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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. NO. S9.
WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY HOBNING-. JUNE 14. 1894.
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BATT0IR TOTALLY BURNED
Fire Destroys the Immense and Costlv
LUCKILY NO LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE
Icorei of Lambi Singed bat Not Killed.
Butchers T. T. Keane and Andrew Loeffler
Heavy Losers One of the Largest Blares
for Yean Loss More Than $100,000.
The Immense three-story brick building of the
Xashington Abattoir Company at Benning, and
he entiro contents, consisting of dressed meats
aid rateable machinery, representing an in
vestment of $150,000, were totally destroyed by
fixe yesterday afternoon.
Shortly after 2 o'clock the employes suddenly
discovered a cloud of smoke emanating from
near the center of the main building, and
almost before the alarm of fire could be turned
In and before any valuable property could be
removed the entire building was enveloped In
Engine company No. 8 from this city was the
first to arrive upon the scone, and was soon fol
lowed by No. 8 company. Very little could be
done to save property, but luckily no loss of life
W llliam D. Sullivan, the manager of thecom-
any, was in his office on the second floor of the
ulldlng, and was one of the first to see tho flre,
which broke out Ii some unknown way in the
engine room directly beneath him. The fireman
had left hi room for a few minutes, and upon
returning the room was too hot and densely
filled with smoke to be entered. He was forced
to Ceo, leavUp his gold watch, some money, and
several suit of clothing.
When the fire companies reached the scene It
was found to be useless to attempt to save the
main building, and the principal attention was
turned to the adjoining sheds and pens, where
several hundred 'cattle, sheep, and hogs were
quartered, awaiting their turn in tho slaughter
house Thce were all saved, but about a hun
dred lambs In one of the pens, belonging to C.
H Hoover, were badly scorched.
About tho heaviest loser is T nomas r. Keane,
who is one of the directors of the company. IIo
has soveral stands in the Center market and
doe b all his slaughtering at the abattoir. About
$5,000 of his low is covered by Insurance He
lost nearly 100 cattle and about 00 Iambs, some
of which were in cold storage in the building
and the remainder undergoing the process of
being dressed for market.
Mr. Keane is not now in the city, having been
called to Warrenton, Va,, by telegraph a day or
two ago on account of the serious illness of his
Andrew Loeffler !s almost as heavy & loser aB
II r. Keane, but his loss is fully covered by In
surance. His share of the loss consists of nearly
50 hogs and about 100 lambs, besides bis part of
the building and machinery as a stockholder
W llliam D. Sullivan, the manager, also lost
heavily iu the form of bides and fats, which aie
till smoking and smouldering among tho ruins.
SENSATIONAL ItnrORTS CIRCULATED
William E, Clark Is the president of the com
pany, and Is the principal owner of stock, al
though he sustained no personal loss in the
form of materials.
Keane. Lender, and Sullivan are the only men
who really made use of the building and ma
chinery, as thoeo who formerly occupied the
building have dropped out during the financial
Sensational reports were circulating about
the city all yesterday afternoon concerning the
terrible blaze at Benning, but few were actually
cognizant of the fact that the largest flre which
has occurred In this city for years was blazing
Few knew that so large a building; so well
equipped, and doing so extensive a business,
was located so noar the city.
After the flre was discovered the flames spread
with such an alarming rapidity that many of
the workmen were compelled to rush from the
building with their knives still In their hands,
leaving their coats behind, and glad enough to
escape with their lives.
How the flre started Is a mystery. It is known
to have caught between the engine room and
the hide room, but no one was near that place at
The fire companies returned to the city about
8 80 o'clock last night pretty well worn out with
the afternoon's hard labor. All that Is left of
the once immense building is a part of the south
wall and the foundation. The meats are still
smoking, a ruined mass, among the destroyed
The building was valued at nearly $125,000, on
which only 95J.000 of insurance had been placed.
The machinery and meats were probably
worth $30,000, half of which Is covered by insur
ance. DR. PAXTON WILL PAY.
Fined for Falling. to Report the Brcckln-rldgc-Wing
New Tour, June 13. Rev. John It. Paxton, for
merly pastor of the 'West Presbyterian church,
has returned to this city a&d was to-day inter
'I have received a notice frum the board of
health," said Dr. Paxton in regard to the certifi
cate of marriage of CoL Breckinridge to Mrs.
"Wing, 4aud I expect to go down there to-day. I
suppose It Is a matter of paying S10 or so for
my having failed to report the marriage to the
board within the time that they Bay I should
have dona so When I married the colonel,
whom I had known as a friend, I was asked to
not make the matter public for three months
for the sake of quletnes and on account of the
children of the colonel's first wife I didn't
know anything about the Pollard matter then.
I promised to do as they desired. Of course
when that woman was heard of I decided not to
have anything more to do with the matter. I
think I am not likely ever again to preach In a
church. I Intend to apply to the presbytery to
demit me from pastoral work.
AUTHORITY OF A BISHOP.
Father Corbctt's Trial of Great Interest to
the Catholic Church.
Nebraska Cmr, Neb., June IS. The trial of
Father Corbett for refusing to obey the injunc
tion of tie court restraining him from holding
ervlces in Palmyra commenced to-day. Eigh
teen priests are present to testify for Corbett
and Bishop Bonacum to appear against hlra.
Bishop Bonacum claims that Corbett excom
municated himself under the canonical law by
citing his bishop to appear in a civil court, and
therefore can no longer exercise his priestly
functions. Corbett replies by declaring that
the bishop first appealed to a civil court and by
his own argument was first excommunicated.
The trial will last several days and has far
reaching consequences in the Catholic Church
cf America as calculated to limit a bishop's
Sons of Veterans Elect Officers.
AXKArous, Md., June 18. The Maryland divis
ion. Sons of Veterans, this afternoon elected the
following officers: EL L. Suesa, Camp 15, Wash
ington, D. C, division commander; IL S. Smith,
Camp 5, senior rice division commander; John
A Louden, Camp S3, Baltimore, Junior vice
division commander; division counsel, George
O. Watson, Camp 1, District of Columbia; J. L.
Christian, Camp 27, Maryland; J. B. Forracker,
Camp IS, Maryland; delegate-at-large to na
tional encampment, M. V. Brown, Camp 80,
Washington, D. CL; delegates, F. A. White, Camp
8: George Burllngam, Camp 87; alternates, D. A.
Edwards, Camp 30: J. B. Wilson, Camo SI: J. N.
Lynch, Camp fi Frederick, Md., will be the
place of meeting for the Maryland division in
Decoy Letters Not Lcgnl.
Chicago, June 13. Judge Grosscup, of the
United States circuit court, rendered a decision
to-day which will make It more difficult for post
offlce Inspectors to obtain evidence against vio
lators of the postal laws. It was in the case of
James Palmer, a letter-carrier, who was charged
with stealing from the mails The courtdeclded
that a teet or deooy letter which was used to en-
. M.m0L na noi in me mans mtneiegai
If Benao l lJ time It was alleged to have been
I w v i " turner. Aue jury was instructed
to bring in a verdict of not guilty, and Palmer
bream e a fre man.
James Hocy Severely injured.
Sattjlle, L L, June 13 James Hoey, the
actor, who has a country residence here, was
thrown from his carriago this morning and se
verely Injured. While driving through tho vil
lage his horee ran away and ehled into the cor
ner or a building, smashing the vehicle to pieces.
