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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL.1. !NO. 64.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY MORNING, MAT 20, 1894.
DRIVEN ON THE SHOALS
Storm on the Western Lakes
Deadly and Destructive.
FICKIKG UP THE DROWNED
thousands View the Wild and Angry Water!
with tho Vessels Being Hurled and Torn
Apart Hains, Floods and Frosts Do In
calculable Damago All Over the Country.
Chicago, May 19. Thousands of spectators
jratohed from tho lato shore to-day the de
struction of craft that had been beachod dar
ing the storm of yesterday and last night. At
Twenty-seventh street tho McLaren was be
ing pounded to piocos fifty yards from the
Shore and her destruction will bo complete be
fore the surf quiets. The body of Joseph
Btolon, mato, was still on tho wreck. He was
killed jesterday by falling spars.
Threo wrecks were rolling in the breakers
at Twenty-fifth street. The Thompson has
stood the strain fairly well and will not be
broken to pieces. Nothing but the bow of
the Evening Star remained after the heavy
sea of the night. A few feet away the shat
tered hulk of the Mercury was rapidly going
to pieces. She will be a total loss.
Half a mile from shore off Twenty-second
Etroet two vessels were laboring in the sea.
One is thought to bo the D. S. Austin, com
manded by Capt. Cassidy. and manned by a
crew of six. lour men could bo seen in her
rigging. The vessel was apparently in little
danger of destruction. About 200 yards
farther tho Morning Star was riding out the
storm. Tho condition appeared worse, and
the indications were that she was water
logged. The twenty-seven men on the North crib
Jrho were unable to reach land last night,
hauled down their distress signals to-day and
Blgnaled that they were all right. The men
nt other cribs telephoned that they were safe.
The schooner Goodwin, which was reported
to have gone ashore at Thirteenth street, suc
ceeded in clearing the beach and is riding
Safely at anchor. When reached by tho life
savers all the crow refused to go ashore, as
serting that all danger was past.
The locating of the life-saving crow at
Jackson Tark was severely criticised by ves
sel men to-day, and it asserted that had tho
crew been nt the mouth of tho river the loss
of life yesterday would havo been avoided.
The crew was sent to Jackson Park during
the World's Fair, and since then has never
been returned to its old quarters near the
center of the harbor, but yesterday's fatali
ties will probably result in an immediate
One result of tho storm was tho destruction
of the old cottonwood tree which stood on
Eighteenth street, and in tho shado of which
tho terrible Fort Dearborno massacre was
perpotrated by tho Indians, August 15, 1812.
Two bodies were recovered from the lake
this afternoon near rifty-QIth btreet. Both
were men, and evidently sailors, one was
Identified by papers as B. Thompson.
TOUR MORE DROWNED.
A Yowl Capsized and Only Ono Was Able
to Swim .Ashore.
Post Hceon, Mich., May 19. Tho tug C.
D. Thompson left hero at 9 o'clock with a
rescuing party and yawl and attempted to
reach tho schooner Shupc They found tho
Shupe on a sand reef six miles north of hero
and a quarter of a mile from shore. The yawl
left the tug and finally reachod the wreck.
Tho painter from the yawl was taken by the
crew aboard tho Sbupe, when the yawl rap
sized, throwing tbo whole party into tho
water. There were fho of them, and all were
drowned except Dan Lynn, who swam ashore
and was taken out of tho water nearly ex
hausted. The drowned men are:
WILLIAM LEWIS. single.
Captain IIENK V L1TI I.E. marriod, a nephew
of Captain Nelson Little, of the Miupe.
Captain I) UtNEY -MILLS, married.
ANGUS KING, married.
The plan was to go to tho wreck and tako a
line back to the tug or to shore, as might
seem more feasible. The crew of the Sbupe
are all alive on board, and the schooner lies
Tho tug Thompson left here at 2 o'clock
with the beach Hfe-oving crow in tow. Sho
dropped the boat about a mile abovotbo
Shupe. Tho life-savers finally reached tho
wrecked schooner nua took off" nil the crew
and landed them on shore about 5 o'clock.
They were all nlhe, but in a greatly ex
hausted condition, having been drifting
at tho mercy of tho waes for forty-eight
hours. Tbo bodies of tho brave men who at
tempted tho rescue this morning have not
j ct been found.
A riood at Tyrone.
Tvnoxr, Fa., May 19. This placo Is threat
ened with a flood approaching that of 1SS9.
It has been raining for several days, and from
noon to-day there was a heavy downpour.
Tho Juniata river and Bald Eaglo creek over
flowed their banks to-day. The first floors of
a number of dwulllngs Imo been flooded,
causing many of tho occupants to move up.
Tho water is six inches deep on Tenth street.
Streams nro still rising to-night, and if tho
raiu keei s much longer great damago will re
sult. Tho water Is over tho Pennsylvania
railroad tracks at Bcllwood and at points on
tho Bald Eaglo Valley railroad. At Clearfield
tho Susquehanna Is bankful, indicating an
Much Damage Done.
NonitiSTOws, Pa., May 19. A terrific
thunderstorm swept this town lato tbi3 aftor
noon, doing thousands of dollars' worth of
damago. Nearly a score of houses in tho
lower end of tho town wcro so badly Hooded
that their occupants had to be removed in
boats, reports from tho farming districts
stato that wholo fields of corn and other
growing crops havo boon totally destroyed by
tho tremendous cloudburst.
Lightning's Bad Work.
Woecesteb, Mass., May 19. Lightning
started n flro In the flvc-story factory of tho
National Manufacturing Company, wire
goods, corner of School and Union streets,
shortly bofore 2 o'clock this morning. Tho
building was gutted, cntnlling a loss of about
635.000. About 250 people are thrown out of
work by tho lire.
Altooxa, Pa., May 19. Tho heaviest rain
storm in years prevailed in this city yester
day and to-day. Tho nowLakcmont Tark,
which had been improved at great expense,
was ruined by tho Hoods Tho bed of the
Logan Vnllcy electric railway Is badly washed
out and mauy country bridges washed away.
Richard II. Willct Abslgns.
nichard H. Willet, the lumber dealer at Fif
teenth and B streets, made an assignment
Thursday afternoon to Andrew A. Lipscomb
nnd Bobert Cohen for the benefit of his cred
itors ..TAS J185018 aro estimated nt 8K.Kfi.and tho
liabilities , nt J4I.1S9. Among the largest cred
itors are tho ashlngtou Loan and Trust Com
pany, 41-VC00, secured by deed of tru:t on lot 03,
CT.h ?!' IV" tocnd National Bank, 12,7S3;
Uliam J! Mays; Company. 3.5K3; Ohio NiU
ci vn. wa?Sif"1"' Jraders' National Bank,
?.,-"sV; 'J:,1,?136' H.KMI; Farmers' Bant of
hm? ' ""v-1 'V001 B" Company, bankers,
$4s0; Central National Hank, $423. and J CL
areen, Wythovlllo, Vo., $l,90a
A Prominent Baltlmorcnn Expires.
