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22D YEAH NO. 6,79D.
EVERY day in the
year you can read
vertisements of peo
ple offeringto sell you
goods at a loss. But
if you go and examine
the goods you will
find that the adver
tised price is MORE
than their REAL
value. Cheap, shoddy
clothes are DEAR at
any price. Even if you
do not buy from US
do not be persuaded
to invest in a
WE would like"1 you
to go and examine the
goods and prices else
where. Then come
and look at OURS. If
our fabrics are not the
most STYLISH and
DURABLE, our trim
mings of the BEST
quality, the work
manship first-class
and OUR prices the
lowest fortheQUALI
TIES, then you need
not buy here.
OUR range of prices
for reliable suits is
from $10to$35; for
Spring Overcoats,
from $ 1 0 to $30; for
Separate Trousers,
from $3 to $10. You
will find splendid
values for the price in
all grades.
Robinson, Parkerfi. Co.
The Amorican Clothiers,
319 7TH ST N.
Hiding an Elephnnt Whllo tho Presi
dent Looked On and Laughed.
Shortly after 10 o'clock this morning
the President, accompanied by Mrs.
Harrison. Baby McKco and Secretary
Halford visited tboircus. Tho Presi
dential party had tho big tents all to
themselves and under the ablo guid
ance of Sir. Bailey paw all thero was to
bo seen In tho big canvas world on
North Capitol street.
Baby McKeo enjoyed tho visit .moro
than his elders, and his cup of enjoy
ment was filled to overflowing when ho
was taken In hand by ouo of tho at
taches and given a rldo on tho back of
one of the elephants. He looked down
from his lofty perch and clapped his
tiny hands at his distinguished grand
father, while tho other members of tho
party stood by with their faces wreathed
in smiles.
Afterward tho party went through
tho menagerlio and tho camp and wero
very much pleased with tho sights. Tho
Kangaroo, which has tho young in her
pouch, particularly attracted tho atten
tion of tho President.
About an hour was spent on tho
giounds and expressed their pleasure
in the hichest terms.
Baby McKeo crowed and laughod ill
tho time and caused much amusemont
among tho attaches.
A Too Urgent Creditor,
From the Medical Record.
A physician practicing In Carlisle,
Pa., Ini3 been ai rested thero on a charge
of having violated the United StatC3
postal laws. About March 1 a man In
New Haven received a letter on which
appeared tho words: "Dead Beat
Agency, Carlisle, Pa." It contained a
notification that tho recipient owed tho
doctor $30.20. Tho letter was given to
tho postmaster and by him referred to
tho authorities at Washington, who
crdcred tho too urtrcnt creditor's arrest.
Railroading In California.
From the San Jacinto J'eglster.
On our trip to San Diego last week
wo were treated on tho train going down
to somo good marksmanship by En
gineer Phillips, who stopped tho train
tho other sido of Falbrook, waded tho
liver, and shot a monstrous wildcat.
This Is tho first tlmo in our experiouco
when tho engineer of a train down
biakcs and coes hunting, leaving tho
passengers wondering what's up. It's
a wonder the crow doesn't stop to play
Stunley as n Hero,
From the ilarrMuro JWrlot.
Stanley Is a bravo fellow, who finds
it pi ofitablo to sell his services to a body
of capitalists anxious to acnuiro terri
tory in Africa without paying for tho
samo. Ho Is no hero, and never was;
tho heroes nio tho unfortumito natives
whom his Incursions despoil, Thero Is
no morn heroism being a plrato on dry
land than In bolng ono on tho wet, wet
eea; mid theft Is wrong anywhero uud
A Great Moral Lesson,
From the Albany Aram,
Ill view of recent newspaper revela
tions It might not bo amiss for Mr,
John Wiuuuiiakcr to present Mr
Matlhow S. Quay to his Sunday-school
class as a frightful oxamplo.
Mini's Flghtlug Propensities.
From the Heading Telegram.
A man Is a gieat fighter. Ho will
fight for tho girl ho loves beforo mar-
h ilage, anil then he will fight with her
after it.
Tlio Rock Creek Railroad IIIU Fnmiocl.
Tho Tariff Hill Will Ho Reported
to tlio Houso Wodnosday Other
Congressional Frocoedlngs,
Tho Sonata to-day agreed to a resolu
tion calling on tho District Commis
sioners for information as to tho em
ployment and payment of laborers on
public works in tho District, and
whether they arc required to work moro
than eight hours a day.
After routlno business, during which
Mr. Sherman's resolution to print 20,
COO extra copies of tho report on tho
Houso Bubstltuto forthoSonato Depend
ent Pension bill was favorably reported
and passed, tho Senato resumed con
sideration of the Silver bill. Mr. Tol
ler resumed his speech, and was still
speaking when this roport closed.
In tho House.
In tho Houso to day tho Senato bill
lo change tho routo of tho Bock Creek
Ballway Company of the District of
Columbia was read and passed,
Mr. Rogers of Arkansas said that
owing to the confusion ho was unablo
to understand tho reading of tho bill,
and that during tho prayer certain gen
tlemen had inado so much nolso that,
had they been In Arkansas, they would
havo been arrested for disturbing a re
ligious meeting.
Mr. Atkinson remarked that the nolso
durlDg prayer had como as much from
Iho Democratic side as tho Republican
Mr. McKinley of Ohio reported a
resolution providing that hereafter tlio
Houso shall meet at 11 o'clock! that
after tho reading of tho journal and
tho disposal of reports, tho House
shall go into Commlttco of tho "Whole
on tho Tariff bill; that tho bill shall bo
read through, commencing with para
graph 111, and shall bo open to amend
ment on any part of tho bill following
paragraph 110, and that on Wednesday
next at 12 noon tho bill, with pending
amendments, shall bo reported to tho
Tho resolution occasioned a long de
bate and severe criticism of tho majority
of tho Ways and Means Commlttco by
tho Democrats. Tho resolutio was
finally adopted yeas, 120; nays, 03.
