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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
YOIi.l. HtfO. 157.
WASHTN-aTO D. C, WEDNESDAY MOKOTltfGK ATJGM7ST 22, 1894.
JASHBDBN TOO OFFICIOUS
lodge Miller Administers a Stinging
Rebuke to the Warrant Clerk.
DISMISSAL HASGS OVER HIM
"Warned Kot to Interfere in Police Affairs
Officer Klinger Exonerated Ho Did Not
Intend to Defeat Justice Jndge Taylor
Assesses Costs Against His Prosecutors.
Sensation followed sensation in quiet suc
cession in police court circles yesterday. The
most notable was contained In the language
of Judge Taylor in dismissing the contempt
proceedings against Policeman Ossie Klinger.
growing oat ot a prosecution for supposed
illegal liquor selling in South Washington.
Tnte was preceded by the announcement by
Special Assistant United States Attornoy
Pugh that ho had been virtually converted to
the temperance cause and would prosecute
all violators ot the liquor law to the fullest
extent; and the oxtremoly severo reprimand
by Jndge Miller of Warrant Clerk George M.
Washburn for "unwonted and unwarranted
interference in the affairs of the police depart
ment," to which was added the warning that
if ever a similar offense shall occur Wash
burn cannot stay in the clerk's office another
"1 aai about to say fromethinc," said Judge
Miller lit the elose yesterday of the investiga
tion of the charges against Warrant Clerk
uasiitturn, tnat will stick to that gentleman
? lnc as he lives." He then went on to ad
minister to Mr. Washburn the 6tinglng rebuke
.udtioutsi nboe. It made a profound im
t - K8on upon those who were present during
the investigation, but Mr. Washburn gave no
- - L of embarrassment, and Sergt. Daley took
it as a matter of course.
Tne Klinger oase was presented by E. J. .
O'Neill. Mr. Puch, who had heretofore
taken an active part In the mntter, withdrew
before the case was called, leaving Mr. Oscar
auk to fight unaided the battle for the de
fendant. Mr. Nauek objected to the presence of
O'Neill as counsel for the prosecution on the
ground that O'Neill had been dobarred from
practicing by the District Commissioners bo--:
fore them. The motion was not acted on by
Judge Miller, and the introduction of testi
mony wae begun.
EH Mayo, barkeeper for Henry Senay,
ivas charged by Officer Klinger with having
sold liquor to a minor. Frank Hays and
Heeekiah Brryman, who work for Seaay,
were the witnesses.
juooe taylob's oosdiext.
The character of their evidence can be im
agined from the following verbatum ropori
of Judge Taylor's remarks in reviewing the
testimony, said in the most scathing tones:
"There is one thing that ought to be looked
at in this matter, and tbat is w hen a conscien
tious officer Etarts out upon a conscientious
discharge of bis duty, in this city or In any
smother, ho finds himself at the very first buck
ling -up against the rum power the very worst
5'vil in the world. If these violators of the
5aw and if the persistent violation of the law
Xvas agtjcarriod out by men who are protected
(iy tEolaw in getting their licenses and also
titer having them; if they were satisfied, as
pthor business mon are, to conduct their
K&einess in a lawful manner and close their
-places of business as required and not 6ell to
those to whom they are prohibited to sell,
this matter would not have come into this
court, and that is how this whole trouble has
"It is a determination, in my opinion, upon
the part of those who are persistently violat
ing law to overthrow the legitimate efforts of
'officers in tteconscientious discharge of their
tduty, to bring to justice these violators of th9
'This proceeding Is based npon some al
leged remarks that Officer Klinger Is &up
"posod to have made at -tho time he summoned
"We will take the proceedings as being the
proper course, throwing aside all the tech
nicalities that might be brought into this case
against the proceeding and all other things
in connection with it, that is, as to the pro
per cause to be pursued in a process lifco
this. We will take the proceedings as being
"The next thing to review in connection
with it is as to whether the process of the
court was interfered with, whether justice
was in anyway delayed or prevented by any
remark of the officer at the time of the serv
ice of the writ, I might here, probably, in
passing, say that perhaps officers do make
replies that they are not bound to make to
questions that are asked by witnesses at the
time of serving these papers. They ought
only to serve the writ and tell them to be here
at a certain time
KUNOUB DIDX'l DEFEAT JTSTIGE.
"The onds of justice were not interfered
With by Officer Klinger. Every witness was
present in court and every opportunity would
have been afforded the defense to present
"Now. as to tho affidavits that are filed here
by lr. O'Neill in support of this motion. The
testimony of the affiants on the witness stand
differs materially with tho affidavits made by
tii em. There seems to be a considerable dis
crepancy in the testimony of these witnesses
as to just what was said by Mr. Klinger at
the time he summoned thorn.
""Mr. Klinger denies positively having said
anything to him (Witness Mayo) at this time,
except that he was summoned by the defense,
and that he would have to look to tho party
summoning him for his pay. Mr. Klinger
did not attempt to persuade him from going
to court or anything of that kind.
"In matters of contempt intention is to bo
considered. Now, what intention could Mr.
Klinger have bad in saying what he did to
these men. It certainly was not going out
Side of his duties to inform them. It was not
going outside of his duty as an officer to in
form these men if they asked him tc tell thorn.
I answer a number of questions every day. I
am not compelled to answer them. I do it
greatly out of the largeness of my heart.
"I shall discharge this rule, and if there is
any cost attending it I shall assess the cost
on the party instituting this proceeding."
Considerable comment was expressed in
the court room that Mr. Tugh did not prose
cuto the contempt case
As the O'Neill party loft tho court-room
after their defeat O Neill said in a loud tone
to Mr. Nauck: "We will moot you again."
Mr. Naucfc replied: "They shall meet us
again at Piullippl.
POOH INDICATES IIIS POLICY.
When the case of Ernest Dahle, of No. 1429
North Capitol street, was reached Prosecuting
Attorney Pugh gave an indication of his
policy in dealing in future with violators of
the liquor law. Tho charge against Mr.
