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WASHTN"aTOs D. C, FRIDAY MOBNHJT&, AUG-UST 31, 1S94.
!LL FOR PRIZE
Crack Divisions of the Knights of
Pythias in Competition
SUPREME LODGE ELECTION
Walter B. Ritchie Chosen to Succeed
Supreme Chancellor Blacluvell.
EVOLUTIONS OP THE CAVALRY
Concert, Promenade, and Dance Given to the
Bnights at Convention Hall Pythians
Kot Allowed to Parade Through the Capi
tol Grounds Pythian Sisterhood Election
Quiet Times in Camp George Washington
Mrs. Carlisle Visited the Kentnckians
Sick Men in the Hospital Magnificent
Pnneral of the Eemains o? Past Supreme
Chancellor Shaw at Ban Claire.
There was but ono unpleasant feature In ths
second day's competitive drills. Instead of be
ginning at 8 o'clock, tho first company did not
appear on tho field until forty minutes post tho
hour Tbe dlay was caused by a misi id or
standing of the order for a carriage for Liout
Kennan, one of the Judges.
l.ieuls. " oodward and French were on time,
and at 8 o'clock two uniformed divisions had re
ported at the Baseball Park, ready for business.
1 hoy -were Mystic, No. IS. of Girard, Kan., and
illiamsport. No. 19. of Willlamsport, Fa. In a
few moments the grand stand was occupied by a
number of ladies and the bleachers began to bo
filled by Knights in fatigue uniform who were
liot entered in tho competition. But still ho
Judges came not, and the men from the Sun
flower and Koystoue States grew impatient whllo
waiting to take the field. Col. Travis, of Gen
I amahau's staff, reported at 8:45, and brought
with bim the score sheets to be used by the
judges in marking the movements. CoL J. W.
iiafd, of Texas, also of Gen Camahan's stall,
came upon the field a few momonts later, ready
tc assist Col Travis.
C apt. M. T. Bu&sell, of Mystic, became nervous
and worried as the timo passed and all tho
judges failed to appear: Lieuts. French and
oodward wore on hand, ready for work, but
Lieut. Kernan bad not appeared. During the
interval of waiting Capt Bussell formed bia
men in front of the grand stand and put them
through tfie manual of swords and several of
the foot movements.
1 lllianisport Division, which followed Mystic
T)i i-iou in the competition, were also on the
fir d anxious to show their prowess in a tactical
1 uiHliy Lieut. Kennan arrived and the drill
began. Mystn Division look the field. They are
the present champions, and judging from the
stl of drill they put up yetterday tho first
p! ijw will agti won by the Knights from the
unnowrr stue. Their movements seemed
a- nearly terie.i as p&rfrible and brought them
cheers Iroin tiie bleachers and grand Maud.
ilu- second ,toniMtiiv to appear was Williams
r , No IB, from WtlHaiHhport, Pa.. -under eom
Mat.d of . apt. A ii. tnber. Thoir inspection
vmt- mpfirfnt nndlbnir drill no better. Jt wa6
ih !) efPXluhitMHi yet smi in tho coinpeti-
o! i he meti woJi'UW bo unable to dross and
fK i m-.v-.iuiiit trre very raggel
i . it V. il in in oopwr and twenty-four mem-
1 (. .it r .itMtt lMrWon. No. 5. of Albany,
i'jI infill drilling at 10:40. and their move-
i rw w p' '- and sharp, notwitlistanding
-i a 'i thnt n number of their men went upon
- . fl urnler serious difficulties. One was re-
i if-aldf-d trjm the waist downward, nn-
t w;.t dUfn uoh by a botse, and a third was
i mp f r m nn ncots atuick of quinsy. Their
. ; nn-Hfc wert almost perfect, and in fifteen
. in..te laft. Cooper marched his men from
L' i.. Id. blocking the record for quick time.
VARIES THE MONOTOJ.T.
liiu Inr th drill of New Albany Division toot
jii' i hots ws lierd and five open carriages
j i. n. in? the members of Hastings Division,
Iv .'. of HusUutcs, Mich., went down into center
1 1 . !:eaded by an Immense tally bo coach. The
1 "rt-s were dressed with plumes and blanketed
i .-ii iiauurtu vu wtoicfa wore printed the name of
tr. .inifcioti The IiUncs men watched with
r. tense interest tu drill of Capt. Cooper's
Indianapolis Division, No. 55, Capt H. 3.
Tilth, entered the field beaded by a brass band
t in nig "Marching Through Georgia " Their
dnh was generally good and Capt Smith created
a"ne impression by bis precise movements and
sharp commands. By skillful maneuvering he
-nueht his team to a deploy line on the left
f t Id foul line, giving bis division a good index to
'rul from. The spectators recognized that
i lever move and heartily cheered the popular
captain. At the conclusion of his drill Capt
smith was gieu a beautiful floral harp, the
'resent of his Iloosier f rionds.
i hrre was a brief intermission In order to al-
2 w the judges to partake of lunch and then
Austin Division, No. 34, of New Amsterdam, N.
5. , commanded by Capt D. E. Vunk, marched
our and completed tho manual in fourteen min
t.tes. Barring beveral errors their drill was
fair It was 12:12 p. m. when Capt A. D. Xtis
lern and forty members of Hastings Division,
N 3, of Michigan, appoarod. Judging from
the applause they received the ox-champions
were evidently primo favorites with tho crowd.
Their movements were cheered ropcatodly and
Lardly an individual error was noticeable. The
eword exercise executed just behind second base
was exceptionally fine and performed with re
markable snap. The drill was completed in
sevenieen minutes and Hastings left the field
amid the cheers of their friends.
After this there was an intermission until 1:45
when Louisville Divinton, No. 1, of Louisville,
Ky , Capt T. W. Keccius, came upon the field.
Their movements wore goneraUy f air, but some
of the men appeared slightly nervous and forgot
bow to execute the caplnin's orders.
The last division was Yellow Crow, Iso. 85, of
Alliance, Ohio, with Cap', Charles Miem, jr.. In
command. They wore last but not least, and
tUeir execution of tbe manual was exceptionally
fine Everyman was straight s an arrow, and
when thoy retired wore heartily applauded by
the occupants of the bleachers and grandstand.
Tho drills will be concludod to-day. and tho
prizes awarded at 5 o'clock to-morrow afternoon
o& the White Lot
AVON jr tjte noosiEDB. -
The competitive battalion drill on the TVhlte
Lot yesterday afternoon for n. prize of SJOO,
which it was expected would be participated in
by several battalions from Indiana, New York,
and other States, was won by tho Indianlans with
bands down, all othors bating withdrawn from
the contest before tho hour appointed for tho
drill to begin. Notwithstanding this tho In
dianlans drilled with tho same care and pre
cision that they would bave oxeroised bad they
bcn confronted with tho sharpest sort of compe
tition, aud they worthily upheld the honors be
stowed on them at KausnsCity, whore thoy also
won a prise of WOO.
