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WASEISTGrTOST, SATUEDAT MORNING-, SEPTEMBER 18, 1897 EIGHT PAG-E3.
he Only Line
Without Change of Cars,
Via Delaware Bridge Route.
Saturday, September 18,
NO STREET CAR TRANSFERS.
Special Trains will leave Sixth-street Station at 4:00 and 10:45 p.
m. Saturday and 7:oo a. m. Sunday, and tickets valid for return pas
sage on all trains until September 20, inclusive, including special
trains leaving Atlantic City at 6:00 p. in. on either Sunday or Monday,
except the New York and Washington Limited and the Congressional
SUNDAY, September i9.
Tickets good going only on trains leaving Sixth-street Station
7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a. in., and returning on special leaving
Philadelphia 7:00 p. m., and all regular trains date of issue, except the
Tickets good on all trains Suiicn, September 19, via Pennsylvania
Railroad, except the Congressional Limited.
Same big variety of the same
sterling qualities of School
Suits, School Hats, School Shoes,
School Underwear, Hose and
other Furnishings as we have
always shown, and sell them for
less than any other house in
America gets for same qualities.
All sizes for boys of all ages.
ROBINSON & CHERY CO.,
12th and F Sis. N. W,
Clothes. Furnishings. Hats. Shoes.
ON THE SUBJECT OF DRESS
The Clothing a Man Wears Por
trays His Character.
ADRUMMER'S WISE REMARKS
The Dade's Ideu Ik All Right, hat
liv Exaggerates It Until He Makes
Himself a Caricature It Takes
a Well-Balnnced Mind to Strike
a Happy Aledlnm.
"While -waiting for a chance to talk to
tbe great providers the quill-driver hap
pened to get into conversation with a
clothing drummer who was quite a philos
opher in his way.
-'Have you ever read 'Sartor Resartus'?''
The iimu of the pen had to confess that
he had not.
-Of uwrae, it is exaggeiated. but there
Is a -pood deal of shrewd philosophy in
"In a semi-serious way it makes out
that thedotheh make the man. Ofcourse,
tlint isn't &o, but they have more influence
on n man's career than some people think.
'Take my business, for instance. A well
Cre6sHl salesman makes a better impres
sion anl can do more business than a
poorly dressed one- His clothes are part
of his stock in trade."
"'What sort of clothing do these people
buy?" inquired the tien-pusher.
"The very best, brother; and they sell
them far too cheap, too.
"I enn't see how they can afford to sell
bo cheap and give credit, too," ho con
tinued. "But they are not the grasping
ort, who want to make a hundred per
Lacy'6 pure foodioe cream. none better,
0c. per gallon. 601-603 N. Y. are. aw.
Lumber, xnlll wirk, Hardware. I
Prank Ltbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
Sunday, September i9-
FAST EXPRESS SERVICE.
YIGTORY FOR TRIBESMEN
Geii. Jeffreys' Brigade Meets With
a Serious Reverse.
Compelled to Retreat Before the
llolmiunds British Commander
AiuuDg the TVonnded.
Simla. Sept. 17. Gen. Jeffreys' brigade,
which was sent to finish the Mohmaud
tribesmen, has met with a serious reverse.
A Sikh regiment supported by four guns,
a mountain battery, and six companies
of .British infantry, was ordered to attuck
the tribesmen in the hills, hi which they
had taken refuge after their defeats
yesterday by the expedition.
The British force had momentary suc
cess, but were finally compelled to retreat
before superior numbers. The tribesmen
surrounded a portion ot the Sikh regiment
and the day would have gone bad for the
latter had Dot a cavalry charge been
made, which temporarily relieved them.
Soon thereafter all the British force had
to again retire. It was dark before they
reached their camp.
Gen. Jeffreys, with his escort and the
company of gutdes, became separated from
tbe column, which passed them In the
Gen. Jeffreys took refuge in a village,
which, tt was soon discovered, was mostly
held by the Mohmands. The tribesmen at
tacked the British until the latter were re
lieved by a force that was seat to their
It is Impossible to gie a complete list
of tbe British casualties, but it is knowa
that thirty-eight men were killed and a
hundred wounded. Among the latter ia
Lasting Mnehliie Operators Strike.
