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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
WASHIXGTO, D. C, WEDNESDAY MOKNTENTGr, APRIL 11, 1894.
VOL. 1. TO. 25.
WOULD REPEAL THE TAX
Democratic Caucus Resolves Against
fc the State Bank Restriction.
RIDER TO THE BRAWLEY BILL
Democratic Representatives Present to the
Number of 102 Bryan, Lane, and Will
iams Opposed to Unconditional BepeaL
Speech from Cummings in Favor of It.
Tho Democratic caucus lato last night after
i session of two hours und a half adopted tho
plowing resolutions -without a dissenting
Resolved, That it is the sense of this caucus
Ihat tho prohibitory tax of 10 percent, on state
bank issue be repealed.
Resolved. That when the bill known as tho
Brawley and Springer bill, which tho Committee
on Banking and Currency has ordered reported
to tLe House, Is called up for action, an amend
ment bo offorcd repealing the prohibitory tax
on state banks; that ample time be afforded for
discussion, and, it necessary to secure this, the
Committee on Hules bo requested to take proper
Exactly 102 Democratlo members of the
ulouse were present. Tho attendance from
tho South and West was very heavy, hut only
a few eastern men appeared, among them
being Messrs. Straus Cummlngs, Dunphy,
nnd Warner (N. Y.), riggott (Conn.), O'Neill
(Mass.). and Sibley (Peuna.).
The discussion of tho repeal of tho state
bank tax proceeded in a desultory way for a
time and took wide ranee. Mr. Culberson, of
Texas, cnalrman of tho Judiciary Committee,
mado a strong speech in favor of it. Ho re
viewed at some length the political situation
in which tho southern members found them
selves. Tho Sherman law had been repealed.
All hope of silver Ieg-slatiou must necessarily
bo abandoned fortho present sinco Mr. Clovo
land had set the heel of his disapproval upon
tho Blaud seignicrago bill. In t!iu Senato tho
tariff bill was proceeding slowly.
, In fact, slid Mr. Culbeison, the Democratlo
members from tbu South nnd ft est had no
record of pledges redeemed to carry back to
their people. Tho only thiug left to moot tho
urgent demand from their sections for a
greater volcmo of currency was tho repeal
of tho tax on stato bnnk circulation.
After some further talk, thu above resolu
tions wero offered, tbe first by Mr. Cox of
Tennessee, and the second bj Mr. Culberson.
Thero was but little div ersit of opinion in
tho caucus on the quemon of the ndvisa
billtv of takinc up for consideration tho
I i question of reDeal, but there was somu oppo-
f sition to unconditional repeal.
I Tho only outspoken opponents of any
measure looking to the rc'icnl of tho state
lank tax came from Messrs. Brjan of Ne
braska and Lane and Williams of Illinois.
Messrs. Grcsham of Texas. Swanson of Vir
ginia, CatchiUL-s of Mississippi, Cooper of
Indian i, nnd others ardentlj favored tho
Mr. Cummings, of New York, roailo a ring
ing speech at tho end in lav or of the repeal.
He declared that the peoplo of New York had
cast their vote for the Democratic candidates
with a full knowledge of what tbe Chicago
platform contained, and ho for one was ready
and anxious to redeem every plank in that
platfurm. At the conclusion of his speech tho
resolutions wero adopted and tho caucus ad
The result of tho caucus only means that
the bill to repeal tho stato bank tax shall bo
considered ns a rider to tho Brawley bill,
which is now on tho calendar, and tbat a oto
Ihill bo had upon it. It was generally ad
mitted in the caucus to-night that thl3 repeal
could not bo accomplished.
Mr. Swanson give a9 the result of his can
xass. 120 votes for unconditional repeal, and
Mr. ftilliams declared as tho result of his in
vestigation that a majontj of tho H0US3 fa
vored tho rcM.al, although not uncondition
ally. The question of conditions was only
briefly touched upon.
hats Come car Destroying the State
House at Harrisburg Loss lnsignficant.
HAnnisncno, Fa.. April 10. A flro which
threatened to destroy the cnpitol building was
discovered at 3 o'clock this afternoon in tho
supply room of the House in tho basement or
tho cast wing. The flames spread rapidly and
burned up through the floor of a House com
mittee room, now occupied by John T. ft'in
drlm. of Philadelphia, architect of tho execu
Tbe flro had gained considerable headway
when discovered, bat was checked by tho
heroic efforts of Chief rage Pjno nnd a score
of depnrtmnnt clerks and officials. The flro
department responded to a general alarm
sent out. but arrived too late to be of any as
sistance. The room in which tho flro started
is uQed for storing the supplies for tho House
of Representatives. The loss will not exceed
It Is thought the flro originated from rats
fnawlng a large package of matches in tho
A .Mammoth King Cast.
BETnixnEM, Pa., April 10. Tho largest
press in the world, which is used in tho forg
ing department of tho Bethlehem Iron Com
pany, was employed to-day in forging an
enormous ring for tho Cataract Construction
Compauj , of Niagara Falls. Tho ring weighs
C0,000 pounds, and was cut from an ingot
weighing twice that llgurc. It was com
rproesd into the required dimensions by tho
11.000 ton as easilv as if made of tho most
malleable material instead of tho hardest
naterial. The outside diameter of tho nmr is
J 115.1 iuchi-s. und it will form nart of tho ma
chinery used in chaining Magnra Tails.
A Tcxns Criminal Captured.
Dailas, Tex., April 10. One year ago two
men attempted to assassinate Judgo Kendall,
of one of tho Dallas courts. They flred four
times at him on a dark night, slightly wound
ing him. Sheriff Cabell, of Dallas, nrrivod
to-da with Green Seals, whom ho captured
in Calcasieu Tarish, La. His pal, Ed Noel,
tts reeenuy milieu in jasper county, rev.
juugo jvenuaii savs teals and Ivocl were
hired to assassinate him bv Jim ilrnwn. thn
Texas horseman, who was killed last Summer
by the Chicago police at Hawthorno Itaco
They Have ot licsigncd.
Nnw Yons, April 10. Mr. rrcderlck R.
I Coudert vv as seen by a representative of tho
Associated Tress just as ho was leaving his
ofllco at C3 William street to-day. In responso
to n querj as to the truth of tho rumor that
tho receivers of tho Union Pacific sjstem had
or were about to resign, Mr. Coudert rather
guardedly replied that the receivers had not
resigned. "I can say," said lie, "that thero
is no truth in the rumor, und there is nothing
to say about it at least for tho present."
Brakcmen .Meet at Columbus.
COIXMUrs, Ohio. Anril 10 Thn Vnttnnnl
I i Association of Hallway Brakemen, composad
oi railway employes, met hero to-day and
will spend tho week reading papers and dis
cussing airbrake methods and principles and
Improvement of brakes.
