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WASHEGrTCXN", D. C, TUESDAY MOBXSTGr, APJRXL 16, 1895 SIX PAGES.
OE CET.
VOL. 2. 2STO. 395.
MCLESU'S'IBKEB
ji
Pugnacious Deputy Revenue Col
lector Maurice Giagett.
ORDERED A REPORTER OUT
Beanos and Incidents About tho Office Curi
ous Expressions On the Faces of Men
Who Game to Mafeo Income Tax Eeturns.
Seme Looked Glad and Some Looked Had
and Som9 Seemed Perfectly Indifferent
In their quest for interesting news The
Times reporters frequently visit strange
places and come in contact with queer
people. Yesterday oueoftbemranupagainst
Deputy Collector Maurice Clagett and now
lmowstnat the difference between asausage
grinder and an official talking machine rests
principally in the fact that tho grinder is
speechless.
The apartmentB fit Deputy Clagett at
Ko. 648 Louisiana avenue is subdivided
into three offices, and the object of the
reporter in presuming to trespass there was
to witness the presentationof the income tax
returns on the last day allotted for that
purpose.
The inner office of Deputy Clagett bears
a little resemblance to the dwelling place of
Barnum's gorilla, inasmuch as it is fenced
in with a network of wire. There are lndlca-,
tions, however, of certain luxuries, or per
haps necessities, to tho Inquisitorial official,
which lixed the Impression that something
besides sausage and ice water Is required
to Insure a steady flow of Clagottonlan
civility.
The second section of the office is carpeted
with brussels ornamented by tobacco scars
end variegated with the remnants of what
Deacon Slick would call pretzel crumbs.
The third section, or office of the common
herd.isas liareof anything buta fewchromos
and dirt and torupapcraBMountChimborazo
is of Matvchal Neil roses.
It washcreUiatthepoorfolks with incomes
of $3,500 or better congregated to make
their returns.
STUDY FOB A PSYCHOLOGIST.
Thefacesofthcsepeople werestudiesfrom
lire. Some countenances glittered with
gold or rather the thought of it, and their
Toioes tinkled with the rbythmioclinkof mil
lions. Others showed the influence of sordid
thought and the result of callousness
In money getting.
Borne faces seemed so placid and serene
that the reporter believed they must have
wooed Fortune by practicing indifference
to her charms.
Some were sorrowful, as if the process
of taxing incomes was burdensome. Others
were lighted with smiles probably because
Uncle Bam touched their prosperity lightly.
Above all the troubled sounds of the place,
rose the monotonous noiEB of the collector's
voice, as he mechanically recited: "You
do make oath that the statement is true,
to the beet of your knowledge and belief,"
and ever and anon came the response in
varieties of xo.ee: "I do," "Yes," 'Yes,
sir," while some merry son of Comus, un
awed by the gravity or the event, yelled
"You bet."
Judge Wylie "was one of the most striking
figures in the room. Ho had been there
a long time before the reporter entered,
and remained alter the latter had been put
out. He filled out several blankswith legal
exactitude. Although he wrote slowly,
his hand was as steady ae that of any
young man in the room.
Iu years, Le si'mrd to travel backward,
or at least to stand still. The same ruddy
glow bloomed as radiantly in his cheeks,
and theame silver strands stole from under
the same old hat and struggled down on
the same Ftyle of collar alt just the samoae
when he sat on tho criminal bench years ago.
SOMEBODY HAD BLUNDERED.
Standing at the rail with two chubby
fists planted deeply in his pantE, was Mr.
Harvey, of oyster fame. His hat was on
one side, and he thilted from one foot to
the other as ho complained to the collectors
that somebody had blundered.
He was evidently not en rapport with the
personal tax, and sang out lustily, as
though provoked at the obtueeness of the
collector: 'That ain'i get nothing to do
with those figures; they belong to some
Txmy else." Then pulling out his hands he
raised Ibem roofward in mock piety and
said: "Tis done."
S. W "Woodward paid the office a flying
trip. He seemed to know just what was ex
pected of him, for he brought his return
filled in. swore to it In the briefest possible
time, and left on the jump, as though time
meant money.
Bight after him came Mr. Frank B. Noyes,
who talked with the collector in a low tone
of voice. It was clear that Mr. Noyes car
ried his point, for the collectors held a con
sultation and rendered a verdict that Mr.
Noyes' point was well taken.
Mr. E. F. Droop walked directly into the
sanctum of the collectors, keeping his
Bilk tile in its usual place, sat down, picked
up a pen and made himself perfectly at
home.
HE SWORE A SWEAR.
