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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. XO. 4.
WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 21, 1894.
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MOVED EVERYMAN IN COURT
Madeline Pollard's Story of Her Devo
tion and Its Frightful Cost.
SHE GAVE UP HER CHILD FOR HIM
The Most Dramatic Incident in the Famous
Trial Story of Her Threat to Kill CoL
Breckinridge Her Life in Washington j
The Defendant Will Testify To-day.
When the shrill voice of the bailiff cried
adjournment in the baro old Circuit Court
jesteruay afternoon the veiled face of
Madeline Tollard was buried in her arms
upon the rough board top of the witness box,
behind which sho had sat for threo days. The
only sound which had broken such a silence
as seldom falls on a courtroom was a sobbing
that seemed to come from her inmost heart.
Threo jurors wero fumbling In an uncertain
way with their handkerchiefs, tuo judge w .is
staring toward tho ceiling abstractedly, even
the lawyer whose cross-examination had led
up to this passago woro a look of unwonted
gravity on his fatherly benevolent face, with
something remarkably like moisture about
his eyes. If there was a man among the
curious hundreds in tho courtroom unmoved
ho was inconspicuous in tho majority of
sympathetic faocs. Madeline l'ollard bad
bcn telling tho most tragic episode of her un
happy hie. t
"A woman can't do more than that for a
man; more than Riving up her child for him,"
she h.id said. "I laid my baby in its coflln
bocauso it needed tho mothers caro I could
not give it, because ho had made mo put it
away from myself. I never let him seo mo
crv over it because"
ihe sentence was unfinished, nnd no more
que-tlons were asked. The men trooiied
from tho courtroom awed from their cus
tomary chorus ot speculation nnd criticism.
When Mi'-s Pollard had begun tho long
story, of which this was tho abrupt close, oj
posing lawyers badmido ajnovement as if
to iuterrujt her, but the silv cry haired de
fendant, leaning forward, had adjured them
anxiou-ly: "Let hr go on; !et her go on."
All day 'ho had ntalned bcr composure up
to this dose, telling her story with such re
markable clearness of language, such a per
ceflion of the strong lights which certain
phrases would throw upon her case, that
gentlemen experienced at the bar wero eon
strained to comment tin t sho was cither tell
JLg tho truth or was the most ccusummato
actress who had evcrcomo under their ob
servation. The trial reached its climax early in the
afternoon when Judge Jero W ilsou, facing
Ma,crBattcr.vorth. bad thrust nt him direct
tne question whether nis client admitted tne
secret marriage to Mrs. Wing
and had a.ter a flery passage at arms received
April abounded in the most sensational Inci
uu.uim..u.u .m....... " . " ": expeditions to Jni an. Java, and Demorara.
point the testimony of tho p alntilf regarding Gcn- ij00th statcs th Jt ho has ju3t receiv ed a
the turbulent dnj-s of j. sto s and 1 romises ' ieKac) rrora a hiy or 20,000, wit, which
following the secret marriage on the 20th of ! ,,-, -,i ,1,., r.i .! r -n ruin t,
dents of the entire story . From the questions
prompted in part by the Kentucky Congress
man it developed that following that mar
riage, on tho 29th of April, Col. Breckinridge
had stopped at the Hoffman House with Miss
Foil ird registered as his daughter, that sho
had threaten id to shoot him there, and he
renewed his promise or r-.arria-re; that she
had taken him from the presence of his wile
in V ushington to the ollleeof the chief of
poller, vhero he had aga'n promised to
Tho pliintiXs attorneys raised tho conten
tion that tho secret marriage constituted the
brea h of promise on which the suit was
based, and that all foilo.vlng events were ir
relev ant and to bo excluded from consider 1
tion, but w"re overruled. Mot of the day up
to the final interesting hour had been con
sumed in rra ling the letters of 3Iiss l'ollard
rto James lthodes. calling upon him for
"" "money, and although interesting points wero
ra sod, tho subject had been comparatively
To-da the cross-examination of tho plaintiff
will Ljeompleteil early, and public expecta
tion, which now is raised to white heat, turns
to tno forthcoming version o.f tho orator-defendant.
"Miss Tollard. when did jou first meet
Mrs. B'aekbiirnr"' was the first question
askeil by cx-Congrcssman Ben Butterworth.
Miss roll ird said she had met the widow of
the i-x-govcrnpr of Kentucky in the winter of
ISM. when she 1 Miss Pollard) was stopping
In Vi asbmgtoii with Mrs. Fillettc. Mis.
Blackburu had called nt'tho house, and the
hostess had presented them.
Next after the question about Mrs. Black
buru, a letter v as handed to tile plaintiff,
which sho said ha 1 been written by her to
her rotector, Mr. llhodes. Arter looking at
it. she inquired why tho heading had been
torn off. Mr. Butterworth replying that ho
did not know, and her lawyers cautioning
her that it was not her place to ask questions.
Mr. Butterworth read tho letter to tho jury.
It was la'oJ Lexington. November 20, 1S31.
"Miss Hovt li.a) just asked me for my board,"
it said. "Please, dear, get that 510 beforo
Saturday without fail. Iknowanyono with
as m my ."riends as ou can get it. You can
come Saturday evening at 7 and stay until
S.30. He careful in talking, and wo can have
a pleasant ti ue. Put the money in tne tn
vcloi e, and hand it to n.o at tho door as you
"Yours truly, Madeline," was tho signa
ture. There was a long succession of the letters,
running through 18SJ and 1SS0. the most of
them asking for money, describing tho minor
happenings of her existence, tho ordinary
letters of a young girl, but written in a rather
brighter v ein tuan mo-t correspondence by a
young woman of that age. Throughoui tho
reading Miss Pollard seemed comjiletely at
hrr case, smiling broadly, with a half ex
pressed feeling of triumph, as though cbal
li ngiug h"r opponeuis to find anything dam
aging in the corresjiondence.
In regard to her life in Washington, tho
fc "iwin interesting testimony was educed.
Ml ye u ever represent that you wroto for tho
c- ,ii ci" sr liuttrrworth asked.
C-4 rOlllPSClttr, Hint T Vrir.fn riranTnrnl
Mr l(r- kiatfileo mid I had tomikoupthesoile-
c to account for ourselves, becaue liasi
y -nc cnnii hem ui.Jer his protection with no
vuIMe mraiu ol uiL.ort. Those things ret to bo
aimost n ha tilt afli-i -ti-i'
Then these deceits, fraud, were practiced by
youaiidCoL Breckinridge t.vovcr yourreli-
tic -' -rr-
" cs, and there was a Rreit deal more."
