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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. STO. 22.
WASHTffGrTO, D. C, SUNDAY MOR:NTtfCr, APEIL 8, 1894.
THEY WERE NOT COXEY'S MEN
Porty-one Itinerants Gathered in dt
the Folice at Eckington Station.
CAME ALL THE WAY FROM TEXAS
they Wanted to Beach Their Eastern Homos
and for this Purpose Banded Themselves
Together Major Moore Will Not Permit
Bnch Invasion Hint for Commonwealers.
An association of forty-one men, who were
at flrst supposed to bo the advance guard of
tho army of tho unemployed, reached Wash
ington shortly after 7 o'clock last evening
and was accorded a reception which speaks
Yolumes for tho way in which tho authorities
of this city will handle the Coxey problem
Should it eventually present itself f ull-fledgod.
They came packed in n single box car on
the Baltimore and Ohio road. Notice of tho
probablo arrival of tho men had reached the
chief of police, Major Moore, during the day
through Detective Grannon, of tho Baltimore
and Ohio railroad, and he had prepared for
them a reception at Eckington, asmall freight
and passenger station near the city limits,
where orders had been given to stop the train
carrying tho industrials.
The chief had concentrated a body of pollco
composed of Captain Manvillo A. Austin, ono
Inspector, two lieutenants, sev en sergeants,
about forty patrolmen, and flvo police
Thero were also several members of tho
mounted police force who had been called in
from tho outlying districts to help welcome
Drawn up at this little station the repre
sentatives of law and order waited until tho
freight train pulled in. Tho visitors bad
been informed that they were to bo warmly
welcomed and they made no resistance what
ever, but climbed willingly into tho patrol
The men were divided up among four pro
cinct stations, where they were put four or
flvo in a cell to wait for their formal presen
tation at court Monday morning.
About two-thirds of ihe men are Ameri
cans and almost all of them claim to bo worfc
lugmen out of employment. When searched
at the stations several labor union cards wero
found along with letters of recommendation.
There were a few who guvo some signs of
belonging to the tramp older, but these were
not in the majority. A few combs, sever?!
ploces of soap, a number of small knives and
two or throo razors were found on the men.
One man had sevcnty-flo cents in his
pocket. No other sign of financial affluence
was discovered. After the men, upon the or
der of Captain Austin, had been treated to a
supper of beefsteak and bread, put together
in tue form of sandwiches and washed down
with coffee, thoj were willing to talk, which
most of them were able to do very intelli
gently. They have no ill-will against the authorities,
and rather seemed pleastd at being supplied
with lodging and food. They disclaimed being
in any way connected with Coxey or his
army, claiming to bo merely a body of work
men"out of work, whoso homes were mostly
In tho East.
They said they banded together for the sake
of getting East, neatjtheir homes.
They had merely asked for transportation
from tho railroads and had been given it.
They had been fed by sympathizers along the.
routo, had seldom gone hungry, and had
really had a fairly easy time. They-lett-Cln--cinnati
Wednesday night in a box-car, from
which they disembarked into tho arms of the
police this evening.
Nearly half of tho men claimed to bavo
started from Toxae, banding together at San
Antonio about March 22.
Despite tho statements of tho men arrested
to-night the band Is looked upon by the police
09 at least belonging in a general way to the
on-to-Washington movement, and unless the
men can clear themselves of this charge they
probably will be dealt with under the va
grancy law, which Is very strict in the District
of Columbia, and provides a workhouse pun
ishment for tramps.
In this connection Major Moore, chief of
police, said this evening:
"These men havo forced their way here
without paying their way. They have come
by means of enforced transportation, and wo
may therefore assume tnat they are tramps.
I gave orders that they should bo arrested
when they reached this town on that ground.
They were taken into custody because they
could not show that they wero able to take
care of themselves unassisted.
"Besides the ordinary preservation of law
and order." continued Major Moore, "wo
hav e also to protect tho President of tho
United States, the United States Supreme
Court, tlio Senato and House of Repre
sentatives, tho United States Treasury In
fact, all tho important branches of tho
United States government. It makes
tho problem unusually grave, and for
this very reason tho laws have
been mado unusually stringent. I cannot say
what wo will do with Coxey's army when it
arrives, for we do not make our plans so far
ahead, and Coxey's army may never get here.
But it would only tako mo twentj-four hours
to j prepare for him as warm a reception as
those people havo had."
Tho captain of tho organization i3 O. W.
1'rimrose, who Is a painter by trade, and
caino all the way with the men from San An
tonio, Texas, where they wero first organized
on the 2Jd of March under Frank Murrill.
Murritl, howover, got work on a railroad at
Tcxarkana, Texas, foon alter they started,
and Trimroso was then elected captain, with
Mike Hurd as his lieutenant.
Primrose and Hurd aro In two separate
colls in tho Ninth precinct station, and when
Interviewed by The Times reporter last night
gave him a well written but pocket-worn pa
per, purporting to bo tho rulos and regula
tions of tho organization, which read as fol
lows: association op rxrarxoTEn workmen.
Wc, the undersigned, associate for tho purposo
of moving East.
First. That wo hereby nerco to conform to tho
following rules nnd regulations to govern our
association, and that vo appoint a captain, with
the power to select ono or moro assistants to en
Second. That wo agree to remain together
until wo have reached our objective point, ex
cept employment Bhould be offered. Then, in
that case, anyone mar be permitted to leavo
the association. "
Third. That a committeo bo appointed to
wait upon tho civil authorities of any town we
may enter for tho purpose of soliciting either
vorfc or aid.
Fourth. That there shall be no begging on
the part of members of the assocatlon without
permission of tho captain.
Fifth. That the penalty for breaking any of the
above rules or regulations which the association
sees lit to establish for Its government shall In
every case be expulsion, with any other punish
ment which the association may see fit to lnnlct
on tho ohcuder or offenders.
