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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. NO. 88.
WASHTNi&TON, D. C, WEDNESDAY MOBBING, JUNE 13. 1894.
WOMEN TURNED TO FURIES
Hundreds of Them Attack a Gang of
ONE MAX FATALLY INJURED
Extra Deputies Sent to the Berwind-'WhUe
Mines Miners Hot Satisfied with the
Columbus Compromise Agreement Coal
Trains Held Up in "West Virginia.
YfEiXRBono, Pa., June 12. Sheriff Irvln, of
this county, returned this afternoon from Ar
not, where he was summoned last night to aid
In quelling a riot of formidable dimensions,
arising out of the coal miners' strike.
Tho sheriff brings. the first details of the
affair, which resulted in tho fatal Injury of
one nnd tho serious Injury of a numbei of
other members of a gang of Italian laborers,
who were attacked by stones, clubs, and
other weapons in the hands of an infuriated
mob of several hundred men, women, and
The troublo arose out of the attempt upon
the part of the officials of the Erie railroad to
remove about 1,200 tons of screenings which
hae accumulated at Arnot, Superintendent
Smith, of EIraIra, brought fifty-two ytrock
hands from Elruirn and began to load the stuff
on the cars. A great crowd gathered, and
finally some one hurled a stone at the la
borers. This was the signal for a volley of missiles,
which tho Italians returned with interest, but
the attacking party resorted to revolvers, and
the laborers fled to tho woods, through
which tliev made their way to Blossburg,
where they were picked up by a coal train
and taken bnck to Elmira.
One of tho laborers was hit in tho temple
by a stone, which crushed his skull, and is
now in the hospital at Blossburg, where it is
fold he will probably die. Five others are
with him, all suffering from bruises and cuts
of a serious nature. Others wore badly hurt,
but were able to get to Llmlra.
Romo of tho attacking party wcro also
hurt, but not seriously. The sheriff reports
that all is quiet there now, but it is because
no attempt is boing made to move tho
screenings. The miners declare they will
not pTmit it to bo moved, and to-day they
unleaded -everal cars that were loaded jos
terday by tho Italians before tho riot com
menced. They also attempted to start on tho
down grade several cars of lumber in order
to destroy it, but were proventod by the rail
The strikers assert that tho removal of tho
refuse coal is only a scheme upon tho part of
the company to introduce foreign labor and
is an entering wedge toward putting that ele
ment to work in tho mines. A number of ar
rests will in all probability follow yesterday's
rourth Pool .Miners Don't Like tho Settle
ment Itcachcd at Columbus.
PiTTSBuno, Pa., June 12. Xews of the set
tlement proposed at Columbus was not re
ceived with favor by a majority of the fourth
pool miners, and It is doubtful -whether they
may abide by the decision reached. A
prominent labor official said to-day:
"Tho settlement reached yester
day is j.. not satisfactory to us.
AVo think a 70-cent rate is the lowest wo can
consider, and if no further concessions are
made it is likely that the fourth pool will de
mand a higher rato or continue their end of
the strike" The operators do not seem to be
affected by this rumor, and have no doubt
that the men will return.
BURYING THE DEAD.
Last Sad Rites Over a Fallen Comrade of
Usiosiows, Pa., June 12. The body of
fohn Moknff, the Slav, killed in the riot Sun
day, was interred in the Greek cemetery at
Leisenring No. 1.
The strikers came from all parts of the
region, and fully 5,000 people were present.
Miners' Socretary Darby stated that he
dreaded to sco so many of them together, as
hu feared violence at their hands after seeing
their comrade laid to rest.
THIRTY EXTRA ARMED DEPUTIES.
They Arc Sent to Strengthen the Guard at
the Ilcmind-Wliltc .Alines.
ruxxsATAWSEr, Pa., June 12. The news
that the meeting being held between the Ber-wind-Whlte
people and a committoo of their
employes which met at Altoona to-day came
to a close without a settlement, is a disap
pointment to 4,000 miners hero, and does In
no degreo allay the fears of a serious out
break at any time.
Thirty-three extra deputies with Winches
ters arrived to-day, making in all 173 now on
guard nt tho Berwind-Whito Company lllnet,
No. 1 and No. fi, a rnilo and a half below
town. There was no demonstration of any
kind to-day. The miners were congregated
around th streets and anxiously awaiting
the result of tho meeting at Altoona, and the
mot conservative of the miners fear that tho
fruitless result of the conference mny make
tho foreigners restless and hard to hold in
The governor's proclamation, which was
po-ti)d to-ihiy. Is not received with favor by
tho miners. They eonsidjr that it was a little
previous and altogether uncalled for. There
has been but one meeting and one parade
since tho guards were put on duty, and that
rurade was headed by the sheriff of the
county. The miners are also Indignant at the
falso, sensational, and misleading statements
cent from this place by some of the newspaper
.MOKE TROUBLE TEARED.
Ohio .Miners Arc Dissatisfied with the Re
CIJ.CINKATI, Ohio, June 12. The dissatis
faction over the compromise agreement be
tween tho operator and officers of the United
Mine Workers at Columbus has caused more
apprehension in some quarters, especially
railroad circles, than ever. United States
Marshal Henry Bobl was attending court at
Columbus when summoned here by Judge
Tatt, of tho United States circuit court, to
day and ordered to exhaust his efforts
In swearing in deputy marshals to enforce the
court s injunction against Interfering with
the running of trains, especially on. the Balti
more and Ohio system. Judge Taft was very
emphatic in his orders to Marshal Bohl to
suppress all violations of tho order of tho
court, and stated that If the marshal could
not socuro enough deputies for that purpose
thee ourt would Immediately call on Presi
dent Cleveland for government trooDs.
ic is stated that the commandants or Fort
Thomas and Columbus garrison are advise 1
to I in readiness. Marshal Bohl swore in
fifty deputies at once, and expects to have
several hundred before ho leaves at 6 o'clock
for Columbus. He will get recruits
along tho way, stopping at Columbus from
9.30 until midnight, where recruits are to
rendezvous. Marshal Mohl will then leave
Columbus at midnight with a large force of
deputies to be stationed at different points
from Cambridge to liellalre, especially at
Wheeling Creek and Bridgeport. The mar
dial swore in many old soldiers 'and railroad
n en, tho latter being very'indig'naut bver the
Trouble with Drunken .Miners.
Mabtins TEnnr, TV. Vn.. June 12. At
Wheeling creok considerable trouble was had
With drunken miners to-day. Sledse ham-
mors and crowbars woro thrown down the hill
nt the soldiers, and several shots wcro fired.
General Howe ordered out tho Second regi
mont, but no firing was necessary. One
miner was captured. Several new companies
arrived to-day. Tho miners hereabouts reruso
to accopt 70 cents, as agreed upon at tho con
ference Strikers Hold Up a Train.
