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22D YEAR NO. 6,79(3. WASHINGTON, D. 0.. MONDAY EVENING, MAY 1:J, 1890. PBIOE TWO GENTS. Important Jo Parents, THE parents or guar dians who have boys to clothe will make a big mistake if they fail to see our INC O M PA RAB L E stock before chasing. pur- We specially want you to see the SU PERB assortment of SAI LOR suits for boys from 3 to 1 0 years of age. Such pretty new effects have never been seen in Wash ington. Dark blue trimmed with white, white with red, blue with red, blue with gold and, in fact, most every color and com bination that you could call for, all jmarked at B. ROBIN SON & CO.'S prices, which you know are the lowest ALWAYS for reliable goods. We have added quite a number of new pat terns to our already FINE stock of long pants suits for young men and boys, both in cutaway and sack styles, all cut, made and trimmed in the same FAULTLESS of all OUR garments. All at prices that are FAR BIELOW those charged by houses that indulge in cut rate sales at the end of the season. ' , ROBINSON & CO,, THE BOYS' OUTFITTERS, 909 PA. AVE. N. W. HON aik'S ma ltooai. A 1'retty nncl Ileultliful Settiomonr Free Excursion To-Morrow. The work of Improving Bon Air, that beautiful now suburban resort on the Washington, Ohio and AVcstern Rail load was commenced to day. This set tlement is destined to become tho most popular ono in tho vicinity of tho Na tion's Capital. Its suiroundlngs aro poetically picturcsquo, its location healthful and its distance from Wash ington only tbreo and one-half miles. Those who want a suburban homo should not fail to consult Mr. Francis Hufly, tho popular and enterprising leal estate broker of No. 1801 P street, who is managing the helm of tho Bon Air boom. Tho size of lots is from 0,000 to 10,000 Equaro feet of ground. The terms are easy and tho prices low. Fivodollais cash and tho samo amount monthly will piocuro you a site. No interest Is re quited. Or if you prefer to pay cash $05, 8.T and $110 will accomplish the same result. These prices ate ouo third lower than thoso asked for lots fuithcr away from Washington. Bon Ail is but a short drive by way of tho Aqueduct Bridge Schools, churches and stores are near at hand, and tho new electric road from this city will pass through or near tho settle ment. A special train, running direct to Bon Air, will leave tho Baltimore and Fotoinac Railroad Station to morrow .ifternoon at 4:15 o'clock. Call at Mr, Ilufty'a ofllce. 1301 F street northwest, and sccuro tickets early. ' LAltGEMY AND AKSON. A Young Colored Olrl'ii Scheme for Committing n Robbery. On Sunday morning Molllo Baldwin left her room, at No. 511 Sixth street northwest, and went to church. Whila sho was away somo ono rang tho door bell of the house and reported that smoke Was Issuing from ono of tho fourth story windows. An Investigation showed that tho butcau in Mollio's room was on fire, but tho flames were extinguished before they had gained much headway. When 51 its Baldwin returned from church sho found that her pocket-book had been lifted of 10. Dctectlvo Carter and Block investigated tho affair and came to tho conclusion that tho bureau had been set on flro for tho purpose of rob bery. Emma Jackson, a 12-year-old sor vant In tho house, was arrested on sus picion. Moro New Ilulldtncs, Permits have boon Issued to J. E. Ilonell to erect four brick ilwolllngs on C streot southeast, at a cost ot $10,000; to Mrs. E. A. Adams to erect two brick dwellings on C street southeast, to cost $7,000; to John 1 Wuggaman to erect six brick dwellings on Sherman street northwest, at a cost ot $45,000; to Andrew Archer to erect four In Ick dwellings on O street southwest, at a cost off 1,000. . Do ot vail to visit tho great creditors' calo of Clothlngnow going on at 02 1 Sovcnth street northwest, it will last only a few days longer. This sale Is ordorcd by tho creditors of n largo Boston linn, and 1C 'no can help it we will not pack up ailol Jar's north to take away with us on closing This stock of goods Is the host ever offered to the people of Washington. In sales ot this kind, as every dollar of It Is custom mado and Is selling at fifty cents on the dollar, now Is your opportunity, and em brace It. Kcmembor tho number, 03 1 Seventh street northwest. A SCENE IN THK HOUSE. MR. GROSVENOR CAUSES A LiyELY COMMOTION And Is Accused of Falsehood by Mr. mills uTIio Old 1'lnntntlon Slogan" Tho Aiucmlo Honorable Made Other l'rocoadlnga In Congress, After tho reading of tho Journal tho Houso went Into Committco of tho Wholo on tho Tariff bill, agreeing to a motion offered by Mr. MoIClnloy that tlio general dubato bo limited to ono minuU. No ono availed himself of tho one minute debate and tho Clerk piocccded to read tho bill by paragraphs for amendment. Mr. Brcckinrldgo of Kentucky offered an amendment providing that any American manufacturer of tho United States who sells his products outside of tho United States shall bo entitled to admit frco of duty articles which ho desires to use in his business to tho valuo of tho articles exported. Rejected. Mr. Anderson of Kansas offered nn amendment providing that tho Presi dent may suspend tbo rato of duty on any important article when In his judgment tho production, manufacturo or snlo of such artlclo is monopolized or attempted to bo controlled by nny ttust or combination. Mr. McMlllln ndvocatcd tho amend ment, but oppressed his beliof that" It would not bo agreed to. Ilothenmado an attack upon trusts and combines, and said' that nothing would bo dono against trusts as long ns tho Republican party was In tho majority in the House. Mr. Grosvenor throw tho Houso into commotion by declaring that two ycar3 ago tho leader of tho greatest and most extortionate trust in tho country camo to tho Capitol, marched into tho dark chamber of tho Ways and Means Com mittco and, figuratively, took tho major ity of that committee by tho head and shook frco sugar out of it. Mr. Mills at onco