District In Congress.
Mr. Ingalls today introduced In tho
Senato a bill icgulallng tho' sale of dis
tilled and fcimcntcd liquors in tho Dis
trict. It is based upon tho bills recom
mended by the Distilct Commissioners
and introduced recently in tho House
b iheir request. It is much moro
stiingent than cither of those, being
pnvurlully infused with tho Kansas
idea. It makes tho wholesale license
$5f0. and iho retail or bar-rooom
license $1,000. It requires
the applicant to fllo with tho Commis
sioners tho written consent of all of tho
owners and of all the residonts keep
ing house on tho side of tho squire
where such business is located. The
penalties by fine and imprisonment for
Belling liquors without license are $000
for tho first and tho same and six
months imprisonment for a subsequent
offense, and in the latter caso the stock
of liquors to bo seized and destroyed by
the Chief of Police. A violation
of tho provisions of a licenso
are a fine of from $230
to $500, and for a subsequent offenso,
imprisonment for from six months to a
year, and all liquors found on tho
premises to bo destroyed. Anybody
uidlng or abetting tho violation of tho
law to bo liable to a fine of from $100
lo $300, or to sixty days "imprisonment.
No place is to bo licensed within COO feet
of a placo of public worship, or of a
public school-house, owned or occu
pied by tho District. Tho number of
licenses is restiicted to 400, and tho
rdud of tho applicant Is made like unto
that Jordan.
Progress of the Election Hill.
Tho Republican Caucus Commlttco
on Elections, composed of all tho Re
publican members of tho Committee on
the Election of President and Vice
President, of which Mr. Lodgo is
chairman, and certain Republicans of
tho Houso Elections Committee, met
yesterday and formulated two election
bills. One of them Is a radical measuro,
based upon tho Lodgo and McComas
bills. Tho other Is a moro conserva
tive measure, and Is based upon Mr.
Rowcll's bill. Tho caucus commlttco
will meet again next Saturday to de
cide which of tho measures to recom
mend to tho regular commlttco for
The I'nclltc Itallroadi.
Tho joint Pacific Railroad Refund
ing btH was to-day ordered to bo re
ported favorably by tho House. Com
mllleo on Pacific Railroads by n vote
of 7 to -1. Ono member of tho commit
tee refused to commit himself on tho
bill. Mr. Dalzell ofTennsylvanla, tho
chairman of the committee, voted in tho
negative and will make tho minority
report. Mr. Miles of Connecticut will
mako tho majority report. Tho bill is
tho samo ns that agreed upon at tho last
meeting of tho commlttco. Tho bill
agreed to covers tho Union Pacific and
Central Pacific railroads, tho former
being allowed fifty years for refunding,
with Interest at 3 per cent., and tho lat
ter soventy-flvo years, with Interest at 2
per cent.
Tho Contract Labor Law,
Mr. O'Neil of Massachusetts to-day
Introduced in tho Houso a bill (II. It.
10215) to amend tho act prohibiting tho
Importation of foreigners and aliens un
der contract to perform labor In tho
United States, Its Territories and tho
District. It provides a penalty of $500
ftno and six months' imprisonment for
any violation of tho law. Tho law now
only provides that persons violating
tholawhholl forfeit $1,000, to bo ro
covered by a civil suit. Tho amend
ment lets this remain and adds tlio
abovo penalty,
A Protty I'osluilstress.
Miss' Stella Laird, daughter of Post
ofllco Inspector Laird, who lives at 010
13 street northwest, was confirmed yes
terday as postmistress at La Grango,
On., ami will loavo for her post at ouco.
When Georgia wants a pretty post
mistress sho has to opply to Wash
ington. Another Alllanco lloiirlnir.
Colonel L. F. Livingston, president
of tho Georgia Stato Alllaueo, and
alliance candldato for Governor, had
his heariugbeforo tho Ways and Means
Commlttco this morning. IIo spoke In
favor of tho PIcklcr Subtrcasury bill,
and mado au ablo and at times eloquent
address. As was tho caso yesterday,
Mr, Flower, tho banker-statesman,
plied tho orator with difficult
questions, all of which Colonel Living
ston answered readily as best ho could.
After Iho healing was over ho and Mr.
Flower sat "down together on a sofa and
talked their differences of opinion over.
Thoy smoked cigars of Mr. Flower's
favorlto brand.
l'resldentlal Nominations,
Tho President sent to tuo Senato to
day tho following nominations:
Postmostcrs: Massachusetts A. E.
Chamberlain, Holllston; L. T.Wcbto
Norlhflcld. Now York Peter Conrov,
Watklns. Pennsylvania O. A. Schatr
rer. Marietta. Delaware A. T.
Thomas, Mllford. Virginia W.
G. Repass, Wythovlllo. Florida
George Hudson, Key Wost.
Ohio J. F. RIescr, Upper Sandusky.
Missouri J. M. Robertson, Trcntin;
Jof cph Walluor, Desoto. Indiana W.
F. Vogt, Co.ington; Isaac Jenktnson,
Richmond; A. G. Jones, Butlor.
Kansas Gcorgo Ritchey, Leavenworth.
Oregon J. W. Hare, Astorio. Cali
fornia A. T. Butler, Holllster. Wyo
ming J. A, Shannon, Corbln.
1'uullslilng Statistics.
Mr. Mandcrson to-day introduced a
joint resolution to print 10,000 copies of
tho Statistical Abstract of tho United
States for 188010,000 for tho House,
5,000 for tho Senate and 1,000 for dls
trlbutlon by tho Bureau of Statistics.
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A Distinguished Party from Washing
ton Witness the Exorolscs.