G. W. rBiMROSE, Captain.
C. JiEKC-lPO, Secretary.
Mr. Primrose stated that Mr. Mercado, tho
Fccretary, got work and left tho association
lust before they left St. Louis, nnd that they
have since that tlmo been without a secre
tary. Ho also cxplalnod that tho paper was
drawn up in St, Louis in a great hurry upon
their reorganization in that city.
They started from San Antonio on March
22 with eighty-four members, all unemployed
men, hoping to get work, and twenty-two of
tho number obtained emoloymcnt before they
reached St Louis, on March 31.
Upon arriving in St. Louis they formally
disbanded, as they had no doubt of their
ability to find work thero. But after two
dajs search only seven of them had done so
and a few others found friends cr relatives
With whom they stopped.
On April 2 they reorganized with a mem
bership of forty-eight, and left St Loui3 la a
box car, reaching Cincinnati two days later
They stopped in Cincinnati eight or ten hours.
and seven more of them found work or
friends in that city.
Tho remaining forty-one were given another
box car and started for Washington. They
reached Brunswick, Md., early yesterday
morning, and there partook of a meal of
crackers and coffee irhlsh they had brought
from Cincinnati. They then formally dis
banded, as they expected to individually
scatter to their eastern homes upon arriving
Captain Primrose states that he was bora
In Baltimore In 18C0, was raised In Washing
ton, and went to San Antonio when 19 years
years old, his mother nnd father both being
buried In tho Congressional cemetery when
he was a young boy.
Several of the men are well acquainted In
Washington and have good letters of recom
mendation from prominent men here. Ono
man showed his certificate from tbn Pension
Bureau giving him a pension of 6 per
CoL Bedstone, tho Washington representa
tive of Coxey, said to The Times last night:
"This body of men is not at all connoctod
with the commonweal army, as no Coxey
men will come on until word is previously
sent to our headquarters, and none will come
in disordor or without military discipline.
There will be no resistence of tho law, and
nono of the men will enter tho city as a body
until tho main line arrives."
' NO .MORE SONGS AND JOKES.
Coxey's Band of Hope Discouraged and
Desertions Arc Frequent.
McKeespobt, Pa,, April 7. There wero a
score of desertions to-day from Coxey's little
band of hope and great expectations. Tho
proposed tramp to Monongahela City, over
sixteen miles of rough road, with a short stop
at Elizabeth for lunch, was the cause of it all.
The march Thursday from Homestead to
this city was over one of the worst pieces of
road yet tramped, and frequent rests wero
demanded by the members of tho common
weal. Footsore and weary, they did not view
the prospects at the start to-day with any de
gree of satisfaction. From the expression in
cump it can be stated that were it not for the
strict discipline of "Unknown" Smith half
the army would be abandoned for a time.
Tho short rations nnd the seven days' con
tinuous marching in a week over all sorts of
roads and in all kinds of weather is having a
markod effect upon the members of the army.
Their sleep on tho bare ground for ono night
at Exposition Park, in Allegheny, with tho
rain pouring in through tho rents in tho great
tent, is causing rheumatism and a feeling of
discontent, duo to severe colds.
Tho jollity has largely disappeared, and at
night tho men sit moodily about the camp
fires shivering in their rags. Their denuncia
tions of the fare, the quarters and the alleged
unpleasant domineering of several of the
marshals has supplanted the songs, the anec
dotes and the pleasing fortitude of the first
With tho long march In prospect, it was tho
expectation to break camp nt 8 o'clock sharp,
but Commander Coxev. Marshal Brown and
the unknown were latoin reaching head
quarters from their pleasant apartments in
tho Hotel Diamond, and this, with a heavy
rain, delayed the move, and it was not until
an hour later that the procession mov ed.
Brass Band and Bed Fire.
MoxoIiOaiiela Citv, Pa., April 7. Tho army
of the commonweal of Christ arrived hero at
9 o'clock to-night, after ono of the worst
marches ever experienced. For five hours
tho men nnd horses were exposed to a severe
storm on n horrible piece of road between this
city and Elizabeth. For a time It was feared
tho army would bo unable to withstand the
severe exposure, but they came along man
fully, after tramping through mud several
inches deep. A local band headed the pro
cession and red Ares were burned all along
the lines. The welcome was a generous one.
Some attempt was mado by the Williamsport
Bridge Company to collect toll, but the army
cleared the bridge before it could bo accom
plished. They Didn't Like the Rations.
Eltzabetd, Pa., April 7. Tho commonweal
army arrived here at 2 o'clock. The march
across the country from Beynoldson was ac
companied by many hardships. About forty
recruits' joined on the outskirts of the town,
and Coxey and his party wero met by a small
mounted escort Previous to leaving Mc
Keesport 115 of the "soldiers" wero dismissed
for objections to the commissary arrange
ments. Rccciv cd with Open Arms.
Bivebside. CaL, April 7. Tho second regi
ment of tho industrial army are here. After
matching through the streets they were es
corted to tho Atlantic park, where they camped
for the night. They were furnished with
comfortable quarters and the city authorities
gave all provisions needed. The army will
go to Bernardino to-day.
GtrrnniE, Okl. T., April 7. The, southwest
division of "the army of the commonweal"
organized here has secured a membership of
nearly three hundred and tho men aro actively
drilling. John Twombley has been elected
commander-in-chief and will at once send re
cruiting officers to every town In the terri
tory. Baltimore's Quota for Coxey.
Biltijiobe, Md., April 7. A company of
about sixty-five unemployed men, whoso
avowed purpose is to unite with Coxey's
army of the commonweal, was organized hero
(o-day. They propose to tramp to Washing
ton to join the main body, and will time their
arrival so as to meet it on its arrival at tho
Senator Wolcott's .Mine.
Salt Lake, Utah, April 7. Some time lost
Fall Senator Wolcott and brother, of Denver,
obtained on option on the Mercur mine, of
Utah, until April 1, nt a valuation of $750,000.
They workod the mine for a time, failing to
lnaKe payments. Mr. Deern, president of tho
Mercur Company, now says.the mino is with
drawn from the market and the Colorado peo
ple who hold tho option havo no authority to
negotiato tho property. Operation of tbo
plant will be placed on a moro extensive scale
and tho fifty ton per day capacity will bo In
creased to 200 tons per day.
