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r 22D YEAH NO. 6,775. WASHINGTON, D. 0.. THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 17, 1890. PRICE TWO CENTS. ftN W Few Pointers, THE dealers who do so much talking about the amount of money they save to the purchasers of clothing are the VERY ONES who are making it more expensive. For instance, you cannot get a whole page advertise ment for nothing. Neither can any man afford to sell vou goods for LESS than COST and succeed. Tliose who advertise goods at one half or one-third of their value, at the end of the sea son, must NECESSARILY make an ENORMOUS PROFIT now in order to even up. WE never indulge in such cut-rate sales, but prefer to keep on as we have been doing for yearskeep the EXPENSES down to the lowest possible NOTCH, in order to quote LOWER prices on our clothing. We can suit you with ANY THING you need in cloth ing for MEN or BOYS and at proper prices. Call and examine our stock. Bubipn, Parker ff Co The American Clothiers, 3Q 7TH ST. N. W. AKOTIIKR STRUCK IMMINENT. Jlnllroad Men Will Ilomund Recogni tion or Ceiiso Working. Pirrsnmin, Pa., April 17. Ever sinco tliu arrival of tlio officials of tho National Federation of Railroad Em ployes In this city tit a very early hour this morning they havo been in secret conferenco with tho local officials and committeemen. Little Information of any kind can ho obtained. Chairman Hawloy of the Switch men's Press committee states that un der no circumstances will tho railroad ers treat with tho officials except through their organization, which must Ijo recognized. A stilko is expected within twelve hours, and it Is thought it will become contagious and spread over tho United States. Interviews with switchmen at work In tho several railroad yards dis ci oso tho fact that they aro fully prepared for tho worst, and aro al most u unit in tho statement that they will cease work tho moment they recolvo tho official order. Tho railroad officials havo re fused positively to recognizotho federa tion, and unless ono sida or the other recedes from their present stand a strike seems Inevitable A lato report from federation head cieaitcrs Is that tho strike may be oidcred at any moment. THIRD TO I'OIHON IIUR HON. A Prominent Church Meinbor of Jlur UiiRlon, N. J., in Troulile. Mount Uoij.y, N. J., April 17. Tho grnnd jury of Hurlington County has found an indictment agalust Sirs. Carrie E. Yandegrlft, ono of tho moat promi nent women of Burlington nud a leading church member. Blio Is charecd with attempting to kill, by poison, her son, Frank G. Norman, aged 23. Tho ovl denco against her is Very strong. Tho poisoning was discovered by a physician in tlmo to savo tho young man's life. In case of his death Mrs. Vandogrlft would havo received au Insurance of $28,000. 4 A Threutonod Htrllio Avortoil, Ciiicaoo, April 17. Tho threatened strike of switchmen iu tho stock yards has been averted by arbitration. Tho committco rendered its report yesterday, unanimously agreoing that tho yard matter was right In refusing to dis charge tho two men as requested by tho other employes, and the mon havo agreed to ahldo by tho decision. A ruinous Iluir-Ilrood Return!. Winnii'eo, Man,, April 17. Max imo Lcpln, tho famous half-breed who was identified with Riel In his Red River robelllon, and who was subse quently indicted for murder, has been appointed an Immigration agent by tho Dominion Government. Lcpln has just returned from Pails, whero ho was associated with Buffalo Bill's show. ' Kloveu HoraeH Ilurneil to Death. Ni.w Yoiik, April 17. Tho llvory etablo of William Connolly, C37 SVcst Thirty-eighth strcot, was partially destroyed hv flro nt nn early hour this morning. Eluven horses wero hurnod to death. The loss on tno uuiiiung is $3,000, and that on tho stock $20,000. Diatrlet Government Notes. Tho Commissioner havo granted permission to tho Western Union Tolo graph Company to erect a raw lino of high poles on Iho west sldo of Four tt'cnth street, between B streot and tho Long Brldgo. A water-main will ho laid on ' street, between "Third and Fourth streets tnorthoast. . ft-- r., .,j .-j- j--iiithaliarrAm GONE TO MS LAST HOME FUNERALSEnVICES OVER PENNSYL VANIA'S DISTINGUISHED SON. Mr, JtnnilnllV llotlv Vlotrotl by Largo Nil in born of l'ornom Hot, Ilr, CIinntKt'H Klnquont Sormon IIU 1'iivorllo Hymn, Tho funeral services over tho remains of Hon. Samuel J. Rantlnll took placo this morning at tho Metropolitan Pres byterian Church, cornor Fourth and B streets southeast. Shoitly after 8 o'clock tho body, In closed In a plain cloth-covered casket, with silver trimmings, was taken from tho Randall residenco to tho church, where It was viewed for an hour by largo numbers of people. Tho casket rested on a catafalquo in front of tho minister's platform, which was draped In black. Floral tributes from tho Samuel Jackson Randall Association of Philadelphia, and from a number of olhcr organizations, woro placed to tho right and left of tho pulpit desk. Tho casket was covered with largo bunches of lilies of tho valloy and broad palm leaves. About 0:30 o'clock, Mr?. Randall, cs cortid by her son, Samuel; her daught ers, Mrs. O. O. Lancaster and Miss Suslo Randall; Mr. O. O. Lancaster, Mr. Randall's brother from Philadelphia, and members of tho family, entered tho church and wero escorted to scats on tho left centre aisle, directly behind tho casket. Secretary and Mrs. Blalno soon afterward followed by Vico-Prcsldont Morton, Chief Justico Fuller and Miss Fuller, Mrs. Harrison and Mr. E. W. Halford, Speaker Reed and a largo number of Sonators and Representa tives, many of whom wero accompanied by members of their families, a detach ment of comrades from tho Dopartme'nt of tho Potomac, G. A. R., occupied scats to tho left of tho pulpit. Shortly beforo 10 o'clock tho Houso and Senate Committees, wearing broad whlto sashes, entered tho church and wero escorted to scats on tho loft of the Randall family. With them camo tho