Those who participated wero Division 48, Capt
1LC Caster, Lieut .1 A. Trlncc, Herald Frodor
1 k Miller, 5f, Capt H. It. Smith, Liout George
1 Keeves. Herald E L. Strong; 2, Capt. Charles
James, Lieut. Thomas Wysong, Herald IL G.
fechweinoberger, all of Indianapolis, and 47,
C apt J. fi. Darnell, Lieut H. X. Thompson,
Herald Guy Schultz. of Lebanon. Ind. Each
division consist od of 29 mon, tho whole forming
a battalion undor command of CoL "W. X. Has
kell The other staff officers woro present, but In
R'-xrdanee with the new army regulations,
which are about to be adopted by the Uniform
2ank, did not join in tho o volutions. Thpy wero
Lieut -CoL V. W. Skiff, Adjutant Thomas Win
torrowd. Surgeon Dr. F. W. Earp, Assistant
Surgeon Dr. A. P Fitch, Quartermaster Capt
"VV L. Smith, Commissary Capt T. P. Webb,
Sergt. Major Dom. Call. The music was by the
hlteland. Ind.. band, numbering twenty-two
pieces, under Drum Major W. D. Kudy.
Tbe judges of the drill wore Capt "Waiter
Howe. Lieutonauts V. S. Alexander and H. H.
"Whitney, allot the 4th Unitod States artillery.
These offleors were mounted nnd they closely
followed tho Knights and critically scanned
every evolution made.
At the close of the drill CoL Haskell was com
plimented by Capt Howe upon the excellent
showing made by his men.
Tbe appearance of the jaen was perfect The
formation of the varioua columns was excellent,
and but few individual errors were noted. In
division wheeling the work was particularly
good. The battalllon was also deployed for
sword exercise in open field, aud tho movement
was executed with remarkable precision. There
were bu t few persons present, which is attr'b
uted doultloss to the fact that many thought the
drill was to take place on the basoball grounds.
CAVALRY AT FORT .MYER.
Only tho St. Joe Hussars Drilled and Thoy
Had n Hard Time of It.
Tho long expected and much talked of cavalry
drill of the Knights of Pythias came off on tho
parade grounds at Fort llyer yesterday after
noon. Until a day or two ago it was thought
that tho competition between the cavalry troops
of the Knights would be ono of tho most inter
estlng and exciting events of the encampment
Companies from Syracuse, Chicago, and St.
Joseph wero expectod to take part nnd compote
for the $800 prize offored by the District Knights,
but Wednesday night the Syracuse and Chicago
troops backed out, and the field was left to the
St Joseph Hussars, who, of course, had a walk
over for tho prize.
Tho fet Joo boys put up a very good bluff upon
their arrival in town. '1 hey spread it far and
wide that they hitd beon drilling evary day for
over sixty days, and that there simply wasn't
any other troop "In it" with them. This asser
tion went the rounds of the camp, and tbe Syra
cuse boys decided they had better stay out of
tho race if tho St Joseph boys were so perfect
When thoy learn tbe result of the walkover
they are vory likely to regret their decision, for
tho St Joseph boys failed to do themselves
proud, although they looked pretty.
Two o'clock was the hour set for the drill, and
at that timo the twenty-four Knight-troopors
and their officers were promptly on hand.
USED TBOOP X'a IIOBPES.
They formed in twos in the road nnd marched
Into the stable yrd, where a sufficient number
of horses belong to Troop K (colored), Ninth
Cavalry, awaited ihem. At the head of each
horse stood the negro trooper that ordinarily
puts the animals through bis paces in tho regu
lar drills. Many of tho animals have been
trainod to do as many tricks as a circus horse.
They aro, too, as a rule, spirited and mottled.
The negroes did not look particularly well
pleased at the idea of having strangers on them.
There was, however, no help for It, ns tho ordor
to furnish tho Knights with horses bad como
direct from the commanding o nicer.
CaptW. B. Brinkerholl was in command of tho
Knights, and his two superior officers were
Lieut II. O. Dye and Second Lieut D. Ayres.
Lleuts. JohnF.K. Landls.of the First Troop, and
J. "W. Benton nnd William Perry, of tho t'uitod
States Army, wero assigned by tho government
as judges. After Capt ilrinkorhoff had counted
bis men, the order was given to mount This was
a very oasy order to give, but it was another
thing to carry out
"Whoa!" yelled the Pythlans.flrst individually,
then as n body. The troop animals paid about
as much attention to the "Whoa!" as thoy
would to the chirp of a grasshopper. One
Knight who got on his horse with thenirot a
general was almost as quicKly shot backward to
tho ground. It was caused directly by the roar
ing ot the animal but indirectly was produced
by a colored trooper, who gavo the horse a sig
nificant nudge in the side just as tho Pythian
put foot in stirrups.
couldn't set ox his dorse.
Trooper No. 4, of the Knights, was unable to
got on one horse at all, nlthonghhe had the as
sistance of two colored regulars. When he finally
mounted anotnor horse bo looked like a man
who had a bad attack of fever and ague.
Many of the United States troopers were
standing by, watching the experlments.and their
faces were pictures that would have sent a car
toonist into convulsions. Finally all the troop
ers got upon the parade ground without accident
and the drill began in earnest
It was gone through after a raanner,and after
it was over it was amusing to hear the com
ments of the army officers. They wero sup
losed to have taken the score by errors on a
basis of ten.
"How do you stand!" asked ono lieutenant of
"I've got o, column of errors," was the re
sponse. "Oh. no, it isn't as bad as that, is it?"
"See what yon have, then"
"Five, seven, four. Lord bless my soul! it Is
"How many have you got against Capt Brin
kerhoU on tho way be left the ground?" asked
Lieut S. Perry
'Five points," answered Liout Benton.
"I've only four." was Lieut Perry's response.
Tho lieutouants looked nt each other with dire
consternation in their faces, and went into ex
ecutive session to try and settle on a score that
would leave a fow marks to tho credit of tho
The drill lasted less than forty minutes, and it
was n very much relieved set of Knights that
descended from the prancing steeds.
"I wonder how the Major liked thai?" asked
one Knight, proudly, of a United States trooper
"Who the duco Is tbe Major" asked the trooper.
"The man that commands the fort"
"Oh, you caj the brlgadlor general a major.
It's nieself that would like to hear you tell him
thnt He would court-martial you, bljabers,
even If ye is a citizen."
But the St Joo boys won tho prize.
SUPREME LODGE ELECTION.
Walter B. Hitchio Chosen to Succeed
Supreme Chancellor BInckwclI.
Officers of the Supreme Lodge, K. of P., for tho
next two years, wero electod yesterday. Tho
following wero chosen: Supreme chancellor,
Walter B. Ritchie, of Ohio; supreme vice chan
cellor, Philip T. Colgrove, of Michigan; supremo
prelate, Albert Stclnghart; supremo master of
exchequer, Thomas G. Sample; supreme keeper
of rocords and soals, R. L. C White, of Nashville,
Teun.; supremo master-at-arms, A. B. Gardiner,
of New York; supreme inner guard, James Moul
son, of New Brunswick; supremo outer guard,
John W Thompson, of Washington, I). C, and
president board of control, John A. llinsey, of
It was stated in an afternoon paper yesterday
that the fcupremo Lodge committee, to whm tho
question was referred, hud decided to report
against the admission of bur-tendors and saloon
keopers in iuturo to the order. An effort was
made last night to ascertain whether or nor that
stntomont is correct, but no one cculd bo found
who was prepared to talk authoritatively.
A membor of the Supremo Lodge was seen, but
he declined to allow his name to bo usod. He
stated that there would, in his opinion, be no
decision adverse to the liquor men. Others of
the Knights wero more outspoken in their opin
ions. They declared that the alleged fight on
the liquor question was a myth.
