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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. NO. 21.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1894.
STOLE A TON OF DYNAMITE
Striking Miners Took It and Great
Apprehension Is Felt by the Act.
AN UGLY FEELING DEVELOPING
Storehouse was Broken Open by tie Rioters
while the Workmen wore Absent In
dications that Hostilities Will Break Out
Again Within a Da? or Two.
Usioktows, Pa., April C. It has Just been
discovered that the strikers havo stolen 2,000
pounds of d namite from the now reservoir
being constructed on the mountain cast ol
Dunbar and great destruction ol property is
The dynamite was stolen while the work
men on the reservoirs wero absent, and the
rioters broke open the storage house. The
robbery has caused great excitement in the
coke regions, and many believe preparations
ore being mado for a renewal of hostilities.
President Davis, who is in jail, said to-day
ho would not withdraw his call for a conven
tion on Saturday, and urge3 the board to re
port at the meeting and arrango for a con
tinuance of the strike. Ho. however, con
demns the rioting, and says that it must bo
This afternoon an ugly feeling is develop
ing, and there are indications that trouble
will break out anew after, if not before, the
Scottdalo conention to-morrow.
VICTIMS OF A CONSPIRACY.
Pennsylvania Huns Say the Iicccnt Strike
Was Aimed Against Them.
CoxxEiisvnXE, Pa.. April C The leaden
of the Slavs and Huns in this section are
claiming that tho strike was the result of a
conspiracy of the Irish and German elements
of tho region to get tho lluns expelled from
tho coke country, and they aro dilllgently
spreading tho news to all their pooplo in tho
region. The means by which "this is to bo
done is the present strike.
Tho Slavs and Huns wero brought to this
country under contract twelvo years ago to
break a strike, and since that time the other
nationalities allege tho wages of the miners
and cokers have speedily declined. Tho only
means, tho other nationalities believe, of re
storing tho former prosperous times is by ex
)elling the Huns and Sla s. One cry marked
feature of tho strike is that all tho leaders of
the strike and the ofllcurs of the organization
are Irish, while tho Irish employes of tho
region, numbering about 1,090. refuse to take
any part in tho strike. The Germans also
Tho Hungarians now allego that they havo
been led into this striko, incited to riot and
bloodshed, in order to work up a prejudico
ngninst them and cause the people to rise up
and either annihilate thorn or expel them from
tho region. It is hard to explain tho sudden
collapse of tho strike in any other way than
that tho Huns have got tho impression that
they nro lieing imposed upon and havo given
up the contest. It is remarkable that a move
ment of such magnitude ns tho strike had as
eumed up to yesterday morning, should sud
In conversation with Julius Delatroy. pres
ident of a largo Slavish political club, and
editor of a Slavish paper, Delatroy positively
asserted that his men wero victims of a con
Bpiracy, nud that they were incensed at the
leaders, no thought it would be well for
them to keep out of their reach. He also ex
pressed tho fear that J. S. McCaled, tho
banker who failed last September, many
Huns losing their saving) at tho time, was in
danger of assassination, as threats bad been
mado upon his life.
SERVED WITH SAUCE.
But Ei en in this Stjlc Stanley Didn't Rcl
t " Ish Human l'lcsli.
j CmcAOo, April C In a lecturo delivered
r to-night Theodore Westmark, a young Scan-
umavian wno maao two explorations oi me
Congo Stato In Central Africa under tho
auspices of King Leopold II of Belgium,
iiecused Henry 31. Stanley of having lunched
on human flesh to satisfy a morbid curiosity.
Mr. Westmark said that at Stanley Tool In
1SS4 Stanley, curious to know how human
flesh would taste, sent his servant Daala to
procure a chunk of the native mate: jj, but it
proed tainted and Dualu received a sound
A second foraging trip after flesh from a
nativo proved more successful. It was fried
In butter and served with sauce piquante and
mixed pickles, but despite theso condiments
Stanley pronounced the flesh to bo tasteless.
Died from the Rabies.
Roanoke, Va., April C Some timo last
January a large black dog belonging to Mr.
G. L. Canaday bit two or threo children
slightly, and his daughter, MIs Annio
Laurie, was also bitten in several places.
Tho wounds wero cauterized, and in time
healed. On Monday when her father brought
a bow 1 of water to her be Jsido sho was seized
with a dreadful paroxysm Sinco then these
paroxysms fearful to behold, kept recurring.
Her death occurred at 1.20 Triday afternoon.
A subscription is being taken up at Salem
to send the children who wire bitten by tho
same dog to tho Pasteur Institute, New York,
Outrage Upon a Child.
Wivstox, N. C, April C Last evening
John norace, a negro 19 years old. attompted
to outrage the G-year-old daughter of W. L.
BruTC. Horaeo was working for Bruco, and
carried tho girl in a wheel-barrow to the
stable, about 100 yards from the house, where
mo nnuisn attempt was made. The child
related to her parents what had been done.
Tho negro ran away, but was caught last
night by several of the officers. Everything
Was quiet to-day, but lynching is yet feared.
Accepted n Iicduation.
Pottstows, Pa., April 6. Tbo employes of
Potts Brothers' largo rolling mill held a meet
ing hero to-day and decided to accept a re
duction, tho nrm stating that they had tho
refusal of an order whicli would insure at
least six weeks' work. Tho works will start
tip full handed next Moudnv.
Tho Valley mill of tho Glasgow Iron Com
pany will resume next Monday with a guar
antee of two months' work.
Habeas Corpus Application for McKane.
New YonK, April 0. In tho United States
Supremo Court to-day another application
was mado to Judgo Lacombo for a writ of
habeas corpus on behalf of John Y. McKane,
now a convict in Sing Sing. There was a
long argument similar to what has been mado
several times to the effect that McKane was
held in violation of tho revised statutes.
Judge Lacombo reserved decision.
Archer Will Probably be Pardoned.
ANSArous. Md., April a Governor Brown
will, on May 9, take up tho matter of the ap
plication for a pardon for Stevenson Archer,
lato treasurer of Maryland, now serving a
term for embezzlement Tho application is
signed by nearly every member of tho legis
lature, and tho indications point to a pardon
by tho Governor.
Representative Rcltzhoov crs Illness.
CAnusi-E, Pa., April C Congressman Belts
boover's condition is about tho samo as on
m?Lda5S,Pft- Uis Iun aro in a bad
condition, and ho cannot bo seen by lisitors
Lnscintc Ogni Spcranza.
