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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. NO. 23.
WASHTtfCKTO, D. C, 3IONDAT MORdNTISrGr, APRIL 9, 1894.
MOSES OF THE NEW PARTY
Gov. Tillman Would Combine Southern
Democrats and Western Populists.
HIS ATTACK ON THE PRESIDENT
"I Dcspiso Cleveland and His Mugwumps,"
Bays tho Governor. "Ho Is Ho Setter
Than tho Eankest Bepublican" Advises
Congress to Impeach Him.
Columbia, S. 0., April 8. Governor Till
man to-day gavo a surprising interview to
the press. An extract from a letter Irom u
Populist was read to tho Governor, in which
tho writer said the only thing ho did not ad
mire about tho Governor's political course 80
lar was tli.it ho did not havo-the moral cour
ngo to como out squarely and call himselt a
Populist Mr. Tillman was then asked it ho
had seen all tho references mndo to him by
the northern press as the Topulist Governor.
Governor Tillman roso end walked up and
down. His eyes flashed Arc, and in tho most
determined manner ho said: "Yes, they call
mo a Topulist. I will tell them that I am
tho truest representative of Jeffersonlan
Democracy in tho lead in tho American poli
tics to-day. Let mo tell you, I don't seo any
thing ahead now but for tho Southern Demo
crats to combine their forces with tho west
ern Topullsts and go into tho nest national
campaign on new party lines.
'The northeastern Democrats and Repub
licans are now together. It is a combination
of tho monejed interests."
Tho Go ernor then turning suddenly, and
n a somewhat excited and very forciblo man
ner, said: "I dcspiso Cleveland and his mug
wumps. Ho is no better than the rankest
Republican. IIo has destroyed tho Demo
"Tho South and West will be forced now to
unite and havo a complete re-organization of
party lines. Tho peoplo who are afraid of
tho negro and other questions will havo to
cast aside their fears on those scores and
como together on tlio ono line of fighting tho
"Cl"veland has been working under tho
dictation of New York bankers, nnd bargain
ing with them in tne manner of tho Ruo of
IIo promised the banks if they would take
them tnero would be no more legislation on
tho sllv r question by tills Congress.
"Congress passed tho seigniorage act and
ho vetoed the bill, indicating plainly tho
nature of bis bargain with the' bankers. Tho
w holo thing is such a scheme of robbery that
he ought to bo impeached for lit. "it is a
shanio and a disgrace.
"The idea of this great government having
to beg a lot of shylocks' assistance is so out
rageous that there is not any language too
strong in which to characterize it. Cleeland
is owned, body and soul, by these scoundrels.
Ho secured his nomination at Chicago through
tha influence of a subsidized press, and what
votes he lacked there, alter exhausting such
means, ho bought with promises of patronago,
which promises have been redeemed; tho
goods have been delivered.
"His attempt to browbeat and debauch tho
Senators and Representatives was outrageous
In tho extreme. If those cowardly Congress
men up there had any appreciation of their
duty to their constituency at homo thoy
would impeach him."
"Consider the farco and treason to tho in
terests of tho masses or issuing bonds under
the pretense of increasing the gold reserve,
when the same gold is paid in at ona window
and drawn out at another with silver certifi
cates. And tho same process can go on until
the silver certificates are exhausted and tha
people have to pay the interest."
"Well. Governor, what is your idea of
what ought to bo done?"
Tho Governor thought for an instant, and
then said: "Well, I'll tell you. I think that
the silier men of this country ought to meet
in convention at Memphis or St. Louis and
organize a fight to control the next Congress.
- LeUfco West and South cast asido all ques
tions upon which they havo any differences
and get together."
It is a fight between gold and silver or pov
erty and prosperity. Ono more word as to
Mr. Cleveland. I think that it is most dam
nable and outrageous, his being dictated to
and bought up by those bondholders. It is
debasing his high office.
"He is abusing his power to dicker with
such people and barter away tho people's
blood even upon the pretext of financial re
lief. "Tho newspapers, which are snarling and
snapping at my heels as being a Topulist. are
tho paid hirelings of his bosses. I am a Pop
ulist in the tense that I am for tho peoplo's
rights, but thero are many planks in tho Pop
ulist platform which I do not indorse.
"If the siher Congressmen will issue a call
for a siher concntion and carry the war into
Africa, wo will teach those bloodsucking gold
thieves a lesson in politics such as they havo
not had since Jackson's campaign against
the banki. Tho farmers of the South and
West will movo on Washington in a solid
body and demand legislation that will give
them relief from the grinding poverty pro
duced by six-cent cotton and thirty-cent
Enid's Election Troubles.
Esid, O. T., April S. A renewal of tho
recent municipal war is imminent. The old
council, which was voted out nt tho last elec
tion, threw out several disputed and mutilated
bnllots. This, it Is asserted, changed tho ver
dict of the people. Several candidates who
claimed they had been fairly elected there
upon went before I'ederai Judgo Buford and
asked for a mandamus. Judgo Buford issued
tho mandamus, but tho old council declares
ho has no Jurisdiction, and thoy refuse to
comply with tho writ. If they do not tho
whole board will be sent to jail for contempt.
Peeling Is running high and threats aro made.
Humbert and William in Venice.
Venice, April 8. This city is still en feto
because of tho presence hero of King Hum
bert and tho German emperor. To-day their
majesties lunched at tho palace and in tho
afternoon they visited the Palazzo Ducalo
church. Emperor William h:is been profuse
in his praise of the sights ho has seen sinco
ho has been in this city. He mado a close in
spection of tho art treasures of tho palace of
tho Doges. King Humbert has decided to
visit Queen Victoria at Florence on Tuesday.
He will bo accompaniod by Queen Margherita
and the crown prince.
Ready for Trouble.
Salt Lake Cur, Utah, April 8. A special
train over the Union Pacific road will leavo
hero at 7 o'clock to-day for Ogden, carrying
Governor West and staff and Secretary
Richards, two companies of the national
guard. Batten- A. and a gatling gun. At
Ogden a company of cavalry, ono of infantry,
and a battery of artillery aro held for action
on a moment's notice.
Sons of the Revolution .Meeting.
