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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
TOIi. 1. UO. 31.
TVASIDDGTOlSr, D. C, TUESDAY MORNTNG, APRIL 17, 1894.
ANTICIPATING HIS ARRIVAL
District Officials Preparing to Rc
cehe Coxey's Army.
THE MILITIA STANDING READY
A Eeport States That the Industrial leader
Will Be a Candidate for the Presidency.
He Hires Canal Boats to Float Away
from Cumberland The Other Armies.
Washington authorities, civil nnd military,
are beginning to take an active interest in tho
arrival of Coxey's army. As tho commonweal
approaches and tho stories of detachments
from various cities begin to bo authenticated
tho outlook for n rather troublesomo problem
tor District authorities to solve bocomes
The question i, W hat -will bo done with tho
Coxeyites after thoy disband? Tho Individual
members of tho army will bo without means
to get out of tho city, and Gen. Coxey has
disclaimed all intention of leading away tho
men he brings in. It begins to look as though
the men might encamp in tho District and
practically fay to tho authorities: "Here we
are, and what do jou propose to do with us"
The District Commissioners had prepared
yesterday a lit of tho statutes under which
Coxey and his men could bo arrested and
dealt with. There is-no lack of law; laws
against vagrancy; against bringing paupers
Into tho District; against assemblages on tho
Capitol grounds, or processions without a
Commissioner Ross, tho president of tho
board, to-day said that the authorities do not
think they will have trouble in dealing with
tho Coxey army, and that ho considered tho
invasion chiefly dangerous because of tho
precedent it would establish. If disgruntled
factions wero to form tho habit of marching
Upon the capital in force to voice their de
mands he thought it would bo disturbing leg
islation and decidedly uncomfortable for tho
residents of tho city.
Thero aro 450 men on tho local police force,
but of course only a fraction of tho body
would be available to handle tho Coxeyites,
nnd the probabilities aro that it would bo
necessary to call upon tho militia for assist
ance. There aro 1.C00 troops so well drillsd that
tbey could bo massed in marching order on
two hours notice from Gen. Albert Ordway,
their commander. Tho District militia is
tinder the diiection of tho President. They
can be called upon in caso of riot, insurrec
tion, or menaces of riot or insurrection.
If Coxej's men aro dealt with b the police
court there would bo no opportunity for labor
organizations to appeal their coso to a higher
court with tho hopo of establishing a prece
dent. By a curious defect in the organiza
tion of tho district courts tho authoritj of tho
police court is absolute. Thero is no appc.il
from its sentences, and this arrangement
may prove a dampener upon tho ardor of tbo
people who may be disposed to male martyrs
of Coxej's men.
A plan under discussion by tho militia offi
cers is to corral tho Coxey army on tho edge
of tho city line, herd it into camp, and conllno
it thero until the local authorities or Congress
shall decido what course to take. If Coxej's
army w,is met at tho edgo of tho District by
the police or militia and forbidden to enter,
tho " men probably would skirt around
in small detachments and enter tho city
by night, inaugurating a reign of ter
ror among women and children, unless tho
militia wero kcrt patrolling tho border. Un
attached tramps or w orklngmen out of jobs
aro entering tho city in unusually largo num
bers every day. Nearly every freight train
brings them in, and tho undesired traffic of
ono lino has increased so greatly that tho
trainmen havo all been armed with revolvers.
The Washington .Mnnagcr of the Common
vvcnl in Good Spirits Over the I uturc.
Col. A. E. Redstone, tho representative In
Washington of Coxoj 's army, was at tho Cap
itol early yesterday, as is his custom, to report
tho progress of tho army on its way to Wash
ington. Tho colonel makes his headquarters
on tho floor of tho Houso until the timo ar
rives when tho floor is cleared preparatory to
tho meeting of that tody. Ho first had a
croup of pace bovs for his auditors vesterda v.
but later when members began to arnvo ho
turned his attention to them.
Mr. Bedstone has tho lapel of his coat
adorned with ono of the badges of tho com
monweal, on which is inscribed 'Teaco on
earth, good will towards men." Ho was in a
good humor yesterday, and evidently satisfied
with tho progress of tho army. Ho predicts
that tho army will bo vastly swelled in num
bers before the threshold of tho capital city Is
reached. "The people of this country," he
said, "aro behind this movement," and to
Substantiate that statement ho called tho
attention of his hearers to tho reception given
to the detachments of tho army at Ogden,
Omaha and at Cumberland, Md.
"Tho commonweal is growing," ho con
tinued, "it is the littlo giant of tho ago." Tho
statements in tho newspapers cf a defection
in the ranks of tho Coxey" brigade, caused by
tho desertion of tho leader's son and the un
known, Col. Redstone declares aro inv entions
out of whole cloth nnd aro a malicious mis
statement of the fa"ts.
They left tho main branch of the army, ho
Bays, to head another contingent which will
meet tho main body in the vicinity of Cum
berland. Tho army will bo met on its arrival
in this city by n largo number of its sympa
thizers, and Mr. Kedstono to-dav placed them
nt 15.000. The colonel was very proudly exhib-
,iiu jwieruayuj nis menus a pnotograph
j of tho "unknown," who is causing trouble in
tho Coxey ranks. Tho picture was taken in
AUinace, Ohio, and is one of a number of
photographs of the leaders which tho agent
eays ha3 been sent him.
Tho question of tho subsistence of tho army
Is beginning to receive attention, nt the bands
of its sympathizers in this city, nnd, accord
ing to Mr. Kedstono. a meeting will bo held
hero to-day at Itechabito ball, the common
weal headquarters, to make arrangements for
tho feeding of tho multitude which ho con
fidently predicts will como. Mr. Kedstono
named over a long list of gentlemen and
ladles which ho says compose the commlttoo
to meet to-day, and among tho former, tho
colonel says, are a number of merchants.
LOCAL COMMONWEAL COM.YIITTEE.
Electing Held Yesterday in the Interests
of the Coming Army.