Jekset City, N. J., April G. Michael Maes
tropetro, president of tho Italian Banco Lom
bardo, has disoppearod. His liabilities aggre
gate $10,000; assets, nil. ,
WOULD-BE BITERS BITTEN.
Two Virginians Experienced tho Green
New Tone, April 6. John Davis, the green
goods operator who was arrested on the com
plaint of Frederick Steinbocker and John
Kientsch, of Koanoko, To., was brought up
again In the Yorkvillo court to-day. The
Virginians nro locked up as witnesses, and
they aro tired of being In prison and want to
Kientsch lost ?C50. Davis was released on
81,500 bail. Efforts are bolng made to get
tho Virginians to withdraw the complaint. It
is probable they will do so to get out of tho
uouse oi uetention. steinbocker onoreu ciuu
ball and promised to como back for the trial.
It was refused. Davis secured a bondsman in
Alice Was Very Crooked.
New Yobk, April 6. United States Com
missioner Shields to-day received from the
District Attorney of Maryland an Indictment
ngainst Alice Webster, alias Georgo Goodwin,
D. D., charging her with obtaining monoy
under false pretenses. Alieo Webster is In
the custody of the United States marshal hero,
and sho will bo taken to Baltimore for trial
In a letter sent to A. Leo Nicholson, 931
Calvert street. Baltimore, and signed Georgo
Goodwin, D. D., 40 West One Hun
dred und Twenty-nfth street, New
York, Alieo Webster represented that sho was
a minister of tho gosicl, who bad received a
present of a Columbia bicycle, which was for
solo for $30. of which $5 was to bo paid in
advance. She also adyortised bicycles for
sale in several Baltimoro newspapers under
tho namo of Goodwin.
Itobbcd and Burned to Death.
Quixcr, Mas3., April C It is now beliovcd
by the friends of Charles M. Driver, a wealthy
merchant, who, with two plumbers, wero
burned to death in his summer cottage near
here last Saturday morning, that the flro was
set by thlcv es to hide tho ovidencc3 of crime.
An investigation has been made, and as a re
sult an inquest has been ordored. A number
of indestructible articles of valuo could not
bo found in tho ruins of tho house, and the
discovery of an iron bar which did not belong
thero, and which it was thought was used as
a weapon to attack tho occupants, strength
ens tho suspicion that tho men wero robbed
and tho house then set on fire. Watches and
other articles of value carried by the threo
victims were aiso missing.
Officials Indicted for Malfeasance.
Jeesey City. N. J., April G. This morning.
before Judgo Lippincott, in the Hudson
county court, a number of officials were
called upon to plead to indictments found
against them (J. r. Madden, Charles Somers,
William 15. Cook, Edward A. Dugou and Ste
phen P. Yoe, tho live street nnd water com
missioners) for willful ncgllgonco, conspiracy
to defraud tho city, nnd iolatlon of tho con
tract laws. Their bail was Hxed In $1,500
each. Louis A. Giele. for certifying that con
tract work done by John Brown on tho Hall
of records had been flnisned, and certifying
to tho warrants for Brown's pay when ho
knew that Brown had not finished tho work,
was held in 52,000 bail on each charge. No
date was set for tho trials.
New Sj stem or riasli. Lights.
Boston, April G. The Mehan system of
numerical flash-lights for light houses is be
ing applied to Minot's Ledgo light to-day.
Tho system designates the light house to
which it is attached by a number much on
tho samo principle as tho Ilro-alarm system is
operated, with this difference, tho light
house numbers aro shown by light Instead of
by sound. The number is flashed onee overy
thirty seconds, and the system is already in
successful operation in French waters.
Minot's number Is 143. It Is tho intention, if
this trial proves satisfactory, to equip all the
lights on the United .States coast with tho
Gropes Now in Darkness.
IIahces sack, N. J., April 6. Miss AbbioM.
Krugler, n teacher in the primary department
of tho Wortendj ko publio school, was stricken
blind last night under peculiar circumstances.
Miss Krugler has been a teacher for four
years. Of late her eyesight trouble her.
Threo weeks ago sho consulted a physician,
who told her that he would be unable to do
anything for her. A New York specialist said
her ease was hopeless, and to-day she con
sulted County Superintendent Tcrbune, but
he was unablo to do anj thing. Miss Krugler
returned to her home heartbroken, and after
lieing brought to, it was found that she was
Strung Out AH Along the Line.
Biltimoee, 3Id., April 6. Baltimore and
Ohio railroad officials hero hive advices to
day from western points on the road that a
contingent of Coxey's commonweal army
took possession of a box-car on n freight train
which left Cincinnati Thursday. To-day
they were found in considerable numbers on
top of freight cars which were leaving Pnrk
ersburg en route forthis city. They wero too
numerous for tho ordinary force of trainmen
to put them off. They announced their pur
Iose to be to join tho main body of the army
Came to Life In the .'Morgue.
Lowell, Mass., April C The body of an
unknown joung woman lay on a slab at the
morgue when the attendants noticed a slight
twitching of an eyelid. After laboring over
her for hours she regained consciousness and
gave her name as Ivora Farlaud. of New
York, and said she camo hero seeking work.
She bad been found in a doorway apparently
dead, but really in a cataleptio fit.
rinshes from the Wire.
Dispatches from Unlontown and Connellsvlllo,
Pa , state that the strike in the coke regions is
Secretary of War Lamont and party, after in
specting several forts near EIBaso,'iexas, yes
terday le.t for the East.
S. Hamburger, trading as Hamburger Broth
ers, tobacconists, assigned in Norfolk yesterday.
giving preferred creditors about 3t,0U0. Liabil
ities and assets not stated.
Tha South New England Methodist Episcopal
conference yosterday voted 02 to 0 against equal
representations of clerical and lay delegations
to tho general conference.
Sheriff Pearcc, of Tallahasse, Fla, has cap
tured Klley nlkor, tho negro who murdered
Will Wallace near Union Springs Ala., about
nine months ago. The negro admits his guilt
Tho three train robbers, J. L. Wyrick, Thomas
Brady and Albert Mansker.whokllled Conductor
W. P. McNally at Oliphaut, Ark., November 3
lost, wero hanged at Now port. Ark., yesterday.
At Savannah, Ga., Lennel Davis yesterday
morning shot Willinra M. lEawrs for nlleged
intimacy with Davis' wife, ltnwcs win die
Knwosis nephew of ex-Congressman Rawcsoi
Prof. Edward J. Phelps, ex-minister to Eng
land, has practically recovered from his recent
illness and his health now is such that ho pro
poses to resume hi9 classes at Yale on April 11
when tho Spring law term opens.