Table was that ho bad permitted n gamo of
cards to be playea in a room adjoining his
saloon. So far as was known tbero wore no
stakes, but card playing is in violation or tho
Mr. Pugh sold in part: 'Tour Honor I
regard tho liquor law of this District as ono
of the wl6ost pieces of legislation ever en
acted by Congress, and I intend to enforce it
to the fullest extent" The defondaut in tho
case will claim that he did not know that ho
was breaking the law in allowing a quiet
gune of cards on his premises.
Lawyer Wolf, Dahle's counsel, made an
earnest appeal to Judge Taylor to release his
client on his personal bonds, on the ground
el his ignorance of the law. but Mr. Pugh
would not yield, and Judge Taylor imposed
a fine of $50 nnd costs, and gave him a credit
of five days iri"whlch to pay.
Judge Miller was engaged upon the case for
two full days, nnd the investigation was of
tho most minute and searching character.
On tho first day the proceedings were of an
informal character, and at first Judge Miller
intended them to be merely preliminary.
The plan as outlined by the judge was for
Sergt. Daley to file his charges yesterday.
Then Judgo Miller was to namo a day for the
Investigation to begin. When, however,
Judge Miller reached tho courthouse yester
day morning ho concluded to make a change
ot plan, and to take up tho investigation at
INVESTIGATION' OF WASHBUnX.
The hearing was in chambers and In the
morning only Judgo Miller, who presided; C.
Maurice Smith, counsel for Clerk Washburn;
ex-Deputy Marshal James McCaffrey, now
captain 'of tho watch at tho jail; Sergeant
Daley and a few other witnesses were present.
Judge Miller acted as juago, jury, nnd coun
sel as ho sala himself. His questions were
Intended to ascertain whether thero had been
any fraud committed, for, said no, 'if any
thing has gono wrong in my court I want to
The hearing took placo In tho judge's
room. When tho investigation began there
was u list of eloven cases banded to the judgo,
in each of which there was alleged to be evi
dence of wrong-doing. Mr. Wushburn, how
ever, was nble to point out to Judgo Miller
that all except two were nil right. At this
point Judce Miller adjourned for a recess.
Upon reassembling tho Investlgatfon was
at once resumed. Solomon Green and William
Lancaster were the first witnesses. Thoy
were subjected to a most rigid examination
and croRS-cxamlnntion, but they adhered to
their Ftory tbat Mr. Washburn bad given
them tho certificates.
William Lancaster nnd Solomon Green.who
had made the affidavits agninst Mr. Washburn,
were brought into tho room separately and
examined. Judgo Miller questioned them
with the design of getting at tho exact reason
why .the certificates which were given to them
by Clerk Washburn and were cashed at the
District Building were issued by him.
"If." said Judge Miller, "I was certain
that fraud was intended in tho issuance ot
these certificates Mr. Washburn should cer
tainly bo prosoouted criminally. There Is no
doubt tbat tho certificates were Issued, nnd I
can only think that Mr. Washburn was not in
these instances guilty of nnythlng more seri
ous than a neglect of duty, but l wanfau ex
planation from him."
WASnUCRN MAKES AX ADMISSION.
Mr. Washburn replied: "I will admit that I
Issued the certificates, but I am equally sure
that Ihad a certificate from somo officer nnd
that they were issued in accordance with tho
law. There Is another caso I might mention.
II paid witness fees to a man named Mason
Morris on tho certificate of Sergt. Daley and
now Morns makes affidavit that ho did not at
tend court for the timo for which, according
to the certificate, ho was entitled. Mr. Pugh
and I took the certificate down to the Dis
trict Building, but no attention was paid by
the Commissioners to it."
"Don't bring me into this thing," 6ald Mr.
Pagh. "I went down to the Commissioners
with Washburn, but I had nothing to do with
getting tho affidavit. That was dono by
"If you had that affidavit the other day
when wo woro down at the Commissioners'
office," said Sergt. Daley, "why did you not
ask me about it?"
"Well. I did not care to."
"No, I guess not," replied Sergt. Daley.
"I would not entertain a obarge made on
the nflldavit of Mason Morris for a singlo mo
ment," said Judgo Miller.
After some remarks by Mr. C. Maurice
Smith, counsel for Mr. Washburn, Judge
Miller reviewed tho evidenco and adminis
tered the reprimand.
COXEYITES TO BE RELEASED.
Gov. Brown Telegraphs Lawyer Ralston
They Will Be Set Frco This .Morning
and Furnished Transportation.
Charles T. McKee, one of tho officers of tbo
commonwealers, went to Hynttsville yester
day from Highlands, Md.f to confer with
Jackson H. Ralston, counsel for tho common
wealers. McKee recited again to a Times
reporter tho story of tho arrest, impris
onment, release, etc., ot tbo commonwealors
by Gov. Brown, and says ho proposes to in
stitute additional habeas corpus proceedings
in n certain contingency, which ho explains
"Jones and I refused to accept a pardon
conditioned upon a promise to leave tho State.
Wo wero turned out of the jail, regardless
of this fact, without even so much as an offi
cial notification of pardon.
"Habeas corpus proceedings are now pend
ing, and an additional writ of habeas corpus
will be applied for unless Primrose and tho
other Coxeyites now imprisoned are re
leased." Lawyer Balston sent a telegram to Gov.
.Brown yesterday afternoon In which ho in
formed the Governor that no was instructed
to Institute habeas corpus proceedings if tho
commonwealers were not released.
In reply to this Gov. Brown telegraphed:
"Your telegram received. Pardons have
been granted and arrangements made for tho
release and transportation of tho remaining
prisoners who wero nrrested at Coxoy camp,
which will be ordered this evening or to-morrow
Mr. Enlston sayg If tho men nro not re
leased by this morning, habeas corpus pro
ceedings will be begun.
