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The Washington Obit
22D YEAH NO. GJ88.
WASHINGTON, D. C FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 2, 1890.
PTUCE TWO CENTS.
IF you want to see
small boys' COS
TUME in the city just
glance in our east
window at the dark
red ROYAL MIDDY
REEFER and sash
with white SAILOR
It is too early yet to
go without an outside
garment. Our stock
of light-weight OVER
COATS for ALL
ages and REEFERS
for small boys are the
correct things for
these cool mornings
For the little tots
who- do not yet wear
pants we are showing
the best and prettiest
assortment of KILT
suits ever shown in
Washington, and the
prices ARE.NOT acro
batic either. They are
not firstSway up, then
down and then up
again, but ARE mark
ed at first as LOW as
POSSIBLE and sold
at ONE price.
W e h ave everything
that you can wish for
in suits, overcoats,
separate trousers and
furnishing goods for
youths, boys and chil
dren. All atthe LOW
EST possible PRICE
consistent with RE
LIABILITY. Give us
!l IIUUIHUUi! - UUII
Youths', Boys' and Children's Clothing,
909 PA. AVE. N. W.
A MIDNIGHT lILAZM.
A Seventh Street Notion Storo Damaged
by Flro This Morning,
Thcro was a fire nt tho corner of Sev
enth and D streets this morning, which
might have resulted more disastrously
but for tho prompt response of tho flro
department to tho alarm. Policeman
Hngner, -while on his bent, noticed
smoke coming from tho window of a
low of buildings on tho west side of
Seventh street. Tho flro was located in
tho store of II. .Rclzcnstclp, nt No. 405,
and when tho alarm was rung In tho
flames bed gained much hoadwny. Mr.
Jtelzcnstcln conducts n gentlemen's
furnishing goods store nnd n general
notion business, and tho four floors of
tho building wero well stored with
By tho time Chief Parrls and bH.men
put on tho first stream tho flro had
reached three of tho floors, and ft was
only by careful systomallc work that tho
llames wero conquered. In tho mean
time much of tho stock was damaged.
All tho light goods and toys wero cither
charred or partially burned, nnd tho loss
will bo n hard ono for tho adjusters to
estimate. An Investigation developed
tho fact that tho flro originated in a shed
In tho rear of tho building among sorao
empty dry goods boxes, nnd tho Impres
sion set ins to prevail that.it was of an
Tho property is owned by tho Helen
estate, and the occupants boyond Mr.
Ttcizonstein wero Christian uuppert,
W. H. Vccrboir, Stelger & Lciberman
nnd Fritz Fredy. Thoy nil sustained
more or less loss, but thoy sny that it is
covered by Insurance.
A pleasant social and musical enter
tainment was given at tho residence of
Mr, nnd Mrs. 0. L. Saur, 403 First street
northwest Wednesday night to a
number of Invited guests, among
Tho Misses Mary Saur, Fannto Griffith,
Nettle Tumor, Gertie Turner, Gtissto
Morntngton, MImila Mornnlgtou, MInnIo
Hollow, May Ltmdlng, Mary Fisher,
Dalsoy Fries, Kntlo ftulrd, Mublo Kilt, Mrs.
F. C. Loveless, Emma Beckett, Messrs.
F. W. Moller, J. A. Frauk, Robert Sclmltz,
Charles Dorsett, Joseph II. Beck, Ed.
ISarthoImo, O. h. Jciibou, J. Greggs, O.
Furbersliaw, William II. Doborty, S. it.
Turner, 0. Gates, K. Burk, T. Mahonoy
Jtrlolc vs. Stone,
Tho foundation for tho Woodward &
Lothrop building on Tenth street, be
tween F and 0, is laid with brick, and
that of tho six-story building to bo
elected at Eleventh and Q streets with
Thero Is n diversity of opinion as to
which makes tho lost foundation, brick
or ttono. A mechanic said yostorday
"that whllo bpth mako Arm and solid
foundations, especially when tho brick
is laid with cement, that stono does not
absorb tho moisture as well as bricks.
For a thoroughly dry cellar bricks aro
Tho Prult Crop.
Reports from tho adjoining couutlo?
of Virginia and Mars land stato that tho
strawbeny nnd peach crops this season
will ho unusually lato and tho fruit will
bo scarce. This is duo to tho fact that
tho mild weather in February brought
out tho blossoms prematurely onlv to
bo nipped by tho March frosts. The
sunshine of April had, thoroforo, to
develop a tecoiid set of blooms, A
short crop of both peaches and straw
berries Is promised.
pnn mm i rn
Thousands of Strikers at Home
THE SITUATION AT
Rlot'ng and Bloodshed on the Bel
THE POLICE PREVENT ASERI0U3 RIOT
Louisville Carpenters Winning
Ohicago Arbitrators Moet.
Strikers Bayonottod and Sabred
Troop3 at Marseilles.
Thirty Thouanml Chicago BItU HaotU
Htrluo for Klcht Hours X Stool
WorhorB' Strike Averted Ujunrry
lii on Domnnd Moro i'ny Olcar
M alters Thrown Out Salora Car
p in torn Go Out Detroit Employer
Glvo In lSelllcercnt Boston Strik
ers Jnlletl Ilnrr Most Sneors at
tho Eight-Hour Movotnont tie
It tints a Revolution Tho Trouble
nt Dublin Settloil Had Tompor la
Homo riilladolphln Itrlcklnyers
Stand In With tho Saih and Frame
Men NewB From Other Pluses,
Chicago, May 2. Tho Iron moulders
and their helpers in most of tho largo
manufacturing establishments of tho
cily, Including tho McCormlck Harvest
ing Machine Works, on tho "Black
Bond," tho scene of somuchturbulcuco
nnd liotlng four ycais ngo, went out on
strike this morning for tho olght-hour
day and a uniform rate of wngc3. The
itrlkcra have posted pickets about tho
different works, nnd say that any at
tempt to put non-union men at work
will bo met by a determined resistance.
Tho Illinois Steel Company granted
Its 200 moulders tho eight-hour day and
mortal n strike.