After pinching his nose "with a pair of
gold-bowed glasses, he "wrote out a blank,
swore the customary swear and left.
Dr. A. H. Witnier, of St. Elizabeth's,
whorotn is a ward for the inebriate insane,
cast a longing glance at several of the
gentlemen present, and told the collector
about his holdings in "the queen suburb
or the District" he meant Anacostla with
as great ease as though only delivering a
Etoreoptioon lecture.
Jeweler Harris came in and attended to
his business as neatly as he does to his
toilet.
Just at about this time, when the re
porter was becoming interested, he "was
disturbed by Mr Clagett, who looked in
& way that was calculated to make a re
porter feel afraid, and said, oh, so rudely:
"Do you tvish to make a return?"
"I haven't any income," meekly answered
the reporter.
"Then you are a newspaper man," said
Maurice, making a wild guess.
"I with you could induce my city editor
to think so," modestly replied the reporter.
"Well, I want you to leave the room.
There are secrets here, and we don't "want
the public to catch on. Bee?" said
Maurice, Inadvertently, complimenting the
circulation of The Times.
Then the reporter said: "I am not at
all sensitive about this, but that I may
report this little incident, let us exchange
names."
COY ABOUT HIS NAME.
"What do you want my name for?" said
Maurioe, as the lurid flames of his Mont
gomery county chivalry began to kindle
la his eye.
"Because it will spare me the Inconven
ience of otherwise identifying you," said
the timid man.
"I don't see what you want to put me
In the paper for," and the talking machine
was set for a higher rate of speed and a
stronger German accent.
'I don't want to put you in the paper at
all. It would cost us too many subscrib
ers," answered the reporter. "I only
want to write a little etory about how you
ejected mo from a publio office."
"I haven't ejected you," shouted the
German talking machine, as the double
fortissimo stop was applied.
"Well," said the reporter, as he Eaw that
tho machine was about to Jump the railing
for the purpose of swattiug something, "it
you pbject, at least please don't blow your
breath In my face."
And he retired, leaving the official talk
ing machine screwed up to a point where
a safety valve is necessary. And it Is a
question in his mind whether Clagetrrinn '
civility generateu in an oruciai raiKing
machine is as desirable in a publio office
as the music of an ordinary sausage
grinder. J"
MAY RELEASE DESftOND.
Report That Judge Hughes Regards Him
Illegally Held by the United States.
Detectives Home and Weedou went to
Alexandria yesterday evening and called
upon Mr. John S. Fowler, United States
Commissioner, to see what could be done
in regard to turning Edward Desmond over
to the District authorities to stand trial
for robbing the ferry company's safes.
Mr. Fowler told them Uiat he could take
no action in the premises until ho bad
heard from Judge Hughes of the United
States District court, which he thinks
will be this evening or to-morrow at the
furthest:
Commlssloner Fowler says ho under
stands that Judge Hughes has decided
that Desmond is not legally held by tho
United States authorities and that he will
be ordered to release him. This, ho wever,
is not at all official, and simply a state
ment that Mr. Fowler has heard.
Should It be true, and Desmond be
released by tho United States authorities,
he will be at once rearrested by the city
authorities before ho can leave the jail,
and will be held for a requisition from
the District on tho Stato of Virginia.
It Is understood that Mr. Charles
Bendheim, Desmond's attorney, will, in
that event, suo out a writ of habeas corpus
before Judge Norton, of tho corporation
court, on the ground that Desmond Is
illegally held by tho city of Alexandria,
his arrest having been made by corporation
officers on county territory outsido
their jurisdiction.
Mr. Bendboim is expected back tins
morning from Norfolk, where ho yester
day argued before Judge Hughes.
Klonrngua's Fneiflo Reply.
Nicaragua has made a roply to Great
Britain's ultimatum. It is in the nature
of a counter proposal and not a direct
acceptance or rejection of the British de
mands, and as such It Is not yet known
whether Great Britain will accept it
as responsive to tho ultimatum.
ALL CRAZY OVER KEROSENE
Prices For Crude Oil Still High and
Drills Arc Busy.
Old Inhabitants in the Bradford Begicn Are
Inclined to Thick the Boom Tem
poraryDerricks Sot Hills.
Bradford, Pa., April 1C Not since the
memorable Cherry Grove boom has Brad
ford been the scene of such excitement.
Although no exchange is In existence In
this city, thOEe inclined to speculate have
crowded the brokerage office of W. C.
Higglns and have their orders executed
on the floor of the Oil City Exchange.
The greatest excitement prevailed and
the wires were kept hot with orders.
"Buy me five," was thecry whenthemarkct
opened, and It continued throughout the
day. Field operations were brisk and the
on well supply firms cannot fill theirorders.