Tho committee appointed to look after tho
affairs of tho local commonweal held a closed
meeting yesterday afternoon at tho Coxey
headquarters. Mrs. Anna L. Diggs was
chosen chairman and Mr. George Moj er sec
retary. Provisions wero made for tho Issuing of a
circular petition to tho federated trades and
other labor organizations, asking their co
operation, calling a mass meeting on next Sat
urday evening to arrange for the roccption of
Mr. Coxey and tho commonweal on their ar
rival. A communication was ordered to bo sent to
Gen. Coxey, requesting him to issue calls for
mass meetings, to be held all ovenhe country
on May 1. Ihe committee will appoint sub
committees throughout the District to assist
in welcoming tho army of unemploj ed.
This eommittoo will bo vested with dis
cretionary power to act in all matters per
taining to tho army of peace.
Tryc Torging Torword.
YamjAlia, I1L, April 1G. Gen. Frye and
army of commonwealers arrived at Altamont,
twenty miles cast of here, last night They
camped near tho town, but tho citi
zens refused to aid them in tho
least. Fryo has but 200 men following
him now, 150 having deserted him at Vnn
dnlia. This contingent went couth, aiming
to go to Sandevalo and strike the Baltimore
and Ohio nnd Southwestern at that point.
Tho men camped near Patoka, eighteen miles
south of here, last night.
COXEY roK PRESIDENT.
Tho Leader of the Industrial Movement
Aspiring for a Dig Place.
Baltimore, Md., April 1G. A special to tho
Sun from Cumberland, Md., sajs: Mr. Coxey
will run for tbo Populist nomination for tho
presidency in 1890.
Mr. Coxey said to-day that the spending of
four days between ltldgevillo and Rockville,
was in part for tho colonization of the men
from all Darts of tho country who aro on their
way to Washington. He was not in commu
nication with General Frjo. but said that tho
movement which ho is now lending was tho
result of much advance work, and that let
ters had been sent to all parts of tho country
ahead of tho movement from Masslllon.
Thero aro now on tho road an army of tho
unemployed of Southern California, Gen.
Fiye's army, which is now said to bo in Min
nesota, and Christopher Columbus Jones' dl
ision, now in Delaware.
COXEY COMING ALONG.
He Has Chartered Canal Iloats and Will
Proceed from Cumberland bj Wntcr.
Cujibebland, Md., April 10. Coxey has not
backed out of his enterprise, but to-morrow
ho will take water. Tho road over tho moun
tains between this point and Williamsport
was too rough and stoep to tempt tho travel
ers, and taking advantage of tho inflow of
largo cash contributions that have been re
ceived during the stay in Cumberland Coxoy
hired canal boats to tako tho party clghty
fho miles down the canal to Williamsport.
Coxey will work his floaters in blocks of
two, one bargo for tho men nnd the other
for the horses and camp paraphernalia. The
canal company w.is not anxious to transport
the party, but Coxej showed his abilities as a
manager, telegraphing Washington for per
mission of General Manager Nicholson to pass
tho boats through tho locks, and securing job
lot freight of 52 cents a ton on all his com
pany, men, horses, and lumber. This was 12
cents higher than the rate on coal, but will
make three dajs of pleasant trav el against
the same amount of weary tramping.
Tho company 1 as been docility itself slnco
tho reappearance of Coxy in camp. Pizzaro,
lormeny known as tne "Urc.it unknown,"
sunk out of sight, nnd was forgotten in twelve
hours after his expulsion from "Camp Vic
tory," which was tho title bestowed on the
Cumberland ball park by Browne, in com
memoration of his restoration to command.
Smith Pizzaro's last rlaj lor notoriety nnd
favor was made to-might, and was neatly
checkmated bj Coxey.
Smith advertised the appearanco of himself,
Jesso Coxoy and tho v eiled lady at a 25 cent
lecture in Cumberland. Coxey then scattered
broadcast a flaming handbill announcing a
free lecture by himself and Browne just across
tho street from Piz?aro s hall, adding to tho
announcement that Jesse Coxey would not
appear at any meeting, contrary reports
notwithstanding. Smith was outpointed.
Coxej s hall was crowded to the doors, and
tho audience applauded vigorou-ly tho old
stories and similes of Browne, who in spite of
his uncouth appearance and rough speech is
a great stump artist.
But across the street the ex-patent medicine
man leaned wearily on the rostrum. Ho had
not a singlo auditor. A'l looks like smooth
sailing for the commonweal for n week to
come, and there is little prospect of any other
mutiny. Barring such an occurrence or tho
coming of phenomenally bad weather, thero
now seems no chanco of tho commonweal
breaking up before reaching Washingtou.
Tho great crowd is expected to congiatulato
duriug the march from Hagerstown Jo the
Grovcr Coming Also.
CkiCIWati. O.. April 1C Mr. John II.
Grover, the Populist candidate for major of
Cincinnati, to-night announced to tho Associ
ated Press that he will take 5,000 of Cincin
nati's unemploj cd and present them in a body
More -Men v ant To Come.
Dewfb, Col., April 10. About 230 men
have enrolled in tho Denver Industrial army
under Captain Grayson, who will st.irt for
W oshington to-morrbw if transportation can
Jones at ilmington.
Wilmivgtov. Deb, April 1C. Jones' corps
of Coxey's army, numbering forty men, en
camped at Ogletown to-night. They will
cross tho Man land line to-morrow.
Kcllcj .Moving Eastward.
Omaha, Neb., April 10 Smooth-shaven nnd
sunburned, but with bright eves and Arm
steps, Gen. Kelley's troops marched out of
Council Bluffs at 3 o'clock.
.Mills to Resume Work.
Bbidoeton, N. J., April 1G. Tho Clark
Window Licht Company will start their mills
to-morrow, after an idleness of twelve weeks,
giving employment to about 100 hands.
Yobk. Pa., April 16. Tho York rolling
mills will resumo work to-morrow morning,
after an idleness of several months.
Governor Waitc is Victorious.
Devveb, Colo., April 10. Tho supreme
court has just granted the writ of ouster in
the flro and pohco board controversy and
ordered the old board to turn over the offices
at noon to-morrow. This is a complete victory
for Governor Waite.
London, April 1G. Francesco Poltl, the
anarchist who was arrested jesterday even
ing by Inspector Melville while carrying a
mob on the Farrington road, was brought
up at Bow street police court this morning
and formally charged with the crime. Ho was
New York, April 10. At a meeting of tho
nomo Life Insurance Company to-day,
Georgo E. Ide, formerly vice president, was
elected president, Wm. M. St. John vice
president, and E. W. Gladwin secretary.