Hoxoxoahela Crrr, To., Juno 12. A train
of ten loaded cars, accompanied by forty
armed deputies, loft Manowan at noon to-day
for Pittsburg, but when it reached hero it was
surrounded by strikers and tho car? un
coupled. The railroad officials then ordered
the train sidetracked nnd the deputies
marched back to Manowan. A crowd of
strikers Is now gathering about the works
and troublo is expected.
Work Resumed in Illinois Mines.
Peobu, III., Juno 12. Matters are still
quiet hero and nt Fekln. Two Peoria county
mines resumed work to-day under the pro
tection of officers, and otners will do Hko
wise to-morrpw. There is a strong objection
to the Columbus settlement, for it prevents
tho Peoria operators palng the scale of
1893, which they hail agreed to on account of
the disturbance in this section.
DEPEW AND STEVENSON.
Both .Make Addresses At tho University of
CnABLOTTtsviLLE, Vo,, June 12. The com
mencement exercises at the University of
Virginia were continued to-day with tho
Joint oelcbratlon of the Jefferson and Wash
ington Literary Societies. Hampton Gary,
president of the Joint societies, introduced Mr.
Depow, who dolivered tho oration.
It was heartily received and loudly ap
plauded. Tho shouts for Vice President
Stevenson were deafening. The Vice Presi
dent responded, briefly but happily, pajlng a,
high tribute to Mr. Dopow and to the Uni
versity of Virginia, nnd calling upon the
collegemen to go West, especially to his state,
where they were assured rich harvests
awaited them, and especially if they strove to
maintain the principles of Mr. Jefferson and
their alma mater. He did not touch upon
MOKE VICTIMS OP GASOLINE.
Three i: i plosions in Philadelphia Attend
eii by One Death, the Injury of Four
Persons, and Deeds of Heroism.
rniLADLLKiiA, June li The deadly gasoline
stove got In its work to-day, and as a result one
person -was burned to death, another was so
badly burned that recovery Is Impossible, and
four others were seriously burned.
Tho first Are occurred oaily in the day at the
residence of Mrs. Annie VofclnsVy. No. P33 South
becond street. Tho firemen succeded In rescu
ing Mrs Voilnsky and her child, who was In the
third-story rcom more dead than all a. They
wf re taken to the hospital, where Mrs. Voklnsky
is now lylnc at tho point of death. The child
may possibly recoTer.
Aaocond gasoline stOTe exploded In the entry
way of the tenement No. 211 North Second
street. In sixty second the interior ot the
structure was one body of roarinc flames. Tho
Inmates were hanplng from coralres or beluc
dropped out of a window, and deed of loftiest
heroism were done by a small child and by a
woman, 1 ho left her own child In tho care of a
neighbor that sbo might save lives at the risk
of her own. In spite of almost Instant aid one
child, Becky Klup was burned to death, and ,lts
mother and her infant were also badly burned.
After a brief fight the firemen succeeded in put
ting out tho fire. Ihe loss on the building and
contents is estimated at (1,0)0.
About noon Walter Adolphus, aped 3 years,
of Fourth and Tree streets, was terribly burned
about the bands and body while fi lllng a gaeolino
lamp In tho rear of SKS Christian street, ills re
covery Is doubtful.
TRAGEDY IK TEXAS.
While Sitting on the Porch the Host Is
Killed by His Guest.
Fobt Wobth, Tex., June 12. From Colllns
ville, Denton county, this account of tho In
stant killing of a prominent citizen named J.
J. Iteaser by Craig Herndon is received:
Itcaser's home is four miles east of the little
town. Last night Herndon, who was partly
Intoxicated, went there, nnd whilo sitting on
tho piazza with Iteaser shot and killed him
without warning and escaped.
Herndon came to Texas from Virginia last
Spring, nnd has since separated from his wilo
because the would not return to Virginia with
him. The wife is related to lleaser, and Hern
don blamed the latter for tho refusal of his
wife to go back with him.
LAURA FOLLOWED TOH.
31 Us Corbctt Rends of n l'ricnd's Suicide
nnd Then Kills Herself.
Baltimore, Juno 12. At 9 o'clock this
morning Miss Laura Corbett, of Xo. 915 West
Mulberry street.said to hermother: "Jlamma,
Where's tho paper? I want to read to you
about the suicide of Tom Cook. Ho hung him
self to a treo limb on Edmondson neuue
yoterday. I knew him. Isn't it awful?"
Mrs. Corbott got tho paper and hr daughter
rend out aloud the story of the Cook sui
cide. An hour later the daughter hung herself
by a piece of bedtieking. Her neck was
COMPLICATIONS IN VIEW.
Odd Claim .Made by the Counsel Uctnincd
CniciGO, June 12. The Prendergast case is
likely to become more complicated still. Tho
defense now claims that as the state took no
action of record yesterday when the case was
called it defaulted.
Attorney Heron, of the defense, has an
nounced his intention to taku rrenderg.ist
before some judges sitting lu tho criminal
court ami ask for an order of commitment In
the Insane department of the Chester peni
TROUBLE AMONG THE MULEYS.
Hostile reeling Against the New Turkish
Sultan Prevails nt Fez.
TAsaixn, June 12. Tho remains of the late
Sultan Muley Hassan have been sent under
military escort to ILibat for burial.
Tho succession of tho late'Sultan's younger
son, Abdul Aziz, has been accepted nt Cnsa
Blanca, but a hostile feeling prevails at Fez,
where Muley Ismail, a brother of the deceased
Sultan, has been acting as the Sultan's repre
sentative. Muley Ixmnll is u popular favorite
and trouble is feared.
The Spanish cruiser Conde Venadito has ar
rived. Telegraphic Brevities.
Sir Matthcr Bnlllo Drgbie, chief Justice of
British Columbia, la dead.
The liepubllcans of the Ninth Illinois district
yesterday unanimously renominated Hon.
Kobert It. llltt.
The ItopuUlcans of tho Ninth Congressional
aiRinci, oi neutucKT, ycsieraay nominated col
liuches for Congress.
Tho slate convention of Kansas prohibition
lets at Linporla yesterday unanimously nomi
nated E. O. Pickering for Governor.
In consideration of a woman's fmfTrncn nlnnlr
In the Kansas Populist's platform busan B. An
thony yesterday agreed to stump tho state for
.MiitAra Stretch Eiyro. a cousin of Mrs. G.
W. Chllds Drnel, of Philadelphia, and Mr.
Francis Ilarlee Lee were married at Vlncen
town, N. J., yesterday.
Dr. Currle, the physician attondiug William
Waller Thelpslast night pronounced his pa
tient's recovery as provable, although tho heat
of the last t o days had a doterent effect.
Dikmingium, Ala., June 12. P. G. Bowman, a
lawyer and tho leading advocate for Kouben
Kolb fur Governor, shot and almost Instantly
killed Eugene Jeffrrs, the 21-year-old son of
Thomas .Tellers, ex-mayor of this city. In a bar
room laBt night.
