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THE WASHINGTON "TIME
VOL.1. NO. 141.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY MOENING. AUGUST 5, 1894.
CLEVELAND'S COLD GLANCE
Queen Lil's Envoys Claim that He Has
Turned It on Them.
They Have Begun to lay Their Case Before
Members of Congress Hot Clear as to
What They Expect Willis Said to Bo
Thick with Dole Gresham leads an Ear.
Tho envoys from Queen Liliuoknlanl, who
are now in Washington, havo not yet suc
ceeded in obtaining an audience -with Presi
dent Clev eland, and they havo begun to lay
their case leforo members of Congress who
belong to tho House and Senate Committees
on Foreign Affairs.
They do not conceal their disappointment
over tho coolness of tho administration to
ward them.nnd although careful to say nothing
nenmouious they convey tho understanding
aery plainly that they think President Cleve
land is treating them rathor sbabbilj in view
of his former attitude toward the defunct
Messrs. Parker, Cummins, v idemnn. and
their associates had an interview yesterday
with n i rominent member of the House Com
mittee on Toreign Affairs. The roj.dit
envoys are not ery clear in their statements
of v at thej expect to accomplish by their
visit to America.
They said nothing to indicate that they in
tend to continue the negotiations for n pen
sion for the deposed queen, which young
Paul Neumann undertook, on his -visit lat
3 ear, nor did thev speak of an sort of finan
cial consolation for the monarchists.
To the Congressmen the envoys said thrt
the expected to sta here until President
Cleveland gives them iieilulto information of
his intentions toward Hawaii.
KEPT THEM IN THE DARK.
They sr-Id that tho President had abruptly
broken oft hi efforts for tho restoration of
the queen whlch they understood that he had
determined upon, and had never given the
royalists any information regarding his posi
tion or intentions for tho future. The had
been luft in the dark, entirely upon that point.
The euvoS explained that Minister Willis
cherished in unduo friendship for tho repub
lic. As one of them put it, "Ho is 'Ust as bad
as Stevens. He is quite as thick with Dob,
nud Dole now has him completely under his
Willis moves in tho tamo church circles
with the leaders of the Republican govern
ment, is socially intimate with then., and has
come to bo regarded as u member of thsir
circle wasafurthtr statement of the repre
sentatives of tho rovalists.
"Will jou tell mo what sort of n man Presi
dent Dolo i-?" the member of Congress in
quired of tho delegation.
Mr Parker, who was tho Queen's minister
of fonign affairs, replied "No ono knows
Dole better thin I do," he said, "and I um
prepared to say that he is a man ngiin9t
whom notnlng can lie brought. He is upright,
able, thoroughly honest, and conscientious."
Sir.ECKI.ES J.OT 1ET BECOVCILED.
One of the envoys remarked that Claus
SprecMes is still a supporter of the monarchy,
nnd bid not et been reconciled to tho repub
iic The interview closed without any statement
to indicate that the mission has any financial
object to attain.
Jlr II. A. Y idoman called at the State De
partment esterday and had n half hours' in
terview with Secretary Gresham. The call
was purely informal, and in fact it could not
have been otherwise, as" the commissioners,
being unprovided with credentials from any
recognized government, can have no formal
standing before the State Department.
Tbo interview between tne becretarynnd
Mr VSidemnn therefore was rather conversa
tional than otherwise, tho former taking occa
sion, it is understood, to question the com
missioner closely as to the authority by which
he appeared, what tho commission was doing
hero and as to Hawaiian affairs generally.
To all of these questions Mr. "Widemnn re
sponded freely, and among other things dl
nbused the Secretary's mind of the Impression
that the commi-sion was seeking to lnfluenco
CongrC'S in the ex-Queen s favor. Tho inter
view was characterized by the best of feeling.
Mr. VHdcman, after his visit, "lid: "I laid
the matter for which we came here before tho
Secretary, and at his request put it in writing.
It was very brief. Wo expect an answer by
Tuesday or Wedncsday.nnd probably will be
homeward bound within a week."
TIED TO A STAKE AND WHIPPED.
Barbarous Punishment Inflicted by Slavs
Upon a Young Yloruan.
Covneixsville, To., Aug. 4. A strange
showing of tho transplanted customs of the
Slav clement in this region was mado near
Lcith last evening. The victim was n young
woman who bad violated tho moral code that
is supposed to govern theso people. A party
of Slavs took her from her friends, stripoed
her of clothing, pinioned her hanos and feet,
lashed her to a stako and whipped her sav
agely over an hour. She was reviled, tor
mented and spat upon by anybody who cared
to. She was left at the stake and remained
there six hours, ns the case Is stated to the
local authorities, before anybody dared to re
lefse her. A joung man offered to releaso
somo of the cords, and was beaten off by the
mob When tho girl was taken down she
could senrcely move. Country Detective
Campbell has tho case in hand.
Hawaiian Resolution Side-tracked.
representative Boutelle's resolution for tho
recognition of the republic of nawail, was
yesterday laid over by tho Committee on For
eign Affai rs. After a discussion for two hours
the Democrats carried a motion to adjourn by
a J arty vote, except Mr. Geary, of California,
who again stood with the Republicans in favor
of recognition. The adjournment carries the
question over to the next regular meeting,
Mr. Geary informed his Dcmocratio col
leagues that the Democratic record upon tho
question was exceedingly unpopular in his
State and that the people were nil opposed to
the President's course. It was a very hard
question for Democratio Congressmen from
California to meet and explain- no would
refuso to bo a party to another blunder.
Charles A. Dliot I aid to Rest.
Tho funeral of Charles A. Elliot, a promi
nent member of the Washington bar, took
place yesterday morning from St. Aloysius"
Church. Services were conducted by Rov.
