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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
TOL. 1. 2TO. 2.
WASHTtfGrTO, D. C, 3IOKD.Y MOKNTISrGr, MAJJCH 19, 1894.
TOOK THE TOWN BY STORM
Tlic Times the People's Taper, for all
the People Had It.
30,000 COPIES DISTRIBUTED
Political leaders, Business Men, Everybody,
Comment Upon the Paper Favorably Not
a Printer rinds a Thing to Criticise The
ladies Like It and Hanker After It
Old Ben rranklin, the- printer and news
paper carrier, stood nil day in Printing House
Square yesterday and held out for inspection
copies of the first number ot The Times.
In bis extended right hand one copy was
firmly grasped, and under his left arm were
others, apparently ready for disposal, or
I kept, perhaps, for attentivo perusal when the
throngs of curious passers-by bad left him
1 Ho was tbo central figure of the gazo of the
thousands who passed during all tho hours
from noon till night, and could not have
moved a finger without detection. It was a
fantastic, foolhardy exploit that somo one
hadTentured into, this placing of the now
1 morning dally in Franklin's hands, but ono
which won the sympatbetla approval
j of alL It seemed particularly fit
ting, as moro than ono observed, that
this common man, this democratic
laborer, should stand thero calmly commend
ing to the woild this new venture. More
than ono thought that if Franklin had ex
isted in tho flesh now and had stood there in
Printing House Square ho might have said
with a Times in his hand:
"I am a cc-operatlvo printer. I subscribe to
tho now doctrino and to The Times. It is
only ten cents a week. It is worth the
money. A penny saved is n penny earned.
Go it j I am with you."
As the day ended and the dusk came slowly
down over tho silent Sunday streets rranklin
still held tho papers under his left arm. He
had apparently sold or given away the other
to some appreciative friend.
The Times really took tho town by storm.
Its popularity was immediate and signal, and
was voiced on every sldo as soon as copies
were seen. And thero were S0,000 copies
seen, which means that thero were certainly
as many admirers for it as that. Thero
were more. The edition was not large
enough, not half so. Comment was of tto
cnthusiastio kind that a good new thing al
ways commands from Washingtonians.
Especially had every printer in town a copy
of the people's paper, and it was notlceablo
that not word against its typographical ap
pearance was heard from any of them who
The general public wero surprised by the
completeness of The Times as a newspaper.
Commendation was heard on every sido ot its
most thorough local news, its editorial page,
and its completeness of telegraphic news.
Those who know, of courso attributed this
last to the matchless Associated Tress.
Tho question heard oftcnest was: "Can it
bo as good to-morrow?" and there seemed to
bo always somo one near to answer: "Yes,
tho charces are it will be better." That peo
ple were surprised was natural, but it was
not surprising that they should be immensely
HOW TIIEY SPEAK OF US.
SnyingsThat Savor of Sincerity and Sub
Adee, A. A, Assistant Secretary of State A
handsomo and very complete first number, and
Brown, Major E. r., Iilctrs house Delicious,
complete, strong. I congratulate you.
Brooks, George A, druggist. Seventh street
Good enough for anytodr.
Barton, IL W., office of Solicitor of the Treas
ury I don't see how you did It so promptly, but
it's a good ono. '
B. F. Blnnlx, merchant, Seabrook, 314 It's
Just tho paper for a man who hasn't much time
Burt, A. It., Baltimore and Potomac railroad
depot Tho best penny paper I ever laid eyes
on. Such a paper deserves success.
Berry, Senator A bright paper lite The
Times ought to be Democratic straight from the
shoulder. Its neutrality in politics is its only
Burncll, Frank A, Sew York Clipping Bureau
Man for America Compliments on your appear
ance. Barker, W. B. I was glad to see that you
didn't say that you were going to "hew to the
lino," eta It is a good paper.
Bacon, It. A, banker, Graysvllle, Go Tou
may count mo as a subscriber as long as you
keep it clean and pithy. It appears to be that
Babson, J. W., president of the East Washing
ton Citizens' Association This paper Is another
evidence of the enterprise of tho Washington
poople, ana The Times has a great Held before
it Tho tlmo has come for Just such a paper,
and it can properly enter tho Bold and do good
work. It is an organ of tho people, and they
will take great Interest in it ana advance it. It
has laia out n good line of work. I wish it all
possible success, and Lave subscribed.
Clephane, Lewis It covers ground.
Copp, Henry It starts magnificently.
Cushing, Alfred D , McGUl building Splendid.
Tho variotr and versatility aro what struck me
Clarkson, Gen. J. S A handsome, bright,
energetic paper, and determined to push to tho
front Started by workingmen, it will take a sym
patheticside on all public questions, and ought to
have the support ot the masses. Tho Philadel
phia Ledger and several of our best papers were
started by practical workmen. Marshall Cush
lng's name, as editor implies that thero will bo
nothing slow or dull about it Ho hasawldo
acquaintance, and is popular throughout the
country; so The Times will be a national nows
paper. At the same time It will be devoted to
local Interests in Washington. It is something
In tho Journalistic field that will bo gladly ap
preciated and wolcomed by active business
Dickinson, T. C, real estate, opposite Enbltt
Houso I didn't think thero was room in Wash
ington for nnother dally, but The Times makes
room enough for itself. It'll go, sura
Davis, John, United Stateslioprcsentattvelrom
Kansas It is an improvement on other papers,
and I llrmly beliovo in it and nm glad to see it
start A good paper with the right men to run
It, and anything said In its favor Is all right
Daniels, Joseph L, chief clerk Interior De
partmentGo it The Times reminds mo of a
Durham, Jay, correspondent The best first
Issue of a paper I ever saw.
Do Arnaud, Cob Charles A..H.35L street north
westA bright, newsy paper, and if continued
as started will bo a success.
Emmerson, IL A, East Capitol street-Bully
paper, and will take.