Tho Fnlrbank Canning Company has
refused tho demands of its (500 employes
for tho eight-hour day and u strike will
bo inauguiated Monday. Eighty coop
ers In this establishment struck "this
All tho employes in tho planing mill
establishments of tho southwest side
also struck this morning for tho eight
hour day and eight hours' pay. Be
fore night, the strikers claim, every
plnnlnganlll employo In the city, num
beilng nil tho way Iroin 20,000 to 1)0,000
men, will strike.
Three hundred strikers started for
W. 8. Beahel's planing mill this morn
ing.wherc somo non-union men wero at
work, with tho intention of "cleaning
out tho establishment," ns thoy termed
It, but n patrol wagon full of police
men prevented tho prospective troublo.
Four hundred employes In C. J. L.
Meyer & Son's sash, door nnd blind
factory, struck this morning for a
nine-hour day, nnd it is reported that
the employes of a number of other sash
factories havo also struck, making tho
samo demand as tho employes of tho
Meyer factory. Thcro will bo n meet
ing between tho employers and sash
workers this afternoon, nnd thcro U a
propectlvo of their agreement upon n
STIUKKKS GAIN A VICTOItY.
Tho ItrlcUlnycrs Join Hands Willi the
Carpenters In Phllnitelphlu,
Fiuladelpitia, Pa., May 2. Tho
second day of tho carpenters' striko
opened this morning with nearly 0,000
men refusing to woik, unless their do
mand for an advance of five cents nn
hour was acceded to.
Thero are nearly 7,000 carpenters In
the city, nnd nearly all of them aro Iden
tified with tho threo organizations.
These mo tho Brothcihood of Cnrpou
tcis and Joiners of America, tho Amal
gamated Arsoctation of Carpenters, and
iho Carpenters' Protective Association.
Ono of the biggest victories which tho
stilkers havo so far gained was won this
morning, when tho journeymen brick
layers camo iutollnc and issued nn order
that none of its members should set tho
door or window frames on any job of
which tho boss had refused to pay the
From timo to ttino reports wore re
ceived from tho various committees
showing that tho bosses wero gradually
coming to terms.
Combative Strikers Jailed.
Boston, May 2. Mahonoy and Ryan,
tho two striking employes of J. P.
Squiro & Co., who wero arrested Wed
nesday morning, charged with Inciting
attacks on tho Italian employes of the
firm, wero arraigned in tho District
Court yesterday, convicted and sen
tenced, respectfully, to four and six
months in tho city prison. Thoy ap
pealed and in default of ball were com
mitted for tho grand jury.
Boston, May 2. Tho striko of tho
carucntcrs Is proceeding in n peaceful
and quiet manner this morning, GOO of
tho men reported at tho headquarters,
Tho actual number of carpenters that
struck yesterday was 1,030,
Gotham ltosses Weakanlng,
New York, May 2. At tho Federa
tion of Labor bureau this morning sec
retary Evans stated that there woro no
new developments in tho eight-hour la
bor question beyond tho fact that a
few moro bosses in tho city had ox
pressed a willingness to nece'do to tho
demands of tho strikers.
Ilotrolt Employer Give In.
Detuoit, Mioii., May 2. Tho car
penters' striko situation hero to-day is
unchanged, savo that n fow small con
tractors havo concedod tho eight-hour
day nnd tho scalo of wages demanded
by tho strikers. It 1b reported that tho
planing mill owners employing carpen
ters will compromise by conceding tho
demands of tho men If thoy will agreo
to boycott machino mill products mado
outbldo tho city.
Salem Carpenters Go Out,
Salem, Mass., May 3. Tho carpen
ters who havo been working ton hours
n tiny quit nt 5 p. m. yesterday Instcal
of 0 o'clock. To-night tlic boies will
hold n meeting to dcrldo what nr tloi to
take. If they ilcclilo to reduce tho rate
of pay n fttrlko will result,
Will I'leht Stubbornly.
Akamosa, Iowa, liny 2. Yesterday
nbout fifty employes of tho Gold Hill
stone quarries nt Stono City, four mllos
west of hero, owned by Brown & Erlck
buii, struck for $1.70 n tiny. It Is fenre.l
Unit unless their demands nro conceded
tliu men employed In tho other quarries
nt the plnce, to thu numbor of sevoral
hundred, will nlso go out, which would
lie n serious nffnlrrns nil tho quarries
hnvu largo contracts on their hands.
Tho men will make n stubborn fight.
Olvon Ono Week,
Buffalo, N. Y May 2. Tho Dis
trict Council of tho Brotherhood of
Cnrpcnters met last night and decided
to glvo tho mill bosses a week to tlccldo
upon their answer to tho demand of tho
mill hands for an eight-hour day. If It
Is not granted tho men will strike.
Clcnnnakorii Thrown Out,
SmiNOFiELD. Mass., May 2. Tho
Springfield Cigar Manufacturing Com
pany will close its factory Saturday
night, throwing n largo number of
bands out of employment. Thoy
formerly operated n. non-union shop,
nud, slnco resuming union prices, clnlm
they hnvo not been nblo to rnlso their
jobbing rates proportionately.
Munrnvsnono', Ii,i,., May 2. Tho
men laying tho pipes for tho water
works hero struck yesterday for $1. 25
for eight hours or $1.50 for ten hours'
work. Thcyhavo been getting $1.23
for ten hours.
Tho Louisville Carpenters,
Louisville, Kt., May 2. Ono thou
sand carpenters went out on a striko
hero this morning demanding eight
hours as n day's work with no reduc
tion in wages. Twenty boss carpenters
havo conceded tho strikers' demand
and tho troublo will probably be amica
bly settled In n day or two. Tho car
pcnteis nro now holding a meeting at
Beck's Hall, discussing the situation.
JOHN MOST SNEEKS.
ltldlcalos the Eight-Hour BIovo-
inmit nnd Holds Aloof.
New Yokk, May 2. John Most was
at work all day yesterday in tho Freiehil
office and took no part in any of tho
labor demonstrations. Before him upon
a desk at which ho labored were two
gallowses, reminders of Chicago. Ho
said ho would not attend tho meeting
In Union Square. "This is a schomo of
capitalists entirely, this wholo eight-
hour business," Most said. "I never
thought much of it. Somo labor or
ganizations want eight hours, and they
ask for it. Pretty soon somo of tho
ngitalois takoup tho subject. Politi
cians get onto tho racket, and
then in n llttlo whllo thero is
heard in tho capitalistic press n great
deal nbout agitations for eight hours.
