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VOL. 2. iNTO. 461.
THE! SIIEHT SILVER
Republican Clubs Convention
Afraid of the Question.
LET THE DOGS BE CALLED OEF.
TWO SEBKBE JOIIED
Emperor William Opens the
Great Northern Canal.
IGNORED IT COMPLETELY
ONE OF HIS PROUDEST DAYS
Noii-Coniinlttnl "Resolution Adopted
Referring All Quettonr to tlio
National Contention of Next "Year
An Artdres to tho People Tariff
Favored ah tlio Leading !ue.
Clovoland, O., June 20 The national
convention of Republican clubs lias bad
an eventful day. Its committee on reso
lotions consisted of fifteen silver men and
tbirty-one anti-silver men.
The sub-committee of eleven to draft
resolutions to submit to the full com
mittee had only two silver men, Dubois, of
Idaho and Allen, or Utah. After this sub
committee luid worked all last night on
"An address to the people" with the
word ""Resolved" omitted tturefrom, a
committceof three on revision was selected,
and the silver men claim they were not
represented at all on the revisioncommittce.
The sub-committee adopted the report
or the committee on revision this after
noon and the full committee met at 2 p.
ni. to consider "the address to the people,"
that had taken two days and one night for
SILVER ENTIRELY IGNORED.
The feature of the "address" was that
It covered every question except thui of
silver which was entirely ignored This
was done to preient a minority report
on the silver question and a fight on the
floor of the convention.
When the full committee considered the
"address" the anti-sller men opposed it
saying there had been more agitation here
all the week on the silver question than
on all other things combined and for the
report to be silent only on that question
would be cowardly and inconsistent.
The stiver men were satisfied with the
"address" and agreed to make no minority
report awl not to open the question on the
floor of the convention in the event thatthe
address was adopted
Some of tbe most ultra opponents of free
silver in the committee finally insisted , if
the silver question whs Ignored entirely,
that all other questions should be ignored.
This plan pleased tbe Western silveritcs
better than "the address to the people."
After indulging in the most bitterspeeches
for boars in the consideration or "the ad
dress to tbe people, a uew departure was
taken by Sonator Patton, or Michigan,
offering the following as a substitute for
the report of the sub-committee:
"Whereas, sett Jon 1G of the constitu
tion of the Republican League of the
United States sajt, 'This league shall not
in any manner endeavor to influence any
national. State, couuty or municipal con
ventkMi,' the delegates of the Republican
League of the United Slates, in cam en
tion assembled do hereby renew their
allegiance to the principles of the Repub
lican party and pledge their best efforts
for the success of the candidates of that
party Believing that this convention lias
no instructions from the Republicans of
the United States, or Jurisdiction under
our constitution to frame part platforms,
we uerebj refer all resolutions m relation
to public questions to the Republican Na
tional Convention or 189G, with entire
eoBfideiKX' tlmi its action will redound to
the ijejeritj of our ieople and the con
tinued glory and advancement of the
CONFESSION OP WEAKNESS.
It was argued against the Patton sub
stitute that the National League at its
law convention at Denver and the previous
year at Louisville, and at other national
conventions had adopted recommendatory
resolutions without the constitutional
objections ever being raised, and the
adoption of the substitute would be ac
cepted as a confession of this convention's
inability to meet tbe silver issue. Al
though these arguments poured in hot and
fast, and Chairman Robinson, of Penn
sylvania, left tbe chair to oppose It, yet the
plan of ignoring overj thing if the silver
question was ignored, gained such head
way that the P atton substitute was
adopted at G.30 p. m without a dissenting
As "the address to the people" that was
ruled out by the adoption of the Patton
suuscHute, reaffirmed the resolutions of
previous national league conventions, there
was much discussion of the following,
adopted at Denver last year;
"We believe in the use of gold and silver
as money metals, maintained on a perfect
parity and interconvertible. We do not
believe that there will be a permanent re
turn of prosperity until tbe full use
and highest position of silver sliall be re
stored, and ask for such legislation as will
brin about this result."
KO SIDE SHOW PERMITTED.
All day tliere had been a persistent ef
fort to get some attention to matters other
than tbe stiver question. The leaders in
sisted that no side show should over
shadow the main tent..
The Cleveland World, edited by Rob
ert P Porter, fnnerly tf the New York
Frees and superintendent or the last
Federal decennial census, devoted most of
gates and claimed that all with the ex
its space to-day to interviews of dele
centlott or the West considered Uie tariff as
"It is a long time between this and election
day and before that I think the tariff will
assume its due iuionanoe and become the
chief question at issue," says Hon. John
DalzHl, of Pennsylvania.