CoL W. L. Scruggs, ox-United Statos minister
to Venezuela, and also ex-Vnltod States minister
iuvuiuinuia,iiusi,ei3u appumiea uy luo Cotton
States nnd International Exposition Company
of Atlanta, Ja , as commissioner to to tho South'
Cenral.aud Latin American countries.
An expedition left Harvard Collego yesterday
for a collecting trip In southorn Mexico for tho
benefit of the herbarium and university museum
The party consists of three assistants under the
leadership of Prof, a O. l'ringo. The exne
anion will bo absent about three months.
Rov. C. F. Thomas, rector of the cathedral at
Baltimore, has about completed the nrranee-
J. Donahue Iflte rector of tho cathedral, bishon
of ttheelliip, V. Va. Cardinal Gibbons will bo
tho consecrator; assistant conseemtors, Wshon
1'oloy, of Detroit, and Bishop Uecker. of Savan
nah. Upon application of tho Farmers Loan and
Trust Company and tho National Bank of Com
merco of New York Judge CAldwell, at Omaha
appointed J. B. Watkins receiver of the J. B.
ASntklns Land jrortcage Company. Tho assets
are $7,000,000 and the liabilities are (jjO 000
The capital stock Is S750.000 and the surplus
$GOO,000. ilr. Watkiufl owns about G50,000 of the
The Minneapolis Journal says that President
J. J. Hill has a plan on foot to invito President
Cleveland, and a distinguished official party from
Washington, including tho HJver andliarbor
Committees of the House, and as many other
members as possible, to make the initial trip on
his huge steel steamship, the Northwest,
which Is next month to inaugurate the northern
steamship lines in tha Buffalo-Dulath service.
POPULIST YIEW OF TARIFF
Senator Pcffer Explains the Attitude
of His Farty to the Bill.
PURELY INERTION OP REVENUE
He Denounces the Reform Measures as Being
All Based on Protection, and Gives Some
Startlingly Suggestive Figures of Con
centration of the Wealth of the Country.
Tho tariff debate for to-day camo near being
ruled out of order by a motion ol Senator
Hill yesterday, that when tho Senate adjourn
it bo until Monday. Tho motion was lost by
a voto of 25 to 2G.
Tho vote was with few exceptions a party
voto. The Republicans oted forth motion
and Senators Hill and Murphy, of Now York,
and Irby, of South Carolina, voted with them,
and Senator Brico, of Ohio, was paired In
favor of the motion. Of the Populists,
Stowart voted with tho Republicans, and
Allen, Kyle, and PefTer with the Democrats.
There was a vory slenderattcndancoof Sen
ators on the iloor hen Mr. PofTerrose to
speak on tho tariff question, and this number
dwindled by decrees, until by 2.30 oVlock thero
wns only a corporal's guard present.
Mr. Quay made tho point of no quorum.
Before tho roll -call was llnlshed enough Sena
tors camo in to mako up a quorum, and tho
Senator from Kansas resumed his speech. lie
All taxes paid by the peoplo of tho United
States amount to nearly one-half of tho
government debt at tho close of tho war. Ho
also discussed tho largo payments of interest by
tho peoplo uf the United Mates, which had not
been accurately ascertained, but was enormous.
He also mentioned the large amount of money
spent on sjorts, for spirits, tobacco, on boards of
trade, and lu other ways. "In every way, said
Mr. I ener, "tho peoplo aro taxed, and it ought
to be the aim of statesmen to mako theso bur
Taxation is undcnnlnlnir the renubllaand legis
lation hxs taken away from the masses of tbo
people and given to a low thousand people
countless millions of tbo earnings of the ioor.
The wealth of tho country is unequally dis
tributed, as 4,07 families possess about seven
ttnths as much as do HlfJ.SbT other families.
Theso conditions result from unjust and un
equal taxation In one form or another, and tho
conditions are growing worse. In view of all
thcbo things, tho subject of taxation becomes
still more lmjKrtant, and Indirect tax bills ncod
to bo carefully examlnod.
Under our system w e havo to support two gov
ernments, etato and national If the $0U0,Oui,
OJO raised yearly for tho national government
was raised In tho same way that our state and
local taxes were raised tho people's taxes would
be nearly doubled.
A hiio revenue Is tho object sought under both
methods tho protecth e system adjusts the duties;
so that whllo producing tho requisite amount of
revenue they wil 2 at the same tlmo operate to
protect our own Industries against unequal com
petition In countries where labor and capital aro
cheaper than they aro here.
The most consistent and practicable system of
tariff taxation for revenue only is that adopted
by Great Britain, taxing only such articles as
are not producsd in tho country le ylng tho tax,
and In addition such articles at are of a more or
less harmful character, as liquors and tobacco.
But whilo this method is simple. It Is unequal
in Its operation. Sugar, coffee, tea ajid bplces
would BUpply all the revenue we now derive
from custom. But a system whkh operates so
unjustly upon poor pooplo could not be enforced
in tliK country.
Excepting tho war period, we have been rais
ing our customs revenues mostly from manu
factured articles fur at least Ilf ty years, and thero
does not appear any general desiro to change
tho practice In this respeU, though advocates of
freo trade are multiplying fast
He discussed tho various theories of tariff and
tho different view s of parties and. continued:
"ilcKluley does not caro about price; protect
ion is what his rejort says is needed.
"The best representative revenue tariff wo
over had was that or hhg.
The Wilson hill Is a, nrotectlon measnrn.T
To prove this assertion enator Peffer quoted
from tho report mado by ilr. Wilson on tho
tariff bill and from speeches by Warner, of New
York; Johnson, of Ohio; Dunphy, of Now
York, and Hooker, of Misslssppl, and said:
"It surrenders revenue on luxuries; it dis
criminates against farms. The duties on many
farm products aro of no benefit to the farmer,
but when they are qf any use let them remain If
tho protection pollcj is to be maintained. Tho
"WilMm bill allows a loss of revenue that might
as well be retained.
"It is no belter on the whole than tho present
law. It has free wovl, but taxes clcth; freo hides,
hut taxes shoes. It protects manufacturers and
gives freo raw materials.
"Tho chairman of the Financo Committee de
nounced protection as robbery. How can he
support this bill? Ills speech was an arraign
ment of his colleagues and an apology for him
self. When tariff reformers btlng us free wool
and have such burdens on the clothing of mn
nnd Women who perform manual labor of tho
country, may we not inquire where tho line Is to
bo drawn between a tariff for revenue only nnd
the 'culminating atrocity of class legislation?1
Bad as the- present law is. It allows the wool
grower from 3 to 11 cents a pound on his wooL
If you say it Is charged up to him on the prico
of his cloth, I answer that it proves the whole
system is wrong, nnd I am ready to meet you
on mlddlo ground remove all duties and givo
us freo trade.