A largo party from Washington at
tended tho graduating exercises at tho
IndlanlndustrialSchool at Carlisle.Pa.,
yesterday. Tho party left Washington
shortly after 8 o'clock, and nrrived at
tho school about 1 o'clock Among
those In tho parly wcro Sena
tors Peltigrew and Hansborough,
Representatives Perkins, Peel, McCord,
and Arnold, General Bussey, Assistant
Secretary of the Interior; Commissioner
of Indian Affairs Morgau, Professor
Otis T. Mason of tho Smithsonian In
stitute, a number of ladles, and several
members of tho press.
On reaching tho school tho party
wcro served with luncheon, after which
they weio escorted to tho school hall,
where they listened to the graduating
The exercises consisted of vocal and
instrumental music and a number of
Commissioner Morgan presented the
graduates with their diplomas and
made a short address complimenting
them on their good work and urge!
them to continue It when thoy returned
to their homes.
Representatives Perkins, Peel, Mc
Cord and Arnold each delivered short
addicsscs. Professor Mason also spoke.
Adjournment of the American Surgi
cal Association.
Tho closing day's sessions of tho
American Surgical Association was held
to-day at the Army Medical Museum.
At the morning session the first paper
lead was that on "Ncphrorrhaphv," by
W.W. Keen, M. D of Fhllade'pbia, and
discussed by Dis. M. M. Rlchurdson of
Boston, F. S. Dennis of New York. L.
S. Pilchcr of Biooklyn and It. F. Weir
of New York.
This was followed by the rcidlnj of
a paper on "Surgery of tho Liver" by
L. McLano Tiffany, M. D., of Balti
more, and discussal! by Drs. George W.
Gay of Boston, Albert Vander Veer of
Albany and Theodore F. Prewitt of St.
In the afternoon t.ho subiecls discussed
napolis.Ind., and David W. Cheever, M.
by John A. Comingor, M. D., of Indla
D., of Boston, respectively, wero thoso
of "Hypertrophy of tho Pro3tat3,"
and "1." Lupus of tho Tonguo. 2. Re
moval of a Retro-Pharyngeal Sarcoma
by External Incision in" tho Neck."
An executive session was held, after
which the association finally adjourned.
An Inquest Ovor tho ltody of a Hoy
Who Was Hun Over.
An inquest was held this morning at
tho Sixth Piecinct by Coroner Patterson
in relation lo the death of JohnKerwin,
tho boy who was killed by being run
over at G and North Capitol streets.
Several witnesses testified to seeing tho
accident, but could not identify tho
driver." John Lomax, who is locked up
on tho chargo, admitted that ho drovo
the wagon, but when ho saw tho boy
running away ho did not suppose he
wos hint.
rJ ho jury returned a verdict of acci
dental death In both cases.
The Story of a Colored Laborer's Death
Told to a Jury,
Tho samo jury that listened to tho
testimony In tho Kirwln investigation
also examined tho witnesses as to Jesso
Johnson, tho colored laborer who was
killed by tho caving In of tho excava
tion in Navy Placo yesterday morn
ing. Jacob Johnson testified that he called
to his brother to look out, but It was
too lato.
Tho witness stated that ho considered
the excavation dangerous, as it was In
mado ground and ought to have been
braced. Other witnesses were sworn,
who gavo in substanco about tho samo
testlmouy. Thoy wero all of tho im
pression that tho trench should havo
been better protected for tho safety of
those who worked In it.
a $.iuo,ooo riro.
Winona, Minn., May 15. A firo
started In tho fire-room of tho Winona
Mill Company's immense doming mill
about 1 o'clock this morning nnd de
stroyed the entire plant. Including tho
mill and elevator. Tho total loss on tho
property Is estimated at $300,000.
To Itllllcl a $00,000 Houso,
Addison & Larcombo arc about to
erect an apaitmcnt houso at 1705 II
street noitliwcst, six stories in height,
30x80 feet, to cost $00,000.
Tho Cry or the Editors,
From the Chicago Times.
Republican editors aro crying out in
shrill voices to Mayor Grant of New
York that charges to serious as thoso
mado by Crokcr's brother-in-law ought
not to bo ignored, but should be met
with prompt and convincing denial.
Wonder if tho dignified and slient Quay
can hear them?
Shot tho Right Way.
Ft cm the Heading Morning Herald.
A Lancaster fellow shot himself be
causo of a quarrel ho had with a girl ho
was courting. It is probably fortunato
that ho did so. If ho had waited until
ho married tho girl ho might havo set
tled tho quarrel oy shooting her.
Pull and Sad Confession Forced to
Aclmowlcdgo Ills Act, Ho Only
Seeks to Palllato It Her Hlooil
Haunted Him.
Muskegon, Mich., May 15. Charles
Jackson of Now York was arrested in
this city yesterday on tho chargo of
murder. Ha acknowledged his guilt on
Tuesday afternoon. Chief of Polico
Murphy of this city received a dispatch
from Inspector Byrno stating that a man
named Chnrlcs E. Buchanan, alias Jack
son, alias Arthur, was wanted in Nosv
York. The dispatch gavo n good des
cription of Jackson, and added:
"Ho is a nowspapor compositor. Ho
must havo been in your city for a fow
days. Flcaso take prompt action, as
wo aro very anxious to arrest him. IIo
is wanted for murder. If arrested wlro
me, and I will send an officer wth n
warrant to ldenllfv hlra. Watch tho
postofilco, as ho will rccolvo letters and
Acting on this request, Chief Mur
phy set his detectives at work on the
caso. It was found that a printer had
arrived in town and was boarding at tho
American House, and that ho had been
employed since last Saturday afternoon
In tho composing-room of tho Morning
iVeiM. Ho was passing under tho namo
of Richard A. Arthur here, and was a
quiet and apparently well-behaved
Shortly ofter 7 o'clock Officer Beach
went to tho American Houso and ar
rested tho man in bed. Jackson look
his arrest coolly, and went with the
officer without resistance or hesitation.