jumped to his foot and exclaimed: "I want to state to tho gentleman from Ohio that that statement is false. Every word of it is false." (Great applauso on tho Democratic side.) Mr. Grosvenor Wo hear tho old plantation slogan again. Applauso on Republican side Mr. Mills You will always hear it when you deserve It. Mr. Grosvenor Wo hear tho old Texan slogan again. A msn who, at the liiad of a great committee, puts his name upon a bill and sinks his party into oblivion ought to get Indignant The plantation manners of tho gontlo man who mado tho speech In Now Huvcn will not drive mo from my posi tion. Mr. Mills Nobody will drive you from your position of falsehood. Mi. McMlllln Will you permit a question?" Mr. Grosvenor Yes, if it is in Par liamentary language. I do not pioposo to bo interrupted by tho shot-gun policy. Applause. Mi. McMlllln then asked how sugar trust certificates had risen 1,10,000,000 since thoMcKinley bill was reported. Mr. Grosvenor retorted that ho would like to know how tho trust was founod when there was a Democratic majority in the House. Mr. McMIllin replied that the juto trust nnd the sugar tiust were formed under Republican tariff laws. Mr, Giosvenor asked if it were not true that tho Ways and Means Com mittco of the Fiftieth Congress changed its sugar schedule tho day following tho visit of Mr. Havcmoycr of Now York. Mr. McMlllln said tho schedule was never chnnged in consequenco of any visit of Mr. Ilavemoyer. So far ns ho know Mr. Ilavemoyer did not Nlsit tho committee or any members of it. Mr. Mills said he was soiry anything of a personal character had beon brought in. Ho did not beliovo that any gentleman of tho majority of tho Ways and Means Committco had been approached improperly. Mr. McKinley made tho samo dis claimer concerning the majority of the committco of the last House. Ap plause. Mr. Mills said thopicsent bill gave tho sugar trust 100 per cent, moic than was allowed it by the bill of tho last Congress. Silver In tho benato. After routine business in tho Scnato to day the Silver bill was taken up, and Mr. Jones addressed tho Senate in its si ppoit. Ho had a very attentive audl ei co, many Senators on" tho Demociatto side of tho chamber taking seats near by and paying closo attention to his re marks. Mr. Randall's Successor, Tho Democrils of tho Third Penn sylvania distiict have nominated as the lato Mi. Randall's successor Richard Vaux, tho venerable ex-Mayor of Phila delphia. Ho will be elected. Mr. Vaux is over 70 years old and ono of the most popular citi zens of tho City ot Brotheily Lovo. Like ex-Vice President Hamlin, ho never wears an overcoat. When ho was a joung man ho attended a court ball in London and dancod with Queen Victoria, an in cident, which gavo him great fame at tho timo, ho being tho first American who had ever danced with a reigning queen. District lu Congross, In tho Scnato to day Mr. Pettlgrow of South Dakota introduced a resolution calling on tho Secretary of tho Interior for information as to whether any com missioners or attorneys had boon em ployed in the matter of tho Zoological Park, and, if so, by what authority they had been so appointed and what they had dono. A joint lesolution was offered and re f cried to tho District Committco, calling on tho District commissioners to ascer tain and report tho assessed valuo and ow ncrsfiip per aero of tho land embraced within tho limits of tho proposed Columbus (Rock Cieck) Park. Mississippi Itlver Improvement, Tho Senate Committco on Coramorco this morning begnn a scries of hearings on tho question of Mississippi River Impiovcmcnt. General O. 1J. Corn stock and Colonel Suter of tho Mississippi River Commission wero heard this morning. Thoy explained at length tho work dono under tho direc tion of tho commission and outlined tho plans of that still to bo dono. Their ideas differ in ono or two important particulars. General Corastock mado an argument In favor of tho Improve ment of tho river bed by wing dams, etc, whllo Colonel Sutor faorcil only the loveo and Jotty system of Improvement. Captain John Cowdon and other advocates of tho outlet fcystcm wcro present during the hearing. At noon tho committco took n recess until " o'clock. The Arkansas Gate. Tho Houso Elections Subcommittee (Messrs. Locoy, Cooper, Bergen. Malsk nnd Wilson of Missouri), which wont to Arkansas to toko testimony In tho contested election caso against Mr. Bteckinrldgo, has returned to this city. Tho committco failed to ascertain who killed Colonel Clayton, but It is bdlevcd that enough testimony was illcltcd adverse to Mr. Brcckinrldgo to cause tho committco to rtport in favor of unseating him and of holding a now election. Henntor Clorman Succeoris Senator Heck Tho Democratic Senators held a cau cus this morning to chooso a successor to tho lato Senator Beck as chairman of tho caucus. Thoro was only ouo natno suggested that of Senator Gorman and ho was declared tho unanimous choico of tho caucus for chairman. No other business was transacted, IS QUAY BEING QUEERED. Evidences that Ho Is Anxious Concern. Ing Ills I'osltlon us Chairman, Chairman Quay last Saturday night telegraphed tho members of tho Repub lican National Committco counter manding tho call ho had Issued somo timo ago for a meeting of tho commit tco In this city to day. Tho object of tho meeting was tho consideration of tho political situation and tho devising of steps to carry tho Houso at tho elec tions this fall. Tho reason assigned for Chairman Quay's revoking tlio call Involves the stories published by certain New York papers concerning his connection with tho Stato Treasury of Pennsylvania. As tho story goes President Harrison became worried over theso stories and their probablo effect upon tho party and tho piihllo. Ho sent for Senator Quay and asked for nn explanation of them. Tho Senator declined to explain further than to refer to his subsequent election to tho Scnato as a complete vindication of himself against any and all