BiLTEuonr, Md., April 8. The annual
meeting of tho National Society of the Sons of
tllORctOllltion this vrnr trill lm hoM n fhn
Senato chamber, Annapolis, Md., on Thurs
day, April 19, tho anniversary of tho battle of
Lexington, the first time tho society has met
elsewhere than New York.
Was Taken for a God.
Cincinnati, Ohio, April 8, Albert Johnson,
night watchman of the Linwood Furniture
Company, was shot and killed on Friday
night by Edward Broadus. colored. Broadus
Efi.Tf fu He that fa e darkness
ho mistook Johnson for a god that he had in
tended to kill.
A rindlavTinn's Loss.
Findlay, Ohio, April 8.-Fire was dis
covered In the dry goods store of T. & B. W.
Carnan. Tho stock on tho first floor was
ruined, the ios3 amounting to 10 000.
TROUBLE IK THE COKE REGIONS.
Strikers Said to Be Preparing to Rise To
day and Rioting Anticipated.
TJinoirrows, Pa., April 8. It the announced
programme of the strikers is carried out to
morrow will be a day of raiding and rioting
in the coke region. Opinions differ as to tho
real likelihood of the strikers making good
their alleged purposes to terrorize tho region
Mass meetings have been held all over the
southern end of tho region to-day. and they
havo boon liberally attended. Tho purpose of
these meetings on tho face of things has been
to get tho men together to prepare for the
threatened marches on the plants in operation
Against the avowed purpose of the strikers
to drive out tho workers again to-morrow,
their declaration even going to tho extent of
telling just how nnd where tho work will be
begun, it is urged that If more rioting was
really intended tho prospective rioters would
not be so glib in advertising it in advance.
nowevor, tho time set for tho assaults on
tho works is just at daylight when tho men
will be going to work. Tho strikers promise
to make it general all over tho region. Two
thousand men of tho turbulent element are
encamped to-night at Mountain View park
professedly ready for the raid.
News reached hero to-night that tho
strikers are planning to shut off the pumps at
the Oliver plant and flood tho mine. If this
is dono tho mines cannot be operated again
under five months. This thing has been
done onco before in the history of the coko
Altogether the situation to-night is such
that tho authorities, while professing assur
ance that tho worst is over, are manifestly
anxious about tho preparations tho strikers
are making and tho developments of tho next
twenty-four hours will bo anxiously awaited.
Quiet in the Coke Regions.
3Iouxt Pleasant, Pa., April 8. Sheriff
MeCann returned to-night from a tour of in
spection through tho coke region. He re
ports everything quiet. Ho is prepared,
however, to meet any outbreak that may
occur. Tho sheriff has 00 well-armed
deputies in readiness, and thinks this force suf
ficient to prcsen o tho peaco in this county,
como what may.
Trick Defends Hungarians.
PiTTsncno, Pa., April 8. H. C. Frlck.who
controls at least two-thirds of the coko
making plants in this region, in an interview
to-night, defends the foreign cokers and Bays
they aro hardly responsible for the trouble.
Ho will not dispense with their labor as
other operators doclare they will, and will
not discriminate against them in any way.
OP1UK SMUGGLERS CAUGHT,
Inspector llcrnbcrgcr and Assistants Seize
a Large Amount of the Drug.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 8. It is bellovcd that
a gang of opium smugglers which has been
operating in this city for a long timo has been
Word reached tho officers Friday that a
heavy consignment of opium was on its way
to this city and to keep a sharp lookout for
tno smugglers. iuey cenevo tne stun wouia
in all probability bo sent to tho Chineso sup
ply depot nt 110 North Division street. In
spectorDembergernnd his assistants stationed
themselves outside the store ana awaited tho
arrival of the smugglers.
They waited until midnight, when they saw
threo white men enter the yard on the side of
tho store and drop several suspicions-looking
packages down into the cellar. Police were
called, and the whole partyswooped down on
tho smugglers and took them to No. 1 station
house. There thoy were identified as Charles
Kennedy, alias Lockport Kennedy, Ed. Pat
terson and Georgo Henderson.
The police and the inspectors went back to
the laundry and found over four hundred
pounds of opium concealed in the depot.
All of it was wrapped in newspapers printed
nt Vancouver, B. C. Tno opium was esti
mated to bo worth 51,000. Tho duty on it
would be ?12 a pound. The Chinamen who
run the place are named Wing, Wong and
Lee. They escaped.
New England Knights of Labor.
Boston, April 8. Representatives from
Rnode Island, Mnino, New Hampshire, Ver
mont and Massachusetts attended the quar
terly meeting of tho New England Alliance of
the Knights of Labor in this city to-day. Tho
establishment of a labor commission was in
dorsed. The bill establishing an eight-hour
work day presented to tho Ilhodo Island
legislature, which will tako effect when a
similar law is established in Massachusetts,
Connecticut. Now York. New Jersey. Penn
sylvania, Ohio and Illinois, was also in
dorsed. The alliance voted to meet in Provi
dence, R. I., July 8.
Threatened Lockout in Chicago.
Chicaoo, April 8. There is a strong proba
bility that the employers of labor in the vari
ous building trades will declare a lockout by
next Wednesday and throw from C0.000 to
100,000 out of work. At a meeting yesterday
it was the unanimous opinion that a lockout
had become an absolute necessity to ullow a
reorganization of the various building trades
on a lino that will enable tho contractors to
do business with any profit. Tho men declare
that tho lockout will not bo declared, and
that they will win, if it is.
Buried Under Tons of Coal.
CmsinLAND, Zld., Aprils. Saturday nfter
soon nine men were at work removing a
pillar in Bowary seal mine, near Frostburg,
when a cave-in occurred. John Rears, rmnnf
tho men, was entombed behind a mass of over
100 tons of coal. He may be killed and he
may be alive. A gang of men immediately
went to work to out tboir way to Kears, but it
will tako two days te reach him.
Dcetructiv e Hail Storm in Texas.
San Antonio, Texas, April 8. A dispatch
received her to-day frem Gillespieco states
that that section was visited yesterday by
one of the severest hail storms ever known
there. Many cattle were killed by tho stones.
somo of which were six Inches in circutnfer
e'nee. The great chunks of ice went through
roors of houses and ruined tho prospect for
Adams to Be Shot.