Tobacco Dealers Assign.
Dawilix, Va., April 10 Keeling & Cor
pin, sellers of leaf tobacco and proprietors of
Cabell warehouse, made an assignment to
day (or tho benefit of their creditors. Lia
bilities about 17,000; assets, 610,000.
Do Mcllo Occunlcs Rin nmn,!.
LoM)OS. April 10. A dispatch to the Times
from Montevideo, dated to-day, says Dr. Sll
vcira Martens, tho Brazilian revolutionist, re-
insurgent forces under Admiral da Mello oc-
cujieu juu unmuo cuy yesieruay.
REPEATERS FOILED.AT ALBANY.
A Sweeping Victory for the Republicans nt
New York's Hitherto Democratic Capital.
Alba-t, N. Y., April 10. One of the quiet
est municipal elections ever held in this city
was followed to-night by almost pandemo
nium on the publio streets when the returns
showed tbat the Democratlo ticket had been
defeated by a tremendous majority in favor
of tho Pure Election party, composed ot Re
publicans and Independent Democrats.
Bonfires, bands of music, tin horns, and
crowds ot peoplo using their lungs wero
features. Tho battlo of the day was between
tho Democratlo organization hero, led by D.
Cndy Herriek, a supporter of Mr. Cleveland,
on tho side of James W. llooney, its candi
date for mayor, nnd tho Honest Election
party, composed of Republicans and Hill
Democrats, supporting a combination ticket
composed of members of both parties.
The result to-night is that tho party that
has controlled tho city government for fifteen
years must leavo tho offices. Tho organiza
tion party last fall gav e a majority for the
Democratic nominee for secretary of stato of
3,3G0, whilo to-night it gave almost tha- ma
jority on the other side.
Repeaters from New York, Troy, and West
Troy who attempted to oto camo to grief,
ten arrests being made. In most instances
tho culprits confessed nnd wero jailed.
Orin E. Wilson, the independent candidate
for mayor, was elected over James Rooney by
a mnjority of 3,424, and tho independent can
didates for city court and police justices wero
elected by similar majorities.
California .Municipal Llcctlons.
San Fracisco, April 10. Elections for
local officers havo occurred in a number ot
interior towns throughout California. Whero
party lines wero drawn tho Republicans ap
pear to have been successful in a majority of
cases, but in considerable number of tho elec
tions there was no political issuo.
Et Tu Trenton!
Tbfvtov, N. J., April, 10. Figures thus
far received indicate that Trenton has given
about 1,000 majority for tho Republican
ticket, and tbat tho Republicans have cap
tured tho council.
Hcrr Hone's Ilullct-proof Coat .Meets with
,Militar lav or Throughout Europe.
Copyrighted, 1S34, by the Associated Tress.
Beblin, April 10. Experts in military af
fairs, not only in this city, but throughout
Europe, nro discussing the recent experiments
mado with tho bullet-proof coat invented by
Herr Dowe, the Mannheim tailor. Thero seems
to bo no longer any doubt that Dowe's inven
tion is a most valuable one and that be was
ju'tillcd in refusing tho princely offers mado
to him by Arms of army contractors and
otters who are desirous of purchasing his
Tho Russian ambassador, Count Von
Scbouvaloff. at tho Russian embassy on Sun
da last fired two shots at the tailor while the
latter was encased in his bullet-proof coat,
and as Dowe sustained absolutely no injur
tho Russian ambassador pronounced himself
satisfied with tho experiment.
HAD PLENTY OF NERVE.
A Lone Express .Messenger Sends Two
Robbers to Kingdom Come.
roM Cbeek, Okla., April 10. As the south
Dound train No. 1 on the Rock Island was
approaching the Arkansas river, four miles
south of here, at 4 o'clock, a masked robber
boarded tho engine, which was running
slow' , as usual, in approaching the bridge nt
this point, and, leveling two revolvers at tho
engineers head, he commanded him to stop
Tho engineer at first mnde n show of in
sistence, but the threatening attitude of the
robber overcame any desire ho maj have
had to guard tho company's property. As
soon as the train stopped, several masked
robbers, tho actual number of whom are un
known, mado for tho express cor.
Jack Harmon, tho Wells Fargo express
messenger, realizing that an attempted rob
in, ry was being perpetrated, qulcklv picked
up his revolver and stood at tho car door,
rtady to meet the band.
ft hen the latter reached tho car door, thej
anil the express messenger began to parlej".
as to whether tho door would be ojien" 1 or
not. Harmon finally positively refused to
Tho robbers placed a stick of dynamite
under the car and a deafening explosion fol
lowed, blowing tho side of tho car away. One
of the robbers upproacbod,the car and, a
soon as he was seen bj Messenger Harmon,
the litter opened flro on tho robber and killed
him instantly. As soon as the others saw tho
cameness displaced by Messenger Harmon
they attempted to retreat, but Harmon fol
lowed, keeping up a continuous flro. and suc
ceeded in wounding anotner of tho gang.
The injured man fell in his tracks, but tho
other robbers got nwav. It is thought, how
ever, that some of them havo been Injured
The trnipmcn went nnd picked up tho dead
and wounded robbers, and after placing them
aboard the tram returned to Tond Creek.
Neither of the dead men havo been identi
fied. Some of the citizens believe tbem to be
members of tho Dalton gang. The sheriff
w ts summoned at onco on tho arrival of the
A posso was organized and tho country is
being scoured for tho outlaws.
While Express Messenger Harmon would
not say whether or not there was considerable
amount of money on tho train, it is believed
that the robbers had information that tho train
carried a largo amount.
Mine Workers ft ill Suspend.
Coixmbcs, Ohio, April 10. An incident oc
curred nt the national convention ot the
United MIno Workers to-day which shows
that a national suspension of work will be
bad. Just before tho convention adjourned
for the day a delegate secured tho floor and
suggested that all who had come instructed
to favor such a movement bo requested to
hold up their right hands. The words wero
no more than spoken uutll every hand in tho
houso went up. Tho demonstration that fol
lowed was very significant, and tho question
of suspension seems to be virtually settled.
South Carolina's Supreme Court.
CoLraniA, April 10. Tno state supreme
court convened iu extra session to-day, and an
unusually largo number of spectators were
present under tho belief that a docislon on
the dispensary law would be rendered. They
wero therefore disappointed when Chief
Justico Mclvcr mado this unlooked for state
ment: "The court will take o recess until Sat
urday next at 11 o'clock." Nobody has anv
information as to the significance of the court's
actions but subordinate attaches believe that
the matter has reference to the dispensary
Covey Crossing the .Mountains.
Umotwo-, Pa., April 10. Tho indications
to-night are that tho army of peace, marching
overland in the interests of Coxoy's road bills,
will leavo this city on tho mountain trip
Wednesday noon at least 200 strong. Thero
has been many desertions the past two days
and a number of discharges.
