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WASHINGTON, "WEDNESDAY MQRNINGr, SEPTEMBJEE 15. ISO 7 EIGHT PAGES.
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19, trains leave B.
& 0. Station 6:30
Good to return
until Honday night
Four and a half
tours to the Shore.
Are all in. We have all the
correct shapes in all proper leath
ers. Calf, Patent Calf, Bos Calf,
Enamel, and Russets, in EgrgT
London, Bulldog-, and other fash
ionable toes. Prices are most rea
sonable. $3 and $3-50 buys
the kind that the shoe stores get
$4 and $5 for, and their $6 and $7
ones are onty $4 and $5 here.
The only complete line of
Boys' Shoes in town.
ROBINSON & CHERY CO.,
12th and P Sts. 2f. W.
HHEISE HUGE SALES
Business Booming Better Than
Was Ever Known Before.
Trip Bnylng of Furniture for Fall
and "Winter in Full Blast at n
Much Earlier Date Than Usual
The People's Store Crowded to
Overflowing "With Purchasers.
"We were never so busy before at this
time of the year," said Mr. Mayer "It
eootms as 1 f confidence bad been fully re
stored and the people are no longer afraid
to Invest their money-"
"Furniture is an investment," he mused,
"and a profitable one When a man has
a nicely furnlbhed home be takes pleas
urelnlaviMngMsfriendsandacquaintances to It, and It gives him a standing in the
commualtv which he otherwise lacks.
"Pro glad to bee," he continued, 'that
the people are no longer afraid to spend
money. They know that there will be
no lack of it this winter, and that they
may safely buy what they have been
wanting, without the uncomfortable feel
ing of dt.ubt as to whether they will be
ante to pay for it or not.
"Confidence Is the backbone of pras-
porty and the people have regained the
coafMoncc that tiicy lost.
"God ttmes are sure, and good times
have come, and I have no more time to
talk, oitticr, as I am up to my eyes in
work," and be hastily left the reporter.
SUCOBSSOR OF JUDGE LYNCH.
A Heated Contest Going on for
TloeteviUc. Md., Sept. 1-4. -The Bepub
licao onvenfckm of the Sixth district of
Maryland will mee" tomorrow at this
plae to nominate a successor to Judge
John L. Lynch.
The task of selecting a candidate to
khoromI Judge Lynch hns caused no little
feeMag autong the Republicans of this ju
dicial district, and there l no toiling at
this tiiu) who will be named. Mr. James
B. MotUr , who was the loading candidate
up to tonight, has withdrawn in favor of
Mr. Clem M WorMitngton, who Is not so
-vialeaUy opnofcod by the Wellington fac
tion. The candidate of the Wellington follow
ers it Mr. Charles Keety, who will be
voted for solidly from start to finish.
Gen. Jluteheller Deeoratt-d.
Saratoga, Bept. 14.-The decoration of
the great cordon of the order of the crowu
of Jtaly has been conferred upon Gen.
George 8. llatiCiirfler, orSaratoga, by King
Humbert. The general received the honor
today. Gen. Batehcller was president of
the TJnlvstrsal Postal Congress at Wash
ington, J. C, In May, and this decoration
Is In acknowledgment of his services.
Flooring, ivide, $1.25 per 100 Ft.
Frank Libbey & Co., Ctb and N. 1. ave.
I Trains leave 6:30, f
I :05 and 9 A. M.
PUTT TO SEE UTILE!
Will Insist on Having Aid From
GAFNOT WIN WITHOUT IT
The Machine Denmnds the Patron
use for Xew York to Aid It in De
feating T.ow for the IMuyoruIty
The Senator "Will Call at the
White Douse Today.
Sen&tor Thomas C. Piatt of Xcw 1'ork
came to the city yesterday and is staying
at the Arlington. Immediately upon his
arrival surmise began to float as to the
moaning of his visit to Washington only
a few hours after the arrival of the
President. It was Bald that he wants
the Admirilstiation to help him in down
ing Mr. Low, and in carrying New YorJv
for the Kepublicans. The method by
which this aid may be extended is In the
linnediate appointment of the machine's
local New York candidates.
Mr. Piatt arrived late and went to bed
immediately, without .seeing anyone.