Arrested for Horse-Stealing.
Wilkesbabbe, Pa., April 7. Charles Downs
was arrested at Dallas last night charged with
horse-stealing. Horses belonging to Farmers
Henry Shaver and George Wnddell were
found In his possession. Downs was In com
pany with Jud Wolcott, one of tho most noto
rious horse thieves in tho country. The lat
ter, howover, managed to escape to the moun
tains. Wolcott was released from prison on
jionaay, wuere ne naa served seven years'
sentence for horse-stealing.
rorrcll Goes to New York.
New Yobk, April 7. Catcher Charles Far
rell has at last accepted the terms o.f the New
York club. In Washington to-day ho had an
unsatisfactory interview with tho mag
nates thero. Ho evidently camo to tho
conclusion that the best thing he could do
was to accept tho offer of tho New Yorks, for
to-night Manager Ward received a telegram
to that effect, and that ho would bo on hand
nt tho polo grounds on Monday.
Statue in Honor of Bismarck.
Berlin, April 7. Emperor William has
consented to the erection of the statue in
honor of Princo Bismarck at the west en
trance of the Relchstag.and has expressed his
desire that tho work bo hurried forward to
enable the Princo to attend its unveiling. The
sum of 5325,000 has been collected towards
tho fund for the erection of tho memorial.
That Housekeeper Is in Luck.
Atlantic Cot, N. J., March 7. Richard
WIstar, who was interested to the extent of
several million dollars in Philadelphia real
estate, died this afternoon of Brigbt's disease,
aged 64 years. Tho deceased millionaire Is
reported to have left his entire fortune to his
housekeeper, a young Irish girl.
William Knabe & Co. 'a exhibition of artistic
pianos of special designs, including the cele
brated f 10,000 instrument, should be visited by
all lovers of the high arts before April 15 at 817
Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
DYOTT IS BACK IN TOWN
He Arrived Last Night in Charge of a
Deputy United States Marshal.
LODGED IN THE DISTRICT JAIL
Says Ha Can Disprove a Good Many Things
Charged Against Him His Faithful and
Devoted Wife Awaited Him at the Sta
tion and Wept in His Arms.
Samuel H. Dyott, who disappeared from
Washington on tho 21th of lost month, and
who was subsequently arrested in Chicago,
returned to the city last night In company
with Deputy United. States Marshal John A.
It will be remembored that Dyott, who wc3
a clerk In the shoo store of Crawford & Co.,
on F street, deserted his business and his
wife on the 21th of March. He had become
infatuated with Miss Mae Clipper, the dau en
ter of tho manager of the Baltimore Sun
building, a square above where the young
man worked. The story is fresh in the minds
In November last Dyott, a dapper young
man hailing from Now York, came to tho city.
He applied for work and was given employ
ment at tho Crawford Shoe Co mpany's estab
lishment He proved himself to bo an effi
cient salesman. Soon he gained theentlro
confldenco of his emplovers. Things went on
smoothly for some time. Ho picked up new
acquaintances right and left He went
through the evolution In less than n month of
a poor salesman, dressed In democratic cloth
ing, to a shining dude nrrajed in costumes
more gorgeous than Solomon evor wore when
ho was courting his flrst wife. No dudo in
Washington ever wore more perfectly fitting
garments than ho did.
His wife, a neat and modest llttlo lady, ac
companied him here from New York. She
loved him then as she loves him now. Thero
never was an evening when he returned
home that the fire was not glowing in tbo
grate. His slippers had been warmed, his
smoking jacket left conveniently near for
him, and his nfternoon papers wero lying on
tbo table. His attentions to his wifo were as
demonstrative as hers wero to him.
But he soon made tho acquaintance of Miss
Clipper. She was fair and graceful; he was
handsome and fascinating. A flirtation en
sued, which soon ripened into love. Thero
were handkerchief signals and clandestino
meetings. Then followed tho lopement.
Finally, on the Saturday before Easter, ho
went away. Meantimo ho had sent his wifo
to her parents InBaltlmoro. When thejoung
man's absence was noticed his accounts were
checked up. and it was discovered that he was
Mrs. Dyott said last night that the entire
amount would not exceed 558. Crawford,
Bonvo & Co., assert, however, that the amount
of the shortage will reach nearly ten times
Dyott fled to Now York with Mne Clipper,
and It was supposed that ho married her there.
That is one feature of the story. Here Is
On March 21 a young man answering every
description to Dyott appeared before Clerk
Anderson, of Bockvllle, Md. Upon his arm
rested a young lady. The clerk wanted to
know what be could do for them, nnd tho
answer was that they wished to bo married
nnd wanted a license. That was tho clerk's
business In all such cases, and he told them
"Your name?" he asked.
"Samuel H. Dyott"
"Aro you a bachelor, widower, or a
"I am a bachelor."
Tbo brido gave her name as Miss Margaret
O. lllcketts, also of Baltimore; her age as 24,
and stated that sho was a maiden.
The license was made out In due form nnd
the supposedly happy couplo left, and tho vil
lage resters saw them walk in the direction of
St. Mary's church. Hero Bev. C. O. Rosen
steel performed tho ceremony which mado
them man and wife. They took a returning
tram lor vv asmngton.
Miss Clipper asserted some days ago that
the two wero married in New York. Can It
bo true that Dyott married another woman
in Rockville. or was Miss Bicketts' name
really Miss Mae Clipper?
On Thursday, tho 29th, Crawford Bros, re
ceived n letter from Streeter Bros., shoo deal
ers In Chicago, stating that ono Samuel II.
Dyott had applied to them for a position,
giving Crawford Bros, as reference. Tho
letter was at once turned over to tho police
authorities and Dyott was arrested in Chi
cago. Miss Clipper was with him at tho timo of his
arrest Her father and brother went West
for her and she returned flvo days ago.
