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TIIE "SVAgllXS-GTOX TtMltS, TTTESDAT. .JTLT 10, 1804.
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Monday, Juno 18 20,010
Tuesday.Jane 10 20,341
Wednesday, J line 20 - 19,139
Thurday,Junc 21 19,074
rridav, June 22 10,928
Saturday, June 23 - 19.188
Total for first ViCeU 138,910
Sunday. Juno 21 20,743
.Monday-June 25 20,035
Tuesday, June 20 .. 19,831
Wednesday, June 27 20,057
Thursday, June 28. 20.000
rrlday, June 29..... 20,022
Saturday. June 30.... 19,995
Total for second week 110.083
FOR-TUK FAST WEEK
nnday.July 1 20,028
Monday, July 2 - 21210
Tuesday, July 3 20,908
Wednesday, July 4 20,0.74
Thursday. July 5 19.819
Saturday, July 7 21,043
Total for past week..
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The Weather To-day.
For District of Columbia, fair; east, shifting
to south winds; slightly warmer Tuesday
For Virginia, fair, eicept local showers in
extreme southern portion; east-winds.
TEE lEESIDENT'S LAST JBOCLAMATIOH.
The sending of rederal soldiers to protect
railroads has giren tho President new em
ployment and he is kept busy issuing procla
mations practically declaring martial law.
Had Mr. Cleveland considered more care
fully the effect ot ordering Federal soldiers to
protect railroads in their determination to
haul Pullman cars that unwise order would
never have been, issued. The American wago
aaraer will not submit to coercion, will not be
iBtialdated, and refuses to be subjugated by
corporations. Accord him justice, and there
vCl bono need of proclamations or the use of
Federal soldiers, and no one should know this
better than President Cleveland.
DISTRICT SAT IN C0NGBE8S.
For some reason lately Congress fights shy
of almost any proposition affecting the Dis
trict. Yesterday the Belt Line street railway
bill came up again, and although a vigorous
effort was made to force the trolley amend
ment through the House it was defeated, and
the bill could not be passed for lack of
II a one dare insinuate that the reason Con
gress refuses to act promptly on District
bills is because it is afraid of jobs, nor would
any one think, of suggesting that it might be
well to do away with District day altogether.
But it might as well be expunged from the
calendar, so far as District legislation is con
cerned, for precious little of It ever passes
AT BEST IN 'CASIIF. BEST."
Capital is ever arbitrary, generally grasp
ing, and seldom willing to make concessions.
It la lion-like in -rigor and voracity, jactal
Hke in its stealth, and generally ready to
destroy when it cannot force submission. The
old, old story of tho conflict between capital
and labor Is evidence of this truth, and the re
fusal tf the Pullman company to submit to
an arbitration furnishes additional testimony.
Let Chicago burn, working people starve,
property bo destroyed, business go to the dogs
aadths country to the devil, for what is tho
difference so long as Mr. Pullman is safe and
happy In his "Castle Best" at Bay St. Law
rence? Jill the bloodshed, rioting, and loss of prop
erty that has resulted from the Debs strike
might have bee avoided had the Pullman
company listened to the appeals of tho Amer
ican. Railway Union and submitted the ques
tion of wages to a council of arbitration. The
country would never havo been disgraced by
this bloodshed had tbe railroads refused to
haul Pullman cars until the difference were
amicably adjusted, and, llnally, tbe whole
trouble might have been avoided bnd Presi
dent Cleveland Insisted on a peaceable agree
ment. But no; the Pullman "company refused to
arbitrate and closed tbe doors ot Its shops
against its employes; tbe railroads Insisted
on running trains with Pullman cars attached,
and President Cleveland ordered Federal
soldiers to protect tbe railroads in their de
termination. Meanwhile the cause of tbe
strilo, Count George M. Pullman, has retired
to his summer palace, "Castle Rest," and will
live -in peace and quiet, "while tho country
tuffcrs depression and loss through his bull
A wrong cannot be righted or a right bo
elwojs clearly understood unless an oppor
tunity is afforded for an explanation. Tho
Pullman employes might have been in tbo
wrong, and if so they were willing to submit
their cato for agreement. But the Pullman
company assumed to be right and refused to
be convinced to the contrary. How much
1f tier it would havo been for the company to
hae yielded a little and granted at least a
hearing to the working people who made it
pojjlble for the company to prosper.
It Is time for the public to act and to Insist
upon some method besides force, for tbo ad
justment of labor troubles. Force never con
rinses, never rermaDontly decides, and usu
ally leaies rankling wounds. The relations
;wounos. j ne relations
bttv. ccn capital and
lauor slioiiM he IrienHly, ' 1
and tho only way to keep them so is bv
amicable agreement. If there ire differences,
misunderstandings, and occasional clashing
ot interests, thej should bo settled by mutual
concessions. And t.ow better than by submit
ting the question to disinterested and com
According to tbe European press th! re
public is about to undergo an ordeal that may
disrupt and destroy it. Trom an European
standpoint this may seem true, but to an
American It Is tho rankest kind of nonsense.
There can be but one reason for tbo disso
lution of tho United fetntos and its consolid
ation info a centralized form of government,
and that will be the abandonment of Demo
cratic principles. The power ot Congress te
create laws must be restricted, and states and
local legislative authority must be permitted
to govern their own affairs and credo their
own laws without Pedernl interference.
"Keep near tho people, be with tthe people,
and dont get above the people" should bo tho
motto of all public serants. So long as pub-1
lie officers remember that they are but hum
ble citizens, anil that they were olected to act
in tho interests of the public and not to serve
corporation masters, there is no danger of
federal dissolution. But let trusts and com
bined wealth continue to grow In strength
and tntlncnce, and the destruction ot this re
public may indeed be at hand.