At polico headquarterj the following
conversation took place:
"What's your name?" asked Ohio
Murphy, nt tho samo t'mo comparing
Aithur with Inspector Byrne's descrip
tion. "Charles A. Arthur."
"What's your business?"
"I'm a printer."
"I have an order for your arrest.
"What chargo?"
"Where is it from?"
"New York."
"Yes," said Arthur, "I am the man "
Jackson talked freely of tho murder.
He declared that ho had loved Mamie
Murphy. "Sho never harmed me," he
said, "and I wouldn't havo hurt her for
anything. Wo wero living happily to
gnher In a flat at No. 23 Henry street,
In New York. Our little homo was
prettily furnished, and I did everything
I could to mako It pleasant for her.
"I bought her dresses and everything
nice. She was a young woman with a
beautiful face, and loved lodies3 nicely.
sue was auuictcu to mo use or liquor,
nnd sometimes drank very hard, and
that was her ruin. A policeman named
Selfert had been paying her attention,
and I did not like that.
"It was three weeks ago last Mon
day night that I saw her and tho po
liceman, who was thero off duty near
the coiner of Ninth street and Sixth
avenue. I spoke to her and wanted her
to go home. She said she wouldn't.
All three of us walked down and went
into Johnson's saloon, on the corner of
Ninth street and Sixth avenue. We
weie thero quite a while.
"Thcio wero a number of men and
women In tho saloon. I was half full,
and so was she. I called her aside and
wanted her to como homo. She refused,
aDd I plunged tho blade of a small pen
knlfo into her neck. I think it struck
her in tho neck, but am not sure, bo
cause it was all done in a second, and I
didn't realize what I was dolnj.
"Tho policeman pulled a revolver
and held it to my head, but I made a
quick dive, and got to tho door boforo
thoy could intercept me. I remained
in New York two days, and, taking the
train at Harlem, went to Albany. I
had about $80, and did not look for
work until I arrived in Muskegon. I
remained in Albany but a short time,
when I took a train for the AVest, stop
ping in several cities en route. At
Gumd Rapids, Mich., I wrote to a
friend In Now York for a working
card. This letter must havo been Inter
cepted, or else my lilcnd Informed tho
oft'ceis of my wliereabouts.
Jnckson was penitent, and at times
was in tears. "It wasn't murder," said
ho. "because I didn't havo any Intent
of killing her, because I loved that lit
tle girl, and loved tho ground sho
walked on."
"It was a case of jealousy, then ?"
"No, 1 can't call it jeolousy exactly.
I wanted her to go homo, and she
wouldn't. Both of us wero somewhat
Jackson says that, although friends
(idvlsed him to leave New York, ho was
several limes on the point of surrender
ing himself to tho authorities. IIo de
nies having received telegrams or letters
fiomNew York friends, but kept close
watch of tho papers. IIo is willing to
go back to Now York without requisi
tion papcis, and says he does not ore
what Is dono with him; ho will tell tho
whole affair just ns it happened, and
abido by tho result. Ho has no parents,
and formerly lived in Toronto. IIo has
a brother and threo sisters in New
York, and say3 ho is sorry on their
"I hnvo suffered a great deal slnco
tho tragedy happened," said he, "and
only wish that tho pollcemau had shot
mo when ho had a revolver at my head.
I thought several times of committing
suicide. I bought somo laudanum for
that purnoso: but when I put it to my
lips something would tell me not to, and
1 thiow It away.
"I havn't been ablo to sleep much,
and didn't work any until I got a job
on tho Morir'ng JS'eics, I am on tho
wrong sldo of tho fence, sure, and I
hope mv caso will bo a Icssou to young
men. Whisky and women havo dono
Fiom Now York It Is stated by tele
gram that Inspector Byrnes secured a
Coroner's warrant, ami Detective Ser
geants Crowley and McCauloy, who
havo been on tho murderer's trail ovor
slnco his cscapo, left this ovculug to
tako back tho prisoner. Inspector
Byrnes had passed several hours each
night lor nearly two wcous at 1'ollco
Headquarters iu sending and answering
dispatches to ovory point where Jack
son was supposed to havo cono. Every
clew was followed up, and every train
nnd steamer from this city on which ho
was lepoited to havo taken passago was
headed off.
Jackson has been ably assisted by a
number of friends in Now York, and at
least two provided him with means to
escape and at tho samo tlmo keep him
posted. On tho second night after tho
murder Jackson took tho Now York
Central train at Molt Haven, going di
rect West.
Jackson's crimo very rare, Indeed,
among tho typographical fraternity
was a terrible ono. Ho killed Mamie
Murphy on April 22 In Chris Johnson's
saloon. Jackson had lived with Mamlo,
but sho had grown tired of htm. It was
supposed that sho had become fond of
a pollccmnn. Jnckfon was awaro Hint
her affection for him had waned. It
mado him angry. Ho determined to get
On the night of tho murder sho was
In a back room of Chris Johnson's sa
loon. Tho policeman was nlso thero.
Jnckson camo in and called tho girl to
one side. After a moment's conversa
tion ho drew tho knlfo. Thoro was a
Hash of steel. Blood welled from a
deep gash In tho girl's throat. Sho
snnk to the floor. Tho policeman drew
his revolver. Tho dying girl saw this.
Sho managed to get on her her feet and
get between tho policeman and Jack
ion. Tho latter walked out of tho
placo and escaped.
One Hundred million Dollars Will bo
Its Capital.
