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WASHTJSraTCXN", D. C, 'WEDK'ESDAT MORKISTGr, SEPTEMBER 20, aS94.
VOL.1. O. 192.
GATOR CHARGED HIS MIND
His Declination Did Not Decline as
Mucli as People Thought
WHITNEY INFLUENCE DOMINANT
Until Ho Says Tes or ITo There Is 27o Situa
tion, Say the leaders Gilroy and Murphy
Sure He Will Accept No Mention to Be
Made in the Platform of the Incomo Tax.
Saratoga, N T., Sept. 25 "There is no situa
tion and there Kill bo no situation until William
I Whim!- arrives in New lork to-morrow and
gives his ultimatum. If bo says no thon thero
will be a hustle on the part of the prominent
candidates and undoubtedly the springing up
of new candidate, that -would prolong this con
vention orer Thursday," said a party leader to
night Tins view of tho situation is concurred in by
cvct politician on the ground to-night Iho
c nvenuon meets in the Casino rink, whero
Gov I lower was nominated in 1SU1, at noon to
morrow If groat haste is made the decision of
21 r hitney will hardly reach here before tho
c invention ineete, so that the candidates in the
fl 1 1 nesides him will have little chance to work
p their individual booms, and will unitedly
titik tor an adjournment so that a canvass may
1 his will bring the nominations for Governor
Ictr into the night, and following that will come
t n cammjbfoi theoflioee of Lieuiontaut Gov
ernor and Judge of thB court of appoala For
t e offices few names bavp been mentioned
and another recess wiU hate to be taken prob
nl ly until Thnrsdaj . so as to allow tho delegates
to present the names -which a e as yet stored in
v -bt-jHx-kets. If Mr Whitney s-8 "No," Mt
Lm kwood. of Buffalo, will come into the field as
a iroirment candidate as against Iroderick
C.jik John yTbacher. and Judge Gajnor,
and the light will be a lively one.
JCJXIE OATJ.OB BEOOKSlTIEnS.
The friends of every one of tho candidates to
t.glit are xtreniely confident. The Gaynor
l)i m, whicli languished during the morning be
cause of the aUeg&ttou that Judge Gaynor would
i-v.it; onsent to ran, and that his telegrams hero
j.a-f r irut containing Mich information ore ev 1
t of that fact, bad a revival to-night when
t As-K-iated Press gave the leaders a copy of
a .ejram signed by Judge Gaynor, in v-faich he
r u" a all tftatoaieute sent out last night from
t -1 ince concerning his affairs
"" owns, who save out the telegram last
lit it ft. iid, when shown Judge Gaynor's reply:
. in' -rstand It to mean that Judge Gaynor did
i ' i'i nd to intimate that he was not acandi
j i und that such construction placed ujmhi
L g --8Cs sent here was incorrect '
fat Gov bbeebau, wbeu shown the message
u I presume that means that Judge Gaynor
js - I m the raz-e. ell, the more the merrier "
'' a'or Murphy, who was with Mr fcueeaaii
at 'ti'- nine, &id. Those several candidates are
ml i.adi'c iaed as to their own attitude "
i h suppurtere of John Boyd Thacher aro
rn b enthoataetiic tc-uiisht over his chances,
1 u at tne saaie time some of them seem to be
j ii. tiy willing that he should aocept second
j e .iu the ticket, providing Mr Whitney an
t r is affirmative, but contend that if that geu
tir ' an answers in the negative Mt Thacher is
lu n pn al candidate of the party
i oK MIOHT DRAW THE QEBMAX VOTE.
The Lockwood boom H still in a state of
opatl y Mr Jjockwood will not absolutely de-wa-f"
his Intentions, and the Brie people aro
ii rt fore a tittle at coa. By far the brightest of
t ji cis exclusive, of course, of W hituey's, is that
..I (xik of hocheeter, bocause at present he
is '" iTured by both Senator Hill and Mr feheehan.
j. b arged that there is a very large German
v e i , the Mate wnich ts usually Hepublican,
Iul UiHi oonld be obtained for the Democracy In
s Mr Cook was a candidate It is intimated
i. t to-night that Mr Cook will only be a candi
x. j.le when told to oo o by party load era That
Is 1 scy that Mr. Cook will either w rite a letter
m .ng the nomination or accepting it as he
ra i be told to do by benator Hill, Sir. Murphy
en "it Go Sheeheu
I iiight the leaders are divided. As has been
sail Vr Sheehan and benator Hill favor Mr
. A s candidacy, while Tammany and enator
".. T'ty are for "ft bitnev, if hitecy will have it.
2 Ling can be determined and nothing will be
c 1 1 iitil Mr Whitney bteps his foot into New
"ii. k- it and answers definitely the query which
1 e party leaders have to put to him Mr GUroy
sxd Sir Criiumins and Senator Murphy are to
i h ijuite confident that lr Whitney wilt say
s urging that the only reason thathede
c in d before wat because he believed that Gov.
i .r would take a reuomiuation.
U p'atform will declare against future
an a J meats of the tariff by revision as a whole,
1 u ci taends that uecessary alterations can be
ma 1 by the passage of special laws relating to
t removal of tho duty from raw materials
uu . It wtU In no way men lion the income tax.
Jinx's SPEECH IK THE OOKt KNTIOJ..
Thf convention was called to order this morn-i"-
.7 tT Senator Mnrphy, chairman of the Stat
iuu.atoe, who named Senator Hill as tempor
Mayor Gilroy, of Sew York, and Hon Daniel
2J J oukwood, of Erie, escorted Senator Hill to
tUefrnut of the platform, and then occurred a
Tt niarLuble sen
I I e ost body of the delegates stood on chairs,
w 1 ing handkerchiefs and yelling themselios
1. arse as from d fferent corners of the audito
; urn CHiue demrnds of "Throe cheers for HIIL"
1'nndemonium reigned for at least five minutes.
bi-i a'o'HHl stood pale and motionless, one hand
rest inj, on the writing table, until the applause
La J suicided, and then began to speak extern
X rane usly and ftom notes.
S naior Hill s speech dealt in the main with
tanff legislation under Iiepublican and Domo.
i ratio rule KespecUng the new tariff law he
said in conclusion:
I bespeak for this nw law (unsatisfactory
though it may be to me in some respects
be ause of the objections which I urged in
the Senate, which it is not now advisable J
or necessary to reiterate) the patient con
sideration of a fair; trial, to whicli, in com
n o". fairueos. it is entitled. Tho country should
unlprstaud that another general or extensive
f;-iff retwion is not contemplatod by the Domo--iii
party novv or in tho near future This
5c ' rmination, however, does not preclude the
irs labiUty of redeeming by the passage of
fc. ; nrate bills whatever pledges we have
iaio in our platform or otherwise
fi r free raw materials, or the re
adjustment of any objectionable sugar schedule.
Boy. ind this. It f not wise to go mu h further at
this time, unless the nnforeseen necessities ot
the 1 reasurv or the strained conditions of the
country shall warrant or imperatively demand
It This is believed to be the true path to
jursue and the correct position to assume
nt this critical Juncture of public nffairs
Of course, much must necessarily be left, prop
erly and safely, to the wise discretion of a Con
gress, the effort of whose patriotic members
should be to subserve the public good and to
pr mote the general welfare "
The convention adjourned to meet to-morrow
at noon at the rink.