' 011 visited houses of assignation together In
" o aid up to tho 17th dij ot May, i!03, after
the so ret marriage, which is said to have taken
plaro ou tho .Sth of AprlL"
A heated argument between Judge Jere Wil
ton and Mr. Butterworth on the televancy of
Col. Brecklnrldgo's secret marriage took
plai-e. in which tho former was the victor.
Ou tho subject of her threatening to kill Col.
Breckinridge she told tho following story:
"On tho dnj following his secret mnrriare to
ilrs. Ing, ou Sunday night, he came to tell mo,
with a j.reat flush of triumph, that a company
had botn foraied, to include Mr. Nbltnej and
Mr lalrrhlli! nnd nil tho prominent capitalists,
Ith a cnpltal of fa O0o,(mo, for some urt of rail
road schem'!. llu was to represent them, and
might Lavo to go to Kurcpe right away. Ho
voul out and, came back near noon tho next
day, saving. Madeline', how soon can ou get
lc-idyto marry ' I may liavo to Ieavo to
inorro for Europe suddenly." I said: 'vlllle,
I can marry j ou right away ' "
"After he hail gone again I found a revolver la
his traveling sact. and It awakened myra.pl
cions l.'e,-nuso ho had told mo so many lies. I
lint teleihoued to hitney and Fairchlld and
round that they had not seen him and did not
expect to; hid found that there was no private
car on iho track where he said there was one
S for blm. He acted so queer, toa"
i m. "u" """h-Uld he act as though he were
In his right mind?
"AS mill ll tn an I... ,.. j , ..
I fLaughter " " f uuy 'nc8 lncn-
icuiiuiuuibi -un octea so queerly a- susnl
ciens were aroused. I am not surprised now
considering the position he was in. I was preg
nant then 1 -.aid. 'Art. sou going to keep your
solemn promise to marry mc If not. I am golag
tp shoot you anl myself with the revolver I found
Ih 5 our La.' Ho nald. -yiy darUng, I am going
to marry yo a, and that on the lastof this month.'
After thnt hew rote me a solemn letter renewing
his promise to marry Jue."
Mr. Butterworth (Interrupting) Bars you that
Miss Pollard raised her arm impressively,
while every man in court leanod forward to
catch her reply.
"He took It nway from me," she said, "on the
JTth day of Slay with the vilest, vilest lie" a
rising Inflection in her voice.
W hen she was asked what wore the things
which Col. Breckinridge had said of lire.
Wins, Miss Pollard refused to repeat them,
saying she would not talk that way of another
woman and could not bo pressed. Again
when asked if he had not suggested that they
break off their relations, sho struct the wit
ness box with her open hand, exclaiming,
"No, nev er; thero was never such a word
llintf.fi nf nti h!a Tm ' ..! thnn efiit ei.ntltl-
j ued in n oice choking with sobs:
"I cave up my babies for him, bocause he In
sisted on It. lie said that if I kept thorn they
would surely bo traced to him. A woman
can't do more than that; sho can't do more than
Elve up her child. I laid my baby lu Its coflln,
because It needed a mothers care, which I had
cot been able to Rive it, bocauso be roado me
put it away from me, I never let him soe
me cry orer it. 1 nev er "
The sentence was not finished, for Madeline
Pollard's head was bowed on her arms on the
witness bos, her slender framo was shaking
with great sobs. There was a suspicious
raoisturo in many eyes. No man in tho court
room broke the silence bv a w hlsper, until
Mr. Wilson suggested that" tho court should
adjourn. Mr. Butterworth, speaking in a low
tone, said that ho had but few more questions,
but perhaps they had better bo asked in the
morning. The harsh voice of tho crier broko
tho solemnity of the scene, adjourning court.
Col. Breckinridge turned around nnd smiled,
what was pro'iably a forced smile, for he
walked from the court bouse to tho ofllco of
his lawyers with his held bent in a dejected
way, his hit In his hand, letting the cool
breczo strike his silvery locks, which caught
tho eyes of all passers, who turned to follow
him with their glances as lie strode ahoad of
his little parry , speaking to no one.
WORE GREEN COODS VICTIMS.
Tlicy Y cro Greatly Surprised to Learn
They Had Been Duped.
JnnsEV Cm, X. J., March 20. Tho police
last night ran across two more victims of the
green goods men. Detective MeNnlly saw
two men acting rather suspiciously in the
Central railroad station and questioned them.
One of tho men had a box under his arm,
which bo guarded with great care. McNally
took them to tho polico station.
Hero tho contents of tho box was examined
'. and tho men wero surprised to Had a lot of
green paper in the box instead of t3,000
worth of money, which they supposed they
had purchased for -300. They were put on a
train ami sent nomo.
SALVATION ARJAY JUBILEE.
Gen. Booth Issues an Appeal for Funds to
London, March 20. An appeal has been
issued for the purpose of ra'slng a fund of
-iCO.000 in order to celebrate the jubilee of
the Salvation Army. In connection with this
jubilee, Gen. Booth proposes to inaugurate a
four months' Salvation Army campaign in
tho United States next Autumn, tho opera
tions to bo conducted by tho general in per-
. ann TnA l-lnnr-ll tllcl m-nnncfe. un Intnr.
national Salvation Armvcongressin July.and
intends to pay part of the Army 's debt.
DENVER SOCIETY SCANDAL.
A Hocky Mountain Parallel to the Pol-lard-Urcckinridgc
DENvrn, Colo., March 20. Denver society
is discussing n sennd il similar to the famous
Breekinridgc-Poll ird case. n. E. Sims, n
member of the Ninth General Assembly from
Arapahoe county, has for some time been en
gaged to bo married to tho daughter of a
prominent Capitol hill jesident. Tho
date of tho wedding hal been s't for March
10. After deceiving tho girl, Sims induced
her to go to Pueb'o on a visit. While she
was there he married Mics Harriet Laudou, a
teacher in ono of tho city's public schools
and a most estimable lady. 1 he couple are
now in California on their bridal tour.
It is understood Sim's wife is unconscious
of her husband's dup'icity. The betrayed
girl knew nothing of the secret marriage
until her return homo to prepare for her own
FOR A FERRY TRANSFER,
tlcctric Knilvvay Officials Press Their Bill
Before the District Committee.