"Why," said Mr. Louis B. Van Nuys, of Peoria,
I1L, "out of twenty of us that came here at least
six aro in the liquor business. They aro nil
good, honest fellows that stand well in
tho lodge, and it would be absurd to talk
about expelling them. They put up a
goodly part of the money thnt keeps
us on a sound financial basis. They aro nil mon
that stand well in the community and it would
be disastrous to put them out A good man is a
good man overywhero unless ho is a gambler or
Three other Knights from Pekln, I1L, a town
not far from Peoria, voiced Mr. Van Nuys' s entl
ments. They all agreed that the idea of expell
ing liquor dealers or denying them admission
The supreme chancellor has received tho fol
lowing communication, which, explains Itself,
from Mrs. Emma F. Shelton, secretary of tho
W C. T. lT.:
"Haling seen by tho city press that your or
ganization in Its supromo body is to consider tho
question of admission of saloon-koepors, bnr
tenders, gamblers, and men of like occupation
to your ranks, we, tho A Oman's Christian Tem
perance Union of the District of Columbia, de
sire to express our interest in this question and
our earnest hopo that you may decide this mat
ter to tho exclusion of such persons from your
organization, and wo do this, not from any un
kind feeling toward these men personally, but
because wo rejoico whenever tho voico of auy
organization Is raised against a traffic which
tends only to degrado humanity and lower the
tone of society. "Wo ,thorefore'hopo your Su
preme Lodge, representing a half million Ameri
can citizens, will take such action as will show
your disapproval of the liquor traffic."
Tho question as to whethc: certain lodges will
bo allowed to use the ritual as translated into
Gorman was considered yesterday beforo tho
committoe of fivo appointed for that purpose.
The report of tho committee will nr,t bo mado
boforo to-morrow. Members from Wisconsin
nnd other "Western States having a largo Gor
mau population nro vigorously opposing tho
move to do away with tho German ritual, but it
is not believed that their efforts wiU bo suc
WORK. OF PYTHIAN SISTERS.
Supreme Chancellor's Report Read Elec
tion of Officers to Occur To-day.
At tho meeting of the Pythian Sisterhood
yesterday the report of tho supreme chancellor
was read and accepted and the committee work
on all reports was flnlshod. The petition to ad
mit subordinate sisters to tho grand assembly of
llalno noxt year was read and granted.
Tho election of officers will be the first thing
(Continued on second page.
HE WAS HOT THE ONLY ONE
Nellie Neustrettcr Had Scores of Lov
ers Before She Met Vanderbilt.
CHANGED THEM LIKE GLOVES
Her Eapid Career from Early Girlhood on
the Pacific Coast None hut Wealthy
22 Men Snited the Expensive Tastes of the
Beautiful Siren and She Gathered Thorn In.
San FiUNCisco.CaL.Auc.SO. Tho newB that Nel
lie Neustretter, orNoustadtter, as she spoiled her
name here, was a San Francisco woman has
greatly aroused the interest in Mr. Vandorbllt's
love affairs. Tho people with whom sho usod to
associate while hero say she Is a thoroughbred
and is fully capablo of leading Mr. Vanderbilt ns
lively a paco as ho may desiro and his wealth
Justify. Her faculty for spending monoyls re
garded as remarkable, even in this city of lib
eral ideas and the fast sot of ban Francisco
could not keep up with hor. Nellie dazzled
thorn with her splendor until hor money gavo
out and then she went East for more.
According to a story printed in a local paper,
after her roturn to Eurekn, Nev., from Mills
Seminary, hor beauty, and dashing manner
captured the little town, nnd nlso tbe heart of
Frank Mills, a nephow of D. O. Mills. Young
Mills was vory devoted in his attentions, and in
order to stop the affair, Nollio's parents sent
her to San Francisco. She was then 18 years old
and seemed to caro for nothing
but to have a good time. Already
her tastes wero expensive and she showored her
favors on anybody who bad the wealth and in
clination to cntor to her pleasures. lp to 1684,
ns far as was known, Nellie's heart was wholo,
but in that year sho became smitten with Henry
Neustadttor who was popularly known as
"Judy" on account of this noso, which was n
standing reminiscence of the old timo Punch
and Judy show.
IIKK BRIEF SIAnniED I.irE.
B. F. Cohen, Nellio's father, was delighted
when she showed her preforenco for Noustadt
ter, who was then, as now, the agent of a well
known brand of cigars, was not in affluent cir
cumstances, but was making a good Income,
and when ho finally married Nellie, after a
couple months' courtship, he set up a nlco little
establishment on Sutter street botween Taylor
It was in 1684 when Nellie Cohen changed her
name at the altar and all went well for n. little
while. Business called her husband to Portlnnd,
and they, therefore, removed there, and alter
nated betwoin that city aud San Francisco until
1837. A fow months beforo tho close of that
year events began to mould themselves for an
Important epoch in her life.
Nellie was. In ono senso of tho word, "going to
the dogs." She dressed expensively, woro good
Jowelry, and in many ways showed sho s
handling plenty of money, far too much, in fact,
for what sho qould get from hor husband. To
those on tho insldo though, this was no mys
tery. Noustndttor's business kept him
on the road a good doal of the timo
and while he was away she was enjoy
ing herself to hor heart's content.
Many n timo she has sat down to dinner and
supper at swell resorts with choice spirits like
Portor Ashe, Frod "WoDstor, Tom Williams and
Harry Neouvo, and she mado hor reputation ns
a thoroughbred. She, howovor, managod to fool
berhusbaud, and he did not know anything was
wrong until one day sho told him she was going
to Now York to visit sonio of hor relatives, and
away she went
ON TIIE DOWNWARD EOAD.
After hor arrival in Gotham strong stories
came to her husband's oars. He learned that
her trip to Now York was made in company with
a crowd,"ono member of which was tho cele
brated Laura Edelman, of Los Angolos. Laura
bad a rocord of her own. She was ono of
the most beautiful women in Southern California
but tho moral traces could not hold her, and one
day she let overyono know she had kicked them
over by deserting husband and child. Sho dis
tinguished herself, too, shortly boforo her de
parture by riding to tho courthouse in brend
daylight, shooting at a mnn who, it was after
wards learned, had jilted her.
Nellie was therefore in pretty shady company
with Laura Edelman for a partner, at least Nou
stadtter thought so, and ho began a close Inves
tigation. He found his fonrs were more- thnn
realized. He made ono final effort to got back
his happlness. Ho wrote to his wife nnd said:J
"Como back and nil will he lorglven." Hut his
request was unheeded, and realizing tho situa
tion, he applied for a divorco in tho California
courts andjgot it
rs'ellio was then loft to hor own devices. Sho
was so charming and such a good companion
that oven in the mighty firmament of New
York she shono with unusual brilliancy, and tho
good luck which had marked the opening of her
career stayed with her, for sho captured tho
heart of Mudobaker, tho millionaire carringo
man, and bo gave her n sumptuous flat, bought
her a carriage and horses, and gave hor serv
ants and all the money sho wanted.
Tn.WELI.ED LIKE A TIIINCESS.
In 16S9 he took her to Europe and sho travollod
like a Princess. Everything sho had was of tho
host, and when sho returned sho possessed a
wardrobo from Worth's and Jowolry thnt had
sparkled in the shops of tho loading houses of
Paris and London.