Brockton, Mass ,Sept 17 One thousand
lasting machine operators In the shoe
factories of Brockton and vicinity struck
this morning. The strike Is not against
the manufacturers. The fight is directed
against the Chase Company and Its lasting
machines. The strikers appear to have
the sympathy of the manufacturers in the
Snow Falls in Kansas.
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 17. Snowf.tlls were
reported today from various points in the
western part of this State. Though It
does not remain very long, there was
enough to cover the ground. It Is vry
cold tonight throughout tbe northwestern
part of Kansas.
Longstreet to Succeed Hampton.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept- 17. Georgia Repub
licans here say that it is pretty well sec
tied that Gen. LongRtreet will be ap
pointed railroad commissioner to succeed
Gen. Hampton some time next month.
fry Institute Bchiucsb College, fctn and S.
Kono better: S25a sear: day or night.
xor rename- Danders cnll on
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
GEI. M LOSING HOPE
Probably Sees the Beginning of
the War's End.
IMPORTANT POST ABANDONED
Spanish Residents of Jigiianl, Bay
iinio and Holguln Greatly Alarmed
Over the Prospect of Belug Left
to the Mercy of the Insurgents
Suffering of Spanish Soldiers.
Havana, via Key ."West, Sept. 17.-That
the beginning or the end of the Cuban
war is near is undoubtedly the decision
forced upon Gen. Weyler. The extraor
dinary activity of the insurgent army lu
the six provinces of the Wand lias com
pelled hirn to abandon the inland parts of
the provinces of Puerto Principe and San
tiago de Cuba to the revolutionists and
concentrate the Spanish forces at the sea
ports, where thy can be supported by the
The important military station of Purnlo
In Santiago de Cuba province lias been
abandoned by the Sranlsh troops. Tho
SpunMi residents or Jiguanl. layatno and
Holguln, in the same province, are greatly
alarmed by the prospect of being leftto the
mercy of the insurgents. In hpite of Uie
orders tie lias received from Madrid not
to abandon Fayamo, the captain general
has replied to the Spanish merchants of
that town that the most lie can promise
them Is to do his best, withoutguaiantee
The coavoy that provides Bayamo with
food from ManzanlllQ twice a month
passes between the towns of Peralejos
and Barrancos, which are held by the
Cuban forcajof Gen. Rabl. who has strongly
fortiried the route. The 10,000 soldiers
that Col Vara del Rcy deemed necessary
a few weeks ago to escort safely a
Spanish convoy to Bayamo would not now
be enough, 15,000 or 20,000 being needed
at present. Even this force requires
twelve days for the trip and is often de
layed by fighting.
"I hope," tald the captain-general to
the reprefceutatives from Jlguanl, Bayamo
and Holguin, -'that you will help the short
garrisons I will leave there to hold the
forts against the enemy, without ex
pecting re-enforce inentfc. The time has ar
rived in which Spain needs all her tons,
foldiers and civilians alike. I will try
to N.nd the convoys, but I willatteuiptonly
what la possible under the circumstances."
After the capture and destruction of
Victoria de las Tunas, by Gen. Garcia,
Gen. Lugue retired toward Manzanillo
and Garcia has not met a. blugle Spanish
soldier in ten days.
A Cuban i rites from Bayamo describing
tbe arrival of one of these convojs:
'It is a wonder how tho.e poor Spanish
F"ldiers can suffer so many- hardships.
Those who arc born in Spain and are not
inured to the climate, get here in a miter
able state of sickness. Seldom is one of
them ablo to make this trip twice. The
burning beat of eastern Cuba and thehard
shlp of a march without halt from Man
zanillo, with firing every half hour to
answer tho volleys of the insurgents, are
enough to ruin the health ot the strongest
men of Europe.
"The soldiers have fcveraltlmes protested
at the duty Imposed on them, contending
that their own lives were as worthy of
consideration as those of the inhabitants
of Bayamo. Bui, after all, when the order
to start is given them they take their
places in the herd with that admirable
endurance which manes so remarkable the
unpaid, ill-fed and yet blindly loyal Spanish
A few days ago a poor private from
Galicin, only eighteen years old, arrived
with the Spanish column, and on entering
the streets of Bayamo fell senseless to the
ground. He was carried to the dirty mllf
tary hospital of the town and next day he
died after a sudden attack of madness In
which, holding a bayonet, he ran amuck,
killing two guards.
