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VOL. 2. NO. 397.
WASHXtfGrTCOT, D. C, THUKSDAY MORN3Ma, APRIL 183 1895 SIX PAGOLS.
ONE CENT.
IS 01 BIBHEY
Lawyer O'Neill Seized the Goat
of the District Attorney.
GoVx IHosely, of the Gnioka
saws, Fighting Rebels.
BAILIFFS PREVENT VIOLENCE
The Assailant Is Counsel for "Eilly" Wil
liams and Ho Was Enraged Because Ho
Has Been Denied Opportunities to Confer
with His Client Threatens to Wreak
Vengeance on the Law Officer in Tine.
The moat sensational of the recent de
velopmeats in the cases of "Williams and
Desmond, the supposed safe blowers, toot
place yesterday afternoon, after the ar
raignment of the latter before Judge Cole
had been concluded, wbon Lawyer Eugene
B. O'Neill, counsel for "Williams, attempted
to assault Dibtrict Attorney Birney in the
corridor of the criminal court.
Mr. O'Neill has complained several times
of the manner in which the city authori
ties hare treated him in refusing to allow
him to see his client, and yesterday when
Williams was brought up from the jail and
taken to District Attorney Blrney's pri
vate room, O'Neill aeked permission to see
him, aud was again refused.
Be then declared his intentions of thrash
ing Mr. Birney, and at the close of the
proceedings in Judge Cole's court yester
day lie met him in the corridor, and in
vited htm to go outside and get thrashed.
Mr. Birney declined to go out, however,
wliereopou Mr. O'NeMl seized him by the
collar, saying:
"If you won't come outside I'll thrash
you right here!"
"Sei? this man! Seize tills man!"
yelled Mr. Bimey. and a couple of bailiffs
caught hold of Mr. O'Neill and hustled him
out of the building.
He -was very mecb excited, and declared
his Intention of wreaking vengeance upon
Mr. Birney for the slights put upon him, if
he has to trait a mouth to accomplish it.
Deemoud was brought lwre from Alexan
dria yesterday by Detectives "Weedou and
Horne, being Tc-arrested after his release
on a writ of habeas corpus signed by Judge
Hughes, on a bench warrant based on the
indictments found agalust him by the
grand 3ury Monday.
He "was arraigned before Judge Cole
upon the two indictments, one for house
breaking and the other for forgery, and
plead ot guilty. .
Bail was fixed in the sum of $1,500, and
he was remanded in default. So, after
over two weeks of hard work on tire part
of the city autiioritles, he is at last safely
lodged with Billie" "Williams in the
District jail.
ALL NEYSPAPERS EXCLUDED.
Ko Exception In Favor of French Publica
tions Advertising Lotteries.
The Trench government has sought in vain
to prevent tite exclusion from the American
mails of alarge Dumbar of their newspapers
that publish advertisements of a govern
ment lottery soueme. This is a plan for the
placing of bonds undera system of premiums,
awarded by drawings.
For the reason that It was a governmental
institution and was not an ordinary lottery,
the French government felt that the re
striction should not be applied by our
government, but upon investigation the State
Department found that the case was pre
cisely similar to one decided by toe Supreme
Court of the United States concerning the
bondsissuedbytbeAustriangoverimientand
was obliged to reply that the executive had
no power to suspend the law and that the
papers roast be excludud as long as they
publtibed the advertisement of the govern
ment lottery.
PENSIONABLE J4INORITY.
Secretary Smith Headers a Decision De
finiac the Period Thereof.
A decision has been rendered by the Sec
retary of the Interior involving the right
to pension Jn claims filed by persons after
attaining their sixteenth year, for or on
account of whom no claim had been made
during the period of their pensionable
minority as children of a soldier who had
died from causes originating in the service
and line of duty.
The Secretary, in his decision, holds
that the clause "children under sixteen
years of age" is descriptive of a class of
claims, the title to which accrues to the
claimant by reason of being undVr the age
of sixteen at the death of the fatiier from
causes originating in the service and in the
line of duty; and that claims of that class
are excepted from the limitation act of
March S, 1S79, and are not forfeited by
neglect to file the application during the
period of pensionable minority.
POISONED BY A ftANIAC.
rjvpYHHWt WemenJabt JteooverinjiFroin
tJte Btfoots of Arsenic.
New York, April 17. Fire young women,
members of the church settlement society
of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer,
are juBtreooveriogf rom the effects of arsenic
poieoeiag.