Father Gillespie. The meeting of tho Bar
Association, which was to have been held
yesterday morning to pass suitable resolutions
to tho memory of Mr. Elliot, was postponed
until to-morrow afternoon nt 3 o'clock, when
it will be held in the general term courtroom.
Retaliated in Kind.
George Brown and Don P. Blackwood aro
"buckets" for rival carriage owners, who
carry passengers from the Aqueduct Bridge
to Arlington. Both ere young men near the
same age. On Friday lost Brown assaulted
Blackwcod aDd used him up badly, for which
he was lined $10 in the police court yester
day. When Brown returned back to George
town from the police court he had Blackwood
arrested on a charge of assault.
PERILOUS RIDE OF A CHILD.
Careless Driver Causes a Collision and
Trightcned a Horse.
Mrs. TranK Lanman, a daughter of Doteo
tivo Wheeler, of tho police department, with
her llttlo babe, accompanied by her young
sister Clara, and Miss Lida Primmer, a friend
of Fredericksburg, To., were out driving yes
When returning, and within a fow doors of
their house, No. C12 Second street northwest,
an unknown man who was approaching them
from tho opposite direction, drovo into their
carriage ami overturned it. airs, unman,
her babe, and Miss Prlmmerwero thrown out,
but fortunately received no Injury.
The collision frightened the animal driven
by Mrs. Lanmnn and it ran away, dragging
after it the little girl. The horse ran down
Second street to G street, then'o to and
through Judiciary Squaro. nnd into E street
northwest. And thence to a point midway be
tween Ninth ana Teeth streets, wherotho
partly demolished ehielo struck a tree.
The chili, who had pluckily kept her
scat, wus thrown out .aid tho animal
bruko looso from tho conv e auce, running
about two squares further beforo it was
caught. Tho llttlo girl was taken to a neigh
boring drug Moro, where, ns.'do from the
shock from fright and a fow scrntcbrs, sho
was found to be none tho worso for her peril
T.'ie horo received a slight cnt in one of Its
legs, but wa3 otherwise uninjured. The car
riage was a complete wreck. Tho man whoso
net caused tho runaway drovo off nt once,
without stopping to ascertain tho results.
COMPOSITE KAILVAY BILL.
Only Ono Material rhnngo lias ltccn Made
in It by the Conferees.
Tin conferees on tho composite railway bill,
which amends tho charter of tho Great Falls
Electric Itoad, extends tho Washington nnd
Georgetown Itoad to tho Aqueduct Bridge,
extends the Eckingten line, an 1 Anally estab
ll'hes a union passenger station at tho Aque
duct bridge, have completed their report and
will present it to both hoJS'S Mondn.
The onl mrterial change is tho modifica
tion of the route of the Ecklngton road. It
defines the new routo .is to run along B street
on its own tracks to Seventh, or somo point
to bo determined by the Commissioners, at
which pHeo one" branch shall terminate. The
return trip will bo over the same route, then
via I) nnd Sixth streets, Louisiana avenue,
and l'ifth street.
The conferees strike out tho provision for
entrance to tho Capitol grounds over tho
3Ii trupolitan tracks, tho latter company hav
ing agreed to allow this privilege when the
ii rth termini.! extension of the Ecklngton
road is completed.
ith regard to the Eckingion route the
plan is contemplated of establishing nt somo
future date a second union passenger station
near the linltlmoro nnd Potomao station or
tLo corner of Seventh street.
Tho Great Falls, Washington, nnd George
town and union passenger station section
in tho bill stands as m tho Senate bill.
SAYS SHE IS INSANE.
Millionaire Joseph bpecht Denies Ills
Wife"-. Charges of Crncltj.
Joseph Specht. the St. Louis millionaire
clothing dealer, who is being sued at Fairfax
Court House, Ta., by his wife for absolute
divorce nLd alimony, filed his answer to Mrs.
Specht's complaint esterday.
In his answer Specht denies his wife's
charges of cruelty, and alleges that sho is not
in her right mind. Mrs. Specht. according to
h rhusbind's statements. Is under tho influ
ence and control o Dr. Granby Staunton
Howard, whom, he saj s, is an impostor claim
ing to be a dual incarnation of Christ and
He further alleges that Dr. Howard is re
sponsible for the alienation of his wifo's af
fections, and his doetrlues havo caused her
to becomo mentally Irresponsible. Mr.
Sjocht snvs that his wife lavished money
upon Dr. Howard "and his schemes of hum
buggery, even going so far as to pawn her
jewels for him." B-lieving his wife to beiu
snne, Specht asks the court to grant the cus
tod of their daughter to him. He does not
den bis wealth nor refuse to mako ample
and suitable provision for his deluded wife.
CRYING FOR HER SWEETHEART.
I ottie Clinc, of Philadelphia, Came Here to
A young woman who gave her name as
Lottie Cilne and said sho came from Phila
delphia, Pa., was last night taken in charge
by Special Policeman Kiopfer, who found her
wandering and crying bitterly on Ohio ave
nue. She was carried to the Twelfth street station
house, where she reluctantly told a discon
nected story. She says she is twenty-two
years of ago and was engagod to a young
man named George ronton.
"Ho nsked me to come on here and promised
he would marry me," she said. "He gave his
address as No. 1215 Ohio avenne, but thero is
only a blacksmith's shop at that number, and
ho is not thero." .
The girl nt first refused to give the name
of tho young man whom sho alleged was tho
occasion of hT coming to this city. This
caused the police authorities to doubt her
story, hut she afterward gavo Fenton's name.
She Is detained nt No. 1 stntiou-hocso while
the pollco are endeavoring to find Fenton.
She n.0 be sent back to Philadelphia.
J ong Hasn't n Taint Heart.
