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Rf ? 22D YEAH NO. NAVY-YARD EMPLOYES. MACHINIST CHASE ARGUES POWER FULLY IN THEIR BEHALF. Itcgulatlon or Steam Engineering and Itovlslon or District Laws Consid ered I'rocofldlng or llulh Honsoi of Congress nnd or tho Committees, In tlio Benato to-day Houso bill to admit freo of duty articles Intended for tho St. Louts Exposition In September nnd Octobor, 1890, that may bo Import cd from tho Republic of Moxico, was amended by adding tho words "and other American ropuqllcs and tho Do monlon of Canada," nnd as amended the bill was returned a conferonco asked. A resolution to pay to tho brothor nnd representative of tho lato .Tamos CbrlBllo, assistant scrgcant-at-arms of tho Senate, six months' salary was re ported and ngrccd to. Mr. Call offered n prcamblo and reso lution relating to tho newspaper state ments as to tho packing of Juries In tho Northern District of F.orlda. It went over until to-morrow. Tho Montana election caso was tafcen up and Mr. Bpooncr continued his argu ment In support of tho Republican contestant. In tlio Ilouno. In tho morning hour tho IIouso passed public land bills as follows: Providing that persons settling on tho second Indemnity plat of tho North ern Pacific Railroad grant, botweon August, 1887, and January, 1889, may transfer their entries from that tract to other Government land subject to entry. To cause certain land at tho head waters of tho Mississippi, St. Croix, Chippewa and Wisconsin rivers, set apart for reservation purposes, to bo restored to tho public domain. For tho disposal of abandoned mili tary reservations in Wyoming Tcrrl torv. r Authorizing tho City of Buffalo, N. Y., to purchase, undor tho towaslto law, a strip of tho McKlnnoy military reservation. Authorizing tho entry of public lands by incorporated cities and towns for cemetery and park purposes. A bill was passed requiring purchase of lands In tho Pawnco reservation In Nebraska to mako final payments. A bill to prevent aliens from enlist ing In tho United States Army after July 1 next was debated nnd passed. On motion of Mr. Adams of Illl nois, tho IIouso reconsidered tho vot by which tho bill making an approprla turn to supply tho deficiency caused b; the Sllcott defalcation and tho blllwai then passed. The IIouso then went into Committal of tho Whole on tho Naval Approprla' tion bill. A National llunkrnptcy Lttr, The TJousc Committee on tho Judi ciary completed Its consideration of tho Commoiclal Convention's National Bankruptcy bill to-day and ordered it to bo roported favorably. Mr. Culberson of Texas gavo notice that ho would mako a minority report and submit his bankruptcy bill, already intiodueed. The convention bill has been changed,ln Its phraseology, but tho principles which It embodies re main the same. Afavorablo report was orderol on a bill Introduced by Mr. Henderson of North Carolina amending the internal levcnuo laws. Tlio Now l'atent Oulce. Major Butterworth, from tho Com mlttce on Patents, to-day reported to the House tlio bill appropriating $8,000, 000 for tbo erection In this city of n building for tbo Patent Office. Tbo report accompanying tho bill is long and exhaustive. It takes 1ho ground that tho Bureau of Patents can readily bo shown to havo con ti United In a largor measure than any other bureau or Department of the National Government to tho develop ment ofour industries and In enabling us to attain our present uncqualcd pro3 peilty in tho field of industrial arts and sciences. District In Congress. Mr. W. W. Chaso, a machinist In tho Navy Yard, appeared before the IIouso Committee on Naval Affairs this morn ing aud made a strong and effective ar gument in favor of tho passago of House bills 4080 and 4581, both intiodueed by Mr. Lodgo of Massachusetts. The first is a bill to remunerate em ployes of United Btatcs navy-yards for timo lost In consequence of injuries re ceived In said yard. It provides that any such employo so injured shall re ceive his or her pay while suffering from such Injury, but such payment Is not to continue for a period axcccdlng twenty-six consecutive weeks. Tho second Is a bill to regulate tho pay of employes at tho Washington Navy-Fard. It provides "that tho pay of nil per dtom cmplovcs of the United States navy-yard at" Washing ton, District of Columbia, shall bo rated by, and in accordanco with, tho pay of per diem employes of tho same classes and grades in tlio United States navy-yard nt Brooklyn, N. Y.: Pro vided, That said por diem employes shall continuo to . bo classified and graded in tho samo manner as at tho timo of tho passago of this act, and that nil 'brass and iron finishers' shall lie rated tho samo as machinists of lllca grades; and tho Secretary of tho Navy is heroby authorized and directed to cause tho execution of tho provisions of this act." Mr. Chaso Is a young man of flno rncsenco, and ho mado a powerful ar gument in favor of tho bills and pro duced a most favorable Impression upon tho members of tho committee. A delegation of six or eight citizens intciestcd in tho subject came up to tho Capitol to-day to confer with Mr. Button, who has In chargo IIouso bills 8009 nnd 829-1, to amend tho act to reg ulato steam engineering in tho District. These bills woro each Introduced "by request," tbo first by Mr. Hemphill, the second by Mr. Skinner. Bach pro vides that steam engineers or handlers of steam plants shall bo regularly li censed by tho Commissioners, and provision Is mado for their examination and penalties precilbed for a violation of tho law. As Mr, Burton wa3 not In tho city the delegation went away, to coiao back another day. IIouso bill 3000, for tho rovlslon nnd Consolidation of tho Iaw3 relating to municipal affairs In tho Dis trict, introduced by Mr. Mc Kinloy "by request," was referred to tho Commissioners. Tho bill directs that tho Commissioners and tho Attorney for tho District oxamluo cor tain manuscript volumos prepared by Josiah Qulncy Kern, and if, after such examination, they shall bo of tho opinion