A majotity or those interviewed spoke in
the same rein.
When the convention reassembled after
3 p. m , instead of at 2 p m., the full
committee on resolutions was also reas
sembling to consider the report of its sub
committee. There were almost as many delegates re
maining about thoHollenden to hearfrom the
committee as assembled in the convention,
although Music Hall was well fillled.
The roll of States was called for reso
lutions to be read, and referred without
debate. The call brought out resolutions
by the score, and every conceivable issue
or topic Those on the financial question
wore for the most part duplicates of those
offered earlier in the day, and referred by
the buslfel to the committee's waste
basket. Some sarcastic resolutions were
offered on the silver question, one calling
for DO cents' worth o" silver bullion to be
made a legal tender dollar.
The rules were suspended and the con
vention proceeded to the election of of
ficers. Mr. George B. Green, State president of
New York, in nn eloquent speech placed
In nomination Gen. E. A McAIpm for
president of the National League. The
mentioning of Gen. McAipin's name was
greeted with tTemeudous and prolonged
Gen. Carr, on behalf of IllinoiF, seconded
the nomination of McAlpln. Pennsylvania
also seconded the nomination.
Mrs. J Ellen roster, who sat with the
Washington D. C, delegation, followed
In a happy speech in favor of the Empire
State candidate for the Presidency. Nearly
all the States seconded the nomination.
Gen. McAlpln was elected president by
acclamation, and a committee of three was
appointed to escort him to the hall.
Nominations for secretary were called
for ond Mr Churchill, of Colorado, placed,
Prosperity Will Come Through the Men Who
Men Who Talk.
in nomination John T. Byrnes, while Illi
nois nominated William Grant Nebraska
nominated L. E Walker.
The notification committee entered the
hall with Gen. McAlpln, of New York, the
newly-elected president, wiio expressed his
thanks for the honor conferred upon him.
He said that as long as he should remain
presideut of the league the only motto
should be "work, work, work."
When the States were called for vice
presidents and members of the executive
committee, the following were among those
Executivo Committee District of Co
lumbia, D. A. Ray; Marjland, Dr. William
S. Booze; Virginia, II. Dcclny.
"Vice Presidents-District or Columbia,
Thomas H. McKee; Maryland, J. E. Palmer;
Virginia, Thomas Lowry.
"WOMEN OF THE PARTY.
Nenrlv All Toasts at tlio Ilnnquel
Referred to Their Work.
Clevelaud, Ohio, June 20. The banquet
tendered the delegates to the National
Republican League convention at the
Arcade to-mcut was a memorable and
brilliant affair. There were 1.5G0 plates j
turned on the ground floor, while the four
balconies were filled with thousands of
spectators. The ladles were out eu matfe
in evening dress, and the occation socially
was equal to a national inauguration ball.
No hall could have ariorded such facilities
as the interior of the-Arcade building.
The electr'c light designs and displays
reminded all of the electrical building at
the Worlds Fair, while the profusion of the
richest floral designs on eery table and
balcony, resembled the Columbian Horti
Hon. John H Hoyt, who was recently a
candidate lor the Republican nomination
for governor, introduced the speech mak
mc. Mrs. J Ellen roster, President of the
Wonians' Repubhcan Association of the
TJiwhI States, responded to the toast.
"The Woman's Republican Associa
tion." She 6aid in part.
"No development of the last decade Is
more Indicative of progress and hojieful
of results than is tho newly-awakened in
terest of women in social economics and
civil and- political affairs.
"This Republican convention represents
the brain and heart of vigorous American
manhood; the manhood of the present and
of the future more largely than of the
past. This convention also for the first
time seats in its midst the duly elected
represeptatives of the approaching hosts
of womanhood. On this historic occasion
we may well inquire woman's present re
lation to politics.
After briefly reviewing the progress made
on the woman's suffrage question, Mrs. Fos
"The Woman's Republican Association
knows no class or race or creed distinction;
rich and poor, native born and foreign
women are with us. Neither is belief in the
great reforms of the day a test of Republi
canism. Woman suffrage, which most of
us believe, the temperance cause, which most
of us espouse; these are not in all parts of the
nation included in our party platform.
Neither do we ask you alwaj s and every
where to make acceptance of these a test of
President Woodniansee responded to toast
"Grand Old Party" and said in part:
No organization in this country save and
except the "Grand Old Party" cou'd bring
together such an array of gallant men and
"Tbe chivalry or the Republican party
is in evidence when it sends to our con
vention lady delegates from various states
of the union.