Judgo Charles D. Long of Lansing, Mich.,
revived iesterday his controversy with the
Pension Office over tho reduction of his pen
sion from 572 to 550 a month by filing a pe
tition for mandamus against Secretary Hoke
Smith nnd Commissioner of Pensions Loch
ren to reverse the order made by tho latter,
and commanding the Secretary of the Interior
to issue him n pension certificate restoring
the pension to $72, as it origlnallystood prior
to March 4 last. On January 30 lost Judge
Long filed a bill of injunction against Com
missioner Lochren, in which It was asked that
the latter bo restrained by the court from
carrying out his order reducing tne pension.
Tho case was on trial until Feoruary 20 last,
when Judgo Cox overruled Long's applica
tion. On April 27 the coso was dismissed
without prejudice Tho present bill is simi
lar la detail to tho one first introduced.
President Needs Rest.
It wis said at tho Whito House yesterday
that unless tho tariff conference committee
comes to an agreement within a week Mr.
Cleveland will go Gray Gables, where ho will
romain until tho bill is reported back. The
President is much in need of re3t, nnd it is
understood his physician ordered him somo
time ago to dlscontinuo work nnd take a va
cation, but up to the present time ho has
found it impossible to comply with these or
ders. Refused to Pay the Cobbler.
Thomas Brooks, colored, started out of
Simon Berlin's shoe shop, No. 3063 M street,
last night without paying for a pair of shoes
he bad mended there. A right took plaeo in
the shop between the men, during which the
glass windows were broken. Brooks was ar
rested, ns was also a colored woman named
Laura Johnson, who had helped him to beat
Little Harry Downing Missing.
Harry Downing, seven years of age, of No.
1943 Twelfth street northwest, left his home
early yesterday afternoon and up to a late
hour he had not been seen. Tho police were
notified to look out for him.
QUASI AGREEMENT REACHED
Tariff Conferees Find a Sugar Sched
ule to Their Lilting.
ADMINISTRATION ALSO PLEASED
It Ii Said to Reduce the Benefits to the
Trait by Fifty Per Cent. Over tho Senate
Original Possibility of Disagreement on
Hosday Carlisle is Helping.
When tho Democratie tariff conferees ad
journed last night nftcr an nil-day session,
it looked as though at the end of tho week
they wero again near an ngreonicnt. And
jet tho agreement itself, which i3 the great
end in view, had not been attained. Tho
House conferees seemed hopeful that an
agreement would bo reached, but tho Sen
ators did not seem so sanguine
Tho fluctuations between agreement nnd
disagreement on tho sugar schedule, which
is tho vital point nt present, have continued
with a most exasperating frequency all this
week, and a disinterested view shows no
really improved outlook at the closo of the
week. Tho llttlo news which the conferees
will give out is invariably optimistio as to the
probabilities of an agreement when the con
ference adjourns in tne evening, only to
bo followed by discouraging news in tho
Tho plain truth is that a ' attlo is being
waged on paper in tho conference room, tho
question at 1S3U0 being on ono side to get the
protection which tho sugar trust demands
nnd tho conservative Senators insist on into
the bill in some form in which it can bo con
cealed, and on the other side to llguro out tho
different schedules and show that they nil are
about tho same. Tho strength of tho refining
interest appeared, in orief, to havo been
transferred from the Scnato lloor to the con
ference. Unfortunately very few peoplo understand
the question of sugar refining. The chief
difficulties lie in two matters first, theanrin
ble qu intit of raw sugar required to make
the different grades of rellned sugar, und sec
ond, tho variable prices for tho grades of raw
"Ugar. With the trust in complete control of
the raw sugar market. It would seem as
though tho conferees, who do not know much
moro about sugar retlning than other unini
tiated persons, might llguro away until
doomsday without accomplishing much.
SEE HOW TEE TBLST HUES IT.
The i onl way to tell whether it is n fair
Ecbedulo or not appears to bo to seo how tho
trust takes it. If they dlsliko it tho probabil
ities aro it is reasonable. If they will acoept
it, then the figuring begins and tho schedule
The two Louisiana Senators were much dis
gusted at the schedule arranged Friday night
40 per cent, ad valorem on raw and 40 per
cent, on the raw inn given quantity of re
fined plasthe one-fifth differential on refined
nnd ono-teuth on bount-exported sugars
nnd gave Senator Jones to understand they
would not vote for it.
Senator CatTery in an interview with tho
Timfs recresentatlvo declared it was mo-t
iniquitous worso than tho old schedule in
the Senate bill The absence of tho accruing
bounty for this ear. which is practically
earned, was the basis of tho objection, but the
Senator did not hesitate to declare that tho
trust was tho real enemy of the Louisiana
planters. "It looks very much, "he said, "as
though the grip of the trust was so firm that
it could prevent all legislation unless it gets
what it wants."
During tho day It appeared that two new
schedules wero discussed, one n Hat 43 per
cent, ad valorem, said to have come from bee
retary Carlisle, and a second, which the con
ferees patched up with the idea of reconciling
the Louisiana and the l'opuli-t Senators who
insisted on tho bounty. This was believed to
striko out tho one-tenth on bount -exported
sugar and perhaps allow a bounty on this
THIS SCHEDULE MAT TBEVUU
It was claimed at the end of tho day that
the latter schedule, supposed to bo a proposi
tion by the conservative Senators, would bo
accepted by the Houso conferees, nad that
thero wu3 Uttte else than the formal and final
announcement of this acceptance to mako the
agreemrnt on the sugar schedule complete.
