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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. 2fO. 24.
WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY MOKNTCTCr, APRIL 10, 1894.
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PRIMROSE WELL CARED FOR
He and His Men Fed and Sheltered by
DISCHARGED BY THE COURT
Judge Kimball Holds That The; Are Not
Vagrants Warns Them That They Mast
Obtain Work Scenes at Their lodging
') Place in Typographical Temple.
The forty-one men who were arrested Sat
urday evening by Major Moore's orders on
tho charge of vagrancy, and who were to
serve as a means'of demonstrating how tho
Jloeal authorities will deal with Coxoy, were
arraigned before Judgo Kimball yesterday
morning, and, alter reciting their story, were
The men made a motley group as they were
arraigned, and leaned against the wire par
tition watching tho proceedings. Labor men
of the city had interested themselves in the
men and saw that they had competent coun-
. Tho men moved uneasily during the trial.
Ono man in the group was conspicuous. He
was young, wore a collar, was neat in appear
ance, hair well conibod, clothes clean and or
derly arranged, all distinguishing character
istics in the crowd in which he stood.
Ropresentativo Hudson, of Kansas, and at
torneys A. A. Lipscomb and George K. French
appeared for the defense, and Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Fugh for the prosecution. By
consent the cases of Capt Primrose and
ylie Aruheim, of St Louis, were made test
Cases. Tho action against Capt Primroso for
bringing a disorderly assemblage into Wash
ington was nolle pressed on the point being
made that the arrests occurred in Eckington,
a city suburb.
The arresting squad of police then testified
to the arrests and the appearance of the men.
A paper bearing the heading, "Association of
Unemployed Workingmen," and 'signed by
Capt. Primrose, giving rules and regulations
of tho organization, was offered n evidence,
but was objected to by Mr. Hudson. 'The
police testilled that in response to queries the
men had said to them that they had lelt San
Antonio, Texas, eighty-four strong. Tho
number was lessened during the line of march
owing to desertions made to accept employ
Detective Hutchinson, of the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad detective corps, testified
that the men changed trains at Brunswick,
Md. Prom Grafton to Brunsuick ho had fol
lowed the men, whom he had described as
1 1 "rough nnd dirty," on a passenger train.
L mnrdintr tn the tesfimonv nf tho Tinlipo f lin
' riiarch ot the crowd resulted in finding a
, patch, 75 cents, and several light articles.
-."'Attorney Lipscomb argued that the men
Were orderly, came to Washington to get
work, carried not a bottle of liquor among
.hem, and carried their own provisions.
Whn they associated with dissolute persons,
became obscene or profane, and were found
in haunts 01 tne city, ue argued, tney could
be taken up.
"They are not tramps." he said. It would
be cruel to require bonds of them. Many wore
dazed with the idea that this city would do
something for them, expected help from Con
gress, which, as a matter of fact, does much
to mako tramps of them."
Congressman Hudson followed Ho pict
ured the crowd as intelligent and declared
that with the stalwart officers who compose
tho police force thero need be no fear of the
men overrunning tne city.
"Theworst element of thecase," interrupted
Judge Kimball, "is the fact that as an organ
ized body the men took possession of a ear
without money to pay their fare, had it been
Counsel Lipscomb demurred to this and
cited that as the car was taken in the West
there could be no punishment for this pur
pose administered by the Washington court.
Judge Kimball admitting the point well
taken representative Hudson said the men
had committed no crime and no officer of the
law'Ead tho right to place his hands on them.
Jg j.uu uasis ui me prosecution s argument
svas tho lack of visible means of sunoort.
which the men, it was argued, nad admitted.
"If these men do remain here," said the
judge, "is is not reasonable to conclude that
they will be chargeable to the District, in
(view of the mass of unemploved here al
ready? If our citizens are honestly without
employment tho District is responsible for
them, but it might bo different with people
coming hero from outside."
Representative Hudson claimed that as
they were out of emplovmcnt as a result of
n public condition, they could not be held
responsible for their "lack of means."
Prosecutor Pugh admitted that the men
..cnnio with the object of getting work, but
declared that they would become chargeable
to tho District. He said if the men would
agree to leave the city at once the case need
go no further. Counsel for the defense
argued that the forty-ono men had nothinc
to do w ith Coxey's commonweal.
They suggested that the personal bonds of
tho men bo taken to leave within a week.
"Who'll provide for them?'' asked the proso
ifcutor, and at this juncture President Shields,
of tho local Tv pographlcal Union, pledged
himself to provide sleeping quarters for
The court interrupted: "Tho men who com
pose the Coxey commonweal are evidently
tramps. If so we will send them to the work
house as soon as they come."
Tho first witness for tho defense placed on
the stand was Wylie Arnheim, of St. Louis.
Ho testified that ho was 24 years of age, em
ployed as a coachman and gardener, belonged
to the Presbyterian church, and was n tem-
leraucu iiuuerent. Huen questioned about
liking possession of a train, he said he did
not board tho box car on which the party
rode until it had been giv en overto the others.
Begging was not, he claimeJ, the object of
Capt. Primrose was then called to the stand.
He is a small-sized man, with black hair,
black ev es, and sandy mustache. He wore a
black flannel shirt, carried a folt hat in his
hand, nnd his clothes were badly frayed.
His testimony consisted of minute details of
tho journey of the part to Washington. Dur
ing tho whole trip, he said, thero had been no
disorderly scenes, and not ono of his men had
be'en arrested while on tho wnvnntiithn
bunch of them were taken in Eckington.
Most of them were painters, caqicnters, nnd
When tho leader concluded his testimony
which was given in a clear, earnest manner!
Judire Kimbqll rendered hl.s iliimn ralano
lug the men from custody on condition that
.they obtain work, or failing in this within a
reasonable time, leave the city.
"Iheso men," ha said, "if they remain in
Washington and beeomo chargeablo to the
District become amenablo to the vagrancy
laws. If brought before me with tho proof I
would not hesitate to send them to the work
house." "If you," addressing tho lino of prisoners,
"remain and try to get work and will leave
within a reasonable timo if you fail to securo
It you will not bo interrupted. I have con
cluded to give the men a chance, and there-
loro tney are an discharged.