It Is all stuff and nonsense. Politicians
only nro anxious for a working day of
eight hours, becauso they believe that
they can get the workingmen's votes
if they preach eight hours. Of what
mntter is it that a few capitalists and
politicians sympathize with tho work
ingmen for personal reasons? Will that
bring on the social revolution? What
signifies It to mankind that a man who
has been working nine hours now works
eight hours or That ono who has been
working ten hours now works nine
"All this is nonsense. It is not so
much a question of hours as it is tho
overturning of tho present condition of
society. No makeshifts will do. Tho
wholo thing has got to go. No half
way methods will bo permitted when
the Anarchists begin work. Most
workingmen complain that thoy have
not enough work. Yot a few agitators
want to" decrease the llttlo they havo.
Any ono can sco tho nonsenso of all
this. It Is only a schemo of capital
ists to defer the day of tho social revo
The aibltiators selected to settle tho
cnrpcnters striko met at the Grand
Pacific Hotel this morning. Tho meet
ing is n secret one. The old Master
Carpenters' Association refused to be
represented at tho mcetlns. The men
predict that n settlement will bo reached
not later than to-morrow so they can
return to work next week.
ONE nCNDKED AH II ESTS.
A Marseilles Mob Dispersed by
Ilayonets of tho Infantry,
Marseilles, May 2. At midnight
last night largo and dlsorderlyxrowds
collected on tho Cours Bclgancc and
cicalcd a tumult. Tho mob success
fully resisted tho polico and wero only
dispel scd by tho bayonets of tho In
fantry. In other paits of tho city demonstra
tive groups wero repeatedly charged by
tho cavalry patrols. An oil mill was
looted by n mob of foreigners, mostly
Italians, and thirty rioters of that na
tionality wcio enptured by troops and
In nil 100 arrests woro mado lu Mar
seilles as tho result of the May-Day
Not less than 50,000 workmen partici
pated in tho celebration of May Day In
this city yesterday. The streets woro
filled with noisily demonstrative
crowds, but no actual outbreaks oc
curred, A great mooting of demonstrators was
belt! at which tho presidents of foity
tiades-unions, together with 3,000 anim
ated workmen, wero appointed n dole
cation to present a petition to tho pre
fect in favor of tho eight-hour tlay.
The delegation thus constituted nnd
instructed, proceeded in a body to tho
prefecture where tho prefect refused to
henr them unless thoy would present
themselves In groups. This tho depu
tation declined to do, ns thoy had bocn
instructed to act as a wholo. They thon
ro-formed in procossion nnd marched
back to tho labor exchango, whero their
meeting was still in session. On tho
arrival of the delegates tho meeting
dlepcised In an orderly manner.
ON mi! HEI.GIAN FUONTIISIt.
Striking Workmen Klotlnp; and lto
PAnis, May 2. Information has just
reached hero that a critical condition of
nll'airs exists In tho Department of tho
Tho striking workmen of Turcolng,
on tho Belgian frontier, who nro llotlnc
nnd resisting tho troops, havo been
joined by 5,000 strikers who havo
matched from ltoubaix to tholr assist
ance. Relnforcomcnts of troops havo boon
summoned and nro being hurried for
ward as rapidly ns possible.
Archbishop Walsh and tho Strikers,
Ddiilin, May 2. Archbishop Walsh,
In addressing n meeting of tho striking
rullwuy employosi roproached them for
huvlng nbandoncd their posts without
serving fair notlco upon their employ-
eis. It was unjust to both the public
nnd tho l nil way compnny.
The Aichhlshop then proposed thAl
ho should prcsldo over n ballot on tho
questions of tho men rcturnltig to work
nnd In regard to tho submission of
their grievances to arbitration. Tht!
proposition for the taking of such bab
lots was adopted.
Ugly-Tcmpcrcd Group In Itomo. ,
Home, May 2. In two instances to
day tho military detachments engaged
In patrolling nnd clearing the street
hnvo been resisted by ugly-tomporet
groups of citizens. In these affair Hit
soldiers secured thttty prisoners
Amone whom wcio n number o
Annrchlsts. Tho King and Queen, upon
appearing on tho streets, ns usual, for
their dally carriagourivo, were given nir
ovntlon by tho pcoplo, who llued tho
toulenlong which thoydrovo. Annul,
tvhn nrhlrnflftotl nn nffnnfitvft nnfthnt. trl
their Mnlestics wns promptly slczcd by
tho on-lookcrs nnd handed over to thu
custody of tho officers. '
The Itecord of Absent Workers, .
Beulin, Mny 2. -A record kept by1
the Iron Foundries and Mnchine Fac
tories' Union shows that out of 18,818s
men employed in sixty factories only!
2,095 wero absent from work. Sixteen
thousand workmen absented themselves
In Hamburg. They spent tho day pic
ntclng in tho suburbs, and no disorder
Only Throe Absent Without Permission
Chemnitz, May 2. Tho time-keepers!
of 139 establishments Btato that out of j
30,818 workmen, only threo wero ab
sent from their places without permis-'
olnn vntilnrdfi v I
J - J f
The Situation In Washington.
There Is nothing now In the local)
situation. Tho working mon hero nrcr"
anxiously watching tho outcome in
Chicago and elsewhere. Tho brick
layers say their demand for nn eight
hour day will bo granted. The carpen
ters nro nlso satisfied that they will win.
Demands will be mado on tho building
trades bosses probably this week.
Those bosses with whom a Critic re
porter talked arc Inclined to grant any
reasonable demand mado upon them.
A iiFINANGIATj CYCtONE."
What the Hopeless Condition of
l'nrinors Slay ltcsult In.