So fully satisfied were the House conferees
that this schedule would prevail that they
urged its advantages on their colleagues on
the Houso side, and pointed out that in their
opinion it would reduco the benefits to the
trust by 50 per cent, over the original Senate
In view of the fact that tho proposition
camo from the Senators this willingness of
the House mn to point out its advantageous
features indi ated tho common ground they
were occupying. Indeed, one of i tho con
ferees spoke of the results of the days' work
as equivalent to an agreement on sugar, but
said it wns not such a binding agreement ns
cut off the possibility of disagreeing to it on
Thus it stands, with the conferees on tho
point of agreeing and yet not actually at that
point. As to when the quasi agreement will
become an absolute finality tho conferees b til
no definite idea when they separated last
night. As Senator Carlisle was with the con
ferees a part of tho day it i3 concluded that
tho schedule is also satisfactor to tho ad
ministration. When the Democrats separated last evening
Senator Jones expressed the hopo that they
might call in the Republican conferees early
this week, possibly, but not probably, onMon
day, though he stated that something might
occur to upset all calculations and prevent a
full and completo adjustment of differences.
Barry Got His Deserts.
John Barry, well known to the police of
Georgetown, was arrested yesterday for pro
fanity. Ho insolently demanded something
to cat from Mrs. Thrift, of Prospect street.
When told by the lady that sho was sorry for
him but had nothing to give him, Bany be
came insulting and ordered her lo go and
get him what ho wanted. Mrs. Thrift's
husband wa3 nt home, and when told of tho
man's conduct he seized a cane and belabored
Barry's head nnd back with it inn vigorous
mannor. Barry escaped nrrest for a time, but
was looked up later for cursing on tho street.
An additional charge was mado against him
for his conduct toward Mrs. Thrift.
Celebrated His Seventy-fifth Birthday.
Capt. Isaac Bassett, tho doorkeeper of tho
Senate, who has served nt the Capitol for
more years than many a Senator has lived,
celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday yester
day. Of these seventy-five years sixty-three
havo been passed in the service ot tho Senate,
and all the great lights of American history
of the Calhoun-Webster-Clny period aro as
fresh in his remembrance to-day as when he
carried their messages or letters as a page of
the Senate. Capt. Bassott is in excellent
health, and received numerous congratula
tions from his friends yesterday.
In the Field of Politics.
Edward J. Darragh has been nominated for
Congress by the Democrats ot the Fourth
George E-Foss has been nominated for
Congress by the Seventh Illinois district
NO ENTANGLING ALLIANCES.
United States Will Not Join European Pow
ers In rorcibly Occupying and Keep
ing Open Chinese Treaty Ports.
A strong denial is entered at the State De
partment of tho published story that the
United States has or will enter into a.treaty
with European powers to forcibly occupy nnd
keep open tho treaty ports in China. It is
also denied that any overtures to that end
hav o como to us from other countries.
Members of tho Senato Commltteo on
Foreign Relations say that if a treaty Is to bo
signed by nil powors such as described
it will necessarily have to bo ratified by the
Senate. No proposition has been mado to
the Senate concerning treaty potts in Japan
anu cjniua. .
It is also said that a treaty of tho kind
would be liable to meet with a. great deal of
opposition as It is considered by many Sena
tors to be in tho lino of cntnugling foreign al
liances nnd contrary to tho policy of this
Further evidence) that the United States is
under no nee esslty to seek foreign co-operation
to protPCt its commerce Is afforded by
the treaty with China of 1844, which guaran
tees the exemption of our shipping from mo
lestation in the following terms-
"Artlclo XXII. Relations of peaco and
amity between tho United States and China
being established by this treat , and tho ves
sels or the United btntes being nimlttid to
trade lrcely to nnd from the Ilvo ports of China
Ofened to foreign commerco, it is furtLer
agrood that in coso nt anytimo hereafter
China should be at war with any foreign na
tion whatever, nnd for that causo should ex
clude such nation from entering our ports,
still tho vessels of tho Umtol States shall not
the less continue to pursue their commerco in
freedom nrd security, and to trans
port goods lo and from the ports
of tho belligerent parties, full respect
being paid to the neutrality of tho
Hag of tho Uhited 'States; provided, that tho
said Hag shall not protect vessels engaged in
tho transporting of officers or soldiers In the"
encTi's service; nor shall said flag be fraud
ulent! used to enable the enemy'? ships, with
their eargi.es, to eater the ports of China, but
all such vessels so offending shall be confis
cated aud forfeited to tho government of
Thus, it will bo seen that not only may
United States merchantmen freely trade be
tween their own country and China, but they
may also trade be'wen China and Japan
while thev aro nt war. It is true that in cer
tain cases the Chineso havo obstructc 1 tho
eutrancu to treaty ports but this has been
dftao to defend important arsenals and ord
nance factories such as at T len Toln and Hie
obstructions are usanllv placed so as toallow
a smuil chaun-1 to remain open for friendly
So tho future Oferatlon of the treaty ports
by vessels fling the United States Hag ap
pears to be assured q far as China is con
cerned. It Is true the ports might bo bloe'k
aded by Japan, bat this is unlikely, for that
country has declared already that they will
bo regarded nsiutho neutral zone, just ns
Trante did In the Tonquin campaign, whn
she expressly permitted Snanghai to bo open
to foreign commerce.
'ilie Japanese legation received a telegram
yesterday which fully confirms tho telegram
with refereneo to the defea of tho Chinese
forces In Korea, and shows that the nguge
ment referred to was tho samens that at As in
or Ynshan. which telegrams from Shanghai
and Tien Tsin described ns n Chinese victor,
and in which it was rejorted that 2.000 Japa
nese soldiers bad been killed.
At .1 n. m. on tho 25th of July, the Japaneso
advanced on the Chineso entrenchments nt
Shan Yong, and after sov ral hours severe
fighting, won a decisive victory. The Chineso
entrenchments were captured and the wbol
forco of about 3.P00 men weropi.t to rout with
a loss of over 500 killed and wounded. The
tot il Japnne-o loss wns Ave officers and sev
enty men killed nnd wounded.