The North Jersey btreet Railway Company,
believed to bo a side issue of tho big traction
syndicate of Kssex county, N. J., filed articles
of incorporation In the county clerk's otSce at
Newark yesterday afternoon. The total capital
stock Is to be no less than (3,000,003. '
SHINGLES READY FOR THEM
Not for Corporeal Application but to
Hantj in Doorways.
Y01LNG GRADUATES IN THE, LAh
Columbian University Presents Diplomas to
Fifty-eight Hasten and Eighty-one Bach
elorsMany Frizes Awarded Bright
Students Honorable Mention,
Another wholesalo batch of yonns men
were given diplomas for the completion of the
prescribed course in jurisprudence at the
Academy of Music last night, on the occasion
of the twenty-ninth annual commencement
and conferring of degrees of the Columbian
University law scbooL Tho graduation exer
cises .were witnessed by a host of the bright
young men's friends and relatives.
Pretty decorations and fragant flowers pro
fusely decorated tho little amphitheater. Tho
stage was set with on elaborate exterior
scene, nnd above tho conter of the footlights
were the words "Columbian University Law
School, '91," formed of a combination of
evergreen and red, yellow, and green electric
Musical selections of a classical and catchy
nature were freely dlspensod by the Marino
Band. After the band had rendered an over
ture and a couple of effective selections In
their usually happy style. Dr. James C. Wel
ling, the president of tho university, for
merly opened the programme by an invoca
tion. The annua! address to the graduating class
was delivered by the Hon. James C. Carter,
In the conclusion of his remarks Mr. Car
ter impressed upon tho yonng men that they
live In h freo land and under a popular gov
ernment. They were under tho rulo of no
desnot, and the law alone was their sov
ereign. Degrees wcro conferred upon the graduat
ing members by Dr. Welling. A telegram
was read from "Justice Harlan, congratulating
tho graduates upon their success and wish
ing them unbounded success In their future
career before the bar.
Attorney General Olney awarded the
prizes to tho successful competitors, accom
panying this office with a brief complimentary
frizes were awarded as follows: For best
essays First prize, 210 in cash, to James
Mcllvaine Quay, of Nebraska: subject "Fro-
existing Debt as a Consideration for the
Transfer of Commercial Fanw. Second
prize, S0 in cash, tn Walter H. Eyland, of
Vlrglnlu; subject "Tho lies Gesta." Third
prize, 20 in cash, to Edward T. Lee, of
Connecticut; subject "lies Judicata."
Parker prize, 4100 in cash, to Jamei Mc
llvaine Gray, for the best examination for
trie degree of bachelor of law. Honorable
mention was given to H. Beach Needhnm,
Frank H. Hitchcock, Fred Dfnnett, Sterling
Tarks, C. H. Lauckbeimer.and 11. N. Soxtoa.
Britton prize, 510 In cash, to Albert T.
Flint, of tho District of Columbia, for ex
amination for tho degrees of master of law.
Xo honorable mention was given, as the com
petition was so close. Uonorablcs Walter
S. Cox, William A. Maury, and William E.
Jonnson constituted the board of judges.
HACHELOns AND UASTESS OF LAW.
The list of graduates are as follows:
Masters ot Law A. A. Adams, Terry Allen, J.
W. Barber, W. A. llethrl. J. C. Bowen. J. W.
Byler, E. V Butts. U. S. Catlett, A. V. Cushman,
G. F. Daggett, P. E. Ilenuett, It T. Downing, W.
C. EMndgo.J. W. Ellis, F. DeC. Faust, J. A.
Finch, A. F. Flint, a L. Fralley, P. T. Gadsden.
W. II. GnUlnger. H. 1). Ooodalo, SI. L,
Gough, W. M. Hardcastle, . E. Harvey,
U. llawxburst. V. E. Howe, K. Hoyt, -M. llufty,
A. L Jackson, S. It Jacobs, J. Johnson, M. Keu
dall, C. Krebs, J. T. .Macey, W. D. -McLean, M A.
Martinez. J. G. Meyers, Jr., L O. Murray, F. (i
O'Connell. II. a ItcesldB, L. A. ltrsafy, il. A.
Sabln, F. L Mams, G. IL bhieldj, Jr., H. G. strong,
n. 11. Taylor, 11. J. Taylor, C. thorn, J. J L
Thomas, A. C Townsend, It. It Upton, M. A. Wat
son. II. Weber, O. illlams. A. L Wood, E. A.
Wright. F. A. Wright, and 11. Wright
Bachelors of Laws F. Acnenhach, E Allan. Jr.,
P. Alien. C U Baldwin. F. E Ilarrett. W. W Iled
ford, E. S, Bethel, W. It Blackford, h. II. Bend,
J. A. Burkart, .M. A. Coli-s. P. E. tor, 1". S. Crow e,
A. A. Dans, M. M. Davis, It A. Davidson, F. Den
nett, F. W. DennUtou, IL Dickson, V. B. Dollirer,
F. a Doyle, C. W. Draper, J ;. Eaton, J. W.
Ellis, h. IL Ely. P. Flnckel, 1C Forrest,
a Fulruda, A. M. Fuller, J. -Mel. Gray. T. Grech
am, 11. C. GrOTe, il. M. Gunderson, J. F. Hnys,
W. 1!. lleuspy, A. II lllller, F. II. Hitchcock, F. li
Iluebner, J a Jenkins, G. II. Johnson, T. C.
Kelly. T. Korl, F. Kyselki. C II. LnncLLplmcr.
E. T. Lcp. It tew b, II. 1 iiidsey, .1 J. .Mct,illy, L.
M. Marble, il. B. Hay, . C. ilnyo. L. T. .Moods
E r. Jlolby, G. 1. Moore, L. I). Mowry. II. L
iluMrow, Jr.. H. B. Necdham, .1 O'Connell. J. A.
OMneld, It II. Orr. V. It l'nrt. a Folks. E. H.
Parry, a V. Peck, U. G. Perry. It L Hussel!. W.
II. lt)land. IL N. Saxlon. IL C. bheridai,. A. D.
Spongier. L F. bper, A.W. Starek, C A. Urck,
.1. W. Stuart. H. C. . urguy, A. V. Taylor. S. F,
Tracy, IL J. V. Beck, li W. Van Djko, J. a Wil
son, C. H. Wright
ROANOKE COLIXGC ALU.MNI.
Speeches nnd Feasting in Honor of Com.
Salem, Vn., Juno 12. The annual address
before the alumni of lloanoke Collego was de
livered this morning by Hou. Jams W.
Marshall, M. C, of Virginia.