Edwards V. B lawyer, Corcoran building
The Times Is ably edited and- advocates sound
Ex-Commissioner Douglass ijur congratula
tions. Eliot, C. a. Journalist A wonderful first issue
First Auditor Baldwin, Treasury Department
I am your friend. Tou will make lots of them.
Only need to see It
Gltt, IL JL, 1303 E street northwest A bright,
Grant, Alexander, Hallway Mall service Good
I will help you all I can at the Athletic club.
Henry, George A, Lo Droit Fark Tib-top
paper. Kecp.it up.
Holland, W. T. It was as bright as n dollar.
Hemmlngway, W. G., clerk to Senator George
It was out ol sight
Hastings, K.W., Interior Department Lot Tns
Times' future motto be:
For tbo wrongs tha' iecd resistance,
For tho cause that needs aslstance.
For tho good that It can da
Henderson, Cob John, Washington will will
ingly support TnE Times It it lives up to what
its salutatory said it would.
Hutchins, Stilson, Palisades of the Potomac
Surprisingly bright I didn't know you bad
begun on It until two days ago.
Johnson, John J., 830 Four-and-a-half street
northwest It Is a flrst-rato paper.
King, Trot. Harry A notable event In the Jour
nalistic history of tho capital.
Kyle, Congressman I hope you will succeed.
If you toll tho truth always you will have ene
mies, but you w ill command respect
King, CoL H. Sydney, Geological Survey
Have never read a paper spicier or prettier.
Lansburgh, Julius We heartily welcome THE
Llesenrlng, T. S., manager Washington News
Company It Is my opinion and the opinion of
newspaper correspondents who were here to-day
that Tue Times has come to stay.
Miller, Charles E. Words fall me to express
my apprecriation of The Times. Succeed? Why,
of course it will succeed. Why shouldn't it; the
people of Washington know a good thing when
they see it
Murphy, Dominick L, First Deputy Commis
sioner of Pensions One wonders how you kept
so lively a thing quiet Itcamo fall grown and
vigorous, and wo had never even suspected its
McChesncy, J. T., Geological Survey I think
it's a mighty good paper, and I hope It will carry
out Its programmo fully. If It does, It will suit
tho majority of people hero.
Miller, C. M., WarDopartment-A good paper,
and deserves success.
McKeldln. Harry, manager of the firm of Her
mann Cohen & Co., bankers and brokers A very
bright and newsy paper, and from its appear
ances should bo a go with Washington people.
There Is no doubt that It will be a success.
MeLaurin, A. J., Senator It looks bright and
Is bright Keep up the lick.
Moselcy, Edward A, Interstate Commerce
Commission scrctary-I like Its freedom and
fearlessness extremely. It will be a power.
Magruder, John IL, two stores, Now York ave
nue nnd Connecticut avenue Vory Interesting.
It ought to be a splendid advertising medium.
McEttrick, Hon. M. J. Good-The working
people unquestionably have a friend that Is not
afraid to speak out
Newsman, Baltimore and Totomac railroad
depot No, sir, none left all gone hours ago. It
went like hot cakes.
Teyton, A. M., Navy I liko'ths first Issue very
Fence, lion. Lafe It Is conducted on sensible
principles and is bound to succeed.
Postmaiter Sherwood It strikes me as a very
good beginning. There is room for two morning
papers In this city, nnd thn plaa on which The
Times is edited will undoubtedly Insure lis suc
cess. The editor Is a very bright man, and has
an able corps of assistant! I wish the paper
l'eters, E T., Departmeut of Agriculture
Well, I really thought to old Critic was a good
penny paper, but I must confess that The Times
starts off ahead of that former favorite in tho
amount of news and In general vigor.
Keod, Mrs. Mary, Maple avenue, author A
very creditable paper nnd has a good field.
Roads, Samuel, Treasury Department It's a
beauty typographically, and the brightest and
breeziest I have seen in Washington.
Beckard, Edward L., private secretary to Post
master General Delightful la every part I
shall surely read It
Roosevelt, Theodore, Civil Service Commis
sioner It is horse high, sheep tight and bull
Scanlan, Michael, Statistical Bureau, State
Department Really the best newspaper in the
city. Judging by tho first issue. The condensa
tion of matter is an excellent feature.
Somers, J. W., Center Market A great little
paper. I like It
Street, D. B., M. D. A very bright and taking
Schultzo, A L., newsdealer, 455 Pennsylvania
avenue Bright and newsy, but small for a Sun
Stone, David D. Its sails ars outspread and
will catch a favorable wind.
Schneider, Charles W. A paper that satisfies
Seidell, CoL J. N., Metropolitan hotel I am.
much pleasi 1 with the first Issue. I wish you
Trumbo, Cob Isaac, the Shoreham: Splendid,
old man. Be sure to send It to my Sutter-strcet
houso In San Francisco. I want It every day.
Tracy, Ed It forges ahead.
Watklns, It IL, Journalist Mighty fine
Williams, P. A. Alexandria First-class sheet
and will bo well taken in Alexandria.
Wilber, Frank, cigar dealtr, Pennsylvania
avenuo A very good paper, and ono good to ad
Wheeler, W. M., grocer, Florida avenue
Bright nnd newsy, and Just what Is wanted.
Willard Hotel News Stand We sold all we had
of them. It Is a very good paper, and I hope it
will be a success.
Youug, Luclcn, lieutenant United States Navy,
Navy Department Make a torpedo boat of it,
and it'll swim.
Cj clone in Texas.
Loxoview, Tex., March 18. A cyclone
swept over this placo at 1 o'clock thl3 morn
ing, accompanied by hailstones of immense
size. The greatest fury was six miles cast of
here, whero it struck tbo large country home
of John Gain, lately occupied by a largo fam
ily ol negroes. Tho hou"o was In an ancient
grovo of oaks, twenty in number. Every ouo
of them was uprooted nnd piled up in terrible
confusion, with dead iowls, docs nnd cows,
and fivo dead and eight badly wounded
Left for the Train to Kill.