Dyott had been incarcerated over a week in
Chicago before the officers started with him
When he returned lost night ho looked as
dapper as the day ho left. Hl3 devoted and
constant wife, whom he married in Baltimore
three years ago, was at tho station awaiting
him. She met him at the train, nnd as he
stepped from tho platform of tho coach she
could not restrain nerseii. 'lears were in ber
eyes, her face was flushed, and sho was suf
fering from great excitement.
Sho made a move to grasp him, but bo
seemed reluctant. Then their eyes met, and
Mrs. Dyott next found herself weeping in the
arms of her faithless and erring husband.
Instantly tho deputies crowded around, for
they feared that some of the male Clipper
members of the family might bo present and
bring about a tragedy. Dyott, with his wifo
clinging to his arm, then walked to the sta
tion room. There they hnd u few moments'
private conversation, and he was then placed
In a carriage and driven to District jail,
where he was locked up on a warrant charg
ing him with embezzlement.
On the wny to tho jail ho was inclined to
talk, but his lawyer. Mr. Philip Walker, for
bade him to say a word. He did sav, how
ever, that he had known tho Bicketts girl,
and had lived with her for some time, but ho
denied that he had ever married her. He
said, also, that Miss Clipper had boen mado
while in Chicago to say many things that
wero palpably untrue, and that he would
prove to them so when the right time comes.
When searched at tho jail a gold watch, a
ring, and a nickel in money was found on
his person. Uo requested that tho watch and
ring be sent to his wife.
"Which wifo?" asked TnE Times man.
"Never you mind which one," was his
answer. "I know what I am talking about"
Then he closed his mouth nnd would say no
His wifo and friends will attempt to get
him balled Monday morning.
World's Fair Palaces Sold.
Chicago, April 7. All of the big World's
Fair buildings were sold at private salo by
the South Fark commissioners to-day. L. C.
Garrett, a St Louis contractor, bought tbo
lot for 575,000. This purchase includes tho
great manufacturers' building, machinery
hall, and the buildings of administration,
electricity, mines, agriculture, fisheries, and
transportation. The only structures not
named in the purchase aro the art building,
now the property of Field Columbian Museum,
tho Convent La Eabldn, tho two service build
ings into which the Exposition camp has
gathered its effects, add tho forestry building.
The purchaser will begin the demolition of
the buildings at once.
Three Deadly Shots.
Masonvuxe, Ky.. April 7. Robert Jones, a
farmer living twelve miles north of this placo,
shot his wifo. mother-in-law, and himself to
day. Jones is dead, and his wife and mother-in-law
cannot live. Jones' wife has received
very bad treatment at his hands since their
marriage a year ago. She left him and had
gone to her mother, where the shooting took
place when he tried to persuade her to return
with him. .i
High Explosive Bombs Found In a Belgian
Lrraz, Belgium, April 7. Tho police for
some time past havo been Investigating an an
archist plot which was said to include an at
tempt to explode dynamite bombs In several
of tho public buildings in this city. The re
sult of the investigation was that they became
aworo of the identity of the plotters and
shadowed their every movement.
News reached police headquarters yester
day evening from one of the detectives de
tailed upon the case which led to a hasty
search of tho Kinkenpolx railroad station,
with the result that two large bombs, sup
posed to be loaded with high explosives, were
found In different ports of tho building. At
tached to the bombs were fues all ready to be
lighted. When the facts beenmo publlo a
feeling of great alarm spread throughout the
city. It is said that the police will now
arrest a number of supposed anarchists who
have been under suspicion for somo time past
DIPHTHERIA IN BOOKS.
Bacilli Found In Volumes Taken from a
Indianapolis, Ind., April 7. Something
of a sensation has been created by the charge
that diphtheria is spread by the city circu
lating library. Tho charge Is made by Dr.
Uurty, the city chemist
On March 17 a son of Dr. Uurty took a
book from the library. Later ho was attacked
with diphtheria. Dr. Hurty's suspicions were
aroused and he took the book to his labora
tory and carefully examined it. In one place
it bore the marks of teeth. Ho made a closer
examination and found, ho says, diphtheria
bacilli. He says that he also mado cultures
directly from the throat of this son and ex
amined the cultures sido by side with tho
cultures mado from tho suspected book.
Ho says that so far as it was possible to de
termine by the most rigid study under tho
microscope tho two cultures were identical.
It is maintained by the librarian that the
book, although it has passed through many
families during tho last few months, has not
been In a family where thero was" diphtheria.
The records of the city board of health sub
stantiate this statement Physicians believe
tho bacilli might have been In the book for a
m m m
THEY WILL PROTEST.
An Army of Worklngmcn to Object Against
the Wilson Tariff Bill.
Baltimobe, Md., April 7. Tbo Evening
News says: We have received authentic infor
mation that the manufacturers propose on
April 20 to concentrate at Washington a fair
sized army of workingmea to protest against
the passage of tho Wilson bill. Included In
tho list of associations booked to engago in
tho demonstration aro the Worfclngmen's
Protective Tariff Association of Germantown.
Pa., the Workingmen's Protectlvo Tariff
League, and similar organizations from Phil
adelphia, New York, Massachusetts, and
Just before tho Christmas holidays Whar
ton liarker. tbo millionaire manufacturer ot
Philadelphia, with tbo asslstanco of several
friends, secured the signatures of T. Y. Pow
deriy, ex-master workman of tho Knights of
Labor; A. W. Wright, the Canadian member of
the executive board ot Knights of Labor, and
several other men well known In labor circles,
to tho programme.
It was also intended to secure the signatures
of other labor leaders, and General Master
Workman Sovereign, now at tho head of the
Knights of Labor, among others, was solicited
to participate, but refused. However, the
work has gono on, and this great crusade on
Washington has resulted.
They Found Out AH About John Bull's
. . -Ships, Dontchcrknovr.
London, April 7. Tho Engineer to-day
prints a copy of a l?tter received from the
United States, which declares that tho Wash
ington government is nnxious to obtain infor
mation about tho new ' warships being built
for the British government as well as about
the largo commercial vessels which are now
in course of construction. But, according to
tho letter, the representatives of the United
States government "go about It in such a
quiet way that it is difficult to detect them."