Aimurmur of approval passed through the
largo crowd that had gathered in the court
room when the decision was mado, but the
court bailiffs prevented further demonstra
tion. The discharged prisoners were at
once taken to n lunch room, where food had
been arranged to be furnisbbd thom by Mrs.
Eelva Lock wood and Mrs. Annie L. Diggs, of
tho Topcka (Kans.) Advocate.
It was a regular banquet for the men. and
us tho repast was being finished Mrs. Diggs
gave a toast to tho members of the band in
tbo form of a short speech of encouragement,
cautioning them to bo particularly careful in
their actions, and to commit no offense which
ould bo criticised in tho least, in order that
I; (too ardor nnd cordiality with which help had
ripen given tucui uy ineir trusting mends
Irould not be dampened.
v Tho restaurant man sam no nad never fed
t moro orderly crowd of citizens. It was an
Interesting sJgnt to seo tne sandwiches, pie,
doughnuts, nnd coffee disappear into the
tnoutns 01 tne lony-ono lamisnea mortals.
Every man in tho band expressed his ap
preciation to the ladies for the kindness
shown them and for the good advice which
had been given them.
They then marched to the Typographical
Temple, the basement rooms of which have
been placed nt their disposal by the Typo
graphical Union. Sympathizing citizens had
sent supplies of various sorts to the Temple
for the maintenance of the men.
After being liberated, Harry Evans, a mem
ber of tho band, went to the secretary of tho
American Legion of Honor in this city, showed
his membership ticket, and was, given travel
ing expenses to Buffalo, where he has friends
and a good position awaiting him.
Another member of the band, who is an
engineer by trade, has obtained employment
The Times man visited the Typographical
Temple last evening and was given a regular
ovation Dy tne men, who clustered around
and gave their wannest handshakes for the
fair and truthful manner in which the ac
count of their troubles bad been given in
A number of citizens visited the quarters of
the men, and among others were several
ladies, who entered suddenly, finding the
men with their hats on, and a few fortunate
ones enjoying a long-wished-for smoke. But
no sooner had tho ladles entered than every
hat was off and every pipe had disappeared.
The men are enthusiastic In their praise of
Congressman Hudson for the cordial and
able manner in which he voluntarily cham-
Jiioned their case in court yesterday morn
ng. It is to his influence, aided by the able
efforts of Attorney Lipscomb, the men attrib
ute their liberty.
Representative Davis, of Kansas, being
asked his opinion of tho present situation,
"In my opinion, workingmen afflicted with en
forced idleness and starvation througn tne finan
cial poller of the general government have as
good a right to visit Washington in their own
interest as any other class of citizens. Bankers
and corporation attorneys hare set the example
by continuous practice through a long series of
years, thus greatly increasing their own pros
perity. Tho disinherited vorklngmen novf seem
to bo coming, perhaps, in very great numbers,
as the working classes greatly outnumber the
bankers and corporations,
'It appears, too, that our visitors will bo in
destitute circumstances. It this is so, thoy
should bo fed, lodged, and permitted a hearing,
and their counsels duly considered by the gov
ernment. To those who think otherwise I will
say that there are but three ways of manage
ment open to us: they may he fed, they may
be killed, or thoy may be kept quiet while they
starve. The first plan, in my opinion. Is cheap
est and most humane. Tho remedy In this
emergency is an immedlatoexpansionofthe cur
rency of the country, which will at onco causo
rising prices and great demand for labor in all
tho industries This was tho policy recom
mended by Lord Castlereagh and pursued by the
English government in an emergency like the
present It afforded Immediate relief and
thwarted civil war.
"It was this policy pursued in 1378 in this
country which gave Immediate relief and sev
eral years of prosperity. More money, causing
rising 'prices, is the only safe, chean. and hu
mane remedy open to us in this crisis."
Will Glean as Christ Did.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 9. Christopher
Columbus Jones, the local agent of Coxey's
army, is still enrolling recruits for tho de
tachment of the commonweal, and says they
are ready to start from hero, but he declines
to say how many men he will tako when ho
will start, or how the line will bo formed and
supplies furnished. Tho local contingent will
march over the Baltimore turnpike to Ilock
ville, Maryland, where they will join the main
column of Coxey's army. In regard to pro
viding supplies, Jones said that "if the men
were hungry they could go into the corn
fields and cat, as Christ did, and if they could
not get food any other way they would steal
it. Jones is highly gratified because Mayor
Stuart, of this city, promised that the army
would not bo interfered with, but intimated
that had the mayor Interfered he would have
turned 10,000 tramps loose in tho streets.
Jones is very confident as to tho result of the
CHARITY LOSES MILLIONS,
Too Tardy Will Prevents the Carrying Out
of Charitable Requests.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 9. Tho-will of
Lewis Wlstar, the eccentric millionaire, who
died in Atlantic City February 21, was filed
for probate to-day, and leav es his entiro estate
to his brother, Richard Wistar, who also died
last Saturday. Thero is considerable specula
tion as to how the latter has disposed of his
fortune, which is valued at $5,000,000 to 510,
000,000. It is intimated that a largo sum is left to the
Tennsvlvania hospital, and that the family
residence has been bequeathed as a free library.
These gifts will fall, however, as tho will was
made but five days before Mr. Wistar's death,
and the law requires all charitable bequests to
bo made at least thirty days before the testa
The sisters, nieces, and nephews will receive
tho bulk ot the property.
Socialism in Buffalo.
Boitalo, K.Y., April 9. Two thousand un
emplojed Poles held n mass meeting at
Tcutonia Paru this afternoon. Tho speeches
were strongly socialistic, but no disorder pre
vailed. The resolutions which were pu9sed
and given to the press for publication alter
enthusiastic and unanimous adoption recito
that tho present lack of employment is due to
the control of all industries by the few and
declare that unless tho city authorities give
both bread and employment the Polish voters
of Buffalo will conquer the present dominant
political parties by joining the socialistic
Death of Ex Senator Cottrcll.