1 it f.rhkad, K. T , Sopt 25 Judge Gaynor to
night sent a tolegram to a number of dele
pates in Saratoga In answor to their request
that be change bis mind and bocomo a candi
date, that ho cannot do sa
Mercury Had a Pall.
The sudden drop in tho mercury from tho nltl
tude maintained for tho first three weeks of the
present month to the point -where shivering hu
manity casts about for ways and moans to rescuo
spring overcoats from tho camphoratod pro
fincis, ubs not uceu confined to nny particular
1 he Weather Buroau reported last night that
the cold wave in the South had movod eastward,
centering at Key West, Flo. Tampa station rc
p rted a pressure of S9.48 and tho wind regis
tered a velocity of thirty miles an hour
The temperature was falling In tho lower lako
region. Ohio valley, and the Atlantic States, but
whs rising olsowhere, -while hurricane winds
were expected in East Florida and on tho At
lantic coast southward.
It -was stated that the temperature would re
main stationary to-day in the North Atlantic
nnd Gulr btates, but would fall in tho extromo
northwest and rise olsewhore. Tho tempera
lure in the city at 2 o'clock this morning regis
tered 50, while there came in on tho cold wave
tho information that there would be frost in the
interior before dawn.
Charged With Stcallne a "Bike."
Frank Wilson, who soys he Is an electrician,
from Baltimore, was caught In this city yester
day by Ben. Dakin, charged t 1th the theft of a
bicycle which ho rode here irom his home. Wil
son wanted, to sell tho wheel lor $65.
CHINA BUYING WAR VESSELS.
llcr Agents In Europe and the United States
Instructed to Purchase All They
Lokdov, Sept 25. A dispatch from Shanghai,
dated to-day, says: It is reportod that most of
the Japanese men-of-war havo left tho Island of
Haiyntan. Thoir destination is unknown and
thoro is great uneasiness here regarding their
wereabouts and intentions.
Tho Chinese no longor claim that moro than
one Japanese vessel was sunk in tho battle off
theYalu, Thoy insist that a largo Japanese
cruiser was successfully rammed aud sunk by
the Chinese ship Uilh-Yuen before that vessel
went dot n 1 he Chinese declare that this state
ment Is supported by the testimony of eye
witnesses. Chinese agents in Europo and tho TJnitod
States havo been ordered to purchaso forthwith
any wnrshlps that are obtainable Two service
able vessels were purchased at IJuenos Ayres on
China's account prior to tho Ynlu battlo. JIauy
vessels loaded with munitions of war are on their
way hero from Hamburg aud other European
Following a slmllor action recently taken by
Japan orders havo been issuod from Tien Tsln
directing that a register be kept in every dis
trict ot tho Japanese residents, who aro still
Home, fcopt 23 The Japanese minister has
notified tho Italian government that Japan is
desirous of immediately concluding a com
mercial treaty with Italy.
ALL PLEASED WITH THE MAINE.
On the Contractor's Trial Trip tho Nc-n
ISnttlc-shlD .Makes Good Record.
Kew York, Sept 25. The United States battle-ship
JInino, which has becu in course of con
struction sinco 16S3, when her keel was laid, left
tho Brooklyn navy yard to-day, and it was tho
first time she was otor under way. She is a
thoroughly American ship, ns everything con
nected with her from truck to keel has beoa
manufactured here and from American ma
tetiaL Her initial trip was the occasion for a con
tractor s trial to test tho horse-pow er of hor en
gines and her speed, previous to nn oOlclal trial
which will take place in a few days. Capt F. 2M.
Bunce was in command of tho essok Liout W.
Kellogg, of tho New York, acted as the execu
tive offlcer; Lieut A. nrd, of the San Francisco,
navigator. At 7 o'clock this morning the colors
and jM-nnant were hoisted, and a few minutos
later two navy tugs towed tho big ship out into
the stream, and as soon as sho was clear they
let her go
At 8.16 o'clock Scotland lightship was abeam
and tho Maine was headed southeast bhe had
run nearly forty miles by 11:30 o clock, when film
turned aud canio back in tho face of a stifT
breeze from the northwest During part of tho
time while under forced draught her machinery
recorded 181 resolutions a iniuuto, whl h is esti
mated to be !!. knots an hour. Tho horso
power will not be ngured out for a day or io, but
the contractors feel confident that it will exceed
the re-iulMte 9,000 which the specifications call
for Every one on board, from the commandor
to tho sailors, expressed his satisfaction with
her and the Qumtard representatives were very
The Maine is 810 feet long, 57 feet beam, 21 feet
draught and her displacement is 7,135 When
finished her cost will bo $2,500,000, out of which
$735,000 has been expended on her engines,
boilers, and machinery
KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN AND MALTA
Meeting of an Order Founded in Jerusalem
During the Crusades.
Toronto, Out, Sept 25. Tho annual meeting
of the Chaptor General of Sir Knights of St
John and Malta opened here this morning. It
was in Toronto that the flr-t American encamp
ment was organuod in 1870. Tho order is the
offspring of the Scotch Priory Ancient and Chiv
alrous Order of Malta, founded In Jerusalem in
1045 Among the arrivals hero are Graud
'1 reaeuror BBirn Grand tleut Commander J.
W btreaton, J urkett, of Brooklyn; Col. Dow,
ot Erie, 1., and Mayor Reed, of Philadelphia.
To-morrow the election of offlcors nnd trans
action of thf buslne&s of tho chapter will tako
place. Last night tho College of Ancient Grnnd
Cross Knights, a higher Drancn oi mo Knignts.
met and elected these officers: Most vonqrable
grand preceptor general. George D liolllus,
1'hiladelphia; right venerable li-utonant grand
preceptor general, Charles Laing, Butte: riaht
venerable grand primate, Georgo L. Wood. Bal
timore; right venerable grand guide, W II
Addison. Philadelphia; right onernble giand
chan eiior, Benjamin limes, Philadelphia; right
venerable grand hospitallor, H, I Harrison,
New "iork; right venerable grand banneret, F.
Van Natta, Erie, Pa.; right vencrablo grand
inner guard. Charles Haywcod, Washington:
right venerablo grand outer guard, J. C. Hoff
man, Philadelphia, and right venerable grand
trustee, James W Gneliu, llaltimore.
The treasurer s report showed that iho re
ceipts last year were $ 11W,SS7 55. Ten new en
campments wero organized during tho past
SHE VEDS A SOLDIER.
Miss Nan .Miller, Duuchtcr of Col. Miller,
Married to Lieut. Barroll.
FOKTMOJJHOE, Va., Sept 15 The mnrrlago of
Mies Nan Miller, daughter of Cok Marcus P. Mil
ler, Fifth Artillery, and Lieut Morris K. Barroll,
Fourth Artillery, was celebrated at 5 o'clock
this afternoon at the Church of the Centurion In
the garrison, Bev. Charles W. Freeland, post
The bride wore a handsomo costumo of whlto
satin, with -veil, and carried Bride roses. Hor
sitr. 3lis May Miller, was maid of honor.
Lieut Buggies, of tho Ordnance Corps, attended
the groom as best man
The ushers wero Capt Greenough, Liouts.
Skernt, Hunter, and bquire, of the Army, and
Ensign Miller. a brother of tho bride The
church was handsomoly decorated for tho occa
sion and the music -was furnished by Miss Alico
Frank, asststed by the orchestra of tho post
After tho ceremony a reception was hold at
Col. Milter's quarters Tho bridal party left to
night for New crk and a Northern tour.
