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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. 3STO. 59.
WASHOTGTOIf, D. C, TUESDAY, MOKNING-, MAT 15, 1894.
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IN HISTORIC BLADENSBDRG
, Coxe's Cornmoncalcr"s Healthfully
,j- and Happily Quartered.
MOVE MADE EARLY YESTERDAY
Ocn. Coxey and Family Located in the Hotel
Once Occupied by Washington and Lafay
etteThe Camp Splendidly Organized and
Equipped More Orders from Browne.
Tho citizens of Hynttsvllle will no longer
be terrorized by the immediate presence of
tno band of coinmonwealers, as tne unwei
' come guests jesterday morning transferred
themselves and their belongings to tbehis
tona old George Washington house in Bla
densburg. as was announced exclusively in
When the vvearywealersrollod themselves
tip iu their rough blankets Sunday night and
closed their eyes for rest they were unaware
that a change was to bo made tho next morn
ing. But when the rations for breakfast had
been served tho order was published to pre
pare to decamp. It was about 7 o'clock when
tho first wagon load was moved. The rest of
' tho trappings followed in closo order, and
tho men, intend of forming for n regular
march, silted into Bladensburg in liltlo
groups. By 2 in tbo afternoon everything
was transferred and tho cainp arranged on a
more ty steiuatl j plan than before.
The general form is oblong, tho front being
on the main strict of the town There aro
three general diwsious of tho camp. About
llftv fitt back from the road is fenced off and
icruW tho auditorium. On ono end the pan
orama wagon has been Etntioued and u plat
form buiit before it, where Brown aud Cocj
will addre-s tLe ptoj le whenever a crowd can
be secjrod. One hundred feet back of this
the ground is kept clear and mil lie desig
nated "Peace square." The bospitul, staff,
and headquarters tents form tho boundary of
Pea c- square.
In lront of tlw headquarters tent is an an
tique applo tree, which s; reads its branches
ovcriirossiderablo portion of tho ground.
Inn direct linn to tno rear of tho leader's
tents are tho commissary, asseniLly, and ouar-termiu-'erS
tents, .ind formiug a hollow
square around these aro the tents of tho rank
and llieol the army.
A spirit of patriotism and respect was
shown by Coey and Browco in naming tho
main lanes of the enn-p GeorgH Washington,
Ln'uv ctte. and Martha ashington nv enues.
At uo rear ol the camp tho branch of tho
rotomac river runs, affording a sufficient
tuph of freh, clear water. Mr. William
Gillord. the proprietor or the hotel here, has
pi iced it entirely at tho disposal of the com-monwen'er-.
On tho second floor, tho largest room in
the froLt of the lun.se, vv hich was occupied
bv the Father of his Country in revolutionary
las. is used by Hr. ami Mrs. Coxey and
Lcral lender. A am iller room aeros3 the
hall irooi tins, said to have been the room of
I.nfavctte, is reserved for Browne and Je-e
Cjxey, but tiiey will sleep in their tents tho
majority ot tho time.
It is the intention of both Coicy and Browne
to maintain the mo-t perfect order at tLe new
camp, and they h.ivo posted up a set of rules,
Milieu indicate" that they are determined that
pencct propriety shall be kept. On ono side
oi tho largo gate leading to tho campers aro
First No leaving camp without passes
Srecind. Doors closed at 11 p. m
'Ihild. Members will bo dismissed for viola
tion ef tao above or for druukeuitci3, for light
ing, or lor refusing to obey marshals orders, and
lor any waiting of food.
r or all l asses application muBt be made to
Mr Cove, chief of staff Anr one caught
begging w ill bo expelled from the camp
Hiiro has been considerable effort to in
form p.issers-by that the commonweal is en
camped in the hotel grounds. On tho portico
nitliug of the hotel a sign is display ed bear
ing the intelligence that the headquarters of
Mr. Coxej are there. All along the tall
whiten ashed fence are moro indications of
the vvealers' presence.
In the center is a profile painting of Georgo
Washington, with a lu'ge picture of jus-t'e-o
surmounting it. At tho lelt end is a
Eketcli of Mr. Coxej and at the right Browne's
profile. Along tho top of the boards is the
s gn "Camp Georgo Washington of the Com
monweal of Chr.st.'
Approj natc inscriptions adorn the fence
1 ova end to end, and conspicuously nround
the lenders. The i aintings were all executed
by Browne in a very short time, and they are
well done. A list of all the camrs from Mas
sillon to Bladensburg will be inscribed upon
the ft ucs by Browne.
W hen tho Coxcyites had signified their in
tention of changing camp tho people of Bla
densburg did not appear in tho least Incensed
at the thought, and tho general complexion
oi tho residents of this littlo burg seems to be
ono of content and perfect rest. A meeting
of tho commissioners of the town was called
yesterday to tak'o action on their presence.
had n vota as to whether an effort should
le made to out them resulted in threo
U).ain-t removal and two favoring it. Tho
commissioners aro Messrs. F. II. Gash, G.
Coldenstroth, J. Lepper, P. Goodwin, and
1.. It Sunurcrs.
Some of tho people say that they do not
fear tho men, but wish they were not in town.
'I ho doors and windows of nearly ail tho
homes were opened. Assurnnce his been given
tho leaders o the Coxey men that in case of
nddit.onal bands coming there will bo plenty
A lot of sev cntj -live acres ha3 been offered
by Mr. Georgo W. Stagmeir across tho creek
from the present camp, on the Washington
nild Baltimore turnpike. Mr. Doc Garges, the
proprietor of tho Palo Alto houso in Bladens
burg. has given them tho use of aflvo-acro
lot, and Dr. Alex. B. Leo also gave a six-acro
lot. to bo used as soon as the men arrive.
One oi the commonwealers by tho name of
Kane, of company T. of tho Chicngo com
mun ty. wa3 arrested by tho Bladensburg
officials for being drunk. At soon as Browne
heard of tho affair ho sent a marshal to tho
lockup to find out whether tho report was
true. If drunkenness was tho cause the man
was to bo depriv ed of his badge, but if any
thing else had occurred tho Coxey people
wou 1 stand by him.
A letter almost anarchistic in its purport
was received by Mr. Coxey yesterday from
F.ev. John E. Collins, a castor ot a Methodist
church South, of Alabama, saying that
flmost tho wholo state was with him, and In
case of an uprising would respond to a man
and ns'.st the commonweal army.
In tho afternoon j esterday-Col. Stanley, a
retired officer ot tho TJnltod States army, at
present tho governor of Soldiers' Home,
called upon Mr. Coxey and had a cordial
talk witli him, and wished him success in his
1 hat Coxey and Browne Intend to enforce
the rule about-begging was evidenced jester
da. Two men were reported to bo going
tho rounds of houses in the two towns and a
marshal was sent to investigate it. Ono man
was found w ho had been sent out to purchase
iu old tin bucket from some one.