"The present hill removes duties in one place
nnd lays taxes in another. What is subtracted
from w ooi and iron and cotton is added to sugar.
"It raises the tax on whisky, which consumers
must pay, but extends tho bonded period, fcugar
Is taxed in the Interest of tho most powerful in
dustrial combination In tho country, nnd Iron
oro and coal are protected, while wool is thrown
into competition with the world's production.
"Protoction ns taught by our fathers is tho
proper doctrine. Protection to domestic indus
tries, only such Industries ns can bo mndo
national, employing large numbers of toonle.
eli all be protected, and that only long enouch
to establish thorn; after that save tho market
for them and no more.
"Bounties hi many cases aro better than
Usual Crime, Usual Consequence.
Atlanta, Go., April C Dan Aoren, a negro,
was lynchod this morning at Greensboro, Ga.,
for assaulting the wife of Mr. Dan Chambers,
a whito farmer, living about four miles from
Greensboro. Mr. Chambers was absent at tho
time, and his wife, being in a helpless condi
tion, was easily ovcrpowdercd by tho negro
and outraged. He was captured and identi
fied by Mrs. Chambers, confessed his crime,
and was put in jail. About noon crowds ar
rived from another county nnd demandod tho
keys from tho jailor. Tho mob captured tho
jail, hnng the negro, and riddled his body
with bullets. Tho negroes of tho community
say that he deserved his fate.
Got Hold of the Wrong Bottle.
Wixstos. N. C, April C John Stone, Will
iam and James Suits ran across a bottle of
peach flavor (oil or murbano). The men
thought it was good old peach brandy and
drank It. Half an hour afterwards it was
noticed by other emploj es that tho men wero
very black in tho faco nnd loaked deathly
sick. James Suits managed to get home, and
was reported to be still livfng yesterday after
noon, though his condition was critical, nts
brother and Stone had to be carried to their
respective homes. They continuod to grow
worse until 2.30 o'clock, about which hour
both men died.
Building nnd Repair Permits.
Inspector Entwistlo jestcrday issued tho
William JIuehlcisen, to mako general re
pairs at 918 Fifth street northwest, to cost
200; John Severoc, to build two-story brick
addition at 1429 P street northwest, to cost
S700; G. H. W. Weinccke, to build brick ad
dition at 715 Seventh street northwest, to
cost 5100; M. L. Quay, to build one three
story brick nt 1012 K street northwest, to cost
$40,000; Walter Hycr, to build a store on
Quarry road, to cost 100; W. J, Frizzell, to
build shed rear 1218 I street northwest, to
-Money for Iron Hall .Members.
Tbeston-, N. J.. April C Yico Chancellor
Bird has given an opinion directing Thomas
P. Curiey, receiver of tho Iron Hall in Xew
Jersey, to pay over, to Receiver Falloy, of the
supreme sitting in Indianapolis, 72,000, tho
amount of the funds in Receiver Cuxley's
hands, to the end that the monoy shall bo
added to tho funds already In Receiver
Falley's hands, and by him distributed to tho
members ot the order generally throughout
the United States.
LITTLB WORK DONE.
Post Office Appropriation Bill Discussed In
the House Yesterday.
Very little pgress was mado with the post
I office appropriation bill in the House yester
day. An amendment which provoked a great
deal of discussion and has been the subject of
innumerable petitions to Congress was finally
adopted providing for admission to the mails
as second-clabs matter of all periodicals is
sued more tnaniour times njearunuermo
auspices of a benevolent or fraternal society
or order organized under the lodgo system, of
a regularly incorporated institution oi learn
ing, or by or.umior tho auspices of a trades
union, and all publications ot strictly profes
sional, literary, historical, or scientific socie
ties, including bulletins issued bystateboards
Tho remainder of tho day was spent In tha
discussion of a point of order against an
umondment offered by Mr. Dunphy (N. Y.) to
preent tho bureau of engraving and printing
from manufacturing postage stamps under
the contract recently awarded to it by Secre
tary Carlisle and Postmaster General Blssell.
Some routino business was transacted before
tho post office bill was taken up.
NICARAGUA CANAL PROSPECTS.
Senator .Morgan's Hill Soon to be Reported
by the l'orclgn Affairs Committee.
Tbo Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
held two meetings yesterday and considered
the Kicaraguii canal hill. It has been decided
to report the bill introduced by Senator Mor
gan favorably as soon as ho can prepare u re
port upon the measure, upon w hich he is now
When the bill was beforo tho Senate last it
wos opposed by Senator Davis, ot Minnesota,
now a member of tho Committeo on Torelgn
Relations. It is intimated that the Minnesota
Senator has not yet agreed to support the
Morgan bill, nnd during tho stssious of tho
committee he has pointed out n number of
objectjonablo features, but he does not carry
his opposition so far as to mako a minority
report or to prevent mo mil Deing reponeu.
Tho probabilities, however, nre that Mr.
Davis will take occasion to present his objec
tions when tho bill is considered in tho
Senator Morgan's report will bo approved
by moat of the committeo.
FARRELL WANTS $500.
And lie Is Here to Sec If Gus Schmctz Will
New Yobk, April C Charles Farrcll, tho
catcher purchased bytho Xow York club from
Washington, was a rather conspicuous Uguro
at headquarters to-day. Ho camo to town
last night and had a midnight interviow with
Mr. Talcott positively refused to givo
Farrcll ono penny more than 52,500. Ho
would not consider any hint as to a so-called
"present," and told tho player to call at "tho
drum" to-day and talk mutters over with
Farrcll was on hand early, and there was a
long cow-wow between Directors Talcott and
Wheeler and 31uuager Ward. Farrell was
again told that $2,500 was tho limit.
It was then suggested that the Washington
management be telegraphed tho condition of
affairs, with tho statement that Farrcll wanted
some of the purchase money, nnd asking how
much Manager Schmetz would givo up.
Thero was a delay of several hours, nnd
then camo a reply that tho Washington man
agement looked upon Farrell as a Xcw York
plajer and wanted nothing to do with him;
that the contract ho had signed with Wash
ington was worthless, because it had not been
ratified by the management.
Tarrell came up from tho conference with
a gloomy face and announced his intention
of at once starting for Washington to talk to
Schmelz. He left on the 4.80 o'clock train
and would not bother with any luggage or
bis bats, as he expected to be back to-morrow.