Nellie began to hanker, though, after hor old
home. In tho midst of all her gaiety, thoughts
of hor childhood in California, and hor parents,
who had meanwhile moved to San Francisco,
camo back to her with Buch irrcsistlblo magnet
ism that at last, in ISsO, sho packod
hor trunks and came West Sho took
rooms nt tho Falaco Hotel, dressed
magnificently and spont money liko wator. She
bunted up all her old acquaintances and thoy
talked of the gay times thoy had participated in
during tho eventful period. But money was
going out and none coming in, so Nollle had to
turn eastward ngain.
bho took with hor as a companion, Jesslo
Whiting, a very pretty girl from Oakland, and
shortly after they reached New York the news
camo to tho coast thai the two women had gono
on a trip to Europe. Even if tho news bad not
been received, their whereabouts would have
been known, for a fow months later a cablegram
came to the Associated Press stating that Nelllo
had been ejected from the Continental Hotel in
Pnria The hostelry in question Is ono of tho
swollost in Paris, and il appears thatNollie
created so much stir that all the other guests
threatened to leave unless she was expelled.
Sho would not go peaceably, so sho was thrown
out. From that timo up to a fow months ago
she was only heard from occasionally. Friends
visiting New York found her living in elegant
npartu.ent3 nnd with all tho luxuries of lifo nt
her command. Some ono apparently was lav
ishing lots of money on hor.
CONCEALED UEn SIN FB01T HER PARENTS.
To her parents sho wroto that sho was study
ing for tho stago and had beon promised an
engagement with the Frohman company. Sho
bad always carefully concoalo d from them that
sho was living a fast lifo.
Tho last communication rocoivod here from
her was in Mnrch last Sho said she wns about
to take a trip to Europe and that sho would re
turn nbout Septombor. "I will be in 'Frisco
about October, if nil goes well."
Sho did not know what was in store for her,
though. Tho meeting with Vanderbilt, of courto,
upset all her plans, and sho has doubtless
dropped all her othorndmlrersand is holding on
with both hands to thomulti-millionnlre.
Portland, Ore., Aue. SO. Nelllo Neustadtter,
tho woman who figures in the family troubles of
tho Vandorbllt's, was well known in this city
four or five years ago, and spent nbout fourteen
months botweon hero and f-an Francisco. The
number of mon of this city who have fallen moro
or less undor hor captivating influonco is legion,
and tho talk incident to hor connection with tho
Vnndorbilts' scandal awakens many sto
ries of her exploits. Every blood "of
fivo years ago in this city could give
volumes of unwritten history regarding tho
black-eyed beauty. While sho was living with
her husband sho became very intlmato with a
Mrs. Eddio Foy, tho wifo of a gnmblor of Spo
kane. Tho nature of this intimacy grow to bo of
a character of which tho husbands of both
women bcnmo cognizant, and which they fruit
lesslyattemptcd to break up. Foy, finding his
wife's affections estranged by tho wiles of tho
Neustadtter woman, committed suicide with
Ills Undo Cornelius Tiring Hard to Bring
About a Reconciliation.
New York, Aug. 30. There was somo change
to-day in tho talk about tho trouble in tho Will
iam K. Vanderbilt family. Mr. Vnndorbilt's
friends have refrained from Eaying much so far,
but thoy did not besltato to Bay to-day that
when tho truth was known he would be vindi
cated. So far as can be loarnod from statements
mado by friends intimate with tho Vanderbilt
family, thoir sympathies nro all with the hus
bnnd. Thoy hopo that tho matter will bo set
tled out of court It is not n quostlon of money.
Mr. Vnndorbilt is willing to give his wifo all the
money sho wants, but insists on retaining
charge of tho children.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, ns tho eldest son of the
lato William II., is assumed to bo the head of
family. His mother yields to his Judgment in
almost everything affecting the Vanderbilt
properties. Ho watches with almost paternal
caro the wandonngs of William IC Ever
since tho voyago of tue Vigilant was brought to
such an abrupt termination he has boon wor
ried. The first touch of domestic trouble lu the
Vandorbllt family was nbout to becoino public
property and ht seemed ponorless to prevent It
Boforo Cornolius Vnndorbilt went to Chicago
on Monday ho talked with several friends in
this city. Ho appeared to be very much wor
ried. Somo of bis associates advised him not to
go. but to allow Mr. Wobb, bin brothor-ln-law,
to ropresent the Vnndorbilt interests
nt tho Newell funornl. Thoro was a
good doal of telegraphing between the grand
central station and Bar Harbor. Mrs. William
H. and her youngest son, George, nro spending
tho summer there. Finally it was docidod that
Cornelius should go to Chicago and that William
K. should be nsked to como homo nt the earliest
opportunity to straighten things out
A TAMIL CONFERENCE.
When tho story of separation and probable
divorce was made public, Cornolius Vnnderallt
and Mr. Wobb ordered a spoclal train to bring
thorn back to this city. It arrived in tho Grand
Central station at 4.20 this afternoon. Those
who waited for it did not seo either
Mr. Vanderbilt or Mr. Wobb. Thoy wero both
taken off In tho "yards." which among the em
ployes at tho Grand Central Is supposed to rep
resent at territory anywhero between Forty
third street and Mott Haven.
Mr. Webb took another special train, which
left immediatoly tor his place in tho country.
His family had been tolographod for and wore
waiting for him on tho train. Mr. Vandorbllt
went to a drug store and telephoned to Thomas
L. James, nt tho Lincoln National Bank. Mr.
James is ono of tho confidential friends of the
His not known where Mr. Vandorbllt met
Gen. Jnmes. Lato this evening it was said at
Mr. Vandorbllt's house that ho had beon there,
but simply to leave word that ho expected to
leavo again at midnight on a spoclal train. At
tho house It was understood thnt his train wns
going to Bar Harbor. At tho Grand Central
depot tho employes said that the train was
made up for Newport.
Gen. James was seen, but ho bad nothing to
say for publication oxcept thnt ho oxpoctnd to
sail for Europe next Saturday. His departure,
he snid, bnd nothing whntovor to do with tho
quarrel in tho Vanderbilt family. He know
nothing about that Ho was simply going on a
vocation. A friend of the Vandorbllt family
said that William IC was not comiuc home right
nwny. He has been living in Paris since tho
Valiant party was suddonly broken up in Nice,
and was likely to remain there until he was
able to come homo with his children.
The only momuer of the Vnllant party who
could bo seen to-dny was Dr. Edward L. ICeyes,
who was Invited at Mrs Vanderbilt's request,
but Dr. Keyes declined to say why
ho had rotunied homo so unexpectedly.
It Is atsertod by friends of William
K. that ho was lu no way responsiblo
for the interruption in the. voyage of the Val
iant, but that circumstances mado it necessary
for him to oithor leavo the ship or got rid of
some of his guosts. He consulted friends, nnd
was advised to discontinue his voyage. Sines
that timo Mr. nnd Mrs. Vandorbllt had lived
B0LAN WHIPPED SIDD0NS.
Louisiana's Wonder No Match for the
Cincinnati Boy Holcombo Knocked
It was a pleasant evening for n bit of sport,
and nbout 350 sporting mon gnthorcd in a tent
at tbe Eureka Athletic Club grounds, across tho
river, last night to witness throe boxing bouts.
Tho first wns callod promptly at 0 o'clock and
McMnnus, white, of St Louis, and Charles Hol
combo, colored, of Washington, took their
plnces. Tho fat Louis boy led ropontedly, but
did no harm. Tho second round was oqually
tame, McM anus doing all the leading, but fall
In tho third tho colored man opened with a
couple of bard loft and right Jabs and landed on
McMnnus' nock. Five seconds were counted
and the round eudod in Holcombe's favor.