Baltimore, May 19. C. BIdgley Goodwin,
ox-stato Senator, recently appointed and con
firmed ns surveyor of customs at Baltimore
dioJ suddenly this afternoon nt his n.Bi!n'
St. Paul and Hoed streets, aged 52 years. '
Two grand exoursions to "Del Bay" to-day
leaving Pennsylvania depot at 9.45 a. m., 2.43
p. m. Bead "Del Bay" ad., top of page 2.
FIENDISH RIOT FOILED.
Striking Miners wcro About to Blow Up
the Homes of Many People.
Wrucnuuuu-, Pa., May 19. A plot which
for downright flcndishncss has never been
equaled in this section was nipped in the bud
to-day through the confession of ono of the
Keystone colliery rioters, who told tho story
to tho detectives.
The strikers had secured nlno kegs of giant
powder, almost enough to destroy one-halt of
this city, and secured them near the house of
Toreman Hcslops. Tills evening, had it not
been for tho arrest of the. ringleaders of yes
terday's riot, it was tho intention of tho strik
ers to put tho powder under the houses of nil
the bosses of tho mines and set it off.
Tho result would have been something ter
rible, taking into consideration that the fami
lies of tho bosses number nearly 100 persons.
Despite this evidence against tbo ringlead
ers of tho riotous Hungarians, the six men
who wera taken into custody this morning
wcro this afternoon admitted to ball. Tlioy
will be closely watched by tho detectives to
see that no more powder is secured. Tho
niuo kegs the strikers hud intended to use is
now in the possession of tho officers.
MINES OX TIRE.
And the Strikers Will Permit No One to
Put Tlicra Out.
Brnixo Valley, 111., May 19. Kos. 1, 2,
and 4 of tho Spring Valley coal mines In this
city are on flre.and to-day tho company asked
tho strikers to allow tho men to go to work
extinguishing the Dames. A meeting
was called and by a close voto it
was decided not to allow a man down tho
shaft. The meeting was about to adjourn
when Vice President Murray, of tho Stato
Miners' organization, arrived, strongly urg
ing a reconsideration of tho vote. In splto of
his remonstrances the miners adjourned with
out reconsidering tho ote, and the French
anarchists set up a shout of "Let them burn,"
"Tear them down," etc.
Tho operators aro determined to havo the
flro extinguished if they have to import men,
and If they do thero will likely be trouble
The English-speaking miners aro" all in favor
of putting out tho fire. But they aro in the
STRIKERS PARADING STREETS.
Dunbar Threatened with Trouble with
Miners Deputies Snorn In.
PnrLADELrniA, Slay 19. AdTiccs received by
the company' officials in this city aro to the
effect that over 1,100 strikers and Swedes are pa
rading the public streets at Dunbar, headed by a
band and carrying the American and red flaps.
Tho furnaces are located but a few yards from
the mouth of the mines and havo been guarded
by men appointed by the Dunbar Company.
A log hut adjoining the machinery house at
the mines shaft has been turned Into a fort, with
fifteen anncd deputies, and on top is butlt a
"crow-houso" supporting a locomotive headlight,
which can be radiated In any direction, and ap
proaching strikers, who repeatedly tried to blow
up the engine house with dynamite.
The furnace company have up to this time
secured twenty sworn deputies, composed en
tirely of the Crown workmen.
May .March from Ohio.
Martin's FEnRT, Ohio, May 19. An effort
is being made to organize tho striking miners
of Ohio into a body and march to the West
Virginia fields and force the miners to come
out. Two thousand miners are expected at
the open-air mass meeting to be held here
next Wednesday. The Laughlin mill miners,
who contemplated returning to work, joined
tho union Triday night. Tho strikers here
abouts aro firm. Largo meetings are held
dally. There is'somo uneasiness, and railroad
bridges are being guarded.
Session Working Slow ly.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 19. The members
of tho Amalgamated Association of Iron and
Steel Workers were engaged all morning on
tho scale report and wago committee report.
Trestdent Garland said that tho convention
was doing the best it could to produce a scale
that would meet tbo times and the trade, and
that progress was necessarily slow. The as
sociation, ho said, would bo in session until
the middle of next week, and perhaps longer.
Both Sides rirm.
Altooxa, Pa., May 19. There Is no chango
in tho strike situation in Blair or Cambria
counties. Both sides remain firm. It is
stated hero that the operators will hold a
meeting in Philadelphia early next week to
discuss the situation
Johnson and Kelly Split.
Allejttowx, Ta., May 19. President Al
Johnson, of the Allentown State League team,
and Michael Kelly, the 510,000 beauty, aro
about to separato. Mr. Johnson i3 very sore
at the babyish actions of Manager Kelly in
refusing to play the last half of tbo tenth
inning at Harnsburg on Wednesday last, and
so informed Kelly. They had a few words,
and now Johnson has decided to release tho
"king." Big Jack Milllgan will act as man
ager of the team.
Determined Colorado Miners.
Florence, Col., May 19. Over 600 coal
miners aro gathered at the Denver and Rio
Grande depot hero, their intention being to
ieizo a train that they may reach Bouso and
Walcsburg. where an immense miners' meet
ing is to bo held Sund.iy. They are deter
mined to force the miners to strike.
Lemars, Iowa, May 19. A hard frost hero has
cut corn and all tender plants to the ground.
St. JO'Ern. Ha, May 19. Alight frost-fell In
this vicinity last night but no damago resulted.
LUDING, Mich., May 19. Three lumber
schooners are ashore at Lakeport. Tho lumber
is strewn all along the shore.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 19 Water froze hero
last night, but tbo ntmosphero was dry. There
was not much damago to fruit.
Pout IIcrov, Mich., May 19. Tho schooner
William Shupe dri'tcd helplessly all night, and
finally grounded on the beach.
Cedar Hapids, Iowa, Mar 19. Thoro was a
heavy frost In this region last night, and consid
erable damage to gardens Is reported.
Bav Citv. Mich., Msy 19 The schooner Montl
ccllo was dun from Cheboygan yesterday, but no
word has been heard from her. It is feared
she has gone ashore.
Marquette, Mich-.May 19 Moses Ozler.a lino
man on the tug Bcnham, was killed to-day lie
was struck by tho tug's smokestack, which was
torn off by becoming entangled with the tow
DrxEIKK. N. T.. May 19. Washouts aro re
ported along the lino of the Dunkirk. Allegheny
Valley and 1'lltsburg railroad. Traffic over the
road is badly crippled, and trains aro running
FoKEsmux, Mich., May 19. A three-masted
schooner Is In distress five miles ouL bhe has
apparently lost her xu.lder and a part of tho
cauvas. A steam barge Is trying to pick her up.