Gen. Coxoy believes tho crucial test has ar
rived and ho does not care to make the peril
ous trip to Cumberland with men who may
endeavor to stir up discord.
Will yovr Come to Washington.
Milwauefe, Wis., April 10. Tho Judge
Jenkins investigation of tho Houso Judiciary
Committee came to a sudden end, so far as
Milwaukee is concerned, at 5 o'clock to-night
All the witnesses subpoenned wero examined
and as thero was no documentary evidence
to go over thero was nothing else to do and
tho affair will now continue in Washington.
Injuries from a Cable Car.
About C o'clock v esterday evening John
McXamara, in attempting to change from one
cable car to another at tho fool of tho Capitol,
was thrown under the train and sustained
serious injuries to both legs. Ho was re
moved to his home at Fourteenth andO
NOW IT'S REED AND BRYAN
Passage at' Arms Over the Maine
Statesman's Western Letter.
AN ALLEGED MISQUOTATION
Mr. Beed Admits His Belief in the Western
Movement of the Star of Empire, but He
Would Begnlate Its Course into a Legit
imate Eonte Mr. Bryan's Bcmarks.
Just before adjournment of tho nonso yes
terday thero was an interesting passage at
arms between Mr. Bryan and Mr. Reed over
tho Denver speech of tho former which called
forth an open letter from Mr. Reed last
Mr. Bryan took the floor, and, ostensibly
speaking to tho amendment, mado a reply
to tho recent published letter ot Mr. Reed ad
dressed to C. D. Vaughan, of Hutchinson,
Kans., in which ho criticised Mr. Bryan for
using in a speech made in Denver an extract
from one of his (Reed's) Boston tariff speeches.
In tbat letter Mr. Reed complained that tho
extract taken out of its context conveyed a
The extract represented Mr. Reed ns warn
ing Massachusetts not to nccept tho Demo
cratic "bribe" of free raw materials, as it
would ultimately result in tho loss of tho
power and prestlgo of that stato as a manu
facturing center. Tho West would then swal
low up the manufacturing of tbe country.
"If it wero not for these conditions," Mr.
Reed was quoted as saying, "I should s iy
let theso men try it; let us havo the demon of
froo trade burned into the quick, and then let
us have peace."
Mr. Bryan stated that tho oxtraet ho used
had not been taken from Its context; that ho
had used all of tho published report of tbo
speech. Moreover, ho asserted that Mr.
Reed's letter of explanation, written deliber
ately, reiterated practically the idea con
tained in tbe speech from which lie had
quoted. Ho proceeded to entlcizo the speech
as an appeal to sectionalism, an appeal to tho
selfishness of New England. A hue Mr. Reed
told tho West that all tho states were equally
interested in the preservation of the jrotcc
tlve tariff, ho told Massachusetts that sue was
most interested. This was a remarknblo ut
terance from tho leader not onl in the Houso
but in the countr. Ho called attention to
tho discrepanej in Mr. Reed's letter.
In the letter he spoke of his reference to
the U ilson bill in tho speech, whereas, as a
matter of fact, tho ft ilson bill was not rc
liorted until a month after the sech was de
livered. Ho had called attention to Mr.
Reed s letter, ho said, because he did not
want some Western Republican, pursuing .tho
same line, to arguo that the tariff should bo
wiped out iu order that the West might at
last start upon her manufacturing career and
finally achlevo tho power and prestige now
enjojed by New England. He wanted the
country to know that Mr. Reed, whilo he
stood up for protection for tho whole country
in the halls of Congress, in Massachusetts ho
held up the "Ignorance of the South" nnd
"tho rapacious West," and pleaded for special
privileges for Xevv England.
3Ir. Reed listened to Mr. Bryan attentively.
When ho had flnished ho arose. The incident
was of little consequence, he said. Its only
significance was that ho hail taken what he
had said in Boston nnd had put it forth in
Denver as his (Reed's) positive declaration
that the passage of the W ilson bill would res
suit in building up western manufactories to
to the destruction of those in tho East. He
was unwilling that this mistaken impression
should go abroad uncontradicted. Ho found
that the newspapers in tho West, in the
midst of the ruins of tho Democratic party,
needed some startling ho to como nnd go on.
Xoono would have placed a wrong construc
tion on his speech. Everyone knew when it
was delivered, although tho bill had not been
reported, that free raw materials wero to be
usd to appeae Sfew England.
If, as a result of the passago of tho ft ilson
bill, tho eastern mauufae'urers were de
stroyed when rebuilt they would move nearer
the source of production. There was no
doubt that tho conrso of empire would con
tinue to move westward, but it should move
we-tward legitimately without carrying in its
wake tho ruin of tho consumer, ns well as tho
The destruction of tho manufacturers
would involve tbo destruction of tho great
manufacturing plants. Millions untold would
be lost, and when rebuilt they wou'd go
westward. If this process went on naturally
It would bo to the ndvantago of tho whole
people. Tho Republican doctrine of pro
tection believed in no class as did the doctrine
of tho Wilson bill. It believed that tho
American peoplo should do tho work. Re
Without acting on tho amendment tho com
mitter then roe, and tho Houso at 5 o'clock
BERING SEA PROCLAMATION.
President Warns All Persons to'Rcspcct
the Seal I ishencs Act.
President Cleveland jcterdaj issued a Ber
ing sea proclamation warning persons against
violating tho recent seal fisheries act of Con
gress. Tne proclamation is as follows:
fthTeas, An net of Congress, entitled "An act
to giTe effect to tho award rende-ej by the tri
bunal of arbitration at l'aris, under the treaty
between the United Ma!a nnd e.reat Britain,
concluded at ashhiKton February !, 1MK, for
the purpose of submitting to arbitration certain
questions concerning tho preservation of the fur
seaU," was approved April 0, 1VM, and reads as
follows (Here tho act which has been heretofore
published by The Times is published in fulL)
2vov, therefore, bo it known that I, Grover
Cleveland. President of tbo United btates of
America, have caus-d tho eald act specially to bo
proclaimed to tho end that iu provisions may bo
known and observed; and I hereby proclaim tbat
every person guilty of a violation of the provis
ions of said act will be arrested und punished as
therein provided; and all vessels so employed,
their tackle, apparel! furniture, and car,o, will
be seized and forfeited
In testimony thereof I hereunto set my hand
and cause the seal ot tho Unltod States to be
amxed. Doiio at tho city of ft ashlnzton, this
10th lay of April, in the year of our Lord ono
thousand eight hundred nnd ninety-four, nnd of
tho independence of the United States tho one
hundred and eighteenth. By the President:
By the Secretary of Stato:
Waltek Q. Gresuau.
