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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. X. 2fO. 5.
WASIimGTO D. C, TUUBSDAY MOKNTN'G, MABCII 22, 1894.
OUTLINE OF HIS DEFENSE
Attorney Shelby Maps Out the Position
Col. IkceKinridgc Will Assume.
PLAIXTIPP RESTS HER CASE
Tho Defendant, and Not the Plaintiff, Was
Seduced, Says the Defense Miss Pollard's
Attempt on His Life He Was Hounded
and Forced to Acknowledge Her.
Yesterday uas n, field day for tho colleagues
of HcprcsentutUe K reck in rid Re, of Kentucky.
ConjireisS had laken a recess ostensibly to sail
don u tho Potomac on an excursion nnd wit
ness tho trial of ome Wr puns at Indian
He id, but the trial progressing in tho Circuit
Court held greater charms for many than tho
junket on a gtnernnient gunboat. Gray
heids and bald head-, were in a majority in
Judgo l)rndlejs court, but tho spectators
were disappointed bj one of tho lcist bensa
tional dasof the trial, although they heard
tho defense of Col. Breckinridge outlined by
his Uv partner and attorney, CoL John T.
Phelbj, and tho last words of Madeline Pol
lard's story. Th-n they slumbered through
tho monotonous reading of a long deposition.
Tho defenso will b partly denial and partly
explanation denial that Col. Breckinridge
reduced Madeline Pollard, that sho gao
llrth to a child at tho Norwood convent, aud
explanation that sho trapped him into a prom
ise to marry her outho mutual understanding
that this promio was only n devlso by which
t.ho was to withdraw from his lifo and be able
to break off her relations with Mrs. Dlackburn.
1 ho long-continued illicit relations between
the two are admitted without excuse or palll
ution except a reference to tho inherent weak
ness of human nature, but the oratorVspokes
man represents that he was often anxious to
break them off. but was always inveigled into
continuance by tho joung woman; that eho
followed hm, demanded monej from him,
and eomjelled his promi-es to marrj her
under threats several tiraas repeated and em
phjeized by a di-plaj of pistols. Moreover,
it is promised to be hown that MIs Pollard's
carl hfo liad not been one of virtue before
t'io Mher-tonguotl orator crossed her path.
Th!, in sulctancc. is the defense, but it has
many branches and side issues.
Col. Breckinridge and his right-hand man,
Attornej Ben. Butterworth,were late in arriv
ing in the circuit court, not appearing until
ate-tin roll call oT jurors, aud until after
MNs Pollard, with f.uo erypile but appar
tnth lomposetl, liad waited several minutes
inlureit Tho two graj heads of tho de
lta hint and his leading lawyer were bent to
other in a brief consultation asMiPs Pollard
wnlktd around to tho mtno-? stand. Her
face showed lints of worrj and a skepli9
xught as sho faced the audience lor tho fourth
then Mr. Butterworth legin bv inquiring
if MisPollard had tho contritt with Jaims
Khodcs. to which sho replied that tho con
tract had been given to Rhode. There
never had been a st ttkment.but in lt35 she had
given him n note for throi-time tho amount'
he bad.udvinced.forrntr schooling. ! hud
nver j aid Mr. Rhodes, because I never had
nnyinonejto pay .injlrolj any thing," lio
b.iid Their corrtsiondence had continued
after she eamo to Washington.
Mrs. Dr. Mar Logan had not recognized
htm lien thej first met in riutlnnat! after
tho buit was filed, but hi.d before thev parted.
MIs 1'ollard wa going on to explain about
that mot ting when Mr. Butterworth cautioned
her that sho mu-t not wandtr from tho -ub-jet-t
and bring in extraneous matter which he
had not called for, protesting that he was
anxious to treat ht r with perfect fairness.
"I begyuur pardon, Mr Butter-worth " sue rt
plieil "1 know you treit me fairl , and I am vers
grateful I nn m full of thinp Iwinttotell
jou that I can t kev thtm batk oticix"
"Uhar was ttin tutt about your adopting tho
iiamuol ilncLinriile' asked Mr Ilutteruorth
' htn T first used tho name Mr llreekinridco
and 1 talked it aver He wild I might use tho
name an 1 1 had a card plite made with It hi
3 st rlMj vvps tU answer in explanation of
the statement in the ne-ASiaier article "I am
very weiry this morning and hardly able logo
Nevertheless, the mistress continued to bo
mlctns of iho s.tuation. for when sho had
ln?tn asked about the trunk sho had at Dr.
fctretit s, in Cincinnati, during her first con
finement, and Mr. Butterworth read from his
mauu-crij t. sho insured that ho should give
her undiv ided attention before he would con
tinue Great stress has been laid bj the de
ftn uiou th" description of this trunk,
which Fertms to be important to their ease.
"That's all, Mi-s Follard." said Mr. Butter
worth. to tho surpn-e of the court. Tho
pkrj.tiu" in black and Mater EII.S dKippc ired
through the side door, her attornevs remark
ing that thev had no questions for ner.
TiiO plaintiff rests her case here,' said
Ihe Breckinridge forces were in retire
ment t went minutes. Col. John T. Shelbj,
tho Lexington, Kv.f law partnerof Col. Breck
inridge, a short, palo man, with light
moustache, part! bald head, and spectacles
faced the jury to outline tho defene While
tho case was technically one for breach of
proml-o, ho Mid, it included a wider scope.
"I am authorized by the defendant to say.
ho said "and it will bo corroborated by his
do1o.hu oath that he did not seduce her, that
it nevtr was made known to him thnt she had
cvtr had au children b him until tho filing
of this suit lost August, nor did ever, under
an eircum-tances. make any promise of
marriage to htr."
Outlining what would bo tho defence, ho re
lated that M ss Pollard had accosted CoL Breck
InrlJcocn the train, before whkhtlrno ho imd
fceir seen her that ho -said ho supposed ho
ought to ki ow h-r (having reached that time of
life v Leu he vun forgetful of faces) fehe Intro
duced herself tHiid her father was a great ad
mirer of John t Bretkinrldge, and had named
hr aftr him ireveral weeks after the
Utter aUng ndrive as to her relations with
IChodes hid been received ho had answertd it,
t llinghfr tho legal aspects of tho contract, to
whl h ho had replied fully After that ho re
ceived a lute- the authenticity of which MIs
Pollard had denied, but whiih would bo fully
proven, asking him to como to the seiniu iry
Be lad wrimn that he could not coma ho
had written another letter, urging him to como
to the We-Ieyan College to sh her, which he had
declined to do On itintlrttof Aniir. ii ' h.
dayl, hehadbe'ninLimiunatl on business. It
occurred to him that ho had recited tho re
qntbtto j,oto the e-leynu College, Having
nothing else to do, he vent to tho college that
dnvaud paw her; taw not an Ignorant country
girl unacquainted with thewajeof tho world, for
il there was one fact that would bo established
It was thnt the plaintiff was at least twenty or
twmty-oiiojoa-sof age, and It would bo shown
bj the doctor who ofllciated at the birth of her
next youngest sister in lu5, when tho plaintiff
was then a little girl two cr three years old,
run li g -bout the hou-c.