Jamestown, X. Y., April 9. Ex-Senator
Alexander Cottrell, of Merchantsville, N. J.,
died here last evening at 7.30 o'clock, aged
79 years and 23 days. He represented his
native state (New Jersey) in the United
States Senate for two terms, and was after
ward a member of the New" Jersev Trust ana
Safe Deposit Company at Camden. He leaves
nn adopted daughter, two brothers, and one
Bn j nrd nnd Bering Sea.
Loxdos, April 9. The conference of the
United States ambassador with the Earl of
Kimberley, secretary of state for foreign
affairs, yesterday, lasted an hour and a half.
After leaving the foreign office Mr. Bayard
went to tho House or Commons, where he was
conspicuous in tho diplomatic gallery during
the questions asked and tho replies given in
regard to the Bering Sea bill.
Lee, Mass., April 9. Fred Van Buskirk,
tho janitor of St. George's church here, yes
terday afternoon cut his throat with a razor
while locked up in jail awaiting trial to-day
on tho charge of adultery. Ho inflicted a
deep wound in his neck, and with his fingers
wrote on the wall of his cell in blood, "Not
guilty, Fred." When found ho was almost
unconscious, and is nowin a dying condition.
Terrcnce V. Povvdcrly in Toronto.
Toboxto, Ont., April 9. Terrenco Y. Pow
dcrly, past grand master workman of the
Knights of Labor, is here speaking on tem
perance. To-morrow night he will address a
secret meeting of Knights of Labor. On
April 21 Master v orkm.in Sovereign will pay
an official visit to this city, presumably to
counteract any undue influence Powderly
Evangelist Gibbs Still .Missing.
Sr. Jons, N. B., April 9. Evangelist Gibbs
has not been seen since Saturday, and so far
as can be ascertained nt present be Is not in
the city. Mrs. Frost denies all knowledge of
uis wnereaoouts, as uoes also her son. It is
reported that he took the train for Boston
Methodist Laymen Defeated.
Newabk, N. J., April 9. At tho Methodist
conference hero to-day tho resolution to
equatao tho representation of clergy and lay
men at tho meetings of the conference was
voted down. The clergy at present have a
Corbctt Off for Europe.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 9. James J. Cor
bett gave his farewell performance to-night at
tbo Academy of Music Ho will sail to-morrow
for Europe. His first appearance in that
country will bo at the Drury Lane Theater,
THEY INVESTIGATE JENKINS
Mr. Boatncr's Committee Begin Work
ORGANIZED LABOR ON HAND
Southern Faciflo Eeceivers Present Pointed
Question and Pointed Answers A Million
of Organized Bailroad Hen Interested in
These Congressional Hearings.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 9. Tho spectacle
of a United States judge on trial before a
congressional committee is now being pre
sented In Milwaukee. At 3 o'clock this after
noon Congressman Boatner, of Louisiana,
Terry, of Arkansas, and Stone, of Pennsyl
vania, composing a subcommittee of the
Judiciary Committee of the House of Repre
sentatives, began the Investigation of Judge
Jenkins' famous Northern Pacific striko In
junction. '.During the afternoon E. E. Clark, repre
senting tho Order of Hallway Conductors,
and T. P. Sargent, representing tho Order of
Railway Firemen, were sworn.
Attorney Harper, representing a railway
employes' organization, Attorney Curtis, of
New York, representing the receivers, and
Attorney Miller, of this city, who assisted him
Receivers Payne and Oakcs nnd ex-Senator
John C. Spooner wero also interested spec
tators. Chairman Boatner opened the session by
giving a simple outline ot what tho committeo
had been instructed to do, its nuthority, etc.
He said the committeo wished especially to
ascertain how far and in what respect tho
order had oppressed tho employes and just
how the men construed tho order.
Grand Chief Clark, of tho Order of Con
ductors, was sworn and said:
"I look Into the matter and If I think the facts
warrant whatever actiou thecommittee may de
cide to take I give my sanction. If tho commit
tee have ascertained that there is sufficient
cause, and two-thirds of tho employes on the
road affected: want a strike, they so report to
me, l can tnou investigate, ana li i see vnat
there Is no chance for arbitration I can sanction
the committee's report, and a legal strike
Without this sanction, he said, the strike
would be illegal. He said that in the case of
the rthern Pacific road:
"The officials of the road and thecommittee
arranged for a meeting December 19 On that
date the committee called and was Informed by
General Manager Kendrick that things were not
then In shape for a conference, but that they
would be December 21."
'December 19 is tho date upon which the Injunc
tion was granted. Is It not'" asked Mr. Boatner.
"Yes, the first injunction. December 21 the
committee called at the office of Mr. Kendrick
and a conference was held."
"And Is not it a fact," put In Attorney llarper,
"that a secret Injunction was issued the day be
fore.?" "o, a supplement Injunction was granted
December 22. At the conference held December
21, however, the representative of the road with
held the ausw er until Decern bor 20 "
-Then before the answer was given." asked
Mr. Boatner, "this supplemental injunction
Mr. Clark said the road had given tho em
ployes notice some time before it was pro
posed to reduce wages that such action had
been taken. He bad not been served with
the Injunction, although a United States
marshal bad hunted for aim.
Ho did not think the injunction had dono
any harm so far as the Northern Pacific em
ployes wero concerned, hut it had been harm
ful in a general way to workingmen.
Mr. Sargent's testimony was practically to
the same effect.
SUED FOR COMMISSIONS.
Wants Large Money for Helping the Wicker
WnrrE Plains, N. Y., April 9. The suit of
James W. Fox against Franz O. W. Matthie
son, of the sugar trust, to recover 5200,000
for commissions in conducting negotiations
in regard to tho trust, was begun before
Judgo I kman and a jury in tho supremo
court nt this place to-day.
Clarence E. Leonard, a partner of Fox in a
brokerage business, testilled as to negotia
tions with Harrison. Frazer & Co.. of Phila
delphia, in 18SD, for the purchase of their re
finery. Ho testified to Frazer & Co. asking
59.000,000 for their factory, but alter consider
able meetings between the two, Frazer A Co.
sold their factory for 50,00,000 to tho trust.
New York Presbytery Aroused.