Mr. Coxey and Mrs. Coxoy, with little Legal
Tender, arrived at tho camp about 4 o'clock
aid took up their rooms in tho hotel. An ex
cellent picture of Mrs. Coxey and Legal Ten
der. v ith its plump littlo cheeks and chubby
hands, has been taken and put on sale. The
picture takes liko a charm, as all except two
wb.charonowin possession of Mrs. Coxey
have beeu sold.
Late yesterday evening John J. Thayer,
tho leader of tho band, was suffering from a
Eevere attack of dizziness, as a result of an
Injury received while riding his horse.
At night addresses were made by Mr. Coxey
and Mr. Browne before quite an audience.
Their subjects of good roads, reincarnation,
and uon-interest-bearing bonds were laid out
to the people with an Increased vividness.
Commonwealers in Jail.
Philadelphia, Pa,, May it Michael D.
ritxzcrald, leader of tho New England
branch of Coxoyitcs, is languishing In ths
county prison to-day, together with Lani
city, where the trio were sent in default ot
$800 ball by Magistrate Kano this morning.
The men were arrested last night while hold
ing a meeting at 518 South Third street; The
charge against them was "holding an An
The Coxey Commonvv calcrs Are Now Hap
pily and Healthfully Located.
IN TOE FIELD, CaMFGEOKOE WASHINGTON1, lit BLAD-
Comrades: As you know, I surprised yoa last
evening by a change of camp so suddenly, and
had no time to explain. Tho prime cause was
owing to the fact that a small clique ot self
asserting, "law-abiding" citizens of Hyatts
ville had Inflamed the good people of
that little town Into Intimidating the
women and children of the bravo I)r. Rogers,
who so kindly gnve us an abiding place whin
we were reduced to dire extremity ns him when
he exclaimed that the "son of man hath nowhere
to lay his head. I felt that it wis unjust to tho lady
and ner rhildren to remain the cuuse for such
acts of terrorism when the genorous-heartod
people of historic Bladensburg were ready to
furnish us a camp
Aud so hore we are In the most perfect, health
ful camn imacnabla. and those "law abiding"
citizens, v ho uuro so frightened at their shadows
Saturday evening, probablv have now
crawled into a hole nnd are trying to pull the
hole In with them; iu the meantime the tax
payers will have to pay thirty men 2 for "going
on-duty" to watch the moonlight shimmering
over the Eastern Hraucli.
A youug lady of Ilyattsvllle this evening sent
twenty loavos of bread to camp She evidently
desired to "cast bread upon the troubled
waters " You have done splendid to-day. Kead
the rules of the camp aud be true to yourselves
In the future, as in the past. Bugle to-morrow
at 7 a. m., breakfast at Stem, lunch at 1 p. m.,
and supper at G p m. Meeting to-morrow even
ing, at whkh every member of the eommonwcal
is expected to bo present, as something importf
ant will bo communicated to you.
Carl I1row.se, Chief Marshal.
Please Listen to This.
Dewer, Cola, May 14. Gen. Hegwer, commander-in-chief
of the Coxey reserve army, an
nounces that 25,000 men are ready to move on to
Washington from Colorado in one body, and
when tho ntr-or states west of the Mississippi are
heard from the day for starting will bo set.
FLED TO HIS DEATH.
A Xcgro Drowned in ,the Canal While Try
ing to Escape.
William H. Lee, colored, aged 40, fell into
the canal at the foot of Thirty-fifth street
northwest, and was drowned, shortly after 9
o'clock last night. Uo was running away
from at rest.
Ofllcers Trunnelland Howard had arrcstod
him at Thirtv-fourth and M streets a few
minutes before for disorderly conduct. While
taking him to the patrol box Lee broke away,
and gave the ofllcers a chsso of several blocks
through some allejwiijs and down Thirty
When Leo reached tho canal ho ran along
the stone wall n few feet and then leaped to
tho toivpalh about ten feet below. Musing
his footing he fell into the water and disap
peared. AbouJ seven minutes after tho offi
cers got him out and tried to resuscitate him
by rolling his body on the bank, but without
The patrol wagon was summoned and the
body taken to tho Seventh precinct station
house. Dr. A. B. Shackle was called in and
ho pronounced the man dead. His homo was
at Xo. 107C Thirtieth street. He leaves a
widow and children.
George Decker, One of the Greatest VII
Hans of .Modern Times, in Court.
Yreki, Cab, May 14. The grand jury was
expected to-day to bring In indictments ac
cusing George Decker, a wealthy rancher, of
the murder of his wife, Margaret E. Decker,
and her babe twenty -seven years ago, and
Itosie Stone, a granddaughter, about 8 years
Besides tho murders, he is charged with
other foul and unnatural crimes committed at
various times during tho last thirty years.
Several ot these murders are susceptible of
proof; others are based on suspicion moro or
less well founded, though in some cases it
amounts to moral certainty. Besides the three
named, the list comprises Edward Stone, who
was Decker's second wife's son-in-law; Benja
min Decker's sou; Caroline Rich Decker, his
second wife; a four-year old son of Edward
Stone, a hired man In Sacramento valley,
name unknown, nnd a man in Illinois, name
unknown. Decker killed his first wife and child
in ISC", literally butchering them, burying
their bones on tho top of a hirh ridge. Their
discovery a short time ago crystallized the be
lief prevalent for somo time that ho was
guilty of many atrocities and led to his ar
rest. After his first wife's death ho married a
widow named Goodrich, and lived with her
over twenty years, and is believed to have
gotten rid of her llnilly in 1890 by poison.
He disposed of one child, who bothered him,
in 1SSG. The murder in Illinois is said to
have been committed before he came We.t,
and the ono in Sacramento valley after his
arrival. His victims were killed because
they stood in the way or the gratification of
his desires or knew of bis crimes.
An rditor"" .Mysterious Death.
Gloversville, '. Y , May 14 F. G Dean, pub
lisher of the bacaudaga Press, at XorthTlllo, X.
Y., left home on Friday with the Intention of
going to New York. On Sunday morning his hat
and coat was found near the dock in Albany,
wbUh leads to the belief that he committed
suicide or was foully dealt with. Papers were
found in his coat, including a railroad paBS,
which Identified tho property. ?sothing has
been heard of Dean at Northvllle since his de
parture Thoroughly Demoralized.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 14. The New Eng
land branch of Coxey's commonwealers are
thoroughly demoralized. Tho men held a meet
ing ust before noon tolay. After they learned
that Htzgerald was held In tsoo ball they de
cided to contiuue their march without their
leader A man named Gannen was chosen as
leader, and shortlv after neon the men marched
from the Lyceum labor halL Their objective
point is Chester.
m m m
Uxoricide and Suicide.