The drug, it is thought, was administered
by a young woman who came highly recom
mended and was taken into their house
hold to enable her to study their methods
of work. Miss Gurney, the head of the
society, admits the truth of the foregoing
sta tern eat.
"There Is no doiibt," she said to-day,
"but that it was the woik of a ro&niac.
I will not give the name of the woman we
suspect, because if by chance she is inno
cent I do not wish the public use of her
name to injure her. "We cannot under
stand bow the poison was put into the
food, as the woman we suspect had nothing
to do with cooking the dinner that night."
CULVERT CAUSED A WRECK.
Two Sleepers Burned on tlie S. A. X..
Pnssonscrs Safe.
Charleston, S. C. April 17. Near Florence,
B. C, this morning the Atlantic Coast line
train No. 85 was wrecked at nowes' Cross
ing, Acttlvertgavewaycausingthewreck,
which caught fire.
The sleepers Severn and Liffey were
burned, bat no llvos wore lost and no
serious injuries sustained. Rev. Mr. Dixon,
of Brooklyn ,wasa passenger on the train.
Four of the passengers arrived in this city
thteeveuuig. They are BL A. Packard, New
Xork; Harry Bingham, New Hampshire; Ira
Tannee, New Hampshire; N. L. It. Sawyer,
Charleston. All were shaken up, but unin
jured, except for slight bruises.
live Tfars Old Child Fearfully Ilurned.
"Whfle playing about the open fire place In
hismotlier'skitchen,atNo.313Twenty-first
ctrcotEouthwost yesterday morning, Tliomas
Coleman, aged five years, got too close to
the blaze and bis clothing caught by tho
draught, took fire and the little fellow was
terribly burned.
Jennte Coleman, his mother, called for
help, and the ambulance was hastily sum
moned. Tho ohild was taken to the Emer
gency Hospital, and transferred from there
to the Children's Hospital. Dr. Craig, tho
Burgeon in charge, said that tho child "was
in a very critical condition. His chest,
arms and head, are one mass of raw flesh
and it is doubtful if lie will live.
GOL. M'CLDRE MOST PAY UP
Verdict in a Libel Suit Against the
Philadelphia Editor.
Mulcted S45.000 for Baylns Bad Things
About ex-Mayor Smith Severe Edi
torial Comments on the Finding.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 17. In tho
libel suit of ex-Mayor William B. Smith
against Col. A. K. McClurc, publisher and
editor of the Times, the jury after being out
only ten minutes, brought In a verdict in
favor of the plaintiff for $-15,000. The
Times to-morrow will say editorially:
"The verdict of $45,000 rendered yester
day in Judge Goddon's court by the jury
in the libel case brought against the Times
and its publisher and editor by ex-Mayor
William B. Smith Is simply a startling
climax in the perversion of justice in its own
sanctuary and it willcertainlyboso regarded
not only by the entire press of the State and
country, but by every considerate aud fair
minded citizen.
"Had Mr. Smith been a man of the clean
est reputation, of the highest chnracter,
and stainless in all hi spublic records as
public official and citizen, a fair-minded
court and jury upon a fair trial, with no
semblage of truUi in the libel complained
of, might have allowe da verdict of five
or ten thousand dollars.
"But a verdict of S45.000 rendered in
favor of a man, who, In the highest
official position he held in the city, was
impeached for the misappropriation of pub
lic funds, and in an official military po
sition was dismissed from the service for
misappropriation of military funds and
whose sub&equent reputation as a business
man did not inspire general confidence,
could not be explained in any other way
than by a startling climax in the perversion
of justice."
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ftR. YARD DEAD YHEN FOUND.
Saloonkeeper Stricken "Without Warning.
ThreeMen Arrested for KotibinsIHiu.
Patrick Ward, the saloon keeper at No.
1213 Seventh street northwest, dropped
dropped dead about "2 tjPdock yesterday
afternoon at his residence.
He arose early in t ne morning and appeared
to be feeling well. After reading a copy of
The Times he went to the toilet room back
of the bar. His brother-in-law noting his
long absence went to the rear and found three
colored men stooping over the prostrate
form of Mr. Ward, who was lying near the
doorof the closet, with several slight gashes
in his face and forehead.
Mr. Ward was taken to the front room
and Dr. Coombs summoned. The physi
cian, upon examination, pronounced Mr.
Ward dead, and at first concluded from the
injuries about the deceased's head that he
had been foally dealt with.