Mr. Hoey was picked up and taken, to htohome.
whero It was found he had sustained internal in
Woman .May Voto In Jersey.
Tdexton, N. J June 13. Attorney General
Stockton has rendered an opinion. In response
to nn Inquiry from State Superintendent of
Schools Polnnd. In which he holds that women
are legally entitled to vote at school elections In
this state. In spite of Justice Beasley's decision
to the contrary, which was rendered lost Moa-
BASIL DUKE'S REVOLT.
lie Will Support McDowell If Breckin
ridge Is Renominated.
Lzxixotok, Ky., June 18 Tho sensation In
political circles here to-day Is the published
statement that Gen. Basil Duke, of Louisville,
editor of the Southern Magazine, and brother-in-law
and chief of staff of Gen. John Morgan,
the famous Confederate raider, bas assured
Maj Henry Clay McDowell that he will stump
the Ashland district for him and against CoL
Breckinridge if the latter Is renominated
Ma McDowell resides at Ashlaml, Henry
Clay's estate, his wife being a granddaughter of
Clay, and he has practically consented to be the
Republican candldatn If Breckinridge Is re
nominated. Ucn. Duko Is a stalwart Domocrat
TO FIGHT THE A. P. A.
Ancient Hibernians to Have an Official
Organ for That Purpose.
riTTSBCiw, Va.. June 13 At the second day's
session of the state convention of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians to-day a set of resolutions
were adopted recording unfaltering loyalty and
devotion to the Immortal church of Home; recog
nizing that tho first civic duty of Hibernians Is
to the stars and stripes and to the free instltu
1 1ons our of country; condemning and denouncing
all organizations nndor whatever name that
arise to abridge the rights of any American citi
zen because of his national descent or religious
belief. These orders are un-American in spirit,
character, and object
It was resolved to have an official newspaper
organ "to light the A, P. A." The Hibernian of
Philadelphia was selected for this purpose by
unanimous vote and every division of the A. O.
H in America Is urged to declare it tho mouth
pleco of the organization.
BRIDGES MAY BE BURNED.
Bad Disposition of Ohio .Miners Illinois
Miners Will Not Go to Work
Under the Columbus Schedule.
Hidtalk, Ohio, Juno 13. At 3 o'clock CoL Colt
took company H, battery U, without pieces, and
his sharpshooters on scout to Barn Hill, the
mining town east of this Btatlon. The town was
full of people, all turning out to see the soldiers.
No resistance was offered nor any taunts made.
A Winchester rifle was taken from a miner who
said he had brought It out thinking he might
usit Pn Mofff has aked CoL Colt to send
iae eigUHi corps 10 ueeiiug creen. i ur rauruau
company expects to get the '.bridge ready to al
low trains to go over by midnight. When the
bridge is ready tho company will move the coal
which is now blockading the yards at Uhrichs
iile. No trouble Is feared except where men
are working on the bridge, and those guards
will be doubled to-night.
Urichsville, Ohio. June 13 General Managor
Woodfood, C., L. and W. It. R., has nskei CoL
Colt to protect the bridge one mile south of
Beach City, and trestle No. 115, about one mile
north of this place. This trestle is the one
burned last Saturday. Mr. Woodford fears the
bridges will bo burned to-night. CoL Colt will
protect ttusepointa F J. Fleming is the man
whose rifle was taken. He tried to cet the cun
from Lieut. M. T. Wit son. adjutant, who took the
rifle on CoL Colt's order, but It was not delivered.
CoLDarrow, commanding at Canal Dover, re
ports he was bothered during tho afternoon by
toughs. They thteatened to come back to-night
Springfield, I1L, June 13. At a delegate
meeting of northern Illinois miners here thin
afternoon, at which at lea"t 10.000 miners were
represented. It was unanimously voted to never
dig u ton of coal until tho operators restore last
year's prices. From now on the operators will
not only have the foreign miners to combat, but
the English-speaking miners as wolL Hesolu
lutlouswere unanimously adopted to-day ex
pressive of tho feelings of the miners of this dis
trict. Pan a. III, June 13. State President Crawford
camo here to-night to endeavor to bring about
recognition by the operators ot the miner's
union. Another large shipment of guns and
ammunition was received from the state arsenal
to-night Two train load- of roal and slack went
out to-night. There are threats of bridge burn
ing by the strikers to prevent thee shipments.
La Salle, IIL, Juno 13 The minors of this
vicinity held a meeting this evening at which
resolutions were adopted denying the action of
delegates at Columbus and calling for the
resignation of President McBride and others
who signed the compromise. Tho men resolved
not to go to work unless they were paid lost
Frostbckc, Md., June 13. Agitator William
B. Wilson was arrested In Lonaconlng on a
charge of conspiracy and sent to Cumberland.
He U the member of the executive committee
of the United Mine Workers who Is directing
this strike, ne says this strike will never be
Bettled until the companies raako some con
cessions. Massillov, Ohio, June IS. Two more bridges
were wantonly burned on the Wheeling and
Lake Erie this afternoon at Fuller's mine, two
miles east of Sherrodsvllle. The company had
the temerity to assume that the strike was virtu
ally over and moved one train of West Virginia
coaL The caboose was barely out of sight of
Sherrodsville when the bridges were burned
down and telegraph wires were cut It will
require at least four days to repair the bridge.
FrrrbBCRO, Pa , June 13. A small-sized riot
took place to-day at the Cliff m'.no of the Im
perial Coal Company on the Montour railroad.
Ten or twelve men were in tho mine cleaning
up preparatory to resuming work n-xt week,
w hen a mob of about 300 striking minors swooped
down on them, drove the guards away, and at
tacked the workmen. Martin Boynes was chased
to his house, where he was badly beaten, and a
baby in a cradle was struck by a stone thrown
through a window. The other workmen re
treated to the hills and escaped. Tho strikers
went to tho camp store, bound the clerk, and
helped themselves to cbees, crackers, etc.
They threaten to kill tho foreman and burn the
works lr an attempt Is made to start up again.
The sheriff has boen asked for protection.
1 est Trip on Record.
SoCTHASfrTOs, June 13 Tho Hamburg- Ameri
can line steamer Normannla, Captain Ba rends,
which sailed from New York June?, has arrived
here. She made the trip In six days and twelve
hours, which Is tho best on record over the long
course The record of the Fuerat Bismarck
from New York to Southampton is six days, ten
hours, and fifty-five minutes, made September
Sof last year over the shorter northerly route.
Boston Is literally flooded with counterfeit 23
and 60 cent pieces.
Drexel Institute, in Philadelphia, held its first
commencement exercises yesterday.
LazardTreres fc Co., of New York, will ship
$1, 30,000 in gold by to-day ssteamerB for Europe.
Governor Lo welling was yesterday renomi
nated by acclamation by the Populist conven
tion at Topeka, Kan,
The one hundred and forty-seventh annual
commencement of Princeton College was
celebrated yesterday morning
The Republicans of the First Indiana district
have nominated Jrsoph A. Hemmtngway, of
Warwick county, for Congress
The Johns Hopkins University has announced
the addition of a fourth year to the throe years
formerly required of a candidate for the degree
of A. B
A newspaper correspondent has been arrested
at Vancouer,B. C, for sending out false reports
of the wrecking of a train on the Cauadlan Pa
Commencement exercises were held at Vassar
college yesterday, the graduating class number
ing seventy-two young ladles, tho largest class
In the history of the college.