HOY PULLMANS GET RICH.
Gov. Altgcld bays They Escape Taxation
By Undcrvaluating Their Property.
SrEi-vfiFiELD, 111., Sopt 2T Gov Altgeld to-day
addressed tho Stato board of equalization on tho
assessment of tho Pullman Palace Car Com
pany's property. lie showed many figures and
facts concerning tho company's maimer of es
caping taxation in this aud other States aud in
the Dominion of Canada.
The company, for instance, gave in $30,000,000
as their capital stock, when it should be $61,000,
000 Tho Governor, in concluding, bogged tho
board to make a proper and Just assessment of
thi-i property in Justlco to tho peoplo nnd tho
State. Tho speech has caused a sensation.
BRYAN TOO STRONG.
Administration Element Cannot Prevent
His Nomination for the Senate.
Omaha, Neb , Sept 25 Tho Democratic Stato
convention convenes in Omaha to-morrow. Tho
plan which will undoubtedly bo carried out is:
Indorsement of Topullst ticket; free coinage of
sliver at 1G to 1, and Congressman Bryan for tho
United States Senate.
The fight has been wholly between Bryan and
tho element known as tho Administration.
Threo hundred and fifty-eight delegates are for
Bryan nnd 171 against An informal caucus was
held this aftornocn by the delegates present,
about 200 in number, and it was concluded tbnt
tho Brjan eloment was too strong to be op
posed. Enjoined from Selling Stock.
F. B. Knrns, formerly connected with tho
People's Caretto Company, filed a suit yesterday
in tho equity court against Theodore W. Tyror,
manager of tho Washington nnd Chesa
peake Beach Bnilroad Company, to
enjoin the latter from disposing of or
otherwise using 2,150 shares of its stock, of
the face value of $50 per share, which came
Into Karns possession through a settlement of
affairs between himself, Tyrer, nnd the firm of
Anderson, Doane & O'Neale. Judgo Cox Issued
a temporary restraining order, returnable Oc
Must Protect Hail way Property.
Cleveland, Sept 25. United States Deputy
Marshal Haskell has received instructions from
Washington to make all necessary preparations
to protect suchrailread property as may be In
the hands of United States recoh era at Massil
lon. In case of trouble breaking out when tho
negro miners are put to work in the mines,
Marshal Haskell will simply protect railway
property and will have no connection with the
mines or miners.
BLOWING 60 MILES AN HOUR
Terrific Gales Raging All Along the
NO LOSS OF LIFE YET REPORTED
All Telegraph Wires Down and All Trains
South of St. Augustine Stopped by tho
Storm Peara That Results to tho Orange
Crop Will So Most Disastrous.
Jacksonville, Flo., Sopt 25. A torrlfic galo Is
raging along the oast and w ost coasts of Flor
ida, and also at interior points. Boports are
meagre as the wires south of Jacksonville aro
either down or are working badly. Tho roport
of injury to shipping at" Key West cannot be
eriflod as tho wires to that placo aro down. A
messnee reached hero from Titusvillo nnd Jupiter
late this afternoon that tho wind was blowing CO
milos nn hour at those places Soon after tho
wires to thoso places wore roported down.
Trains from tho South aro all delayed, and it
will he to-morrow beforo anything definite can
be learned as to the effects of tho cale. It Is not
thought, howe or, that any loss of life has ro
S ul tod.
'1 ho storm seems to bo more vlolont in tho
Indian Bior country than anywhere else, and
owing to Its slow moemonttt is thought that
tho orango crop w ill bo badly damaged. Orange
men aro afraid that tho results to tho crop will
bo more disastrous than wero thoso of tho great
storm of Otooor, 1MM The gale at Jncksouvillo
is pretty btiff, but is doing no damngo.
Savannau, Gi , Sept. 25 A special nt 9.23 p.
m. totho Morning News from St Augustiuo,
Fla., says: Tho trains south of hero aro all
stoppod by a btorm, which Is increasing in
velocity. Ihe bca is a mass of seething breakers
and tho great wates aro rushing oer the sea
wall, &pray being thrown fifty feot. Bay street
is covered with water, and nil craft Is taken to
Sebastian Biver Anustasla Island Is submerged,
'iho storm tug Greenwood, from Knstport, Me.,
is anchored m tho harbor. A lri ing rain is
coming in gusts All wires south are down.
BOSTON', Mass , Sopt 25 A private dispatch
fjom Key West receliod in this city to-night
states that a hurricane has been raging along
tho coast for tho past few days, during which a
pilot-boat w Ith four peoplo on board was blown
out to sea and an uuknow n schooner was dri on
ashore at the south sido of tho island. A lnrgo
amount of wreckage U floating in with eiory
Tho Weather Buroau late last night Issuod tho
follow ing bulletin: Tho tropical hurricane has
moved from tho Ucinity of Key est northward
to a little southeast -of 'lnmpa, which reports a
pressure of 29.48 inches, and a n6rth wind of
thirty miles per hour.
TO NOMINATE OR NOT.
Anti-Tillmnn Contention Again in Session
to Consider This Question.
Columbia S C, Sept 25 Tho anti-Tillmnn
convention which was called to meet hero to
night is an unusually largo one, nnd great inter
eat was taken in its probable outcomo Tho ques
tion of nominations or not against tho Tillman
ticket or regular Democi a -y is 0110 that agitated
tho minds of delegates.
Tho same concntion met hero about two
weeks ago and did not consider it Judicious to
make nomination", but ntado certain demands
upon tho Tillman .onention, which motcno
week lator, (.ailing upon them to como out lulrly
nnd squarely against Populism That conven
tion ndopted both tho Ocnla and Chicago plat
forms, and as a result the autl-THlninultos issued
a call for another contention for to-day, it being
understood at tho tlmo of tho first convention
that such action would bo taken.
Many anti-Tilluiau votors participated in tho
recent primary nnd consider themselves in
henor bound to support the. tirket nominated by
the Tillman convention They opposed nomina
tions, while those w ho held oil aro in faior of
making a tight Charleston and Sumter coun
ties, two of tho strongest anti-Tillmnn couutles,
oppose uominntions and load the fight against
Tho convention this afternoon decided to havo
a becret caucus nt 5 o'clock '1 ho question of
nominations was to bo settled in the caucut-.
'Iho convontion was called to meet nt 8 o'clock
p in , but at that hour tho caucus was still iu
NO SOCIALIST PLATFORM.
Brotherhood of Carpenters Reject It and
Adopt That of the Federation.
IXDiANArous, Ind., Sopt 21 Tho United
Brotliorhood of Carronters and Joiners of Amer
ica elected officers to-day as follows:
President, Charles Owens, Now York; vice
president, Henry Gaylo, Indianapolis; second
tlco president, Louis Tousoy, Detroit; gonernl
secretary and treasurer, P J McGulre. Phila
delphia; general executito board. Eastern
States W. J Shildb, lioton: Middle Statoa
John Williams, Vtica, N "i ; Southern States
JobophG. Ernst, Newport, Ky , estorn States
A. Cuttermaul, Chicago, nnd S G Kent, Lincoln.
Officers general executive board: President,
W J. Shields, Boston; secretory, S. J. Kent, Lin
coln. Delegates American redoration of Labor: P.