NEwYonic, May 15. Tho Herald
this morning says: Tho Universal
Association Bank and Trust Company
wilt begin Its operations in this city bo
foro the summer ends. Nearly ovcry
preliminary detail has been completed
for tho establishment of a great finan
cial cntcrprlso upon a wholly now sys
tem, and little remains to bo dono ex
cepting to carry out tho plans. Tho
company is tho outcomo of Colonel
Gcorgo W. O. Lcybourn'sschemo of a
universal bank nnd trust concern with a
capital of $100,000,000. Tho chartor
for tho company bos been obtained from
tho Stato of Kentucky, nnd is said to ho
extraordinary in tho special privileges
given. Ono of tho great objects of tho
company is to guarantee the interest on
railway bonds, and tho directors claim
thatthcy havo nowappllcatlons for thoin
dorscment of moro than $400,000,000 of
railway bonds, which, if all taken, will
net tho bank 15 per cent, premium on
tho amount guaranteed, or $00,000,000.
Branches will bo established In
Europe, and President Waldorff II.
Phillips will start for Europe next
Thursday to mako tho final arrange
ments for tho branches in Paris nml
Rome. Baron Charles do Bernard has
been appointed administrator of tho
Paris branch, and G. Curtl of Romo
will take chargo of the Italian branch.
Tho company will do a general banking
and trust business. Tho directors havo
subscribed $170,000, and thoy havo
signed a contract to deliver to an Amor
ican syndicate $10,000,000 of stock,
upon which $2,500,000 will be paid in
Freight Trains Collldo and Result In
Iho Death of Three Moil.
Buffalo, N. Y., May 15. Thirty
six freight cars, tho cabooso, baggage
car and cnglno wero wrecked threo
miles east of Hamburg, on tho Buffalo
ond Southwestern division of tho Erie,
about 0 o'clock last night. Thiols
near the spot' where tho recent
Lake Shoro accident occurred. The
cars wero strewn In every direction
nnd tho engine on top of them. Tho
track was badly damaged, and traffic
cannot bo resumed until this afternoon.
Engineer Glair and Fireman Cronin es
caped with slight Injuries. Albert
Frochley, son of Undertaker Froehley
of Hamburg, is supposed to bo under
tlKL.YRck, as he and two companions
were stealing o rldo.
It is now learned that the wreck was
caused by a rear-end collision. Tho
first freight train bioko In two and a
following freight train crashed into tho
broken half. The mangled body of
young Frochley was found under tho
debris this morning. Hu was 17 years
James J. Mosler Falls nt School and
Kills Himself.
Denver, Col., May 15. Once a year
the Attic Debating Society of tho High
School offer prizes for tho best essay.
Among those who competed at Tuesday
night's meetiog was James J. Mo3ler,
17 years old, whose effort proved a
failure. Humiliated at tho outcome,
tho young man declined to accept the
Invitation of a party of friends to join
them at an ico cream party, but went
home, where ho procured a revolver
and put an end to his life. A letter was
found on his person stating that he was
convinced that life was worth littlo to
him, expressing his love for his relatives
ond his schoolmates, aud wishing them
every success in life.
Collision llotweon a Steamer and a
Ferryboat In New York.
New York, May 15. At 0:30 o'clock
this mornlnc tho steamer Stato of
Georgia of tho State Lino, while put
ting out to sea, collided with the
Brooklyn ferryboat Pacific In tho East
River. Tho ferryboat was crowded
with passengers, who wero all badly
f lightened, but no ono was Injured.
The Georgia crashed the guard and
iulo tho starboard cabin of tho ferry
boat, damaging her about $1,000, Tho
Pacific was laid up for repairs and tho
Georgia pioceedcd lo sea.
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Evidence of Dire Disaster to the
French Hrlg Louis,
New York, May 15. A special to
tho Herald from St. Pierre, Mlquelon,
says: A Newfoundland fisherman has
brought hcio a pair of boots, ap
parently of French make, taken olT tho
topmast of a sunken brier at Lawn
Point, an upright clilT on tho New
foundland coast. From tho floating
debris it is supposed to bo tho French
brig Louis, from Rotterdam, with a
cargo of spirits for Mlquelon, which
sailed on March 10. A boat being on
deck aud all sails set, it is 'presumed
tho vessel struck during tho night and
nil hands wcro lost. Tho evidence
points to Saturday last as tho date of
the Bhlpwicck.
Dangling From a Troo.
NAroLEOKvu.T.i:, La., May 15. A
negro named Philip Williams, early
Inst Monday mornlmr entered tho bed
loom of Mis. Thomas G. Phelps. Tho
ludy awoko boforo tho negro reachod
her and ran out screaming for help,
Williams was captured und early
yesterday morning his body was found
dangling from an oak tree.
A I'ccullur Vncraucy Caso,
Will Davis, a well-known character
about town, was tried in tho Polico
Court this moi nlng on n chargo of
vagrancy. Officer Celncr testified that
ho annotated with thieves and ills
rcputablo characters, but Davis proved
ho was regularly employed at tho Gloho
Thcatro, and tho chargo was dismissed.
A Thloving Employe,
Judge Miller fined William McCucn
$20 iu tho Polico Court this morning
for stealing a quantity of copper plato
from tho storo of W. M. Whlto & Co.
Tho accused was In their employe and
has always been regarded as honest.
A Distinguished Delegation From tho
Groat Valloy Is Hoard Interesting
and Instructive Talks hy Judgo
Steele, Cnntnln Klngmauand Major
Pcforo tho Houso Commlttco on
Rivers nnd Harbors this mornlig tbcro
appeared n number of gcntlomen Inter
ested In tho improvement of tho navi
gation of tho Mississippi River and
In the protection of tho surrounding
country from overflow. Chairman
Ucndcison presided, and a majority of
tho members of tho commlttco wero
present. Tlio hearing was begun by
Judgo Steele of Louisiana, chairman of
the delegation, who presented tho ne
cessity lor prompt and efficient action
at tho hands of Congress. IIo was
followed by Captain Kingman of the
United States Engineer Corps, who ex
plained tho work done and proposed to
ho done iiv tuc Kivcr uomrmssion.