Hazeltox, Pa., March 18. John Hammer,
of Audenreid, was found unconscious on tho
Lehigh Valley tracks near Oneida Junction
lost night. Ho said ho had been assaulted
and robbed by six men, who had loft him on
tho tracks, and that ho was conscious of the
approach of tho train, but was powerless to
movo or speak.
Washington Boy Injured.
Baltimoee, Md., March IS. James Carr,
aged 14, of 25 Lstrcct northwest, Washington,
D. C, was found unconscious on the Balti
more and Ohio railroad tracks at tho foot of
Sharp street to-night. At the City Hospital
ho was found to have a fractured scull and a
severe scalp wound. Tho boy will probably
Acting .May or and cx-Mnyor.
New Youk, March 18. Acting Mayor George
B. McClellan denies making a speech at the
St. Patrick's Day celebration at Jones' wood
or elsewhere alluding to the Hon. Abram S.
Hewitt in disrespectful terras, but on tbo con
trary asserts that-ho has always entertained
for him tho highest respect and regard.
Six Score nnd One.
Pnn.ADEi.rnii, March 18. Annie Bailey,
colored, died suddenly at her homo in this
city to-night, aged 121 years. She had been
able to bo about tho house until within a few
hours of death. Sha was born in the houso
of Gen. Chambers, who lived In New
Sudden Death of Mrs. Noble.
St. Louis, March 18. Mrs. John w. Noble,
wife ot ex-President Harrison's -Secretary of
the Interior, died suddenly at her home in
this city to-night.
ARE WE FREEMEN OR SLAVES
Rev. Dr. S. P. Hcrshey, Presbyterian
Divine, Kathcr Thinks We Arc.
SOME THREATS BY MR. PETERS
Religion, Hot Politics, He Bays, Packs the
Departments and the Gobbleums Will Get
Em if They Don't Watch Out, for this
Same Mr. Poters Has Reliable Men at
Work Upon the Specifications.
New Yoke, March 18. Iter. Madison O.
Peters said to-night in his sermon at the
Bloomingdale Reformed Church:
Jomo timoacol spoke of tho influenco of
Roman Catholic church In tho government
at Washington, of the nun's begging, Ac. My
charges were met by a chorus of denials, but
no disproofs. I am at work getting more evi
dence. Meanwbllo I will give tho following
letters to tho public. Rov. Dr. S. F. Hcrshey,
n well-known Presbyterian pastor in Wash
ington, writes mo that my statements nre
facts. Speaking of facts that came within his
personal knsjvledgo, ho says:
"Tho custom of nuns going nt intervals
through tho departments and coaxing money
from the clerks is an infamou3 political
iniquity. In tho Tendon Bureau this semi
monthly visitation Is an arrant outrage The
Commissioner, First Assistant, nnd tho chair
man of tho Houso Committee on Pensions are
Roman Catholics, and tho wholo manage
ment of the bureau is under direction of thoso
throo. Tho Roman church workod to accom
plish this. Such abominations are not acci
dental. A friend of mine a littlo while ago
stood quietly by and witnessed tho'serai
monthly pay of tho clerks. Tho procession
of clerks, after receiving their pay.had to pass
bt'tween two nuns, each holding a box, and
nearly all paid tho prico necessary to keep
thorn in ofOco. It took two hours and a half
for tho more than two thousand clerks to pass
these agents ot the priesthood and to pay
ovor their money; and this in a great govern
ment building. Are wo frco or aro wo tho
Blavesof a mediaeval ecclesiastical institu
tion? Upon demands which were mado ono
of the cabinet has stopped this collection of a
tax levied on government clerks by tho
Roman church. It mado them quite angry,
and they said all sorts of ugly things. But
he knew tho eil ho had countenanced was
an outrage; and ho Issued tho order. This
demand should bo mado on every depart
ment. In a certain room in tho printing
offl:a aro eleven clerks nt ono table and eight
of them are Catholics. In this bureau tickets
for Catholic fairs are sold from once to twice
a week during government hours. Tho
Roman Catholics are compelled to buy, and
they say they would lose their placo if they
Ano'her correspondent, who is willing to
give his name, if necessary, wrote:
'So well known is the power of tho Catho
lic church in placing employes In tho depart
ments that it is an accepted fact in Washing
ton that St. Matthews' Cntholio church con
trols the State. Navy, and Treasury Depart
ments, notably the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing. St. Patrick and St. Dominic con
trol the Interior and Navy, St. Peter's at tho
Navy Yard, while St. Alojsius' numbers two
thirds of its congregation in theemploy of tbo
public printing office. Thero aro hundreds
of Protestant Republicans who havo been
turned out, while the Catholics of tne snmo
party remain undisturbed. The same was
true in 1SS3, when Democrats were turnod
out, for at tbo public printing office out of
one hundred dismissals over ninety were
Protestants, while Catholic Democrats re
mained in their places. In tho Senate tho
senior Senator from Maryland and In
diana, and both from New York,
with others. stand ready at all
times to aid and obey the Catholic clergy In
securing places for members of their church,
while tho Houso has over 100 Catholic mem
bers ready lo do all in their power to nid the
church in any scheme it desire to advance.
The police, judiciary and district officers are
mostly Catholics. The regular army and
navy havo their full quota of Catholics. The
Catholic church does not pay much attention
to heads ot departments, but It is especially
vigilant in securing heads of bureaus ami ap
pointment clerks. You will find the appoint
ment clerks of State, War, Navy. Treasury,
and Interior aro all members of the Catholic
church. In the Department of Agriculture,
Pngin, head of the seed div ision, is a Catholic,
and his brother-in-law nnd nephew, of the
same church, aro with him. ono taking the
placo of a protectant Republican, lately dis
charged. Two women, appointed under
Republican administration, both joined
tho church to which Pagin belongs, and both
havo been promoted. In the Bureau of Print
ing and Engraving Chief Clerk Sullivan is a
Cntholic and a Democrat nnd is instrumental
in securing places for tho members of his
church. Both Pasin and Sullivan are Irish
Catholics, Democratic hold-overs from the
Harrison administration, nnd wero in placo
when that administration began. Tho depart
ments aro full ot just buch cases, nnd an in
vestigation will not only substantiate my
words, but will bring to light many of tho
wavs that aro dark and trick3 that aro (not
in) vain 'to which the Romish church has re
sorted to find positions for true Catholics.
