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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL.l. NO. 155.
WASHINGTON, D. C, MONDAY MOBBING-, AUGUST 20, 1894.
ENDED ALL WITH k BULLET
Suicide of Superintendent Nicholson,
of the Treasury Stables.
HOMESICKNESS CAUSED IT
Afraid to Visit Hii Family In Indiana for
Fear of Losing Hi Position A Gallant
Soldier and 'Warm Personal Friend and
Neighbor of ex-President Harrison.
Capt. E. W. Nicholson, aged stxty-flve
years, a warm personal friend nnd for more
than thirty years a neighbor of ex-President
Harrison, in Indianapolis, shot and killed
himself at the Treasury stables, No. 1118 E
6treet northwest, last evening.
Whether tho unfortunate affair was acci
dental or the act done intentionally by Capt.
Nicholson is a mystery that -will probably
never be cleared up. There was apparently
no motive for suicide, unless It be that he suf
fered Intensely from homesickness and was
afraid to go to his nomo in Indianapolis for
fear that durlug his absence some ono would
be appointed to his place.
About 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon Capt.
NlchoUon ate a hearty dinner at his board-ing-houso,
No. H1G E street northwest, and
immediately afterwards went to his room over
the stables. He was then seen walking to
and fro for a long tlmo by P. H. Eubank and
George Chase, tho latter colored, who were
sitting on the opposito side of the street.
They noticed that he had a revolver in ono
hand, but thought nothing of it.
About 5 p. m. the noise of a pistol shot
rang out upon the air, and Charles Morgan,
a colored man who had fallen asleep In a
chair In front of tho stables, evidently thought
he was shot, for as foon as be could possibly
do so he jumped up and run through the
stables exclaiming that somej one had hit
IT WAS A FATAL SnOT.
Meanwhile Messrs. Eubank and Chase has
tened to the relief of Capt Nicholson. Chase,
who reached the room first, found the unfor
tunate man walking nway from n wash-stand
in ono corner of the room, and when Mr.
Eubank got tbero Nicholson w as sitting on
the sido of the bed.
The wound, which was Inflicted with a 32
caliber Smith A Wesson revolvor, was bleed
ing profusely. Mr. Eubank at once saw that
he could do nothing to prolong life, and sent
for Drb. Smith and Church, who responded
quickly and had Capt. Nicholson removed to
the Emergency Hospital. By this tlmo Capt.
Nicholson was unconscious, nnd ho so re
mained until death ensued. The ball had en
tered the abdomen immediately above nnd to
tho left of the navel, inflicting n fatal wound.
Shortly before the shooting Capt. Nichol
son mailed a letter to his wife, which, it is sur
mised, contained an intimation that the
tragedy wns about to take place.
Capt. Nicholson left surviving him besides
his wifo a married daughter nnd a son, who
Is editor of a paper published in Indianapo
lis. The latter w as telegraphed for yesterday
and is expected to reach Washington to-day.
Coroner Hammett was notified nnd he will
hold an inquest this morning at tho hospital.
EX-PBESIDEST HABBISOX HIS COMHANSEB.
Tho deceased was a gallant soldier during
the war and senodin an Indiana battery
under the immediate command of ex-Fresldent
Harrison. After the close of tho struggle he
became n captain of police In Indianapolis.
During Harrison's administration and a part
of Cleveland's he was superintendent of the
Treasury stables and inspector of wood and
coal for the Treasury Department, but about
a year ago he was relieved of tho duties of the
Ho had not been to his Indiana home for
about two j ears, when ho went to attend the
marriage of his daughter, and to his most in
timate friends he afterward expressed regret
that he had to be separated from all thoso
most dear to him. They urged him to make
a visit home, but ho was afraid, he said, that
he might thereby lose his place, and declined
to go. Homesickness proyed on his mind,
nnd It is thought that in a moment of mental
excitement bo took his own life.
Capt. Nicholson was a member of the
Knights of Pythias. He was very popular
with those who know him well, and there
were many expressions of regret last night at
his untimely end. The body will probably be
taken to Indianapolis for burial.
VEST WILL NOT RETIRE.
Whenever the Senator Intends Doing So
Ills Trlcnds Will Know It.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 19. In reply to a
letter from CoL John W. Polk, of this city,
inquiring as to the truth of the story that he
was to retire from public life, tho following,
under dato of August 15, was received to-day
from Senator G. G. Vest, who is now in Wash
"About every six months regularly some
newspapers publish a statement that I am
about to retire from public life. Of course,
all these things are manufactured for a pur
pose, nnd are without the slightest founda
tion In fact. I have told nobody any such
thing, and pay no attention to any such state
ment. henever I make up my mind to quit
public life my friends will know it, and in
such a way that there can be no mistaking
Precious Cargo of Horse ricsh.
New Yoke, Aug. 19. The steamer Mo
hawk which arrived to-day from London has
on board a large number of horses. Thirty
nine of these are consigned to Toxhall
Keene, seven to J.. B. Hnggin, seven to Mar
cus Daly, nnd one to Tnttersall. Among Mr.
naggln's horses aro the well known Gold
flnch bay mare Tout of Thlstlo, which " cost
4.500 guineas; also Watercress and Golden
Garter. They are in charge of John Mackey
and will be taken to Mr. Haggln's well known
ranch, Del Paso. Mr. Keone's stock consists
Srlncipally ot blood mares and foals. Marcus
aly has also on board eight colts. One
horse consigned to the New York Arm of
Tattcrsall's, a son of Ormonde, has been v ery
sick all tho Toyngc.
Shot Dead by Train Robbers.