Tho House District Committeo yesterday
give a be-inngontho bill for tho maintenanco
of a ferry transfer across the Totomac river
for uso of tho eleetrie railway between tho
Baltimore A Totomac depot and tho Center
market to Arlington, Aiexandrii and Mount
Officers and counsel of the railway com
pany and other interested parties were pres
ent in support of tho bill, and stated the only
point at issuo was tho objection of tuo War
Department to any railway cros-ing a portion
of the reclaimed Hats. Major Anderson, the
general counsel of tho company, and Vice
President l'.eed explained that tho plan pro
posed by tho War Department of crossing the
river at the foot of E street would bo an engi
3Ies-rs. Mnrbury and King, representing the
citizens of Georgetown, spoke in opposition
to tho project of the railway eomp-iny, and at
their request Chairman Heard appointed an.
other hearing for to-morrow morning at 10.30
Insurgents Still righting.
Bcfnos Ayecs, March 20. Advices re
ceived hero from Porto Alegre, capital of tho
Brazilian state of liio Grande do Sul, nro to
the effect that tho insurgents in that state
appear to bo determined to continuo their
stmgglo to overthrow tho federal govern
ment. The leaders of the rebels declare that
they havo sufficient resources to carry on the
war. and they add that the prestige of tho
republican revolution has been increased by
tho flight from P.10 de Janeiro of Aciiniral Da
Gama, who was in command of tho former
insurgent f!i et thpro nnil who is siiftnnMoH !
tho southern insurgents of having monarchi
Order of Tonti .Meeting.
BALTiJiont, March 20. Tho Southern dis
trict representative convention of tho order
of Tonti met here to-da. Delegates wero
present from tho counties of Baltimore, Md..
nnd from ltichmond and Lynchburg, Va.
Tho conv ention instructed tho supremo repre
sentatives to vote to amend tho law so as to
admit those who aro engaged In tho jsnlo of
alcoholic stimulants and aleo to curtail the
questions in the medical examiner's blank.
Commodore Ivlrkland's Movements.
Denveb, Col., March 20. Commodore Kirk
land, recalled from Honolulu, arrived in Den
ver last night and left for tho West. Ho has
beenordered to llio de Janeiroto succeed Ad
miral Benham in command df tho South At
I dvvard .M. Iicld Itclcnscd.
Nrw York, March 20 Edward M. Field
was released from Ludlow street jallto-dav.
He gave the S3,C0O bail required in the action
brought ngainst him by Charles Xette. dentist.
His bondsmen Is the Lawyers' Surety Com
pany. Britannia Took the Prize.
Casses, March 20. The President of tho
Itepublic and Minister of Education prize was
raced for to-day. Tho Britannia, having tho
Princo of Wales on board, won, with the Oretta
Secretary Hamlin in New York.
Assistant Secretary Hamlin, of the Treasury
Department, left Washington yesterday even
ing for New York and Boston. He is ex
pected to return next Friday.
, -... ..... ... r.vrv .umv. . WV,VVW
SWARMING WITH THE LOBBY
The Capitol, the Hotels, Even the
Halls of Congress, Overrun.
ALL FOR 'SPECIAL INTERESTS
Tariff BUI Exposed to Delay While the Whole
Country Suffers The Sugar Trust, Etc.
A Eight for Silver Coming, Whatever Mr.
Tho very air of tho Capitol corridors is laden
J with tho breath of tho lobbyist. Ho is lying
in wait at tho doors of tho committeo rooms.and
perambulating the long halls, is seated in tho
galleries watching with interested eyo every
mov e upon tho iloor. Ho is found in the
hotels, nt tho cab slands, or slowly pai-ing tho
street near tho residence of somo member or
Senator he desires to "meet by chance." no
is in Washington not alone; Is found in almost
every Congressional district. Iho morning
mall of tho members is largely mado up of
appeals to vote for or against this or that
measure. Tho tariffbillsupports the greatest
number and tho most persistent of the lobby
ists. But lobby ing is by no means conllnod to
that measure, lhcro is hardly a bill on the
calendar of more than privato Importance
that has not somo friend "at court" to urge
its passage. Tho lobbjing is not confined by
any means t those who customarily cool
their heels on the outside. Tho rings and
truts that aro interested in proposed Jegisla
tion are almost numberless. Coal, iron, lead,
silver, sugar, whisky, tobacco, beer, glass,
cotton goods, agricultural implements, nnd
half a hundred smaller industries are repre
sented in the ranks of the promoters, to say
nothing of tho railroads and tho shipping in
terests: and later along will como tho river
and harbor lobby, one of tno most persistent
and energetic of all. Even civil service re
form has its lobby both for and ngainst, and
while it is not strong in numbers, it makes an
unusual amount of noise.
The raihoad ring has now joined hands
with the iron and coal interests, on the ground
that the destruction of either would greatly
cripple tho railroads by reducing their nmount
of freight. Tn return, tho iron and coal peo
ple arc helping tho railroad lobby In its light
to prevent obnoxious amendments to tho in
terstate commerce law. Tho sugar and
whisky trusts are in open and undisguised
war, and tne sugar trust is al-o flglitlug tho
iron nnd coal combines, for if tho duty is re
stored on iron and coal thero will bo less ne
cessity for a tariff on sugar. Tho whisky
trust, feeling assured of at least a very ma
terial advance over tho present tax, is not
particularly hostile to any others except the
sugar people, and in its light on sugar it pre
tends to net simply on tho defensive. Yester
terday's Tmes sounded this alarm. Almost
every member of the two branches saw the
paper early in tho morning. Most of tho
Stnators feel r-asonablv sure of keeping their
C laces, no matter how they vote on tho tarill
ill, for those vvhoso seats "ml,;ht otherwise bo
douotful have terms that aro expected to
carry them ov er till the tide of publio senti
ment changes again. Among the members of
tho House the greatest uneasiness is plainly
manifest. Ono of the Representatives said to
a Times man yesterday :
"For thirty years," said a managing poli
tician nt ono of the hotels, "I liavo known
more or less about Congress, but nover in all
that timo has tho pressure of the lobbyist been
so great as now. It seems as If almost ev ery
industry of the country in which any great
amount of capital Is invested has formed it
self into a ring, and either through Its repre
sentatives here or by pressure from home is
trying to influence legislation- The farming
interest is about the only one that is not so
representee!. Coxey 's army, if it should mako
its appearance, would only bo on a larger
scale what is already here, only his army
w ould represent the unemployed, whilo tho
army already hero represents combined capi
tal. Wo are told on tho one hind that tho
present depression is owing to the system of
protection that has governed so long, and on
the other that it grows out of tho uncertainty
as to what Congress will do on tho tariff ques
tion. If cither supposition is correct,
the whole thing could be readily settled.