Tho Mormons nnd the Romanists nro the only
religionists that havo ever maintained 'bu
reaus' at Washington for lobbying in tho in
terests of their churches."
'I have reliable men at work in Washing
ton," Mr. Peters concluded, "and will have
still moro facts. So far I havo havo dealt
with generalities. Look out for specifications
In Peril on an Elevator.
Chicago, March 18. People In tho vicinity
of tho new Gray elevator, in process of
erection at South Chicago, on Saturday were
horrified to seo Joseph Coatcs, a carpenter,
slip on tho roof and slide rapidly to the edge.
As bo was going over tho ledgo Coates
grabbed a wall plain with his right hand and
huug to it. his body being suspended nt a
height of 100 feet. Coates' fellow-workmen,
at llrst paralyzed with fright, soon set about
rescuing him, and watehers on thu street saw
n man at a window Joan far out with a ropo
about his body and grasp tho man hanging
from the wnli plate, whom ho succeeded m
getting to tho window ledge. Then both men
were dragged through tho window by tbo
rescuers insido, and collapsed completely.
Coates. when ho Dually revived, had to bo
Tinally It Was Unloaded.
ScnixTox, Pa., March 18. John Higgins
took a revolver, unused tor several jears,
into tho sitliag-roora whero his sister and
father wero and pointed it at them. They
warned him against recklessness, but ho re
plied that tbo wejpon was not loaded. To
provo this he placed tho weapon ag.iinst his
temple and pulled the trigger. He was dead
before medical aid could be summoned.
Shot His rather Dead.
Cnicioo, March 18. Georgo Haber shot
and killed his father, a carpcriter, at their
homo in Lakoview to-dav. Haber and his
wifo vcre quarreling in u room adjoining tbo I
ono in wnicu tne son was, and it is supposed
that Haber struck the woman, as she screamed.
Hearing tho outcry, Georgo rushed in and
put live bullets into tho body of his father, w ho
fell to the floor dead.
Big Tires Make Idle Laborers.
Brooklyn, N. Y., March 18. A Are result
ing in the destruction of pver 200,000 worth
of property broke out this evening in tho ex
tensive tinware manufactory of Silas Aillslpy
A Co., at York nnd Adams streets. The losses
aro fully covered by insurance. About 300
men and women wero employed in the building.
WHO SHOT MISS FULLER ?
Lawyer Mngcc Held to Await the Result of
the Coroner's Inquest.
New Yoke, March 18. Joseph Ii. Magee,
charged with tho murder ot Miss Martha J.
Fuller, was arraigned in the Tombs pollco
court to-day before Justice Marline, nnd held
to await tho action of tho coroner's Jury.
Magco was accompanied In court by Law
yer Mullen. Both appeared to bo greatly
agitated. Dr. Conway mado his official ex
amination ot tho body of Miss Fuller to-day.
Ho states that tho bullet entered her left tem
ple and passed slightly upward through tho
head and out through the right temple.
As tho woman had her left hand partially
gloved when found shot, it would go to prove
that alio could not havo killed herself, es
pecially as the weapon with which tho shoot
ing was "dono was found upon a desk some
distance from whero sho fell. Tho Inquest
will begin to-moirow.
CAPTURED THE COCKPIT,
The Birds Were There, But tha Men Had
Officers Nicholas and Yoe, who patrol tho
section ot tho District about tho Soldiers'
Homo, wero apprised yesterday afternoon
that a cock light was to take placo in the rear
ot tho homo, near BIddlo's houso. Tho wily
men ot tho law crept througli the woods until
tho game was inslglt and then returned to
summon the patrol wagon.
On tho arrival of Officer Evans and the
patrol driver tho quartette advanced upon the
When tho alarm was given tho cock fighters
took lllgbt, leaving the cocks in tho pit,
whero they were captured by tho bluecoats.
Tho men got away, but are known to tho
bfflcers and will probably bo arrested.
Eleven flno gamecocks and a regulation pit
were captured. Tho officers brought tho
spoils to station 8, and expect to have great
sport for the next tow days.
EXCITING NIGHT AT ROCKVILLE.
One Colored Man round Hung and An
other Starts n Panic.
Baltijioke, Md.,llarch 18. A special to tho
Sun from Rockville, Md., says: Mr. William
Grant, while walking through his woods this
afternoon, found a young colored man hang
ing to a plno treo by his handkerchief. He
was dead. On tho ground and closo beside
tho treo were bis overcoat and derby. Tho
body has been recognized us that of Thaddeus
Jones, of Washington, formerly n BChool
B iimtonE, March 18. A special to the Sun
from Rockville, Md.. sajs: William Hill, col
ored, was last night lodged In jail here,
charged with assault with intent to kill. He
was a passenger on tho lato train, nnd when
tbo conductor tried to collect hl3 faro ho re
fused to pay. The conductor threatened to
put him off the cars, and a flgbt ensued. Hill
11 red an army revolver at the conductor. The
ball missed and lodged in tbo woodwork.
Several men seized and disarmed tho colored
man. When brought hero and searched be
had two revolvers, a razor, a largo knife, and
a bunch of burglar's keys. Tho car was
crowded when tho fight began, and u panic
THOSE KAVY YARD DISMISSALS.
How Workingmen Suffer in Order that
Officials .May He Kcbukcd.
By a recent order of the Secretnry ot the
Navy flvo employes In the Navy Yard wero
discharged, and in explanation tho Secretary
said that while it was a hardship to tho men it
was a rebuko to tbo officers who had violated
certain regulations. Trom inquiries mado it
was learned that during the administration
of ox-Secretary Tracy certain regulations
wero formulated for tho guidance of navy
yard officials. Ono of these rules provided
that applicants for positions in the yard
should register, and in appointments prefer
ence should bo given veterans and thoso hav
ing previous expenenco In navy yard work.