honorary pall-bearers, wearing black sashes. Tho Congressional committees con sisted of Senators Quay, Dawes, Voor hecs, Eustls, Allison and Representa tives McNeill of Pennsylvania, Carlisle of Kentucky, McKinlcy of Ohio, For ney of Alabama, Holman of Indiana, Iltirmer of Pennsylvania, Cannon of Illinois and Springer of Illinois. Tho honorary pall-bcarer3 wero Messrs. Georco W. Childs, A. J. Drexel, Colonel Alexander K. McCIuro, Poslmiutur General Wanamaker and Hrn. William McMullin, all of Phila delphia; Charles A. Dana, Hon. An diew G. Curlln. Hon. A. P. Gorman, non. W. W. Sowdcn, Hon. James II. Blount, Hon. John S. Baibour and Hon Dallas Saudcrs. G veriinr Curttn was not present, but o'egraphed that ho would jolnj tho funeral party at Wilmington. The services wero opened with tho hymn "Lead, Kindly Light," by tho Shubert Quartetto of malo slngeis, accompanied on tho organ Jby Professor Blscuoff. When tho quartette had concluded, Rev. Dr. Milburn, tho blind Chaplain of tho Houeo of Repiesotitatlves. aroso and recited verses from the fifteenth chapter of St. Paul, beginning: "But now is Christ arisen from tho doad." IIo concluded tho selection with a prayer, in which he implored Divine conifoit for tho aillictcd widow and her family in tho loss of tho loving hus band, whom ho characterized as a patiiot and statesman, a lover ot his counti y and a servant of tho people. Rev. Dr. John Chester, the pastor of tho church, then announced that tho hymn "Just as I Am Without Ono Piea," a favorite of Mr. Randall's, would be sung. Tho congregation joined in tho singing, and when tho last strains of tho organ had died away Dr. Chestor, in a very Impresslvo man ner, delivered the funeral sermon. Dr. ChcBtor'fl RIoquont Sorraon, "In this solemn hour, In this houso of God, now gather tho representatives of a great nation around tho earthly re mains of ono of its mo3t honored citi zens. Hero men of diffcicnt political faiths, of various religious creeds unite in a tilbuto of respect to ono whom tho nation delighted to honor. But It is not to the public career that our thoughts aro turned in this solemn hour. For it was n wish expressed by Mr. Randall that this funeral servlco should bo devoid of all earthly pomp; that they should bo held In tho sanctu niy where tho heart Instinctively bends in luvcreuliul adoration boforo its God; that tho chief recognition of himself -should be his testimony to tho grace of Jesus Christ us tho blessed Saviour. The expression of such a desire affords ono of tho best eulogies on his charac ter. It reveals tho honest simplicity of bis nature. It fitly crowns a llfo of icivico to man, a death of testimony to tho graco of God. "To the gieat men gathered hero to day comes that volco whoso utterances carried such wclcht in our legislative balls, tho magic of whoso influence was felt by a wholo nation, and speaks not of itself, but of tho grace and comfort which comes to a soul through tho cuiclfied ono of Calvary. IIo 'though dead yet spcaketh,' reminding us of tho faithful saying and worthy of all ac ceptationof acceptation by tho greatest ruler and tho humblest subject, by tho most cultured intellect aud tho humblest mind a 'saying worthy of nil acccption, that Christ Je3us camo unto tho world to savo sinners.' It was tho appreciation of this slmplo yet grand proposition which gavo Mr. Ran dall such comfort whon ho faced that most trying ordeal tho pass.igo of n soul to the prcsenco of Its God. Thoso who know him intimately recognized tho fact that long boforo his last sick ness bis mind had turned to serious re flection. "Reared In youth under tho influenco of tho Gospel, coming from a pious an cestry, ho grow up with a respect for a rellcton. which rovealed Itself In hts attendance on tho church, in his con scientious observnnco of tho Sabbath, In bis fidelity to his domestic tics, in hts interest In all Christian charities, However men might differ from him In opinion, all recognized tho rugged honesty of his character, all know that his hands would never bo sullied by bribes, or his opinions swerved by favor. Llko all other men, ho had his temptations, but, long boforo his death, ho had completely conquered every un lawful appctlto. Yet. with all this morality of llfo. Mr. Randall realized that ho needed that preparation of heart, which could only como through tho blood which cleanseth from all slu, and by that Holy Spirit which can sanctify tho soul. Thcroforo was It, that, after calm reflection, ho rnado tho request to bo baptized and ho received Into tho church of Christ. This step was taken at a tlmo wUon, however anxious his friends wero about his rccovory, ho himself fully expected ffrin r,ii- urti 1 1 nln nTninmirnr-ilfi' iW r lcturnlng to active life. IIo onco re marked to his family, I know that God has given mo Influenco among my fel low men, and as I have now n prospect of recovering I want henceforth to uso tho Influenco of my example on the sldo of Christianity.' It was a touching sccno when moro than three month's slnco ho mado n profession of his faith In Christ, was baptized and partook of tho sacrament of tho Lord's Suppor. Though prostrated on his couch, with that strong will which over characterized his actions, ho made Iho last effort of his Ufa to riso from his couch to receive tho baptismal llto. Ho devoutly pir took of tho emblems of tho body and blood of tho Saviour, tho llttlo company of his family and friends thcro assem bled heard that volco which had often tung through tho lcglslatlvo halls speaking accents of gratified lovo of that Blessed One who had brought sal vation to his soul. That strong, reso lute mnn bowed as meekly ns a llttlo child to tako tho yoko of Christ, and he. whom men delighted to honor, con fessed himself to bo a sinner saved by grace Truly, In his case, tho promtso was fulfilled 'Tako My yoko and learn of Mo and ye shall find rest foryour soul.' From that hour a great load seemed lifted off his mind. "IIo passed through