"The Republican party came into exist
ence, not as a combination of the dis
corded political elements of the country,
but rather as the grouping of all those who
believed in a broader and a better civ
ilization. The Republican parly is comirg back to
power. The red flag of anarchy will go
up In the consuming flames of sovereign
authority. Labor and capital will stand
sdic by side in support of each other and
in dofense of the Union.
Sonator J. C. Burrows responded to
"Perfidy and dishonor, and political in
tegrity." The accusation docs not come
from Republicans, he said. The words
"perfidy and dishonor" will be recognized
as a quotation from a famous letter by
President Cleveland to William L. Wilson,
the reputed author of the Wilson bill,
and at tho time a mcre of the confer
ence committee, seeking to adjiiBt the
differences between the two houses on a
proposed measure of tariff reform, or
rather tbe differences between the con
flicting wings of the Democratic party.
Severe as this stricture was, when w
consider surrounding circumstances we
are surprised at the moderation of tho
Comedian Cooto's Cycle Borrowed.
Charles Coote, a member of the Summer
Comedy Company at the National Theater,
lcrt a bicycle which he had hired, in front
of the Nations Theatcrlast night, and some
one took -a ride on it, without letting the
comedian know anything about it. Conse
quently, when ho came out he was much
worried and telephoned police headquarters
that his wh"el had been stolen. The "bike"
was returned a few minutes afterwards,
however, and another telephone message
called the first one off.
Merchant McDerinott Arrested.
Martin MtDermott, a merchant on Louis
iana avenue, was arrested yesterday after
noon by Policeman Edclin, of the First
precinct, and locked up, charged with
contempt of court in failing to answer
a summons. He was released on $30
Because He Didn't Support Her.
Judge Cox yesterday dismissed the suit
of Randolph rortune against Medusa For
tune for divorce.
Steamer Macalester for Marshall Hall
and Indian Head, Friday and Saturday
evenings at G:30 p, m.
WANTED A newor second-hand 45
liorsc poxier boiler." Call at- this office
NO ESCAPE FOR USURERS
Cases Brought By The Times Which
Can't Be Certioraried.
Trial To-day Before Justice Taylor
of tlio Capital Loan Guaran
Shylock and the law will lock horns to
day in the court of Justice Taylor. A case
in which the justice has jurisdiction has
been brought by Messrs. Ralston & Slddons,
The Times lawyers, against the Capital
Loan Guarantee Company on behalf of a
widow, in which the amount of usurious
interest and commission is about $429.
The case will begin on its merits at 2
p. m. if there is not xi motion made for a
changeof venue. The defendant in thecase
is not the company, but Manager Barrett,
who, it is said, is the whole company.
Two suitB were brought yesterday against
the other company, the Washington Mort
gage and Loan Company Both of these
suits involve small amounts and are there
fore triable before Justice Taylor. The
defendant' in these cases is W. W Yeuna
wmo. Another case Is betas; prepared against
M. B Newman, by which he will be confined
to ncourtin which thecornplaiuHiitacaiihave
a speedy1 trial.
The records at the office of Messrs. Rals
ton & Slddons show that th" abuses com
plained of have not been confined to the
Rhylocks already mentioned in The Times.
One case involving a new operator m
widows' mites has been found in South
east Washington. A victim has been in
his clutches for ten years. The story, as
told, is so outrageous that were it not
vouched for by written records it would
A poor man borrowed 190 from this
Shlyock of Shylocks and has paid him in
the ten years $2,000 This astounding
piece of wholesale robbery will have venti
lation m court in a short time. It is about
the worst on record.
NO TIDINGS OF PEARY.
Two Uarkh Direct From Grccnlnn
Heard Nothing of the Exploier.
Philadelphia, June 20. The krjolite
ladcn barks Sallna, Capt. Salter, and Sili
con, Capt. Houghton, came into port to
day direct from the iccboundcoast of Green
land. They bring no tidings of the Peary expe
dition, but tell of thrilling experiences
while navigating their vessels through the
ice packs which obstructed the entrance to
the Astruk Fjord.
Capt. Houghton, of the Silicon, brings
tidings of the total dectruction by ice, off
Cape Desolation, of the Danish government
bark. Ice Bear, ner crew had a narrow
escape from drowning, and landed on the
coast near Cape Desolation, where they
almost starved before assistance came.
They were finally gotten on board the
Danish bark Thetis, and tnat vessel left
for Copenhagen shortly before Capt. Hough
ton sailed for thisport.
Several of the crew of the Silicon are
badly frozen, the result of a terrific storm
experienced on the third instant to the
northward of the banks.
WAS ENGAGED TO ANOTHER.
