasts of patriotic sentiment in Spain
and America, while the real purpose and
play would he to commit the people of the
United States helplessly and irrevocably
to the Administration, Hanna-Olney-Atkins-Long-Haveraeyer-J.
P. Morgan Cuban bond
deal. Azcarraga merely may be playing
bis partinthecomicopera which is to satisfy
the eangulnary aspirations of two nations,
save a dynasty from destruction, and put
a hundred millions into the pockets of a
gang of financial pirates.
Perhaps this is not the correct view at
alL Possibly the weight of American
condemnation of tlie Banna- Cuban policy
may have minded the Administration to
assume for onre a- brave and vigorous
American attilude. It may be barely
possible -that .some power In Europe might
back Spain diplomatically; hardly other
wlte but stilL. evea that is concelvable
In a paper pubiiehed in the September
Forum, Murat Hnlstead discusses such a
possibility. He says:
It would not be unlike the Emperor
William to take an Interest In Cuba.
England does not reuard her share of the
West Indies so highly as she did a few
years ago; for latterly the sugar-producinc
islands have not flourished in English
hands. It might very well hapnen that
Germany, whose beet sugar produc tion has
become a great industry, should care to
have the cane competition in her chareje.
If, therefore, the United States should
offer her good offices to Spain to secure
tlie liberty and independence of Cuba, the
Dostern despots might support; Spain, whose
Queen Begentisan Austrian. The Eastern
question may thus come West and chal
lenge us in tlie very- waters where the
dominance of the sea was fought for in
the last century. And, at the same time.
Japau might face us in the Fuciric with
the ancient Asian aggression opposing su
Awaiting rnrther advices we are not
prepared to say ou which horn of the
Spanish dilemma we arc inclined to hang
the Azcarraga letter. On general pnacl
pies we believe that our people would
rather fight all Europe on a square Issue
of our paramount influence and rights in
this hemisphere than to find themselves
caught in a chromo war with Spain to
work the ends of a bond deal, which. In
cidentally, also would defeat the cause of
Democracy With Bryan.
Whatever may have been the motive, the
fact is that the New Tork World has done
the country a valuable service In securing
from Mr. Bryan a full statement ot his
views on McKinley wheat prosperity, and
then following that publication with the
telegraphed indorsements of Democratic
national committeemen and State com
mittee chairmen in nearly nil the States
and Territories of the Union-
Froni all these high official party
sources itplalnly appears that the tempor
ary gleam of prosperity which has come to
our agricultural interest in consequence of
crop failures in other countries lias not in
the least affected, the faith of the leaders
or of the rank" and file of Democracy la
bimetallism, or in their united determina
tion to make tliat the one Is-f.ie of the
political battles in 1898 and 1900.
This forms a timely answer to the Re-
.publfcau Administration boomers, who have
been trying to make the country believe
that, becaiifie one American commodity has
hern accorded a living price, to the benefit
of It's producers and their creditors, on ac
count of famines and disasters In other
lands, that, theiefore, there Is nothing
more In the "silver craze," and that "silver
will be forgotten as an Issue before 1900."
Far from anything like that being the
truth, the reaction from the temporary
wheat boom, which must come when crop
conditions arc restored in Ilu-hiu, India
and South America, will more than ever
force the silver question to the front, since
the revulsion will lend to demonstrate the
Cutility of expecting general prosperity
on any basis other than, the restoration of
conditions and a policy that will put up all
commodities to the old bimetallic pros
ThLs partial wheat prosperity, notwith
standing Its sad causes and fleeting charac
ter. Is a boom indeed.
If the report that the Egyptian cotton
crop this year will yield GOO.000,000
pounds is correct, 1 1 is not likely that there
will be as much McKinley prosperity in
the South as in the wheat district.
Advices from Simla assure us that the
Ameer or Afghanistan has succeeded in
couvincingthe viccroynt authorltiesin India
that he has never swerved in his loyal
friendship for Queen Victoria, and that his
subjects vhu Joined the frontier rebellion
did so without his knowledge or consent.