The thpc colored men who were first
discovered with the dead man were then
arrested on suspicion, but Dr. Kolipmski,
who arrived upon the scene, pronounced the
death due to heart failure or apoplexy. The
cuts, he stated, were received when the
stricken man fell.
The suspected men, who gave their names
as Fred Brown, Oliver Thornton, and
Henry Pearson, were then released but
rearrested, on complaint of the dead man's
i,n, wiiHnm "Ward, who claimed
that his brother's $250 watch was missing
nnd he suspected them of stealing the
timepiece from the corpse. They were
locked up in No. 2 police station, Brown
being charged with grand larceny and
the other two were held as suspects.
Mr. WaTd was born in Mayo, Ireland, on
September 29, 1848, and came to this
city thirteen years ago. He engaged in
the liquor business at the corner of Seventh
and Ii streets and later removed to the
present place. His funeral will take
place on Friday afternoon, the interment
being in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
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WILL COMMAND HAWAII'S ARMY.
Appointment Conferred TJpuu It. II. ilo
Loun unKx-Officer of tlio TJ.S. Jfavy.
B. H. McLean, an ex-Navy officer, has
been appointed to command the army of
Hawaii with the rank, pay and allowance
of a Colonel in the United States Army.
He graduated from tho Naval Academy in
1872, and honorably resigned after an ex
cellent record, in 18&8, to go into business
with his brother in Paris. Ho was Adjutant
General of the Naval brigade at the Grant
funeral exorcises in New York and was for
sometime instructoratamilitaryschoolnear
Philadelphia.
His present appointment came to him un
sought and when received he was prepar
ing to take charge of the solarometer on the
Kaiser William H., at tho Kiel canal cele
bration, he having recently navigated the
ship by its aid from New York to Europe.
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Saw Five Dollar Connterfeit
The secret service officials have dis
covered a new counterfeit $5 national
bank note. It Is on the Blackstonc Canal
National Bank of Providence, It. I., check
letter B, scries of 1SS2, A. Y. Wyman,
treasurer, B. K. Bruce, register, charter
No. 1131, bank No. 182, Treasury No.
E12027099, portrait of Garfield. The
errors committed in the production of this
note are many and glaring.
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Bicycli6t Johnson Suspended.
Philadelphia, April 17. John S. John
Eon, the bicyclist, was suspended from the
League of American Wheelman to-day by
order of Chairman Gideon, who refused to
state what the charges are.
Johnson will be given thirty daysin which
to answer tho charges. It is generally
understood that the charge upon which
tho well-known rider has been dropped is
professionalism.
LIIICKli
His Mission Completed and the
Armistice Extended.
RATIFYING THE .TREATY
This Must Bo Dono Within Throe Weeks
Meanwhile the Japanese Are Boticent as
to tho Terms legations Hero in Igno
rance Regarding Them Abolition of tho
Likin Tax Believed to Be a Condition.
London, April 17. The Times will pub
lish to-morrow a dispatch from Kobe
saying that tho Japanese refuse to disclose
the terms upon which peace has been ar
ranged with China until the treaty Is rati
fied, which must be within three weeks.
The armistice, therefore, has been ex
tended to May 8.
Viceroy Li Hung Chang and his suite,
the Times correspondent adds, left Shl
nionoseki to-day on Tils return to China.
A rumor that the Japanese plenipo
tentiaries abated their demands created
much excitement. Seven newspapers
of Tokio have been suppressed and an im
perial ordinance will shortly be promul
gated adopting stringent measures against
dissatisfaction.
IGNORANT OF CONDITIONS.
United States Minister Dun, at Tokio, has
been heard from in an announcement of the
conclusion of a treaty of peace between
China and Japan, but he apparently does
not know upon what terms the agreement
has been reached, for he has nothing specific
to say upon that point. The Chinese and
Japanese legations here are In equal Igno
rance as to the exact conditions.
It is believed here that Japan has secured
the abolition of the likin tax, by which is
meant the tax Imposed upon goods trans
ported from one point in China to another,
in addition to the rcgularcustomstax.
This has been the object of all Occidental
diplomats accredited to China for many
years, and the officials of the State De
partment feci that all civilized nations will
owe a debt of gratitude to Japan for thus
removing a most onerous burden upon their
commerce with China, for it is not believed
that the concession would be made in tho
interest of Japan alono.
THELHONTAX.