"I asked the surgeon, a sensible Span
lard, what the soldiers really died of, and
he answered: 'From the crime which
Spain commits in sacrificing the best of
her youth in this devastating war.'
"But the crime cannot be committed
much longer, because the 00,000 soldiers
required to maintain tbe Spanish positions
in the cast are needed by Weyler in the
LUETGERT MURDER TRIAL.
All the "Witnesses for tho State Have
Chicago, Sept. 17. There was a sort of
cleaning up by the State in the Luetgurt
trial today. All tbe witnesses for the pros
ecution, as far as is known, have been
heard, and the expert testimony is all in.
It only remained, according to the belief
of the State's attorney, to connect the
materia! evidence introduced with the
crime of which Luetgert Is accused. With
this end In view, the experts were re
called to testify how and from whom they
received the bones, finger rings, frag
ment of tooth, hairpin, etc., subjected by
them to microscopical or other expert ex
amination. Police of ficerb told tbe locations in which
thesa bits of evidenu" were found, ho wthey
were found, and what was done with them
after they were found.
It is said that it Luctgert's lawyers fall
to weaken Che testimony that the bones
found are human, tlioy will make a charge
that emiasaries of the police disintegrated
tbe skeleton of a small woman in caustic
potash, and then placed rings and frag
ments of bones and flesh in the vat and
bones In the ashes under the boilers to
throw suspicion upon the prisoner.
Many witnesses, it Is suid, will teetlfy
that the rings in evidence are not Mrs.
Luctgert's and It will also be shown that
the niisrlng woman was of a strongly
jealouB disposition, and that she fre
quently had threatened to leave homo.
More sensational evidence is expected
than any the State has presented.
Young Girls' Fatal M intake.
Atlantic City, N. J , Sept. 17. The two
young daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. Voor
hees, of Philadelphia, were found dead
this morning In their bed at their cottage,
ou Pacific avenue. It is supposed that
they went to bed and accidentally left
the ga& turned on.
Norfolk & Wush. Steambout Co.'s
Personally Conducted Excursion
to Fortress Monroe on Saturday.
Affording an opportunity to tee the U.
S. warships now lying off Old Point.
Permission has been granted to visit the
ships from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Sunday.
Steamer leaves 7th st. wharf 7 p. m.
Bound trip, $3. See handbills. It
Good, reliable carpenters at any
hour. Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
A "MEDIUM" A WRESTED.
Robert Lung Charged "With Poison
ing n "Wo ma u.
Louisville, Sept. 17. Robert Lang, a
spiritualist medium, was arrested today on
the charge of riPnJnij Mrs. Sabla II.
Gates, a widow sixtjthree years old, who
died Wednesday night 'Her son. Uurus,
says that she was n believer in spirit
ualism and was anxious "to become n me
dium. She had met Lang at feances and
he had persuaded her that he could teach
her to have the 'necessary power. He did
so by administering' medicines and put
ting her into trances. In the meantime he
"induced her tolet him have all the money
Mie had inbank, about ifl'OO, and her
watch. T8'"'' I
On Wednesday rooming he gave her u
glass of "magnet 1'zcd" water, after which
she was to go into uj. trance. She lost con
seiouMiess, but she never Woke up and
died a few hours later. 'Coroner Hood was
called and after an' investigation ordered
Lang's arrest. Some of the dead woman's
property watr foand in his possession,
but he denied that he had poisoned her.
Lang Is in jail. He will be given a
preliminary hearing after Coroner Hopd
has reporteil the result of his autopsy.
SPREAD OF YELLOW FEVER.
Nine New Cases in New Orleans
uud Two; In Mobile.
New Orleans, Sept.17. The State board
of health today reported nine new cases
of yellow fever here and one death. Mo
bile reports two new cases of fever, three
suspects and one death. Oceans Springs
reports three new cases.
Pdwards reports fifteen cases of feer.
The nine cases reported here today were
very widely scattered, and there are now
tixtc-n localities in which the disease is
Gov. McLaurln, of Mississippi, who lias
been out of Jackson, had to apply to
the quarantine authorities for permission
to enter the capital and resume his duties.
Soranton, Miss., has appealed for aid.