that those volumes comprise a complete and satisfactory revision and consolida tion of all statutes and parts of statutes 6,7G7. relating to muulcipal affairs In tho District In forco on December 1, 1889, nnd of all orders, rules, regulations and ordinances relating to such affairs mado In pursuatico of law and having tho forco and effect of law at tho said date, they shall so stato In writing, and tho Commissioners shall thereupon pur chase tho said volumes from Mr. Korn nt n compensation not to exceed $7,000. The Commissioners nro required to report to Congress, on tho first day of its next regular session, tho action taken by them under tlio provisions of this net, together with their recom mendations In relation to tho said volumes. Cnpltol Notes, The IIouso Commlttco on Commorco this morning bad up tho question of re organizing tho whole Life-Saving Sorv ice. Tho Buttoiworth bill directed against dealing In "options" and "futures" In tho necessaries of life was reported to tho Houso to day. Mil. RANDAWtS CONDITION. A Humor tliat IIo was Dying Donlod hy nig Family, J . Ex-Speaker Randall Is in a dying condition, says a Washington special to the Now York Tribune, a fact which Is now realized and believed by his family. Until today his wife, who has been most faithful In her attend anco upon him, has boon strong In tho hopo nnd expectation that her husband would pull through. Now sho is pro pared for tho inevitable. Mr. Randall has been low all day. During tho last forty-eight hours ho has failed to recog nize any of his family. It is apparent that ho Is sinking steadily, and his death is imminent. Mr. Randall's family say that ho Is not In a critical condition, as abovo re ported; that ho passed u very -comfortable night, and that ho is better to-day than ho was last wcok. It Is learned, however, from what Is regarded as a reliable source, that ex-Speaker Randall has been In an alarming condition during tho past forty-eight hours. Ilia life was practically despaired of, but it is said this morning that ho has rallied and is in no imminent danger. "Congressman Samuel J. Randall will bo renominated, ro elected, and will sit in tho Fifty-second Congress." said 'Squiro McMullen to a Philadelphia Times reporter last night, after ho had alighted from tho Congressional limited train from Washington, which arrived about 7:20 o'clock. "Mr. Randall Is Impiovlng very rap idly," continued tho 'Squire, "and Is beginning to look as ho did In days of tho past. He is personally attending to his correspondence and Is almost dally in consultation with leading members of both Houses of Congress. His frlrnds in tho District appreciato his services to tho party and to them and will gladly welcomo his restoration to health. "My stay in the city of Washington was very short," said tho 'Squiro, "but I tell you It did me a heap of good, and you can say that I authorise, tho state ment regatdlng Mr. Randall's renoml untlon and election." COUGDXAN NOT QUILTV, Charges or Violating n aog Ilulo that Woro Not Sustained, Secretary Tracy to-day approval tho findings in tho court-martial case of Commander J. D. Coughlin, rcceutly of tho Mohican. Tho court-martial finding was a scotch verdict of not proven. Tho chargo, was that ho wrote an article for tho Vnllejo (Cal.) Chronicle, which criticised tho action of his superior offi cer. This In tho naval regulations con stitutes a breach of discipline For this ho was tried, but tho editor of tho paper tho only person by whom tho chnrgo could bo proven re fused to appear befoib the court. As there is no law to compel tho attendance of witnesses before a naval court-martial, and as Commander Coughlan en tered a plea of not guilty to tho chargo the couit entered a verdict In accordanco with tho evidences brought beforo it, and found a verdict of not guilty. Bin. WAltNKR nONOKKD. Directors of Columbia Hank Show Their Kcspect ami Confidence. A full meeting of tho directors of the Columbia Bank was held to-dav. Bv tho unanimous cholco of tho board Mr. B. II. Warner resumed tho presidency of the bank, Colonel A. T. Brltton hav ing insisted upon his declination of that position, but consenting to continuo to servo as vlco-president. Tho directors will, on Saturday evening, at Willard's, present Mr. Warner a testimonial of their respect aud confidence, no resumes his former position with tho bank, with larger deposits and greater assets than at auy previous dato In Its history. Marrtago Licenses. Marriago licenses havo been issued to Iluezuga Hamilton nnd Mary O. Camp, Leesburg, N. J.; Edward J. Enthoffor and Edith E. West, AVash ington; James Wallace and Annio Chambers, Washington; Wm. Nowloy and Willlo Sorrel, Washington; O. F. Bacon nnd Mary S. Ashby, Washing ton; William T. Collins nnd Magglo A. Corrlgan, Washington; Lawrence Richardson and Carolina nanson. New York City; William Houlsty and Emma Page, Washington. A Postal Museum, Postmaster-General Wannmakcr has prepared for publication in tho forth coming monthly postal guldo a circular letter addressed to all postmasters, ask ing for contributions to a postal museum to bo established In connection with tho Postofllco Department of Washington, to contain a permanent exhibit of eueh articles as will illustrato tho growth of tho postal servlco in tho United States and tho methods employed therein, I'olloy Operators In Court, Tho policy men who were arrestod Saturday by Detectlvo Block appeared In court to-day and demanded a jury trial. Their demand was granted. They wcro FrankThompson, Ed. King, Thomas Bell and Andrew Wood. They gavo bonds for their appearanco In tho Criminal Court. Tor Selling Lottery Tickets, William Edgar, who runs a cigar storo at No. 701 Seventh street, was or rested to-day by Doteetlvo Block for selling Louisiana lottory tickets. Tho caso was heard In tho Polico Court this afternoon. On Waiting Orders, Captain F. V. McNalr has boon do tatched from tho Omaha and placed on waiting orders. "TEA-PARTY" POLITICS. HOW LIBERAL PRINCIPLES ARE SOUGHT TO BE