charges growing out of events prior to that time. Nothing more was said to him about tho matter, and he supposed the matter was ended. But it wasn't. Tho President and certain other members of tho Administra tion felt that Mr. Quay's continuance at tho head of tho committee, thus mak ing him tho executive head of tho party, with theso charges pending and neither explained nor denied, was a sourco of weakness and danger to tho party. Certain membcis of the committco also hold tho samo views. Theso facts camo to Senator Quay's knowledgo and he, fearing that if tho committco met nt this time ho would be deposed, exercised his picrogatlvo and sent out telegrams rovoklne the call. SO KUElt AKD IIAitllOH HILL. It Slav le Smothered to Got Othor ltlg Jobs Through. There Is a well-defined impiesslon at tbo Capitol that no River and Haibor bill will bo passed this session, says a Washington dispatch in to day's Phila delphia Record. Tho story is that an agreement on tho subject has been reached between tho White Houso aud prominent men in tho Senate and Houso to let It lay over until next sos slon, when a bill will be passed of much latgu dimensions than the ono now pro posed. With the certainty that tbo new pen sion legislation will add between $30, 000,000 and $70,000,000 to the budget, tho prospect of many millions more for steamship subsidies and sundiy other matters to bo provided for of a miscel laneous charactci, it is certain that theio would bo a deficiency should tho $25,000,000 River and Harbor bill go tin ouch, and tho story goes that the sucgestion has como fiom tho Presi dent, and has been well received at tho Capitol, to let the River and Harbor bill go by lather than that other legis lation should fail. Sirs. Cooper I'ull Doad, Hicumomi, Va., May 13 Mrs. J. IT. Cooper, w If o ot tho cashier of tho Old Do minion Steamship Company of Now York, who arrived hero this morning with a party of friends, suddenly fell dead whllo sitting lu tho Capitol grounds. Ap oplexy Is tho supposed cau6c. Tho Now Potomnc Steamer. Tho new Mount Vernon steamer, Charles Maealcstei, arrived at tho Sen euth-street wharf this morning. Sho will make her In itial tilp down thu Potomac on Wednesday by com ej Ing tho California ploncois to their reunion. After that she v 1 1 1 run regular! to Mount Vernon and Marshall Hall In placo of tho W. W. Corcoran. Tho Corcoran w ill ho hauled oil for a timo to ho renovated aud put In first-class order. Tho now sti timer will make two trips dally to .Mount Vernon. - -- The Ureat Moral City. Rev. Dr. Kartlett, pastoi of Now York Avcnuo Presbyterian Church, dellrcrod a lecturo last night upon District affairs, in which ho sought to show how Wasblugtou may become mentally, morally and physi cally tho city of tho universe. Ho thought that Washington should have moro libra ries, moro railways, moro schools, more churches, etc , itc. District Commissioner Douglass w as present. Tho Dismissed I'olli emon. It looks from present Indications that tho action of Engineer Colonel Robert lu the police cases will ho sustained. Ofllcial action by tho board of District Com missioners will bo taken to morrow In the matter of tho discharged pollco ofliccrs, hut there is little or no hopo that tho finding ot Colonel Robert will bo rescinded or that the ofliccrs will be reinstated. A Wayward Girl Sent Down, Fannlo Day, a young colored girl who persists in keeping company with men and women of evil llfo ana fame, was sent to tho workhouso to day for thirty dajs at tho re quest of her mother, who sas sho Is unable to reform her wayward child. Judgo Miller did not think, however, that an experience at tho workhouse would help herrcfoima tlon. Their Demand Will bo Considered, Boston, May 13. Tho building Laboi crs' Union yesterday received au ofllcial communication from tho Master Builders' Association to tho effect that tho demands of the union for twenty-five cents an hour and eight hours a day will bo considered at a meeting Thursday next. A Procuress found On Illy. In tho Criminal Court this morning An nlo Dutton, charged with having enticed a joungglrl Into a houso of Ill-fame, was found guilty by tho Jury after they had been out but a few moments. .. s Sunt to tho Grand Jury, This afternoon Judgo Miller sent John llurkloy, alias John Burk, a colored boy, to tho grand jury for breaking Into tho houso of bis former employer, Leonard Sale. Ilobrrti and Ills Ice-rick, Joe Itoborts, a colored waiter at Worm by'a Hotel, was lined $5 In tho l'oltco Court to day for attempting to assault ono ot the proprietors with an ice-pick. A FLOOD OF WORDS CONCERNING THE FLOODS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. Captain John Cowdon Itevlows n Ko cent Senate Discussion nnd Adds Somo Fact, Opinions, Suggestion nnd Observations, All or Which Is Mighty Good Heading, During (ho dlccusion of tlio Missis slppl River problem In tho Scnato re cently, Mr. Walthall, among other things, said: "If IhoLako Borgno oullot bo mado tho river below tbo outlet would shoal up and Its navigation bo destroyed." Now let us consider for n moment thl reposition. During tho last Congress tho Senate Committco on tho Improvement of tho Mississippi River, of which Mr. Wal thall was a member, took a largo amount of testimony, somo of which was con cerning that particular point. This testimony showed, by tho best engineer ing authority in this country, that thoro was no foundation for that assumption. This testimony was printed. Tho sup ply was exhausted, and a resolution is now pending in tho Houso to print nn additional supply. When this Is dono Senators nnd Representatives can read and judgo for thomsclvcs whether or not there is any foundation for that as sertion. During that Investigation Captain Leach of the United States Engineer Corps, who is with tho River Commis sion, stated that $2,000,000 would com plete tbo lovoo system on tho banks of the Lower Mississippi, i. e from Cairo south. Mr. Wallhall says that