After the cloo or this oration tho alumni
present repaind to Hotel Salem, where the
annual banquet, tcnderol by :hj resident
nlumni and tornier students, was held this
At nigiit the annual address before the lit
erary societies was de'i'.ered by Hon. Benton
McMiilin. of Tennessee, whu-c fame and pu
ularity attracted an unusually l.irjo audi
Graduates in Baltimore.
Baltimore, Juno 12. Seventeen graduates of
the Women's Co!lego received their degrees aud
diplomas tCMlay. They were: ilnsterof arts,
Mies Anna Lewis, Cole, B. A.. Maryland; 1 aifc
olorof arts, Silas Alma Graoe Atkinson, Eliza
beth Matilda Ash, Fannie Oliver EdAuids,nnd
Bortha Miller, Janet Mc! hereon Falnor. Joo
Ann Boss, Helen .Vorton Ihompson, Jonnetta
Vau Meter, Emily Allison Wagner, t'f Maryland;
Miss Lucretla .Mice Wallccr.ot iheDistrlct of Co
lumbia: Kntherfiie Lllzubelh lnggett. Kllz'ibcth
Iteighrnd Murray, ot ronnyltaul.i: .Miss Leila
Margaret Powell, of Virginia; Miss Lily Loulbe
Beck, of MUnifSjta: -Mis farah Elizibcth Van
Day, of New Jeisey, and IUs .leMwlto Hurd
bhermuu, of Illinois. President Gilinan of the
Johns llcpxlns made the address.
Ynle Will Train nt Oxford.-
Losdos June 12. Tho Ynle Athletes who
nro to contest with the crack men of Oxfonl
at the Queen's Club grounds nt Kensington in
July will complotn their training on tbo Ox
ford University grounds. The Oxford men
will train at Brighton. The Yalo team have
generously waited all points in dispute
with tho exception of the substitution of" the
half-milo for tho three-milo run. With that
exception the events will be exactly the same
as the nnnunl track contests between Oxford
nnd Cambridge. The starter and referee will
be non-university men, aud the names of the
two men selected will lm submitted lor the ap-
IUV1U U. ,UO .WU mllll UU LUPH IILIltlU.
.Millers' National Association.
Chicago, Juno 12. A preliminary meeting
of tbo executive committeo of tho Millers'
National Association ot thn Unltod States was
held here to-day. The convention of tho as
sociation will begin its session to-morrow.
Many importnnt subjects are to be brought
up for discussion, among others the exten
sion of the export flour business In this coun
try and questions bearing upon the subject ot
Mrs. Sartoris Not Engaged.
Niw Tons, June 12. The report that Nellie
Grant-Sartor is was engaged to Col. Henry K.
Douglas, of Maryland, was denied by the
family to-day. Mrsy Sartoris is now in this
city with her mother at the home ot CoL
Fred D. Grant. Mrs. Fred Grant, Mrs. Sar
toris"; sister-in-law, was very much surprised
that such a report ,vas In circulation, and
sold: "My sister Is not engaged to Mr. Doug
las or any one else."
CAVE SPAIN A SHAKING.
Several People Killed nnd Others Wounded
by Earthquake Shocks.
MAiinm, June 12. Earthquake shocks are
reported from tbo provinces ot Granada and
Alinerlo. Tho disturbance was more severely
felt In the latter province At Nacimiento,
twenty-four miles from Almeria, several
Later reports from Nacimiento say that sev
eral people were killed and a number
wonnded by tho collapse of the buildings at
that placo. A church nnd some school build
ings are a heap of ruins.
CADETS' LA.ST DAY.
Final Ceremonies of Graduation and a
Wedding at West Point.
West Point, N. Y.. Juno 12. The final
ceremonies connected with the graduating
exercises took place to-day. Gen. John 0.
Black, ot the board of visitors, made an ad
dress to tbo graduates, and Brig. Gen.
George I. Buggies delivered tho diplomas.
The class numbers fifty-four, with Cadet
Laduo at the head of tho general merit roll.
At the conclusion ot the ceremonies the
corps wni marched back to the barracks,
where tne new cadet officers appointed by
Col. Mills were announced.
Clarence E. Lnng, the ninth member of the
graduating class, was quietly married to Miss
Mamie Kenklo immediately after the gradu
ating ceremonies. Mr. Lang was appointed
from Tallin. Ohio, and his brldo Is a daughter
ot Sergt. Wenklo, a West Point soldier.
DENTIST LEE WAS AMOROUS.
He Attempted to Force Ills Attentions
Upon a Lndv Patient and Now
He Is in Jail.
Dr. Tbacker E. Lee Is a practicing dentist
having an ofllce at No. 1322 Fourteenth street
During the soreu years that the doctor has lived
In tho neighborhood he haB become pretty gen
orally known, and Just that part of the city Is
evincing no little Interest In a serious accusation
that has been made against him by ono of his
'I be patient in question Is Mrs. Eckloff. the
handsome wife of Harry A. Eckloff, station
keeper at the Anacostla police precinct station.
Mr. tckloa and Dr. Lee met in a business way
and became very good friends. Accordingly,
when Mrs. hcklotls teeth needed attention tbo
first name that presented itself was that of Dr.
A visit was paid Dr. Lee last Friday. The pre
liminary arrangements being concluded, Mrs.
Eckloff remained to have her teeth uxod, and
her husband loft
Mrs. Eckloff seated herself In the chair, and
Dr. Leo begin to examine her mouth. Heat
tempted to nry the work by stroking horhalr.
tolio objected to this, but 6on he became moro
bold. Ho placodbUhand on her knee, but she
sprang up, and, despite his prayorsand plead
ings, went straight home and told her husband.
.Mr. EcklotI wus mad. He searched for Lee all
the next day, aud, being unable to find him,
swore out a warrant against him for assault and
battery. During tho trial nefore Judge Miller
yesterday the facts were brought out, and Lee
was sentenced to three months lu faiL When
the sentence was pronounced Mrs. Lee cieated a
stir by fainting dead away.
Leo was formerly on the pollco force here, and
his record Is none too good. He is Bald to have a
strain of coloted blood In his veins, although he
has denied the fact
LABOR LEADERS COWING HERE.
Conference of Representatives of Organi
zations in rcbrunry, 1805.
St. Louis, Mo., June 12. The committee on
resolutions of tbo conference in session hero
of the leaders of the American Federation of
Labor, Knights of Labor, Locomotive Engi
neers, Locomotivo Firemon, Order of Bailway
Conductors, and Farmers' Alliance was en
gaged late in completing its work. The con
ference took up some time in considering the
report, which consisted of six sections. Tbo
first two sections were agreed to as follows:
1. A conference of representatives of organ
ized labor of North America Bhall beheld semi
annually, tho first conference to be hold Feb
ruary . 1SS5, in the city of Washington, D. C,
for the purpose of considering questions and de
vising plans for the protection and advancement
of the tolling masses.