One firm Is running twenty-five strings
of tools at Ormsby Junction in the new
pool recently opened by C. P. Collins and
others.
Five-barrel territory Is bringing fabulous
prices, and the old-timers are dumbfounded
and at a loss to account for bo sudden an
advance. Prominent producers are In
clined to believe the advance is but
temporary, and after the Standard Oil
Company has accomplished ita object the
market will decline considerably from
these figures.
In the meanwhile territory which was
considered unprofitable years ago is being
drilled and lines are being crowded by
operators in their eagerness to get all
the oil to the surface while the high prices
are In vogue.
The hills are dotted with new derricks,
and territory which ,has been considered
dry is being drilled in the hope of finding
a lower sand.
RIVERSIDE ATHLETIC CLUB BALL
An. Elegant Affair, the First Given by
This Society.
The first grand ball given by tho Riverside
Athletic Club was hold las t night at Masonic
Hall, on Thirty-second street.
The hall, which was decked with flowers
and presented n beautiful appearance,
was filled to its utmost capacity.
Mr. Thomas Atley officiated as master
of ceremonies and S. D. Castleton as ballet
master.
The committees were: Floor committee
Chris Stollp, E. F. Brown, W. H. Hurley,
A. L. HUton, Ferd Estler, and William
Bromley. The reception committee
was composed of Messrs. John Hanoke,
William Brigham, G. TV. Byrum, G, S.
Kline, John Coleman, and F. Ockersbausen.
The executive committee comprised Messrs.
Frank Hospital, John Powers, 0. J. Don
aldson, C. Ockersbausen, Ferd Estler,
and John Haneko.
Those present enjoyed themselves, and
among them were:
Mr. and Mrs. Carrol. Mr. and Mrs. De
Vaunt, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Athey, Mr.
and Mrs. Heneke and daughter, Mr. andMrs.
John Muggs, Mr. and Mrs. Ishershausen,
Mr. and Mrs. Wneaten. Mr. and Mrs. John
Kenna, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, Mr. and
Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Augenhausen, Mrs.
E. Roland, Mrs. W. Brumley, Mrs. Trum
niell. Mrs. Annie Brown, Mrs. Johnson,
the Misses Mamie Conley, Josie Graves,
Hellen, Bitter, Poore, Jacobson, Gotten
glnger and Hoset, and Messrs. P. F. Carr,
Fred Ruberstas, Joseph Ehrmantrout, Wm.
Bromley, Frank Hospital, J. L. Divine,
John McKeuna. Fritz Stolph, John T.
Power, S. Turner, J. L. ColllnB, Carl
Ockersbausen, James J. McNally, J. E.
Pasco, F. L. Esller, John Haneke, George
Kline, Frederick Ockersbausen, Wm. Hur
ley, JohnH. Muggs, S. T. Cassel and Frank
McCann.
Prof. Hoskius "band furnished the music
for the occasion.
IlopplehH Condition of air. Mnnsnr.
The condition of Assistant Comptroller
Mansurat3o'clockthismorningwasutterly
hopeless. He is sinking into the great
mystery as peacefully as though falling
asleep. Only tho robust constitution
of the man and tho affectionate atten
tlveness of his family and friends have post
poned death this long.
Awarded the Contrnct.
The award of the contract for furnishing
the uniform suits for tho employes of tho
Metropolitan Ballrond Company, about 450
to 500 in number, was glvon yesterday to
Lewis B. Moore, managerof'ThoFamous,"
803 Market space. The competition for this
contract was exceptionally livelv, all the
representative clothiers In the city par
ticipating. The points upon, which the
award was made were superiority of
workmanship and quality of material
used in the manufacture of the uniforms
and the lowest price commensurate with
the above specifications.
Convict Perry Is Now the Only
Fugitive at Large.
BOTH MEN SEEN BY A WOMAN
Davis Took Sofusre in the Williams' Barn
and Was Easily Capturod Perry Contin
ued His Flight, but It Is Not Believed
- That He Can Escape Tho Captured Man
"Will Not Give Away Any Information
Poughkeepsie, N. T., April 15. Mrs.
Arthur Willlnms, whoso husband is em
ployed on the Rcmsen farm , on the outskirts
of Wappinger's Falls, was working about
her dooryard at 11 o'clock this morning,
when she noticed two suspicious -looking
men standing by the barn across the road.
One of thn men wore a long coat and a
slouch hat and had a bundle under hla
arm. ThiB is believed to have been Perry,
the escaped convict. The other man had
no bundle, but wore a derby hat. He was
Davis.