Major Harrod of Louisiana, a civil
engineer and member of tho River Com
mission, then took tho floor aud ox
plained nt length tho action of tho
river when left to Its own devices,
when controlled by efficient levees
and when modified by outlets. Tho
river at its head was small and
tho slope was considerable As It
continued to flow nnd recelvo tho
waters of its various tributaries tho
slopo grew less and less until at tho
head ot tho delta It had become but
ono and a-half inches In tho milo.
Separating into its different mouths the
slopo again grow larger. If an outlet
was made of tho size proposed at Lako
Borgno it would, Major Harrod argued,
be but an additional mouth nnd would
practically remove tho head of tho
delta to that point. Tho result would
bo that tho river below the outlet would
adjust Itself to its now conditions and
contract its bed through tho loss In ve
locity, caused by tho loss In volume of
wntcr, and injure if not destroy, tho
efficacy of the jetties in tho South'Pass.
Outlets, Major Harrod stated, had
had a fair trial by tho crevasses at Mor
ganza and Bonnet Carre. Theso wero
broken by the great flood of 1874, and,
owing to tho poverty of tho Stato
governments, had remained open
until 1882, when another
great flood occurred. These crovasses
wero practical outlets, Major Harrod
said, In that tho water which flowed
through them never returned to tho
tlver. Notwithstanding they carried off
nearly one-half tho volume of
water which reached them, the flood at
New Orleans below the crcvassc3
was within a foot of the highest
point ever attained. Tho reason lay
in tho contraction of tho river
bed, tho river having accommodated
itself to its now conditions. These
cievasses wero filled up by the River
Commission and tho river widened its
bed and deepened Us channel again.
In 1882, said Major Harrod, tho levee
system was prostrated and seventy-five
per cent, of tho lower valley was over
flowed. To-day these figures wcro re
versed, and only twenty-five per cent,
of tho valley was overflowed. -In an
swer to a question by General Catchlngs
of Mississippi, a member of tho Rivers
and Haibors Committee, Major Harrod
saiiljie regai ded it as entirely practica
ble to crcct-fuch a svstem of levees ns
would absolutely control the river, hold
It within Its bounds and prevent over
flows altogether. Outlets would, he
said, only afford temporary relief. Thoy
would afterward woik positive harm,
and, if large, would sciiously Injuro
the jetties nnd counteract tho good they
hnvo dono in deepening the water at the
The river ho described as a fair typo
of a sediment-bearlnir stream llowinc
through alluvial banks. Moro than a
hundred borings had been made
of iho bottom, and they showed
the bottom to consist of
tho material deposited by the
river itself. A littlo rock was found off
tho Chickasaw Bluffs at Memphis and
n littlo lignite at Island No. 10. With
theso exceptions the borings showed
the river bed to consist of alluvium,
sand and somo fine gravel homo down
by the current of the river and gradu
ally deposited.
Major Harrod's talk was Interesting
and instructive. It was mado off-hand
and without notes and showed tho
greatest familiarity with tho subject.
A call of yeas and nays In the
House broke tho meeting up, however,
before tho Major had concluded his
Among the gentlemen present at tho
heniing, besides thoso named, wore:
Colonel Stovall of Mississippi, president
nf ihc Mississippi Yazoo Delta Levee
Commission; Major II. B. Richards,
chief engineer of tho Stato of
Louisiana;' Captain Gould. an
old steanilioatman; Colonel Mooro of
Memphis, Term., and ex-member of
Congicss; Colonel Green Clay of
Missouri, n nephew of tho Hon Casslus
M. Cloy, and his secretary of Legation
nt St. Petersburg; Mr. Richardson,
Iho largest planter In Mississippi;
Colonel Ycrcer of the samo State, Gen
eral D. II. Reynolds of Arkansas and
Mr. J. Pennoycr Jones, a fine
looking colored man of tho samo
State, who is now probate
judgo of his county and has been clerk
of tlio Circuit Court. Mr. Charles II.
Tweed of New York, a lawyer of Mr.
C. P. Huntington, was also present.
Somo of Mr. "Huntington's road havo
been located with a view to leveo pro
tection from overflow.
A Negro Usher at tho Circus Fined In
tho 1'ollco Couit.
William Lcmoyno, a colored man,
who Is connected with tho circus, was
beforo Iho Polico Court this morning
on two charges, ono of assault on Sena
tor Eustls and tho other of disor
derly conduct. Tho caso was
tho "outcomo of tho Senator's visit
to tho circus last night. Ho
di'iunudcd icecrvcd scat tickets from
tho Seuator, and, when that gentleman
did not find them with tho rapld'ty
that tho usher thought ho should, ho
lccelvcd somo rather rough handling.
Tlio story of tho assault was told In
court. On tho stand Lcmoyno acted
inlher rudely and lost his temper
sevcial times.
After ascortainlnc tho facts Judgo
Miller imposed a lino of $20 for tho as
sault and $10 for disorderly conduct.
Fumigating tho Cells,
A patent fumigation fiend stiuch tho
capital to-day. nnd tho very first placo
ho picked out to operate upon was tho
"bull pen" beneath tho Polico Court.
Ho used his disinfectant veiy freoly by
permission, and tho fumes not only
permeated tho cellar, but also tho court
room, and when Judgo Miller camo In
from lunch ho hardly kuovv what had
happcucd, or whether ho was In a Chi
cago morgue or not.
Tho Doran .V Wright Company Unaliln
to Oontlnuo l'aymonls.
New York, Mny 15. S. G. Doran,
president of tho well-known broker
firm doing business under tlio title of
tho Doran fc Wright Company, has sent
out a circulnr-lctter lo their correspon
dents announcing tlio absoluto inability
of tho company to continue payments.