Robbie" "Yates Was Forced to
Marry Rachel Jackson.
Robert Lee Yates, thirty years of age,
and Rachel TJ. Jackson, firtcen years old,
were married in the law office of John
B. O'Neil a few minutes- before noou yes
terday, Rev. Mr. York officiating.
The marriage was the result of the
arrest and trial of Yates in the police court
on a warrant sworn out by the girl's
mother. The case was nolle prosequled
by Assistant District Attorney Mullow
ney as a result of the wedding.
A few minutes after the ceremony had
been performed a young lady approached
Special Officer Johnson, who was stand
ing in front of Mr. O 'Neil's office, and
inqu'd how the case of "Robbie" had
"Who do sou mean, Yates?"
"Yes," she answered.
"He and the Jackbon girl have just
been married," said the officer,
"The brute!" said the girl. "He was
engaged to me," and she wenfcoff, with
rivulets of tears streaming down her cheeks.
TWO THOUSAND PROFIT.
Gold Brick Swindler Deposits Part of
Hib Swas as Ball.
Richmond. Va., June 20. Frank S. Smith,
alias Parker was arrested in January for
swindling W. S. Withers, of Gloucester
County, out of $7,000 by means of a gold
brick. He was evidently backed by a big
syndicate plentifully supplied with muney.
and they fought to get hlnf bailed. He
made Uie attempt in Petersburg whero it
was refused, and then in Greenville,
where the action of the judge in fixing
Uie bail at $50,000 checkmated the effort
The next effort was made with Judge
Isaac ChrisUan. of Charles City, who was
just married and enjoying his honeymoon
Christian bailed the gold brick man in tho
sum of $5,000, and Parker having de
posited that amount wiUi a local trust com
pany. the bond was readily given.
It was well understood that Parker would
not show up in court. It is rumored Uiat
he sailed for Europe.
The TYaHhlnjrton Times March (Full
Piano Score) will bo printed in Sun-
dny's paper. It's tho AlarnH liit of
of tho Benson. . . .
f PRIZE M
Beautiful Scene at the iTgh
"TIMES" MEDALS i AWARDED
Crowds Fill Com entlon Hall and Ap
plaud tlio .Names of ,tlie "Winners.
Success! ul Com etaiitsOer whelmed
"With Congratulations as They Re
ceive the Beautiful Jewels.
"Our boys and girls," as Commissioner
Ross affectionately termed them, and "our
uncrowned kings and queensof the future,"
as Postmaster Wilson poetically termed
tho graduates of the High Schools, were
the cjnosuro of more than ten thousand
eyt-s Inst night at Convention Hall.
The scene in the hall was one of rare
splendor and beauty. A hundred flags of
all colors depended from the celling, and
a half hundred flowed flown in graceful
lines over the heads of the graduates, of
ficers of the schools al.d invited guests
who graced tho stage.
There were two hundred and seventy-two
graduates, whose names havealready been
published In Tho Times.
On the stage with them were, Commis
sioner Ross, Commlsslolrgi; .JTrjiesdeH,
Postmaster General Wilfon, Rev. Dr
Mayo, President Whelple7t of the school
board, Dr. Wltmcr, of tho board. Rev Dr.
C. A. Stakeley, of the Firet-Baptist Church,
three members of the Chinese legation,
Prof. Lane, Miss Wcstcont of the Western
High School, Miss Hoogolberger, of the
Central High School, and Miss Holmes, of
the Eastern High School, and Supt. Powell.
"TIMES" MEDAL A.WARDED.
In addition to tho great interest of the an
nual adieu to the books, there was an in
termezzo, which was ianilshed by The
Time3, in the announcement of the names of
the prize essayists, and the public presenta
tion to Iheni or the beautiful, jewelled, gold
medals as the reward or their industry and
This latter event was the surprise of the
evening, as the names of the winners were
not known outside of the committee and a
few others who could keep a secret, The
announcement of tbe winners furnished
occasion for the spontaneous and generous
applause of all the people on the stage and
in tho vast auditorium.
While the class this year was not as large
as usual tho audience was a great deal
One of the conspicuous pieces of the
electrical decorations was a large laurel
wreath, enclosing the monogram "W.H. S"
nhe letters being in red, white and blue in
candescent lamps. ,
This was the work of Messrs. Wilson and
Saulter, of this year's ciass, and reflects
great credit not only upon these young
men, but upon the schcol of which they
The picture on the stage, was one of poetic
suggestion. It was Tennjson's dream of
fair women realized. . v
The girls were nl involute, with one or
two exceptions, and the bojs were all
in black, without any exceptions.