The enactment of a new bill, on tbo reduction
in rates, would not only do away with tho
evils claimed to exist in tho protec
tive system, but It would at thu same timo
end the uncertainty complained of. The
trouble Is tint you you cannot touch the
tariff bill in hardly any point that will not
affect somo interest in somo way. and tho
icry moment it is known that such" a move Is
contemplated tuoso tnus anecteu ucgin to
bring pressure to bear, and tho larger tho in
terest affected the greater tho pressure. The
lobbyists have even invaded tho White House
and every conceivablo method is being used
to influenco tho action of tho President on
the seigniorage bill. The plea that they aro
working for tho Interests of tho partj does
not mako them any tha less lobbyists."
This is the kind of talk heard continually,
and there is talk of reviving the resolution
recently introduced by Senator PcfTcr, and of
widening its scope so as to investigate to
w hat extent the influenco of the lobby has
And a silver light is coming on. Said a
prominent silver advocato yes'erday:
"If the President vetoes tho Blind bill, tho
fight will begin nt once, and will be most lit
ter. If he signs it. the friends of silver vv ill
at onco begin tbo light for free silver. They
will bo content with nothing els?. The feel
ing in favor of free silver is continually
That the fight for free silver will bo con
tinued was foreshadowed in tho speech mado
bv Senator Pcttlgrovv list Thursday, and tbo
Hgures ho gave at that timo are attracting 1
tho careful thought ot both tno mends and
op ouents of Jree silver anl nro mak
ing 11 deep impression. They aro especially
calculated to rouse the attention or agricul
turists, anel its they have the controlling
voicoin most d the western and southern
stntes, the reflex influence may soon
be seen in Congress. Amoug tho sta
tistics given by tho Senator was
a table showing the pneo of wheat,
cotton and silver each year, beginning with
1872 and ending with 18UJ. This tnblo shows
that wheat and silver have been on tho most
sjmpathelie terms, and the fluctuations in
price bin 3 been on an exact parallel. Sen
ator Pettigrevv pointed out that, notwithstand
ing tho wheat crop of the world was 114,000,000
bushels less in 1SC0 thin 1837, tho decline in
price had been C cents a bushel; that in
19S2 tho crop was 01,000,000 bushels les and
the decrease was four cents; in 18D3 tho crop
was 81,000,000 less and the decreaso in prico
was 13 cents. In 1801 the price of silver was
7 cents less than in 18s7, 11 cents less in 18J2,
and 22 cents less in 189J. The silver men are
preparing to circulato the Senator's speech
throughout tho whole country, but especially
in tho South nnd West. They expect largely
to increase the silver sentiment in those re
gions by this means and make it too powerful
to bo overcome by any opposition that may
be organized in tho East.
"Tno refenl of tbo Sherman law," said one
of tho western Senators jesterday, "has
wholly failed to restore eonfldence and bring
the prosperity promised, nnd several friends
of silver, who voted for it underpressure nnd
who hoped by its repeal to revive tho de
pressed industries of the country, aro now
vexed that they did so, while others who had
been led to believe silver to bo tho cause of all
our troubles aro now beginning to cha-.go
their views. Before tnis session ends a free
silver bill will bo passed, and passed by such
a strong vo'o that an executive veto will not
affect it. Vv hen the price of whent went down
the farmers were told it was the result of
overproduction; yet when the crop of the
world was reduced by nearly 100,000,000
bushels tho price was less by almost twenty
cents a busljel, and at the same time the
prico of silver was decreased by over
twenty cents. According to the ordinary
rules of business supply and demand the
prico of wheat ought to havo been greater.
The fact is, just as the gold interests push
down silver, whether it is done by adverse
legislation or by whatever other means, they
take just that much from thn farmer also, and
this the farmer will know and realize before
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klrJSt2-Mi,tZ-rZ ,4.-..!. ,'..'
IS HE A BRITISH SUBJECT.
Rnmor that William Waldorf Astor Has
Renounced His American Allegiance.
Lomjon, March 20. The election of Mr.
William Wul lorf Astor as a member of the
Carlcton Club is still a subject of inuchdlscus-t
sion. Hundreds of names for candidates for
election to the club are on the waiting list. It
is only for powerful reasons that what is
known as selection is made. In the present
case, on tho nomination of tho Marquis ot
Abergavenny, tho committoe selected Mr.
Astor over tuo heads of hundreds of waiting
This is the first time that an American bas
ever been complimented. It is nsserted that
Mr. Astor will become a naturalized British
ACTIVE OFFICER COOK.
He Has a Large Experience for Saving At
Special Oftlcer Cook, of the Agricultural
grounds, snatched a woman from a watery
grave yestorday morning, and a few hoars
later pulled a young man from in front of a
railroad train. In both cases suicldo was at
tempted. As Mr. Cook was standing at tho north end
ot tho Long bndgo about 9 o'clock this
mornln' a young, well dressed, colored
woman dropped off the bridge into the water,
j Without an instant's hesitation Mr. Cook
' dove after her and bore her up. The water
I come up to his shoulders, but the would-be
I suicide fought for death, and it required the
I efforts ot two other gentlemen to carry her to
a patrol box.
Getting her off his hands, tho oHlcerchangcd
his clothes and returned to tho bridge. While
ebnttlm- Arlth n frli nil nn t ni'inn nm. rnni.lii.it
Ajouugman. who was seated on the track!
calmly arose and laid himself across tho
rails about ten feet, in front 01 tho
Mm and draped him from the traekTust an
Instant beforo tho train passed by. The young
man was Charles Hammond nnd lives at 220
'twelfth street southwest. He attempted to
commit suicide once beforo by taking poison,
but was saved.
Tire in a evv York Tenement.
J EwYonn, March 20. riro broke out at mid
night in tho tenement No. 22 Hubert street,
occupied by fort-flvo families, consisting of
250 persons. Ihe wildest excitement pre
vailed, and it is feared some loss of life
will result. Tho flames forcod their
way down tho air-shaft, and many of tho ten
nnts wero com elled to jump from tho win
dows. The police made several gallant res
cues. Tour fiersons liavo been taken out of
tho ruins injured. The police aro still search
ing for bodies. Their search is rendered
difficult by the panic-stricken inmates, who
render the ascertaining of tho injured almost
I itcrnlly Cut in Two.
Westjhnstlu, ,Md., March 20. Jabez A.