Maher Injured His Arm.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 1G Tho fight
between "Shadow" Maher and Bobby Dobbs,
to havo taken place at tho Twin City Athletic
Club to-night, was declared off, Maher having
injured his arm while exercising v esterday.
A Remarkable Woman.
New Obleans, La., April 10, A special to
the Times-Democrat from Hermosillo,Mexico,
says: A woman named Regina Freciado has
just died at Urcs, this state, aged 130 jcare.
Sho is the mother of twenty-eight children.
The Strike Ncarlj Reaches St. Paul.
St. Paul, Minn., April 1G. Tho Great
Northern strike, at dark to-night, has reached
within one dlv ision of tins city, and it is
probable that it will bo nearer "before morn
ing. Quieting Down.
Coxnellsvillf, Pa., April It Tho only
disturbance in the Connellsvillo region to-day
was at tho Wheeler works of tho Cambria
Coke Com panj, when two men drove tho
men from yards. No ono was hurt.
Indianapolis Club to Disband.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 16. Tho In
diinapohs baseball club may be compelled to
disband on account of a misunderstanding in
regard to salaries.
Edward Wagner, a horseshocr at No. 1413 D
street northwest, sprained his wrist yesterday
and had it bandaged at tho Emercency hospital.
Floyd Lock, a colored barber, had too much
emancipation yesterday and cot Into trouble
villi ono of his best friends, who gave him a
two-inch cut on tho scalp
Mrs. Annie Anderson fell down the stairway
in her home at rso. 3003 M street northwest and
incurred a serious sprain of tbo shoulder. She
was taken to the Emercency hosaUnt.
MOORE ALIVE YET, YOU BET!
A Government Clerk Tries to Leae
Washington, but Fails.
MORPHINE THE WAY CHOSEN
Permanganate of Potash Administered and
the Despondent Young Man Is Offored
Another Opportunity to Try the Act Over
Again Disappointed Love the Cause.
Harry Moore, n government clerk, attempted
to end his life at i o'clock yesterday afternoon
by taking morphine.
Mooro is a young man 22 years of ago, and
gavo his address as 111 Sixth street north
west. Ho says ho is a clerk at tho Agricul
tural Department. Ho left homo about 3.30
in tho afternoon to take a walk. When ho
had reached tho v icinity of Ninth and L streets
ho took a bottlo of morphine from his jacket
and swallowed the contents.
Before ho had gone a block further ho
fainted on the sidewalk, and somo pooplo
who had been watching his actions summoued
tho Emergency hospital ambulance.
As soon as ho reached tho hospital tho doc
tors recognized tho case as ono of morphine
poisoning. Tho permanganate of potassium
treatment was at onco tried, and it worked to
a charm. In half an hour tho patient had re
vived sufficiently to givo his history.
It seems that Slooro has been very much in
fatuated with a certain joung lady in tho
city, whom ho wishes to bo his sweetheart.
This pretty maiden of marrlagcablo ago had
committed some slight offcuso w hlch excited
the jealousy of her lover, and ho concluded to
desert tho United States and tako a sudden
leaD into eternity.
The doso ho swallowed was well calculated
to accomplish tho purpose, hid it not been
for tho efficiency of tho antidote and the
promptness and skill with which it was applied.
tuis is tne first tlmo tuis remedy ior mor
phine poisoning has been tried in Washing
ton, and the phjsicians are well pleased with
Moore's sweetheart called several times to
see him while he was under treatment, nnd
from her manner it was surmised that she is
as much in lovo with him as ho is with her.
She broko down completely and shed tears of
joy when the news was communicated to'her
at 10 o'clock that her lover was considered en
tirely out of danger.
THE YAR IS OVER.
.American Prestige Never So High Dis
gust of the Mar Correspondents.
New Yobk, April 1G. Tho following letter
was received by mail to-day per steamship
Coleridge, from the Associated Press corre
spondent at P.io do Janeiro:
Rio de Jamebo, March 11, 1S9L Writing
from hero some three weeks ago, the Asso
ciated Press correspondent said:
"While nothing except taxation, not even
bloodshed, is certain in a South American
revolution, nevertheless it may fairly bo
said that tho revolt in Brazil is dead. But tho
wako over tho corpso may be lively."
Tho "wake." however, was very lively.
Twice jesterday for an hour or more each
timo tho government batteries thundered
away at the rebel ships, and for this, which,
without their knowing it, had been absolutely
deserted by tho rebels during tho previous
night. It w as a fitting burlesque termination
to a burlesque war.
On Sunday, March 11, President Piexoto
sent notices "to tho diplomatic corps that at
noon onTuesdav, March 13. ho intended to
open flro on the insurgents from tho citj bat
teries. As the city would probably be bom
barded in return, the delay was given to en
able tho people to remove. Those who lived
down town moved out; those who lived in
tho suburbs moved further out. Every street
was fllled with moving groups.
Everybody is glad tho war is over.
Tho onlj re.illv di-gusted men aro tho war
correspondents and tho foreign officers, wno
wanted to see the dj namitc gun and the tor
pedoes and torpedo boats tested in actual war
fare. Admiral Benham earned tho gratitudoof
American shipmasters by tho efficient aid ho
rendered in enabling them to removo their
vessels from tho zone of exacted combat.
To tho stand taken by Min'ster Thompson
and Admiral Benham tho happy termination
of the war is due.
American prestigowas never so high be
fore. As for tho British, thev are very sad
and solemn and their prestige hero is unques
The Dead in the Buffalo Fire.
Bctfalo, N. 1'.. April 1G. Tho ;Hamllns
neglect to make an effort to recoverthe bodies
of the workmen who lost their lives in tho
glueoso works lire was taken up to-day by
acting District Attorney Keneflck, who sent a
letter to tbo health commissioner stating that
tho omission of Mr. Hamlin to perform the
duty of removing theso dead bodies offends
public decency, and therefore constitutes a
public nuisance, and that it was tho duty of
the health commissioner to direct tho re
moval of the bodies. Acting upon this ad
vice. Health Commissioner Wend nnd Coro
ner Tucker held n consultation with Mr. Ham
lin, who Informed them that arrangements
had already been made to overhaul tho de
bris. Tbo remains of another man wero
loundat the glueoso works to-dav. They
wero on tho west sido among tho brick, and
consisted of several vertebrae nnd pieces of
flesh. This is tho fifth body that baa been
Appointed Domestic Chaplain.