"I'm going out there to get S500 of the pur
chase money," he announced.
"Suppose they won't give It to you," ho
"In that case," said ho. "I nin going to call
the whole deal off."
STATE BANK CAUCUS.
Many Democratic Representatives Sign a
Request for a Conference.
Over 150 Democratic members of the nouo
yesterday united In the following request to
Chairman Holman, of tbo Democratic caucus,
for a caucus on tho Etato bank question next
"Wo, tho undersigned, most respectfully
ask that immediately upon tho adjournment
of the nouse Tuesday, April 10, you will call
a caucus of Democrats ot the llouso to con
sider tbo provisions of the Democratic plat
form relating to tho repeal of the tax imposed
by tho Federal government upon tbo issues
of state banks and state bank associations."
The caucus petition has been circulated by
Representative Swanson. of Yirginia.who has
also made a poll of tho Democrats on tho
state bank question. Concerning the move
Mr. Swanson says:
"Tho request for tho caucus is tho largest
ever presented for a House caucus, which in
dicates tho great interest felt in the subject.
Thero are two elements favorable to tho re
peal of tho state bank tax. Ono element
wants unconditional repeal nnd the other
w ants a repeal with Federal restrictions and
supervision arouud state banks of isue. Un
less theso two elements can get together on a
compromise measure it will be impossibl" to
pass a repeal bill, but if those favoring re
peal will compromise their differences by
uniting on a measure which Loth factions
can support the bill can be carried in tho
To Prohibit Ticket Scalping.
Tho hearing on tho bill to prohibit ticket
scalping was continued by the House Com
merce on Committeo jesterdny. William D.
Daniels, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on behalf of
tho railway conductors, submitted some re
marks in favor of tho bill.
Ho was followed by C. M. Aldrich, of Peo
ria, III., of the Travelers' Protective Asso
ciation, who said the business of ticket scalp
ing was tho only safeguard against continued
aggression by railroads in tho direction of
Georgo M. McKcnzle, of Chicago, a mem
ber ot tho executive committee of the Ameri
can Ticket Brokers' Association, spoke
against the bill. He said in reply to questions
that probably from 30 to 40 per cent, of tho
tickets bandied by tho scalpers were handed
to them by railroad companies; the remainder
wero obtained from tho purchasers of tho
Peters Used a Pis'tol.
At 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning a lively
light took place among tho men doing grad
ing work near Florida and Connecticut
avenues northwest, in which Don refers, a
white foreman, shot John Fleet, n eolorod
teamster. It seems that Teters had in somo
way mado himself obnoxious nmong tho
men, and when ho appeared before them on
beginning work, somo remark of his caused
ono of tho men to throw a stono nt his head.
Peters thought Fleet had thrown it, und fired
two pistol shots, ono bullet taking effect in
rioct's arm. Tho hegrocs then all turned
upon Peters, who fled, and crawled under a
barn to save his life. Tho caso was up in
Judgo Miller's court yesterday, Petera being
charged with attempted murder. Tho matter
went over until Tuesday.
Bering Sea Bill Signed.
Tho President received tho bill to carry into
effect tha report of tho Bering sea arbitration
commission last evening and immediately
affixed his signature to it. The bill will now
go to the State Department, nnd a proclama
tion setting forth its provisions will probably
Tho Tincst" Sick List.
Officers Schultz, J.D. Rodgers, and Warren
are off dvty from sickness and aro conralescing.
Officer Kenny, of tho Ninth precinct, who has
been off duty sinco the Sith of Jlarch with rheu
matism, is slowly Improving.
Privato Murphy, of the Ninth precinct, who
received a painful injury while making an
armat rn thaUth nf V.-nh will .. . .a.-.
to-day. . I
THEY WERE DRIYEN AWAY
Coxey's Commonwealers Were Most
Unwelcome Visitors in Oakland.
CONFLICT NARROWLY AVERTED
Tub Belli Bong, Alarms Were Sounded, and
Citizens Hurried -from their Homes in the
Early Horning Hours Finally the
"Army" Loft and Quiet Beigned Again.
Oaelasd, CaL, April C Tho city of Oak
land has had many exciting events in it3 his
tory, but nothing occurred here to compare
with the turmoil caused early this morning by
the regiment of unemployed men which left
San Francisco Wednesday to join Coxey's
army on its Journey to Washington. All night
every man, woman and child in Oakland was
on the streets. .
Itiot alarm was sounded, tho Governor was
oskod to call out the national guards, extra
police and deputy sheriffs wero sworn in and
armed with riilcs, and preparations made for
fighting ol tho bloodiest kind, because 640 un
employed desperate men refused to leavo the
Only a rash word or an unlucky shot was
roffulred to precipitate n conflict which would
have resulted in tho extinction of this branch
of the Industrial army, for the men who com
posed it wero mostly unarmed, and could
havo mado but a foeblo resistance to tho
ofllcers and citizens.
But tho word was not uttered, nor the shot
fired, nor tho army overcome by force. It
consented to move when ic was seen that
further rcslstonco to tho will of the citizens of
Oakland was useless.
LIKE A TLOCK OF SHEEP.
Commonwealers Arrive in Sacramento,
Where Tlicy Get a Square .Meal.
Sicdamesto, Cal., April 6. The California
regiment of tho industrial army. 800 strong,
arrived at noon. Tho industrials were hud
dled together in eight freight cars like a, band
of sheep. As tho train entered the city they
raised their llag3 anil cheeroJ. A company
of 200 men has been organized in Sacramento,
tho members of which will cast their fortunes
with tho new-comers.
Tho city autboritlt-s fed tho army on soup,
beef, bread, and coffee. CoL Baker, ono of
tho Held officers, speaking for the army, ex
pressed indignation at tho treatment which
the men had received at tho hands of tho Oak
land authorities. He said they were on a
Icaceful mission, ami "hungry men should
not bo treated like wild beasts."
JIayor btelnman arranged to ship tho army
east, and 1,000 of them left Sacramento ut 5
o'clock on a special train of twenty freight
cars. All of the cars wero well filled with
straw. Major Houtcrt, of tho army, had an
interview with Governor Markham, asking
him to intercede, with tho railroads and if
possible, engage freo transportation. The
Governor told him ho was forbidden by tho
constitution to havo any doings with a roil
Escorted with a Brass Band.