INCULCATED. Chancellor Caprlvl Likely to rrovo I'optilar IIo Has a Good Voteo, nnd Is Liked by tho Correspondents Latest Kuropoan Gossip. London, April 8. Although dissolu tion, concerning which predictions and rumors wcro frequent enough a fow weeks ago, docs not soem to bo lmmln, cnt tho Liberal organizations aro pre paring an nctlvo campaign for a general election. Tho best spoakors on tho Liberal sldo nro constantly in tbo field wherever an election is proceeding or a political meeting can bo hold, carrying on tho liberal propaganda working, and especially among laboring classos. Pursuing tho plan of Interesting and winning tho masses boforo tho timo for election presents Itself, tho Liberal organizations of tho country hnvo adopted a system of holding con certs, conversaziones, etc., at which a musical programme Is rendered, intor sperscd with political speeches. These meetings prove most successful, espe cially thoso In London, for It Is well known that a Londonor will nover ro fuso a free ticket for nnythlng In tho shape of an entertainment. Tho most successful of theso efforts, pcrhnps, Is In tho Mnrlcbono district, whero tho Marlobono Liberal and Radical Unions aro conducting a series of such meetings or entertainments. Theso aro crowded almost to suffocation. Under tho existing law, when a wifo dies Intestate, tho husband enjoys nd- vantapes wlilrh. If nlrrnmatnnnna wnpn reversed, would not bo enjoyed by tho widow. Ho is entitled to tho whole of his lato wifo's personal property, and becomes a legal administrator, and for his own uso, of all property not specially settled on her. On tho other hand, tho widow is entitled to but one half of her lato husband's personal property, and as to reality, has but allfo estato In one-third as her dower, tho remainder going to tho brothers and sisters and moro distant lclatlves. To amend this anomaly a bill has been In troduced with powerful support. Among tho supporters aro Sir Henry James, Mr. Ambrose, Mr. Addison and many others of the legal profession. Tho bill places the position of tho husband and wifo in the samo relation after tho death of ono has occurred. In all cases where the estato Is under 500. Whero over, tho sum would bo deducted for tbo benefit of tho widow beforo any distribution Is made. Thero are many legal technicalities in tho way of this reiorm, but in substance It Is ono which will bo generally approved. An international conference on fishery questions will bo held In London noxt August. It has been called by tho British Government, and tho invitations to tho various European powers hnvo already been Issued. Tho conference will deal mainly with questions of In ternational boundaries in deep sea fishing. Although in many points the now German Chancellor nnd Prince Bis marck are physically similar, in ono important point they differ. Bismarck has a small weak voice, strikingly in congruous with his robust physique, while General Caprlvl Is blessed with a clear, sonorous voice Bismarck's speeches generally had plenty of mat ter In them, but his words lost a good deal in effect in delivery. Tho now Chancellor Is moro likely to shlno In tho manner of his speaking. It is plensantto note that General Capilvi owed a good deal of his first distinction to tho courtesy and tact with which, ns censor of press tclo grams duilng tho Bohemian campaign of 1800, ho contrived both to satisfy tho authorities and to please the newspaper correspondents. . A SBW MINISTER. Tho Portuguese Ofllclal Who Will Look After l'ubllo Demonstrations. Lisbon, April 7. By the decreo of tho Crown a special Ministry of Educa tion is created, and Sonhor Arroyo, at present Colonial Minister, Is appointed to Us direction. The now department assumes tho regulation of tho right of public meeting and the authority to cm power polico or magisterial officials to prohibit entertainments at which public Institutions or persons may bo attacked. Under tho regulations of tho now de partment tho liberty of tho press is guar anteed under ccitain conditions. Senhor Vilhena will succeed Senhor Airoyo as Minister of Colonies. AS IN ALSACK-LORItAINE. Evacuation or Egypt by tlio English Urged In Franco. Paius, ApiU8. Le Siecle urges tho government to hasten tho renewnl of Its dimands upon Great Britain for tho evacuation of Egypt by her forces. Tho paper asserts that Franco nover as sented to tho presenco of British troops on tho Nilo any moic than sho assented to tho occupation of Alsace and Lor ralno by tho Germans. One of tho Davles" Iloya Hanged. London, April 8. Richard Davics. who, together with his younger brother, Georgo. was sentenced to death for tho murder of their father, was hanged at Cicwo to-day. Georgo Davies was icspltedby tho Homo Secretary a fow days ago. Died of Ills Injuries. London, April 8. Mr. J. 8. Morgan, the London banker, who was thrown from his carrlngo last week at Monto Carlo, died to-day at that placo from his lnjuiies. Tho Duko of Orleans l'ardonod. Paius, April 8. The Iiappel says that a decreo will bo issued to-morrow par doning tho Duko of Orleans. The Strike Settled. Berlin, April 8. All of tho striking miners In Gclsenkircb.cn havo returned to work. At tho Helm Again. From the Fianston ChUftain, Tho "olo man" Is now on deck again, and can generally bo found In his lux urious sanctum when not otherwiso en caged In sawing wood or shovollng snow, Wo'ro out of tho land office. Now, wo havo tried most everything except tho insano asylum and some of our "very dear" friends aro making stronu ous efforts in our bohalf to Increase our varied oxperienco In that direction. More Money In tl.o It Inc. From the Chicago Trlbuue. When a prlzo fightor wolghlng only 181 pounds can mako $23,000 by tho simple process of whipping another fighter of equal weight thero Is llttlo en couragement for tho avorago man to fatten himself at heavy oxponso for tho dlmo museum stage WASHINGTON, D. 0.. TUESDAY EVENING, APKLL 8, 1800. STOIIY OP DUt'LICirV, A Chicago Man's Schema to Get Ahead of His Creditors. New York, April 8. A Herald spo cial from Chicago says that tho details of a fraud In connection with tho fail ure, In 1887, of tho great barbed-wire manufacturers, Sherman & Marsh, havo iust como to light. It appears that Jbcn J. Marsh, managing partner of the firm, seeing that falluro was Inevita ble, laid his plans to dccclvo tho cred itors and to feather his own nest. Ho entered into a conspiracy with Charles II. Lane, a Now Yoik broker, to mako it appear that ho (Marsh) was specu lating heavily In stocks. Marsh then bought up as much wlro on credit as ho possibly could, stored it in warehouses nnd borrowed money on tho receipts. In this way ho got together about $100,. 