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23 YEAR NO. 6,905.
WASHINGTON, D. C FRIDAY EVENING, FEPTEiM HER VJ, 1890.
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GUPITOL GOSSIP
CZAIl REED CATCHES A QUORUM
ON THE FLY.
SCENES OF DISORDER IN THE HOUSE.
A Meeting of the Oenferrws on the
Tariff Bill To-Day,
SUGAR WILL PROVE A STUMBLING BLOCK
To Authorize the Secretary sf Treasury
to Bay Silver Ballion-'-Mwtlng of
House District Committee.
Noise and arbitrary rulings by the
C iar characterized the session of the
House again to-day. There woro but
five Democrats present when the
Speaker counted those Ave and the 100
ltepubllcans, Including himself, and
declared It a quorum.
Mr. Crisp, who hai come to the front
ns the leader of the minority in the past
two or three stormy sessions, tried to
have the journal corrected, but failed,
the vote standing 14 to 2.
Mr. Crisp claimed no quorum. Mr.
Cannon said thoro wcro a number of
ltepubllcans present who were paired
Mul had not voted.
Mr. Crisp suggostod a roll call, and a
1 (publican demanded the yoas and
is, but his demand was drowned In
rccatory cries from his colleagues.
' Crisp thought a roll oall would
) sc how many members were
1) it.
u Speaker counted 101 members
int, a quorum.
1"
Mr. Covert of Now York Inadvert
ently made this quorum. IIu went
Into the Hall without thinking. Ho
Lurried to tho barber shop and out of u
-window, but the Speaker saw him. He
was tho 101th man. Thus was the quo
rum caught on the lly.
Mr Crisp challenge. In a respectful
manner, the correctness of the count,
and suggested tellers.
The Speaker said he was Informed
by the doorkeepers that there were a
dozen Democrats In the lobby.
Mr. Crisp quietly retorted that there
was no provision of the rules under
which the doorkeepers could count a
quorum.
The Speaker declared the yeas had
It and the amendment of the journal
was laid on tho table.
Mr. Crisp (surprlsedly) Does the
Chair decline to order tellerst
The Speaker (decidedly) The Choir
docs.
The vote on the approval of the
journal was taken ami remitted, 10$ to
:.', which the Speaker declared to be a
quorum voting awl that the journal
v as approved.
A discuMion then arose m to what
composed a constitutional quorum, the
Democrats Insisting It required the
presence of 166 members, a majority of
M the members eleeted.
There are four dUtrlcU without rep
resentation, those formerly represented
by Mr, Wllber of New York, Mr. Wat
son of Pennsylvania, Mr. 'Walker of
Mhsouil, all dead, awl Mr. llreckln
ridge of Arkansas, unseated.
The Speaker decided to adhere to the
rule that 194 member coaeUtuted a
quorum, premising his decision with
the reservation that. If after careful
examination he would Had precedent
In opposition to it, be would aot adhere
to It
A call of the House wae ordered, aad
later the previous iiuestloa la the Leag
ston Y enable ease was ordered yeas,
117, nays, 7. The Cterk noting
quorum Cheedle of Indiana aad Cole
man of Louisiana votes la the nega
the
In the Senate to-day Mr. Humb's
resolution to recommit Urn Bankruptcy
bill, with instructions to amend It by
making it apply to voluntary beak
ruptcy only, wae lakes up ami after a
fhurt debate the resolution was placed
ra the calendar without actio.
Mr Hoar stated that he would aot
ask its consideration at this oiot or
at any time whea the Benin wae aot
thought to he full eaotigk to enable
Tx.tU its friends aad Be neanaaait to
Lave it fully considered.
Mr Yoorheet ietsoduessl a joint reto
Imi.n providing for aa immediate la
crcaae of silver money, which was ra
ft, rred to the Ptoaaee Cotamtttoe
H'directs the Secretary of the Treat
i r to purchase 10,000.009 ounces of
i&iUer bullion within thirty days la
American markets at a coat aot to ex
(cd fiavttlOO par ounce , the bul
lion tu be coined at once ami heU as
current money. The purchase and
coinage of silver ia to be lsuleneedent
if salver purchased under existing law.
The Senate thea, altar a short execw
1 1 c besbtoa. peoceeded to the ceaejaatfe
Hod tor aa hour of unobjected Wilt oa
lbe calendar.