McKeespoet, Pa., April G. The army of
tbo commonweal this evenirg is in camp at
Reynoldton, and to-night tho men aro sleeping
in tho Coliseum. Tho entry into the city was
watched by hundreds, but there was no demon
stration. The march from Homestead along
tho river road through Duquesno was a tire
some one, and a stop of two hours was made
at tho latter place The army was escorted
into town by a delegation ot tube-workers
and a band. Tho vyilmcrding band and la
borers from seyeral shops escorted the army
into town. Four hundred loaves havo already
been donated by leading business men.
PROV1SIO.NS FOR COXEY.
A Loaf of Bread Sent from Alabama
of Grover Cleveland."
Tho local headquarters of tho commonweal
army received an unusual express package
esterday morning in tho nature of a loaf of
bread unwrapped and bearing tho address
upon two tags:
"For Commissary General Coxey's army,
"Washington, 1). C.
"Account of charity."
In a bold hand aoross tho top of the tag was
written "Care of Grover Cleveland."
It was not sent directly to tho President,
but to tho Coxey headquarters. Col. Red
stono relused to receive it until it was re
ceipted for by tho person in whose caro it was
directed Ho told tho expressman to take It to
President Cleveland, and after ho had put his
signature to it to return it by messenger.
CoL Redstone, when seen lost night, said
that he is In direct communication with tho
leaders of tho various regiments, and that all
report everything progressing favorably.
Letters f rom'Marshall Brown state that a good
set of men mako up tho rank and file of tho
army, and that, contrary to the opinion of a
number of persons, there are no rough char
acters ia lino. Thero is no secrecy in tho
movement, but It is a bold march in tho inter
ests of humanity. Col. Redstone expects rep
resentatives from Gen. Fry's detachment to
arrive In tho city before next week.
It has been stated that this portion ot tbo
commonweal is an independent organization
from tho Coxey brigade, but it Is not. It will
probably arrive several days in advancoof
tho general lino, but if it does it will camp
outside of the city limits and await tho ar
rival of tho others. Thero have lately been
started on tho march regiments of 450 from
Philadelphia and vicinity, a body of over
G.COO from Boston, n California representa
tion of over 1,800, and over 1,000 from
Tho movement is growing in tho city, and
thore are about 250 groups of from 5 to 15
men each ready to receive tho army, ana the
ladies nro interested as well as the men.
A banner, "J. S. Coxey's Good Roads
Commonweal," three feet by twenty-eight,
will be swung before tho headquarters next
A Boy Lost.
Samuel Shaefer, A 10-year-old boy, has
been missing from his home at 1004 E street
northwest since last Wednesday. When he left
home ho wore a light suit, and as his parents
know no cause for his voluntary departure
they are fearful of somo foul play.
District Government Doings.
Tho Commissioners havo issued the following
Inspector M. Lyddano, of tho sower depart
ment, is hereby appointed foreman, at (1 per
That $34,119 bo allotted for repairing and
cleaning sewers during tho third quarter of tho
current fiscal year.
Tho order of March 31, 1S94, revoking order of
December 19, 1893, is amended to apply only to
the sower in I street southeast, between Second
and Third streets.
Tho genoral inspector of tho engineer depart
ment is directed to Inspect the tools at tho Canal
street property, and to condemn and destroy
such as nro worthless.
Tho bid of William Ilarneday, received April
2, lb91, for grading Prospect, between Thirty
sixth and Thirty-eighth streets, Is accepted and
contract awarded to him.
Tho following allotments aro hereby made:
From appropriation fur construction and repair
of bridges. 18.H, 8,000; ordinary caro ot bridges,
$1,269.63, for uso in third quarter of present flscal
Tho permit clerk Is authorized to Issue permit
to the Cbesapeako and Potomac Telephone Com
pany to replace with new poles the five old and
decayed poles on tho oas sidoof Ninth street, be
tween E and F streets southwest, upon deposit of
That D" street, between Thirty-sixth and
Thirty-seventh streets, bo filled to grade with the
material to be excavated on Prospect avenue, be
tween Thirty-sixth and Thirty-eighth streets,and
that old sidewalks bo relaid; also, that the own
ers of property on U street be notified to raise
their houses to conform to new grade.
The permit clerk is authorized to Issuo permit
to tho Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Com
pany, upon deposit of usual fee, to set guy poles
at south side of Water street, on line of Ninth
street southwest, west side of Twelfth and west
side of Eleventh, and to replace thirteen decayed
poleswith new poles on E street, between Firs: I
southwest and Third southeast ' '
THEY'LL BE RIFLE CLUBS.
Probable Effect of Tillman's Order Dis
banding Charleston's Military.
Chablestos, 8. C, April 6. Tho scene of
military operations in the dispensary war was
to-day transferred to Charleston, when J.
Gary Watts, assistant adjutant general of tho
stato, arrived hero armed with instructions
from Governor Tillman to disarm and dis
band the Fourth brigado, South Carolina
Tho charges aro that the brigado refused to
obey the Gotcrnor's orders and repair to Dar
lington to suppress tho insurrection. The
assistant adjutant general came hero on a
special train, and his instructions nro to take
all the arms and accouterments back to Co
lumbia with him. He called upon Gen.
Huguenln, tho commanding officer of tho
brigade, and issued bU orders.
There was no conflict. Tho commanding
general issued an order directing each com
mander in the brigade to surrender to the as
sistant adjutant general all the property of
tho stato In their possession, and this order, it
is expected, will bo obeyed by all the com
mands. Tho process of collecting tho arms
will begin to-morrow.
Those who think, however, that the Fourth
brigade will bo left unarmed will And them
selves very much mistaken. Some of the
companies have tho arms issued to them by
the state. A good many of them havo rifles
and cannon which they bought and paid for
themselves. This is notnbly tho caso with tho
German artillery, which has a battery of four
guns and equipments. There seems to be no
feartbat the companies of tho Fourth brigado
will disband. From 1871 to 1S76 they existed
as nflo clubs whllo tho negroes monopolized
the militia of the state. Tho rifle clubs will
probably bo reorganized.
The dispensary eples having given their
evidence nt tho inquest in Daillngton aro
dally expected here. It is understood that
they will resume raiding. Mavor Ficken Is
in Columbia in conference with the Governor
as to the gubernatorial control of the police.
Somo complications oro expected to anso out
of this latest move.
NO MORE DODGING.
Tillman Savs He Will Have the Police En
force the Law.