Crrr of Mexico, April S. The highest court
of Mexico has confirmed the sentence of death
recently passed upon Charles Adams, the
American who murdered a waiter In a restau
rant here three years ago. Adams comes of a
prominent family of New Orleans, and the
American colony have used every effort to
havo his sentence lightened. Ho will probably
be shot within the next few days.
Crushed It j- An 1 ev ator.
Chicaoo, April 8. Frank Kennedy was
crushed to death and Frederick Koenig
perhaps fatally injured beneath an elevator
in the Columbus Cloak Companv's i tore thfe.
morning. The men were making some re
pairs to the elevator. They had been work
ing half an hour when they were startled by
seeing tho elevator cable move. Thoy looked
up and saw the cage coming down, but were
unable to escape.
rmbezzler Morrill in Pern.
Mancdesteb, N. H., April 8. Treasurer
Morrill, whose peculations caused the collapse
of the Peoplo's Fire Insurance Company, is
reported-by an official of the company to bo
in southern Peru. A friend of the missing
cashier is now on his way to Peru with docu
ments.which it 13 necessary for Morrill to sign
in order to complete certain real estate trans
actions. Chili's .Ministerial Crisis.
Santiago dk Chili, April 8. The minis
terial crisis here continues. President George
Montt has, it is said, declined. to join any
party, but has declared that he is willing to
govern with any ministry that is supported by
Congress and the country. It is likely that a
coalition ministry made up ot liberals and
conservatives will bo formed.
CAN SUCH THINGS BE DONE?
District Labor leaders Are Against
Saturday's Wholesale Arrest
MEN WERE WILLING TO WORK
The Technical Grounds of Vagrancy May Bo
Shifted to a Broader Constitutional Ques
tionThe District Knights or Labor Will
Thoroughly Consider the Hatter.
At 9 o'clock this morning the forty-ono un
employcd worklngmcn arrested Saturduy
while coming into tho city will bo brought
into the police court to answer to tho chargo
The leader of tho men, one Primrose, will
have against blm tho added chargo of leading
a band of vagrants into tho city.
It was at llrst thought that these men were
a part of Coxoy's army, but The Times yes
terday morning disabused Washington peo
plo of such an-lmpression, and told honestly
and equarely just who tho men were and why
thoy were banded together.
All day yesterday thero was a strong feel
ing of resentment among the laboring people
of this city that men whoso only crime was
willingness to work nnd whose only misfor
tuno was tho inability to obtain it should bo
carted off to jail like common criminals.
This feeling became intensified when it was
stated that Major Mooro incited tho action as
a warning to Coxey's army in il3 peaceful ad
vance on v asnington.
"Major Moore, I suppose, has a legal right
to arrest a man who has no visible means of
support," said a prominent member of tho
Federation of Labor last night, "but ho has
no right to inflict an injury on harmless per
sons only to execute a grand-stand spectacle
for tho benoflt of the unemployed now march
ing toward our city. This scarecrow business
is a little out of dato."
Similar sentiments aro everywhere about.
When tho caso comes into court this morn
ing there will bo thero plenty of friends of tho
arrested men. There will also lj thero a con
stitutional lnwjer and member of Congress,
and if authority has been overstepped in this
arrest the proper people will bo made to suf
fer for it.
It is true that these men are without vislblo
means of support, and, therefore, may
bo technically answorablo as vagrants; but
a3 a matter of equity they havo a visible
means of support in their strong arms and
their willingness to take work, however
humble, and it is both absurd and outrageous
to arrest men as vagrants before thoy hao
alighted from tho train that brought them
into the city.
It is stated on good authority that a broad
constitutional question is thereby raised,
which will bo tested to the utmost, and tho
laboring men of the District seem to be
aroused to a pitch of willingness to back such
inquiries with their time and money.
As stated in yesterday's Times, tho arrested
men have no organization or intention out
side a desire for work and a pledge to stand
by each other until work is obtained.
Some of the labor leaders of the- District
were seen yesterday concerning tho matter,
and there was a perfect unanimity of senti
ment against the arrest.
"I regard the arrest of those men as a dia
bolical outrage." said President W. E. Shields,
of Columbia Typographical Union. "They
were, as far as can bo learned, a lot of un
fortunate men trying to secure employment,
and had perfected a sort of an organization
looking to that end. They committed no
acts of violence, and were a peacefully In
clined body. Their arrest nnd imprisonment
for no other reason than they werooutol
work is a crimo against the interests of so
ciety at largo, and should be stopped."
Master Workman W. II. Simmons, of tho
Knights of Labor, was equally as outspoken
as President Shields, and said: "According to
tho doctrino laid down by Major Moore, our
chief of police, thero Is but one thing left for
a workman to do when he gets out of em
ployment, and that is to Ho down and die. 1
propose to bring this matter beroro our body,
with the end in view of takihg action to
prevent such illegal arrests."
H. C. Yettcr, who represents the Chi
cago Eight Hour Herald in Washington,
said: "I regard such arrests as wholly
unconstitutional, for no law is valid in a
free country that deprives a roan of his lib
erty for Leing out ot work. I do not sympa
thize with Mr. Coxey or in any other move
ment that concentrates a large body of unem
ployed men in any one community, hut I do
not believe in tho principal of arresting a man
simply because ho is in tho community out ot
employment. Under such a rule, which is
far worse than the tyrannical methods of tho
Czar of Russia, any man would bo liable to
arrest who is out of employment. According
to all accounts, this would include about half
of our population. The people will not tolo
rate such tyranny, and unless there is a modi
fication of Major Moore's tactics he will And
all organized labor arrayed against him."
Joseph K. Potter, of the Federation of Labor,
agreed with the above sentiments, and de
nounced the action ot the police in strong
Mr. Paul T. Bowen said: "Theworkingmen
ef this city deplore the threatened influx of
poverty-stricken competitors, and, more than
anybody, have reason to wish that it may b
cheeked; but they pUce tbe constitutional
aad legal guarantees of liberty and the pur
suit et aatkiasss abota all otner sontidera
tiOHS, ami will si;ric their present and per
sonal interests te prefect these Institutions
upea walea tke permanent sad general in
terval et all th peeple rest. There are
maayetour worklngiaen who have sought
work la strange communities. There are few
who may not yet be ferced te that extremity.