This leaves all tlie war supplies he has been
gathering for the past year, his assumption
of the title, ''Light of Tslam" and the con
vention of Mullahs at Cabul ull still to be
accounted for; but Abdurrahman before
this has shown himself to be a person
open to reason, especially If the same be
accompanied by the payment to hU ac
count in the Bank of England or a com
fortable sunt in golden guineas.
The problem of transportation is going
to be a serious one for AlasKa. in a coun
try which will not admit of railroads or
bicycles, modern Invention is forced, to
take a back seat. The most sensible sug
gestion yet made emanates from the
brain, of Bev. Sheldon Jafekson, who waa
rounerly a missionary in that coun
try, and is now a United States agent.
He goes all over the territory every sum
mer, and probably has a more comprehen
sive view of things than any other man
in the country. Be tays that reindeer will
soive the problem of Alaskan transporta
tlon. They will feed on moss, which
th?y rrnch by digging away tlie snow,
and thus the necessity of carrying food
for beasts of burden Is obviated. They
are more gentle than horses, and much
tougher, and they can pull almost as
much a.s an ox. Mr. .l.nrkn there
fore advla-s that herds of reindeer be In
troduced Into the territory as soon as pos
sible. They will not only make valuable
draught ar.lmals, but their milk Is good
and their skin valuable for shoes and
clothinc; and their flesh is a delicacy.
The reindeer was evidently evolved jgpr
the especcial convenience of the inhabi
tants of arctic regions.
Mr. W. P. Bend, the Chicago coal oner--ntor,
thinks tlie strike will be settled on
the G5-ccut compromise "basis. He is par
ticularly bitter on the strike, which he
calls socialism, and declares: "We must
strangle socialism or else socialism, at
no distant day, will ruin our industries
and destroy our laws, our liberties and
our Government." It mlghtbe well to
remind Mr. Rend that the reaction rrom
gold contraction and the attempted en
slavement of the people, If it should come
through a physical revolution, would be
pretty apt to result In socialism or worse.
The way to strangle socialism Is to re
store the money of the people and general
NAVAL ACADEMY CANDIDATES.
Oolv Twenty-Three Successful
Passing the Examinations.
Annapolis, Md., Sept. 6.-Twenty-three
candidates tor tne Naval Academy have
ben admitted. Thirty-three failed in
mathematics. Thobe admitted today were:
Kelly D. Alsop, Mississippi; John H.
Walsh, Washington; Newman R Perry,
South Carolina; W. H- Seintrogers. In
diana; James J. Fitzpatrick, Louisiana;
John F. Green, North Carolina, Claude
Browne, Iowa; Samuel D. Price, Mis
souri; Raymond S.Keyes, Ohio; Frederick
L. Oliver, North Carolina; George F.
Blair, Michigan; Edward C. Darner, Vir
ginia. Bundy. the colored candidate from Cin
ciiuiati, who failed, will try Tor reap
pointment. POLICE SCUFFLE WITJ1 ROBBERS.
Surprised With Plunder, the Burg
lars Resist ond One Is Killed.
New York, Sept. 6. Three burglars were
captured at 2 o'clock this morning in
Brooklyn, while driving away with a
wagen load of stotcn goods. In a scuffle
ow cf the burglars was shot dead. An
other burglar escaped.
The dead burglar was Abraham Dorf
mau, thirty years old, of this city. The
burglars had planned awholesale raid on
one ot the many clothing stores.
They str-le a horse and wagon, and driv
ing to the clothing More ofGellar & Abra
way, on Watkius street, broke Into the
place. Then they began to load their wagon
with plunder. Three policemen .surprised
them while at work and in tlie scufne
that ensued Dorfmiwi was shot dead. The
prisoners are Henry Hertz and Henry Zak.
A Corps of Bicycle Burglars.
Danbury Conn., Sept. 6. The farmers
for ten miles about this city are up in arms
over the raids of a gang of burglars who
prowl on bicycles. At least a score ot farm
houses have been broken into within the
past three days and several hundred dol
lars' worth of goods have been carried
away. The burglars came from the di
rection ot Wilton, and it is suspected that
they maj belong to the gang captained by
Minnie Br.''thrrton,who l.s under arrest in
that place. In Home places large amounts
f money juft received by the farmers for
their crops were secured by the burglars.