1 he Senate, la executive seteioa. to
iay confirmed the faNfaf aoatia-
X Ua
i UuOun if. nehMw of Tanamnw, Con
jt Tstitirtjaw
c a "nnnmintmr. ruaUuaster at Asb
a i Kan.
' lj-rU$ "pwUk, iuror of (Aetata,
l Uire weteslao a
i u... iSuo andcadw
of Army
coo
i u . u tercets on the Tariff bill me.
. i u. uiortdog at 10 o'clock, con
l l ij conference until noon ttui
a Ij iuiucJ to meet jgaiu tu morrow
- i uu-uiLct cf Iu.uji l Ub
Swale Mils were ad juried, but when
the conference broke tip they were
evidently m nearer agreement on the
three main points of difference on Mad
lug twine, the e tension of the bonded
period and '., sugar schedule than
when they rm. The Itermblrcan con
ferrces will hold another Informal eon
fertnee to night.
What is the matter with the able
bodied editor of that interesting publl
cation known as the "House Calen
dar?" On page 20 of that soml-weekly
serial is to be found a paragraph stating
that on the 19th of June lost Mr. Lodge
reported from his Select Committee on
the Election of President, VIce-1'resI
dent ami Ilepreseulatlves In Congress a
bill of the following title, vl.-
A bill to amend ami supplement the elec
tion laws of tbe United States nmt to pro
vide for the more efficient enforcement of
such laws, and for other purposes.
As that bill passed the House on the
3d of July last, after a fierce contest,
requiring a doren roll calls, and Is now
on the Senate calendar, It Is suggested
that the Judiciary Committee, after
"expurgating" the lierord of Mr. Ken
nedy's speech, give their attention to
the "oxpurgntlon" of tho House calen
dar of the Lodge Davenport bill and
other similar cases.
Dlntrlct In C'nnirrnM.
The nouse District Commltteo met
this morning with seven members.
Gonoral Grout, chairman. preslUed.
The following bills wore ordered favor
ably reported!
House joint resolution to oxtend tho
act fixing the rate of Interest to be
charged on arrearages of special and
general taxes now due tho District If
paid within a lime specified, lo October
ai. 1800.
House bill to provide the Asschom
with plots of subdivisions ouUldc of
Georgetown and Washington.
House bill for the relief of Sarah .Tone
Fowler.
Senate bill to prevent the spread of
scarlet fever and diphtheria in tho Dis
trict. Senate bill to punish tho carrying or
selling of deadly or dangerous weapons
In tho District,
Tho Suato District Committee failed
to get a quorum and m hold no
meeting,
Mr. Daniel to-day reintroduced In tho
Senate the bill to authorize the Wash
ington and Western ltallrond Company
to extend Its line Into tho District. Tho
new bill differ considerably from the
one Introduced by Mr. Harbour.
proyedIn ALIBL
Iteil Hill." n IVell'Knonn Uliiirueter,
MniiHEe tu (let Oir.
John Jackson, better known as "Red
HID," the leader of tbe Maokrel Hill
gang of youthful colored toughs, was
In the Police Court to day charged with
disorderly conduct and crap playing.
Ofllcers Curren and Harry gave testi
mony concerning tho arrest and the
character of "lied Hill."
An army of resoectablo looking wit
nesses was Introduced by Mr. t'rank
Cluss, the defendant's attorney, who
testified that Jackson wo home In bed
on Sunday. September 7, at the time he
was alleged to be shooting crap. .Judge
Miller gave Jackson the benerlt of the
doubt and dismissed the case.
LIKEWA8HINGT0N.
CHICAGO BLUE COATS ARREST PBOFLE
OF THAT CITY ILLEGALLY.
Tli em ! .No Kwlrttu or Uomtxly fur u
Ollliou I'ullcu LuwImiom That
U a UUcraee .Imtuncea
uuleil.
Chief Marsh must hold himself to
blame for the eotaiit recurrence of
cases of Illegal conduct by tbe police,
says the Chicago UwU. He tolerated
open and flagrant Insubordination oa
tbe part of high subalterns. He did
not rebuke tbe detectives who have
openly declared that they will continue
to arrest persons illegally and in defl
anee of tbe warnings of the Criminal
Court that they will be arraigned there
according to tbe statutes tbey propose
to infringe He has taken no step to
wards reforming tbe infamous practice
of making arrests illegally without
warrants.