Keokuk, Iowa, May 14. Jacob Dygraff, insur
ance agent, killed his wife and himself today.
Soveral weeks ago his wife obtained a divorce.
Dygraff met her on tho street this afternoon nnd
pleaded for a reconciliation. She refused,
whereupon ho drew a revolver. She started to
run, and ho tired foar shots into her back, kill
ing her Instantly, lie then placed tho revolver
to his own head and blew out his brains.
Big Boston Failure.
Bostov, Mass., May 14. Keeler Company,
wholesale and retail furniture dealers and one
of the largest firms of tho kind In the city, as
signed to-day to G W. Moore, president of tho
i irst Ward bank of Boston; J. a Bullard, of
the Cambridge rsational bank, and tho book
keepers of the firm A heavy falling off in bus
iness Is tho cause of the failure.
Urookly n's Big Loss.
Brooklyn, May J4. The losses by the Taber
nacle lire, according to corrected returns, are
as follows: Tabcrnaclo building, 8300,000, In
sured for $130,000 In the London, lioyal, Phasnlx
of Hartford, 1'hamlx of Brooklyn, and other
companies; llotol Hegcnt, 8700,000, insured for
$800,000, of which 300,u00 Is on personal prop
Bergen Commits Suicide.
Baltimore, Md, May It David Bergen,
34 years old, a clerk in Albert Bragert dry
goods store, on Eutaw street, Bhot himself
through the head, and died to-night at his home,
1033 Light street His domestic relations were
pleasant, and he left nothing to assign a reason
for the act
Telegraphic Brcv itics.
Bostov, Mass., May 14. A three days' conven
tion of the Xew England Evangelists Associa
tion will open here to-morrow. -
Koste, X. T., May 14. The woman found
wounded and Insensible near the hnake Hill
almshouse, Jersey City, this morning Is Katie
Hupp, who came from Germany about ten years
Hartford, Conn., XI ay 14. Mgr Satolll arrived
here from Merldeu this morning accompanied
by Father Bendlnl of Jsework. He visited St
Josephs convent and the parochial schook A
large reception was givenhim this afternoon and
another this evening.
Owego, X. Y. May, 14 There was a wreck on
the Lehigh Valley rallrosd near Owego this
aftornoon. William Ahara, ten years old, was
killed. Eight or ten persons-were severely and
several slightly injured. An insecure rail was
ths cans of tb aoddsnt
HOWARD'S HYPNOTIC THEFT
Remarkable History of a Colony of
Cranks Across the Ri,cr.
MRS. SPECHT WAS ONE OP THEM
How She Was Hypnotized by Howard Into
Charging Hor Son's Chum with tho Theft
of the $5,000 Later Developments in
The Times' Exclusive Story of Yesterday.
One of the most sensational and remark
able cases of swindling that has over been re
corded in the annals of police departments
was brought to light yesterday. Tho report
was given exclusively through tho columns
of Tns Times that a young man giving his
name as Georgo F. Howard called at tho
home of Mr. Joseph Spocht, a farmer living
near Alexandria, Ya, nnd during his absence
induced Mrs. Spocht to givo him S5,000, pro
tending that he was a college associate of her
son, and that the money was to meet a cer
tain unexplained emergency.
The report ns given in Tns Times was sub
stantially correct, but later developments in
the case have brought out deeper complica
tions than were at first dreamed of.
Tho evidence now points to Dr. Granby S.
Howard, lato of Montreal. Canada, and prob
ably proves him the perpetrator of a remarks.
able swindling schema successfully operated
for threo years.
Some three years ago Joseph Specht, tho
proprietor of "The Tamous" clothing store at
St. Louis. Mo., and twice a millionaire, pur
chased tho valuable property known as Gun
ston Hell, bordering on the Potomac river, in
Fairfax county, about twenty miles below
Fascinated with the healthy climate, the
pleasant surroundings, and the productive
soil, bo laid out money In tho improvement of
Shortly nfter he made his home here there
camo to the locality a Dr. Granby S. Howard,
who was introduced to the Spcchts as n man
of remarkable position and ability. Tho ac
complishments of this man seemed unlimited,
his learning appeared unbounded, he was
apparently possessed of strango occult
powers. He averred a that a most peculiar
array of spirits frequented his abode. The
devil came to him and had little chats. Noted
men of the past who had treal the floors of
Gunston Hall camo to his bedsido at night
and made his acquaintance. He represented
himself to beaprofesscr in one of the oldest
Institutions of learning, and said he was once
a gallant colonel in the English army.
His most astounding presumption was that
be was the representative of a rich and
powerful society with clO.000.000 to spend in
investigating occult philosophy. He desired
to found an institution to teach the- ocult
doctrines. Jlrs. Specht was tho author of n
book on the subject, and she nt onco became
the especial patron of Dr. Howard, and placed
an unbounded faith in all his plans.
Women of deep religious convictions were
estranged into the circle, nnd sums of money
were given to erect a college, but only small
buildings were put up whore great ones were
promised. Howevcn, the contributions were
bestowed generously, Mrs. Specht giving the
greatest and largest.
In the meantime Dr. Howard had brought
some notable persons to the place as students.
Cob Trice, of St, Louis, and his brother, Dr.
eedle and Mrs. Allen, of St. Louis, and
others were captnred by tho scheme
All of the louowers placed the greatest con
fidence in his project, and waited upon htm
loyally without complaint Some even be
lieved that ho was possessed of power to kill
or cure at a word or i.ction.
Tho self-asserting aud fanatical snido kept
his weird and fantastical scnemes be'ore his
people continually, until he succeeded in ex
erting a by pnotfc and almost supernatural in
fluence over them, particularly Mrs. Specht.
Mr. Specht was never fully under tho main
control, but would invariably submit to any
protestation of his wife.
The two sons had not tbo least faith in any
of Howard's wild ideas, nnd tried to protect
their parents, but to no nvail. Their efforts
were considered as an interfcrenco to her re
ligion, and the boys were compelled to lenv o
By this mesmeric power Howard has been
able to get almost any sum of money from
Mrs. Specht. and if an objection was ral-ed
by her husband the influence would nt last
After years of such acts of imbecility tho
operator at last succeeds in obtaining 3,000
Ik cold cash, and in an attempt to cover his
crime has probably intimidated the mother to
accuse a young man purporting to come from
the class of their son.
MIw Mary Stewart, of Cleveland, Ohio, who
was at ono time a guest of her aunt. Jlrs. Allen,
at Dr. Howard's house, says that sho herseif
was so much under the hypnotic influence ot
nownrd that sho could not support any
statement sao maao away irom mm wnen he
wished her to deny it,
Valuablo corroboration of tho story was
given last night by Sir. Walter Halslup, of
this city, who was at one time tne foreman of
tho Specht estate. Hesavsthatit is almost
Impossible to make an estimate of the amount
of money swindled from the ptop'o, as
there were several residents of Baltimore and
other places who succumbed to tho senseless
protestntioas of this duper. It is reported
that Mrs, Specht has valuable diamonds which
were rescued from n pawn shop" where they
had been sold by Howard aud the money
spent fo' the cause.