To Save Fishermen's Souls.
Gloucester, Mass., Sept. G. -Through the
generosity of Mrs. Maria MtClure, a
wealthy resident of Magnolia, Gloucester
Is. to have a mission ship to go among
the fisherman on Grand Banks. Chaplain
Carlton, of the- Fishermen's Institute, an
old sea captain, will take charge of the
1 first trip.
There Is a suFpicion alxiut the Treasury
Department that the Sugar Trust is en
deavoring to secure a ruling through which
it will bo able to lieeze out the importers
of Dutch sugars, and, after Stirling that
competition, small though It may be. force
jp the price of refined sugar. While uo
official of the Treasury will make the
llat-foot'd statement, the leading offlcera
who discuss the matter intimate that the
Amerlran. Sugar Trust is behind the prose
cution of the men in Ohio who have been
arrested on. a charge of selling Dutch
sugar, which Is. as is claimed by Dairy
and Food Commissioner Blackburn, adul
terated. Some lime ago a sample of this sugar
was sent to Washington for analysis, and
was examined by William D. Crumble, one
of the chemists of the Treasury Department-
The chief chemist on duty In New
York at the olfice; of tlie bourd of gea
enil appraisers ia Dr. Schercr, who was
haid at the department to be in Ohio as
sisting In the prosecution of the arrested
men, TbeanalyaKwas made. as lias been
stated, by Dr. Crumbic, and was. approved
by Acting Chief Chemist Baker. The aa
alysis shows the; following:
Pure sugar....... 98.8000
Insoluble organic- material.. .0102
Ultramarine blue... .-...- .0125
Water ,.-..: 1500
Total ..- 99.972T
The difference between thlssum and 100
represents matter nm accounted for, but
in such small portions as not to be ma
terial A copy of this analysis was mailed
Commissioner Blackburn, of Ohio, claims
that this ultramarine blue is aa adulterant,
but It Is very evident from what Treasury
officials ay that it will not be tat held
regardless of what action the State au
thorities or Ohio may take. This bluefinds
its way Into the sugar in the process of
refining, and is said to be entirely void of
all the elements that go to make an adul
terant. lr. Wiley, chemist of the Agricultural
Uepartiuent.says that. 0125 of ultramarine
bluel enough to slightly discolor water In
which the sugar containing it might be
dissolved, but that it is not injurious In
quantities as round. Prof. Wiley alio crltl
cihes Dr. Scherer, the Treasury chemist,
for taking any part In the Ohio prose
cution, because of the fact that he is
holding a Federal position. Dr. Wiley
himself was approached by the importers
or these Dutch sugars, who wanted him
to represent them as an expert, but he de
c'lnt'd, believing it to be improper while
holding a position und er the General Gov
ernment. It is said that the object of the. trust Is
to have the Dutch sugars declared to be
adulterated, and if they can get such a
ruling they would then come in undsr sec
tion 212 or tte new law, which provides
that on all sugars arter being refined, when
tinctured, colored or in any way adulter
ated, there shall be levied a duty of -1
cents it pound and 15 per cent ad valorem.
ThLs would amount U the prohibition of
Dutch sugars, for, at such a rate of duty,
not a pound would be brought into the
Dutch sugar Is of a lower grade than
that cefiucd by the trust and can be sold
at lower figures. If the trust could force
tt out of the market it would, of course, be
greatly to its advantage. A prominent
Treasury official said this afternoon that
it was extremely improbable that the de
partment would nold this sugar, Into which
this very pmull percentage of foreign sub
stance found its way trough the legiti
mate means of refiniug, to be adulterated.
In this connection there Is one additional
fact that la of interest although it ap
parently has no bearing on this ca-e. Dr.
Soberer, the Treasury chemist, is a brother
of Mr. Sehcrer.of New York, the cheml.stof
tlie Sugar Trust. They represent conflict
ing interests, but it is said, although this
may be but one ot the rumors of the de
partment, that outMde ot their duties to
their principal, employers they operate a
chemists shop on their own account. In
partnership, This cannot be vouched for,
but before Dr. Scherer became the chemist
or lh Treasury itls said he and his brother
were partners. No two chemists in the
United States knovv more about sugar
than these two men.