Copies of tho President's proclamation rela
tive to tho seal fisheries wero sent to-daf to
the naval commanders of tho seal patrol, to
collectors at raciue pons anet to otner oiu
cers who may be able to give them publicity.
The sailing orders of tho fleet and tho instruc
tions to tbe commanders to govern them in
making seizures are almost complete, but
they will not bo made public.
Coxcy mils in the Senate.
Senator Kyle, from tho Committoo on Edu
cation and Labor, yesterday reported to the
Senate tho two Coxey bills which were intro
duced by Senator TelTer. The committee rec
ommends indefinite postponement of tho bill
for the Improvement oi tho public roads, for
which 6300,000.000 in greenbacks wero to bo
issue!. The bill for general improvement is
referred to tho Finance Committeo, where it
is almost sure to meet the same lato as tho
Woman on the Warpath.
Two White women, giving their names as
Lydia O'Lcar and Mamie Carroll, went on a
spree yesterday evening and were arrested
on Pennsylvania nvenuo for disorderly con
duct. After using violent language ngainst
Officers Wannall and Moore, who made tho
arrests, they became enraged at each other in
the cell and before they could bo separated
had done considerable mutual damage.
Another Test at Indian Head.
There was a test of three-Inch Harveyized
nickel steel plate at the Indian Head proving
grounds yesterday. The plato represented
a lot ot 155 tons of armor intended for the
Brooklyn. The test was very successful.
CORBETT TO JACKSON.
The Champion Willing to Fight the Dusky
Pugilist in Private.
New Tone, April 10. Champion James J.
Corbett was seen at tho Hotel Vendome this
evening. Ho said that he was quite willing
to fight Jackson in private and at short notice
nt thu, say a month, but ho was
sum that neither a business man
nor the publio could expect him to engage
with a man who had all to gain and nothing
to loso, for a less amount of money than
had been hung up for his contests with Sulli
van nnd Mitchell.
"I nm willing to fight Jackson for S30.000
aside. I will oven go further and bet him
$35,000 to 430,000. Tho twenty-round busi
ness vv on"t do. ft hen I fight Jnckson it must
be to a finish; that i3 what I will sign.
"It will bo wherever wo can arrange to
bring off tho contest for tho largest pursoor
something litre that. In this Jackson matter
Ihavoonly ono desire, nnd that Is to bring
off tho match. I shall keep my engagement
ns I alwa s havo, and moro than that I think
it is unnecessary to ay."
ASTONISHING APRIL WEATHER.
Sleet and Snow Intcrfcro with Traits,
Flow crs, and Spring Poets.
Tho weather hero yesterday was of tho
kind that mado those who wero compelled to
get out on the streets wish that they could
stay in doors.
Tho morning opened up cloudy. A cold
wind began blowing before noon. Before tho
shades ot evening arrived rain began
falling in heavy torrents, and becoming
tired of pestering pedestrians in that
manner, tbe weather engineer finally
turned on n supply of sleet, which lasted un
til about 10 o'clock, whe'n tbo programmo was
again changed and snow fell up to midnight.
Then it quit for awhile, but commenced again
this morning about 2 o clock.
Biltimoke, April 10. An unusual condition
of the weather for this latitude existed hero
today in a storm of rain, hall, sleet, and snow.
Only onco in eighteen v ears has snow fallen
hero ns late In April as tho tenth.
Wilmington-, Del., April 10. A rain nnd
snow storm prevailed to-day and to-night
throughout the state, and fruit of all kinds is
Ri.adixo, Va.. April 10. Six inches of snow
fell here this afternoon nnd evening, and such
a decided fall in tlio temperature accompanies
thu storm that farmers are certain that fruit
buds will bo destroyed in this section.
B1.TI11.1.UE11, Pa., April 10. Tho storm
has been raging in this section sinco early
this morning, and has not abated in the least
with nightfall. Tho snow is already two
inches deep on tho level, nnd shows no sign
West Chest, Pa , April 10 A heavy
snowstorm has raged here sinco 10 o'clock
this morning, and tho fall of snow is equal, if
not greater, than any during the Winter. Iu
some cases tho railroad trains And it difficult
to adhere to schedule time, and traffic on tbe
electric reads is greatly impeded. Sleighs are
running hero to-night, and fears are enter
tained for the fruit crop.
ON THE BLACK LIST.
Anti-Saloon I cagucTakcs Vction on Places
ft ithin the 1 cgal Exclusion.
The Anti-Saloon League asks tbat the, fol
low ing pending applications be rejected as
coming within tho provinco of section 16 of
the act of March 3, 1803, which prohibits tbo
licensing of places within 400 feet of a church
or a school:
James D. Donnelly, 82S Fourteenth street
northwest; Dennis O Conneil, 1312 II street
northeast; Emrlch Eros., corner Xew Jersey
avenue and C street northwest, tho La
Normandie, theSborebnm; J. T. Chamberlain;
Charles E. Gibbs, 710 Fifteenth street, north
west: Luke J. Kearny, 11C0 Fifteenth street
northwest; Weleker's Hotel; ft in. McCoy,
1332 Thirtv -second street northwest; Chnrles
T. Shelton. 202 Third stre t southeast;
Frank P. Iannarone, 831 Fourteenth street
northwest; Bertha Young, 45G Louisiana
nvenuo northwest, and tVillinm Nelson, 332
Four-and-a-half street- northwest.
The league holds tbat the applications
should tnj acted upon nnd tho places closed,
nsa period of flvo months has elapsed sinco
tho beginning of tho present license )car.
GALLOWS IN SIGHT.
But the .Mothers of Robinson and White
are .Making Dcsrcratc hfforts.
April 20, ono week fro-n next Friday, is tho
date lived for the execution of Jim Robinson
and Ben White, tho negroes convicted at Ma-nos-na
somo weeks ago of felonious assaults
on Mrs. Hefiln and her sister, white women.
rnen Js of tho condemned man. White, hope
to secure for him a third trial, claiming that
certain members of tno jury upon his second
trial had figured in the crowd that bad
threatened to Ivneh him. While such is tho
hope of his friends, tho authorities entertain
no such idea, and are confident that tbo
execution will take placo at tho time stated. In
Robinson's caso not much hope is entertained
of even a stay of ei-cution. Both cases aro
pending before the court of appeals in Rich
mond, but it is not known when they will bo
Tho prisoners are still in tho Alexandria
jail for safe keeping, and in event of their
execution next week they will In all rroba
billty bo escorted to Mana-sas bj tho Alexan
dria Light Inhintry, ns it is feared thu citi
zens might endeavor to cheat the scaffold at
tbe last minute.
The mothers of the condemned men wero
m this citv Monday night, and at several of
the colored churelfes they wero given funds
with whien to push their sons' cases in the
court of last resort.
Rev. John Roberts, of the colored T. 31. C.