TAMMANY INVITING DEFEAT
Democratic Voters Much Opposed to
the Policy of Evasion.
A -Letter From Mr. Bryun Begging
All True Deruocrnts to Stand
by Their Principles.
New lork, Eept. 17.-One of the most
prominent Tammany Hall leaders re
ceived today a letter from William J,
Bryan, in which Mr. Bryan begs all
straight forward Democrats to stand by
the principles laid down in the Chicago
platform of 1866. Notwithstanding this,
Leader John C. Sheelmn has Instructed
all of the Tammany leaders to see to it
that only such delegates are tent to the
city convention on ISeptcmbcr 30 as will
obey orders in carrying out the policy
to evade all mention of the Chicago mi
tional platform qf JS96, Bernard J. York,
for the McLaughlin organisation in Brook
lyn, has iSMied similar orders, and tho
same Instructions have been given to the
DcmoiTatlcleadersIn Queens and Blchmoud
'l ne orders - of 'Mr. Sheehun and Mr.
York, it was declared, are the direct re
sult of the action of the Democratic State
committee in Ignoring the Chicago platform
of 180G. Those fully acquainted with the
situation say that the 551,800 Democratic
voters who stood by Eryan and the Chicago
platform last year will not be so easily
controlled. A number ot Democratic
State coititulttceincn gave this testimony.
They said that they had no disposition
to nppear to criticise the policy dictated
by Senator Murphy and ex-Senator Hill,
but they had not hesitated to tell Mr
Murphy on his visit to- New York: that
the Democratic voters in the country dis
tricts are very much opposed to the
policy of evasion and stultification.
It is the general opinion that Tammany is
inviting a crushing rebuke at the polls.
BERING SEA CONTROVERSY.
Lord Salisbury's Reply to Secretary
Sbermun Made Public.
London, Sept. 17. The foreign office has
Issued a Blue Book, or 180 pages, contain
ing the correspondence with the United
States Government respecting tho seal
fisheries in Bering Sea. It contains 107
dispatches, covering the period from the
beginning of 1895 to July,lS9.
Lord Salisbury, replying to Secretary of
State Sherman' famous dispatch of May
10, 1.397, sent a short note to Ambnhsador
Hay on July 28. in which he said:
'I have to stafe that Her Majesty's
government are willing to agree to a meet
ing of experts, nominatedby Great Britain,
Canada and the United States in October
next, when further Investigations to be
made on the "Islands during the present
season will have been completed.
"The object ot the "meeting would be to
arrive at correct conclusions rejecting
the numbers, conditions and habits of the
seals frequenting the Pribyloff Islands at
the present time, as compared with several
seabons prevloun, and subsequent to the
"It seems to her majesty's government
that Wo shington would be the most suitable
plaoe for such a meeting.
"The other portions of Mr. Sherman's
dispatch, in so far as they require any
reply from her majesty's government,
have been nnswered by anticipation in
dispatches which I addressed to her
majesty's ambassador at Washington, on
April a and May 7 last, and which have
been communicated to the Government of
the United States."
Mny Be Andree's Balloon.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 17. The meteo
rological Institute announces that the
balloon seen In eastern Siberia may
well have been Anijree's. The existing in
formation respecting tbe wind currents
makes it possible that the balloon was
driven In the direction whore it appears
to have been, observed.-
Llent. Randall Ordered to Alnshn.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 17. -Orders were
received tonight from the Secretary of
War by Lieut. Randall, Eighth UnitedStates
Infantry, stationed at Fort Ituhijell, to
proceed Immediately to AInska with a
company of twenty-five enlisted" men and
two officers, to bo selected from the Eighth
A Lineman Shocked to Death.
Philadelphia, Sept. 17. Joseph King,
thirty-five years old, a telegraph lineman,
was shocked to dhiththls morningln West
Philadelphia by grasping a live wire while
jcpairing an electric light.
Onr carpenters please everybody.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
RROYQ HACKED TD DEATH
President Diaz's Assailant the
Victim of Mob Law.
BREAK INTO THE CITY HALL
Lyuchers Butchered tho Unfortu
nate Man With Stilettos and Then
Slashed nis Lifeless Body Num
ber of Persons Arrested Charged
"With Purtlclputiog; lu the Crime.