They seemed to be eyeing her house in
tently. Mrs. Williams returned to tho
kitchen, but went out again in a few
minutes.
Then she saw the man with the bundle
disappear hastily around a knoll about
300 yards from the barn, while the other
man walked around the barn.
At 12:30 her husband, Arthur "Williams,
came home to dinner, and she told him about
the men and persuaded him to search for
them.
DISARMED BY "WHISKY.
Williams went direct to the barn, which
has not been occupied in ten days, and
there he found a man lying on the straw.
Prison attendants took Davis, after his
capture, in a wagon to the hotel at Nqw
Hamburg.
Tho pr.souer was very weak but still
game and the attendants gave him whisky
in liberal dosps. Ho was consequently
quite drunk when they threw him like a
quarter of beet into tho baggage car of
the 8:30 train for Fishkill. Arriving
there, Davis was safely stowed away
in the carriage and drivon to the asy
lum. He was still drunk when he arrived there,
and Dr. Allison had blm undressed and
put to bed at once. Ho had suffered much
from exposure and was In bad physical con
dition, but refusedto make any statement
and would not admit that he had seen
Perry or had been with him.
In addition to the stolen garments, he
had on when caught the full asylum garb,
excepting stockings and coat; he escaped
in his bare feet. He had on rubber boots
which Perry, It was supposed, had stolen
from Schoenfield's house the night after
they escaped, Perry's stockings having
been found outsido the door.
HOT HUNT FOR PERRY.
If Perry was the burglar on that occa
sion he must have secured other footgear
and given the boots to Davis. Othorwiso
both visited the house together, dividiug
wnat booty they secured, which was only
a pair of rubber boos, a coat aud som
brero hat.
As soon as Dr. Allison learned that an
other man had been seen with Davis, ho
waB impressed with a belief that it was
Perry, and at once devoted all his efforts in
the direction of HughEonville.
Tho police of the surrounding towns
were given tho important clew, and Dr.
AlliEon says he will not be surprised if
Perry is caught before daylight. Chief
Humphrey, of the Hudson river railroad,
Capt. Furlong and Detective Ryan have left
the city to patrol the railroad tracks bo
tweeti here and Fishkill and to watch all
freight trains in the hope of catching Perry
if he takes to the railroad.
litittier Hurt Xy a Ladder.
Andrew J. Cook, a lather, living at 428
M street southwest, was yesterday badly
hurt about tho head by a heavy ladder fall
ing on him at Fourteenth and C streets
southeast. He was taken to ProvldenceHos
pltal in the Fifth precinct patrol wagon.
a o c
Bloomington Goes Republican.
Bloomington, HI., April IB. The mu
nicipal election to-day was a clean sweep
for the Republicans, who elected the mayor
and all six aldermen.
Tho Thalia Club Entertainment.
The Thalia Club bave arranged for a per
formance of Morton's one-act farce, "A
Regular Fix," to be given at the National
Rifles armory Monday evening, April 2?
at eight o'clock. This will be followed by
dancing from 9:30 to 1 o'clock.
Our Finance Street Band.
CAMPOS AT LAST IN COBA
The Spanish General Hailed by Great
Crowds as " The Peacemaker."
Hews from Internal Conflicts Is All Favor
able to the Royalists Yellow
Fever Reports Exaggerated.
Havana, April 15. Gen.Martlnez-Campos,
who arrived at Porto Rico on Thursday
last, satledat 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon forGuantanamo, Cuba.
The general met with an enthusiastic re
ception a6 Porto Rico, and was acclaimed
by an immense crowd as "the peacemaker."
He is accompanied by re-enforcements of
troops on board tho steamer Relna Crls
tlna, who were moBt Jibor-rfly treated by
the merchants of Porto Rlco Previous to
his departure thq general held an official
reception.
Private advices received here say that the
detachment of rebels recently commanded
by Pauchln Yarona, who, as announced
In theso dispatches on April 9, was killed
in an engagement ith tho Spanish troops
under. Lieut, PadDla, had Tvlth it eleven
wounded nion, of which number some have
already died.
In spite of tho alarmist statements sent
out from Havana regarding the spread of
yellow fever here, it is stated that there Is
only one soldier suffering from that disease
in the hospital.
A dispatch received from Gibara announces
that a detachment of troops, commanded by
Capt. Aguila-r, has defeated a body of 160
insurgents under Miro at Palma. Six of the
Insurgents were killed and several were
wounded. The troops are In pursuit of the
fugitives.
rALEniTO fight confikmid.
But tho Official Dispatches Do Isot Toll
- - - j of Mnceo'n Capture.