Tbe remedy Is with voters, and they should
apply it without delay. None but honest,
worthy, and capable men should ho placed In
office, and this rule should govern all elec
tions. Shyster lawyer", crank theorists, and
blatant demagogues should bo defeated when
ever nominated, no matter what party they
belong to. Corporation attorneys are also
dangerous to publio interests and should' be
kept out of Congress n3 much as possible. If
voters are more careful in selecting public
servants nud mora zealous in support of
democratic principles there will be no danger
of Federal disunion.
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THE CONTENTION FOE THE AD VALOREM
In view of the amendments lately pro
posed to the Gorman schedule it may be per
tinent to note:
So far as concerns tho trust, the four items'
of the Gorman schedule, by which it is gtten
advantage are as follows:
(y By the uniform 40 per cent, ad valorem
on all sugars the refiners are given a net 40
per cent, upon the difference between the val
uations of raw sugars sufficient to make a
pound of refined and that of a pound of re
fined in effect thi9 ranging from 25cents to
40 cents per 100 pounds.
(2) A discrimination of 12 cents per 100
pounds agianst all sugars above No. 1G Dutch
Standard, secures the refiners not merely J
cent additional on eery pound of their prod
uct, but amounts to prohibition against
the cheaper grades of refined sugar.
(8) An additional 10 cents per 100 pounds
against all sugars from bounty paying coun
tries practically insures the (rust J cent
additional on Its refined sugara, as Germany,
giving her refiners 6Jf cents per 100 pounds,
net bounty, is the only formidable rival. As
it now stands, however, the Gorman schedule
prescribes this 10 cents per 100 pounds dis
crimination against all bounty sugars, raw as
well as refined, and the trust is thus subject
to a slight disadvantage though small in
comparison with the advantage it receives.
For the fact is, that since Germany is the only
formidable rival of the trust in reflnod sugar
supply, the trust will bo able, as Mr. Have-
'meyer lately explained it has always done,
to charge 10 cents more for its refined sugars,
while, since but a small proportion of its raw
materials are beet sugars, the disadvantage
to the trust will be comparatively little.
The recent indications are that tbe sugar
trust has no expectation of the House adopt
ing tho Senate schedule, and that, indeed, the
Senate committee itself has been procured to
"load" it, with the idea of still leaving it a
specially good one for tho trust even after tbe
House shall have secured material concessions
Interviews with prominent business men
published in another column point clearly to
the necessity of a change in lighting our city.
It might be well to inquire wherothe two bills
are that were introduced in Congress at the
first part of tho present session, both of which
provided for better and cheaper gas.
Ocr foreign friends need not despair of
Democratia government. Tho present erup
tions are just a few bolls on tbe body politic
The patient will feel ever so much better after
they are gone.
Ma. PnENDEnoAST might move for a stay
of proceedings on th ground that Friday Is
an unlucky day and the thirteenth an un
Am. returns aro not yet in. George Francis
Train and Ward McAllister haven't uttered
themselves On tho strike problem.
Eetweex proclaiming, declaiming, and re
straining, Mr. Cleveland is kept very busy.
Explaining will come arterwards.
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Washixotov may not be long on riots and
strikes, but it has recreant boa constrictors
and living pictures.
Will Lillian Russell kindly choose another
husband and turn the eyes of the country off
It is possible now to think of Chicago with
out remembering big feet, World's Pair or
Hoeace Gbeelet, were he alive, would
probably revise his famous advice to young
TJp to date the Washington baseball club
has not done any serious striking.
SojirofW.T. Stead's opinions of Chicago
are undergoing rapid vindication.
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Going auay on jror taeatnnt The Timet uill
po tnth you tit any addreti, pottagt prepaid, far
SS eenU a month. '
Excursion of Virginians.
Senator John W. Daniel is, to be the orator
on the occasion of the Virginia Democratic
Association's excursion to Marshall Hall to
day. A baseball game between tho Virginia and
the Old Dominion Clubs of Alexandria wilt be
plnjed in tbe morning after the arrival of the
steamer. The Hon. William A. Llttlo.'jr.,
will deliver the charge to the knights, and
Samuel G. Brent tho coronation address.
Senator Daniel and A. J, MqLauren and
others will speak In tho evening, Thoro will
also bo music, dancing, and a grand display
of fireworks at night.
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Admiral Skcrrctt flctlres.
Admiral Skerrett, commanding the Aslatio
statioB, yesterday applied by cable to be
placed on the retired list under operntion of
law. nis retirement will promote Commo
dore Fyffa to the grade of admiral, and it Is
understood that Admiral Skerrett .sought ol-
uutary retirement la order that Commodore
tie might lv rUired as an admiral.
CLOAK ROOM A&D GALLEKY.
Col. Lhing-ton, of Georgia, has shaved off
his be.int ud presents quite a startling re
semblance to Sena'or Bedfleld Proctor, of
Vermont, who recently subjected himself to
the snmo punishment. Col. Livingston ap
peared rather 9liy jesterday morning, and
when greeting his friends invariably held bis J
euin donn. It does not look so badly as that
however, nnd tho ehango accomplishes the 1
uouuio auvnutago ot tieing cooler lor the
coiinel and makes a better exhibition of hi3
Immaculate wluto tie,
"It is about time," vild a practical nnd un
sentimental member of Congress yesterday,
"to Inn on sign in tho sculpture hall 'keep
off tbe stones.' The members that group
around dlrectlv in the passageway and m-
pear utterly oblivious to ttuffact that they are 1
incommoding a great mauy people is increas
ing every daw Tho Capitol guides ought to
bo instructed" to keep tbo people out of tho
'way or else an hour early in the dav onght to
be set aside for those 'Whispering gallery ud
ocho fiends.' They are a positive nuisance."