Should Japan, however, be the only
benericiary as regards this tax, It is fully
expected that a strong protest will be made
by the powers, which would be greatly handi
capped in the competition with Japan for
Chinese trade unless they could claim tho
same privilege of exemption under the
favored nation clauses of their treaties.
The loss of the likin tax will be very
severely felt by China. It averages about
twelve million taels per annum and China
Swill supply the deficit in revenue with great
difficulty. The total revenues of the coun
try were estimated by a competent British
consular officer in 1888 at 05,000,000
taels per annum and as the customs taxes
are llmtled by treaty to five per cent., it is
matter of much speculation as to how tho
country will raise the large indemnity
demanded by Japan.
NO HOPE FOR BUCHANAN.
Ho J.ciirns of tho Supreme Court Deoision
Without Uctrayins Mnob Kmotion.
Sing Sing, N. Y., April 17. Warden Sage
recovied a telegram this afternoon from
Lawyer Gibbons stating that the caso of Dr.
It. W. Buchanan, the wife murdorer, had
been decided against tho condemned man
by the United States Supreme Court. The
warden wont at once to Buchanan's cell and
informed him.
Buchanan had been anxious and hopeful,
but he heard tho result without betraying
great emotion. Ho made no comments of
any kind, but Btood leaning against the
door of his cell for a moment and thou asked
permission to send two telegrams.
Aoadomy Officers Chosen.
The National Academy of Sciences elected
yesterday the following officers for the
six-year Term: President, Prof. Oliver Wol
cott Glbbs, of Newport, It. I.; home secre
tary, Prof. Asaph Hall; foreign secretary,
Prof. Agassiz. The council elected for the
coming year are: Profs. George J. Brush,
New Haven; B. A. Gould, Harvard; Simon
Newton, Washington; Ira Remsen, Johns
Hopkins; George Goodale, Harvard, and O.
C. Marsh, Yale.
At the afternoon session Prof. Agassiz
discuBsed some variations on the "genus
Encopc." The academy will choose new
members to-day.
Ho Wanted n Flnoo to Sleep.
Fred Murray, an ironworker, was
arrested last night by Policeman Gordon,
of tho Fifth precinct, onawarrantswornout
by George W. Gessford, charging him with
destroying private property. It is alleged
that Murray is tho man who caused tho
bold robber scare on Tuesday night by
breaking into Gessford's stable, whopce ho
escaped before the arrival of the policeman
who responded to a telephono call for help.
It is thought by the police that Murray
broke into tho stable merely to find a place
to sleep.
FitzHugh X.ee Appointed.
John C, Kelly, of Brooklyn, has been ap
pointed collector of internal revenue for the
First district, New York, and Fitzhugh
Lee, for the Sixth district, of Virginia.
A Political Story Without Words.
QUITE A TRICKY FRENCHMAN
He Flayed a Clever Game on the
Post-oFfice Department
Took Money Order Letters from Mail Pouches
and by Aid of Chemical Solutions
Changed the Amounts. '
Chicago, April 17. William Hansen,
a truckman at the Dearborn street railway
station, who has been playing one of the
most clever games 'tho postal inspectors
were ever called upon to unravel, was de
tected and arrested at Elgin to-day.
Hansen's night duties at ,the railway
station consisted of handling the mall
pouches. Three months ago he made a key
to open the pouches. Ho would take a
handful of letters from a pouch, especially
thoso addressed to postmasters, and ex
tract the money order advices. He would
then search the pouch for all letters ad
dressed to parties whom the advices
named.
Taking those letters ho would wash off
In chemicals the amounts.named in the ad
vices and the orders, fill in a higher figure,
make the money orders payable to some
one else, and have identification waived.
The advices he would reniall- to the post
offices. '
In order to supply the prqper margins on
the money orders he would go to the Chi
cago post-offico mid buy an order for as
many cents as there were dollars in the
first order. He would then tear off tho
cent margin and paste in the dollar mar
gin of the raised order.
Hansen would not say how many ordera
ho has altered, but the number is large.
The work of his chemical solution in wash
ing off ink was beyond detection. The
post-offico inspectors declared his work
the beet they have ever seen.
EMMET GUARDS OUT OF IT.
They Will Xot Compete nt Memphis Tint
Hiiro a Uic Fair on Their Hands.
At the regular meeting of the Emmet
Guards Tuesday evening, it was decided
to thankfully decline the offer made by,
their many friends to furnish funds neces
sary for thm to attend the Memphis drill.