It is learned, however, that he will
visit the White House today to press the
appointments of Gen. Henry L. Burnett
for district attorney; Mr. Silas C. Crofts
for surveyor of the port, Mr. William
Henkel for United States marshal, and
Congressman Wilson, of Brooklyn, for post
master at Brooklyn. The term of Mr.
S'jllivan, the present Brooklyn postmaster,
expird on Monday. Those of the other
three office end on October 1.
Congressman Wilson, it is said, has al
ready been assured that he is to Lave
the postmastcrshlp of Brooklyn. He was
at the White House yesterday and bad
a talk with the President.
Congressman O dell came over with Sen
ator Piatt, bringing with him Major J. W.
Dichcy, of Newburg, who wishes "some
thing equally as good" as the commissioner
of navigation, which he did not becurc.
It Is believed that like all the others
of these candidates his hopes will be
There was a foolish rumor about last
night that Senator Piatt had come over to
Washington to ask Secretary Bliss to ac
cept the nomination for mayor of Greater
New York. There is, perhaps, sufficient
refutation of this very old story in the fact
that these two gentlemen were in the
same hotel yesterday evening without
seeing each other.
It may be stated on excellent authority,
however, that Secretary Bliss has not
changed his mind regarding this nomina
tion in the slightest degree. He will not
talk of the matter, and makes the state
ment whenever he is questioned that he
has already made ills attitude very plain.
A Match for Goddard and Sharkej'.
New York, Sept. 14. Arrangements
were completed here today for a match
between .Tee Godd.-ird and Tom Sharkey, to
take place in San Francisco during the lat
ter pFrt of November next. Ted Alex
ander aded Tor Goddard, and Dan Lynch
far Sharkey. The National Athletic Club,
of Sin Francisco, has offered a SIOIOOO
purse for the fight, but nothing definite
lias ue.:n settled in this regurd, and the
articles have not been signed. Goddard,
who is now in Ireland, will leave at once
for tills country. Sharkey is in San Fran
cisco. An American Decorated.
Parlp, Sept. l-i.-l.icut. J. Williams, an
American, was decorated with the insignia
of a chevalier d'honneur, upon the occa
rion of the military review at St. Quencin.
In the presence of the King of Siam and
$1.00 "Washington to Baltimore
and return, via Pennsylvania Railroad, on
Sunday next best equipped railroad in the
Flooring, good, one "width, S1.50 per
100 ft. Libbey & Co., Gtli and N. Y. ave.
IE PLAGUE IS SPREifiG
Four New Cases at New Orleans
and Three at Ocean Springs.
FIGHT AGAINST THE FEVER
31nUes Its Appearance in Widel3' Sep
arated Portions of the Crescent
City A Genuine Shotgun Quaran
tine Difficulties in the Way of
Getting Food to Infected Towns.
New Orleans, Sept. 14 It is learned to
night that Dr. Lpvell, of St. Charles, who
has yellow fever, was never in attendance
at the Ft. Claude street cases as reported,
and that the board of health cannot trace
w'erc ho caught the disease, but It ia
feared that he treated Pome one for it who
lias not yet been reported. The other
cases also cannot be traced.
A conference of the board of health,
city officials, and the New Orleans Medical
Society was held today to decide on the
action to be pursued in fighting the yellow
fever. Several of the wards have per
fected auxiliary sanitary associations,
which will co operate with and act under
the hoard of health .
Tne office of the United States post
office inspector for the district located
at New Orleans was moved to Austin,
Tex., today because of yellow fever here.
The United Slates troops at Jackson
Barracks and this city have been sent
to Chieknmauga Park, near Chattanooga.
They wanted to go to Camp McPherson,
near Atlanta, but the Secretary of War
trough! It 6aft-r to take them to the
mountains, where yellow fever, it is
said, cannot prevail. All the rest of
the district federal officers will be removed
to more convenient cities in this lo
cation, as they are practically bottled up
here and unable to do business.