Studies in statesmen's cravats wero the
feature of Artist Glbbs' sketch work in tho
House and Senat o galleries yesterday. Among
those honored wero Senators Gorman. I'rve.
A'cst, and White, and" Congressmen lilair,
Iteed, Coombs, Holman, Bingham, Quigg,
Bailey, and Cannon.
A lighted cigar stump ignited somo waste
pnper..ln ono of the seals on tho Republican
side ot the Houso yesterday afternoon and
several small clouds of smoke, suggestive of
3tr. Burrows camp fires, rose into tho cham
ber. It did not tako long'for three or four
members to stamp out the llame.
By a strango coincidence a number of the
leading silver men in Congress at present are
Yalo men, although many did not graduate.
Senators Stewart and Woleott boh spent a
year or two at the big unUersity that wins
three-fourths of the nthletfc championships;
,Nowlands, tho Populist Nevada Congressman,
Js ."mother who did not graduate. Senator
Dubois, a leading-silver Senator, went through
In spite of their leaning Yale has always
taught monometallism, which shows that her
alumni learn to differ where they cannot
consent to agree with their early teaching.
A now reason has been discovered for the
existence of Populism by a western Congress
man who comes from a section where Pop
ulism Is rampant.
"I am convinced," he said yesterday, "that
after inuch study I"hae discovered the cause
of Topnlfsm. It is lack of rain. In any
eountry where there aro droughts there aro
poortrops of grain, and there is invariably a
eropof Populists. Lack of , rain is a great cUl.
Bepresentative Case Broderick, of Kansas,
say9 with satisfaction that Populism is dying
out in his state and that the Bepublicana will
probablrelect an intelligent Governor this
year and fend to the Senate a republican suc
cessor to Senator Slartiu.
The Republican candidate for Governor is
ox-Congressman E. N. 3Iorrill, who was 3tr.
Broderick's predecessor. Tho Democratic
candidate is .David Untermeyer. ot Topeka.
Tho failureof the Democr.st and Populists to
fuse this year, owing to thaunwiliingnesa of
many of tbe former to go to tho radical
lengths of the Populists, will? leave all three
tickets in tho field, and bo of great assistance
to th) republicans.
The liepublican senatorial candidates for
Senator Martin's place aro numerous. Per
haps the leading one is ex-District Attorney
Ad-. Others are World's Fair Commissioner
Burton, of Abilene, and Major Hood, of Em
poria. "Kansas is beginning to pick up," added
Mr. Broderick, "and it will soon regain what
it has lost in the past in the estimation of the
people of tho East, who have regarded it a3
a country of 'Llewelling's and semi-reoudia-tion.'
" Mr. Broderick does not admit that
this has ever been true, but recognises tiat
the state has had that reputation.
"There is not a state as young as Kansas
that is a much improved at the present
time," added Mr. Broderick. "Tho peoplo
are ueginmng 10 pay up ineir aems ana aro
dally getting in bettor condition. Over-snccu-lation
in land hurt us In the past and the ina
bility to pay liabilities incurred in the pur
chase thereof and consequent foreclosure led
to hardships which made agitation popular.
I predict a return to better daS."
Bepresentative Isidor Straus, of New York,
introduced a bill yesterday which, it it bo
comes law, will have somo very important
consequences. Its purpose is to protect
stockholders nnd security holders but more
especially junior security holders from rail
road wreckers and to ghe them remedies
against such wrongdoers. Tha bill only ap
plies to railroads doing an interstate busi
ness, and provides lor the appointment by
the Interstate Commerce Commi'jsiou ot a
railroad examiner for each judicial district,
who is to examine into tho condition of a
road when it passes into the hands Of a re
coil er and make a report thereon. If there
Is-any evidence or a breach of trut of any
kind, it will then be discovered in time te fol
low up the wrongdoer. Voting trusts are
prohibited by its terms, and no director,
officer or other emploje can bo named as re
ceiver. Goinrj airav on your raratton! The Timet v-ill
oo vitUyxiu to any addreiss, pottage prepaid, for
ZScenti a month.
CONI'EREES HARD AT KORK.
Democratic .Members Settled Down to a
Long Day Vesterdny and Took Their
Lunch in tbe Committee Room.
The Democratic members of the Senate and
House conference committee met yesterday
forenoon at the room of the Committee on
Interstate Commerce, instead of that of the
Tlnnnce Committee, as had been at first in
tended. The mombers remained In session
during the greater part of the day, and did
not even adjourn for lunch, that being served
to them from the Senate restaurant,
A number of fellow Senators nnd Congress
men wero anxious to find out how matters
wero progressing, but they wore not alloned
The understanding Is that it is the intention
of tho Democratic members to endeavor to
settle as much as possible before tho Republi
can members are consulted or admitted to the
meetings. It is hoped in this way to save
timo and the bulk of tho difficulties without
Mr. Warner, of Kew York, who succeeded
In getting the f reo sugar amendment added to
the tariff bill as it passed tho House, has ad
dressed a request to Chairman Wilson to be
heard on certain features of tha bill. It has
not yet been decided whether hearings of this
sort will bo allowed, but It Is thought improb
able. It has been conjectured that Mr. War
ner's remarks w eic to bo addressed largely to
the sugar schedule.
It is the purposo of the committee to meet
regularly from day to day.
AN EXPRESS TRAIN'S FEAT.
It Huns Off the Track, Across the Tics,
and Then Runs On Again.