Bush, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Car
roll county, Md., while sitting on a log to-day
through which a circular saw was passing, was
literally cut asunder, the two halves ot his
body falling on either sldo of the siw. no sat
don n on the log to make somo calculations,
when his elothing was caught by the teeth of
the saw and tho horrible accident ensued be
foro ho could extricate himself. Mr. Bush
w.is a well-known Democrat und had filled
several important offices. Ho has numerous
relativ cs in Baltimore and Washington.
o Increase on Cignrs.
Txehe Haute, Ind.. March 20. Tho Terre
Haute Cigar Makers' Union has received tho
following telegram from Chairman Voorhecs,
of the Sennto Committee ou Finance:
"I am very glad to bo alio to answer your
dispatch by informing you that there will lie
no Increase in internal revenue tax on cigars
in the bill w hen reported to tho Senate."
This. was in reply toamessago protesting
agaiast tbo incrf? lse from ?3 to ?5a thousand
for cigars, as proposed in tho bill when re
ported to the full committeo by the subcom
mittee. Mother .Mandclbuuin's Booty.
New Yoiik, March 20. When Madame Man
dclbaum, the notorious "fence," went to
Canada a fugitivo from justice ten years ago,
tbero wero 3,000 yards of silk found In her
trunk. Tho gDods were placed in the Ameri
can Safe Deposit vaults to bo disposed of
after tho trial. As the trial never took placo
and the defendant is now dead, the district
attorney issued an ordT to-day for the silk to
be sold. The proceeds will go to the police
Jem Burge Defeated.
New Yonic, March 20. Tho following
cable was received herefrom London to-day:
The fight between Jem Burge, of Australia,
tho '-iron man," and Arthur Valentine, the
light-weight champion, was fought in lleg
lau hall last night. The men fought at
catch weights for .100. Twenty desperate
rounds wero fought, w hen Valentine was de
clared the winner. Bnru hnd three rits
broken during the light and was frightfully
Silk Culture Stations.
The Committeo on Agriculture yesterday
made a favorablo report upon the bill for tho
establishment of silk experiment stations in
the United States. Tho bill as amended pro
vides for live stations in different sections of
tho country to lie eondm ted in connection with
the agricultural exjicriment stations. The
bill makes an annual appropriation of i 3.000.
Chorister Breaks Down.
Lexington, K, March 20. Chorister, the
great three-year-old who, in compiny with
St. Leonard, ran in tho American Derby Inst
summer, has broken down, nnd will arrive
there in the morning to enter the stud at Cas
tle ton farm, tho Kentucky breeding plant of
A Thespian Marriage.
Sas4 Francisco, March 20. Arthur F.
Warde, manager of tho Warde-James com
bination, was married last night to Miss
Polly Stockwell. dauchtcr ot Comedian Stock
well The groom is tin- eldest son of Fred
erick Warde, the tragedian. Tho attachment
was formed a year since in this city.
TI.I.I GRAPHIC BREVITIES.
Emperor William left Berlin yesterday for
Abbazzla. on tho Adriatic, where ho will join
his fa mil.
A special to tho London Times from Athens
savs that a violent earthquake has occurred
atltarissa. Mill houss w ere destroj ed.
The Brazilian minister nt London denies
tho report of an insurgent victory at Itavare,
and says that Do Mcllo's cause is utterly
The Droxel pier, in Lincoln Park, Chicago,
across the right of way claimed by the Lin
coln Park commissioners, was j estcrilay de
stroyed by dynamite.
Wallace Burt, of Doylestown, Pa , charged
with tho murder of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Ilightloy near Newtown last September, yes
terday confessed his crime.
The remains of Leander Simonea. tho ex
mjjor and ex-register of deeds of Saginaw,
Mich., who disappeared suddenly January
20 last, were found yesterday.
The entire family of Herman Tliurow, a
German farmer living five miles southwest of
Piano; III, is critically ill from eating
trichina-intcsted Summer sausage.
The British steamer Alberanda, of Now
Castle, England, arrived in Baltimore yester
day alter a run of thirty days, auring which
she met with a fearful storm, and was almost
Four hundred men started to work at the
Benwood steel and iron wfjrks at Wheeling,
W. Va., yesterday, and over twice as many
will resumo work to-day. Tho works have
been Idle several months.
It is announced that the Lehigh Valley
railroad has settled with its coal shippers for
the month of February, all on tha basis of
freight tolls, 40 per cent, of the selling price
of cool in New York harbor.
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DID MA6EE KILL MISS FULLER
Startling Developments in the Case of
the Pretty Typewriter.
MANY SUSPICIOUS EVIDENCES
Editor Kiernan's Testimony and Magee's Ac
tions Seem to Point to His Omit Expert
Testimony and the Coroner's Inquest Po
sition of tho Body When Found.
New Yobe, March 20. Tho development of
the day in (ho shooting of Miss Martha J.
Fuller, tbo typewriter slot in Mullen's law
ofllco on Saturday, was tho result of tho sec
ond autopsy made by Dr. O'Hnre, ot tho coro
ner's ofllco, and J. S. Phelps, of the staff of
Bellovuo and Sf. Vincent's hospitals. It
shows that sho was shot In tho right side of
the head, not tho left, as formerly reported.
In several other directions skilled and
patient investigation is gradually dissipating
the fog of mystery with which tho shooting
has been surrounded, and the more clear it
becomestho less reason thero seems to be to
consider it a suicide.
Editor Klcrnan was tho first to respond to
the cries of assistance uttered by Magec, and
ho thinks it was not more than three minutes
1 afler tho 3hot Wd3 flrod- Ho determines the
1 moment when tho explosion occurred by the
I noisa made on tha stenmnlnes. which was
i Ujr tho bullet striking them.
thought at first that tbero was something
wrong with tho pipes, because he had never
heard such a sound before. From the bullet
mark on the steamplpe in the corner and on the
wall Miss Fuller would have been compelled
to stand against the radiator within six inches
of the window vvhensho fired theshot. In that
caso she could do nothing but fall over the
radiator, her faeo toward the window, or back
wards w ith her feet against tho radiator, her
head toward the door. She was found by
Kiemnn with her back against the radiator
and her feet toward tbo door. Her head,
surmounted by a hat, hung a llttlo forward
and to tho right side, but tbo strangest part
of it nil was that from a bole in tho right side
of her head tho blood at that moment was
flowing freely. The frontal bone on the side
) uldged out, indicating that it had been
broken, and blood on the sido did not run to
the floor, but tnkled from the chin and was
absorbed by her clothing.