The merchants of New Orleans are be
ginning to feel the effects of the numerous
quarantines now in force against the city,
and the loss is conservatively estimated at
a million dollars a day. Tnc Mississippi
quarantine prohibits the landing of a
pound of freight coming from Sew Or
leans, and today a lot of stores and bar
iron were sent back here on the ground
that they were contraband, dangerous and
infectious. A still more serious matter
will be the regulation of provisions shipped
"from New Orleans to the sickand destitute
In Ocean Springs, and which were re
fused passage over Mississippi territory to
that buffering town. How the people in
the infected towns are to get provisions
is becoming a difficult problem with thic
New Orleans quarantined Mississippi
Citv today, holding that it was allowing
people from Biloxl to slip through on
Ocean Springs reports three new cases
The atmosphere of the town is almost
stifling with the fumea of sulphur and
In Biloxl Mayor Howard has succeeded
in pacifying the excited mob. He called
a mass meeting last night and made such
an eloqueut address thut the people, while
Gtill clinging to their idea that the dis
ease there is not yellow fever declare
that they will not Interfere with the
Quarantine regulations as they had in
Rioting there, which was greatly feared,
is now improbable.
The quarantines throughout the south
west today are genuine shotgun quaran
tines, and anyone breaking through the
lines -will be shot down. There arc BOO
armed guards at Natchez.
Every male In Elllsville, Miss., is en
rolled in the quarantine service- Not only
the railroads, but the dirt roads, are now
picketed at State Line, Miss.
Last night an attempt was made to pass
the quarantine guards, hut the party was
fired on aud returned into Louisiana.
all people who have lecently come there
from New Orleans. At Bay St Louis a
family which tried to break through the
quaiantine lines is confined in a hut In
At Houston, Texas, a car of twenty
five persons from New Orleans has been
Aide-tracked and left there without tood
of any kind. The passengers are locked
in and the windows closed and the trains
rushed through at thirty or forty miles
an hour, all btops being prohibited.
Six new casb were reported here to
the board of health tonight, of which four
were pronounced yellow fever and two
are of a suspicious nature. They are
widely separated, and the board of health
can no longer trace up their origin, as in
the original cases, to the Mississippi coast
Tho disposition of the disease to jump from
one section to the other shows in the faet
that the cases are reported In the Second,
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth. Seventh, Ninth, Six
teenth, and Seventeenth wards in this, city.
The experts today investigated twenty
soven cases, of which fourteen were found
not to be yellow fever and seven were
not definitely passed upon. A case on
Mai' iron street is causing much anxiety, as
it is in the very center of the citj', a
populous district, not far from French
Market, where the people are poor aud the
streets uot cleaned.
It is feared by Dr. Guiteras that there
will be a serious outbreak of yellow rover
here, and he wired Washington to that
ef feet today. Dr. Iihctt Goode, chairman
of tht hoaid of health, strongly objected
to the wot ding ol the message, causing
a heated altercation between local doctors
and the Federal expert.
Besides the boilermaker, Hagan, who,
contrary to expectation, is doing well in
the city hospital, there are three casus
now under treatment.
SITUATION AT MOBILE.
Dispatch From Dr. Guiteras to Sur
geon General Wyman.
The following self-explanatory telegram
has been received here:
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 14. Wyman, Surgeon-General,
"Patient at city hospital still living.
Tho ra"3 of Bosarge reported by me on
suspicion, I have not been asked to see
again. The fubsequcnt hihtory makes the
case more suspicious. Bosarge has not
been out of the city, nor in any apparent
way connected with people from Ocean
Springs. 1 have just been shown another
cane, which 1 have pronounced without
doubt yellow fever. He is a motorman:
no apparent connection with other cases.
I have heard the history of another case
which is very suspicious. The cases are
not grouped In any one quarter of the city.
Flooring, clear K. Carolina, SI. 75
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., Gth & N. Y. ave.
.take Avoirrns downfall.
The "Easy Hoss" "Wins a Victory
Over the Brooklyn Dictator.
New York, Sept.l-l.-f County Clerk Jacob
Worth, of Brooklyn, who or over n year
has controlled theJCiiigs-couiity Republican
committee, was lunlglit "turned down'' at
a meeting of that Organization. Mr.