000. This he placed in Lano's hands to bo held for Marsh until after tho miiurc of tho firm. For his services Lanowns to get $25,000. When tho failure of tho firm was announced Marsh confessed to tho creditors that ho had been speculating in stocks, and showed lccelpts from Lano to prove his assertion. Whllo this wns being In vestigated Lano took all of tho $100,000 and left tho country. Marsh followed him to Europe, but was unablo to find him. In tho meantime tho cred itors of tho firm put detectives on Lano's track, and it Is un derstood they found him and Induced him to glvo up $75,000. Marsh was also taken In hand by tho creditors and compelled to turn ovor to them $25,000 which ho had realized on somo Chicago real estate. Marsh Is now said to bo a salesman for a lumber firm In Baton Rouge, La. HUDDLED ON HIGH GROUND. reoplo and Cottlo Suffering Severely In an Arkansas Town. Little Rock, Auk,, April 8. Tho following account of tho overflow In Chicot County has been received from John B. Simtns of Lako Village: "Tho situation here Is distressing. There nro many breaks in tho levee from Lako Village up and water in tho swamps baa risen to within a foot of tho 1882 flood. Llttlo dry ground is to bo seen. Tho streets are all underwater, except Front streeet. and water is running across It. Tho llvo -stock is huddled upon tho high banks and will soon begin to dlo of starvation. Travel is suspended, except by dug outs. Tho water is still rising. Much suffering Is sure to ensue." New Orleans, La April 8.r Tho levee at St. Sophlo, thirty-six -miles be low this city, gavo wayyestcrday morn ing, forming n crcvasso six feet wide r.nd four feet deep. All hands turned to nt once and closed tho gap in a few hours. Theio aro now no gaps in tho leveo on the east bank between New Oilcans and tho Gulf. A crcvasso twenty feet wide and seven feet deep was caused yesterday about two miles below Habnvflle. For tunately thero wero enough men and material at hand and the break wassoon patched up. Stato Engineer Richardson, speaking of tho reported cutting of Opossum Fork levco, says the leveo was cut in 1859 for tho samo reason as now and remained open during tho war. ' ' - . . WICKED LIOHTNINa-ROD AtJENTS. Thry Seduco One or tho ,TJtiJls.. of Towntendi Del.'' "" " BniDOETON, Apiil 8. Bcssio Davis, ono of tho village belles of Townscnd, Del., last Thuisdny left a noto for her falher that sho would visit friends in Bridgeton for a fow days. Bessio is only 10 years old, and her father, thinking she should havo a chaperone, Inquired further into tho caso, only to find that thieo young men accompanied her on her Easter pllgiimago. Theso thieo men have been boarding with Davis for several days, while they sold lightning rods to tho farmers of tho neighborhood of Townsend. One of tho gang, a married man, was especially smitten with tho gay maiden, and they aro now located at Atlantic Citv. Ar rests will bo maed. WORK OF WOMEN. A Distinguished Company Present at the Opening Exhibition. New York, April 8. Tho exhibition of the exchange of woman's work was opened at tho Lenox Lyceum last night by a reception tendered by tho board of manageis to Thomas A. Edison. Among thoso present wero Mr. nnd Mrs. Grover Cleveland and many other distinguished persons, besides tho entire board of of managers, among whom aro Mrs. Andrew Carnegio, Mrs. Georgo Hoadly, Mrs. S. B. Elklns, Mrs. Henry Villnrd, Mis. John Patton, Mrs. C. R. Agnow, Mis. B. II. Brlstow, Mrs. F. R. Cou dcit, Mrs. W. E. Dodge and Sirs. F. B. Thuiber. Tho exhibition will bo open until May 15. Strango Electric Tragedy. St. John, 1ST. B April 8. Matilda Louise Shumaclc, 15 ycaisold, died hero j esterday from an clccttic shock. Whllo at tho Salvation Army barracks she touched an electric lamp with an Iron poker, and at tho samo timo sho uncon sciously cuught an Iron post, thus com pleting tho circuit. Sho received a heavy shock, and after a fow hours' Ill ness died In groat agony. End of n Feud. Louisville, Ky., April 8. Tho Spurlocks, Days and others represent ing both tho Howard and Turner fac tions havoj held n pow-wow. Both sides havo agreed to suspend hostilities and forever bury tho hatchet. It was also ogrccd that should any moro bush whacking tako place both sides would turn out and hunt tho assassin down. Dentil of u Railroad President. St. Joseph, Mo., April 8. Colonel Winslosv Judson, president of tho St. Joseph, St. Louis and Santa Fo Rail road Company, died at his rcsldenco In this city yesterday afternoon of paraly sis. IIo was a son of tho lato General R. W. Judson of Now York. Panama Kallruad Affairs. New York, April 8. Tho Panama Railroad directors wero ro-olccted to day. Tho cross earnings for 1889 wcro about $1,500,000 less thau for 183S, owing to the loss of local traffic Incident to canal operations. ' . The City or Paris. FtomtheKew York ilarlne Journal It Is not generally known that tho City of Paris has never been formally accepted by tho Inraan Line. By tho terms of tho contract sho was to mako a certain number of trips under certain conditions. Theso would havo been complied with had sho arrived In Liver pool on this, tho trip sho broke down. What tho result of this accident will bo In connection with her accoptanoo Is a matter between the prospective own era and tho builders. A IIAIIV'H SKULL IN A TEAPOT. Llfihtnlng Unearths a Mystery of