UnnsTEn, Pa., July 9. A northbound
"Royal Blue" express train on the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad ran off the track in this
city to-day, traveled threo blocks over the
ties, and then struck a switch and ran On the
The nillrdad ties wero cut Into splinters by
the truln, which was,rannlng at the rati) of
forty miles an hour at the time. Tho engino
was damaged and tho train delayed about
The passengers, wbo included Cardinal
Gibbons among their nuinbcr.woro Uninjured.
non, 31. T. McMahon, ot Xow York, is at
tiio Arlington. ,-Ex-Internal
Revenue Collector JohnTeland,
of Owensboro, Kn registered at lbs Eiggs
SOCIAL DOINGS AND SAYINGS.
New3 ha? been received hero by tho fr"lds
of Mr. Pierce Botkin, socretary to tho itussian
minister, of n charming reception given by
him at Now London, Conn., to the Italian le
gation and others of tbnt colony.
Among tho Washington people summering
nt Now London are B?ron and Birones Favn,
Sir. nnd Mrs JCahlcroa Carlisle, Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. McCary, and Colonel and Mrs. A. C. Tyler.
Miss-Eose Elizabeth Cleveland is at Long
Branch for the Summer,
Mr. and Mrs. K. Curtis will spend thebum
mer ntLong Branch.
Mrs. A. B. Arthur is sojourning at Long
Mrs. Wyvil and daughter will leave in a few
days for Capon Springs, v. Va.
Mrs. S. E. Payne, wife of Congressman
Pajne, of Jiew York, Ins returned home.
Miss Cannon, daughter ot Representative
Cannon, of Illinois, intended to leave for
home to-da, but has deferred her trip until
me irouuics out est assume more quiet.
A jolly delegation of ladies and gentlemen
from the namllton hotel havo returned from
their delightful trip to Virginin Bench.
Among tne party were Congressman Perkins
and his wife. Gen. Post and'wlfe. and Hon.
J. P. DolUvcr.
Mr. and Mrs, E. Curtis are at Long Branch.
Miss Annio Hay, daughter or Mr. B. C. Hay,
has gone, to Old Point Comfort.
Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox sponds her Sum
mers at Short Beach, Conn.
Miss BosieMcCall and her aunt, Mrs. Walsh,
of San Trancisco, will leave on Thursday for
Mrs. E. Voekey and her sister have gone to
A large delegation of school teachers from
Nebraska, Kansas, and other western states
are in the city, on their way to Asburv Park
to attend tho meeting of the Educational As
sociation. Thoy wcredelaod three days by
the railroad troubles.
Miss Ada L. Smith, superintendent of tho
Wimodaughsn. is spending her vacation with
her brother, Bev. Hobart Smith, Owing'a
Atnxecent meeting of tho board of the
Wimodaughsis it was docided to havo aa "At
Iioirie" every "Wednesday evening during the
hot weather. Tho large lawn will bo utilized
and refreshments will be served. This enter
tainment will not be confined to the ladies
but is Intended as a source of pleasure to
Tho Mag.i7ine Club, which hes met at regu
lar iotenals during the pa't Winterto dicuss
current topics, ivt Wednesday held its last
meeting for this' season. Members of this
cinb have found it a profitable and enjoyable
way of keeping in touch with tho literary
BAKTOW KALKRK'S SANITY.
Conflicting Tcstimoii as to His Mental
Condition by Experts and Otlici s fiiv en
Before .Mar-,Iial Yt ilson's Jury.
The sanity of Bartow L. Walker was in
quired into yesterday b Mar-dial Wilson and
his jury in criminal court No. 2.
The jury comprises Dorsey Clagett. Willnm
B. Gurley, John C. Parker. William 3Ioys,
W. Clarence Duvall, Edward ,T. Duvall. John
Mitchell, jr., Samuel Polkinhorrl, Joseph C.
Taj lor, Charles II. Eupp, Georgo W. Mos
and William II. Hoeke.
John Bidout appeared for Mrs. Genevieve
Walker, wifo of Walker: X A. Eirney, Leo.
Simmons, and L. C. Williamson represented
Mrs. Ireno B. Walter, his sister.
uartow 1.1. vtaikcr was In court and ap-
;ared to bo lost to all that was going oil I
His wifo and sister, as also other mombers of
the family, were present Quito a number of
real estate men were in attendance.
The first witness was Dr. W. W. Johnson,
who testified that Walker was suffering from
the effects of alcoholism, was subject to delu
sions, and should be treated in some quiet
Dr If. S. Lincoln stated that he had exam
ined Walker frequently and notod au im
provement in his condition, and under proper
treatment in a suitable asylum he believed
the patient would reeoer.
Dr. Charles G. Hill, of tho Mount Hope In
stitute, Baltimore, testified that Wulkor had
been admitted into the hospital in May last,
and was suffering from depression of spirits
or melancholia. He feared that some ono
would kill him. Ho behei ed that ho was not
in a fit condition to transact business, and
that his condition wns worso now than It was
then. Ho did not think Walker should bo
placed in the care of his family or friends,
but should b sent to "oine asluin.
Dr. J. W. Bane, who was Walker's phvst
ciau, said he attended him in Muv last at tho
Koeloy Institute, Laurel, Md., nnd tho patient
was then in a bad condition. His kidneys
were not working, nnd ho was laboring under
a delusion that some one was trying to kill
him. After treating him there for two weeks
ho had him removed to Providenco Hospital.
At tho hospital ho improv ed physically, but
grew worse mentally. Dr. Godding, whom ho
called into consultation, advised that Walker
be placed in an institution devoted to tho
treatment of mental disorders.
Dr. B.yno stated that it was necessary at
times to bind Walker, as he became violent
and was liable to commit suicide. Ho thought
him incapable of attending to his business.
and ho believed tbnt he should be placed in a
suitable institution whore he could bo cared
for. He permitted Mrs. Walker to tnke her
husband out driving, hut Mrs. Walker would
not allow an one else to tako him out.
