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WASELTSTGrTOiN, B. C, TUESDAY MORNING-, SEPTEMBER 25, 1894.
"VOL.1. jSTO. 191.
HE FODND HIMSELF RUINED
John G. Olberg Causes the Arrest of
His Counterpart, A. A. Russell.
MRS. OLBERG IS ALSO ACCUSED
Hie Is Bald to Have Aided Sussell in Deeding
Away Her Husband's Property The Ar
rested Man's Resemblance to Olberg "Used
as the Basis of an Infamous Conspiracy.
It has been a matter of comment for many
mouths that John G. Olborg, of tho Indian Office,
end Alexander A. Russell, a spelcal pension ex
aminer, are as alike as two peas In a pod. Ao
Uualtitanr es, "Who know both men, have often
epuken uf their Dromio-llko resemblance, and
Live mistaken one for the other when passing
en the 'treet, or under conditions not f aTorable
to immediate recognition.
Consr juently when It was noticed among the
clerks m the Pension Office that Mrs. Olberg,
pho.s employed in the same division as Russoll
an 1 Las a desk near to his, was quite familiar in
Lcra-uons toward the latter thore was no sur
Xr.se. Everybody said it was only natural,
vnd r the circumstances, as Russell is such a
cuntcrpart of tlM husband.
A iua ntanee ripened into a close and inti
mate ii.i-iidship between Mra Olberg and Rus
EelL 1L t led. It is assorted, to a conspiracy in
whi h the woman was used as a willing tool, and
to family life of Mr. Olberg was ruined by a
scries of operations, including fraud, forgery,
ar d duplicity, which stripped him of nearly all
lus possessions, amounung in value to about
Jl uOU. llie arrest of Russoll yesterday revealed
a j jso c f life that is seldom seen, even in police
c.r les, tnd has all the elements of romance and
cvran tL.it oaboriauor Duinns would need to
censtru t a ntion of absorbing interest. He is
x:w at liberty under $1,500 bail to await a hear
ing on a charge of forgery.
1 r months jiastMr Olberg has noticed that
h.s wife was distraught and worried. Another
ttmg that was strange to him was the fact that
she had no money, although earning an excel
lent salary at the bureau. Although he gently
questioned her, for Mr. Olberg is a man wboee
heart is as big and kindly as his stalwart frame,
he could obtain no satisfactory replies. He
trusted her implicitly and had no suspicion of
the secret doings which were going on, by which
to was gradually undermined in honor and
Mrs. Olberg is a stout woman with a placid
fae 'While moving about tho Pension Office
wlih a gait peculiar U those of her avoirdupois,
she was always courteous, but distant, to the
c her employes. To Russell she was markedly
cor Mil when he was in Washington, and he ac
c iinpanied lier to various places about the city.
M -tal inends ofteu noticed them together out
side of the office, sometimes engaged in close
and c onfldential conversation.
ME. OLBEBG DIB "OT SUSrECT.
So matters ran on. Mr. Olberg was unsuspect
ing of the truth, and although worried by the
friendship of his wife with his double, only tried
to break it by kindly ad vice. One day early in
tils nunth came a discovery that nearlv pros
trate 1 Mm and to this day he has not r i-overed
i - jm the shock. He was informed that the prop-tr-yhehad
gained by frugality and prudence
rxar Auacostia, worth about 10,000 and held
J .i.lly 1 y his wife and himself, was loaded down
wiL incumbrances and about to be sold to sat
Iz j outstanding loans which had not been met.
.6t inished and incredulous Mr. Olberg hunted
p tltC records and found deeds of trustforabout
&,jj tltus leaving him a ruined man, as ha.was
tr.iL e to meet the demands of the creditors.
.i-r-vgii all this sto-in the wouuded husband
vns strong in bis love for tho wife and his
chillrcn. It is pathetic to notice how stead
fastly he adhered to her in thK hour. When
c -''r' nted with the dtaoovery he had made Mrs.
C ."-! is said to have broken down at first and
c.-- ,'id that she had Joined with Russell in
fcc -uz rg the money, the latter always imper
einat rrthehubband and signing the name of
Jchno Olbirgtothedeedsof trust. In every
ess"", 'Lc id. Russell had induced her to allow
Ll"i to j ocure the loans, and secured her signa
t -o " -rue papers, it is declared, while he stood
I rs. le ! as the husband and f ais ly occupied
l o la" r r place. His rare resemblance to Mr.
L" -5ir ade this easily possible.
..ar.ng and o remarkable was this method
I I it jiillinc that Mr. olberg refused to believe
t a 1: .s wife was really guilty at first. Then
wtns ..o confessed his doubt was reluctantly
-.;rcllc-il - ubsequently Mra Olberg changed
L - p '.ition and strenuously denied tho con-t-'ra
y In fact remained that there were
t' ..san Is of dollars to pay else the property
T 11 tTBo!d. Not having the money lo meet
iix nocs Mr. Olberg was compelled to allow his
cl-rithe '. possessions to go under the hammer,
c.-1 ho found himself peauilese.
HESITATED TO PROBECCTE.
Xven ;ten Mr. Olberg was hesitating. Tie did
rr t care ""o prosecute Russell on the charge al-
th .ugh the amount gained by the frauds had
Iciu la'-ge auircue consequences so far-reach-
'-g, be aue his loved wife would be dragged
i--j tL o;.'-1 in an unfavorable light, and his
i " wouli utter. Mr Olberg finally made
-, : li'i lo unt the miscreant down. Hese-
r '. "i-o services of Mcllevitt's JJetectivo
- ftertdltnc them the story h begged
V-rr ' bf cwjfui of iu wife, never losing his
1 -rli-vtuher. By killful work, the operators
"a s -xgf acf, vriHx Uie help of Detective Board-
- -- t. .-.teded la laying bare the whole hideous
r . v pictui of KttHueil tvas secured aud this
- 1 -"ry useful aftfi ward.
nit. st important of the fraudulent opera-
. i T - i . .uud in a deed of trust recorded So-
- 1HS. in whfesfc JBla Clara Olberg and
' r1 - i.itl.Johng-jyipTeMtly indemnified
J V -l of the WZshtnctou 6 Per tent
J.i i .- --M)iiaton,t So. 624 F street north-
-.vc 1. 1 1 sum ot 5j060 to secure a loan of
Ij r winch lxiuis Kettler aud Cornelius
i . p" a'-ted as trustees. F. Schmidt was
he: t'i-v It is upon this deed that tuo war-
ra '' llusseil a arrest was based. The pic-
- !-'. Ifuseell wa phown Mr. Schmidt, and he
-itM to hae idoutifiod him as the man who
1 i ' i f-rs uated Mr. Olberg in bigning the i
pe .n company with Mrs. Olberg. When
I' !"mp led with the real husband Kotary
iii i'stiid that he could, with a liule trouble,
r it,uju between the two.
1 ii'ji !er of other loans were secured on the
- i r , one ied lteing for $1,900 to Frank J.
t 'it and John E Benton, in which W. A.
i.jT3" of the Serial SaviiiBS HUd Building Asso-
a: ' hftF advanced th money, and btill an-
j " i. .r ir W the same persons.
It j-- ase'rtej 'bat another fraud of the same
t , i tn be pruned in Uio loan of $1,000, in which
iT, i,-in L. Bruou aud Alviu K. Collins were the
c? d i rs, and the troste Henry Taylor. This
ce 1 oC Trust was recorded February 2, 1S88.