City of Mexico, Sept. 17. Between 1
mid 2 o'clock this morning, Arnulfo Arroyo,
who assailed President Diaz yc&terday, was.
literally hacked to death by a mub in the
Yesterday afternoon tbe examination of
Arroyo was conducted by the chief ot
police, Col. Velai-quez, in oraer to determine
the antecedents of the prisoner, his motive
In the assault on Gen. Diaz, and, if postl
blc, whether or not, as was broadly
hinted, there was a conspiracy to take the
life ot the President.
When Arroyo wu.s taken Into the office
of the chief of police yesterday he was
in a desperate condition. His clothes were
torn, he was hatless and his long hair
was disheveled. His race was distorted
with passion and pain, but the man be
trayed no hlgnB of fear. On the other
bandr he began to act like a madman
and finally worked himself up to such a
frenzy that it became necessary to put
him in a struight-jackct.
Be frothed at the mouth like a wild
animal and hissed out tltat he had really
Intended to kill Gen. Diaz and wanted to
do it with the president's own sword.
Arroyo, becoming exhausted towards the
evening, was given some food und later
the straight jacket was removed, so that
he Could t-ltjep, tho intention being to con
tinue the Investigation early this morning.
Accounts vary as to the number otljncu
ers, but front one hundred to two hundred,
judging by the condition of the rooms this
morning, rnutt have entered the city hall.
The mob had gathered as if moved by
common impulse The men broke through
the tioors and r.-.adly rushed to the front
room, where the cowering would-be as
sasbin wascontined. The cell doors offered
little resistance to the determined lynchers,
having been constructed of wood, with
gloss panels. They were broken into splin
ters. Maorlo Sanchez, an officer, and Antonio
MHneZ, a policeman, attempted to stay
the advance or the mob, at first pleading
in the name of the law, and then threat
ening to 1:111 the invuderb; but they were
hustled to one side and pummeled by the
citizens. The lynchers, with drawn stiloc
tos, then proceeded to ruthlessly butcher
their victim. Those who failed to get
an opportunity to stub the prisoner while
alive t-atifcfied their thirst for vengeance
by hacking his lifeless body lo pieces.
Not a single member of the mob left the
hall until he had thus individually shared
In the execution ot oue who had dared
to assault the president of the republic.
Special Officer Cabrera, who was laking
a nap In his office, when the mob entered
tbe hail, was powerless to check its ad
vance. Afror Jwlngiepeatedly assaulted he
ran to a window and fired his pistol for
assistance. A number of police tardily
responded and succeeded lu arrestingabour.
a score of persous after the lynchers had
left the city hall, and there is doubt as
to whether those arrested participated In
the crime at all.
They will be subjected to a thorough
examination in the police station in Cal
levenero tomorrow and, if sufficient evi
dence H adduced upon which to hold them
for trial, they will be confined in jail upon
the charge of murder.
Such a trial would be a novel proceed
ing, as the charge of lynching has nevpr
been preferred against any person in the
annals of criminal Jurisprudence ot this
TRAGEDY AT PORT ALMA.
Threo Tonnq; Girls Lose Their Lives
in u Fire.
Chatham, Ont., Sept. 17 A terrible
tragedy took place at Port Alma, on the
shore of Lake Erie, early this morning,
whereby the three daughters of Preston
Howard, a well-to-do farmer, lost their
This morning, about 3 o'clock, Mr
Howard awoke, suffocating, and found
the house a mass ot flames. He escaped
with his wife and three sons through the
windows One of the three girls got
out of tne bouse, but was seen to rushback
into the flames, attempting to save her
sistero, and by her heroism sacrificed her
Two of the boys are badly burned, and
Mrs. Howard, who also rushed into the
flames In a vain attempt to save her
daughters, is seriously burned, though not
fatally injured The cause of the fire
is not known.
BRAVE MRS. EERHICK.
Engaged in a Victorious Combat
"With n Burglar.
Wellington, Ohio, Sept. 17. Atl o'clock
this mnrnlng Mrs. T. R- Herrick, mother,
of Col. Myron T. Herrick, the Cleveland
banker, who is a close friend of Presideut
McKinley, was aroused by a noise in her
house. The aged lady was alone in the
house. She quickly made a light and
secured a revolver. She found the front
door forced open, and as she stepped out
a man jumped from behind a clump ot
shrubbery and attempted to seize her.