Butkix'Tox., Aug. 19. While nn onglno
on tho State road was running to the coaling
camp about eighteen miles from here last
evening tho engineer observed a pile of ties
across the track. He reversed his engino
nnd all on board Jumped. Among tho party
was Dr. Dreweny, of llotfL As he alighted a
naked man stepped from the brush and nhnt
him dead. Holding the others off with a'
pistol, ne roDDea toe body of the dead doctor,
obtaing 20 in cash, a check on the First
National Bank, of Rusk, for 825, nnd a gold
watch and chain. The robbers evidently
thought they wero wrecking the pay car
Which was to pay off tho miners.
Got. McKinley a Partv Dcfcndnnt.
YousosTowy, Ohio, Aug. 19 An echo of
Robert L. Walker's financial troubles, which
last year Involved Gov. McKinley, was the
filing of n suit by Thomas Guy to foreclose a
mortgage of 12,000 on Walker's home and
farm property. Tho realty was mortgaged to
secure Guy when he advanced for Walker.
Got. McKinley is made a party defendant, as
also are Phelps, Dodge A Co., of Cleveland,
and tho Jfiftb Avenue Bank of Cleveland,
CYCLERS RUN A RACE.
Seyenty-five Men Go Over tho Famona
Denvcr-Lupton Course, Distance
Decteb, Colo., Aug. 19. The twenty-flTe
mile road race from Denver to Lupton, over
the famous Denver course, came off to-day.
Tho weather was One and the attendance
crowded many trains made up of eight
coaches each. Seventy-five men started,
including many of tho wheelmen who
were in Denver to attend the L. A.
W. meet. Titus, Sanger, Johnson, Calll
han, and others from the East, end Zelg
ler, Wells, and Foster, of California, were en
tered, but did not start. The scratch men in
the race were Bird, St. Paul; William Bain
bridge, Chicago; Dodson, Chicago; A. Gard
ner, Chicago, and C. 31. Murphy, Brooklyn.
The first dozen men over the tape bad heavy
handicaps, and Gardner, of Cblcago,-won tho
time prize in remarkably fast time consider
ing the stiff breeze which blew in tho riders'
Gardner ran a wonderful race from start to
finish. When half over the oourse, he discov
ered that his hind tire was punctured, but
kept his gait behind Murphy, of Brooklyn,
for fifteen miles. Ho then changed wheels
with Bainbridge, after dismounting this
tlmo. Murphy was along distance in front ot
him, but he went for him nnd passed the
Brooklyn man when five miles from, the end
of the track. Gardner wins a chest of silver
ware valued at $500.
The first man In takes a $500 piano and
tbo next five men over the tape get high class
bicycles. In all there were about twenty
A bunch of handicap men got in a mix-up
ten miles out, and M. M. Hanchett, of Lin
coln, Nebr., had his collarbone broken. The
first man started with fifteen minutes handi
cap nnd the'scratch men got nway at 10:10.
Going through Brighton, fourteen miles from
the starting point, the handicap men were
keeping upthelr lead on the scratch men. and
up to this time v ery few had dropped out. H. L.
Dobson, of Canon City, CoL, with 11
minutes handicap, was the first man in at
11:03:38; A. D. Banks, Denver, with 11:30
minutes handicap, second; W. M. Enright,
Sioux City, Iowa, with 11 minutes, third; M.
M. Kruetz, Denver, 10 minutes, fourth; G. A.
Maxwell.Winfleld, Kans., 9 minutes, fifth; W.
K. Fellisen.Wichita, Kans., 10 minutes, sixth,
and William Schcll, Leavenworth, Kans., 8
The first scratch man was A. Gardner, ot
Chicago, who was tho twenty-seventh man
over the tape. He was followed by C. M.
Murphy, Brooklyn, N. Y., also a scratch man.
and F. C. Barnett, of Lincoln, Neb., with a
handicap of four minutes, was next. He was
followed by II. L. Neelson, of Chicago,
Gardner's time was 1:22:41; Murphy's,
1:22:12; Dodson's. 1:22:15. Schnell. of Lin
coln, made next best time, in 1:22:57.
HIS LIFE WORK ENDED.
John Arklns, One of the Best-known West
ern Journalists, Passes Awny.
Desveb, Colo., Aug. 19. John Arklns,
since 18S0 one of tbo owners and managers
of tbo Itocky Mountain News and for many
years its editor as well, died at his home here
yesterday of gastritis, aged fifty-two years.
Col. Arklns first showed signs of breaking
health last February. Ho leaves a widow and
Col. Arklns was a native of Pennsylvania,
having been born in Fayette county, Febru
ary 11, 1812. While called colonel and whilo
looking every inch a soldier born to com
mand, the title was only honorary. It was
his pride that in tho civil war he never got
above the rank of corporal. This was in
Company A of the Fifth Minnesota Infantry.
All through the Northwest and south as
far as New Orleans, Col. Arklns worked at
tho printer's trade after the close of the war.
When the Leadvlllo boom began ho went into
the now mountain mining camp and established
the Evening Chronicle, The Chronicle made
a great success and became a power in poli
tics. In 18S0 he sold the Cbronlclo and
bought an interest in the Rocky Mountain
Nows. tho oldest paper in Dever.
As an editorial writer ho was practical,
forceful, and fearless, ne was a newspaper
man in the truest sense of the word. He was
kind-hearted, almost extravagantly generous,
and aUrajs Fympathetio and charitable. So
cially, a captivating nnd companionaplo man,
ho came to be known nnd admired through
tho whole field of journalism.
HER DECKS BLOWN UP.
Six Persons on a Russian Steamer
Drowned, but AH Others Saved.
St. Petebsbubo, Aug. 19. A dispatch from
Bybinsta, an important commercial center,
eitunted on the right bank of the Volga Elver,
states that a terrible storm passed over that
city nnd the neighborhood on Friday last.
The damago done to property was immense.
The steamer Uspiekh, plying on the river
Shexna and tho Volga, was caught by the
storm on the former stream.