J McGuire. Philadelphia; I) Boland, Cincinnati;
W McKay. Boston; James Leinhau, Chicago
The strike fund hns been cut down $J0,0tJ0 nnd
this amount added to tho organization nnd lec
ture fund, it having beon decided to pay moro
attention to education
The American Federation platform wns re
ferred to local unions for adoption. Tho social
istic labor plntf orm was rejected Tho ollico of
secretary and treasurer wero combined, and tho
effort to make the presl Jent's n salaried office
wns voted down Tho general oxecutho board
Will meet In Philadelphia January 2. 1S95.
ORIOLES WIN THE PENNANT.
By Yesterday's Victory the Ba! timorcs Arc
Assured of rirst Place.
Baltimoke, Sent 25. 'Iho winning of to-dny's
gnmo at Cloveland by tho Orioles makes tho lat
ter tho pennant winnors, and ns a result tho
people hero are more enthused than ever. Great
preparations are being made for tho recoption
and bauquot to be given tho victorious players
upon their return ftom tho West next weok.
The business men nnd the public geuorally
havo entoied into tho spirit of tho nffnir, and it's
safo to say each niomber of tho Oriole Club will
receive a substantial check as tho outcome of
the popular subscription which has beon started.
There aro but four games remaining to bo
plnyed by Baltimoro and Now York, and tho
former can loso all four whilo tho Giants vin
their string and yot Baltimoro caunot bo
Eycrhardt-Abbott Tight Also a Draw.
New Orleas, Sept 23. Tho event of the even
ing at the Olympic Club to-night was when Jack
Everhardt nnd Stnnton Abbott entorod tho ring
to fight for a $1,500 purse. The rcferco warned tho
men In regard to fouls. Everhardt w as seconded
by E. S. Willis, J. J. Bntes, and tho Sutherland
brothers. Abbott wns befrlendod by John Dunn,
Billy Plimmor, Al Ilobb, and Billy Chlttendon
In the twenty-fifth round tho fight was de
clared a draw. Tho fight wus a fair ono through
out, and Everhardt regained his reputation In
this meeting, establishing himself as a fair
Turfman Sheridan Dead.
KewYokk, Sept 25. James G. Sheridan, one
of tho best known turfmen in tho country, died
this afternoon at his homo on West Forty-sixth
In the Ticld of Politics.
MnxDombsfuky hns been nominated for Con
gress by the Democrats of tho First Illinois dis
trict P. S. Corbett wns yesterday nominated for
Congress by tho Montana Democratic conven
tion. Lewis Mengo has beon nominated for Con
gress by the Doinocrats of tho Sot onth Illinois
Col. W. I. Wickorsham has been nominated
for Congress by tho Kopubllcans of the First
George W. Fifleld has been nominated for
Congress by the Democrats of tho Fifth Massa
Charles W. Gillott has beon renominated for
Congress by tho Bepublicans of tho Twenty
ninth 2ew 1'ork district
The Bepublicnn campaign in Indiana was
formally openea yesterday at Indianapolis,
where Gov. McKinloy addressed an immense
gathering, being Introduced by ox-President
BIG ROLL OF MONEY LOST.
Uczckiah Cnywood Confided $1,280 to
the Caro of Uis Neico and It
A handkcrchlof containing a roll of $1,230 in
greenbacks, which Hozehiah Cnywood drew
from bank and gavo to his nicco for Bnlekueii
ing, is roported to tho polico 03 having boon
stolen from tholr home, at No. 33G South Caro
lina avonuo southeast
Surrounding tho theft nro circumstances of a
very mysterious nuturo. Miss Nelllo Cnywood
is tho niece who was intrusted with tho money,
which comprised 91,000 in S100 notes and tho
rest in bills of smaller denominations. 'Ibis wns
kopt carefully tied tip In a handkerchief which
was deposited in a buroau drawer of the room in
tho third lloor of tho houso, which Miss Cnywood
occupies with hor mother.
Last Tuesday tho two took a stroll, and Miss
Cay w ood took tho money along with hor in order
to bo suro of it
She says that when retiring for tho night tho
roll wns placed in a drawer, together with hor
pockot-book. Now Miss Caywood declaies that
tho noxt day sho noticed that tho pockot-book
was gone, but at the time sho did not think of
tho big roll. Tho pockot-book contained i 1.20,
two car tickets, and a nlht-koy.
Miss Cnywood says stio thought yestorday
nftornoon of lodklng for the money, but found
that it was gono. 1 he polico wore notiflod at
ouce, and J)etectio liorno was soon nt tho
houso making nn investigation. Tho story
which Miss Caywood told is substantially as
given aboi e.
Thero has boon noporvant omployed and no
cnllers havo beon to tho houso lately. Tho de
tective could discover no marks of an entrance.
WORK OF THE UNITARIANS.
Subjects Discussed by Eminent Men and
"Women at the National Conference.
Saiutoga, N. Y Sopt 25 Iu tho national
Unitarian conference this morning resolutions
In memory of Georgo William Curtis, president
of tho conference, woro adopted. Kov. Dr.
Halo, as chairman, read the repovt of tho coun
cil, in which the conferonco in Chicago was re
ferred to and the parliament ot roligious spoKeu
ofjas a triumph ot Christianity bnscd on Uni
This afternoon n meeting was held under tho
auspices nf tho Woman's National Alliance, tho
thomo being '"Tho work of Lnitariau women,
retrospect! o and prospective" Iho progrninmo
Included "Tho women's Western couierence, '
Hoy IdaC Button, Mollno, 111.; "Tho women s
Pacific coast conforenco," Miss E. B. Laston,
tun Francisco; "the religious Held," Mrs J T.
Sunderland, Ann Arbor, Mica.: "Moral onthusl
asm," Bov. Marion Murdock, Clovelund, Ohio;
"ihupartof liberal women in tho community,"
Mrs Charlos G. Ames, Boston; "'Iho young
woman," Miss May hito Uvuigton, Brooklyn;
"Workiu India," Mrs Judith . Andrews, Bos
ton, and "The golden bond," Mrs. Julia "N nrd
A platform meeting was held this evening.
Bov S M. Crothers. of Cambridge, Mass , pre
sided as chairman Addresses wero made by
sot oral of the younger I nltnrian ministers.tholr
subjects being, ' 1'ho t.orkof church extension
in nowcommunitles," by Bov Charles J. Staples,
of Lexington, Mass.; "How can oxlstiug parishes
be strengthened." by Bov. A. M. Lord, of Provi
dence, It I ; "i'ho church in its relation to
sociology," by Bet Chiistophor It Eliot, of Bos
ton, and "Tho church as n social prophet," by
Bov. 1ugeuo It, Shippcn, of Washington, D C.
Tho recoption of foreign delegutes also took
STRIKE COMMISSION HERE.
They .Meet to Hear More SuKgcstious and
to Discuss Their Hcport.
Tho strike commission will asemblo this
morning at the office ot Commissioner Wright,
in tho Department of Labor.
Smco tho adjournment of tho commission in
Chicago, August o0, Commissioner Kernan, of
Now York, has boon chargo I w ith the liuty of
making a synopsis of tho remedies from sugges
tions Hint hat o been received Judgo Worth
mgton, of Illinois, tho other member of the com
mission, has been charged with the duty of di
gesting and analyzing tho testlmon, which is
being prepared under his direction nt his homo
nt Peoria, ilk Jt is expected that the testimony
will niako about 2.C0J printed pages.