The wind Is still Won lug a gala
Dallas, Tex., May 19. A storm near Waxa
hatchle last ulght destroyed the house of a
farmer named .Vcrrimiu, killing him and his
wlfo and badly injuring their threo children and
two young men stopping there.
Minneapolis, Minn.. May 19. Specials to tho
Journal from iolnts In northern Iowa, southern
and central Minnesota, and western Wisconsin
say that thero were heavy frosts last night, cut
ting corn and garden stuff to tho ground.
DETTOIT. MlCIL. Mar 19 The schooner Ynrm
lngtcn is aground at St. Callro flats nnd the tug
Aglan has been sent to hor aid. The Wnrmlng
ton is a fine schoouor, registers tonnago 550, and
Is owned by l'hlllp Minch, of Cleveland.
CArEMAV.N. J., May 19. A sevore electric
storm passed over this section of New Jersey
last night. The lightning struck tho farmhouse
of Goorgo Hoffman, at Gold Spring, tilling Hoff
man and stunning other Inmates of the house.
Kansas Cur, Ma, May 19. Dispatches to tho
Star show that many Kansas places were visited
by frost last uighL Tho frost also extended to
tho Cherokeo strip. Much damago was done to
garden truck, but crops will not bo much af
fected. Menominee, Mich., May 19. The steam bargo
Tico Is stlU aground at Urosse Point on a soft
bottom; her consort, the Alleghany, is aground
nearby. Tho schooner 31yrtle, which is on tho
rock at Blackash Point, wilt bo totally destroyed
unless rescued bofore night.
Omaha, Neb., May 19 The frost last night did
immense damage to crops. Ico formed a quar
ter of an Inch thick and vegetation on lowlands
was cut down. Sarpy county reports that all
vegetables. Including potatoes, tomatoes, and
beans, were completely killed.
Two grand excursions to "Del Kay" to-day,
leaving Pennsylvania depot 9.45 a, m.. 2.13
p. m. Bead "Del Bay" ad., top of page 2.
TO BE SENTENCED MONDAY
Commonweal Leaders Perplexed by a
CAMF DELUGED WITH WATEK
Browne Says They Will Exist on Bread and
Water for Breakfast, Dinner, and Snppcr
To-'day Othor Contingents Marching on
to Washington Anothor Train Captured.
The commonweal leaders wore in court
yesterday morning to receive sentenco at tho
hands of Judgo Miller, but tho judge decided
to postpono tho enso until Monday morning.
The reason for this was that ho had not
ofllcially received notification from Judgo
Bradley that tho petition for a writ of certi
orari had been refused.
Judgo Miller had a great deal of routlno
business on hand on account of his absence
of four days, nnd after a short consultation
with Bcprcscntnthe Pence, of the defense,
nnd Assistant District Attorney Mullownoy,
of tho prosocutlon, tho above conclusion was
WILD, WEIRD WINDS.
Browne Says the Cnrap Is Suffering from
' the Weather and for I'ood.
Chief Marshal's Headquarters or the
commonweal op cnrist,
In the Field, C'aup George Washington,
Is BLADENSECRG, Md., May 19, ISM.
Comrades of the CoMuoxn e iu
Another day of lights and shades, with wild,
weird winds whirling the night, which betokens
havoc with our tents, but the samo quarters you
occupied last night ore at your disposal again,
and so that score for anxiety is not necessary.
Hut a new hardship has forced Uselt upon us.
Owing to the lack of cash contributions tn pur
chase colfe wo are entirely out of that article,
and our bill of fare for to-morrow (bun lay) will
be that abbreilatodouo recommended by Henry
Ward Beocher for workingmon: "Uread nnd
water for brentf ast, water mid bread for dinner,
nnd then bread and water again for supper."
In th's connection I might mention that onco
Marshal Pry's men were st-venty-two hours with
out anything at all while parsing over tho
great California desert In their start. This re
port comes from his chief of staff. Urother K. O.
baullsbury, who reached these headquarters to
night with commuuicatlous which follow:
I1EADO.CAUTEKS U. S. INDUSTRIAL ARUT,
Cl.NCIXNATI, May 13, 1691.
Carl Bbowxe, WAsmaro D. (i
Dear bin This will Introduce to you F. O.
Saullsbury Helsaldto the general statr of the
United btates Industrial army. He has my full
est contldence, and you can trust nlm to tho
fullest exteut. Any favors shown him will bo
bEALl Lewis C. Far.
Marshal Fry will reach hero soon.
Iteports have also reached us that Marshal
GnlTin will probably Join us in less than forty
.Marshal Broderick will report at 10 a. m. to
morrow lor special ardors in regard to moving a
IKjrtlonof our camp, to be better prepared for
tbo reception of incoming contingents.
Sunday, if the weathor is lavornble. at 2 p. m.
I will make some remarks on reincarnation In
our camp, to which the public Is also Invited.
At the same hour our baseball nine will play
with the bhnmrocks In Itirerdalo parlc for our
benefit, under tho management of Chief of Staff
Jesse A. Coxey. At 3 p. m. Brother J. t. Coxey
will speat on his good roads and non-Interest
bearing bond bills, and at 4 SU p. m., I will lol
low for an hour or two on my panoramic pic
tures, lo-day I organized commune A, of the
ashlngton. D. CL, reserve community, bS mem
bers, oih Warner, marshaL our cases in
court vrvnt over until Monday morning, as did
tho Wilson bill humbug, two humbugs together.
Good-nlghL Carl Erokxe.
CAPTURED A TRAIN.
Tho Northwestern Commonw calcrs After
Seizing a Train Arc Jailed.
St. Face, Minn., May- 19 Tho Coxcylte con
tingent that seized a Northern Pacific train at
Heron, Mont, early to-day aro lo.nlght In tho
chargo of deputy marshals, havlug boen cap
tured half a mile west of Arlee, MonL, n small
town 1:5 miles oast of Heron. The mob oncin-1
ally consisted of soventy-flvo men, led by Hill
Blair, but the number rapidly increased as they
camo East until there were several hundred of
Tho Northorn Pacific ofliclals Immediately
notified the authorities of the stolen train, and a
force cf fifty well-armod deputies started west
f lorn Helena to meet tho Coxeyltes. At 7 o'clock
to-night they met tho stolon train nearArleo.
Mhen tho deputies arrived tho loaders of the
mob. Including Ulair. were not to ho seen. As
soon as they saw the ofiliers and realized that
jail was awaiting them their enthusiasm waned,
and they speedily slipped away lato tho adjacent
Tho 'weallers who were unable to follow their
leaders wero mado prisoners. Deputies on
horseback quickly bUirted on tho track of tho
escaping leaders, and late to-night they wero
captured and aro In custody.