weeks of tho severest bodily pain; ho fought nobly, corageously, hopefully, tho battlo with disease, yet ho borohis suffering with a beautiful Chrlstain patience. The premises of God's word, frequent medi tation on tho grace of Christ, tho prayers offered at hts bedside wero his greatest comfort. For a fow days bo foro his death ho was not ablo to rouse himself, owing to tho peculiar naturo of bis disease, but at tho last his mind reasserted its natural forco. Ono Sab bath, just as tho morning broke, just as tho bells in a neighboring church wero calling tho worshippers, tho summons camo to him to worship in tho heavenly tcmplo, to enter tho Sabbath of eternal rest. I found him all prepared, for his soul was washed In that blood which cleanseth from all sin, sanctified by that spirit which alono can fit a child of earth tor an abundant cntrauco into Heaven. "There wero of those by that bedside to whom ho was joined In the tendcrest tics of love tho wife, who had been tho strength and comfort of all his manhood life, the children who so ten derly loved him, who so revered his name, who had unremittingly labored to assuage his pains of body and to comfort his soul, no loved them, oh, how tenderly I for that hou3ohold was one hallowed by tho purest and tendcr est tics of affection. With the consola tion of knowing that tho pearly gates of Heaven wero open to recolvo tho sainted spirit of their father must over he intertwined the memory of his touching utterances. For when tho messt-niicr of death camo to summon him from earth ho turned Instinctively to his wife, who grasped his hand in hers, and looking up iu her beloved fnco exclaimed- 'Mother!' and then with a heavenly smllo on his faco foil nslcen in Jesus. A creat man has fallen by tho band of doath, his name has been inscribed in our country's an nals and will bo honored by the latest generation, but after all tho greatest honor that comes to his memory, the gieatest comfort to those left behind, Is tho knowledge that his name Is written in tho Lamb's Book of Life. A ,usoful life, a Christian faith, a Christian's death, what higher eulogy can bo pro nounced on any human being? Theso wero tho elements of Mr. Randall's greatness, may thoy bo those of all hero present. So that when doath comes wo may hear, as ho doubtless did. the voice of Iho Saviour saying, 'Well dono, good aud faithful servant, enter thou unto tho joy of tho Lord.' " Tho Jllluil Chaplain's Story, At tho conclusion of tho sermon tho blind Chaplain told eloquently and im pressively of an incident in tho lives of Mr. Randall and Postmaster-General Wanamaker. IIo mentioned no names, but made it obvious to his audience to whom ho lefcrrcd. Ills story was that of a young man who, years ago, had conducted religious meetings In a neighboring city. One of his frequent hearers was a distinguished-looking man, whoso striking prcsenco anil keen eyo mado tho young ov hortcr feel abashed and nervous. "Three months ago," said tho Chaplain, "those men met again." Dr. Milburn then described tho sceno when Mr. Randall, on his sick bed and in tho presence of Mr. Wanamaker, professed convsrclon. While Dr. Milburn was reciting this incident the Postmaster General broko down and sobbed llko a child, After tho choir had sung "Whero tho purple morning broak cth," Dr. Milburn pronounced tho benediction. Tliu Fuceral Procession. Tho casket was then borno from tho church by a detatchment of Capitol policemen, pieceded by tho escort of the G. A. R-, tho Congressional com mittees and tho honorary pall-bearers. Tho congregation remained standing until tho members of tho family had left the chinch. Tho funeral procession proceeded to tho Pennsylvania Railroad station, wheio tho body was placed on a special car attached to tho 11:30 train. In tho vicinity of tho church and depot largo crowds of pcoplo gathered, and from tho sidewalks along tho route many per sons watched tho solemn procession. Tho Pennsylvania Congressional dele gation, tho honorary pall-bearers, tho Congressional committees, a number of members of Congress nnd political and personal friends of tho doad statesman accompanied tho remains to Philadel phia. Tho train bearing tho romalns of tho dead statesman will roach RIdgo Avenuo Station, Philadelphia, about 3 o'clock this afternoon. Carriages will convoy tho party to Laurel Hill Como tery, whoro tho body will bo deposited In tho vault. Meado Post and a num ber of other orgonlzatlons will escort thoicmalns to tho cemetery. Tho ser vices thero will bo conducted by Henry O. McCook, D. D., assisted bv other clergy. Tho services will ho very sim ple. In aecordanco with Mr. Randall's desire. GRKKHAL IlUTLRR'.S TRIHUTU. Tho Interests of tho Country Wore Sure In Randall's Hand. General Benjamin F. Butler said to a Boston Gloho correspondent; "I havo always entortalned tho highest respect for Mr. Randall, although ho was my political opponent for many years. No moro honest or worthy man over lived. I don't bellovo ho over consciously did a thing which ho believed to bo wrong. IIo was a man of very groat, but not showy, ability. Ono who for so many years held his party In tho hollow of his hand In tho Houso of Representa tives must havo had great qualities. Ills will was Indomitable When ouco convinced that a given thing ought to bo, ho nevor swerved becauso nil tho rest wero against him. "I havo In mind ono memorablo Illus tration of his will power. He felt that tho salary of a Congressman was laad- 'nMflM lilhrltllMMii 1 &,3iMtim equate. Ho voted for tho hill to Increase It, nmld nil tho cry of tho newspapers throughout the country, nnd all the sneaking efforts of other Congressmen to get him to change his voto for It when the act was repealed camo to naught. "An unswerving political partisan, he was never furious or vindictive. I bellovo the Interests of tho country In his hands, for tho good of tho peoplo nnd for justico to all, would havo been snfer than In any other's. There has not been