Duncan Mclntyre, the well-known railway
magnate and Canadian director of the Grand
Trunk railway, died in Montreal yesterday
morning after some weeks Illness.
Ex-Mlnlster William Walter Phelps showed
every evidence of continued Improvement
last night, and Dr. Currie said his patient, he
believed, would ultimately recover.
Assistant Secretarr of tho Navr MeAdno rW
llvered the opening address at tho commence
ment exercises of the Naval War College on
Harbor Island, Newport, It L, yesterday.
Assassin Prendergast will be brought before
Judge Payne this morning and a date will be
set for his trial for insanity. Tho attorneys
have agreed to let it go over until November 12.
The Millers National Association of the United
States met at Chicago yesterday and adopted
resolutions commending Senator Washburns
amendment to tho tariff bill providing for the
establishment of reciprocity with foreign coun
tries for tho benefit of American agriculture.
Tho annual address before the alumni of Ro
anoke College, at Salem, Va., was delivered yes
terday by Reprosentatlvo Marshall, of Virginia.
The annual oration before the Literary Society
was by Representative Benton McMillin, of Ten
nessee. Governor Hogg and party will leave Dallas to
day for the Last on a business trip In the interest
of Texas. Governor Hogg will dellvnr addresses
in bebalf ofToxas In Chicago, New York, Phila
delphia, Baltimore, Washington, Boston, and St.
The Bale of $3,500,003 of Baltimore nnd Ohio first
mortgage tormlnal forty-year gold bonds mado
In London was officially made in New York yes-
leruuj. aub Bucurmes vi me oonas are tne
terminal properties of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Company In Philadelphia, Washing
ton, Pittsburg, and other points on the main
Justice Harlan at Chicago yesterday granted
a supersedeas in the cose of Francis A. and Per
ctval B. Coffin, of Indianapolis, who were con
victed of wrecking the Indianapolis National
bank of Indianapolis, and are serving terms in
th Michigan City penitentiary, where they have
been confined but a short time. The supersedeas
will release tho men pending the appeal.
TELLING HIS LIFE'S STORY
Erastns Wlman on the Stand in the
LETTER OP CONFESSION READ
Judge Ingraham Denies the Motion for
Quashing the Second Indictment Impas
sioned Addresses to the Jury by Defend
ant's Counsel Interesting Day in Court
New Yore. June 13. In the' trial of Eras t us
Wlman for forgery to-day several checks which
contained signatures ,or Indorsements said to
have been made by the defendant were admit
ted In evidence. Wiman's letter to R. G. Dun
A Co. , embodying his confession, was also ad
mitted, although the defenso contended, and the
defendant testified that the letter had boen
written with tho understanding that it was not
to be used against the defendant for the par
pose of prosecution. The letter read thus:
New Yore, February l, 1893.
Mr Dear Mil Dux: I have occasion to write
you more than once in terms of great humilia
tion, out never be tore under such circumstances
as now. In which I have a confession to make to
you. It Is that, improperly and fraudulently, I
have signed the name of E. W. Bulllnger on the
back of two checks of your firm, made to his
order. I will not urge that this was done with
out evil intent, or that he would not have signed
them himself had I asked him, or that I had any
Intention of defrauding him or you. blmply and
frankly, I must say that I committed this act
without authority and most Imprudently, and
can ask no excuse nor palliation of the offense
except such as In your abundant charity and
goodness of heart you may in mercy extend to
me. For the sake of my dear w ife and children,
and for the sake of this long service rendered to
you, I pray God your heart may be still softened
toward me, and that I may not be made to suffer
the penalty of my offense. Respectfully,
AEQCtB the second count.
After the Introduction of this letter the prose
cution rested and Gen. Tracy, for the defense,
made the opening argument.
At the opening of the afternoon session Gen.
Tracy took up the second count In the indict
ment of Mr. Wlman and argued that there was
no evidence of fraud In tbe meaning of the penal
code The deposit of the checks in the Central
National bank was not a fraudulent utterance.
In reply the court said that according to the
articles of agreement Dr. Dun was to pay his as
sociates for their services, and that the agree
ment clearly restricted the powers of the as
sociates. The agreement also expressly pro
vides that no associate Is empowered to draw or
collect except to the credit or account of the as
sociation. The agreement Is an elastic one, but
Provides that neither Mr. Vim an, Douglass, or
ins can take any authority unon themselves to
draw any sum in excess of the percentages
mentioned In the agreement Judge Ingraham
tben denied the motion to dismiss the case on
the second indictment.
General Tracy called the defendant to the
stand and asked him to tell the jury In as brief
a manner as he could the story of his life up to
the present day.
HIS CONNECTION TPITII DUX AND CO.
Mr. Wlman began by saying that he Is now
60 years of age; was born In Toronto, Canada;
became a printer In that city, and at 10 a re
porter on the Toronto Globe at the salary of $fl
a week. Later he became an employe of the
Toronto Produce Exchange, and while compiling
commercial statistics for that Institution became
a correspondent for Dun & Co. Later he be
came the Canadian partner of the concern, the
firm name being Dun, Wlman & Co. Became
to New York in 1666 to tako charge of the New
York branch at the earnest solicitation of Mr.
During his time as manager of the agency the
Ann's profits increased from nothing lat first to
830.0U0, then to 1100,000, to f-'0.000, and by suc
cessive Jumps to a half a million, which In round
numbers was the net profit of the agency when
he was dropped out of It. Mr. W lman went on
tossy that from the time of Mr. Barlow's death
In 1SS0 Mr. Dun had ceased to take an active in
terest in the association's affair. Mr. Wlman
6ald that Mr. Dun had an equal interest with
him in the Staten Island rapid-transit scheme of
Speaking to Mr. Dun of his own overdrafts,
witness had told him that be then owned at
least $300,000 worth of real estate on btaten
Island at that time, and that ho regarded that
as a Trust held by him against any moneys he
might owe IL G. Hun A Co "I will add that at
that time I owned more real estate within ten
miles of New York city than any other man."
After the reading of this letter court was ad
journed until to-morrow morning. The cose will
probably go to the jury to-morrow night.
B0AKD OP TAX ASSESSORS.
Co mm Iss loners Trucsdell and PmtcII Urge
Upon Congress the Necessity for the
Passage of the BUI.
A bill to provide a permanent board of tax as
sessors for the District, and also prescribing regu
lations for the equalization of aesessments, was
agreed upon by the House District Committee
yestetday. The most Important section of the
bill is that which provide that the board of as
sessors shall also constitute the excise board.
Commissioner Truesdell made a strong argu
ment In faor of the MIL He said this was of
more reneral 1 uteres: to tbe people of this city
than any measure now pending. The reason for
unsatisfactory assessments was to be found In
the law, aud vain efforts had been made to intro
duce a permanent system under which a fair as
sessment could be had under the present law.
Ihe bill now pending has many commendatory
leutures, the most Important of whit h Is tbe re
quirement for a permanent board of assessors.