The animation of the "hour lent a deeper
color to the ladies' cheeks, and the boys,
perhaps, were conscious of their present
dignity as a body guard of, the loveliest
battalion that ever sat on this stage.
FLOWERS FOR THE GIRLS.
It took fifty young ushers of the first
and second classes fully an hour, during
intervnls, to take on the stage and present
to the girls 'the piles and' piles ot wreaths
and bouquets which were sent to them
by parents, sisters, and brothers, and
other people's brothers and sisters.
Harry J. Daly;,,1 for general
The Marine Band, under Prpf. Fanciulli,
played delightfully during the' intermis
sions and had an ovaf foil Jor their rendition
of the familiar airs, "SuwaneeRiver," 'I'nr
Gwiuc Back to Blxfe," and "Dixie" itself.
The exercises'were openfcd with prayer by
the Rev. Dr. Stakely, after which Com
missioner Rosa delied'the opening ad
dress. He referred to the suggestions of
the mouth of June, its beauty and signifi
cance, and noted specially its reference to
the closing of the public schools
This last distinction or the month he
illustrated by paying a pretty compli
ment to tho 'ibrighb faced lasses and lads"
on the stage," the allusion being well re
received and applauded. He spoke ot
graduation as their first competition in
the struggle of their lives, "and derived
from it a lessrm which he impressed on the
He touched upon tho special advantages
ot the capital of the "nation as an edu
cator through the presence of 'Congress,
the Supreme Court, and tthe various de
partments, which govern tlio whole life
of tho nntion. He closed by bidding the
young graduates a welcome-into the arena
of tho life of tho citizen and bidding
them a "Godspeed" on their journey.
GLORY OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP.
Postmaster General Wilson was greeted
with npplauso when ho came forward
after a happy introduction by Commis
Ho began by saying 'that there was no
mistaking tho significance of the occasion.
It was general in its mtaning because the
wtl010 cu l00K an "ercsx in me exer-
"" , f'ZT' n bm rtmn
Innrer "T.vnrv sent, nn tlnCflOnr and in the '
galleries, vas taken and the walls were theyoungprizeeBsayistsblushedaudbowed
rnnged by numbers of enthusiastic folks who ih ".E1,8. JR",
...?. ..t,. -.n, eH.. ,m The handsome medals were handed tc
ttCli: LUiliCUli (t 1111 WlllVmin AlSUt...
in Euca occa8ions tboSfountain of youth
(Bought for long agoja'ecaase it brought
. - ; -
Work, and Not
tho old into perrect sympathy with the in
terest and ambition or the youth or thb
He next touched upon the glory or Ameri
can citizenship. "We aie fctill colonists,"
he said, "but in tho realms of progress,"
and in this connection he spoke of the
marvelous achievements of the present
and contrasted them with those of the
From both of these positions be coun
selled the graduates that the only means
by which the joung citizen can cope with
the inevitable law, that the strong push
the weaker to the" wall, is by education,
and on this over interesting theme ne
spoke with great force aud effect. The
Postmaster General was very often ap
plauded. Commissioner Roys then introduced Dr.
A. H. Witmer, of the fchool board, who
made a capital off-hnud speech.
DR. WITMER MAKES A HIT.
He made a great hit by his adaptation
or Tennjson's song, introduced in "Robin
Hood," concerning the glories or English
maids -and English men, and especially
English wives. Or course, the maids and
men and wives spoken or by Dr. Witmer
were those of the District of Columbia,
and he was given an ovation for his happy
references. Everybody saw t8e good points
of this speech.
Commissioner Truesdell did the most
practical thing of the eenlug. He handed
the lads and lasses their diplomas It was
nuite a draw as to who made the best !
bows the giver or the receivers or thesev'
evidences of scholarship. i
At Uie request of Dr. Line. Commissioner I
iuiss aiiiiuuiiceu iue lonowini; awaru oi
medals- The Kendall medal to G W
Gordon, of'the Central High School: the
King medal, to Isabella Byrn, of the Cen
tral High School; the woman's college
medal, to Bessie Yoder, of the Eastern High
School; the national medical medal to Miss
E. L'Madderu. and the Georgetown medi
cal medal '-tit Mr. It. R Riordan, of Uie
Eastern High Sclmdu
Then came tho piece de resistance. Supt.
Powell arose and in a few words related
the offering by The Times of two prizes
i.uuo iCitllL'U '
for the be&t two essays by
gentleman of Uie High Schools, to the
young man for the best essay on "What Uie
PubllcSchool System has Done for American
Citizenship;" to the young lady for the
best essay on "What the Public School
System has done for American Woman
hood." NAMES OF THE WINNERS.