n dny within tho last fifteen years In which I would not havo voted for him for President of tho United Slates If my voto could havo been made available," RANDALL, AND BIIKRMVN. lliey Korved Together In tho Shenan doah Uiulor l'atterniin. Senator John Sherman adds a bit of interesting personal rcmlnlsccnco to tho many stories now being related relative to tho Ufa and character of Samuel Jackson Randall. Mr. Sherman Is not a man much given to story telling, says tho correspondent of tho New York Sun, but, os ho says himself, ho was such o warm friend and admirer of Mr. Randall that ho loves to remember and dwell upon tho incidents of their friendship. "It moy not be generally known," said the Senator to-day, "that I served with Mr. Randall during a portion of Patterson's campaign In tho Sbcnau- doah Valley In Juno ond July, 1801. Tho way It happened was this: I had accompanied two regiments of Ohio troops South ns far ns Harrisburg, at which point they woro turned over to General Patterson. Tho latter being ready to move Into Virginia by tho way of WllHamsport, Md., ho asked mo to join him. I consented, nnd Patterson made mo a member of his staff. But as I was a United States Senator I served without pay. Mr. Randall was a member of a Philadelphia company In that campaign, a ninety, days' man, I believe, and to show tho innato mod esty of tho man no intimation of his army scrvico can bo found In his biog raphy as published In tho Congres sional Directory. "As an illustration of how unex pectedly to ourselves, as well as to themselves, men frequently riso to eminence, In this very campaign of which I speak Samuel J. Randall was a private soldier. George II. Thomas was a major of cavalry, and Fitz John Porter was a staff officer, llko myself, with Patterson. And this reminds mo that while wo wero camped at Wll Hamsport my brother, Tccumseh, then n colonel of Infantry, paid me a visit. Ho and Thomas weio at West Point together, und very fond of one another. I remember that they wero continually ftudying the maps. Thomas and Tccumseh would throw themselves on Iho floor like two boys and point out and mark certain strategic positions. I it-collect Chattanooga as one point they mentioned, and Nashville another. Mr. Randall I only know Intimately after ho took his scat in Congress, but all three of the gentlemen named subsequently cut pretty largo figures In public affairs, and with honor to them selves and their country. I havo known Mr. Randall for tho past thirty years, nnd I havo always had great re3pect and admiration for him ns a public man, although I think he somotimes went too for in somo of bis economical ideas roln tlvo to appropriations. When I was Secretary of tho Treasury I had fre quent confeienccs with him, nnd our itlatlons weio always of a pleasant na ture. Mr. Raudall was a protectionist by education and piinclple. "Born In a State of vast mineral re sources and of great manufanturinc en terprises, it is not to be wondered at that ho stood firmly for the policy that developed the ono nnd built up tho other. Few public men havo stood up under ei cater denunciation than he frosi mem bers of his own paity, notwithstanding wbicli ho has been held In high esteem. In this respect Mr. Randall was an anomaly among tho public men of our lime. This can ouly bo explained on tho ground that while the major portion of his party disagreed with him, it be lieved iu liis Integrity of purpose. I think his death a creat public loss. To his own party his death Is a great calam ity." ANXIOUS FOR MRS. KAXDAM.. Grave Team foi- Her Unnllh When the Reaction Comes. Much anxiety is felt about Mrs. Ran dall, says Editor McClurc, wiitingfrom Washington lo tho Philadelphia Times:, She has been her husband's constant mirso for more than, two years, aud duiing that entile pciiod has not known ono unbroken night of rest. When the long halt came, although ex pected for weeks, tho forco of tho ihock wasuoUinbrokcn, and Mrs. Ran dall hi 0L0 down at onco and It was feared that sho would not rullysoon; but in a little while sho seemed to sum mon all her reserve powers, nnd sho has exhibited the heroic quolitles of her husband. Sho seems to have nerved herself to Mnnd tho strain of the funcial and its journey to Philadelphia and back; but grave fears aro entottnined that when sho returns to her desolated homo and tho reaction comes, her recuperative powers may not bo equal to tho emer gency. Sho is a woman of strong Indi viduality, however, and all hope for tho best. Ilcr llfo centered in her husband, her children, and her homo, and tho most beautiful tribute that could ho paid to woman was the last whispered nttcranco of "Mother," tho dying states man's farewell to the devoted partner of his joys and sorrows. A IRICUDMEN'S CONVENTION. Call for a State Gntherlnt; In Vlrclnln Aenlnst Immigration, Alexandria, Ya April 17. A call has been issued for a colored State con vention to meet in Alexandria, Va., May lo, 1890, under tho auspices of tho Colored Men's League of that city. Tho object Is to counteract tho plan of tho Richmond negro convention, which adjourned yesterday, respecting tho or ganization of a negro party in Virginia ond to oppose any organized effort to migrate tho cobred peoplo from Vir ginia to Western lauds or Africa. Mag nus L. Robinson, ono of tho foremost coiorcd journalists of Virginia nnd editor of tho National Leader, of which Fiedeiick Douglass was associate editor, Is .chairman of tho committee. Ho says that tho coming convention will mark an Important epoch In tho history of tho nogro of Virginia. Hastings Indorsed, Reading, April 17. At a largely attended meeting of tho Cooper Club of Blrdsboro', this county, resolutions weio passed In favor of General Hast ings for Governor. This indicates another factional fight in Burks County. A. M. High, who Is tho recog nized leader of tho Berks Republicans, nnd Is slated for tho Reading postmas tcrship, who will bo appointed In May, Is working hard