At 12.45 o'clock a recess was taken till L30
On reassembling Dr. W. W. Godding wns
called to tho stand. Ho believed the man to
be Incapable to take care of his business and
not safe to bo at large. He thoucht that ha
should, be placed In an asylum for treatment
for his mental disorder. He said that melan
cholia was tho trouble with him. Walter
might, however, recover, as he did not con
sider the case hopeless.
Siter Thereca testified to Walker's recep
tion into the hospital and of his violence there.
Dr. J. B. Hood thought that Walker would
be better off in Providenco Hospital than else
where. Dr, J. Page Burwcll believed he would bo
all right after being properly treated.
Dr. Irving C. Bosse, au expert in alcoholic
cures, thought that if Walker was placed in
a sanitarium he would bo all right in five
John C. Eekloff testified to Walker's bauk
account nt the Second National Bank.
rrauklinB. Wntker, u brother, ond Mrs. B.
E. West, stepmother Of Walker, testified to
visits made Walker, and that they believed
him to bo better, mentally and physically, and
abio to conduct his affairs.
Counsel Blrney wanted to show by Mrs.
West tho relationship that axisted between
Walker and his wife. Ho wanted to show
that there was a statement mado to tho effect
that Mrs. Walker had put poison in her hus
Counsel Bidout objected, and said that Mrs.
Walker In order to gut her husband to tako
medicine had put a powder in a cup of coffee.
Tho jury decided that the matter was
Leo Simmons and Dr. George W. Acker
were also examined, nnd both testified that
Walker would be all right In time.
The cuso was then adjourned until this
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Sorrj A hen He Got, Sober.
Ntw Hav en, Conn., July 9. Judge Trentlsa
to-day annulled tho marriago of Charles It,
Pratt to Miss M. Gertrude Hall. Tho case has
attracted much attention on account of the
prominence pf the I'ratts, who opposed tho
union. Tbo deereo was granted on tho ground
that Pratt was Intoxicated when the ceremony
FOR PERMANENT ASSESSORS
.House Passes the Bill Providing For
a Board of Three.
MR. COBB STEERS If THROUGH
But He is Obliged to Quiet "Hr. KUgore'i Sus
picions and Suffer a Clever Outflanking
from Mr. Hepburn Immediate Eevisicn of
Heal Estate Values.
After thorough discussion., the nouso
passed yesterday tb bill for tho establish
ment of a permanent board of three assess
ors, and for an imihedfato revision and
equalization of assessed real estate vnlncs.
It is of great importance to tho properly
holders of the District, because it establishes
for the first timo some proper system of rem
edying tho many injustices and inequalities
which have arisen under tho present hap
The permanent board of assessors will
mako an assessment every three years, and
can then eqnalize inequalities. They aro
authorized to receive complaints of over-assessment
and gie hearings nnd revise their
assessments. Their term ot office is three
j ears, unless remoed for cause by the Com
missioners, and thoy must be bona lido resi
dents of the District of three years' standing.
At the outset 3Ir. KllgOre. who had .gotten
hold of an old print of tho bill and was verv
much confused thereby, occasioned consider
able delay ty questions designed to diseoier
latent iniquity in the bill. Ho thought, for
instance, that tho assessors were to 1 ap
pointed for Ilfo and that real estate "rings"
would bo encouraged by it. When Mr. Cobb,
who wa3 in charge o tho bill, and Messrs.
Heard and Elchnrd"s0n, of tho District Ccm
mitteo, had argued tho mattrratsotntt length.
Mr. Kilgore's opposition, as well as that of
Mr. Kay, of Now York, who admitted the wis
dom ot vestlug control in a permanent board
of n'-sessors, was withdrawn.
Mr. Cobb, after making a prelimtnarv ar
gument for tho bill, In which ho stated that
numerous complaints of inequalities &sess
ments wore constantly being rnado and that
in mauylcstances they wero doubtless just,
presented tho following proviso relatho to
tbo suspension of collections under existing
"ProUded that the collection of fates On
real property nnd improvements' thereon
which will become duo and payablointbe
month of November, 1894, bo nnd tho same Is
hereby suspended until the mouth of May,
1833, at which time said t.ives shall be due
and piyable, and tho collection thereof shall
bo enforced in nil respects as provided under
tho existing law foriho uolli-ctiou of tnxqs on
real property nadjmprovemeuts tliereon..for
ihe f econd part of tho tax' ye.ir ending June
Mr. Hay then obtained -the adoption of Tin
amendment providing that tax and assess
ment books should bo open to taxpayers.
Quito a fight was precipnted over the offer
ing and pending of an amendment by"Mr.
Bay to insert for tho word value tho cxpres'on
"a fair market vnlno" In tho clause provid
ing for amendments. Mr. Cobb insisted that
the word value so used could havtinoother
Jnenning than tho fair market value. Mr.
Hopkins interrupted to read from tho reriort
of tho D.sttlct assessor in 1S91 to show that
value meant value under a forced sals
or under unfavorable 'cireuxsUmccs. Mr.
Bay wi'hdrew bis amendment nnd Inter u
seeond one to tho san-.o end. Mr. Hepburn
j howovcr.scored a point by securing tho adoi
' tioa of an amendment which suggested that
"vaiuo means in mis instance me price
property would bring in tb UMial wny and
not under forcoj sale, the object being to
oerthrowauy recurrence to fhat of the tax
assessor of 1891. cited above.
Mr. Bay then offered an amendment Provide
,u" ior call ml0 " S'oreol a prop-
'y """- w..M,q:. w
ra!sef-, A t,e5,som,'j r""f0" Mr-, 1ower
suggested that publication in two daily papers
wi uuupii'u juieau. Auer several in
eFectunl attempt to develop n quorum oi
division. Mr. Bay's amenntrent wa. defeated
SI to 1&4. and that' of Mr. Tower adopted
without division. The committee then rose
and reported the bill to tho House, and it wns
passed without division.