He has now another case of this sort
on band. Officer SUttery having gotten
it into bis bead that tbe police are
masters of this town, and not its ser
vants, eoutpelled a sick woman and her
husband to get into the patrol wagon
under alleged arrest and drive in that
vehicle of humiliation from tbe Ex
position Building to the Armory station.
On reaching there tbe lady was nearly
dead from shame and alarm. The
officer made no pretense of entering
any charge against them. None was
entered. Tbey were simply treated to
a dose of brutality that in the ease of
oaa proved nearly fatal, and were thea
seat home. All that the ofaoar says
they did. oa account of which be
compelled them to submit to such
brutal uaatmeat, was to try to attract
the atteatkw of the janitor of the Ex
position BulUiing by lapping oa the
window, and, when ordered away, ask
ing the oncer's number.
What remedy has the titiien whom a
police officer abuses; The answer to
this question will probably surprise
those conservative perna who twery
any criticism of the police, lie has
niaety sine cases fat a hundred none.
The wife, the mother, the daughter of
any diim of Chicago U liable to Utegal
arrost at any Urn by the Chicago pobVe
unless lu chief officially declare that
suih arnarta must aot be made. Civil
suit may be brought for lilttgai arraat.
But not against the city of Chicago,
aot against even the chief of police ua
teas he is usrsoaaliy ansHtef with th
particular taJ the acti?a lur dam
ages will lie only against the officer
personally guilty of the outrage- Hum
May policemen have taylniag that will
repay a civil suit?
The Legislature must take up thU
whokouestioa of polka IrreaponsibH
hy. This is aot a city of dub rum. It
h a city eharterod under a coaaaauisoa
hnat eti irsntim Use. Mberty ami pfoo
erty protection. The statutes will bo to
sjaeaded that yniy bvr biimitis m
those now existing will be furnished to
check police bvwlwsimwi Mayor Cregter
may as well Warn now a later that he U
being held lospomubk not only for
passive viola) tons of law by the police
force but for the open, trequcut tui-i
flugrtut u.Ulkuii vt it that aecin to be
i. uUjLuIUcJ ttltb tbe biluut api.r.iVii if
IKl ith tLi ULtual . u in i ill
i jLLi.ttL f Ui at L k.vt, i A U.
HONORING ROYALTY.
The Vice Itegnl Itnll nt Unenec a
Ilrllllnnt Afltolr.
QtriHisc. Ifftpt. 19. The throng was
greater and the scene more Itrllllsn' At
last night's vice regal ball at the
Citadel than on the occasion of any
former entertainment given there, no't
even tvceptlog those given by the
Prices Lonlre and the Marquis of
Lome. Upward of 1,100 cards of In
vitatlon were Isswd, ami It Is
etlmall that over 900 guests
accepted the Invitation. There
was no formal reception and no warf
rille d'honntur at the opening of the
ball, and thus their Excellencies avoided
tbe burning question of precedence
which, hy reason of the extreme send
tiveneM of Canadian officials and of
Drltlsh and foreign magnates in Canada,
from admirals and lieutenant-governors
down to judges and consuls, Is so sharp
n thorn In the side of those who pub
licly entertain.
1 heir Kxcellencles waited until most
of their gtteslshad arrived and reached
tho ball-room, when they entered with
Prince George, the band announcing
their entrance by the playing of "God
Save the Queen."
Prince George wore the brilliant uni
form of a captain In tbe royal navy,
the star nnd ribbon of a knight of the
Order of the Garter and the jubilee
modal. Supper was announced at mid
night, anil wbb a very elaborate and
substantial repast. It was served In the
Ice regal dining-room below tho ball
room. Prince George conducted Lady
Stanley to tho supper room.
BOND PURCHASES.
11m Trenury Ilrpnrtment Nearly
Itcnclios tlio I.I m It Mr. Wlnctom Sot.
The Treasury Department, up to
noon today, purchased $1,031,850-1
per cent, bonds under the terms of the
circular of Aucust 30. Tho total
amount purchased by tho Department
under this circular, including to day's
buslnete, aggregates $1 l,rG3,400.
It is confldantly expected by Treas
ury Department nftlclals that the total
nmount offered $20,000,000 will have
been bought In boforo the expiration of
tho date specified, September J0.
The Department has also extended this
period, so that offers made before the
'JOth Instant, although the bonds will
not be delivered until n subsequent
date, will be accepted.