There were a hundred passengers on the
vessel, and they were thrown into a panic-by
the tremendous force of the wind, tbo furious
downpour of rnln. and the almost impenetra
ble darkness, Tho captain, knowing that bis
vessel was in great danger, headed her for the
beach, his intention beinc to run her ashore.
Before this could be done, however, the ves
sel sprang aleak nnd began to founder. As
sho foundered ber decks were blown np by
tbo air In her hold.
Everybody on board of her was thrown
into the water, thero not having been time to
lower the few small boats. Despite the fury
of the storm, passing vessels, which heard
tho Usplekh's slgnnis of distress, stopped and
managed to rescue everybody except the cap
tain nnd five other persons. Nothing was
seen of these six after the steamer foundered,
and it is conjunclured that they were
Wobcesteb, Mass., Aug. 19. The Adams
express train over tho Boston & Albany rail
road, which left Boston at 10:10 last night,
collidsd head-on with tho 11:15 p. m. Far
mington accommodation train from Worces
ter, while the latter "was about to pull over a
cross-over in tho Worcester yard.
Both engines woro smashed forward, two
cars were badly damaged, and George Eos
siter, of South Natick, and a man named
Ruel, of Boston, mall clerks on tbo Adams,
were Injured. Other trainmen, expressmen,
and postal clerks wero shaken up and
Corbctt Says He Accepts.
Sioux Citt, Iowa, Aug. 19. The Sioux City
Athletic Club has received a telegram from
W. A. Brady, Corbetf s manager, to-day, say
ing that Corbett accepts the offer of
tho club of a purse of 625,000 to
fight Peter Jackson la this city. The offer
was at once telegraphed Jackson lu New York,
guaranteeing training expenses and all he
asks. Members of tho club expect no Inter
ference, and think that the fight will be pulled
off in Sioux City.
Hotel Destroyed By Tire.
La Pobte. Ind.. Aug. 19. The summer
hotel at Holmes Island, near this city, was
destroyed by fire with all its contents this
afternoon. The building was leased by
Samuel C. Hough, who was atone time
general passenger agent of the Lako Shore
road. His loss is heavy.
Watchman Failed to Signal.
Mexico Citt, Mexico, Aug. 19. Last night
the passenger train on the Hidalgo Railroad
collided with a pulque train coming into the
City of Mexico. Several persons were trilled
and a number badly hurt. The watchman
tailed to signal.
ALL READY FOR ADJOURNING
President's Action on the Tariff Bill
All That Is Waited For.
SENATE HAS BARELY A QUORUM
Brief Daily Sessions with Unobjected Sills
Only to Be Taken Up Ito, Programme
Arranged for the Home Until Speaker
Crisp Beturns Possible Commutes Work.
The final action of the President on the
tariff bill Is the only thing that stands be
tween the Senate and final adjournment. It
is the general opinion that with tho bill
passed upon by the Chief Executive adjourn
ment could be arranged within a few days
time. The last of tho appropriation bills re
ceived the final consideration ot the Senate
during the past week, and even without the
passage of the Murphy resolution there would
not have been much probability of any gen
eral legislation owing to tho likelihood of
there being no quorum.
The last roll-call on Saturday discovered
only forty-five Senators, two more than a
quorum, in the chamber, and the highest
number of the day was fifty-four. Several
have left since, and it is entirely probable that
the session to-day will open without the num
ber requisite to do business in the face of ob
jection. It Is probablo, therefore, that the
dally sessions from this time forward will be
brief, and that only bills to which there Is no
opposition from any Senator, or over which
there is no contest, will be taken up.
Tho Democratic managers hopo to have the
bill repealing the provision in the tariff bill
exempting alcohol used in tho arts and in
the manufacture of medicinal preparations
included in this list. There appears likeli
hood ot opposition on the Republican side,
and if there should be this bill will necessarily
go over until the next session. Tho Demo
cratio members of the Finance Committee also
hope to report the supplemental tariff bills
during the week, but do not expect action on
them. Probably considerable time will be
spent in executive session in confirming nom
inations to which no one objects.
The House of Representatives is ready to
adjourn to-day. Its work has been completed
and it is only awaiting the action of the Sen
ate and of the President. It is probable that
It will adjourn from day to day until Con
gress adjourns. It may be, however, that tho
tlmo will be partly occupied by giving days
to the several committees of the House to
consider such business as they may earo to
bring before the House. But this question
has not been decided.
Speaker Crisp, who is at Old Point Comfort,
will not return until this morning, and Mr.
Onthwatte, one of the members of the Com
mitteo on Rules, is out of the city and no
programme will be arranged until tbey re
turn. To-day under the rules is suspension
day as are also tho last six days of thesession,
but as a resolution for adjournment will not
be passed until tho President acts .on the
tariff bill the rule with reference to suspen
sion days will not go Into effect until tho date
of adjournment has been fixed by both
BY THE INLAND ROUTE.
Torpedo Boat Ericsson's Trip from St.
I.ouis to Now York.
Pnn.ADEi.rniA, Pa., Aug. 19. The torpedo
boat Ericsson shot up tho Delaware River
to-day and attracted general attention along
the wharves, and such boats as noticed her
saluted the newcomer. She is bouad to the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, and is about complet
ing a trip from St. Louis down the Missis
sippi to Now York.
Tho object of tho trip Is to test an "inland
route" as far. as possible to the Brooklyn
Navy Yard. After her arrival at the mouth
of the Mississippi she made the interior water
passage by Chandeleur, Mississippi Sound
and Giant Pass to Mobile Bay. From Mobile
Bay to Pensaeola there was an outside run of
fifty miles. With tho exception of the trip
around the Florida Peninsula, tho boat kept
inside all the time.