On tho leltsideof her head Mr. Kiernan
saw no bullet hole, detected no traces of blood,
yet on that side ot the body, and nonoof it
beneath her clothing, was" the thick pool of
blood already referred to. and thero was no
other blood on the floor near tho body at thnt
time. There was no trace of it even beneath
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clso when he pa-sed his arms under her and
raised her up he would have detected it on
the floor or perhaps have got some of It on his
clothinn. The second pool of blood came from
tho wound on the right of tho head after
Kiernan had straightened out tho body on the
floor. Even after he done that he did not
know there was a. wound in the left side of
her head, because the hole there was hidden
by the hat or hiir of the young woman. To
Mr. Kiernan it appeared as if Miss Tuller had
her back to the radiator when theshot wa3
fired and had slid down gradually and against
tho radiator. Her clot Ing was bunched be
neath her, and tho hem of her dress had been
drawn above her ankles. Sho had not dropped
quickly, else sho would havo rested on the
base of the radiator. She was a woman of
good wcUbt and the radiator is compara
tively frail. She was most likely placed in
that position after tho bullet 1 .tsoed through
Mr. Klcrnan is certain, too, that there was
no revolver near tno right hand ot tho woman
w ben ho was there, and tho instinct of an old
nowspaper man prompted him to look about
for it. It wasnot untillio had gone fornpolice
man that the revolver appeared. Lawyer J.
F. llllev , who had b.en in tho room for some
timo up to that point, agrees with him. Lnw
ver ltiley heard Magee reproving the boy
Brnnnin for having removed tho revolver
from beside the Lody, but ne.ther he nor Kier
nan siw it there, nnd thero win any nmount
of day light in the room. Another singular
fact, which bad escaped observation, is that
blood spots were on the wall of tho offlce and
also on the partition opposite, and across the
room, and hair was sticking in tho latter.
Deputy Coroner Dr. Conway, who his ha J
more or less expeneaco examining pistol
wounds, wn3 of the opinion on Sunday that
tho fact that there was no baming of the flesh
und no powder marks on tho left side of Miss
TuIIer's head was evidence that the revolver
had been held close up against her bead. He
' Slid that tho shattering of tho skull at tho
point where the bullet entered was another
ovidenca ot this. Other physicians in the
coroner's offlce. and men who nro experts in
gunshot wouuds. say that Dr. Conway was
entirely wrong. Dr. Weston, who has Icon an
army surgeon, said yesterday that it the pistol
had "been held within eighteen inches or two
feet of Miss Tuller s head when tho shot was
flrod there w ould havo been powder marks. If
it bad been held as close as an inch or two the
flesh would have loer. burned about the
wound. If it hal been held closo Up to tho
head when flred tho burning would haye been
very marked and there could havo been no
Dr. Weston siid that be had male several
series of experiments to Ieirn the extent of
burning and marking by pistol-shot wounds
nt var.ous distances, from a fraction of an
inch up to two feet. He never had known of
a ea-o where tho pistol was llred within eigh
teen inches where there were not powder
marks, anil within one or two inches that
thero were net severe burns. As to tho frac
turing or shattering of tbo bone at tho point
where the bill catered Miss Fuller s head, he
said that a rifled pistol held from three to
live ieet from her head and firing tho elon
gated bullot used in all pistol cartridges would
have mado exactly that kind of n wound.
Long bullets w biri alter they ieavo tho mouth
of a revolver, the Doctor said, as tho "key
hole" marks they frequently mnke on n tar
git indicate, and the woundin Miss Fuller's
bead looked as if it bad been made by u bullet
that had tnrncd. That would Indicate tint
thu shot was flred possiblj from a greater
distance than Ave feet. If the pistol had been
closo to her head, the bullet would havo left a
cle ir-cut small bole.
Dr.Sauer.who istbeEulIerfamily physician,
said that Miss Fuller had often spoken to him
about tlio-mannger of tho ofllee. She nover
mentioned Mngeo by name. Tho references,
the doctor said, were not complimentary to
Mr. Mngec. They were of tho same mturt as
Miss Fuller had made to her mother and her
Tho fact printed in tho papers that Magee
hnd Lcen married and divorced was a sur
pr.se to his friends and relatives. His uncle,
Mr. Thompson, said: "He never told mo that
be was married, and I never would havo be
lieved it. He never mentioned such a thing
as wife to ma." Mr. Mullen said that Magee
had always represented to him that he was a
Ihedistrictattorney took up tho caso to
day, and will push it to tho end.
what seems to be an important link in tho
chain of facts came to light to-night in an in
terview with H,enry C. Vett, bartender in
Timothy TI v nn's billiard roorrs, 117 Nassau
street, on the opposito side of tho street to
tbo Nassau chambers whero Miss Fuller met
Vott said: "Shortly after 5 o'clock on Satur
day evening a man alont 27 or 28 sears ot
age, of medium height, wearing a derby hat,
and who had 11 small, short-cropped black
moustache, suddenly rushed in the saloon.
Ho was in an exceedingly ex
cited state and hurriedly called
for a glass of whl3ky, saying 'make it a big
one, there Is a young lady sick across the
"I gave him the whisky. He picked up
tho gloss, placed h.3 hnnd over the top of it,
and rushed out again without paying for it.
I am confident that there was no ambulance
in sight when the man ran into tho saloon.
He did not return for at least an hour after
ward. He then, came in and brought back
the empty glass, and said, 'That girl is dead;
she was shot'
"I am positive he did not say that she had
shot herself. I know the man perfectly well
by sight, and havo seen him in and out hers
frequently during the past six years, though
I have never known hi3 name.
"When tho man who took tho whisky over
tho way brought back the empty glass he was
accompanied by a friend. It was then after
C o'clock, but I cannot say how much, though
I think that tho ambulance had been and
gone again. Miss Fuller at one time workod
in an ofllco In this building und I knew her
very well by sight. I had never spoken to
The story told by Vett suggest3 the idea that
some one knew of Miss Fuller's condition be
foro an ambulance call was sent out and had
time to run for the whisky before alarm was
Tno time the call for tho nmbulanco was
received at Chambers street hospital is reg
istered on tho books as 5.rt o'clock, and tho
timo of the return as C32 p. m.
Vett says ho could easily identify tho man
who came into tho saloon with tho empty
" TROY ELECTION MURDER.
.Michael Dclaney, a Witness, Committed to
Jail for Perjury'.