It Is probablo that tho failure of tho
company will be announced on tho Con
solidated and Produce Exchanges to-day,
Tho liabilities of tho concern aro bo
llovcd to exceed $300,000 nnd tlio assets
lire practically nil. Somo weeks ago it
was ruin oi ed on tho street that the com
pnnv was In trouble.
Tho officers of too concern would not
ndmlt the truth of tho rumor, and in
fisted that they wcro prepared lo meet
all obligations. It is understood that a',
Hint tlmo they quieted a good many of
their creditors by giving them thirty,
tlxiy and ninety-day notes. Tho matur
ing of theso notes and tho advancing
market brought matters to a crisis anil
thty nro now compelled to acknowledge
their insolvency.
I President Doran promises lo Issuo n
statement of tho assets and liabilities as
soon as it can bo prepared. Ho does
not speak very encouragingly of tho
assets. All of tho creditors of tho com
pany, he says, aro out-of-town pcoplo,
not a dollar's worth of paper being out
In New York City. Mr. Doran says he
has sold his yacht nnd put all of his
real estate on tlio market and has put
$50,000 in cash in the business slnco
tho troublo In April.
The company has branch offices In
Washington, Altoonn, Boston and other
points, nnd has r.egular correspondents
in upward of 100 cities. They operated
nn extcnslvo system of leased wires, for
which they havo paid the Western
Union Company something like $150,
000 a year.
Himhnml, Wife and Son Killed In Tholr
Ileils Frightful Night Tragedy.
Washington, Pa., May 15. News
has reached hero of a horrible triplo
minder committed near Bentleysville,
a small country town on tho National
pike, 1G miles east of this placo, and In
the heart of a rich agricultural section.
It is remote from telegraph and tele
phone, and tho meagre details of the
crime wcro obtained by special mes
senger. Tho family of John Crouch, com
posed of himself, his wife, Eliza, and a
sixteen-year-old sou. Andrew, lived
within a mile of tho town on a farm.
Crouch was wealthy, and wus reported
to keep a largo amount of money in the
house. Yesterday morning a neighbor
who went to tho house on business
found It closed. Thero was no nnswer
to repeated knocks, nnd ho went In.
Then ho found that tho houso had been
lansackcd from top to bottom.
In their bedroom, on the first floor,
lay Crouch nnd his wife with their
Ihi oats cut from ear to ear, whilo up
stairs tho young man was found mur
dered in the samo manner. Ail tho
bodies were cold, and the mudor had
apparently been committed early In tho
night. An alarm was instantly given,
and the houso and vicinity wcro thor-ouRhly-searched.
Tracks about the premises Indicated
that no less than four men had taken
part in the diabolical crime fc From
their position It was evident that Crouch
had been killed almost instantly. Mrs.
Crouch had struggled hard, nnd her
blood was spattered all over tho room,
tho death chamber presenting a horrible
sight. The boy, Andrew, methls death
as easily as his father. Tho opinion
pi evails that all threo were chloroformed
before tho slaughter began.
Tho house had been thoroughly ran
sacked by tho murderers, drawers
wcro opened and everything of valuo
removed. Searching parties wero im
mediately foimtd, and tho whole
neighborhood is being patrolled for
tho enpturo of suspicious persons.
It is repoited that suspicion rests on
a number of persons in Bentleysville,
who havo disappeared and cannot bo
found. At a lato hour last night no
arrests had been mado. No one'knows
how much money Crouch had in tho
house or how much was secured by the
Tho Statements of Emploj-erg
nletl hy the Workmen.
Ciucaoo, May 15. Tho striking
iion moulders at the Malleable Iron
Woiks claim that the statement mado
by the management as to the resump
tion of work by sovcral hundred men
aic false. Tlio chairman of tho strike
committee declares that only twelve
men went to work Tuesday, and most
of them quit again yesterday. The
pickets are still out and working, and
but few men nro getting into tlic'estab
lishment. Tlio stair-builders last evening do
cldcd to organize ns a branch of tho
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners, In order to bo ablo to work bet
ter in haiinony with the carpenters, of
whoso trado they aro really only a
The stilko of tho tanners has been
successful in every shop except that of
Lambeau & Sous, who aro still holdlnrr
out against tho nine-hour day at tho old
Ho Wants to Go to tho Georgia Houso
or Representatives.
New York, May 15. A special to
tho New York Herald from Atlanta,
Ga., says: Rev. Sam Small has an
nounced himself as a candidate from
Fulton County for election to the noxt
Georgia Houso of Representatives on a
straight out prohibition platform.
Thero has been somo doubt that Small
would accept tho candidacy which tho
prohibitionists havo been pressing on
him, for it had been nnnounced that ho
would bo ordained to tho Episcopal
ministry In Juno, but yesterday ho set
all doubts at rest by his announcement
that he will accept tho nomination. Ho
said nothing nbout his ordination.
Washburn .V Moen Company Attached.
Worcester, Mass , May 15. Tlio
propel ty of tho Washburn & Moen
Manufacturing Company was attached
yesterday for $20,000 by tho Worcostcr
Steel Works. This is the sequel of a
suit and attachment for $15,000 entered
by tho Washburn & Moen Company
ncnlust tho steel works last Monday.
Breach of contract Is alleged by both
A White Cap Killed Hy a Negro.
Meridaji, Miss., May 15. Whlto
Caps set tiro to tho cabin of a negro
named Anderson, Sunday night. Ander
son ran out, fired Into tho crowd, killing
I.oulHLand and wounding two others,
and escaped, Tho marauders havo
committed several outrages lately. Pub
lic feeling justifies Anderson.