Gnlvin l.cacs Johnstown.
Harrisbcbo, Pa., May 19. A party of
"Gen." Gclvin's industrial are encamped
along the Northern Central railroad about
four miles abovo this city. They left Johns
town last night on a freight train, nnd n ere
put off near tho scene of their camping
ground. Tho rest of tho nriny Is now on its
way East. On their arrival at tho camping
ground the entire party, to tho number of
300, will march to this c.ty, where they will
spend Sunday. On Jlondnythey leave for
Washington, Gnlvin Is expected hero to
night. - ' ' "
Fitzgerald in Baltimore.
Baltxmoke. May 19. Fitzgerald's Boston
"indnstrlal army," forty-four strong, arrhed
hero to-day from Philadelphia, via Ericson
iino steamer, and aro at tho "Labor lvceum,"
S3 Last Tratt street. To-night their leader
harangued a Iarco crowd at Ilcrucari hall.
whilo Dr. Bozarro ("Unknown Smith", of
tho Coxoy army, spoko at Canmakers hall.
Tho demands lo bo niado on Congress as out
lined by both speakers aro much tho samo as
havo heretofore been reported.
Cold. Wet and Hungry
Cincinnati, O., May 19. Only K0 of Con.
Frye's commonwoalcrs aro camped in the cold
rain tc-nlght at Cullom'n station, southwest of
this city, guarded by police, 'these nad a slim
breakfast and dinner, and no supper.
Importing Negro Miners.
CoxXEiAsvHxn, Pa., May 19. Three car
loads of negro miners wcro brought through
here to-day over tho new State Lino railroad
from Pocahontas, W. Ta. Tho men were
brought here to work for W. J. Halney in tho
Vnndcrbilt region. A committee of tbo work
men attempted to board tho cars. Tho ne
groes wcro not allowed to get off tho cars.
There is much excitement in tho Vnnderbilt
region, whero the men will bo put to work.
A Handsome Girl's Rash Act.
Talpabaiso, Ind., May 19. Miss Grace
Ouderklrk. a handsomo girl 17 ycare old, was
about to be arrested lor shoplifting, and
fatally shot herself with a revolver. Tho
goods wero found in her possession, and on
officer had been furnished with a warrant for
her arrest, which he was about to Eerie, when
Miss Ouderklrk stepped into another roomand
Another Hopeful Sign.
PiTTSBtmcJ. Pa. , May 19. Notiej was posted
to-day in tho threo largo plato glas works of
tho Pittsburg Plato Glass Company nt Ford
City, Tarentumi Crcighton, announcing that
the wages of all employes would be increased
on Juno 1. Tho notices say that tho president
has been instructed to increase the wages of
all employes of that company to an amount
equal to one-half the reduction mado on Jan
uary L The reduction was S3J per cent.
Collided tilth a Cable Car.
The carriage of Congressman Illtt collided
with a cable car at Tenth street and Pennsylva
nia avenao yesterday afternoon, and the rear
wheel of tho carriage was demolished. Two
ladies were in tho carriage, but were not hurt
Two grand excursions to "Dol Bay'fo-day,
leaving Pennsylvania depot 9.45 a. m.. 2.-15
p. m. Bead "Del Bay" ad., top of page 2.
DEADLY LAMP EXPLOSION.
A Careless Miner Loses Ills Own Life and
Caused the Death of Two More.
Ashlaxd, Pa., May 19. A naked lamp In
tho hands of David Fisher ignited tho gas in
tho William Penn mlno to-day and caused a
terrible explosion. Tishcr was instantly
killed, John Stono was' so badly injured that
ho died this afternoon, and a third victim.
Michael Beynolds, died at 8 o'clock to-night.
A DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
A Missourian Kills Another, Sets His
House on Fire, and Suicides.
Nevada, Mo., May 19. A terriblo tragedy
was enacted nt Bhinchart, a small hamlet
fifteen miles northwest of this place, this
morning, William Parduo shot and killed A.
W. Bundle, then set flro to Bundle's house,
and shot and killed himself.
Bundle was an excellent cltizon nnd about
58 years of ago. His murderer was a slnglo
man about 35 years old. Tho cause of tho
crime was Perduo's intimacy with Bundle's
wife, which intimacy bad existed for more
than a j car.
FRIGHTFUL FREIGHT COLLISION.
Horrible Crash Between Two Trains In n
Tunnel Seven Persons Killed.
Pbixcetox, Ky, May 19. A west-bound
freight collided with a work train in Stand
ing Rock tunnel, twelvo miles east of hero
at'10 u. m.
Tho conductor, Nick mil, of tho work, train
and sovon occupants of tho boarding car at
tached to this train, were killed and others
Tho trains filled tho tunnol almost from
end to end. Wrecking crews nro at work and
will get tho ruins cleared away to-night.
BLAND ON THE SITUATION.
Tho People of .Missouri Will Stand Solidly
By the Kansas City Platform.
St. Louis, Mo Slay 19. In an Interview
Kepresentath e Bland said of the plan
adopted at Kansas City:
"It Is rlsUt right In principle nnd right la
policy. o Io not want Bllrer monometallism
no more than wo want gold monometallism. Tke
Democracy of Missouri dos not Haunt a rod Oat?
In the face of any section or any vla&s of Its cit
izens. It demands justice and right, and that,
too, without reading anybody out of tho part3 or
questioning tbo honest convictions of any other
Democrat anywhere. I do not eeo how wo could
havo mado a bettor platform.
lIt Is plain and direct, without being offensive
to the minority If we cannot carry this elate
upon the Kansas City platform by an old time
majority, then we could not havo carried It at
nil. My own opinion Is that If wo had failed to
declare tho principles which tho' majority of
Democrats In this state aro now to entertain, and
whkh more than three-rourths of tho counties
directed their delegates to support and to secure
to tho platform, wo would nlincwt hare been
wiped out as a party In November next.
"The people are In no mood for foolishness or
CLEVELAND GETS FUNNY.
The Presidential Party Having a Good
Time Tishing nnd Hunting.
Hatteras, N. C, Mny 19. Tho steamer
Violet, bearing the presidential party, left the
vicinity of Capo Hatteras lost ovenlng, going
southward. It is stated by ono of tho crew
that 320 snipo were bagged at Bodies bland.
Tho party had good lishlng in the sound
about Hatteras, and also tried their hand at
ocean fishing outside of tho bar. Deer hunting
was tried in tho woods at Capo Hatteras, but
without success in that direction, although
there nre plenty of deer in tho forests.
A landing was made for a short while yes
terday nt Hatteras inlet, whero iho ocean
breaks through the narrow bar into tho eoumL
Tho party camo ashore in good spirits, show
ing the beneficial effects of much wholesomo
exposure in their bronzed countenances. The
President was in evident good humor.
