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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. 1STO. Gl.
WASHrCTGTOlSr, D. C, THUESDAT MOBNUSTG, MAY 17, 1894.
LOST CHILDREN DISCOVERED
boston's Big PSre Not So Horrible
as First Reported.
NEW YORK FURNISHES ANOTHER
Thousands cf Dollars in Property Destroyed,
Lives Lost, Vessels Burned to the "Water'!
Edge, and Several Persons Hurt A
Partial List of the Losses.
Boston-, May It Early In the day thlrty-flre
children were reported a3 missing as a result of
yesterday's great conflagration, but this even
ing the number Is greatly docreased. Many of
the little ones were In the homes of strangers,
who cared for thorn until their relatives were
found. Several little ones are yet to be found by
their friends, but they are undoubtedly safe In
the keeping of people In the vicinity of the Are.
A special service, with addresses by promi
nent Boston clergymen for tho benefit of the
homeless, was held In tho church Ubed as relief
Tho edifice was crowded, and the collections
amounted to several hundred dollars. The fund
In all now amounts to over $10,000. The money
collected at tho time of tho Johnstown flood
and not needed has been appropriated by tho
city to go Into tho relief fund. The loss by Are
U now estimated at $G00,00U
A stretch of smoking, blackened ruins, cover
lug more than a dozen acres, was the picture the
eccno of last night's fire at the South End re
volted this morning when tho sun rose. A few
steamers wero still at work, and scores of fire
men wero btlll exploring the burning buildings.
Household furniture and property of every de
scription littered the streets, and hundreds of
those made homeless by the conflagration were
vainly searching the ruins of their houses In tho
hope of finding home thing of talae remaining.
Madison 1'nrk, just south of Cabot street, was
complutoly covered with furniture and house
holdgcods piled In a confused mass several feet
In height, bcores of policemen patrolled the
burned district, and thousands of sightseers
thronged outside tho ropes.
A careful investigation this morning shows
that about tv. eh o aci es of ground wore burned
otcrand about halt a million dollars worth of
property destroyed. About 100 buildings, over
two-thirds of which wero -wooden structures,
havo been wholly destroj ed, and twenty more
wero partially burned. Mora tbanseenty-flvo
per ct nt. of tho burned buildings are dwelling
houses, which wero occupied by the poorer
clashes, and EM families, or more than 2,000 peo
ple, are homelts.
Tho Boston Baseball Association and the city
of Boston ure the heaviest financial losers The
property of the former was valued at 670,000,
and i-. a total loss. Tho cltys loss Is over
but one fatality has been reported a three-monihs-jld
baby bfins suffocated on Berlin
s;recL About seventeen perwms were injured,
none of them bonouly. Ihe most common in
jur Is to tho eye, nearly all of tho lire chiets
being affected oy tho smoke and luteubo heat
Nearly a dozen invalids, residUi;! In houses
now in ruins, were convcye 1 to the hospital dur
ing the lire, but none were injured or seriously
aBected by the transfer.
1 ho limits of tho burned district extend from
64 Berlin street to Ualpole strict and toNo 8
Griunell street; from trinnetland fcarsfleld,on
the north side, to 31 barelield, then around in
the rear of barsfleld street to 1(177 Tremont
street, including all the buildings on clioIe,
Cunard, end Coventry streets, across Irernont
ureet to o. 10s J, then in the rear of 1 re in on t to
Merling, ard aloug the northside of Merling
fltiect to Cabot, on the east side, where the ftru
w nt iheiLed.
From 11 Cabot street, the ruin extend west
ward through the block to Tremont, tbenco
along the sojth side of IJurko street to Berlin,
and on the lattpr throjphout as far as Benson
street. Within this district c cry building is al
most gutted or completely destroj ed.
Miortly after 1 o'clock this moraine fire broke
out again In tl-o top of n brkk block on the west
side of Cabot street and burned for an hour. The
building was destroj ed
SHI.i;iXKl.l KY THE GOOD.
Unfortunate People Taken Care of By the
Kind and Generous.
Boston, May lu Measures for the relief of the
people made homeless by tho lire were contin
ued to-day Hundreds of women and children
were sheltered during tho night in tho Catholic
schools near tho burned district and many mora
were gli en quarters at tho Buggies Mreet Bap
Late this afternoon it was discoered that
fleorgo Ford, a 14-yearold boy, 'Was missing.
Ills mother, who is oer CO years of age, is wan
dering about among the ruins, almost distracted
looking lor him.
IH-trict Chiof Sawyer fears that some bodies
will bo found in tho ruins, for the Are spread so
rapidly that tho pooplo in the ciowded tene
ments did not realize their danger. t
Tho causo of the conflagration Is not yet pos
tlvely known, but there Is little doubt that It or
iginated in a flro vthich was set under the
HOUSES AM) HOUSES.
cv York Suffer, from Another Big Burn,
Kcs lilting in Great Lois.
New YOKKiMay 1C Fire started at 4 o'clock
this morning in ono of the big wooden buildings
In the inUosuro knon n as Jones Woods, at Ave
nue A and blxty-clghth street. Before It had
been extinguished the flames spread over four
blocks between Sixty-seventh and Seventy-flrst
streets, Aveauo A, and tho East river. Over
t J00,000 damage was dona Tho sudden chang
ing of the wiud caused tho flro to spread whei
the firemen thought they had it under control.
Fifty horses vero burned to death and a num
ber of persons wero injured.
Policeman Nash discovered flames and sinoko
coming from the roof of the dancing pavilion in
Jones' Woods, about SO) feet from the river,
'i went j minutes alter tho discovery ef the
llarnes the enormous dancing paUUon, the two
tiers of scats and galleries were a mass of
flames. There w as n stiff bOullrn c st w ind blow
ing, which can led tho names towards the rive
ilh remarkable rapidity, aud tho buildings,
compesod of wood throughout, burned lito
Tho Caraessproad across a wooden brfdgo
OTirMxty-nlutu street and taught tho wooden
building of Washington park, which occupies
thoentiro block between Mxty-ninth and Seven
tieth streets. A third and a fourth alarm was
suddenly tho wind c-ianged and turned tho
flames toward Atouue A. J.ike ahtreak the fire
scorned to clutch tho flimsy buildings, nnd tu
live minutes tho great wooden toners at tho en
trance of ihcpark on Avenue A wero burning,
together with tho line of buildings along Mxtj-t-ighth
streetp Hie buildings on tho north sido
of bixty-soenth street next caught lit o Hero
tho lire burned so rapidly that Capt. Vedder's
men, who wero at work on the street, wero
driven back on n, run from tho flames.
i ho flames first caucht the stable and the two
fttory dwelling of Patrick Beau on tho north side
of bixty-seientb street near tho river. Beau is
a milkman, and had thirty horses in n stable
near hts house Ho and his family got out of the
Louse and escaped by a boat to a place of safety.
'I ho hort.es wero burned. cxt to Dean's house
tho two-story brick dwelling of Michael Boland
was reduced ta ashes boon after tho flames
reached it. Fifteen horses which were in an ad
joining stable wero burned to death.