Worth's defeat I? regarded as a Piatt
victory, wliieh machine has been opposing
Worth since he has been outspoken in
support nf Scth Low as the mayoralty
The vote which marked Worth's down
fall was taken on the date of holding the
varioun primaries andconvenMou,. The
nnti-AVorth Taction, fed by Lieut. Gov.
Woodruff, numbered 107 out of "0D. Hav
ing thus overcome Worth, the committee,
by a vote or 151 to 80 declared Mr. Low
the most available candidate for the Re
MONGER'S BIG DEATH ROLL
Awful Condition Prevailing in Pin.ir
Del Ilio Province;
"Weyler's Barbarous .Orders u Part
of Uis Plan to H educe Cuba
Havana, via Key Wcbt,Sept. 14.-AtLos
Palaclos, Pinar del Rio province, thirty-two
persons died from hunger last Saturday
The majority of the population are starv
ing and crowd the streets demnnding re
lict ftom the Spanish authorities, Los
Talacios before the war, had atleast "2,000
Inhabitants. Now there are not over 800.
The same awful condition exists all over
the province of Plnnr del Rio. Reports
from the capital of the province are no lees
terrible. A magistrate of the audiencia
(judge of the superior court) writes thus
to a friend in Havana:
"Within a week all our resources will
be exhausted, and then I do not know how
we will keep soul and bod7 together.''
Gcu. Weyler Is lieedless of the condition
of the deflated provinces. Instead of try
ing to remedy the situation, he has issued
orders, which I have read, todestroy utterly
in Santa Clam province the towns of La
Sierra, Arimao, LasAuras, San Anton, Los
Guacs, Arriere and Punta Gorda, all in
the nt-lghborhood of tlje city Cienfuegos.
The only reason hogives for this bar
barity, which will leave homeless thou
sands of people, is thautbe Spanish troops
cannot defend ttiofe places against the
raids of the insurgents.tJs the beginning
of Wcyler's policy to reduce Cuba to ashes
before burrendcring itlo the Cubans.
At Josca, Matanas province, another
tram has been b'.own ijp, with dynamite,
the armored car being shattered by the
explosion. Ten Spanisjji soldiers were
killed. The old cars, were "Backed by the
jxi San Purlalos, "Santa CIara also,
another fight took place, the same day,
c-etwc"ii the Spanish forces under Gen
Montaner and the Insurgents under Col.
Sltnlley. After three hours the Insurgents
retreated. The losses on, both sides were
heavy, and the Spanish Major Vivara was
A decisive victory was won on Septemlier
9. ne.tr Arten.Ua, rinar del Klo, by the
insurgent, general Pedro Diaz, over the
Spanish battalion of "Vergara. All the
reports about the eleotlon of a president
of the Cuban lepublic are considered here
to be prerifUurc.
MANY DEAD AND INJURED
Casualties Caused by-, the Storm in
the Sabine Pass District,
Names of the Victims of the Dis
aster and Additional Particu
lars Concerning; It.
Galveston, Texas, SepM4. Eleven dead
and innumerable injured and the destruc
tion iV property and crops worth ?250,000
represents the losses In the Sabine Pas.-,
district incurred by the 'storm of Sunday
Here Is a list of the dead:
At Part Arthur -Frank Albright, , aged
George Martin, aged forty.
May Ainsworth.ttged thirteen.
Infant of T. H. Johnson, aged six
Lutz. Mitchell, aged forty.
Robert Anderton, aged forty.
At Subine Pass ttifc following are re
ported as drowned:
Greene B. Moore.
L. L. BettiB.
Most of the damage at Sabine and Sabine
Pass was along the wharf front. The
magnificent rice farms along Taylor's
Bayou are devastated, and the half dozen
small towns along the Gulf and Interstate
roads are wrecked. ;
When the first rescue party reached Port
Arthur they found the residents were
pauic-strfeken, and homes destroyed and
relatives or friends dead or injured.
The people seemed possessed of but one
idea to get away.'
At Sabine Pass, Capts. Moore, Eettis
and Wolor were drowned, and William
Ratcliffe was 'killed. The tugs Fannie
GulIIeLtc and John P. Smith and the
Norweigian steamship Serces were driven
ashore, rerhaps twenty houses were blown
down or seriously damaged. To the east
of Sabine, along the Gulf and Interstate,
the greatest damagi was at Winnie.