Mr. liiit-edell thought It unite to appoint
men from specified sections of the city, speak
ing of the personal tax, Mr. Truesdell thought
the law should remain as it le Ho also favored
putting the duties of the excise board upon the
board of assessors, as they 111 then bo able to
gather much valuable information. He further
favored putting the work occasioned by the
crantinc of Uauor licenses upon the board.
Commissioner Powell addressed the committee
explaining bow the bill was prepared.
The reported bill provides for the appointment
of a board of three persons, who shall hear and
consider such complaints as may be made re
garding the as40ssment, and make return to the
chief assessor before January 1, 1S35. They will
also deliver to tho assessor, m tabular form, be
fore the first Monday In February, 1S30, and
every three years thereafter, tho amount, de
scription, and value of real property subject to
taxation. These assessors shall alra constitute
a board of equalization aud review to fairly
and Impartially equalize the alue of real prop
erty. Ihe other duties of the board were men
tioned in Mr. Truesdell's address. They shaU re
ceive a salary of $3,000 per annum each.
Suit Against Gen. Fremont's Widow.
Los Aoeles, CaL, June 13. A suit in equity
was filed to-day In tho United States circuit court
by Loren Jones, of Now York, against Mrs. Jesse
Benton Fremont, widow of Gen. Fremont, the
Pathfinder, to rostraln her from collecting
money from Congress for the selznre of land by
the government belonging to her husband.
The complainant avers that the land seized by
tho government in thi3 state was heavily
mortgaged by Gen Fremont, and that the prop
erty was foreclosed under mortgage. The com
plaint severely criticises Gen. Fremont's busi
Will Not Ride in Pnllman Cars.
Chicago, June 13 Grand Master Sovereign, of
the Knights of Labor, who arrived here to-day
to address the American Railroad Union con
vention. In discussing the Pullman strike as
serted that he would ride in no more Pullman
cars. He came from ht. Louis in a smoking car,
he said, nnd hereafter will refuse to patronize
the sleepers Dccause oi the uniust treatment
which he says the Pullman employes have re
ceived. Father and Daughter Killed.
WiLUAUSrOBT, Pa,, June 13 A sixty-five
horse power boiler in the sawmill of Greasier &
Ca,alDeloy, on theFallhrook railroad, above
Wllllamsport, exploded to-night, killing Joseph
ltlckner and his o-year-old daughter, and bury
ing them in the ruins of the mllL Kick nor, who
was the fireman in the mill, had gone to the
place with his child for the purpose -of banking
tho flro for the night and was thus engaged
when the explosion occurred.
Royal Arcanum Appropriations.
Detroit, 3!lcb., June 13. The anneal meeting
of the supreme council Royal Arcanum termi
nated this afternoon without Installation of the
new supreme officers. One hundred and thir
teen thousand dollars was appropriated for the
extension of the order next year.
Wise Was Sliced Up.
John Wise, colored, was badly sliced up but
not dangerously Injured about 10 SO o'clock lost
night with a penknife In the hands of William
Forrester, also colored, who was arrested and
loe red un at the Fourth nrecinct station-house.
1 W ise was token to the .Emergency hospital.
AH OLD WOMAN'S KINDNESS.
Nearly a Million Dollars Left Prof. Orch
ards on by His Aged Wife.
Chicago, June 13. The estate left Toy Mrs. Mi
nerva Menrick Orchardson, a spiritualist, who
died at Qulncr, is variously estimated at from
$400,000 to $800,000, all bequeathed to her hus
band. Prof. Charles Orchardson, of Chicago, who
was thirty years her junior. He was formerly
painter, but became a spiritualist and anarch
ist, and was for a time the companion of the
noted Diss Be Ban. About two years ago he
met Minerva, a rich student-philanthropist, and
although he was CO and she 82 years of age
they were masrled, he receiving $50,000 In cash
as a wedding present Mrs. Orchardson's be
quest will be fiercely contested by her relatives.
After Lone Deliberation the Jury Returns
a Verdict of Not Guilty.
The jury In the case of The mas K. Clark, the
ex-policeman, charged with criminally assault
ing Miss Nellie Krelte, last night Tendered a
verdict of not guilty.
The taking of the testimony In the case was
concluded on Tuesday and the jury retired with
the expectation of reaching an early decision.
At 10 o'clock yesterday morning the lury ap
peared In court and Informed Judge McCDmas
that It was Impossible for them to come to an
agreement, and after assuring the court that
they needed no legal assistance again retired.
Last evening they returned a verdict exonerat
ing tho defendant.
DEVOTED TO MISS WILIARD.
English Temperance Wompn Bid an Af
fectionate Farewell to the Fa
mous American Reformer.
LlTERroOL, June 13 Miss Frances Wlllard,
president of tho National Women's Christian
Temperance Uulon, sailed for New York to-day
with her secretary, Miss Anna Gordon, on board
the steamship Teutonic. Lady Henry Somerset,
whose guest Miss Wlllard has been during her
nearly two yoars' stay In London, escorted tho
American temperance advocate to LlverpooL
Sixty members of the national executive com
mittee of the British Women's Temperance As
sociation bade Miss W'illard farewell at the Lon
don depot, singing: "God be with you till we
meet again." Lady Henry Somerset, previous to
the departure of Miss W lllard, said:
"No woman ever received a more enthusiastic
welcome In Great Britain or rendored a more
signal service to the various reforms associated
with her name than Miss Wlllard. She has ad
dressed two Immense meetings In Queen hall,
London, within a month, and no gatherings at
tracted a larger number of Intellectual, thought
ful people, who showed their watm appreciation
of her abilities and devotion. MIbs Wlllard
leaves friends In all ranks whose universal de
sire Is to have her come again. She received
hundreds of farewell letters and many beautiful
gifts as parting souvenirs. The rarest of these
gifts was presented to Miss Wlllard by the
officers of tho National British Temperance
Association. It is an ancient. Illuminated missal
of tbe seventeenth century. The pages are
adorned with copies from the best specimens of
medieval art. Miss Wlllard's health has much
Improved. But her physician, blr Benjamin
Ward Richardson, enjoins great caution against
overtaxing her strength In routine work, and
CARNIVAL OP THE CYCLISTS.
Grotesque Riding of tho Silent Steeds on
IennslTania Acnue An Immense
Croud Hugely Amused
Hundreds of expectant spectators lined both
sides of Pennsylvania avenue last night to view
the parade of the many local bicycle enthusiasts.
Forty-four days ago a long line of wearied and
worn commonwcalers trudged over the swelter
ing asphalt streets of the city to Influence legis
lation, and lost night between 300 and 400 com
monwealers gave a procession that was a quaint
travesty upon the May day demonstration.
An attempt was made to imitate in bur
lesque manner the costumes and transparencies
displayed by the Coxeyltes, and the efforts of
the wheelmen were eminently success! uL
Wheels of all descriptions were brought into
requisition. Ihe bicycle was the predominant
featurebutlhere were several tandems and
here and there, a .tricycle. C6nsplcuously
maneuvering among tbe cyclists was a skilled
performer, mounted upon a unlcycle, followed
by a yelling multitude of the Irrepressible small
Multi-colored lanterns and unique decorations
were contrived by the riders. Silver-toned bells
and cowbells jingled an accompaniment to the
noiseless movements of the men or the roads.
One warned persons of his approach by the
rattling of a tin can dragging along behind.