John Carroll s two-story house was tho next to
ratch. Carroll, his wife and five children, wero
dragged out of their house by Policeman'lioll la
ter. They did not want to leave. A low minutes
later the house, with tho stable tu tho rar, fell
with a deafening crash, and tho flumes plunged
onto tho two-sory brick house of James t man
next door. Huan is abrrso dealer. He had two
noises in his stable; they wero burned. John
Itay's two-story brick dwelling with a stable In
tho rear was entirely consumed. A truckman
lived in the next building, a two-story building.
Ho had a stable In the rear In which then wero
several horses. The house and stable were con
sumed, and tho horses were burned to death.
.Kate Butly occupied tho next bouse. In tho
rear of her house lived Charles Mooney in a
frame houso and in the rear of his place was tho
blacksmith shop of beldentry fc Schultz. 2v"ono
of these people had time to save any of their
household goods. Mrs. Duffy made an effort to
do so, but a portion of the roof fell, and she
mshed out Into the street
The coroner lot ntnvenuo A and C8th street is
occupied by tho stone works of B. A. & G. N.
Williams. It is an Immense place and one of
the best equipped in America, They have now
In preparation ono for some of the largest and
most expensive buildings in the city. Their
-works w ill bo a total loss.
All their finely carved stone was cracked and
rendered useless Two hundred and fifty men
are thrown out of work in this establishment.
Sixty-eighth street, between Avenue A and the
river, was crowded with trucks belonging to the
residents of he block. There were ISO trucks,
and when the names had traversed all of them
that was left was a moss of tangled iron and
The fire had also extended along the river
front toward the south and caught the old Scher
znerhorn mansion that has stood in bixty-seventh
street, near the river, for soventy-flvo years.
Tho flames literally leaped across fclxty-sov-enth
street and clutched this house.
The damage is estimated at $!1,U00 in all,
flCl.OOO being done to property outside of tho
park. J. F. Schulthels, owner and manager of
tho ploasnre gardens, estimates his loss at
.Fire to Buildings, Vessels, and Coal to the
Extent of $500,000.
Pawtccxet, R. L, May 16. Tho city Is Illumi
nated by the blazo from fully 0,000 tons of
coal consumed in tho disastrous flro on tho river
front this afternoon. A conservative estimate
places the loss at 8 300,000.
There were many vessels In tho river. The
schooner A. M. Hopkins was burned l" tho
water's edge, involving a loss of f 1.000. Iho
Zampha, a uotter schooner from Machias,Me.,
refused assistance and was consumed. In Ies3
than an hour after tho sounding of tho first
nlarm tho buildings of the Jewell Company,
whero tho fire started, wero in ashes. 1 he main
building of Olney and Payne Brothers was next
tOKoandwithitaMXWto.iSOf coal and 2,000,000
feet of lumber. Iho horses were saved, but
wagon, harness, and contents of tho stable wero
The total loss of this firm will reach 100 000 on
stock, while tho buildings, which wero owned by
Hezekiah Conaut, were valued at $30,000.
George E.'ewell estimates the loss to his com
pany at $150,000, which Is fairly well covered by
Insurance, fllie loss to the city coal company Is
fixed at $30100, and to tho Cottrrll Company at
$73,000. Tho gas company's loss will not exceed
$23,000, and a similar sum will cover the de
struction of dwellings In the vicinity of the con
Ted By Turious Winds.
roRT Jertts, X. Y May It For three days a
florce flro has been raging In the mountain Just
aeross tho Belaware river In Pennsylvania, and
between here and MUford tho flro has been fed
by a furious wind, nnd has burned over an area
of about seven miles, destroj Ing hundreds of
dollais worth of timber, besides two
or three farm houses. Iho atmsphere
Is thick with the smoke from the Are,
nnd at times objects a couplo of
miles distant cannot be seen. The natives of
tho woods are out in full force endeavoring to
save their homes, a task which Is beset with dif
ficulties, owing to the velocity of tho wind. The
woods are very dry on account of tho slight rain
fall this Spring The scene at night is one of
great beauty Tho trout brcoks of Pike county,
one of the best regions for trout fishing outside
of the Adlrondacks In the United States, are
almost dry. In fact, fishermen have given up
their work until tho streams are raised by rains.
Brooklyn. May 16 The largo crockery store
of Ovinifton Brothers was gutted by fire this
afternoon. Ioss $0,000, insurance S5,000.
Pfueerton, J , May 16. Tho entire town of
IVrabetton came near being destroyed by a flro
this afternoon, which consumed over $10,000
worth of property before it was extinguished.
PEIXOTO'S TROOPS DEFEATED.
The Brazilian Torces .Meet with Hcay
Losses in a Battle m Ith Insurgents.
London, May 13 A dispatch from Bio de Ja
neiro uiys that the Brazilian gov eminent forces
under command of Gens. Juca and Tigrohave
been defeated in n battle with tho insurgents
near Iguozu,on theriverof that namewhlch
divides the states Sao Paulo and Bio Grande do
The federals had 140 men killed in the engage
WHERE HOKE SMITH LIVES.
Populists of Georgia in Session Denounce
the Present Administration.
Atlanta, Ga., May 16. Tho state convention
of the People's party in Georgians In session
here. The convention is characterized by its
very large attendance and extreme enthusiasm.
It indicates that so far from beiug a dead Issue
the party Is very much aliro in this state. The
attitude of the present administration since the
last campaign Is taken as the reason for sach a
cyclone ot excitement among the Populists as
this convention has developed.
W hen Tom Wntsou, tho famous leader of the
party, made his appearance in the hall this
morning he was given such an ovatiou as was
never given any man by a pall Ural convention
in Georgia since the old days of other nnd older
parties. Ho "was made chairman of tLo conven
tion, and made a speech severely criticising the
course of the present administration.
"Two years ago he said, "we were fed upon
tho nu.brosia of Bamoeratic expectations lc
day ve are gnawing the corncobs of Democratic
He intimated that If the Chicago Bcmocratlc
platform had been strictly adhered to by the
administration there would have been no such
convention of Populists In Georgia lo-day.
A committee on platform, couslsting of ono
from each of the eleven congressional districts
of Georgia, was appointed. This committee has
bee i at work nil day, and will not report until
to-morrow. They are going about tho task of
making a platform with marked caution.
1 he platform will indorse m toto tho Omha
platform of tho party, government ownership of
railroads, etc It will urge the doing away with
the present convict system In Georgia.
To-morrow tLo staf ticket will be nominated.
It Is prtlty tertain that Judge J. K. HUies,a prom
inent lawyer of this city, will be tho candidate
for the governorship lbe Populists would ically
f refer to have Wat-ou run for Governor, but ho
ntnnds to be a candidate for Congress In tho
Tenth district, which he represented in tho
Gold Shipments for Ktiropc.
New York. May lC.-Laz.ird Freero shipped
61,000,000 in gold by to-day's steamer, which,
with the $500,000 already engaged by L. Yon
Hoffman & Co., makes a total of cl,WW.