Turning to 3Ir. Greshnm and pointing to an
object floating in the sound at soma distance
from tho shore, ho said:
"Mr. Secretary, what is tho difference be
tween that thing out thero nnd Mrs. Shaw?"
"Glvo it up,' said tho Socretary. who, being
an inland man, is not familiar with nautical
"Why." Inugbod the President, "Mrs. Shaw
is a whistling girl, and that object out thoro is
a whistling buoy."
When tho Yioiet steamed away from Hat
teras she was heading for Ocracoko island,
somo twenty miles southward, where there is
game of nil kinds in abundance. Ocracoko
bland is a nnrrow strip of land thirty miles
long, varying in width from a few yards to as
much as threo miles. There is no communi
cation with tho island except such as is fur
nbhod by passing boats.nnd nothing is known
of tho party's movements to-day.
Sovero thunder squalls havo prevailed south
of Hatteras all tho morning, nnd it is not
likely that tbo party has left the steamer to
day. The Violet Is not oxpected to return to
tho north for ten days or more, nnd Iho presi
dential party probably will leave her at somo
comenient point aud return to Washington
by rail, urobubly from Newborno or Washing
ton, N. C.
President Cleveland. Secretary Carlisle.and
Secretary Gre-ham spent stx hour hero to
day. Thoy came on tho steamer Violet,
which coaled up at tho government yards
nnd left a supply of oil for tho ligbthouacs.
Tho party killed 335 bird3 on Bodies Iiland
t nuay, tne rresidcnt leading witn 141.
Monday tbo party will tako another hunt on
Bodies' island, and then go direct to Wash
ington. Tho President has not been to Moore
head at nil. Ho is delighted with this second
visit to North Carolina, and expects to return
next Tall and tako a deer hunt in Hyde park.
Tho party camo to North Carolina solelv
for recreation nnd pleasure and hnvo enjoyed
the visit. As tho Violet steamed out tho party
nil blood on dock and acknowledged the
salutes of tho people who lined tho wharf.
A Town Threatened with n Flood.
Evrnnrr, Ta., May 19. The unusually
heavy rains to-day and to-night havecausod
tho Baystown branch of tho Juniata river to
overllow its bants and inundate Everett, Bed
ford, nnd other town3. Here wnter Is threo
feet higher than dunngthn momorablo Johns
town Hood, anil 13 rising rapidly. On Jlain
street water Is In tho first story of tho Palaco
hotel nnd residences, and occupants have de
serted their homos for safety. Citizens ure
On Tato street and loworMain street houses
havo been deserted and aro in danger of bo
ing carried away Tho water Is rising at a
rato of eighteen inches an hour. At 11 p. m.
tho situation was not Improved. In Bedford
tho wholo town, or end of the town, is inun
dated. Telegraphers Will Meet To-morrow.
Denveh, Colo., May 18. Over 100 delegates
to tho ninth annual convention of tho order
of railway telegraphers, which will open in
this city on Monday, have already arrived.
Thero will bo a warm light over the election
of oOlcers, thero being candidates for the
position of grand chief.
It is proposed to remove tho headquarters
of tho order from Vinton, Ohio, to a more
desirable locality, and thero is lively compe
tition among tho cities to be represented for
Andrew J. Graham Dead.
New Toni:, Mny 19. Andrew J. Graham,
author of tho well-known system of shorthand
which bears bU name, died oi Bright's disease
at his homo in Orange, N. J., to-day. Ho was
born in Sandusky county, Ohio, in ii3J.
Trom Over tho Ocean.
ROME, May 19. During the hearing of tho
Bauca Komaua caso to-day ex-Mfnister Micell
sprang at Band Inspector Hlaganl, who was on
the witness stand. A fierco Oght ensued and a
riot broke out tn court, which had to be ad
journed. Lisbon, May 19. Tho British government has
inform od tho government of Portugal that It has
cabled lo the British minister at Klode Janeiro
instructing him to protect Portuguese subjects.
Home, May 19. The opposition groups have ar
ranged to vote against the war estimates, tnelr
object being to create a cabinet crisis.
Two grand excursions to "Del Boy" to-day,
leaving Pennsylvania depot 9.45 a. m., 2,43
p. m. Bead "Dei Bay" ad., top of page 2.
ADJOURNED TILL MONDAY
The Presbyterian Assembly Did Noth
ing of Importance.
MESSAGE TO OTHER CHURCHES
A Committee Appointed to Bring About
Closer Belatiou Between the Southern
and General Presbyterians Emith'i Cue
to Come TJp Buring the Week.
Saiutooa, May IS. Wnen the general as
sembly oponod this morning It was with tho
prospect of a hot debate on the proposed re
lations betwoen tho general assembly and the
various Presbyterian theological seminaries
providing for absolute control of them Dy tho
.assembly. After the devotional exercises, led
by the moderator, miscellaneous business
wa3 considered for ;half an hour. An im
portant roport followed on reunion with tho
Southern Presbyterian church. Without dis
cussion, a resolution was ndopted by a rising
voto aud with applause providing for tho ap
pointment of a committee of nino to tako into
consideration tho whole question of organic
union with that church on the basis of the
common standards held by both bodies.
Tho clerks wero authorized to send frater
nal frrectlncs to other churches now in ses
sion. iShortly after 10 o'clock the subject of theo
logical seminaries was opened bT Dr. William
C. Younc, chairman of the committee. The
speaker ciplalnod tho provisions of tho ma
jority report, claiming to havo piven tho
widest liberty to the seminaries, and to have
still secured the right to the assembly to di
rect and control them, with full power to
enforce any rights that may bo obtained.
Tho principles of tho roport wero declared to
bo reasonable and moderate.
The Igal questions involved in tho new
proposals of the committee were discussed by
Lawyer Thomas McDougall, of Cincinnati.
Dr." William E. Moore, permanent clerk of
tho assembly, followed, explaining the report
of tun minority.
The further consideration of the subject
was postponed until Monday next, at 10 a. m.
Dr. John Tox, of Brooklyn, presented tho
report of tho committee of relief for disabled
ministers nnd the widows of diseased clergy
men. The report showed 751 names of pen
sioners on tho roll, an increase of 105 names,
and an expenditure of 81CO.0OO, against re
ceipts of eito.ooo.
After adopting tbo recommendations of tho
committee on ministerial relief, tho assembly
adjourned till 9 o'clock on Jlonday. A re
port from the judicial committee, which Has
tho Smith case in its hands, had oen set for
12.00 to-day, but at tho last moment it was
deferred till next week.
BECAUSE THEY ESTEEMED HIM.
It. Ramsey, the cx-Forcman. Remem
bered by Printer Associates.