ORGANIZED LABOR
AT A MASS-MEETIS0 DECLARE THAT
STRIKES ARE UNNECESSARY.
Vorolcn Workman Denounced I.ulior
IVnnU Shorter Hour', anil .Should
OrcanlUB to AccemplUli
lliat Unit Allluueo
Men .SiuK.
A large mow meeting of working
men was held last night at Grand
Army Hall. The Carpenters' and
Joiners' Assembly No. 1718, K. of L..
met at their headquarters and marched
up Pennsylvania avenue to the hall In
a procession liearlng transparencies and
torches. At the ball, which was com
pletely filled by the Assembly ami their
friends, the meeting was called to order
by Mr. P. L. O'ltrlen, recording secre
tary of L. A. 1718. He spoke of the
benefits of the organisation of labor
and said that the meeting was not in
the Interest of strikes but to sh ow that
labor organization would reader strikes
unnoeasary.
Mr. A. W. Nell spoke at some length
on tbe same subject and hoped that
there would sever be another strike.
He denounced foreign labor In this
country and declared tbe only remedy
tbe worklngmea bad was to organize
ami reduce tbe hours of labor.
President Polk of the Farmers' Al
liance was expected to deliver aa ad
dress, but on account of illnees was un
able to attend.
Mr. N. A. Dunning of tbe t'uruuri'
AUiauet was then Introduced and spoke
for some time oa tbe purpose ami works
of tbe Alliance and their nearest friends,
tbe Knights of Labor. He outlined tbe
grow tb of tbe Alliance from It origin in
Texas ia 1878 as a protection against
cattle and land thieves, to its present
great extent with a memberbip of
3,000.000, and representing thirty oae
Stales and Territories. He said that
tbey believed in working with tbe ores
ent political parties, and concluded by
reading tbe jdatform of tbe Alliance to
which tbe knights of Labor bad agreed.
Tbe committee oa resolutions then
Introduced the following, indorsing the
striking painters and demanding suf
frage for tbe District.
Whereas it 1 apparent tnst ins inteisats
of all erattsawn are materially alvsnesd
vj urgaauauun or taeur respective mem
bers; am
WW
Whereas under exiatbur ''-'-" of
employer ami eapttal to torn trusts and
combines It is absolutely necessary that
wg-wottwf should organise tor self
uratecUon; and
Wberea it is auaifesily Unjust to tnoe
wnu J borne Uu elgbt sad brum ot
urgaauatlon thus far for others to r
mala outebla all the whUeeajofteg tn bnu
cntsthst are the rult of mjbmTinerefore
XetUttJ, By Local Assembly, Mo. 174a,
Knight of Labor (carpenter and joiner)
of the District of OaumhU, in mass meet
tug assembled, to join us and as! tn
making the union mure perfect and hiau-
8. That we declare it to hr anmaalv ami
mainmast, while boUing sluoi, to accept
ami snare In the bamdUaof increased wage
and shorter hoars that are tb mult of
tbe labor of other through orgasbatbm.
3. That Local Assembly, ho. 1748, K. or
L. , must neartuy indorse and approto uf
the Jkirte oa the part of Painter' Assem
bljr, ho. 1748, K. of L , uf tbi Uutrirt to
obtain tbe eight-hour work day. snlftbat
we pUtbu tbtui our moral and nai-isl
aupbortin this their mwt reasonable ac-
K. V. 0mr, at Pumpbrey, g. H.
Deli, W H. aakhell, f. i $&, V. X.
Cumuagamo ami - f. )&.
He- Oram aJaoiiaVajatetltibt toltoa'
teg (enluto, vMeh ai adopted vkh
itaBnaaaVUnMaUtt
VeiuiieU, Taa tbi ran maettng of
voraingmaa flamewtry OMmanaa the ehnS of
suffrage and a mpubBMUi form uf govoru-
0. tor tbe UUtriU of Colamwa,
The meeting was concluded hy a
addroas by Mr A H. Dewey, a proml
aent memUr of the K- of L., who
apoke up.'U tbe numerous benefit de
rued flow orKunUcd 1 " r ioj in
i.'ii.U Lu oj.il llit bitur Luiu.;
CAPT9RKP THIEVES AND BOTH.
Tbe Wnrk Wn Dune by ItwTet Itm
Plnje In n tJlerer MitnnT.