000 thus far encased for to-day.
Tho Ilrms oT Ladenberj", lhalman & Co.
and Ilellbach, Ickiebeimer & Co. will each
ehlp CO0,000 in gold on tho steamer sailing
Dr. Bnllcy is Dead.
San Antomo, Tex., May 1G. Colonel Joseph B.
Bailey, assistant surgeon general. United Mates
Army, and medical director of the department
of lexau, stationed here, died of heart failure, at
an early hour this mornig, on a Southern Pacific
Stiikc .Micella ny.
A?nLANn, Mass., May HI The leather cite:
at tho Whlttier A; Co. saoe factory here fit rue
this morning for tho restoration of a CO per cen.
cut down made last October.
Nashville, Tenn., May 1G Tho Tcnn"se
Coal, Iron, and Hailmad company shut down its
furnace at fcouth Pitttburg, 'lean., yesterday
oveulug. throwing out of employment a largo
Baltimore, May 1G Tho local coal situation is
brighter in every vay than it was last week.
The railroad companies seem disposed to loosen
their grip upon the coal they havo seized, and
dealers are thereby enabled to fill part of their
Dw Moinfs, Iowa, May 16. Tno miners' strike
here will close tho electuc light works and Uave
the city indarki.ess In tho courso of a few days,
ilu-h damare I also threatened to brick fac
torlti Iho mine operators aro determined to
hold out, and so are the miners.
Mi a no.v, Pa., May 1C The wago scale of tho
Amalgamated Abnoclatlon was signed by the
Mew art Iron Company to-day, und the com
pany's mills hero will resume operations next
-vlonday, alter nearly a years idleness. Iho
scale calls for a $3 rate for puddling.
Huntingdon, Po., May 16 The miners in the
Huntingdon nnd Broad 'J op region, who wore
offered 50 cents per ton for mining coal by three
of the leading operatcrs, havo finally refused to
accept tho ofler and return to work. The oper
ators say they will not renew the offer.
WiiEFLiNrt, W. Va ,May Hi. A hundred strik
ing miners marched to Llm Grovo mines this
morning and prevented tho non-union men
from going to work. This stops tho only mine on
tho railroad between here and Pittsburg, 'ihe
non-union men were afterward taken into tho
Chicago, May 16. The David Bradley Manu
facturing Company, which is one of the largest
manufacturers of agricultural implements in
the Wet, has shut down Its plant on account of
the coal strike. It being found Impossible to ob
tain a sufficient supply of fuel to keep the fur
Hamilton, Ont., May 16. The strike of bitu
minous coal miners is seriously affecting largo
industries here, as coal sufllcient to run engines
is no: obtainable. Tho Ontario rolling mill will be
forced to close nextweek, and at present is em
ploying only about fifty men instead ot the usjal
force of about SOD.
Union-town, Pa., May 16. The strikers made
great gains to-day about Unlontown and In the
northern end of tho re gion. Only about a dozen
men were at work at the Kyle plant, the others
fearing to return on account of tho presence of
500 strikers, encamped near the works. The
strikers offered no violence.
PorGHKEEislE,N. Y.,May3G. A big strike ot
brickyard laborers Is on In the yards nearFIsh
klll landing and Butchec3 Junction, affecting
about l .sou men. Mnco the men employed in
the yards about Kingston went on a stiUefor
higher wages several days ago agitators hare
been going up and down the river inciting
men In other yards to follow their example.
LOSS WILL REACH MILLIONS
Frightful Volume of Water Rushes
Down Chippewa Valley.
DAMS AND CULVERTS GO D0WX
Bod Kiver Ii Rapidly Eising and la Sweep
ing Down All Obstructions Trains Held
TJp and Towns Cut OS from Communica
tionThe Cloud-burst's Aftermath.
Eau Claire, "Wis , Mny 16. Word late to-night
from Menominee states that Bed river is rising
rapidly. Word from Bice Lake says that tho
water could not be held and tho dam was
The dam at Cedar Falls has given way, and
now the river is rising and threatening.
At Menominee it Is feared that the dam cannot
stand the combined strain. Menominee Is cut
off from the railroads.
llCD'ios, W is.. May 16. Tho heavy rainstorm
of Tuesday night caused Willow river nnd Trout
brook to overflow their banks with a damage of
over j0,000. IL T. Drake, of St Paul, owned a
private hatchery and has lost 70,000 yearlings
and 10,000 fry.
br. Cloud, Minn, May 1& Tho heaviest rain,
fall known in many years ioured down In tor
rents last night and did much damago In the
way of washouts. Many cellars in tho business
portions of tho city were flooded.
Five hundred feet of track on the Great North
ern, south of this city was washed out, and five
culverts on the Northern Pacific aro out be.
tnom Sauk Baplds and Bice's The through
train west lost night was held at Sauk Baplds
till noon to-day, when the train succeeded In
getting on west.
Bciorts as far west as Alexandria and east to
Mlhva show much damage to tho Great North
ern tracks Ihe Uk river bridge on the Pfnck
ney branch Is In bad condition, and sixty feet of
tho big fill at this point has boon wpcd out.
Ihe water-cauge to-day showed a precipita
tion of five Inches. Tho Great Northern passen
ger trrln fnr t.ieWestIs still here. .N-otraiu
w ent up to-day on the Northern Pnc'.ac. Bridges
aud culvert aro washed out all around here. A
big landslide occurred on the Groat Northern
between Mason and Alexandria, a bad washout
between Batton and Ahley. Iho storm was the
worst in thirty years. Miuk Hop ids suffered
much from washouts
3ULVAUKLE, Wis., May 16 The flood loss In
the Chippewa valley alone Is estimated at
$j,00D0DU. At Blcmcr the dam. sawmill, planing
niHL triages, houses and G,000,(O0 fet of logs
were carried nway No lives are reported losL
In Chippewa Falls damage wai done to the
extent of Joou.000 to streets, bridges and other
property. 'Ihe city suffers tho loviof the gas
works and five bridges, traffic with the Omaha
road being cut oft. Bridgewater avenue, Btver,
lower Bridge, and frprlug streets are flooded,
together with buildings on tha streets.
Tho Chippewa Logging and Boom Company's
buildings, barn, and mill are afloat la !so tho
American house, the establishments tj Box &
Squire, Lange 1 trot hers, S. K Martln.K. Hodge,
aud the Good luck Company, tho pott office, nnd
Pannlor Wagon Works; alu the woolen mill,
sa?h and door company, and many small build
ings and residences situated on the creek.
Chippewa city, six miles north of Chippewa
Falls, the sawmill,) dam, barns, lumber yards,
and in fac; almcst the whole city aro completely
washed out, together with six nitUiou feet of logs
Chippewa riter is ten feet alove low water
mark,but the won1 has not come yet, as re
ports aro that Little Falls dam and Flambeau
dam have given away, and If true, will rale tho
river fifteen feet more, completely flooding tho
business part of tho city.
KO AGREEMENT REACHED.
.Miners' Convention Holds Out for the Old
Rate from the Operators.