Mrs. Halslup said that Mrs. Specht had
often talked to her upon the subject and ap
peared to be sano on wnat sno sain, out sho
was so hypnotized sho would sell anything to
give money to Howard. So great was his in
fluence that she called him her "lord." nnd
said that it was her religious duty to givo tho
property of Gunston Hall to him.
There was considerable excitement nt tho
place yesterday. All of the residents were
apparently awake. A deputy sheriff
and two detectives were nt Gunston
in the morning at da) light watching
for Howard. On tho way to tho
city there were two detectives, two sheriffs,
and a sergeant of tho Metropolitan police on
the boat, and eagle eyes were kept on all the
landings and wharves along tho riv or.
Last Friday Mr. and Mrs. Specht and their
daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Howard camo
to this city. Mr. Specht had with
drawn his money from tho bank at
the beginning of the present finan
cial depression, nnd a reference was
made by him to n certa'n 63.000 which ho had
withdrawn, and Mrs. Specht said that she
had received it but could not tell w here it
As nothing has been s.ecn of Howard since
last Friday night, it is presumed that ho has
gone to Canada with tho money, which, to
gether with tho recent co'lections from his
occult and esoteric disciples, amounts to about
620,000 or $00,000.
'Timed nnd Cnncd."
On Friday evening last Mr L. C Hay, tho re
tiring foreman of the Job room. Government
Printing Ofllco, was made tho recipient of a very
handsomo mantel clock and a gold-headed
ebony cane by the employes of the Job room.
Mr. James E. Bcrgin presented the clock in a
neat address and Mr. v llliam A. Hartman ten
dered tho cano. Mr. Hnj feelingly responded.
Mr J. L. Ulrlch, the successor of Mr. Hay, was
called upon ami responded in a fitting manner.
The clock bore the Inscription "Presented to L.
C nay by the employes of the Job room. Govern
ment Printing Office, May, 1!M4 " Tho head of
the cane was lascribed with the monogram "L.
CH." Later in the eveningMr. Hay was sere
naded by the Franklin quartette.
Hit Him with a Lamp. i
George Brown, colored, aged 39, living at 214
Desmond's alley southwest, quarreled with his
Bister yesterday evening about 9 o'clock, and she
hit nlm on the head with a lamp, cutting sev
eral gashes in his scalp. Dr. Johnson, at the
Emergency hospital, repaired the damage.
Dr. Harlan Called toTiochestcr.
Iiey. Bichord D. Harlan, of this city, has
accepted a call to. be pastor of the Third
Presbyterian church at Bochester, N. Y.
A TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING.
Col. Breckinridge Terribly Indicted By a
Citizens' Meeting At Lexington.
Lexcotos, Kv., May U. The best people of
Lexington and Fayette county, including sev
eral hundred ladles, turned out to-day to ths
anti-Breckinrldge meeting at the Opera House.
There were no lioodlnras present, and the meet
ing from a standpoint of morality was a tre
mendous success. The Opera House was filled
aud CCO peoplo were turned away.
Prof. J. W. McGarvey, an eminent minister of
tho Christian church, was the first speaker, and
ho showed CoL Breckinridge up In no favorable
light He held that it would be a disgrace to
the district, to the state, and to the country to
return such a man to Congress, nnd closed his
speech by a strong appeal to the young men to
vote against him.
The next speaker was M. J. Durham, who de
nied that Col. Breckinridge was the only man
in the district who enn represent the district la
Congress The speeches were both well re
ceived nnd made a great impression. Itesolu-
tions were nuopted denouncing nrecKinriago s
morals and calling on tho good peoplo of the dis
trict to rnlse up In their might and voto against
tbo silver-tongued porsunder.
But when Harry C Clay got up and offered a
resolution not only denouncing Breckinridge's
morals, but asking that Senator J. S b. Black
burn be aslced to obtain leave of nbsenco from
the Senate and that ho come home and from the
rostrum speak against Breckinridge the audl-
eni-u went wuu.
The cheering was deafening, and It was plain
to an observer that tho Breckinridge boom
started hero by the silver-tongued himself a lit
tle moro than a week ago was badly strained.
If not broken.
And Expelled from a Club.
Chicago, Ilk, May It The board of managers
of tho Union League club voted this afternoon to
expel Congressman W. P. C Breckinridge from
the roll of honorary members. The vote was
taken without discussion at the meeting, and
not a single member of the executive board
voted against the motion to expek In the ab
sence from the city of President V Ilson, Judge
C C. Kohlsaat presided.
Norris Peters Company Will Likely Win.
The contract for tho much-discussed photo
lithographic contract of tho Patent Office prob
ably will go to the Norris Peters Company, of
this city. Tho Quincy investigation grow out of
the present contract for the work. Commis
sioner Seymour yesterday forwarded to beeTe
tary Smith the report ot tho board appointed to
examine bids, eonslstlng of Assistant Commis
sioner Fisher and Chief Clerk Newton, ot the
Patent Office, nnd Apiolntment Clerk Holcombe.
of the department, who recommended the award
to the Peters Company. Iho aggregate bid of
firm was 9J,732, ot which is for the Official
Attorney General Olncy Heard Troni.
Attorney General Olney has decided that the
settlement made by Secretaries Wlndom and
Foster with the North American Commercial
Company was illegal, and therefore the govern
ment might take steps to make a further collec
tion from the company on account of Its Bering
sea sealing operations. Secretary Carlisle has
made n formal demand on the company for
$1&,COO, the full amount for last year s catch
This with the amounts for previous years, ag
gregate $320,000 The Attorney General has
been asked for advice as to the mode of collect
ing tho money alleged to be duo.
Not an I'ducatcd Indian.
Supervisor of Indian Schools Moss has sent to
tho Bureau of Indian Affairs a denial of the
statement that "Apache Kid," the noted outlaw.
was an educated Indian, which has been an
nrgument against educating the red man,
VAhile nt San Carlos Superintendent Moss In
quired about this, and learned that the outlaw
was never in school a day. He was a govern
ment scout, and in that position he learned to
speak some English.
Fqual Rights League.
A convention of tho National Equal Bights
League will do held in tho auditorium of the
Metropolitan Baptist charch, K street north
west, commencing on the 15th inst and con
tinuing three days. Addresses w ill ba made
by Frederick Douglass. John K. Lynch. Jesse
Lawson, Gerogc W. jlryant, Bishon-JT. V I
.turner, ana otuers.
Drowned in Hock Creek.