As an ovidonco of the appreciation and es
teem in which their ex-foreman is held, tho
members of the speciOcntlon room of the
Government Printing Office met at Typo
graphical Temple lost night and presented a
beautifully-carved gold Waltham watch to
Capt. W. It. Bamsey, who had so faithfully
conducted the affairs of that branch of Uncle
Sam's large office for nearly Ave years past.
To bring out tho importance of, the event
an appropriate musical programme was ar
ranged for the evening, and was thoroughly
enjoyed by a largo audience of printers.
There was ulso a number of ladles present,
Tho programme was opened with several
selections by tho Parsons' orchestra, Messrs.
Parsons, Klrkland, Wood, nnd O'Brien, and
this was followed by somo excellent songs by
tho Lotus Quartette", Messrs. Smith, Simons,
BIch, nnd Lowry, and tho Franklin Quar
tette, Messrs. Galbroith, Greene, McElfresh,
and Bedfleld. All of tho numbers were en
thusiastically received, porticulorly those of
tho Lotus Gleo Club.
Tho portion of tho exercises in which the
greatest Interest was centered was tho pre
sentation of the toknn of regard to Mr. Bam
sey. Mr. W. W. Maloney mado the presenta
tlan speech, which was brief, but to the point.
Ho reierred to the old acquaintance existing
between himself and Mr. ltamsey, but thought
that he was not orator enough, to do justice
to tho occasion. In such a largo workshop,
oer which the ex-foreman had control, it
was almost impossible to have the universal
respect of tho men who possessed snch a
variety of opinion, but tho readiness and kind
consideration of Mr. Bamsey mado him re
spectod and obeyed by all under him.
A high tribute was paid to the ex-forman
by the speaker, who spoko of tho earnestness
and increasing interest which he had always
displayed while at his work. On bohalt of
the members of the room over which Mr.
Bamsey presided, the speaker took the great
est pleasure in presenting to him the watch
with their highest regards.
With a graceful but exceedingly short ad
dress Mr. Bamsey accepted tho memento.
Ho also mentioned tho long-standing friend
ship between himself and Mr. Maloney, and
expressed hearty thanks for tho kind expres
sions so pleasantly bestowed upon him.
During his time InofBco ho had continually
attempted to do justice to all who wero under
him, and entertained n warm opinion for nil,
from tho most insignificant messenger boy
up. Assuring his associates for the present
and saying that ho would always cherish it,
ho bid them good night.
At the conclusion of Mr. Bnmsey's remarks
Mr. J. II. Obcrly addressed tho uudicnco upon
tho auspicious work dono by Mr. Bamsey
whilo ho bail held tho position.
On tho inner case of tho watch was en
graved, "To W. B. Bamsey, a testimonial of
goodfellowshlp from the Specification Boom,
G. P. O., 1S91."
PRESS BOYS VILL DINE.
Distinguished Guests Who Will Attend the
Johnstown Correspondents' Feast.
New Yobe, May 19. The final arrange
ments for tho annual dinner of thejohnstown
Correspondents' Association were effected
this afternoon. It will take place at the
Union League club, Philadelphia, on Thurs
day evening, Mny 31, with Mr. Thomas M.
King, v ice president of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad, as host.
In addition to tho newspaper men there
will probably bo present ex-Governor Beaver,
of Pennsylvania; ex-Adjutant General Dan.
H. Hastings, Eov. Dr. S. D. McConnell, Bob
crt 11. Corson, George D. MeCreary.City Treas
urer llobert M. McWado and Bobert C. Ogden,
of Philadelphia; W. B. Thompson. S. S. Mar
vin, and Robert Pitcairn, of Pittsburg; mem
bers of the Hood commission, A. J. Moxhnm,
Chris Elder and W. noraee Boso. of Johns
town; Charles E. Pugh, Frank Thompson, of
tho Pennsylvania railroad, and John Patton,
of tbo Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
Tvto Years Off.
Mr. Bobert Lyons, the associate of Attorney
General Cunningham, of Louisiana, wbo has
been on a brief visit to Washington, left for
New Orleans last night. Mr. Lyons' visit
here wns for tbo purpose of filing in tho
United States Supreme Court tho transcript
in tbo case of tbo Citizens' Bank of Louisiana
against tbo board of assessors of Louisiana,
which was recently decided adversely to tho
stato by tho United Stntes circuit court. The
caso will uot,Iu,tbe ordinary course of events,
come up for argument for a couple of years,
and Mr. Lyons' visit was mado for the pur
pose of advancing it upon tho docket.
Forged Many Checks.
A man giving his name as Thomas H. Phillips
was arrested at tho Metropolitan hotel Tuesday
evening and taken to Baltimore for forging a
check of $.03 to pay his board at the Eutaw honse
in that city. Dotectlvo Carter found the man,
and he has since learned that the man also
cashed a check for $20 in the store of Joseph
Two grand excursions to "Del Bay' to-day,
leaving Pennsylvania depot 9.45 a. m., 2.43
p. m. Bead "Del Bay" ad., top of page 2.
FAT FORGERY FOILED.
Check for $21,000 Is Dishonored Br
Bank and the Forger Escapes.
Cashier Bradley, of the National Bank of the
Republic, was presented a check for (31,000
about noon on Wednesday last. The check was
presented by a good-looting and well-dressed
young man. It was drawn on the Cnomicnl
National Bank of New York city, and was signed
II. O. llavemerer, r.
The man also presented letters of Introduction
from Hon. llurte Coctmn and W. J. (ulnlon,
cashier of the Chemical Bank, and said he
was a son of the New York sugar king. Mr.
Bradley, however, wae'wary of cashing bo large
a check for a man he had never seen bofore, so
he walked to the rear of tho bank and laid the
case before the board of director, who happened
to be In arsslon. They decided not to co&h tho
check nnttl communication was had with tho
The man then put the check In his pocket and
left without Interference from Bradley or any of
the other bank omclals. The cashier, however,
soon reported the affair to Inspector Hollen
berger, and a force of detectives have been
quietly searching for the man, but apparently
he has made good his wcape.
HE CAME TROM NEW YORK.
The $21,000 Forger Is Recognized in New
York ns a Noted Crook.
NewYokk, May 19. The young man who at
tempted to pass himself oH as II. O. llaveineyer.
Jr., and cash a check for 31,000 In Washington is
supposed to be by the police authorities here
James U. Waters, alias W. B. Pierson, alias W.
B. Phillips, who has served a term of ten months
lor uttering a forged chock In June, lt&j, on
Murray & iJrury, clothiers, of No. 9 Ilekmnn, this
city, llo was arrested on Jerome park nice
track and tried and sentenced by Judge Oilder
sleeve. lie gave Is name as Waters and" lived
with his mother on becond avenue. lie was em
ployed at the time ns the ticket agent of tho
Thirty-fourth street ferry line, from which posi
tion ho was discharged because be cashed a
check for (100, which was returned to the com
pany as a forgery.