It appears that tbo flvo men affected by tho
recent order of Secretary Herbert had not
been registered as required by tho Tracy reg
ulations. Four of these men aro machinists,
as follows: Frank Burrows, William Light
brown, W. G. Betts, nnd William Johnson;
tbo fifth a laborer named Tindall. All ex
cept Johnson had been employed in the yard
previous to their last appointment, nnd three
of them bad taken a 'voluntary discharge.
. William Johnson bad been employed by
Capt. Charles O'Neill without tho formality
of "registration through reported influence
brought lo bear upon Commander Tolger,
the chief of tho Ordnance Bureau. Frank
Burrows was discharged three years ago by
Capt. O'Neill because of a difficulty with a
colored laborer in the shops. Subsequent in
vestigation convinced Capt. O'Neill thut Bur
rows had not been at fault, nnd tho tatter's
dischargo was revoked. William G. Betts
took his discharge early last year with the
expectation of getting nn official position nt
the World's Fair, but was disappointed. Ho
applied for registration, but was told it was
not nec"sary; that tbo dischargo would be
revoked, and he was re-emploi'idby Capt.
Jewell, chief of tho Ordnance Bureau, Will
iam Ligbtbown also took his dischargo and
engaged in other business, but atterward re
turaed to work in tho j ard. Tho laborer
Tindall did likewise, and he was ro-engaged
by Capt. Samj son.
Naturally the discharged men nro rather
adversj to speaking of the matter for publica
tion, but It was learned that one of them
called upon tho Secretary of the Navy on
Saturday last nnd had an interview. The
men protested that it was through no fault of
theirs that tho regulations had not been com
plied with, and the Secretary admitted such
to bo the ease, but based his action on a de
termination to havo the rules carried out. He
practically said ho knew it was a lmrdsnip to
the men "at tho expense of a rebuko to tho
Tho Secretary wa3 asked to mako tho dis
chargo only for a short time, but refused to
lessen tho prescribed period of six months.
Kx-Cor.grcssman Townscnd. Dead.
West Chester, Pa., March IS. Ex-Congressman
Washington Townsend died at his
residence in this place yesterday afternoon
of paralysis of tho brain, aged 82 years. Ho
was elected to Congress from this district in
1SG3 alter a bitter light, in which Wayne
McYcagh was his opponent, and served
eight years. Ho was the oldest member ot
tho Chester county bar, president of the
National Bank of Chester county, and a
member of several of tho philanthropic in
stitutions of tho town.
To Join Covey's Army.
San Amomo, Tex., March 17. A delega
tion of sixty unemployed working men who
havo been hero 'for tho post several months
subsisting on tbo charity of tho relief society
left last night on a Southern Pacific freight
train for Los Angeles. Ca!., to jotn the indus
trial army. They will bo followed in a few
days by another largo delegation from this
Perry Newhouso was aecidently shot at
Fostona, Ohio, j csterday and futally wounded.
An, electric storm nt Gainesville, Tex., yes
tcrdav unroofed and blew do ,vn dwellings,
and Mrs. J. C. Welch was severely burned by
Two youths of twenty havo been arrested.
in Peru,,Ind.. after destroying much property
by incendiary ilres during tho past two
months, nnd have confessed their guilt.
Tnreo men wero overcome by tho fumes of
asphalt and bonzine at Attleborp, Mass., yes
terday while painting a water tank. Ono
George Wilcox, who also recently fell seventy
f eot and was injured, is in a dangerous con
dition. Tho stock barn of John Kopp, at Owens
boro, Ky., was struck by lightning yesterday
and consumed, with twelve valuable blooded
and trotting horses. Loss, over $30,000. No
insurance. . ,
AFRICA'S SOCIALIST COLONY
Hcrtzka's First Delegation Already
Dispatched to Lamu. v
ARTISANS TURNING AGRARIANS
Is Known as the Free-land Colonization
Scheme and Has Adherents of HanyHa
tionalitiei 3olving the Social Problen
All Is Not Clear Sailing,
Tiexsa, March 18. More than two years
havo elapsed since Prof. Theodore Hertzka, a
well-known political economist here, sub-i
mitted tho principles of hlsFree-land coloniza
tion scheme to tho lenders of the Austrian
democratic party at a largo publlo meeting.
These principles cannot bo fully explained in
a short compass, but the gist is comprised as
A number of men from nil parts of tho civ
ilized world havo united for the purpose of
making a practical attempt to solve the
social problem. They seek this solution In
tho establishment of a community on the
basis of perfect liberty and economic justice;
that is, of a community which, while it pro
serves tho unqualified right ot every in
dividual to control his own actions, secures
to every worker tho full and uncurtailed en
joyment of the fruits of his labor.
An animated platform debate resulted at
this particular meeting, and a vote of no con
fidence was passed against tho scheme. To
turn skilled artisans into peasants and to
plow and till land in an uninhabited dis
trict was, in tho Socialists eyes, the crudest
form of civilization, and all that their leaders
felt inclined to do in the matter was to wish
Dr. Hertzka and his colonists "Eine gluck
llcho reise." Since then this learned doctor,
with a determination worthy of much praise,
has persevered with his scheme, and by
means of public and private subscriptions and
the money payments of tho young pioneers
themselves has now dispatched tho llrst "freo
land" expedition from Hamburg to Lamu, on
the northeast coast of Africa.