Rochester, N. Y., April 12. A letter has
just been received here from Popo Leo XIII,
announcing that his Holiness has elevated
Mgr. H. do Ileggo to bo domestic chaplain to
tho Pope, Thero aro two monsignora, ono
class holding their title of "very reverend"
during tho life of tho Pope who made tho
appointment, and when tho Popo dies his
monsignor becomes simply a priest again.
The other class, to which do Ileggo is ap
pointed, hold offleo during their lives, irre
spective of the length of life of tho Pope who
appointed them. Iho monsignor left for New
Wrk immediately and will sail for Antwerp
Wednesday, after which ho will visit tho Fope
and thank him in person for tho honor con
Invoices .Must He Scrutinized.
Tobonto, Ont., April 1G. In vlow of tho
more general application of ad valorem duties
under tho present tariff and tho tendency at
present in the states to offer goods for consump
tion in Canada at prices much below a fair ordi
nary market value, the collector of cjstoms
has been Instructed to cause all invoices from
tho United States to bo carefully scrutinized,
to tho end that tho collection of duty upon
proper v alues shall bo insured.
Accidentally Shot a nd Killed.
GLotcESTEB, N. J., April 1G. Whilo hand
ling a revolver to-day in tho saloon of John
Reach, Hans Hanson. Reach's bartender, ac
cidentally shot John Oribel through the
heart, killing him instantly.
Uxnrcidc and Suicide.
Hiawatha, Kans., April 15. J. W. Wat
kins, a well-to-do farmer, living fifteen miles
from here, this morning fatally shot his wife,
and then took poison. Tho woman was his
second wife, and had been married to him
only a few months.
The Titled Forger Gets Tour Years.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 16. Thomas Lin
ton Pucker, alias Lord Lionel Barcourt Han
bury, thoUew York forger and swindler, was
to-day sentenced by Judge Gordon to four
years in the penitentiary.
BERING SEA BILL.
It Passes the House of Lords, Including
Kimbcrlj's Seventh Clause.
London-. April 16. The nouse of Lords to
day passed tho Bering sea bill, tbo Houso of
Commons having ngrcod to the amendments
of Lord Kimberly, Secretnry of state for for
eign affairs, including tho change in clause
INDICTED FOR FORGERY.
Unique Method Emplovcd by n Cashier to
Dcfrnud His Lraplovcrs.
New Yobk, April 1G. James A. Barrett,
cashier and bookkeeper of tho Now York offico
of Moore, Linott & Co., of Philadelphia, was
indicted to-day for forgery in tbo third degreo
and for grand larceny in tho first degreo.
Barrett confessed to-day that ho stolo 41.800
by tho simple method of abstracting monoy
from tho cash drawer and by not entering tho
full nmounts of tho money sent by customers.
Ho was first prompted to steal this monov, ho
said, by household debts, and then to pay tho
gambling debts which ho contracted in his
vain efforts to make good tho deficiency.
Deputv -Attorney General Stranahan Se
lected State Chairman.
HABnisnuno, April 1G. Prior to tho meet
ing of tho Democratic Stnto Commltteo each
of tho nine divisions met for tho election of
chairmen. Ex-Congressman John A. Magce,
of Ferry, succeeds It. E. Shearer, of Cumber
land, in tho first division. Thomas J. Burke,
of Blair, was chosen successor to W. FIsk
Conrad, of Huntingdon, in tho second; W. J.
Brennen, of Pittsburg, succeeded himself in
tho third division; Clios. E. Sehimmelfung,
of Warren was re-elected; W. F. Rcber. of
Center, was olocted in tho Fifth; W. C. Gill
more, Williamsport, in tho Sixth; John M.
Garman, in tho Seventh; Robert E. Wright,
in tho Eighth, and IL Jones Monaghan, of
West Chester, in tho Ninth.
J. Marshall Wright, of Aiientown, presidod
at tho met ting this atternoon. Elghtj-ono of
tho eighty-six men of the committee answered
tho roll-call. Deputy Attorney General
Stranahan was nominated for State chairman
to succeed Wrght and was elected by accla
mation and accepted tho office.
It was decided to hold the state convention
at Harrisburg on Wednesday, Juno 27. Tho
rules were amended so as to givo thcstnio
central committee power to fill vacancies on
state tickets caused by resignation or death.
OPPOSITION TO YEOMANS.
Charges Thar He is a Partisan I riend of
CnicAoo, April 1G. If J. D. Yeomans Is
not confirmed in a daj or two as a member of
tho Intcrstato commerce commission thero
is a large and growing chanco of his re
jection by tho Senate. A movement against
his confirmation began in Iowa immediately
alter his nomination and is now rapidly
spreading throughout tho country. From
Chicago alono there were v esterday wired
more than sixty protests against his confirm
ation. Promise is made that tho movement
will include tho protests of practically all
commercial bodies in tho United States be
fore thoendoftho week.
The main charge against Mr. Yeomans is
partisan friendship for railroads and cham
pionship of railroad interests in the Iowa
legislature. Tho further charge is made
that his backing for the position to whicli
he has been nominated consists wholly of
railroads and railroad interests. It Is an
admitted fact by railroad ofllcl lis that they
aro pledged to his support.
The different charges made against Mr.
Yeomans covpr his career as a member of tho
last Iowa s-nnte. Some of them stipulato
that he was clotted by the railroads nnd was
their avowed friend; that he secured the
chairmanship of the senate committee on rail
roads and there stifled every railroad bill In
troduced into the Iowa legislature. Mr Yeo
man's friends claim ho will make n good mem
ber of tho commi-sion, owing to his knowl
edge of railroad affairs; that ho favored rail
roads onlv where he believed they were in the
right, and that no attempt is being mado to
pack tho commis-ion in tho intere-ts of the
roads. With the sides arraved as they are nt
present there is certain to bo a bitter light on
Cut in Two b n Train.
rETEBsnuno, Va., April 10. W J. Jones
was run over and his body cut in two near
tho llG-mile post on tho Norfolk and Western
railroad this atternoon about 3.30 o'clock. Ho
comes from Richmond, but has a w ifo living
near Suffolk. Ho was stealing a ride, and was
supposed to be intovicnted.