" htn tho Colonel arrived at the Institution,"
continued the attorney, "shecamo into tho pnr
lorundtaw hitn, explained tho contratt with
Vr hhodes which was that in consideration of
his paying for her bchooling she was to marry
him. hho asked If ho could compel her to marry
Kim, a atraugo question for an innocent school
girl, and alw tell him that sho had submitted
htrptrsoniuMr Khodes. Ho told her that sho
was n t obliged to carry out the contract. Then
Ler ked him to take her to an entertainment
on vino strtet and ho consented.
That Col. Breckinridge had called in n
closed carnage that night was denied. It
was dttlared that Miss Pollard had made tho
proposition that they ride Instead of going to
tho concert, and tho Iawjer said:
'In tho tourse of the ride that night, and with
out tho uso of seductivo means, but in a way
uhlchotturs when a woman is not averse to
such things, an Illicit relation was established
on tho first night Le had been with her. the
01 1 not make any protestations. Tho rido was
not i rolonged; ho did not lake her to any assig
nation house in Cfntlnnatl tho next day
It was denied that CoL Breckinridge had sent
a to egram to Miss 1'ollard, In tho namoof her
mother, to go to Lexington, but when he boarded
the train that Friday ho found heron It; without
anv artiflcts boing exercised on his part a meet
ing had been arranged, and she herself had
propOKed that they should go to tho house of
f-Arnh tiuest. She exnlnlnnri ihnt ahn v.., .-
- -,---..... . "uu hucn uia
Breckinridge had been In Cincinnati Friday and
had not met her there until Saturday night,
't would bo shown that Mr. Khodes had fallen
behind in payments of her bills, being a man of
Final! means, and tho transfer from Wesleyan
Institute to bayre Academy at Lexington had
been made by arrangement between herself and
Mr. Ithodes, unknown to CoL Breckinridge, until
he met her one day on tho street In Loxlngton.
Tho Illicit relations at Lexington continued,
meetings being arranged irregularly at fcarah's,'
and In February of 1SS5 Mls Bollard had left
unknown to him Iho statement that he had
written letters from Cincinnati to her mother
would bo denied, and the statement that sho had
given birth to a child in tho I oundllug asylum
near Cincinnati would bo Uisprovcn by tho testi
mony of Dr. JIary Logan. Her attempt to Iden
tify herself at tho institution to the sistorshad
utterly failed. The charge sho had made in tho
newspapers that he had abandoned his offspring
was without foundation.
After her return to Lexington the next July CoL
Breckinridge had madonoattompts to resume
their relations, but In the fall of that year (1S&5)
he had been elected to Congress. Ono day in
that month ho w as mot by a ntgro girlwltna
note from her, and tho rtlations between them
were resumed for a short time. From that Bo
comber until the follow ing ugust ho had boen oc
cupied In Washington. In the spring of ltX, after
Congress had adjourned, ho returned to Lexing
ton, but his family was not there Ho secured a
room at Miss Hoj t's, where .Miss Pollard boarded,
not taking his meals there Be met her around
tho house as ho did others, but there was no sug
gestion from cither part that their relations
hiioum oo resumeu. uiiij ueuiuso &u cumu iu
his oilko to see him there their relations
resumed, bhortl) afterward Miss Bollard had
come to Washington, but not at his Instance.
CoL Breckinridge had endeavored to dissuade
her from coming, but her remittances from
Bhodt s had ben cut off nnd she thought bho
might obtain employment here There was a
period of eighteen months, ending In July, 1SS7,
during which therewt re no Illicit relationsbe
twetn them, so that her statement that she had
In en delivered of a child by him February, lbt$,
could not bo true In course of nature
hen CoL Itrtxkfurldco returned to Washing
ton thru Winter ho had not otftrtd to resume
tht lr Intimate relations, but sho had often come
to blm for help, and on her representations that
she as pregnant by him ho had assisted her,
as would happen In the state of human nature
throughout Iho i ourse of time, bho w as making
demands on him whkh he could ill atlord to
meet, but he knew she had it In her power to
do him great injury, "and n man will purchase
his foourltj.his jmace, under almost any price,"
"Lnder circumstances not to bo condoned,
but under which in no a man had done wrong
to himself and thoso nearest him the Intimacy
was resumed in Washington, bbe knew that
bhe had him more or less in her jKiwer Uo at
tempted to introdueo her Into society here,
hut ho did not attempt to break her dow u with
the ucquaintaiic s she had formed bho mado
Lis lifo more or less a burden by tho course she
pursued. CoL Breckinridge was not u man of
in tans. He could not atlord to give up the
mom r she forced from him, but to save himself
nnd his 1 amity ho yielded to her bhe would
follow blm to his door, to tho Bouse of Bopre
sentatives He offered her money if she would
go aw a and start n life for herself bho had
ability of a certain sort He offered timo after
time to defray her expenses if bhe would go
nwaj aud Jit herself for work. This unhappy
life tontinued until his wife died In July, lblfc!
It Is not a fait that In Aucust, 15(2. oral any
time, the defendant met her, kissed her, or in
an ot of way prorais-d to marry her bho did
not return here nt that timoatalL During the
fall of Js'fti he met her In ew lorkand sho ap
proached him, telling him that sho had an oppor
tunity to go with Mrs. Willard to her bchool in
Berlin, o&ked him If he would not pay her ex
penses tin re for two years, nnd thi sho should
return as his amaueedwlfe He absolutely re
fused to entertain a thought of marriage, but did
tell her that If the would go abroad he would
give hr her traveling expenses and $1.5 a
mouth. I supisothere was no man in Washing
ton less able to b ar such a burden than CoL
Breckinridge, yet to break oil their relations and
avoid an exposure, which would have been par
lirtilarlj patuful at that time, ho was williug to
undertake iL sho absolutely refused to go
nbroad unit ss sho could go ns his affianced w if e
Miss Bollard had returned to Washington the
lawyer continued, aud during tho winter of
Is't; and 1HI their relations h id continued, but
never had he taken her to his home In March
of liKJ the pressure brought to bear upon him
b tho woman was euormous. bhe was known
Intimately to Mrs. Blaekburu as a young and
agretat lo woman from tho same btato. 1 hero
was talk ns to why Mfcs Pollard was seen so
much with CoL Breckinridge bhe told him this,
and that the had explained to Mrs. Blaekburn
that they were engaged He told her that it w as
his purpose to tell Mrs. Blackburn frankly the
relations which had existed between them bhu
Implored him not to make kuown their relations,
not to expose-"Hr then, but to give her ono more
chance to make a place for herself in the world,
to protect her so far ns to admit the engagement
to Mrs lllackbum; then sho would go to ew
lork nnd gradual'y die out of his life By the
aid of his admission in that wav she could iret
out of hfbllfe, of Mrs. Bhukburn's life, and of
"He nt llrt refused. It seemed as though any
man might have seen the danger of suth an ar
rangement, the lawyer said. In tho latter part
of March she had told him that Mrs. Blackburn
wauttd to see him He had gene and they had
talked h r ov er, L telling M rs. Itlackburn in his
dtsiro toshlel 1 her, that she was an Imprudent
girl During this time, at Mrs Thomas house,
l" Iifayette "square, fche had nttetnr ted to shoot
him, audonl by tho merest of accidents, had
he betn able lo disarm her He went to Ken
tucky without acceding to her demands. Ac
cording to his best recollection tho interview be
tw een himself, M rs. Blat kburn, and M Iss
I'ollaril occurred thel da or AprIL a htn
sho Induce J him to fall Into her hands Miohad
made one attempt cu his life, nnd held over him
what was woiso than death, tho happiness of
his family In a moment of weakness, in order
to give this woman a chau e to begin a life for
herself, he permitted tho woman to assume a re
lation which never did exist and could not have
been tolerated by him.