Boston, May 2. At tho annual din
ner of tho Butler Club last evening,
General Benjamin F. Butler mado a
lengthy speech, which was devoted al
most wholly to the subject of the present
deplorable financial condition of tho
farmers of tho country. Ho re
ferred to the Farmers' Alliance, with
lis foimldnblo proportions, which, if
held together, v. ill bo irresistible. It
claims to bo non-political, but, If it Is
successful. It will destroy both political
parties and become n political party It-
The General compared tho condition
of the farmer as a workman with that
ff n carpenter, showing that whllo tho
fuimcr's profits would bo $112.50 for
bis ciop, tho carpenter for a less ex
penditure of tlmo nnd energy would get
$000, figuring upon tho basis of tho
present valuo of corn within twenty
lour bouis' rido of Chicago.
Referring to the enormous mortgago
debts of tho farmers, General Butler
said that taking simply tho agricultural
lands of tho Western States tho
mortgages amount to tho stupendous.
sum ot iju.40U,uuu,uui), uio interest on
which is nt rates averaging from 7 to
9 per cent. Tho payment of these
mortgages Is impossible and thoy never
will bo paid for tho simple reason that,
ns nil statistics prove, the average
profits on farming industries aro only
between 4 and 5 per cent. The General
presented somo other startling facts
showing the hopeless condition of tho
faimers, and predicted n "financial
cyclone" among them before many
lie ridiculed tho proicct of tho Gov
ernment building storehouses nnd loan
ing tho farmer raonoy on his garnered
crops. The storage certificates given
by iho Government would be bought up
by speculators, who would thus control
tho market for the grain, as they do
now. When tho bill was Introduced lu
the Senate that tho Government loan
the farmers $3,000,000 to relievo them
fiom their financial difficulties, bo cal
culated that the full amount would only
pay two-lhhds of n mill on each dollar
of Wcstcin farm moitgago debts alone,
or, in olbor words, would only pay tho
interest on those moi (gages for five
Tho Silver bill now pending in Con
gress will not remedy tho matter. It
would take all the sliver that the mints
can coin, at tho rate of four-and-a-half
millions a month, and nil tho silver
that tho mines can produce In that
time, to pay ono year's Interest on thoso
moitgngcs, supposing that no more
money Is borrowed.
Tho Gcncial had no remedy to pro
pose, nnd seemed to think the case of
the farmois hopeless.
COMMON CARKIE1PS CONVENTION.
The Kallroad Mon to Moot lor a Did.
The committee nppolnted nt n con
vention of State Railroad Commission
ers held in Washington March C, 1830,
hovc Issued a call for a national con
vention of Railroad Commissioners to
bo held at tho olllco of tho Interstate
Commerce Commission in Washington
May 28, 1890, at 11 o'clock n. m. Tho
Railroad Commissioners of nil the
States, nnd Stato officers charged with
tho supervision of railroads or railroad
interests and tho cxecutlvo commlttco
of tho Afsociatlon of American Rail
load Accounting Officeis are requested
to nttend tho convention.
Tho call Is signed by the chnlrman of
tho Intorstnto Commerco Commission
and tin co Btnto railroad commissioners,
viz., Thomas M. Cooloy, chairman;
Gcorgo M. Woodruff of Connecticut,
Fiank T. Campbell, Iowa; John M.
Mitchell, Now Hampshire. Railway
legislation, annual reports from car
riers, uniformity In railway account
ing, classification of railway statistics,
classification of heights, rallwny con
struction, Stnto railroads, reasonablo
rates and safety appliances for railroad
cars will bo tho subjects discussed beforo
Au Accomplished Girl,
J-Yoi.i the I'hUatletirfila llecorJ,
A pretty Kensington girl rattlc3 this
off llko lunch: "Six silver sieves of
sifted thistles and n siovo of unsifted
thistles. I am a sifted thlsllo sifter and
au unsifted thistle sifter with a Blovo of
flfted thistles und a siovo of unsifted
Needs an Amendment.
From tU I'AUaddvMa Timo.
Speaker Reed must amend his rules.
Do ran count n majority out of next to
nothing but ho can't count a two-thirds
vote when it isn't thcro. Lot Reed at
once decreo nn amendment of tho rules
to meet tho emergency.
IN SENATE AND HOUSE.
GRIST GROUND OUT BY THE LEGIS
LATIVE MILL TO-DAY.
Mnttrr AllrclliiR tho District "if
Columbia The Atkinson 11. .V I',
Itnllrnnd lllll A (.-reed To Other
Tho Rtnate to day agiccd to tho con
cur) cnt lefolutlon heretofore offered by
Mr. Dolph requesting tho Piosldontlo
enter into negotiations with Great
Bi Haiti and Mexico with n view to
seturing treaty stipulations for tho
provenllon of tho entry of Chtncso into
tin United States.
Tho Houeo nmendment to tho Senato
Dependent Pension bill was laid before
tho Sennto and referred.
The Sonato thon resumed considera
tion of the Customs Admlnlstratlvo bill.
The Houso to-day adopted tho con
ference rcpoits on tho Lafayette, Ind.,
Public Building bill (limit of cost
$80,000) and Chester, Pa. , Public Build
ing bill (limit of cost $80,000.)
Saturday Juno 14 wns set npart for
the delivery of tho eulogies upon tho
late Samuel J. Randall.
The Houso then resumed considera
tion of the Copyright bill.
The District In Concress,
The District Committee of tho Houso
to-day took formal notion on tho Atkin
son bill concerning the Baltimore nnd
Potomac Railroad. On tho merits of
tho bill tbo commlttco was unanimous,
but Messrs. Grout, Hemphill, and
Campbell wero opposed to reporting it
nt this tlmo. Their opposition was,
however, dlrcctpd only toward tho
question of tho expediency of reporting
it now. It was decided by a largo ma
jority to report tho bill favorably, with
an amendment added as section 4,
which reads: "Congress may niter,
amend or repeal this act a), any tlmo."
Mr. Innalls to-day reported favorably
In tho Senate tho bill to build tho Ben
nlngs Bridge. This is tho bill favor
ably considered by tho Houso in Com
mlttco of tho Wholo last Monday but
not finally acted upon.
Mr. Ingalls also reported favorably
Senate bill for a public bathing beach
on the Potomac, near tho Washington
The John ltonch Claim.