TLI 1 GRAPHIC IIULVITIES.
An exceptionally large number of counterfeit
$2 bills are in circulation in bl Louis, Mo.
The registration of Chinamen nt Baltimore Is
456, and tbo list is compiled in accordance with
the Gearj law.
Georgo W. Southcate, of Fensacola, Fla. , was
drowned yesterday whilo returning from a fish
dinner across the bay.
The state of Itbodo Island yesterday awirded
51,5001) U0O of 3 pPr cent, goldbouds toKuhn,
Loeb A Co , at 103 Sf per cent.
An investigation of tho books of City Treasurer
Mrs E. R. l'ulliam, of Fort cott, Kan., shows a
deflcit of $1,S00 in her accounts
William Harper of Nashville, Tenn , was acci
dentally shot and killed near Huntington by
young men who wero gunning
'Thrco more cases of smallpox were discovered
lu Sing bins prison day before yesterday among
men who worked in the rag shop
Joseph and httn Foster, who were arrested for
enlightening gold com with a lathe, were sent to
ail in Baltimore in default of f-VVO bail.
Judge W inters, of tho Indianapolis Supreme
Court, has deci ted to hear all questions dating
with the atTnlrs of tho Iron Hall this woek.
Isaac&paar, tho Pennsylvania farmer who at
tempted suicldo by firing two bullets Into his
brain, is perfectly rational and still living
The Active, which arrived in Philadelphia yes
terday, on tho 14th passed, oh Delaware capes,
a quarter board with tho name of A. S. Mulford
The body of David Dudley Tleld was taken
fro-n Calvary church. New York, yesterday
morning to btockbridge, iiass., tho place of
1 ho United States court of privatoland claims
of bnnta re,N. Mox., declared void theGervacio
Nolaud grant claim to about UX),000 acres in
Bishop .Arthur Clovcland Coxo Is in Baltimore,
and has been oskod to explain the contents of
the ilnalletrir which ho intended to write to
Tho Joint committeo on partisan legislation of
Trenton, X J , in tho meeting yestcrday.decided
that the Governor should not bo stripped of tho
Iho St Louis Terminal Company, operating
tho Fads brldgo and tunnel, completed the ab
sorption of tho Mohican Bridge and Terminal
Tho general stnko of coal minem of tho Jel
lico district in Tennessee, ordered by tho United
iliue Workers of America, will bo taken up, as
is said, on authority.
Tho city rcotincil of Baltimore has arranged
for a public meeting, nt which a plan is to bo de
vised for the construction of tho Chesapeake and
Delaware ship canaL
Tho Supremo Court of Boston yesterday or
dered that $3b0 000, tho resorvo fund of tho Mas
sachusetts branch of the Iron Ilall.be pold to tho
James Husslcr and six companions attempted
to enter tho houso of Ill-fame of Mrs. Cy Deary,
at Boulder, Cola, against her protestations, bho
opened fire on them and killed liusslcr.
In tho game belween the Brooklyn and Spring
held teams nt Brooklyn, N. 1., yesterday.
Catcher Daniel Burko, of tho Springfield team,
had his leg broken by a collision with another
A landslide occurred at Weber canyou, east
of Ogdon, Utah, yesterday, on tho Northern Pa
cific road, causing on accident to a freight
train The fireman's leg was broken and tho
Tho permanent organization of the sharehold
ers of the Cotton States international Exposition
Company was effected yesterday; president, AV.
A. Hemphill; director general, IL E. W. Palmer,
and a board otnfty directors.
The Ohio Southern railway yesterday elected
as directors, Fred. H. Alms, H Morehead, J. K.
Mengrue, of Cincinnati; G H Fry, George Saul,
of Springfield; M. IL Bars, of Buffalo, and S. Bry
mor, of N ew "i ork.
Joseph Woods, who caused the wreck at Bes
semer on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad,
pleaded guilty yesterday of negligence as a ra'l
road employe, and tho indictments for murder
and manslaughter wero nollo pressed.
HE WILL TRY IT ALL AGAIN
Breckinridge Preparing His Motion for
a New Trial.
EDITORIAL FK0M A HOME PAPER
The 8ilver-Tongued Colonel Counseled to Be
tire to the Shades of Private Life Hiss
Pollard Still Suffering from an Attack of
Representative Breckinridge nnd his counsel
wero engaged jesterday in preparing their
formal motion for a now trial, which will bo
presented to Judge Bradley to-day. This
is a mere formality in the way
of an appeal to the District
Court of Appeals, for no ono entertains tho
slightest idoa that Judge Bradley will over
rule tho jury and grant the motion. The mo
tion will bo based upon tho usual grounds
that tho vedict was contrary to law and wa3
contrary to evidence, and that the damages
Tho counsel for tho defenso will press for
a hearing en the motion at tho earliest possible
day, as Attorney Stoll is nnxiou3 to return to
Kentucky. Saturday is motion day in Judgo
Bradley's court, but tbo judge thinks of tak
ing a short vacation for rest from his labors
of the past month, so that the date for tho
hearing is uncertain.
Tho docket of the Court of Appeals is so
crowded that it is qu te probable tho appeal
cannot bo heard thero before next September,
when tho court meets For its fall term. Tho
cost of an appeal to this court is so great that
it might well deter tho defense from prose
cuting the case further.
It will bo necesosry to havo printed for
the court at tho expenso of tho appellant a
record of tho proceedings in the circuit of tho
court, and this, considering tho length of
such a document, will a heavy expense in
HE SHOULD WITHDRAW.
So Thinks a Sterling nnd Patriotic Demo
cratic Journal Published at Home.
Louisville, Ky., April 1G. Tho Post (Dem.),
commenting editorially on tho downfall of
Breckinridge, says it Is not a story to which
the people of Kentucky can be in the least in
different. His name has been an honored
one in the annals of Kentucky.