Tho letter received by the Engineer then
proceeds to detail how the Yarrow Shipbuild
ing Company refused information concerning
tho new boilers intended for tho famous tor
pedo destroyer Havoc to an American offi
cer, who thereupon, according to tho letter,
set to work, and within six weeks had tho
plans of everything tho Yarrows had ever
It is further declared that Englishmen in
America and Americans in England are sup
plying such information that even the lines ot
English yachts designed to compete for the
America cup were in tho hands of American
designers before tho American shipbuilders
began to build the American cup defenders.
The Enginoer says that it prints tho letter
In the publio interest, nnd adds that it only
witunous a paragrapn reicrring to ino cniei
engineer of certain ynrd3 used for building
men-of-war, as this paragraph contains state
ments which it is not advisable to publish.
Amount Inv olvcd Is in Excess of Two Mill
Arrangements aro being made at the Bureau
of Indian Affairs for the annual letting ot con
tracts for furnishing supplies to the various
Indian reservations. Bids will bo opened at
both of the warehouses In Chicago and New
York. The dates have not yet been deter
mined on, but it is probablo that tho work
will be commenced in Chicago en May 15 and
last two weeks there.
When that is concluded the bids will bo
opened in New York, occupying a similar
length of time. Commissioner Browning or
Gen. Armstrong, the Assistant Commissioner,
with Chief Slater, of the finance division, and
Private Secretary Corcoran, will form a party
to superintend the work. Tho aggregate
amount of money involved In tho contract is
Affairs in lirnzil.
Bcenos Aibes, April 7. It is reported that
tho insurgents of Brazil have captured Bio
Grande, after a severe bombardment of that
city. Tho insurgent squadron from Dcsterro
forced the bar yesterday and then proceeded
to open lire upon the city.
Tho Aquidaban nnd Republicn are now
cruising outside the harbor in anticipation of
meeting President Peixoto's fleet, which
sailed recently from Rio de Janeiro, with the
intention of engaging tho insurgent squad
ron. It Is presumed here that Porto Alegre, at
the bead of Lago Dos Palos, which is de
fended by Rio Grando, will shortly surrender
to the insurgents, who aro said to have landed
a largo force to attack It
Washington Y. M. C. A. Beats Roanoke.
Roanoke, Yo., April 7. The Y. M. C. A.
baseball nine of Washington, D. C, defeated
the Roanokes to-day by a score of 7 to 4. The
homo team put up a very ragged
game, making eleven errors to the opponent's
flvo. Colliflower, who played here last sea
son, pitched for the visiters, and he had tho
homo team -completely at his mercy. The
teams play again Monday. Score by in
nings: T.M.HA 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0-7
Roanoke. 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0-1
" Flashes from the Wire.
Justin R. Whiting, Democratic Congressman
from the Seventh Michigan district, has an
nounced himself as a candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor.
Hugh aud Andrew O'DonneU, Peter Martin,
and Tom Kennedy were arrested yesterday,
charged with robbing the post offices at Wanamie
and Aden, Pa., and were held for trial.
Congressman J. C Bendrlx, president of the
National Union Bank, has received an invitation
to address the Banters' Club, ot Chicago, on
April 14 at Its annual dinner, and the Texas
Bankers' Association at Fort Worth, Tex., at Its
annual session, beginning May 8.
BRICE PLAYS A DUAL PART
Permitting Him to Make a Pew More
Millions Out of Pacific Stock.
HELPING HUNTINGTON'S GAME
Close Communion Between Him and Himself
as Chairman of the Senate and Wall Street
Reorganisation Committees Why Boat
neri Resolution May Be Blocked.
The Importance of Mr. Brlce, of Ohio and
New York, in the United States Senate has
been much enhanced evidently by the recent
publication In The Times, on two different
occasions, ot an editorial article discussing
the close relationship which must necessarily
exist between tho chairman ot tho Senate
Committee on Paciflo Railroads and the
chairman of the Wall street board of reorga
nization of the Pacific roads, who is tho samo
person in each case. Many Senators and
members are known to have asked Mr. Brico
if this relationship between himself and him
Is as close as has been represented, and it Is
understood that ho blushes modestly when
the matter is referred to.
The case seems important to others as well
as to the Senator from Ohio. Before the Pa
ciflo railroads committee naturally come two
or three very important propositions. Deep
seated In tho mind of Mr. Boatner, of Louisi
ana, Is an idea that the estates of certain mil
lionaires, Uko Jay Gould, Leland Stanford,
and the Ames', and the millions of certain
men now living, Uko Mr. S. H. H. Clarke,
ought to refund to tho gov ernment 615,000,000,
whlch.it Is alleged, tbey obtained by indi
rection in various reorganizations of these
Pacific railroads In times past
For example, it Is stated that the estate of
Jay Gonld is worth 515.000.000 more than it
would have been if a certain railroad, proba
bly the Texas Pacific, had not been turned by
Mr. Gould himself into the reorganization of
tho Union Pacitlo system at about that figure,
which was subsequently bonded to the govern
ment It is known that the late Senator Stan
ford in his life was very much worried about
this contemplated onslaught upon a few of
his millions. -
Whether these estates just mentioned and
whether any of tho living millionaires liko
Mr. Clarke.who aro supposed to have profited
by theso various largo financial transactions,
are worried much by tho Boatner resolution
is not certainly known, but It is considered
certain that Mr. Brico is very familiar with
tho movement, and by virtue ot his dual po
sition is able to carry out, and, as many think,
capable of carrying out, a plan by which
other millions may bo made, possibly by Mr.
Brice himself, and certainly by certain busi
ness colleagues of tis like Mr. C. P. Hunt
ington. Tho individual plan of Mr. Huntington
himself, by which It has been proposed to re
fund tho debt of tho Union Paciflo for 125,
000,000 of 2X per cent, bonds, to run ninety
nino years, and for the necessary legislation,
for which Mr. Huntington is said early in tbo
year to havo been willing to pay 5,000,000.
is thought also to bo very familiar to, Mr.