New Yobe, April 9. liev. Dr. B. K. Doug
las, pastor ot tho Lenox rresbytenan church
in Harlem, furnished a stirring topic this
morning to tho Kew York presbytery when it
convened for its semi-annual meeting in tho
First rresbyterian church. Dr. Douglas
asked to be retired from his pastorate. A
clique opposed to him had arrisen in his
congregation, and, although a majority voto
at a recent church meeting upheld hl'm, he
wished to be removed because the opposition
bad grown intensely and the financial affairs
of tho church were In n bad state. A sharp
discussion followed Dr. Douglas' speech, and
the matter was finally referred to a committeo.
Death from Torture.
Shaeos, Pa., April 9. Henry Winnell, who
is alleged to have been brutally tortured and
burned by masked robbers last Sunday morn
ing, died to-day from the effects of his injuries.
At the coroner's inquest ono witness swore
thnt Winnell on his deathbed certified that
Nellie J o roll, his housekeeper, was responsi
ble for tho deed.
Usual Fate of the Peacemaker.
Bath, Me., April 9. Thomas Beed, a bar
ber, aged 21, went home drunk and frlgntened
his mother by breaking up the furniture and
threatening her life. Sho summoned Thomas
Harrison, n neighbor, who tried to quiet tho
young man. Beed drew a revolver and shot
Harrison in the breast, inflicting probably
Lynchburg Firm Loses.
Ltschbcbo, Ya., April 9. The Glamour
gan pipe and iron works of this city wero
totally destroyed by fire to-night. The "loss
will be between $75,000 and 6100,000, insur
ance 'unknown. 'This company omplovcd
about three hundred men, and had enough
orders ahead to run them six months.
Mills Will Reopen.
South Hadlet Falls, Mass., April 9. Tho
employes of the Glasgow woolen mills were
to-day notified that the mills will reopen on
next Monday, after being shut down since
last August. Three hundred persons will be
An Average Brazilian Rumor.
Bcesos Aybes, April 9. It Is reported hero
that the Brazilian flotilla on the Amazon river
has revolted against tho Peixoto government.
Sparks from the Wire.
The Netherlands-American steamer Yeen
daam, which arrived Sunday night at quarantine,
New York, had one case of smallpox In the ship's
hospital for contacious diseases.
Over 140 bids have been received and sched
uled for bdilding an extension of the West ir
glnla Central and Fittsbure railroad for a dis
tance ot seventy-nine miles from Cumberland to
HaRerstown,Md., to bo part of the Pennsylvania
system.; the object being to furnish a shorter
outlet to tidewater from tho soft coal regions.
Capt Gains W. Billups, second officer J. Dent
Robinson, and nvo soamen from the steamer
Decatur 1 Miller visited tho custom house at
Baltimore vesterdav. where Collector WHllnm
-M. Marine presented them the rewards which
were sent Dy tne jiniisn government tor Dravory
In rescuing at sea on August 29 last the crew of
twenty-two men from the British ship Astoria,
SEVEN MET DEATH.
Logging Cars Thrown Down an Embank
ment in Michigan.
Sheijit, Mich., April 9. Seven men were,
killed at 1 o'clock this morning near New
Era, Oceanic county, by the derailment of a
The locomotive struck a tree which had
been blown down across the track, and was
thrown down an embankment, several log
ging cars piling up over the engine.
Eight men were thrown into tne wreck and
were terribly scalded by the escaping steam,
in addition to their other injuries.
Only one, Fred Chalker, escaped alive, and
he was fatally injured. The dead are:
A Shelandeb, engineer.
Gcs Asdebsok, fireman,
All the victims wero married except the
throe lost named.
BIG BLAZE IN BALTIMORE.
Valuable Horses Lost in a Livery Stable
Full ot Fine Stock.
BALTmonE, Md., April 9. Ono of the worst
fires of its kind which has ever occurred in
Baltimore was tho burning of Bernard Man
nion's livery stable to-night on Eutaw street.
Tho stable was located near tho fashionable
residential quarter and was patronized by
many wealthy citizens. It was filled with
valuable blooded stock and expensivo equlp
pages. Tho horses were stabled on tho second floor
and the Are cut off all access to them. One
hundred and thirty-seven fine animals wero
burned or suffocated. Tho loss will exceed
5300,000. Among the horses burned was the
famous racing mare Lottie Collins, owned by
A. F. Spafford, and valued at $1,000. The
building, valued at 475,000 and Insured for
$30,000, l, a total loss.
Tho owners of the moro valuable team3
wero Samuel Posner, Mrs. T. Maredith
Jenkins. Alexander Frank, E. B. Bruce,
Frank II. Hambleton, Mrs. E. Thompson,
William H. Blackford, Joel Gutman, Samuel
Nassauer, Miss May McShaue, Mrs. Emma
Howland, and Dr. Benjamin Meyers.
FREAKS IN THE ARMY.
Carl Brown Says He Won't Havo Them
Kc-cnfist in the Commonweal.
Usiostown, Pa., April 9. There are
troublesome times ahead for the common
weal if tho signs of the
aright An unofficial
"Cyclone" Kirkland, tho
and Jasper Johnson, tbo
bearer, stated that certain parties abso
lutely refused reudmission into the army by
the reason of their having been exhibited in a
ilttsuurg Dime Museum.
The three men arrived in town and visited
the camp, where they were cheered and a de
mand made by tho members for re-enlistment.
Johnson and Kirkland made speeches in
which they professed fealty to tho cause.
Tho temper of tho men were shown in their
expressions and actions. The unknown who
has charge of the camp announced that he
favored the reinstatement of thon, but would
havo to defer the case to his superiors.
Tho meeting between the officers was spir
ited andtheunknownturneddown. Aepecial
order was then Issued by Carl Brown, de
nouncing the presence in the army of any.
museum freaks and irrevocably deciding
against the men. The exact action to be taken
by the men in the morning cannot be ascer
tained. Br,ovvne Scores the Militia.
Bbowtisville. Pa., April 9. In his order
No. 12 Marshal Irowne nnijduneed that after
uamp uaizeu, at Laurel mil, xneday nigbt,
the mountalnons trip of seventy miles will
begin, and tho fare then will consist ot hard
tack ond coffee, with ham for supper. He
scores the state militia and compares their
lawlessness on n march to tho peaceful prog
ress of the army of peace. He petitions the
men to guard carefully Congressman Dal
zell's property and to be watchful of tho
mountaineers, who are a hospltiable people
but a dangerous class when imposed on.