A press dispatch from Massillon, Ohio, yes
"Before starting for Newcastle this morn
ing J. S. Coxey received tho following tele
gram from Lawyer Kalston, of Hyattsvillo,
Md.: 'Gov. Brown, sbunning habeas corpus
trial, releases McKee and Jones uncondition
ally.' Coxey says they will sue for damages."
RELEASED BY THE MEXICANS.
Baptist Minister -Mosclcv Caused Excite
ment by an anti-Catholic Publication.
Somo days ago dispatches from Mexico
announced that Eov. H. B. Moseley, a Baptist
minister, had been imprisoned at Saltillo,
Mexico, as tho result of publishing a pam
phlet entitled "Three Centuries of Eomanism
As those Mexicans, who profess any faith,
are generally Catholics, this publication
caused great excitement in tbo country, and
it is probable tbat tho Rev. Moseley was
arrested by tbo local authorities to preservo
him from harm quito as much as to punish
At any rate they made no objections when
United States Consul General Donnelly re
quested his release, and tbo consul general
notified tho Stato Department by telegraph
to-day that ho had escorted the minister safely
across the border.
Disappearing Gun Carriage Tcsr.
Sandy Hook. N. J., Aug. 21. Tho Bnfflng-ton-Crozier
disappearing gun carriage for 10
inch rifle was tested to-day for rapidity, with
splendid results. Ten shots wero fired, ac
cording to official time given out. in 14 min
utes and 41 0-10 seconds, to which should be
bo added 7 minutes and 35 seconds for delay,
caused by tho gun. not chargoablG to tho
carriage. The projectilo weighed 575 pounds.
Tho powder chargowas 240 pounds. The
carriage is an American design nnd was built
at tho Southwark foundry, Philadelphia.
Pullman Denies the Engagement.
Chicago, Aug. 21. George M. Pullman to
day denied the reported engagement of his
daughter Florence to tho TrJnce of Isenberg
Birstein. Mr. Pullman refused to discuss tho
matter, simply saying in response to n ques
ion, "1 deny it."
GEN. CARNAHAN AT HIS POST
He Is Here to Stay Until the Fythian
Encampment Is Over.
AT WORK ON CAMP DETAILS
High School Cadets, Who Aro to Act as Mes
sengers, Assigned to the Depots Mootings
of Two Committoes Hon to Bo Hired for
Duty in the Information Bootho
Major Gen. JobnM. Carnaban, commander-in-chief
of the Uniform Rank, Knights of
Pythias, arrived in Washington Into yester
day afternoon from Indinnapolis. He was
accompahied.by his wifo and daughter and
wont immediately to tho Ebbitt House.
His headquarters will bo in that hotel until
next Monday, when tho encampmont begins.
Ho wlll'then movo to tho camp grounds. In
speaking of tbo encampment yestorday even
ing, Gen. Carnaban said:
"Tho present outlook for as large an attend
ance as was at first expected Is not now as en
couraging as it might be. I havo no doubt
there will bo nt least 9,000 men in camp, as I
indicated In a recent letter to the citizens'
committee Tho decreased attendnnco is duo
solely to the action of tho Western Traffic As
sociation in not granting suitablo rates to the
Knights. There Is no truth in tbo statement
that I amla part responsible for the stubborn
conduct of the rallroud managers. I
"I havo endeavored to securo the lowest
possible rates front the association and always
actnd in a gentlemanly manner. I am quite
sure tho managers weto not exasporuted by
tho manner in which I presented my request.
Why tho low rates wore not granted in the
Weft as well as the East I cannot say. Tho
South will not be materially affected by tho
action of tbo railrouds and tbero will un
doubtedly bo quito a large delegation from
"As to my plans for the futuro Lcannot
sneak definitely to-night. As soon as'posei
ble I shall assign the different divisions and
regiments their location In camp according to
the seniority of each command. Thero aro
numerous minor details in connection with
tho encampment I shnll look aftor. and every
thing will be in readiness on Mondny."
CADETS ASSIGNED TO DEPOTS.
Thero wore two meetings at headquarters
last night. Chairman J. H. Mitchell, of the
public comfort commltteo.and Messrs. Michael
Wallace and E. B. Levy, chairmen of tho
Baltimore and Ohio and Baltimore and Poto
mac recoptlon committees, respectively, met
at 5 o'clock with the High School Cadets, who
are to act as messongers. Assignments to the
depots wero made.
UAN'XIXO THE II.TOE1IATION BOOTHS.
The committeo on information met at S
o'clock lost evening with the following mem
bers present: Messrs. Medford, Carter, Glad
man, Banman, Hardell. Craig, and Thomp
son. It was decided to hire pIx men for duty
in tho information booths. Committeo head
quarters will bo established on tho enrap
grounds and also nt l'JIGP street. There will
be a special meeting of the information com
mittee Saturday evening.
Tho financo committee has received the fol
lowing additional subscriptions sinco tbo last
published report: Washinotox Times, $250
Barber t Boss, $25; B. B. Earnsbaw A
Brothers, 26; C. J. Boll, S25: E. E. Jack
son & Co., 625; The Litchfield. .25'
William Waltors' Son, .25 additional;
Thomas W. Smith. $20 additional;
Frank J. Tibbetts. 10; Georgo Truesdcll,
810 additional; John M. Becker, sn; J. H.
Buscher, So; Georgo Bessler, 55; E. F. Trie
ber, 5; K. Auth, ?5; John J. Binder. $5;
Cannon fc Chandler. 95; C. Kroggmnnn, $5;
Thomas T. Keane. 5; A. Loeffler. $5; Jnvins
fc Son, S5; John B. Schrotb, $5; Georgo Zur
horst. S5; William B. Creecy. $2; B. E. Em
raort. 82; Joseph Geior, 62; B. W. Gheon. 61;
Hunter fe O'Donohon, SI; John Ockors
Fifty men will bo set to work to-day on the
erection of tonis. Tho first to bo pitched is
to be used as headquarters of tho committeo
on camp and camp grounds. The second and
third tents will he for telegraph and post
offices, to be located south of headquarters.