during this great Hood over 1,300 miles of lcvcci have stood, and that tho aggregate oE all tho breaks docs not exceed two miles. If this bo true, I can see no reason why Mr. Walthall should concern him self whether or not tho Government over appropriated another dollar to build lfcces,for, according to Captain Leach, In whom Senator Walthall appears to placo tho utmost reliance, thoy are high enough now and only need repairing where they wero broken through during the present flood. Tho repairs of these brooks, with an average of 20 feet high by 140 feet base, would not exceed $120,000. Mr. Walthall says tho people bav o willingly taxed themselves to build, theso lovecs. They would doubtless, gladly raise this small additional amount without appeal to tho Government if that would bo the end of tho expendi ture, ns claimed. This would forever sottle tho question so far as the National Government might bo concerned. Mr. Walthall says that nearly all of Iho llvcrmcn ato in favor of tho levee syslcm and opposed to the outlet sys tem. He cltc'd as evldcnco a paper coming from St. Louis and signed by two pei sons as president and secretary. Since then It has been ascertained that these two persons wcro the only ones present when tbo papei was fixed up. On pages 28 ; and 24 of ray nrgument ot niarcu IV, 188W, uotoro said commit tee, w III be fouud pioceedlngs of con ventions, letters from civil engineers, Stcamboatmen, planters and other citi zens in all 14.0 names lndoising the outlet system. Mr. Paddock's suggestion to make further examination, by commission or otherwise, would only causa 'delay and -would leave the matter in tho end pre cisely where it is now. Tho suggestion of Mr. Paddock's, that If the outlet be made it should be dono by tho Government engineers, if earned out, would in all probability do fent it. These engineers have opposed tbo outlet constantly for ten years. It Is a sound doctrino that no important work should be cntiustcd to othor bonds than thoso who bellee and have faith in It. If it fail in their hands tho mattci is forever ended. If it should be cntiustcd to hostile or unfilendly hands and then fail it would nlways remain a mooted question whether tho failure was In tho system or in thoso to whom it hod been confided. It would perhaps bo well to appoint a commission oi boaid to fuithci ex amine this question, as suggested, but foi two things. 1. Tbo flood wateis would pour into tbolowcr river nt Calio and south to Red Illvci at tho l ate of about 2,100,000 cubic feet per second, while the dis charge in tho samo time throush tho mouths at tho Delta is only'1,100,000 cubic feet per second. 2. This inequality between tho inflow and outflow could in no wlsoho induced to wait upon tho leisuiely deliberations of a comfortably salaried commission. I think Senator Vest is laboring under a inhtaken Idea In saying that the loveo and outlet systems aio Incconcllably opposed to each other. Tho fact is that tho ono system will help the other at least tho outlet will blip tbo levees and prove the salvation of the valloy, whether the levees help or binder the outlet. Therefoie, I saygo on ns usual; make tho appropriation of a million to be ex pended under tbo diicction of tho Sec letarv of Wai for the icpalrof tho breaks in tho levees, and give to tho River Commission $ 1,000,000 or $5,000, 000 to continuo its work on tho lower Mississippi, if you will. But, at tho samo timo, glvo mo authority to make tho Lako Borgno outlet, as proposed, on somo terms. That will solve tho problem and end tho trouble, for once tbo outlet is mado, overflows will bo a thine of tbo past. Tho mighty liver will flow peacelully onward to tbo Gulf, scouring out its bottom, lowering Its bed, and carving out its own channel. This accomplished It will bo easy to accommodate theory to fact. Robert Stephenson, son of old George Stephen son, to whoso practical genius wo owe tho steam railway, himself tho most eminent civil engineer of his time, de clared against tho practicability of tho suspension bridge for railroad purposes. In building tho great bridgo which spins tbo noblo St. Lawrcnco at Montreal he adopted tho tubular system. About the samo timo tho celebrated suspension bridgo over tho seething toircnt of tho NIocara at tho falls was constructed by Roebllng. It Is l elated that Stephenson went out ono day upon tbo bridgo which over hangs tho whirlpool, and thcro demon strated by tho most exact and absolute scieniuic reasoning mat mo urtugo coma not withstand tho oscillation caused by passing trains, but would Inevitably fall. Tho bridgo stands to this day, and marks an era In tho art of bridge building. Stephenson was mistaken. That was all. So, too, I hold that General Com slock and tho other eminent engineers, who can sco no good lu any but tho le co system, aro wrong. A single trial, properly conducted, will provo It. They can then readily adjust their theories to suit tho facts. Mr, Gibson said that thirty-five sclcn llfio gcnllcmcn aro now making surveys, taking observations and will soon toll Congress nil about It. 1 hceo and othor scientific gentlemen have been engaged In this sort of thing for n gene ration, ond what Is tho result' What has bien really learned from them lowaid uinedylng tbo evils now exist lug lo a gitater degree than at any timo In tho past? A s for the work of tho River Commis bIoii, I cnll (ho attention of Congress to the Ftnlcnients mado beforo tho Scnato Commerce Committco, nnd also to tho testimony token beforo tbo Senate Com mittee on tho Improvement of tbo Mis sissippi River. Mr. Eustls' opposition to the discus sion the oilier day reminded mo of his action as a member of tho Committee on Iho Improemcnt of tho Mississippi Rlv cr, w hen, after henring tho testimony of General Comstock, which was in ac coieloncc with bis views, ho wanted to shut cut all othci tcstlmonv by moving lo adjourn tho committco tine die. 