Thre are others on which, it is alleged, Russell
x 1 money while filling Mr. Olberg's place,
j .jistiict Attorney Bimey does not btriieve
thi t .my cn be proved.
-TEI-S TAKEN A.OAIX8T SCSSEIX.
As S' ju as Russell's supposed connection with
tkf J.i ing frauds was discovered and his friend
s' r w tli Mrs. Olberg made known, steps were
-a -n i ' ha e him arrested, after the detectives
lu iliifoughly worked up tho rase. It was
li.-ituie accused man was doing special
j. in l-i,uvylrauia, bat when he returned
- ' . jay li" was immediately taken into cus-
j. y Selective Hoaidiuau and Sargt. John-
sf-U was spoken to concorning the charges
"7 '.r porter 80fn after his arrest. He denied
r r iinationsin toto, and said that he knew
- t it the thousands which Mr. Olberg says
vi ' 1 1 auduleutty procured. He has been sep
b.t.'p ' nom his wife for some time, and he a
f 'H Uat he was the victim of a conspiracy
1 if of which sbo is the promoter
f iicrghas been in this country about
w v ''ars, being a native of Norway. He has
i "i i ir tu- Indian Office tor nianv years, and
wi8; i nnted from Minnesota. Hoth Kussell
ariMr nisrgbave lucrative positions in the
f 'cr int service. Mr. Olberg is tall and
b-i. c.r with a bushy mustache and imporial,
tE 1 1 ijuite heavily bnilt He tAlks with aslight
a"r and this ie the only material difference
t, beiolod betweon him and Russell, except
Tfcat V.o latter is a bit taller and weightier.
J.r and Mrs Olberg have three children.
'n the date the deed of trust was executed in
;CB- by which M.SO0 woe secured, Mr Olberg de
r vrs that be was in Minnesota, and therefore
il e gnatur to the instrument could not be his
cvru. it is claimed that Russell forgred all the
e k,xtur'". audit is said that Mr. Olberg's nb-6""-
o at the time mentionod can bo conclusively
Wheie the money went Mr. Olberg does not
kn w When asked last nigh' how much ho
hal "cahzed from the wreck Mr. Olberg elo
Hur r. ''y bur mutely showed his empty palm. It
s eavti: see that Mr Olberg thinks the world
ot.da.lofi.is wife, and ho has freely forgiven
tier, "lhin a lon:s reporter tried to see Mrs.
Olborg to ask her what had become of tho
moueyher husband gently but firmly inter
vened. He was very anxious that his wife's connection
with the case should not be printed, and was
not satisfied whon ho was shown that all the
facts mu6t becomo public whon the case
reaches tho courts. Ho had no explanation for
Mrs. Olberg's conduct.
"You know women aro weak," ho said, while
hi slips trembled and his voice was husky. That
is all be would say.
ABOLISH RAILWAY CROSSINGS.
B. &. O. R. R. Will Submit a Procosltion to
tho Northeast Citizens' Association
Railroad Officials Thanked.
"When President Frizzoll, of tho Northeast Cit
izens' Association, rapped for order last night,
at the hall on Rlovonth and H streets northeast,
ho was greeted by an unusually largo attend
ance of tho membership. Tho meeting had boon
advertised for a discussion of ways and means
for having H street lighted by electricity.
Upon taking tho chair tho president congrat
ulated tho nssoclntion upon having at last so
cured tho electric lights at Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad crossings in tho northeast. Ho also
stated that a railroad official had assured him
that by December 1 the company would bo
ready to submit a proposition which, if ap
proved, would abolish railway crossings so far
ng tho Baltimore und Ohio Compnny is con
cerned. What tho proposition would bo was not
The memorial as to street paving, adopted nt
the last meeting, was well received by tho Com
missioners. Mr. Frizzoll announced, and tho
oominittoo had bern assured that tho subject
would receive Uuo consideration when next
year's estimates are made up.
A. 1L F. Holsten,R. C. Calvin, and B. F. Barnes,
committee on water, lights, and sewers, sub
mitted a roport to tho otlect that conduits for
the laying of wires for electric lights on H otroot
northeast are being already laid, and inasmuch
ns the Columbia Rnllway Company la about to
excavate for putting in n cable on that street,
electric lights aro now necessary and will be
much more necessary after the cablo line is es
tablished. They therefore offered a resolution,
which was adopted, providing lor the appoint
ment of a committee of ten to prepnre n me
moria 1, and circulate it lor signatures, request
ing tho Commissioners to renew their recom
mendations and cstlmatesfor additional electric
lighting, so that H street may be amply lighted.
The committee will bo named later.
Tho Commissioners wero nlso requested by
resolution to have tho street lamps lighted at
nightfall, under tho schedule, there being too
much delay in providing lights under tho pres
The Commissioners and tho Baltlmoro and
Ohio Railroad received tho thanks of the associa
tion, expressed by resolution, for tho presence
of eloctrlc lamps along the railroad from tho de
pot to Trinidad. Tho foregoing resolutions were
nil submitted by tho same commltteo, and after
discussion by Messrs. Butko, Novins, Tucker,
Calvin, and Martin, received the unanimous lu
doisement of the association.
Mr. Donaldson askod tho co-operation of tho
association with interestea citizens in having
the Herdic Company establish a route from
Fifteenth street northeast via Florida avenue
aud M street to Third and II stroets northwest,
aud a resolution to that end was adopted.
The association also adopted a resolution, in
troduced by Mr. Tuckor. requesting the District
Commissioners to includo In their estimates ior
next year an item providing for the erection of
an eight-room school building north ot I street
and oast of First street northeast. The action
of the Commissioners in ably assisting the asso
ciation In procuring an oppropriation for a flro
ougine-house in Northeast Washington was re
membered gratefully, nud they wore compli
mented upon selecting so good a site.
A special committee was appointed to at once
present the resolution for a school building in
order that tho Commissioners may have the op
portunity. If disposed, to include the item in
their estimates The commltteo consists of
Messrs. Tucker Burke, Sowerbutz, Barnes, and
There was a suggestion made that a high
school be also nsked for, but, after debating tho
question, the proposition was deferred until a
An election -f officers will take .place at the
noxt regular meeting of the association, and a
proposition will be then considered for chang
ing tho nicht of meeting. The constitution was
amended last night by adding to tho list of
standing committees a committee on police
matters and nredepartmsnt.
Committees Agree That tho Conversion
Shall Be Held October 29, 30, and
31 Prominent Workers Invited.
An enthusiastic meeting of tho oxecutivo and
Bub-commlttoes of tho District Sunday-school
Union was hold last night in tho Sunday-school
house ot Calvary Baptist Church, cornerof Eighth
and H streets, to submit partial reports and to
confer with regard to tho annual convention of
the District Union, which is to bo held In this city
on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October
29. 80, and 81.
President Pierson n. Bristow and Secretary
James L. Ewinwere tho officers of tho meeting.
Others present wore Jerome F. Johnson. Lucius
D. Aldm,T. B Twouer. A. M. McBnth,Dr. George
C. Samson, Andrew Wilson, Henry M. Shooks, K
E. Harvey, Fulton Lewis, and W. B. Bryan.
After prayer and the reading ot tho minutes
of the las. meeting tho sub-committees mado
their reports. The committee on place of meet
ing recommended that tho opening mass-meeting
be held In tho r'irst Congregational Church
and that the other services of tho convention be
held in Caary Baptist Church. The recom
mendation was adopted.