Cletelavd, Ohio, May 16. Before the after
noon session of the convention convened tho con
ferenco committee of inlnera and operators held
a Joint meeting in the chamber of commerce.
The miners submlttod their demand, which was
a restoration of tho old rate.
The operators offered a C5 cent rate for Penn
sylvania andCOpor cent, for Ohio. President
John McBrlde made a strong speech, saying
that the miners would never agree to a settle
ment on this basis. At 3 o'clock the Joint com
mittee was still In session, while the delegates
were assembled in Case hall awaiting their re
port The Joint committee remained in session until
6 o'clock this evening, when an adjournment till
morning was taken. It was announced no agree
ment had been reached.
The miuers refused to recede from their de
mand for a restoration of tho old rate, and the
operators, in tho absence of instructions, could
make no concessions.
Ihe operators will have another meeting this
evening to decide whether they shall make tin
miners any offer or give up the attempt to settle
hen the conference reassembles in tho
morning the com intttee w ill make Its report and
definite action will then be taken.
Democrats of Tennessee Pa;s Resolutions
Contrary to Cleveland's Idea.
Chattanooua, Tenn.f Mny 1C The Demo
cratic convention of the Third congressional
district at Cleveland, Tenn., to-day adopted
resolutions favoring the free and unlimited
coinage of silver, tho Wilson bill, the repeal
ot the 10 per cent, tax on state banks, and
tabled resolutions indorsing tho present ad
ministration, but adopted resolutions Indors
ing tho course of Senators Harris aud Bate.
Tho offlcc-hoMcrs are in control of the con
vention. It is said tho Snodcrass people are dete'-
, mined no recess shall be taken until n noml
i nation is made.. The convention will prob
I ably be in session nil night.
ENTIRE FAMILY POISONED,
An Enemy of an Indiana rnmily Resorts
To a Toul H'flj for Rctcnsc
DrcATCK, Ind., May 1G. Word Iras Jut been
received from Monroo that the family of Mart.
Alder were poisoned by some unknown person.
A brother of Alder called nt tho houso thi-
morning and found the entire family, consisting
of Aider nnd wife and two small children, pros
trate on tho dining room Door, tho two children
de-id, the mother teyond tho reach of medical
aid nnd Alder very UL
It is thouj.lL that some enemy of tho family put
poison in tnc well.
THIEF CAUGHT MARRYING.
Louis Temple Is Robbed While His Nup
tials Vcrc In Progress.
Louis Tomplo, colored, was arrested last night
at 93 V street in the midst of a marriage cere
mony which was being performed for himself
and Eva Bangerfleld.
lie was charged with the theft of a gold watch
and ;hain, which wero found on his person.
Temple and n friend named Nelson snatched
the watch from Oeorgo Luckett, also colored,
one day last week while Luckett was asleep In a
cook shop In W Illow T reo alley.
Miss Rupp Is Dead.
Jersey Crrf, N. Y May 1C Katie Rupp, tho
young woman who was shot by Bernhard Alten
berger. her lover, near the Snake Bill alms
house last Monday, died to-night in the hospital.
Altenberger, who is now In custody at Troy, X.
V will bo extradited nnd placed on trial for
murder in tho first degreo. Miss Uupp made an
ante mortem, which corresponds with "tho ac
count already given of the shtoting. Thus far
Altenbergcr's only explanation is that heehot her
because she was a Protestant and ho a Catholic,
and be knew he could not marry her.
Wilson Held for Attempted Murder.
Frank Wilson, tho negro who shot at his wife
on the sidewalk near Eleventh and O stroets lost
Thursday night, was befere Judge Kimball yes
terday on the charge of assault with intent to
kill, i he case was continued, V ilson being held
onlljXW bonds. Ills wile Is stlB at Freedmana
hospital, one of the shots having penetrated her
right lung. She will recover soon.
Pocket book Snatchcr Caught.
Detectives Weedon and Lacey havo captured
James Adams, an accomplice of the colored boy
who snatched a handbag, containing $30, from
Miss Julia M. Alston on Fourteenth steet Mon
d ay night. He had $3 of the money. Be says
George Mouton is the guilty party. Both boys
were formerly pupils of Miss Alston at the Gar
IT WAS NOT SMALLPOX.
An East Capitol Street Physician Is at the
Butt End of a Joke.
Br. Devercst, a physician on East Capitol
street, received a telephone meBSago about I
o'clock yesterday morning summoning him to
attend a SJpposed case of smallpox at 1403 O
(juifkly calling a cab. tho young doctor had
himself transported to the neighborhood of
Fourteenth and O streets, only to find that there
are no houses on the square indicated. Be
searched diligently all through that section of
the city and rang several doorbells to awake the
Inhabitants and get Information, and finally
wended his way homeward.
Ho is now looking for ono of his personal
friends who Bent the telephono message.
ATLANTA MEN VILL WIN,
Practically Certain That Government Aid
WBI Be Extended to the Exposition.
Southern members of Congress who have
been pressing the project of a $500,000 gov
ernment exhibit at the bouthern exposition to
boheld at Atlanta, Gn.t feel certain of success.
A special subcommitteo, with Representative
Livingston, of Georgia, as clmirinuu, meets
at 9.30 to-day to hear thoofilcrsof the ex
position and then decido on a report.
Tho hcarin? will last an hour, nnd the sub
committee expect to reach a decision by
10.30. It will be a mere formality, however,
as it is a foregono conclusion that the sub
committeo will bo unanimously In favor of the
Chairman Lirlngton. of tho subcommittee,
says: "'There will bo a unanimous favorable
report to the House, and tho bill will bo
speedily passed. I have canvassed Democrnts
and Republicans, and Und that the measure
will bo supported with practical unanimity.'
JOLLY TIME ANTICIPATED,
Board of Trade Men and Legislators Will
To-morrow is tho day fixed for the outing
of the business men of the city, who will in
vade tho green lawns of Marshall Hall and
enjoy the hospitality for which Col. McKibbin
Is justly famous. Many members of the
House and Son at o will be among the party vas
guestsof the board of trade, the members of
which will play the pait of host on this occa
sion. Prominent ofllcials and well-known
citizens will aUo share tho pleasures of the
Tho Macalester will start for tho preliminary
trip nt 2.?0, stopping at tho wharf at 3.50, be
fore proceeding to Marshall Hall, for such I e
latnd members of tlo party as could not catch
the boat for the up-river run.
Tickets may bo obtained by members of tho
board for themselves and friends nt tho of
fice of the secretary, room 11. Ames building,
1110 G street, at 1 each until a short time be
fore the excursion, after that from the sec
retary or other ofucer3 at tho boat.
IT PLEASED "SILVER DICK."
Missouri Democrats Tavor Silver, and
Mr. Bland Smiles at the Bcsult.
Kassis Ctrr.Mo.May 1& At 2.35 a. m. the
Democratic convention adjourned until 10 a. m.
without reaching a vote on the platform. Judge
Francis M. Black wis nominated forjudge of the
supreme court, nnd V. T. Carrlngton for super
intendent ot schools.