When Miss Bollard met CoL Brecklnridce sho
was i matured woman, at least JO years of
age bhe Lad denied the fact of a mok mar
riage with Aleck Julian, had explaiued tho na
ture of her relations with Mr Bossell, but affida
vits from thoso men would b read, with evi
dence that before she met CoL Breckinridge she
had toen seen nt an assignation house Tho
"Wts-do" Brown lettershowed that she had been
In some ort of relations with Bossell, Prof Ov t r
majer, and Mr Ithodes.
I-xpliltiing the secret marriage, CoL bhelby
said that tin health of Mrs W Ing was bad. bho
deslri d to go Last, ho to go W est, but sho de
sired not to enter his family under circum
stancs.whLh might occasion feeling bttvveen
1 lm aud nn of his children, whoe affections
she desired low In He thought it was a mistake
that there had been anything Hko secret
Besumlug his statemuut alter the noon recess,
CoL Nit lb declared that Mfss Pollard had
claimed th it her first eoullnement had resulted
In a mis irriage aud that she never intimated
to him that she had n child bj him Tho basket
which had belonged to the colonel had never
been given to Miss Bollard, but had been taken
from his room
Beturning to tho events in Isew ork following
CoL Breckinridge's marriage, Mr bhelby as
strted that Miss Bollard had come to the Hoff
man house, found tuat hwas stopping there,
secured a room next to hLs, and registered as
hisdaughter Winn CoL Breckinridge entered
at noju, on Mouda, May l,she attempted
to shoot him, standing In the pa sagewn be
tween the two rooms He had slammed the
door, aud threatened to have her arrested, ring-
iiik ior n cu-ooy, uui,m iter entreaties had
told her to place the revolver against hl3 door,
close her door, rod he wjuld have tho boy take
tho revolver In tho Interview which followed
sho made all sorts of protestations and promises
to leave him The next day they left the Hoff
man house. Mrs. Blackburn arrived in .New
lork, sent for him for consultation about a law
ku it sho was interest e J In, and lucidently Mrs.
iHucKuurnnsawi an expiuimuvn oi ine present
of himself nnd Jilss l Dllard In ow lork, to
whkh in replied that ho could not give an expla n
I ho dt position of bister Agues Iteglna Brown
was r ad This deposition had been taken at
the Norwood Convent asylum, near Cincinnati,
where the sister had tetn In 1HS.1 Depo
ntnt did not know M idoline Bollard, but had for
thollrst time seen her In December, lsjrj, in tho
library next to the ode with Messrs. Carlisle
ana jonuou, ner attorneys, wnen Miss Bollard
had askt d If tho sister know her, but tho witness
did not Miss Bollard had said that she
went under tho name of Louisa Wilson, but
when the sister had said that no 1 oulsa Wilson
had botn there, but that a girl named lturgoue
had a child there nt that time. Miss Bollnrd had
replied Oh, that was tho name I went by.
There were so many of them I did not remem
ber." fflhen Miss Pollard had asked what had become
of tho child, had been told that it died the next
July, and had then gone into hysterits. The sister
had said that Miss Pollard had never beea. there
nud did not seem to know much about theTiouse,
Misspolhvrd had spoken of giving tho volumes
of Washington Irving to the convent: the sister
had said sbo thought the books wero given b n
girl who had Iteen there aud who thought sho
had not compensated them sufficiently for her
board. They found them In tho library Miss
Bollard rcniembtred having left a Christmas
tard from a man named Davis in ono of tho
books, which sho found. The sister had said
that the card had not tho appearance of having
been in a book nine years, but looked as though
it had been rolled up. Miss Bollnrd had said,
when ulster suggested compromise, that .Mr
Biockinrldge hnd.no money nnd that sho was
suing to disgrace him.
Tho sister had said that 3Ir. Breckinridge
would still bo Mr. Breckinridge after tho trial
that his friends would still receive him, while
the woman would be ruined. Attorney Johnson
had said: 'But he will not bo called upon to ad
dress young ladles' seminaries and open prayer
meetings," to which tho sister replied that she
presumed that there wero others st prayer
meetings as bad as Mr. Breckinridge was accused
bister Agnes had said to Miss Bollard: "What
a bad girl you have been to go with a man who
had a wife," to which Miss Bollard had replied:
M ha ve been a bad cirl but a better wnmnn
As tho sister remembered, MLss Burgoyno had
been shorter than Miss Bollard and lighter; had
Dvuiiiou tctj iuuu ui uauut,auu spent most 0
STEELLIPS BELCHED FLAMES
Trial Test of Big Guns at Indian
Head Proving Grounds.
DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE THERE
Secretary Herbert Was Much Pleased With
the Test, bat Doubted the Efficiency of the
Thirteen-Inch Gun Objections Baised on
Account of Initial Telocity.
Secretary Herbert said that tho test was sat
istory, but ho did not know but thatathirteen
inch gun was too laro, after all. Ho inti
mated thnt tho other guns to bo cost would bo
twelve, instead ot thirteen inches Tho pres
ent ordnnnco o Ulcere tbink twehe inches suf
Larger guns bavo been mado abroad, but
thoy wero inefficient because of tho drooping
of the muzzle. A thlrteen-inch gun, on ac
count of its initial M.locity, was tho limit of
About 300 Congressmen, Senators, members
of tho diplomatic corps and newspaper men
wero nt tho naw yard by 9 o'clock esterday
morning. They bad been incited by Col.