It must net be established that their quest
may be thwarted by officious policemen, and
that the ekaia (ant; shall be the measure of
Primrose and bis forty lata blnmt Detective
Grannea, ot tie Baltimore aad Ohio railroad,
for their arrest. Taaytay amaa may tramp
arouad aad btr, and make a business ot
deing so but whea taey join together as they
have done for tbe purpose ot moving about
the country to And employment they ! are ar
retted as vagrants and put behind the bars,
where hardly one of them has never been
Ifaay et thtm express keen mortification at
tke diagrate otarrest thrust upon them, and
asked Tub Tikes to do them the f av or ot not
publishing their names.
Taey a set taint it right in Detective
Grannon, as a representative ot the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad Company, to havo them
met and arrested after the company had at .
Cincinnati voluntarily given them the car in
which they rode all the way to this city.
The car from whieh they were taken nt
Eekinf ton was numbered 8,162, and the following-
account of their departure from Cin
cinnati, clipped from a Cincinnati paper ot
April 9, shows the manner in which they
were treated at that end of tbe road:
"At 4.38 p. m. General Yard Master R. F.
Marshall, ot the Baltimore and Ohio South
western, walked from tho little vellow freight
depot to where Capt. Primrose was stand
ing. " 'Where do you want to go?' he asked.
" We want to get work,' replied the captain,
'but we can't get it hero, and so wo want to
go on East.'
" 'Your men look all right, and I'm sorry I
can't put you all to work, hut I can send you
to Parkersburg. Get your men together and
go to 4,162, over there.'"
Insurgents Take a Gunboat.
B-enos Atbks, April 8. Notwithstanding
the order of the Brazilian government forbid
ding the transmission of dispatches from Rio
Grande de Sul, advices have reached here to
the effect that the government gunboat Cam
area has surrendered to the insurgent fleet
at Bio Grande de SuL It says thnt the land
forces et the insurgents number 0,000 men,
all ot whom are well armed. Tbe lnsurgenU
are plentifully supplied with provisions. The
Portuguese warships Mindello and Alfonso de
AlbuqueroUR, which came here from Rio Ja
neiro having on board Admiral Da Gama and
a number of other insurgents have sailed
hence. Their destination is not known.
CANNOT CARRY COXEYITBS. ,
Tronblo Brewing Between Railroad and
State Officials in Utah.
Salt Lake Cm, Utah, April 8. The spe
cial train bearing Govornor West and a por
tion of tha Utah militia, which left hero at 7
o'clock this morning, arrived at Ogden an
hour later, where they were met by the mayor,
chief ot police, and otner officials.
A consultation was held between Gov.
West, General Superintendent Bancroft, ot
tho Union Pacific, and Superintendent Knapp
of tho Southern Pacific roads. Knapp was
notified not to bring the so-called industrial
army into the territory; that they could not
stay at Ogden or any other point within tho
territorial limits, and unless arrangements
could bo made to send them East thoy must
The consultation ended and the troops were
marched up town and the gatling gun planted
in the public square. Long consultation be
tween territorial authorities was bold in tho
mayor's ofllco, and then tho whole military
force was placed under command of Lieut.
Lassltcr, of the Sixteenth United States In
fantry. The Governor and officials held -another
consultation ut 2 o'clock, and the Governor
was Informed thnt the industrials had been
halted several miles west ot the Utah line,
ponding arrangements which tho Southern
Pacific was trying to mako with the Union
Taciflo for transportation East.
At 4 o'clock tho Union raclftn gavo its ul
timatum that it would not carry tho men at
less than full rates, and tho Southern Paciflo
ordered the train brought into Ogden in de
fiance of the Governor 8 protest. Gov. West
expressed himself In strong terms to Knapp,
and characterized tho whole matter as a con
spiracy between the Southern Paciflo and tho
stato of California.
Tiie train with tho "Army" arrived in
Ogden about C o'clock, and was switched into
tbojard and surrounded by tho militia. It
was more than two hours before they got any
thing to eat.
They are etill under guard, nnd tho Union
Pacific refuses to modily its ultimatum while
mo territorial aumoriues are urging tno
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uuiuern racmo to iuko mem cst. mho
men are reported to bo peaceful and orderly
so far, but determined to get East it possible.
WELCOMED AT 1 ROWNSVILLE.
Coxey's Commonweal lias Dwindled Down
nnd No Recruits Coming In.
Beownsville, Pa., April 8. This town,
whero tho distinguished and lamented Bbiino
spent tho greater portion of his boyhood days,
welcomed the army of tho commonweal
fairly well to-night. Great curiosity lias been
for weeks aroused over tho proposed arrival,
and tho usual Sabbath quiet was disturbed
early in tbe afternoon by tho congregation of
peoplo upon the streets.
It wus not until 7 o'clock that tho bugle
was beard sounding down tho valley,and just
as tho twilight was deepening into night the
army mnrcboi over the Bridgeport bridge and
entered tbl city. Ten thousand weary watch
ers viewed tho tramp of 2ili. Tlioarmyl3
camped to-night in Braccbridge hall, in tho
center ot the town, and the marchers retired
The feeling In Monongahola ;ity is gener
ally favorable to the Coxey movement, but no
recruits wcro recehod.
Organizing the Boston Army.
Boston, April 8. In a blinding snowstorm,
with a bitter cold wind accompaniment, Mor
rison L Swift and a group of devotees held
a meeting on Boston Common this afternoon
to mako arrangements for a battalion ot
1,000 of Boston's unemployed to join Coxey's
commonweal army. An app,-al to tho rich,
asking for funds to purchase food and trans
portation for the Boston contingent, was
unanimously adopted. Swift then made a
speech, In which he denounced thenewspapers
in general, charging them with sending oat
biasedTCporti" about the Coxey movement.
IIo said tho men following Coxey wcro like
tho men who followed John Brown. They
were men with a purpose In view, nnd were
willing to tramp and suffer hunger and all
other hardships in order to reach the place
where our laws are made to seek ameliora
tion from white slavery.
PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES. "
A Baltimore Divine Talks on tho Brcck-inridge-PoIIard
Baltimore, Md., April 8. A sensation was
occasioned this evening in tho congregation
of tho Twelfth rresbyterian church by tha
startling utterances of Rev. D. B. Greigg,
pastor, who preached on tho Breckinridge
Pollard breach of promise suit. Ills text was
"Stones thrown from glas houses; a Pres
byterian colonel now a targot."
The reverend gentleman warned his hearers
to beware of passing judgment upon their
leuows, ana reminded tnem or tno saviour s
declaration, "Let him who is without sin
among you cast the llrst stone." In speak
ing oi tne case no saia society ana tne world
should be charitable and forgive both parties.
He had no doubt thero were many equally
as culpable, and perhaps such could bo found
among those beiore him. Dr. Grelgg's re
marks created a sensation and were warmly
discussed after the service, some condemning
and others approving ot them.
This Bride Wouldn't Promise.
English, Ind., April 8. Absalom Thayer nnd
Miss Estelle Flagler stood up to be married
here tbe other night. Tho minister had
reached that placo where he turned to tho
bride el ct and said : "You take this man as your
lawful husband?" She answered: "No, sir; I
do not. "You are the first who asked
my opinion on the matter. Mr. Thayer has
been courting my mother for more than a
year. I thought it was herself he wanted, but
it appears that he only wanted her consent to
marry me. and she concluded to compel mo
to wed him." The minister then said: "This
ends it. I have no power to bind any one
against hl3 or her will." The crowd broke
up, cheering tor tho girl.
Separate Armor Plate Department.
Pittsbueo, Pa., April 8. Following the
resignation of E. F. Cllne, superintendent of
the press works of the armor plato depart
ment of tho Carnegie steel works at "Home
stead, came the report that from now on th
armor plate department of mills will be
separated from tbe balance of tbe plant en
tirely and will bo directly under tho superin
tendency of Vico Chairman Hunslcker.
Superintendent Schwab, who had charge of
this department formerly, is by this change
relieved of all connection with tho making of
armor plate. Secretary Lovejoy practically
conflrmed this report, but would say nothing
as to the inside reasons for tho change.
Escaped the Third Time
. Jacsson, Miss., April S. Charles O. Sum
mers, the detective sentenced to the peniten
tiary for five years for stealing 5,000 from
tho Southern Express Company nt Meridan.
Miss., in 1SS3. escaped this morning.
Summers is the man whom Pinkcrton rap
tured in San Francisco last December, nnd
tlhs is the third time ho has escaped. The
blood hounds refused to follow after striking
the railroad and tho chaso was abandoned.
Governor Stone has offered $500 reward for
Important Arrest of Counterfeiters.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 8. Collin Mo
Donald, a Bay City, Mich., saloon keeper,
Frank Wcstbrook, alias Malcomb, and "Hi"
Weed, an unknown, were arrested early this
morning while passing counterfeit movoy in
in the all-night saloon of the west side. On
their persons was found nearly $1,000 in
photographed bank notes, all of tha denom
ination of 20 except ono "queer" $5 note.
The 820 was an excellent photograph of a
South Bend, Ind., national bank bill num
bered H G,3S0,186.
Another Hopeful Sign.
Hiixville, N. J., April 8. The large Iron
foundrof R. D. Wood 4 Co., of this place,
which has been Idle for several months, will
start up' in about ten days.
SUNDAY' TEACHERS' CLUB
Anniversary Meeting Held at the First
Congregational Church. ,
FOR EDUCATION IN RELIGION
The American Society Having This Purpose
in View Meets in tho Same Church in the
Evening Resolutions of Welcome to the
Teachers Large Audienco Present
A largo audience listened to the plans, tho
hopes, tho fears, and all tho interests of tho
Sunday Teachers' Club at tho anniversary of
that organization, held nt tho First Congre
gational church at 8 o'clock yesterday after
noon. Gen. John Eaton, president of the club,
called tho meeting to order, and introduced
tho chairman ot tho session. Justice Brewer.
Mr. Browor spoko briefly of tho ofllco of the
Sunday 6chool teacher and tho need of higher
education in tho work. After prayer by
Prof. Cummings, a report of tho registrar of
tho club was read by President Eaton.
Tho report showed that thero aro 9,180
members distributed among twenty-eight
Rev. J. E. Gilbert. D.D.. secretary of tho
society and author of tho text books of the
ciuu, delivered tno annual address. IIo
showed tho need of Sunday-school teachers of
ability, and outlined tbe plans ot tbe club
which had for its object to secure ability
among its teachers.
There is at first an , undergraduate courso
of two years. At tbe end of two years an oral
examination Is gHen, diploma awarded, and
; ihn onnil iln(. 1 n.lmlifu.l ,,
thn pnnili.lnio l n,1min,i m iinnni
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course, which is a rerpctual and progressive
investigation oi reugiou3 education and its
application to tho arts of study and teaching.
Tho following resolutions were offered:
Wuereas, Tlie American Society of Religious
Education has transferred its headquarters to
the city of Washington nnd proposes to open
rooms that shall be the center of Its movements
for tho awakening of greater Interest In the
Bible throughout the nation, and for the forma
tion of better methods of Bible study and teach
W ncrcas. One department of said society per
tains to the thorough training ot Sunday school
teachers by plans outlined by the Bocretary,
Rev. J. LVUilbert, 1). D.; and
Whereas, e believe tho churches and Sunday
schools of our city will bo greatly benefited by
tbe establishment of these headquarters, and
especially tiy tbe presence and work of the sec
Resolved, t list. That we as oncers and teach
ers in the buuday schools ot Washington wel
come the organizatlpn to our city nnd bid it
God-spced iu tnMther Important agency raised
up to promote truth and righteousness.
becond. 1 hat wo favor the early Introduction
of the teacher training work of the society, and
ftromise to gfre our hearty support, so far as our
nflueuce may extend consistently with other
Third That a local council be elected, to co
operate with the secretary in such teacher
training work, and that the following porsons
constitute she nucleus of said council, with power
to organise, Increase tbe number, and elect their
successors, to wltt Baptist church, C If. ?teed
ham and 1'. U. UrlMoir; congregational church,
J. F. John.cn; Alethodist Episcopal, F. II. JIcKeo
and Yf. U. Woodward; Lutheran church, L.D.