Congressman HenryU. Johnson of the
Sixth Indiana district will retire from
public life at the end of his present term.
He was first elected to the Fifty-second
Congress-and has been re-elected eversincc
bat had a hard fisot for the nomination
preceding the last Congressional election.
It was said at that time that Mr. John
son would not again make a fight for the
place. He will make an official announce
ment of his Intention either about the
beginning of the next session or just be
fore tse nominating convention ot his
di-.trict meets Mr. Johnson Intends to
res-ume the practice otlaw and will locate
either In New York or Brooklyn. Since
the adjournment or the last session he
has been recuperating and devoting him
self to a review of thelaw In order to fit
himself for active practice ot his old pro
fession There were two cahes in Indiana recently
that illustrate how some clerks in the
Postotfice Department lose their Jobs aud
get them back aud how some lose them and
do not get them back. In Anderson there
was one clerk who wanted to be trans
ferred from the position of stamp to mail
ing cleik, and he was told that if he re
signed theone he should beappolntedto the
other. After his resignation he quarreled
with the postmaster and that official de
clined tostvebimtheappolntmeut. Hocom-
plalned to the department and an Inspector
was sent out. The inspector found that
the cleik did not prove a promise on the
pa rt or the postmaster to reappoint him , and
that clerk is still out ot a Job.
In Tcrre Haute one or the clerks was dls-mi-stfd
because he had a fight in the office
with one of the other clerks. The post-nin-stci
saw the fight and thought such
conduct was detrimental to the service,
aud forthwith bounced the clerk without
ceremony. Complaint wasagain made and
aa Inspector .was sent to make an investiga
tion. The inspector this time found that
the po(-tmasterwa8mi.staken; thattherewa.s
no fight, and thatP therefore, the post
master could not httveeen It. There hav
ing been uo fight Ike clerk very naturally
did uot give offen.se, and the inspector
recommended his reinstatement. Therein-
Htalement will Le made- It may be well to
remark that In theone case the clerk was
a Reuuhlican and in the other aDeiuocrat.
The Republican national committee Is
being worked for all there is In it for
the good of Mark Hannain his Ohio cam
paign. There has just been Issued by the
committee a large volume, devoted to the
tariff and klndrtjfl que.stioi.-s, which will
be given a i de circulation throughout the
State. It contains extracts from various
speeches made during-the last session and
many speeches made in the campaign.
The tarirt is worked from every point of
view. Senator Foraker's speech on Ohio
elections is also reproduced, and there is
considerable to say .about Cuba. At
tached to the end of the volume is an ad
denda devoted to election statistics. There
are also liberal rotations from newspaper
editorials, and a great deal or stuff lauda
tory of the doings of the Republican purty
and the sayings of its- mouthpieces.
There is a good deahof quiet talk going
the rounds cmongofDciaK of the higher
grade to the effect chat Peusioa Commis-
moner Evans tvIH soon resign. It Is said
that Mr. Evans Is chafing under the call
down he received the ojher day from Sec
retary Bliss, the Secretary being somewhat
of an ndvocate of civil service reform.
Mr. Evans has run the bureau o:i the
spoils plan as far as possible, but haa
been frustrated In his efforts to make
his bureau tlie refuge of the spoilsman.
The Civil Service Commission has given
him several hard knocks,, and, taken al
together, his position has not been pleasant.
310T13EH AND CHILD DEAD.
"Wife and Daughter of Edward K.
Jones Diu Within un Ilour.
Narragansett Pier, R. I., Sept. G.-One
of the sad events or the season was the
death of Mrs. Edward K. Jones, wire of
a well-known lawyer, and her daughter,
Miss Charlotte lone?, or New Tork, yester
day arternoon at the Mathewon Hotel.
They died of pneumonia, expiring within
the same hour-
The mothei contracted, the dLsease from
the daunter during the early stages of the
gtil'o illnoN. Miss Junes was riileen years
old, and had been ill since mfd-Augusr.