The pioneers, who pay 50 for passage
ticket and board for six months, number fif
teen, nil told, and ot these, it is reported, six
aro Englishmen. Having so far succeeded
wltn the exploring party, Dr. Hertzka has
been desirous of gathering together a work
ing party as colonists from tbo numerous
workmen clubs of tbo Austrian Social Demo
Tho Associated Press correspondent under
stands that ten Socialist workmen have signi
fied their willingness to go to Africa, but how
they can bo expected at tho low rate of wages
always paid in Austria to each supply the
necessary C0 is not explained. Not that it
is Imagined by tbo Socialist leaders a second
expedition wilt ever leave Hamburg for Africa.
borne startling facts regarding the Tana
and Kenla districts, which theifreelanders
intend to colonize, have been made known in
Vienna since the arrival of tho African ex
plorer, Ritter von Hoheul. The absolute
sterility except on the Djambeni raugo and
tho slopes of Mount Kenla of the Tana
district, the sandy, waterless wastes, the lack
of transport animals, and except on the high
lands tho paucity of the aborigines, all this
has como as n startling revelation and a loud
outcry is now being made by the socialistic
leaders against the intention of engaging
Austrian workingmen to colonize a district
already thoroughly explored and declared to
bo thoroughly worthless.
Dr. Hertzka still sticks to bis guns and.
holds forth the advantage of tho "unpopu
lated high plateau of Mount Kenla" as un
qualified for tho workmen colonists of his
LA BRETAGNE STRANDED.
Caught in a Tog, She Goes Ashore Near
New Youk, March ID. Tbo general trans
Atlantie lino steamer La Brctagne, Capt.
Rupe, from Havre, March 10, for New York,
ran ashore lata last night nt a point about
twelve miles east of Fire Island. Details of
the accident aro not ea3ily obtainable, but it
h.i3 been learned that the vessel went ashore
on a sandy bottom and that she will probably
be got afloat when the tide reaches the flood.
A denso fog has prevailed over sea and land
since an early hour la't night, "and, navigation
along tho coast was thereby rendered difficult
and dangerous. It is conjectured that tho
steamer, which was due to arrive in New
York Sunday morning, had been caught in
tho fog and was bringing it along with her
when tho nccident occurred.
Men from the life-saving station have gono
to the scene of the accident to give whatever
assistance they may bo called upon to render.
It is not believed, liowcver. that it will bo re
quired. Tho steamer cannot bo seen well
.from the shore, but to all appearances she is
not hard aground, and Is renting easily.
Until tho fog lifts it will Le impossible to
describe her exact position.
Tho news of the accident Epread quite
rapidly and a number of persons took bo its
and put across tho great South bay to seo the
stranded steamer. Fires are burning nt
several places along the beach, and the scene
presented Is a very picturesquo one.
QUIET AT CRIPPLE CREEK.
While Leaders Confer the Troops Arc Un
cmplojcd Three Arrests .Made.
CnirPLE CnEEK, Col., Mnrch 15. Every
thing has been quiet hero to-day, and it is
now thought thero is littlo likelihood of seri
ous trouble. Tho troops of
tho National Guard did not
arrive in town until S o'clock. Instead of
riding over from Midland Gen. Brooks de
cided that it would bo better for the men to
march. There was no foundation for fear of
an ambush, but he took every precaution
A largo number of business men waited this
evening upon Sheriff Bowers, Gen. Tarsnoy.
and Gen. Brooks. The situation was fully
explained. Later Gen. Tarsncy had a long
talk vylth Gov. Waito by telephone nnd ex
plained tho situation to his chief as fully as
possible. Gov. Waito then advised tbat
u conference with the miners and authorities
of Altman bo held. This was agreed toon
all sides, and the sheriff said that tho men on
Bull hill should come down from the hill and
return again without molestation. This means
that ho will not attempt to servo any war
rants on tho men while they are in tho city.
Martin Alexander, thn mayor of Altman,
and John Daley, tho deputy sheriff of the
town, wero arrested in this city and placed in
jail early in tho forenoon. John Colderwood,
tho president of the miners' union, was also
Shrinking of the Missouri.
Atcuisos, Kans., March 18. The United
States Engineering Department has just com
pleted a survey of the Upper Missouri river
and as far down as this point. In the opinion
of tho engineers the river is dwindling and
will, in timo, become a small stream. They
found that tho volumootwaterat Great Falls,
ilonL. measured 4.79fi cubic feet rer second.
'while at Tort Benton, twenty-flve miles down
tne river, it was out 4,331 cudio leet per
second, u decrcoso of -loO cubic feet. This,
they claim, explains tho presenco of the great
subterranean body ot water known as tbo
South Dakota artesian basin. Tho discrep
ancy is accounted for by an outlet in the bed
of tho river between tho points mentioned.
In 1878 similar observations as to the volume
ot water were taken by the department.
Ashamed to Face Ills Wife.
Chattaxoooa. Tenn., March 18. Joe Car
den, an engineer, has committed suicide by
taking Rough on Rats. He lost his month's
salary Friday night in a gambling room, and
was ashamed to face his wife, preferring
death. He was 32 years old and considered
an exemplary young man.
SENATE HOPELESSLY CORRUPT.
So Snysjohnjiumsot nLaborDcmonstra
tlon in London.
London, March 18. An impressive demon
stration to protest against tbo action ot tho
House of Lords in rejecting tho employers'
liability bill was held in Hyde Park to-day.
It is estimated that 80,000 persons wero in at
tendance. Thero were twelvo platforms,
from which tho speakers addressed the
Shortly boforo 3 o'clock enormous proces
sions from all parts of tho city began to ar
rive. Among thoso who took part In the pro
cessions were representatives from every
trades union in London. The chief speakers
were Messrs. Burns, Woods, Arch, and
Cromer, all of whom aro labor members of
the House of Commons,
Mr. Burns in -his speech said that the
workingmen would havo no second chamber
whatever. Thoy would sooner, ho declared,
retain the House of Leids than havo a sen
ate, which was a failure everywhere Mr.
Burns referred to tho agitation in France
against tho Senate, and described the United
States Senate as hopelessly corrupt.
LEGISLATORS AND PRESS MEN.
Philadelphia's Pen and Pencil Club Re
ceive a Congressional Delegation.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 18. There was
a notable gathering in Bohemia Hall ot tbo
Pen and Pencil Club building at midnight
Saturday, whero somo distinguished guests
nssemblcd to meet the newspaper men ot
Philadelphia. The speeches were informal,
the punch was perfect, and the early morning
hours were enliv ened as they have seldom been,
even in the charmed circle now broadening
into national reputation.