Supt. Powell said th.it there had been
many contestants and that their papers
had been referred to committees. The
girls' essay went to one committee, con
sisting of Miss Kate Field, Mrs. Mohe
Elliott Sewall, aud Mrs. Julia Guthndge,
aud the boys' essays to auother, con
sisting of Messrs. Carl E. Decker, A. H.
Lewis, and Maurice Splain.
This was as far as he could go, he said,
without assistance, and he called the
other interested parties to the stage.
The young ladv he called was Mls Mario
Christie McKelden, or the Central High
school.the gentleman was Mr. W. A.
Page, of the Central High School.
The announcements were the signal
for a great demonstration, during which
them, and, with a few words of encour
agement and praise for their good work,
the incident was over.
The references to The Times and its
orfer to the youns? people were warmly
applauded. Prof. Powell, in speaking of
the prize winners, paid a compliment to
Miss McKelden by quoting what was said
of her essay by Miss Tield: "Tho writer
j seems to have done borne thinking for her
self, and does not founder in the slough
of sentimentality, which is the curse of
the average school girl's composition."
The exercises lasted for nearly three
hours and were interesting throughout.
CALISTHENICS AND SOXG.
St. "Vincent's Academy Graduate. Its
FlrHt Cla.-. For Seeral Years.
Tho seventh annual commencement ex
ercises of St. yiuccut'8 Academy were
held yestorday afternoon at Carroll In
stltuto Hall and were witnessed by a
largo audience, which Tilled the audito
rium and gallery to overflowing.
More than usual interest centered in
the exercises, for it has been several years
sinco a class had graduated from the
academy. The graduates yeserdny were
Misses Lillian A. Webster, valedictorian;
Annie E. McQuade, and Blanche J. Wood.
Tho programme consisted of vocal and
instrumental music, recitations, -fancy
drills and cxhibitiors in calisthenics and
a" cantata entitled "Among the Downs,"
by the intermediate vocal class.
Swallowed Laudanum and May Dlo
Mamie Savoy, colored, of No,205 Tenth
street southeast, made a probably suc
cessful attempt to commit suicide last
night by swallowing 20 cents' worth "of
After sho drank the stuff she walked
around the house for a few minutes, and
as it began to overpower her a young man
in the house noticed her condition and
started to her.
Just as he reached her she reeled back
ward and would have fallen to the floor
had he not caught her.
He walked her up and down until Help
came, and she was removed to the Emer
gency Hospital, where Drs. Church arid
Smith worked on her for several hours.
Her condition is very precarious.
"Was Drlvinsr Too Fast.
Henry Gerbold, a butcher, was driving
his horse at a 2:40 pace down Seventh
street last night, and when Officer Owens,
at the corner of Florida avenue, ordered
him to stop, he went all the faster. Tho
policeman chased the team and captured
Gerbold, who left $25 colaUeial at No. 8
station for" his release.
Tho "Washington Tinier March, (Full
PJano Score) will be printed in Sun
day's paper. It's the March lilt of
of tho season. . '
UN KILL BE ENFORCE
Manager Schoepf Advised to
Abandon the Trolley System.
OVERHEAD WIRES MUST GO
If Fundu Are Not Available For the
Purpose Congress Should Be Asked
to Grant Necessary Authority to
Increase the Bonded Indebtedness.
"What Mr. Schoepf Says.
The Commissioners of the District have
decided to proceed Jor the enforcement of
law against the use of the overhead trolley,
andhaveso informed YieePresident Schoepf,
of the Eckington and Soldiers' Home Rail
They add t he suggestion that the company
uoum make arrangements to operate lis
New York avenue branch by other than the
overhead system after July 1, when the
authority for the use of the trolley ex-
This was formally adopted as the Judg
ment of the board, upon Commissioner
Powell's motion, and a letter waa sent to
Mr. Schoepf, in which the order was dupli
cated. MUST GOj TO CONGRESS.
It is held that If the company cannot, with
out authority orCongrees, increase its bonded
indebtedness and that without the issue
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the management to go before Congress with
a request for the enabling act.
It is recalled, also, thacin February,
1893, the company obtained an exten
sion of time in which to make the change,
two years having been granted. This was
corabatted by the Commissioners then in
office, but there was an unrent plea set
up for the extension and a promise made
that there should be no further delay.
Under the act amending the charter of
the company, passed April 30, 1S90, it
was expressly provided that its authority
to erect or use overhead wires in the oper
ation of its lines within the city should ab
solutely cease and determine on the 1st day
of July, 1893, and not being then ready
the company sought the extension of time.