Mrs. Jones' illness, dates back only about
ten days. The ratlents were attended by
Dr. Charles Hitchcock and Dr. Cleveland,
of New York, who were with them almost
constantly for the last few days.
Mrs. Jouea was Miss Wllhelmlua Pater
son,, daughter of KobertPaterson, U. S. N".,
and at the time of her death was-forty-two
years old. Mr Jones Is a member of the
Union jnd Metropolitan Clubs, New York,
and also or thelaw firm or Eustis, Jones &
Govin, of No. 45 Ccdnr street, the head of
which Is James B. Eustis, late ambassador
to France. He is counsel for the French
line of steamships and also United States
counsel fcr the French government.
Mr. Joops was la Europe whenhis daugh
ter was taken 111, but was recalled, by a
cable, lie arrived Saturday, In timeto see;
both his wtreanudaughter whilethey were
conscious. He-has engaged a specfalcar to
convey the remainsofhiKWlfeand daughter
to Faterson, N. Y., the old home or Mrs.
.Jones, wnere the funeral will take place.
A FOHTY-TWO-YEARS' SENTENCE.
The runlshiiiHiit Inflicted "Upon
Sempnn, the Anarchist.
Barcelona, Sept. C Tlie statement that
'Sempan, who shot at uud wounded Chief
of fA-lice Portas aud Assistant Chief of
Police Telxtdor on Friday last, as they
were leaing a circus, had heen tried by
a court-martial yesterday was erroneous.
His trial took; place thlv morning before a
military coutUaittinglu theMontjuluh bar
racks. Sempan made a speech In hLs own
; defease. He denied thai he was an Anar
cbisUbut admitted that he had attempted
to kill Portas and Telxidor.
TLe prisoner was found guilty and sen
tenced to forty-two years' imprisonment
on four different charges.
Wlule Sempan was seeking to escape
after tlr shooting he was pursued by
Policeman Plantada, whom he had also
shot at and wounded Be then sought ro
rugt Inawine shop.wliarehe was arrested
arter .vuundlng a waiter there. The court
senteuc-id him toseventeen years'! mi) rison
ment for shooting the chief of rolice.
seventeen years for hLs attack on the as
sistant chl ef , six years t for wounding Plan
tada. and two years for shooting the
waiter, in addltlou he waa condemned to
pay a fine or 4,000 pesetas ($200), to the
latter for the latter crime.
CANADIAN CABINET AFFAIR.
SIgus of Chimire's In Lnurler Liberal
Moutrear, Sept. G. It Is generally be
lieved that there will be some changes In
the Laurler Liberal Cabinet before long.
The Hon. Joseph Israel Tarto, minister of
public w.rks, is the object of much dis
favor on the part of tlie "Old Liberals" In
the Montreal districts where tlie minister
exrcia"S the patronage. To temporize, Sir
Wilfred is allowing Mr. Tarto to go on a
European trip, meanwhile propitiating the
disaffected by the distribution of high of
fices. Mich as judgeships, vacancies being
tireatfd by the retirement ot present occu
pants on account of age. Not less than half
a dozen new judges will be placed ou the
Two Liberal sea ts are vacant in the pro
vince, Temiscouata, through the death of
C. E. Poulist. M- P., and Arthbaska,
through the elevation of Joseph Lavergne.
Sir Wilfred's law partner, to the bench.
The Liberals will carry these seats by ac
clamation, aa Laurler at present Is hx
vlnclble in Quebec.
SCHEME- TO SAVE PEHRY.
Extraordinary Precautions Aro Be
ins Taken to Baffle It.
Atlantn.Ga., Sept.G. Extraordlnarypre
cautions are being taken hy Gov. Atkinson
to prevent tne successor an alleged scheme
to rescue Horace G. Perry, the murderer
of Bely Lanier, who i s to be hanged at
Decatur next Wedn?sday morning. Perry
his many friends la North Georgiawhere
he served for many years as United States
marshal, and all these people believe that
the unvritten law of their country jus
tified die Wiling of Lanier.
Word reached tlie governor that a plot
was on foot to take Perry from his guards
on Wednesday as he was beingdriven from
Atlanta to the jail at Decatur, where he
is to be executed. The dlstuuce is eight
miles, and more than one mile lies through
a dense forest. The governor sent for Col.