IN AN AMERICAN VESSEL.
Escape of rclohorsnj. Chief of Interna
tional Hand of Anarchists.
BsLontDE, Servia, Aug. 4. A dispatch
from Msch states that the anarchist, Feio
horsny, alias Count von Stcrnburg, chief of
the international band of anarchists, has es
caped from custody. Felohorsn, who had
long been sought after by the pollco ot Eu
rope, was recently captured bv the police at
Niseb, ono of the principal Servian cities. He
wns wanted by tho Russian authorities, and
w is turned over lo Russian policemen, who
took him to Salonica, Roumelia. and locked
him up for safe keeping in tho RussHn con
sulate thre, it being their intention to take
him by steamer to ono of the Russian Black
By --ome means, probably bribery, he man
aged to effect his escape and took refuge In
an American vessel that was lying in tho Gulf
of Salonla. The consular officials learned
that he was on Ixiard the vessel and demanded
of the captain that he be surrendered. The
ca tain reiused to deliver the fugitive to the
Russians, and immediately afterward put to
SERIOUS AT BLUEFIELDS.
Entrance to the Port Seized by the Presi
dent of Nicaragua.
Colon, Aug 4. According to advices re
ceived hero affairs at Biueflelds havo taken a
serious turn. A British officer who arrived
at Tort I.Imon yesterday cabled to tho admir
alty in London that the entrance to the port
of Biueflelds had been seized by 00 troops
under command of the President of Nicara
gua. Marines from tho American and British
warships havo been landed for tho pnrposo of
protecting tho interests of tho United States
and Great Britain.
m 1 1
Tqual Tnxotion nf Notes.
Representative Cooper, of Indiana, won nn
otber victory j esterday and added to his repu
tation as a useful man in Congress by securing.
through theefforts of another Indianian, Sen- I
atorTurplo, tho passage through the Senate
of his bill for tho equal taxation ot all kinds
of notes, instead of nllowing the present ex
emption in the case of United States green
back notes. This is not the flrst bill Mr.
Cooper has succeeded in bringing forward,
for ho is the author of tho bill for $1 gas for
tho District, which passed the House, but is
being industriously "held up" by tho Wash
ington Gas Company in the Senate. To have
originated bills of the importance of these
two, and to have pushed them as vigorously,
entitles Mr. Cooper to a great deal of credit.
It is only to bo hoped he may jet succeed In
getting his gas bill through the Senato also.
Disposed to Drop Debs.
CrxcrcMTi, Ohio, Aug. 4. Committees rep
resenting the strikers called on the officials of
different railroads to-day asking for rein
statement. The movement is the outgrowth
of recent meetings of tho A. R. U. and others
who struck. Tho men admitted their mistake
in striking, and wero disposed to drop Debs
and other leaders. President Ingalls prom
ised a reply on Mondy for tho Big Four sys
tem. None of the other roads gavo any as
suranco to tho committee. Thero aro about
1,500 experienced railroaders idlo here on ac
count ot Debs' recent orders.
Town Threatened with Destruction.
Foucrio, Ohio, Aug. 5. The town of Oak
Harbor, a small town twenty-two miles south
east ot this city, is in flames. At this hour,
12 JO a. m., it is reported that one corner of
the town is already destroyed and the flames
spreading rapidly. The Western Union tele
graph office is now threatened and prepara
tions have been mado to vacate at once. Fire
engines and crews from this city are now on
the way to the scene.
BRYAN DECLARES HIMSELF
Nebraska's Representative Enters the
HIS LETTER OP ACCEPTANCE
Pavcri a Tariff for Bevenne Only, the In
come Tax, Economy in Expenditures, Be
monetization of Silver, Fall Legal Tender
Paper, and "Special Privileges to None."
Representative W. J. Bryan, of Nebraska,
has written a lettor to J. E. Ong, president,
and the other members of the executive com
mltteo of the Nebraska Free Coinage Demo
cratic League, in response to their recent let
ter roqui-stiug him to becomo n candidate for
United States Senator and to state the princi
ples which will guido him in the event of his
Ho expresses his concurrence in the views
of the leaguo that the peoplo should bo per
mitted to elect Senators by direct vote, and
contlnulngsuys: "In compliance witn your
requst I, therefore, announce my candidacy
for tho Senatorial term beginning March 4,
1895, and shall mako as thorough a canvass
of tho stato as circumstances will permit In
order that I may meet the people of the state
and defend before them the principles which
have gov erned me in tho past and will govern
mj official conduct in tho futuro if I continue
in tho public service.
After declaring his Arm faith in tho princi
ples ot JVfTer-on nud Jackson that nil men
are equal and should havo equal rights, Mr.
Bryan makes the following declaration of
"I shall continuii to labor for a tariff for
revenue only, more deeply convinced than
ever before by my short experience in Con
gress that a protective tariff, os wo have
known it, is only n sstem of legalized spolia
tion b which tho organized few nro aDlo to
piun 'cr tho unorganized many for pretended
"I shall favor an income tax as n perma
nent part ot our fiscal Sstm, preferring a
gra luato 1 tax but accepting the tax provided
in the Wilson bill, as a stip toward the restora
tion of equality in tho dStribution of tho
burdeDsof government. I shall favor strict
economy in public expenditures.
nra:oM.TiZATtox or silvee.
"For reasons which I have stated on former
occasions I prefer tho remonetization of sil
ver to the com ,etf' demonetization of both of
the precious metals, and I therefore favor the
immcdut.1 restoration of the freo and unlim
ited coinage of gold and silver at tho present
ratio o lil to 1, without waiting for tho aid
or consent of any other nation on earth."