Potted plants and choice cut flowers will
be uced by tho Center Market florists for deco
rating their stands during encampment
week and a flno effect will bo produced.
The parade on Tuesday, August 28. will bo
formed at Camp Georgo Washington at 4
o'clock p. ra. Tho route will be up Seven
teenth street to Pennsylvania avenue, thence
on tho north side of tho Avenue to the Pence
Monument, countermarching on the south
side to Fifteenth nnd C streets to tho camp
grounds. Gen Carnahan and bis staff will
review the pnrado at Fifteenth street and
rVTIIIA-5 OF OXTAISIO.
Detkoit, Mich., Aug. 21. Tho grand lodge
of the Knights of Pythias of Ontario began its
twenty-third annual session in Windsor to
day. Grand Chancellor Bispin presided.
The grand lodge was formally welcomed by
Mayor Beattle nt 10 o'clock. Aftor reports of
officers and tho appointment of committees
tho lodge adjourned till a lator session.
COLORED KNIGHTS IN SESSION.
IsDiAX.vr-oi.i8, Ind., Aug. 21. Tho inter
national meeting of tbo colored Knights of
Pythias met here to-day, with Robert Mitchell
in the chair and Samuel Hill, of Cincinnati,
as secretary. Tho meeting has been called to
effect a reunion of tho colored Pythians. As
a result of a difference over the insuranco
funds a quadrilateral split occurred in tho
order. A unification committeo was appointed
DIED OF EATING HARD CRAB.
This Simple But Unfortunnto Event Gnve
Rise to a Report of Poisoning.
A report was current last night that a case
of wholesale poisoning bad occurred at tbo
boarding house of Mrs. Young, No. 11 H
street northwest. Tho rumor had it that ono
boarder had died, and that many others wero
Tho facts as ascertained from Mrs. Young
are that ono of her table boarders. Mrs. M. A.
Thompson, bad died on Tuesday alternoon;
that sbo had been subject to cholera morbus,
but that no other boarder was dead or sick.
Inquiry into tbo alleged poisoning was also
made at tho house, No. 17 Defrees
street, whero Mrs. Thompson died. Her
son-in-law. Mr. Charles Bennett, who also
lives there, said that Dr. Street, who at
tended Mrs.$ Thompson, assigned cholera
morbus as tho cause of her death. Mrs.
Thompson was quito well on Monday nfter
noon, but bad subsequently eaten a hard
She was sick on Tuesday morning and died
on Tuesday afternoon, the only person in tho
house with her nt the timo being Mrs. Ecloff,
a neighbor. Mr. Bennett said that ho bad
not heard of any report of poisoning in tho
neighborhood. Mr. J. H. Stockman, son-in-law
of Mrs. Young, also said that ho know
nothing of tho sensational story afloat.
Eight JUcn Drowned.
St. Johns, N. B., Aug. 21. During tho
progress of a yncht race to-day a storm arose,
accompanied by rain and a high wind. Tho
yachts had their sails all set and the Primrose,
commanded by Cnpt. Hutton, was destroyed.
Eight of tbo men, including Hutton, wero
drowned. Hutton was ono of the best-known
oarsmen in the world.
JAPANESE LOST HEAVILY.
In Two Battles They Wero Driven Back
by tho Chinese, Who Aro March
ing Toward Seoul.
Shanohai, Aug. 21. Gen. Tlo, commander
of tho Feng-Tien division of tho Chinese
forces, telegraphs ns follows: "Tbo Chinese
on Friday attacked tho Japanese forces at
Ping-Yang, driving them back, with a heavy
loss, a distance of cloven miles to Chung-Ho.
Tho Chlneso mado a second attack on Satur
day, and drove tho Japanese from Chung -Uo,
Which Is now in Chinese hands. Tho
Japanese ngain lost heavily in Saturday's
fighting. Another groat bnttlo Is oxpectod
Admiral Fromantlo, the British commander,
has established the hcadquurters of bis fleet
provisionally at Chee-Foo, where the British,
Russian, nnd Italian ministers now are.
The Chinese flest Is enjoying full posses
sion of the Gulf of Pe-Ohl-Li.
The Japanese) are re-emburking large num
bers oi troops at 1- tisan. Nothing 19 known
Tho Chinese force which occupied Yasban
has ovadunted tbut placo aud his marched
eastward in the diroction of Seoul. Tho
force, which Is under Goh. Yeb. who was
falsely reported to have been killed in a re
cent battle, has been uugmentod by tho ad
hesion of numbers of sympathizing Koreans.
The Chinese forces aro converging on Ping
Yang. Tho telegraph lino nt tbo latter point
remains in tho possession of tho Chinese.
Nine thousand Japanese troops have left
Sooul and marched in tho direction of Fiug
Tang. Two Gorman fathers of tho Catbollo mis
sion at 8i-Ning-Chou, In the southern part of
the province of Shan-Tung, have been cap
tured by banditti and held for ransom. A
government pos3e sent In pursuit of the rob
bers has been unablo to capture them.
It Is supposed that tho Japanese troops,
who aro re-embarking ut Fusan, are going to
It is reportod thnt thero was great slaughter
of men in tho battlo oetween the Japanese
nnd Cbinoso forces ntChung-Hon on Satur
day last, in which tho Japanese wore driven
from thut place.
It is stated that James WyJIe, a Presbyterian
missionary, has died from injuries received at
tho hands of Chinese soldiers marching to
Korea, at Liao-Yang, north of Now-Chwanjr,
Tho Japanese legation bns received a tele
gram stating that it has been reportod in
Toklo on reliable authority that tho finding of
tbo British naval court of inquiry, which was
held at Shanghai to Investigate tho facts of
tho sinking of tbo British steamer Kow
Sbing, when, acting as a transport for Cbinoso
troops to Korea, by tho Japanese cruiser
Nanlwa Kan, is favorable to Japan. It Is
also reported that tho British admiral has
officially stated to his government tbat he
considers tho sinking of tbo Kow Sblng un
der the circumstances as equivalent to tho
sinking of a Chinese vessel, and tbat ho has
consequently advised tbo British government
to make no claims.