It was expected that tho nouse
Commlttco on Claims would to-day
pass on tho John Roach claim for
$72,000, which includes interest, for
money retained by Secretary
' Whitney on tho construction
.of tho Dolphin and storage of tho
Puritan. The commlttco discussed tho
matter and was ready to vote, but two
members wero nbsent nnd tho voto was
postponed unlll next Tuesday. It
is thought it will bo favorably acted on,
though it has been nnd Is tbo subject of
much contention lu the committee. If
the action bofavorable, tho report which
will accompany tho bill will contain a
severe criticism of Secretary Whitney's
treatment of tho late John Roach. Tho
money if voted will go to Mr. Roach's
Public Ilulldloes Blast Walt.
The Piesldent has had the Newark,
i. J., Public Building bill for several
'iys. IUs for n largo.lncrenso over tho
amount appropriated bya previous Con
giess. Mr. Lehlbach, tho member from
that district, has been to sco tho Presi
dent about it, nnd delegations of
citizens from Newark havo been hero to
do what thoy could to secure tho Presi
dential autograph. Tho Ficsidcnt,
however, has so far declined to sign
tho bill, and told Mr. Lohlbach
that public buildings would havo
to wait on pensions and other matters
of moro general interest, such as tho
Navy and sea coast defenses. It is
thought tho bill will bo vetoed, and If
It is Mr. Lehlbuch will make n most de
termined effort to pass it over tho veto.
Important to P. O. Employes,
The House Commlttco on Fostoillccs
and Postroads to day agreed to report
favorably tho Kctchum bill granting
fifteen days' annual leave with pay to
all cleiks and employes of classes num
bcicd one, two and three. ThoPost-mnstcr-Genornl
is authorized to cm
ploy substitutes when necessary.
llli. CI.EVEI.ANI AGAIN.
Soma Cocent Itoasons Why no Is Not
an Active Candldato,
Ex-President Cleveland visited tho
Capitol again to-day and repaired to tho
Supreme Courtrooms. IIo wnslooklng
chcciful. He neither denied nor nf
tinned tho lcpoit published exclusively
n The Ciutic yesterday that ho would
suggest to his friends, especially
of tho South, not to urgo him as a can
didate in 1892 ngnlnst any or everybody
elfe, becauso bo has in overwhelming
desire to niufor tho Presidency again
thnt year. Tho report comes from a
well-informed source. Tho fnct scorns
to bo thnt the ex President is fearful of
what break his party friends may
make In this and tho next Congress.
They may make success impossible.
IIo gavo them somo excellent advico
yesterday, but it remains to bo seen
whether they will follow it. .
Again ho and Governor Hill nre
out very much out, in fact. And ho
nnd cx-Secictnry Whltnoy nro not as
close nnd nenr friends as thoy used
to bo. Even Cal and faithful
Lamont is Inclined to go with Whltnoy
rather than remain with Cleveland. All
theso things tend to mako tho ex-Presl-dent
think that, in politics at least, all
Tho Marlon nt Homo,
Tho Navy Depaitmcnt is luformed of
tho arrival at tho Maro Island Navy
Yard, Cal., of tho U. B. S. Marion. Tho
Marion has been on tho Asiatic station for
tho past few years. Sho will bo put
out of commission within a week or so.
As sho Is believed to bo in good repair,
after receiving a good cleaning and
somo fresh paint, sho will bo agalu put
In commission nnd probably bo assigned
to tho l'acltic station,
A ChliU'KO ItollgloiiH I'npor.
Nmv Y'oiik, Mny 2. Yan Phon Leo,
a Yalo graduate, has started apaporfor
Chinese Sunday-school scholars. It is
called tho Chinese Advocate. Sis of Its
panes will bo printed in English for tho
benefit of tho teachers.
Mexican ltoad A cents,
Tucson, A. T May 2. Tho stago
running from Bowlo to Thomas was
stopped by two Mexicans yesterday.
Express matter ws,s taken nnd pmun
gers compelled to surrender their valu-
I'lCltll.H OT THE 8E..
An Italian Hark In Dlslrens Infbnrjjt
on tho Way Boiilli,
Philadelphia, Mny 2. Tho Portu
guese bark Imlimtrln, Cap'oin Duarlc,
thlrly-nlnu days out troin Lisbon,
landed hero yesterday tho captain, hts
wife nnd child nnd the crow of tho
Itidlnn bark Armnnla, which they aban
doned on April 10 In a w.iler-loggcd
The Armonia left Ponsacola with n
enrco of lumber on tho 28th of March,
bound for Palermo, Italy. On tho
second day out tho bark was struck by
a dlioug northeast gnlo. which blow
fiercely for four days, causing tho ves
Eel In labor heavily in tho sea.
Tho gnlo subsided nbout 11 o'clock
en the night of iho 4th of April, nud
soon nftcrCnptnln Mntarazzo discovered
thnt his vessel was leaking badly.
The crew wero nt once put to work
on Iho pumps, nnd from that tlmo for
ward until thoy wero taken off by tho
lndustrla they labored nt thorn unccas
lujOy. When taken off tho water had
risen as high as tho lower deck nnd tho
vessel hnd n heavy list to starboard.
Fortunntcly, the day that thoy wero
slchted by tho lndustrla was an excep
tionally lino ono, nnd everything of
value on board the Armonia, Including
her provisions, was gotten off. Threo
hours attcr tno crow ion nor uio nine
turned Over and lay in tho water on her
The Armonia was abandoned In lati
tude 29.19 north and longitude 01.10
west, and, as sho was loaded with
lumber, It is niobablo that sho, Is still
afloat a floating meuaco to tho safety
of all ships.
Tho Armonia was a vessel of 447
tons, 129 feet 0 inches long, 30 feet
beam and 18 feet draucht. She was
built in I860 nt Gtetn, Italy, nnd was
owned by Mataiazzo Brothers of that
Tho British steamer Fcrnl'ands,
which arrived hero yesterday from
Hamburg, reports that on tho 21st of
April, whllo In latitude 51.22 north,
longitude 43.12 west, they passed nn
iceberg nbout 200 feet high. On the
23d, in latitude 48.02, longitude 40.10,
tho steamer ran Into n field of ice. By
heading southwest for fifty miles the
vessel Cleared tho lco and cntorcd clear
water. One of tho steamer's plates was
slightly damaged by the ice.