"At our meeting to-monow,' said Commis
sioner right yosierday, "in case there aro no
applications to bo heuid we will docido from
Judgo W orthlngton's work whethor the testi
mony wo hate taken needs to be supplemented
by additional evidence on disputed points. o
will then discus our roport which, despite all
statements to tho contrary, hns as yet received
no consideration by the commission. It Is proba
ble that then wo will separate after an agree
ment concerning its terms is reached (protlUed
wo are of ono mind) and the work of writing the
report will be ditided Tho roport should be in
tho hands of tho President by tho middle of
November in order that ho can incorporate any
suggestions bo desires to make relatit e to it iu
his annual message to Congress on the first
Monday in December "
Commissioner f. right, nftor an examination
of his mail yesterday afternoon, found no noti
fication from witnesses who desired to bo heard
and no further suggestions as to remedies.
CHIEF OF THE COAST SURVEY.
Gen. "William Ward Dufficld Appointed to
the Position of Superintendent
Gen. William Ward Duffiold, of Dotroit, Mich.,
has been nppointed by President Cleveland
superintendent of tho Coast and Geodetic Sur
rey to succeed Prof T C Mcndenball resigned.
Tho position is worth $0,000 per annum.
Gon William Ward Dufflold has a distin
guished record In cltll and military life. Ho
was resident engineer of tho Hudson Bit er Bail
road m tho lifties, and after service in tho late
war was appointed chief ongincerof that road
Ho built tho line of tho Grnnd Trunk botwoen
Detroit and Port Huron, He was chief engineer
of the Central Track Bnilroad in Illinois (now
part of tho Chicago, Burlington and iuincy
system). Ho built tho latter line Ho wns chief
engineer nlso of sovernl railroads in Michigan,
and located most of tho trunk lines in that
He made tho survey of tho Colorado lands In
1S71 and 1&7-2, aud wns chiof engineer of tho gov
ernment in I'-Si in making tho survey of govern
ment lands in Dakota. In lbS5 ho was mado
chiof engineer of the Kentucky Union BaiUoad,
nnd had chargo of tho surtey und examination
ot all tho lands of that road
Ho was.brevottod major general by President
Lincoln tor gallantry in tho field in tho battlo of
Ho has held but ono political office that of
member of tho upper houso of tho Legislature
of the Stato of Michignn Ho has beou a con
sistent Democrat all his lifo.
GELABERT AGAIN TO BE TRIED.
Two Very Serious Charges Brought Against
the Eighth Precinct Policeman.
Policoman J. IL Golabert, of tho Eighth pre
cinct, has been summoned before tho trial
board to-day to answer charges of having acted
iu a manner unbecoming an ofllcor on two sopn
Tho complainants nro P. J. Fltzgorald, a drug
gist at tho cornor of Four-and-a-half and I
streets southwest, and tho kooper of a b iwdy
houso on Delawaio atenue. Fitzgerald alleges
that Gelobort owed him n. bill for drugs, and
when he refused to cut tho amount down one
hair, persuadod the drug clork to let
him have wine without a prescription,
tho object being to havo Fltzgorald vio
late tho liquor law. After getting
tho wine ho used the fact, it is said, as a threat
to keep Fitzgerald out of his bill, and ho did not
pay the same until tho matter was roported to
the lieutenant of the precinct
Tho kooper of tho bawdy-houso will, it is said,
mnko some sensational charges, among others
that JGelabert offered for certain considerations
to protect hor and see that hor houso was not
Nutmeg State Democrats.
New HAVES, Conn., Sept 25 Tho Stato Dem
ocratic convention met to-day and mado the
following nominations: For Governor, Ernest
Cndy; lioutenant govornor, Morris B. Boqrds
loy; secretary of Stato, Edward G. Kllduff; treas
urer, William O. Bow en, nnd comptroller, Nich
olnusStraub Tho platform, among other things,
condemns tho acceptance of freo railroad passes
by public officials, and favors tho onactment of
a strict corrupt practices act.
Suing for Her Husband's Estate.
Ciiicago, Sept 25. Mrs. Maria Evans Law
rence, a colored woman, seventy years old, be
gan suit to-day to i ecovor tho 5100,000 estate left
her by hor husband, Dentist Henry Lawrence,
who was a whlto man. Mrs. Lawrence claims
that she marriod Dr. Lawrence In New Orleans
in 1869, and that with monoy left by a former
husband, also n white man, she started tho
doctor in business, helping him to become
EROM THE FROZEN NORTH
Mrs. Peary, the Wife of tlie Arctic
Explorer, Reaches Her Home Here.
HER BABY BORN AMID ICEBERGS
She "Was Brought Back to Civilization by tho
Peary Belief Expedition In tho Summer
She Will Go Hortb. and Rejoin Her Hus
band, Who Has Provisions Until Than.
Mrcs. ?eary, tho bravo Httlo wlfo of tho arctl
oxploror, who accompanied her husband on his
trip to the frozen Not th, reached tho city last
night from Philadelphia, where sho was brought
yesterday by tho Peary rollef expedition.
Mrs. Peary appearod in elegant health and
tho baby, born amid Icoberg3, which Is now a
Httlo moro than n year old, a beautiful child,
seems to bo all the bottor for tho rough lifo it
has boen compelled to lead. Tho courageous
Httlo woman showed plainly by her manner
that she is much chagrined bocause of her hus
band's determination to remain in tho arctic
regions. She declares sho is going North again
noxt summer and bring him back to civilization
if sho has to drag him w ith her.
Mrs Peary arrived hero nt 9 o'clock. She was
aciompauled by hor brother, Mr EmllDiobitsch,
who was a member of tho auxiliary Falcon ex
pedition, and escorted to tho homo of her
mother. Although much fatigued by her Journey
and experiencing tho delights of meeting her
iriends for the first tlmo In ot or n yenr,H-! Peary
accorded a brief intertiow to a liuhS repre
sentative Mrs. Penry took occasion tadeny somo of tho
statements made concerning the welfare of tho
party. Sho declared that there were ample food
supplies for tho members of the expedition dur
ing tho past winter wnile at Anniversary Lodgo
mid sho enumerated a long list of eatables that
were at their dlspoa.it "It is not true," sho
Baid, "that wo ato walrus or whale blubber to
help out tho meat supply. During tho f ill and
spring o0 deer were killed and used for food
und their skins w ero utilized for clothing
SHE WOULD HAVE STUCK TO III SI.
V "Tho statement that wo loft Liout. Peary with
out adequate protisloiis for the coming winter
is also without foundation," continued Mrs.
Peary. "Do jou think I would have left him had
such been tho case' He is amply provided for.
aud ns a precautionary mensuro had tho meat
from tho irulcon left at the place "
31 rs. Peary then briefly recounted tho effort
mado by her husband to reach the northern
const of Greenland lor tho purpose of supplying
It, und said he wns compelled to turn back alter
proceeding 13 miles because of i s!ckne3s that
uroto out among tils nogs wntcn rotiuorca tnem
useless. Mr Peary expects to undertake tho
work again next oar.