Tho fourth round opened with two left-hand
punches and n loft half-arm swing from Hol
combo, and McManus wns whipped. Ten sec
onds wero counted, but the whlto man failed to
Tho second set-to was between Lawrenco
White, of Pittsburg, nnd Ferd. Morris, of Wash
ington, for ten rounds. Morris was decidedly a
favorite in tho bottinir, many wagers of 3 to I
being placed. The mill pcned with a rattling
good round. Morris punched his mnn at will.
White was groggy at the close, nnd wns only
saved by tho gong. The second round evened
up matters. Both men landed hard and ofton,
and nt tho closo both wero winded.
In tho third White quit with a lot of punlsh
mont, claiming a foul, which was not allowod.
Although Morris won ho wns in poor form and
mado a rather slovenly fight.
The event of tho evoning was betwoen Jack
Bolan, of Cincinnati, and George Siddons, of
New Orleans. Bolnn tipped tho scales at 1 and
Siddons nt 123$. Siddons looked nil of fivo
pounds the heavier. Both nppenred to be In
good condition ns they stopped to tho center and
shook li nmls. In tho first round both sparred
for nn opening without a blow. In tho second
Bolan punched Siddons in the fnccnnd nock and
handled him as ho pleased. Bolan showed him
self in remarksbly fine form and as agilo as a
In the third Bolan did most of tho loading nnd
landed right nnd left Jnbs in Siddons' face. Tho
round closed with both men making heavy ex
changes. Fast fighting wns tho fcaturo in the
next roundnnd it closed docidodly in Bolan's
favor. In the fifth Siddons rallied and st-arted
in to mnko tho paco, but wns met by several
good straight punchos in tho face from Bolan's
right nnd loft. Bolnn wound it up with a tattoo
on Siddons' eyo and Jaw.
In tho sixth Bolan did nil tho loading. Sid
dons mndo ono or two trials nt left-hand swings,
but was cleverly stopped inoachinstanco. Quick
and hot was the seventh round. Siddons expe
rionced somo difficulty by reaBon of lack of
rosin on tho floor nnd slipped nnd foil twice.
He was hit each time by Bolan's left in tho
Tho eighth round was tame, both men spnr
rir 'orwlnd. Somo lively exchanges charac
tclizod the ninth with Bolnn getting tho best of
it. Siddons was hoard to say, "I wish I had that
fellow's legs." Bolnn landed at will nnd got
awny lightly from Siddons' attempts to swing.
Bolnn started tho tonth nt a B.ivngo rnto but
was cautioned not to lose his head and tnko un
necessary chances in tho finish. At tho closo
Itoferee Duffy awarded tho contest to Bolan.
Young Lochinonr In a Cab.
iOwxiNO Green, Ky., Aug. 30. Miss nattie
Hincs, of St. Louis, who has been a guest of
tho Moorhead House, eloped this evoning with
Hugh B. Wright, ono of tho city's wealthiest
young mon. Miss Hines' mother had kept her
daughtor confined In her room all day to pre
vont nn olopement, but on coming from stippor.
Miss Hines broko away from hor mothor, Jumped
into a cab in waiting, and tho pair were off at
bronkneck speed, the young lady being baro
headod. Tho mother followed on tho train to
intercept them nt Gallatin but failed to catch
them. Miss Hines is a daughter of W. H. Hines,
a wealthy stock dealer of St Louis.
Good People Go to Lynching.
Huntington, W. Va., Aug. 30. Much oxclto
ment prevailed in Lincoln county yestorday
ovor tho arrest of John P. Rlton, his son Elijah,
nnd Milton Gross, on the chargo of being accom
plices in tho killing of Albert Koyser, a promi
nent citizen, last Saturday. While tho mon
wore being guarded at tho house of Sheriff Ad
kius, a mob nppoarod to lynch them. Tho offi
cers freed tho three mon and told them to run
for thoir lives, and they did. Thoy are now hie
ing in tho mountains. Tho good people havo
taken tho law into their hands aud proposo to
stop the frequent assassinations in that county.
Cattlomen of Southwestern Toxns declare that
tho now tariff law will result in serious damage
to their interests.
Collector of Customs Frank T. Shaw, Doputy
Collector James A. Diflenbnugh, Appraiser
Lloyd Wilkinson, and several other Fedoral of
ficers in Baltimore havo decided to resign nt
once from tho Democratic State central commit
'tee in deference to President Cleveland's re
quest, although SonatorGorman roquostod them
The torpedo boat Ericcson passed quarantine!
atNewY'ork, at 10 a. in. yestorday, having mado
tho the inland passage from St Louis in twenty
Gov. McKinloy and his staff wero tendered a
grand ovation at Ironton, Ohio, yestorday, fully
7,000 people greeting his address to tho Society
of the Army of West Virginia,
WARM WORDS ABOUT DIXIE
Southern Development Convention Be
gins Its Deliberations.
HER PRAISES SINCERELY SUNG
Commissioner Boss Welcomed the Basinoss
Men B. H. "Warner's Letter Baised a
Hubbub Ho Spoka of "Loud-mouthed"
Populists Addres383 by Ahlo Speakers.
The first session of the Southern Development
convention was opened at Wlllard Hall yoster
day morning at 10 o'clock, Hon. Samuel Black
woll, of Alabama, presiding.
Judgo Blackwoll rapped for order promptly at
tbe hour designated, and Rev. E. B. Bagby,
chaplain of tho House of Representatives, offered
Tbe chairman Introduced Hon. John W. Ross,
president of the District Board of Commission
ers, who cordially welcomed tho assemblage,
and roforred to tho object of tho convention as
ono in which the Commissioners take a deep In
terest "Tho South is worthy of tho efforts being put
forth in its bohalf," aatd President Ross, "and I
otton wonder why tho ambitious young men of
the East have uot gone to the South instead of
the West. They would find there a high order of
civilization, schools, churches, and entire im
munity from tho dangers of frontier lifo."
President Boss expressed tho hope that the
proposed permanent exhibit would bo made na
tional instead of sectional. He thought it ought
not to be dovotud ontlreiy to the Southern in
dustries, but should bo representative of every
Boctlou, which sentiment was loudly applauded
by tho convention.
Chairman Blackwell responded to CoL Ross In
bohalf of tho convention. Tho South needs
both money and muscle, Judge Blackwell
thought, and possessing everything else neces
sary to her prosperity, ho was satisfied that
with the desired acquisitions there would be no
doubt of hor rapid development He thought a
permanent exhibit In Washington should meet
tho encouragomont of everybody, and that an
enterprise a great ways from Washington for
tho developmenfof the wholo country cannot be
so successful ns one at Washington.
An organization was effected by the election
of Judge Blackwell president, and T. F. Barrett,
of West Virginia, secretary.
Undor a resolution adopted a committee on
business was appointed, to whim all resolutions
should bo reforrod without debate, and also a
commltteo ou credentials. A Istof vice presi
dents was announced, consisting of one from
Durintc tho session it was announced that n
lotter would bo read from B. II. Warner, presi
dent of the Washington Board of Trade, but in
the reading of it an allusion was reached to
"loud-mouthed Populists," who were injuring
tho prospects of tho South, and the letter was
ruled out upon the ground that political refer
ences were out of order.