A bill for further extension, presented at
the last session, failed to pass.
LAW CAN BE ENFORCED.
The Commissioners say that the law
against obstructing the streets can be
enforced, several ways being open.
Vice Presideut Schoepf was Interviewed
jesterday as to the policy his compauy
will pursue with reference to the latest
notice from the Commissioners, and said:
"Ireally cannot say what our policy will
be. I have not jet received the communica
tion, and even if I had I should not under
take to define the company's plans. I shall
want time, or course, to consult with others.
"When we arrive at a conclusion, how
ever, I shall take pleasure In giving it to
Mr. Schoepr is understood to have said,
nlo, that as the company has done all that
it could do to comply -with the law, future
eveuts will have to take their couse.
CALLED UPON TO EXPLAIN.
President Baker Questions. Ills Em
ployes "Who Joined the Union.
There was great enthusiasm and much
jollification at the meeting of the Pro
tectiveStreet Railway Union at Bunch's
Hall last night when the new members,
emplojes of the Columbia Street Railway
Company, nuibbenng nearly fifty, marched
into tbe hall. In addition to these
there were five members enrolled, also
employes of the Columbia Road.
The new members had no grievances to
complain of, and merely joined the union
for the future betterment ot themselves
and their fellow-workmen. All of the
emplojeB of Golumbla Road who had
joined the union were ordered to appear
before President Baker yesterday and state
their grievances if they had any, and also
to tell w hy they had Joined the union.
. The men say they have no fear of unfair
treatment at the hands of President Baker,
and will gladly give him the Information
he asks'. In' fact, they say, when Mr.
Bakerlearns the real erf ectsoftho union they
feel he will not only have no objecUon
to the employes of the road becoming mem
bers, but will see to it that Supt. Boetler
ceases to threaten those who do join with
dismissal. Mr. W. F. Dement, of the Co
lumbia Road, was elected recording secre
tary, vice Mr. I. G. GiPh, wju term ex
pired. The report of the trasurer showed the
finances in a healthy condition. The
union will give a grand excursion to Mar
shall Hall July 22d.
Convicts Carried Through the City.
United States Marshal Allison, of Greens
borough, N. C, stopped over in this city
last night, en route to Albany with an In
teresting batch of North Carolina con
victs.. Prominent in the crowd was the
defaulting cashier, Holland, of the Na
tional Bank at Charlotte. The others
were W.H. Summy, a post-office swindler;
Lon Smith, a counterfeiter; J. S. Kelly,
violating internal revenue laws; and a
colored man convicted of passing counter
feit money. The outfit was lodged at the
Sixth precinct station-house and will
continue on its way to Albany penitentiary
- Steamer Macalester for Marshall Hall
and Indian Head, Friday and Saturday
1 evenings at 6:30 p. m.
Ah Ho Passed Out of Holtenan Look
tlio Navies of the World Thundered
Their Salute French "Warships
Cheered by German Crow da United
State Crulherj, a Feature.
With much pomp and great ceremony
and with.it would almost seem, thegreat
nowersof the world through thegunsofthelr
warships saluting him, Emperor William
or Germany to-day formally opened the
Baltic and North Sea Canal.
He entered the western opening of the
new water way at Bninsbuuel, not far
from Hamburg, shortly after daylight on
board the Imperial yacht Hohenzoliern
and arrived at the easiern openiBg- of the
canal here shortly after noon.
In short, Emiieror William appears to
have most successfully engiaeered a bril
liant spectacle in winch he, and not the
canal, seems to have been the central
figure, and it iH safe to imagine that this
was one of the proudest days of bis life.
THREE SLIGHT MISHAPS.
On the whole the passage of the canal
by the Imperial procession was a success,
although there were three flight mishaps.
The North German Lloyd steamship Kaiser
Wilhelm II grounded for a fcfcort time in
the canal, but she sustained no damage and
proceeded on her way. Then the Russian
guuboat GrosjasehUcbi passed Rendsbarg
it 4 30 p. m In tow of a tug, apparently
navmg sustained some damage either to
her machinery or by grounding.
The hntish royal yacht Osborne, with
he Duke of York aEd his suite on board
also grounded near Levensau bridge and.
all the" vessels following behind her had
to anchor Tor a loDg time. Eventually,
jowever, the Osborne was floated and
proceeded on her way to Holteaau. Bat
he mishap cansed quite a break in tho
The war ships of the United States, the
New York. Columbia, San Francisco, and
Marblehead. which latter vessel took parti
in the procession, formed striking features
of tbe naval display, standing oat flatly
among the other vessels, which, as a. rule,
have dark colored hulls. The contrast be
tween the white hulls of the American
ships, gleaming prettily in the seasMae.
and thesombervesselsoftheforeign power?"
was most marked. The white aides of the
Yankee cruiere undoubtedly gave tbem aa
extremely srnartappeara nee. and causedalt
the United States vessels to be greeMy
FRENCH VESSELS CHEERED.