The commltteo on programme had no repre
sentatives present, but Mr. McBath, of tho com
mittee on invitations, reported that In a joint
session of the two committees it was decided
that a mass-meeting, to bo addressed by promi
nent Suuday-Mhool workers, should bo held on
the opening night, and that on Tuesday and
"U ednesday Micro thould bo hold threo sessions
each day. each devoted to a special department
of Sunday-school work, with addresses by
workers in those departments and with open
discussion by the convention of tho different
phases of the work.
For the committee on invitations ho reported
that Mrs. W. F. Crafts, of Philadelphia, has ac
cepted an invitation to be present and take
charge of tho session devoted to primary work.
Invitations have also been extended to Mr. B.
F. Jacobi,, of Chicago; Dr. J. A. Worden, of
Philadelphia, and William Reynolds, Hold
worker of tho International Union, but no re
plies have yet been received. Of the local
workors of note, Mr Franklin Hamilton, presi
dent of the Primary Teachers' Union, has con
sented to give an illus nted talk on tho geog
raphy of Palestine. Tho report was accopted,
and tbocommitteo was instructed to invito Mr.
Marion Lawrence, of Toledo, Ohio, secretary of
the Ohio Sunday-school Lnion; John It. Popper,
of Memphis, Tcnn.. author of a book on Sundny
scbool work, and Rev. John II. i-.cudder, of Jer
sey City, who has one of tho so-called Institu
tional churches, which supports a very largo
and successful Sunday-schooL
The committee on music reported thnt Prof.
Fercy S. Foster, who led tho great Moody choir
and the choir at tho Cleveland Christian hn
doavor convention, has boen secured to take
charge of the music. Tho finance and prebs
committees made no roports.
A draft of a circular letter to superintendents
and secretaries of Sunday-schools, setting forth
the objects of tho convention and asking their
financial aid and personal efforts, wns npproved
by the committee, and after prayer tho com
mittee adjourned subject to call of the chair.
VAS A LITERARY OPERATOR.
And lie Forgot to Signal tho Speeding
Train to the Next Station.
ICobth Adaj!S,Moss., Sept. 21. A. W. Hodg
kins, tho Westportal telegraph operator, who is
alleged to be responsible for tho recent railroad
tunnel collision, had a hearing to-day. Hoilg
kins pleaded not guilty to the chargo of man
slaughter. Operator Crosier, who was called as
a witness and was cross-examined by Hodgkins'
counsel, put in certain testimony which may
lessen tho chances of Hodgkins being held for
the grand Jury.
Crosier admitted thnt ho had boon discharged
on two occasions in tho last four months, one
for sleeping nt his post, thereby delaying a train
for thirty-llvo minutes. On the night of tho ac
cident in question, ho admitted that he had
beed reading a newspaper. He stood with the
paper in oue hand, the other hand on tho lever
ready to give tho sicual as express train No.
19 went into the tnnncL Ho resumod reading
and forgot to report No. 19 to Westportal. Tho
evidence created considerable excitement.
Return of an Arctic Expedition.
Sr. Johxs,N. F., Sept. 21 Tho last of the
parties put ashore on tho Labrador coast by the
steamer Miranda returned hero to-day by tho
vossol Virginia Lake. -This, was tho "University
of Pennsylvania expeditidn consisting of four
professors and in charge of Prof. Hite. The
party spent tho summer making an exploration
of Sandwich Bay, North Labrador. Throo great
rivers were explored and charts ot them made.
Homer Llnd's sons recital, September 26,
STRAINING EYERY NERYE
Chinese Bent Upon Retrievinq the
Disaster of Ping Yang.
ANOTHER BATTLE ON THE YALU
Thirty-eight Thousand Colostials Entrenched
There Probable rlans of the Japanese
Campaign People of Japan Wild Over
the Invasion of Korea.
LONDON, Sopt. St. A dispatch from Shnngbai,
dated ttwiay, soys: It is understood that tho
Governor of Manchuria is concentrating all tho
troops raisod In that province, and that on tho
routo to WI-Ju extensive earthworks aro being
The levies are composed ot hardy North
Chlnamou and aro excellent material, but they
nro badly armed, only about 4,000 of them hav
ing good military riHes. Furthor supplies, how
ever, aro bolng hurried up from tho southern
The Chineso force intrenched on the Talu
River Is estlmatod at 3S.000 mon. Many of these
are raw levies and badly armod. The loss of
field guns, rifles, and ammunition suffered at
Ping Ynng has greotly embarrassed tho Chinese
war department. It is rocognlzed that a battlo
must bo fought on the Yalu, and the Chineso aro
straining every nerve to rotrlevo tho disaster at
European officers hers doubt whether Mouk
dan is really the immediate objective point of
tho Japanese. It Is considered more probablo
that before they attack Wl-Ju tho Japanese
will make a descent from the Boa upon
Nu-Chwnng with an expeditionary force. If this
movement should bo successfully mado tho
Japanese would cut tho Chineso main lino of
communication and could nttack tho Yalu army
in the rear. Nu-Chwang In the possession
of tho lapaneso would form a base for a move
ment upon Meukdnn or Pokln itself, and the
forces landed there could eo-operato with tho
army advnnciug from Koreo. This is tho plan
credited by experts to Field Marshal Yamagata.
The Times published a letter from Nagasaki,
dated August 14, which says that tho people
havo gone wild over the Invasion of Korea, Tho
news of the war Is circulated broadcast by leaf
lets. Tho writer adds that In addition to 50,000
troops already shipped to Korea, 100,000 moro
aro under arms aud the reserves have been
called out Everything Is dono without any dis
turbance of public business.
Ministers of tho .Methodist Episcopal
Church .Meet at Kensington Ses
sion to Last Three Days.
A pastors' convention Is a novelty In local
church circles. Not until last night wns such a
meeting held in this vicinity. And it remained
for tho Methodist Episcopal Church to havo tio
honor of bolng the first denom ination to ie jgu
rato such a movement.
Thero aro thirty-flvo pastors In tho Washing
ton district of tho Baltlmoro conference, which
includes charges in this city and towns in tho
surrounding counties of Maryland. At the call
of Presiding Elder Luther B. Wilson those min
isters met In convention last evening nt St.
Paul's M. E. Church, Kensington, Md.
It was the opening session, but during tho two
succoeding days three sessions will bo held at 9
a m., 2, and 7:30 p. m. The object of tho conven
tion is to discuss practical church work and lot
tho several pabtors becomo bottor acquainted
with each other's methods. Lay workers aro
welcome to all tho seseious and the church was
tilled last evening with Indies and gentlemen
from this city anxious to hear tho Interesting
and instructive discussions
Tho feature of tho opening session was the
presiding elder's eloquent sermon He chosp
his text from tho sixteenth and seventeenth
verses of the seventeenth chanter of Acts. In
the course of his remarks Dr. Wilson said:
"Paul had boen persecuted and driven to
Athens. Athens was the student's paradise, tho
philosopher's delight. But the apostlo cared
not for all these things.
"His heart was stirred in him when he saw tho
wholo city given to Idolntory. Ho thought more
of tho living men than those that were dead;
moro of tho worshipers than the shrines. Wo
should look at and think of thnt fact as indica
tive of tho needs of the church of Jesus Christ at
"We should pray that the spirit which opened
the eyes of St. Paul shall open our eyes to the
vision that Is round about us. When wo see the
vision wo should answer tho sight that ques
tionsanswer it out of a heart responsive to the
world's appeals. Lot us bo emotional. Mon
who havo turned the world upside down, as It
were, havo boen mon of emotion. If we seo tho
visionlot us nnswerthocry, and that promptly."