Tho llroadway Bank authorities say that tw
checks were made out by him and passed, boto
of which were for 439. The certifications wore
also forged, but differing materially from tbh
stamp used by the bank. The other signed was
W. 11. Davis, and he was traced mainly by his use
of tho Initials W. B.
The .fact that he operated in Philadelphia,
Baltimore, aud Washington successfully after
leaving this city about two weeks ono strength
ens tho suspicion that tho Washington forger is
Waters. Waters, it is said, passed oue check on
John Wanamaker's establishment in the (Quaker
City. His description tallies with that of the
Washington crook except as to age.
Hundreds of Employes Relieved By Mr.
Benedict Yesterday and Last Night.
Over too employes of tho Government Printing
Onco wero discharged by Public Printer Bene
dict yesterday and lost night.
The Government Printing Oclce has for some
time been in an overcrowded condition, and to
such an extent that nearly l,0CO printers wero
furnished work only in uncertain installments.
and tue entire xorco ot the establishment nave
beea in constant dread of dismissal. ,
Even if tho thousand printers referred to had
been furnished their full quota of work the Pub
lic Printer did not have the finances at hand to
pay them with.
For Beeral weeks the actual worklag time of
both the day and night forces has been rednced
one-half. In order to give employment to those of
the force who would have otherwise been Idle.
Under these dinicullles Public Printer Palmer
managed to keep together his forces without
material discharges, but the policy of Mr. Bene
dict Is of a different nature.
Before he was installed as Public Printer Mr.
Benedict contemplated a material reduction in
the working force of the office, and immediately
after assuming his ofUco prepared a list of
nnmos to whom yellow envelopes were to bo
The fatal ax fell yesterday, and when the ex
citement had, 'n some degree, abated the num
ber of dismissals was found to aggregate over
Tho dismissals. In the day forco by divisions
are as follows: First division, 51;"second division.
S5; third division, 31: job room, St: speclllcatifni
room, 35; bindery, bC; folding room, 153; main
proof room, 12; press room, 30; tranches, Sa.
It was rumored last night that over 200 em
ployes on the night force would be dismissed
at the close of this morning's work, making the
total number of dismissals over .00, the largest
number of discharges ever made from the office
at one time.
About midnight a TiiiES reporter was informed
that the Public Printer left the city I'riday even
ing last, and would not return until next Tues
Private Secretary Albert Baker was called
upon, but declined to discuss the matter.
MERCHANT MARINE REFORM.
What the National Seamen's Union IIopcs
Improvement of tho condition of service in
the American merchant marine is one of the
important mattors which will be pushed for
ward for consideration in this Congress. For
four years the National Seamen's Union of
America, which enrolls 30.000 men engaged
upon merchant vessels, has been discussing
legislation to better tho conditions. legal and
otherwise, of the sailor's calling. Tinally the
demands of tbo men who serve before the
mast were formulated at the last convention
of tho union. They wero embodied in five or
six bills which P.epresentative James G. Ma
gulre, of California, introduced in the House,
and which are being considered by the House
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com
merce, of whicn Beprcsentativo Flthian, ot
Illinois, is chairman. Theso bills wero in
dorsed by the American roderatlon ot Labor
at its annual convention, by tho Pacific divis
ion of the Famers' Alliance, nnd by several
other bodies representing laboring men.
Tho Seamen's Union has an intelligent and
hard-working representative in Washington
in tho person of Mr A. Furuseth, a native of
Norway, who. nlthough a comparatively
j oung man. has served for sixteen yean: and
undor six Bogs In tho merchant service the
Norwegian, Danish, German, Holland. Biit-
isb, and American. To an Associated Press
reporter Mr. Furuseth outlined tho requests
of the union which aro drawn up in tho Mn
guire bills. Tho union speaks not alono for
its 30,000 members, but for 129,000 seamen in
the service, it is claimed. Three principles
nro involved in tho legislation asked for tho
abolition of penal punishment for violation of
civil contracts, tho improvement of sanitary
conditions on shipboard, and tho ndoption of
certain foatures of tho employers' liability
Under tho navigation laws now in force a
sailor who refuses to proceed on a voyage for
which he has signed may bo arrested under a
warrant from anV justico of the peace, com
mitted to jail, and imprisoned without ball
until ho has refunded double the sum involved
in his contract, in addition to tho expenses of
tho proceedings against him. He cannot be
discharged under the habeas corpus act or
any otber proceedings.
Bepresentatives of ship owners nnd officers
from the Maritime Association, who havo laid
tneir side oi tne cose ucioro tno committee,
oppose the Maguiro bills on tbo general
grounds that they would bo, if enacted into
law, subversive ot discipline, and that they
would imposo burdens on the owners and offi
cers engaged in shipping under the American
ling which would place them nt a disadvan
tage in competing with foreigners.
A dozen members ot tho Woman's National
Press Club returned to the city yesterday morn
ing from the California WIdwinter Fair. The
excursion of tho fair Journalists Included Chi
cago, Denver. Piko's Peak, Salt Lake city, the
Yosomlte valley;(dnd tbo great geysers, San
Blego, tho Goldon (late, and other points of in
terest in tho West.
On their return trip tho club stopped off ono
night at Denver and paid their compliments to
Mrs. J. Ellen Fester, the distinguished advocate
of tho Woman's Christian Temperanco Union.
The excursionists report that tholr visit to the
midwinter fair exceeded tho most s&ngulne ex
pectations, and they propose to fill many col
umns of the press with descriptions of its special
Thirteen members of tho clnb aro still in Den
ver. Struck By Electricity.
Samuel Bicbgott, a jewelry clerk, who has
been working in the city for about ten days,
was taken to Providenco hospital at 7 o'clock
last night in a critical condition.
Ho camo here from New Orleans and
stopped in this city at No. 31S Four-and-a-half
street northwest. On Friday evening he felt
Tery sick, and went to Dr. J. E. Dexter, who
diagnosed the case as valvular dlseasa of the
heart. Tho ailment was probably brought on
by a stroke of electricity, which Bicbgott re
ceived in New Orleans about two weeks ago.
Two grand excursions to "Del Kay" to-day,
leaving Pennsylvania depot 9.45 a. m 2.43
p. m. Bead "Del Bay" ad., top of page 2.
AND CLARK CANNOT DENY IT .
Five Thousand Indictments Burned In
New York Years Aqo.
WHEN SLMM0XS WAS THE KING
Ambroso Pnrdy Tells A Sensational Story
About the Disappearance of Criminal
Charges Clark Kept Them Hid, and When
He Died They Were Burned.
New Tone, Mny 19. Five thousand Indict
ments fed to the flames explains the reason
why in this city some criminals of various
degrees havo gone without punishmont, ac
cording to Ambrose H. Purdy, formerly an at
tache of tho district attorney's office. It oc
curred fifteen years ago, Purdy says, but not
a word of the story had been known to the
general public until to-day.