tho Past Oenerntlon, Salem, Va April 8. During tho thunder-storm night beforo last a largo oak tree In tho Masonic graveyard of this placo was struck by lightning and rent from top to bottom. Whllo look ing at tho ruins this morning Mr. JWntlhow Turner, who has chargo ot tlio cemetery, spied an object which had fallen from tlio cloven trunk. Pick Ing it up and outline awny tho mass of moss, fungus and earth with which It was crusted over, ho found that it was n largo, old-fashioned tenpot of solid silver. Opening It ho discovered that It con tnlned tho skull of nn Infant a fow days old, and further Investigation showed tho teapot to boar an Inscription, run ning "From D. T. to R. L.. 1823 " Tho teapot, which is now on exhibition ui .tupicy o urug store, uas lounu no claimant as'yet, and, owing to tho groat length of timo tho teapot had evidently been In tho tree, any cluo to the crimo Indicated by tho skull will probably bo undiscoverable. Tho teapot is most beautifully engraved and quite masslvo and of great valuo, as well for Its antique design. STORM IN MILLVILL15, Fourteen Places in tlio City Struck by Lightning. Millville, N. J., April 8. Tho in habitants of this city witnessed one of tho heaviest thunder storms that has ever visited tho southern part of Now Jersey. A largo oak treo In West Mill vlllo was struck by lightning nnd com pletely shattered. Frank II. Wober narrowly escaped being struck whllo standing In Georgo W. "Weber's phar macy, and flashes could bo seen along many of the wires suspended abovo tho streets. Tho storo of Mrs. Lizzie Wnmsley, on High street, was struck by lightning, which toro off part of tho weather boarding and broko a largo plato glas3 window. Mrs. Wumsloy narrowly es caped death. Other houses and trees were struck, but very llttlo damage oc curred. Tho lightning struck fourteen places In and around tho city. PICKPOCKETS EMPLOY FIRE. A Man's Cont-Talls Alilno So that He Can be Robbed. New York, April 8. The new dodge of setting a man on flro, nnd robbing him xvhlle putting out tho blaze, was put In practice in the Bowery on Saturday. narry Gcrkln and Albert Kunsburg aro tbo well-known Now York pickpockets who did It, and their victim was Mr. Louis Appman of No. 177 Union street, Brooklyn. Ono of them poured kerosene oil from a bottle on his coat-tall; tho other threw a lighted and inextingulshablo match thereon; both yelled: "Help! helpl n man ou fiiel" chased and canght tho burning victim, and, whllo ono of them put out tho biazc, the other got App mnn's gold watch and chain. But De tective O'Connor had seen It all and arrested both men. n-1 1... i , FOR A BROTHER'S MURDER. Rascals Fired Into a Train and Killed Tito Men. FiiANuronT, Ky., April 8. Albln Brtincs and Georgo Slcphons fired into a passenger train to-day on tho Ken tucky and South Atlantic, leading from Mount Btciling up Into the mountains, nnd killed Will Barnes and Kelly B. Day. Tho double murder occurred at a placo called Chambers' station, about ten miles east of Mount Sterling. Day was tho innocent victim of a shot aimed at Barnes. Almost cloven years ago ago Will Barnes, who Is a cousin to Albln Barnes, killed a man named Stephens, tho brother of George Stephens. It was a cold-blooded mur der and Will Barnes was sentenced to life imprisonment for it. IIo was nftcrwaids pardoned by Governor Blackburn. CLEVELAND AND HLAINC, Tho Secretary's Attitude Toward South American Republics Criticised, Boston, April 8. In a recent Inter view with Samuel Mendum, secretary ofitho United Question Clubs, ox-President Cleveland ciiticlsed Mr. Blalno's attitude toward tho South American Republics in a pleasant way and said ho thought tho Secretary of Stato would eventually seo tho wisdom of coming out strongly for reciprocity. The ex Prcsidcnt also alludc'd to the damaging effect which a rclmposition of tho duty on hides would havo upon Now Eng land leather industries, and said the effect of the McKinley bill would bo to inci caso tho demand for n real reform of the tariff laws. A DEFAULTER PUNISHED, Five Years Tor Stealing a Michigan County's Money. East Baoinaw, Mich., April 8. Charles II. Dixson, formerly deputy county tteasurer, who was recently ar rested In Chicago nnd brought horo for trial on n chargo of embezzlement, ho having appropriated to his own uso sev eral thousand dollars In money belong ing to tho county, was yesterday after noon sentenced to five years' impilson ment at hard labor in the State prison at Jackson. Her Jen els on Another Woman, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 8. Lorenzo S. Stovens, a rich nephew of Sidney Dillon, tho Now Yoik million aire, has been sued by his wifo for grand larceny, said to havo been com mitted whllo sho was in California io ccntly. Ho is snld to havo been hllatl ous In their home during her absence, and If ho took nny of her precious jew els and gavo them to other women whllo ho was intoxicated, his friends say, ho has only taken his own, since ho gavo Mrs. Stevens all sho had. Official Hrutallty. Fort Dodoe, Iowa, April 8. James Coleman, a farmer living near this city, was nrrested yesterday for fast driving. After his arrest it was discovered that ho had been hastening to town to get a physician for his dying wifo, and ho was released. When ho nulvcd homo his wifo was dead. Prolltablo Patients, Brooklyn, N.Y., April 8. Theodore Wilcox, superintendent of tbo Brooklyn Hospital, was yesteiday sentenced to four years' imprisonment for swindling tho county by charging for tho caro of mythical patients. 