Herbert, Secretary of tho Nny, to accompany
him to tho naval ordnnnco proving grounds
nt Indian Head, about twenty miles down tho
Totomac, for tho purpose of sueiug tested tho
big thirteen-inch battleship gun recently
completed at tho goernmcnt work. Mco
President Stevenson aud Secretaries I.umont
and Morton also went along. Tlio dispatch
boat Dolphin and the tug Triton w ero uud
in transporting Col. Herbert's distinguished
It was a cloudy morning nnd began to rain
before Alexandria had been rt ached. Tho
boats arrhed nt Indian Head at 12.30. It had
rained hard at tho ordnance grounds, and tho
mud vnt deep anil dis igreeable. Upon ar
rival the glint gun w ns clostly inspected by
every ono of tho iitors ith awo and admi
ration. Tho automatic mountings which held
tho big piece of br.i nud steel had founda
tions deep in tho ground, but they wero
handled as easily as a boy might work a poj
guu. The Secntirj and the ice President
wero tho first to look along lhcUt.iof its
shining barrel and its manclously accurate
l'repnrations wero at oneo made to lire tho
monster. Every one pressed their index fin
gers against their cars and kept them there
lorseveral minutes expecting every second to
hnveteuh loosened by tho concussion ami
upheavul ofthenetnnd soggy ground, liul
before tho gun could be loaded .1 v atir pipe
burst in tho hydraulic recoil apparatus.
tillo arrangements w ere being made to re
pair the damage, two projectiles were flrod
from a ten-inch gun for tho entertainment
and instruction of tho beenturj 's guest.
The first projectile ued Has a Johnson cast
steel shell. It was llred point blank nt a 12
ineh armored pl.ito of Harvey i?id nickel steel
at a distance of 318 feet. It required the per
suasion of every oflletr on the ground to get
tho visitors out of tho wav of danger. Tho
plato was struck almost in tho center, and tho
enormous 500-pound projeitile penetrated
about five inchis of tho solid steel. Tho pro
jectile was twenty-nine inchts In length, nnd
twenty-four inches of it burst into fragments,
large and small, rebounding back to tho dis
tinee of 500 j nrds. The explosion was ter
rific. Tho might noie reverberated through
tne Potomac valley and over tlio hill liko tho
noiso of an approaching cj clone.
Those who wero wntcliingsiw a lurid flame
shooting out from the cannon's mouth in every
direction, with a yielding aud collapse of tho
pinto and the Immense butt behind it. Tho
experiment was highly satisfactory to tho
navy of!lcrs pre-ent. Then a Carpenter
armor-piercing shell of wrought steel with tho
same charge of 171 pounds of powder was
fired from the samo gun. It struck within
two feet of w hero tho first projectile landed,
imbedding iteif about the same depth as tlio
first, nud cr.icked ths plate to the width of
an inch and a half. Tl e initial velocity of
these two shots was l.COO feit.
About 2 o'clock tho jumbo of the group, tho
tbirten-incher. was rind v. Thero was a
1.100-pound projectile rammed in the monster,
403 pound" of povvdir placed ln-hind it.
every ono looked scared, nnd the signal was
Then .there wis n long finme of flro thnt
leaped from hill-ide to hillside, n tiuivtnng
of the earth, nnd a noise as though the great
orgin of tho universe hal b-in touched by
the lingers of the Divinity, lint the concus
sion w.i not so trving uikmtho tvmnanum as
tbo smaller guns. The half ton projectile
wns imlx-ddod into the enrth nbout 400 feet
nwav. The initial velocity of tho first shell
was 1,720 feet.
There w as a second charge, nnd this timo
482 pounds of powder was used. The clocitv
this time wns l.'J7.i feet. Then the four-inch
gun wns tried with smokeless lovvdtr. but
John Sharpo Williams. Iroin Mississippi,
caueJ n stampede back to tho ship by remark
ing that ho dldn t care auvtbing about seeinga
four-inch gun, because he hid seen people in
Mississippi toto 'em in their pockets that big.
The big thirtcen-in' h nfio is one of twelve
designed for the battle-ships Massachusetts.
Indiana, anil Oregon, four for c ich ship. It
was enst at Dethlehein, Pa , nud tho pnrts as
sembled and jacketed nu J the rillo bored nt
tho Washington navy yard, where also tho
turning was done.
Thero is no defini(o information obtainable
as to the exact cost of the piece of ordnance,
but it is estimated to hive cost near iCOO.000.
This is in large part accounted for by tho ex
perimental character of tho work, and it is
estimated thnt other guns of this class cm bo
built for 5100 TOO. As it would bo loaded in
action, it would cost -GOO or moro every- timo
this monster gun is discharged.
Abo at tho time thel Dolphin and Tnston
started back tho weatnor cleared up some
what, and tho run homo was delightfu'. Sec
retary Herbert had served, at his own ex
pense, an elaborate lunch, which was washed
down with sparkling wine. TLo city was
reached about 5 30 p. m.
rxtortion by Mexicans.
City or Mexico, March 21. Tho Two Re
publics to-dny contains a strong protest
from Consul-General Crittenden for tho
charge of $10,009 mado for embalming of tho
body of Miss Leila Sherman, of tho Uayinond
and Whitcomb excursion party, who died ou
Saturday last. Tho consul-general denouuees
thenffairin strong terms, nnd thinks the gen
eral way in which tourists aro bled is a matter
requiring remedy. The phvsicians making
these charges claim that it is" entirely justifi
able. In -view of the fact that the old Egyptian
method of embalming is still in voguo in
Leprosy In Kentucky.
LocisviLLE,Ky.,3Iaroli 21. A special to the
Courier-Journnl from Newport. Ky., says :
What is belioved to bo a genuine caso of lep
rosy has lieen discovered in n family living
in the .suburbs of Bellevue. Ky. The
victim is Harry Alburro, aged fourteen.
His condition 13 pitiable, and he is a mass of
sores nil ovor. nnd large p itches of h.iir have
fallen from his head. Ho lias been afflicted
A cv TuIIcr rase Clue.
New Yohk, 3Inrch 21. Somo important
facts relating to the mysterious deifh of
3Iartha J. Fuller were laid beforp District
Attorney Hirtmnn to-day. 3Ir. Hartman at
once communicated with Superintendent
Byrnoj. and central office detectives have
been assigned to work up the case. The iu
formation relates to a man who must have
figured in tho sceno before any alarm was
A UIg Embezzlement.
New Tobk, March 21. Joseph Edwor
Simpson, aged 29, of Philadelphia, was ar
rested in this city to-dnv on a charge of em
bezzling S15.000. He was bookkeeper for
Jacob Meyer, a Philadelphia contractor. He
was remanded to await extradition.
.ii.-iifyA't g&. S'fat ii&.grftfiya.Jtywg
SHEA FOUND GUILTY.