for Dolamater. - zB& - --V ""---"feW'j WILLIAMS' FILIAL LOVJ5(?) Tho Altrciil Affection of the flortnnn Rmperor Tor Ills Mothor. London, April 17. Tho English journals elvo very pleasantly coiorcd accounts fiom Berlin of tho recently displayed filial lovo of tho German Em peror for his mother. Somo oven go so far as to attribute the fall of Bismarck and tho ccllpso of tho Waldorseo fac tion to tho ascendency of tho Em press Frederick who, thoy nssert, has succeeded in convincing her headstrong son that he can present to tho world an example of fnmily affection without derogating from his dignity as monarch of tho most warlike nation of Europa Those who know tho German Emperor, however, laugh at tho Idea of his being influenced by any person, oven his mother, whom ho was taught to treat civilly with the rest of her sex In regard lo nil matters not exclusively feminine. A NOHI.OIAN'S TROUHLES. Th( Marquis of Louvlllo , to Go to Jail. Will Havo London, April 14. Tho preliminary hearing In the Lcuvlllo conspiracy case closed yesterday nnd the Marquis was committed for trial and bail fixed at $1,006, which ho has been unablo to obtain up to 10 o'clock last night. A lady who was among his friends In court? was applied to for hall, but ro fused! Tho Marquis turned pale on hearing tho decision of tho Court and wiped away a tear. IIo had evidently expected his discharge and had ar ranged to give a large dinner party to night in honor of his acquittal. The party is now postponed and conviction Is considered certain, in which case ho mustigo to jail. FOR A HOLIDAY. German Worhlncrnon Ask Tliotr Gullils ' to Observe Fast Day- Berlin, April 17. An nppeal has been sent out by the executive commit tco of tho United Guilds to tho mem bers of tho subordinate guilds, asking them to co-operate In tho effort to induce tho worklngmen to gen erally observe fast day which fulls on April 80. Tho appeal further sug gests that workingmen who propo30 participating in the demonstrations on Mny 1 bo warned that they assume the risk of losing their employment by so doing. ACTION FOR SUDUCTION. The Charge Is Agalnht a Distinguished Member of Parliament. London, April 17. Miss Alico Ilaires, a young woman of 30 years, has brought an action for seduction and breach of marriage against Sir George Elliott, Member of Parliament for Monmouth, Wales. Tho lady allegos that she has twice been enciente by Sir George, and that after her betrayal tho defendant promised marriage. Sir George Elliott denies the tiuth of tho allegations and nsscits that the action Is an attempt at blackmail. Tho proceed ings in the case aio creating tho mo3t Intt-Dso excitement. SKLl'-ANNIHILATION OF A1MMILY Committed Sulclilo to Kucnno tho Sul- "V ferlugs of Poverty. Moscow, Apill 17. The city has been shocked by tho discovery of tho self annihilation of a family to escape the snffeiiugs of poverty. Tho victims, who wero tho widow and five "daughters of an army officer, locked themselves in a 100m and turned on tho gas. When discovered all were doad from suffocation. William Compliments Jules Simon, Pairs, Apiil 17. M. Jules Simon has received from Emperor William a copy of tho musical works of Frcdeilck t he Great, accompanied by a letter in which the Emperor says: "Having mado your acquaintance personally, ufter knowing for many ycar3 of your emincuco in literature, science nnd phil osophy, I disiro you to posso3S a souve nir of tho peaceful and civilizing mission which led you lo visit my capital." Suicide Rpldcmlu Among Scholars. Beiujn, April 17. A circular ad dressed by tho Government lo tho high fchool diicctors calls attention to the frequency of suicide among the schol ars. Tho directors are urged to bo lenient with backward pupils. An Imperial l'alaco Destroyed, I'ETEiisnunn, April 17. Fire has do- stroyed tho Impeilal palace at Oranlcn baum. Seven of tho domestics wero burned to death. Oranleubaum is about twenty miles west of St. Peters burg. Riotous Miners, Vienna, April 17. At Ostr.ui, in Moravia, work in the mines has been stopped by tho Interference of riotous miner?. Tho houses occupied by tho miii-striking miners aro guarded by soldiers. Germany nud Africa. BEiaiN. April 17. Tho German East Africa Company will hold a meet ing on April 19 to decide whether to puichaso tho Geunan Yitu Company's African teuitory. American Ships at Malta. London, April 17. Tho Chicago and Yoiktown, of tho Amcilcan Squadron of Evolution, arrived nt Malta this morning. Salutes wero oxchauged be tween the vessels and tho forts. Rati) of Discount In England, London, April 17. Tho Bank of England rato of discount has been re duced from Ai to 3 per cent. GOVERNOR JACKSON'S VETO, Ho Refuses to Sign tho Reassessment 11111 for Good Reasons. Baltimore, Mil, April 17. Gov ernor Jackson to-day announced hl3 de termination not to sign tho reassess ment bill. Ho says ho Is In favor of a reassessment on general principles, but this bill "grants moro power to tho as sessing ollicera thau they ought to havo, and It exposes tho citizen to tho malico of infoimcis iu cases wheio probably theio would bo no just causo of complaint. Tho effect of tho bill would bo, In my judgment, to diivo moio taxablo property from tho Stato than It would add to our basis of taxation. I cannot theroforo npprovo this measure." Tho i. First Uelendera" Celebrate, Reading, April 17. Tho survivors of tho Ringgold Artillerists, better known as tho "First Defenders," tho flist company to respond lo Lincoln's call for 75,000 men. celebrated tho twenty-ninth anniversary of their de parture for tho seat of war last night. Tho company was originally composed of 104 men. Last evening less than twenty wero present. Tho survivors only uuaber thirty. POTOMAC RIVER FLATS NOT NEGLECTED IN THE HOUSE RIVER AND HARBOR BILL. District Airiilrs The Itllt Tor Arrear ages ol General and .Special Tmm I'lihlln Untitling Rills Oenorul Congressional Proceedings, Under the terms of a resolution pre sented In the cxccutlvo