A. of this city, is acting as tho spiritual ad
viser ot tho condemned men.
Prcndcrgast In a Tight.
Cnictoo, April 10. Patrick E. Prendergast
Is in a dungeon again. Ho entered it with
blood flowing from his nose and struggling
like a madman. Prendergast, in chargo of
Guard Smith, was taking his exercise In the
corridor.when tho prisoner set dow n in a chair
belonging to tho guard. Smith told him that
this was against tho rules and that he must
go into ills cell if he wished to sit down.
After somo words, Prendergast struck tho
guard a vicious blow on tho neck and in re
turn received a blow on the noso that mado
him see stars and stnrted tho blood in a stream.
Ho was then-placed in tho dungeon, where ho
will bo kept until ho ngrees to behave himself.
Early .Morning Blaze.
Nrw Tokk, April 11. Three alarms for a
fire wero sounded at 1.15 this morning. It
broke out in tho fourth story of tho brown
stone building in 102 to 10G Wooster street.
Tho basement, first, nnd fourth floors are oc
cupied bv tho American Straw Board Com
pany. SLv other firms occupy the second and
third floors, among them being J.
31. Rovan A. Company, ladies gar
ments; A. B. Stejhnrt. manufacturers
of cords and tassels; Simon E. Zimmerman A.
Co., manufacturers of undergarments; J.
Heininger. hats and caps. The loss may
reach sl"5,000. At 2.50 tho roof was about
to cavo in.
rrlghtful Wreck in Indiana.
IjtDiASArous, Ind., April 10. A-frightful
wreck occurred on the Lako Erie and West
ern railroad last night near Tyner City. As
passenger train Xo. 0 was pulling out of
tho station it struck a brok-n rail, derailing
the mail, baggage and smoking cars, rolling
them down a ten-foot embankment. John
Shaw, brakeman, was instantly killed.
Two passengers, whoso names could not bo
learned and who could net speak, were fatally
John Baldwin, of Tyner City, was thrown
ngainst a barb-wire fence arid may die.
New Tons, April 10. J. W. Showalter won
his seventh victory over Hodges to-night, and
tho match, by tho score ot 7 to G, and i draws.
Showalter is now for tho fourth time the rec
ognized chess champion ot tho United States.
MISSIONS OF METHODISTS
The Maryland Conference Adjourns
After Important Work.
VARIOUS COMMITTEES REPORT
Alexandria Will Havo the Distinguished
Honor of Entertaining the Next Annual
Conference Assignments for the Uinisters
Bead by the President Last Night
Tho last day's session of tho 3Inryland con
ference ot tho Methodist Protestant Church
was opened jesterday morning with devo
tional services conducted by Rev. E. C. 31c
Coskey, and with Rov. Dr. ft'iUon, retired
chaplain of tho United States Army, in tho
chair. A letter of greeting from H. P. Jordan
was read and Rev. It. T. Tyson, of tho New
York conference, was introduced.
A paper from Reliance wa3 referred to tho
Committed on Homo illssions, and reports
from tbo educational steward, tho committee
on Sabbath observances and on Sabbath
schools, tho committeo on superannuates of
tho North Carolina Avenuo Church, and the
Christian Endeavor work, and tho committeo
on presidents' reports, were submitted and
ndoptod. Tho loan of Rev. J. T. Murray, of
tho Maryland Tract Society, was recom
mended by tho committee on iraternal rela
tions, and this recommendation was sanctioned
by the conference.
The next annual session of tho conference
will bo convened nt Alexandria, Va., on tho
first Wednesdny in April of 1895, as was unan
imously agreed to. There was somo discus
sion as to tho nullity of the members from
tbat city to entertain the conference a3 they
promised to do. There was on emphatic sen
timent of disapproval of certain terms con
tained in thu report of tho committeo on
On tho submission of this report tho fact
was disclosed that twelvo of the mini-ters
had raised funds for this particular mission
work, but had perverted it to other uses.
Considerable discussion followed relative to
tho use of tho word "pervertod." Its use
would convey an impression of falsely appro
priated funds to tho ensilv aggravated public,
aad it was finally changed to "diverted," and
tho report ndopted as n whole.
On reassembling for the afternoon session
Rev. ft. S. Hammond was called to the chair
and tho conferenco business was resumed.
The steward of tho Superannuated Fund
Society and tho steward of tho conference
submitted their reports, which wero adopted.
An additional report from tho faculty of in
struction, containing four items, was offered
and considered seriatim. Tho report w.03
adopted as a whole.
A letter from 3Iiss Sarah A. Tolk making In
quiries ns to tho purchase of 3Iount Pleasant
Church w as referred to a special committee
for further action.
The report of tho committee appointed to
prepare a form of application for missionary
aid was adopted.
Rev. J. J. Murray offered a resolution in re
gard to tho order of service laid dow n in tho
discipline. It was moved to striko out
"I'-alms" and insert "Bible," but this motion
was lost, and it was moved to amend by in
serting "Biblo or," which was adopted. Tho
original resolution was adopted.
The committeo on benevolent agencies
ftresented its report, recommending that tbe
oliowing ba re-elected life directors of tho
3Irayland Tract Society: F O. Ewing, G. ft".
Haddaway, L. A. Bennett, ft'. H. D. Johnson,
Q. L. Morrow, nnd ft". S. Phillips, and for
selection as life members of tho Slaryland
Biblo Society: S. C. Abrura, J. W. Ealderaton,
B. ft". Kindlcy, and L. F. ft'arnor.
Rev. S. A. Hoblitzell was authorized to col
lect tho money donated to tho conferenco by
3Ils3 Anno Stevenson. Tho chairman of tho
committee of flnanco re-submitted hi3 report,
and It was then adopted.
There was a much larger attendance at the
final meeting, called last night, than there
was at any previous day. Before tho call to
order, every seat in the auditorium was filled,
and after it tho visitors crowded the aisles.
Tho genera! order of business was resumed,
but tbo most Important was the naming of
tbo charges for tho ensuing year.
A lively discussion ensueif when the special
committeo attempted to define what was
me.mt by "may bo dropped," and whether or
not, when a person is so dropped ho ceases
to bo a member of tho church. Two items
made up the report, tho first stating tho
disciplinary law that substantiates such
action, and the second, what should be dono
to members falling to observe this part of tbo
discipline? On consideration the second
item was voted down, but tho paper as a
whole was adopted.
Rev. J. D. Kinzie, tho president of the con
ference, read tho list of appointments:
Accomac, J E. T Ewell; Amelia. Alonzo Green;
Alexandria, i T. Benson; Baltimore, E. O.
ling; ban en Creek, i. looks, BeilforJ, (! 1).
1 dmonton; Belalr, " A. Hublitzell; Bethany, .