Confusion at Salt Lake.
Salt Lake, Utah, April 8. Judge Kiner
granted an injunction restraining tho South
ern Pacific from bringing the army into the
territory, but it was served about tho time the
train arrived in Ogden. At midnight the
soldiers have all quietly retired in the South
ern Pacific deDot. Nobody knows what to do.
Organized at San Francisco.
Sax rnAcisco, April 9. The second di
vision of tho so-called industrial army has or
ganized here. It expects to leave San Fran
cisco Thursday for Washington with 500 men,
and to recruit 250 at Oakland.
SIX PERISH IN THE WRECK.
The Bark Belmont Goes to Pieces on
Peaked Hill Bars.
Eostox, April 9. The bark Belmont, hail
ing from Portland, Me., went ashore on
Peaked Hill bars at 9 o'clock this morning
nnd was totally destroyed. The crew, con
sisting of nine, were all lost but three.
Tho vessel was discovered by the life-saving
crow. A tcrrillc sea was running- over her
when she was sighted and momentarily driv
ing her higher on the beach. The seaon tho
bars was so heavy that the lifeboat could not
be launched, and tho life-saving crews were
forced to stand powerless on the beach, una
ble to render any assistance to the men, who
were seen on tho decks and in tho rigging of
the doomed vessel.
As the seas wasned over her some of tho
men disappeared, being earned away by tho
tremendous waves. As the anxious crowd on
the shore watched the vessel through tho
storm she slowly pounded to pieces on the
uencn, ana in nan on nour sne was a total
The men aboard of her disappeared one
after the other until only three were visible
ns tho bark went to pieces. These three suc
ceeded in grasping a piece of the cabin house,
and on this they were driven ashore. As
they neared tho beach the Hie-savers wont to
their assistance, nnd the men. wero dragged
ashore and carried to tho station near by ex
hausted. They were: John Stevens, cook,
and two seamen, Peter Snarhein, of Detroit,
and John Orison.
Captain Hagen, Mato Charles Corson, and
four others were washed overboard and
drowned. Tho Belmont's cargo was valued
at 550,000, fully insured. Tho bark was 512
tons net tonnage, 133 feet over all, nnd SO
feet beam. She was built in Millbridge, Me.,
in 1872, and was formerly the bark Begina.
The live-saving crows are patroling lhe
beach, watching for tho bodies of the crew.
rirc in a Dry Goods House.
At 10.S0 o'clock last a fire started in tho dry
goods store of Frederick Faber at 31 M street
southwest. It was caused by tho explosion of
a keroseuo lamp. The loss in stock to Mr.
Faber is 51,000, and to tho building, owned
by Mrs. Carpenter, 5500. No insurance.
Dyott Granted Bail.
Samuel H. Djott, tho account of whoso ar
rival Saturday night from Chicago was pub
lished in The Times last Sunday, was granted
bail yesterday in criminal court No. 2 by
Judgo Cole. Tho amount was placed at
Our Warship at Blucficlds.
It is believed at tho Navy Department that
the United States steamship San Francisco
arrived at BlueSelds, Nicaragua, yesterday,
and that by this time Capt Watson has
already begun an investigation ot the condi
Dollar Gas Voted."
The bill reducing the price ot gas in the
District to 51 per thousand feet, and requir
ing a standard of sixteen candle power, was
passed yesterday in the House after some
SITUATION STILL CRITICAL
Coke Strikers Rioting and Threaten to
Do Great Harm.
MASSED IN INCREASING MOBS
Fonr Hundred Striken Make a Bald on the
McClure Coke Company and Drive Hen
from Their Work Prepared to Give a
Warm Reception Cannot Be a Success.
JJsiostowx, Pa., April 9. Tho renewal of
hostilities has not begun in earnest yet, but
tbo situation is becoming more critical every
Despite the fact that the strikers had threat
ened to raid all tho works in this end of tho
region which resumo to-day, the following
plants are in operation, and have so far not
been interfered with:
Leith, Brownfleld. Oltphant, Bed Stone
Wynn and Kylo, of the H. C. Frick Coke Com
pany; Martin & Fairchony Furnace Company,
Leiscnrlng Nos. 1, 2 and 3, and Trotter, of
Frick company. All these plants are guarded.
The only ruid3 reported hero wero at
Youngstown of tho Frick company, nnd
at the Lemonts, of tho McClure Coke Com
pany. Here 400 strikers assembled and pre
vented tho plants from starting. They met
at the Lemonts and made the first raid. All
the men wore at work, but left on tho ap
proach of strikers and ro fused to go back to
work for fear of serious trouble.
The men then marched to Youngstown
armed with clubs and stones. They found
new men at work in tho yards and a number
in the pit, and nt once droye them off, warn
ing them not to return. No property was de
stroyed and no one was injured. Some ex
citement was created hero by tho announce
ment that this mob was marching into the
southern end for the purposo of visiting tho
plants in operation under deputies.
The plants were notified and tho deputies
instructed to their duty. No word has ben
hpard from the mob which camped last night
in Conl Spring Hollow near the park. Their
Elan was to attack tho plants south of here,'
ut nothing has been heard of them. The
companies are expecting them hourly and
are prepared to give them a warm reception.
So far as the Frick plants are concerned
tho strike cannot be a sueccss, as the em
ployes are as determined to remain at work
as at the beglnning'ot the strike.
Pittsburg Heaters Strike.
PrrrsBcno, Pa., April 9. Tho heaters of
Oliver's and Robert's mill, south side, ore on
a strike on account of a refusal on the part of
the firm to advance wages. On the first of
Julytho men were notified that a 10 per cent
reduction would take place. Tho men ob
jected, but finally decided to continue to work.
They havo been working under protest ever
since, and last week they held a meeting and
decided to ask the firm to return to wages paid
before the reduction. A committee was ap
pointed, and waited upon the firm Saturday.