session yester day, Messrs. Saunders nnd Power, tho tew Senators from Montana, this morn ing drew for terms;. Mr. Power drew tho long tt-im, until 1895, and Mr. Saunders tho thort, until 1893. Public building bills wero passed as follows: Lynn, Mass. (Houso bill), sMSl.OOO; Mansfield, Ohio (Scnoto bill), $100,000; Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Houso bill), $10,000; Hot Springs, Ark. (Senate bill), 550,090; Mnnknto. Minn. (Sennto bill), $1GO,000; Dallas, Texas (Houso bill), $200,000; Kansas City, Kan. (Senate 1)111), iJiiOO.OOO. House 1)111 for tho appointment nnd retirement of John 0. Fremont ns a major general In tho Army was passed. On motion of Mr. Gray Houso bill to transfer tho Revenue Mnrlno Sorvlco from tho Treasury to tho Navy De partment was taken up for considera tion. Mr. Sheiman opposed tho bill. The bill went over until to-morrow. Tho House bill to nppolnt a number of medical pension examiners without being subjected to civil service examin ation was opposed by Mr. Cockrell. In tho House. After the reading of tho journal Mr. Buttcrworth of Ohio aroso and said that it was seemly and proper nnd a just tribute of tho respect to tho memory of tho distinguished man, whnso funeral took placo to-day, that tho Houso ad journ. Amotion to this effect was Imme diately adopted. District in Congress A bill (I. R. 5179), Introduced by Mr. Gear, fixing tho rate of interest to lo charged on arrearages of general nnd snccial taxes, now due tho" District, If paid within a timo specified, was passed by both houses of Congress and sent to the President. Yesterday tho bill was re called by General Grout, chairman i f the House District Committee, the constitutional ten days not having elapsed. It seems that ns it finally pa'srd the last day of payment specified was June !!0, by a Senate amendment, to which the House agit-cd, A bill had fil it ady btcomo law providing fortho sale of propel ty for delinquent taxes, and uiitltr it iho Commissioners had set Apiil 22 as tho day of sale. If the bill 11 called had become law it would havo lendeied tho salo advertised liv tho Commissioners null oiid void and havo inflicted just that much useless expense on tho taxnayera of tho Distiict. Fortunately tho conflict in dates was discov ered in time to prevent this. The bill will now bo held until after tho ndvertibed sale, when it will bo ngalu sent to the President lor his action. Tho Senate concurred in this course on General Giout's recommendation. Mr. Pitch to-day introduced in Con gicss a bill to iucreoso tho compensation of the nsshtnnts to tho Attorney of tho United States for tho Distiict. He is authorized to expend $10,000 a year for assistants and $2,-100 for clerks and office expenses. Hirer nnd Harbor Hill, Tho House Committee on Rivers aud Harbors has at last completed Its labois, so far as preparing Its bill is con cerned. This has been done nud tho bill Is now ready to bo reported. The items of special interest to Washington areas follows: For continuing tho work of Improve ment of tho Potomac River nt Wash ington $210,000. For improvement of channel to Mount Vernon $2,500. Iu addition the Secictary of War Is authorized to havo tho Potomac River examined and surved and an estimate mado of tho cost of removing obstruc tions and deopening tho channel to a depth of thirty feet at mean low water. Tho Compound Lard Hill. Tho Houso Committee on Agriculture had Intended to call up in tho Houso the Compound Lard hill, but it has beeti so overwhelmed with petitions protesting against it from while and ri-lored cotton misers that it has given them pause. Thero is n disposition to postpono the bill Indefinitely, or nt least until next sestlon. It is n significant fact ilmt tho lobbyists who wero bore dur ing the winter urging tho bill upon tho Kimnlltcc and disappeared as soon as the committee took favorablo action aro nil with us again. Whether they i an work the committco again remains to be seen. Capitol Notes. . Mr. Reagan to-day Introduced In tho Semite an amendment to tho Constitu tion for tho election of United btnto3 Senators by the people. Mr. Plumb has fallen n victim to the Wage Workers' Political Alliance of this city, and to-day introduced In tho Senate a joint resolution directing the Secretary of tho Treasury to causo tho surplus In tho Treasury (above a work ing balance of 10,000,000) to bo paid out for the purchaso of Government boi ds, Mr. Sherman Introduced a joint reso lution jn tho Senate to extend tho thanks of Congress to Rear Admiral Walker and his men for gallantry on tho Carondolet Apill -l, 1802, in run ning tho batteries of Island No. 10. Killed by a Train, Ei.kton, Md., April 17. Tho dead body of Henry Dean was found this morning on tho sldo of tlio P. W. & B. Railroad near Iron Hill station, with both legs cut off aud otherwise muti lated. It Is supposed ho was struck and Instantly killed last night by a pass Ing train. IIo was -13 years of age. Gusllght Workmen U'H- Ciiicaoo, April 17. Tho men at tho North Station of tho Chicago Gaslight nnd Coko Company to tho number of about forty went out on strike at 7 o'clock last night. Tho causo Is said to havo been tho discharge of two men for btlng active in tho woik of organizing tho employes. Herbert Gluilstouu Coming, WiNNirat, Man., April 17, A gen-tli-mnn just arrived from England states that ho was Informed by Ilerbort Glndetono that It was his Intention to vUll tho United States and Canada noxt summer. WILL Rl'.TURN TO THIS STAOl!. Mm, Helen Danvray Ward lo Soparalo from Her UtiMiancI New York, April 17. Tho Star sayss John M. Wnnl, the famous b.tse ball player, has ngrecd to a separation from his wife, Mrs. Helen Dauvray Ward, and Mrs. Wnnl Is now preparing for a trip to tho West. Mrs. Ward had chosen tho nltei native that her husband pave her some time ngo, to cither give up nil Idea of reluming lo the stage or to separate. Mrs. Ward has- positively ilgnlfled her Intention of returning to the stuge, and