Austrian Catholic Favor It Tlio
Replies ot tho lllshops to the Cir
culars Sent Out hy tho Fontlrr
Vatican and (Julrlnal,
London, Mny 15. Tlio thrcatoacl
promulgation by thoPopoof tlio dogtni
that tho temporal powefof tlio Pontiff,
of which tho Church wns deprived by
tho advent of Victor Emanuel into
Rome In 1870, is essential to tho com
plete mnjesly of the vicegerent of
Christ on enrtli is tho theme of general
discussion in Cnthollc circles on tho
continent. Tho decision of sixty-six of
tho hundred bishops, whoso views of the
mntter wcro solicited by tho Pope, that
tho present tlmo is opportuno for tho
declaration of this principle, evinces a
positive swerving of popular opinion,
for it Is not to bo pi esumed tho t theso
prclalcshavo all, or even a considerable
minority of them, gone contrary to!hu
known tendencies of their flocks.
Tho fact that tho Italian bishops op
posed tho promulgation of the dozmi
is not to bo taken ns evldcuco of their
belief that tho occupant of tho chair of
St. Peter should not bo n temporal n
well as n spiritual sovereign. Tho
clergy of Italy nro plnced In a position
of such peculiar delicacy with reganl
to expressions of opinion, on matters
touching tho relations of tho Church
nnd tho Stato that no positive declara
tion of approval could bo cxpectcil
from them, while the laity havo long:
since fallen into a stato of apathy as re
gards both Pope and King, owing lo
tho unchanging condition of the an
tagonism between the Vatican and tho
Qiiirlnal, which tho lapse of twenty
years has not sufficed to mollify or even
change in character.
The Church party In the Italian
Parliament Is slowly Increasing in
fliength, and to (his extent It may oo
said that tho popular frcl'u In favor of
tho restoration of tho Papal kingdom
has grown, but it must not bo assumed
that, because tho people aro not en
thusiastically on tho sldo of the Church,
that Ihey are earnestly supporting tho
position of Iho State. They hnvo
simply lost all interest in the matter,
brcausc of tho quiescence of the two
opposing forces, n'ld neither one, lu
thu present condition of things, can
claim the approval of the populace in
its course. Therefore nothing short of
overt hostilities between tho Vatican
nnd tho Government can arouse tho
people of Italy to active interest In tho
question whether tlio Pope shall also bo a
king, or whether he shall remain as ho
is, a viraial prisoner in the largest
palace in tho world.
Thegicaiest number of favorable re
plies to tho Popo's circular, from any
one country, came, as might bo sup
posed, from Austria, where tho senti
ment in favor of tho temporal sover
eignly of tho Church is strong and un
disguised ninong tho people, "and Por
tugal furnished the next highest, tlio
rest being divided about equally among
Gcimauy, France, and Spiin.
U. S. Minister Frotesls Against
Lev Ing Duties In the Congo.
Brussels, May 15. Tho Indepeml
euce Jklge says that United States Min
ister Terrell in tho anti-slavery confer
ence objected to M. Lambcnfiart's pro
posal for tho levying of duties on
imports into the Congo Basin. In sup
porting his objection tho Minister
urged that it was not competent for the
conference to reverse decisions of tho
Berlin conference. Tho objections of
tho American Minister, the paper says,
caused surprise among the delegates!
A Satisfactory AdJuHtmcnt of the Con
troversy Said to he Assured.
Ottawa, ONT.,May 15. The Bchr
ing Sea negotiations, it is stated on un
doubted authority, has reached the final
stage of mero technicality and practical
detail. While it will not bo possible to
formulate and publish tho intended in
ternational convention for the regula
tion of tho fur-seal fishing In tho North
Pacific Ocean and the waters adjacent
thereto, during tho present season, the
American and Biitish negotiators have
ngiccd upon tho mode by which the
necessary and proper regulation shall bo
framed so that a full and satisfactory
adjustment of tho controveisy is as
A Young Fhlladelphlan ShooM a New
York ilroker.
New York, May 15. A young man
who gave tho namo of Alphonz J.
Stephanie of Philadelphia walked Into
the ofllco of tho lawyer, Clinton Rey
nolds, at No. 01 Wall street, shortly
niter noon to-day and shot Mr.
Reynolds in the left sldo with a
revolver, probably fatally. IIo
then attempted to shoot others
in tho office, but was prevented,
and ho was arrested. Mr. Reynolds
was taken to Chambers Street Hospital.
Mr. Reynolds Is 58 years old and lives
nt Orange, N. J.
Disputing a I'rlest's Will.
Plymouth, Mass., May 15. Tho jury
in tho McNulty will caso yesterday
found that Father McNulty was unduly
influenced iu making his will by Father
Dohcrty, but on questlous concerning
the genuineness of his signature aud
soundness of mind it sustained the will.
Counsel for tho defense moved to set
tho verdict aside.
Improved 1'ollco Facllltlos.
Bids weio opened at tho District
building this morning for the construe
liou of a polico patrol telegraph and
telephouo system in Gcorgotown. The
Gnnnwcll Company's bid was $3,150,
with a deduction of J53 for every both
omitted, and $3,750 for tlio substituto
system. Tho Municipal Slgual Com
pany ot Boston bid $3,000 for tho regu
lar system and $3,200 for tho substituto
cystem, or $2,000 without booths. This
contract will bo awaidcd next week.
Merchants Swindled.
Thomas Armalu, the French boy
who was employed in Secretary Traoy's
family, went around to various stores
tho day after tho firo last February ami
obtained a number of nrtlclos .under
falso pretences. IIo wus boforo Judgo
MHler to-day and will probably bo sent
to tho Reform School.
Local Weather Forecast.
For the District of Columbia, Maryland
ami Vtrginla, ihmecri, with local thwider
iturms to-iiight; winds ihtfting to nortlir
weitatyt ewfer and fair Friday.

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