Tnov, N. Y., March 20. In tho Pujss elec
tion murder inquest here to-day tho sensa
tion was the commitment of a witness named
Michael Delaney for perjury. Ho swore that
Boland, the Itepubhcan watchman, was tho
only man who had a revolver ami that ho
He contradicted himself several times and
admitted that be had been to jail to Ree the
aect'sed men, obtaining admission by making
false statements to the warden. His arrest
created considerable excitoment in tho court
room. He was sent to jail.
E. M. Tartridgo saw Kobert F.oss throw up
his hands when a man shot him. Tho man
also shot P.oss when he was down. Witness
was positive it wasnot Boland who did the
shooting. Tho inquest then came to an
abrupt closo. the assistant district attorney
saying all tho evidence was in. The coroner
ordered an adjournment until tomorrow
morning, when ho will charge the jury and
await the verdict.
KATE TERRY'S CAREER.
-in Adventuress Tamous in Many Lands
New Yobz, March 20. The body of Kate
Terry was laid in the grave yesterday. She
died last Friday, ending a career remarkablo
in many ways. Sho was an English barmaid
in her youth, yet died worth many millions.
When sho first appeared in this country it
wa3 as the wife of JimVarley, an English
burglar, better known as "lieddy the black
smith." They opened a saloon in Houston
street near Broadway, which soon became a
resort for the Tammany heelers or the district.
Vuney killed a man and was sentenced to
prison for twenty years. His wife immedi
ately secured a divorce, sold out the saloon,
and went abroad.
In Pans she met Juant Terry, a young Cu
ban planter. She was s.ill pretty. Terry
married her, and they went to Cuba to live on
his father's plantation. The eider Terry
learned who she was and repudiated the pair.
The yGnnger Terry died about ten years ago,
lenving his fortune, estimated at -;9,000,000,
in trust fcr his two children. There was a
long suit over the will, Mrs. Terry being suc
cessful She traveled through Europe again,
and it vas reported was about to be married
to a Spinish grandee, when he learned of her
previous record and broke tho engagement.
For the last few yeara she lived quietly in thi3
city, lcokins after tho education ol her chil
dren. THING THEY HAVE Hlft.
It Looks as Though George Taylor and
the Slasher Arc One.
George Tayloralias Jones.who was arrested
Monday morning whilo attempting to saw the
blinds of Jud.;e Hunt's residence on the Biver
road, has leen proven to bo the Jnck the
Slasher whose depredations so many citizens
have good cause to remember. From the
number of knives on his person the police
judged that he was concerned in something of
tho kind and set to work to investigate it
Detective Horn called at the station houso
with Cbarhs Kobertson. an uncle of Taylor's.
Horn represented himself to bo a lawyer, and
was engaged by Taylor to defend him.
When the detectivo asked for his pay in
advance Taylor said he hud no money, but
could tell him where the stuff wa3 and he
could sell it. This the detective agreed to,
and the stutT was found concealed in an old
sleigh in a stable where Taylor spent most or
A number of articles were found, which
havo been identified as having been taken
from the places visited by the slasher. Jones
seems to have had a mania for sloshing, and
it is thought he is mentally unbalanced. He
was shrewd enough to take tho jewelry away
f rom here before attempting to dispo-e of it.
It is thought to be sold or pawned near ltich
mond. ratal Row Among Italians.
White Plains, N. J., March 20. The jeal
ousy and drunkenness ot anltalian Iaboreren
gaged at work on the Byram lako tunnel led
to the death ot two men and the wounding of
two others to-nuht. Thomas Colsino drank
heavily this eveningandwhenhereachedhcme
commenced to bent his wife. Visitors de
fended her, and in the fracas which followed
Colsino was instantly killed, two bullets
striking him. Joseph" Domeinnt died a few
hours later, having been both shot and
stabbed. Joseph Somina was stabbed, as
was also BaHailo Somino, his brothor.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 20. James W.
Shlnn, of Media, a clerk in the Cheater county
prothonotary's ofllee, w-as bofore Magistrato
Pole, of this city, to-day, charge I with iss aing
fraudulent nituralizition papers to residents
of this city. A large number of Itaiians were
on ono occasion tiken to Media, and it is al
leged that Shinn fraudulently issued the nec
css try papers. He was held for a further
Uncle Sam I oscs a Cnsc.
Baltimore, March 20. Judgo Thomas G.
Morns, in tho United States court, filed hi3
opinion in tho caso of Secretary of the Treas
ury Tester agilnst ClaisVocko & Co., of Bal
timore, which caino up on an appeal by col
lector of customs marine from the decision
of tho board of general appraisers at New
York. Judge Morns held that tho United
States court had no jurisdiction, and dis
missed the bill.
D.i Gnma's W hereabouts.
Lisbon, March 20. It is considered possible
hero that tho Portuguese warships on which
Admiral Da Gama and somo of his followers
escaped from the bay of Itlo Janeiro will take
the refugees to tho'Azoro Islands, where they
will bo interned by tho military commandant.
An Inventor's, Illness.
Mr. George D. Baker, tho inventor of tho
submnrino boat, had a surgical operation per
formed upon him last night. He has been
v ery ill, and is not expected to liv o.
ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Arthur Ash, a British subject. Ins been ap
pointed United States marshal of tho consular
court nt Tien Tsin, China.
Dr. Joso A. Terry, the minister of finance of
tho Argentine Confederation, has ordered.the
inspection of six free bnnks.With the object of
withdrawing iheir privileges and abrogating
the froc-bsnking law.
Tho Italian minister of foreign affairs, Baron
Blnnc, is conferring with the Italian ambassa
dor at Washington, Baron Fuva, as to tho
means of establl-hlng colonics ot Italian emi
grants in the United Statcs.
The Bnsso-German commercial treaty rati
fications were exchanged at the foreign office
in Berlin yesterday morning between Baron
Marschall Von Bleberstem, tho secretary of
state for foreign affairs, and Count Schouva
loff, the Hussion ambassador.
The trial in Prague of the murderer of Mr.
Va, tho police spy, has resulted as follows:
Dolezal, Kriz, and Dragoman sentenced to
ten years imprisonment with hard labor; the
other accused person;, including Cizek.secro
retary of the Young Czech's party, have been
TARIFF BILL IS TINKEREB
Presented to the Senate Yesterdaj
Without a Committee Report.