JTmw York, Sertt. 1. The sensa
tional hotel safe robbery is no longer a
mystery. The thieves have rwm r
rested , ami the money, or at left al
most afl of It, has been recovered. Al
about J o'clock last night tocmpliye.
whose names are unknown to the Hotel
Vemlome's proprietor, were arrested by
Detective SneMon and taken to police
headquarters. A search or the rooms
occupied by the thieves retailed In the
recovery of the Iwoty, and Proorlelor
Plant and bookmakers Csrlari ami
launders are again happy.
The manner in which the robbery was
partly explained last ntht is this:
One of the men atreted, It Is sold,
answered the bell of ltookmaker Car
lan's room one evening when Carlan
and Saunders were countinc their
money. He also saw the box and knew
It was plated In the office safe. The
call boys have access to the office, the
door of which Is generally open.
On Monday night, when the excite
ment over the loss of a dog belonging
to Mrs. Helen Dauvray Ward cansed
Clerk Whltetnan to run to the Broad
way door, one of the men, It Is sun
posed, slipped Into the office ami took
the box from the safe. He quickly
paed It to his accomplice, who
secreted It. It Is believed that they
divided the money Monday night, but
nut it In one roll again when they be
lieved they were suspected. At all
events, It Is known that the bulk of the
money never loft tho hotel.
ANTI-LOTTERY- BILL.
IT BECOMES A LAW, HAVING RECEIVED
THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL.
Ilia lllvtr nmt Harbor It 1 11 Signed X
I'roclamntlon l'avorlne the Cntllo
Men Minor IluilneM
Transacted,
C'iiksson Spkinos. Pa., Sept. 10.
The President to-tiny Issued the follow
ing proclamation:
"To whom It may concern: Whereas
It has been represented to me that, by
reason of the drought which has pre
vailed In the Indian Territory and In
the adjoining Slates, the execution of
my proclamation of February 17, 1300,
requiring the removal of all live stock
from the Cherokee oudet on or before
October 1, would work great hanUhlp
and low not onlv to tbe owner of stock
herded upon the strip but to the owner
of cattle lu the adjoining States, and
"Whereas the owner of all cattle
bow herded upon the outlet have sub
mitted to me a proposition In writing
whereby they agree to remove one half
of their stock from the outlet on or be
fore November 1, and tbe residue
thereof and all their projierty and em
plovcs on or before December 1 nevt,
and to abandon all claims In aald outlet.
"Now, therefore. I, IJenjamlrt Har
rison, Presldeut of the United Slate, do
give notice that the permit heretofore
tlxed for the removal of the live stock
herded upon said outlet I extended to
November 1, as to one-half thereof, and
to December next a to the residue
thereof and as to all property ami em
ployes "
The President this morning approved
the Anil Lottery and ltlver and Har
bor Appropriation bills. He also at
tache! hi approval to the resolution
adopted by Congress in eulogy of Hon.
Samuel J. Randal! of Pennsylvania
and David Wilbur ami II. W. Nutting
of New York.
Tbe President has recognized Fran
cisco lAmbertinghi as Consul General
for Italy at San Francisco, He has
also sent to Washington tbe following
nominations:
John A. Klner of Wyoming, to be U.
S. IHstrlet Judtre of Wyoming; IWnja
rata K. Fowler of Wvoming, to be U. S.
District Attorney for tbe district of
Wyoming, and John P. liankia or
Wyoming, to be U. S. Marshal for tbe
district of Wyoming. Second Lieu
tenant Charles L. Potter, Corps of
Engineer, to be first lieutenant, vice
Siencer, resigned.
Additional Second Lieutenant Chester
Harding to be second lieutenant, Corps
of Engineers, U. S. A., vice Potter, pro
moted. Mr. Tibbott of tbe executive office,
who brought to the President the Aatl
tottery and the Hiver ami Harbor bills,
reports that tbe Executive Mansion
having been undergoing extensive re
pair is jet unlnbabilabW. ami that It
would be Imprudent for the President
and hi familv to remain in the houte
permanently for some days to come. In
these circumstances, the President will
rtiuaia here until some time nest week,
thea, if compelled to return to Wash
lagtoa before the house is habitable, he
will probably accept the hospitality of
Postmaster - General W anamaker or
aomstoaeoflhe other Cabinet oncers
uatil he can take bis family to the
White House.