'I his was prevented by the Republican members of tho committee. I wos also reminded of Mr. Bustls' opposition to tho report mado by Sena tor Van Wyck, notwithstanding ho and two others, who sided with him, had failed to attend a slnglo meeting of tho committee, although four meetings wcro held. Bcnalor Washburn was right when he said that tbo propor placo for tho consideration of this wholo matter wos in tho Scnato Committco on Commcrco, where both sides aro heard and treated respectfully. I trust this matter may bo fairly dis cussed on tho floors of Congress. John Cowdon. ' ' CONFESSES IIIS GUILT. A Man Hays Ho Committed Forcery Three Years Aro, Pottstown, Pa., May 12. A written confession by Louis N. Bynr, manager of tho Byar Manufacturing Company of Pottstowu, in which ho acknowl edges tho forgery of William Y. Swine hart's namo to thrco notes, has just como to light. Tho notes wero for $258, $250 and $300, and wcio first dis counted by tho National Bank of Potts town three years ago when Byar failed in business. When Mr. Swinchart mado an assign ment last week Byar anticipated that tho forgeries would bo exposed and on Friday be gavo to the lumber merchant a statement in which ho confessed his guilt. Bynr's confession is a pathetic one. Ho is a married man and has always been highly respected in tho community and has taken an active interest in church and Sunday-school matters. Criminal proceedings will probably bo Instituted to morrow. T11E MJDE IN A1IT, St, Gaudens Iteslcns and Ills Sculptnro Class Disbanded, Nnw YoitK, May 12 On account of the recent refusal of tho board of con trol of the Art Students' Leaguo to allow the resumption of the mixed sculpture class from tho nudo until tho closo of tho season, Augustus St. Gaudens, tho Instructor, has reslcned, The class, on being Informed of bts action, decided to disband. Mr. St. Gnudens hearing this, dissuaded the members from taking the step, an J of fered to give them Instructions as usual, but as a member of tho Leaguo and friend, and not as n paid instructor. Tho class divided, as required by tbo board of control, will therefore resumo work this week. f nrTY-TWo lions ns udknkd. Severe Ilio In I'ukusdlinn, Japan Death or Mrs, Colonel llalicr, San Fuancisco, May 12. Advices from Yokohama by steamer China say there was a severe fire at Fukusdlma the eenlng of April 20, the Shoyokwan and fifty-two houses being burned and eeven persons injured. In consequenco of heavy rains April 5 and 0 several riers in Miyngken rose ten feet above tho levee, doing much damage Mis. Baker, wife of Colonel Gnle Bakci of Kcebo, died April 17 of heart disease. Pho was a natlvo of New York, but had been in Japan many years. A DKTEKMINKD SUIUIDi:. After Shooting Illiuseir, Dr. Iltilo Takes the Morphine Itoute. New Oiilevks, May 12 Informa tion comes from Marksvilie, La., that Dr. Rule, who shot himself hero Apill 25, has committed suiciele. It was thought at tho time he shot himself that ho attempted suicide, but nothing deflnllo could bo learned, ns thcro was no ono present nt tho timo ot tho shoot log. IIo ended his llfo at Marksvilie Hotel by taking morphine IIo stated that his right name was Miller nnd that ho was a brother of Warner Miller of New York. Catholic Organization EitHited, FlTTSiivna, l'., May 12. At a mectlug of ltoman Catholics held here last night an organization was perfected to bo known as Iho American Federation of Catholic Societies. It Is proposed to consolidate all the Catholic organizations in tho country ucdet that name. In this country thov claim to bao 80,000 members. Arrange, nicnls wcro also perfected for a graud public demonstration in this city on July 4 next, I'atal Itesult or a Feud. Efiiguam, III., May 12. Saturday evening at Edgcnood, fourteen miles south of this city, Alexander Br) ant shot and In stantly killed Bud. Kdttard6. A feud of long standing existed botucen tho men, on ing to tho arrest of Bryaut at Edwards' instigation. They met yesterday for tho first timo slnco tho troublo arose, with tho abovo result An Abnormally Hlch Hirer. Ti.vdi u", Ohio, May 13. Tho Dlanchard 1th cr, which divides this city, Is higher than It has been for sears. Tho bridgo of tlio American Midland Hallway between hero and Ottawa w as swopt aw ay estcrday morning for tho second timo this year, causing an cutlra suspension ot trafllc. It will bo several da s beforo trains can run. Advised Not to Sign. Six Fuancisco, May 12. News from Honolulu says Attorney -General Aehford hasudWsed King Kalal.ua not to sign tho new treaty with tho United States, al though tho remainder of tho cabinet aro lu favor of his signing It. Tho fccllug against Aehfonl Is so stroug that ho w ill probably lime 10 resign, i Thn Soutliorn ltuntlst Contention. Foist WOiitiijTev, May 12, Thcro was no regular session of tho Southern Baptist Comemlon Sunday, but prominent dels gates occupied tho local pulpits, the churches uelng crowded morning and ceulug to hear tho sermons Waiting ror tho Vutillet. In tho caso of tho United States vs. Ilemy II. Tucker, alius W. 8. Scott, which was tried in tho Criminal Court on Satur day, tho Jury has not yet returned a ver dict. Tucker Is charged with fulso pre tenses. Ex-Speaker ltandall's Successor, FiULADKLmu, May 13. Hon. Hlchard Vsux was nominated for Congress by tho Third District Democratic Convention this morning to fill tbo vacancy caused by tho death of Samuel J. Itaudall, MUSICIANS INDANGER. NARROW ESCAPE OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. A Vestibule Train Dashes Into a Freight A "Double Hoarier" Crushes Into Tons of Itoolc FIvo Wero Kilted In n Torrlbto Collision, St. Paul, Minn., May 12. Tho spe cial train on tho Burlington mid North cm road, benrinc tbo Boston Symphony Oichcstru, was wrecked nt Prcscott, Wis., yesterday aftornoon nnd a terrible accident narrowly averted. A mllo above Hastings tbo train ran Into a hand car loaded with section hands, both go ing at top speed. Tho hand-car was thrown thirty feet to ono sldo and thrco