Conference on the Tariff Between Con.
forces of Both Houses Vtav Continue
AH the Week Progress Reported.
Tho first day of tho conference on the tariff
between tho Democratic conferees of the two
Hoes was without practical result or visible
progress. Tbe conference continued for six
hours uninterruptedly, but when an adjourn
ment was taken after C o'clock no item in the
bill had been finally passed upon.
The day was devoted to a general discus
sion of tho bill nnd tbe principal points of dif
ference between the two Houses. Tbo con
ference on tho part of tho Houso of Bepre
seutatives pointed out tho radical chauge in
policy in olved in the Senate's dispatches
from the free raw material platform and from
the ad valorem S stem, and nserted that tho
Senate bill was not all that tha country de
manded in tho way of tariff reform.
The Senate representatives replied in eftect
that whilo this might be true, nnd might be
admitted by individual members. It had
proved tbo most radical bill that could bo
passed In the Senate., and announced a deter
mination to stand for tho bill practically as
it had boen passed. The asserted tbnt to
mako any concessions for free raw material
might endanger the passage of the bill when
returned to the Senate, just as to have stood
by tho House bill in tills report in tho begin
ning would hav a probably prevented its pas
sage in the llrst place. They also contended
that material reductions or radical changes
from ad valorem to specific duties would
delay if not endanger final action upon
Tho Houso members, whilo admitting the
force of theso suggestions, said the action of
tho Houso might nUo prove uncertain.
Tha conforence committee meets again at
10 o'clock to-day for an all day resion.
It was determined to keep at work until all
is finished, and there was litUo indication
eterday that this could be accomplished
THE LATE T. A. TOflLINSON.
Resolutions to Ills Memory Passed by Sec
rctarj Smith and the Chief-, of Division.
At the request of Secretary Hoke Smith,
tho chiefs of divisions met in his office v pster
day afternoon to take appropriate action
upon tho doath of T. Arthur Tomlinson. Sec
retary Smith appointed Josephus Daniels, W.
P. Couper and Charles W.Schneider as a
committee to draft resolutions of respect,
regret and sympathy. Tho following resolu
tion was unanimously adopted:
That in the death ofMr T. Arthur Tomhnsen,
lite chief of the Mallonery and Printing Divi
sion, Depirtment of tho Interior, the cftrern.
meat has lost one fit its moss trustworthy ami
efficient publio servants and the country lias
lest a useful and promising younjr mnu.
Ihat we tender to tho bereived wifo and
family our heartfelt coadoionco In this hour of
That the above resolutions bo published In the
papers and a cop sent to tils family.
I'pon tho dlrei-iion of tho Secretary the chief
of divisions of UUofllce will attend tho funeral
iu a boy.
Tho members of the old military organiza
tion known as tho "Rifle Cadets" who may
bu in tho city are requested to meet at 7
o'clock this evening at tho National Fcnci
bles armory to tako such action as may be
proper iu respect to tho memory of their late J
comrade, T. A. 'xomliuson. .
Tho 1'cnclblea are expected to arrive in tha
city to-day at noon. The trip will be made
with no stops, although Washington's crack
company was to "havo been royally enter
tained at several cities en routu.
TVT.TT.1TWTT1T 1 -Tllll- 1 J fn-Wrt ftnv rttiil
I three nights spent in the Mtin vfforttohe
allowed to enter the city, tho Chicago con
ingent of Coxey's army, commanded, by
CaptrSulIivau. which has becrixampmc-jiist
out-sldo ot tho city line, broke eamp this morn
lag and began their march towards Washing
ton. At first they numbered 41. but tbts
morning their number had been diminished
by four, throo having deserted and Sullivan,
their leader, having como to tho city by a
river boat to Cnester, the next stopping place.
DKOWNED AT GREAT FALLS.
Young rugltt In tho Latest Victim of the
Tbere was ono more caso of drowning on 1
(ho treacherous rocks just below Great Fall3
esterday, in which a young man. named
Pugltt, of Georgetown, was tho victim.
Ho Bad gone 'into the country near Qreat
rails to spend tho day wltb. an aunt, and, in
cidentally, to do a little fishing In the river,
which nr this point is n favorite spot for
Sportsmen with the rod. It was a. fatal trip
for him, and his body is now in tho river below
tha falls. Ha is supposed to have ventnred
too far out on tho slippery rocks to gain a
vantage point and to have slipped and fallen
into thu stream.
Tho current here is qulto strong, and the
body was carried bojoml reach ot those 'on
shore. He started out with n party, but it
could not bo learned who were with him. The
drowning occurred at 2 JO o'clock yetterday
titteraoon, but no attempt was mado to obtain
(he body. Tho river will bo dragged this
PREPARING FOR PYTHIANS
Subcommittees oF Citizens
JvEK KNIGHTS APPOINTED TO A tD
Residents to BeAsked to Assist in the Work
of Decoration and Illumination The City
and Exception to Be Hade Vest Brilliant
More Honey Needed.
At a meeting of the Knight ot Pythias clti-
zens' committee held yesterday afternoon
scveraliew members wero appointed on the
tlirrerent committees, and there was a discus
sion concerning the selection of a hall in
which to bold tho sessions of tho supremo
lodge. Tha latter matter was referred to the
committeo on halls, of which J. B. Wight is
Among those present wero S. G. Alvord, jr.,
C. p. Conn, JCotley Anderson, John R. Car
rnody, J. B. Wight, Mr. Heisley, A- F. Med
ford, Richard Goodheart. Dunean S. Walker,
Holm S. Mitchell. Samuel Boss, Chris. Hen
rich. J. W. Somervi lie, and J. C Yost.