She fired point blank and as the marauder
started to run, she aimed carefully and
fired again. This time the man fell but
regained his feet and escaped.
Hollidciyshnrg's Blade Friday.
Holltdaysburg. Pa., Sept. 17. This is
black Friday in Hollldaysburg. One year
ago today tbe bank of Gardner, Morrow &
Co. failed with $400,000 debts and assets
only sufficient to pay 3 cents on the dol
lar. Black flags floated on the fronts of
business establishments, while mourning
bands were pinned on the front doors or
the reMden:es,and these symbols of finan
cial sorrow were much in evidence. On
the bank's front door was posted a red
letter notice: "This institution will pay
100 conts on the dollar. Nit."
French Branch of the S. A. R.
Paris, Sept. 17.-A French branch of
the Sons of the American .Revolution was
formed at an enthusiastic meeting tcaiight.
Gen. HoracePorter.wholshow in Switzer
land, was elected president, und a message
ot congratulation was sent to him.
If yon -want a reliable carpenter
call Llbbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
SUNDAY, Sept. 19.
ARRANGE TO VISIT YOJJR FRIENDS,
Atlantic balti- I Pmla
Gift I more dslphia
Trains leave B. &
0. station 3 P. m.
19, trains leave B.
&. 0. Station 6:30
Good to return
until Monday night
Four ani a half
hours to the Shore.
In Both Directions,
B. & O.
A DISASTROUS VRECK.
Mistake in Orders Results In the
Death of Five People.
Chippewa Palls, AVis., Sept. 17. A dis
astrous wreck occurred on the "Wisconsin
Central six miles west of here at -1 o'clock
this mornning. resulting in the death or
five peoplo and the serious injury of four
others. Two freight trains, through a
mistake in oiders, while going forty miles
an hour met on a curve. The dead are.
An unknown tramp. m , .
Two brakemen wuro roacudft from te
wreck about 7 o'clock. oth are seriously
injured. Two passenger in the cabooSeare
slightly injured. The names of tho latter
could not be learned, but it Is reporteil
that they wpre s-tockmen from Minneapolis
attending the fair in this city. It is not
known where the blnme lies, but It Is pri
sumed that both trains were given the right
AN ACTOR'o DRUXKE.V DEED.
Augustus Cook Stubs Ills "Wife In
the Buck of the Head.
New York, Sept. 17. Augustus Cook, an
actor, in a drunken rage today picked up a
knife and chased his wife around the
houte. When Lizzie Brown, the servant,
triea to wrest the knife from him, he stab
bed hr In the right hand. He then stabbed
his wife in the back ot the head.
Cook was locked up. Mrs. Cook, it was
said, was not seriously wounded, the stab
wound, although three Inches in lengtb, be
Cook played the role of Napoleon in
THE VERSAILLES LYNCHING.
Judge New Refers to the 3Iob in
Indianapolis. Ind., Sept. 17. The grand
jury investigation Into the lynching of
five men at Versailles, early Wednesday
morning, was begun today.
Judge Xew instructed the jury fully In
tne law, and referred to the mob lu
scathing terms. He expressed confidence
in the jury and urged them not to let
ai' j thing stand in the way of the dis
charge of their duty, no matter upon whom
suspicion might fall. Subpoenas were,
issued for u number of citizens who are
known to have witnessed the hanging
and w.o are believed to have recognized
members of Lhe mob. It Is said a number
of voices were recognized and the prose
cutor appears to have learned in some
waj" the names of many citizens who had
the opportunity of seeing who composed
Deputy Attorney General Moores, who
was sens to the scene of the Versailles
lynching by Gov-Mount, returned today
and submitted his report to the executive.
He said that he had conferred with the
judge and the prosecutor ot Ripley county,
and was satisfied that they would leave
nothing undone to bring tbe mob to Jus
tice. Upon receiving the report, the gov
ernor addressed letters to the judge and
prosecutor, commending their zeal and of
fcring any assistance that might be
necessary to preteive order and vindicate
Coylceuflal! Granted u Divorce.
San Jose, Cal., Sept. 17 Frank H. Coy
kcndall. a well-known society man ot this
city, has been granted absolute divorce
from Alice May Coykendall, to whoni
he was married in Chicago in 1892 The
ground on which he secured the divorce
was desertion. Mrs Coykendall was the
pretty daughter ot Millionaire Wilson, of
sewing machine fame.