Owing to the company having on hand a
monster out-door entertainment they did
not think they could attend to them both
systematically, so chose the latter.
The entertainment which they propose
to give will be something entirely new in
the way of outdoor entcrtainmcuts. Their
plan is to rent one of the baseball.parks
in the city nnd lay it off as a huge camp
ground. The articles for sale will be
uuder the tents and each evening guard
mounts will be gone through, sentinels
being placed at different Intervals through
out tho grounds, giving it a thorough mili
tary appearance and also giving the men
some experience in that duty previous to
the brigade camp.
It will be earned on for a week or ten
days, tho attraction being changed nightly.
One of these days will be selected as a gala
day, when it is Intended to start about
2 p. m. and continue to 11 o'clock. The
features contemplated for this day will be
outdoor sports of various natures, such as
fancy bicycle riding, fancy horse riding,
hammer throwing, a broad-sword contest,
aud a game of basket ball. There will be
other attractions too numerous to mention,
nnt all in all It promises to be a grand
affair.
Preceding the discussion of tho above
encampment the election of civil officers
took place. John A. Gallagher was unani
mously re-elected treasurer, Thomas
Leuard, financial secretary, Thomas Mc
Anally corresponding secretary, and Chas.
O'Connell recording secretary. Just be
fore the adjournment of the meeting Capt.
Walsh received a telegram from St. Louis,
Missouri, Fair Association offering him
flattering Inducements to attend the com
petitive drill to be held'ln.-that city. Tho
captain immediately put ltHleforo the mem
bers, but they decided' to let the matter
rest until after the entertainment. If this
is successful they will undoubtedly compete
at St. Louis.
GREENHUT FINALLY OUSTED.
Whisky Trust IleorgmilziJd.liy Election of
a Full Uoiird of 2Je,vr Jlircotors.
Peoria, Ills., April '1?.T!-The whisky
trust reorganization "committee carried
to-day's annual stockholders' meeting
of the Distilling and Cattle Feeding Com
pany by storm, and when they; adjourned hnd
deposed ex-President Greenbut, elected
a full board of directors,' and empowered
the board to take any necessary action to
wards recovering from the jtrust's late of
ficials any property thatr may be duo to
the corporation.
But Mr. Greenbut was not at all docile,
being present at the meeting with objec
tions at every turn, refushijr to resign as
director, and before adjournment he per
sonally superintended the serving of papers
in eleven libel suits for $30,000 each.
Thrown From His Buggy.
William Wells, of No. 8122, C street
northwest, was thrown from his buggy
by his horse running away, last night, on
Fourteenth street, near Vermont avenue
northwest, badly Injuring him about the
legs and side. Ho was taken to theEmer
gency Hospital.
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Itnssnll Sage Keportea Dying.
Now York, April 17: Russell Sage did
not leave his residence to-day. A rumor
was current on Wall street to-day that Mr.
Sage was In a dying condition. At Mr.
Bage's residence this was denied. It
was stated that he was suffering from a
slight cold.
Imbecile Frank Wynne Took Ref
uge in a House.
WOMEN WERE TERRORIZED
Ho Was Biding With Other Patients of St.
Elizabeth's in the Wagon on B Street
and Jumped Out Darted Into No. 209
North Capitol Street, Pursued by the At
tendant Captured by C. Bousseau, Jr.
While the wagon In which the inmates of
St. Elizabeth's Asylum aro taken to their
dally airing was passing the corner of North
Capitol and B streets yesterday morning
about 11 o'clock, Frauk Wynne, an imbe
cile patient, jumped from the vehicle and
darted Into No. 209 North Capitol street,
where he was captured after nearly
frightening to death the woman occupant
of the house.
It is the daily custom at St. Elizabeth's
when the weather is fine to take thepatients
whose condition will warrant It for a long
drive each morning. Yesterday the beau
tiful weather afforded an opportunity for
the most beneficial results to tho poor,
mentally blinded creatures, whose clouded
minds appreciate little of the happiness of
earth save the bountiful gift" that nature in
her springtime ebowers upon mankind, and
which appeal most strongly to their
sensibilities.
The great double wagon, drawn by four
horses, was brought up in front of the
asylum doors, and eighteen patients were
comfortably ensconced upon its broad
seats for a drive through the thoroughfares
of the Capital.
TEMPTED WYNNE TO ESCAPE.