After leaving Norfolk sho ran up the Chesa
peake Bay as far as Chesapeake, Md., tho
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal to Delaware
Bay and Into tho Dciawaro Itlver, nnd now
will go through tho Delaware and Barttaa
Canal to the Rarltan River nnd Bay and OTer
New York Bay to East River and Brooklyn.
AVENGED THEIR WRONGS,
Natives of tho Congo State Incensed Over
the Impressment of Relatives.
Lokdox. Aug. 19. Advices received from
tho Congo State show that further troubles
have occurred with tho natives arising from
the impressment of Fortugueso Congo natives
Into the military service by Congo State offi
cials. The natives wero highly incensed at the
summary manner in which their relatives
and friends had been draggod into n service
that was repugnant to them and determined
to avenge their wrongs. A strong native force
was gathered and an attack was made upon
Loba, a Congo State post. In the flchting
that ensued two of the soldiers defending the
post wete killed and three were taken prison
ers. Valuable Horses Burned.
Asbuby Pabk, Aug. 19. M. E. Sexton's
stable was destroyed by fire this morning.
The loss will exceed 30,000. A number of
valuable horses which were burned were
the property of General William J.
Sewell. General Rusllng, Doctor Grover,
W. F. Day and Dr. Hopkins, of Newark; Mr.
Davis, Mr. Oliver, Dr. Garling. nndMr. Tood,
of Hotel Marlboro; Mr. Brew and others.
John Sullivan, who slept in tho building, was
badly burned in making his escape. The
origin of the fire is supposed to bo from the
sparks ot a pipe.
Slept by Ills Father's Corpse.
Fmi.ADEi.raiA, Pa., Aug. 19. Rather than
be punished for reckless driving, Fireman
John C. Teck, forty-four years old, of Engine
Company 39, Roxborougb, committed suicide
to-day by turning on the gas in the room ho
occupied nt the fire station. Not knowing
that his father was dead, six-year-old Johnnie
Peck crept into the bed where the body lay
and went to sleep. Peck had served in the
fire department for a number of years.
Selfishness of Politics.
New Yobk, Aug. 19. The Rev. Dr. Parker,
pastor of the Baptist Centennial Church, Chi
cago, preached a notable sermon to-day In
tho Baptist Memorial Church, South Wash
ington Square. The use ot trusts for private
ends were rountHy scored. The selfishness
of 'politics was mercilessly unmasked. The
selfishness of business that seeks only Its own
nggrandlzement through competition was
Treaty of Spain and Argentine.
Madbip, Aug. 19. The commercial treaty
between Spain and the Argentine Republic,
negotiations for which have been in progress
for some time, has been concluded. By its
provisions Spain for a period of two years will
not raise the duty imposed on meats from Ar
gentina, and the latter country will lower the
duties on Spanish wines,
SEEN WITH REPUBLICAN EYES.
Representative Cannon Compares the Ap
propriations Made by This Congress
with the Work of Its Predecessors.
Joseph G. Cannon, of Illinois, the senior
Republican member ot the present Aappropri
atlons Committee, and who was chairman ot
the Appropriation Commltte during the Fifty-
first or "Reed" Congress, has prepared a
statement, which he will submit to the House,
setting forth a comparison from his stand
point of tho appropriations ot the present
and the Fifty-first Congress. It Is captioned
"pension appropriations reduced 29,099 501.
Total ot, other appropriations increased."
Mr. Cannon says:
"Mr. Cleveland by his estimates asked Con
gress to appropriate lor tne putiio service,
for the coming fiscal year, including perma
nent appropriations, e520,662.810 and Con
gress has appropriated for such service 190,
CCS,3G9. This in round numliers is 30,000.000
less than the President asked for the publie
service. A large part of this S30,000,000, how
ovcr, will be appropriated next winter by way
of deficiencies. A comparative statement of
appropriations made by this Congress for the
fiscal year ending June 30 next, with appro
priations mado at the first and second sessions
of the last Congress (the Fifty-second Con
gress), and at the first end second session of
tho Filty-flrst, commonly known as the 'Reed
Congress,' shows and such is the fact that
the appropriations this year aro greater by
427,269,85s than were thoso made by the first
session of the Tifty-flrst or 'Reed Congress.'
Tho statement also ehows-that the appropria
tions made this j ear are 23,835,939 Ires than
those made at tho second session of the last or
This reduction Is covered by tho item for
pensions alone. There was approptlated this
year for pensions 29,099,501 less than was
appropriated last year. It will be noticed,
therefore, that the appropriations this year,
excepting pensions, are greater than tho ap
propriations maae last year oy eaua.aia. ine
appropriation for the Filty-flrst or "Reed
Congress" two years, wero 9S8,117,183, those
for the Fifty-second, or last Congress, two
yenrs, wero 1,027,101,517."
Mr. Cannon then gives tbo statement issuod
by the Treasury Department on July 2, civing
the expenditures nnd receipts of tbo govern
ment for the past year, and those of the pre
vious year. Mr. Cannon's statement then
"This statement does not Include the postal
receipts or expenditures thoreform. and as
they balanco each other it is not material to
state them hero". It shows the receipts of tbe
United States for the twelve months ended
Juno 30, 1891, to have been 88,859,292 less
than tho receipts for the fiscal year ending
Juuo 30, 1895.
"This statement shows that the expendi
tures for tho twelie months ended Juno 30,
1891, wero J1G.8S1.595 less than for the twelve
months ended June 30, 1893, but this same
statement shows that the payment for pen
sions mado for the year ended Juno 30, 1891,
wero 18,180.272 less than they were for the
year ended June 30, 1893. In other words,
exclushe of pensions, President Cleveland,
for his first full fiscal year, expended 1,295,
G77 more to carry on the government than
was expended In the final fiscal 3 ear under
"Th.ero hnve lcen many Increases In the
salaries of Democratio officials, especially in
the diplomatic and consular service. Tho
salary of the First Assistant Secretary of
State is increased from 3,500 to 1.500.