.Mdeo; Pre.byurtau church, W. 1L hmith and A.
J. lialierd; Protestant kpUcopal church, 1). 1.
Fourth Tiat we hereby invite all Sunday
school workers in tho city to unite with us in an
earnest effort to make this movement eminently
At the close ot the meeting a paper was
passed through the audience and sixty-threo
new names were enrolled as members of the
The American Society of Religious Educa
tion observed its fifth anniversary at tho same
church at 7:30 p. m.
The services were opened by tho reading of
the Scriptures by Rev. John Chester, fol
lowed by prayer by Dr. Newman, pastor of
In bis prayer Dr. Newman referred to tha
progress of the society and invoked divine
blessing upon tho work and upon its authors
Tho inability of Vice President Stevenson
to attend was then announced.
President Eaton made a few remarks rela
tive to th society. Sreclalization, ho said,
marks the progress of civilization.
Ono specialization which wo enjoy is in tho
separation ot church and state. So carefully
have church and stato been separated that tho
public schools are known as secular.
This is unjust. The week-day schools aro
liberal, and the Sunday schools are relegated
to tbe church nnd family. The church in
America is loft to voluntary effort, and does its
work from the pulpit, but does not suffer by
comparison with tho church in other coun
tries where the church and state aro united.
Tbe Sunday school reaches the beniehted
regions and increases interest in tbe divino
Word itself. Thero are one-half the number
of scholars in the Sunday schoolsas in tho
day schools, nnd tho adults as a body desert
the former schools.
Survey tho field of Sunday school work and
it is teen that the teaching is utterly inade
quate. The efforts of Dr. Gilbert, continued Mr.
Eaton, met with increasing demand, so that
at the close of the fourth year tbe plans were
reorganU:d and Washington selected as the
center. Tali was not done, however, with a
view to government patronage or to strive to
unite ehureh and state.
"Tie have three methods," eoaeludod Mr.
Eaten, "holding convocations, providing a
room ter literary works and other purposes,
and heldtss; investigatloa of scholars. Wo
have 1,090 Itmletu la twenty-tight states. In
the Bible Bttdtr't Clue Here art l.COO mem
bers, distributed ameag tea atatet."
Dr. Gilbert, seereiary etthe society, gavt a
brief outliat tf the history of tht organiza
tion. It was starttd in Indianapolis in 1832,
lncorperated tht next year, reorganized one
yir ago and loeated in the national caDitai.
Five dtpariwtalt eonttitutt the society
department et scktlart, te meet once a year in
this eits; department of Sunday-school
tsaeatu, determent tf individual study, de
partment tf tolltgt study, and department
of fatally study.
"It is protoitd," salt Dr. Gilbert, "te raise
$18,000, aad we trust tht citizens of this city
will respond te tht nttds of our society."
After an offering had been collected,
Blthep Hurst spoke on "Tbe Bible and
"I cttgratulatt tht authors and movers ot
this society oa twt things," said the bishop,
"llrst, on eoming to Washington, and sec
ond, en making Washington the center of
their activity. A movement that can stand
the test ot the highest concentrated Investiga
tion is fit to live in Washington in all centu
ries to come. Take tht Biblt away, nnd this
movement has bo aignltlcance. This society
is based oa tbe idea that the Bible is a perfect
book. Tht bishop then launched forth into
the diioussioa of the various recent discov
eries In Asia Minor, Egypt, and other sec
tions of tht Orient.
George Smith, of tht British lluseum, who
has made many discoveries in Assyria, lias
fonnd a complete history of the flood, with a
description of Noah.
He has also found a record in tho ruins ot
tlib books of Mosts. Records havo been
found of tha wanderings of tho Israelites.
Records on the obelisks of Egypt havo been
parallel with various portions of tho Bible.
Rames3 II, tbe oppressor of tho Israelites,
has been exhumed and his faco photo
graphed. There is but one missing link in tbe chain,
and that is tht Pharaoh of tho Exodus. He. It
will bt remembered, was drowned in the
Tbe. scent ot tht making of bricks by the
Israelites in Egypt has been visited, tbe brick
kilni txamined, and bricks of tho kinds men
tioned in tht Scriptures seen in the walls
tbert. Paul's voyages 1 ave been traced, and
points teuchtd by him have been visited. Old
manuscript ot tht ancient period was found
as early as fifty years ago. All tend to cor
roborate tht words ot the Bible. The 'Roe
sttta', stsnt, found in Egypt, was the key to
tha solution of the characters embodying
these old records.
''May the word of God be built up more
beautifully than ever," concluded Bishop
Hurst, "so that it never can be questioned."
The session closed with benediction by Dr.
WANT AMERICAN WAR SHIPS.
Citizens of Blueficlds Waiting for Relief
from This Country.
New Orleans, April a The Picayune's
Blueficlds correspondent, writing under tho
dato of April l.says: Tbe blockade between
Blucflelds and Rama, which has existed since
the assassination of Wilson, was-broken yes
terday morning, when five steamships went up
There are six Nicaraguans only in Blue
flolds, who aro keeping tho entire community
in u deplorable state of feverish excitement.
Wore it not for the suffering of tho poor
peoplo tho Americans there would enjoy tha
nipping game played by Charles A. Lacayo.
Without backing of any description from
Nicaraugua and with only five henchmen, ho
has drawn uboat 50,000 sols lrom tho business
men ot Blucflelds.
There has been much suffering among tho
poor peoplo during tho last few days. The
peoplo aro hoping tbat with tho nrrhnl of a
United States war ship, they will not be again
subjected to further outrage and cruel hard
ships. A public meettng was held on tho evening
of March 28. It was addressed by Capt. John
McCnfferty. who said, in concluding: "I am
here with you to protest against tho pres
ence of the Nicaraguans, who 'have broken'
tbe peace of this, community. They havo no
legal right to bo here, and therefore you
would bo Justified were they rounded up and
A SEVERE SNOW STORH.
New England Visited With Another Storm,
Which Continues to Rage.