Both the silver plank In the majority report
and the i rands amendment ere read In the
afternoon session, after vhich the roll-cad was
demanded and resulted: Yeas, 357; nays,
SIS'; The minority report substttuto wa's, there
fore, defeated and the platform asorlginally
presented by the majority of tho committee
came up for adoption. Tho yeas and nays were
called for nnd the vote resulted: 'i eas, 342; nays.
110. The platform as sent in the Associated
Press dispatches of last night was therefore
The announcement of the vote caused pande
monium, the cheering lasting fully one minute.
Tho band struck up "Dixie" and Bland's face
es wreathed in smiles.
Bell's resolution denunciatory of the A. P. A.
was referred to a committee, under the rules.
When It- KOt back, to the convention It was not
recognizable, all mention and reference to the
A. 1. A. hdvlng been stricken out.
After the adoption of the platform J. II, Finks,
or Clinton, was nominated lor railroad commis
sioner, and tho convention adjourned sine die.
TOOK TOO WUCH LAUDANUM,
Lillian Ilnppc Had a Headache and
W anted to Kill Herself.
Mrs. Lillian Hoppe attempted to commit
gulcido yestenliy eTening by taking an ounco
and a half of laudanum. At about 2 o'clock this
morning she went to hcheller & fctorens' drug
store at Ninth and Pennsylvania avenue and
told trhat she bntl done. An ambulance tros
called and she tvas taken to Emergency hospital.
Her recovery is doubtful, but Dr. Lincoln John
son thinks that she may possibly pull through.
Jilta Hcppc is a native of Virginia, and came
to this city about a year ago. biuce that timo
she has not been living with her hmband. Mio
boarded at tho house of Mrs. barah 11. Zahn, o.
iCTV street north est.
James Williams, a marino statioued nt the
navy yard, has been her particular friend, and
was with her yceterday afternoon llo states
thit she complaiucd of, a headaiho all day and
claims that he knows of no reason for her at
I llliau baid she bought one ounco of laudanum
at Hott & drug store and a half ounco at link
ncr's. and that sho lumincuced to tako it about 1
o'clock iu tho afternoon.
What They Sn They Will Do.
Bostox, JIny 1C. A Washington special to
the Traveller sajs: The Diamond State Hatch
Company, of Wifmington, Del., will soon
close its doors. Tho Wilson bill is tho cause.
Mr. Ilobinson, of the firm, told tho Tnncller
correspondent that in anticipation of tho pas
saco of the tnriH Mil his Arm hud begun to
tnko steps to protect ittclf. aud will hereaftor
manufacture matches iu Europe. They will
cstiU;h a factory in Sweden nud cno iu
London, and will gradually clo their estab
lishment in tho United Males. Mr. Hobinson
sny raatci.es under the new tariff can be
mad- ubroud ery much cheaper thnn iu this
V.'illi?m Hayden KJnards Dead.
BnttLix. May 1C Ihe United States consul
general, Mr. William Kajden Edwards, died
last night of brain feter.
Mr. Edwards hes been ill for a month past;
ho leases a widow and two children. Tho
burial will take pl.iCf at l'otsdam.
Mr. George II. Murphy, tho United Statro
vice-consul for tho gr.ina duehv of Lnxo.n
burg. will asume charge of the United States
cnr.'-a'.itu hero until n successor to Mr. Ed
wards has been nppointe I.
Now It I ooks Like Gates.
Montgomery, Ala., May la Conventions in
slxt -three counties today and primaries In
threo havo cot tied tho question of the Deino
cmtlc nomination for Governor. Up to this
hour (11 p. m.) ofSclil reports give Oates 243 and
Johnston 215 Ihis leaves forty-axe xotes to
hrar iroin. 1 here la no question of Oates' nom
ination. The losolutious of a liro number of
counties cnthusi itleally indorso Mr. Cleve
land, his cdniiuistraticnand policy.
Lntor. II JJ Ueports now give: Oates, 233;
Johnston, i!5; iiuxanry to choice, 253.
.MntricMc and Suicide.
2JFWY0RC, Vay 36 Lena Samsmuller, aged
90, and her son Charles, aged W), were found
dead tr-ntght In their rooms in a tenement
house In East Twelfth street, thoir throats cut
frmi e-irtouarauJ their heads almost severed
from the bedios. A blocd-stalned razor on the floor
told the story of murder and sukide. The old
lady was in her night dress, nnd her position In
dicated that her son had taken hold of her head
with his left hand es ho used tho razor with bis
right As he lay dead on the floor the'vreapon
was still in his haul. lie had evidently cut his
own throat Instantly after killing his mother.
Tired At the Burglar.
An unsuccessful attempt was made last night
to rob tho Randolph Flats, corner of Thirteenth
and O streets northwest The burglar was eecn
by Harris Atchison, the Janitor of the building,
who pursued the fellow and fired three shots at
him. The thief got nway with nothing but un
Democrnts Have a Banquet.
Your, Pa., Slay IflL The Young Democratic
Society held its second annual banquet hore to
night About 400 were present The speakers
were Chauncey F. Black, Congressman Champ
Clark, State Chairman Stranahan, James M.
Beck, and John D. Worman, atlladelphia.
WEALERS WILL CELEBRATE
On Decoration Day They Will Honor
the Peace Monument.
BLUE AND GRAY FOR ESCORT
fto Capitol stepi Demonstration Will Be
Mado Unlets Different Laws Prevail.
Arguments Made for a Writ of Certiorari.
Camp Contributions Yesterday.
The commonwealers will display their pa
triotism on Decoration day by marching into
the city, under escort of Union and Confede
rato veterans, nnd holding exercises at the
The proceedings for tho occasion and the
late happenings at camp are outlined In Carl
Browne's orders as follows:
In tor Fikld, Camp Geokge Washington, in
BlauEN S3 CKO, May 16, 1KH.
Comrades of tub Commonweal: It takes Hunt
and eliado to niako a purfect picture. To-day
wo have ilio rain to go nita the sunsblne of yes
tcrday, and e have the shadow of Judge ii II
I or s sentence hanciuc over us for getting on the
Capitol "grns-V while there are thousands of
others who did that also.
Brothers Coxey and Jones and myself were
convicted by a stable,' or professional Jury, one
enjoying the uunligh: ot liberty, and some bare
the sublime gall to tell us that this Is a govern
ment of equal rights to all" that Is now and
has been administered at the nation's capital
the past t went j-flYe years.
Bah! As Madame Holand exclaimed when going
to the block: "Oh, Liberty! what crimes are com
mitted in thy name," so might we exclaim, "Ob,
This is not the time to revive that force or to
attempt to make It clear to the public, for at
present the very tyranny that the "powers that
be" havo been exerc sing over freo American citi
zens because we are poor, is baring a wonderful
etlectto arcusu tho lethargy of the well-to-do,
conservative people In our behalf, and It may be
that two months in Jail by us will do more for
you and the millions that jou stand for than ten
years of agitation. If so, we will gladly welcome
the prison bars, bo no matter whit our sentence
Is to be to-morrow, let every one of you stand
firm as you did in that trying torment, when oa
saw policemen's clubs flying on the memorable
lBtof ilay.lJI. nnd when free speech was sup
pressed on the heartbstono of the American peo
ple. Wo have you comfortably fixed In a healthful
camp and located on leased land, amidst generous-hearted
people of Bladensburg.