2 Tho representation In such conferences
shall bo from tho Geuoral Assembly Of the
Knights of Lalor. tho American F'ederation of
Lalior, tho various brotherhoods and orders of
railway trainmen, and &mh national and Inter
national organizations of wage-workers and
farmers as are not afllliated with any of the
befor-mentloaed orgauizitl ns.
Provided, Any such national or International
rrgnulzutlon is not orcr.urzed to antagonize or
cndormine any existing bona fide national or
inturnatlohal union of thesamo trade or calling.
RIGHTS OF TROLLEY ROADS.
Chancellor McGill Decides That They Arc
Simply Improvements on Horse Cars.
Teextox, X-J.. Juno 12. Chancellor Mc
Gill has HU-d a decision of much importance
to the trolley reads of tbo state. Tho case
in auiou was that of tho West Jersey llallroad
Company, which sought tohaetbe Camden
and V.'ovd' ury electric road restraiimd from
cruising its tracks and irom erecting poles on
th property of the rompauy The chancellor
holds that thn trolley road are simply an im
1 rovemen: on tho opl-frMumd bono car,
nnd that neitLvr the ooLMruction of electriy
Irne!.' nor tlmerectlon of pjics on th'i outer
Hi of tbo "tre't pnvemeu's ,s an additional
burden on the laud for which comp"nsntlon
just and equivalent is gucu. Sidewalks, l.o
dcr.des are u art of the street aud subject to
the public's C.TjC!UCl.t?.
People Arc I) ins 'n the Empire at the
Hn:c of r. Hundred a Day.
Loxnoy. June 12. The Eastern Telegraph
Company has received a cabli mesage from
Hongkong, China, saying that the native
population i leaving the !! by thousands
dailv on account of tho plague.
It'is added that 100.COO have already fled,
ami that LOGO deaths have occurred. Several
Europears have been attacked by the plague
and one of them has died.
Tho number of deaths Is estimated to be 100
per day. Tho labor mark t is paralyzed. The
government propoHS to doir.ol.sh tho un
healthy native quarters of tho city.
A failure of the revenue derned from opium
is expected as a result of the exodus of tho
Penalty for llancin;.
Deadwood, S. D., Juno 12. Considerable
excitement exists owing to the action of Pro
fessor Cook, of thn s'.ato normal school nt
St ear Fih, in refusing to allow sevotnl of
h:s pupils the privilege of graduating on tbo
ground that they broke thu rulc- of tho school
by taking part in n dance last Friday.
rorgiveness for the Count.
Baltimore, Juno 12. Count Mitciewicz and
his bride, formerly Miss Small, returned from
Washington this morning and went out to the
Countess' parents. They wcro forgiven and
received Hie parental blessing.
Hilly Jordun Put Asleep.
Mobile, Ala., June 12. Joe Fernandez, of
New Orleans, put Billy Jordan asleep to-night
in thu fifth round by knocking him off the
stage into the sido scenes of Frascati theater.
Crimes nnd Casualties.
Glasgow, Ky., June 12. Andy Sharpe, of Ilose
villo county, has fled tho countr, cbnrgod with
poisoning his wife, 'ihey had only been mar
ried four mouths.
PmscETOX, Ky.,Jnno 12. Goorgo Hanklns, a
prominent young man, was shot nnd killed by a
man named Mulllnlx in ?,luulon, twenty miles
from here last evening. Mullinix was arrested.
Sin Francisco. Juno 12. Word has b9n re
ceived of the dlsmasdng of the British ship
Cambrian Chief off the cost of South America.
The Cambrian Chief was on her way from New
Castle for Coquimbo, when she was to salt for
Tauleqcab, L T., June 12. Peter Cheney, the
Chicago counterfeiter, has been arrested here
by United. Mates ofllcora He wasseou to pass
a 10 gold piece on the Bank of Tahloquah. A
witness to making and passing of the coin Is In
the custody ot the officers.
Vancouver, li a, Juno 12. Reports fro?3 the
flooded district of tho Frazer valley are very
encouraging. The flood Is gradually receding
throughout Steamers are still actively en
gaged In delivering supplies to the settlers and
funds are coming In rapidly.
SUGARED THE POLITICAL POT
Hayemeycr Admits Having Contrib
uted to Campaign Funds.
NEVER GAVE TO THE MINORITY
Denial Having Talked with Cleveland and
Benedict He Sugaredly Explains tne Ho
tel Story Cnrtaln lecture to Senators.
Brio and He Wrangled.
Some rather startllnc statements were made
yesterday by U. O. llaremeyer. president of the
American Sugar Refinery Com puny, better
known as the "sugar trust,' toward the close of
hla testimony before the Senate sugar trust In
He was asked aboutAhc contributions of the
sugar trust to the campaign funds of political
parties, and said that the records of the trust
showed that such contributions were made, but
that they were made to the stato committees,
not the national committees.
Ho was asked If tho contributions of the trust
were given to both parties In tho Senate, and
How do you arrange It? n as asked.
"Wt.ll, ewYork is a Democratic state; we
give to the Democrats there and to the Keiiub
licans In Massachusetts. We never give to the
"Did you contribute to the anti-snappers?"
asked Senator Lodge.
"Oh, no, I am quite sure on that point; nothing
to the anti-snappers."
This feature was considered about the most
Interesting of Mr. Uavemeyer's testimony, lie
could not give the committee the amount con
tributed by tho sugar trust to the different cam
paign funds, but ho promised them if he could
The Inquiry was began by asking Mr. Uave
meyer about the published statement that he
had either on Mr. iL C. Benedict's yacht or at
Greenwich, Conn., In conversation with Mr.
Cleveland and Mr. Benedict, In l&tt, after Mr.
Cleveland's nomination for tho Presidency,
talked about tho sugar interests as affected by
the lluwallan treaty, lo this Mr. llavemeyer
said there was "not one word of truth."
With reference to tho reported conference at
the Arlington hotel in this city, he sild: "Some
time In March I was In Mr. Terrell's room at tho
Arlington hot! when Mr. Brlce and Mr. Keed
were present. Ibere was nothing at this Inter
view suld about the obligations of the Demo
cratic party to the sugar treat, there existing no
obligation between them, and thero was no
mentluucf any. 1 have no recollection of any
rrfetenco to any obligation on the part of Smith,
llrlce, or any one present,
HE EXPLAINED TO EESATOB BUICE.
lie then told how he had been sent for by Mr.
Terrell to come to his (Terre's) room and ex
plain tho sugar question to Senator Drice, who
was thero, and how he had gone taking hU
samples, and then delivered what he termed his
lecture to benator Drlce on the iubt-ct of sugar,
ropeatluc the lecture for the Information ot tho
lie eald something, however, after Senator
Smith made his appearance, about the "wrauglo"
he and llrice had been engaged in. and lu re
sponse to questions si Id: "I said something about
the Democratic party that he took umbrage at.