"The most Important and tor-renching ques
tion which will confront tho Senator elected
neit January will bo the money question. In
my Judgment. It lies nt the bottom of tho
great Industrial di-turbancB now prevalent
throughout the world, and no permanent
prosperity can bo expected until silver is re
stored to its rightful place bv the side of gold
or metallic monev is nbandonc d entirely.
"I shall also favor such legislation ns will
hereafter prohibit tho making of contracts
for n particular kind of money.
"The fact that the purchasers of the bonds
recently issued (nnd issued, as I bllevp. with
out reosonat in excuse) drew from the Treas
ury moro than Jie,O00.0On in gold to pay for
the bonds bold to obtain gold, shows the
vlciousness 01 tne pollc lollowed by the
presnnt administration and by the preceding
Republican ndminl-trat'on. of allowing the
holder of greenbacks and Treasury notes to
demand gold only for redrmj lion. The gov
ernment has. and should exercise, the option
ot paying either gold or siluer on all coin
"Believing that tho creation of money is an
attribute of sovereLmitv . I am opposed to
farming out the right to any private individ
ual or corporation whatever, and, in coso the
prcious metais do not furnish a sufficient
supply, favor tho issue of full legal tender pa
per, redeemable in coin by the general gov
ernment in such quantities that tho volume of
currency, gold, sliver, nnd paper tog"ther
w ill 1 e so adjusted to tho needs of commerce
that the dollar w III be staple in Its purchasing
power, and thus defraud neither debtor nor
ELECTION BT rOrCLAB VOTE.
Mr. Bryan then declares in favor of a con
stitutional amendment for election of Sena
tors by direct popular vote and also tho fol
lowing additional planks In his platform:
"I favor an amendment to the Constitution
making tho President ineligible to re-election.
I am In favor of a liberal reuslon poi'ey to
ward tho nation's disabled and needy soldiers
and toward their widows and dependents.
"The timo has come, in my opinion, for the
operation ot tho teiegrapn system by the gov
ernment In connection with the postal sys
tem. I favor the strict control of railroads,
and of all other publln corporations, by proper
legi-lation, to the end that they may bo mado
to carry out tho beneficent purpose which
called tnem into action. The people ot Ne
braska have a special interest in the dealings
of tho government with tho Union Pacific
Railway, and I shall favor the foreclosure of
tho government lien on all the Pacific rail
ways and their sale, or the purchase nnd
operation of the same b the government. I
favor tho application of the principle of
arbitration as far as tho Federal authority ex
tends." In conclusion Mr. Bryan says:
"If tho peoplo of Nebraska bellevo that I
can bo useful to them as a public servant, and
through their representatives in the State
legislature elect me to voice their sentiments
aud protect their Interests in the United
States Senato, I pledge to them industry, hon
esty of purpose, and whatever ability I pos
sess. II somo one oise is selected l snail, as a
private citizen, givo loyal support to tboso
officials, regardless of party name, who seeks
to make this n 'government of the people, by
tb people, nnd for the people,' by observing
the motto 'Equal rights to all and special
privileges to none.' "
Summoned from Home and Disappeared.
Hauuond, Ind , Aug. 4. Crown Point has
a sensation somewhat similar to the celebrated
Cronln mStery. Dr. George D. Brannon,
secretary of tho Lake county board ot health,
was summoned to attend a man purporting to
have been shot shortly before midnight. Since
then ho has been missing, although his
friends and family havo mado every effort to
And him. Many aro of the opinioa that he
was foully dealt with, the cause assigned be
ing tho prominent part taken by the doctor
in the prosecution of a largo number of
Whiting people under the new State health
Henry E. Smith & Co., the largest whole
sale boot and shoe dealers in Worcester,
Mass., havo assigned; liabilities, $200,000; as
sets, 4240,000. Thero is due tho firm $130,
000. which cannot bo collected.
Judge Foster, of the United States district
court at Topeka, Kan., yesterday issued an
order authorizing tho receivers of the Santa
Fe system to borrow 81.E09.000 to pay wages,
taxes, and expenses at terminals. Receivers
certificates, to be first lien on the property,
will be the form of the securities.
Reports indicate the presence ot frost in
several Nebraska counties yesterday morning.
The localities were mainly those in which the
drought was severe and little vegetation was
left to be damaged.
MOT AMBITIOUS FOR OFFICE.
Debs Says He Wants oth!ng from Consta
ble to President.
Chicago, I1L, Aug. 4. The American Rail
way Union has issued a lone resolution
which it terms "An address to the voters of
the United States."
The address.whlch 13 nn urgent call to vote
the ticket of the Populist party, opens with
the history of tho A. 11. U., then goes into a
detailed account of alleged economic condi
tions at Pullman, which 13 followed up by a
lengthy statement of bow the Union camo to
take up the causo of tho Pullman strikers and
declares tho boycott. The history of the stlrke
is then gono over.no new facts however,bing
given. It is denied that the officials of the
A. It. U. In any way obstructed the operation
of the Interstate commerco law. The address
closes with an appeal to support "the party
which bears the name of the sovereign peo
ple." Tho Union has also issued an appeal for
funds, declaring "the A. R. U. needs money;
needs it badly, nnd at once."
Mr. Dobs declares that ho will not under
nny circumstances bo n candidate for office,
from constable to President. He declares
his one public ambition Is the success of tho
A. R. U. organization.
Washlnstonlons Will Address the Gather
ingSessions Ilcgln To-morrow.
Special to The Tijies.
Ocea-v Gbove. N. J., Aug. 4. The National
Convention of Deaconesses of the Methodist
Episcopal Church in the United States begins
its sessions hero Monday morning and closes
Three sessions will be held daily, at 9 o. m.,
2 and 7.30 p. in., in the Grovo Auditorium.