Every hcuM! in the town was more or
le.ci damaged. The greatest loss was in
the Btore of Mr. Thornton, the leading
merchan t. of the plae The Thornton store
was a frame building. The second story
was being used as a dwelling.
When the storm smick there wove eleven
or twelve persons In (lie building. George
Barber was among them. He tried to get
out of a window Jmt, was caught and se
riously injured. . Miss Maud Williams had
both feel and both hands injured.
Mrs. Barber had one of her legs severelj
Several people in the neighborhood of
Winnie were injured, but no one killed.
The bars on Gov. Wheeler's big dairy farm
at Webb are gone. Thti creamery and ice
plant were alo wreckld. Several per
sons were slightly injured.
The great rice farms. along Taylor's
Bayou, In Jefferson county, were swept
by the gale and such of the rice as had
not been harvested was rubied.
Flooring, Alubnuin, the finest, $2
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., Gth & N. 1'. ave.
ILL QUIET li HAZLETDi
The Population Still Very Bitter
Against the Deputies.
MARTIN REPEATS HIS DENIAL
Says It Was tt Physical Impossi
bility for Dim to Dave Given the
Order to Fire and That -It Is a
"Wonder He AVns Not Shot by His
Eazieton, Pa., Sept 14. The utmost
quiet prevails here today, and there Is
not the slightest Indication of any coming
trouble- Were It not for the occasional
night of a toldler afoot or on horseback
and the groups on the corner, there Is
nothing to remind the people of the hap
penlngsin Latimer on Friday last.
Although business lias not as yet re
sumed its normal aspect, the stores are
all open and doing a fair amount of trade.
While the storekeepers all say that since
last Friday they have not done one day's
good business, still confidence in the se
curity of life and limb la gradually re
turning, and in a Tew days everyone will
again be pursuing the even tenor of his or
The population Is still very bitter against
the deputies. A. E. Hess, the deputy
whom rumor fixes upon as the one who
gave the order to fire upon the strikers,
still finds It necessary to do his errands
guarded by two soldiers, carrying guns
with fixed bayonets. When lie appeared
upon the streets this morning thus pro
tected, epithets were hurled at him from
No attempt to assault him was made
oi la likely to be made in the streets of
Hazleton in broad daylignt. What might
happen to him, however, or any of the
other deputies, were tl.ey to enter into
the outskirts JiTter nightfall unguarded, is
quite another matter Without question
the X'.epuiies are all marked men, and it
is universally predicted that after the
departure of the mnitia they stand in
considerable danger of perianal violence
if notof assassination.
This danger Ik especially grave for those
deputies whose vocations do not confine
them to Hazleton, but Who are employed
as foremen, engineers or clerks in the
mining patche. The severe beating ad
ministered to Edircard Edwards, an en
gineer employed on the Latimer mines
in MeAdoo, two nights ago by a, band of
twenty-five masked men, is an. indication
cf what is likely to happen to any one of
these men. Edwards was not one of the
deputies during the shooting last Friday,
but the very faet of his having been a
deputy ence was enough to have brought
down upon him the wrath of the miners.
On the other hand, several of the depu
ties who are known to have participated in
the shooting walked about in Hazleton.
today unmolested and unassailed.
Pheriff Martin spent the greater part
of the day here at Gen. Gobiu's head
quarters, In the Valley Hotel, and was
surrounded by groups of soldiers and
newspaper men, to whom he reiterated
his version of the shooting. In con
versation with jour representative he
repeated his assertion that he had not
given the order to fire.
"It was a physical Impossibility for
me to do so," he said. "I was between
my men and the strikers when the firing
began, and it is a wonder to me that I
was nnt shot myself "
"Do you not believe sheriff," the corre
spondent asked, ''that fifty good men could
hae clubbed those fellows back and made
them dispei. cc without shooting them?"
"Yea: possibly I might have done it with
trained police, but where was I to get fifty
policemen from "who would salllnto a crowd
like that with clubs? I certainly could not
have done it with the .six policemen of
Hazleton. The law will have to bechanged
so -as to empower the .-herif f either to call
out the militia at ence in trouble of this
guai d and have tiiem with their uniforms
on to act in that capacity."