Rev. C. W. Baldwin, pastor of Wesley Chapel,
conducted tho dovotiOD.il exercises and read a
Scriptural lesson from tho fourth chapter of St
Luke. Prof. J. F. Stokes, of St Paul's Church,
load the singing, with Miss FaunioReeso at tho
organ, and prayer was offered by Rov. M. F. B.
Rico, of Trinity M. E. Church. Rov. It M. Moore,
of St Paul's, delivered tho address of welcomo.
"Tho members of tho church oxtendod a whole
souled welcomo to tho convention," ho said,
"and tho pastors wero ns3ured thnt they will be
well taken care of during their short stay in
After tho nddress of wolcomo Dr. Wilson
Tho sessions of tho convention will continue
to-day and to-morrow and ovory Methodist
pastor in Washington will tako part in tho pro
gramme, which is ns follows:
Tuesday, 9 a. m. Dovotionnl sorvlces, Watson
Case; children's class, J. M. Slarrow and William
nnrrisEpworth League, AV. W. Van Arsdalo and
E. O. Eidridgc; church prnyer-meoting, E. H.
2 p. m. Devotional sorvlces, William II.
Laney; church location and church building,
M. F. B. Rico, F. WT. Shriner, and James Mc
Larou, and benevolencies, L. T. AViderman and
7-30 p. m. Devotional services, D. Haskeli;
church organization, "All at it, aud always at
It," Hugh Johnston, E S. Todd, and C. I Pate.
Wodnesday, 9 a. m. Devotional sorvlces, J.
H. M. Lomon; pastoral visiting, J. B. Stitt and
J. W. Stool, and books "My silent frionds and
how I treat them," J. IL Dashioll, G H. Coroy,
and It M. Moore.
2 p. su. Dovotionnl services, W. L. Orem;
"How I mako my sermon," A. E. Gibson, U. A.
Brown, nnd Joel Brown.
7:30 p. m. Consecration service, L. T. Wider
man. YANTED TO SEE GROYER.
But the White House Was Closed and John
L. Had to Postpone His Visit.
President Cleveland will doubtless bo' vpt
much surprised, not to say disappointed, whon
ho learns that tho nation's orsttvhilo first pu
gilist, J. Lnwrenco Sullivan, called at the Wuito
House yesterday afternoon to pay his respects
to the nation's lirst citizen.
It was shortly after 4 o'clock when a hnndsomo
barouche, drawn by a pair of dim-colored horses,
driven by a whito coachman, dashed up to tho
gate, disturbing tho somnolent ouso of Sorct.
Cross and Ofucois Harry and Cisclo, who hurried
down the walk to see what tho cocupants of tho
"Can wo hie como in?"domandcdtho largest
occupant of tho carriage in aggrosslvo tones.
"Tho houso is closed until October ID," said
"What? Closod to mo?" ojaculatod tho would
be sightseer. And then, with commanding dig
nity, ho asked: "Do you know who I am?"
The sergeant romarkod that ho didn't, and
"really didn t caro very much."
"Well, I'm John L. Sullivan. Seo? And I'm a
bigger man than tho President See?"
The sergeant didn't see, but ho admitted that
possibly John L. was a littlo bigger.
"Drive on" was tho next remark of Sulli
van, and ns tho carriage rolled off toward tho
circle Its occupants consolingly remarked to tho
sergeant: "You're a gentleman. See?"
Buried Under a .Mass of Earth.
PmLADZLFHU, Pa., Sept. 24. Five laborers
were buried under a mass of earth almost as
compact, as stone whlloat work this afternoon
making an excavation for tho foundation of a
retaining wainust below tho Germantown ave
nue crossing of tho Richmond branch of the
Reading Railroad. One man, Andrew Kovats,
was fatally injured and died a fow minutes
after his body was recovered. Four others wore
seriously injured, and received attention at tho
Germantown and tho Samaritan Hospitals.
THE SPLIT AMONG THE ELKS.
Washington Lodge's Charter Suspended
by Grand Exalted Ruler Friday, but Ex-
alted Ruler Hay Doesn't Care.
READING", Pa., Sopt 24. As a result of a moot
lng hold hero to-day by tho grand officers of tho
Elks, Grand Exalted Ruler William H. Friday,
of Brcoklyn, N. Y., this evening Issuod,a procla
mation to all lodges In tho United States reciting
tho dissensions In tho order resulting in two
grand lodge meetings in 1S91 at Jamestown, N.
Y.. und Atlantic City.
Exalted Rulor Friday says that by tho decision
of tho courts the Jamestown grand lodgo has
beou rocognlzed ns tho only legal body, and that
in 189-J all lodges wero directed to stop holding
secular sessions, picnics, etc., on tho Sabbath
af tor Jauunry 1, lbJ3. Certain lodges having ro
fused to obey this order, Mr. Friday to-night sus
pended the chnrters of tho following lodges:
Now York, No. 1; Philadelphia, No. 2; Baltl
moro. No. 7, Boston, No. 10; Washington, No. 15;
Denver, Col,, No. 17, and Norfolk, No. 88, for
holding Sunday meetings, and the Baltlmoro
Lodgo is suspended for holding a Sunday picnic,
which mombors of tho above lodges attended.
This action is severely denounced by Mr. Friday,
and ho ordors that the nbovo lodges bo prohib
ited from moeting as Elks. Soven or moro law
abiuing mombors of the nbovo lodges may reor
ganize, however, upon proper application.
Tho nttontion of Mr E. B. nay was callod to tho
order issued by Exalted Ruler Friday, and ho
was asked his opinion of It Ho said:
"Why, tho wholo thing is absurd. Washington
Lodgo will pay no attention to it for tho reason
that it owes no alloglanco to tho faction repre
sented by Mr. Friday. Out of 237' lodges in tho
United States not more than 25 aro supporting
him, and theso will oventually desort him. I
supposo whon thoy got down thoro atltoading
thoy wanted something to do and they Issued tho
orders of suspension.
"This same faction sought by injunction to
proveut tho holding of the Atlantic City session
of tho Elks, but tho injunction was dissolved by
Judgo Ward, aud the logality of the Atlantic
City meeting wns sustained. Tho case will bo
heard soon upon Its merits, and I havo not tho
slightest doubt that tho decision will bo In lino
with the lirst one.
"Washington City Elks nro not in tho least
disturbed by Mr. Friday's rulings. They will go
right on attending to business regardless of tho
order of suspension."
THEY FOUGHT TO A DRA.Vf.
For Twenty-five Rounds .Murphy and Plim
mcr Hammered Away at Each Other.
New Orleans, La., Sept. 24. Tho first of tho
series of the fights which will form tho pugilistic
trlplo ovent at tho Olympic Club took place to
night in the presence of about 5,000 spectators.
Prof. John Peckhart ofliciatod as referee. Mur
phy and Dimmer fought to-night for a purse of
f2,500 $2,000 to tho winner and $500 to tho losur.
Tho men itcro in splendid condition, and
weighod in at the stipulated wolght, 115 pounds.