SUGAR INTERESTS CARED FOB
Senator Jones Explains Just What the Tras
Gets and Why It Oets It Change ii
Other Schedules Are Hot Very Harked, bsj
The tariff bill was yesterday fairly launched
on its way in tho Senate, Mr. Yoorhees, thi
chairman of the Financo Committee, report
ing it to tbo Senate and giving notice that 01
April 2 ho would move to take it up for con
sideration. Tho principal change was in tht
Among the other changes are that cans or
packages, madeof tin orothermetal, contain
Ing shellfish admitted free of duty.not exceed,
ing one quart in contents, shall be subject te
a duty of 8 cents per dozen cans of packages,
and when exceeding one quart shall be sub.
jeet to an additional duty ot i cents per dozes
fpr each additional half quart or fractional
Collars and cuffs nro 10 per cent, over the
subcommittee bill, making the rato 53 per
cent.. Instead of 35 per cent, but shirts and
all-otrer articles of every description not spe
cially provided for composed wholly or in
part ot linen is JO per cent, ad valorem, 'instead
of 33 per cent., the Wilson bill rate: playina
cards are restored to the Wilson rate of 1C
cec.3 per pack, instead of 2 cents per pack, as
fixed by the Senate subcommittee; pipes, pip
bowls, and all smokers' articles not specially
C vided for in tbU act. including cigarette
ks, cigarette book covers, pouches for
smoking or chewing tobacco, and cigarette
paper in all forms, the Wilson rate of JO per
cent, ad valorem Is restored, tho Senate sub
committee rate having been 40 per cent, ad
valorem, and the remalnderof this paragraph
is mado to read as follows: "And pipe bowls
of clay, ID per cent, ad valorem." The pro
vision of the Senate subcommittee bill for a
duty of 20 per cent, ad valorem on bananas
and pineapples is stricken out.
The lead and lead ore duties are left un
changed from the Senate subcommittee rates,
as are the Iron and coal duties; tin plate,
terne, nnd tagger's tin, ono cent per pound,
instead of ono and one-fifth cents, as In the
In the internal revenue schedule the com
mittee strikes ont the provision which the
Senate subcommittee inserted flrst taxing
cigars and cigarettes weighing more than
three pounds 5 per thousand, cigarettes
in paper weighing not more than three
pounds 31 per tbonsand, and when wrapped
in tobacco fifty cents perthousand, thus leav
ing the taxes on these article3 unchanged from
tho present law.
The provisions in the income tax amend
ment relative to a tax on building and loan
associations, which was exempted by the
House and stricken out when the Senate sab
committee reportod the bill.has been restored,
with the proviso that the tax shall not ba
levied upon those institutions who mnke no
loans except to shareholders for the purpose
ot enabling them to build homes
Complying with a request for an explana
tion of the committee's reasons for making
tho changes in the sugar schedule, Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, said:
'The bill is changed in making the increase
at the rate of 2-100 of a cent for each degree
apply to all sugar testing from 90 to 93 de
grees, instead of from 90 to 96 degrees. The
reason for this is that on aceount of the im
proved methods of sugar making by vacuum
pans n great deal of sugar now imported for
tho purpose of being refined Is above 96 de
gree test, and is In fact a raw sugar, to
which it would ho inequitable to apply the tax
on refined sugar.
"The reason for putting the color test in
the schedule is that there are considerable
qunntities of sugar which ore improved in
color, made in fact almost white, which
really contain a low percentage of saccharine
matter, which might bo imported und enter
into consumption as refined sugar, easily de
ceiving tho public by reason of their high,
Flourished a Knife.
A colored man gave the citizens near Bright
wood a hard fight last evening. He appeared
in Wood's saloon with a bundle on his arm
and demanded a dnnk. Being refused, he
started down the road. He wa3 followed by
two colored men, and when he stopped
in front of 3Ir. Cuvier Green's residence
and went to the door the men called to Mr.
Green. A crowd soon collected, and seeing he
was surrounded the negro drew a knife,
which he flourished In a threatening manner.
He was captured after a struggle and taken
to station No. S. Hero he gave the namoot
Preston Lewis. He is being held for exam
ination as to his mental condition.
tVouIJ-he Burglar Caught.
About 4 o'clock yesterday morning a young
man who gave tho namo of Harry Thorn and
claims t3 be from Philadelphia, broke a pane
of glass in Harry W. Teters' jewelry store at
1721 Seventh street northwest. The noise
awoke Mr. Peters, and he came to the
front to see what was going on. The burglar
dashed away, followed by Mr. Peters, who
discharged his revolver several times. Ho
caught the man at Sixth street and turned
him over to Policeman Steer. Judge Miller
held him in S500 bonds for the grand jury,
in default of which he was committed to jaiL
A la-go number of nowsboys were given a
delightful entertainment last evening at the
Newsboys' Home, S27 E street northwest, and
it was highly appreciated by the youngsters.
Mls3 Laura Chamberlain, of Boston, who has
recently returned from a missionary visit to
Turkey, told of her many interesting and
amusing expenenccs in that country. Gen.
Browne, of the reguhr army, told of his life
in tho Mexican and civil wars. Tho arrange
ment of tho affiir was in charge of Mrs. M.
C. Merchant, and Mrs, A. C. Atwater acted as
Bomb In nn l.lcvntcd Car.
New Yonc, March 20. An iron bomb four
inches long was found last night In an
elevated railway car of tho Eighth avenue
road by a trainman. It was taken by Ed
ward M. Cox. dispatcher, to the Ono hundred
and fifty ccond street police station, whero
experts will examine it to-day.
Watching American Importations.
TonoNTo, Ont, March 20. Tho customs
department has Issued an order to its collect
ors nt various ports to take every precaution
to discov er attemj ts to place American goods
on the Canadian market at a price under tha
face value. This order was issued because of
the enormous quantity of hardware being
shipped to Canada.
Aid for Confederate .Monument.
At tho conclusion ot 3Ir. George's speech
yesterday the Senato passed a bill authorizing
tho Secretary ot War to lend condemned can
non and cannon balls to the association hav
ing in chargo the monument erected on gov;
ernment land at Chicago, III, to tho Confed
erate dead thero buried.
Sundry Civil Bill Passed.
Tho sundry civil appropriation bill was
passed by tho Houso yesterday without divi
sion. The four appropriation bills passed by
tho House (IH-tnet ot Columbia, pension, for
tification, and sundry civil) carry a net reduc
tion of e:M,3J4,9o8 as compared with tne tame
bills for the current fiscal year.
Treasury- Cash Balance.
Tho cash balance in tho Treasury at tbo
close of business yesterday was $13G, 530,566,
a I0S3 since Monday ot $793,035. Tho net
gold was $106,996,014, a loss ot 164,532.
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