Tho chair appointed a committee, consisting
of one member from each State, on scope and
plan of businoss, and a rocess was takon until
3 o'clock p. in.
Ono hundred and forty delegates were re
ported as In attendance at noon, and others
were arriving during the progress of the later
session. The Inrgest delegations recorded are
from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
South Carolina, and Kentucky, respectively.
The latest to put in an appearance was CoL Glen
Wallace, a ropresontativo of the Fort Worth,
Texas, board of trade.
Tho Development convention was lato in com
ing together in the afternoon. It was quite 3:30
o'clock when Chairman Blackwell rapped for
ordor, and even then the attendance was
warner's letter raises a hubbub.
The convention got right down to business,
howovor, Chnlrman Blackwell announcing the
order of business to bo the reading of papers
from gentlemen unable to nttond in person.
The first of these was from Hamilton Disston,
of Philadelphia, who Is largely interested in the
development of Florida. His paper was road by
Col. W. E. Bogors. Acknowledging roceipt of
tbe Invitation to participate in the convention,
nnd expresslnc his regret at being unable to ac
cept, Mr. Disston wrote upon tho general sub
ject of State development in Florida, but
specially upon the "Futur of sugar growing in
"As to the future of sugar growing in the
South It Is a broad subject to deal with. It is a
vital question to the American people from n
patriotic standpoint, as well as in tbe light of
individual enterprise Why does this country
Import sugar to tbe enormous extent of 115,
000,000 per nnnum? There are In Florida hun
dreds of thousnnds of acres which have been
pronounced by sugar experts to be as rich sugar
lands as exist anywhere in tho world. The
Ameii-an farmer is weary of tho low prices in
tho old staples of agriculture brought nbout by
over-production. 1 ho production of sugar upon
Southern lands has opened for him eno nvenuo
of escape from his dilemma. I venture to pre
dict thnt it is a quostlon of but a short time be
fore wo will supply tho entire homo demand for
Tho closing words of Mr. Disston's communi
cation, boing a prediction that came as a mes
sage of good tidings, wero greoted with hearty
CoL 1'odgors was once moro called into requi
sition ns proxy for Cnpt Hugh Colquitt, of
The subjocttroatcd by Mr. Colquitt's paper was
"Up to tbe time of tho discovery of South Car
olina pnospbnto rock," said Mr. Colquitt, "the
worlds supply had boon limited. Without going
into figures. I shall simply say that the con
sumption of commercial fertilizers increased at
a territlc pace.
Tho first discovery of phosphate in Florida was
mado in what is now known as tho Pease River
district, and was found in the bed of that stream.
Tho industry rapidly developed. From careful
estimates Mr. Colquitt concludes that in many
select localities tho yield will bo an average of
3,000 to 5,000 tons to tho acre. Ho is of the opin
ion that by going doep enough all the territory
will yield nn nverace of 2,000 tons to the aero.
Of course nt present priees it would not pay to
mino It excopt In the favorod localities.
No man can estimate the quantity of this ma
tortnL At one mine whore thejhad gono down
fotty foot and tnken out on about three-quarters
of an nero ovor 10,000 tons, they had Just struck
another doposit of unknown dopth. Tho uni
versal statement of hard-rock minors wns that
tho output had in evory instnnco excoeded their
expectations, nnd thnt they had never gone
doep enough to find the bottom. Wells havo
been sunk as deep as sixty feet and thon no
chnngo mado in tho formation. If the Almighty
had tried to put this most valuable product in
tho best possible form for man's use and then
surrounded it with tho best possiblo conditions
to be reached by transportation ho could not
havo tlono hotter.
Tho first orator of-tho nf tornoon was Mr. L. C.
Irvlno, who ropresonts the Commercial Club of
Mobilo, Ala., and spoko of "Commercial organi
zations and how to mako thorn successful."
Me. Irvine Is as rapid in speech as In manner,
nnd has tho unmistakable air of nn active, ener
getic business man. He spoko of some of tho
obstacles in the way of Southern progress, and
said that ono of tho most important wns lack of
concentrated effort "Wo should conserve our
Btrougth," ho said. "Tho Southorn peoplo must
Ho said ho wns not a Southerner by birth, but
from choice. He wus moved to a foeling of regret
thnt ho bnd not been born in thnt section. He
lolt that bo could talk plainly, because ho was
now so intimately identified with Southorn in
dustries. soum doesn't know its tower.
"The South does not know its business power.
The peoplo aro in a state of lognrthy. Thoy must
put thoir shoulders to tho wh eol and pull to
gether." He had evorywhero beard tho com
mon! oven boforo ho wont South to live, which
ho did in 18W, that the citizens of so fair a land,
with their Brent advantages, -were lacking In tho
go nhoad qualities that characterized other sec
tions. "This convention," bo continued, "can develop
into something that will be co-oporntlve, and
that is what we nood, nnd whnt this convention
should become," and this sentiment was heartily
Ho then proceeded to show what had beon ac
complished by co-oporntion in Mobilo.
At tho clcso of Mr. Irvine's address, Chairman
Blackwell announced Hon. C. H. Mansur. Sec
ond Comptroller of tho Treasury, who was to
speak on tho mineral aud agricultural resources
A dignified looking gontlemnn, ot possibly two
hundred nnd forty pounds avoirdupois, the
breadth of whoso shoulders was typical of ono
of tho prairies of which ho afterwards discoursed
so eloquently, camo forward, and was gener
Mr. Mansur snoke uleasantlr of the advent of
I tho movement, and expressed the hope that It
would eventuato In great good to tho section It
Taking up tho theme he was expected particu
larly to present, he referred to the vast deposits
ot minerals in his State, and named coal, iron,
lead, nickel, tin, copper, zinc, fire clay and pot
ter's clay, granite, onyx, limestone, and sand
stone, ot tho value of $16,000,000, as among tho
natural products of tbe eoIL
He then rapidly sketched the advantages
afforded by residence in the State:
"In round numbers," said Mr. Mansur, "Miss
ouri has 4.000,000 swine, surpassed only by
Illinois and Iowa; 1,000,000 horses, only surpassed
by Illinois, Iowa and Texas; 236,000 mules,
leading all States: 705,000 milk cows, and 1.&50.
OOOothor cattle. The State produced over 158,
000.000 bushels of corn in IKE; m 1801. the corn
product was 203,000,C00 bushels. There was in
1S93, nn aggregate of 3,550,000 tons of hay pro
duced, and 8.840,000 pounds of tobacco. He had
known one county In his district to produce 19,
OOO.COO pounds of tobacco in a single year. Tho
debt of the State had been reduced from $35,000,
000, as it was Just after tho war, to about 2,000,
000. Ho spoko of churches and schools, tho cli
mate, tho soil's productive qualities, the natu
ral wealth, tho welcome extended to everybody
who sought a home In the State, and then said:
"If all these attractions are not sufficient to
bring you to a realization of our advantages I
do not know what argumont to employ."
tresentino Alabama's claims.
Jndge Blackwell, the able presiding officer of
tho convention, read a paper presenting a com
prehensive statement of tho advantages of Ala
bama. Ho said:
"In the near future, as a place to do any kind
of commercial or manufacturing business, Ala
bama will stand without a rival: One coal field.
113,119,000,000 tons of coal, and 108.000,000 of it
available three tims that of Pennsylvania.