Candler, ot the Firth Regiment, who, by
a strange coincidence, is the judge who
presided at Perry's trial, and after a loug
conference It was agreed to send tlie rpgl
ment along with Perry on his long march
to the gallows.
Major Kempton will be in command, and
the troops will carry plenty of cartridges.
Perry Is keeping up his nerve well, aud
today held quite a reception in the Iail
here. He says he is glad he killed Lamer
and would do it again under the Fame
DEATH DUE TO GARDNER.
Harry Claim ns;Ii, Clerk In the
Looted. Bunk, Kills Himself.
Altoona, Pa , Spt. 6. Harry Clabaugh
shot hi mself through the head at noon today,
dying instantly. He was a cleik n the
Second National Bank of Altoona, in 1S93,
when Cashier Harry Gardner .decamped
with SI 50,000 ot the bank's funds. Ex
aminer Miller committed suicide in the
bank two days later because or the shnme
of having allowed Gardner to hoodwink
him. Clabaugh was charged with com
plicity but never tried. Be has been
mentally deranged ever since.
Important Capture of Robbers.
Denver, Col , Sept. G. -A dispatch re
ceived here reports the capture near Sprin
ger, N. M. ot five men supposed to be the
robbers who held ap a Gulf passenger train
on Twin Mountain Saturday. The cototl
ous IV aland brothers, three In number, are
among the prisoueis. Stolen goods -were
found in the possession of the men.
Cutting I'll Jr. Luetgerr.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
Merely by glancing at the nwspaperptc-
tureit is a very easy ruattsr to see which
journal believes that Luatgert Is a mur
derer and which one believes him a saint.
Tlie .liu.-Jnius of Wheat.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
Severalestimable geatlsm'jn un the board
would l'eol b-'ttir it September wheat, would
take a httle bromide and settlelts nervousness.
IN HOTEL LOBBIES.
Frederic Remington, artist frontiers
man, war correspondent and gentleman of
leisure, arrived at the Ebbltt House Sat
urday evening, and. at once started out
to bee the town, under the guldanco of
that old stager, Alfred Henry Lewis, whose
new book of Western tales Beinington has
Just illustrated. Washington's white ele
phant is only a bab7 as yet, and naturally
Remington must have thought it quite in
significant alter going the rounds in Cuba,
Greece and the Wild. West. Still, Lewis
managed to show him a good time. At
leabt, that is the presumption, since Mr.
Remington was very late in showing up
at his hotel.
Remington's arrival at the Ebbltt Bouse
started a number of good stories with the
celebrated, artist an the hero. One of
thcixt was. to the ef recfc that those wonder
fully thrilling and vivid pictures of battles
in Greece during th? recent Grae co-Turkish
contest were drawn through a pair of
field, glasses,, and that the picturesque
illustrator never was near enough ta the
fighting to tell whether the Greeks used
Springrield. rifles or the Krag-Jorgenseu
pattern, or whether they used anything
besides spears and cutlasses. His large
half-pngr illustrations were not on a scalt
large enough to penult the readec to dis- I
thigulsh the make of the ritlerorthe de
tails ut the dress of the Greeks. In race,
Mr. Remington, hx Ids drawings,, has never
beeiL kno'iru to b-'hanipetedby tacts. Bis.
bold, dashing styli carries everything be
fore it,. hud it that does not, his sweeping
signature, "Frederic Remington," always
The best story yet told, on Mr. Reming
ton, and alno possibly the most gigantic
fabrication,, dealt with the time he was sent
down to Cuba by a New York paper to
draw pHures to illustrate the war letters
ot Richard Harding Davis and Stephen
Crane. The latter foundered on the way.
and never reached Cuba, so that Davis was
the only corref-poudent who enjoyed, the
coinpanv ot Mr. Remington's Ulustratlve
pen- It Is no reflection upon Mr. Reining
ton's chaste modesty to say that the very
first Illustration that appeared In the New
York Journalfrom his pen at this time was
a double page illustration of himself and
Mr. Davis attired ia Cuban overalls and
sombreros- But to get back, to the story
Remington wanted to get a near-side view
of the captain-general of Spain, to use in
his paper with a psychological treatise oa
the brutality exhibited in the features.