Men who havo borno It in every period of
its history havo borne it proudly and havo
rendered signal service to the state and to the
pfople. With his confessions fresh on hU
lips, with tbo plea of Colonel Thompson
arousing indignant protest in tho heart of
every honest man, Col. Breckinridge proposes
to return to Kentucky and nsk the people of
his district to return him to Congress. He
owes somo consideration to the friends who
have been truo to him; to his district which
has honored him: to his party, which has
needed him anl called to him.
The ono service he can now render nil
these, tho ono recompense it is In his power
to offer, is to accept tho verdict of tho Wash
ington jury as a verdict of eternal banishment
from the public service, and act accordingly.
Ho should retire now and leave the Demo
crats of tho Ashland district free to chooe a
representative who will bring new and better
Influence into politics. Tbey should go to
some man of worth and character in private
station whose career has exhibited thoso vir
tues and devotions on which Anglo-Saxon
civilization rises nnd send him to Washington
as Kcntuckj's reply to tho accusations
brought against her by her own sons.
DKECKI.MtlDGE I.N HIS SEAT.
He Appears at the Capitol Yesterday but
Was 111 At Ease.
Representative Breckinridge, of Kentucky,
appeared on tho floor of tho Houso of Repre
sentatives j esterday for tho first time since
tho famous Breckinridgo-Pollard trial began
Ho reached the Capitol shortly before tho
session opened nnd went first to the appro
priations committeo room,whereheexchanged
greetings with the memocrs of tho commit
tee. Thero was- no allusion to tho litigation ,
and merely tho usual expres-ions as to good
health. Then he passed through tho lobbv to
Speaker Crisp's private office, where Repre
sentative Henderson, of Xorth Carolina, was
consulting with the Speaker as to the resolu
tions of respect to Senator Yaace. There
were brief exchanges of good wishes and
ngain a careful avoidance of personal affairs.
Mr. Breckinridge passed into the private
iobbj of the House, where ho encountered
many members. They shook his hand in
passing. There was nothing, however, in tho
way of a demonstration or unusual crowding
Mr. Breckinridge went on tho floor just as
the chaplain was concluding his praj er, and
stood with bowed head at the closing words.
Then ho walked across tho front area, grasp
ing a hand here and thero, and proceeded up
tho aislo to his seat.
Members wero busy with their work and
many failod to notice him. Three or four
well-known men in tho Immediato neighbor
hood of his seat leaned over and shook his
hand. Ho wore asrnilo, but was evidently
miserable and ill nt easo under tho ordeal.
His face was florid and seemed to bo more
than usually flushed. There was littlo about
him of that old timo composure and nou
clialanco so characteristic of his earlier con
Before ho had been In his seat two minutes
ho shifted nervously nnd then aroso and left
tbo chamber. Tho Houso soon after took a
Col. Breckinridge said ho would at onco
resumo his congressional .vork. Heiscbair
mau of tbo appropriations subcotnmitto on
deficiencies. The urgent deficiency bill
pe-sed the Sennto Saturdav and came back to
t3 Houso jesterday. Mr. Breckinridge said
ho expected to resume charge of it. He will
also manage the general deficiency bill
which has not yet been reported to the House.
Reply of Jndgc Wilson, ."Miss Pollard's
Counsel, on His Plea forjWomcn.
Judgo Jero M. Wilson, whoso eloquent plea
for the advancement of women in closing his
speech for Madeline Pollard, gained for him
a flno bouquet of La Franco roses from Miss
Mary Desha, sister of Col. Breckinridge's Into
wife, Mrs. Dan Wnugh, Miss Xettio L. White,
Miss Louise Lowell and others, has sent the
following letter of acknowledgment:
ins I Street, April 15, ISM.
My,Deab Viss W hue: I beg that you will re
ceivo' for and communicate to the "twenty-eight
women" mentioned in your note my thanks for
the flowers, and I beg you also to assure them
that, looking back over a long professional
career, soon to close, there is nothing In It all
that will be more gratifying to mo than to have
it said, if it can bo said, that I havo contributed
to the advancement of women and the estab
lishment of a moral and social code that will
visit upon the offending man the same measure
of condemnation that it visits upon the offending
So far as I have the names of these kind ladles
I have addressed to them notes of acknowledg
ment, which I hand you herewith, and which I
beg you to do me the favor to so direct as they
will reach their intended destination. Very re
spectfully, J. if. Wilsov.
Tho note which accompanied tho flowers,
and to which the above jras a reply, follows:
April 14, 1S9I
DeibMr. Wilson: These flowers are sent to
you as a mark of appreciation of tho stand you
took yesterday for one codo of morals for man
and woman, and also for tho advancement of
woman in an active part In the world, in which
we all have an equal 'Interest. By twenty-eight
women, with respect and gratitude, most
sincerely, Kettib Lotisi White.
ASSAULTED AT A PICNIC.
Young Girl of the Party Enticed to the
Woods nnd Left Dead.
St. Louis, Mo., April 16. On Elm creek,
five miles from Gainesville, Texas, a special
says a party of young people jvero having a
picnic, and ono of the girls, Hattio Welch,
aged 12 years, started with John Baldwin for
a farm houso a mile distant on the road.
Not returning, search was mado, nnd-tho
girl was found In a thicket dead. Sho had
been criminally assaulted. At least 500 citi
zens are now scouring the country for Bald
win, who will be burned atthe stako if caught.
JUDGE FIELD LAID TO REST.
Many Prominent Persons nt tho Burial of
the Great nnd Good Man.
Gbeat Barbixqtox, Mass., April 1G. Tho
funeral of David Dudley Field, who died In
New York Friday, was held at Stockbridgo
to-day, and w.03 attended by prominent men
from nil parts of tho country, among whom
wero numbered a great many lawyers.
The remains wero brought up from-New
York on tho 11.30 express, and the train was
met at tbo station by a saddened concourse of
people. The Rev. Morgan Dix officiated and
was assisted by Henry V. Satterlee, Rev. C. C.
Tiffany and Rev. W. M. S. Emery.
l.The remains were laid in tho family plot,
and tho interment was witnessed by a very
largo throng of people who had achieved
national greatness and given honor to the
town of Stockbridgo.