Jlr- Boyd has arranged to give the
President another day's outing. Tomor
row at a. at. a special train with the
Presldeut ami member of hi family
will Wave hare for Clearfield, HouU
daw. Pallitpaburg ami Oarwinaville.
which towns aw located la the
bituminous coal regions. Taa Pseai
deuiialperty will travel ia Yice-Pret
dent Thomaoa' private ear. Upon
reaching that coal aeMa tbe
miacr will be esc used from
duty and a parade of several
thousand miner will pass ia review of
the Executive. The trip will occupy
tbe entire day. The arrangement for
the President' reception ana entertain
neat by the citizens of the coal regl
wut oe uaoer me lairofnntmi ausenrttBoa
of Hob. William H 1HU of Ckerfteld.
Pa. Tbe Presidential family tie the
only guests left ia the cottage and the
hotel will be deserted by night.
Tomorrow mondag it will ekwe It
doors. Secretary Heiior4' faaUly. wlU
return to Washington some time to
woirow --
Vb lMlSlcila a ItaiaA SOsfe
Ksar Owugaxa. heft, 1. Wfca tbe
grand jury aaaaatbted yesteeday la tbe
Criminal Court Judge Hajn 111 u
thm about the recent Certoil Baweu
ight. tie charged them to taveeMgau,
the ffht,and Ulhey loiuid the lVhl
been violated to Indict aB parims con
ceiaed gad bring then beie Mb court.
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i POLITICAL NEWS
THE ElfiflTH DISTRICT REPUBLI
CANS Will NOT DOMINATE.
THE FIGHT LEFT TO LEE AND HUIE.
Mako UsiiftT His hfamt to Kp
Inpkw from Beiog Seated,
AND M WILL mm MS KI-KISCTIOK.
low tks Tariff Affiett Tmigt Trad.
VUws ef CBgrtnBB Fitch Con-
srsMimtl ifsmiBttiooi.
FltRR FISLD FOft HUMlk
MBrvni-JCAjrs or" tkr KtottTR wstwct
wtr.t. sot tiiitsKirr a rvsnttJATK
The IlepMbllcan Congrpssloflal Con
vention of the Kighth Virginia district
met at Manassa yesterday, and Indirectly
Indorsed the candidacy of Mr. Frank
Ilutrto, the Independent Democratic
candidate, by refusing to nominate any
one. The convention was a large and
representative one. It It. Farr was
temporary chairman, and when tho per
manent organization was effected Major
Hlno tucHiiic chairman and L. W. Cor
belt secretary.
Judge Fnrmau otTcn-d a series of
resolutions declaring that the ltepubll
cans of the district would not support
nny man for Congress who was not in
favor of the three cardinal principles of
tho party "free schools, free speech,
and a free bullot." The next resolve
was that the convention would not sup
port nnj man who would not pledge
hlmtelf to support the Lodge election
bill. This, of course, was a declaration
by Implication that the party would not
support Mr. Hume, am! it met with
overwhelming defeat.
W. A. Strother, a lawyer from Fau
quier County, then reported from the
committee on resolutions, as follows:
AMiertnK we believe that a free and flr
f ire!on of tbe popular will, under tbe
exUtltift election law of Vircliils, known a
tbe "AiitlerMm-McConnlck election law'
cannot tie enjujrd by KepiilillcaD In our
Btate ami illotrfet; therefore, br It
Htiolirtl, Tbt we ilem It InexpcOlent to
maKe a nouiiuatioti.
W. N. Cather, the only objector on
the committee, submitted the follow
ing minority report:
The minority ot tbe committee think the
action of tbe rest of tbe committee would
1 a withdrawal of the Hepublirati party
from tbe work of the iJUtrUt; that In the
Interest of lb publican principle tt Is best
lo make a nomination.
A number of speeches were mode,
and tbe motion to substitute tbe mi
nority report was defeated bv a vole of
18 to 8.
An attempt was made to strike out
the rifermce to the Anderson McCor
mlck election law, and after muoh dis
cusslcu tbe following amended resolu
tion was passed:
Ulnreu w ricd frei' schools, free
speech and a frts ballot iLe great pillar
upon which must reit all permanent Ke
puhllcau Institution, and
Whereat we believe that a free and fair
exprcMlon of the popular will, unuer tbe
existing law of Virgin), known a tbe
Autiertou-MeCormlrk ebc Ion law, cannot
be enjoyed by KepublicaiMof our State and
dUtrlrt. therefore
litsihtil, That we deem it inexpedient to
make s nomination.