I thought, I said that the Democratic party
were put Into power, not to destroy an Industry,
but to take suitable and proper care of every
Industry, and that thlB selection of tho sugar
re Quiijtf Industry of the United States for attack
was infamous aa a paity proceeding."
Mr. llavemeyer was very positive that there
was no further conversation on the subject of
sugar after Senator Smith came In, nor was
there any reference to the indebtedness of the
Democratic party to the sugar trust bv him to
Senator fcratth or any other Senator. Neither
had bo told Mr. Smith that the bill should be
beaten, if sugar did i.ot :et fair treatment. Uo
also denied the Biory of a Sunday meeting at the
Capitol with Senator Cattery nnd others, and
said he had never been at the Capitol on Sunday
or a ranged a sugar schedule with him.
lie snld he had come to Washington early In
March, after the tariff bill had passed tho House,
with the boie of getting a hearing boxore tho
He then explained his interview with Senator
Jones nt Senator Camdun rfrooms and with Sen
ator Caffery at Senator Ktlco's bouse. JJesald
that ho had ben Invited to Senator Ifrlce s
house by the Senator to meet Senator Caff cry,
and when he met him merely went over the ar
gument for an ad valorem duty. Mr. llavemeyer
said he had gone to tho Capitol with Mr. Terrell,
but not for the purpose ot seeing Senitots or
representatives, -ttnwere idling around," ho
said; "sort ot spectators."
TWO INT EE.VI i:VS WITH HILL.
Mr, llavemeyer said he had had two Inter
views at the Xormandie hotol with Seualor
liilL The second interview occurred aftor the
Senate Finance Committeo had retried tbo
bill providing for speclUc duties. "I explained
to him," ho said, "the discilmiuatln In It, and
wanted him to take some active intercut to have
Mr. llavemeyer said Mr. Hill was dominated
by other Interests at the moment "I think,"
he continued, "at the first Interview be had the
1'eckham matter in liaDd. and on tho second In
terview ho had the Inrome tax on tbo bralu.'
Mr iinvomejer sxldho hid ils3 niaJi two
visits to St'utrtor Oorman, who had seemed to
tnke an interest In tho question. Ho had also
called upon Mr. CarlNto tn asc for alerter to
Senator Mills, and again after the bill was first
reoitu to protest ncninst th d&crlmhiatlGU
wblah he found In It, but nothing more hid Leeu
epui.cn of not von Hie nl'o '! indebtedness of
tho Demoiat epirty to tj ayyar irut
!r. havemeyer was questioned at length by
Seimtor .Mien us to the orfnutzntfo'i audojcrii
tlr,ns of th trust, and nlsj a-h to miU7 other
innuon coiuu-td vih thn buaineFH,irom which
no c a limit)' detlerted into politic, ettorts to
cont:i legislation, and cainpmt: i tvatrlbntions.
In reply to no of the-e queVfons Mr. Havi
Miyer sail tho trust wai arle to control the
;rlc of augur sold in the I uUed States up to the
i.-n porting point. He i:I- idmlttd that the
principal object of tho organization as that of
ccntrollinc the price ana output of suar.r In this
tojiitr), und that thu company had succeeded in
doing this, lie &aid the p:Les were made lu
Mr. Iinvemcyerremalned with thecommUteo
about five hours, and ho was informed that thero
were still other points upon which the commit
tf desired to Investigate him, and he was a-ktd
to appear ngiin tc-day at 11 oclork. crd Meyer
wai called nftfr Mr. llavemeyer linibhed. ne
gave the committeo litI) or uo luformatlun.
NO TUUC BILL YET ULPOUTCD.
Accusant Newspaper .Men Xotifiedto Ap
pear nith Hail Saturday .Next.
No one tit thu District Attorney's oSlco will
talk about tflo proceedings of tlio praul Jury
further than to any that uo trut till has yet
been reported ngnlns: Messrs. Edwards and
Shrtvor. It Is Lnnwn that tUo jrrand Jury lias lu
formed Mr. Birney that It would roport a true
LIU, and It was In consequence of tula Informa
tion lUat ill. Ulrury not tiled the two newspaper
mm to be prepared with tail next Saturd if, if
tUy did not Man to bo impiUoned midor nu In
dictment whleti he will framo between now
nnd Saturday. The Intention I to arrest tho
tw o correspondents, and out ice was given them
in ordor that thoy might be propnrod to secuio
their release on bond, and thus iivold the un
pleasantness of detention behind the bars.
Their cast'3 "Rill bo teat cues, 'llto same action
will be taken In the caso of UroXor Chapman a
has been taken in Kdward' and ShrUers cases,
and it is quite likely that th Now York stock
broker will be called on also lu a fow days to
furnish ball for hi ippenrance when wanted.
'Iheamo'iutuf ball to bo required probably
will not excocd il.lWU each. Immediately on tho
filing of the liidlctment .iud:c Dlttenbootlei, of
tho counsel for tho defense. Is expected to file a
domurreror a motion to quas'i on gioundsof
unconsvitutlonalltv of tho law uhtch the news
papermen are he!dtohae violated, rlz., sec
tion 103 of tho revised st at at pa. If tho dem urrer
Is based on defects of tho ludlctment, another In
dictment presumably will be druwn tip, but if
tbo motion to quash on constitutional grounds
is sustained tho prosecutiou will he ended so far
as the courts are concerned.
Jlurial of Dr. David SUutch.
The body of Dr. David Skuteh, tho editor
of the Deutsehu Press, who died two duys ago
at No. 212 F street northwest, was claimed
yesterday morning by Max Skutcb. of Balti
more, brother ot tha deceased. Funeral
services were performed at 9 o'clock a. m. by
the Uor. Isadora Samuels, of the Ados Israel
Orthodox church, in the chapel of Frank
Geier'sundertakin? establishment, on Seventh
street northwest. There were no relations
except the brother of the deceased present,
but quite a number of friends. Tho interment
was private, and took place at Mount Olivet
Discredited In This City.
The report of the overturning of a boat be
longing to the coast survey steamer Patterson
at Tongass Narrows. Alaska, resulting In the
drowning of three men. is dUcreditod at tho
headquarters of the survey in this citx.
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND ILL.
His Ailment Is Not Serious, but Ho Re
mains In His Room.
It was thought that President Cleveland's
Illness, which was reported Yesterday, was
due to tho heat, but ho has not 'recovered as
rapidly as was hoped for, so Br. O'Reilly
recommended that ho remain quiet and avoid
all physical exertion.
The President was nothing loth to obey
oraers,ana so no remained in uts room all
day resting. He did not undertake to receive
any visitor?, and until the hoar set for the
Cabinet meeting he did not appear in his
Dr. O'Reilly says his patient wilt be all
right In a day or two if be only keeps quiet.
WAITING FOR THE VERDICT.
Ex-Policeman Clark's Caso Now In the
Hands of the Jury.