Tampaj Fla., April 15. An official tel
egram from Havana to the Spanish vico
consul here announces tht battle at Pa
Ierito. at which Gen. Flor Crombert and a
Cuban colonel were killed and two com
manders, Maceo's secretary cd one lieu
tenant wero captured.
Estrada, auother Cuban cnief, surren
dered himself.
Information has arrived that Marti and
Maximo Gomez have been in Cuba eight
days. They landed on the northern coast
in the bay of N(pe, provinco of Holgum.
It has been purposely kept quiet to be an
nounced simultaneously with tho arrival
or Gen. Martinez Campos, who landed at
Guantamo Saturday.
VESTRY-MEH-AND WARDENS.
Election of Officers Hold In tho Various
Eplscopnl Churches.
The annual election of vestrymen and
wardens forthenunierousEpiscopalchurches
of Washington occurred yesterday. These
officers are elected.for tho term of one year
by the voting congregation of the church
ever Easter Monday. The election of
the church officials In the yarious parsihes
resulted as follows:
Trinity- Church, corner Third and C north
west Vestrymen, Dr. J. W. Bulkley, Dr.
R. A. Foster, O. Smith, George Watts,
JaniCBE. Bell, Curbln Johnson, H. A. Luck--wood
and George B. Davis; senior warden,
Theodore O. Ebaugh; junior warden, W. A.
Meloy. -
St. John's Parish "Vestrymen, Gen. J.
II. Watmough, Judge W. S. Cox, nenry O.
Pellew, Gen. C. C. Augur, Dr. Robert
Reyburn, Gen. -B. C. Card, Dr. James
Lowndes, Judge Melville W. Fuller;
treasurer, Gen. B. C. Card; register, James
Lowndes; senior warden, Gen. J. H. "Wat
mough; junior warden, Judge A. B. Hagner;
delegatesto the comingDiocesan convention,
Judge J. O Davis.Gen. Cuauncey McKeever,
Harry E. Pellew, Alexander BUes, Rear
Admiral Pearce Crosby and Judge C. C. Cole.
Christ Church, East Washington O. B.
Hallan, register; E. N. Waters, treasurer;
JamesBcrry.JohnT.Cranshaw, L.B.Taylor,
J. S. McCathran, A: D. CQby and Henry
Spencer, vesrtymen.
St. Paul's-oif Twenty-third Street Henry
C. Whiting, senior warden; Philip K. Reily,
junior warden; and vestrymen, James T.
Sothoren, E. B. Hay, William C. Bailey,
John M. McKmncy, George R. Johnson,
James A. Greer, G. W. Littiohales, and
Charles M. Thomas; delegatesto the coming
convention, Henry C. Whiting, E. B. Hay,
Philip K. Reily.
Ascension Church Vestrymen, Charles
King, W. "W. Burdette, Richard C Lewis,
Major C. If. Bolton, P. C. Mott, Commodore
Theodore D. Wilson, Charles M. Koones,
W. D. Cabell, C. B. Maury, and Capt.
P. B. Lnmhoton wardens.
The election at the Church of the In
carnation, corner of Twelljtb and N, was
-postponed until Friday jTexlj
I
ConnsGiiciii at a Standstill but
the Androscoggin Is Rising.
THOUSANDS OUT OP WORK
Factories Are Flooded by Land Waters and
Shipping Is Delayed by Stormn Incas
sant Rains in Maine Thousands of Logs
Loosened by Brea&ing Booms Mills
Closed and Trains Belayed in Connecticut
Augusta, Me., April 15. The Kennebec
river fs still rising and the wharves along
the water front are entirely submerged
to-night. Millions of fc,et of lumber are
coming down the river.
At Bruuswick the Androscoggin Is the
highest known in twenty years. The pump
iug station is underwater.
At Lisbon Falls 3,000,000 feet of lum
ber threatens to break loose, and grave fears
are entertained for the safety of the Bowdoln
Paper Company's pulp mill, the foundation
of which iB said to bave been shaken by
the floods.
Westbrook, Me., April 15. Over 2,000
people were thrown out of work to-day on
account of the rise of the Prcesumcott river,
which prevented the factories from run
ning. The river is higher than it has been
since 1S61 and Is still rising.
FACTORIES AND SHIPPING STOPPED.
Jay, Me., April 15. The Androscoggin
at this point has done much damage by
overflowing its banks. Tho bridge built
a few years ago baa gone, together
with the one ovor seven mllo brook. The
new paper mill is flooded and the stock
damaged. Hundreds of dollars' worth
of logs have gone down tho river borne
by a freshet such as has not been known
In years.
Portland, Me., April 15. Tho harbor is
filled with weather-bound coasters and
the number is augmented every hour.