After the convention adjourned Judge
Freeman, A. J. Soger, N. O. liued and
Job Hauxhurtt, all of Fairfax, held a
eaueus, for tbe purpose of calling an
other Itepubllcaa Convention to nomi
nate a candidate.
Mr. Park Agnew, one of the most
prominent men in the Itepubllcaa party
In tbe State, and tbe acknowledged
leader in the district, did not go to tbe
convention. Last night he expressed
tbe opinion that Mr. Hume's election
was almost a certainty
Sneakine of Mr. Itume's candidacv
Ibis morning a well-known Virginia
politician saul- "I notice that several
days aeo Mr. O'Perrall ertliciaed Mr.
Hume's candidacy, and expressed his
surprise that any one should have the
courage to make an independent can
vass. Of all tbe supreme gall I have
witnessed that is the worst Do you
know bow O'Perrall got Into Congress?
XV Well, be ran as an independent
and was seated by a Democratic House.
It comes with poor grace for him to
ciiticUe Mr. flume' so-called pre
sumption. And then be is so sincerely
rocfldent in General I.oe'j ability to
deft at Mr. Hume. Perhaps he may,
but I am satisfied from what I know of
Mr. Hume's tonservatism and lib
enlists that he will poll nearly the full
Hcpublkan vote. I understand there
is to he a meeting at Lawyer Marbury'a
office oa the 88 d between Mayor Elli
son of Bkamond, the chairman of the
Democratic State Committee, ami mem
ber of the district committee, to con
sider ways and means to defeat Hume.
Tbey will have to do coaaiteroble
bustling to do it, though."
If r. Suae, when seen this morning,
declined to be interviewed regarding
the action of the Republkaji convention
yesterday, but he stated he would
shortly Issue aa address to the voter of
the Eighth district, setting forth hie
i claims tor laetr support.
Ol B PEOPLE FLUKED HOST.
UU. HTCH SHOWS HOW IBS 1SMUV BILL
4WSCT VOatClUt, TEANC,
ReareagaiaWve Akhbel P. ftfceh of
New York, )k has just returned from
Germany, k iwrlaiad that the state
ment thgt have been printed recently.
alleging thai Germany and Fraaee are
tu a peak ever the prospect of the pes
Mtge of the McKiatey mil. are greatly
c x jggcrated la coaversation last night
with the corresBoadent of the Ike
Trk World he said:
-The belief that the Mcltiaky blU is
tikcl) to cause any widespread disaster
or do say permanent injury tomauu
t.u.tuJer and exporters in Europe to
u-t well founded It wilt came cos
-idc-raMe latenuBtloa lo trade, hut the
ui .ury will be more to our ova peoale
who buy gooua aad to our Kesr Yoth
io.pcrteta who handle them Oae eflbet
ui the bill will be to put into eumoeti
tton with awertcan goods gretU .Huami-
!).- if giHHls which bav 5 ..rcti'fure
! Uialktl lu Ibt lulJ a.tu
i L uiut i 3 1 - U
i - al Au i. I i 1
and also to thr- New Yortt hrrcs which
fmd out the tooris, as well as to the
carrying trade.
"There ts corrsMetuMe feelln? and
rv n Indignation armmg AmeTlcan tu
dents of art In Kntops in rr-trard ro the
rr-storatfon by the Senate of the duty on
art. Trw stwdents, who rome from
sll mtris of the United StatM and who
expect to return to Americs to follow
this profession, are admit ttd to many
prtvllrtfM In the Oerman schools of art,
from whlfh they derive arrest advant
age, ami It vems to them most unfair
tnst this dtitv, which operates to shnt
out the works of their own Instructors,
should be maintained.
"To an American who Is asked to ex
plain the principles npon which the
McKlnley Wll is based the situation is,
lossy the lpsat, difficult and embarras
ring. If he believes, as I do, that the
IHIf Is to repay to favored classes the
money which they have contributed and
Intend to contribute for the use of the
Itepttbllcan party he will still be
reluctant to explain such a state of af
fairs "There has always been among the
professional and commercial classes In
Germany much admiration for the Insti
tutions of America, ami In the early
tlays uf the war their Interest In our
success was shown by the Immense
sums of mowy which were invested in
our bonds at a time when English and
French Investors were unwilling to
purchase them.