This coal at the present price would be worth at
the mouth of the mines $150,000,000,000, or 1,000
times as much ns the whole property of tbeStato
was worth in 18S0. The iron and timber re
sources are almost inexhaustible. Tho capacity
of the soil fcr cotton culture is 25 por cent above
the present production.
"We havo a grand country to welcome you
to," said Judgo BlackwelL "Nature was In her
happiest mood whon sho depressed our valleys
and lifted our mountains. :ifTron attired and
Vermillion embroidered, Alabama has shaken
tho dust from her garments and lifts her rosy
flngfrs to open the gates of tho Oriant through
which she will soon pass ns thn brightest star in
the constellation of American freedom."
BtMaJor E. J. Marks, of Florida, who said he was
obliged to leave and desired to say something in
behalf of Florida, then made a happy brief
speech In the interest of Immigration to that
Stnto. He said the State possessed 30,000 acres
of sugar land, with a soil thirty feet deep. He
said the nlr was tho purest, the water the best,
and altogether Florida was the grandest State
between the rising and the setting of the sun.
When be referred to tho depth of the soil
Comptroller Mansur Interrupted him by assort
ing that Missouri soli was 150 feet deep, and the
farther down you go the better the soil becomes.
"Yes," retorted Major Marks, "but you havo
the frost on top of it to blight your products."
He then said a man of small means should
come to Florida, as It was ess ntially a poor
man's country. A man with from $1,000 to 53,000
could get rich in fivo years.
CoL Isaac W. Avery, of Georgia, sent a paper,
which was read. It treated particularly of the
marvelous results springing from the Introduc
tion of new lines of regular steamships for the
carry. ng trade. In 1891 and 1BK. Southern ex
ports increased to 5B9,O0O,tXX) atrainst 91,000.000
lor the rest of the country, and Nmthrrn im
ports increased 25 per cent. The same gratify
ing state of affairs Is shown by the reports for
the year ending June 3J, lSSt
A. It. Howard, Jr.. chief of the bureau of in
dustrial statistics of Maryland, contributed a
paporupon the subject of "Good roads." He
said: "'lhore is hardly any greater inducement
to offer settlers than that they will havo araplo
facilities to transport their products from farm
He mentioned three propositions which may
be said to bo fairly before tho public. The first
is to tax tho people of tho whole Vnited States
to build and maintain tho roads. The second Is
to call upon tho national government to assist
In dofrnylng tho expense upon much the s-ame
principle which now governs tho appropriation
of money for tho improvement of rivers and
harbors, and the third is to assess tho total cost
upon the owners of land along tne route ef tho
proposed improvements in proportion to the
amount that their property is onhnnred in value.
Mr. Howard condemned the first two proposi
tions, and said tho Inst one mentioned was the
only Just method that would result in the
greatest permanent good to the people.
BCBJECTS AT THE EVENING SESSION.
The evening session was taken up with brief
addresses upon topics of interest to tho people
of tho South, the list of speakers including Dr. B.
E. Fernow, chief of the forestry division of the
Agricultural Department; A. II. Moore, of
Dubuquo. Iowa; Grigsby Thomas, of Tennessee;
D. H. Ynncoy. of Florida, and Dr. M. Souvielle,
ex-surgeon of the French army, but now a resi
dent or Tennessee.
Prof. Fornow said ho was interested In the
movemont Inrgely because he wanted the sub
jects presented in their proper light, and he
hoped tho convention would develop into an in
formation bureau, where people could ascertain
the truth about the feouth's resources. Ho dis
cussed forestry, nnd said that tho South now
contained n little over 50 per cent of tho timber
area of tho country. The timber product of the
fcouth was contrasted with the Pacific area, the
latter being the greater, but, boing nearer the
market, the Southern product wns shown to be
the more valuable. Some of the finest timber
in the world Is to be found in the
South Ho deprecated the prevalence of
fires in the forests, and said the standing
timber is spoiled, if not dlstroyed, by these fires
and the soil damaged by the destruction of the
rofuso which, If left, would enrich the ground.
Tho habit of disposing of the Dest timber and
leaving tho bnd was also condemned. Ho said
that tho best of tho Northern forest is gone, nnd
that in five or six yenrs the South would furnish
tho supply to bothNorth and South. Ho advised
that manufactories be started and that less un
manufactured lumber be exported.
TI3IBEK FOR ALL THE WORLD.
Mr. Yancy spoko briefly. Indorsing Prof. Fur
now's suggestions. "The attention of tho coun
try need not bo called to tho timber of the
South," said be, "for the world is now seeking it
out, and It will find a market because it is
worthy of a market" In the course of his re
marks, speaking of Georgia's products, be re
ferred to the fact, felicitously, that Georgia had
produced Sam JoueJ, and it would be conceded
thnt there was but one Sam Jones; then, with
some feeling, he cited the lato Henry W. Grndy
as a Georgia product, tho mention of wtoje
name provoked tho applause of the audience
Tennessee was represented by Dr. Souvielle,
who described the phosphate deposits, spoko of
their immensity, and then compared Southern
minerals generally as well as other natural
sources, with those to be found olsewhere, tho
comparison being favorable to his own section.
Mr. Thomas, of Tennessee, began by a felici
tous reforonce to tho war, remarking that tho
beating of a drum outside reminded him of a
four years' effort of his to get into AVashington,
which was thwarted by drum beating
nnd tho pointing of cinnon, and he
congratulated the convention thnt dele
gates from fifteen Southern States wero
now assembled in Washington to devise
ways nnd means for the development of the re
gion devasted by tho war. Ho referred, mostly
in humorous terms, to many misunderstandings
in thominds of people everywhere in regard to
tho South, and said tho great trouble now Is that
wo aro ignorant of each other. Ho thought it
would be well for the country when all sections
arrived at a better understanding each ot tho
other, and closed with a cordial invitation to en
terprising immigrants from tho North to tako
up their abodo in thu Southland.
HELP TO BUILD UP WASTE PLACES.
"But when you come," ho added, "do so in the
spirit of love and peaco, not to tell us of our
faults. Don't come to tell us what we havo not
dono or what we should do, but come to help us
build up tho waste places."
Mr. Mooro thought it to be a good thing some
times to have a little too much toom; a, little too
much energy; a little too much push. Ho rec
ommended that plan to the South." Ho predicted
that the timber of tho South would ere long find
n mnrkot in. Nicaiagua; he believed implicitly
that the groat canal would be built in tho near
future if not by America, thon by somo other
government Ho did not think that, after Its
dilatory course, tho United States should com
plain if another power stepped in to control tho
Tho convention then adjourned until to-morrow
at 10 o'clock a. m., when the commltteo on
plan and scope of the convention will mako its
Congressman R. H. Clark, ot Alabama, will ad
dress tho convention to-morrow evening, upon
tho subject of "Rivers and waterways of Ala
bama, in their relation to Southern development
and Mobile as a soaport."
"The Times" Will Move.
In tho course of a few days tho office of The
Times will be moved to tho now building at tho
southwest corner of Pennsylvania avenue and
Tenth streot. The entire building has been
loased by The Times and is now being fitted up
with all improvements and conveniences for tho
publication of a modern newspaper.
KILLED COMING FROM MASfc
Miss Flaherty, Known as "Holy 3Iarrf"
Run Over By a Locomotive.