Minister Yo Sung Soo, of Korea, accom
panied by bis secretary, Jarng Whan, lett tho
city to-day for a visit to his native country,
going viaSan Francisco. The minister has n
wifo and a large family in Korea, and goes to
see them as well as to learn for himself the
condition of affairs thero. Theusual amount
of leave of absence allowed the ministor to
tho United States is six months. Whether
Mr. Soo will avail himself of tho limit will de
pend on circumstances.
SONS OF VETERANS' PARADE.
Sham Battle in Which the Union Forces
Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 21. Davenport
was in gala attiro to-dny in honor of tho Sons
of Veterans. The parado was put In motion
at 10:30 a. m., with over a thousand men in
line, nnd was cheered by 20,000 people along
the route of march.
Tho national meeting of the Ladles' Aid
Society Auxiliary of tho Sons of Veterans
opened in tho Knights of Pythias Hall
in tho morning and a recess was
taken till afternoon. Sixty delegates are
in attendance, presided over by Miss
Bello Gray, of Washington, Iowa, national
president. At tho afternoon session of tbo
Ladies' Aid tho secretary's report was read,
showing a net increase in membership during
the past year of two divisions, thirty-nine so
cieties, and o00 members. The total member
ship in good standing is 5.398.
A sham battle tookplaco at tho fairgrounds
during tbo afternoon before 2,000 people.
Thero was some delay in getting tho hostili
ties under way, but niter tho start was mado
it was an interesting contest, tbo Union forces
defeating tho Confederates.
Rochepteh, N. Y., Aug. 21. Tho ninth
annual encampment of tho National Union
Vetorans Union is being held hero with 500
delegates in attendance, representng a mem
bership of G0.000 survivors of tho civil war.
Tho commander-in-chief, Gen. John H. Rob
erts, of Boston, presides.
Tbo morning session was taken up with tho
address of welcomo of Mayor Aldridgo and
tho reply thereto by Gen. Roberts.
BOOHING THE SOUTHLAND. .
Local Committee Preparing to Receive
Representatives of Dixie Development.
Tho local committeo, composed ot citizens
of Southern States, that has in charge tho ar
rangements for tho meeting of tho Southern
development convention, to bo held in this
city on tho 30th nnd 31st instant, is holding
meetings each day and evening.
Tho sessions are held in parlor 10, of Wil
lard's Hotel, which has been placed at tho
committee's disposal by Col. Staples. Tho
parlor is headquarters and is always open to
the friends of the movement.
Judge Samuel Blnckwcll, of Alabama, pre
sided at tho meeting held last evening, and S.
W. Railoy acted as secretary.
Tho object of tho meetings is to provido for
tbo reception of tho delegates expected and to
arrange a programmo of exercises for the
Among tbo speakers invitod are: Col.
Julian S. Carr, of Durham, N. C, who will
onen tho discussion of the tobacco Interest;
Stephen B. Leo. of Mississippi, who will talk
about cotton; Mr. Richardson, a Louisiana
planter, to discuss sugar, and a representa
tive of the State of Florida, who will intro
duce tho debate of tho phospbalo interest.
Tho papers to bo presented will not occupy
over twenty minutes in the reading and are
to bo followed by a short general discussion
on each particular subject. It is under
stood that tho papers will bo pub
lished together in a pamphlet, as em
bodying somo of tho best and latest
thoughts on subjects vital to the prosperity of
Thero will bo a meeting of tbo committee at
the headquarters to-niuht to continue tbo
work of organization and to perfect tho ar
rangements for tho reception of the conven-
CnicAGO, Aug. 21. Ono of tho officials of
thoSbufoldt Distillery said this afternoon
that it is probablo that no msro whisky will
bo mado In Chicago for somo timo. Tho
trust is now carrying hero 150.000.000-'gallons,
of which 134,000,000 is in bond. Tbo River
side, the only distillery which will bo in
operation after tho Shufeldt closes, ba3 not
been running full forco for several months
and will bo shut down shortly. Tho official
said that tho passage of tbo now tariff bill is
the cause of the shutdown.
President Cleveland Returning.
Bdzzaed's Bat, Mass., Aug. 21. President
Cleveland left for Washington at 3:30 this
afternoon on board tho lighthouso tender
John D. Rogers.
"TOUGH KIDS" BURNT CARS
Railway Unioa Strikers Were Not
Guilty of Violence.
TESTIMONY TO THAT EFFECT
Editor Carroll Tells the Strike Commission
That Pullman Officials Kefused to Arbi
trate Compulsory Arbitration for Quasi
Chicago, Aug. 21.Editor Cnrroll, ot the
Eight-Hour Herald, told the strike commis
sion to-day of the efforts of the clvio federa
tion, of which be Is a member, to sottle the
Pullman strike. The Pullman officials in
formed him, bo said, that they had nothing
to arbltrato, and for this reason the federa
tion nccomplishod nothing. Tho witness said
that hard times were the oauso of the railroad
as well as of other strikes, and that the manu
facturers in times of business depression
should give tholr employes tho benefit of the
profits reaped in good times. Ho said that he
believed compulsory arbitration applied to
quasl-publlo Industries would bo beneficial,
nnd read a letter from a friend in New Zeal
and showing the beneficial effects of govern
ment ownership of railroads and telegraph.
Malcolm McDowell, n newspaper reporter,
told of the overturning of cars at Pullmanl
Ho said that tho mob at that point was com
posed of outsido men, mainly foreigners, and
that thero were no railroad strikers in the dis
PULLMAN METHODS DENOUNCED.
Rev. M. L. Wickham, pastor of tho Swedish
Metbodi3t Church at Pullman, was emphatic
in his denunciation of the methods of the
"When business j;et3 slack." b said, "the
company's"omploye3 living outside of Pall
man are ordered to movo Into the company's
houses on peril ot losing their positions.