yesterday Mrs. "Tim" Keefc, her sister, said that picparatlons wero being rapidly completed for the foimcr Lyceum star's npneaMncc While Mr. Ward will sav nothing with regard to tho nbove report, Mrs. Ward says that It is not true. 1NSULTKD HIS RIIOTIIRR'S WIlrE, And 11 nil Ills Head lllnnn Olf by Her Husband, Rioiiaudtown, N. D., April 17. A sensational tragedy occurred yesterday nt tho country residence of O. P. Jilncr of Stark County. Albert ZIner entered the house of bis brother nud Insulted the lattor's wife, wheieupon O. P. Zlner seized a shot-gun and literally blew his brother's head off. O. P. iClner was orrcstcd, nnd a great crowd gathered about tho jail, anil It was feared that the prisoner would be lynched. Tho sheriff is making efforts to keep tho mob from tho jail. 1 - THE OAHI'KNTRRS' STRUCK. Hrlchlayors, I'lnslorcrs, I'alnlers, Hod Carriers nnd Shovers Airocted. Ciiicaoo, April 17. Tho only differ ence in the situation yesterday In rela tion to tho carpenters' strlko was an aggravation of the Inconveniences and embarrassments ailsing therefrom. All work on many more buildings In pro cess of construction camo to a stand still, and tho number of Idlo workmen in tho city was increased by several thousands. It is now estimated that the number of carpenton, bricklay ers, plasterers, painters, hod -carriers and other laborers usually employed in connection with building opciattons who nrc now idlo in conse quence of tho strlko is not much short of -10,000. Added to tills army a largo number 01 lumber snovcrs in tlio lum ber yards aro practically idle. Business there Is almost at a standstill, tho strike having affected the demand for lumber very materially, and there is nothing for at least one-third of tho men em ployed thero to do. riGHTINO THR I'L.VJIES. Inhabitants or .v.olCfo city ltattllnu With a Purest 1'lre. New Yoitit, April 17. A special to tho Herald from Pleasantvillc, N. J., says tho town of McKeo City, six miles ninth of I'leasautvillo, is in great dunger of being destioyed by a forest fire, which at midnight was rapidly approaching tho town Tho entire population of tho placo were out fight ing the flames, but it did not seem possible to savo their homes, unless the wind changed. ONE DOG KILLS ANOTHER. ahc Croud at tho lUnlch Indulgo Inn Riot. New Yoiik, April 17. Tho celc biotcd dogs, Spot of Biooklyn and Bar ney of Jersey City, fought for over two hours yesterday in a hotel in Yonkcrs, the result being .1 victory for Spot and tho death ol Barney. Tho match was for $400 a side After tho dog fight the ciowd piesent indulged iu a free light, in which pistols and cluljj wcicuscu. Many shots were fired, but no ono was seriously hurt. riNANCIAI. AM) COMMERCIAL. New "Yorh Stoclis, Tho following aro tlio prices ol tho Now Yorl; ami Chicago markets as rcDortcd by special wlro to C. T. llavcuncr & Co., ltoom n Atlantic imuuniL' btocks. Oncn'i.W) stocks. Open 2.30 Northwest ..111 1111 Oiiuiha do. nfd Chicago Gas -M3 7i Can. South. G!5 Sj NatLcail Tfet 174 '.75 I).,L. & W.lSSi'S'Jl Del. itHud.lt.23ir.2r ?. SI. S. S... 41 heading -103 U v.a Erlo 241 'in K..fcV. l't. 211 "31 Jchov Ccn..l20 1'JOJ U,K Utl'ac U0J 'Jit L. & N S3J 3 ft. Paul 0SJ S'J L, B 1071 '07fi Tex. l'ue IU, 1'JJ Sugar Trubt. (;." W3 Vnlon 1'ac. 03! M Jlo. Pac 713 7U VV. Union... 82 S21 N.Y.&N.E. -155 401 ?ctrolcum... S3 S3 N. Y. Con Am. Cots'a. 201 201 N. l'ac Atch cfcTop. 33 Ml do. pfd... 733 71 OU1.,B.&Q.:03 103x 7bo Chicago MarScetn. n nnAT .May.... J mi u... Julj .... COltN. Slay .... June,.. July.... oats. May .... Juno... July... Open 68 6'JJ 874 Close 83 SRI 831 romc. Open Clost Open 13 30 May 13 50 13 30 ..lino.... 13 () !3 45 13 55 or3 0 00 0 03 July , 13 75 I.AHI). May.... S23 52? 335 24 i 21& 233 321 0 55 0 53 0 05 yu'i tine... 331 ti'uly 233 23J 2J3 ATnahlncjtou stock Kxrhanse, Sales Regular Call 12 o'clock m. U. S. 4s, Coupon, $1C0 at 122. Columbia HatlroaO, 20 at 78; 30 at 78; 50 at 7S. U. S. Electric Light, 10 at 113. American Uraphopliom-, 50 at 131; 50 at 13S; 23 at 13). American Security und Trust Company, 25 at 403; "0 at 403. Sllsccllaueous llonds U. S. Electric Lights Ht, Cs, 100; U. S. Electric Light 2il, G's, 115; W. t G- K. it. 10-40 O'fl, K'l3-'23, 103; V. it Q Convertible, 0's, 175; Jlasonlc Hall Aes'n, 5's, C 1S'J8, 10S; Wash. Market Co., 1st Slort., Cs, 110; Wash. Market Co., Imp., 0'6, 118; inl'd & Seaboard Co., O's, C 1807, ; Wash. Lt Infantry, lBt, Cs, 1004 103; Wash. Lt. In fantry, 2d, 7's, 1004, 1011; Wash. Gas Light Co., Scr. A, O's, 120: Wah. Gas Lieut Co., Scr. U, O's, 121 ; Hygienic Ico Company, 1st MOlt.. lis, 1U.3. National Bank Stocks Hank of Wash ington, 4G0; Bank ofKepubllc, 255; Metro politan, 203; Central, 2S0, Bcconil, 1S4; Farmers and Mechanics', 1V0; Citizens', 105; Columbia, ISO; Capital, 119; West Eml. 02. ltnllroad Stocks Washington and Georgetown, 277; Metropolitan, 105; Co lumbia, 74; Capitol and North O Streot, CSi; EcMiiKton nud Soldier's Homo, G9; Georgetown ami Tcnuallytowu, 4'J;Brlght wood, 40. Insurance Stocks Firemen's, 4t; Frank lin, 58; Metropolitan, 83; National Union, 20; Arlhigtou, ISO; Corcoran, 03; Coluin- I)IU, lOi UITIIIUII-IUIUIICUU, IOV, 1 UlUUiilU, bt; Biggs, 8J; People's fi, Tltlu liiMirauco Stocks Ileal Estate Title, 125; Columbia Title, CJ; Washington Titlo, . Gas and Rlectrlc Light Stocks Washing ton Gas, 43J; Gcoructown Gas, 4S; U. 8, Electric Light, 1121. Telephone Stocks Pennsylvania, 23; Chceapeako aud Potomac, 853; American Graphophono, 135, Miscellaneous Stocks. Washington Mar ket Co., 181; Washington Brick Machine Co., HSO; Great Falls Ico Co., 215; Bull ltuu Panorama Co,, 23; National Sato De posit, 230; Washington Saio Deposit, 130; Wo shin Eton Loan and Trust Co., SJj Na tional Typographic, 30; Mergenthaler, 10; Pneuinstlo Gun Carriaee, J; Wash. Loan ana Trust Co., ; American Bocurtty auJ Trust Co.. 401: Lincoln Hall. SO: llvclenlo t Ico Co., 40. SENILE LIAR AND THIEF THAT IS WHAT MR. CLEVELAND CALLS CHARLES A. DANA. Itf M'litlnc