I., ftolfo; Broadway. F. II Lewis; Brooklyn, G It.
ilcCready; Cambridge, D ft'. Anstine; Campbell,
F. L. btevecs; Central, b J mtth: Chesa
peake, Jesse Shreeve. Clayton, G J. bmitb;
vounuest, D J Hill: Crumptou, G E.
IIoelKe, Chlucoteaffue, F. fc Cain; Caroliae,
C II Day; Ceeil, V II. Mullinenux; Ccntre
ville, G ft. lIaudaway;e.hesttrton. s K. Mtir
ra; Concord, J v. l'arris, Crlsflehl, J M.
Holmes; Cumberland. B W.hlnuley; Ilelmar,
J A richt: Deer Park, to be sut piled. Deer
Creek, C II I lttlcton; Delta, J B Jones; Dover,
L F. ftnruer; Kaston, J 3L silcnjan;
Eutaw, II C Cusuinjr; Fawn Grove, J;
L. Hderutcc; Dorchester, ft. 1L D Juhnson.
Fast Baltimore, J ft. Halderton: Elizabeth, J.
ft. Prout; talnax. II. i. J.elson; Fairviow, H L.
S-hlencke: Tirst Church, ft'ashinKton, C l Bae
chus, 1 ri'derkk. G. ft". Farcing; Freiicrlca. G if.
Clayton: Geirprtnwu, DeL, J II S" Lwell; Green
wood, T. II ft right; Harpers Ferry, 0. K. Mc
Caslln; lleathsvllle, J. II Diugherty; llurlocis,
J 31. Brown; Indian Kirer, to bo supplied;
Finksburs, S. ft. Coc; Franklin City, A. S
Beanc; 1 eltuu, A. A. Ilarriman; Georgetown,
1). C, V. K. Graham; Grove, A. D Diet; Hnmp
den, J. ft Gruy; Harrington, J. L. Mruugbn;
Howard, ft' J lloyd; Holly Run, J G Sullivan;
Jefferson, ft" M. Strayer and T. 1. Kevclle;
Klmptown, J ft. Charlton; Kent Island, O ft.
Honoy; LeipslcJ 1. Valllaet, Lisbon, ft". D
LlLslnger; Varlners. J. E. Mcholson; Milton, K.
b ft iltlamson; Mt. Nebo, E R. 3IeGregor; Ken
ncclyvUle, R. L. Lewis; Kenton, S. It. Donaldson;
Laurel, S C Ohrum: Liberty, & F. Casscn;
Lynchburg, Dorsey Blake; Middlewny, Elmer
btnipson; Jit. Tnbor, It. k. Lewis; JIarley, C. Jt.
31cNctt; "North Carolina avenue, E C.
JIakosky; TN'ew Markot, R. is Rowe, Oxford, ft II
11am Polsal; I'rlneo George, 31 W. borden; Pltts
ville, Avery Donovan: Newark, L. 1C Dyott;
Nichols 3Iomorlal, J. it, Mchols; North Balti
more, J N GUI; Oak Grove, H. S Johnson; Pipe
Creek, J. T. Lassell; Poconioke, W. G. Holmes;
I'owelsvlllc, J F. ft ooden; Payson Street, E B.
Taylor; iuaiitico,ft.ft White; Reliance, A. J. Wal
ter; Remniingtou, B B James; bt 3Ikhaer9, W.
a Phillips; Salisbury. UK. Randall.bnowHill, (J.
L. Itoorow; bouth Baltimore, J 31. "tingling;
Mewartetown, ft. II. Litsinger; Pocomoke City,
H. S. Llderdice: Patapsco, to to supplied; l'otc
mac, J ft'. "Norrls; Queen Anne's, C E 3IcCul
louch; Rolandsvllle, J. E 31aloy; bt. James, J L
311113; bt. Luke's, ft. J. Napier, ber
ford. a B Tredway; balem, C. 1'. Nowlin;
Starr, F. T. Little; busmiehanna, B. A. Dumm;
Talbot, G ft. Illnes; Tyrreanna, to bo supplied;
Union Bridge, J. J Jlurray; Washington street,
Alnutt Momorial, ft, b Hammond; ft est Balti
more, J ft. Rlrk; ft Uliamsport, Joseph Portch;
Wye, B F Benson; Towson, Emanuel Pierce;
busscx, C 31. Cullom; Trinity, A. V. Slather;
Union, C. S Arnctt: ft arwiek, 1). P. Truitt; Wav
erly, L. A. Bennett: ft estmlnistcr, A. D 3Ielvln;
ilmington, B G Jester; West Wilmington, G.
A. 31orris; Canton, W. B. Judcflnd.
Rov. David ft'ilson, at his own request, will
be left without an appointment for ono year.
T. II. Xewis was appointed president of tho
Western Maryland eollege; J. T. ft'ard, presi
dent of tho Theoligical seminary; L. W.
Bates, professor in tho seminrav; J. B.
Wbnloy, professor to tho college; F. T. Tngg,
editor of tho 3Iethodist Protestant; T. E.
Coulbourn, secretary of foreign missions.
Pastors loaned: D. L. Greenfield, to tho First
Church of rittsburg; r. C. Klein, to tho Trinity
3teihodlst-Protestant church, nt Allegheny, Pa.;
E. Ii Vandyke, to tbe Board of Foreign Missions;
J. b. Bowers, to St. John a chureh of Baltimore;
T. O Crouse, to Chatsworth church, Baltimore,
and J. T. Jlurray, to the Maryland Tract bociety.
superannuates, J. ft. Everist, J. K Nichols,
S. U. Soutberland, R, S. Norris, D. W. Bates, 11.
J. Day. T. D. Valliant, J. A. ft iegand, H. J. Lucas,
J. L. Kilgore, and W. A. Crouse.
After tho ordination of ministers and thu
announcement of tho committeo on appen's
tho conference was adjourned by the singing
of tbo doxology and the benediction.
SIXTY THOUSAND WEN.
A Lockout in Chicago Will Be Inaugurated
by the Trades' Council To morrow.
CnicAoo. April 9. Tho lockout has at last
been ordered by the building trades for next
Thursday morning. This decis-Ion was
reached at a meeting of tbo Central building
league's executive committee to-day. Tho
commltteo's action in the matter is author
itative, and final. Another meeting of the
lenguo and tbe building trades and building
material men's associations affiliated with it
will bo held to-morrow to ratify the exueutivo
committee's action, but it is merely a formal
ity. Tho Painters' union has unanimously deter
mined tbat if tbe bosses declared a lockout
that men affected by it would refuse to pay
rent during tho contlnuauco of tho lockout.
They claim they will drag property owners
Into the light. Tho lockout is expected to af
fect 00,000 men.
OF INTEREST TO SALOON MEN.
The District Attorney Submits an Important
Opinion to the District Commissioners.