Columbia, S. C, April C Mayor Ficken, of
Charleston, conferred with Governor Tillman
to-day concerning tbo Governor's proclama
tion assuming control of tho police to carry
out tho dispensary law. Governor Tillman,
in speaKing of their Interview to-night, said:
"I asked him to consult with his chief of
police. I do not want to disorganize present
forces. I do not intend to havo any more
dodging or hesitating In enforcing the law. I
have had an understanding which is likely to
Erevent further friction in Charleston. I may
avo to uso more than moral pressure in some
places, but I do not wish to interfere any
where. There aro places where I shall ask for
removals and substitution of other men, as I
know some of them nre not fit to carry oat tha
HOMES WILL BE SEARCHED.
Governor Tillman Insists That He Will
Continue the Old Plan.
Columbia, S. C, April C Governor Till
man holds that tho dispensary law will be
stronger than ever on account of the Dar
lington tragedy. Said he:
"If thero was any virtue in the claim that
a man's homo is his castle tho people would
not have upheld my efforts to enforce the
dispensary law as they did during the Dost
week. We will continuo to search dwellings
suspected of containing contraband liquor."
Tho Governor will shortly instituto a series
of court-martials against officers who threw
down their arms. Those who stood firm
when their companies did not will be in
structed to muster in new companies. Speak
ing of the effect of the affair on tho militia,
ho said: "This row has been the very breath
of life to the militia of tho state. It is like an
old tree shaking off rotten limbs and leaving
tho solid trunk from which now foliage can
blossom out afresh."
ALL SECTIONS YILL PROSPER
If the Wilson Bill Can Be Stayed, Says
non. Thomas B. Read has sent tho follow
ing letter to C L. Vnughan, of Hutchinson,
Kansas, in reply to one forwarding on extract
from a speech of the former:
House or Representatives, TJ. S.
Wasutsotox. D. C, April G. 1894.
My Dear Sir: Your favor received. I havo no
ticed tho paragraph you send me making its
way over the W est. It was first started by a
member of Congress in a speech in Denver. I
wns somewhat surprised when I read it, for, of
course, separated trom tho context, it conveys
an entirely incorrect idea. Tho passage occurred
In a short extemporaneous speech with no
IK)Int elaborated. It was when tho attempt was
being mado to secure tho aid of New England by
sacrificing tho interests of tho VS est under guise
of giving New England freo raw material by re
mov ing tho duty on coal. Iron, and wool
Of course such a free list would bo very at
tractive to New Englnnd, if she acted from pure
splflshness. Hut I took occasion in a fow words
of incomplete statement, but which the audience
I addressed perfectly understood, to nolnt out
how short-sighted it was forNew England to ac
cept tho bribe. Already many Massachusetts
manufactures had legitimately cone West, and
moro must do so, the coarser going first. Under
theso circumstances, perfectly understood by
my audience, somo short-sighted men wero try
ing, by tho promise of freo coal, freo Iron oro
and free wool, to persuade New England that
sho could monopolize tho manufacturing.
I pointed out to them that the legislation ten
dered them was foolish: that the low duties of
the Wilson bill would destroy their manufact
ures, in common with others, and that when
they were once destroyed, they wonld be rebuilt
under re-established protection, nearer tho
market and nearer tho materials, as cheaply as
in New England. In short. It New England
helped to ruin the country, tho ruia would be
firs; and most complete for them on their un
kindly soiL buch, in myjudgment, would be tho
f net, and this ruin the country cannot afford, no
mattor where the destroyed manufactures are.
An Idle factory goes to pieces In flvo years, and
to destroy expensive plants and throw away
nil tho capital involved would mean that tho
United States and, mest of all. New England,
would have to halt in its progress until all these
vast sums aro re-oarned nnd reinvested.
Mnncfactures aro now steadily and legiti
mately advancing westward and southward un
der tho present system, jind doing so as fast as
Is consistent w ith solid material growth. Massa
chusetts men and other men aro already trans
ferring part of their capital, and in duo time,
without shock, the western and southern manu
factories will do their full share of the manufact
uring business ot tho country. Tho ."manufact
uring of coarse cotton cloths has already gone
from New England to tho South.
Tho mighty and "omnivorous" West Is truly
Croat in all that will make riches and consumnblo
wealth, nnd if this destruction called tho Wilson
bill can bo stayed all parts of tho country will
prosper nnd capital and labor will not bo wasted
As I said to Massachusetts I say to all other
parts of the country, that enlightened selfishness
teaches tho doctrlno of "llvo and let live."
You will notice tnat tho member of Congress
in question, instead of quotlug tho paragraph in
question here in Washington, where it could be
met, went two thousand miles to air it. I am
surprised that any mnn East or We3t should
deem It worth whllo to credit mo with opposition
to the YV Uson bill becnuso It would build up
manufactures In tho West, when everybody
knows It will destroy all mnnufnetures.
It is the desiro nnd expectation of protection
ists that tho West and South will follow or even
surpass the examplo of Now England In develop
ing manufacturing Industries as they aro now
fast doing. Tho Vv ilson bill will bring the South
and West into competition in manufacturing,
with wages much lower than their wages In
stead of into competition with the higher wages
ot New En gland, as now.
Ycry truly, yours, T. B. Reed.
C. L. Vacguas, esq , Hutchinson, Kansas.
Notes of the Departments.
rostmnster Genoral IIIsscll has appointed
Frank II. Thomas, of M Ichlgan, chief clerk of the
Attorney Genoral OIney has sustained the re
cent opinion of Assistant Attorney General
Thomas, of tho Post Office Department, holding
that the Tonllno Savings Company, of Minne
apolis, is a lottery concern.
Deputy Surgeon Genoral William II. Forwood,
Surgeons It. JI. O'Reilly, J. IC Corson, and Walter
Reed, and Assistant Surgeons J. L. Phillips nnd
G. L. Edlo have been designated to represent
tho medical department of tho army as dele
gates to the Association of Military Surgeons of
tho United States, which meets in Washington
Post Office Department at $2,500, to succeed
George A. Ilownrd, of Tennessee, recently np-
otnteil sixth auditor of tho Treasury. W. A.
Illliken, of Tennessee, formerly chief clerk of
tho Register's office. Treasury Department, has
been appointed law clerk In the Post Office De
partment at ?,sou, vice it: vv. uaynes. ot 1111-
Jiols. resigned. Mr. Thomas has been disbura-
Ing clerk and superintendent of the Post Office
Department for some time.
BLAZE AMONG THE BANANAS
Fire Spoils Meat and Fruit in the
Commission House District.