There were also bells on the bats of tho partici
pants, bells dangling all over the handle bars,
while several belles rode wheels along with the
At tbe head of the procession a young lady In
white, with flowing jute hair, and a beautiful
yollow complexion, a happy mixture of drug
store, palntshop, and nature, carried a small
American flag. A little shaver of eleven years,
was fitted up as Carl Browne With a large wide
brimmed hat set jauntily on the aide of his head,
and a suit made of oilcloth cut to repreaont tas
sels, he resembled the loader of the Coxey peo
ple to perfection, although the reproduction was
decidedly In miniature. He was mounted on a
mnall velocipede, and carried on the front a
smaller child in long dresses, wearing a hat
with a broad bond, on which was painted "Legal
About a hundred par ad era with opened Jap
anese parasols followed, making tho air hideous
with their cries warning the people to keep off
tne grass, i wo ournt genuemen on root came
next, courting what was Intended to represent
a young lady. An indiscriminate array of
bicycles and transparencies brought up the
rear. On the cheesecloth signs were demands
for bread, and the not startling anuouncement
that a free indulgence of soap would not hurt
Members from the following clubs took part In
tbe crand fake show: Capital Bicycle Club,
Washington Hoad CiuhMVashtugton Cycle Club,
Georgbtown CytlrtCIuU, victor Cycle Club, and
the military cyclists
Attempt to Wreck a Mail Train.
La forte, Ind., June 18. An attempt was
made early this morning to wreck tbe Lake
Shore fast mail train west bound this sidoof
frvouth Bend. Two piles of ties were placed on
the track hilf a mile apnrt. The first was seen
by tho engineer just In time to bring the train to
a stop before striking It. The passengers were
well shaken up. Tho second obstruction was
discovered in time also.
Delia Hit Noah with a Flat iron.
Noah Burke, a young colored man who lives
with Delia Howard near Fourth ani M streets
northwest, got In a quarrel with Delia about 11
o'clock last night and she hit him ou the back of
the head with a fiat iron. The wound was sewed
and dressed at tho Kmergeney hospital Luck
ily mere was no iracture.
Chief Engineer Burn a p has been ordered to
the Charleston when she arrives at San Fran
cisco. A naval board composed of CapL Phillip H.
Cooper, Chief Engineer A. W. Mori or, and Con
structor Joseph Feaster has been ordered to
meet at Cramps, in Philadelphia, Monday, to In
spect the Minneapolis and determine whether
she Is ready for trial as reported by the con
tractors. The President has appointed the following as
commissioners In the New York and ew Jersey
bridge matt or: Prof. W. IL Burr, of Columbia
College, New York; George h Morrison, of Chi
cago; G. Bousuaren, of Cincinnati; Theodore
Cooper, of Now York, and Major C W. Raymond,
corps of engineers, U. b. A.
It is Aunounced at tho Post Offlce Department
that tho amount of Federal postal patronage tu
New York statu held by Republicans aggregates
over f 100,000 in salaries. Tbe places are post
offices in which Republican postmasters have
not yet beon succeeded by Democrats, owing to
lack of expiration of the post offlce term.
While no official notice of tbe mission of M.
Zabougulne, who is about to visit tho United
States to cultivate more Intimate trade relations
between Russia and this country, bos reached
the State Department, It is assumed "that this
movement Is In anticipation of the early com
pletion of that grand project, the Siberian rail
road. Secretary Ilerbert has Instructed Admiral
Gherardl, commandant at the New York navy
yard, to proceed directly with tho Miantonomah
and the Lancaster to Dobbs Ferry, on the Hud
son, to participate in the cnremonles there to
day In commemoration of Washington's revolu
tionary campaigns. The Secretary's family will
be in attendance on the Lancaster.
The Polish petition praying Secretary Gresham
to Intervene in behalf of Klzemlnlskl, tho Buf
falo man who was seized by the Russian officers
on the occasion of his visit to Poland and sent to
Siberia, which has been reported on its way
here, has not turned up at the State Depart
ment, but if It falls to appear the caso will prob
ably be reported to the department In due
course by the United consul at Warsaw.
A telegram received at the Navy Doparment
announces the arrival of the cruiser New York,
at Kingston, Jamaica, where she will take on
coal and proceed at once to New York. The San
Francisco will remain at Bluefleldsuntll relieved
by the Marblehead, which Is due there In a few
days,whenshe, too, will return toNew York. The
Atlanta is fitting out at Norfolk for service at
Blue Holds, and will probably start south next
PORE MILK THEIR WAR CRY
Physicians Heartily Indorse the Com
District Medical Society Takse Important
Action Upon Sanitary Matters They
Favor Unceasing; Warfare on Well Water.
It It the Source of Many Diseases.
The Medical Society of the District of Colum
bia met last night In their hall at No. &08 E street
northwest, to discuss tho alarming pre valency
of typhoid fever. The meeting was called to
order with Dr. S.C. Bussey In the chair. The
first business was the road!ng,by Dr. W. C Wood
ward, of a report made by Dr. Klineschmldt rel
ative to the regulation of dairies.
This report was drawn up by the Commission
ers and presented to the Medical Society for
their approval before sending It to Congress for
action. Commissioners Ross and Truesdell and
Cspt. George McClelland Dirby, of the engineer
ing department, were present and took a lively
Interest in the discussion. The bill was taken
up item by item, as follows:
"First No one shall operate or maintain a
dairy farm without first obtaining from the Com
missioners a permit. This permit to be revoked
or suspended at any time that the Commis
sioners may see lit
'Second No person shall ship milk into the
District without first applying to tbe Commis
sioners for a permit, giving a detailed descrip
tion of the farm and submitting to a thorough
examination by the health officers
'Third No person suffering from any con
tagious disease shall be employed upon any
dairy farm, the milk from which is distributed
in the District.
The fourth, fifth, and sixth Items are Identi
cal with the present law
"Seventh The pro rata for milk shall not be
above 87 per cent, for watery matter and 13 per
cent for solids.
The eighth and ninth provisions conform with
the law In effect
'Tenth No milk shall be sold that shall be
taken from a cow fifteen days before or ten days
"Eleventh It is the duty of health officers,
under tho supervision of tbe Commissioners, to
enforce regulations on dairy farms to secure
proper water supply, drainage, ventilation, open
air space, and cleaning of all dairies and dairy
farms, and to secure the Isolation of any cattle
suffering from u contagious disease.
Twelfth The health officer with assistants Is
authorized at any time to make an examination
of any dairy farm.
VIOLATORS TO BE FEOSECCTXD.
"Thirteenth Prosecutions for the breaking of
any of the abovo rules are to be made by the
District Attorney, and lu the case of conviction
the penalty for the first offense shall consist of
a fine of not less than $3 nor more than 923, or
thirty aays imprisonment, or both. JTor the sec
ond and each subsequent offense a fine of not
less than iSO nor more than f 100. and Imprison
ment for ninety days, or both. If a person con
victed hold a permit, such permit shall be re
voked for a period of five years.
Fourteenth All laws inconsistent or an
tagonistic to the above are hereby repealed."
At the conclusion of the reading of this report
It was adopted as It stood, and will go back to
the Commissioners and from their hands to
Dr. Bussey then announced that he had been
Informed that the District Committee of tho
House of Representatives was lo meet at 11
o'clock to-morrow to consider tbe action neces
sary to prevent the spreading of typhoid fever.