Your commissary Is well stocked with flour,
thanks to tho liberty lovers of Springfield, Ma,
and should you get nothing else you can exist a
leng time on that, and you can only fail If you
disband and thereby weaken your canse.
In unicn Is always strength, so if Brother
Coxey and myself are consigned to a dungeon,
hold together and do not be Idle within. Let the
shoemaker mend shoes and the tailor mend
clothes. After the practical Is taken care of at
tend to the beautlf jL Let every branch of in
dustry thttt can be carried on be done. If noth
ing better offers, go to work and build a piece of
model road in Brother Itogers woods as our ob
ject lesson to the co-ntry. Prove that you are
honest worklngmen, and not ''hobos1 and
vacs," as we are sometimes styled by a
portion of the press. 'W e have got to put in Just
so much time, in our absence Jesse A. Coxey
will be In supreme command and will carry out
our o-ders, w nether rrom a Jail, lecture room or
elsewhere, as the case may be, for If not con
signed to Jail both Brother Coxey and myeelt
will fill calls here and there to lecture, to obtain
funds to maintain tho ccmmonweaL
On the 30th of May, Decoration day, we will
march to Washington and decorate the "Peace"
monument. Union and Confederate soldiers
having volunteered to escort us on that occa
sion. bhould Congress, In the meantime, repeal its
obnoxious cobweb "law," that virtually sets
aldo the Constitution of the United States, we
will speak upon the Capitol steps that day. If It
does not, we wJll niako no attempt to do so. but
will return to Camp George Washington again.
Marshal Henuesy, of the hospital staff, has
been relieved for a few days for much needed
rest. At bis request Marshal JoUn Howard takes
his place. Marshal Stewart, who Joined us at
Pittsburg, has deserted. He took a saddle that
did not belong to htm. Marshal John Woods, ot
commune A, has been grantedja week's absence.
Brother John Usher, of Panorama commune,
fills his place.
William Darr, ot Ilyattsvllle, sent In some fine
roasts of beef to-day. Mrs. Louisa Donnelly,
1SS9 Florida avenue northeast, and Mrs. Ituth
King, of 1S77 Florida avenue northeast, brought
In two baskets of delicacies for the elck, but we
have no sick to-Jiy, as Brother John Thayer Is
rapUly convalescinj. Brother C. T. McKee has
brought In one crate of nsh, one pall of apple
butter, one basket of vegetables, and one box of
flhaud meat. In tho car from Missouri we
nlsofcund five piirof shoes, six pails of Jelly,
and one side of bacon.
Among the visitors to-day were a retired cap
tain of the United States navy and Seaman J. J.
Pickering, of the U, S, S. Detroit, the latter
being an old friend of mine from Lcs Angelas,
A prominent lidy of Blidensburg sent to the
hotel this morning a magnificent bouquet of roses
to Mrs. J S. Coxey, with well wishes for her so
journ in Bladensburg, and so time will make
friends of many good people of Hyattsvillo
when they find we aro not enemies, but friends,
c a kl Browne.
lIVATTSVILLi: VETERANS AROUSED.
They Criticise tnc Autocratic Ordinance of
The Times exclusively announced yesterday
morning that tho Ilyattsvllle commissioners
were in hot water, because It was believed by
many that they had exceeded their charter
jMjwers in passing an ordinance declaring It to
bo unlawful "to mike any speeches or partici
pate In any procession upon any of the streets,
alleys nnd public I laces without a permit from
the cum mission era.
It now appears that the Warren Grand Army
Post Is stirred up over the matter, as that body
ha 1 shortly proposed to march In procession to
ono of the churches, and now cannot do so with
out a license
It seems further, that no funeral or Sunday
school procesIcn can take place unless tho
board ot commissioners is flrst called together
to grant a permit
, lLosowho denounce the law say it Is an in
fringement of personal liberty, and would ghe
power to a hostile board to stop any political
procession, but they say further that when
passed under broader charters than Ilyattsvllle
pesaescs the validity of suth ordinances has
been denied by the highest courts ot Kansas and
Mkhlgin, and that the lead of these states would
undoubtedly be followed by Maryland.
Yesterday morning a priest at Ilyattsvllle sent
word to commonweal camp imitlng all Catholics
to attend'a spec'al serico in the church there.
Marshal Browne told the men that there was no
objection to their going except that the comm's
slouerof tho ton u of llyattstille had passed an
ordinance that Mould nrrcst any one of them.
Word wns sent to the priest, who visited camp
and assured the Catholics thit he had seen the
commi6lonrisnud they had ghen permission
for this special event
Marshal Browne and Mr. Coxey now hold that
the Methodists and all oher denominations, in
cluding freo-thinkers have a right to go to
Hyattsville at any time they choose.
THEIR SENTENCE POSTPONED.
Waiting forjudge Bradley's Decision on
the Restraining Writ.
Counsel for Coxey. Drowno. and Jones, the
leaders of theconmonweal army, yesterday
mado application to Justice Ilradley for a
writ of certiorari to take tho case out ot tho
police court nnd certify it to tho supreme
court of tbo District of Columbia for review.
Arguments wero mado by Hep resent dtlve
Hndon, of Kaunas, and Attorney Ilymnn for
the defendants, und then the case went over
Meanwhile un understanding has 'been ar
ried at by which tho sentence of tho defend
ants iu Iho police court, which wns to havo
taken place to-day, will bo postponed pend
ing Judge Bradley s decision.
1IYATTSVILLC VETERANS AROUSED.
They Criticise the Autocratic Ordinance
of the Commissioners.
The Times exclusively announced yester
day morning that the Hyattsville commis
sioners were in hot water, because it was
lielieved by many that they had exceeded
their charter powers in passing an ordinance
declaring it to be unlawful "to make any
speeches or participate In any procession
upon any of tho streets, alleys, and public
places without a permit from the commis
sioners It now appears that the Warren Grand
Army Post is stirred up over the matter, as
that body had shortly proposed to march tn
procession to one of the churches, and now
cannot do so without a license.
It seems further that no funeral or Sunday
school procession can take place unless tho
board of commissioners is first called together
to grant a permit.
Those who denounce the law say it is an in
fringement of personal liberty, and would
give power to a hostile board to stop any po
litical procession, but they say further that
when passed under broader charters than
Hyattsville possesses the validity of such or
dinances has been denied by the highest
courts of Kansas nnd Michigan, and that the
lead of these states would undoubtedly be
followed by Maryland.
GOOD EVS FOR COXEY.
Fcter Smith is for 111m and Wife No. 1's
Claims Ilac Been Settled.