Mrs Peary said her present expectation was
that sho would next year accompany the expe
dition that will go to tho sceno of her husband s
work. '1 he time intervening betw ecu tno returu
ot Lieut Peary and tho departure of the lalcon
on August -tl was occupied iii resurveying parts
of Whale Sound aud lugieuold Gulf
"'1 ho most important taing accomplished dur
ing this time, however, said Mrs Peary ."wat. tho
dls-ovoryof Iron Mountain, which bir John Kos
had heard of iu 181b uul which all tho arctic ex
plorers since then had looked for in tain. There
tvero three masses of this mountain, which was
appnrontly of moieoil formation. '
Mrs. Peary concluded bj snj ing that sho had
spent as good a time as could bo expected un
der the circumbtan- -"a, and her brother, who
was sitting near, sa.d that every mau aboard the
Falcon weighed more now than when he left the
United States. But one casualty had occurred
if casually It could be called and that was iit
ono man having his heel I root bitten
'ihe Httlo steamer J alcou, with the Peary re
lief party and mombors of the expedition on
board, docked at 3 80 o'clock yesterdnt after
noon at tho International Navigation Campany g
wharf in tho lower portion of Philadelphia.
Long beforo the vessel reached her moorings
thousands of people had gathered on the
wharves in the vicinity to welcome tho little
party of explorers.
HUnKYINO ON TO WASHINGTON.
As soon as the Fnlcon was tied to tho dock
Mrs. Peary, with ner baby, Mario Ahneglto
Peary, nnd nn Eskimo girl, whom Mrs. Penry
had brought with her Irom tho arctic regions,
was escorted to a waiting coach nnd hurried to
the Pennsylvania Bailroad station, where she
boarded a strain for thU city, tho home of her
Conunauder Bryant, who had charge of tho
reliof parts, says the expedition was a groat
success. "V o mado many valuable collections,
tho ethnological specimens particularly beiDg
toryraro I think w o hat e tho finest series of
pho'tographs of life and scones in tho Arctic
country that were over taken."
ihe party tilled eight polar hoars nnd havo
tho skins with them on the. Falcon '1 hey also J l'h cnngB, 9Ueh as xitchen and necessary re
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AH of tho relief party camo on the Falcon ox
copt Dr Ohlin, who left at Copenhagen, and
Prof Chamberlain, of Chicago, and If. L. Hridg
nmn, of Brookljn, who went from fet John to
Torontu. whero thej will examine somo fossils.
All on board woro very reticent It is said
that nu embargo has been pla-ed on their lips
for Ave days oi longer, and it was therefore diffi
cult to get information about tho trip. It was
intimated by ono of the men who was with
Pea-y that several who camo away would havo
remained with tho explorer in tho frozen North
but for tho scarcity cf food. When asked if it
was true that the oxilorer aud his party had
been compelled to eat whale blubber, tho man
declined to either confirm or deny tho story. It
is believed, howover, that Peary is threatened
w Ith lack r f fro 1 that may becomo serious. Tho
Falcon will load with coal and returu imme
diately to fat John
HER PET HAD TO BE SAVED.
Mrs. White Feared Fire Less Than Sho Did
the Lost, of llcr Dog.
Mrs. Whito, a venerable lady of over ninety
years, narrowly escaped losing hor lifo last
night in a tiro, w hich resulted in less than S10
damage, and which was of so Httlo consequonco
that Policemen Bruco and Klingor, who ex
tinguished it, did not think it worth while to
turn in an alarm.
About 8 o'clock, whllo tho officers were patrol
Ing their bent, they heard a cry of tire, which
camo liom the grocery store of J. It Dav is, cor
ner of First and M stroets southwest, aud tLey
ran to tho place as fast as possible. Officer
Bruco was aware of tho fact that Mrs. Whito
lived in the second story of tho building with her
daughter, Mrs. Graves, aud tho husband of tho
latter, and fearing that tho old lady would bo
suffocated he hurried up stairs aud carried her
Mrs. Whlto had a pot dog, which sho insisted
upon carrying, and tho sight of tho policeman
lugging tho lady aud the latter holding the dog
in her arms was tory amusiug- and caused
shouts of laughter from those who witnessed tho
Meanwhile, Ofllcor Klingor, who had entered
tho store, wns nearly overcome by smoke, which
came from the placo iu a dense volume, anil it
was only with tho utmost difficulty that ho mado
his way out into a place where ho could got
fresh air. He, howotor, succooded iu putting
out tho Are beforo leaving tho room An inves
tigation show ed that tho blazo started in a bin
Which had been closely packed with paper.
Progress of Cholera in Germany.
Supervising Surgeon General A yman, of tho
Marino Hospital Bureau, through tho Stato De
partment.has received n roport from the United
States consul at Hamburg of cholera for tho
week ending September 18. This shows eleven
cases and three deaths in Bast Prussia, thirteen
casos and lite deaths in tho Vistula district of
West Prussia, four cases and one death in Notzo
and Wartho rivors, Posen. For the week onding
Septomber 14 thoro were fifty-six casss und
tw euty-four doaths in Silesia. Consul Off re
ports au infection of tho d'stricts of Offelon,
failesia, and in Vistula nnd Netzo, whero the dis
ease is apparently decreasing.
Denies That He Is Cruel.
Georgo H. Webster yesterday filed nn answer
to the suit for divorce by Mario Webster. He de
nies that he is a drunkard or that he treated his
wlfo cruelly. On tho other hand, his wife left
him on Fobruary 2, 1S93, and came to Washing
ton with one Walter Boult After a search of
three iv eoks ho found her living here in tho same
house with Boult He says he owns a 5,000
house, which ho placed In his wife's name but
now wants It returned to him.
PLAIN WORDS OF A PASTOR.
Dr. Wldcrman Tells tho Convention of
Ministers That Any Office from Con'
stable to President Can Be Bought.
Prominent among tho features of church work
is that of benovolonce. In the Methodist Episco
pal denomination this featuro is paramount to
nil savo that of soul winning. The subject was
eloquontiy and exhaustively discussed by Bev
L. T Widermau at last evening's session of the
pastors' convention at Kensington. Dr. Wider
man's address was tho featuro of yesterday's
sebslonsof tho convention nnd the large audience
gavo close attention to his remarks
Alter defining the term nnd speaking of tho
specific Christlou duty of benevolence, as it finds
expression iu tho giving of our moans, Dr
Widorman procoeded to discuss the subjective
effoct of giving:
"Etils thntaro ruinous to the soul," said he,
"will result from failure to give what is due to
God and our fellow-men. Covetousnees, th(
ntominnble thing that God hates, will result
from withho ding our dues to benevolence. 'Tho
lovoof monev Uthe root of all oviL' Was over
the truth of this assertion more manifest than nt
present' hnt evil of our timo does not spring
from this prolific root The giant trusts that
hate demoral.zed the guardians of our liberty
and threatens tho ver lifo of tho nation, were
born of tho love of money
"Ihe highest and most sacred right of Ameri
can citizenship is to so large an extent purchas
able that any office from constable to the Pres
ident can be bad for money The highest au
thoritv of tho largest denomination of the
Chris mi church In our laud has leen com
pelled to abate the foreo of bU utterance on a
great monl question to conciliate the money
power responsible for the very evil he sought to
condemn. Among all classed and in all stations
of mo to day stand men and women who hold t
as purchasable their honor, purity, the peace of j
their homes, and their very souls, ready to sen
to whoever will buy. Culture, influence,
and wealth are not means of self-exaltation
and gratification, bnt rather equipment forserv
lce. Only when soused fan they have the ap
proval and blfssiuc of Him who said: 'He that
is chief among you shall be the servant of alL' "
TITIIIXO SOCIETY O? BUSINESS MEN.