Thomas Fletcher, a colored boy aged 6 yeats,
fell Into Bock Creek, near Tw enty-f ounh street,
while playing with somo companions yesterday
afternoon about 1 10 o'clock. Ho could fiot
swim, and was drowned before assistant e could
be rendered. The body was recovered and
taken to the morgue and afterwards to 2030 L
The Government's Hostcr.
The second volume of the biennial Official
Beglster of the government has been Issued. It
is devoted exclusively to tho postal service,
which is known to employ 1JO.OO0 persons. These,
with tho 70" OflU employes of other departments
of the government recorded in the first volume,
make n total of IPO 000 persons in the govern
ment service, excluding the rank and file of the
army and navy.
Judge McComas esterday heard the argu
ments in the case of the National Investment
Society against Postmaster Sherwood, who, on
tho 23d ultimo, refused tho use of the malls to
the society on the grounds that tho society was
in thounturocf a lottery scheme. The court
withheld Its decision in tho case.
A Judgment for Letter Carriers.
The Court of Claims yesterday found Judg
ments in fnvor of 100 letter carriers In Brooklyn
tor iimo serveu in excess oi eignt noursaaay,
fifteen In Philadelphia, and seven in 2sew lork
Mr. Strobel, the newly-appointed minister to
Equador, yesterday paid his farewell visit to the
State Department, and having received his In
structions, will start for his post ednesday.
Miss Trctlcr's- .May Ball.
Miss Lou Tretler will giro hor second annual
May ball at the National BIllos' armory next
Notes from Senate and House.
Tho resignation of Barnes Compton, of Mary
land, who becomes naval officer of tho port of
Baltimore, was laid before tho House by Speaker
Senator Squire yesterday presented petitions
from soveral G. A It posts of Washington state,
praying for recoanltlon of Lincoln's birthday as
a national holiday.
Bcpresentatlves Bland and Tarsney have gone
to Missouri to attend tho Democratic state con
vention there tolny. Mr. Tarsney will act as
Iho shipments of standard sliver dollars dur
ing the lost week amounted to 33.,SS7, and the
shipments of fractional silver coin during the
first twclvo days ot this month amounted to
Senator Walsh yes-erday Introduced a bill
making It a crime punishablo by from one year to
twenty years Imprisonment to retard or obstruct
tho passage of any train carrying tho Unltod
Deputy Surgeons Uen C. It Oreenleaf and J.
V. Mlddletonand Assistant Surgeon Kneedler
have tetn detailed to represent tho army at the
annual meeting of tho Amcrlcaa Medical Asso
ciation at San Francisco June 5
Mr Dalzell (Itepublican, Pennsylvania) called
up Houso bill authorizing the Brnddock and
Homestead Bridge Company to bridge the Alo
nonpahela river at Homestead, Pa , esterday,
and It was passed without objection.
A bill to regulate enlistments In the army,
repeals the law limiting the service of privates
to ten years, and restricts enlistments to citi
zens of the United States who can read and
wnte, was passed by the Senate yesterday.
Two bills, ono to pension the widow of Bear
Admiral Donald MacNelll Fairfax at tho rate of
100. and the other to Increase the pension of
Major dcneral Doubleday to 100, were reported
and placed on the Senate calendar yesterday.
Tho triple screw cruiser Columbia will return
to League Island navy yard after coming in from
her trial trip next Saturday, instend of proceed
ing to ew 1 ork. Her return Is necessary In or
der to complete n number of small parts of the
vessel yet unfinished
Representative Powers,ef Vermont, has Intro
duced in tho Houso the bill ucreed on by counsel
for the reorganization committee of the Union
Pacific Hallway Company for the readjustment
of the debt of that company to the Un.tcd
States. The provisions ot tho bill have already
been made public
Tho Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday
agreed to a favorable recommendation on the
nomination of Thomas F. Miller to be Judge of
tho police court for the District of Columbia.
Judge Miller Is the man before whom Coxoy,
Browne aud Jones were tried for trespassing on
the Capitol grounds.
Representative 'Bartholdt (Repi.Ma) yesterday
Introduced a resolution calling on the Secretary
of the Treasury for information as to the rules
and limitations formulated for the administration
and enforcement of all immigration laws on the
statute books, and It was referred to the Com
mittee on Immigration, of which he is a member.
DISCUSSION ON THE TARIFF
Senate Gets in a Few More Amend
ments with Great Effort.
REPUBLICANS IN JESTING MOOD
Six Minor Paragraphs Disposed of in Seven
Tedious Hours Time-Killing Continued
by the Minority, 'While Democrats Do the
Listening Harris Sarcastic Again.
The Senate debate on the tariff dragged
wearily on yesterday, tho Bepublicans nag
ging and harassing the majority and balking
progress at every 6tep. Only six paragraphs
of the second section of tho bill, those relat
ing to alumina, alum and its products, am
monia and its products, bone char, borax,
camphor, nnd chalk, were disposed of as a
result of seven hours' work.
Tho Senate is now on page 3, paragraph 11,
of the second section. There are 231 pages,
G90 paragraphs, in the second section, and 105
sections in tbo bill. A glance at this will
show the progress made, as the Senate en
tered upon tho sev enth week of the debato yes
terday. About twenty-live amendments were
offered by tho Republicans to tho six Items
upon which tho rutes were fixed, and de
bated with a persistency which exasperated
tho Democrats beyond measure. The latter
kept their temjier fairly well, however, and
refused to be drawn into controversy. The
only feature of tbo day's proceedings were
Mr. Piatt's observations on tho alleged sur
render of tho Democrats to the sugar trust.
An attempt by MrJ Allison to restore blue
vitriol and copperas to the dutiable list was
Tho day began with tho discussion of Mr.
Aldrich's amendment to the Jones amend
ment, to change the duty on alumina from 30
per cent, ad valorem to a specific duty of four
tenths of a cent, while Mr. Aidrich proposed
Senators Lodge and Hale entered tho lists
and camo out in defenso of the amendment,
the latter joking at the expense of tbo Demo
crats. Senator Butler expressed his appre
ciation of the dazzling sorties of Senators
Hale, Aidrich. and Chandler, but suggested
that their object was to kill time. "It is
better to kill time than to kill industries,"
said Senator Chandler, and all the Bepubli
Mr. Galllngtr (Kep., Jf. H.) then an
nounced a permanent pair with Mr. Mills
(Dem., Texas, on the Jones amendments.
"On all amendments increasing rates," said
Mr. Gallingcr, "the Senator from Texas
would voto against, while ho would voto in
favor of them."
Mr.Aldrich rang another change. This time
his proposal was five-tenths.
Senator Hlgglngs then criticised Senator
Butler's remarks at length, and Senator
Aidrich spoke on his amendment, Mr. Pal
mer followed and got into a skirmish with
"What would you favor," said the Rhode
"A revenue duty; if I am obliged to yield
more, I do so from necessity."