Many vessels have lost their sails and
sustained otbor losses from the severe
weather raging along tho coast. It rained
constantly since 5 o'clock Saturday
morning and four inches of rain has fallen.
CONNECTICUT VALLEY FLOODS.
Springfield, Mass., April 15. The Con
necticut Valley has been the scene to-day
of a flood of greater magnitude than has
visited this section since 1862.
Reports received late to-night indicate
that the worst has been seen, and that the
headwaters are receding.
The most damage was done at Bellow's
Falls, Vt., where the Connecticut River is
very narrow. An old railroad bridge was
swept away this afternoon, and there has
been great damage of the Boston and Maine
Railroad tunnel being flooded and ren
dered Impassable. The mills are all closed.
At Turner's Falls the water has over
flowed the banks of! the river to such an
extent that many of tho mills have been
compelled to shut down. The Consolidated
Railroad tracks are flooded.
At Northampton, Mass., the rivor is three
quarters of a mile wide, and the water is
higher than It has been m thirty years.
Over nine feet of water 13 going over the
big dam at Holyokc, and many mills have
been compelled to shut down because of the
floods.
YOUNG COLLEGE ORATORS.
Joint Debate of Students of St. John's and
Columbian University.
A large and enthusiastic audience
greeted theembyroClcerosaudDemosthencs
of St. John's College and Columbian
University last night at Columbian TJnivcr
Btiy Hall.
The question, "Resolved that ambition
Is production of more good than evil," was
discussed by Messrs. H. K. Bently, C. F
Johnson, and L. P. Harlow, of St. John's
College, for the affirmative, and Messrs.
D. L. Chambers, G. I. Raybold and W. T.
Manning, of Columbian University, for the
negative.
The question was argued with a great
deal of vehemence by the representatives
of both colleges, and was finally decided
in favor of St John's. The judges were
Hon. R. Q. Mills, Hon. E. H. Carusl ant
Hon. C. C. Cole.
There waa a good attendance and the tell
ing points made by the speakers were en
thusiastically applauded by their class
mates in the galleries.
"Will Utilize Negro I.n.uor.
" Pittsburg, Pa., April 15. Nearly all the
mines - on the Wheeling division of the
Baltimore and Ohio Road will start up to
morrow morning .with negroes under the
protection of deputy sheriffs.
SEABOARD LIKE CUTS DEEP,
Latest Development In the War Between
Lines Going Southward.
The attempt of tho southern railway and
Bteamahip associations- to boycott the
Seaboard Alr Lino Is proving somewhat
disastrous to the southern roads. During
the oarly part of March tho Air Lino made
a reduction in their rates and now they
have further increased thts reduction by
a cut of over 40 per cent, in the rates to
southern points.
One of tho heaviest cuts and one that
will be of great benefit to those travel
ling betweon this city and Atlanta, Ga.,
is a reduction from the regular rate of
$17.50 to $8. The other reductions are
nearly if not quite as large.
This cut extends as far south as Mont
gomery, Ala., New Orleans, and into
Texas as far as Houston. Parties going
to Macon and Augusta and other points
in Georgia can save from $4 to $7.
The officials of the Seaboard Air Line
say they have entered this rate war with
their eyes open and thoroughly understand
their position.
Mr. William B. Clements, the district
passenger agent for this line, is in charge
of this district, and Bays that the company
Is in the field to win.
TAMAAHY OFFICERS ELECTED
Old and Familiar Names On the List of.
Sachems-
New York, April 15. The braves of the
Society of Tammany or Columbian order
met to-night in the Wigwam in Fourteenth
Btreet and elected officers for the ensuing
year.
Police Justice Thomas L. Feltner, who
presided, called the meeting to order at 7 30
o'clock. There was but one ticket, the
regular ticket. Those elected were as
follows: Sachems, Richard Croker, Hugh
J. Grant, Thomas L. Feltner, George B.
McCiellan. Charles Welde, Daniel Sickles,
Patrick Keenan, William Sulzer, Henry
D.Hotchkiss, John II. Patrick, Augustus W.
Peters and Amon J. Cummlngs; secretary,
John B. MtGoIdbrick; treasurer, Peter F.
Meyer; Bagamore. William H. Dobbs;
wlsklukle, Daniel M. Donegan.
IlnrrlHon Is Uurnlujr Ko Boom.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 15. Ex-President
Harrison has decllnod an invitation
to attend the annual League of Republican
Clubs to be held at Cleveland, Ohio, Hl3
reason for refusing tho invitation is not
given.
WOULD RILL THE PRESIDENT
John Law, an Escaped Lunatic, Wanted
$20 from Mr. Cleveland.