Dr. Widorman was chairman of tho evening
session. Dr D. Haskell conducted the devo- 1
tional exercises, and Dr. Widermau read his pa
per on "Bcnutolonce " Tho essay was discussed
br Dr Baldwin and Bev. E. S Todd, the J"r
telling or a tithing society of fifty-four members
in a prominent Mothodist church of A aching
ton. Each member is pledged to keep an accu
rate account of his receipts, and giv to tno
church nt least one-tenth of his Income The
society Is composed of young business men, and
Mr John Scott, proprietor of the Howard House,
Is tho p-,sldent
'Church organization" was the subject of an
essay'by Dr TodiL He referred to the force of
lifo back of organization, which Is the mam
factor in perfecting it Speaking superficially,
1)- 1 odd declared that tho Methodist Episcopal
Church is a compact organization, the most
complete of any denomination in the Christian
Dr C I. Pate continued the discussion oi the
snbjoot, and spoke of the detailed organization
of thu church.
ilif rema'uderof the evening session was de-
,tri to a discussion ot the Subject. Kev urs.
j SraJe,Todd, V. ilson, aud Baldwin participating.
At the morning session Rev. Watson Case led
the opening devotional exerei&es. The conven
ticn formally organized with Dr. A. E. Gibson as
chairman of the morning session, and Bev.
Charles L. Pate secretary.
Bev M. F. li Bice announced the death of
Bev. John K Cornelius, of The Baltimore Metho
dist n leading denominational paper, and the
secretary w a insnrujt d to senu an appropriate
te.egram to the family
Bev. J. M. Marrow read a paper on "Tho
children s class," which was d-acussed by Drs.
Hive, Stitt, Pate, and Widorman.
The second subject ot the morning was "The
porth League: Dr. W. V an Arsdale road
an interesting es-ay en the work of tho Laagua
nnd Dr. i O fJdridge spoke on the same topic.
Bovs. I.. W.T. Vv ipfa', Baldwin, fctiK, Wilson,
VA lderman, and Todd participated in the discus
sion, which .allowed, is v. . H tMnith addceaaed
the convention on the church prayer meeting
The afternoon session began promptly at 2
o'clock, and Kev W. ft. Laney conducted the de
votional exerc-tes, reading parts of the fortieth
cnapterof Isaiah and alsv the tenth chapter of
Luka Dr. Luther B. N ilson was the presiding
Bev M F R Bice read the first paper of the
aiternotn on "Church location and church
buildm? In the speakers op uion the church
should bi placed wbwe the pc- ple will have to
pass in Jieir daily -we Ik to and from their busi
ness. It s,!sf uld not b olacedon a back or side
street but iu a conspicuous location. Corner
lots should be selected, and the sacred edifce
protected from obecuration by surrounding
WASIIIM'.TON'S CHUBCHK8 BADI.Y I.OATED.
Continuing the speaker declared that Wash
ington city lias the most inacceptably located
and badly appearing churches of any city of
similar size he has ever visited.. Begarding the
bnilJine-, Dr lt.ee thought the architecture of
the edifices should oxpr ss the idea of worship
and proclaim the structure a church, not a
schoolhouse, theater, concert, or lecture halL
The building should contain all the necessary
appurtenances for entertainments, and social
, Tlorf0r,nea iW ju'reu uiv tne iate oi
false worshlD would be sealed
Iter-. F W i-hnner and James McLaren read
papers ou the same subject and advanced simi
lar ideas as Dr. Bice Bevs W Merman, Todd,
A right. Baldwin. Eldridge. Pate, and Kice dte
cussed tho question in live-minute speeches.
Owing to tho lntene-s of the hour the reading of
Dr Alderman's oesny rn "Iitnevolencies" was
postponed until the evening session. Irevious
to adjournment Drs. hldrldge, Case, and Bice
were excused from further attendance at the
1 ho programme for to-day is as follows:
9 a. m Devotional seFtices, J H. M. Lemon;
pastoial visiting, J B. btitt and J. W. Steele,
and books, "My silent triends and how I treat
them," J II. Dashiel, G. II. Coroy, and It M.
S p. m Devotional services. W. L. Orem;
"Howl make m sermon," A. E. Gibson, O. A.
Brown, and Joel Brown.
7.30 p. m. Consecration service, L.T. Wider
ABROGATES THE TREATY.
Brazil Grves Notice That She "Will Cancel
the Present Reciprocity Agreement.
The Brazilian government has given notico
that tho reciprocity treaty between the United
btates and Brazil will bo abrogated by Brazil on
January 1 nett Minister Mendonca, the Brazil
ian minister here, rocoived cable directions on
fcundav to give the requis.to notice.
Tho minister says tho authorities in Brazil
had notified L nited btntes Minister Thompson,
at Bo, of i his action on Saturday. The treaty
is the principal ono negotiated by faecrotnry
Blaine under tho reciprocity provision of the
Senor Mendonca said yesterday: "Brazil's ac
tion is a necessary sequel to the enactment of
tho new tariff law by tho United States, and
thero is no siguifl'-auce In the action of mycoun
trv beyoud its doing its part toward terminating
a treaty which the tiiritf law Itself abrogates.
Brazil has acted, howovor, in strict conformity
to the original agreement embodied in notes be
tween Mr B'aine and myself, exchanged when
tho treaty was signed.
"These give either country tho privilego of de
nouncing tho treaty on July 1 or January 1 of
any given year by giving three months' notice.
Tho tariff "law served to abrogate the treaty
without any notico to Iirazil, but our govern
ment saw Ut to give tho full three months' notice.
The effect is to make tho now tariff rates exist
agaiust Brazilian imports siuco August 2b last,
while the low reciprocity rates for American
goods will remain until January 1 iu Brtzik"
Mr. Mendoncn was asked as to tho effect of tho
change on traae
"Tho rates will not bo materially raised
against this county, and I am expecting this
country to make largo increaso In sending man
ufactured wooleus to Brazil as a result of the
new woolon manufactming induced by free raw
wool in tho new tariff law Outside of these
Items few changes will occur by tho termination
Quarantine Regulation Question.
Judgo Beeve, tho Solicitor of tho Treasury,
yesterday rendered an opinion in which ho
holds that, in cases of necessity, tho govern
ment has tho constitutional authority to make
such quarantine regulations as may be deemed
necessary to prevont tho spread of contagions
and Infectious diseases among the States. He
holds, further, that tho Federal authority in
such cases is paramount to State authority. The
Solicitor's opiulou w as asked n connection with
the preparation of new quarantine regulations
which will soon bo issued by Surgeon General
Wyman, of tho Marino Hospital Service.
Gi-ying the Chickens a Best.
Onoyearjn Jail was given William Harris, a
young colored man who Bvos in Anacostio, by
J uugo .Miner yesterday lor stealing cnicEens.
OLBERG'S DOUBLE I COURT
Russell's Hearing on thz Charge of
Forgery Postponed Till To-morrovr.
MRS. 0LBERG THEN TO TESTIFY
She Is Expected to Throw light on the Very
Mysterious Case Where Did the Money
Gol Some Time Ago She Wanted to Ap
ply for a Divorce from Her Husband.
As each now development in tho forgery caso
of John G Olfaerg. of the Indian Bureau, against
bis double. Alexander A. Basaell, a special pen
sion examiner, is unfolded the story grows la
interest end raj story.