Hearing ibis he had taken the liberty to appoint
a committee to present the society's side of tbe
Suestlon. This committee consists of Drs. W. W.
ohnson. D. W ITentlss, O. W. Cook, S a
Adams, G. L. Magruder, and C IL Kline
schmldt This committee as appointed was
The chairman. Dr. Busey, then stated that
the business now before the meeting was the
discussion of the pre valency of typhoid fever.
Dr. Prentiss was the first speaker. He Te
ferred to the valuable report made at tho last
meeting. He then said:
'There are annually 200 deaths in the Dis
trict from typhoid fever. This does not signify
the whole damage, as 200 deaths meaus 2,003
cases. It is a crying need, for this disease Is
preventable, absolutely preventable. Now, the
soli of the city Is contaminated. This Is un
deniable. When the roots of a tree are exam
ined anywhere this contamination la found.
Tbe roots of these trees run directly to the
nearetl wells, forming a direct communication.
'Wells, every one will admit, drain the soIL
Sewers do, but not so thoroughly as wells, for a
well is deeper. I do not care what bacteriolo
gists say about pure well water, I know these
wells are impure.
8EXSIT1TE OCTLYISa DISTRICTS.
The outlying districts are particularly sensi
tive to this disease, as ro ports show, and there Is
only one place to trace It, and that is tho wells.
The cattle drink from these wells and the milk
is contaminated. Many persons go away for the
bummer to gain hearth and return with the
germs of typhoid fever in thlr systems.
MI believe that It is exceedingly rire that Po
tomac river water contains typhoid fever germs.
The. Potomac Is swift, and running water clears
Itself. I admit that colon bacillus Is found, but
typhoid germs seldom or never."
Dr. Smart was the xext speaker, ne said that
sewers was not such a protection as one would
believe, but attacked the wells bitterly for their
harmful attributes. He said:
Take the city of New Orleans. It Is unsew
ered and has no wells. The death rate from
typhoid fever is only three In 1,000. Vienna Is
singularly clear from typhoid fever. It was not
fifty years ago when the typhoid list ran to 310
per 10,000. Ihen wells wero closed down and
the general supply from tbe Danube was shLt
of! and spring wter was used. The rate dropped
t v leven In 10,GX)."
Dr. Woodward then spoke. His remarks were
a general approval of the committee's report,
and advised the closing of tho wells. Dr. Kon-
yon then spoke in the same strain. He was fol
lowed tr Dr. J. W. Billings. Dr. Billings said:
'I think tbesM wells should be carefully
watched. Typhoid feer comes with diseases
that cause ten times as much damage as these
germs. I refer to tuberculosis. Again In a
Flace where there are Sic and small insects,
have found that they havo carried disease
germs and deposited them fn food."
Dr. Bursey then said: "I don't know as I care
to say much more In the way of condemning
wells but what has been said. I now appeal to
this society to abolish tho term typbo-inalarial
fever. I havo been practicing medicine for
forty-six years, and I claim such a "disease is not
possible. Tho two diseases are distinct and sep
arate and should be so classified. Now, as to ty
phoid fever d!rot, I say that the disease clusters
around pumps nnd wells. This Is a sufficient
proof of the deadly properties of this sort of
water supply, and It only takes tho proof that In
the parts of tbe city where pumps are not
known typhoid Is unknown to make my words
At the conclusion of Dr. Bursey's remarks the
meeting adjourned until next Wednesday night
Frocbel Kindergarten Commencement.
The Washington National and Froebel Kinder
garten and Normal Institute hold its twentieth
annual commencement at All Souls' church,
on Fourteenth streot, laBt night A large and
brilliant audience gathered to see the pretty cer
emony and-listen to the excellent programme
offered. The organ voluntary was played by
Rev. Dr. William A. Bartlett The conferring of
degrees was by Hon. Arthur McArthur. The cer
emony was on the Gorman style and each grad
uate assisted In the entertainment The gradu
ating class is Isabelle W. Herri g, Nellie Blanche
Grlsburne, Mary Thompson, Elizabeth Daskam,
Elizabeth Fuller, Etta Johnston, Catherine Wat
kins, Ellen Burden, Clistfn Heflner, Ida Rogers,
Virginia Fisher, Mary Baldwin. Mary Bailey,
Nellie Grlsburne, Bertha Enderle, Sallle Wat
kins, Jennie Taylor, Emma Calvert, Hszlet
Henderson, Mary Ford, and Martha Pollock.
Laying a Low-level Sewer.
Mr. Cadmus has Introduced in tho House a
bill directing the Commissioners to construct a
substantial foundation at the proper grade for
laying a low-level Intercepting sower, with suit
able reservoirs, along the entire water front of
Washington and Georgetown, tho sewer to bo
mode of vitrified galvanized tile-ring piping
twenty-four inches in diametor. The sower is to
lead to and empty into reservoirs located on the
riverfront at the foot of Eighteenth street and
foot of South Capitol stroet From these reser
voirs the sewage Is to be pumped Into barges
and dumped Into the Potomac twenty miles be
low the city. The bill provides that a sum suf
ficient to carry these provisions into effect shall
Old Liberty Bell Handsomely Housed.
PlllLADELraiA, June 13. The Old Liberty Bell
was taken down to-day Jrom the place It bas
ibeen suspended In Independence hall and
Cplaced In a handsome square pavilion made of
quarierea oac ana giass.
On tbe north side the whole Bide of the case
Is made to swing open, and a key to it Is held by
tbe roan In charge of the room. The rail on that
side Is left unfastened, so that in case of flre It
can be thrown out quickly, the door opened, and
the truck, with the bell pulled out of the bulld-
LAW MAKERS ARE LAW BREAKERS
Congressmen Charged with Getting Full
Pay on False Vouchers.
Speaker CrlsD and his associates on the Rules
Committee gave a hearing yesterday to Repre
sentative Sperry, of Connecticut, on the resolu
tion directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to give pub
licity to tho "docked" salary list of Congress
men. The list is guarded with strict secrecy, ne
urged that tho present system of docking was
unjust, some members losing part of their sal
ary and others getting full pay on false vouch
ers. He said publicity would bring out tho In
equitable features, and would show how the law
should bo amended or repealed.
Mr. Sperry expects the committee to make a
favorable report, and if it doss not, he will bring
the subject before the House as a privileged
MR. CLEVELAND HIMSELF AGAIN.
The President Is Too Busy to Think of
Going At Present to Gray Gables.
President Cleveland was again at his duties
yeBterday. After a couple of days' good reBt,
ordered by hls'physiclan owing to a slight Indis
position, ho appeared brighter and better than
Secretary Thurber says that all that has ailed
the President is a slight Summer complaint, and
that It Is now cured. Relative to President
Clerelant joining Mrs. Cleveland at Gray Gables,
Secretary Thurber said he had no Idea when he
"Mr. Cleveland himself," he added, "Is so busy
that he hardly has time to think of the matter.
It Is not known when he can close his affairs up
DEMOCRATS ARE LIKE INDIANS
Tom Reed Says That Neither Should Be
JEducatcd Too Rapidly More
About the A. P. A.