There was one feature ot the processes
which should calm the excitement among
the members of the League of Patriots of
Paris, who raised such a hubbub when it
became known that tbe French government
intended to send a squadron to participate
in the Kiel fete. As the French gunboat;
Surcout pased the several points akngtJe
canal route she was greeted with hearty
cheers, and the different bands piayd tbe.
Marseillaise as she went by. proudly flaunt
ing the tti-eolor of France before CfcSjtrftwri:
up troopsS"f Germany.
The French officers acknowledged tie
cheers from tbe shores. -by tpiuBg; tsotr
caps and bowing, and when flags west
dipped in honor of the passage ot tbe
Snrcouf the ensign of the French gunboat
was promptly dipped in acknowledgement
of the courtesy.
Admiral Menard, tbe commander of the
French squadron, entertained the officers
of the German battleship Bayern on hoard
tbe Hoche. the French flagship to-day. In
return for a similar courtesy extended to tbe
officers of the Hoche on board the Bayern
yesterday. Upon tbt occasion the com
mander of the Bayern coupled the toast ot
"Emperor William and President Faare,"
with a very appropriate reference to tbe
international feeling of comradery existing;
among naval men all tbe world over.
Admiral Menard, at to-day's dinaar on
board the Hoche responded with a similar
toast, and echoed the utterances of tee
German conimandVr regarding the con
radery among naval men. a sentiment wmeb.
was vigorously applauded.
ARTILLERY OUTROARED CHEERS.
There was great excitement here waen
the people first caught sight of the imperial
yacht Hohenzoliern coming through!" tbe
canal with the Emperor on board. Sonfe
time elapsed while the water .poured oes
of the sluices, the stately vessel sinking
slowly but grandly to the level ot the
water of the harbor. Then the gatus ot
the lock were opened and the Hohenzol
iern steamed oat majestically into. Ina
Suddenly three shots were fired in .rapid.
succession from tbe German flagship, the
Fnedrlch Wilhelrn, giving the signal far
the saluting to begin. A deafening roar
of artillery commenced almost before the
flash of the last gun from the flagship bad
disappeared, the noise of so many gang
from so mnay warships drowning tbe
trememdous outburst of cheering which
arose from tens of thousands of throats
as his majestv. Emperor William II was
seen standing alone on the bridge of Ate.
Hohenzoliern, in tlte full dress uniform
of an admiral er the fleet. His breast was
brilliant witn orders and conspicuous across
it was the broad orange ribbon of the
Order or the Btaik-Bagie.
When the salutes were finished, and 3
the smoke from the various guns was blow
ing away in dense clouds across tbe har
bor, the baud on each ship struck up "Hell
dir iiu Siegerkrans." and followed this with,
the national anthem of its own country.
FINANCIERING A. FIST FIGHT.
Fifty Tliotband Dollar Snbcrlbed
For the Corbott-FltzMmnioiuMlll.
Dallas, Texas, June 20. D A. Stewart
has let a contract calling for SlSYOOO
worth of dressed lumber which ia to be
used in the construction of the big amphi
theater to be reared for the Corbett-FHz-sunmons
fight next October.
Dan Smith, of New York, has been ap
pointed press agent of the syndicate be
hind the contest. Such is the faith in
the ability of Stewart and his confreres
to bring off the big battle that a, fund ot
$30,000 has been subscribed. and put in
the bank to the credit of the construction
and promotion departments of the "en
terprise." Stabbed in An Affrny.
James Thomas, colored, was treated at
the Emergeucy Hospital for a stab wound
in the thigh last night. The'wouad was
received in an arfray.
THE PALL OF A SCAFFOLD.
The Deaths Caused Thereby.
Editor Times In your issue of the 20f b.
instant you publish a misleading article,
with reference to the recent fall of a
scaffold at 112i Twelfth street north
west and the two lives lost thereby. You
allege that employers are chargeable with
negligence and consequent responsibility in
such cases. This is incorrect As a rule.
employes construct the scaffolding which
they use, and the responsibility for ii d.f
ference and want of capability necessarily
rests upon them JUSTICE
THE "WEATHER, TO-DAY.
Increasing cloudiness and rain; slightly
cooler; southerly winds, shiftuig to norths