Tho minister to Belgium is increased from
7,500 to 10,000. The ministers to Switzer
land nnd Portugal, Messrs. Caruth and Broad
head, aro increased from 5,000 to 6,500,
Ihe minister to Mexico, who receives an
annual salary of 17.5C0, has the salary of
his secretary of legation Increased from
1.800 to 2,050. The ministers to Nicaragua
and Costa Rlcu for the first time are allowod
secretaries of legation at 1,800 each, whilo
the Bureau of American Republics is cut
down from 30.000 to 10.000. The six nu
dltors of the Treasury Department aro in
creased from 43.C00 to 1,000 each.
EMMA GOLDMAN'S TONGUE.
It Wags as Volubly and Viciously as
Itcforc Her Imprisonment.
New Yobk, Aug. 19. A reception was given
Emma Goldman to-night nt the Thalia
Theater, which nearly 3,000 persons attended.
Tho affair was generally tame, and the special
force of detectives detailed to watch tho pro
ceeding had nothing to do.
Charles Wilfred Mowbray, tho English an
archist, was also present. Ho preceded Emma
Goldman in n speech in which he eulogized
her sacrifices. Speaking of the police, he re
marked: "Tho police exist for boodle. They
aro hereto protect so-called society from
plunder of tho poor workers."
When Emma Goldman came on the plat
form there wns a burst of applause. Her
speech was devoted to a rancorous attack
upou all who were concerned in her prosecu
tion, couviction, nnd Imprisonment.
"imagine tho prosecution ot a woman for
talking," she began. "Anarchy was prose
cuted October 5, 1893, In tbe court of general
sessions. It was really the right of free
speech that was prosecuted. . This country is
to-day seeking aid ot tho old continent to
help them get rid of nnarchy. Who do they
get to help them? Those hateful and deceit
Emma Goldman then launched into In
vecties. Sho called Assistant Attorney Mc
Intyre a coward. Speaking ot tho judge be
fore whom she was tried, she said: "Judge
Martine is not to be compared to Santo,
itnvachol or Henry, who were all defenders
ot a cause they believed In. 1 am with you
again and again under tho old flag of anarchy
and freedom," sho concluded.
The speech was recehed with enthusiastic
plaudits by tho minority of tho audience and
the meeting soon after was broucht to a close.
Marie Louise, a Frenchwoman and an ardent
advocate of anarchy, presided at the meet
ing. Wcalcrs Sent Westward.
Baltimore, Aug. 19. Gov. Brown began to
rid Maryland of Coxey's commonweal by
sending this morning 100 of them to Cincin
nati on a special train. Tho others he will dis
patch on special trains to tholr homos in
tho South nnd North. He went to the house
of correction last night with pardons for all
those from the West, and as soon as the
stripes could be changed to old clothes the
men were lined up and marched to the wait
ing train." They wero glad to get out so eas
ily.and said tbey had been deceived by Coxey.
Burglars Cause a Tire.
HtrsTisoTox, Pa., Aug. 19. The store and
dwelling of D. S. Lynder, in this city, was
destroyed by fire which originated this morn
ing through the carelessness of burglars who
had looted the place. Georgo Spindler,
ot the Consolidated Manufacturing Company,
In making his escape from the building, be
came bewildered by the smoke, and fell
through a skylight, receiving Injuries from
which ho will probably die. Loss, 1,500;
partly covered by Insurance.
Murder Is Suspected.
Aitoosa, Pa,, Aug. 19. George M. Coffin,
chief ot government examiners, arrived in
this city to-day and will superintend the
transfer of the suspended Second National
Bank from John L. Lloyd, who is temporarily
in charge, to Examiner Henleln, who will ar
rive to-morrow. Government detectives are
also here, having been' sent on because of
suspicions that Examiner Miller did not com
mit suicide, but wns murdered.
Arrested on Suspicion.
George Herdle was arrested last night on
suspicion ot being one of the party who made
the desperate assault on James Conley on
Saturday night, as related in Tne Times ot
yesterday. Conley is improving, but It will
be several days before be coo leave bis bed.
THINKS EVERYBODY IS A SPY
Chinese Officials Suffering from a
VESSELS CLOSELY SEARCHED
Japansie Torpedo Boats Force tbe Water En
trance to Wei-Hai-Wei They Have Forti
fied the Fanes Leading from China Into
Korea and Constructed Elaborate Defames.
Loxdox, Aug. 20. A special dispatch to
the Times from Shanghai (ays it is reported
there that Instead of a large Chinese army
only a small force was routed at Yaahan by
the Japanese. The remainder of tbe army
has, It is said, gone north to join the north
ern forces. Skirmishes are reported to have
taken place at Ping Yang, In tbe province of
Shan See, and a great battle is expected to be
fought there shortly.
A dispatch from Shanghai says that tbe
Chinese there are suffering from a spy mania
that has devolopod among Chinese officials.
All vessels arriving in the Woo Sung River
nre boarded by Chinese naval officers and
searched for spies and contraband of war.
Two prominent Japanese have been arrested
within theFrench concession on anunfounded
charge ot spying. They are still detained for
Tho dispatch further states that a number
ot Englishmen nnd Scotchmen have been
obliged to leave the arsenal at Wei-Hal-Wei
owing to tho war. They had been fired at
by the ChintNO guards, and some ot them
would undoubtedly havo been killed had It
not been for tho protection afforded them by
It is added that on three successive nights
Japanese torpedo boats forced the boom
guarding the water entrance to Wel-Hai-Wei.