Tho German steamer Catania nlso re
ports that on tho 23d of tho month, in
latitude 45.15 north, longitudo 40.25
west, they passed an Iceberg about fifty
feet high. JUitcr in the day thoy passed
eight moro bergs, threo of which wero
veiy larec, ono being eighty feet high
and 3,500 feet long.
MItS. VANDEHGItlFT'S THIAI-.
Th.it Sho Did Not
Mount IIoi.i.v, N. J., May 2. In
the trial of Mrs. Vnndegrlft for at
tempting to poison her son, young Nor
man continued his testimony yesterday.
IIo Eoid that bo had been sick twice In
tho samo' way while attending collogo
at "Philadelphia nnd when nbsent fiom
bis mother. This goes to show thnt tho
Illness which gnve rise to this trial wns
not an unusual ono. Tho defonso
opened its case by proving that Mrs.
Yandergiift wns not in sucli bad finan
cial condition ns to furnish a motive for
murder in order to gain a few thousand
dollars. It was also proved that sho
suffered giently fiom corn" and pur?
chased cioton oil for use on hor feet.
A UIO SALE,
Whccllnc Iron Mills lloucht lly English
Wheeling, W. Ya., May 2. The
repoit that the Etna nud Standard
Sheet Iron Mills across tho river from
this city, nro nbout to bo sold to nn
English syndicnto, were confirmed last
night. Tho Standard Mill is about to
bo sold for $000,000. Tho capital stock
is $150,000. Tbo mill cleared $90,000
last year and employs about 400 hands.
Thosyndlcato offers $700,000 for tho
JEtna. All tho stockholders except
two in the Standout hnvo signed the
agreement to sell.
TIKED OK LIFE,
A Plttsbtirc Merilmllt Bullerlns from
Demontln Kills Illmtieir.
Ciiicaoo, May 2. W. W. Rinkln of
Pittsbure. fatally shot himself yesterday
afternoon in Lincoln Park. A Pittsburg
telegram says he was a well-to-do
wagon-maker and left homo last Tues
day with $500 In his possession and his
friends could not find him. IIo had
be eu suffering from dementia caused by
the crip. Ho leaves a wlfo nnd ono
child, who live on Lincoln nvenuc.
Set Her Clothes on X'ire.
Uniontown, May 2. While Mrs.
Anna Morrison, wlfo of Councilman M.
F. Morrison, was turning down n lamp
it exploded nnd set her clothing on fire.
She ran blazing Into tho street, nnd was
burned so bntlly that she died yesterday.
Her two little bovs wero in the room,
and were with difficulty kopt from
Mexico Wants Diaz Acalu.
New Yoiik, May 2. Tho Herald's
City of Mexico special says that tho
proposed constitutional amendment re
moving all restrictions on tho io-elcc-lion
of tbo President hns pnssctl tho
Chamber of Deputies, is being favorably
considered by tho Senato and will doubt
less bo ndopted by tbo required two
thlids of tho Stntes, thus securing tho
re-election of President Diaz.
Charges of ltrlbery.
Nr.w Y'oiik, May 2. Tbo 'Tribune's
and World's Albany correspondents
openly chargo that tbo bill abolishing
capital punishment was rushed through
the Houso at tbo iustanco and through
tho Infiuonco of the Wcstlnghouso
Electric Company. Brlbeiy Is flatly
alleged by tho World, and more than
hinted ot by tho Tribune.
Tho Mct'alla Court-Miirtlal.
New Yohk, May 2, In Iho McCalla
couit-martial to-day tho judgo-ndvocato
lead a telogram from tho Secretary of
tho Navy authorizing tho defenso to
sum up orally and also granting tho
tamo privilege to the prosecution.
West Bovleston, Mass., May2.
The Baptist nnd Catholic churches,
also tho Catholic parsonato here, woro
binned this morning,
Philadelphia's Only Hope,
From the I'Mladtliihla J'rtsi.
It speaks ill for Philadelphia that so
many of her arllsts aro going to New
York because of tho better market thoro
nilorded for their work. Let us hopo,
however, thnt none of them will bo so
olntid by increased prosperity ns to bo
tempted to paint tho town,
A IIEION OK TEIlUOlt.
Mimic Population or
low ii 'terrorized.
New Yoiik, May 2. A Herald spe
cial from Pnris, Tex., says: Information
lenehes hero of n reign of terror that
pievnlls nt Lehigh, I. T., n mining
town of nbout twelve hundred Inhabi
tants in the Choctaw Nation, on tho
Missouri, ICnnsns nnd Texas Railway.
There Is no municipal government, nnd
the bonier toughs have collected there
and neknowletlgo allegiance to no law.
Tho Indian authorities nro powerless
nnd thobo of tho United States nro
tli watted. Until n few weeks ago thcro
wns a semblanco of order, but tho city
marshal wns compelled to resign, being
Informed thnt If ho failed to do so ho
Wdiiltl be lynched.
In defiance of tho laws of tho United
Slates nnd tho Indian country, tho
vilest of liquors are sold. Murder Is by
no means uncommon. Thero is n
secret organization In tho town, similar
to the Molly Mngulrcs, that dominates
nnd teirorl7es tlio wholo population.
Thcro mo fonio respectablo places, but
all they have depends upon their silence
nnd they ncqulesco in the lawless deeds.
llccentiy an aiicmpt was matio to or
ganize a municipal government, but
iho lowless clement elected tho officers.
Last Bat tu day night, City Marshal
Roberts was murdered whllo trying to
nirest Jetin Dtmond. n Ficnch miner.
I'OWDEHI.T ON THE IIALI.OT,
Tho Loader of tho Knights Denounce
Prntids III Jersey City.