At that tlmo Moses Clark was chief clerk in
tho office of District Attorney Phelps it was
in the day of Lottery King Eph Simmons'
reign he and bis satellites did business
openly, and policy as well as lottery could
be played in nknost every block down town.
Anthony Comstock was kept busy. Time
after tlmo tho lottery dens were raided after
legal evidence had been found against them,
and hundreds of indictments were found.
But strangely enough few of them ever"
came to trial. All tho pressure In tbo world
did not seem to have any effect, and later
when a search was made for tho indictments
they could not bo found. The explanation of
this condition, according to 3Ir. Purdy's slory,
is that JIoscs Clark was receiving SsOO aweek
for taking care of the indictments against the
Clark grew rich, bad a palatial residence at
Matawan, N. J., kept horses by the dozen,
and generally maintained a princely style of
living. At last ho was taken ill and it be
came known that be was about to die. Panic
seized his clients, who knew that the crimi
nating papers which lie had removed from
their proper places in the district attorney's
office were locked up in a big safe in bis
home. Thither three of the lottery men
went, but when they reached Clark's bedsido
he wa3 too far gone to give them the combi
nation of the safe. They remained with him
until ho died. Then they tried to open the
safe. They sent in haste for an expert safe
breaker, and he succeed in opening the great
iron casp. It wa3 their Intention to destroy
only proofs against themselves and their
But when the papers were reached it was
found they were in the utmost confusion.
Too much time would be lost in sorting them,
and so, sheet by sheet, they wero thrown
into a blazing grate in the room next to the
one in which tno corpse of Mose Clark lay.
The work was not stayed until the last of
the stolen documents had been consumed to
the minutest particle.
Anthony Comstock gives full credit to the
story of Mr. Purdy.
DEMOCRATS HAVE SUSPICIONS.
They FcarThat the Republicans are Batch
ing a New Scheme.
Tho Democratic Senators aro gratified with
the progress they have been making with the
'tariff bill during the past day or two, but
tnsy fear that Ituj. situation may not continue
to be so pleasing to them, and some of them
are inclined to suspect that the Bepublican
opponents of tho bill are merely trying to lull
them into a sense of security.
It is said the republicans felt that they had
gone a little too far in pressing their objec
tions by declining to let any of the amendments
go in without debate, and had nrouscd tho
antagonism of the Democrats to a greater ex
tent than they had intended, and they con
cluded that nothing could be gained by pro
voking friends ot the bill into extreme meas
ures. It i3 also probable that they are willing that
a test question should be reached, and it is
believed that the sugar schedule is expected
to furnish this test. Only a part of the metal
schedule and the wool schedule stand between
the paragraphs already disposed and the
Tho metal schedule, as amended by the com
promise, provides for a reduction of only
about occ-flfth from existing rates, and-it is
not probable that many of the paragraphs in
this schedule will bo debated at great length.
Thero is sure to be more or less discussion of
the lead or lead ore duties. The wood schedule
mav also develop a debate over the question
of freo lumber.
All tho indications are, however, that tho
sugar schedule will be reached next week.
Tho debate on this schedule promises to be
sensational, and some of the Bepublican Sen
ators have expressed the opinion that this
schedule will prove to be the weakest link in
tho tariff chain.
MORPHINE PROVES FATAL.
A Young Shoe Clerk Commits Suicide
After a Tw o Iaj s Spree.
Edward Spo-iks, a shoe salesman, living at No.
G?7 Acker street northeast, aged 25 years, com
mitted suicide yesterday by taking morphine.
He is said to have been drinking heavily the
past two days, and it Is also thought he was ad
dicted to the morphine habit.
Ho swallowed twenty-flvo grnlns of tho drug
and fell Into a deep sleep. His brother-in-law,
with whom he was living, called In Dr. Oscar IL
Crombe, wbo labored with the caso until 9 o'clock
in the evening, when an ambulance was sent
for and tho patient was taken to tho Emergency
At tho hospital he was at once given the per
manganate of potash treatment, and although
tho caso was received nearly seven hours after
tho doso was taken, it was thought for a while
that they could save him. He regained con
sciousness and talked qulto intelligently for
nearly an hour. Ho then began to decline, and
died at 1.40 o'clock this morning.
Schools Will. Reopen.
Gaixitzix, Pa.. May 19. The public schools
hero, which have been closed by an injunc
tion secured by tbo Junior Order of United
Americans on account of nuns teaching
therein, clothed in tho garb of their religious
order, will bo opened on Monday and com
pleto tho school year. The teachers will not
be nuns, however.
Chicago, III., May 19. Two aldermen, thre
polico officers, and four Judges and clerks of
election were Indicted by tho sporlal grand Jury
to-day for violation of the election laws.
Lake Geneva. Wis., Moy 19. Orris W.Potter,
the Chicago Iron king, is so critically ill that
fears for his life are entertained. He Is suffer.
ing from heart troubIe,superinduced by a heavy
Danville, IIL, Mny 19 kludge Bookwalter to
day sustained the Democratic congressional ap
portionment of Illinois and denied the applica
tion of the Bepublican petitioners for an injunc
tion. Ueadino, Pa., May 19 Ex-Congressman
Sowden to-day at tho Democratic county meet
ing announced himself as a candidate against
Congressman Erdmun from the Berks-Lehigh
New Yore, May 19 J. J. Kean. the book
keeper ot tbo suspendiug Harlem Klvcr Bank,
who Is charged with appropriating nearly $30,U10
of tho bank's money, left town .on Wednesday
night and no traco of him can be found.
New Yosk. 3tay 19. Senator Clarence Lexow
said to-day that tho investigation Into tho New
York city polico department would Do continued
on Monday In spite of tho fact that Governor
nowornad vetoed tho $23,000 appropriation for
the committee's use.
HOEOKEN, N. J.. Hay 19. Trinity church in this
city to-day was tho scene of a brilliant wedding,
thu contracting parties being Miss Esther Maria
Lewis and Mr. Charles Merrill Chapin. of Engle
wood. The bride Is the daughtor of the late E.
P. C Lewis, at ono time minister to Portugal.
Cambridge, Masn, Moy 19. Funeral services
were held at liarvanl to-day In Appleten chapel
In memory of tha students who were the victims
of the drowning accident In the bay last Sunday.
Tho services were short and simple. lEev. Fran
cis G. Paabody read selections from the Scrip
tures, and delivered a brief eulogy. Impressing
upon the students the uncertain tonare ot life.
Two grand excursions to "Dol Bay" to-day,
leaving Pennylvonia depot 0.43 n.m., 2.43
p. m. Bead "Del Bay" ad., top of page 2.
.. "v. - Jsi