Tho stnkoless ring was Introduced to-night for
tho nrst time, and so far as appearancos went,
seemod to bo an improvement on the old-stylo
l'llmmer was seconded by Billy McCarthy,
Benny Murphy, nnd Al Robb. Murphy was
looked aftor by Jatnos Connery, Jake Kllraln,
and Andy Bowen. Frank Caramback was of
When the men shook hands for the wind-up in
tho twenty-fifth round Pllmmor's blows seemed
to have tne most steam. Tho littlo Englishman
landed some hard body blows tith tho right and
some hard blows with his left Tho audience
roso in a body to bear the verdict When time
was called for the twenty-sixth round tho reforeo
declared the match a draw, and his decision was
received with liberal applause.
Pllmmor had tho host of the hitting, but tho
littlo Bostonlan's gameness and generalship
onablod him to continue tho contest tho required
To-morrow night Jack Everhardt, the local
favorite, will givo Stanton Abbott a return tight
for a purso of $1,500. A slx.round bout betwecu
Young Griffo nnd MIckoy Dunn will precede tbo
contost, and this will bo tho lirst appearance of
Griffo in this city. Ho will prove almost as good
a drawing card ns the principal event. The car
nival will close with tho greatest flgbt which has
taken placo in tho past two yoars. BobJFitzsIm
mons and Dan Creedon will contest for tho middle-weight
championship of tho world.
REGRETS ARE IDLE.
Bishop Spnuldlng Resents Bishop Kcanc's
Criticisms Upon His Recent Article.
Peokia, III, Sopt 21. Bishop Spauldlng to-day
furnished the following written statemont with
roforonco to tho sevoro criticism passed upon his
recent A. P. A. article In tho North American Re
viow by Bishop Koane and supposed to havo
boen inspired by tho Vatican:
"I havo read Bibhop Keano's criticism on my
articlo in tho North American Reviow and as it
has not been disowned I must supposo it to bo
authentic. Tho important question is whether
whnt I havo published in tho Review Is true. A
thing may bo unfortunately truo nnd this is
doubtless tho bishop's meaning when bo calls
my article unfortunnto. Ho says also that it is
untimely, but I fall to seo how this epithet can
bo applied in nny right sonso to tho honest and
dispassionate discussion of a subject which now
attracts general attontion and is not without im
portance. "If my very moderato expression of viows of n
qupstion which is actually boloro tho public and
which is of concorn to botli tho church nnd tho
country Is to bo condemned as unfortunate and
ill-timed, tbn national discussion among Catho
lics Is no longer to bo thought of and tho Catholic
University is but si protenso If what is Bald of
Cardinal Gibbons is true, tho least I can do, I
suppose, is to regret that ho should hnvo
to express his regrets to tho Popo. Regrets,
however, aro idle, and tho manly nnd American
thing to do is to confront mo with arguments
nnd not to attempt to frighten mo with groan
lngs." JACK THE RIPPER ATROCITIES
Two Tyrolcse Girls Found Horribly Muti
lated in the Public Road.
Viexka, Sopt. 21. A terriblo doublo tragedy
of the 'Mack tho Rippor" class is reported from
Annas, not far from Innspruck, capital of tho
On Friday last a young and pretty waitress of
Amrns went away from her employer's resi
dence in ordor to witness a religious procession
near that place. On her return homo the girl
wns murderod, and the only clew found up to
tho present of her nssassin is a razor-edged
knife, which was picked up near her body. Tho
murder caused a groat sensation in the neigh
borhood. Close to tho spot whero tho waitress was killod,
tho body of another woman, nnkod and slashed
with a knife in tho regular "Jack tho Ripper"
fashion, was found to-day. In addition, anothor
woman belonging to the sama noighboihood is
missing. Naturally, tho wholo of the Amras dis
trict, ns woll as all tho neighboring towns, are in
a stnto of the greatest excitement A strong de
tachment of goudarmes nnd two companies of
imperial riflemen are scouring tho country
around Amras, but all efforts to arrost tho mur
derer havo proved unsuccessful.
THREE BLUEJACKET GIRLS.
Thcv Are Indians and Will Form Part of a
Colony in Chicago.
Chicago, Sept, 21. The Indian Land Adjust
mentXcague, of which William Lloyd Harrison,
of Boston, is presldont, is prepnring to form a
colony of Indians in this city. Tho threo bltto
jacket girls from Venita, L T., have notiflod tho
ofllcors of tho lenguo that they will study and
teach music in Chicago during tho coming win
tor. Thoy nro full-blooded Chorokces, and Dr. T.
J. Miles, a full-blooded Sac and Fox, a graduate
of the University of Pennsylvania, has also
promised to join tho colony. Tho officers of tho
lenguo expect to have a flourishing Indian set
tlement planted lioro withiu tho next few
No "Hich Church" in the Second Will.
Chicago, I1L, Sept 24. The Protestant
Episcopal Church of tho Ascension, which
was left $150,000 by tho will of tho late
Isaac Clarence Marsh, on condition of
remaining "high church," is likely to loso
tho legacy through a second will which wns
found to-day. By tho second will the property
is bequeathed to relatives of tho deceasod, and
tho church will recelvo tho money only in tho
event of the tes ator's sisters dying without chil
dren. Tho second will makes no "high church"
Death of Rov. J. W. Cormllny.
Special to The Times.
Balthioke, Md., Sept 24. Rov. J. W. Corm
llny, a prominent retired Methodist preachor,
died in this city to-day. Dr. Cormllny was about
sixty years of age. and had been for a number
of years oditor-in-chief of the Baltlmoro Mothod
Ist, ono of tho oldest nnd most widely known
roligious journals in tho United States. De
ceased was married, and threo children survive
him. Tho funeral services will bo hold to-morrow
in the Monument Street Methodist Episco
ALL WAITING FOR WHITNEY
No Nomination to Be Made Until He
GAYN0R POSITIVELY DECLINES
Probablo That Hill May Be Nominated by the
Galleries He Will Eofuso to Accept,"
However Unprecedented Situation In the
Democratic Convention at Saratoga.
Rivekhead.K. Y., Sept 24. Aftor leaving tho
bench at 6 o'clock this ovcnlng Judgo William J.
Gaynor sent a telegram to M. L. Twons at Sara
toga, in which he says:
"I cannot at this time lay down tho office I hold.
I cannot again so scon appoal to tho splendid
individual integrity and Intelligence which stood
behind the ballots cast for mo last falL I havo
said all along, privatoly and publicly, that I
should not bocorao a candidato for Governor,
and tho abovo is my chlofest reason."
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 24. Thero is not a man
vorsed in tho way of conventions of political
parties that over saw a situation like that which
confronts tho Domocratic convention intending
to meet to-morrow. Tho prediction is explained
at 9 o'clock to-night in a very fow words by Liout
Gov. Sheehan. Ho said:
"Thero is not a man or politician here to-night
that knows who tho nominee of tho party will bo
until tho convention meets to-morrow. It is
anybody or any faction's candidate, and tho
convention will bo a Democratic one in every
senso of the word."
It Is perfectly probablo and not at all out of
tho lino of impossibility that thero will to a
ropotition of tho convention of 1670 whon tho
gnllerles nominated Seymour for Governor, ho
afterwards declining to run and Robinson being
soiectea as the candidate.
The reception that will be accorded to Senator
Hill by tho convention will undoubtedly take on
a remarkable phuso and it is perfectly probable
that ho will be nominated by acclamatiou ,'rom
tho gnllerles Tbat ho will decline, however, is
almost certain nnd then thore will havo to bo a
It is announced by tho Tammany peoplo that
Mr. Whitney will be homo to-morrow
and will bo In Saratoga on Wednesday.