They neither evaded or countermined the tor
pedoes that had been laid by the Chinese
nnd effected an entrance to the forts, the de
fenses of which had hitherto been considered
perfect. The Japanese did not engage tbe
forts, as it is said they were only in search of
Information as to the lines to be followed In
the event of It being decided to make an
attack In force upon tbe place.
Mall advices from China show that the Chi
nese government has prohibited the exporta
tion of horses. Horses are regarded as con
traband ot war by Japan, Urgent orders
have been sent from tbe northern to the
southern arsenals for powder and other mu
nitions. Recruiting for the army Is progres
sing actively. The Japanese have fortified
the parses leading from China Into Korea
and have established elaborate defenses at
Seoul, the capital. One hundred and sixty
thousand men have been mobilized by Japan,
nnd the reserves have been called upon for
service In Korea.
Sickness prevails in both tbe Chinese and
Japanese armies. China has accepted tbe
offer of Lul-Yung-n, the celebrated ex-chief
of tbo Black Flags in Tonquin, who is now a
naval commodore at Canton, to reorganize
tbe Black Flags to fight against Japan.
St. Petebsbubo, Aug. 19. It is stated here
that Russia and other powers continue to
endeavor to restore peace between China and
Ihe Jnpaneso legation here has. received a
telegram announcing that the government ot
Japan has determined to issue a domestic
loan ot 3U,ooo.w. Tbe dlpatcn states tnat
a strong outburst of patriotic feeling has
been evoked by this proposition, and the peo
plo in all parts ot the country are eagerly
subscribing to tho loan.
FIRE IN THE PALACE.
Narrow Escape of the Historic Edifice Ten
anted by Portugal's Dowager Queen.
Lisbon, Aug. 19. The negligence ot the
servants In leaving a lighted brazier unat
tended caused a firu to start in tbe servants'
wing ot the palace occupied by the Dowager
Queen Maria Tla at Clntra, about fourteen
miles from Lisbon. The flames spread rap
Idly, and were only extinguished with great
difficulty after assistance bad been summoned
from Lisbon. The great height of the palace
added to the difficulties met with by the fire
men. Senor Costa, a member of the Chamber of
Deputies, and two firemen were seriously in
jured. Tbe building sustained considerable
damage, bat Its costly contents were saved.
Tho dowager Queen was greatly alarmed by
ALMOST BURIED ALIVE.
If a Neighbor Had Not Taken s Last
Madisoxville, Ga,, Aug. 19. At Midway,
in this county, Mrs. Lucinda Allen was seized
with colic. Physicians and nurses after six
hours of attention pronouncod her dead.
She was dressed and placed in a coffin
aud just as the cortege was about to start to
tbo graveyard a neighbor asked for a last
look at her. Tho neighbor thought that she
discovered signs of animation. The suspected
corpse wns taken from the coffin, placed In a
tub of water, and soon revived.
THEY ASK FOR FOOD.
Sixteen Hundred Families in Pullman
Unable to Get Work.
SPBraariELD. III., Aug. 19. Governor Alt
geld to-day received n letter from a commit
mittee of Pullman citizens, asking assistance
in feeding 1,000 families unable to get
work there. The Pullman Company is al
leged to bo importing men from all over the
country nnd turning many old bands out on
thesteet. Tho Governor left for Chicago to
ulgtt and will investigate the situation at
At the Mercy of Firebugs.
Pbovidexce, R. L, Aug. 19. Tho officials
ot the fire department decided to-day that the
city is practically at tho mercy of nnknown
firebugs. During the past two weeks there
havo been twelve incendiary fires. Two lum
ber yards and n large barn were destroyed to
day, and there Is evidence that tho same per
son has set all tho fires. The police believe
that It is the worK of James McGunlgle, an
Insane firebug, who was sent to the asylum
alter having set fire to the Union Congrega
tional Church. He escaped three months ago
nnd has managed to elude the police ever
Charged with stealing .Money.
Philadelphia, Aug, 19. Edwin Wendell,
aged twenty-five years, of Allegheny City,
Pa., was arrested in this city to-day as a
fugitive from Justice. Wendell was on his
way to New York. He is charged with steal
ing money from A. B. Byers 4 Co., real estate
agents ot Allegheny City, by whom he was
omployed as clerk. Wendell was locked up
to await tho arrival of an officer from Alle
Breckinridge Talked to Ladles.
Lexisotos, Ky., Aug. 19. Congressman
Breckinridge arrived here last night. He re
ports having spoken to 800 people at Bridge
port to-day, of whom 150 were ladles. He
will recuperate here for the barbecue at
Georgetown next Monday, where be and bis
competitor, Settle, will debate their respective
claims to represent tbo Ashlan,d district.
HELPING THEIR BRETHREN.
Railroad' Brotherhoods' Officers Trying
to Sccuro the Rc-employmcnt of Mem
bcrs Blacklisted by the Companies.
Chicago, Hi., Aug. 19. A conference was
held here to-day by representatives ot the
railroad brotherhoods for the discussion ot
matters affecting the old organizations as a
result of the work ot the American Railway
Union during the recent strike. Among those
present were Grand Chief F. P. Sargent and
F.' W. Arnold, of tbe Locomotive Firemen;
Grand Chief C. Wilkinson, Messrs. Morrissey
and Terrell, of the Brotherhood ot Trainmen,
and M. V. Powell, grand chief of the Order of
An agreement was reached to endeavor to
secure tho reinstatement ot the members ot
the order who joined the American Railway
Union and having since ropented ot their
course are applying for membership In their
old lodges. Mr. Wilkinson said after the con
ference that many of "the men wero without
positions since tbe strike, and bad applied
for readmlsslon to the brotherhoods, confess
ing that they had been swept away by tho ex
citement attending the strike and profuse
promises of the leaders ot tbe American Rail
way Union, and they now had no jobs, and
the American Railway Union was in no
financial position to give them support.