Some of tho men have attempted to buy
houses on the installment plan, but this Is dis
couraged, as such men are always the first to
be laid off when the force is cut down. The
men are unfairly treated in various ways. I
know of ono instanco when a man was in
jured in tho shops und unfair means were
taken to prevent a suit for damages.
"The man was taken to the hospital, and
later I saw a sworn statement, purporting to
be signed by him, in which ho safo the acci
deatiwns.entirely unavoidable. I know that
popor to havo been a forgery, for on tho date
on which ltwas mado tho man was unable to
WTito and could not bava signed his name.
"Ono of the worst features of the Pullman
system of house renting is tho immornllty
which it encourages. Many of tho workmen
nro compelled to rent room3 to help out their
raengormoomes. Tho houses are so arranged
tbat tbo roomers must pass through the
famllysleeping apartments, and as a result,
tho morality of Pullman is much below that
of surrounding towns. Thero is no way for
the working mnn to avoid this, as many of
them aro practically compelled to live In the
Roy Baker, a Chicago reporter. w.i3 called
upon for nn account of tho riot at Hammond.
Mr. Baker staled that he was in the center of
the mob and snw no A. R. Xj. men or railroad
strikers, tho crowd being made up of toughs
and outside men. He snid that shortly before
the United States troops fired a small "body of
men, surrounded by women, children, and
other spectators, attempted to overturn somo
Pullman cars. Without warning, the witness
declared, tho troops fired, killing and wound
ing several people, all of whom were Innocent
Mr. Baker said that at no timo during the
trouble did fte see a railroad man or member
of the A. R. U. in the mob.
VIOLENCE DONE BY TOUOH KIDS.
John C. Donnelly, chief deputy United
States marshal, testified to tho number and
quality of tho men employed ns deputies.
"As to the nets of violence, wore thoy com
mitted by railroad men so far as you know?"
ho was asked.
"No, sir, all the violence nnd burning of
cars that I saw at tho stock yards was done
by a lot of tough 'kids' about eight years old
or a llttlo older."
"Wero there ever any reports ot drunken
ness among the deputy'marshals."
"Tho reports of drunkenness among the
deputies concerned thoso employed by tho
railroad companies. They woro the same
stars our men did. Tho companies wanted
them to rido on trains, protect mail and em
ployes. Tho men selected by the railroad
companies bad no instructions from our
Governor Altgeld has been investigating
tho stato or affairs at Pullman, having mado
a personal visit thero. He has ad
dressed a letter to Mr. Pullman, in
which ho says he examined Into
tho conditions in the town, going into the
kitchens nnd oven Into tho bedrooms of dome
of the fnmilics. Thoso to whom wurk was
refused aro entirely destituto, and the
relief committeo has exhausted its re
sources. Four-fifths of tho people in
distress nro women and children,
and in view of tho facts the Governor sug
gests to Mr. rullman that his company can
not nfford to havo an appeal made to tho gen
oral public to savo tho lives of its old em
ployes. Pullman declined to do anything and Gov
ernor Altgeld to-day issued n proclamation
calling upon the people to come to the relief
of tbo destituto.
Dnughtcrs of Liberty Convention.
Brooklyn, Aug. 21. Tho Daughters of
Liberty began their seventh annual conven
tion this afternoon in this city. Over 300
delegates wero present. and they
handed in their credentials to Na
tional Secrotnry Staples, of Water
bury, Conn. National Counsellor Goorgo
Kepple. of Pittsburg, presided and mado an
address of welcome to tho delegates. The
convention will probably last threo days, dur
ing which patriotio topics will bo discussed
and matters relating to tho association or
order will bo legislated upon.
Spa in nnd the New Tariff.
Madrid, Aug. 21. El Nacional to-day de
clares that tho moment tho new United States
tariff, by which Cuban sugar is handicapped
40 per cent., is enforced tin minister of tho
colonies. Senc Becerra. proposes to ask tbo
Spanish government to denounce tbo existing
treaty between Spain and tho United States
in regard to Cuba. El Nacional continues:
"This is tbo only way to put matters on a fair
footing with tho United States, which counts
Is monopolizing Cuban trade to tho disad
vantage of tho colony."
Norfolk ana Washinston Steamboat Co.
By Daylight Down the Potomac River
and Cliesapenkc Bay to .Norfolk.
By roquost tho steamer Norfolk willleavo
the company's wharf, foot of Seventh street, oa
Monday morning, August tho 27th, at 6:43 sharp
for Norfolk, arriving there at 6.30 p. m. samo
day. This steamer loaves Norfolk Immediately
after arrival and arrives In Washington next
morning at 7 a. m.
Fare for the round trip S3. This will bo one
of tho most delightful trips of the soason, as it
affords a lino view by daylight of the scenery on
the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. Pas
songers havo the privilege of stopping over at
Norfolk until next evoning if desired or con re
turn samo evening without loavlnjr steamer.
AMERICANS FOR AMERICA.
Sentiment Enunciated by Archbishop
viiatte at the Polish Church Convention.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 21. Tho first con
vention of tho Polish National Church of
America convened at 9 o'clock this morning
in Father Kolaszowski's church in Nowburg.
The scceders from tho regular church were of
such numbers as to fill tbo large ball and
much enthusiasm prevailed.
At 9 o'clock high moss was celebrated by
Archbishop Vilatto. who was surrounded by
tho priests In attendance. An open mass
meeting lasting until 1 o'clook in tho after
noon was hold beforo tho convention came to
order. There wero a number of addresses In
tho Polish language. Father Kolaszowski ex
plained why the convention was called, say
ing it was for unity in tho American Catholic
Church. Archbishop Vllatte followed with a
short address in English. Ho asked tho peo
ple to be steadfast in their Delief.
"Wo should be Americans for America and
not for tho Roman Catholic Church," he said.
"Our Church is founded on American princi
ples and American power."
The election of a president then took up
some time, tho archbishop being unanimously
chosen to fill that position. The convention
then adjourned till 2 p. m.
VANTS TO BE INVESTIGATED.