men, names unknown, Instantly killed and two others severely wounded. Tbo special was derailed and the engine crippled. Tbo passengers wero roughly knocked about nnd moro or less bruised, but nono seriously injured. A delay of four hours occurred, aud an endnosent from hero brought in tho train. Tho killed nnd wounded were cared for at Prescott. CnicAoo, Mny 123 p. m. Officials of tho Burlington road In this city Bay tho report that tho Burlington and Northern train bearing tho Bos ton Symphony Orchestra was wrecked at Prescott, Wis., yesterday afternoon is entirely without founda tion. The train mado an exceptionally good run they say, nnd arrived In Min neapolis In good season. SMASHED TO PIECES. A Vesllbulo Train Collldos With a rrclcht in Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio, May 12. Tho ves llbulo train on the Cincinnati, Hnmillon nnd Indianapolis Railroad, duo here at 0-50 p. m. yesterday, collided with a freight on tho Now Palestine siding at 1 o'clock. The accident was caused by a misplaced switch. Four freight cars wcro smashed into kindling wood and the parlor car was badly broken. Two gentlemen and bne lady, besides tho conductor. Gcorgo Brown! aud tho colored porter, occupied the car. All wcro moro or less Injured. Ono man, whoso name Is supposed to bo Charles F. Hirsch, remained unconscious for somo time. The vestibulo train was drawn by a Strong engine, and was running at the rate of fifty-live miles an hour when the accident happened. A I'lSClILIAIl ACCIDENT. I his Diioh Into Tons or Hack With' I'atal ICesults. CAMPnEi.LTON, N. B., May 12. Yesterday morning No. 41 train on en tering Morrissey Rock tunnel, near here, struck ten tons of lock which hnd fallen from tho top of the tunnel. Tbo train had two engines. Tho first tender was thrown completely over its engine; the rear engine ran into the lending engine, tearing out the right side of the latter. Fireman Angus Gorham was instantly killed, and Dri cr Jacob McNutt seriously, though not dangerously hint. Tho men in tbo tccond engine weie uninjured. riVK MEN KILLEn, Terrible Collision IluUvecnT wo I'rolcUt Trnlns In TcnnpsBoo. Chait.ooo , Tiw,n., May 12 Ono engineer, two firemen and two braUc mtn were killed by the collision of two fi eight trains on the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railioad at a tun nel four miles from hero this morning. Tho accident was caused by a misunder standing of tunning orders. ini: wieiett's roiNT rim:. A Million Hollar' Worth of Property Said to bo Destroyed, New York, Mny 12. It Is estimated that the loss to tho Govcrnmont from Iho fire at Willclt's Point, L. I., late Sntuuloy night, will reach nearly oO, 0C0. Colonel King, tho commandant of the military post, thinks that the firo wos tho work ot an Incendiary. Some estlmnto the loss at $1,000,000. In tho building weie stored nine fish torpedoes vnlucd at $8,000 apiece, and tho Sims JMison electrical apparatus used for steering tho torpedoes. Thcro arc only eighteen of these instruments In the world. The only ones ever mado were manufactuicd for tho United States, Germany and England. The npparatus.lt Is said, was worth hun dreds of thousands of dollars. There wero also several pianos nnd a huge amount of furuitute. Tho pon toon biidges wcro very valuable and were umong thoso use'd in tho war of the rebellion. Thero wcro also a largo number of ship anchois nnd small boit archors destroyed. Tho powder and djnamito which wero stored in the place wero fortunately removed to tho icw fireproof aisenal somo two weeks ego. The ofliccrs at the Fort aro confi lent that the fire was the work of an Inccn diary, ns it Is the thlid firo of suspicious origin that has occurred at Wlllett's Point. Determined Minora, I'lTTSnuno, Fa., May 12. Tho miner at Irwin had another mass meeting thcro yesterday and aro moro determined than ccr in their demands. Tbo strike now In vohes all tho miners on tho Bilttmoro and Ohio and Pittsburg, McKcesport, Youghlo gheny Itallroads. 1 heir demands bao been granted at all theso places, but tho miners will not go to work until Irwin receives tho advunco also. New namiishlro l'ofltlcs Complicated, Concoud, N. 11., May 12. Ex-Congrcss-mau J. II. Rallingcr, recently elected president of a Tennessee coal company, has resigned tho ofllco of chairman of tho He publican Stato committco, which ho has held many years. This action will, It Is thought, tend to complicate ltopubllcau politics In tho Stato to a cousldcrablo degree. The First llowilolu Elcht-Oar Crow. Bhlnswiok, Mr., May 12, Iho first Ilowdoln University crew that has ever sat In an clght-oar boat will tow at Boston on Charles 1th er on Memorial Day. Iho op posing oarsmen will bo reprcscnt.ithes of tho Boston Athletic Association. Died With Uls Millions, Baiiao , Mien,, May 12 Thomas Nos tcr, a millionaire Michigan lumberman, died hero this morning of uioploy, aged 35 years. Ho was worth $1 ,000,000, mado In plno lands, starting lu as a poor lumber chopper In tho woods, m A Veueorlue l'roiess. Sandwich, Mass., May 12. Attach ments on tho Charles V. Burr Voucer Works at Sandwich to tho amount of ?50, OOObatohccu scnod by tho sheriff. Iho company has ofllccs lu liow York imd Bos ton. A Former's I'oul Death, Bloominq Giiove, Tux., May 13. Stilt Ilsl.tr, a farmer, was fouud dead lu tho road near hero Saturday night, A man named Hone, who was on bad terms with Bakor, Is ULdcr suspicion. CAULISI.r. NOT HO HOl'I'.Ilir,. Ho must Mnko ii Ktrnnc I'lclit to Win tlio Kentucky Henntnrshlp, PitANKi out, Ky May 12 Very fow of tho politicians w llliln tbo gates of this capital city attended tlMno services yes terday, Tho voire of tho hustler was henrd In Iho hotel corridors and In thu streets, 1 he friends of tbo candidates for Henolor rnu to nnd fro, seeking w bom they might influence. But It was n cold day for Influence, nnd tlio night settled down on very little accomplished, Carlisle is bcginninir to show somo Itrltatlon our the situation, nnd his