ENGINEER WAS NOT TO BLAMB
One of the Old Lady's Feet "Was Cut 02, and
Sha Was Otherwise Shockingly Injarad
A Lifo of Beznarkabla Devotion aai
Tinged With a Brief Bomance
Another victim was added yesterday to th
list of those killed oa the grade crossings of tho
steam railroads in this city. Tbe unfortunate
person was Miss Mary Flaherty, an old lady,
aged seventy-five years, who had a room In th
house of Mrs. Mary Farreli.No. 43 Jackson strert
31139 Flaherty was a moat devoted Catholic,
who almost literally lived In the church, and to
this circumstance is the fact of her killing par
tially due. She was a member ot St Aloyslus
Church, but yesterday being the feast of St
Dominic, she felt It her duty to attend the early
With this purpose in view she left her home
at 5:15 a. m. and walked all the way to St Domi
nic's, a distance of at least three miles, and
had reached the Baltimore and Potomac Kali
road crossing at Sixth street and Virginia ave
nue southeast on her return when she met witA
the horrible aceidsnt which cost her her lifo.
Unless the testimony at the inquest, which. I
to be held at the morgue to-day, shall develop
something at present unexpected there is n
reason to blame anyone for the casualty. Thera
was an engine. No 131, In charge of EnglneerL.
31. Street and Conductor C. J. McCafferty ap
proaching tbe crossing and the gateman shut
down tho gates as it was his duty to do. Miss
Flaherty either did not know the meaning of
this movement or did not heir the moving ea
gino, for she, it is said, walked around the end
of tho gate and upon the tracks Just as the en
gine reached the spot The engine, to which,
was attacbed a caboose, was moving at & fairly
good speed and it struck Miss Flaherty with ter
rific forcr, knocking her down and maiming her
in a terrible manner.
HEK INJURIES WIRE FATAL.
She had both feet run over. Ono was entirely
cut oa and the other was frightfully mangled.
Her lees were badly bruised and she was so
severely injured internally that this alone was
probably sufilcient to cause her death.
Miss Flaherty did no: lose consciousness and
she was removed as speedily as possible to
Providence HospitaL Tner- It wa3 seen that
death would probably ensue in a short time, bus
with hopes that her life might possibly be saved
amputation of her mangled limbs was per
formed. She soon, however, began to sink and Kot.
Father Dolan, assistant pastor of bt Aloysias
Church, was hastily sent for When he arrived
at the bedside of the poor woman she was al
most gone, but when the minister spoke to her
sho rallied, made her confession, and was an
notated for death. This ceremony had Just beea
aompleted when she became unconscious and in
a few moments died.
Coroner I'ammett visited the hospital during:
the day and ordered the removal of the remains
to the morgue at the Sixth precinct station,
where, as stated, tbe inquest will be held. Al
though one of the poorest members of the
church, sbe was oae of tha best-known Catho
lics in Washington.
THK KOXANCB OF HER UFB
Some years ago. it is said, sbe had considera
ble means, and became engaged to a young;
man whose borne was in Baltimore. In some
way he got possession of Miss Flaherty's money,
and soon ailerwards deserted her, and wen t
V est, never, so far as Miss Flaherty knew, to
For a time she was very despondent, but sh
finally determined to henceforth devote her life
to the church, and she became so pious as to
earn the name of "ilofy Mary ' She was rather
averse to the title, as ohe thcrght that it was
some sort of a desecration of tne name of the
Sne united with a number of the sodalities,
end spent the most of the earnings which she
aerlved from celling fancy articles to keep up
her dues. Her living was severely plain, and
she denied herself almost every comfort for the
sake of the church. For years post she had at
tended mass three times a day in one or another
of the several Catholic churches, and her face
was familiar in all.
Mie had taken tbe precaution to have her life
insured, and this will secure for her a decent
buriaL After tbe inquest the remains will be
taken to an undertaker's, where they will be
kept until to-morrow morning, when they will ba
carried to St Aioysius Church, where mass will
be said by Father Dolan lor tho repose of tho
GOOD ROADS TOURNAHEXT.
One of the Races at Asbury Part Won br a
AsbtrvPark', N. J.. Aug: 30. About 200 per
sons assembled at the Asbury T ark Athletio
Club grounds this afternoon to witness the open
ing bicycle races of the good roads tournament
No remarkable time was made, tho contestants
being hampered by strong winds. The track:
was in. good condition. Following are the sum
maries. One mile novice Won by J. S. Fink, of Engle,
wood. In one heat; A. Brown, of Rivsrdals
second, and William Weller, of Newark, third.
Second race Two-thirds of a mile, open class
A. There were three heats. The race was won,
by V,. F. aims, of Washington; H. B. Martin, of
Asbury Park, second, and E. X Boflnger, ot
Hiverside. third. Time 2X01-5.
Third race One mile handicap; class A; run
in three heats. Won by E. A. Bonnger. of River
side; Monte Scott, Crescent Wheelmen, thirty
yards, second, and J. H. Harrison, ot Asbury
Park, third. Time t! minutes and 14 2-3 secondi
Fourth race Two mile handicap. Class A,
open. Won by Boflnger, of Riverside, seventy
flvo yards. W. C. Koome, of N. J. A. C , seventy
five yards, second, and A. J. Hargan. 230 yards,
third. Time I minutes, 4(5 seconds.
Fifth race Two miles handicap. Class B.
Won by A. IL Barnott, of Crescent Wheelmen,
170 yards; C H. CaUihan, of Buffalo, second, 130
yards, and E. F. 3liller, of Vlneland. 120 yards,
third. Timo WG.
Sixth race One mile open. Class B. run In
three heats. Tho final was won by H. Tylor, oj
Springfield. Time 2d3 2-5. Tho day closed
with a race open to boys of 16 and undetv It was
won by3L W. Forney, of Asbury Park.
Found Her Child After Thirteen Years.
Lyn", 3fass., Aug. SO. Mrs. Lizzie 31. Bent has
Just recovered her daughter who waa stolen
from her thirteen years ago. Tho child was
born in Northern New Hampshire, and when but
three years old its father eloped with another
woman, taking the baby. Six years afterward
tho mother found the girl seriously sick nt Alex
andria, N. II. She went for a doctor, and wheu
she returned the child wan gone. Two years
later the girl was attain traced to the samo
locality but the mother reached there ono day
after sho had been taken away. Two weeks
ago the girl was located in Waltham. and with
the aid of the police sho has Just been restored
to her mothor.
Mr. Shearman Makes a Prediction.
Losdox, Aug. Sa Tho Times publishes &
column letter signed by Thomas G. Shearman.
of New York, dealing with, the tight for the new
tariff law in the United States. Mr. Shearman
predicts that the cause of free trade will gain a
signal victory in 1SS3, and tha: In 1000 the only
question will be whether any tariff, at all shall
bo allowed to remain.
.Mills Will Start Up Again.
Exkteh, N. IL, Aug. SO. The cotton mills of
tho Exeter Manufacturing Company, which
havo been idle since March, will resume opera
tions in part on Thursday and will start with, a
full force September 10.
Crimes and Casualties.
Burglars robbed the residence of Concressmaa
Houk's mother at Knoxvllle, Xonn., Wednesday
night of silverware and othor valuables. In. value
Louis Belrose, Jr., late of the Navy, committed
suicide ia Asheville, NL C.on Wednesday by
falling ou his sword, inflicting injuries from
which he died some hours later.
Edward Stolz, who declares himself commis
sioned by God to kill 3Igr. Satolli and all other
priests, was arraigned in the Harlem police
court. New York, yesterday and held for exDJ
nation as tohla sanity.