"What do yon mean by necessity?"
We are pressed," responded Mr. Palmer,
"by the scourge of the McKinley bill. I must
yield to anything if it but reduces the iniqui
ties of that measure."
Mr. Aldrich's amendment was laid on the
Then Mr. Platt.of Connecticut, arose. He
began a sensation attack on the Democratic
submission to Senators who forced concessions
speaking in particular on the sugar tax.
It was-found,ii-sald, by.. those who Insisted
upon a duty on sugar that the bill could not bo
passed unless tho sugar trust: was taken care
of. Tha Iron ore and coal interests had not
been as powerful as the sugar trust, they did
not have tho negative votes behind them, but
they.too. had had sufficient backing to secure
a duty of forty cents per ton each. The "con
servatives" had playoo. tho part ot stand and
"Tho duty proposed in this bill." said Mr.
Harris, interrupting the Connecticut
Senator, "is a reduction on refined sugar in
the McKinloy bill from one-half to one-eighth
of ono cent per pound."
"This bill makes uo such reduction," re
torted Mr. Piatt decisively.
"Then all the sugar exports in this coun
try," said Mr. Harris, "nra all wide of the
"Oh," said Mr. riatt, "there Is not n, specu
lator, a stock jobber, or a man in the sugar
trust in New York, or a Senator on this floor
who demanded this sugar schedule, who does
not understand what it means for the trust.
This schedule gives the trust a duty of at
least three-eighths of a cent, sometimes fluc
tuating as high as half a cent. He appealed
to Mr. Allison for his opinion as to the pro
tection afforded by the sugar schedule as
Jlr." Allison said that the ad valorem pro
vision in the bill, in view of tho great differ
ence between the value of raw and refined
sugar, certainly would afford a protection of
three-tenths of a cent before the differential
of one-eighth of a ceut was reached.
Mr. Vest called attention to the fact that the
McKinley law gave the raw material freo to
refiners and then gave the latter a protective
duty of one-hnlf of a cent per pound.
Mr. Allison insisted, however, that the great
differenco in the price of raw nnd refined
sugar gavo the refiner the benefit of at least
three-tenths of a cent under a 10 per cent, ad
valorem duty before the one-eighth was im
posed at all. The discussion of the sugar
schedule was adroitly diverted by Senator
Vest into a debate about American wages.
Mr. Oalllnger, the Itepublican reading clerk
of tho Senate, then got to work. This time it
was newspaper editorials, and not other Sen
ators' speeches, however.
At the conclusion of Mr. Galllnger's re
marks the Jones amendment, fixing tho duty
on alum at four-tenths of a cent, was agreed
to without division, as was the next Jones
amendment, fixing tho duty on carbonate of
ammonia nt 10 percent, muriate of, orsul
ammoniatie at 10 per cent, and sulphate of
ammonia nt 20 per cent.
The next amendment, fixing the duty on
bone char suitable for decolorizing sugars at
20percent,was agreed to without a roll-calL
Mr. Allison offered an amendment to trans
fer blue vitriol (salphato of copper) from the
freo list nnd make it dutiable at 1 cent per
pound, but It was rejocted.
Mr. Morrill's amendment met the same
fate, nnd tho Jones amendment was then
agreed to. Mr. Jones offered an amendment
to transfer refined camphor from the free list
to the duitablo list at 10 per cent, ad valorem.
Mr. Aidrich moved to substitute 4 cents per
pound, tho present duty. 'Mr. Aldrich's sub
stitute was defeated 21 to 31. Mr. Aidrich
then modified his substitute so as to make it
Z4 cents. This was also defeated, and the
Jones amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Aidrich offered an amendment to. the
next paragraph to substitute 1 cent per pound
on chalk aud its preparations for the duty of
20 per cent, in the bill. The latter was the
rate fixed in the Houso bill. No modification
was made in the different drafts of tho Sen
ate bill, and Mr. Hale suggested that Mr.
Aidrich withdraw his amendment and leave
this paragraph as a monument to Democratic
consistency. After some further debate Mr.
Aldrich's amendment was defeated. It was
then ten minutes of C o'clock, and Mr. Alli
son suggested an executive session, while Mr.
Jones suggested that the Senate sit in hour
Mr. Harrl3, who had charge of the bill,
arose nnd with cutting sarcasm rejected both
suggestions. "In view of, tho fact," said he,
with tho trip-hammer deliberation so char
acteristic to him; "in view of the fact that the
Senate has only consumed one hour in the
discussion ot this article upon which the
eyes of tho republic are fixed with such in
tense Interest the article of chalk I think
tho United States Senato should take a rest,
and I movo the Senate adjourn."
Accordingly, at 5.55, the Senate adjourned.
Yonng Men's Catholic CInb.
Tho Young Men's Catholic Club wiU give a re
ception at National Bines armory this even
ing. It will bo a complimentary affair, and
cards of admission can be obtained of clnb mem
bers. Schroeder's orchestra will furnish music.
James a. Mulquln will act as master of cere
monies. Dancing will begin at 8.80.
ANTI-BRIGGS IN SENTIMENT.
The Eighteenth Annual Convention of the
Presbyterian Church to Convene To-Day.
SABAToaA,N.Y.,Mayl4. The general assem
bly of the Presbyterian Church of tho North
opens here to-morrow nnd will continue for
four days. It will be the eighteenth annual
meeting, and unlike the Albany synod two
years ago, at which the Briggs element was in
thea scondency, this convention will be anti
Brlggs in the ratio of about four to one.
The lines in the convention will bo nearly
all drawn on this issue, und a test of the
strength of the factions will be made when a
moderator is elected on Thursday. Tho can
didates will be Arthur J. Brown, D. D., of
Portland. Ore , for tho Briggs side; Henry
C. Mlnton, D. D., San Francisco; Samuel
Muchmore, D. D., of Philadelphia; Col. John
J. McCook, of New York city, and James
Gardner. D. D., of Gloversville, N. Y., for the
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
A Boy Killed nnd Many Others Badly In
jured A Bad Kali the Cause.
Oswzoo, N. Y., May 14. An accident
caused by an insecure rail occurred this after
noon to a passenger train on the Lehigh
Valley railroad. The train, while running at
a regular speed, went down an embankment.
There were thirty passengers in the day
coach. .Willie Mahan, aged 10, was killed
outright, and bis mother wai injured. Tbo
other casualties were as follows:
. II. Comjeii, president of the Graton
Bridge Company, was injured about the face
A. Baeeb. of Binghamton, badly bruised.
V.. A. Eldiudoe. of Fairbaven, scalp wound.
C. L. Price, of Woburn, right hand in
jured. Mrs. Anddew Campbell, of Groton, face
cut and bruised.