The small crowd In the galleries of tho House
yesterday was well repaid for Its attendance, for
at times tho proceedings were Interesting In the
While but ten pages of the bill were read, some
very interesting discussions were precipitated,
notably one by Delegate Smith, of Arizona, rela
tive to the education of Indians, and especially
the Apaches at the Indian schools of the East
In the course of his speech he said that it was
possible to kidnap Indian boys and girls and
send them to school at Carlisle and UamDton.
but they would wander back to the reservation
and become worse than they were before.
The A. P. A. matter was again brought up,
and caused a slUht ripple on the surface of the
House, but It blew over after a snort passage at
arms between Mr. Linton and Mr. Weadock,
both of Michigan.
Mr. Linton took the opportunity to reply to
Mr. Weadock'a speech, charging that he
(Linton) was connected with the A. P. A. He de
clared that the allegations made wero utterly
untrue, and that the decrees of a church were
not to be made paramount to the demands of a
Mr. Weadock then asked Mr. Linton point
blank whether he was a member of the A. P. A.
'I do not propose to be catechised," was Mr.
Mr. Weadock simply added that his colleague's
speech bad. not met with the approval of the
country or of Congress.
After the A. P. A. Incident Mr. Reed's speech
was the featuro of the afternoon. He urged
tnat me attempt to eaucate tne inaian should
not at one bound go too far. Each generation
should progress beyond the other.
The advantage of this course was Illustrated
by the efforts of the Republicans to educate the
Democrats, and the difficulty they were experi
encing was evident to all, but step by step the
Democratic party was becoming educated and
civilized. Lauchter, in which many Democrats
Joined. The close of his speech was heartily
applauded by members on both sides of the
PYTHIANS WILL NOT SUFFER.
Commissioner Ross Appoints the Citizens'
Committee on Comfort.
Commissioner Ross, as chairman of the mass
meeting of citizens held Tuesday afternoon to
provide for the entertainment cf the Knights of
Pythias on the occasion of the August encamp
ment, has appointed a committee to make
arrangements for the reception, comfort, and
entertainment of the visitors.
The committee consists of Thomas G. Alvord,
Jr., Chapln Brown. John IL Carmody, Hon
Charles G. Conn, John Joy Edson. George K.
Emmons. Archibald Greenless, Chris. Heuricb,
Lawrence Gardner, J. Harrison Johnson, Frank
B. Noyes, Duncan S. Walker, John II. Wright,
Hon. Beriah Wllklns, and S. W. Woodward.
The committee will meet at room 19, Warder
building, at 3 o'clock this evening to organize
and to elect a chairman.
District Nnnl Reserve Battalion.
The Commissioners yesterday reported upon
the bill to provide for the organization of a naval
reserve battalion In the DUtrict, and Inclosed a
favorable report on the subject by Gen. Albert
Ordway. Ihe bill provides thatthe battalion
shall consist of four divisions and be commanded
by a lieutenant commander, who shall appoint
a staff, to consist of an adjutant to act as execu
tive officer; a paymaster and a surgeon, each
with rank of lieutenant The appolntment of
a number of petty staff officers is also provided
for. The Commissioners recommend that the
matter bo referred to the Secretary of the Navy.
Nominated by the President.
The President yesterday sent the following
nominations to the Senate: State Pendleton
King, of North Carolina, to be chief of the bu
reau of indexes and archives In the Department
of State. To be consuls of tho United States:
John B. Gorman, of Georgia, at Matamoras,
Mexico: John H. Miller, of Kentucky, ar Port
Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Norris Peters Company Get It.
The contract for the photo-lithographic work
of the Patent Office has beon finally awarded to
tho Norrla Peters Company of this city on a bid
of $S8,OU0 for the year.
Judge McComas yesterday fixed, tho ball of
W llliam Hughes, charged with housebreaking,
Marie E. Webster has entered suit for divorce
from George II. Wo later on tho grounds of
cruelty and desertion.
Motion for a new trial In the case of John IL
Brooks, convicted of falso pretenses, was over
ruled by Judge McComas yesterday.
William Tyler, colored, rged 50 years, foil on
the street near his home at No. 302 1'len.o place
yesterday morning and fractured his right
Charles F. Scott William a Harper, and
Charles S. Brlndy wero yesterday confirmed by
tho Senate as Justices of tho peace tor the Dis
trict oi Columbia.
The coses of President Geo-go II. Engemonn,
Bookmaker Bennington, and associates. Indicted
last December for violating the gaming laws of
the District, will come up for trial next week.
Owing to tho Illness of a Juror a full panel
could not he completed to try the case ot John
Morgan, charged with tbe murder of Howard
Smith. Tho cose was postponed until this morn
ing. Walton Rogers, a ten-year-old white boy, liv
ing at U15 D street northwest, fell off a bale of
hay In Davis' stable, between Sixth and Seventh
and D and K streets, yesterday afternoon and
broke his leg.
John Palm, an aged negro, died at the Freed
meu's hospital yesterday from the result of an
assault perpetrated by his son ou Juno 4 at No.
1 Shad row. 1 he sou Is In jail awaiting the re
sult of the coroner's inquest, which will be held
nenryE. Meade, president of thoBrightwood
Driving Club, was acquitted by Judge Miller yes
terday ot the charge of illegally selling liquor to
Coxey spectators on Sunday, April ?J. '1 be ac
quittal was on the tochulcal grounds of the per
mit being issued to the club, and not to Mr.
Max Zex, who lives on the Bladensburg road
and keeps .two savage dogs, was In police court
yesterday for leaving his dogs unchained and al
lowing them to assault Mrs. Anna Parker, who
was passing by on the road. Judge Kimball
fined Zex f 10 and ordered tho police to kill the
dOS tho next time they were found unchained.
An unknown negro entered the store of Mrs.
Mary tickings, on the Bowen road, east of Ana
cos tia, early yesterday morning, and in attempt
lug to rob the store struck W llliam Blcking,
aged. 10 years, on the back of the head with a
blackjack Tho assailant then tried to rifie the
money drawer, but before he could get it open
was frightened away by tho approach of two
A peculiar accident occurred yesterday morn
ing to the trolley wire of the Eckington and Sol
diers' Home railway on New York avenue be
tween SlxUi and Seventh streets northwest The
trolley of car No. SO ran off the wire, and caused
ono of the upright poles to snap by becoming en
tangled with the trolley. Ihe lle wires wero
precipitated on the ground, but lucUly no seri
ous damage resulted.
The examinations of Georgetown college are
in progress, and the closing exercises will toko
place next week. The examinations will clos-
Saturday, and the exercises in the preparatory
department will take place Monday evening
next at 8 o'clock. The commencement exercises
of the college will take place next Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock, at which President Cleve
land, Cardinal Gibbons, and a large number of
other distinguished people will be present
HAYEMEYER NEYER WINCEI
He Makes Astonishinq Admissioaj
About the Sugar Trust
PIXES PRICES AND POLITICIANS
Consumers Must Fay High for the Exists no
of the Trust Business Zi the Barons' Onlj
Politics Secretary 6 sari is Kaxts Xaaallj
Immediately after the Senate sugar trust eon
mlttee was called to order Mr. Uavemeyer, coo
tlnulng his testimony of yesterday, made a staU
ment lu answer to tho question asked bj
Senator Allen at the close of the session yestej
day demanding full data concerning the eon
tributlons made by the sugar trust lnlSBtanl
1593 for political purposes. The statement Is m
Mr. Havemeyer. While I am perfectly Trillinj
to answer any material matters, under advice o
counsel I docllne to answer about outside mat
ters. I decline to answer about local contriba
tlons. I know of nothing given to the nations
campaign. There exists no bargain of an
nature, and I never claimed that the com pan:
was entitled to anything except what its maris
In answer to questions by Senator Alien Mi
Havemeyer stated that the profits of the sugsj
trust during the last three years hod been three
eighths of a cent a pound on refined sugar.