Brico by reason of his position on the Paciflo
jtauroaa committee oi me senate and also
from his familiarity with the practices and
experiences oi Wall street.
It has been stated by Mr. John Boyd, who
represents the Huntington Interests nt Wash
ington, that thero is no possible chance for
the passage of this refunding scheme, and ho
Is therefore advising Mr. Huntington not to
spend any money for it It has been sus
pected by some that tho customary public
statement ot Mr. Boyd's was only a blind, as
the lobby would term it By others it is
thought to bo true. At all events, theso two
proposed measures are among tho most Im
portant now before Congress, and those who
know Mr. Brice realize it and naturally won
der if a person as Napoleonic In financial
matters as himself will not be sure to tako
advantage of them.
That the Senator from Ohio Is astute and
gamcy to the last degreo Is evidenced by tho
fact that a cioso friend ot his has stated in
Washington recently that Mr. Brice's election
to the Senate cost him $GC0,000. and. what is
more, that Mr. Brice did not mind that at all,
as within a week after his election ho mado
moro than that sum by one or, perhaps, more
lucky or Napoleonic strokes in Wall street.
Thi3 expenditure of .money for a Senatorship,
and this facility In covering it into one's
pocket again, would bo thought incredible by
by thoo unfamiliar with such actions. By
others It is thjught to bo entirely feasible and
The railroad lobby is naturally interested
to know "what thero is in it" In tho pro
posed plans of such magnitude. They fre
quent the Capitol much, tho down-town ho
tels more. 1 hey are sometimes doubtful, of
course, vv hlch sido of tho proposition to at
tach themselves to. For example, they might
in somo cases try to help through a scheme
like Mr. Huntington's, or in others they
might try to stop It, in either of which cases,
of course, thev could turn an honest penny;
as, if they helped Mr. Huntington to succeed
he could readily afford to give them largo
stakes for themselv es, or, equally well, they
might fight long, until it should be necessary
for Mr. Huntington If not somo discreet
friend of his did not call them off. This, it
may bo said, is a customary method in such
It is certain that a great deal of Informa
tion is posessed by certain men In Washing
ton who aro determined that the Boatner
resolution shall not fall, if it docs fail, for
lack of true information to support it. and
they aro equally confldent that the Hunting
ton proposition, if it passes, shall pass In the
face of Information equally full and damag
ing. What the Hill Dickie Birds Say.
St. JosEru. Mo., April 7. Senator Edward
Murphy, of New York, passed through this
city this morning on his way from Washing
ton to Glenwood Springs, Colo.,where he will
take hot baths for rheumatism. An Asso
ciated Press representative Interviewed him
while here, and the Senator said there was no
danger of a vote being taken on tho tariff bill
before he returned, as ho thought it hardly
likely that a vote would bo reached until next
Two Candidates for the FooI-KlIIcr.
BocmsoN, Ind., April 7. Tho fasting con
test, in which Joseph Knisely and Ashley
Fields were tho principals, came to an end
this morning and the purso of $2,000 was
awarded to Knisely. Tho fast commenced
ono week ngo. Knisely lost twenty-three
pounds, while Fields lost thirty. Fields ate a
bowl of mush and milk and is in a critical
Painters Go on a Strike.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 7. All tho union
painters In the city to-day joined the striking
carpenters in a demand for an increase in
wages. A communication to the contractors
several days ago asking for an increase was
ignored, and to-day's strike resulted. Tho
men have'been receiving 25 and 27X cents an
hour, and ask for an increase equal to that
demanded by thb carpenters.
Divorce Runs in'thc Family.
Cincinnati, Ohio, April 7. The Commercial
Gazette's special from Yan Wert says- Threo
married sisters, named Jennie Schrocder,
Anna M. Martin, and Emma Howard, filed
suits for divorce to-day, ono lawyer repre
senting all The charges are the same In all
petitionsdesertion, failure to provide, and
gross neglect of duty. The oldest wife is 27,
Senator Walsh Will Be Here To-morrow.
AtrarsTA, Ga., April 7. Senator Patrick
Walsh, who was appointed by Governor
Northento fill the vacancy in the United
States Senate caused by the death of Senator
Colquitt, of Georgia, left to-day for Washing
ton. He will tako his seat In the Senate
William Knabe & Ca's exhibition of artistic
pianos of special designs, including the cele
brated $10,000 instrument, should bo visited by
all lovers of the high arts before April IS at 817
Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
HIS LYRE IS MUTE.
Ben King, the Michigan Poet, Found Dead
' Bowuno Geen, Ky., April 7. Ben King,
the Michigan poet and humorist, who ap
peared at tho opera house last night with Opio
Read, was, found dead in bed at his room in
the Morehead house to-day. When the clerk
went to his room to wako him to go to Owens
boro on tho i o'clock train he could not be
aroused. Repeated knocking at tho door
brought no response, and an cntranco to the
room was effected through the transom. 'Mr.
King was lying In bed, dead. He had evi
dently died from heart disease. His body
will be sent to his home at St. Joseph, Mich.,
where he has a wifo and two children.
SATURATED HIW WITH OIL.
Henry Winncll Almost Burned Alivo By
Shabon. Pa., April 7. Henry Winnell.nged
15 years, was discovered to-day in his homo
in an almost unconscious condition, the re
sult of a terrible experience last night with
masked robbers. Alter knocking Win
nell senseless they ransacked the
houso and then saturated the victim's cloth
ing with oil and set fire to him. Winnell
cannot possiblv recover. His legs and arms
are n charred mass of flesh, one leg being so
badly burned that amputation will b neces
sary. Nellie Morris, Wlnnell's housekeeper, Nelllo
Hudspeth, and Charles Aschman nave been
arrested on a warrant sworn out by Winnell,
charging them with Incendiarism and at
How Canadian Tailors Circumvent United
States Customs Laws.