Boston, April 8. A heavy snow storm ha3
been teen in progress thirty hoars. It started
from the lake region yesterday afternoon, and
moved in a southeasterly direction to tho
Atlantic sea board, tho temperature being
about tho freezing point from New York Stato
To-day it moved northeast with Increased
velocity on tho coast, snow falling all over
Southern New England. In this city tho fall
was continuous. To-night the weather is
severe oil tho Atlantic coast, and storm sig
nals aro up from Eastport to Delaware Break
water. CLOUDS CLEARING AYAY.
London Reports Show a Hopeful Outlook
in the Financial World.
London, April 8. As was predicted In
these dispatches last week the high rates thi3
week In tho money market crumbled away
with the release ot dividends, which, after al
lowing for tho payments to the Bank of Eng
land, left the market with 2,000.000 In hand.
The government, moreover, during the week
made further disbursements which had been
delayed this year. Thus there is every pros
pect of a long spell of ease In tho money
market, especially as 1,000,000 of foreign
gold is en route here. ,
Without a sign of foreign demand, the
stock market wa3 rather unsettled, but tho
undertone was firm and hopeful. Specula
tive stocks were better patronized. The
necessity for omploying the immense nmount
of idle money promises increased bnsinew.
There has been a steady advance in foreign
bonds. Homo railway securities showed lit
tle change and the market was dull.
The market for American railroad sccurp
ties was irregular. Reports showing traffic
receipts caused discouragement. Canadian
Pacific shares were a trifle lower. Grand
Trunk advanced slightly. American Brew
eries wero good demand. Mining shares
were active and strong. Atlantic cable shares
wero lower on reduced dividends.
Late News fromjapan.
San Fbancisco, April 8. Tho steamship
Belglc brings Japanese news up to March 21,
The Emperor of Germany has Intimated
his intention of pre "f ing tho Emperor and
Empress of Japan una npair ot porcelnino
vases, as a memento of tho Imperial silver
Two new political parties are being brought
into existence in Japan. One is a fiscal asso
ciation, for developing the resources of tho
country en nn econooiio basis; the other an
agrarian league pledged to further tha inter
est of the farming class.
Tho King of Corea has refused to grout
Bussia permission to lay a submarine cable
between waaivostocc ana uensan.
Tbe Corean minister of state is said to favor
Russian interests. A native paper repre
sents thnt Japan is about to build two new
warships of 1,500 tons each,
Ills Ideas Arc Too American.
London, April 8. A special to iho Times
from Paris says that a telegram from Slam
boul has been received in Paris stating that an
imperial trade ha3 been issued ordering tho
cIosi3g of the law school at Constantinople.
Tho dispatch adds that Ibrahim Rakki Ef
fendi, who was Turkish commissioner to tho
Chicago Exhibition, returned from the United
States so inculcated with liberal ideas that
his recent lectures delivered in tho law school
caused a great stir in government circles. To
prevent the further dissemination of bis ob
jectionable ideas tho school was ordered to
A Conspiracy Frustrated.
Madeid, April 8 The governor general of
Cuba has sent to Senor Becrra. minister of
the colonies, details of the frustration by the
government of Cuba of n revolutionary con
spiracy. Tho leader of tho movement was
Gen. "Maximo Gomez. According to the
advices received by tha minister of tho colo
nies, Gen. Gomez has collected 2.000 rifles,
which were intended for tho use of the insur
gents in Cuba.
Six Perish in a Storm.
London, April 8. A steam fish trawler,
bound home from Iceland, has been wrecked
near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, and six of her
crew were lost. Tho vessel got off her courso
in a dense fog and ran ashore on a rock on
tho coast. A heavy sea was running, nnd tho
bottom of tho steamer was soon ground to
A Commercial Crisis Threatened.
Londos, April 8. A dispatch to tho Times
from Buenos Ayres says that increased fears
are entertained of a commercial crisis in the
Argentina Republic within threo months,
owing to the universal heavy losses that havo
been incurred through tho drought and tho
low prices of produce.
To Watch Cnban Refugees.
London, April 9. A dispatcn from Madrid
to tbe Standard says that the-Spanlsh ambas
sador at Washington has been instructed to
ask tho United States government to watch
the Cuban refugees in that country.
Miss Owens Blackburnc Dcnd.
London, April 8. Miss Owens Blnckbume.
n well-known Irish authoress, died on Friday
from tho effects of burns received through tho
upsetting of a lighted lamp.
Result of Governor Werts' Veto.
Camden, N. J., April 8. Governor Werts'
action in vetoing a bill providing for tho elec
tion of freeholders in Trenton, Paterson, and
this city, on account of a mistake in punctua
tion, has created a serious complication in
this city. Ono hundred thousand official
tickets havo already been printed for next
Tuesday's election, but Judgo Garrison Inti
mated that they would all be rejected becauso
of the unauthorized names of freeholder can
didates upon them, this constituting foreign
matter such as is forbidden by law. The city
clerk to-day ordered 101,000 new tickets, and
many compositors, pressmen, etc.. wero called
fromchurch to work upon them.
Budd Doblc Will Retire.
Richmond, Ind., April 8. Tho announce
ment was mado to-day on good authority
that Budd Doble, the famous horseman, de
cided to drive no more races. He will retire
from activo work, except tha genernlsuperin
tendency of tbo interests. All the driving is
to be intrusted to his assistant, John H.
SAM SMALL ON IN6ERS0LL
The Master of Quaint Similes Attacks
tbe Master of Rhetoric.
SLIGHT DETOUR OX LITERATURE
Eobcrt Elsmcre, Say3 Mr. Small, "Was a lit
tie Dade of a Hero, Who Attracted Little
Attention in Comparison With the Storiea
of the Heroes of the Bible.
Rev. Samuel W. Small delivered a lecture)
at the National theatre last night to an audi
enco of about 200 peoplo. Ho talked for
two m hours; and seamed to highly enter
tain his hearers, for he was often inter
rupted with hearty bursts of applause.
HU discourse was more liko a good old
Methodist sermon than a sot lecture. Ha ex
plained tho Christian's interpretation of sal
vation, and about every other sentence ha
paid his respeet3 to Col. Robert Ingersoll,
who lectured here a week ago.
Mr. Small said that the salvation offered by
tbo Bibla was of tbo klnU that saved a man
from sin In this world, made him respected by
his fellow-man, loved by his family, and hon
ored by his country.