More iolence was reported in this neigh
bnrlmod today, though the city has been
quiet. Last night a gaug of 150 miners
from the Buck Mountain mines, which had
just shut down, mirchedover to the settle
ment of Eckles, three miles to the north,
and ordered the men in two of the col
lieries there to quit work. They made no
threats, but in response to their demand,
400 of the GOO men went out.
The Buck Mountain men thought they
had shut down the mlmj and returned
hnmt. This morning they received word
that 200 men were still atL.work, and,
armed with clubs and stones, they marched
across the mountain again, and visited
the collieries. They called the men still at
work traitors and threatened to kill them
If they did not quit work. The 200 men
were intimidated and left their work.
New s of this was sent to Gen. Gobin,and
at 8 o'clock he dispatched the City Troop
over there with orders to disperse any
gathering that might lead to a breach of
The Buck Mountain men had gone back
home before the troopers got there and
whatever disorder there had been was over.
There was grave fears among the
operators in Hazleton this afternoon tliat
the strike would spread through the entire
anthracite coal region south of Wilkes
barre and north of Pottsville.
Canadian Cotton Mills to Resume.
Montreal, Sept. 14. After a very long
period of working on half time the em
p!o5'ces of the Canadian "'Colored Cotton
Company's mills at Cornwall have been
informed that both the Canadian and
Stormout mills, in which about 1,400
hands are employed, will run on full time
from September 13,
Atlanric City to Congress Heights".
The same cinematograph, or moving pic
tures, which drew such Immense crowds
to Congress Heights and Glen Echo hai
just returned fioni Atlantic City, where
the people went wild over it, to Congress
Heigl't. There It will be exhibited free
for a week, commencing tonight. Take
new Electric Cars at Navy Yard Bridge to
Congress Heights. tel4-6r
$2.00 to Philadelphia and Iletnrn
via Pennsylvania Ballroid, the best
equipped railroad In America. Grand ex
cursion next Sunday. It
FIotrliu-, Alabama, straight grain ."53 I
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., Gch & N. Y ave.'
LOOKS HAD FOIl JOnN HULL.
The Situation mi the Frontier Is
Simla, Sept. 11. The situation on the
frontier is becoming gra-er. it is stated
that 47,000 tribesmen have now In
vested Fort Gullstaa and the other chief
forts of the Santon.-t range, Gen. Biggs
has gone to the relief of Fort Gulistan,
which is being heroically defended by
Its Sikh garrison. The, Sikhs have made
several sortie.-- and have done some des
"WITHDKA-WS HIS It ESIG NATION.
President Andrews "Will Remain
"With the Brown University.
Providence, R. I., Sept. 14.--President
Andrews, of Brown University, sprung a
surprise tonight by withdrawing his resig
nation from the presidency. In a letter to
the committee of the corporation having
the controversy in hand, uc says that lie has
withdrawn from his universal education
scheme, which he had undertaken in co
operation with John Brisbane Walker, and
Is therefore enabled to give to the college
his undivided attention.
The college term t.eglns tomorrow.
DOLAN KEEPS HIS WORD.
Interposes No Objection to an Early
Resumption of "Worlr.
Pittsburg, Sept. 14. ratrick Dolan,
miners' district president, kept his word
today and interposed no obstacles to an
early resumption of work in the coal
mines. lie went out to Finleyville. aw
some of the mine superintendents, and
agreed to keep his hands off In case the
miners wanted to go to work. The dig
gers at the mines in that neighborhood had
.already voted to go to work tomorrow-
The district .convention will meet to
morrow. It will take official action on
the ten day limit. It Is expected that
neatly all the mines will be In full opera-ti-jn
en Thursday. Several mines are
WELLINGTON CUTS LOOSE
He Resigns the Chairmanship of the
Says That "When the Party Recog
nized Disloyalty the Chances of
Victory "Were Thrown Away.
Baltimore, Sept. 14. lu a speech that
wax brimful of bitterness and hate Senator
Wellim: ten today out loose from the chair
manship of the State central committee.