Some days ago the collector of customs at
Detroit notified the Treasury officials that it
had been the custom of certain Canadian
merchant tailors to visit border towns on the
American side with samples ot cloths and
take orders for clothing, which they wonld
make up and send to a convenient point on
the Canadian side, where their customers
would get them and wear them across the
line without paying any duty.
The collector asked for instructions as to
whether or not these cases came within tho
prohibitions of the law. Tho question was
referred to the Solicitor of the Treasury, who
rendered on opinion in tho affirmative, hold
ing that clothing brought Into the United
States under conditions stated were subject to
duty. Assistant Secretary Hamlin Is inclined
to the opposite view, and will submit the caso
to the Attorney General for his opinion.
MOUNTAINS OF ICE.
Uuco Bergs Met in the Track of East
Baltimobe, Md., April 7. The overdue
Johnston line steamer Baltimore arrived from
Liverpool to-day. Captain Simpson says the
voyage was tbo worst in his experience.
High seas and bead winds wero encountered
all the way. For twenty days tho big steamer
was tossed about on the seas. Tart of the
steamer's cattle flttings were washed away.
Two large icebergs were pased sooth of the
Newfoundland banks, directly in tho track
of east-bound vessels
Captain Skipper, of the British steamship
Govino, after a voyage of twenty-two daya
from the Tyne, reported having met with
high seas and head wind3 after the steamer
left Scotland. On March 29 eleven Iceberg3
were passed between latitude 41.3 north,
longitude 40.53 west, and latitude 43.46 north,
longitude 47.44 west Captain Skipper says
the bergs wero from 50 to 300 feet high and
from 100 to 400 feet in length.
FULL OF JOY AND WHISKY.
Coke Workers Jubilant That the Strike Is
to Lc Continued.
Uniontown, Pa., April 7. The strikers are
here by the hundreds to-night, jubilant over
the result of the convention at Scottdale to
day, and are generally getting drunk.
They are not nnvious to get into employ
ment again, and make great expecta
tions for to-morrcw, when they may strike
again. Tbey state that not a plant win bo
allowed to operate on Monday. The march
of all tho Hungarians in this end of
the county of Mount Pleasant on Monday
morning for the purpose of forcing the men
out nt nil the plants by which they pass will
be attempted, and there may be trouble.
To-morrow a big "moss-meeting of all tho
Hungarians in this scction.wili bo held at
Mountain Yiew Park for tho purpose of ar
ranging for this "raid. A general invitation
to the Hungarian element has been issued,
and at least 2,000 pioplowill be present.
They will camp In tne park to-morrow night,
and shortly before daylight will leave for
Mount Pleasant, thence through to Dnnbar,
visiting nil the plants on the way. By tho
time tho mob crosses tho Yough river it will
number 4,000 men.
It Is stated here to-night that the mysterious
unknown giant who led the strikers in the
assault upon the Davidson plant, in which
Engineer Paddock was killed, is Davis Mason,
of Ynnderbilt, an anarchist and labor leader.
A warrant is out for his arrest
Prelate and Patriot.
New York, April 7. A reception was ten
dered to-night to Archbishop Ireland by tho
Army and Navy Club, 1C West Thirty-first
street There wero present several army and
navy officers. Gen. McMnhoa introduced
Archbishop Ireland, who said that in going
into tho club ho was entering tho
sanctuary of patriotism, for it embraced
men who had irsked their lives for
their country. These men had a great duty
to perform the inculcation of patriotism.
The soldiers of to-day, ho said, were tho do
fenders of tho country. The flag to them sym
bolizes tho sacrifices they must be prepared to
make, while to the Navy belonged tho duty of
teaching foreign nations to respect the stars
Killed By an Elephant.
Rome, April 7. Dispatches received hero
from Zanzibar announce that Prince Eugene
Bospoli, son of tho mayor of Rome, whilo on
an exploring expedition on December 4 last,,
was killed by an elephant. The late princo's
caravan reached Zanzibar to-day after a lone
and wearisome journey back from the Soman
district, where he met his death.
Anarchists lllack Flag.
Brussels, April 7. Thero was a parade of
anarchists hero this evening. A black flag
was carried in the procession, which was very
disorderly, the anarchists continually shout
ing "Death to tho bourgeois." Finally the
anarchists camo into collision with the police.
Tbero was a sharp fight, and six of the lead
ers of tho disturbance were arrested.
Whole Tamily Burned.
Mebeiton, Ontario, April 7. The frame
dwelling of Thomas O'Neill with all its con
tents was destroyed by Are early to-day. Mrs.
O'Neill and four of her six children when
rescued were so badly burned as to make it
necessary to send them to a hospital. His
13-year-old girl's injuries are so serious she
For Extending First Street.
The Commissioners recommend favorable
action upon the amendment "for paving First
street extended from S to W streets, 818,000,"
intended to be proposed by Senator Sherman
to House bill 54SL
What Is Tillman Up to Now?
Ham-fobs, Conn., April 7. Governor Till
man.ot South Carolina, has ordered from Colt's
.Potent Fire-arm Manufacturing Company
twenty stand ot rifles, and the order was
World of Labor.
The strike at tho Merrimack woolen mills, at
Lowell, Mass., Involving several hundred em
ployes, was settled this afternoon after a con
ference between Agent Fclis and a committee
representing the strikers, the company agreeing
to grant the demand ot the strikers that the old
schedule of wages be restored, and all J a
ployea will rtum to vrori Monday.
FIFTEEN INSTANTLY KILLED
Frightful Results of an Explosion in
a Petersburg Fireworks Factory.
MEN ALMOST TORN TO PIECES
Some Burned Beyond Recognition Two Mem
bers of the City Council and the Chief of
the Fire Department Among the Dead A
Large Somber of Wounded.
rzTEBSBcno, Ya., April 7. Fully fifteen
men were killed and half as many mora
wounded by an explosion of powder In the
fireworks factory of Bomaine Brothers In
this city this afternoon a few minutes before
Just prior to the explosion Mr. Charles N.