This is in Itself significant, for Mr. Whit
ney was not expected to be a visitor
at the convention. Further, thoso who arrange
for the meetings ot the convention havo decided,
to wait it whole day boforo they take up the
nomination of candidates, and it is urged that
this Is in favor of a Whitney boom, becnuso the
dolay Is ovidontly to let Mr. 'Whitney's decision
bo known before final action is taken.
Alexandria's Colored Peoplo Observe the
Day with Parade and Other Exercises.
The elaborato preparations lor tho celebra
tion of Emancipation Day by tho colored peoplo
of Alexandria and vicinity did not all materialize
yesterday. But this fact did not detract from
the enthusiasm of tho large crowds present from
this city and from the country surrounding the
Thero was a great deol of delay in tho arrival
and placing ot the various participants in tho
parade, and it was after 2 o'clock whon the pro
cession moved off. The right of tho line, resting
on Woll stroot, was given to tho Butler Light In
fantry Corps, preceded by tho Eagle Drum
Corps. Following, theso wero tho Capital City
Guards, the Alexandria Amateur Band, various
civic societies and clubs, and tho carriages con
taining tho speakers of tho day. Tho rear of
tho lino was held by citizens in vehicles and
on horseback, nnd tho parade was marshaled
by Dandrldge Smith, with an offlcient corps of
aides, all mounted.
Tho lino of march comprised tho principal
streets, nnd the procession wns reviewed by
Postmaster Carlin at the post-office, corner of
Prlnco and St. Asaph streets, while Mayor
Strauss bowed his acknowledgments from the.
front of his storo on King strcot.
The mnrch ended at Launon's Opera Houso,
where tho speo lies wore delivered.
Magnus L. Kobinsou, chairman of tho execu
tive committee, callod the meeting to order
shortly aftor 4 o'clock, and Introduced George
W. Stewart as tho presiding officer. Tho chair
men at once announced Hon.FrederIck Douglass,
introducing him as "tho Gladstone of a strug
Mr. Douglass was very enthusiastically re
ceived and spoko about tho greatness of this
country. The race issue, he said, was the
most important of alL In closing, ho took pains
to assure his colored fellow-citizens that though
thoy wero now passing, as it were, through a
sea of persecution, there aro many portents of
succor to tho hopes of the race.
J. W. Coles recited an original poem entitled
"Froodom for AHMankind." The other speakers
of the day were Rov. T. O. Carroll, of West Vir
ginia, aud Rov. B. Myors,of Virginia. Last night
a ball was given at tho Odd Fellons' HalL
OPENED GLASSCOCK'S EYES.
Senator Stewart's Reply Leads the Hus
band to Amend Bill for Divorce.
Ono result of Senator Stewart's answer in tho
Glasscock-Glasscock divorce suit was the appli
cation of Mr. Glasscock's attorney yesterday for
leave to amend the bill asking for a divorco.
Ho appears to havo learned from tho affida
vits offered by Sonator Stewart that his wife has
been unfaithful in many more instances thou he
supposed. In his amended bill ho proposes to
chargo that sho committed adultery nt various
times during tho summer of 1S91 with W. R.
Abell, and during tbosuinmerof IS93 with James
T. Cobb. Ho says these acts woro without his
condonation, and have only recently como to
Lawyr r Campbell Carrlngton says Glascock is
perfectly honest in his desire for n divorce, and
of couisa wants to add theso charges to his com
plaint Undor tho District law no such party s
corespondent to a divorce suit is rocognlzed, and
Senator Stewart's effort, through his attorney on
September 7. to gain the privilege to appear in
his own dofenso is made on that account
Two questions, it is understood, nro now to
como boforo tho court before an examiner is
appointed. Ono is whether Sonator Stowart can
move to discuss the suit; tho other whothor
lcavo to amund as asked yesterday shall bo
grantoa. It seems probable Senator Stowart
will bo allowed to appear in his own behalf and
also that tho lcavo to amend will bo granted.
Subjects to Be Discussed by the American
Public Health Association.
Montkeal, Sopt 24. Tho following topics havo
boen selected for consideration by tho American
Public Health Association, which meets hero:
"Pollution of wator supplies," "Disposal of gar
bage and refuso," "Animal diseases and animal
food," "Nomenclntnro of diseases and forms of
statistics," "Protective inuoculations in infec
tious diseases," "National hoalth legislation."
"Causo and prevention of dipntheria," ' Cause
nnd prevention pf infant mortality," "Restric
tion and prevention of tuberculosis," "Car sani
tation," "Prevention of tho spread of yellow
fovor," "Education of tho young in tho principles
of hygiono," "Prlvato destruction of household
garbage and rofnse," "Disinfection of dwellings
aftor infectious diseases," and "Inspection of
school children with reforenco to tho oye3lsht."
7cta Gone to .Mexico".
SAN FRAKCISCO, Sept. 24. Gen. Antonio Ezotn,
tho Salvadorean rofugco who was released on
Saturday from custody, nnd his attorneys,
Messrs. Rubens and Do Quesada, havo left sur
reptitiously for Mexico. Those who somo days
ago obtained an Inkling of tho subject of tho
telegrams Hying between hojo and Moxico say
they gnthored thnt the consolidation of all Cen
tral America with Mexico was being considered:
f urthormore, that Ezota's intention was to raise
an army thoro and proceed at onco to oust his
It Runs in the Family.
Greeixt, Colo.. Sept. 24. James P. Weaver,
representing tho Weaver Electric Automatic
Burglar Alarm and Doorbell Company, of In
dianapolis, and claiming to be n cousin of Gen.
Wreaver, began shooting a revolver at ranaom
in Exchange Hotel to-day. He is believed to be
In the Field of Politics.
John T. Bottom has been nominated for Con
gress by tho Democrats of tho First Colorado
Tho Democrats of Carroll county, Md., yester
day passed resolutions strongly denouncing
Gorman and Gibson, and advocating election of
Senators by direct vote.
CONCERNS OP THE DISTRICT.
Dismissed Policemen's Counsel Confer
With tho Commissioners Build
ing Inspector's Force.
Messrs. Smith and Christy, counsel for flvo of
tho policemen who wero dismissed from, tho
force on account of tholr alleged participation
in tho proceedings at Wells' saloon on Sunday,
July 8, woro at tho District building yesterday
and hold a brief conference with President Ross.
The attorneys are not satisfied with tho measure
of justice accordod to their clients, nor do they
feel that proper attention bos been given to the
brlof filed by them on tho 1st of tho present
month. President Ross gave them to under
stand that their communication should havo
Both tho attorneys informed The Times re
porter that their purpose was to obtain a reply
to tholr request for a rehearing. They claimed
that their clients had been cited before tho trial
board, tho Commissioners' court of inquiry Into
such offenses, and had been fairly tried and ac
quitted. "Then," said Mr. Smith, "they wero arraigned
upon entirely different charges, of which they
wero not permitted to know a syllable, nor wero
they confronted with their accusers or permitted
to bo heard through counsel or otherwise, and by
a spociea of star chamber proceedings wero dis
missed. Wo understand, also, that tho full
board of Commissioners did not hear tho case.
Tho charges wero preferred by enemies of tho
dismissed policemen and they were not guilty ot
the offenses alleged."
"What will bo your next step in case tho Com
missioners decline to reopen tno cases?" was In
quired. 'that will develop in due t,m;, but wo do not
caro to speak of it at this Juncture. Wo prefer
to believe that tho cases will be asain heard,
but if they are not you will bo advised of the
noxt stop, for thero U not the slightest secrecy
about our movements in tho matter."