Jeiipey Citv, N. J., Mny2. General
Master Workmnn Powdcrly spoko bo
foro the laborers of Jersey City last
night, nnd, In speaking of the recent
bnllot-box frauds in thnt city, said:
"One of tho means by which wo ox
peel to accomplish our aims is by nn
honest nnd secict ballot. You havo
had an experience In this city such as
would mako any honest man blush with
shame. What do you think of n man
who would go to a council hall or Legis
lature and tnko n place thnt belonged to
another? Tho man who would tamper
with tho bnllot-box, into which I had
placed my ballot, should hang on tho
uiarest tree beforo the next morning.
"I tell you people to parade tho
streets nnd Bhout 'death to the mon who
make the ballot box a laughing stock In
... ... m
APPIVING THE PKOI1E.
Trlnc to rind the Jlurderer of Clay
ton Interontlnc Details,
Little Rock, Auk., May 2. About
ono hundred witnesses wero examined
by the Clayton Breckinridge investi
gating committee yesterday, Tho testi
mony was ns to tho theft of tho ballot
box at Plummet ville and tho nssasslna
'Ion of Clayton, but nothing important
was brought out. W. T. llobbs, ono
of tho election judges, said that ns tho
count was beginning four masked men
ipr.eaicd nnd ibruMtnc revolvers In tho
iit.Iges' faces said: "Glvo us tho bO'c."
No resistance was made, nnd tho mask
ers departed with tho box. Witness
was neai the houso where Clayton was
killed and heard tho fatal shots, but did
not sec the assassin.
THE IlKllltlNU SEA QUESTION.
Denial of a Statement Sent Out from
.NuwYoni;, May 2. Tho lltrald's
Ottawa correspondent says ho is tiblo'lo
positively deny tho statemeut tele
graphed from Washington to tho effect
that the governments of tho United
Slates and Great Britain nro drifting
wider apaiton the Behring Sea qucs
lion. lie says ho Is informed by com
petent authority that tbo negotiations
lest where thoy always havo rested on
n tripartite ngieement amona tho United
States, Great Britain and Russia and
(hat, though delayed by various causes,
they arc making somo progress.
NEG1SOES IN OKLAHOMA.
Deplorable Condition of AU'alrs
Exlhts In Their Suttlnmont,
Kansas Citv, Mo., May 2. Two
colored men hnvo arrived hero in nn
exhausted condition from tho negro
settlement in Oklahoma, whero they
sny n deplorablo condition of nffnlrs
exists. These men camo up for help,
nud their apncniance indicates that thoy
need it. They say their brethren in
Oklahoma have nothing left to tide
them over till crop time neither cloth
lug nor food. They report that thero
is much sickness among tho nogroc3,
who are nearly nil in n state of scml
starvation. PlNANCIAl, AND COMMEKCIAI..
Warhlneton Stock Exchange.
Sales Regular Call 12 o'clock m.
Capital National Hani;. 5 at 110. Capitol
und North O Street Kailroail, 50 at "0.
Washington Gns, 2t at 45; 9 at 45. U. S.
FJcctrlc Light, 1 at Hi 5; 10 at 110. Ameri
can (Jranliophoiio, :rx)atl31;S0at 133:50
at 1SJ; 10 at 131; 50 at 131; 50 nt 131; 50 at
Miscellaneous Bonds U. 8, Klectrlc
Mauls lst.C's, 100; U. 8. Eloclrlo Light
JUiG'e, 115; V. & O. K. It. 1040 ft's,
H".i3-'23, 105; V. & G Convertible, fl's,
lfeO; Jlasontc Hall Ass'n, 5', O 150S, 10S;
Wash. Market Co., 1st Mort., 0's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., G'a, 118: Inl'd A
Seaboard Co., 0's, C 1807, : VVash. Lt.
Infantry, 1st, 0's, 1001 Wi; Wash. Lt. In
fantry, 2d, 7's, 1004, 100; Wash. Gas Light
Co., tier. A, 0's, 121: Wash, fins Ltijht Co.,
Ser. I), O'e. 1211; Hygienic Ice Company.lst
Mort.. 0s, 102.
National Bank Stocks Hank of Wash
ington, 470; liankof ltepublle,250; Metro
politan, 250; Contrul, 2S0, Secoud, 1S5;
I'lirmcrs ami Mechnulcs', IBS; Citizens',
115; Columbia, 1S2J; Capital, 118; West
Ua'ilroad Stocks Washiugton .and
Georgetown, 275; Metropolitan, 170; Co
lumbia, 70; Capitol and Nortb O Street,
721; KcMngtou ami Soldier's Homo, 73;
Georgetown and Tcnuallytown, 50; Bright
InsuraucoStocks Firemen's, 44; Frank
lin, 57; Metropolitan, 84; National Union,
'.'01: Arlington, HO. Corcoran, 01; Colum
bia, 18; German-American, ISO; 1'otoaiac,
b8; Ulpgs, 85; People's HJ.
Title Insurance Stocks Roal Estate
Title, 120; Columbia Title, Ci; Washington
Gus and Electric Light Stocks Washing
ton Gns, 44J; GtoigetownUas, -IS; U. 8.
Electric Light, 115.
Telephone Btocks Pennsylvania, 25;
ChcenpcaUo and I'otomac, (JO; American
Mltccllaneous Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., 18; Washington Brick Machine
Co., 850; Great Falls lco Co., 210; Bull
liun Panorama Co,, 23; National Safo Da
noslt, 235; Washington Safo Deposit, 130,
ashltiiiton Loan and Trust Co., 82; Na
tional T pographlc, ; Mergonthaler, ;
rneumstlc Gun Carrlaee, 11; Wash, Loan
and Trust Co., 31; American Security and
Trust Co.. 131; Lincoln- Hall, 80; Hygtoulc
Ice Co., 40.
A rinunrlal Concern's Dlsantor,
Camden, N. J., May 2. -Tho Fidelity
Surely Trust and Safo Deposit Com
pany suspended payment this morning.
Charles T. Work, tho president of tho
Gloucester National Bank which sus
pended yesterday was nlso its president.
THE TALK OF LONDON.
THE ROBDERYOFTHEDUCHES3 0F
A Mhhlfclmp Walkh and Michael Davltt
hn HI llko Piiuelchors Concrntula
tlniix on Their Hliccrrs Koclullstlo
Influence lining Other News,
London, May 2. Tho robbery of
tho Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh,
nt Edinburgh yesterday, caused great
excitement In the Scotch capital nnd
crcnlcd n feeling of sympathy here.