Bomaine, the senior member of the firm; Mr.
John Bland, the senior member of the tobacco
manufacturing firm of Bland Brothers A
Wnght; Capt James T. Tosh, a prominent
citizen, and Charles Bland, of the firm of
Bland Brothers, were engaged in conversa
tion In the ofneo cf the fireworks concern. ,
Fire was discovered in an outbuilding, and
theso gentlemen ran "to the assistance of the
employes and tried to extinguish It by throw
ing buckets of water on it
An alarm had been turned In, and just as
Chief Engineer Farley, of the fire department,
drove Into the yard the explosion occurred.
Messrs. John Bland and Charles Bomaine
were killed instantly and their bodies hor
ribly mangled. Both are members of the city
council. Chief Engineer .Farley was fatally
injured, and died in two hoard. Capt Tosh's
body was bumed almost beyond recognition.
The other dead ore: Robert Roland, James
Roland, James Perkins, William Traylor,
JohnT. Harries, Red Graves, and five others
Among the wounded are Charles Short,
John Wells, and several Italians, who will
probably die, and whose names have not yet
Tho loss by tho Are will reach 5100,000.
Fire started in the building about 3 o'clock.
An alarm was turned in and was soon fol
lowed by a loud explosion. About fifteen
minutes thereafter there was a second explo
sion. These explosions were distinctly heard
for over a mile.
The Are originated in the fireworks factory
of C. N. Romalno fc Brother, where powder
for whistle bombs was mode. The flames
were quickly communicated to the outer
buildings, used for the manufacture of fire
works, and there were frequent explosions.
It was reported that there was a large quan
tity of powder stored somewhere exactly
where no ono appeared to know near these
buildings, and this kept the crowd from ven
turing too near the lire.
On tbo opposite side of the street from the
fireworks buildings, all of which were frame .
structures, wa3 the trunk factory of Messrs.
Romaine Brothers, and close by were the
large brick tobacco factory of Bland Brothers
4 Wright and tho old whl3ky distillery,, now
All of these buildings, with stock and ma
chinery, were burned to the ground, as was
also a large quantity of lumber. It was lm-
Eossible to ascertain definitely what the loss
y fire will be, But it is estimated that the
total loss cannot be less than S75.000.or $100,
000. partially covered by Insurance. "
Thero were three explosions. The first was
a small affair. As soon as it occurred Messrs.
Romaine, Bland, and Tosh rushed into the
drying-room and there the second and fatal
explosion occurred, and they were killed.
A number of girls employed in the fire
works factory escaped just before the second
A public meeting will be held to-morrow at
the academy at the call of Mayor Collier.
The killed now number eleven, some of the
wounded having died since the flrst report
Tho killed ore: Charles N. Romaine, Capt
James T. Tosh. John B. Bland, James How
land, Robert Rowland, William Traylor, Ed
ward Traylor, James Bryant. QuincyLive
s.v. James W. Perkins and Thomas Wood
Tho wounded are: Edgar Farley, A.W. Ral
grave. William Farker. Charles Wells, Charles
Shortt, Walter Nunnally. E. Stith Beasley,
Charle3 Emory and Samuel Drewry, colored.
Five KUlcd by an Exploding Boiler.
Spencee, led., April 7. At Lancaster, ten
miles west of here, to-dny a boiler exploded
in the mill belonging to Christian Webber,
killing three men and fatally injuring two
others. The dead are Christian Weober, pro
prietor; Lewis Webber, his son, and Clifton
Rinehart, laborer. The two fatally injured
wero laborers and their names are not known.
Romance in a Hospital.
James S. Davidson married Miss Florence
F. Lloyd, of Boston, last Wednesday after
noon. Mr. Davidson is well known in Wash
ington, where he resided for a number of
Some months ago ho fell on a sidewalk and
received a fractured leg. He was removed to
tho Garfield hospital and was there nursed by
the lady whom he married. It was a case of
love at "first sight She nursed him tenderly
until his recovery was complete and then she
accepted his proposal for marriage. They
will make their future homo In Seattle, Wash,
The L'nlv ersallst Club.
At a meeting held in the Church ot Our
Father on last Friday an organization was
effected under'the name of "The Unlversallst
Club of Washington, D. C."
The officers elected were: President, Ber.
A. G. Rogers, D. D.: Tice presidents, Jay P.
Bancroft, Charles B. Smith, S. M. Ryder, Mrs.
O. W. Fitts, Mrs. H. E. Sherman, and Miss
Carrie Jordan; secretary, H. E. Williams;
treasurer, Miss E. C. Hills.
The club is organized mainly for social
and literary purposes, and starts out with a
A Slight Mistake.
A sign In a window on Pennsylvania
avenue reads "Shoes shlned inside." Yes
terday an elderly gentleman 'from the
rural districts, after poring over the same for
some time, entered, took a seat, and delibe
rately began to remove his brogans. When
Informed that it was unnecessary to take his
shoes off in order to have them shlned, he
"Great Ctcsar! How do yon expect to shin
them shoes Inside unless I take 'em oft?"
Dnc from Street Railways.
The Commissioners In a communication
with Hon. William P. Hepburn yesterday
submitted the following list of amounts due
from street railways In the District for Im
provements adjacent to their tracks: Belt
Line railway, 9104.48; Columbia railway,
811,295.74: Connecticut Avenue and Park
railway, $6,655.56; Metropolitan railway,
It is tho Same Old Story.
WnansoTos, DeL, April 7. Ex-Attorney.
General John Briggs returned to-day from
visit to his peach orchards In Delaware and
Maryland and said that about 50 per. cent, of
the peach buds were gone. In Kent and
Queen Anne counties, Maryland, the lose
amounts to three-quarters of the buds.
Revenue Cadets to be Appointed.
As a result ot the recent examination for
appointment as cadets in the revenue cutter
service the following candidates, among
others, will receive, appointments; B. H.
Chiswall. Maryland, and B.H. Camden, Di.
triot ot Columbia.