Among the prominent names on tho pro
gramme are the following Wnshingionlans,
all of whom aro here to-night: Dr. and Mrs.
J.N. Dalbv, Mrs. Senator H. 31. Ti Her. Dr.
D. 11. Street, Miss Ida Miner. Mrs. Christine
B. Dickinson, Mrs. W. Burriss, Col. Luther
Caldwell, nnd Mrs. Clnru L. Roach, Miss
Mirian Fowler and Mrs. A. T. Stuart.
At the close of the Deaconess' Convention,
on S edn3day, August 8, thro will be n cele
bration of the Woman's Homo Missionary
Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in
tho United States, and it will bo addressed by
CAR FALLS OFF THE TRACK.
Singular Accident on the Brooklyn Bridge,
Fortunately W ithout Serious Results.
New Yobe, Aug. 4. A peculiar accident,
which fortunately was unattended with se
rious results, occurred at the Brooklyn end of
the Brooiln bridge this afternoon. Car No.
83, in the rear of the train which le.'t the
Brook! n terminus of the bridge at 3.20 this
afternoon, jumped tho track and fell fifteen
feet to tho roadway. There were four persons
in be car, who beyond slight cuts and
brnisps, were not seriously hurt.
Thomas Woolen, who raises tho cable so
that it can be taken by tho grip, hail a nar
row escape. Ho was "in nis little bouse be
side the track nnd was swept with it to the
roadway by the toppling car. A bruised noso
and cut wrist wero his only injirics.
That a score of lives wero not lost is duo
solely to the fact that the car fell to the right
instead of to the left. Had it gono in the
latter direction it would bavetnmbled right
into tho midst ot the pedestrians on tho foot
path, who at that hour; were many in num
ber. STOLE A FORTUNE IN STAKPS
Ov cr Eight Thousand Dollars Worth Taken
from the Scranton Post-office.
ScnANTO-v, Pa., Aug. 4. Tho new Scranton
post-ofilce, which has only been open for the
pait three months, was robbed on Thursday
night of stamps to the valuoof 3,300. The
theft was discovered to-day by Assistant
Postmaster Ostbaus, who had occasion to
enter the vault for a supply of stamps. The
combination lock bad been opened and the
Inner doors of the lock wero pried off.
The stamps tnken were of tho following
denominations: 300 000 1 cent stamps. 50.000
2 cent, 30.000 3 cent. 10.000 1 cent, nnd 10,000
5 cent. Tho thief or tbicver must have been
well acquainted with the workings of the
post-office, as tho mailing clerks on duty
Thursaav night say they neither beard nor
saw anybody about tho buildings after the
doors were closed at 0 o'clock. Thero is no
clew as to who committed the deed.
ROBBED BY EMPLOYES.
Leading Dnltimorc Silversmiths Hav c Been
Suffering In This Way for Years.
Baltimobe, Aug. 4. Samuel Kirk A Sons,
leading silversmiths, and who bare manu
factured noted sets for the Yanderbilts, As
tors. nnd Goulds, have discovered that thcy
have been s stematically robbed fur the past
The amount Iot is estimated to be above
810,000. Teter H. Keelan, L. W. Walker,
Louis Falkenstein, and A. K. Addison, em
ployes, have been arrested, also Marcus Kor
mau, who was discharged several months ago
and who sinco bos conducted busine-s for
himself. Some of the stolen property was
found in his place as well as at tbo homes ot
tho others. Another employe implicated
turned state's evidence and will not bu prose
cuted. Chicago Stove Work Not Damaged.
Chicaoo, Aug. 4. Wednesday nignt tho
Associated Press announced among other
losses during the big Are that of the Chicago
stovo worke, 5150.000. A corrected list of
losses shows that tho Chicago stove works
wero not damaged. It was supposed at the
time that these works were consumed along
with Wells A French car works adjoining.
Dropped Dead in a Chair.
Rachel Murray, aged twenty-four years,
died suddenly esterdav evening whilo sitting
in a chair at her home, No. 1307 Chester court
northwest. Heart trouble is said to bo the
cause of death. Tho coroner was notified.
Crimes and Casnulties.
In Williamstown, Ky., John Glackner testi
fied in tho police court against James O'Hntn,
and six hours later O'Hora shot Glackner
dead on the doorstep of his own house.
Dr. J. L. Brown, postmaster nt Jefferson
vllle, Ind., has been charged with selling
pestage stamps nt a discount, with embez
zling postage stamps, and with falsifying his
cancellation ot postage stamps. Dr. Brown
wns at Lexington on n bridal tour. An attempt
was mado to serve the warrant there, but he
had disappeared, leaving his bride with his
At MorrisvlIIo, N. J., John Conners had
quarreled with his wife, who went for protec
tion to her father's house, where Conners fol
lowed her, and while she was sitting in tho
dining-room shot hur, after which be cut his
throat, rushed home, lay down on tbo bod,
Marcus Krokserg, aged nino years, 13 under
arrest at Milwaukee charged with numerous
acts of arson and horse-stealing.
Fifty-one deaths from sunstroke occurred
in this city during the week ending yester
day, against fourteen from that cause the
William B. Melville, the young collection
clerk of the Bank of California, who was re
cently arrested for embezzlement after his
flight to Nevada, nnd who now confesses to
embezzlements aggregating $34,000 during a
period extending over several years, was yes
terday morning sentenced to eight years in
the San Quentin penitentiary.
BLACK BAND OF BURGLARS
Belgium's Most Desperate Gang, of
TK0 WOMEN WERE AMONG THEM
Murder, Train Bobberies, and Other Out
rages Perpetrated by Them Three of the
Scoundrels Sentenced to Death and the
Others to Long; Terms of Imprisonment.