"The trainmen lost several lodges by defec
tion to the A. R. U.," he said, "and applica
tions are being made for a renewal of the
charters of all of them. We agreed to take
the men back and will do all In our power to
have the railroads lift the boycott agaiDt
them, for we are assured that the men will
not again desert their lodges for similar cir
cumstances." "The Order of Railway Telegraphers," said
Mr. Powell, "was fortunate in the defection
of few of its members. We lostbnt two lodges,
one at Helena and the other at Ripen."
The officials of tha orders left Chicago to
night to effect the reorganization of the
lodges, and will make personal appeals to
the various roads to reinstate their men. As
tbe brotherhoods stood firm against tbe
strikers, the officials believo they will get re
pentant members back to tbeirplaces.
CRAZED BY DISEASE.
Thomas Hewitt Attempts to .Murder His
Family and Then Commits Suicide.
Keabnet, Neb., Aug. 19. Thomas Hewitt,
an iron moulder, made an attempt to-day to
kill L j wife and four children. Ho wounded
them all, but not fatally, and then sprang
from a window and ended his life.
Hewitt has been suffering tor some time
fiast with typhoid-malaria. Early this morn
ng he entered tho room whore his wife and
children were lying, ne had a sharp knite,
with which be gashed his throat. Mrs.
Hewitt was awakened by ber husband's ex
clamation when he drow tbe knife across his
neck. She screamed at tho sight he presented,
and sprang toward him. He raised the knife
nnd exclaimed: "Julia, our time has come."
With this ho pushed tho woman aside and
sprang to the bed. He made a vicious lunge
at tho eldest child, a boy of seven years, with
the knife. He appears to have been so ex
cited he could not see, for the knife buried it
self in the bedding between the child and an
other two years y ounger. He drew It out nnd
struck again and again at the children, but
they had been awakened by a scream from
the mother and ho inflicted no serious injury,
although all of the four were moro or less cut.
Mrs. Hewitt threw herself between her in
sane husband nnd tbe children. In endeav
oring to catch his arm she received n bad stab
wound, the knife entering the flesh near the
elbow. The downward stroke of the knife
continued and tore tbe arm to the.wnst. Mr.
Hewitt then sprang through the window, car
rying tho sash and wire netting with him. He
landed on his head and fractured his skull,
dying an hour later.
SOVEREIGN CALLED POLICE.
Stormy Session of Philadelphia District
Assembly of Knights of Labor.
-Philadelphia, Pa.. Aug. 19. District As
sembly No. 1, of tbe Knights of Labor, held a
meeting to-night which is said to havo ended
unpleasantly for General Master Workman
James R. Sovereign. The assembly has been
the .bone of contention between the
Sovereign and anti-Sovereign factions
for some time past, ana to-night's meeting
WB3 attended by Sovereign, General Secre
tary Hayes, T. B. Jlaguire. and Henry B.
Martin, of the executive board, in an attempt
to settle the difficulties.
The session was so stormy that Sovereign
is said to have called In a policeman to dear
tho hall. Not succeeding in this it is asserted
that tho opposition forcibly ejected
Sovereign, while his followers took precipi
tous leave. -Sovereign denies the forcible
SONS OF VETERANS.
Largest Convention in the History of tho
Order Will -Meet To-day.
Chicago, I1L, Aug. 19. Two hundred dele
gates to tbe annual convention of the Sons of
Veterans, which will convene nt Davenport,
Iowa, to-morrow evening, loft Chicago for
that city over tbe Rock Island this afternoon.
Tbe delegates from tho East reached Chicago
lato Saturday night and this morning.
"We will have tho largest convention in the
history of the order," said Commander Mc
Cabe. "The meeting in tho West gives oppor
tunity for a large attendanco from tho West
and all reports point to a prosperous meet
ing." A prominent figure about the commander-in-chiefs
headquarters was Mayor George H.
Hurlbut, of Belvedere," who Is a candidate for
commander-in-chief, backed up by the solid
CLEVELAND'S HEALTH BETTER.
Ho Will Be Able to Keturn to Washington
Bczzabd's Bat, Mass., Aug. 19. President
Cleveland's health continues to Improve and
It Is stated that he will be nbn to return to
Washington by Tuesday. No definite action
has as yet been taken on tho tariff bill.
Blew Out His W ife's Brains.
Dade Citt, Flo.. Aug. 19. Last night Mil
ton Hlggs came homo from Floral City, where
ho itorks, to see his wife. As he reached
home his wife drove up in n cart with another
man. Higgs led the woman into tho house
and blow out her brains. The murderer es
caped. Bicycle Beat Horse.
Musich, Aug. 19. A long distonco contest
between J. Fischer, on a bicycle, and Cody,
an American cowboy, on horseback, ended to-'
day in a victory for tho bicyclist The con
ditions provided that tbo contestants should
ride seven hours a day for threo days.
Fischer covered 1C0 miles and Cody 130.
Bank Will Reopen.
Wichita, Kan., Aug. 19. Arrangements
have been completed with the depositors and
Creditors of the recently closed Wichita
National Bank,whereby the bank will re-open
its doors for business September L The
Comptroller is said, has been fully satisfied
of the solvency of the institution.
Rev. Mr. Cobb Not Lost.
Thisidad, Colo.. Aug. 19. Rev. Mr. Cobb,
of Springfield, who was supposed to hare
been lost in the mountains near Costilla, has
returned to Trinidad, safe and well, and occu
pied tbe pulpit ot the Christian Church to
day. There was no foundation for tbe report.
DEFENDING ITS STABILITY
President Dcnham, of tbe Commercial
Alliance, Expected To-day.