Mr. Ingersoll posed before tho country as a
kind of theatrical devil, who charmed his
audiences moro by tho beauty nt his rhetoric
than by tho power or force of his argument.
Ingersoll gave nothing, offered nothing in the
place of the Christian's hope. His rules, if fol
lowed out, would lead to debauchery, damna
tion, and Irretrievable ruin for the body as
well as the souL The salvation sent to man
by tho grai.o of God not only saves him from
the torments of tha devil, but from himself.
It saved him from the love of lust.
The evil in tbe wcrld, ho said, comes from
laws contrary to tho wisdom of God. If a
man is truo to himself, he will generally be
found true to God. The power of the Bible
hail saved him from a drunkard's grave and
a life ot damnation. Mr. Small said that ho
had never been able to rc.l.t tho thirst and
cravo for drink until he was converted by
Salvation offered nothing mythical nor ab
struse. God had told what it was and how
to obtain it, and had to his satisfaction and to
nil sensible, thinking men. also, except a few
Ingersoll had abused the Bible. So ha did
Jeremiah Black in a controversy some years
ago. and it was not strange for him to under
stand, since bt had read Ingersoll s articles,
that ho had blasphemed and heaped obloquy
upon Jesus of Nazareth.
"Beware of th man," the speaker shouted
in a burst of uncontrollable anger, "wdo
raises tht black flag against God. Ho who
defies his Maker has but one end, and that is
his own undoing."
God had given a law to the physical world,
and whin that law was violated or trans
gressed tbe Inevitable would come, and tha
weaker giv way to the stronger. God made
man, and In his body he has given peace. That
peace could only be disturbed by gorging tha
stomach or doing something contrary to tha
laws of nature. .Fidelity to the laws of hy
giene as written in the Bible meant peace and
Alcohol was never Intended for the stom
ach. The devil had made the stuff, and the
devil was Ingersoll's best friend. When God
had become tired of tbo meanness ot tho
world he sent Noah into tbo ark,- and when
Noah came out tbe devil was in waiting for
him. He didn't know bow to catch tho
good old man, but ho waited around
for his opportunity instead ot
going on down to hell and attend
ing to his large business there. Finally
tbe devil saw Noah co to the-mountainsido
and plant the vine. He would have tried tha
apple racket on Noah, but he knew that was
nn old game, which Noah was dead onto. So
when tho vine was planted the devil slaugh
tered a sheep, a monkey, a lion, and a hog
and poured the blood from these bodies
around its roots, and when tbe fruit had
ripened the grape had the color of blood.
Noah plucked them and squeezed them in his
hand, drank the juice, andbecame drunk, and
men tne uevii was nappy.
Mr. Small said there were four kinds of
drunkards. Tho first was the fellow who
just took his little toddy, thinking to himself
that he could quit whenever he wanted to do
so. That was the sheep drunkard, and tha
devil made him think that way just to keep
the wool pulled over his eyes.
The second drunkard was the fellow who
got gay and funny. That was the monkey
The third was the lion 'kind, a 'man whoso
blood was inflamed to that pitch that he
would kill his best friend, murder his wifo
and strangle his children; a terror to his
homo and to society.
Tbe fourth and last was the hog drunkard,
who wallowed in the gutters and became in
sensible to all shame. When a man got that
far he had betn elected to tho thirty-third
degree of Grand Order of Drunkards.
Alcohol was never intended for tho stomach;
if so. God would have given it to Adam. No
one but a machine doctor, the M. D.'s, who
are turned out of medical colleges every
three months, would have the bravery to
assert that alcohol was not injurious.
Salvation gave a man the armor plate of
God and eradicated from his mind the desiro
to sin, gives him Qod's love and his country's
respect, which is core than Ingersoll's plan
promised. Good clothes, science, music, and
art of tho kind that adorns barrooms ware
all that mortal man needed according to In
gersoll. Shakespeare, as Ingersoll thought, pos
sessed tbo master mind of the world. He had
heard Ingersoll himself say that Shakespeare
must have been inspired. It he was, by
whom? Tho quotations Ingersoll loved to
quote so well were ideas taken from the Bible
by the poet.
Henry George had written a book called
"Progress and Poverty," and 400,000 ooples
had been sold to men who had poverty, but
liked progress. Edward Bellamy's "Look
ing Backward" had reached an enormous sale
from people who should have been looking
forward. Mrs. Humphrey Ward had selected
as her hero a little dude called "Robert Els
mcre" and had sold 200,000 copies. Glad
stone chewed "Elsmere" up and spat him
out one morning before breakfast.
Theso books, the speaker said, were tho
ones that had received the largest sale of any
of tho modem publications, yet the presses of
the country turned out and there were each
year millions ot Bibles sold in all parts of tho
Mr. Small closed his sermon with an earn
est appeal to his hearers to seek Christ and
Collapse of a Darky Tenement Honsc.
Mrjirms, Tenn., April 8. The brick threo
ttory building, 154 and 156 Beal street, col
lapsed to-day at 7.S0 a. m. Four persons
wero killed and flvo were wounded. Thero
are believed to be two others in tbe ruins. All
tho killed, injured and missing are negroes ot
the lower class. Tho building was built in
1SC0, and was regardod as unsafe becauso of
the inferior material used In its construction,
and for years water has stood in tho two cel
lars. The first floor of No. 150 was occupied
as a storehouse for feed by J. Wade A Sons.
The upper floors were rented to two negro
families, nil of whom escaped unhurt. Tho
lirst floor of No. 151 wa3 vacant Tho upper
floors wero cut up into lodging rooms for
negro women and men.
To Haul the Royal Blue.
Baltimore, Md., April S. The big Baldwin
locomotive No. 1SI0, which was on exhibi
tion at the World's Fair, 13 being tested by tha
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, with
a view, it it proves more satisfactory than
thoso now in use, to order several of Ilka
pattern to draw the Boyal Bluo trains.
Cathollo Ceureh Burned.
New Your-, April 8. St Augustine's Cath
olic church, at E67 Jefferson street, wa3 en
tirely destroyed by fire to-night. The Are
started in tho organ loft and extended to tho
parochial school building adjoining, which
was also destroyed.