Prayers for Instructions la tho enso of
ex-Policeman Clark, cbarffod with criminally
assaulting Nellie Krnito on December 10 last,
were argued yesterday beforeJudgellcComas
in criminal court No. 2. Assistant District
Attorney Jeffords made the argument for the
government, and Messrs. O'Neill and Little
spoke in belinlf ot the defendant. The
plaintiff and her mother and sister were
deeply effected, being la tears most ot the
In his instructions to the jury Judgo
McComas held that the chief point to be de
termined was as to whether Miss Erelte -voluntarily
consented. Tho Jury retired at 12.55,
and will report to the court at 10 o'clock this
REPUBLICANS AS BL0CKADERS.
Not a Cog In the Tariff Wheel Was Turned
and Set Speeches on the Wool
Schedule AVcrc the Rule.
The absolute blockade of the tariff bill In the
Senate yesterday was in marked contrast with
tbo wonderful progress mado Monday. Not a
coff was turned.
The entire elcht hours were devoted to set
b peaches, preliminary to the consideration of
the wool schedule. Mr. Quay, who has been
quiescent for flvo weeks, resumed the delivery
of his speech, which has already occupied four
days, and after speakln? four hnurs yesterday
his manuscript seemed Inappreciably dlmln
Isned. Then be yielded from sheer exhaustion,
and Messrs I'ettlgrcw, Powers aud PefTer made
sot speeches epalnst free wooL Other set
speeches will follow to-morrow, but It is proba
ble that the actual consideration of the wool
schedule will bo reached before adjournment.
Durintra lull in the debate Mr. Mitchell moved
to lay the Uriff bill on the table. The motion,
however, was without special significance and
was defeated by a strict party voto. Mr. Chap
man, the Wall street broker who refused to
answer questions, was reported as contumacious
to the benate by the sugar Investigating com
mittee, and a resolution was Introduced to bring
him to the bar of the Senate for contempt At
6 o'clock the benate adjourned.
DEATH AND THE COLONEL.
Nothing but It Will Take Breckinridge
Out of the Congressional Knee.
Col. Breckinridge emphatically denies the
report that his friends had induced him to
withdraw from the race for Congress. He
characterized the statement sent out from
Lexington as false, and expressed his usual
confidence in an outcomo favorable to him
belf. He suld:
Tho story Is utterly without foundation.
Whether it wan Instigated by enemies or not I
will not say. At any rate It is a malicious lie.
In the first place I hate no brother CabelUreck
ln ridge. I have a cousin, however, bearing that
I hare entered on the campaign for renomi na
tion, and I propeso to contluue a candidate.
Nothing bat death will take me oct of the race,
said the colonel with a dramatic gesture, and he
added; "Vou can depend on that, further than
that 1 have nothing whatever to say."
PAY TOO AUCH FOR BRICKS.
Local Manufacturers Make a Strong Pro
test to the Commissioners.
A delegation of brick manufacturers appeared
before the Commissioners yesterday aud pro
tested against the manner In which sewers In
the District are being constructed under exist
ing specifications. The delegation consisted ot
William II. West, president of the Washington
Brlckmakcrs' Exchance: T. L. llolbrook, presi
dent of the Washington Brick Machine Com
pany; William A. itlchnrdb, representing the
Alfred Tiichards Rrlcfc Company; W. C, Mor
rinon. of tbo .Morrison Dricfc Company; John
O'Neill, of the John K. Herrell i Co. brick works,
and William T. Walker, of the Walker 1 Ca
Mr. llolbrook stated to Capt. Derby that at a
meeting of tho Drukmakers' Cxchango Monday
night last n committee wai appointed to present
to thn Commissioners a preamble and resolution
unanimously adopted, providing that the Wu.th
inciou II rick hxebange protest against tbo
opacifications now used for brick for wer work
and tlndr rigid construction, which prevents tho
use or bard burned arch brick and other brick
Lnving any cracjejs or Caws, ttins practically ex
cluding local makers Irom furnishing bnck for
sewer woik (for the construction of which their
taxes at uppllsd), because such perfect bnck
as jtrtfspecl.icdcobtfroinii.50 to $J per thou
sand moro than arch brick, as good for the pur-
"The DUtrlct is paying too much for Its brick,"
sild Mr. llolbrook. If such things are allowed
to continue, wo will be obliged to use our influ
ence todefertt any proposition looklnctoa bond
ing or the District to tne extent of throe or four
millions of dollars.'
Ln.pt, Derby In teply said that he would do his
utmost to octiln tho best sewers for thu District.
A h.u!ngnn tho subject will be given by tho
Commissioners Friday next.
FOR A KEGRO HOWE,
Congress Provides an Asylum for Aged
and Infirm Colored People.
Mr. Outhwaito's bill for tbo croctlon of a
national homo for aged colored people was
passed in the IIouso yesterday utter two
hours debate by a voto of 147 to 52.
Tho money for tho purpose, which Is to bo
taken from the fund due to colored soldiers
who died In tho war, will amount to 5100,000.
and the pl.iu is to construct a suitable build
ing w.tli lanro grounds near the city.
3Ir. Taylor, chairman of tho Appropriation
Committc;, offered an amendment to tne effect
that the cost of maintaining nil Inmates who
are reildents of thu District shall bo paid out
of the revenues ot the District. It was
adopted. Mr. Do Armond, of Missouri, tried
to get tho bill recommitted, but failed.
Industrial Depression Committee.
The committee appointed by the Senate to
investigate the industrial depression met
yesterday, Messrs. Vilas, Blackburn, and Pat
ton being present, and Smith nnd Oal linger
absent. Tbo committee decided that it had
no power to send for persons and papers, and
that It could only ask and receio such testi
mony as might Lh presented. It decided to
Invite alt persons to present such facts as
they might have In tho most condensed form
possible, and also at n futuro time to crant
hearings to the accredited representatives of
organizations which des'red to have their
views presented to Congress.
James Sum&n, a young plumber living at No.
RC6 Callau street northeast, was attacked by a
dog on the strcot yesterday and badly bitten on
The seventeenth annual commencement of
the Washington National and Froebel Klnder-
Brten INornial Institute, conducted by Mrs.
oulse Pollock and Miss Susin P. Pollock, were
to-night hold at All Souls church.
Bonjamin C. Pole was arraigned boforo Judgo
Miller yesterday, charged with obtaining money
under false proteuses from Albert L. l'ltney, a
hardware merchant. Tbo Judge held the de
feu J ant for the grand Jury under f300 bonds.
Michael Graf nail and Michael Pareno, cousins,
earliaged-I yeats, who live at No. 501 and No.