They received no satisfaction, and then they
decided to strike. At the mill office it was
claimed that places were filled at once and
the department went on a full at the i o'clock
turn. The llrm refused to recognize tho com
mittee and discharged tho men unceremo
niously. Italians .Mobbed at Chester:
Chesteb, Pa., April 9. A train load of
Italians was brought to t hi city this morning
on the Pennsylvania railroad, and the men
were put to work on the Chester section. Tho
striking track men soon gathered. Tho Ital
ians were permitted to work unmolested for
two hours, when a striker threw a stone.
This was a signal for a volley of stones thrown
at the Italians, who dropped their picks and
shovels and ran interror.
Tho police arrested ono of tho strikers. He
was locked up. While the, police were taking
him to the city hall another attack was made
upon the Italians, who ran toward Philadel
phia. Two of the Italians wero hurt in the
Men go to Work at Clearfield.
Clearfield, Pa., April 9. At a mass meet-
'ing of tho miners at Glen Richie this after
noon tho men decided to go to work until
ordered out by the national guard of the
united mine workers. They were out mostly
on account oia aispute between urlvera and
diggers. They are last to resume work. Ono
Pole, was shot and another severely wounded
in a dispute about the advisability of striking.
Bethlehem Turnaccs Resume.
Bethlehem, Pa., April 9. The Bethlehem
iron company is relighting Its furnaces. Num
ber six will resume operations to-morrow,
niter which three of tho six furnaces will bo
In blast. The prospects for a full resumption
in the near future are said to bo very bright
Fighting for McKanc's Liberty.
New Yobk, April 9. The latest move on
the part of John Y. McKane's friends to get
the convict out of Sing Sing prison is to havo
Congress pass a law admitting to bail per
sons convicted of a felony pending the deter
mination of their cose on appeal. Lawyer It
H, Griffin, McKane's counsel, went to Wash
ington to-day to appear in the Supremo
Court in opposition to a motion of Edward
M. Shepard. to have the case of McKane ad
vanced on tho calendar. An ndverse decis
ion is expected from Justice Lacombe. of the"
United Slates circuit court at Nw York, in
habeas corpus proceedings. This motion is
to bo passed upon by tho United States Su
The Road v ill Be Sold.
Chablestoit, S. C, April 9. Last week a
petition was filed by E. Ellery Anderson, of
Now York, representing 5100,000 worth of tho
second mortgage of the South Carolina rail
road, praying that the salo of the road be post
poned until some date not earlier than tho
4th of September next Argument was mado
on the petition this morning. The petition
was supported by Mr. J. N. Nathans, of
Charleston, and opposed by Wheeler II. Peck
hnm, of New York, and T. W. Bacot and
Samuel Lord, of Charleston. Judge Simon
ton refused to graut the postponement The
road will be sold on Thursday next ,
Shot by a Plucky Woman.
Niack, N. Y., April 9. Mrs. Dennis Hunt,
of Garnerville, Bockland county, hearing a
noiso in her bouso on Saturday night, jumped
up. leaving her husband sleeping, and taking
a revolver mado a search through the house.
As she was going through the rooms a strange
man grabbed her and tried to overcome her.
but she broke Iooso and llred three shots at
him. Tho burglar ran down stairs and es
caped through a basement vvlndowrbut spots
of blood showed that one of tho bullets had
taken effect Two largo bundles of goods
ready to carry off were found down stairs.
Airs, iiunt s Dravcry is commended.
Row at a Hungarian Wedding.
Nyack, N. Y., April 9. A Hungarian wed
ding at Jones' Point, Upper Rockland county,
resulted in a tcmbla row, the killing of ono
man and wounding of several other persons.
There wcretwo clans at tho wedding, between
which bad blood existed, and tr-'fBnwords
brought on a terrific battle. The brido
jumped in and tried to stop tho fight, but she
was knocked down and trampled on. Three
of the participants are lodged In the new city
jail until Wednesday.
Fire in Ladies' Seminary,
Statin Island, N. Y., April 9. A Ore oc
curred early to-day in tie young ladies' semi
nary on Brighton Heights. The young ladles
rushed from their rooms and started down
stairs when the alarm was riven. Dr. Cook.
.the principal, reassured them, and they ro-
lurneo. tor more ciotning. xno nre was con
fined to the upper vpart ol thnjnaln building.
REFUSED THEIR DEMANDS.
Werner Company Shut Down Rather Than
Grant the Union Kate.
AkbOx, Ohio, April 9. Tho Werner Com
pany, the largest printing and lithographing
establishment in the world, closed at noon
tojday and between six and seven hundred
men are out of work. Tho shut down was
tho result of n refusal on the part of the com
pany to grant the demands of tho press
men and feeders' unions, asking restoration
of the 10 per cent, cut in wages mado in
PANIC IN A SCHOOL.
Bursting of a Steam Pipe Caused a Rush,
Followed by Death.
Chicaoo, April 9. A panic occurred in tho
Humboldt public school this afternoon, and in
a mad rush of tho children to escape from
the building one boy was killed and over a
score wero crushed and trampled.
Fourteen children lie in the St. Elizabeth
hospital under tho care of physicians, whito
many others wero taken to their homes by
Tho children wero prepared to leavo for a
recess when a load explosion startled every
teacher and pupil in the school. A steam
pipe bad burst in one of the rooms, and a
moment later the children were rushing pell
mell through the halls and down the stairs
shrieking with fear.
The stairways became choked with terror
stricken children, and as they continued to
pour out of tho rooms to swell the surging
mass in the hallways those in advance were
thrown down by the onward rush of those be
hind. Over the prostrate bodies of tho fallen
"strove in vain to check the panic. They went
down by dozens and were trampled beneatn
hurrying feet, until tho steps were covered
with unconscious bodle3.
When the shrieking children fled out into
the street somo one turned in an alarm of lire,
and in a few moments tho police department
was on tho scone. Tho firemen removed fif
teen children, who wero hurried to St. Eliza
beth's hospital, and on the wav one boy died.
Ho was David Gunsteln. Among the injured
and likely to die is Graco Schubert, daughter
ot Fire Marshal Schubert.
Visitors Were Made HappyTVhile Neo
phytes Trod on Hot Sands.