Orders wero Issued yobterday as follows: That
60wera bo constructed undor tho law soverning
assessment and permit work, as follows: In
alloy, squai 0 515; In Sonth Capitol street, be-
tnoenC and D streets; In New Jersey avenue
northjvest, between E and F streots; in Sixth
stroot northeast, bouvoon D and E streets; in
Vorinfent avenue northwest, between Q and It
streets; In Oregon avenue northwest, between
Now liHinpshire avenue and Eighteenth street:
in Eleventh street southeast, betweon I nnd K
streets; In alley of square 774, and in Tenth
street northwest, between V nnd W streets.
That J. A. French t sub-Inspector in the sower
division, be promoted to inspector's position, at
$4 per dioin.
That tho twelvo oil lamps between Newark
and Concord snoots, Bruokland, be moved to
conform to curb lino
That a water ma n be laid in Second street,
between L and ji strets southeast; in B street
southwest, between Firdt and Second streets; in
Ninth street, between Lansing and Providence
streets. Brookiand; In Eighteenth street north
west, between L and M streets; in alleys of
square b39, and In K street southeast, between
Seventh street and alley east of reservations 15
Thar proposal of Charles IL Eslin for exca
vating nnd constructing embankment for reser
voir nt 'Fort Beno be accepted; also proposals of
E. G. Gummel aud Cotton x aoiaea lor con
struction of sewers.
' That an allotment of J5,C00 from appropriation
for permit work, for expenditure in the county,
That a portion of the alley in square 1080 be
paved with vitrified brick, under permit system.
That a Hushing basin be constructed at Four
teenth and K ttreets northwest
'1 hat tho Bewer in New York avenue, between
Ninth and '1 emh streets northwest, bo added to
the current schedule of sewers to be replaced.
That the woll at Seventh street and Virginia
avenue southwest bo abandoned.
CO;TEBEXCE WITH THE ATTOEXET.
Attorney S.T; Thomas had a loss conferenco
yesterday afternoon with Commissioners Ross
and Powell touching tho suit, shortly to be heard
on appeal, between the District and. the Central
Market Company for possession of a certain pub
lic reservation known as "whoiosole market
grouna" on Louisiana avenue. The District won
the suit in tho lower court and the company ap
pealed. In addition to this matter the gentlemen dis
cussed the general subject of trespass upon
sidewalks and parkings oy private parties for
private purposes, nud steps will bo taken to
have the obstructions removed.
Attorney Thomas has decided that upon tho
death of J. E. Moses his rights in the public
hay scales at Brightwood passed to his legal
representatives, and that A. G. Osborne, Jointly
interested with the deceased in his lifetime,
must apply to the administrator for privilege to
continue tne business
Market Mat2r Burns had a hearing by tho
Commissioners yesterday in the matter of
charges preferred against him by the sealer of
weights and measures. It is understood tnat the
difference between tho two officials is not of a
very serious nature and that no special action
bv the Commissioners is anticipated.
"Building Inspector Entwisle approves of tho
suggestion made by the Federation of Labor, and
hi3 opinion is indorsed by the Commissioners,
thnt n practical bricklayer be added to tho in
spectors official stall. If additional force can
be obtained in the next appropriation bill. Mr.
Entwialo says one of tho appointees should bo a
O. I. Ickis, of No. 3203 Seventeenth street.
Mount Pleasant, wants to know of tho Commis
sioners if thero is nny good reason why tho sup
ply of water is cut otf for that vicinity from Ave
to soven hours every day. The absence of propor
facilities occasions tho citizens great inconven
ience. TOI.ICE3LVX o'BKI' TO BE TEIED.
Lieut Boyle has reported to MiJorMooro the
results of his investigation of tho charges pre
ferred by Ella Jeffrie against Policeman Patrick
O'Brien, of tho Third precinct, heretofore men
tioned in The Times. Tho lieutenant says ho is
satisfied that the officer had good grounds for
bringing Mrs. Jeflrif boforo tho court on tho
charge of keeping a disorderly house. "Nearly
every night,' said the lieutenant, "somo woman
was at the Jeffrie house about her husband or
man be ng thero." Private O'Brien says he is
satisfied to have tho matter investigated by tho
trial board, when ho will be able to prove much
more than has been heretofore alleged, and
3laJor Moore recommends that tho matter bo re
ferred for triaL
L. P. Pumphrot, in a communication to tho
Commissioners, filed yesterday, insists thnt tho
contractor for sweeping tho streets in the south
east is either neglecting h's duty or Fourth
streot, between G nnd I stroets is not scheduled
to bo swept by a machine, lie says that not
withstanding Mr McKenzio's statemeut, ho still
asserts that tho street has not been cleaned for
moro thnn a month, and that Mr McKenzio
"docs not know whereof ho speaks" when ho
says Fourth street is rough from G to II street,
as thoro is no such street as U in tho southeast
Chief Purris has reDorted to the Commission
ers the dath yesterday morning of T. F. Sulli
van, probationary private of Engine Company
C. M. Emrich obtained a permit yosterdayto
make general repairs to hotel, Nos. 4S7 and 1S9
Pennsylvania avenuo northwest, $2,500.
Chief Pnrris has returned to the Commission
ers the complaint of the automatic flro alarm
servico that there was delay In transmitting its
signal on tho occassion of the Stumph fire, with
the statement that the first engine company was
sent out on a locl. and upon its arrival tho
nearest box, No. 127, was pulled. He says thero
was no delay on the rart of tho flro department
nnd recommends that tho matter be referred to
Supt. Miles, of tho central office
'lho principal of tho Lenox School in tho
southeast section of the city, calls the attention
of tho Commissioners to tho pavement near
tho school, which is continually covered with
mud, washed down from an embnnkmont
Upon Supt Dunn's recommendation, John
Phillips has beou appointed watchman at tho
municipal ledging-houso and woodyard, vico
Henry t'inley, who is ilL
The Commissioners aro formulating an ordor,
which will probably ba promulgated to-day re
quiring eaca of the sevoral street car companies
to equip at least two of its cars with a car
fonder to be subject to tho npproval of tho
Appeal to Irishmen's Patriotism.
Dublin, Sept 21. Dr. Thomas A. Emmott, ot
Now York, in a letter published In the Free
man's Journal in regard to tho dissensions in
tho Irish party, calls the attention of Mr. Justin
McCarthy, chairman of tho Irish parliamentary
party, to tho disastrous consequences to tho
national movement in America by the constant
roferenco to scandal and by the public discus
sion of tho differences existing in the Irish
Dr. Emmett appeals to Mr. McCarthy and his
colleagues and to all tho Irish representatives
to stop their discussions and to no longer para
lyze tho offom of the warmest friends of the
Irish cause In America.
If You've Never Tried Us, Begin Now.
You're losing time. "Time Is money." $1.50
buys Mb. box Creamery Butter. James P. Oys
ter, 900 Pennsylvania avenue.
CAST UNDER A CANAL BOAT
Thrilling Experience oE C. Schwab,
His Son, and Two Others.
JAMES M'L. ROGERS DROWNED
They "Were Pishing on the Potomac Off th
Arsenal Saw tho Boat Approaching, bat
Expected It to Pass in Another Direction
Schwab Blamc3 the Captain No Arrest.