Tho Verdict of the Jury Greeted With Deaf
Tboy, March 21. Tho jury in tho Bobcrt
Ross murder case to-day rendered tho follow
ing verdict: "That Robert Ross camo to his
death on tho Cth day of March, in the third
district of tho thirteenth ward, from n gunshot
wound, caused by a revolver in tho hands of
Tho verdict was greeted with deafening
applause. Tho coroner immediately left to
swear out a warrant for Shea, charging mur
der in tho first degree.
TO HELP COXEY'S ARMY.
.Many Offers of Assistance Received from
Persons Along the lioutc.
Massili-on, O., March 21. To-day's mail
brought the leaders of tho Coxey movement
a largo number of letters from all parts of
tho country. From all along till route of the
proposed march oilers are being constantly
received to furnish provisions, horses,
wagons, printing presses, and in fact almost
everything thnt will bo needed by the army.
Many letteis also continuo to como from
various plucc6, stating that companies are be
ing raised to join tho march, and asking in
structions ns to what points nnd on what
dates junctions can bo formed. Coxoy nnd
lirown will to-night address a farmers' meet
ing at Now Berlin.
BACKING MSS POLLARD.
Wealthy Widow of this City Said to Have
1 urnislicd Her .Money.
Lexington. Ky., March 21. Major Horace
Means, who Is one of tho leaders of Col.
Dreckinridgo's political opponents here, de
clares that a wealthy widow residing in
Washington went to Mr. Wilson at tho timo
Miss Pollard was begging him to tnke her suit
ami told him to go aheail with tho caso nnd
that sho would back Miss Pollard to tbo
amount of $3,000.
"I will not call tho lady's name," said Major
Means, "but JIIss 1'ollard had been intro
duced to her nt n summer resort by Mr.
lilaekburn, and she took cmltc a fnncy to tho
young woman. When tho seundnl camo up
sbevvroto Miss Pollard, telling her to call,
nml nssured her thnt financial assistance
would bo given her."
Major Menus could not bo persuaded to dis
close tho name of tho woman, but was confi
dent that this was tho source of Miss Pollard's
A MOTHER'S REVENGE.
.Mrs. Hugo hills Young Watts, Mho Ifnd
llctraycd Her Daughter.
Rvltimoue, Mnrch 21. A dispatch from
Norfolk, Va , says: Edith, tho 15-year-old
daughter of Henry Hugo, a prosperous farmer
on tho lino of the X. .V O. V. R. It., four miles
from Norfolk, who was at tho point of death
at St. Vincent's Hospital, confessed to her
mother that a month no sho had been criml
unlly assaulted by Prank Walts, a youth of
19, clerk in a store near by, nnd hail been
threatened with death by Watts if sho be
As soon as Mrs. Hugo heard her daughter's
story she secured a pistol, and, going to
Watts' store, shot him dead. Sho gave her
self up to tho authorities to-night.
Tho story- spread, and created Intense ex
citement. l"ublic sympathy is with the
woman, whose daughter is momentarily ex
Iiected to die.
An Old Scout Demented.
Omaha, Neb., March 21. "Wild Rill" Buck
worth, ono of the few remaining scouts who
toot part in driving the Indians from Ne
braska, Kansas, and Black Hills, was found
wandering through the streets last night de
mented. Ho wns lending nn imaginary body
of rangers up a canon to ns-mit u body of
Indians. He met a policeman at tho end of
tbo nlle-v. nnd thinking he wns nn Indian,
drew n lruntlng knife nnd mado n desj-erato
attempt to scalp him. He win taken to jail.
Duckworth is Insane ns n result of injuries
received during the Spotted Tml war thirty
j ears ago.
IlLTMrEsTii. 3Ian.li 21. The greatest grief
is expressed hero at the death of Louis Kos
suth. 3Iourning emblems aro being displayed
on nil sides, and every newspaper in tho.two
cities npjieired to-day with black borders.
3Iourning flags are already flying from many
houses, nnd before the diy is i ast tho citie,
will be black with crape and other emblems
oi me sorrow leit nv me pooMe ot Hungary
nt tho death of tho exiled patriot. The lower
house of the Hungarian diet, which had ad
journed, has been summoned to meet in
special session on Friday next, in order to
tako action upon Kossuth s death.
House llusj on Appropriations.
It is perfectly understood that while tho
tariff bill is leing considered in tho Senate
the House will probably dispose of all the ap
propriation bills, and it is likely that most of
them will bo reported back and be reidy for
consideration in tho Senate before the tnrilT
bill 1 disposed of. These bills, liko the tariff
bill, will hnvo tho right of way. and will bo
liable to shut out all other inea-ures except
such as aro unobjected to.
The KcpublicnnsX ictonous.
Tuentov, X. J., 3Iarch 21. Chief Justice
Beasley to-dav ruled tl at the senate is not a
continuous Iwdy, nnd that Adrnn is not enti
tled to bepresident. He s.ivs that Rogers' title
is valid. This is nxietory for tho Repub
licans. Tho decision entirely overturns the
theory set up by the Democratic leaders nnd
approved by the Governor and attorney gen
eral. Not a loophole Is left for them to crawl
Raleigh Tuft Caught.
Raleigh Taft, tho sneak thief vv ho stolo 51,500
worth of jewelry from Ed. Hnys 3Iarch 10,
was arrested to-day in Allegheny City, Pa.
He had expressed tho jewelry to Auburn, In 1.,
aud wns nbout to tako a tram when arrested.
Detective Bo irdmnuwill go to Allegheny City
after hi-n to-day. .
Is An ns.ifo l'icr.
Engineer CoTimiss oner Powell has received
tho report of Car tain Ficberger concerning
the fourth pier of Aqueduct bridge, and rec
ommends an appropriation of 551,000 to re
pair it. Ho says tlio pier m ly collapse at any
Tax on Mortgages Defeated.
A-sjiAroLis, 3Id., 3Inrch 21. Tho Jinrylnnd
senate, after filibustering for two sessions,
to-ilaj defeated a bill proposing a state tax
on mortgages. The vote stood IB to 10.
AM. OMK Till. UO!!Il.
3Ir. Gladstouo will shortly undergo an
operation for tho removal of cataracts over
Emjieror Williim, ot Germany, r-rnved at
Abbizia yesterdiy on tho German warship
Moltko from Flume.
Tho Popo h.is nominated Cardinal Rimpolla,
tho paj.il secretary of state, to bo arch
deacon of tho Bisilica, the Vatican, in placo
of tho Into Cardinal Rieci Paraccani.
Mane Hermann, tliu Austrian woman who
was arrested on Sunday last clmrged witti
tho willful murder of an ex-jobmaster named
Stevens, was yesterday committed for trial.
The independent party has resolved to
move at the special meeting of tho Budapesth
diet, which has been called for Friday night,
that the greatest honors be paid tho remains
of Louis Kossuth.