Cainnoi was the butcher of Cuba then,
Weyler not yethavlng been sent over from
Spain. Remington did his best to catch
Campos atatlme when thecaptain-general
was angry. He couldn't do it on account
of the diplomatic cloak. Campos donned
whenever he visited him. He sent Davis
over to Campos to Jar him up a little by
ahking him all sorts- ot impertinent ques
tlons, ot the kind Richard always asks,
but It didn't work. So he took a picture
ot Campos, put In under a green light,
turned, it half way around, and. sketched in
great 1 umpa of wickedness all over the
skull It was all done v,rltb a- roaster
hand and no one of the thousands ot
readers some weeks later knew thatFred-
erlr Hemington's versatile pen had been at
work again on another picture that was not
hampered by facts.
Mr. and Mrs- Diego Gibson, of Buenos
Ayres, Argentine Repuhlic, are stopping at
thftArliugton. They are in Washington n
private business, and are makinga pleasure
trip ont of their journey aa well. They
expect to remain in Washington a week or
more, and will then go West.
Another interesting pair of tourists doing
the country are Mr. G. F. Deacon and
daughter of No. 19 Warwick Square, Lon-
'don, S. W., who are at the Arlington.
They arrived from New JTork late last
night anu went immediately to thelrrooms.
Mr-Deacoa is a wealthy Londoner, who is
taking a fal1 trip over the eastern por
tion of the United States.
Walter Marsden, an interesting young
man from Loudon, England, has bowi see
ing thetowu Tor a few days, making his
headquarters at the St- James. He is a
young man, in business In London, who fs
spending about $400 in a vacation trip
over the eastern part of the United States.
He Is traveling alone, just as he haa made
several vacation trips In past years. He
has been in every European capital except
St. Petersburg duriug the past five years,
but this is his first trip to America.
"What I mi5 most of all in America,"
be said, 'are the music halls like we have
la London and Paris. The first night I
tirrKed here I asked to be shown a music
hali, and I was stared at. Finally I rau
up again-t a chap who had an idea of
the sort of shows we have at music halls.
He steered me into Kernau's. Then I
struck toe Grand Opt-ra House, up thereby
the Treasury building, and saw what was
the nearest imitation of a real London
music hair I have seen. yet. I am told,
however, that the mulc hall feature of
the Grand Cpera House will not he con
tinued. That is a shame. I should think
Washington could support one real music
FREIGHT CARS WRECKED.
Engineer and Conductor FatuITy-and
Others Seriously Injnred.
Tarkcrshrug, W. Ta., Sept. G. A bail
wrecs occurred yesterday morning on the
Baltimore .V- Ohio Uailroad at Patterson'
Creek. An extra freight train - la charge
ot Conductor D.-vtiil Bicklej' and Engineer
Murphy, broke in two pieces about five
miles west of Patterson's Creek. The
engineer returned for the wild cars, and
was running at a high rate of speed, and
as it rounded a curve he noticed that th
train men on that part of the train dut
not know what had happened- They could
not conrrol the rear seGtlon, anil it irai
then too 'ate tG stop the engine, and the
train and engine collided .
Engineer Murphy and Conductor David
Hickley weie fatally Injured- J.H. Goudy
and Chailes Haines were seriously injured,
but it is thought they wilLrecover. nick
ley died. Eight cars ot valuable fneght
and the eugiue were completely demol
ished. Horrible Sign of Infanticide.
Newark, N. J., Pent. 6. The body ota
child, which the police-think is not more
than one day old, was found floating In
the Morris Canal by some hoys- shortly
after noon today. It was naked, dis
emboweled and the limbs were torn
(From Harper's Bazar.)
A young man, living within a thousand
miles or L'ostnn. recently called to spend
the evening with his lady-love. Before
the hour of departure came it began to
rain furiously". His prospective: mothor-in
law took pity upon him and invited him.
to remain all nlslit, and so save going
home-in the wet and perhaps contracting
pneumonia, or at least rheumatism- Her
kind invitation was accepted with alac
rity and gratitude.