BncssEts, Aug. 4. The most sensa
tional criminal trial in the annals of Belgium
was concluded to-day at Mon3 by the con
viction of all but ono ot the nccused. In
August last tho eottaga occupied by an old
man named Hendricks and his young wife,
who were popularly supposed to have money
bidden in- their house, wa3 set on fire and
dest.-0cd. The charred remains of the
couple were found in the ruins, and it was
first thought that they had been burned to
death. Facts camo to tho knowledge of the
police, however, which led to an Investiga
tion being made, when it was found that
Hendricks and his wife had been murdered.
Both wero found to have terrible wounds in
their heads and necks, inflicted with some
sharp instrument that bad nearly decapitated
them. Tho cottage had been set on Are In
order to destroy, if possible, all evidence of
The psllce began to search fer tho guilty
persons, It being evident that several had
been concerned in the crimes. It wa3 learned
that a one-armed man named Van Ham had
been seen in the vicinity of the cottage on the
night of tho murder.
rEACDED Of HIS TALS.
Tan nam was nrrested at Tournai, and at
once made a fail confession. He described
how the deed had been committed, and as
tcribed the first idea of the crime to a man
The revelations of Tan Ham served as the
basis for furthcrlnqniry,and the police gradu
ally traced tho existence of an organized gang
of malefactors known as the Black Band of
Centre, of wnich Von Ham was the leader.
This band has for years been carrying on a
system of robbery nnd pillage, breaking into
railway goods stores, pilfering from country
cottages and farm houses, and. in one case,
robbing a church. No fewfr than sixty rail
way robberies were traced to members of the
The headquarters of the band was at a
lonely country inn kept by a woman named
Josephine Godean, who, together with
another woman, were soon in custody. Tho
police found the inn handsomely furnished and
full of rich staffs and valuables. Altogether
thirteen members of the band were nrrested
and placed on trial at a special sitting of tho
Haicaut assize court.
TWO HUNDBED WITNESSES CA1XZX.
Two hundred witnesses were called by the
prosecution and the evidence against the ac
cused was overwhelming.
Tan Ham, Dumeunicr and Delhoux were
found guilty of the murder of Hendricks and
his wife, and they were sentenced to death.
The other members of the band were con
victed of burglaries and other crimes, and
wero sentenced to various terms of imprison
ment. A man named Quievis was condemned
to twenty years' imprisonment at hard laoor.
Two others. Bullieu and La Croix, were con
demned to fifteen years imprisonment, while
the remainder of the prisoners were given
shorter terms. One of the women, Madame
Smoos. was acquitted.
The trial excited the greatest Interest, nnd
the crowds seeking admission to the court
room wero so large and so unruly in their
eagerness to get inside that large detach
ments of police were assigned to keep order.
Tan Ham has already served several terms
of imprisonment. On one occasion while in
pri-on he feigned insanity to secure his re
moval tj a lunatic asylum. He was success
ful, and shortly after he wa3 transferred to
the iylum he made his escape. The police
found no trace of him until after the Hen
ALABAMA CAMPAIGN CLOSED.
Trouble Looked for Every Dav Between
the Democrats and Kolbitcs.
Biraiixainii, Ala., Aug. 4. The State cam
paign closed hero to-day with two big rallies
ono by the Democrats and the other
by tbe Kolbites. Tho Kolbites had
Intended to hold their meeting nt
the same place as the Democrats,
but wero ordered by Mayor Fox to move s
block away, which they did. This movement
undoubtedly prevented s erious trouble which
would have resulted had the crowd gol
At Russellville to-day W. N. Redwine. a
Kolbite speaker, denounced J. H. West, editoi
of the Russellville Idea, as n liar. West, who
was In the audience, arose and replied
that Redwine was an infernal liar. Pistol!
were drawn by a dozen men nnd s
panie occurred, during wnich many person!
were trampled under foot and badly hurt.
Officers finally restored order. Had one shot
been llrod a not would havo occurred. The
feeling is intense and trouble is looked foi
gloving the Company's Shop.
Bbazil, Ind., Aug. 4. General Managei
Broughton, ot the Chicago and Eastern Illi
nois Railroad, has arrived in the city and
ordered tho company's division shops tors
down nnd loaded, preparatory to moving
them to Momence, III. A committee of thirty
business men waited upon Mr. Broughton and
requested that the shops be allowed to re
main He answered that he was simply car
rying out tbe instructions of tho ompany t
move, because tho city and county authorities
had refused the company protection here
He bitterly censured Sheriff Ringo for appear
ing on tho company's property wearing till
strikers' white ribbon.
Killed ry Hit Tricnd.
TouonKEErsiE, N. Y., Aug. 4. Myers Van.
dusen nnd Fred. Sherman, both of Wor
pinger's Falls, wero sailing in separato boati
on Wopplnger's Creek on a hunting expedi
tion this afternoon. Tandusen was towicj
Sherman's boat, tho latter lying la tho bob
torn. Tandusen suddenly picked up his rill
nnd fired at a pond lily ia tho wako ot thi
two boats. As he did so Sherman raised u
and the bullet entered his brain, killing hlrr
instantly. Coroner Conklin will bold an ia
quest to-morrow. Tanduson gave himsoll
up, but was not held.
Riddled with Fifty-six Ballets.
Fobt Sjiitii, Ark., Aug. 4. James Gertti
was arrested and placed In Jail here to-day ot
suspicion of being one ot the murderers a
Deputy Marshal Nix, of the Unite
States court at Muskogee, I. T
whose body was found yesterday near Tlaj
riddled with flfty-sfx bullets. It Is supposed
that Gertie, whom Nix tried to arrest Fridaj
for carrying whisky Into the Territory, dren
the deputy marshal into an ambush and hi
was shot to death by the former'! friends.
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