Before renigning he lired a parting shot
tt nis parr, j, a which he Intimated that
the ni-puMieaiiB would not win this fall
This statement was reCelveTTwItlf hTseeV,
which the speaker did not appear to mind.
The call for the meeting wa entirely Irre
gular, so much so Indeed, that after ac
cepting WelJlngtou's re.-ignation, many of
the member thought an election of a suc
cessor at this time was illegal. It was
tiiea resolved to adjourn until after the
meeting of the State convention here to
morrow, when a chairman will be elected.
Wellington's speech is the talk of the
town tonight and Is harshly criticised
by all factions of the party. He held that
the victories gained In the past two
years were due entirely to his efforts,
as he had secured the nomination of good
men. Continuing, he said:
"They say I am a boss. I deny the
assertion. The interest that I took in
the election in Baltimore city was the.
Interest of a Marylander, and I had a
right to take it, for there is not a man
here who does hot know that as goes
Baltimore, so goes the rest of the State.
"I wanted a united party behind me,
and with them uu independent press and
independent voters of the city of Balti
more. That was what I took the inter
est in Baltimore for.
"I wanted a candidate who could be
elected. I said that Theodore Marburg
should be the candidate (hi&ses in the
rear of the hall). All your hisses won't
avail here. The primaries were fair, and
were according to the provisions of the
State central committee. Everybody
should have gone into them, and the re
sult should have been abided by. There
was a part of the party which was dis
loyal and which would not submit to the
"When in the State convention yon
recognized this disloyalty you lost your
chance of victory. l"ou have overthrown
the party organization. Now take it -ind
do what yon can with it. Win if you can
"At last I have thrown off the bonds of
responsibility. I go to take a rest. I
present with my resignation the resigna
tions of the secretary and treasurer or this
committee. I want to say in conclusion
that I have no feeling toward any member
of this committee; no animosity to any
one. I call Mi John C. Rose, of Balti
more county, to the chair."
With this he stalked from the platform
and manhed out of the hall, followed by
some of his friends. Either Senator West
cott.of Kentcounty, or CongressmanSydney
MudJ. will he elected chairman.
HENRY GEORGE NOT ILL.
Laughs at a Report That He "Was
Stricken "With Paralysis.
New York, Sept. 14. An evening paper
today publishes almost a column about
Henry George, the single tax advocate, be
ing stricken with paraljvis. Mr. George
was seen by a reporter at his Brooklyi
home 'his afternoon. He was sitting on
hit- pin7za at the time, and appeared the
picture of health. When questioned he
could not tell how the rumororiginatcd.and
said that he had never had a stroke of
paialjvls In his life. Tom L. Johns-on, an
intimate friend of Mr. George, also de
clared that the noted Mngle tax advocate
was not affected in health.
Cremated in Loudon.
London Sept. 14. Mrs. J. W. Field,
an American lady, was burned to death
early this morniug in her house at East
Grinstead, ! Sussex. The house caught
fire in wii:i unknown manner, and was
onlv subdued after the place had been gut
ted. llr Fields' body was found in her
room. It was horribly burned.
Only One All-Rail Route
To Atlantic City. Only one Pennsylvania
Railroad. Best equipped railway In the
avoiiU. ureal excur.s,uii to Atlantic City,
next Saturday and Sunday. it
Today Is visiting day at St. Eli7aheth
Insane Asylum. Take new electric lino
from Navy "Sard Bridge via Capital Trac
tion and Auacostia cars.
l2-!nch hoards ' $1 per 100 Ft.
Frauk Ubbey & Co Gth and N. Y. ave.
Assaults Wife With Cleaver and
Cuts His Own Throat.
BOTH ARE LIKELY TO DIE
The Hnsbnnd "Was Jealous of His
"Wife They Qaarrelied Frequent
ly and Yesterday She Applied for
a "Warrant for His Arrest.
Daughter Saw the Crime.
Charles GummeJI, a grocurjman, pro
prietor or the store at Seventh and K
streets southwest, struck his 'wife on tue
head with a clearer at 2:30 o'clock tbia
morning. Inflicting a wound from which
she may die.
Gummell then cut his throat with a
razor, and his recovery i& doubtful.
Jealousy was the cause. Gummell was
fcrty-five years old; his wife thirty-seven.