f i lends aio nt a loss to account for tho slow ptogrcss ho is lnnklnir In his can viiss, 'J bo claim made Immediately after Beck's death that Carlisle could lmc the placo for tho asking has been burhd, nnd now his friends will be re joiced if begets It even after tlio hardest kind of work. Thu procession still moves In this order: Knott, Carlisle, McCreary, Lindsay, and tho little fel lows. Ex Congressman McKcn7lo renchod Frankfort Saturday night, and Inst night formally announced himself. It is clearly understood that no election will bu modo until tho caucus nomi nates. Carlisle's friends want to push the contest to n conclusion tho first night. They hardly hopo their chief can bo stronger by along waiting tight. Ex Congressman McCreary Is held to bo especially favored in any prolonged light on account of his good generalship and popular manners. It Is claimed ho never camo out of a race weaker than when ho went in. But In this caso it is not generally believed that ho can win, no matter how long tho contest lasts. Buckncr's friends have been moving ccry thing in their power, and It is bo Heved when tho final test comes It will be between him and Carlisle. Only ouo or two ballots will bo taken to night and adjournment will be held till to morrow night, and so on till a nomination is made. TWENTY MEN EATEN. Iho Snrvlvors or a Wreck Toma hawked and Mado n Moal Of, San Fkancibco, May 12. Four white and forty seven natives, who wcro going as laborers to Australia, wcro lost by tbo wreck of a schooner on tho New Hebrides. The survivors say that about twenty natives and ono white man reached shore, but tho islanders, after Inviting the m to a feast, tomahawked and ato tho wholo crowd, except one hoy, who escaped. Theschooncr was the Eliza Mary, and shu had onboard a crow of eighteen, two paFoncers, forty-foui recruits and fif teen returning laborers During a blinding rnln storm on March 3 tho schoonei was driven on tlio roofs nt .Mnllicolo. A boat manned by four white men nnd several blacks was loweicd, but was dashed to pieces In at tempting to gain tbo shore. The four white men and n number of tho blacks were drowned. About twenty of the blacks suc ceeded in swimmlne to shore nnd mak ing thcli way to Mission Station, ten miles distant. Here tho castaways were gien good food, but while eating it the so ages set upon and began toma hawking them. Of tho twenty only one, a boy, succeeded in escaping. In nil four white men and forty-seven blacks wcro lost. WIlll'l'EH MY A GLKE. A Detroit Maiden EncctioIy JCesants nn Iusult. DETnoiT, May 12 "I am noing to give you a good whipping," and suiting iho action to tho woids, Selina Smith last evening broiiRhtlhc horsewhip sho cartlcd down with a swish on tho shoulders of Joseph Regcr. Again nnd npiin she laid the strokes on thick and fust. Miss Smith is n music teacher who lives on Harrison ncnuc, and Is a general failtc. Mi. Roger is a business man of that ne'gh'iorhood and is much inspected. "Vvliat the trouble between him and Miss Smith is has not yet leaked out, but It Isclilmed that ho made remarks not complimen tary to Mrs. Smith, tho girl's mother. Regcr bworo out n warrant charging the girl with assault and battery. COINAGE EEGISEATItN. Mr, Mnnton Mnrblo's Open Letter to Ex-Hpcalnr Carlisle New Youk. May 12 Tho Woild this morning publishes an open letter addiesscd to ex-Speaker Cailislo from Mi. Manton Mnrblo, dated from London, April 27, on tbo bubject of coinage leg islation. Mr. Morblo criticises the ac lion of tbo Republican caucus in aban doning free Id-metallic coinaere, and earnestly entieats Demociats In Con gress to continue to work for Interna tlonal hi metallic coinage upon tho basis of twenty-fho and claht-tcnths grains of gold us u dollar coin and lOOgialnsns the proper w eight lor tho silver dollar, This being tbo established late nowpie voll Ing In Europe. ELECTION LAW VIOEATOKS. A Court to bo Arrested l'or Contempt of Court, SoMMEivui.i.n, TnNN., May 12. In 1888 the clerks and judges of election In this county wcro convicted in the United States Court of violating the election laws. Last month the County Court appropriated out of tho public funds money to nay tho flues, costs, and attorney s' fees of tbo convicted men, and a big row Is the result. The Re publicans of the county will attempt to havo Iho court arrested for contempt of tho United States Court, while a uumbci of ta payers will suo tho County Court as Individuals to recover the money. WM. II, HIGEEOW I'AKaIA'.UI), All Ex-rostmaster or the Senate In a Critical Condition. Augusta, Me , May 12 "William II. Illgclow of Augusta, superintendent of the Now En gland Railway Mall Service and cvpostmastcr of the United States benato was stricuen with paralysis Saturday evening and is in a critical condition. Mi. Blgedow is' one of tho leading Republicans of tho Stato and is a closo personal friend of Mr. Blaine. No Wonder tho Death-ltato Was lllijli. Cilehm, Tenn , May 12. For somo timo there has been an unusual amount of sIcKnees hero, with au alarmingly high death-rato. Friday a reporter visited tho slaughter bouses, and Is said to have found rotten carcasses in sovcial. Cows wero killed within a fow hours of bringing forth young, and tho veal of tho latter sometimes sold aud sometimes left to rot on tho lloor. W recited In a For. SvnFuancisco, May 12. Japanoso ad vices aro to tho effect that tho steamship Uljeecs bound for London from Yoko hama, went ashoroln a fog in Kit Channel. The ship was wrecked but ut lived lost. Colonel Kobert and the EIiuor Men, Commissioner Kobert lus decided that no attorneys will bo heard after tho second rejection of a liquor llcenso. THE WHITE SQUADRON WHY WERE OUR SHIPS ORDERED TROM EUROPEAN WATER3? Hrrritnry Tracy's Allrcnd Iloason Itltllculnd Will Italy Ilully llraII Notwithstanding Our Govern ment's Action? Other Nnw. London, May 12. Tho Paris lhbaU ridicules the explanation said to be ad vanced by the United States Secretary of