Tho Portuguese warships were yesterday
allowed to leave Rio Janeiro under tho stipu
lation thnt Admiral Dn Gama and the in
surgent officers nnd men who are with him
should remain on board the Portuguese ships
until the question of their ultimate destina
tion has been settled between the two govern
LEFT TO HIS CONSTITUENTS
Gladstone Writes a Long Letter to the
Voters of Midlothian.
HE WILL FOLLOW THEIR WISHES
The Grand Old Han Reviews His Public Life
of Sixty Years Laments the Discrepancies
Between the Two Houses of Parliament
His Physical Condition.
London, March 21. 3Ir. Gladstone re
cently received an nddress from his constitu
ents in 3Iidlothinn, In which ho wns requested
to continuo to represent thnt pnrliamcntary
borough in tho Houco of Commons. In ro
plving to this nddress Mr. Gladstone has
written a letter declaring that his chief desiro
will be to follow tho wishes of tho constitu
ents ho represents. Ho adds: "There will
naturally bo a chango in my attendance at
Parliament. I cannot yet judgo how far my
sight and hearing will disable mo from per
forming parliamentary duties."
The letter continues: "Whatever the merits
or dements of my career, nnd certainly I
havo been chargeable with many errors of
judgment, I hope it at least has been gov
erned by uprightness of Intention and a desire
Proceeding to review his public life of sixty
years, dating from Lord Derby's reform act,
w hich he describes ns tho political birth of
Scotland and the beginning of a duty which
has been solemnly recognized, 3Ir. Gladstone
says that his career has been a history of
political, economical, social, moral, and in
tellectual emancipation. He adds that in all
tho numberless cases thnt hnd been brought
forward in this timo Scotland has battled for
tho right. .
Another period has opened, possibly of
greater moral dangers and certainly as great
an ordeal for those classes who aro now be
coming conscious of their power and who
havo never heretofore been subjected to its
deteriorating Influences. Now is tho time for
tho true friends oi the country to remind tho
masses that they ovvo their political elevation
to broad, noble jirinciples, love of liberty, for
ell without distinction of class, creed or
country, and an absolute preference for tho
interests of the whole to an interest of nar
"I am sanguine," 3Ir. Gladstone further
says, "that Seotland will continue to cheri-h
a lawful and enlightened sense of duty, and
that undoubtedly she will be able to oltnln,
without difficulty, every s.itisfnction of her
ow n sjieeial wants. For myself, I carryout
of offlee the samo political " opinions I pro
fessed while in it. It is indeed a satisfaction
to me, after moro than sixty years
of a highly contentious life1, that I can honor
ably be relieved from somo active parti :Ipa
tion in political conflict, but I recognize the
great aud growing demands of these coun
tries for tho satisfaction of their le-gishtivo
wants, nnd i lament that the discrepancy of
sentiment between tho two houses of
Parliament has received during tho past
year such development ns to early neces
sitate a conclusive judgment fiom the
country. I am do-ply eonvinced that until
the jut demands of Ireland are satisfled, as
the House of Commons tried to satisfy them,
neither will the legislative wants of any por
tion of tho united kingdom be adequately
met nor will the empire attain its" maximum
union and power nor British honor be effect
ually cleared of tho deepest historic stain
ever attached to it."
SORROYf FOR KOSSUTH.
All Hungary Docs Honor to the Memory of
Tcni. Mnrch 21. Tho denth of Louis Kos
suth, the distinguished Hungarian patriot
and soldier, has cast a feeling of deepest
gloom all over this city.
The municipal authorities have placed
themselves entirely nt the disposal of tho
Kossuth family in regard to tho arrange
ments being mado for tho funeral. Iho
authorities expressed tho desiro that the re
mains of tho great Hungarian should lo
buried in the Pantheon, in which many of
the illustrious dead of Itnly havo their la-t
resting-plaee, but the family- Ins decided to
remove thorema'nsto Hungary. and. together
with the remains of his wife nnd daughter,
v,h:ch are interred in the English cemetery nt
Genoi, they will lie escorted to Budnpestb,
where they will lo given a public funeril.
A cast of Kossuth's fnco was taken this
morning, nnd tho body was then embalmed.
The remains of Kossuth will remain here
until the bodies of his wife and daughter aro
exhumed nnd nil tho preparations for the
funeral in Hungary have been completed.
Tho dead man's sons will accompany the
bodies to Budapestb.
rourth lliscliof f Concert.
Tho fourth Blschoff concert of tho season
was given last night at tho Congregational
church, and was appreciated by nn audience
that almost filled tho auditorium. Iho num
bers of the programme wero of n highly classi
cal order, nnd were presented with an e.isoand
delicacy thnt reflected much credit upon tho
performers. Dr. Blschoff entertained tho au
dience with several or his remarkable organ
recitals, and was ablv nssi-tcd by 3Irs. J. S.
Rnymond. 3Ii-s Belle Du Bols, 3Iiss Florence
3l3.'elly, 3IisS Miginia Goodwin, 3Iiss Etta
3laddox. nnd 3Irs. 11. C. Browning in vocal
solos: 3Ir. Elphouzo Yourgs.jr., with a cor
net solo, and 3Ir. Tred Graut. with a tenor
Cross-Town I ine Approved.
Engineer Commissioner To well is preparing
a report, to be presented to the Senate, favor
ing additional railway facilities in tho Dis
trict. He will recommend a cross-town lino in
the northeast section of tho city; also an
other in tho northwest section we-st of Scv
enteentn street. Ho behaves that tho suburbs
are in great need ef further facilities.
Blizzard in Nebraska.
Ojun i. Nob , Jlnreh SI Tho blizzard which
developed in tho northwestern portion of the
stito last uicht is moving slowly but Bteatlily tow-ire
Iho Miss uri river Its progress is marked
by drifts from six inches to two feet deep and a
general blockade of business.
Fell Dead IScsidc Illm.
Reading, P.i., March 21. While looking
ujion tho face of her deid husband to-day
3Ir3. Henry 31. Hoffman fell beside tho coffin
and expired instantly.
Pay ment to Cramps.
Tho Navy Department has authorized tho
twenty-sixth pay ment, amounting to 601,890,
on th6 bittle-ship Indiana.
little Things About lawyers.
A. A. Lipscomb has a sunny office in tlio
A. B. Browne, of Britton A Gray, says that
business was never so good as now.
V. D. Stockbndgo A. Son, of tho 3IcGill
building, hnvo ssveral valuable pitcntsin
baud. Ihey expect to havo money to burn.
Pusey A 31cIIenry havo offices in Harry
Willard's favonto Kellogg building. They
aro pressed with Congressional und depart
Corp. James Tanner is still in hospital in
Brooklyn. He is recovering rapidly from
tho amputation of his legs. It was a heart
trouble which prostrated him most.
Gen. Ncttleton, formerly Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury, has commodious offices
in the Loan and Trust building. He has de
veloped a large class of law correspondence.