When the eonsldcratchostess came down
stairs In the morning she noticed the young
man's overcoat hanging in the hall, and,
to her surprise, It was thoroughly soaked
and had evidently seen jwet weather very
recently. Whatcoulditmean? Her curios
ity could not becontrolled, andatthebreak
fast table she said to- her promising son-in-law:
"Willie I notice- that your over
coat is v'ry wet. How did lthappen'"
"Why," he meekly replied, "frifore I
went to bed I went home to tell mother
and to get my nightgown."
10th, 11th and F Sts.N. W.
G p. n
aro 8 a. in
These Early Days of
Find us busy opening- boxes
and cases of the new au
tumn and -winter goods.
Much that was never seen
before in this city will un
fold fast and continuously
with the new month.
The summer things that
remain, are beings rapidly
disposed of at wonderful
price reductions There are
desirable things in wearing
apparel, &c, that can. bef
used for several weeks yet
and they are reduced, In.
many instances, to less than
half former prices.
Men's New Fall
Men's Department an
nounces the arrival of the
for fall. The colorings are
warm and rich, and the qual
ity of the silks is better
than usually comes in this
grade of Scarfs. Choice
150 dozen Men's Heavy
Two-thread Cotton Half
Hose, black rand assorted
tans. An unusually good
value at... 15c; 2 pairs,. 25ct
They are arriving daily.,.
Among those already here,
English Lace Shoes, patent tip, Good
year welt, extenstonsoles. bright vamp and
kangaroo quarter. Excellent for walking.
Thesa in button also.
Egg-toe Shoes, made of fine vici kid, imi
tation atock tip, sole in svalking weight and'
" W- & L."" Toe Shoes, French pate nt calf,
cloth top, patent tip, button, extension
soles, gouged. welL A walking shoe for
"Colonial" toe Shoes", patent and stock,
tip, lace and button, Goodyear welt shoes.
Stylish for everyday wear.
These few styles are full
of Shoe goodness and are
excellent representatives of
the fall stock. The prices
New Five o'clock:
Just received our first
shipment of the 1S97 Brass,
Nickel and Copper Tea Ket
tles, with stands to match or
of black wrought iron. The
finish and symmetry cf these
goods are perfect and the
prices are extremely low.
Especial attention is called to
a Brass Kettle on a brass stand,
with, brass-finished asbestos
lampat $1-25. Others up to $S.OO.
The 15c. Books.
A good assortment here yet.
Two more days like the past
three will see the last of them,
however. They were made to
sell for 25c. and 35c. They are
strictly perfect and are beinij
sold at I5c each. All 12mo.-,
ctoth strongr durable and
Few of the titles and authors:
RIDEE. HAGG ABD
"Sbe,r "Jess,' "Allan Quartermain,"
"Miawa's Revenge," "Mr. Meeson's Will-""
W. GILMORE SEvIMS -
"Cbarlemont," "Richard Kurdisa," "Con
fession," "Border Eeagles" "Beauchampe
"Southward HtC "Wigwam aud Cabin,:
"Vusconcelos," "Eutaw Melllehampe,"
"The Forayers," "The Yemasse."
GEORGE MACDONALD -
M. QUAD i
"The Lime-Klin Club."
HAWLEY. SMART -
RAY THOMPSON -
-A Respectable Family."
The Legacy of Cain."
F. C. PH1LLD?S-
As In a Looking Glass.
"The Trumpet Major."
GEO- MANVILLE FENN"-
"A Dart House.
"A House Party."
MRS. EDWARDS -
"Vivian, the Beauty."
"A -Tramp Actor.
"Right at Last."
W. CLARK RUS3ELL-
"The- Wreck of the- Grosvenor.'
DAVID C. MURRAY -
"Ona Traveler Returns.
"Jack in the Forecastle." "Perilous. Ad
ventures by Land and. Sea,' "Two Years
Before the Mast, ""ThntlingScenes Among
Indians, "Oliver Twist," "Dickens Short
Worth buying- to keep for
Woodward & Loflirop.