LOSS, $8,000, FULLY INSURED
Second Alarm Turned in last Night Six
Engines and Two Trucks Take a Dash at
the Flames Firo Started in Oreenapjle's
At 10:12 o'clock. last night a destructive flro
started in tho second floor of F. Greenapple,
920 Lousiana nvcnuo northwest, anil spread
rapidly to tho adjoining building east, occu
pied by H. L. Strang, fruit and produce
The flro was first discovered by George Tj.
Koehler, who saw smoke pouring out of tho
second-storyj front window, and he imme
diately called the attention ot Policemen
Garroway and Hcrndon to it
An alarm wns turned in from box 152, cor
ner of.Tenth and Cstreets.by Officer Garroway.
Officer Herndon ran to the store door, and
finding it locked and no one inside, burst it
The store In which tho flro originated was a
meat and provision house, and the flames
"quickly got a firm headway on tho greasy
floors and surroundings before tho engines
On the first call engines number two, threo,
and six and truck. A respondod,bat as tho flro
was confined mainly to the rear portion ot
the buildings, which was difficult of acces3 on
account of tho adjacent buildings, another
call was sounded, and engines one, four, and
seven and truck C nnd chemical engine an
swered. Bytlus time tho flro had enveloped the
entire second floor of No. 920 nnd spread to
916 from tho rear windows. The firemen
broke down the doors leading in from B
street and fought tbo flames from tho rear
until an entrance cculd be made.
The dense smoke rolled out from the win
dows of Strang's store a3 the Dames found
their way into the second and third floors, and
for a time it seemed as it the whole square
By most persistent efforts on tho part of tha
firemen the flames wero prevented from get
ting a start on the property of Mr. W. T. Red
man, nt 316. adjacent to Strang's, on the east.
Tho fire did not do much damage, but tho
destruction by water and smoke was consid
erable. A small blaze sprung up in the store
adjoining Redman's, but the hose was quickly
turned upon it and put it out.
The upper floors of the meat and fruit
stores were badly damaged. The meats were
thrown out upon the pavement regardless of
variety, and bananas, oranges, and lemons
were destroyed by tho wholesale. In ono
room about fifty bunches of bananas wero
mashed or roasted beyond all possible uso.
There was one room containing nearly one
hundred bunches, all of which were saved.
The origin of the fire cannot be accounted
for. Policeman Hcrndon said that when ho
entered the building the flames wero shooting
up the elevator shaft from the second floor.
Tho produce on the lower floors that es
caped tne flames wa3 almost completely
ruined by water, which rolled down in tor
rents. The warerooms of J. Hlllman &
Company, on tho west side of the burning
buildings entirely escaped, except that somo
water got through tho open transom on tha
The stock of Mr. Strang consists of bananas,
lemons, and small fruits, and Is valued at
4,000. His loss is about 63,000, fully cov
ered by insurance, evenly divided between
the Commercial and tho National Metropoli
Mr. Greenapplo places a like valuation on
his goods, but Is not Tsuch a heavy loser,
owing to tho fact that the greater part of his
stock is in cold storage at the Center market.
The injury on his dressed meats is in excess
of 31,000, fully covered by insurance.
Mr. Redman's stock was slightly injured by
smoke and water. His loss i3 covered by In
surance. The block is largely the property of
Mr. Yon Ness Philip.
The total los3 Is about S 3,000.
Two Small Tires.
At 12 o'clock yesterday an alarm was
turned in for a fire in a woodshed In the rear
of SOT Xinth street northwest, owned by Mar
garet Dawson. Loss, 5100.
A very dangerous flro was narrowly averted
yesterday evening nt tbo house of J. C. Ellis, 29
K street northwest. About 7 o'clock tho gaso
line stove in the kitchen exploded. A fire
alarm was turned in at box 62, to which four
engine companies and one truck responded,
ns the box number wa3 in dangerous prox
imity to the Government Printing Office.
With the help of neighbors Mr. Ellis extin
guished the flames without the help ot the en
gines. Loss 75.
AGAIN THE OLD HYHNS. -
Moody Choir's Concert at Com ention Hall
in Charity's Name.
Tbo mammoth root of Convention hall
never reverberated moro musical melodies
than on last night, when tho immense choir
which rendered such remarkably good service
at the Moody and Sankey revival meetings
tendered a grand charity concert for the ben
efit of local institutions.
A large and enthusiastic audlenco filled
tho auditorium, and the general excellence of
tho numerous numbers was attested by tha
hearty burst of applause which greeted each
at its conclusion.
At tho opening of tho programme
"America" was sung by tho choir and con
gregation. "All hail tho power of Jesu3
name" and "Wait upon tho Lord" were ren
dered by the choir. A perfectly executed
cornet solo, "Tho Lost Chord," by Mr.
Elphonzo Youngs, jr., followed.
Thcre were eighteen different hymns
sung by the choir with tho effect that never
fails of appreciation. Interspersing theso
were a tenor solo. "The Angel's Message," by
Mr. Herndon Morsell; a soprano solo, !'Cava
tina," from Ernani, by Miss Dorothy Byrdo
Rogers; a baritone solo, by Mr. F. H. Jacobs,
of Chicago; n comet solo, "Romanze," by
Mr. Edwin S. Tracy; violin solo, by Miss Rosa
Adelaide Marquis, and a baritono solo by
Mr. F. H. Jacobs.
The accompanists were Miss Alieo Kimball,
Miss Bailey, nnd Mrs. Burgess.
Between tho parts ot tho programme Mr.
Percy S. Foster, the director of the choir, mado
a few remarks upon the work of tho choir,
and said that thero will probably bo a repIU
tlon ot tho concert in tho near future.
Supplies Liberally Contributed.
rrrrsBUBo, Pa., April C The start from
nomestcad was made at 11 o'clock sharp, and
tho parting was n cordial one. Tho route
taken was by tho river road and was a rough
one. The commonweal reached here at L30
o'clock, when lunch was taken. At
Homestead threo wagon loads of pro
visions, thirty-two blankets, 130 palra
of shoes and other manner of sup
plies were contributed. The residenco of
Patrick Whito wa3 entered during tho nighe
and a small sum of money was secured. It
is laid to Coxey's men, although but few were
given tho liberty of the town on passage.
Deserted Colored Child.
About 5 o'clock last evening a colored male
infant, about 1 month old, was found lying on
the steps ot the houso ot the Argentine min
ister, at 1C0I Massachusetts avenuo north
west There is no clno as to who lett the
child, and it was taken to St. Anna's Infant
Street Car Accident.
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon Charier
Lucfcett, living at 709 Tenth street southoast
was run over by nnAnaeostla street car neai
Tenth and G streets southeast, und his right
foot was badly crushed.