SHOW PROOF OP ITS SOUNDNESS
Intimation! That the Kev York Concern Kay
Offer More Advantageous Terms if En
dowment Policy-holders Will Withdraw
Their Objections to tbe Transfer.
During the agitation of the question wherher
the president of the Washington Beneficial
Endowment Association had a right to trans
fer its members to another corporation with
out mutual consultation, Incidentally there
arose a question as to the stability and gen
eral financial status of the New York Commer
cial Alliance Insurance Company.
The doubts as to the standing of the latter
company were raised at the indignation meet
ing held a week ago, in several insurance
journals, and frequently at the meetings of
the committee of nine.
Some days ago an agent of the Commercial
Alliance defended his company in general
terms against these attacks, and Mr. Gardner
in an interview, published in The Tihes. as
serted that he, when he made the deal, knew
nothing to the discredit of the New York
Company. Still anotner defense will be made
to-day when President Denham, of the Com
mercial Alliance Company, proposes to offer
lndutltable evidence of the soundness of his
organization. This is to be done, it is under
stood, nt tne suggestion of Mr. Gardner, who
telegraphed for President Denham on Satur
3IAT OFTXR BETTEB 'TEBSS.
All theso movements appear to be with
reference to a statement, or rather proposi
tion, mado by an officer ot the Commercial
Alliance Company to Mr. W. J. Miller, in
which he desired to know it better terms ot
insurance were offered to the Endowment
people by the Alliance than those contained
in Mr. Gardner's circular letter, whether those
now opposing consolidation or transfer could
be Induced to withdraw their objections.
This question is now In abeyance, but It will
be observed that the absolute necessity, as
one of the committee said, is that the Alliance
should be a substantial association. It Is for
this rurpose presumably that President Den
ham is to offer his evidence, which. It is said,
is full and complete.
Innninteniew with Chairman Wolf at the
Shoreham last week, published In The Times,
Mr. Gardner, it Is thought, outlined his de
fense. He stated to Mr. Wolf that he re
garded the association as a stock concern,
and the inference is that, having secured a
majority ot the stock, no one was asked any
unnecessary questions as to whether a trans
fer should or should not be made.
The question ot whether it was a stock or
mutual concern is a matter for the lawyers,
and especially the Endowment Association
attorney, for thereby bangs a tale. It is of
eourse net now known whether an effort will
be made to lay before the publie the proceed
ings ot tbe rageting ot stockholders at which
Mr. Gardner was empowered to act in the
manner which suggested the indignation
The committee of bookkeepers are at work,
having already before them certain statistical
information, a part of which has already been
published in The Times. It i3 believed that
the statement which they will seek from
tho books of tne company will cover only the
period from 189-2-93 to the present time, as at
n late a date as '93, the company was re
ported to be in good condition, and that
whatever has occurred to put It in the category
of sinking ships must have happened within
a comparatively recent period. From what is
stated above it is quite likely that la this
trouble thoso interested are now only at the
beginning of the end.
HUNDRED YARDS IN 10 SECONDS
Henderson Made Great Time, bat Was
Nearly Cancht by Copple.
Desveb, Aug. 19. A. S. Henderson won
the champion hundred-yard foot race to-day
against the other crack American sprinters.
About 5,000 people were in attendance. The
result surprised the friends of Morris, who
had backed their man to a standstill The
race was for a sweepstakes of S20C with a
purse of 500 added
T. C. Morris, of Santa Anna, who won the
championship last year. A. S. Henderson, of
San Francisco, and Harry Appleman, of
Emerson, Iowa, started In the first trial heat.
Henderson won In 9 4-5, with Appleman
second. Morris did not qualify.
The starters in the second trial were: W. H.
Coppple. of Bancroft. Nebr.; Jack Gibson, of
Rome, Ohio, and A. E. Pulley, ot Riverside,
Cal. Copple and Fulley qualified.
The quart ermilo handicap was won by John
Mahan, of Chicago, 55 yards: Marksberry, of
Parson, Utah, second, and Lee, of Kansas
City, th'rd. Time, 0:4G.'f.
Ihe final in the hundred yard race wass
good contest. Henderson took the lead and
kept it throughout, but was nearly caught by
Copple. who was only eight inches oehlnd him
nnd coming v ery fast. Appleman was third.
Time a little belter than ten seconds.
LUNA AND HIS WIFE KILLED,
Two Notorious .Mexican Bandits Who)
Hare Been a Terror to People.
Mexico Cifr. Mex., Aug. 19. The killing
of tho famous bandit, Luna, and his wife, by
a troop ot soldiers, forty miles from here, has
caused great rejoicing in Tamalejas. The
soldiers came unexpectedly upon the notori
ous couple, who immediately took refuge be
hind some rocks, nnd opened fire. The
soldiers returned it, and killed them both.
Luna's wife, as usual, fought by her' hus
band's sido nnd only ceased shooting when
killed. They have committed hundreds ot
robberies and six assassinations. The dead
desperado was imprisoned for two years la
the Texas penitentiary, but making his es
cape, has been a terror for sevoral years
along tho Rio Grande.
Cholera in Holland.
Amstebdam, Aug. 19. Ono new case of
cholera and one death from the disease oo
curred to-day at Haarlem. At Velsen there
were reported four new cases and at Barsing
erhorn ono new case.
Viessa, Aug. 19. From Thursday to Sat
urday there were 237 new cases ot cholera
and 129 deaths from the disease in Galicia, In
Bukowina thirty-eight new cases and twenty
one deaths were reported in the same time.
Extraditing a Member of Parliament.
Losdos, Aug. 19. The government has re
celyed a telegram from Buenos Ayres statlug
that tbe federal Judge who beard the applica
tion has granted the extradition ot Jaber
Spencer Balfour, formerly a Member ot Par
liament, who is "wanted" in England to an
swer charges made against him in connection
with the extensive Liberator Building Society
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