The District Attorney has submitted to tho
Commissioners an opinion on Houso bill 553C,
providing an amendment to tho act of March
3, 1833, entitled "An act to regulate the sale
of Intoxicating liquors in tho District of
3Ir. Thomas holds that brewcr3 or distillers,
or their agents, should not bo authorized to
sell intoxicating liquors except in original
packages of not less than flvo wino gallons
without first having obtained a wholesale
Iu his opinion tbo bill should bo amended
to tho extent that it should not impose upon
tho prosecution the burden of alleging in
every information that the sale of liquor was
not made under a prov ision of law requiring
a salo of personal property, nor to prove that
A salo by an administrator or rceiver by
authority of court would exempt the seller
unless the liquor is dispensed in tho way of a
He would reqnire that every bottler who
buvs from brewers in original packages
should take out a license.
JACK THE SLASHER.
Physicians Tcstifj That He Is .Mentally
Unsound and Irresponsible.
An nudienco of generous proportions yes
terday confronted "Jack tho Slasher," or
George Tavlor, alias Georgo Jones, in circuit
court No. 2.
Before tho case was called Drs. Harrison
Crook, J. R. Wilder, Furman J. Shaid, and
Boveo examined tho prisoner as to his sanity.
When tho caso was reached two jurora said
that thev had formed and expressed an opin
ion, but they could give an Impartial verdict.
Counsel for tho defense objected to tho two
jurors but Judge Colo decided that they wero
The jury was then sworn, and 3Ir. Jeffords
opened tho case for tho government and Mr.
Carnngton for the defendent.
31r. Milton 3L Holland testified that
on tho bth day ot last month his
houso was broken into by the prisoner
nnd somo clothing was stolen. Witness
had grappled with the intruder and had after
ward pursued him. He had seen the prisoner
at tho station house, and. while he would not
say that insanity entered into the case, ho
thought that "Jack" was a very peculiar
Dectectlve French Burrows and rollccman
John E. Barnes testified to finding some of
tho stolen property, ft hen called to tho
stand Sirs. 31. 3L Holland corroborated her
Dr. ft". W. Godding, superintendent of tho
St. Elizabeth's insane asylum, was called
to the stand for the defense. He con
sidered the pn-oncr an imbecile. Ho was
not, said witness, a dangerous lunatic, but
the shape of his headend face, and bis wanton
destruction would seem to indicate tbat ho has
n mind of n v cry low order.
Dr. J. I". Hovves stated that in his opinion
the defendant was a bom imbecile.
Dr. J. R. Francis believed "Jack" to bo
mentally wrong, with tho cunning, however,
which often characterize a maniac. Tho caso
was continued until to-day.
COLD SWEATERS ARRESTED.
Detectives linn Down Dangerous Sharpers
Detectives Freburger and Reilly, of Balti
more, were at tho Treasury Department
yesterday and reported to Chief Hazen, of tho
secret service, tho arrest of a man and a
woman, in Baltimore, Monday night on a
chargo of mutilating gold coin by lightening
them. From their description. Chief Hazen
recognized James L. ft'ilcox .and his wife,
whom the secret service officers have been in
search of for somo months. They aro mem
bers of a gang which has been operating ex
tensively in Chicago and to somo extent in
Denver," Omaha, Sioux City, and St Louis.
Their siiecialty was sweating 20 gold
pierces, ami so successful have they been that
it Is estimated that from 50,000 to S75.000 in
gold coin has been artistically shaved, re
milled and pas-etl again into circulation. Tho
leader of tho gang, ft". F. Shaw, is still at
large. Those under arrest are A. R. Peck, a
dentist; 3Ir. and 3Irs. J. L. Wilcox, nnd Ralph
ft'ileox, a brother of J. L. ft llcov. Shaw and
Wilcox ostensibly conducted a real estato
business in Chicago, but Wilcox, who is an
expert mechanic, spent his time in a room on
Adams street skillfully trimming gold coins
by means of a large lathe.
Shaw opened an account at several banks,
where ho deposited quite largo sums of money
nnd then drew it out in gold at tho rate of
from 200 to ?700 a day. Each morning ho
would deposit sufficient paper money to keep
his nccouct even. Tie teller of ono ot the
banks became se.-picious, and one of tho
secret service officers was called in with tbo
result that two of tho gang wero at onco nr
rested. In Baltimore 3Ir. nnd 3Irs. ft ileov.
oierated extensively, and there is reason to
belicv o that a large amount of tho short
weight coin was successfully disposed of.
The officers Jlonday night secured about
S200 of it and ?500 in filings. Tho arrests nro
regarded as very important, and as there nro
twelvo charges against them for conspiracy
and mutilating coin, tho chances seem to bo
that they will spend somo years in the peni
tentiary. Chicago officers are expected to
arriv o in Baltimore within a day or two to
identify the prisoners. Thero seems to bo no
doubt of their identity, however, as Wilcox's
full namo was found on his coat.
SUGAR TRUST IKSOLENCE.
Rcfnsal of Sugar Companies to Answer
Inquiries of the Census Bureau.
Complying with a resolution of inquiry, tho
Secretarj of the Interior jesterday sent to tho
Senate a statement of sugar manufacturers
and refiners who had refused to furnish infor
mation concerning their business to tho Cen
Ho states that tho ofllco obtained complete
returns from 393 establishments engaged in
sugar manufacturing during the census year.
Among thn returns received was, ho sajs,
n defective report for tho Philadelphia re
finery of Harrison, Frazicr & Co. Repeated
efforts were mado to secure a completo report,
but they wero unavailing, and tho Attorney
General was requested to bcginlegal proceed
ings to compel a compllanco with tho law.
Tho Census Office nlso failed to secure
statistics concerning tho operations of tho
Havemeyer Sugar Refining Company, whoso
refineries aro located in Brooklyn and Jersey
Tenement House Tottered.
BnooKLis, X. Y., April 10. Tho houo at
110 McKIbbon street, which is a throe-story
framo structure, was being raised to-night to
put in a foundation, when it tottered and
collapsed. Crlc3 and moans could be heard
from the rules, nnd a score ot workmen as
sisted tho police in tho rescue. After about
two hours' work sis injured persons were
Wanted one boy in each puplic school
who Is willing to do a halt hour's wcvk,
for which ho will bo amply rewarded; to
send his name, age, address, and namo of
school to-day to ilzEcuxxT, care Tub Tnres. It
SCORED BY THE FEDERATION
District Workinrjmcn Speak Out on
the Arrest of Primrose's Feoplc.
SOME INALIENABLE RIGHTS
Inncccnt Visit of the Sen to Coxoy's Head
quarters Suspicions of a Plot to Bring
Them Hero as Examples of ParraUel
Treatment to Other Bodies.