The crisp breeze from tho North, just
tempered by tho balm of the springtime,
was dallying with the buds of the trees,
and coaxed sweet melodies from the merry
feathered songsters that thronged each
branch overhanging the roadways over
which the asylum wagon, laden with its
passengers, passed.
Down B street to North Capitol, a spot
where nature has been made super-perfect
by art, the wagon passed. Wishing
to glory in the sense of freedom once more,
Frank Wynne, who for years has been
a hopeless imbecile, sprang with a mad,
exultant laugh over the high guard-rail
of the asylum wagon to the street.
For a moment he hesitated, wavering
betweon the Capitol Park and the houses
that lined both sides of the street. Which
way lay freedom?
His shifting eyes caught the sight of an
open door, and like an arrow he darted into
the area-way of No. 200 North Capitol
street and Into the house, with u wild cry of
"Savo me, save me, for God's sake,
save me! Don't let them put me In the cof
fin. They will bury mo alive."
Mrs. Charles Rousseau, the wife of the
sculptor, and her young daughter were in
the parlor at the time, and hearing Wynne's
wild cry, rushed into the sitting-room, in
which he was standing, shivering with ex
citement. At the sight of the ladies he turned and
tore through the library to tho rear rooms
and out Into tho yard.
HE CAUGHT THE FUGITIVE.
The screams of fright of Mrs. Rousseau
and her daughter summoned Mr. Charles
Rousseau, jr., Jo the scene, and, following
the direction of his mother's pointing hand
sho was too much overcome by excite
ment and fright to speak ho ran out into
tho yard, where he lound the poor imbecile
trying to climb tho blank wall which in
closed the yard.
Approaching him cautiously, he caught
Wynne about the waist. Tho poor fellow
turned, and with pleading tones begged
his captor:
, "Don't put mo in a coffin."
With great tact young Rousseau suc
ceeded in reassuring his captive, and led
him to the front door, where the asylum
attendant was standing, inquiring for his
wayward charge.
Wynne was so exhausted by the excite
ment that he had to be almost carried to
the wagoti. The other occupants of the
wagon had meantime remained perfectly
quiet, but when Wynne reappeared they
set up. a .wild shout, and jeered, leered
and laughed to their heart's content at
their fellow-pationt. The -wagon at once
returned to the hospital where it was said
that Wynne was sufferlng-with acute melan
cholia, and had been -an inmate of the
asylum for a number of years.
TORTUED AN OLD WOMAN.
Terribly Burned by Robbers Until It is
Thought Sho Will Dip.
Corry, Pa., April 17. Threo masked rob
bers visited a farm house about nine miles
from this place last night. A family by
the name of- Callahan occupied the, house
and with them lived Mrs. Hanlihan, aged
eighty-five.
The robbers suspected that she had money
and they asked her where it was. Upon
her refusing to tell, they choked tho old
woman, and finally burned her in a fr'ght
ful manner with a lamp, the memborj of the
Callahan family being- .kopt in submission
in tho meantime by threats. Tho robbers
secured $23. . . .
The old woman will probably dlo from tho
effects of the fright and her injuries. The
same men afterwards visited the house of
Thomas Moore, who was almost killed in an
encounter with thorn.
SOUGHT DEATH TWO WAYS
B. F. Wright Tried to Kill Himself
by Shooting and Drowning.
Fired Five Shots, Only One Failing to Take
Effect in Eis Body Caused by
Family Troubles.
Benjamin F. Wright, who keeps the
"Hole lu the Wall" cigar store on Penn
sylvania avenue, near Ninth street, a
brother of Undertaker John Wright, made
a desperate attempt to end his life yesterday
morning, about 10:30 o'clock, by firing
five shots from a revolver Into his body,
and then throwing himself Into a pond.
The attempt was made In the woods be
tween Glenwood Cemetery and tbeextonsion
of North Capitol Etreet. Four bullets
took effect In tho body just below the
heart, one pocetrating the stomach. It
is the latter wound that wdl probably prove
fatal.
Wright was found by Harry McAIeer, of
902 French street, and another young man
struggling face downwards in the pond.
He was quickly helppd out, and asked them
to take him to his brother's home on
Tenth street.
More assistance arrived, and Wright was
carried to the Ecklugton power house, at
Fourth and T streets, and a telephone
message to No. 8 station house soon
brought a patrol wagon.