Mr. Alvord stated ho had received notice
that Mr. Brown would tounablotoba pres
ent and ho requested blm (Mr. AlvortlJ to act
as chairman. After, SecrctaryXmroons read
the, minutes pf tho previous meeting. Chair
man Alvord read a communication from S. W.
Woodward, cbnlnn.iaot the committee on
decorations, saving he would submit a report
ot tho work of his committeo noxt Monday
afternoon. Upon renusst of Mr. Wllfcln3.
'. Bunch and Meyer Cohen wero made mem
bers or tha press committee.
A lettfer -was reud from Mr. F. E. Koyes.
chairman of tho ttuanrc committee; eayhv
that the members of that committee aro mak
ing every effort to raiso the amount neces-ary
for tho work of the citizens' committee, and
that the chairman will make a full report at
the next meeting.
By request of Chairman J, 8. Mitchell, of
the publie comfort committee, J. Marry
Shannon w appointed a- member of that
committee 1n place Of H. P. Godwin, re
signed. John B. Wight, chairman ot tho hall com
milteeraid that his committeo had two haUs
under consideration, the Builders Exchange
ami Carroll Instltute.but bad not jet decided
which to engage.
General Ordway announced tho committee
on escort as follows: Uen. Albert Ordway,
chairman; CofCocil Clay, Col. W. G.Moore.
Lieut. Col. Theodore 'Mosher, Capt H. S.
Barbour. Capt. James P. Oyster.
O. G. Conn, from the rommittee on Presi
dent's stand, Said that that committee bad
commenced work and by the next meeting
would ba able to report progress.
Clmlrman D. S'. Walker, of the committeo
on Illumination and fireworks, said for the
facilitation of his work ho would appoint
threesubcommittees on illumination of pub
lic bnildings, on tho illumination of Penn
sylvania avenue by private purties, and illu
mination by fireworks. Ha also said the
committee desired to-issue a circular to resi
dents nnd merchants of the avenus request
ing them to make as big Alllsplay as possible.
W. D. Glenn. It. W. Moore and It. F. Harvey
were made members cf tills committee.
J. R. Carmody.t reasurer o f the eitizer ' com
mittee reported the receipt o t a draft for j U7I.G3
from the Knights of Puhias executive com
mittee, this being the balance and proceeds
or a recent entertainment for the benefit of
tho eheampment fund. Secretary Xmmons
then read a statement showing tho financial
condition ot that fund 13.437.7C had been
received, il.43G.03 disbursed, leaving a bal
ance for the use of the committeo of 3971.6S.
no al'O read n letter from tbe managers of
tho Emergency hospital, placing the facilities
of that institution at tho disposal of the citi
zens' committee, which was accepted.
By request of Mr. Goodhart 31r. D. B. Mc
Leocl was added to tbe committee on recep
tion to tho supremo lodge. Mr. Conn asked
that R. M. Evans bo made a member of tha
committeo on stands, which was done.
On motion of Dunc-iu S. Walker, the chair
man, vice chairman and secretary of the citi
zens committeo, were appointed a committee
to consider the question of allowing1 advertis
ing matter to go into the official souvenir,
'lho committee then adjournod,
A meeting of tho subeorarnitee on tha Presi
dent's reviewing tand was held a few
moments after the citizens' committeo ad
journed and discussed several plans for work.
DELEGATES TO START.
Washington Cndcavorcrs to Clo to Cleve
land Witnaut Tear of Tioublc.
Ono bundrod and fifty Washington Chris--tiau
Endeavorere will leavo this city to-day
to attend the thirteenth international con
vention nt Cleveland, which begins tomor
Advices from Chicago and other western
polnt3 indicated a slight cessation of the
strike troubles and tbe ontioolc became moro
hapeful. Early in the day a meeting of dele
gates vr.i3 caned for 8 o'clock in tho evening
at Assembly church, president MoArthur
occupied tho chair. Dr. Unmlln said ha
thought tho officer had acted wisely in
abandoning the official exenrsion. Mr. Foster
said ho never had any doubt about going to
Clnvoland.as ha was not afraid of thestrikers.
"Wahiugton, 'OG.' was sung and Passenger
Agent Parke, of the Penusjlvnnla railroad,
sat. I the delegates need have no fear of arriv
ing safely nt Cleveland. Then Mr. Foster re
quested those who were going to stand, and
he counted 123 person. There were some
who intend going; butwho .vera not present
at tho meeting last night.
Mr. McArthur stated it was absolutely nec
essary that every del'gato bo present atFirst
Congregational church, promptly at 9 o'cloet
this morning. Business of tho utmost import
ance tothowbo are-going to Cleveland will
bo transacted and every ono should be prompt
-. . .
Goi,i(j rttrnv on your iatatton? Tit Timet irtll
an itlth yon to ari addree otanei prrpatJ, for
Xi eentt a lttonth.
Ileal KMatc Trunsfer.
Real estate transfers recorded yesterday;
Thomo E. Waggtiaian' to Horaco Jarboe,
lots 3 and !, block 5, Rosedalo. $l.t 01.20,
Charloe 1J. Hpon to Eltea J. 2ie ton, lot
ITS, aquare.l.OiU, $1U.
CUT THIS AD OUT
And rrwent It
It will entitle you to your
clio'ce of 20 dozen
$1.39, $1.25, and $1.00.
Yorir 'choice' at' '
But one Waist to any purchaser.