The streets and avenues of this city wero
thronged with visitors from distant cities yes
terday, wearing badges and fezes emble
matical of tho Order of tho Ancient and Arabia
Order Nobles of tho Mystic- Shrine, who were
called here to witness tho work of the degrees
of tho order and to pay their respects to the
imperial potentate of tho Mystic Shrine of tho
United States, Illustrious Thomas J. Hudson,
ofPittsburg, Pa., who was accompanied by a
large delegation of nobles from Syria Temple
of that city.
The visitors commenced to arrive early in
the day and opened their headquarters.
Tho delegation from Pittsburg was located at
Wormley's, and Richmond Nobles were at the
St. James, where their hospitality was shared
in by hundreds of visitors.
The visitors from Philadelphia and Provi
dence were scattered at different hotels. In
the evening an escort of fifty members of
Almas Temple, headed by the Mount Pleas
ant drum corps, fifty strong, marched to the
Baltimore and Ohio depot to meet Boumi
Temple of Baltimore, 150 strong, and
marched down Pennsylvania avenue to the
St James Hotel, where thoy were joined by
Acea Temple of Richmond. Thenco tho pro
cession marched to the National Rifles
armory, where tho visitors entered. Con
tinuing the march, tho escort halted at Worm
ley's, where the imperial potentate and other
distinguished guests entered carriages and
were escorted to the armorr. There the
.business and pleasure of "the evening took
The'Iarge hall was hardly equal to the oc
casion when forty-two Sons of the Desert
were initiated into the mysteries of the order
and trod tbo hot sands. After the degree
work was over the lines were formed, to
march to tho banquet hall below, where
Noble George T. Build had prepared a ban
quet tbat could hardly be improved upon and
to which the guests did full justice.
Many toasts were responded to. A poem,
"Tne Daughters of the Nile," dedicated to
Almas Temple by Noble Nelson Williams,
Syria Temple, Cincinnati, was read by Po
tentate Harrison Dingman.
The whole affair was the most successful
meeting of Almas Templo ever held in this
Among the prominent visitors were Con
gressman Carutb, of Kentucky: Congressmen
Burrows and Thomas, of Michigan; United
States Treasurer Morgan. ex-Congressman
Yoder. of Ohio: James McGeer, past imperial
oriental guide. New York city; Imperial Farst
Ceremonial Master L. P. Ecker, New York
city: G. L. Street, Potentate of Ac:a Temple,
of Richmond, Va.; George W.Starr, Potentate
of Boumi Templo. Baltimore.
Among tho candidates who received tho de
grees were: Samuel Stemmetz. Columbia
Athletic Club; Hon. James E. Cobb, member
of Congress from Alabama; Hon. Charles K.
Bell, member of Congress from Texas; 3Iessrs.
Sebastian Aman. Frank Raymond, Warren
Orcutt, Joseph Brummett, Charles Shelse,
William T. Golliher, and P. C. Garden.
It was an occasion long to bo remembered
by the 1.000 nobles who participated, and
great credit it must be given Potentate Har
rison Dingman and Recorder George H.
Walker and their efficient committees for tho
grand work they performed.
Slick Swindler Caught.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 9. The city de
tectives to-day arrested a young man who
had been for several weeks passing under tho
name ot J. D. Stuart and soliciting contribu
tions alleged to be for tho works of the society
for organized chanty in this city. He repro
sended himself to be a nephew of Mayor
Btuart ana succeeueu in aeirauamg about ouo
of tho most prominent citizens here out of a
small sum. After his arrest the polico recog
nized him as a well-known swindler, whoso
picture is in the rogues gallery, and who had
been convicted of forgery and served sen
tences In this city and Now Orleans. The
list contained contributions amounting to
Preparing to Harness Niagara.
New Yobk, April 9. At a meeting of the
board of directors of the Erie Canal Traction
Company, held here to-day. Captain R. 8.
Hayes was elected president, George G.
Haven vice president, and Charlton T.
Lewis secretary and treasurer. This com
pany will construct, maintain and operate an
electric towing system upon the canals of tho
6tate, and Is subsidiary to the Cataract Gen
eral Electric Company, which controls all of
the electricity generated at Niagara Falls out
side of the counties ot Niagara and Erie.
Celebrated Their Golden Wedding.
NewYobk, April 9. The fiftieth anniver
sary of tho marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Sloan was celebrated to-day. Children and
grandchildren wero presentnt the celebration.
Dr. John Hall and Dr. Thomson, of Gar
risons, N". Y., took part in the celebration,
which was somewhat of a religious character.
Mrs. Sloan was Miss Margaret Elmendorf, of
New Brunswick, N. J. Mr. Sloan is the well
known railroad and steamship man.
To Investigate Immorality.
Richmond. Va., April 9. Oov. O'Ferrall has
appointed Capt Georgo Wayne Anderson, of
the First regiment, to go to Lynchburg nnd
investigate the charges made by tho officers
and members of the other military companies
of that city that the officers and members of
the Light Artillery Blues nad used the Lynch
burg armory for improper and immoral pur
poses. The South Extending Her Trade.
Acousta, Ga., April 9. Tho passenger
steamer Mexican, of tho Port Royal and Liv
erpool line, arrived at Port Royal yesterday.
This steamer will make the initial trip of the
new line of passenger steamers from tho
South to Europe. Excursions from this sec
tion of tho country will be run to Port Royal1
to witness the departure of the steamer
BURIED IN BLAZING BEAMS
Brave Firemen Lose Their Lives ia a
Milwaukee Theater Fire.
NINE KILLED AND MAXV MAIMED
After the Flames Seemed Under Control tit
Hoof Fell Irf, Carrying with It a Score of
the Brave Fire Laddies Big Financial
Lou os Building and Scenery,
SIilwaceee, April 9. The Davidson thea
ter, tho finest playhouse in the city, and on
of the handsomest in the country, was de
stroyed by Are early this morning. Eight or
nine firemen lost their lives in tbo flames and
several moro were seriously injured.
The property loss on the theater and coa
tents will probably reach 520,000, wbils
Roscnfeld Eros., of the Lilliputian Company,
which was playing at the house, lose all their
scenery and costumes, valued at 525,000.