C07 K street northwest, were struck by an ice
wagon while playing In tho street about 11
o'clock, yesterday morning. One had his leg
broken, and the other sprained bis wrfsL Tho
driver of the wagon, Adolph Ua&sman, was not
Henrietta Storrid, a twenty-year-old colored
girl living at No, ttlS Twenty-fifth street, was
brutally assaulted by four colored men on the
New Cut road shortly after 8 o'clock Monday
evening. She was badly beaten and bruised,
but the purpose of the men was frustrated by
John Blundon, who fired several loads from a
shotgun at them. The men made good their
escape, however, and no clue to their identity
baa been obtained
S0LYIN6 THE GAS PROBLEM
Representative Livingston's Bill to In
corporate the Proposed Company
FOR IMMEDIATE DOLLAR GAS
Wtat Commiuioner Sou Hit to 87 on th
Question of Competition ud BatefBa
ttreanTwo Companies Th KitUr Will
Eeceivo Attention of tha Commissioner. J
The people of "Washington will soon hT
1 gas. It U possible that they mij bava
even a lower price to pay.
As Is known, the bill lor SI gas passed th
House some time ago, and has been favorably
reported upon in the Senate. But at the hear
ing accorded yesterday CoL Livingston made)
an argument before the Commissioners In
behalf of his bill for the incorporation of th
National Gas and Electric Light, Heat, and
Power Company of the District of Columbia,
which provides that the new company shall
furnish an illuminating gas of twentr-four
instead of sixtoen candlo power for 60 cents
per thousand for lighting the streets or puolla
buildings of the city of 'Washington, and 75
cents per thousand to private consumer.
Tho bill further provides for 5 cents per thou
sand reductions after flve and ten yean,
respectively, of the existonce and operation
of the company. "
When the Commissioners decided for th
present to recommend the bill for 81 gas. with
certain amendments concerning inspector'
decisions, transmitted yesterday in a fetter to
the House District Committee, CoL Living
ston announced that in any event he intended
to get his bill up before Congress, and would
offer it as a substitute for the $1 gas bllL
FOIST MADE BT COL. UVIXOSTOX.
CoL Livingston mokes the point that his bill
enables the telegraphio and other companies
who are obliged to use underground wires to
make use of the conduits constructed by th
national company, provided they do so while
the conduits are open for the laying of the gas
mains and branches of the proposed company.
He also says that the conduits will be of such
a character that hereafter repairs can be made
without necessitating the tearing up of the
streets. These subways will be sufficiently
large to enable the laying therein of all wires
aid plpt-s which are usually required to bs
laid underground in other cities, and to enable
workmen to reach them without difficulty.
Mr. Itoss, president of the Board ot Dis
trict Commissioners, sail to a representative
of The Times yesterday, when oskel what
(ho attitude of the Commissioners was to any
competition in the furnishing ot gas to tha
citizens ot Washington such as would be
brought about by the incorporation of tha
new national company, said that the Com.
missIonnr3 would shortly hold a meeting and
decide what course it was wise to pursue.
He said further that the Commissioners were
very much interested In the argument which
CoL Livingston had made, and were of the
belief that the best that could be done for tha
residents of the District, both in the matter of
the price and of the excellency of the gas,
ought to bo insisted on.
COXXISSIOXEBS ABE LMVILLIXO).
He stated, however, that there was great
unwillingness on the part of the Commis
sioners to support any proposition which
would lead to the farther tearing up ot th
streets. The proposition "was like many
others ot a different character that were pre
sented from time to time. They were not al
ways as satisiactory on examination a tneir
promoters promised they would be.
Commissioner ltoss said further: "Ot eoun
the proposition for seventy-five cent gas i
very fascinating. The question is can good
gas be supplied for that price out of the de
sired materials and of the desired purity. So
lar as any action taKen or ine commissioners
at present in indorsing the proposition for a
reduction in price to one oouar, tnat aoes not
bar the way to cither incorporating the na
tional company or compelling the Washing
ton Gaslight Company to reduce its price to
a lower figure than ono dollar. It is an in
termediate step, intended to be temporary
until wo can make on elimination and re
port." Commissioner itoss aaaed that 11 Congress
could reduce the rate of gas to one dollar
arbltranl). they could, if it seemed to them
proper and just, reduce the rate to a low
price if It were found that the Washington
Gaslight Company could afford to supply
gas at that rato, and said that such a coursa
seemed to be wiser to him than to tear np tha
streets unnecessarily for a new company.
PRINTING OFFICE FURLOUGHS.
Patent Office Work Suspended Owing ro
Lack of Appropriation.
About seventy men employed on piece
work in the specification room at the Govern
ment Printing Office were yesterday indefi
nitely furloughed, owing to the failure of th
appropriations for that work.
The Secretary of the Interior some days ago
represented to Congress that thero was a de
ficiency ot $10,000 for the printing ot his de
partment. No action, however, has yet been
taken by either branch, and as the Public
frinter nas no autnonty unuertnniawio ao
any work which is not specifically provided
for the furlough ensues.
This division of the office does all the Pat
ent Office printing, which it is imperative
should be done at once, and therefore it is not
anticipated that thero will be much delay in
making the necessary appropriation.
Armor Plnte Test on the Quiet.
Without notico Capt. Sampson, chief of th
Xavol Ordnnnco Bureau, slipped quietly down
to tbo Indian Head proving grounds yester
day and fired two shots from the twelve-inch
rifle at the soventeen-inch Bethlehem armor
plate, against the testing ot which under
standard conditions the company had vainly
proteoted. Tho result was the complete
triumph ot the plate and the demonstration
of the value and practicability of the Harvey
process as applied to plates of this thickness.
Tho plate was enrvod, representing 300 tons
of armor intended for the barbettes of the
battleship Massachusetts. It measured 8 by
12 feet, and weighed thirty tons.
Secretary Smith Favors tho Change.
Secretary Hoke Smith has transmitted a re
port to Congress favoring the proposed
chango by which the Interior Department i
to bo allowed .to assign tho work of that por
tion of the geological survey which is en
gaged in making topographical maps of sec
tions of tho country occupied by public land.
The report points out that tho land survey of
tho Interior Department and the surveys of
this portion of the geological survey cover
practically the samo ground, and can be done
as well and with a material saving in expense
by a single force.
Korean Legation Still in Ignorance
Tho officials ot tho Korean legation ar
still without any reply from the home govern
ment to the cablegram asking for farther In
formation concerning the reported outbreak
ngalnst foreigners in Korea. Moil containing
advices up to n month or more ago just re
ceived at tho legation makes no mention ot
Impending trouble. The presumption is
therefore that the difficulty arose suddenly,
nnd the fact that nothing additional has been
received concerning it tends to the belief that
it has subsided
Demanded by the President.
In denying yesterday the application for
pardon In the cose of S. B. Wright, sentenced
to four months' imprisonment for carrying
concealed weapons, tho President called for
more vigorous punishment of the offense ol
carrying concealed weapons, looking npom
such punishment as directly protecting hu
man life and preventing the commission ot
the gravest crimes.
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