Conrad Schwabtho weH-known baker, and
his son George, of No. 1211 II street northwest;
James Mc L. Rogers, colored, and his son Allen,
of No. S93 Florida avenue northwest, wers yes
terday run over by a canal boat. No. 180, Capt.
George Woiker, belonging to the CoasoHdatioa
Coal Company of Baltimore, which was beins
towed up the Potomac by the tug Gtimor
Meredith, Capt George Rose, also of Baltimore,
and James Mc L. Rogers was drowned. Mr,
Schwab and his son wero thrown under the
boat How they escaped alive is a mystery.
The former had nearly all his clothing torn off
and he Is bruised from head to foot George
Schwab was struck in the head and paiafully
but not dangerously hurt, while Allen Rogers
escaped without injury.
The accident occurred off the Arsenal about
4:30 p. m. and was reported to Harbormaster J.
R. Sutton a few minutes later by Capt Ross.
Mr. Sutton immediately took the police boat Joe
Blackburn and went to the spot where Rogers
went down, but although the crew of the boat
dragged the water for several hoars aad until
nignt set in they were unable to find the body.
The search wiU be resumed this morning.
The news ot the accident spread through the
neighborhood of the home of Mr. Schwab with
great rapidity, and in the evening scores of per
sons called at his store and congratulated him.
that ho and his son were rescued alive. At the
same time the family of the unfortunate Rogers
were not forgotten, and many of hb white
friends called to express their sympathies with
the widow and children, for Rogers was one of
the most popular men of his race in Washington
and was respected by hosts of people, both
white and colored. He had been for fourteen
years sexton of the New York Areata Presby
terian Chun-h. and in this capacity had becomo
known to every member of the congregation.
He was regarded as a most invaluable employe,
there being much of the detail work of the affairs
of the church left to his management
STOBT OF THE ACCIDBXT.
Mr. Schwab gave on account lost night of the
accident He said:
"Mr. Rogers, my 6on George, and Allen, tho
son of the former, started yesterday moraisg to
have a 'day's Ashing. We hired a boat from
Thomas J. Ritter, at the foot of P street seeth-
west, and rowed near the Snts, off the Arsenal,
where we anchored We did no: get many fish,
but we were not caring particularly for that, and
everything was running along pleasantry, when,
about 40 o'clock I looked np and saw the tug,
Gilmor Meredith, to the side of which were tso
empty canal boats, coming directly toward as.
"There was no lookout on either boat, and it
was impossible for the captain ot the tag to
have seen us. I sakl to Mr. Rogers that we are
inside the buoy and off the channel aud that we
had better move, as those fellows seemed liko
they were going to run over ns Rogers replied
that they had no business in where we were.
We were not in the channel, lie told me far
ther that the captain of the tug would have to
change his course. The latter did not do so,
however, and in a moment more ono of the canal
boats struck ns. We were all throws into tho
water and a struggle for life ensued.
"I was bit by the boat and knocked under her,
and while still down in the water had the second
canal boat pass ever me. I was anally resened,
when nearly exhausted, by catching bed of a.
i ope which was thrown me, when 1 wae palled
on board. My son George was struck in the head
by one ot the boats and also thrown under it.
but managed to get up the side with the help of
those on board Allen Rogers got on board the
canal boat without aid As soon as we saw tbat
we conld not escape being ran over we called
loudly to thoso on the boats, bat they paid no
attention and came directly on to na,"
SAW THE WHOLE OCCcRRBNCK.
John W. Jones, colored, of No. 210 Jackson
Hall alley, who was ashing near the scene of the
accident, said that he saw the whole of the nn
fortunate affair. The tugboat aad the canal
boats which were being towed by it were, he
said, entirely too far to the right of the chaaneL
Tho men in the batteau were in a place where
they had a perfect right to be Jones corrobo
rated the statement of Mr. Schwab in reference
to the canal boat running over the battean.
Immediately after the accident Capt Koss re
ported the facts to Harbor-master Sutton.
"Iwos," said he, "on my way to Georgetown
from the navy yard, where I had taken the boats
to unload coal and was on my way back to
Georgetown when the sad affair eeeorred I did
not see the men in the boat doc dd I know of
the accident until after It waall0ter. I then
did all in my power to rescue three ot the men
who were not drowned and took them to Wash
ington." Harbor-master Sutton had not decided last
night whether or not to put Capt Ross under
arrest, and in reply to a question said he hardly
thought he would take such extreme steps pre
vious to an investgatkm by the coroner's ftigy.as
Capt Ross would not be likely to shirk a5r re
sponsibility in the matter, and it was hlcMS Im
probable that he would tiy to leave the District
ROYAL PLEASURE RULED.
Flowers and Music and Dancing at
Moore's Shoe Palace Anniversary
Music, dance, and joy ruled the boars at
Moore's Shoo Palace, No. S10 Seventh street,
fremS to 10 o'clock last night The place had
been handsomely decorated with palms aad rare
plants all day, and all day long visitors had
borne away handsful of exquisite roses donated
by their generous host Refreshments wars
served to appreciative callers who constaatly
thronged the storo and filled the sidewalk in
front admiring the decorations in white and
gold, the graceful loops and fohle of silken Sags,
and the piles of flowers that made the place
beautiful. The lemonade prepared by Major
Andorson, a New York chef brought here for the
occasion, was a feature. The flowers wero fur
nished by M. Studer, of No. 986 F street north
west At night tho long salon was filled with twenty
couples, whose gay attire and bright faces, as
they moved through the mazes of thewaltv
added living colors to a scene already brlllianS
with flowers and flags and bright colored etoctrto
lights. Immich's society orchestra, fifteen
pieces, furnished the music, a sufficient guaran
tee of its excellence. The decorations were by
George N. Happ.
Mrs. Moore, who has Just returned from.
Europe, was present in the evening and charmed
the guests by her kindliness and vivacity. Mr
Moore and his sons, Fred, Percy, aad Harold,
wore assisted in attentions to their friends by
members of the preys.
Such a reception in honor of a bnsisess anni
versary is an innovation here.
HE IS A CONSIGNOR.
New Dlsntty Bestowed by the Pops Upon
Rev. James .Mc.Mahon.
Rev. James McMahon's gift of tho MeMahon
Hall of Philosophy to the Catholic University, a
superb edifice which will cost between sawjCO
nnd $-lOO,COO, has given special pleasure to tho
Popo who, In token of his appreciation, has con
ferred upon P other McMabon, through Arch
bishop Satolli, the title of monsignor and ap
pointed him a prelate of the holy see.
The bestowal of tho new dignity upon Father
MeMahon took nl.iceat the 'university in tho
presence of Bishop Keane. the rector; Dr. Over
man, the vice rector, and the professors. Arch
bishop Satolli was accompanied by his secretary,
MeMahon Hall is bnilt of Maryland granite
with carved granite trimmings. It is 280 leet
long and 100 feet deep, four stories high in the
center and three on the sides. Its foamier is
four score years old and is worth about a million
dollars, all of which ho will probably bequeath
Tho Catholic University will open to-day for
tho return, of students. To-night wffi besia a
spiritual retreat which will cloe Sunday morn
ing. Tho opening will tako place on Mraday. Orto
ber 1, and will be preceded by mas-. ' U
tho roctcr. Bishop Kennr will uiOciv l o
will also make an address outlining tho cuu,so
of studies for tho ensuing year.
Cholera nt Archangel.
The Marine Hospital Bureau Is in receipt ot a
cable dispatch from Dr Erwin in London, dated
September 21, announcing tho existence of
cholera at Archangel In Russia.