At a meeting of tho rederathn of labor of
tho District of Columbia last night tho follow
ing resolutions were adopted:
ft hereas. The Constitution ot the United States
was ordained to establish Justice and promote
tho general welfare ot all the people and to se
cure to them life, liberty, and tbe pursuit of em
ployment without being molested; and
AV hereas. The citizens of each state are entitled
to all the privileges ot the citizens of the several
states to move from one stato or district to
another In the pursuit of employment without
being molested or hindered whether they travel
by the public highways or In palace cars; and
ft hereas. The right to assemble at the capital
of the United btates or any of the several states
to consult for their common good and the general
welfare, and to instruct their representatives
and demand redress from fostering or protecting
a financial system which is depreciating prop
erty, increasing the value of debts, paralyzing
business, reducing and doprlving labor of Its lust
ft hercrs. The industrial class In the time ot
peace create wealth, and In time of war defend
It, and by an unjust system of the distribution
aro deprived of enjoying It; and
ft hereas. The concentrated power of capital in
the hands of the national banks precipitated tho
freseni deplorable crisis upon the country. cus
ng a loss to the industries of the country of
more than the aggregate wealth of all the no
tional banks, and depriving many ot labor and
the means to earn a livelihoMl; and
fthereis, fte, as industrious, patriotic, and
law-abiding citizens, protest against being
deemed a menace or treated as paupers or in
carcerated n3 criminals when seeking employ
ment that we may provide food and shelter for
our families; therefore rw It
Resolved, by the federation of Labor of the
District of Columbia, That we protest against
the unwarranted and Illegal action of 31aor
3Ioore In arresting and imprisoning the unem
ployed citizens ot the Republic In their pursuit
of labor; nnd be it further
ResolTcd. That these men have the right of
petitioning their recreant representatives in
Coniress to redress th9 wrongs they have im
posed upon the laboring and industrial classes
at the behest of the unscrupulous and unrelent
ing money power; and be It further
Itesolved, That while we recognize the fact
that so many mechanics and laboring people In
the District are without employment, we recog
nize the greater right of American citizens to
seek employment wherever they can Qnd 1L
tVAi IT A PLOT?
Rumors of a Connivance of Authority in
Bringing the Men Here.
It developed yesterday that there U moro
behind the seemingly pnrportless arrest of
Primrose's band of Torty-ono unemployed
workingmen than appears on the surface.
It must be understood that the men are very
quiet and undemonstrative and do not wish
to get their names into tho papers. There
fore they havo been chary of speaking of a
certain part of their experiences, and tho con
sequent suspicions arising from the same.
It was, however, learned from tho men
that they suspect that they were deliberately
brought to Washington to servo as on ex
ample to Coxey's oncoming army.
Behind such assertions aro the following
First Tho men were given a car at Cincin
nati under the direction of an officer of the
United States secret service.
Second Telegrams were sent from each
station to tho headquarters of the road at
Third When tho car containing tho men
reached Brunswick. 3Id., it was switched off
of tho regular train, which went on to Balti
more, and sidetracked onto a Washington
train after n three hours' wait.
Tourth At Brunswick the men were ap
prised of their enforced change of destina
tion by tho station master and two well-dres-ed
strangers, one of whom afterward ap
peared nggainst tbe men at the police station
in ft'aahington. Theso men wero hired de
tectives of the roaiL
It can scarcely do called a special plea when
these facts are put together ana tho resultant
statement affirmed that there was conniv
ance between somo sets of authority to tho
end that tho men bo brought to Washington.
An amusing phase of the nffair consists in
tho fact that tho police themselves brought
tho men into tho citv from Eckington. and if
there is any added chargo against Trimroso
of bringing unemployed men into tho city, tho
same charge might be laid against tho ' very
police who made their brilliant stragetia
movement of Saturday night.
Two of the men left town yesterday on their
way cast, being nnablo to And work here.
They said tney did not wish to impose on tho
good nature of the people of Washington,
who have been very kind to them, and said
thev would try their luck somewhere else.
3Ir. Pnmroso is much chngnmed over a
p"ubli-hed report In ono of the papers of this
citv. misrepresenting tho object of his visit to
tho Coxer headquarters on Four-and-a-half
street. H explains that in tho cold rain of
yesterday tho men in their thin and ragged
clothlngwere unablo to go about tho city in
search of work. Col. Redstone very kindly
asked them to visit the rooms of tho common
weal army whero they could sit and read dur
ing tho storm.
Tbo men saw no harm in accepting the in
vitation, and spent n few hours in Rechabite
h ill. They are unable to understand why
this act should brand them as Coxeyites.
Food was yestrday taken to the men by a
number of kind-hearted citizens. They also
received a big box of cigars and several
pounds of tobacco from O Connell, the II
street cigar manafacturer.
AGAINST THE OUTRAGB,
Amalgamated Society Protests Against tho
Arrest of Primrose's Band.
At a regular meeting of tho Amalgamated
Society, C. and J. Branch 572. held in Red
Jlen's hall ye-terday, tho following preamble
and resolutions wero unanimously adopted:
That whereas tho financial stringency now ef
fecting this country renders it Impossible fcr a
large number ot mechanics and workingmen to
obtain employment; and
ft hereas. The Constitution of tho United States
grants tho right to all citizens to seek employ
ment wherever it may bo found In a legal man
ner; therefore, bo it
Resolved, That wo denounco the arrest and
imprisonment of a party of peaceful American
citizens, whose only crime is that they hare no
work, as an illegal and a gross violation of tho
rights of American citizens, as granted by tho
W. E. Rood, President.
Andrew Mckbat, Secretary.
Rev. George Elliott's Illness
Rev. Georgo Elliott, late tho pastor of
Dumbarton Avenuo church, is still quite sick,
nnd his recovery is almost dcsparcil of by his
3tr. Elliott has been offered a handsomo
salary lo go to Philadelphia, and several of
his admirers from that city havo been over
hero to watch at his bedsido and to adminis
ter to his wants. He is one of tho most pop
ular and brilliant members in tho District,and
his continued illness Is sincerely regretted by
every one who has been in touch with his
congenial Christian character.
Mvrtlc Lodge Installed.
A new lodgo of Knights of Pythias, to be
known as 3Iyrtlo Lodgo, No. 25, was installed
under tho supervision of grand lodge of this
Jurisdiction last night. After tho installation
a grand banquet was spread in Castle Hall,
001 Pennsylvania avenue. All were filled with
good things, and no one went away hungry.
Gonzaga Catholics Receive.
Tho Young Men's Catholic Club of Gonzaga
Collego gave their annual reception last night
at tho National Rifles' Armory. Notwith
standing tho bad weather, tho hall was well
filled. Schroeder's orchestra filtered out
music for twenty dances behind the beautiful
bank ot palms.