Maj'or Blec, of Cleveland, Win Not Rest
Quiet Under Chnrgcs.
Cleveland. Ohio, Aug. 21. An investiga
tion of the affairs of tbo city, including entire
workings of the police and fire departments,
bos been derannded by Mayor Bleo a3 a re
sult of charges against himself and cabinet
and last night's meeting of tho city council.
Ho wants the directors tried by a tribunal of
responsible men, and ho is himself ready to
answer for his every official action since the
day he became mayor of Cleveland.
"Wo have been charged with Incompe
tency, extravagance and downrlcrht hishon
esty by Councilman McKisson and hi3 fellow
Republicans." said Elee. "There Is not one
word of truth in the charges, but it makes
me mad to think tbat for tho Pake of politics
tho administration shonld be credited with
wrong-doing. I demand an investigation of
the charges, from tbat o! bribery down to the
other allegations of extravagance and incom
petency. I want tho investigating commit
tee composed entirely of Republican members
of the council, and I want that man McKisson
to act as chairman. The sooner tho Investi
gation comes, the better.
ALTGELD VILL CALL FOR AID.
Thousands of Pullman Families Suffering
for the Necessaries of Life.
Chicago, Aug. 21. "I can do little my
self," said Gov. Altgeld to-day, "and if any
thing considerable were to be done the money
would have to come out of tho government's
financial reserves. I migbt coaveno the legis
lature for tho purpose of making an appro
priation or I might make an appeal to tho
poople of the State. I think wo havo gone to
the bottom of things now. and can proceed
intelligently until It remains to be seen what
will be done."
The Governor said these words at tho close
of a conference with tho committee respecting
tbo Pullman strikers. At the invitation of
the Governor the committee met at hi3 office
to give him Information regarding the starv
ing strikers. Ho was told tbat 2,436 families
have been helped since the beginning of the
strike, and that about $2,600 bad been given
the rolief committee, all of which had been,
Gov. Altgeld will to-night issno a procla
mation setting forth tho pitiable condition of
tho strikers and calling for aid.
RIVER ON FIRE.
Thousands of Barrels of Burning Oil Ig
nited by Lightning Floated Down.
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 2L A terrific
olectric storm raged hero about l o'cloek this
morning. The Western Union wires were
fused, nnd for several hours the city was cut
off from communication with tho outsido
During the storm lightning struck the
warehouse of tho Standard Oil Company,
situated on tiio river front, and set it on lire.
There was about 2,000 barrels of oil in the
warehouse and not one was saved. The
warehouse, which had been recently com
pleted, and the pier wero also totally de
stroyed. After heeoming ignited many of the barrels
of oil rolled into tbo river and floated past
tho city in flames, causing no little danger to
shipping. At intervals the barrels would ex
plode with a tremendous report,that awakened
evory person within flvo miles of the scene.
Tho total loss is placed at $20,000, with no
OTHERS KNOYJ MORE THAN HE.
Col. Wasson Uas Not Heard That the
.Mikado Wants His Services.
Sr. Louis. Mo., Aug. 21. In response to
inquiries by telegraph directed to Major J. R.
Wasson at Sedalla, Mo., that gentleman to
day returned a denial that he has as yet re
ceived even nn intimation that his services
are desired by tho Japanrse Mikado In tho
present Cblna-Japanese war. Ho states that
he does not understand how tho story tele
graphed to-dny from Riverside. Cal., could
have originated, as he has sent no such letter
as the dispatch says has been received in that
She Was Nailed to a Tree.
London, Ky., Aug. 21. A most atrocious
crime is reported from Gooso Creek In
Clay county. A dissolute woman, whose
namo is not given, was nailed
to a treo, her hands and feet be
ing pierced by nails. Sbo was almost
dead when found, but it Is now thought she
will recover. The perpetrators aro said to bo
women of like character. Tho locality is
many miles from a telegraph ofilco and
neither confirmation, denial nor details can
In the Field of Politics.
The Populists of tho Tenth Georgia district
have nominated Thomas E. Watson for Con
gress. The ropullst Congressional convention of
the Sixth Tennessee district has nominated J.
R. O. Crump has been nominated for Con
gress by the Republicans of tho Tenth Michi
Congressman Dave Meyer has beon renom
inated by tho Republicans of tho Second Ne
The Democrats of the Third California
Congressional district have renominated Con
gressman Warren B. English.
In the Democratic primaries of the Ninth
Congressional district of Alabama, Oscar W.
Underwood, of Birmingham, has defeated
Congressman Lewis Turpin.
Tho Republican Stato convention of Dela
woro met yesterday at Dover, warmly in
dorsed Senator HIggins.and nominated Joshua
H. Marvin for Governor and Rev. Jonathan
Willis for Congress.
At tho First Congressional district conven
tion of West Virginia, held at Clarksburg
yesterday, James A. Howard was nomi
nated on the second ballot in place
of Congressman Pendleton. Howard
is tho prosecuting attorney at Wheel
ing, W. Vn., Is a member ot the Elks,
and is expected to make a livoly race. His
opponent will bo Capr. B. B. Dovener, Re
publican, who is also ono of tho Elks. Tho
contest between the two nominees will be in
teresting, with chances In favor ot Howard.
LEAGUE OF WORKERS TRUE
Eight Hundred Epworthians March
to Washington Groye.
GREAT CAMP-MEETING OPENED
Charming Scenes of Eural Beauty Enhanced
by Art Impressive Song Services Inter
spersed with Eloquent Addresses Maci
Enthusiasm Manifested on AH Sides.
We're a League of workers true, 600,000 strong.
Soon 600,000 moro will swell our triumph, son;.
Sworn to battle for the right to fight against tn
WWIe tve are marching to Canaan.
Tbat wi one of the stanzas of a chant joy
ous and inspiring, wnlch some 700 or SOO Ep
worth Leaguers sang as they marched up the
broadway ot Washington Grove shortly.beforq
8 o'clock last evening.