Massillov, Ohio, May 16 After being chair
man of the Democratic central committee for
Ave years, Feter Smith has come out In favor ot
J. S. Coxey for Congress.
The financial claims of Mrs. Coxey No. 1 have
been settled, and her former husband is ex
pected back in Massillon on May 20.
Hungry. Wet, and Sorry.
Green Kivek, Wya, May 1C The common
wealers who took a train from United States
Marshal Itaukln In Montpelier havo arrived here
and made a request to be put under arrest, but
United States Marshal lUnkin rofused to com
ply. A sand storm was raglug, and later snow
nnd hall fell, making the hungry men desperate.
Ihey were about to seize a train when Marshal
Itankln, upon information from 3Iarshal l'ink
hatn, arretted tbum. They were then housed
and fed. CoL Copland, with 200 soldiers, left
Cheyenno for this place yesterday.
Camp Items of Yesterday.
Howard & bon sent 103 loaves of bread to camp
Ten commonwealers spnt the day rafting
wood down tho East branch from the Rogers
Carl Browne, accompanied byOklohomaSam,
paid the new TUiKS office a friendly visit last
Tho commonweal bakery was In fall blast yes
terday afternoon and the flrst "batch ot bread
A baseball -ninon ha been organized, with
Jesse A. Coxey as manager, and a match has
been arranged with a U ashlugton nine to be
played next bunday for commonweal benefit
Mr. Coxey returned to camp and Legal Tender
at 6 p. m. lost night He ate fried eels. caught
by some of the boys, and retired early, refusing
to say to reporters whether he would accept the
nomination for Congress.
Marshal SteImnan,of the newly organized Cali
fornia commune, consisting ot members of
Kelley's, r rye's and (Jntvln's contingents, left for
Galvin'scamp this morning, presumably with
Instructions from Marshal Brown.
CLUBBING CASES IN COURT.
Officers Hagan and Kauscr Charged with
Assault on .May 1.
Two of the coses of clubbing by the police at
the Capitol grounds on May 1 were before Judge
Congressman William M. Springer was pres
ent to testify to the clubbing of Armstead Jack
son by OClcer Michael Hagaa, but the case was
postponed until Thursday.
In the case of Officer Theodore Kauser,
charged with clubbing Fred Harris, several eye
witnesses testified that they saw the clubbing.
All the testimony for tha prosecution was cor
roborative. The case was continued.
WILL CONVENE TO-DAY.
The General Assembly of the Ircsbytcrian
Church Will Meet in Saratoga.
Saratoga, X. Y.,May 1C The one hun
dredth and sixth general assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in the United States of
America, which is to begin nt this place to
morrow morning, has put itself In evidence
at the incoming of cve.-y train that has ar
The organization of the body and the de
livery of the sermon of the retiring moderator
will supply tho morning session, but that
which Is already occupying general attention
will come in the afternoonthe choice of a
BURNED TO DEATH.
Little Bertram Curtin Dies from nn Acci
dent Kccchcd in Placing Circus.
Bertram Curtin, aged 9 jears, died at his
home, No. 11 N street northeast, yesterday
morning, at -i.30 o'clock, from the effects of a
terrible burning received on Monday after
noon. Tho injury was sustained while tho
Jlttlo fellows as acting as Indian in the Wild
West feature of a play circus, which he and
several companions were giving for the
amusement of the children of the neighbor
hood. The coroner yesterday gave a verdict of
accidental death nnd the funeral will take
place at 3.30 o'clock this afternoon from the
home of the deceased's father. Thomas Cur
tin, who is a conductor on the Eckington and
Soldiers1 Home street railway.
BRICE'S PREDICTION HOLDS.
He Says the Tariff Bill Will be Passed fa
Senator Brice stands by his original proposi
tion that tho 15th of June will see the tariff bill
through the Senate, ne vas discussing tho
rumor current about the Senate that another
Democratic conference was to bo held.
"What Is the use of it?" he asked. "We are
getting on In good shape, and we shall come
through ou schedule tlma Every vote taken on
the amendments shows a safe Democratic ma
jority, and the amendments are being dispatched
with as much rapidity as could be expected at
this stage. You haven't noticed any defections
Iu the Democratic ranks yet, have you? Senator
Hill fc absent, but he is paired on the amend
ments with Senator Lodge, he for them and Lodge
against. Oh, yes, there miy bo some trouble on
the income tax when it Is reached, but it will bo
gotten over and the bill will go on Its way.
"I look to see the opposition melt away, and
the collapse will probably be sudden and unex
pected when It does come. Just as it was when
the silver repeal bill was up I said that the bill
would pass before the end of October long be
fore the final oto was reached. Well, It did
pas. N3 will the end come In this cose, and it
will be reached by tho same methods. On the
19th of October the opposition to the repeal of
the hherman law wns apparently as strong as it
had been at any time since the debate had be
gun; on tho 20th It was all over. The talk of
there being four, five, or seven Democratic Sen
ators opposed to tho pending bill which we
hear from our friends on the Itepublicau sido Is
all in the air, and they will see their mistake
We ore getting on in a way to contradict that,
and the minority will soon melt away In the
face of facts that must convince them. Clotnre?
I doubt it. That would be a new question to set
tle, and I don't think we shall try it N'o, I ex
pect to see the bill put through under the pres
ent rules, and I sbillnot change my original
dato for the final consummation."
Pencil Pushers Leave Town.
About twenty of the party of the Arkansas
Press Association left last night on the 11 o'clock
train for their homos. Those who left last night
wore: Editors V. SI. Xeal, of tho Helena World,
and wife; a E. Shauple and Sllss Edna Shauple,
Prcscott Picayune; J. SI. Haines, Fordrce Chron
icle, and niece, -Miss Slarks; J. P. Jiartln and
daughter, Waldo Times; A. a budwick. Evening
ows; J. U. Novman and wife, Harrison Times;
E. L. Vadakcraud wife. Forest City Times: Sir.
Hearers and daughter, Bentou Courier: S. IL
Kiuorson, daughter, and son, Slalvorn Times
Journal; P. 11. Thomas, Warren Democrat.
Officer lirown's Rite.
Policeman Philip Brown, of the Second pre
cinct, who was bitten on the hand by a mad dog
last Friday morning, is suffering terribly with
tho wound, although no symptoms of hydropho
bia are yet manifest. Dr. Cannon has charge of
the case and ad rises acourscof treatment tn
the Pasteur Institute
Army Bridge Board.
The chief of engineers has ordered a board of
engineer ofneers, consisting of Liout. CoL Amos
Stickney,3IaorD. W. Lock wood and Capt, IL L.
lioxie, to assemble at East Liverpool, Ohio, to
examine and report upon the plans proposed
for a bridge to be built across the Ohio river at
Badger Racket Didn't Work.
Officers Perry and Flathers, of the Fourth pre
cinct, raided the house of Eva Travis at Xo. 39
Canal street southwest, at 10.30 o'clock last
night. Three men and three women here ar
resttd. They had attempted to work the
"badger" racket on Arthur Phillips.
Tho Secretary of the Interior yesterday ap
proved clear lists ot Indemnity selections of land
made by the Oregon and California Kailroad
Company, aggregating 152.409 acres.