Senator Lodge asked: "WhXfc would you estl
mate the increase price to the consumer undaf
the proposed bill?"
Mr. Havemeyer "A cent a pound from Um
Further along Senator Lindsay asked: "Is not
this a fact, that being able to fix the price 1
Am or tea it has been the policy of the trust to fll
It just low enough to keep out refined sugai
made In foreign countries'"
Mr. Havemeyer 'That Is the business, prao
tlcally, of the American Sugar Beflning Cons
Senator Lindsay And you have so fixed I
as to practically exclude all forelra eomnetl
Mr. navemeyer "Yes, sir; as protection t
our business. Every pound of foreign sugat
consumed in this country is at the expense of
the American Sugar Beflning Company, an
any diminution of the meltings of the Sugat
Beflning Company means an increased cost U
them of manufacture."
FUBPOSE OF THE TBCST.
Mr. Havemeyer admitted that the purpose of
the formation of the trust was to increase thi
cost to the American consumer.
Senator Allen "And when you did fonnthi
trust you did advance the price of sugar to th
Mr. Havemeyer "We did. It was an advance
of about a quarter of a cent net"
Senator Alien "And the American consumer
Is to-day paying about three-eighths of a cent t
pound on refined sugar more than he would bJ
compelled to pay under a system of separate re
Mr Havemeyer "Tes, sir.
Senator Allen "If the trust were wiped out
the American consumer would be benefited to
the extent ot three-eighths of a cent a pound on
Mr. Havemeyer "I will admit that But any
thing that will wipe out the trust wIU wipe out
Again referring to the matter of campaign
contributions. Senator Allen asked: "You never
contribute to the campaign fund of a party in
Mr. Havemeyer "We may; I will not say that
we do not"
Senator Allen "Does any other corporation In
these same states do the same thing, do you
Mr. Havemeyer "I understand every Individ
uaL corporation, and firm In existence does it in
their respective states. The American Sugar
Kenning Company has no politics of any kind
only the politics of business."
This closed tho testimony of Mr. Havemeyer
before the committee.
John A. Se arles, secretary and treasurer of the
American Sugar Iteflnlng Company, was the sub
ject of the committee's questions from S o'clock
until 6 yesterday afternoon. His examination
was in the same general line as that ot Mr. Have
meyer, and ho covered much of the same ground
which was gone over Monday.
Mr. dearies confessed freely that he had been
in Washington a great deal the past Winter and
Spring for the sole purpose of influencing con
gressional legislation upon the sugar schedule.
Senator Allen asked many questions concern
ing the campaign contributions of the trust but
did not succeed In eliciting as much informa
tion as he obtained from Mr. Havemeyer yes
terday, but the cross-firing was at times very
spirited. Mr. Allen was persistent, and Mr.
Searles stood upon his private rights and de
clined In many Instances to answer. At other
times he responded with spirit to the challenge
which he seemed to think was conveyed In the
Populist Senator's questions.
CnAhOZD CT TO TUB EXPENSE ACCOC3TT.
He Bald the company had lu the past contrib
uted money for campaign purposes to the differ
ent political parties. Su:h contributions were,
ho said, generally made by the president of the
company, and were charged up to the expense
account, but no explanation except a verbal one
was ever made tu the board of directors. It did
not appear in the books. He declined to state
tho amount expended In 19 ou the ground that
it was not within the province of the Inquiry.
"Do you not," asked Senator Allen, decline to
state simply because you know It was disreputa
ble and unlawful to contribute this money?1
"o, sir, I don't admit anything of the kind,"
replied X r. Searles
Senator ABen "You think It Is perfectly laud
able for th "American Sugar Hefinlng Company
to cor tribute large sums of money, by the
thousands of dollars, for the purpose of influenc
ing elections In this country, do you"
Mr. Searles "I have always understood for
many years that It is the custom ot both parties
to solicit from corporations and Individuals con
tributions for the carrying on ot their political
campaizns, and that it is the custom of corpora
tions and individuals to respond to such invita
tions. And with that understanding and what I
believe to be a general custom, the American
Sugar Hefinlng Company has made such con
trlbuticns at times."
Senator Allen "Do you believe It Is perfectly
proper for a corporation, the value of whose
stock may bo affected by national legislation, to
contribute its funds to the success or defeat of
ono political party or the other?"
Mr. searles "I think as parties are managed
that it is proper."
Senator Allen "And the American Sugar Re
fining Company, as a company, was actuated
by a high sense of patriotic duty In contributing
thl3 money, I suppose? '
Mr. Searles "that Is a pleasant way of put
Killed His Daughter's Betrayer.
Chicago, Juno 13. The mystery surrounding
the killing of Archibald McKlIlop, a street-ear
conductor, who was shot to death on the street
here, has been cleared up, and the slayer found
to bo C F. Keatley, a traveling salesman, whose
daurhter McKlIlop Is said to have wronged.
Keatley's son, a young Chicago attorney, has
confessed that he and his father made many
unsuccessful attempts to compel McKlIlop to
marry MUsKeatley, and upon his final refusal
theenrnged lather fired five shots into McKU
Capitol Notes and Gossip.
The talk of dropping the administrative por
tion of the tariff bill continues, and a number
of leading Democrats are urging it with vigor la
the Interest of saving time. It will cut forty
nine pages out of tho bill and save a week's dis
cussion. Senator nill Is understood to be preparing
another speech on the income tax provision of
the tariff bllL It is said that the New York Sen
ator will not only mako another speech against
thy bill, but expects to take an active part in
the running debate upon the Income tax.
Senator Vest yesterday gave notice of an
amendment to the Income tax provision ot the
tariff bill whl.h would exempt from the oper
ations of the tax all fraternal aud benevolent
organizations. He said he believed the bill as It
now stood would do that, but In order to make It
perfectly plain this amendment would be added.
Librarian of Congress Spofford at a meeting
yesterday of tho House District Committee sug
gested one or two unimportant changes in the
bill to establish a free pubUo library m this city,
and stated that he thought It a worthy measure.
It went over until next Wednesday, when It will
come up before tho committee for action before
the next District day in the House.
Leading Republican mombers of the Senate
Finance Committee say It Is possible that the
tariff bill may pass the Senate two woeks from
next Saturday. In the event of a failure to
reach an understanding as to the time for a
vote, the Democrats will put on more pressure
for longer sessions, and Democratic Senators
have been notified to be on hand to-day ready
for Important action.
Resolutions adopted by the Sons of the AmetV
can Revolution have been Introduced in the
House by Representative Breckinridge, of Ar
kansas. They call for the publication by the offlce
of rebellion records of the records of the revolu
tion, the erection of tablets on historic spots and
battlefields, and that graves of rev lutlonary
veterans shall receive the same carAgivsja
graves ot rebellion veterans.
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