11 ... i Neither Whipped, Newhuro, N. Y., April 8. Whllo Italians woro settling a quirrol with fists Sunday night on tho West Shoro track a train struck thorn, killing ono Instantly and fatally Injuring tho other. PROPHETSTOWN SWEPT BY A DEVASTATING CYCLONE AND MANY INJURED. Wires Down, and Particulars Can Only IIo Lenrncd with lMlllctilty Con flicting Reports as to tlio Killed (treat Suffering Reported, Buhlinoton, Iowa, April 8. A ro i cport reached horo last night that tho town of Prophetstown, In Whltsldo Ci unty, Ills., wns swept by a cyclone last evening. Every houso In tho vll laco Is reported to havo been demol ished and many people wcro killed and Injured. Prophetstown Is n thriving llttlo town of about 800 inhabitants on the south bank of Rock River, about sixteen miles south or Sterling, It Is nn tho lino of tho Fulton and Clinton Railroad, but tho telegraph wires havo been prostrated by tho storm which has prevailed during tho evening, and no further Information will bo obtainablo for several hours, or until n party can bo organized to proceed to tho sceno of tho disaster. Tho information so far obtained was telegraphed by an oper ator nt a station near Prophetstown. IIo said that tho town wns n complcto wreck, and that tho loss of life must bo heavy. A train of forty stock cars standing on n sldo track was literally blown to atoms nnd tho cattle all killed. Fragments from the buildings In tho town wcro carried through the air for long distances. St. Louis, April 8. Tho trainmen on a stock train which pulled out of Prophetstown just after tho disaster, say that cither a tornado or cyclone swept down upon tho town and tho ruin was terrible. They say that fully fifty lives must havo been lost. The railroad depot was blown down nnd tho station agent was burled beneath tho ruin3. A small Presbyterian church on tho main street was blown down and the steeple carried fully ono hun dred yards. Tho only names of tho dead now obtainablo aro William Vance, station agent, burled in tho ruins of tho depot; Charles Murry, nn old man who worked for tho railroad, killed by a freight car being blown over on him; Frank Wilson (or Nelson), a railroad man, who lived near tho depot, killed In the ruins of his own house. Tho trainmen think that the eight persons In tho Wilson or Nelson houso have been killed. Chicago, April 8. Tho conductor on tho Burlington Railroad who left Mcndota at 4 o'clock says the damage reported at Prophetstown, III., h is been exaggerated. Tho telegraph manager at Mendota Is communicating with Prophetstown, and reported that a rail-, way depot, one elevator and soveral frumo buildings had been destroyed. He says that there had been no loss of life. Several persons wcro injured, but no names could be obtained. Al the general offices of the Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy Railwny a ro poit of tho disaster was leccived bv ilio superintendent nt 11 o'clock this morning. The report was to the effect that tho newspaper reports and first versions wero greatly exaggerated. But few buildings were partially wrecked and but six persons wero slightly Injured. No deaths will rcailt. A special from Clinton, Iowa, says: A heavy stonn at rrophctstown, III., last night blew down tho Chicago. Bur lington & Qulncy Depot and unroofed an elevator. Several houses wcro also blown down. Sovernl persons were injured, but no lives wcro lost. Tho telegmph wires aro all down nud only mengio repoits are obtainable. GLASS WORKS HCKNEI). Dnwogotolho Extent of $25,000 to an Illinois Factory. Streator, III., April 8. Tho main glass factory building of tho United Glass Company, in this city, burned yesteiday morning. The fiio is sup posed to have originated either from superheated steam-heatinir nines or fiom tho explosion of n keroseno lamp in tho flattening room. The buildings burned rapidly, and beforo tho flames could bo controlled about two thirds of tho factory buildings were destroyed. Thero was $20,000 insurance on the plant, about $18,000 of which applied on tho destroyed portion. Tho total damago is estimated at about $25,000. JEALOUSY AND MURDER. Two Kentucky Youth Who Loved and Fought for Ono Girl. Henderson, Ky., April 8. James Wells, a 10-year-old boy, and Eugeno Coinejl, piobably two years his senior, Lavo been paying attentions to the tamo young lady, whoso namo was not learned. They met on tho stiect aud beeon quarreling. Cornell picked up a hairol stave and struck Wells on tho head. Tho latter drew a revolver, hen Cornell turned and ran for his life. Wells gavo chaso and flred two or three times, ono shot taking effect nnd causing Cornell's death. Suicided to Please Ills Wifo. Fort Smith, Ark., April 8. J. S. Skidmoro, n well-known architect and engineer, was found dead In his office yesterday. A letter was found on his desk explaining that ho had taken his life because his wifo had frequently wished he wns dead, and ho did It to gratify her. Ho had taken twelve gralus of morphine. Skidmoro was given to drinking nt times and was in toxicated when ho took his lifo. Ho was a man of considerable means, and his wifo n most estlmablo woman. The Pittsburg Walk. Pittsiiuro, April 8. 1 p. in. scoro walking match: Moore, 17-1 miles; Howorth, 170; Herty, 105; Norcmao, 102; Hughes, 150; Connors, 153; No lan. 1-15; Iloran, 112; Day. 130 miles, U laps; Golden, 130 miles 13 laps; Ilcgelman, 125; Guerrero, 123; Croler, 110; Fox, 114; Burns, 107: Holesbeke, 102; Taylor, 07; Barclay, 80. Death In Ilolognn. Aurora, III., April 8. Thirty cases of tiichinosis havo been rcpoited to tho health authorities in this city. Tho disease staitcd in tho family of August Dittmann. Six of tho cases lcported icsultcd from eating bologna sausigo. Through tho Ico for Ico, St. Ionace, Mich., April 8. Tho steam bargo Sachem, from Clovoland for ice, arrived at 1 p. rn. yesterday via tho Noith Passago. Sho Is tho first boat to get through. Stature's Assignment. New York, April 8. Georgo K. Sistaro's Sons havo made an nsaign ment to Mr, Davidson, of Fisher and Davidson. Pny Department Changes, Pay Director Washington has been detached from tho Norfolk Navy-Yard and Pay Director McMurray has been oidcrcd to replace him. CRAZY DR, WAGNER'S C.tSK. Tho Civil Hulls Dismissed anil Inmin lly Plendcd In ills Derotiso, FlIEDKRICKBllURU, Va., April 8. The caso of Dr. Harrison Wagner and his ULcl suits, Instituted In tho County of Stafford for nearly two million of dollnrB against tho Adams Express Company, enmo up before Judge Barton, presiding In tho