TRIED TO BRIBE SENATORS
Indubitable Proof of an Attempt to
Defeat the Tariff Bill.
HUXT0X AND KYLE APPROACHED
Remarkable Story of an Attemnt to Corrupt
legislators The Alleged Vote-Seeker s
Well-Known Congressional Lobbyist In
vestigation of Facts Probable.
Senator Loilge, -when asked for an expla
nation of his resolution Introduced yesterday
for an investigation of the reported attempt
to bribe Senators Hunt on and Kyle, said:
"I know nothing of the matter personally,
but the statement made is speclfl;, and com
ing so soon as it docs after tbo publication ot
tho alleged efforts of the sugar trust to influ
ence legislation by unfair means, I have
thought thit a committee should bo appointed
to inquire into tho whole subject. It is my
opinion that if such work is going on all tha
facts should be known, and. my only purpose
in presenting the resolution 13 to bring them
Several persons who know the circum
stances conne'-J with the alleged attempt at
bribery assert that the man is Major J. A.
Buttz, of Buttzville, N. D.. near Lisbon. The
bribery story is considered by these gentle
men as ridiculous. Major Buttz has been in
Washington all Winter trying to secure aa
amendment to the sundry civil appropriation
bill which will reopen a contest over the town
site at Great Falls, Mont. This amendment
was defeated in the House, but Senator Kyle
introduced tho amendment in the Senate,
where it has been defeated by the Committee
on Public Lands. It was claimed that there
was money behind the proposition to pass the
amendment but not available unless it should
pass. Buttz is a farmer in Xorth Dakota, and
has been identified with politics in that state.
He wa3 once a member of the House from
South Carolina, und has the privilege of tha
floor of the House. Heha3 been attorney in
several matters pending before Congress, and
is here at otery session.
The character of the man who made the In
timation stamps the whole affair with the seal
of condemnation. It is scarcely possible that
any syndicate of persons that could control
the amount of money necessary to purchase
votes would entrnbt it to the man who made
the intimations to the clerks of enatore Kyle
and Hunton. He is not tho kind of a man
that would be employed for work of that kind.
Senator Lodge soon after the Senate met
introduced a resolution authorizing the ap
pointment of Ave Senators to investigate the
charges of attempted bribery, and also the
charges in a long articles published in the
Philadelphia Tress on Monday morning con
taining allegations relating to the influence
of the sugar trust upon tariff legislation. He
asked for the immediate consideration ot the
resolution, but Senator Cockrell, of Missouri,
asked that it lie upon the table until to-morrow.
Senator Hunton talked freely yesterday
about the attempt made to bribo him to vote
against the tariff bill, although he said that
he Is very sorrv the matter has become puDllo
at this time. "He said that the matter flrst
came to his attention about a month ago
through a letter from his son, dated at War
renton. Va., the home ot the Senator and his
son. He immediately laid the matter before
six or eight of his most intimato friends In
the Senate, that they might know what was
going on. The Senator says that he never
saw the man who offered the bribe, and he
declined to give the man's name, but said
that all the negotiations, if the proceedings
may be called such, were conducted through
The would-be briber, the Senator said, went
to Warrenton early in April, carrying a letter
of introduction from a man in Washington,
whom Sir. Hunton did not know any better
than tho man ho introduced. He professed
to want to f mploy Sir. Hunton as an attorney
in a land case in which be was interested,
and after talking for a short timo on this
topic ho brought up the tariff bill, to which
he was opposed.
He said then that the bill never would pass,
nnd th.it there wns an argument to be brought
against the bill whlcn had not yet been nsed,
but which, when brought to bear upon the
question, would dispose of it effectually.
Asked by Mr. Hnnto'n's son what that argu
ment was, he said ho would give it to him if
ho would send it to his father. Ho then pro
posed to pay Senator Hunton S2J.0OO for his
opposition to the tariff bill, and Sir. Hnnton
Immediately informedj his father of the prop
osition. "Do you think tho proposition wa3 made In
earnest.'" the Senator was asked.
"Sir son issatislled that it was, and. fur
thermore, is satisfied that 100,000 would be
paid if it had appeared that that sum would
secure the coveted vote."
Senator nunton said that the negotiator did
not say whom he represented. "Ihe money,"
ho said, "was not to bo paid until tho vote
should bo cast."
Senator Hunton said that ho did not pur
pose asking any investigation. "I have,' ho
said, "placed tho matter in tho hands of my
friends, but I had not intended asking for aa
Inquiry, because I had supposed that my rep
utation was such as to need no such support
as an investigation would develop. If. how
ever, an investigation is undertaken, I shall
be glad to furnish all the facts in my posses
sion." Discussing tno man who had offered the
bribe, he said that he had understood that he
went to Virginia as a carpet-bagger and
ntlempted to secure a nomination for Con
gress, but failing, had then gone to South
Carolina, whero he had been nominated and
sent to Congress, serving ono term. He said
he had uo objection to giving the name of the
man, except that if there was to bo an inquiry
he thought it proper that it should bo flrrt
given to tho committee of investigation.
It is understood that Senator Kyle has s
record of tho alleged briber's conversation
and proposition. He was approached dl
rectlv, but turned the fellow over to his
private secretary, with instructions to take
lull notes oi an mat uu suiu.
Mr. McFarlano. Senator Kyle's clerk, re
fuses to say anything further, except to ac
knowledge that the offers were made, and
says that when tho investigation is had ha
will tell all about It and will then give tha
name of the man offering the money and
what he said. The man told him he repre
sented New York parties, but whether or not
he gave their names cannot bo learned. Mr.
McFurlane reruns to give any names.
The following is Senator Lodge's resolution
Whereas, It has been stated In the Sun, a
nowspaper published in New York, that bribes
have been offered to certain benators to Induce
them to vote against the pending tariff bill; and
hcreost. It has also been stated In a signed
article in tho Press, a newspaper published la
Philadelphia, that tho sugar schedule has been
made up as it now stands in, the proposed
amendment, in consideration of large sums of
money paid for campaign purposes ot the Demo
cratic party: Therefore,
Hesolved, That a committee of five Senators
bo appointed to investigate these charges, and
with power to send for persons and papers.
Ev-Iteprescntativo J. A. Buttz, of ButtzvIUp,
North Dakota, whose name was mentioned k
connexion with the alleged attempts to pur
chase tho votes of Senators Kylo and Huntoa
on tho tariff bill, has determined to ask a full
investigation nt tho hands of the Senate of
tho charges made against him.
To Extend the Hours.
The Democratic leadors in the Senate de
cided yesterday to call u p Senator Harris' reso
lution for 10 o'clock sessions to-day. They
have reached tho conclusion that the tariff
bill Is not making satisfactory progress, and
think the time has como when they should
extend the hours. The resolution is likely to
lead to a spirited debate when called up.
C!c eland's Date of Return
President Cleveland and Mi party aro ex
pected to return to Washington next Monday
evening or Tuesday morning from their Ash
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