They were originally from Prince George
county, Md., and came hero rrom Bald-
more last November.
His wife has beon keeping Che store, ami
the entire family, conaisttng of sK per
sons, has been supported out of the store.
Not long after they came here George
Corbin, a night watchman whose beat Is
about the Gummell home, took board with
Gummell became jealoun of Corbin's at
tentions to his wire and ordered him to
leave the house Several weeks ago.
From that time oa there were frequent
quarrels between Gummell and his wife,
and on several occasions he threatened,
Monday evening Gummell can e h-'ine
drunk aud renewed the trouble and hla
Yesterday morning Mrs. Gummell went
to the police court and swoce out a war
rant for her hutsband's arrest, charging
him with threats. The warrant was to
have been served this morning.
The fiummeUs occupied a suite of rooms
above the grocery. The wife retired last
night to sleep in the front room.
Her husband's contlnunlanimyaaoe forced
her from one room to another, and she
finally took refuge in the bat'irt.o- . nd
locked the tlooi. Gutumeil pursued fcer,
rowe,ver, and burst In the door
Mrs. Gummell then went to the middle
room and laid down on the bed with her
"eldest daUghterr Louise, who was aeieep.
About 2:30 o'clock this morning the girl
was .aroused by her mother's groans, and
rousing ip in her bed, she saw her father
standlug over the pruaurate form of her
mother, with a big butcher's cleaver In
tha uplifted hand.
Looking down at her mother she aiw
the blood gushing from an ugly wound
extending the entire length of the right
side of her face, tne Wood from which
was saturating the bedclothes.
As she attempted to raise her from
the pillow Gummell again struck the
woman a terrific Wow ou the head with
TIio girl's cries aroused the three smaller
children sleeping in an adjoining room,
and they dime crying to the bedatdepf tha
Tnc man drovethembaQk,threateBingto
Louise then sprang from her bed and
rushed downstairs in her nightciot,hes cry
ing Tor help.
Policemen Herbert, Oslorne ami "Ver
million, who were not far distant rushed
to the house and found the woman lying
unc onselous on the bed.
In the front room, lying across the bed,
was Gummell, with an ugly gash in bis
throat, covered with Wood, and a razor
clutched in his right hand.
Ho was unconscious, but still breathing.
A telephone message was seats No. 4
station, and bronght a patrol wagon. In
which Mrs. Gummell was taken to the
Dr. Holden was summoned, and cared
for the man until the Emergency ambu
lance arrived and convuyed him to the
The children, four in number, range from
three to fifteen years of age.
At the hour of going to prcas tlte Emer
gency hospital physicians say tlHUGuiumell
will die in a tevr hours, but thathls wifr
NOT MRS. HrETGERT.
Insane Woman Found In the Woods
Does Nut Resemble Her.
Chicago, Sept. 14--Thcro was consid
erable excitement today over the finding
or an insane woman In tlie woods near
Melrose Park It was claimed, that she
was Mrs. Luetgert.
Luetgcrt's lawyers, as soon as the news
of the woman's capture was telegraphed
here, started men capable of saying defin
itely whether or not the woman found
was Mrs. Luetgert. Luetgert w.is poslr
tive it was his wife. Investigation show -d
that the woman was not Mrs. Luetgert
and did not resemble her in any particr
The Ennner Mine of the "World.
New Yirk. Sept. 1-1. The annual report
of the Anaconda Copper Mining Con-pa ny
of Montana, owners r His richest copper
mines In the world, was mad; public today.
It shows total receipts for the year end'"'
June L'O of $22,9-iOr-593, against $1G,
045,607 last year. TIks prontsnutountcd
to $5,130,018. on increase off$S7S,I33
over the previous year. Dividends wera
paid amounting to ?:5,ono,000, against
$730,000 in the previous year.
Norfolk and Washington Co.'s Per
sonally Conducted Excursion to
Fort Moti rue and Norfolk Round
Affording an opportunity to sec the Hi
S. warships now lying ofr Old Poinfc
Permission has bcea granted to vtsife the
ships from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Sunday.
Steamer leaves 7th st. wharf Saturday
7 p. m. It
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