Thej- are Laundered Waists
in Chamhray and Striped Per
cales, in all the latest prevail
ing colors, regular values $r,
$1.25 and $i-39-
We would advise an early
In. our Millinery Depart
ment w"e are selling
91.00 and Tie Vntrimmed Hats at.... 14a
41.75 and tUB iJntrfmmeJ Hats &t..... 410
We Trimmed Sailors. 23a
73c Trimmed Scnnette Sailors. SDo
Si 00 Trimmed Milan Sailors 1 ma
tLM Leghorn Flat Sailors. i....... 1 69a
tl CO Trimmed Hats, bailors. !.
The Leading Millinery and Cloak Establishment,
812-814 7th Street N. W.
JOLLY FAT MEH'S OUTING.
Seven Hundred nnd Fifty Thousand
Pounds of Human Avoirdupois at Play.
Eight hundred big fat men, whoso averag
weight it more than 300 pounds, accompanied
by about 4,000 men not $0 fat, t&i and thin
women, and young people, took an outing yes
terday, when some of th fat men endeavored
to work off a part ot their superfluous adiposa
tissue by various exercises such as they ar
not accustomed to.
Of the total number ot excursionists, in
cluding tho fat men, 3,000 went en the grand
annual excursion of tho Fat Men's JSeneSclai
Association to River View. Tha members ot
this association claim that they are the only
fat men. 'Fat" with them is a comnarativa
j term, an they hold that no man who cannot
tip tue beam at 3UU ponnds is any way, shape,
or manner entitled to the distinction. As a
catu ral conseqnenoc this association drew tho
largest attendance. Tho steamers Samuel J.
Pent and Harry Randall were filled to their
fullest capacity in carrying the excursionists
to and from River View.
The sports provided, in some of which the
fat men took part at River View, were prizn
lowling, which continued all day, a one-mil
race (no fat men entered for tnis), 100-yard
daih, a three-legged race (fat men), a tno
race, donkeyraees (fat men entered), high
kicking match, greasy pig chase, baseball
games, and dancing contests.
There was also a stage performance, with 1
actors and actresses, for tha amusement of
tnoso who did not want to take part in tha
other cports. Tho Ideal Banjo nnd Mandolin
Club, the charming soubrette, Oracis flisson;
Prof. Harry Kraomer, the two Irish Senators,
Murray and Murray, in their comic songs,
dances, and funny sayings; the Montross
Guitar and 3Iandalin Club. Miss Lillie Page,
tbo premier skirt and toe dancer; Bert Ham
ler, the" vocat comedian; Lew Griffin and
Minnie Lee, and the Monumental Quartette,
in their plantation melodies, all contributed
to the amusement ot the fat men and their
friends. This big excursion narty got back
to the etty safely nnd on good time last night,
which speaks well for the management and
the steamboat service.
Anotbor Jolly Fat Men's Club gave another
outing at Bethesda Park yesterday and last
night. The exercises were under the charge,
of tbe executive committee, composed ot
Chairman Thomas O'Brien, f. W. Hall, jr.,
and Porter Rowzee. The entertainment be
gan with tho contests at noon.
Marcus Schneider, of Eighth and L street!
southeast, won the pie-eating prize. There
were six entries. Harry Kissler ran away
with the prize in tho wheelbarrow race. Tha
event ot tbe day was tho bicycle race to the
Willows and bask, three miles each wny.
"There were sir entries, and C. T. Wrenn cap
tured the prlzo. The baseball game between
tha Commercial'Club and the Fat Men's Club
was overwhelmingly in favor of the latter
after a few innings. Tbe running match and
the mule race wr declared off.
Sheriff Green was on tho grounds with ser
cral deputies, but tbe crowd wns orderly and
everything went off pleasantly. All tha
mombors and their wives and sweethearts
were ou hand, and everybody enjoyed hi
self. HOT AFTER THE ANARCHISTS.
Governments of France and Italy Framing
Drastic .Measures for Their Suppression.
Paris, July 9. The government's anti-anarchist
bill was read In the Chamber of Dep
uties to-day, and was received with loud pro
tests from the extreme left, rinally the
House agreed to appoint a committee, tf-mor-row
to discuss the measure, as it was an
nounced that the government desired to
hasten its adoption.
The government's anti-anarchist measures
wero decided upon yesterday at a SDecial cab
inet council preilded over by Premier Dupuy.
They had been dlscusedand agreed upon in
substance at a cabinet council held the day
after tho murder ot President Carnot. Tha
measure provides for the removal to the cor
rectional tribunals, for trial, of offenders who
havo hitherto been sent to the assize courts W
Among the offenes to bo dealt with under
tho now bill are incitements through thepress
to commit outrage oc crime; speeches advo
cating theft, murder, robbery, incendiarism,
explosions and crimes against the statB, and
tho defence of such crlme3. Tho publication
ot reports cftha trial's of anarchists is for
bidden nnder he.tvy penalties.
The reason lof sending anarchists for trial
before the correctional tribunals Is that tha
juries of the assizo courts hnve hesitated to
conviut becanso tho ussize judges have the
power to inflict tho heaviest sentences.
Hour. Jnly 9. The Chamber of Deputies
to-day, by a vote of 213 to 2, decided to dis
cuss to-morrow the government's drastio
measure to tighten tho police hold upon sus
pected anarchists. This measure, which wa
favorably reported upon on July 3 by a spe
cial committeo. restrict the number and
locality of the residences of anarchist", In or
der to facilitate wholesale arrests whenever
troubles aro feared. Tho House, by a vote ot
197 to 11, adopted the explosives bill, and by
a vote of 199 to 43 pa3crf tho press bill.
School Teachers En Route.
School teachers to tbo number ot 100, of
both soxc, from different sections of Kansas,.
Arizona, and .Nebraska, are registered at the
Ebbitt. The party is.uuder the escort ot Profs.
McDonald and MoDuffle, and all are en route
to Asbury Part to attend th8 session ol the'
National Education Association.