AINSWORTH AGAIN ARRAIGNED.
Will Be Tried Next .Month on the Rein
dictment for Manslaughter.
Col. Fred C. Ainsworth, through his coun
sel, Major Butterworth, was notified yester
day by District Attorney Birney to appear
next Wednesdaj-. Ho will be arraigned on
tho re-indictment of several days ago for man
slaughter at the timo of the collapso of the
old Ford's theater last June.
A plea of not guilty is expected to be en
tered, without request for further delay, un
less the indictment is proved defective, which
probably cannot be done Tho trial will likely
come off next month, and by that tlmo an
other indictment will in all probability be
brought agidnst Contractor Georgo W. Dant.
MRS. SHEA EMBOLDENED
Sho Wants Sergeant Daley Indicted for
Mrs. John Shea, who is the head of the no
torious family of Sheas, is attempting to
secure an indictment against Sergeant Daley,
who testified against her husband at the time
of his trial and conviction for keeping an un
licensed bar. Sho charges him with perjury.
Sho has concluded to take the aggressive
being Hushed with her victory in receiving
from President Clovoland tho pardon for her
If she cannot secure the indictment other
wise, it is probable that she will present the
matter to tho President.
THEY ARE AMERICANS.
And They YUM Prove It nt Blucficlds or
-nj-vv here Else.
New OnLEA-ss, La., April 1G. Tho steam
ship Georgo Sealy arrived to-day from Blue
fields, Nicaragua, bringing news to April 12.
Tho Ficayunc's correspondent writes:
On tbo evening of the Gth instant a small
schooner arrived from Greytown, bringing
mall advices and several Nicaraguun officials.
Among these, to tho great surprise of even
Lacayo, was tho W ilson murderer, Norbut
Arguello, lata acting governor of Rama.
In tho mall bropght hero by tho samo
schooner came a telegram from United States
Mim-ter Baker, dated the 1st. to United btate3
Consul S. C. Braida, informing him that tho
governor of Nicaragua bad revoked his oxe
quator, and for him (Hon. S. C. Braida) to
lookup his official books and papers and
await further orders.
Tho invaders and intriguers wero jubilant
over this additional insult to tho flag of tho
United States, and openly boasted that Lacayo
nnu uowneu israida; tn.at tno Amcncnns must
submit to tho laws of Nicaragua, nnd that
Carlos A. Lacayo will never permit Robert
Henry Clarence chief of tho Mosquito In
dians, to resume tho control of tbo municipal
and national affairs of Bluefields and the
Her Majesty's ship Magicienne i- still here,
having relieved HerMajestj-'sship Canada on
the morning of the 3d instant. Capt. A. C.
Clark, her commander, catno ashore this
morning, and among ether good things while
speaking of the absurb actions of these
Nicarauan officials, rem irked:
Gentlemen, if you could wish to know that
Lacajo and bis henchmen are likely to do to
morrow, just think of the mo-t idiotic offi
cialism possible nnd that would be about
what they will perform.
Therefore, while the town is quiet thl3 even
ing we do not know what the morrow may
produce nnd necessarily wo ore constantly
under arms, readyto prove that we aro Ameri
cans. VIOLATED THEIR AGREEMENT.
Chief Arthur, of the Locomotive Engineers,
Makes This Statement.
Chicago, April 1G. Chief Arthur, of tho
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and
Chief Sargent, of the Firemen's order, cassed
through Chicago to-day, the former en route
to St. Paul.
"I an going to St. Paul to investigato the
Northern strike. When I wn3 up there somo
weeks ago tho engineers entered into a con
tract with tho company which was a settlement
of their differences. Tho strike in so far 03
tbe engineers aro engaged in it is a violation
of that agreement nnd a violation of tbe laws
of the Engineers Brotherhood. Somo of tho
engineers have struck, but whether the ones
who have gone out aro members of tho broth
erhood or not I don't know. If they are, they
havo violated the rules and must take tbe con
sequences. My object in going to St. Paul is
to meet tho executive committee of tho engi
neers, the chairman of which telegraphed for
"Will you order tho englnoers who aro on a
strike to return to work if thoy aro members
of the brotherhood?" Mr. Arthur was asked
"I cannot say as to that. Even if tbey
should return to work that would not save
them from tho consequences of violating the
rules of tbo brotherhood."
Chief Sargent said the firemen on the road
who have quit work havo also violated tho
rules of their organization, and will receive
no aid or comfort from tho orgnnlzolion.
Chief Sargent is not going to St. Paul but to
Fort W ayne, Ind., to attend tho meeting of
tho local lodgo of firemen there.
A Serious Accident.
Abont S o'clock last night M. B. Brady, the
photographer, was run over by a teifm of
horses attached to a two-seated surry at the
corner of 14th street and New York avenue,
which fractured his left leg and injured him
internally. Tho team was driven by four
whito men or light colored men. Thev
whipped up their horsos nnd drove
out Fourteenth street. Detectivo Lacy
and Officer Halsey witnessed tho acci
dent. Lacy jumped iu a cab and gave
chaso to tho offending parties, while Halsey
took charge of the wounded man, who was
taken to his homo in tbo patrol wagon. De
tective Lacy was unable to catch up with tho
fleeing team and they made good their es
cape. Amnesty Granted to Insurgents.
Buesos Atbes, April 1G. Advices havo
reached here from Montevideo to the effect
that President Peixoto, of Brazil, has in
formed the Uruguayan government that his
government is prepared to pay the quarantine
expenses and tbo passago money of all
Brazilians who quitted their country on ac
count of the insurrection and who ore now
desirious of returning to their homes. A gen
eral amnesty will be granted to all insurgents
with the exception of the leaders ot the rebellion.
HAS ITS OWN SWEET WILL
The Metropolitan Railroad Intends Not
to Pay the District
YEARS TO TRY NEW POWER
Plam Before Congress The Appeal to Court.
Earning a Large Dividend All the While.
Fighting to Get the Charter Back Again.
How Will It End the People Wonder.