Circuit Court of that county yesterday. Tho doctor's counsel, Judgo John T. Goolrlck, argued for a continuance, on tlio ground that tho trial of tho civil cases In tho Circuit Court would Injure his client's cof o in tho County Court, whero ho was Indicted for felony. Judgo Bnrtondls mliscd tho cases, saying that tho rules wero within his court, nnd that ho knew nothing of tho criminal cases. Tho Adams Express Company was rep resented by Judgo Jnmc3 B. Sencr of this city, W. B. Dlnsmoro of Now York, John Q. A. Herring of Haiti, moro, W. L. Iluddcll of Now York and G. W. Moss of Washington. In tho criminal cases against AVagncr, In the County Court, his counsel has filed a plea of Insanity. PATTI DEN1E4. She Says Sho Never Said Unkind Things About Mrs. Kondal, New York, April 8. Tho divine PattI Is Indignant to-day nt tho report of her alleged criticism of Mrs. Kendal. Tho diva denies tho entiro story at tributed to her which called forth tho nllcgcd strictures from tlio groat Eng lish society actress. When n reporter called on Mine. Patli to-day sho said: "You havo como about thoso reports In tho papers re Mrs. Kendal, havo you not ? 1 can toll you I am perfectly In dignant nt such falsehoods. I havo never In my llfo had anything to say about Mrs. Kendal. Why Bhould I? Sho Is unknown to mo. Sho is not my rival, and, if sho were. I could not speak so mean of any one." "Do you bcllovo that Mrs. Kendal spoko nssho Is reported to have done?" "Decidedly not. It is far too slangy for Mrs. Kendal or nny other self-respecting woman, and that alono ought to stamp it as a fraud." Patti to-day sent the following tele gram to Mrs. Do Young of San Fran Cisco: "Tho Kendal story Is a falsehood. I havo not had the pleasure of seeing or knowing her, and havo therefore no occasion of criticising tho lady. Kindly publish tho denial to tho fullest extent and please forward to Mrs. Kcndul. Best love. Ademna." FINANCIAL and commercial. New York, April 8. Money on call loaned at 4J5 per cent. Exchange steady; posted rates, 480183; actual rates, 485485 for sixty days, and 4S7487i for demand. Governments steady; currency Cs, 110 bid; 4's coupons, 122 bid; 4Js do., 103 bid. The stock market this morning was extremely dull, only about one-half tho amount of shares being sold n9 during the samo hours of yesterday. Tho fit st prices wcro generally i to per cent, higher. In tho first half of tho first hour there were somu further ad vances, but near 11 o'clock there was some reaction, which left prices very llttlo changed from thoso of yesterday. The featuics of tho hour wero Man hattan nnd sugar trusts. Tho last named advanced 1J to 01, and Man hattan advanced from 108 to HOjf. In ihe hour to noon thero wns hardly any business done. At this hour the market Is dull, but steady. Now York Stocks, Tlio following aro tbo prices ot the New York anil Chicago markets as reported by spccini wire io u. i. uavenner is uo.. lioom 11 Atlantic bullilinc: stocks. Open 3.30 stocks. Open 2 30 Chicago Gas 403 (01 Xorthwcst. .11111111 Can. South. 53 55 Omnhn NntLcadTstl8 17J do. pfd D., L. & W.mi 'JJ5it ?. M. S. S... 3'J1 394 Del. itllud.151 1514 Seadlng 40 404 Erfo 24? ?4i . & W. Vt. 218 511 Jersoy Ccn..ll8 118 C, HI Attic 015 01$ .. it N S43 S4I St. Paul G33 iSl I.. S 107J .073 Tex. I'ac 10 191 Sugar Trust. 03 04 Union lac. Ci 2 Mo. Pac 721 ?J W. Union... 821 J2J N.Y.& N. E. 404 10 Petroleum... 793 SOJ N. Y. ,Ccu...l08 103 Am. Cots'd. 20i Wi N. I'ac 31 81 Atch ifcTop. 331 33 do. pfu... 731 73 Ohl.,B.itQ.100r00J The Chicago Markots. wheat. Open Close roitic. Open Clon May t03 81 J May 10 65 10 07 Juno.... 811 81 uno July 79 793 July ....10 90 10 85 COIIN. I.A11D. May 30? 31 May 0 15 0 17 June.... 31i 311 Juue.... 0 27 0 27 July 321 221 July .... 0 27 0 27 OATS. May 221 221 Juno , July 23 23 Washington Slock Exchange. Sales Hesular Call 12 o'clock m. I). C. 0a of 1892, ?500 at 105. Columbia National Bank, 15 at 1781. Columbia 1'lro liisuranco, 50 at 181. U. S. Electric I.lut, 10 at 115; 5 at 115. American Graphophoue, 25 at lit. Washington Loan uliI Trust Company, 100 at 31. Miscellaneous liomls U. 8. Electric Lights 1st, 0's, 100; U. S. Electric Light 2d, 0's, 115: W. & G. It. H. 10-40 0's, H'93-'23, 105; W. A CI. Convertible, 0's 105; Masonic Hall Ass'n, 5's, O 1893, 103; Wash. Market Co., 1st Mort., 0's, 110; Wash. Market Co., Imp., 0's, 118; Inl'd it 8caboard Co., 6's, C 1897, ; Wash. Lt. Infantry, 1st, 0's, 1904 104; Wash. Lt. In fantry, 2d, 7's, 1001, 100J; Wash. Ga Light Co., Bcr. A, fi's, 120; Wash. Gas Light Co., Per. B, 0's. 121; Hygienic Ico Company, 1st Mort., Os, 100. National Bank Stocks Bank of Wash ington, 480; Bank otltepubllc, 250; Metro politan, 2G0; Central, 2S0; Second, 183; Farmers and Mechanics', 1SS; Citizens', 1C5; Columbia, 17GJ; Capital, 113; West lhid, 79. Hallro.nl Stocks Washington and Georgetown, 275; Metropolitan, 100; Co lumbia. 74J; Capitol and North O Street, COJjEcUugton and Soldier's Homo, 05; Georgetown aud Tenualljtonn, 43; Bright wood, B3. Insurance Stocks Firemen's, 41; Frank lin, 57; Metropolitan, 83; National Union, 20; Arlington, 180; Corcoran, 03; Colum bia, 181; German-American, ISO; 1'otomac, 68; Itlgge, 0; People's 5J. Title Insurance Stocks Ileal Estato Title, 121; Columbia Title, 05; Washington Title,. Gas and F.lcctric Light Stocks Washing ton Gas, 44; Georgetown Gas, 40; U. S. Llectlic Light, 114. Telephone Stocks Pennsylvania, 291; Chetapeako and Potomac, S3; American Grapbouhono, 141. Mlseetlaneous Stocks. Washington Mar ket Co., 18; Washington Brick Machine Co., 375; Great Falls Ico Co., 210; Bull ltun Panorama Co., 22; National Sato Do posit, 220; Washington Sato Deposit, 130; Washington Loan and Trust Co., 3J; Na tional Typographic, 23; Morgonthalcr, 12; Pneumatic Guu Carrlaeo, i; Wash. Loau aud Trust, Co., ; American Becurtty and Trust Co.. 40; Llncolu Hall, 80; Hygienic Ico Co., 2S. ' Ahont Mlmlednegs, From tluAmttlean Grocer. Young Callow I say, fellow, I'm In a great hurry, Glvo mo two pounds of dog biscuit. Clarkson (formerly