Lynch A Terrell, the ono onco Fourth Au
ditor of tho Treasury and tho other a chief of
division in tho Treasury, bayo an office on
F street near Seventh. They are doing a
HON. MR. COMPTON INJURED.
Thrown from His -Carrlago and Hcccivcs
Two Severe Cuts and a Sprnln.
Congressman Barnes Compton, who repre
sents the Fifth district of Maryland, was
seriously injured in an accident last night.
While riding in his carrlago near his homo,
in Laurel, one of tho wheels of tho vehicle be
caino, blocked, tho team was overturned, and
Mr. Compton wa3 thrown heavily to the
ground. When released from beneath the
carrlago he was found to havo sustained a
severo cut over the left eye nnd ono across
tho nose. His right hip was also badly
As n result of his Injuries ho is now con
fined to his room under tho care of Dr. Brom
weli. Ho was resting quietly late last night, and
no serious developments aro anticipated.
TARIFF BILL WILL PASS,
Senators Gorman nnd Ilricc Declare It Is
as Satisfactory as Possible.
Senator Brlce. of Ohio, who was tho chief
mover for the caucus ot Democratic Senators,
thinks the tariff bill as reported from the com-
mittco will now pass the Senate, but that the
Senato amendments will bo matenally changed
in tbo House and in conferenco before the bill
is finally agreed upon. As the bill now stands,
ho sny3, it is not satisfactory to all tho Demo
crats of the Senato and behoves it would be
impossible to get such a bill. Ho thinks it will
bo debated about two months in the Senate,
thnt there will bo some minor changes, but
thnt tho bill will pass substantially as it now
Senator Brice said that the bill was a very
different one from that first presented to tho
caucus, and the changes had been such as to
prevent vigorous opposition.
Senator Gorman, of 3Iarylnnd, said that he
thought with probably a "few small changes
the bill would be likely to pass with the sup
port of all the Democrats of the Senate. He
thought that it had now been changed, as hu
understood it, hi such a way as to make it
moro satisfactory than it was when it wa3
FIRE PANIC IN A SCHOOL,
South Evanston, 111 , Pupils Jump Tour
Stories in Order to Sav c Thcmselv cs.
Chicago, 3Iarch 21. Fire in tho South
Evanston public school to-day caused a panic
among tho pupils. Several of tho children
jumjied from the fourth floor nnd were in
jured, but only three of them wero badly
hurt. Those whose Injuries may prove fatal
Simon ds, Newell, head and shoulders in
jured. Sagoekt, Elxa, leg3 broken.
Buadlet, Pebct, internally injured.
Bckdev, Esther, fatally injured about
Jounsov, CAnniE, burned probably fatally.
Jouson, FbaVe, fireman, cut by broken
3Iick. Samuel, expressman, crushed by
The pupils in the second floor of the build
ing were driven by the Unmes and smoke to
tho upper stones, whence they were rescued
by tho firemen. Teachers nnd pupils wero
panic-stricken, and many wero knocked down
and trampled upon in the rush for the exits.
After tho building was thought to be de
serted a fireman found a 10-yeir old girl, Lucy
Hostible. unconscious on the third floor. Sho
was badly burned, and her recovery is doubt
ful. The building was valued nt 550,000, and
was a total 'os?.
STORMING THE VHITE HOUSE.
Letters and Telegrams Pour In Beseeching
an I.xcreisc of cto Power.
The pressure being brought to bear upon
President Cleveland in regard to the action ho
shall take upon the Bland seigniorage bill is
not confined to Se"nators and Representative-,
for ho is in receipt of letters and telegrams
from all sections of the country upon the sub
ject, and, contrary to the belief that seems to
prevail, a very large majority of these com
munications lirgo him to exercise tho veto
itany oi tne most empuauc oi tue letters in
their urgency for a veto are from Baltimore.
New Orleans. Richmond, Va., St. Louis.
Charleston. S. C. and other southern eitles
aud represent boards of trade nnd leading
businessmen. Similarcommunicitions havo
been received from the citie3 of Chicago,
Pittsburg, Alleglnny City. Detroit. Boston,
New York. Philadelphia, Rochester, X. Y.,
and Providence, R. I.
Tho prevailing sentiment3 contained in
theso appeals aro the expression of an appre
hension that should tho bill become n law
there would result a loss of confidence in the
credit of the government, a fear that the gold
would be drained from the Treasury, and a
feeling that the government would lie unable
to maintain the parity between gold and
silver, thus placing its financial statu on the
same footing with 3Iexico, the South Ameri
can republics, ana India.
JACK THE SLASHER,
Growing Evidence that the Police Have
;ilim at Last.
The evidence against Jack tho Slasher who
is known as Georgo Taylor, continues to
grow. Yesterday Lawyer Holland identified
two of tho knives as having been taken from
his house. 3Ir. Holland had a hard light
with tho midnight Intruder, ilnd the next day
identified Peter Hunter as the burglar His
identification of tbo knives will probably re
lease Huuter, who has stoutly denied all
knowledge of tho crime.
3Ir. W. 31. Irwin, of tho Agricultural De
partment, also identified part of the goods re
covered. Detective Weadon has gono to
Richmond, where ho hopes to recover tho
jewelry and other valuables taken there.
PasscngcrAgcnts I lect Officers.
rjt Beacu, Flo., 3Iarch 21. The General
Passenger Agents' Association met in annual
convention hero this morning at 10 o'clock,
3Ir. Frink Smith acting as president nnd A
J. Smith as secretary. Quebec. Canada, was
chosen as the pi ico for tho September meet
ing. The annual election of officers resulted
as follows: Presidont, J. C. Anderson, of
tho New York, Ontario and Western railway;
v Ico president, W. 3f. Davidson, of tho Plant
system. 3Ir. A. J. Smith was re-elected secre
tary. Tho annual address was delivered at
3 p. m. by Mr. Samuel Towell, of Chicago.
Contagious Hospital Prospects.
Tho injunction which was asked for in
tho case of Schneider ngdinst the Garfield
HospitalJ was refused yesterday by Justice
Hagner. The plaintiffs claimed that the de
fendants had no right to erect any kind of a
ho-pitnl except one for general purposes,
such as now in use, but tho defendants pre
sented a number of affidavits showing that
the use of tho hospital for tho treatment of
tho minor contagious diseases would in no
wise endanger the complainants.
Going to the Holy Land.
New Youk, March 21. Tne committeo in
charge of the celebration of the closing of tho
nineteenth and tho commencement of tho
twentieth century of Christendom has ex
tended nn invitation to tho Columbian lib
erty and peace bell committeo to meet in the
Holy Land Chnstmns Eve, 1899, on the spot
where tho shepherds received tho message.
TELEGRAPHIC HUE ITILS.
J C. Bain, the Toronto defaulter, was cap
tured in Jacksonville, Fin., y esterday.
Tlio executive mansion of tho Cherokee
nation at Tallequah, I. T., burned last night.