Shortly after 5 o'clock, when the Are was
seemingly under control, the theater roof, on
which a score or more of tho brave firemen
stood as thoy fought the flames, went down,
and tho bravo men were carried with it to' the
floor of the auditorium below. Some were
extricated from the furnace of flames in which
the whole interior W03 now enveloped by
their brave and more fortunate comrades,
who risked their lives to drag out the pros
trate forms of the dead and injured men. Six
or eight men were soon brought out, and
thoso who were able to speak said there must
bo ten or more in tho ruins, where living
death awaited them. For these poor fellows
there was no cbaqee. Tho burning roof had
fallen In on them, and they were roasted to
death if they were not killed by the terrible
plunge from the roof.
When the roof fell with the brave men
upon it a cry of horror went up from the
flremen who saw the awful catastrophe. The
members of the insurance patrol were cover
ing up the seats in the parquctte of the
theater when suddenly a light was seen
through the roof above. The men in the
theater ran back just in time, and the next
moment the roof fell into the parquette of
tho theater. Several of the men in the theater
wero caught by the falling timbers.
Tho men were buried under the blazing
roof, and there seemed to be littlo hope that
any would come out alive. There wa3 trouble
in getting water on tho Are, which now
rapidly mado its way through the theater and
The water wa3 Anally turned on and several
of tho firemen, who had fallen nearest the
front door of the lobby, were dragged from
the burning debris more or less injured.
" Soon no more cries were heard, and it was
evident tbat all who had not been brought
out must now be past hope. The interior of
the auditorium soon became a mass of seeth
ing flames, which the firemen vainly endeav
ored to subdue in order to save their doomed
While the frantic men were at work amid
the ruins on the floor of the parquette the gal
lery began to burn, and while directing their
attention to thi3 blaze another portion of the
roof fell in, making the rescue of the impris
oned men impossible and adding moro fuel to
The flrst fatality happened'before the mors
awful tragedy on the roof. OIlie Reis, a fire
man, lost his life while trying to reach the
roof of the theater before it fell. He had put
up a ladder from the northern wing of the
hotel building, which is two stories lower
than the theater proper, when the ladder
swayed and he fell with it to the roof of the
wing. He was carried away and died in the
arms of his comrades. He was a member of
engine companv No. 3.
The Lilliputians' loss is heavy. Rosenfeld
Brothers, of New York, proprietors of Miner's
theater in that city, own the show.
The work of rescue began and was kept up
until 8 o'clock to-nicht, when the eighth
body was taken out and the work abandoned
until to-morrow with only one corpse to re
move, that of Third Assistant Chief Janssen,
a brother of Chief of Police Janseen.
Tho following Is a revised and corrected
list of the dead:
Third assistant chief August Janssen, No.
Frank McGuirk, lieutenant! Truck Com
pany No. -4 and acting captain No. 14, 397
Fred Kroesschmer, pipeman, chemica'
company No. 2.
Captain Archie Campbell, of the Are-boat
Foley, 71 Twenty-seventh street.
Allie Ries, company No. 3; killed by a fall
James C. Free, lieutenant company No. 4.
Frank Winne, chemical No. 4; found in bal
cony of theater.
Thomas Morgan, Engine Company. No. L
JohnFarrell, chemical No. 2.
Four Jailbirds Escape.
Beitalo, N. Y., April 9. Four prisoners
escaped from the Erie county jail about 7.30
o'clock a. m. to-day. They are: Otto Sus
dorf, convicted but not sentenced for the
highway robbery of Cashier McBain; John
Steinbach, a burglar who disfigured for life
the patrolman who arrested him; William
Bums, who cracked a crib at Tonawanda,
and Fred Campbell, a robber of some note.
The men wero confined in different parts of
the jail, but all belonged to the "hall cleaning
squad." Their duty was to rise earlier than
the other prisoners and clean the corridors.
This association gavo them opportunity for
conspiracy. The bars alone of the windows
were cut presumably by an accomplice on the
outside, and the delivery was completed by
the use of ropes designed to open and close
Two of the fugitives, Burn3 and Steinbach,
were captured about noon in East Buffalo.
They were armed and a sharp tussle ensued
before the polico made them captive.
Suit Against O'Brien Ended.
Chattasoooa, Tenn., April 9. The ease
against M. J. O'Brien, the defaulting Supreme
Treasurer of the Catholic Knights of America,
was settled to-day in the United States circuit
court by consent ot judgment against his
bondsmen for 525,000. The terms of the set
tlement oro a cash payment of 55,000 and tho
deed of real estate to M. H. Clift, trustee, to be
sold to raise the remaining $20,000. The real
estate is valuable, and will likely bring more
than twice the sum needed. His bondsmen
are amply secured, and by the settlement to
day tho cose is ended and all losses provided
Trying to Locate Poisoners.
Daxville, Hi., April 9. The coroner's jury
to-day resumed Investigation of the poison
ing of the eight persons Saturday who drank
coffee nt a boarding-house. Dr. Guy, who
made an analysis of the stomach and intes
tines of Dr. Castall, testifled that large quan
tities of nrsenicVere found. Tho otherseven
victims have recovered. The coroner's jury
rendered a verdict that Dr. Gaskill's death
was caused by arsenical poisoning at the
hands of persons unknown.
No Tariff Vote Until Nov ember-
St. JosEra, Mo., April 9. Senator Edward
Murphy, of Now York, passed through this
city -yesterday on hi3 way to Glenwood
Springs, Colo., where he will take hot baths
for rheumatism. He said there was no danger
of a voto being taken on the tariff bill before
he returned, as he thought it hardly likely a
vote would bo reached until next November.
He did not know how long ho would remain
in the West
Mrs. Lease a Witness.
Kaksas Citt. Mo., April 9. The trial of
Joseph A. Smith, tho Kansas lawyer and Pop
ulist, for criminal libel, began in Kansas City,
Kans., to-day. All the leading Populists of
Kansas havo been subpoenaed at witnesses in
the case, including Governor Lewelling and
Mrs. Lease. The day was consumed In get
ting a jury.
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