J. IU Williams, of De Ruyter, head and
T. E. T.ioMrsox. of Cortland, head cut.
31r. Chablfs II. OntrMMo-cs, of Newark
auey, neau ana siae oaaiy Dmisea.
Ciiables Cabtwbioiit, baggage-master,
Owego, back hurt.
L. Waldo, of Bcrken3hire, face and ann3
J. L. Rooe&s, of Binghamton, face and
Boss McKnnc's Appeal Denied.
The appeal of John Y. McKane to the United
States Supreme Court was decided against Mc
K&ne yesterday. Justice Harlan delivering the
opinion. McKane In his appeal contended that
he should have been allowed to go out on ball
pending the appeal, as the Constitution meant
to confer that right In all but capital cases.
The Justice held that the matter of bail in such a
case was entirely within the matter of the Juris
diction of the state courL Also that tho warden
of Sing Sing had no right to return McKane to
the sheriff of New l ork pending the appeal, as
the appeal had no effect upon his Imprisonment
in Sing Sing. McKane was overruled at every
point without a dissenting opinion.
The South Carolina Reorganization.
The proposed South Carolina reorganization
plan provides that on 216 miles of road there are
wiped out completely $7,816,160 of Junlorsecuri
tles, comprising 2,533,000 incomes, $1,130,000 sec
onds, and (1,304,103 stock. The present reorgan
ization is entirely in the Interest ot the first
mortgage bondholders, who bought In the road
for 31,000,000. The reorganization permits only
the firststo narticinate The rumor is a?a!n re
vived that the present purchase of the road is
reauy in me interest or me Louisviue ana Nasn
vllle. More Retaliatory Duties.
Senator Davis yesterday gave notice of an
amendment to the tariff bill providing for re
taliatory duties upon siU s, velvets, plushes, and
lAces, and all manufactures of these articles,
and also upon dice, draughts, chessmen, billiard
goods, toys, brandy, and other spirits manufac
tured from grain, champagne nnd still wines
against countries imposing discriminating or
prohibitory duties upon grain or its products or
other agricultural products exported from the
The Carnegie Fraud Board.
Capt. Sampson, chief of ordnance; Prof. Alger,
and Lieut. Ackernian composing the board
designated by Secretary Herbert to Investigate
the charges relative to frauds In the armor
Slates, left Washington yesterday for Bethle
era. Pa. They will there wltnoss an acceptance
te3t of armor plate to-day and proceed to Home
stead to resume their inquiries, with the expec
tation of returning to YV ashington by the end of
Board of Directors Elected.
At an annual meeting of the United States
Horse and Cattle Food Company, held at thelr
office, Alexandria, Va., the following directors
and officers were elected for the ensuing year:
A. S Johnson, president: J. B. Otterback, vice
E resident; P. 1L Mattingly, secretary; E. J.
rown, general m&nazer; Francis Miller, treas
urer; A. Laupp, and VA illlam (tamer. Ihe books
showed a prosperous condition. After the meet
ing a banquet was held at Fleischman's hotel.
Conntryrcnn and Cable Cars.
J. H. Hill, city constable of Danville, Va., met
with a serious accident while on a visit to this
city yesterday. About 5 o'clock in the evening
he started to board a Pennsylvania avenue cable
car near Thirteenth street and was thronn to
the ground. His left ankle was froctared by the
fall, and he was taken to tho Emergency hos
pital in a police ambulance.
Postmaster Dayton Resigns.
Postmaster Dayton, of New York city, will not
occupy a seat at the constitutional convention In
New York. He has sent a letter to Postmaster
General BIssell, announcing his resignation as
a delegate to the convention. The action Is taken
In order to nvold possible violation of the laws
against Federal office-holders being also state
.vlnckny Gets a Big Judgment.
The Court of Claims yesterday granted a Judg
ment of $L13,G23infavorof the executor of tha es
tato of Donald Mackay, contractor, for extras,
enhanced cost of labor caused by the delays of
the government, etc. In the construction in ISCo
of the light draft monitor Nanset.
Turkish .Minister III.
Mavroyenl Bey, the Turkish minister, has
been seriously 111 with pneumonia, and last
week his friends became much alarmed over his
condition. He is now, howover, reported out of
At the District Buildings.
.R. O Barnes requests tho Commissioners to
compel the Lcktngton and Soldiers' Home rail
way to put on moro cars.
In a communication to Senator Blackburn tho
Commissioners decline to reinstate John U. Mc
Grann to tho police force.
The Commissioners recommend Immediate en
actment of Houso bill 7053, "relating to section 3
of act approved August 13, 1800, mating appro
priations tor the sundry civil expenses ot the
George E. Mattingly, of 475 F street southwest,
Srotests against the licensing of the barroom
a GOO Four-aud-a-half street, on the ground
that the barroom is within 4U0 feet of a church.
Tho Commissioners have made an amend
ment to tho building regulations which requires
that hereafter private stables shall not bo built
within twenty-five feet of a private residence.
Tho Commissioners recommend to Congress
that no further amendments bo added to Seaate
bill 1S96, "to provide for tho payment of the 8 per
centum greenback certificates of the District of
Columbia, and for other purposes."
Wright & Stockett, real estato dealersVhave of
fered the Commissioners lot 4. on the northeast
corner of Sixteenth street and Georgia aveuuo
southeast, for a site for the contagious hospitaL
Tho lot contains 15,910 square feet and 0,0 13 Is
asked for It.
Building permits wero Issued yesterday as fol
lows: George P. Newton, to build Na 11231
street northeast, to cost $2,000; Mrs. C. B. Sayers,
to Improve No 703 Sixteenth street northeast, to
cost 50; James Burk, to improve Na 640 Callan
street northeast; Charles Dietz, tn build Nos.
1310 and 1512 1) street southeast, to cost 41,X.
The Commissioners have under consideration
a proposed amendment to tho building regula
tions. Heretofore builders have generally built
houses tho full depth of their lots, and have
? radically disregarded light nnd ventilation
eatures. The Commissioners havo held several
conferences on the subject, and the Inspector 4f
buildings is now engaged in drafting a suttable
regulation providing that hereafter no building
shall bo erected Nvlthin ten feet of the rear lino
ot the lot.
Engineer Commissioner Powell has made a
favorable recommendation on House bill 5181. to
macadamize the road now extending from the
Broad Branch road to Chevy Chase circle: also
for grading and macadamizing the Adams Mill,!
road from commDia road to the zoological fare.