He was then driven to his brother's
uouEe, and Drs. Kerr and Evans were sum
moned. He was suffering Intense agony
when the physicians arrived, and it was
necessary to administer a hypodermic in
jection before his wounds could be at
tended to. Later in tho day ho was re
moved to the Emergency Hospital, and at
an early hour this morning his condition
was regarded as very critical.
A Eealed letter addressed to his brother
was found in his pocket, and when
that is opened it will probably explain his
act. It is known, however, that for a con
siderable time past Wright's domestic life
has not been a happy ono.
He was employed for a long time up to
last September m the Government Printing
Orf ice, and being of a f rugal disposition, laid
by enough to purchase the house, No. 1423
Eighth street northwest, which he deeded to
Ins wife. He was always of a peculiarand
unsocial disposition, although always kind
to all who came in contact with him.
He often complained that his wife had
no love either for himself or his boys, and
declared that after getting his property In
her name she had no further use for him.
Although he was perfectly competent to sup
port the family, ho said she insisted on
filling the house up with boarders, and made
it generally unpleasant both for himself
and the boys. Several months ago the two
separated and havo notlived together since.
Wright was dismissed from tho Govern
ment Printing Office by PublicPrinter Bene
dict last September, slnco when he has
beenrunningthocigarstandonPennsylvania
avenue. Two of bis boys aro at a west
ern college, and the other two live with
their mother at tho houso on Eighth street.
Mrs. Wright, who lives In the Eighth street
residence Inst night was sick in bed, and
unable to be seen, when called upon. Mr.
John Wright, the undortakor, was seen
later, but could assign no reason for his
brother's suicidal attempt. Tfco letter
which was found in thelnjnred man's pocket,
addressed to him, will not bo opened unless
the wounds prove fatal.
BROUGHT THE FIRST "BIKE.
Robert Center, a Well-Known Kow
Yorker, Killca liy Accident.
New York, April 17. Robert Center,
one of the best known men in the social
life of this city, died last night in Roose
velt Hospital from the effects of an acci
dent received late in the afternoon, while
riding his bicycle on the Western Boule
vard, when he was knocked down and run
over by a passing coal wagon.
Ills skull was fractured at the base and
the bones of his neck were broken.
Center was a member of the Union and
Knickerbocker Clubs, having been one of
the board of governors of the former. He
was one of the most prominent members
of the old American Jockey Club, and
was considered one of the best gentlemen
riders in the country.
He was formerly vice commodore of the
New York Yacht Club and founder of the
Orpheus Glee Club. lie brought the
yacht Vindex to this country. Mr. Cen
ter was' the first to introduce bicycles
into tins country, bringing the first of
the wheels from France. Ills mother
Is at Santa Barbara, California.
JUSTICE JACKSON VILL COME.
Intends to 3JaJco a Full Urneh Tf Income
Ciihos Aro Reheard.
Nashville, Tcnn., April 17. In an inter
view to bcpublishedin the American to-morrow,
Associate Justice Howell E. Jackson,
of the United States Supreme Court, says:
"I wrote a few days since to the Chief
Justice simply expressing my willingness to
go to "Washington and make a full bench In
case the court should desire a rehearing of
the income tax cases at this term of the
court. I have heard nothing since then.
The court usually adjourns between the
15th aud 20th of May and if a rehearing is
ordered, say early in May, I shall go and
make a full bench."
Judge Jackson is Improving and growing
stronger dally and expects to go to "Washing
ton when the court meets in October.
Injured by a Fulling Ladder.
Owen Kcefe, forty-five years of age, was
badly Injured by a falling ladder last even
ing. He was removed to the Emergency
Hospital and later to his home, No. 4.37
N street southwest.
EIGHT MORE ARE WOUNDED
Political Differences Made Bad
Blood and Caused Troubles.
The Chief Executive Had Ei3 Eetiaue At
tacked by tho Insurrectionists Who Were
Led by Three Men Claiming to Have Been
Elected Sheriffs Deadly Eiot Ensued.
Peoplo Fleeing from Tishomingo Terri
ble Ezcitsment Prevailing at the Capital
of the Ifation Another Battle Expected
Every Moment The Governor Saved
Himself by Bushing into Adjoining
Eonso3.
St Louis, Mo., April 7.1 A special to
the Republic from Guthrie, O. T., says:
Couriers just arrived herefrom TisnoaHago,
the capital of the Chickasaw Nation, says
thata battle is ragiagbetween Gov. Mesely
and 200 insurrectionists.
Six people have been killed and eight
wounded, so the reportsays, and the great
est excitement prevails.