Frankly Admitted That He Would Have
Taken Cleveland's Life if He
Had Been Refused.
The periodical crank turned up at tho
White House yesterday in the person of
John Law, a fugitive from Bay View
Insane Asylum, and a former inmato of St.
Elizabeth's.
Low, who is a German, marched under
the north portico of tho Executive Mansion
about 10 o'clock yesterday morning and
attempted to enter the Presidential abode,
when Policeman C. E. Garvey baited
him.
"Where aro you going?" the officer
asked.
"To see Cleveland," answered Low
in broken English. Then ho added with
a wild flourish of the arms:
"The government owes me a fortune, of
which I was robbed in Mobile. I want to
go to New York, and the President must
lend me S20 and receive a volume of advice
from me."
The policeman saw that the man was
demented and took him into custody. The
man offered some resistance, but was
placed in No. S patrol wagon and taken
to the station. There he gave his name
as Law, and told those present that he
walked to this city from Baltimore to inter
view President Cleveland with a view of
obtaining a sum of money from him and
giving him advice as to how to wage war
"on the men who are anarchists."
Dr. Nevltt was summoned later in theday
and pronounced the man a lunatic.
To a Times reporter last night Law said
he was here for the purpose of receiving
alniB from the "King of America," and had
not the officers taken hini to the "hotel"
he would have secured money from the
President and then departed for New York.
He also said he had been in the city two
day, stopping a tnight in tho "hotels,"
meaning station houses.
"If the President had refused your de
mand what would you have done?"
"Killed htm, of course," responded the
demented German, pounding the bars of his
cell.
The man will probably be placed In an
asylum to-day.
HE WILL REVIEY THE PARADE.
President Cleveland Consents to "Witness
the Emancipation Day Event.
A delegation of colored men called on
the P resident yesterday afternoon aud asked
him to review the Emancipation Day
parade to-day.
Notwithstanding it being a cabinet
meeting day the President consented and
will review the parade from the north por
tico of the White House.
According to the order issued by Alex
ander Moten, the chief marshal, the parade
will form on Sixteenth street at 10 30
a. m., the right resting on M street and the
left on I street. The procession will
thence to Pennsylvania avenue,
thence to the White House, where it will
be reviewed by the President, and down
Pennsylvania avenue to the Dlstnce build
Ing, where It will be reviewed by the Dis
trict Commissioners. The line of march
will be along C street to Fourth street
northeast, thence to East Capitol street
and Lincoln ark.
The procession will reach Lincoln Park
at 3:30 , where addresses will be delivered
by Prof. Jesse Lawson, Prof. I. Garland
Penn, W. H. Jackson, and others. la
memory of the late Frederick Douglass
the marshals and their aids will all wear
crape.
In tho evening at Ebenezer A. M. E.
Church a meeting will be held, when ad
dresses will be delivered by J. R. Lynch,
Prof. R. H. Terrell, aud Perry H. Carson.
Plucky Policemnn Jobn 3Xobl.
A desperato assault was made on Police
man John Mohl of the Fourth precinct,
last night, by four young white toughs on
the corner of Sixth and I streets south
west, and but for the timely assistance
of some citizens the policeman would
probably have fared badly As it was,
however, he succeeded in. landing Bernard
Gallagher and Michael Finan behind the
bars of No. 4 police station, the other two
making their escape. The four men were
going around the neighborhood last night
tapping on windows, and whenever a lady
came out they would make insulting re
marks. Foil In An Epileptic Fit.
John Van Brlnkle, living on Eleventh
street northwest, fell at the corner of
Seventh and D streets last night with
epileptic fits. He was taken to the Emer
gency Hospital in the ambulance.
Chilean Minister's Wife Loses
Gems Worth $6,000.
MONEY ALSO WAS STOLEN
The Diplomat and His Family "Went to ths
Theater, and Baring Their Ah3ence the
' Thief Bansscfced the Booms Joso Brauer,
the Butler, Cannot Be Found, and It Is
Eelieved That He Is the Guilty Person.
The Chilleon Legation, at No. 1330 Maaa
achusettsavenue northwest, was throwninto
a commotion shortly after eleven o'clock
last night by the discovery that while the
family were at the theater the room of
Madam Gana, wife of the Minister, had been
entered and nearly $6,000 worthof diamonds
and pearls, together with $120 in money
stolen.
It was also discovered at the same time
that JoseBrauer, whohas been employed as a
butler by the legation for the past threo
months, was also missing, and as he could
not be foundadescrlptionof him wasatonco
eent to the police headquarters and from
there telegraphed throughout the country.