Vice-President Stevenson was the first
among tho guests formally introduced by
President Megargee. He said he believed he
heard moro prayers and sermons than any
other citizen ot this country. A voice "You
don't look like a corpse, either."
After reciting the pleasure of his vLslt, Mr.
Stevenson said: "Hereafter the term of 'City
of Brotherly Love' will have mora significance
for me, for I now know of tho cordial good-
leiiowsnip wnicu prevails in t'Ulladelpnia. it
you will all como down to Washington I will
'divvy' among you all the patronage which I
have, regardless of your politics." Prolonged
applause among the non-office-holders fol
lowed. Congressman Amos Cummlngs, Charles
Emory Smith, nnd others made pleasant little
speeches also, of occasional interest only.
FEDERAL TROOPS VITHDRAWN.
But the Situation at Denver Requires a
Committee of Safety.
Desvee, Col., March 18. Gen. McCook to
day withdrew tho Federal troops from this
city to Fort Logan. The situation is still
critical, for Orr and Martin, acting on the ad
vice of their counsel, declare they will not be
governed by tho opinion of tho Supreme
Court, but will insist on holding office until a
decision is obtained in a regular manner in
tho District Court.
It is even doubtful if the supreme court will
give nn answer to the questions submitted by
the Governor. In that event the Governor
may renew bis attempt to clean out the police
department by force.
Speaking of the tsuo presented to tho Su
premo Court the Governor said: "I feel I am
right nnd I have no doubt the court will do
justice to the cause. If I ever azain call out
troops to act in Denver, of one thing I am as
sured, hat tho force will be largo enough to
do the work. If I have any doubt as to the
power of the National Guard to carry out the
object for which it is aimed I will call upon
tho unorganized militia of the .state to come
to our assistance."
A committee of safety has been organized
with" the following- executive board: Donald
Fletcher E. Monash, J. II. Brown, ex-Sheriff
Michael Spangler. and John D. McGUvray.
NEW COUNTERFEITING SCHEME.
Discov cry of the Process in New York
Some Interesting Statements.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has
information from tho American Bank-Note
Company of New York of a newly discov
ered counterfeiting process of a very danger
ous character. What the process is will be
kept a secret at present, while .efforts to dis
cover a way to guard against its effects are
being made. "I have an idea now," said the
president of the company, "of something that
may answer tho purpose."
In the big building of the company above
named there aro nine safes, containing 74,000
engraved plates, from which bonds, stocks,
certificates, currency, stamps, and every class
ot security may be printed. Many of these
represent1 former work for this Government
and others current work for foreign countries,
especially South America. Their value is
difficult to estimate, but an indication may
bo had in! tho fact that it cost 5100 to engrave
the vignette and 4150 for the border of a
Most of the work of this government is
now done in tho Bureau of Engraving and
Printing, or all but that for postage stamps.
Thero are 00 plates of tho two-cent Columbian
stamp in tho bank-note company's vaults, but
the government paid only for engtavins the
original. These plates aro soon to bo turned
over to the Post Office Department and de
stroyed. Engraving has its penalty, as there is not
a flrst-claS3 engraver of securities, etc., in tbo
country who is out of reach and possibly sus
picion, sometimes, of tho secret service. In
this shadowing process the bank-note com
pany and the government co-operate, and
together deviso means ot protection, when
Denver Union Depot Burned.
Desvee, Col., March IS. Tho handsomo
union depot at tho foot of Seventeenth
street, covering two blocks from. Sixteenth
to Eighteenth streets, was burned
in tho early hours to-day. The Are
started in " the attic of tho west
wing from the electric light wires,
and at the very moment when it seemed as if
the blazo would bo conllned to that wing tho
flames burst forth at tho center of tho main
structure. Only the cast wing and the stone
walls ore left.
Justice in Alabama.
Louisville, Ky., March 18. A special to
the Courier-Journal from Birmingham, Ala.,
says: Tho United States grand jury inv.sti
gatlng tho charges of wholesale fraud among
certain Federal commissioners and deputy
marshals In North Alabama has been dis
charged, upon motion of District Attorney
O'Neal, who represented that he had brought
cases before tbo jury in which the guilt of the
parties was conclusive, yet they refused to
make investigation or And true bills.
Blaze in Baltimore.
BiLTniORE, Md., March 18. Fire broko
out this morning in tho rear of buildings
occupied by Reinlo Bros., showcase manu
facturers, and John R. Hugg, mnrblo worker,
on Warner street, south of Stockholm. The
heaviest losses were sustainod by Beinle
Bros., and are estimated at 616,000, partly
covered by insurance. Tho damago to Hugg's
placo amounts to 50,000; insured.
Over the Ocean.
Belouave, March 18. An act of tho Epis
copal synod annulling the decree of divorco
secured several years ago by the King of
Scrvia, Milan I, from Queen Natalie, was pub
Pahis, March 18. Meetings in commemo
ration of tho proclamation ot the commune
of Taris were held to-day. A largo number
of persons visited tho cemetery of Pero
Lachaisc. There was no attempt at a demon
stration. Pabis, March 18. Tho sen ate has been sum
moned to meet at 2 o'clock to-morrow. A
meeting ot the cabinet was held this evening,
at which was drafted a statement that will be
read to the senate regarding the proposed es
tablishment of a ministry of tne colonies.
The ministers submitted the statement to
President Carnot. '
ELECTRIC CAR DEATH ROLL
Another Little Victim Killed on tbo
WILLIE DE JARNETTE HIS NAMB
The Boy's Mother Acknowledges His Seek
lessness in Crossing the Tracks Motor
man Hen'riCks Seems to Be Exonerated.
Commissioners Considering a Feeder.
Willie Do Jarnetto, a boj of 9V was ran
over by an Eckmgton electric car about noon
yesterday, and died" an hour later at tha
Emergency Hospital. The front wheels of
the car passed over his legs just below the
hip, mangling them horribly.