BAD POLITICS THE TROUBLB.
The cause of the trouble is due to bad
political blood, which has Ioog pervaded
the Chickasaw seat of government aad has
existed sioce the legislators ignored "WJ1H3
Brown, Charles Brown aad Noah McGlH,
who claimed to have been only elected
sheriffs of the nation, alleging that the
legislature did not have authority to reject
their claims to such offices.
On Tuesday morning Gov. Mosely iewed
orders to all sheriffs, constables aad djm
ttes throughout the nation to report to htm
at once with arms.
A DEADLY RIOT.
"When the officers gathered around th
house, 200 enraged men, beaded by MeGHI
and the Brown brothers, rushed froraadjotn
ing houses and a deadly riot followed.
The names of the dead and wounded eooid
not be ascertained by the couriers, owig;to
the great excitement which prevatted.
GOV. MOSELY ESCAPED.
Gov. Mosely and bis official ret tee e es
caped by rushing to houses on the oats&rta
of town.
Moseiy has called a special session of tho
Legislature to take action.
Tishomingo Is now in a terrible state of
excitement and white people are fleeing.
Another fight is looked for at any moment.
EXTENSION OF STREETS.
Judze Bradley's Opinion lias on Impor
tant Hearing on the Subject.
Judge Bradley's opinion directing a writ
of mandamus to issue in favor of Eteaaor
Goodfellow and others to compel the Dis
trict Commissioners to order the record of
a plat for a subdivision adjoining the city
was delivered yesterday.
After reviewing the orders of the Com
missiouora at length. Judge Bradley points
out that under their own orders streets
are to be extended in the same direction a3
lu the city, and a special order was needed
to deflect Delaware avenue on aceoonc
of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Other
wise it would not touch the subdivision
by two blocks. But this location of the
avenue may not prevail.
It requires the approval of the Secretary
of "War, Secretary of the Interior, sad
chief of engineers. The plan "has not
attained the dignity of fixedness, and to
require the relators to donate their land
upon such uncertainty is to impose an
unreasonable and unjust burdea."
The Commissioners have exercised their
discretion to determine whether the plafc
complies with ?the law. Their refusal
of record is unlawful and the raandaB3
wdl issue.
Tho Commissioners have not yet con
sidered whetherthey will take an appeal.
COLLECTORS BLUNDERED BADLY
Xo Intollisent Estimate of Income Tax
Returns of the Amount Involved.
The Internal Revenue officiate posi
tively decline to make poblte any state
ment In regard to income tax returns or to
answer any questions relating; thereto.
It is learned that the real cause of this
reticence is the great number of blunders
made by the collectors in their telegraphia
reports received Tuesday and yesterday.
Some of them contained only the Bom
ber of returns received last Monday, white
others included all that had teen received,
from the beginning. A number of them
included in their figures all returns, in
cluding those below the $4,000 exemption,
wldle others excluded returns on which no
tax is payable.
Who is blamable for this st?te of tilings
is not stated, but the result Is that from
what has been received no intelligent
estimate can yet be given of the number or
amount of the returns filed with the col
lectors. It is undoubtedly true that a
large percentage of the number of persons
subject to the law, has made no return at
all, and in consequence the officials see
ahead of them a vast amount of litigation
and trouble.
GREAT BRITAIN IN NO HURRY.
Husty Action Xot LiUely to ho Taken in
tho Jflcnrajjua Affair.
So far as the State Department knows
Great Britain has not rejected Nicaragua's
proposition made in answer to the British
ul timatum to submit the claims for in
demnity toarbitration.
The British embassy and the Iflcaraguan
I egation here were also at a lato tear
yesterday afternoon without infformatfan
on this point, although they have tafcen
steps to ascertain the truth.
It is still believed here that Great Britain
will not act hastily in the matter, and ac
the State Department there is an impres
sion that no serious trouble will ensue.
Xot tnt Thief 'They Tbousht Him.
Tho miscreant who snatched a purse from
Mrs. Cecilia Hines on Pennsylvania, avenue
on Saturday night and frightened the lady
into hysteria is still at large, tboogh Police
men Clinton and King thought they bad him
lastnightwhenthoy captured John Campbell
colored, who tallied with the description of
the thief as given by his victim. Campbell
established an alibi and Mm, Hlw not
being able to identify him, he wasre'eased
by order of Lieut.McCathron.
tub wsAriisti ro-A"r.
artly cloudy; possible showers; north
easterly winds.
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