In the police court yesterday the defendant
was arraigned for a hearing, and Lawyer Camp
bell Carrington took advantage of the opportu
nity to assert the innocence of Major BassoH,
and that his client was the victim of a con
spiracy. Mr. Mullowney was not ready to proceed with
the prosecution, as he explained that the sev
eral notaries in the case are oat of town, &2i
therefore the hearing was postponed until to
morrow morning. At this time Mrs. HJa Clara
Olberg will be called to tne stand, and it is ex
pected that she will reTeal tho truth, which &
.now so much obscured, or at least give enough,
nformation to solve the mystery.
The most important question that b.o one
seems to answer is, '-who got the money
Everybody is asking thte query, bat as Russ 11
denies that he ever received a penny of the
7,S00, of which Mr. Olberg declares he was de
prived, and Mrs. Oioerg cannot be reached,
there is no reply Commissioner of Pensions
Lochren yesterday stated that neither Mrs.
Oiberg nor Huseell would be suspended or dis
charged until the outcome of the trial shaU be
Mr Oiberg earns $1,600 in the IndUa Office
and Mrs. Oiberg w tortunate enough to draw
Jl 000 m the Pension Bureau. The added in
comes of the two would be usually sufficient to
maintain a family including three children,
but it waa said at the Pension Office yesterday
that Mrs Oiberg was constantly borrowing
money. Wendell A. bmith, sometime chief of
the section iu which Kuseell and Mrs. Oiberg;
were employed, waa a creditor of the woman, so
it is stated, as well as several others. Not
withstanding all this. Mrs. Oiberg has dressed
only well enough to barely suit her station in,
life, and besides mortgaged her furniture.
WONDESED WHERE HEK XOXEV. WENT.
The trusting husband never interfered with
his wife's finances, although weaderteg where
all the money she earned had gene. Investiga
tion shows that the property is in the name of
the wife, therefore, under the District law. she
would nave the power to dispose of the land
without the consent of herJtnsband. tm account
of this fact Mr Oiberg cannot claim the prop
erty, although he can prosecute Kussell on the
charge of forging his signature.
In the letter which Mrs. Oiberg wrote to Com
missioner of Pensions Loehrea conf easing the
Crimea teat had been committed against her
husband she implicated a man named Cam
mack, who is in the Albany penitentiary for
forging James G Blaine's signature But as it
has been found that this man wa la prison at
the time Mr OI berg's name was forged the rea
son of the wife in giving his name is not alto
gether apparent This document wiU fora jo
of the meet important features of the prose a
Among those who know the parties 1st the ca e
there is not one who has a positive oplsaon as
where the money went bome of Mrs. Oiberg 3
acquaintances hint that sho has been pe rec
ently black mailed, and being a weak vomai
has allowed herself to be drawn within the
meshes of one who has relentlessly rtted her of
every cent that could be proenratL Tne th-o-y
tht.t Mrs. Oiberg has been speculating and us- i
the money in unfortunate ventures in stock has
been advanced, but not much credence is given
it is know to a number of her friends that Mrs.
Oiberg wanted a divorce some time ago and con
sulted Campbell Camnston for the purp- -e.
Widespread surprise resulted when this became
known smong their friends, and Mrs. Olbenr
was induced to reconsider her action. Just what
the grounds were upon which she wanted the di
vorce are not known, but this fact is taken by
many of her fr'ends to support the favorite
theoiy that it w .a suggested to her by the one,
who, it is alleged, was stripping her "t the
SAW THE 8CU BETWEES- THEJC
"I always felt that some one nail stepped be
tween us, said Mr Oiberg to a reporter yester
day when touching upon the question of the di
vorce. "Grief was caused me thereby, but I al
ways tried to comfort my wife."' So badly does
Mr Oiberg feel over the scandal that he cannot
be induced to taut at length. One ttung be sa.d,
accompanied by a motion of the hand, was very
'How do you explain your wife's port in this
matter-" he was asked.
"Ah! well, perhaps "be was a bit flighty," he
briefly replied, at the same time lightly tapping
his head with a finger. Further than this ho
would not tali.
There is a strange coincidence Is the fact that
the lawyer tor Mrs. Kusell in defense ot the di
vorce suit brought by the dashing major is also
the attorney for Mr. Oiberg. He is Lemuel
Campbell Carrington, who is the lawyer for
Major Russell, said last niht that the connection
of his client with the case was timply the resuit
of a conspiracy. Another, phase of BnsseU 3 Ufa
has been brought to light When he cams
here from Missouri he had a wife liv
ing lu the Western State. But he be
came acquainted with a Mrs. Dora Harvey,
who was anticipating a divorce, and. they
soon resolved to seek a closer union. Then the
wife in the far away home (Led, and it is then
said that Mrs Harvey was helped in her efforts
to obtain a divorce by Major Russell. The womat
came to live with him as his housekeeper and
six days after she was granted the desired di
vorce was wedded to the mar
Last August the latter was ordered to a eld
duty iu his capacity as special pension examiner
at MeadviHe, Pa. He wrote endearing; letters to
his wife, always speaking in them, it is said, ot
her as "darling and "pet"
About the flrst of the year, at tho time whea
the assertion is made that Mrs. Oiberg and Rus
sell were most closely interested in each other y
the number of letters that passed back an!
forth, these loving billet-dcux ceased to come
Then Major Kuweit brought suit for divorce,
claiming that his wife. who. by the way. tips taa
scales at less than a hundred pounds and is cor
respondingly delicate, had stiffened his neck by
a blow from her fist. He doesn't weigh less than
190 pound", but still the bill of complaint whit h
he filed alleges cruelty and also drunkenness
Last month these accusations were denied and
tho court ordered the payment of alimony
It was Mrs. Bussell who furnished the picture
of her husband which was used by the deteo
tives, but her friends say that she forgives him
entirely for his actions toward her. although he
says that she is a bad woman. Mrs. Bussell
could not be found yesterday in the city, and it
was stated that recently she went to Philadel
FOR CATHOLIC UNITY,
Pope Leo's Efforts to Bring; the Eastern
Churches Back, to Rome.
Home, Sept 25 The Pope is in good health la
spito of reports to the contrary. In conse
quence of tho Pope's Invitation to tho Eastern
Catholic patriarchs to visit Homo in October
tho congregation is preparing a, programme for
conferences, which will be held under the presi
dency ot his holiness.
The object of these conferences is to facilitate
the return of the Eastern dissident churches to
the communion of Borne and the attainment of
Catholic unity. Negotiations looking to tho
accomplishment of these objects aro beinr
pushed with great secrecy in the East, and it 13
understood that Franco is assisting the wor
Ryan Held for the Grand Jury.
Jas. Kyan, charged with setting Are to tho
hayricks and barn at tho Soldiers' Home, ap
peared in the police court yesterday Police
man Matthews, who arrested the man, Sarah
Smith, who claims to have seen Byan running
away, nnd several watchmen at the home wero
examined for the prosecution. Byan tried to
prove nn alibi, but Judge Miller held him la
81,000 ball to await tho action of the grand Jury.
Recalcitrant Witnesses Cases.
By agreement of counsel the case of the
United States against Chapman and Mc Whitney,
tho brokers who refused to testify in the Senate
committee's Investigation of sugar trust pur
chasers, will be taken up on October 12, instead,
of September 3. Arguments on demurrer by
the defendants wul be heard.