A Boy Kills His Plnymnte.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 17. At Arka
delphia Edward Stewart, aged fourteen,
was shot by his playmate, Sam Teddler,
aged fifteen, in Techller's house. Stewart,
taunted tbe latter because little Miss Annie
Pultz, the daughter of a well-to-do farmer,
had slighted him at a spelling bee. Ted
dler is in jail.
Government Sale of Carpets Today.
A large and desirable lot of furniture
and about titty secoud-linnd carpets will
be sold at Sloan's, 1407 G street, today
at 10 a. m. . It
12-inch boards s?V per 100 Ft.
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OR. NITER M THE STAND
Testified in His Own Behalf ia
the Bribery Case.
NEVER OFFERED GAINES MONEY
Snid He Never Raw the Chief "Wit
ness for the Prosecution Before
the Trial H. T. Franks and &c
CongTessninn. "Wilson Give Their
Version of the Guiues Interview.
Frankfort, Ky., Sept, 17. Tbis was
an exciting day in the trial of those ia
dicted for alleged attempts to bribe mem
bers of the legislature. Hooter, Wilson,
Franks and Gaines, alt of the defendants,
were on the stand. Ur Hunter took: tie
stand late this afternoon. lie saHl:.
"I do not know Gaines. I n3ver saw
him before thih trial. 1 was at the Capitol
Hotel the night of April 1, and never left
tne hotel. I never offered Gaines money
or authorized anyone to do so. I was tote
by Franks that Gaines had snid he cottfd
procure votes for me and wanted $15,000
"I told Franks to have nothing to do with
him as he had a trap and that I bad been
so informed by Morg. Thomas, who bad
been told by Senator Rurnmans."
E. T. Franks was the first witness oa
the stand for the defendants.
Franks said lie had first heard the mat
ter suggested by John W. Gaines, father
ot Noel Gaines, who told him that if he
had money he could get votes. He said
th-re was no trouble about the money.
He mtt Gninps in Ids coal office, and
Gaines told hiwi he fouhl get three Demo
cratic votes foi $8,000 each. Frantes said
he would talk to Hunter. Afterward, Gainer
said he could get them for 15,000. He
held several conferences with Gaines about
the matter. Gaines wanted to get hold of.
Ex Congressman John Wilson testified
that he had gone t. Gaines' house the
night of April 1, when Hunter was said
to have gone. Games, by agreement with
Franks, was to have the three Democratlo
members there to confer with him. Gained
reported that the members were afraid
to talk with Wilson, but would d3 so with,
Franks. Gaines demanded thj money, and
he requested him to sign a receipt for th-
money for "tluce Democratic votes for
Hun:er.' Gaines re fujd.
Gaines retold nis story of Hunter's com
ing to his house with much firmness.'Tha
court overruled a motion for peremptory
instructions for the defendants.
Other witnesses were Senator Heboc.Mrs.
Joe Lewis, Judge W. H. Yost, C. B. WUUa,
Sheriff Hill and Ed Guffy.
SHOT BY" A FRIEND.
A Young Man Accidentally Killed,
at Deveanx College.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Sept. 17- This
afternoon Harry E. Morgan, of Buffalo,
seventeen years ot age. was shot on a
stairway in Devt-aux College and 'died at
7'30 this evening. Morgan had turned on
tbe stairs to spe? to Fred Murray, aged
sixteen, also ot buffalo. As he did so a
revolver that Murray was taking outofhla
pocket was discharged, and tbo bull at
struck Morgan in the forehead, an inch
above the nose, puncturing the skull and
entering the brain.
His mother was telephoned for and ar
rived just as he died.
It is said that the shooting was'in every
Atlanric City to Congress Heights.
The same cinematograph, or moviug pic
tures, which drew such immense crowd"
to Congress Heights and Glen Echo haa
Just returned from Atlantic City, where"
the pcoolu went wild over it, to Congress
Heights. There it will be exhibited free
for a week, 'commencing tonight. Take
now Electric Cars at Navy Yard Bridge to
Congress Heights. teld-66,
Common lumber only 75c per lOOPfc.
Frank Llbbey& Co., 6th andN. Y. ave