tho "Sun's" Amanita nn Mm. Cluiolnnd Tho IMItor Alleged to llnSiillcrlnc from Mcntnl I'arenla Vlenroun nnd Hrnthlne Lnngnaco. New Yoiik, April 17. Ex-I'icstdcnt Grovcr Cleveland has mado a reply to the sensational nrtlclo published by tho Sun yesterdoy to tho effect that cx rnsldcnt Cleveland was undcrjolrga special treatment invented by Dr. Schweninger of Germany for reducing flesh. It was asserted that Mr. Clevc li.nd was gaining in weight at tho rato of twenty-five pounds n month and tha' both ho nnd his friends were scrlouslf alarmed at his condition. When seen at his office tho ex-Pi ce dent's nppenrnnco certainly did not bear out tho statement that he is rapidly increasing In weight. If any thing ho weighs less now than when he left tho White House and Ills face has a very healthy color. "I havo not," said Mr. Cleveland, "seen tho nrtlclo you refer to, and If It appears nowhere clso but In tho Sun, there is not tho least chance of my see ing it. Of course, the entire thing is a. lie, without tho (lightest prctoxttoox cufo It. I judge from what you say that tho venerable editor of the Sun, Euppoees that ho has at last hit upon a . subject which can ho used to annoy me. In this he is mistaken. Ho must bo bio own judgo of social decencies and proprieties. I nm not sure that ho ehould at his tlmo of llfo nnd In his ap paicntly peculiar mental condition bo molested In his amusement." Continuing, Mr. Cleveland said that ho had endeavored, sinco coming to the city to reside, to mind his own business. If ho should accept nil the invitations for social enjoyment he would havo to abandon his law practice, and ho had decided not to accept any. Sir. Cleve land said ho had been treated with a gieat deal of kindness nnd consideration by tho pcoplo of the city and ho appre ciated it thoroughly. "I do not caro," Mr. Cleveland added, "how much I am criticized for my public acts. That is perfectly legitimate, nnd I rccognlzo the right of every man to differ on public questions. Thero Is n lino, however, it seems to me, whero criticism and abuse should stop. Tho man who invndes tho privacy of a family and Indulges In coaiso and wanton attacks on private citizens Is nr better than a hlghwnyman. Ho places hin.self on the level of tho hlackginrd, md his vulgarities can have no weight with decent peoplo." Regarding tho ficqucnt personal at tacks upon himself in tho columns of the Sun, Sir. Cleveland said that while lit: never saw them, every timo ono ap peared a dozen cranks, more or less, would write to him about It. "Whenever I receive those cranks' letters," said Mr. Cleveland, "I know that tho senile old liar and thief, Dana, lias been at It again. That Is tlio only wy I ketp track of his mental ravings. Thu object, I suppose, Is to nunoy mo anu my menus. "Tkio to only one ' tlitno." iu' Cleveland lesuiued, ana n tender ex pression lit up his face, "that I care any thing about In theso attacks, they uro not confined to myself. It seem3 that tho senile old Dana docs not con lino his waifaic to men; women arc not fit e fiom his dastardly assaults. Mr3. Cleveland has not escaped. It is bad enough for Dana to print his lying elaU-mcnts regarding myself, but it is infinitely moro cowardly and dastardly for him to Include, as he has done, my wife in his attacks. Nothing could bo more contemptible, or so far removed fiom all instincts of manhood." Mr. Cleveland spoke with consid erable feeling in referring to tho un warranted uso that had been mado of Sits. Cleveland's niuno by the editor of the Sun. ''Theio was no language," ho said, "fctrong enough to characterize tho con duct of such n man. If Dann was not in his dotage, with ono font In tho giave, his senile ravings would attract moro attention. The "public aro dls loscd to look with somo leniency upon n man who had mental paresis. That' was nil that saved Dana from being held to 11 strict accountability for his atrocious conduct." A RIG STRUCK AHR.VU. Chicago 1'ork I'ucunm Dccldo to Go Out Tor Shorter Hour. Ciiicaoo, April 17. It is practically assured Hint a strlko for eight hours by tho pneking-houso employes will be -Itclnred Mny 1. They havo a strong tcret organization and havo 1 t-t-n active in making prop , ration for a gcncial movement. Lust night just before quitting several hundred men employed In Denny Rros.' houso sent a communication to tho manager of tho house, asking for their deposit money, which, under the ar rangement, thoy will receive about Moy 1. The demand Is nothing but a notifica tion to their employers Hint thoy intend t'olng out on a strike May 1. As thero are from 8,000 to 10,000 employed nt tho stockvards, thcro Is much uneasi ness manifest on the situation. I'ANIC IN A STICHRT CAR. A Crn.y Alan With a Knlfo Cuts i:ery (Ino Within Reach, Ciiicaoo, April 17. Hilly Patterson, crazy with drink nud armed with a large knife, caused a panic in a State street car about 1 o'clock this morning bv cuttlne every one within his reach. Ueforo ho could bo overpowered and locked up ho Inflicted a terrible wound in the neck of Archy Pntncw, severely wounded Henry l'atnew In tho faco nnd badly wounded Thomas IJrcnnaii. Thero was no provocation for tho culling. Wedding in lU'iicllnc. Rkaijino, April 17. Im W. Stratton of Pottstown and Miss Annlo Mllll more of this city wero married iu tho Kbcuerer Methodist Church yesterday. Rev. Wesley C Rest of Philadelphia and Rev. W. J. Stevenson, this city, perfouued tho ceremony. ,Tamo3 . Robeson of Pottstown was best man. Tho bridesmaids weio Miss Lizzie 13. Uestof Philadelphia and Miss Lottie iocht, tins city. Thu Martha Stranded. Nuw Yoiik, April 17. Telegrams Tccclved hero this morning stato that tho German steamship Martha from Hamburg was stranded at Vera Cruz, and it is supposed sho will bo a total loss. She carries a general cargo. Local Weather l'orecoBt. For the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, showers Thursday mgh't and l'riday; stationary teiiijx. ratnre; farialle muds.