The entire family went to tne Grand
Opera House last night to see Madame
Rejane in Madame Sacs Gene, and it was
on their return that the robbery was dis
covered. When Madame Gena went to her
room she found that the wardrobe in which,
the money and iewels were kept had been
broken open, and the valuables stolen.
SUSPECT THE BCTLER.
Brauer is a South American by birth,
but is of German parentage and speaks
German, English and Spanish with equal
fluency. He came from South America
a little over three months ago, and has
been in the employ of the legation since
that time.
Brauer Is about thirty years old, five
feet nine inches high, light complexion,
and strongly marked features, brown
curly hair, large nose, protrudiDg ears,
and very small eyes.
He is supposed to have left the city on
tho 10:30 o'cloclc tram for New York,
where he is likely to take a steamer for.
South America Immediately.
Senor Don Domingo Gana, the Chilean
Minister, was averse to talking about the
affalrlast n ght. He said that the man rep
resented himself as a Chilean when he
came there about three months ago and
asked for employment. He evidently knew
that the diamonds were in Mrue. Gana'a
room, but it it not known how he effected
an entrance to the room.
When they inquired for the servants 16
was fonndithat Brauer was missing, and ona
of the otbr servants reported tha"t he lef?
the house shortly after 10 o'clock.
PEACE CONVENTION SIGNED.
Final Result of the Shimonoseki Confer
enceJapan's Terms.
London, Apnl 16. A dispatch to the
Times from Shanghai says that Li Hung
Chang's son-in-law telegraphs that a
peace convention was signed at Sbirnenosekl
Monday by the plenipotentiaries of China
and Japan. Following are the terms of the
convention:
First, The independence of Korea.
Second, That Japan retains the places
she ha3 conquered. Third, That Japan
shall also retain the territory east of the
Ltao River. Fourth, That the Island of
Formosa be ceded permanently to Japan.
Fifth. The payment of an indemnity, and
Sixth. An offensive and defensive alli
ance. a
ftRS. FITTBN REPENTED
She Got a Warrant for Her Hnsband and
Then Tried to Hide Him.
There has been a disagreement in the
Fltten family, of South Washington, re
cently, and Saturday Mrs. Annie Fitten
swore out a warrant for the arrest of her
husband and ton, Dennis and William re
spectively, charging the former with aa
saultandtbelalterwiththreate. Mrs. Fitteu had evidently relented last
night, for when Policeman Sniitlr, of the
Fourth, went down to the old man's gro
cery store to serve the warrant she tried to
hide him in a clotet.
Both the father and son were finally
captured and locked up, however, and will
have to go to court to-day.
PRAYED AWAY OPPOSITION.
Warring Church Factions Resort to Novel
Practices.
West Elizabeth, Pa., April 13. Warring
factions at tho First Elizabeth Presby
terian Church attempted to elect officers
to-day.
When one side attempted to make nomi
nations the other faction started to pray
and sing so loud that nothing could be done.
A committee went out tn find a constable
to preserve order, but they could not find
one, and the meeting was adjourned.
s a s
Hetired Revenue Cuttf r Otricors.
As a result of the examinations held here
last week for retirement of officers of
the revonuo cutter service, the following
named officers have been placed on the
retired list: Capta. T. W. Lay and M. L.
McKeen. Chier Engineers W C. Wheeler
and J. M. Chase. Second Lieut. Howard,
and First Assistant Engineer James T.
Keleher. Second Lteut. John L. Davis,
who was examined by the board, was not
found disqualified and was ordered to the
Hamilton at Philadelphia for temporary
duty.
Western XlisliSoIiool Bntertaiiimrnt.
Linthlcum Hall, Georgetown, was fined
to overflowing with young folks last night
the occasion being a grand entertainment
and dance given by the pupils of the West
ern High School The entertainment
opened with a minstrel scene, those par
ticipating being Joseph Taussig. William P.
McKee, Koy Klrtlaad anil Edward Dnckett.-'
The Imperial Banjo Club rendered several
selections.
Comedy. Sons and Bull.
The Germanla Maennerchor, under the
presidency of Mr. B. F. Schubert, gave
last night another of their broadly en
joyable entertainments at Masonic Temple.
There were music, two short dramatic per
formances, and a ball lasting into the
early hours, with Prof. Toense's orchestra
to lead.
Associated Press Accessions.
Chicago, III., April 15. The Bloomington
(111.) Leader ha3 abandoned the United
Press and is now taking a report from the
Associated Prei-s.
Charleston, S. C, April 15. To-day
the Charleston evening Post begins taking;
the full afternoon report of the- Associated
Press.
THE WEAIHKK TO-DAY.
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