Although tho robbers havo not been
traced, tho London polico aro moro
strongly convinced thnn they wero yes
terdny thnt tho theft wns committed by
somo of Iho Porter gang, whoso ex
ploits on the continent stamp them in
the r stlmation of tho Scotlnnd Yard
detectives ns tho most expert cracksmen
that Europe has scon in many
years. Tho loss of tho jewels is n
heavy blow to tho Duke, whoso ex
treme pcnurlousncss ban mado him con
temptible In tho eyes of many members
of the aristocracy not similarly Inclined.
The (.ynipnthy which has been aroused
by the theft is nil extended to tho
Duchess, who, in tho event of failure
to recover tho propeity, will suffer nn
Now that tho strike of tho porters,
signal men and other employes of tho
Great Southern nnd Western Railway is;
over both tho directors of tho corporation
nnd tho icturncd workmen nro loud In
their prnlses of tho two men Instru
mental In brlnclug nbout the compro
mise whereby tho hostilities ceased. It
is difficult to determine which of them,
Archbishop Wnlsli or Michnel Davltt,
Is entitled to tho greatest degreo of
credit for tho result, but It Is neverthc
kes true that In their ttffnrts solely the
end of tho striko Is duo. Tho compro
mise is eminently satisfactory to the
men, who gain many of tho concessions
they Bought, and Is equally gratifying to
the company, which Is thereby relieved
from limber embarrassment and loss.
Tho miserable failure of the Socialists
to tenorizo Europe over the shoulders
of tho workingmen yesterday has
robbed Socialism of protty nearly all
its Inlluenco as an intimidating agency
untl ncncelortn lis power over luc
luborcr will wano until it ceases for
ever. Socialism In the congested re
gions has hitherto occupied tho peculiar
position of nn ill defined nnd altogether
imprncllcnble principle, adopted by
those who know nothing of it ns
a means of obtaining they knew
not what and careless so long as
it might bting their superiors down
to their own level, and never once
thought of as a means of sclf-clovatlon.
'I he present outcome of long weeks of
boasting and threatening on the part of
the Socialists' leadersnnd ngtlatoM can
not fall to open tho eyes of the tollers
to tho Injury to which their affiliation
with these people is subjecting them,
and Hit; prediction is safe that thu
power of the Socialist to cootinuo tho
uce of the laborer as a cats-paw is at
an end, or so nearly so that further
danger is removed.
Parnell was Absent.
London, May 2. In tho House of
Commons last night Mr. Parnell wasuot
present whllo Mr. Balfour was speaking
on Iho Land hill. Lord IlnndolpU
Churchill, Sir Charles Lewis and Mr.
McCartney nbstained from voting. Mr.
IJnldnno nnd Sir E Qrvy supported tbo
government. Captain Selwyn and Mr.
James Caldwell voted against the bill.
Olbtrwise tho division was on party
I'lrst Undor the Wire.
London, May 2. Tho race for the
1,000-culnca stakes, run at Newmarket
to day, was won bv Semolina, with
Minuir second nnd Fatulte thiid.
The City or New- York AH Eight.
London, May 2. Tho Board of Trade
having become convinced that the
bracluts supporting the shafts of thu
lnmnn I.iue steamer City of New York
nie in every way safe, that vessel will
be pcrmltte"d lo sail for New York on
Wednesday of next week.
THE LEAGUE IS NOT DEAD,
Dr. lietlly Shj-h So, and Cable Money
Detroit, Mich., Mny 2. Treasurer
Bov. Dr. Iicllly, or the Irish National
League hns cabled tho following to Dr.
Joseph Kenny, at Dublin, treasurer of
the Irish Leagues:
Sena to-da 2,500. Receipts last week
iiLui 1 the same. Utterances to the con
tiiiiynotwltbstandlng, the Lcaguo is not
To the United Press Dr. Ttelliy said
thnt tho League receipts last week had
been i8,7u2. IIo denies thnt tho
Lenetiols dead, ns charged by Uov. P.
A.McKenua innpubliciettcrlast week.
.1 Syndicate Iliiyx Ilulldlnc Lota.;
May's Landing, N. J., May 2. A syn
dicate of Philadelphia capitalists, who
hove beeu arranging for tho purchase
if 11,000 building lots In Egg Harbor
City, succeeded in buying the lots, and
yesterday F. F. Hognto, nttorney and
president of tho company, depostted In
the Atlantic County Clerk's olllce heru
two deeds and n mortgago. Tho capital
of the company is $300,000 nnd the
prico pnid for "the lots of land was
Sccedlnc Temperance Women.
F-i.kton, Mi., May 2. At aspccial
meeting of tho Woman's Christian
Temperance Union of this place, It wns
decided to sever all connection with
the National Woman's Christian Teui
peraiico Union and its branches, tho
Maryland nnd Cecil County Unions,
and join the Nou-Pnrllsan Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.
Albany Stochyards Ilurned.
Albany, N. Y., May 2. Tho tiro in
tbo West Albany stockynrds last night
destioycd structures covering about six
nctcs of ground. Tho loss Is nbout
550,000, falling upon tho Now York
Oentrnl Ilallioad Company nnd P. L.
Danvlllo'ii Tobucco Trade.
Danville, Ya., Mny 2. Danvlllo
sold in April 1.5S0.242 pounds of leaf
tobacco. Sales for tho first soven
months of tho tobacco year amount to
18.273,730 pounds, lncreaso over samu
period year beforo of 3,013,142 pounds.
Local Wenthor rorecast.
for the District of Columbia, Jlaitrrih
i'aiiujlwm'ii, AVU1 Jertey, Delaieare and
Maryland, tmrmer: fair; variable wind;
Kaimcr,fair Suturdai and Monday.
For tbo noxt few days higher tempcra
tuicsuiaybo expected In tho Atlantic ami
Gulf States, Lower Mississippi, OhloVal.
ley and lako region, with fafr weather on
Uio Atlautle coast. Coqlcr weather may bo
expected in tho Morthwost,