The sugar, whisky and other trusts hav
captured tho Senate bodily. Tho Metropoli
tan Street Railway Company has apparently
closed down on both the District and Con
gress. Of course, history demonstrates that
when a street railway or gas company desires
n franchise from a city nothing is too good
to promise. They are not actuated in the
least by selfish motives, but contemplate only
the public good. But when the franchise is
onco obtained, promises are as nothing, and
public sentiment, courts, and legislatures are
nllko powerless to enforce either promises or
Tho observer at tho Capitol is forced to tho
abovo conclusions. Tho franchise of the"
Metropolitan company is a mino of wealth to
Its owners. Hard times has had no appre
ciable effect upon it, but It has continued to
coin money with a regularity delightful to
contcm plate. For years the District has been
endeavoring to force the company to Uvo up
to its charter, but tho Commissioners and the
public havo been defied with contemptuous
Indifference. Tho company refused to pavo
tho streets according to tho terms of the con
tract In tbe charter, and the Commissioners,
bydelajing proceedings to forfeit the charter,
hoping all tbe timo that a settlement of the
controversy would be reached, let the golden
hoars slip by, and when suit was finally
brought the company went into court and
Dleaded the statute of limitations. The peoplo
havo been compelled to pay a very large sum
of money for street work for tho railroad and
can force no settlement.
A few years ago the people of tho District
became "clamorous for rapid transit. Tho
growth of tho city demanded that the old
horse system should give way to ono operated
by some mechanical device. Congress met
the demand, and enacted a law requiring all
the street railways of tho city to change their
motive power within a certain time. Other
companies made an honest effort to comply
witn tne new law. out tne .Metropolitan paia
as little heed to tho law as it had hitherto
done to tbe demands of the District Commis
sioners. The time went by, and the old cars
and old horses kept on their way. Further
time was asked and granted, and a storage
battery c ir or two was put upon the tracks.
It bad been demonstrated long before that
the storage battery system was a failure, and
tho cars placed in ODerntion by the Metropoli
tan were but a blind. There was but one ob
ject in placing them upon tbe tracks, and that
was to gain further timo from Congress.
Now Congress is practically asked to extend
the tlmo for another period of three years.
In other words, a practically new charter is
asked for, one of tho features of which is to
extend tho timo for changing the power. But
another object is to get rid of the suits now
pending to declare tho charter forfeited, and
also to get nd of paying the District tho $200.
000 it justly owes. Tho new bill provides no
penalty for failure upon the part of the com
pany to comply with its provisions, ana 11 at
tho end of the three years of grace the present
motive system is still retained, there would be
no recourse for tho people of the District but
n suit for forfeiture, and with the delays inci
dent to such a suit it would bo years before a
determination could be reached, and before
that time the road would be again before Con
gress as n suppliant for grace.
A compromiso has now been agreed upon
whereby the claim of tho Di-trict against tho
company for money shall be submitted to tho
court ot appeals, but that does not solve tha
question. The peoplo are demanding rapid
transit; thoy are tired of tho delay; they want
action. They demand of Congress a law that
can bo enforced without any appeals to court,
a law that will of itself declare the charter
forfeited on tho daj- default is made In com
plying with tho terms of the law, and giving
tho District Commissioners the power to tako
pos-ession of tho road. The observer at tho
Capitol has no doubt of all this.
W ill of rather Walter.
The will of tho late Father Jacob A. Walter
was filed jesterday morning. It was executed
December 6, 1S92. nnd tho witnesses are
Judge M. F. Morris, M. J. Colbert, Paul E.
Johnson, and Charles J. Murphy. Father
Walter bequeathed $500 cf his Ufo insurance
policy of si.OOO to tho House of the Good
Shepherd and tha remainder to St. Yincent's
and St, Joseph's Orphan Asylum. St, Ann's
Infant Asvlum, St Rose's Industrial School,
and St. Vincent Du Paul's Society receive
the re-idue of the estate. The executors are
Judge Morris and George E. Hamilton.
W. R. B. Holland, a young man of 17 years,
has been missing to all his relatives and
friends for over a week. His home is m
Ravenswood, W. Ya. He boarded in this
city with Mr. Keene, at No. 333 F street
northeast, and attended the medical depart
ment of Columbian University. His mother
and father are now in tho city trying to troco
him up. Ho was very popular among his
friends, and no reason for his sudden depart
ure has been assigned.
Will Lecture on Asia.
A. B. do Guerville, who traveled exten
sively in Asia as a commissioner for the
World's Columbian Exposition, will deliver
an interesting lecture in Metzerott'3 Masio
Hall this evening on his experiences in that
far-away country. His lecture will bo illus
trated with 100 magnificent stereo ptican
views. Mr. do Guerville will also jhvo a
graphic description of his interview with tho
iceroy of China, when tho latter expressed
his Intention of sending a fleet to this coun
try to teach tho American nation how to re
Senator Hill Wins a Case.
Senator Hill yesterday won his first case in
the Supreme Court, It was tho case of Theo
dore Lowndes vs. trustees of the town, of
Huntington, Long Island. Lowndes claimed
the right to plant oysters in the bay in soma
ground claimed by tho town. Tha judgment
ot the lower court, affirming the right of the
town to the oyster beds, was affirmed by the
Supremo Court, Justice Brewer delivering the
Justice White's .'Maiden Decision.
Justice White yesterday delivered his first
decisions on tho Supremo Court bench in a
couple of customs coses from Chicago. They
wero appeals on error from the circuit court
for tho northern district or Illinois by Col
lectors Seeberger and Spalding asoinst Daniel
Castro, who bad secured a decision against
tkem for a wrong classification of tobacco for
assessment of duties. The decision of the
lower court was affirmed.
Agreed Upon a Quorum-Counting Rule.
After a session of two hours yesterday the
Democratic members of the House Committee
on Rules agreed on the neVv quorum-counting
rule, and thereupon sent for Messrs Reed and '
Burrows, the Republican members of the
committee. It is understood that the rule
provides for ascertaining a quorum by count
ing members present but not voting, and
also for fining members who absent them
selves from the House. Tbe new rule will
probably bo presented to the House to-day.
McKane Case Advanced.
Tho Supremo Court yesterday granted tha
motion to advance the case of McKane, ap
pellant, vs. Warden Durston, of Sing Sing,
and it was set for hearing on April 23, ahead
ot the call.