Tho boy was returning from Kendall
chapel, where ho had been to Sunday school.
When the car slowed up for him to alight,
he jumped off and ran around the rear end
to cross the opposite track. The south-bound
car was coming along at a fair rate ot speed,
and 03 ho reached the middle of the track It
Motorman Lowrio Hendricks immediately
reversed the current and applied the brakes.
The car stopped wlthlr a few feet, and Hen
dricks leaped to the ground and carried the
child to tho curbstone. Doctors were hastily
summoned, and the ambulance called from
the Emergency Hospital. Vice President
Shoepf, of the Eckington line, who Uves op
posite the scene of tho accident, sent over
stimulants and bandages.
The ambulance took the boy to the hos
pital, and everything was done to save hi
life, but in vain. He died within a few mo
ments after reaching the hospital. Motor
man Hendricks was arrested and remained
at the station house all night, refusing the
ball offered. .Frank B. Callahan was tha
conductor, but as no blame could be attached
to him he was not arrested.
The general Impression seems to be that tha
motorman was not to blame. A number ot
the motormen and conductors board at Mr.
Do Jarnette's home, No. 320 U street north
east, and the boy was in the habit of carry
ing them their dinners. As he did this ho
would jump on one car and ride to meet tha
other, when he would jump off and ride back.
Thu3 he became quite reckless. It is sup
posed that, recognizing the motorman on tha
aDproaching car, he wished to catch it and
attempted to cross the track to do so.
Tbo motorman was almost prostrated when
seen at the station to-night. He was not in
clined to talk about the accident, but gave
the particulars. The cars are scheduled to
meet at U street, and he had rung his gong
for the crossing. The other car slowed up
slightly, but had not stopped when his car
reached it. Ho did not know any ono had
left the car until the boy darted onto tho
The child looked up at him and laughed,
thinking ho could jump off the track in time.
A few moments later, as Hendricks drew him
from the track, he looked up in his face and
smiled faintly. Here Hendricks' voice was
choked with tears, and he refused to speak
further about it except to say he would rather
it had been himself.
Vice President Schoepf thinks the motor
man is not to blame, and says Mrs. De Jar
nette has exonerated tho company. Several
days ago she warned the boy he,would be
killed if he,wa3 so reckless.
The body wastaken to the undertakuuees
tablishment ot R. S. Cain and then removed
to his home. The inquest will be held at 10
o'clock this morning at the Eokington power
house. Tho death of two children by the electrio
cais within tweaty-four hours has given rise
to a great deal of comment. The question is
heard on all sides as to what is to be done to
render rapid transit safer to pedestrians. No
doubt the carelessness of the children and tha
rapid rate at which the cars are run had a
great deal to do with the accident, but these
accidents aro of common occurrence on tha
cable lines, which ore run at a moderate rata
The question ot a suitable fender for tha
cars has been agitated for some time, and the
Commissioners have given their attention
to the matter. Several representatives of
Arms handling fenders have appeared before
them, but as yet no fender has met with their
Commissioner Truesdale learned of yester
day's accident from a Times reporter. When
he was asked what bearing the two accidents
would havo on the fender system CoL Trues
dale expressed his regret that such a distress
ing nccident should occur, but said that ha
had not had time to examine the fenders pre
sented. Tho hearings before the Commis
sioners took place before Col. Truesdale wa3
appointed. Mr. Trueslalo said he thought
the Commissioners would take the matter up
and press it. Commissioner Powell Is out of
town and will not return for a week, so noth
ing will bo done at present,
President Hurt, of the Washington and
Georgetown road, has been trying for soma
time to secure a suitable fender, but has so
I far failed. The trouble with all the fenders
so far presented is the difficulty in adjusting
them so that they will pass over an obstruc
tion and yet throw aside a body.
NEW DEMOCRATIC CLUB.
It Is a Local Organization With Cosmopol
What will bo known as the Interstate Demo
cratic Association of the District of Columbia
was organized at 1229 Pennsylvania avenua
northwest yesterday afternoon. Officers
were elected as follows: President, R. P.
Gray, of Louisiana; first vice president, D. M.
Sandiage, of Missouri; secretary, 17. B. Mo
Daniel, of New York; treasurer, H. T. J.
Drake, of New Jersey; sergeant-at-arms, R.
E. Hardwlefce, ot Virginia.
Resolutions were adopted setting forth tha
necessity of united action on the part ot
Democrats in securing the re-election of Con
gressmen, and pledging the support and
hearty co-operation of the association to tha
Congressional eampalgn committee to that
Nearly ono hundred persons were present
yesterday, twenty-one states being repre
sented. Another meeting will beheld next
Triple Mnrder in Mexico.
Gcasajvato, Mexico, March 18. This city
is greatly excited over the horrible crime com
mitted by Joso Flores and Slxto Martinez.
They entered the residence of Pedro Letrero,
aged ninety years, and stabbed the old man
to death with knives. The deed was wit
nessed by two grandchildren of the mur
dered man, and they began to scream. There
upon the villain killed them both. A servant
gave the alarm to the officers. The mur
derers wero soon apprehended, and will in
shot without unnecessary formalities.
Ncal Dow at Mncry.
New Yoee, March 18. The 90th birthday
anniversary of Neal Dow, the temperanea
advocate ot Maine, was celebrated under tha
auspices ot the American Temperance Union
at CarnegioMusIo Hall yesterday. William
T. Warden, treasurer of the State Prohibition
party, presided. Ex-Judge Noah Davis paid
a glowing tribute to Gen. Dow, and was fol
lowed by Rev. Theo. L. Cuyler, Rev. B. B.
Tyler, Rev. James R. Day, and Thomas L.
Suicide at Soldiers' Home.
Georgo Feinninger, an inmate of tha
Soldiers' Home, committed suicide at about
8 o'clock lost night by throwing himself Into
the lake in the prounds. His body was soon
after discovered by Patrick Ford, the watch
man at the main gate, and was removed t
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