He also Indorses the section in the bill for
sprinkling macadamized streets and suburban
roads. Ths amount for the Improvements is
DISCUSSED BY REPUBLICANS
A Long Caucus Held at Senatot
TARIFF BILL TO BE BEATEN
The Statement Made That Seven Democratic
Senators Will Vote with Them Silver
Hon Will Not Filibuster Changes Among
The Republican members of the Senate
were in caucus at Senator Sherman's house
last night from 8 o'clock until 11.50. The
caucus partook moro of tho nature of an
Informal conference than a business meet
ing, and while it was called with the
purpose of arriving at a conclusion as to the
method to be .pursued by tho Republican
party in the Senate, it closed without elicit
ing anything in the way of a party declara
tion. There was no vote on any proposition
whatever, and the proceedings consisted, in a
large measure, of speeches.
There wero about twenty-flvo of the thirty
seven Republican Senators present, and every
ono of them had something to say in the
coursu of the evening. There was a great
divergenco of views. Indeed, the accounts
of the meeting agree that while there were
probably twenty speeches, most of them
of course brief, no two of them were on
the same Hues or advised the same manner
There was no agreement, excetit upon the
ono point that tho bill should be beaten if
possible. On general lines the greatest di
vergence of opinion was on the ability of the
Republicans to beat tho bill at all. and while
there wa3 no formal div.sion which would
permit of a counting the caucus appeared to
be about evenly divided in sentiment upon
A statement that eastern Senators were
favorable to the continuation of the opposi
tion on tho lines which are now being ob
served, and that western Senators were op
posed to any effort to secure a delay for
delay's sake would bo in a general way -correct,
but there were exceptions on both sides.
Senatora Aldrlcb, Chandler, Frye and
others contended that the bill could be de
feated, and said that all this was necessary to
demonstrate the correctness of this rissertion
was to give the Democrats time to widen the
breach which they asserted now exists. Some
of them declared that four or five Democratic
votes conld be counted on us opposed to the
bill, while ono of those present went so
far as to say that he was assured
of the opposition ot at least seven Democratic
Senators. No names of Democratic Senators
were given, however. The opposition ele
ment contended that there was no positive as
surance of any Democratic support in opposi
tion to the bill, and that the only means of
testing the truth of the rumors of Democratic
disaffection was to let the voting go on.
There was much talk as to the general de
ments and inconsistencies of the bill, and
some of the silver Republican Senators did
not foil to call attention to the lack of sym
pathy which had been displayed on the part
of Republican Senators when the silver repeal
bill was before the Senate lost Fall, and to
intimate that they had no desire to heap
cools ot fire on tho heads ot that
element in the party at this time by doing
kindness in return for what they termed In
considerateness. They agreed in the main
with their Republican colleagues as to the in
advisability of passing the bill, but declared
they would not filibuster, especially in view
of the strong probability of the passage of
the bill despite opposition that might be mads
The more radical opponents of the bill re
plied that they had no desire to or intention
of filibustering, but asserted that the bill was
ono which could be opposed by legitimate
methods for a long time.
There was also an exchange of views on
the policy of Republicans voting for tho
Democratic amendments to the bill, bat the
only agreement reached npon this point as
upon the other was to allow for the present
individual Republican Senators to act in ac
cordance with their own inclinations.
Some ot the Senators expressed the opinion
nt tho close of the conference that another
meeting of the party in the Senate would be
held at an early day.
The caucus assigned Senator Patton to po
sitions on the Committees on Agriculture,
Claims. Railroads, and Indian AfTairs. Sena
tor McMillan will resign from the Committee
on Agriculture and will take the place on Na
val Affairs made vacant bv Senator Stock
bridge's death. Senator Davis will retire
from the Committee on Claims.
Women Not Admitted.
Richmond, Va., May 14. William SL Thornton
chairman of the faculty of the University of,
Virginia, denies the reports that the faculty has
adopted a resolution admitting women to the
Senator rnffrcy Elected.
Baton Rocge, La., May 14. Tho general
assembly this afternoon elected Senator Don
Caffrey for the long term as United States
Senator, beginning March 5, 1S95.
Dink Wilson Done Tor.
ArBrBS,N. Y.,May 14 Dink Wilson, tho mur
derer of Detective James Harvey, of Syracuse,
was electrocuted at Auburn prison at UL43 to
Johnston Seems to Ilav c It.
Atlanta, Ga,, May 14. Corrected returns
from Alabama give Johnston C34, Oates 103,
doubtful 117. Necessary to nominate, 253.
Deaths of Yesterday.
YrsEVARD Havex, Mass., May 14. Dr. H. A.
Tucker died here at 2 rem. He was a prominent
citizen ot iirooEiyn ana a trustee or Air. Aai
Compulsory Education forNewYork. II
AtBANV, N. Y., May 14 The governor has
signed the compulsory education bills.
No Compromise for the .Miners.
Cleveland, May 14. The afternoon session o
the miners' convention was an executive one,
and was held behind closed doors. So far as
could bo ascertained the meeting was entirely
harmonious in every respect. President John
McBride, when asked by a representative
of the Associated Press as to the probability of
the compromise said: "I know there has been
some talk in tho newspapers about a compro
mise, but it has all come from the others. So
far as the miners are concerned they are a unit
In agreeing that nothing less than me scale de
manded shall be accepted."
OwENSBOro, Ky, May 14. At a meeting of
miners held at Mcllenry mines. It was decided
that all the minors working at the Drakesboro,
Bevior, Central City, McHcnry, Taylor llllams,
Echols, Mercer, Hillsdale, and Powderly's mines
In the district would go on a strike to-day.
There are about 1.200 or 1 .500 men In the strike,
and it will seriously affect the coal supply here.
Umovtowv, Pa., May 1L The coke strikers
are showing a more lawless spirit In this end of
the region to-day than ever before. At Percy
the strikers assembled and drove the men from
work. At Falrchance a workman was taken out
by the strikers, tied to a post, and given a severe
whipping with a horsewhip Tho bouse of an
other was surrounded and all the windows broken
Altoova, Pa., May 14. The strike situation
in Blair and Cambria counties remains un
changed. All the mines are closed except the
mill mine la Johnstown. Neither tho operators
nor the miners have any Idea when the strike
will end. The miners are quiet and hopeful,
Cleabfield, Pa., May 14. The situation
among the soft coal miners In this country re
mains unchanged; of the 10,000 miners In the en
tiro region, only slxteoen were at work on Satur
day. ItoccviLLK, Conn., May 11 Tho woolen mills
of the Now England, Uockanum, and Springville
Companies, employing 1,000 persons, will re
sume work on full time to-morrow.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 14. Three hundred
Btrlklug miners surrounded the mines of ths
Bellalre steel works mis morning. Alter a con
ference the men at work agreed to quit to-night.
The stoppage of the mine will shut down the
plant, employing 600 men.
MAtcnESTER.N. IL.May 11 Most of the plumb
ers and gosfltters in me city, who have been
out on a strike since May 1, returned to work to
day, their employers having signed the agree
ment asked tor by the strikers. The firms
which have not signed are expected to giro la
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