On all sides were signs of tha enthusiastio
greetings and welcome of tho residents of
Washington Grove. The Leaguers marched
through alanool soft lights and shadows
from innumerable Japanese lanterns and
waxen tapers. All tho inhabitants turned out
to listen to the rallying song of the League
which has for Its air tho melody ot the old
martial strain, "Marching Through Georgia."
Upon their arrival at the Tabernacle the
Leaguers beheld a theatrically religion
scena not often witnessed. The Taber
naele wa3 one mass of silken bunting
nnd wild flowers arranged in charm
ing and artistic profusion. Tho choir
wr3 seated beck of a Moorish railing, ogainsfe
which wero banked innumerable early fail
wild nowers, Including a great mas3 ot golden
rod. From the ceiling hung several gilt
cages, in which were mocking and canary
birds, that frequently nlmost interrupted
the ceremonies with their song and trills.
The choir of pretty piris in their summer
gowns and youths in dark suits made a pic
Tho services, which were begun shortly be
fore S o'clock, were ot the most impressive
and interesting character. Tha programmo
had been carefully prepared and was carried
out to the letter. It was as follows:
Procoiaionel Our Rallying Sonj
Scripture reading and prayer.
Hot. Robert M. Moors
Pastor Kensington M. K. Church.
Charas "Great Soarea of Btus and of
Love,. District League Choir
Mr. J. W. Dyre, leader.
"Tho League anil the Head". -.Mr. L. L. Bennett
Solo Mis Gertrude Dans
"The Leame aad the Hand"
Jirs. SDiaa t. wnfr-tocl
Metropolitan. Chapter. 1
Singing -.Congregation 1
Mne i.esgue ana tne uearv
Rev v". W. Van Arsd&Ie
Fifteenth Street Chapter.
Chorus "God Ja My Salvation"
District League (. hour
Consecration and revival service
Conducted by Her. L B. Wilson, D. D.
After tho rallying song the hymn sung by
the congregation was tbA familiar "Ail Hail
te Power ot Jeans Name." and thoy sang it
with a vim. Their leader. J. W. Dyre. brought
ia th Epworth League banner with tha
words "Loot up. lift up" thereon, and it was
annonacedthatthoKev. Dr. Lacy Bites had
been elected chairman. He made a graceful
littlo speech sod the choir sang without a
hitch the chorus "Great Source of Being and
The feature of the remainder of the pro
gramme was tha address of Mrs. Emma M.
Wharton, of the Metropolitan Chapter- MI53
Wharton Is an active league-worker, and her
duties carry her often to the numberless suf
ferers in Washlncton's great hospitals. Sba
pictured with vivid and picturesque language
the good that a gentle, Christian woman con id
do among the sick and dying, and save with.
modesty some of her own experiences.
SUCCESS OF THE X.ZAGITE.
Dr. Van Arsdaleabo delivered a brilliant
address, and gave a history of the remarkable
success of tho league.
The consecration and revival service con
ducted by Dr. Wilson brought out many
audible oomments from the assembled Metho
dists. There were many prominent person
ages present, including the Bev. Drs.
C. L. Pate, and Brlant, of North Capill
Church; J. X. Sparrow, of the Twelfth
street Church; C. McCarthy, of the Metro
politan Church; J. Henry Wilson. Thomas
Woodward, T. W. Talmadge, B. M. Tilbon,
Mr. M. D. Peck. Alfred Woodward and wife.
A. R. Woodward, H. X. Strong and wife, J.
W. Davall and wife, P. H. Stineaaetr, Capt.
Blpley nnd wife, Archibald Jones and wife.
Frank Wilson. Dr. Eachel Houghton and
wife, J. W. Bovie and wife, Jesse H. Wilson
and wife, and J. W. Palmer and wif.
After the meeting the leaguers, including;
a delegation ot sixty from Galthersburg.
marched, back to the depot re peating their
rallying song. They arrived in this city
shortly after 11 o'clock. Tha rally of tha
leaguers at Washington Grove inaugurates
the ten days camp-meeting. The grovo is
crowded with visitors and this season
promises to develop the most successful camp
meeting over held there.
1 262 Roll Calls and o Choice.
Dallas. Tex., Aug. 21. The Sixth district
Democratic convention, adjourned front
Corsicana, met here to-day. At the adjourn
ment tho l,262d roll eall had been reached
without a break In th vote, whieh wa3 as
follows: Burkn, 37; Poindextex, 32; Abbott,
12, and Hardy, 18.
Crimes and Casualties.
Sixty ot tho largest business houses of
Beeville, Tex., wero burned Monday night.
Beuben H. Walters, aged flfty-flve, of Bead
ing, Pa., yesterday killed hi1? wifo and thea
himself, jealousy being tho motive.
The Big Four freight depot at Cincinnati,
the government bonded warehouse, and other
adjoining buildings wero destroyed by flra
last evening. Loss from 530.000 "to S500.000.
Threo firemen were badly hurt by foiling
Bnpbacl de Pedro nnd Dominlck Paschelle,
the latter a blind man, were convicted in tha
United States district court of Philadelphia
yesterday of passing counterfeit money and
sentenced to flvo and four years imprison
Edward Saxson, a desperate eolored crim
inal of Philadelphia, was killed yesterday by
Constable Day at Yeadon. a suburb, while re
sisting nrrest. but not betoro having plunged
his knife into Day's baek, inflicting a wound
which may provo fatal.
Harry Clabaugh. ledger clerk in tho sus
pended" Second National Bank of Altoona,
Pa., was arrested yestorday on information
of Chief Bonk Examiner Coffin, for altcriue
figures in the general ledger or tho bank, for
tho purpose of deceiving Bonk Examiner Mil
ler last January, and at other times.
Tho bodies of a man, named De Meurius,
nnd a woman, named Julia Fournier, were
found in Central Fork, New York, yesterday
morning, tho man bing shot through the
head and the woman through the breast. Ia
one of tho man's pockets was found anews
paper clipping concerning a recent letter by
Bobert G. Ingersoll oa the right to commit;