In gents' furnish. Ing goods) Yes, sir, for yoursolf, sir? PPJOE TWO GENTS. WALLACE FILLY WINS. RESULT OF THE INITIAL RACE OF THE CLOSING DAY. Crcdltnlile ana 8uccernt Outcomo or tho Washington .lockoy Club's Kf Tortu Woll-Desorvetl Congratula tions Eventn on To-Day' Cnril. Tho "Washington Jockey Club close 1 its Inaugural meeting to-day. Tho en tiro meeting hns proved highly stie ct ssf ill In every senso of tho word, and loilccts great credit upon tho gentle men, who, In a few short months, trnru foimol a truck garden Into as pretty n ia-c trick as can bo found sou h of 'ov Yt.rk, and which, In Its appoint ments and accommodations, comparoi fnvcrnl ly with any track In tho coun try. Tho now club hns worked wen dcts In tho brief timo at Its command, and its success is a well-deserved irlluto to its popularity among tho turf patrons of tho city. The club has also been highly fa vored with good weather, and tho at tondnnco throughout tho meeting has been excellent. Tho raclntr, too', hoa been of a high order and entirely satis factory, tho only two races about which there was any trouble being tho Bes-snnlo-Murphy race and the alleged pull Ingof Bess yesterday. That any taint of crookedness should arise nt tho first meeting is to bo de plored, but there has been no evidence that such was the case, for If it had, a prompt Investigation would have been n'ndo by the club. Tho races wero continued to-day, not withstanding tho threatening nnd In clement weather. It is tho first bad day tho club has experienced, and tho at tendance wns smaller than usual. Mo3t of to day's patrons wero men, who wero engaged In n final shy at fortune to re coup themselves for tho losses of pre vious days, but they wcro as unsuccess ful ns before. Tho rain did not injuro tho track much. It was in fairly good condition, nnd tho racing was just as exciting and tbo finishes as spirited as though the sun was shining brightly and tho grand Btand filled with pretty women. First ltaeo. The first event on tho card to day was n half mile for two year - olds. Tho staiters were Sequence, colt, 110; Corlolanus, 110; Itodgcrs, 20 to 1 and 8 to 1; Addison, 8 to C and 3 to 5; Ccilso colt, 110, Stoval, 2 to 1 nnd 4 to G; Wallace, filly, 107, Maynard, 8 to 5 and 8 to 5. ilelen S. was scratched. Tho small field was easily started, and they Hew along to tho turn la n Bhower of mud with Corlola nus In tho lead, CcrUo colt second and Wallace filly third. They ran In ibis order around into tho stretch, when the filly gained on the leaders, nnd, passing Corlolanus, camo down neck and neck with the Cerlso colt. The filly passed under tho wlro a winner by scarcely more than a nose from tho Ccritocolt, with Scvucncc colt third. Tho finish was a most exciting cnc. Timo, 51 seconds. Tho entries In tho ether events are: Second race, beaten horses, soiling al lowances, mile Dave S 94; King Idler, 1C0; Facial U., 94; Trousers, 91; NotGulity, 94; Fountain, 94; Bias, 9.5; rlvll, 107; Mamio Hay, 101; Aqunsco, 94; My Otcn, 89: Sandy Brown, 83; Consignee, bO. Third race, handicap, 1 mile Prathcr, 115; Fiatik Ward, 100; Maukattnn, 103; Vandergrlft, 103; Inratuatlon, 87; Gypsy King, 87. Fourth race. J mllo Onward. 105: T.nnt Time. 121; Blue Line, 114; Pelham, 111; Tom Kerne, 119; Vivid, 100 Fifth race, selling, 1 1-10 miles Pall Mall, 81; Vlllago Maid, 101; Shotover, 99; Cornelia, 88: Parthian, 90; LIta, 01. Tips From tho Track. Bassanlo's second victory over Murphy yesterday ought to bo conclu slve evidence that tho f ormor race was won on its merits. Murphy cannot give Mooney's gelding ten pounds and a healing. McCoy's horses are in splendid trim and they will mako the others hustle throughout the summer. Tho talk of tbo nllcgcd pulling of Bess yesterday was foolish. Davis and Hall nto as honest turfmen as there tire, nnd Joyner, their trainer, has a reputation that has never been sullied. As n matter of fact, Bess is not in goo I condition and has been beaten by horses who are In nowlso her equal. It is to bo hoped thnt a thorough investigation will bo mado of Mr. Kelly's chaigcs. The Cerise colt will surprise some of the knowing ones this summer. Jennings will keep his string hero until about the miJdlo of May. None of his horses are in good condition and ho will work them here, in preference lo running them in races they stand no chance of winning. SWISS ICEFOKM5. Trades' Colons and Sick Keller Asso ciations to he Formed, Ghnhva, April 8. At a meeting held at Olten, at which there wcro present 217 delegates, representing 120,000 workmen, lcsolutlons were adopted providing for tho formation of trades unions, associations for tho aid of the sick and a system of insuranco against accident. Itcsolutions wero also adopted calliug for cortaln amendments to tho factory laws now existing which will lend to mako them more favorable to tho labotlug classes. MAY TIGHT rOK ffOHUX, Duels Will ho Prohibited Save When Serious Insult Is OU'ered. BnitLiN, April 8. Emperor "Wil liam, it is stated, will appoint a court of honor to deal with tho quarrels be tween tho ofilccrs In tho army. The only grounds upon which a duel will bo permitted to be fought. It is learned, aro- An insult to a lady relative or fiance, or a blow when an npology Is refused by tho offender. A Fast Grand Bluster Doad Aijiasy, N. Y., April S Hon. Ed nnind L. Judson. c. mayor, died thU morning, nged 00 years. IIo was a past erttnd master of tho Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons In this Statu und a sovereign grand inspector general In the Ancient Accepted Scot tish Bite. rrofesior I'roctor's Son Insane, Kuw YoitK, April 8. Tho World's St. Joseph, Mo., special says that Btchaid Proctor, nged 20, only son of tho lato famous astronomer, It. A. Proctor, has become Insano, nnd It has been decided to couflno him In an asylum. No Hall Qamo. Tho ball game has been declared ofC on account of tho wet grounds. Local Weather Forecast, For the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Ytigtma, rain; cooler; loutheaitcrly uvids.