Widespread and severe storms were re
ported yesterdny from many sections of tho
West aud houthwest.
A measure intended to givo tho Pennsyl
vania railroad entrance into New Y'ork city
was introduced in tho New York Assembly by
Mr. Judson Lawson, of New York, yesterday
morning. It provides for tbo construction of
a bridge oyer the North river at New York.
FOR A NEW CHINESE TREATY
Senate Committee on Foreign Rela-y
tions is Considering Its Details.
SETS ASIDE THE EXCLUSION ACT
Various Concessions of Mutual Benefit Are
Made by Both Parties The Treaty Will
Prevail for Twenty Years Vigorous Ob
jection of Western Senators Anticipated.
For somo time past it has been conceded
that there have been strenuous efforts mode by
certain administration officials, notably Sec
retary Gresbam. tho Chineso minister, and
certain parties interested in commercial con
cessions in China, to bring about moro ami
cable relations between China aud the United
States. Tho undertaking has been beset with
great difficulties, chief of which was the bitter
antagonism and hostility of the Pacific coos
representatives and residents. Through their
constant agitation the entire country has be
come embittered against China and the
Chinese. The advantages, however, of closer
reciprocal relations between this country, and
one which is held by statesmen and econo
mists to bo destined to assume a command
ing position in the political, military, and
economic worlds, have finally resulted in the
preparation of a treaty which will remove
many of the moro offensive features of, the
Scott and Geary laws, and which will result
In greatly furthering the interests of Ameri
cans, r '
The treaty was sent to the Senate somo
time ago and referred to the Foreign Rela
tions Committee, where it has been very fully
considered nnd discussed in all its details. It
is said that it does not meet with tho approval
of some of the Senators who are members of
the committee. It is understood that this
opposition, while considerable, has not been
sufficient to prevent its being reported favor
ably, though possibly with some amend
As negotiated, tho treaty practically sets
aside and supersedes the Scott expulsion act
and the recently enacted Geary law. It is an '
immigration treaty, and provides for tho ad
mittance of Chinese immigrants under re-J
strictions. It also has for its object the pro- i
tectlon of Chineso already in this country.
Whiloit does not repeal the Geary law, it is I
said to render it nugatory in many par
The treaty, although it may receive the
favorable consideration of a majority of the I
Senate Committee on i oreign delations, will
have a stormy time in the Senate. Tho Pacific
Const and western Senators aro already vigor
ously fighting it, and they have support from
eastern Senators, who have always opposed
Chinese immigration and supported the vigor
ous exclu-ion laws.
The new treaty, it is understood, runs for
twenty year-, and in this respect is like a
similar treaty negotiated by Secretary Bayard
in 1833. and if, at the expiration of the twenty
years, neither government snail givo notice
to the other of its intention to have it termi
nated, then it shall remain in force another
During tho period of the life of the treaty
Chinese aro prohibited from entering this
country except upon conditions. Provision
is made for the return of any Chinaman who
has a lawful wife, child, or parent in tho
United States or property to the amount of
1.000. or debts due him to that amount. In
order to secure the Ijenefits of this provision
the Chinaman must leave with an officer of
the United States a description of his family
or property and secure n certificate for his
return. He must nlso return within ono year,
which may bo extended another year In case
of sickness or other cause beyond his controL
Tho existing treaties providing for the priv
ileges of travel and sojourn in the United
States of Chinese officials, teachers, students,
and travelers for curiosity, as well as the
right of transit of Chinese officials through
the United States, are preserved. In return
for concession granted by this country to
better protect tho Chinese people, and to
lessen the hardship which it is claimed they
suffer by reason of the Geary law, tho
Chinese government is to take greater pre
cautions to prevent tho coming of Chinese
laborers to this country. The object of the
Chinese government is to secure to the
Chinese In this country ample protection,
and to relieve them from any unusual hard
ships, although the right of citizenship is not
asked nor guaranteed.
It is possible that the treaty may bo mutu
ally modified before it Is presented to the
Senate, and it is pos-ible that the Senate will
change it after it is considered in that body,
but as it was negotiated the opinion ot those
opposed to it is that it renders inoperative
most of the features of the present exclusion
laws. Those who are in favor of the treaty
tfiink it is absolutely necessary, in order to
continue tho present friendly commercial re
lations with China, and it is pointed out that
the commerce between this country and
China has grown to large proportions, and
largo sums of American money have been in
vested in the Pacific commerce, all of which
depends largely upon continued friendly re
lations with tho Chinese government.
l'crdinand Ward -Married.
Rocuesteb. N. Y., March 21. A special dis
patch to tho 3Iorning Herald from Geneseo
says: Ferdinand Ward, of New York, and Miss
Belle Storer, of Staten Island, were married
at tho residence of Dr. J. A. West, In this vil
lage, at 7 o'clock.
Tho brido i3 a flne-looclng woman, highly
cultured, and is tho daughter of John T.
Storer, of Staten Island, a wealthy man.
The wedding was very quiet, only a few of
tho very intimate friends being present. The
newly-married couple propose after Mr.
W ard settles up his busine-s in New York to
return to Geneseo. where he says they will re
side for a time, although he has no definite
plans for tho future.
Frightened His Child.
Mrs. John Kane, whose husband's liquor
license papers wero recently abstracted from
tho files of tho exciso board by Eugene
O'Neill, complained to Commissioner Boss
yestPrday that whilo absent from home at
tending tho exciso board her ten-year-old
daughter was driven from homo by her father
and w as made ill by the fright given her.
Mrs. Kane i3 a frail woman, and stated to the
Commissioner that sho herself also feared the
personal violence of her husband. Commis
sioner Ross referred her to her lawyer for ad
vice in the matter. He said in the matter of
the transfer of hor husband9 liquor license to
John Boyd ho wouid seo her righted it it was
possible for him to do so.
Iowa Republicans and Resubmission.
Des 3Ioij.es, Iowa, March 21. The house
Republicans held a caucus last night and dis
cussed tho situation with reference to liquor
legislation. After a prolonged and heated
argument it was decided to have the house
committee bill indorsed along with resubmis
sion. Tho members present pledged them
selves to vote for the proposition.
A Hugger Sent to Jail.
Patersov, N. J., ilarch 21. James Wil
liams, a young clerk of Philadelphia, was ar
raigned in the police court this morning on a
chargo of hugging women whom ho met on
tho street. Uo was sent to jail for thirty
Ilorda LIcctcd President.
JIomevideo, March 21. Twenty-soven bal
lots wero taken in the Chamber to-day for a
president of the republic. On the twenty
soventh ballot the government candidate,
Senor Don Idiarte Borda,was declared elected.
Match nnd Chain Recovered.
Detective Carter yesterday arrested a col
ored boy named Bull, alias Jim Jackson,
for stealing a watch and. chain from Franfc
Stowart. Tho watch and chain were re