the Navy that tho squadron of evolu tion is ordered from European waters to Improvo its discltillno, relnxed by too frequent communication with shore and and Indulgence In the pleasures of tbo agrccnblo Mediterranean station. Tho officers and men hoo not been favored in this respect moro than has been customary, and other reasons, tho French journals think, must bo sought for. The wish is probably tho father to the thumlit that the squadron Is sent to I!rnII In view of tho threatened compli cations between the new republic and Holy. Tbo Figaro maliciously hints that the lntlcr power is being egged on by Gcimany. Tho number of Germans in llroU bus been lessened by tho re turn of many who were engaged In com mercial enterprises there, antl who look to their native gmcrnmentfor compen sation for tho disturbance to their busl nets. The agricultural colonists on tho contrary bnvo remained nnd oppoar to be content with their lot. They con stituted the hulk of the settlers there of German descent, but to representatives of capital Invested in trade at the larce ports hne considerable influence, nnd their complaints will probably cause; much embarrassment for Brazil, As Italy has a grievance against the South American power, it will be heller to allow her lo take the Initiative, nnd then excuses will not be lacking for Germany to sustain tho Italian de mands. Tbo principal one will be tho threatened ruin to tbeGerman rubber manufacturing Industry by tbo advance in tbo raw material, and tho alleged fnoring of United States dealers in that rcEpect. Franco would witness with tbo greatest complacency any at tempted bullying of llrazll by Italy, confident that tho United States, as shown by Its late action, will warn any r.uiopean power ngalnst unwarranted hostilities In tbeWcstern hemisphere. Extracts from Mr. Powderly's article against unrestricted emigration to the United States aro being published la the principal lJritish and Continental journals with a view of deterring ov tiatriation of a class which It is desira ble to kcop at home. The purpose will very likely be In a great measure fulfilled," as the notices will have inlluencu only upon Intelli gent tullsnns, while tbo Ignorant and vleious will still bu easily made victims o the wiles of the emigration agents . Circulars are being issued to the strikers in nnd nround Pcsth reminding them that while workmen arc struggling fnr an advance in wages that will en able them lo barely exist millions arc being squandered upon a new palaco In Corfu, "a toy for a demented em press." Mr. Philip Blight, tlio youngest son of iho late John Blight, has been elected a member of the Eighty Club. Hitherto Mr. Philip llrlght has been reckoned nsji Llbcial Unionist, but ho will henceforth lako rank" among tho advocates of Iho policy of Homo Hide. TEItlCIHEi: DOlfHEE MUKDER. Tho Hadles rr Two Chinamen round ErlRhtrnlly Itutchored. Cinco, Cai, , May 12. Evidence ot a double murder was found yesterday in a Chinese wood-cutlers' camp, here, w hcie the bodies of two dead Chinamen w ere found. Last Tuesday a wounded Chinomon was picked up on tbo road near Chico, aud when his wounls were dressed It was learned that he had re ceived a pistol shot from his paitner in a quorrel over a contract. He gave thu impiefsion that he had got tho worst of the fight, and no inquiry was made. Yesterday word wns brought in that Ibc dead Chinese wcro in a cabin on thu Sociamento River. A sickening sight was presented when tho coroner held tho Inquest jeslerdoy. The body or Ah Chung lay In tho cabin with his head crusheil, whllo near by was Ah Loy, also with bis skull caushed and throat cut from car lo car and ono leg severed. The missing Chinaman, who was wounded, was evidently the miiL dcrer, but no trace of him lias been found. Sensitive Women OniclaN. Ka:nsas Citv, Mo , May 12. Tho women who were recently elected ofliccrs of Fdgcrton, Kansas, havo resigned, owing to tloildlculo and criticism to which their oniciol ucts huv e been subjected by ccrtalu of Iho malo citizens A special election for Major and other ofliccrs thus left vacant, will bo held May 10. It Is believed that tlio women, whoso administration has on the whole given satisfaction, will be ro cketed. Tear for Their ban.!). MinDLi.snoitouaii, Kt., May 12. There fs grave fear that Captain Hawkins, (hljC reviuuo ofllccr, and his posso of twenty men who are on an expedition to destroy illicit stills In tho Cumberland mounta'ns, havo been massacred by outlaw s, as they thould havo returned Trlday, aud havo not been heard from. They had a elcsperato class of men to encounter. Tho Vermont Governorship, Kuti AM), Vt., May 12 Tho call for thu fiepubllcun Stato Convention to bo held at Montpcller, Thursday, Juno 19, has been issued A spirited canvass for tho Gov ernorship nomination is bclug mado be tween Governor U A. Woodbury ot Bur lington and Carroll S. l'ago of Hydo Fark. bailors I'lcKed Up at Sea, Huirvx, N. S, May 12 Iho rwo glan birk Maitland at North Sydnoyfrom Halifax, picked up four men In dories be tween Sablo Islaud and Cunso. 'llioy be longed to tho schooner Mary E. Leslie and had been in tho dories for four dajs with out food or water. 1 hey suffered terribly. I'alluro of. a llelelun bcheuie. I.OMios, May 12. Tho syndicate of Bolgiau bankers, which had undertaken to float a loan of $5,000,000 for tho Congo Frco Stato, has been dissolved It did not succeed In obtaining uioro than a tenth of tho sum desired. lterelved A Ith Great Honors, San Fiiavcisco, May 12. Tbo Duko aud Duchess of Connaught arrived In Yokohama on April 22 and wcio received with giout ccremouy. Steamship Arrivals, At New York Servla, from Liverpool. At Havre l.a Normaudlc, from Now York. At Movlllo Stato of Nevada, from Now York. At Southampton Elbe, from Now York, aud proceeded for Bremen. I., Local Weather Forecast. For the Dittnct of Columbia, Jfnrjfaiul I'trpmiVi, irarwirr; toutherlt winds, fan, tit crcdiinq cloudhicM and ram by Tuesday.