"Now the almirdltles of the McKln
ley bill have discouraged our friends,
and are used by the opponents of re
publican Institutions as an evidence of
the mlsgovernment which follows the
establishment of a nation like ours.
However, In ray opinion, the serious
damages Indicted by the bill Is to our
own people and not to the foreigner."
NOT L-IKKI) I1V MAHONK.
I.ASOSTON MAT K SKATRt), BOT RB
NI.MCTtOX IS PAR rmiM gl'HK
Nkw Yontc, Sept. 10 The Wash.
Ington correspondent of the HVrMsaya
thst the dlfllculty the ltepubllcans are
experiencing In their effort to secure
a quorum ot their memliers to seat
John M. Langslon proceeds largely
from Mahone's opposition to the col
ored contestant.
Chcadle of Indiana understood the
case when he spoke Wednesday. Lang
slcn Is really a ttolter. He fmigbt the
Mahonc machine with couroee and some
success at home, but Ids claims now are
wink, liecau) lie comes here and in
vokes the grinding and oppressive Kwer
of the parly machine to turn bin mc-ci-ssful
Democratic opponent out and
put him In. Mahone advises against It,
snd insist that Langaton haa no cae
worth attention on partisan ground
Tbe majotlty of the Elections Commit
tee. however, have reported In Lang
ston's favor, and It ia probably only a
question of getting a Itepttbllcan quorum
present la the House to Insure hi suc
cess. Hut even should he win this tight he
will return to ids home to find the way
made a difficult for blm as it wa be
fore. He will present himself to his
people for Indorsement, but not in the
regular way. Mahone still has charge
of the machinery of the State Commit
tee, and will use it lo put up a ltepub
llcan candidate against Langston. He
will label his man, too, "the regular
lit publican nominee." and In that way
appeal to the straight-out party vote In
tbe district.
It was reported at one time that Ma
hone himself would make tbe race for
Coegres. but he Is said to have decided
upon a colored lawyer of Petersburg,
named Harris, as the man to oppose
Langston. Harrl I completely under
Mahone' domination, and something
of a politician, but not so bright a man
as Langston, nor so popular with the
colored voters. Still. If be rune, be
will draw away liepubllcon votes from
Laagstou, and In that manner make it
postlble for a Democrat to come here
front that district.
Mr. Veaable. who is about lo late
hi seat through partisan power, i very
popular at home, ami hi party friends
want him to stand for re election. He
has not as yet decided the question.
NuumtiU r'r OousrwM.
IxpuNAroLu. Sept 10 The Repub
lican Congressional Convention for tbe
Seventh district met here yesterday aad
nominated J. J. Billingeiy for Congress.
I'niacKToa, III., Sept 19 The
Democratic Convention of the Seveath
Congressional district nominated John
W. Bite for Congress.
NEK UN. WYOUWTAKY FAIT.
A Wbuuk IVIm IliM Nt Tint ail FtJ
tor Nearly Ms Mtn.
Allen iowk, Px., Sept. 18 Mr.
Adam Wuchter of Whitehall, seven
mii s from here, has passed the 17?ad
day since she has tatted food or drink
in any form. This is vouched for by
her afteadinit physicians. The unfortu
ante woman' fast does not arise front
choiee oa her part, inasmuch as she ia
atfected with a malignant cancer of the
Bkaryex, which prevent her from swal
lowing either solids or tiqubl food.
although she craves it constantly. The
doctor cannot account for her wonder
ful leeactty of life except that the is
peeieited of a phsaoaweally strong eoa
stitutioa Her eomHttoa b gradually
growing worae. her lower exuemUet
r cohf like than of a dead person, and
her vitality it at aa exceedingly lo
ebb.
ssvtt awewteo Jiaaastaiitte.
Aa examination will he held oa
September W to tU a vacancy ia the
position of draftsman, Bureau of Ord
nance. Navy Department, salary f t.tnw.
The subject will be letter writing,
neaoenclalure of sua aad carriages,
drafting ami (leatgnlag, orbjinai dev
tJgaiag for ordnance purposes, cal
culation toanected with the coa
ttructloaof ordnance, general knowl
edge ot modern ordnance material and
strength of metal used la ordnance de
signs, revolving force brought upon
gnat tad carriage when subjected to
shock of 4riag. usual manner of con
trolling recoil of gun and general re
qukeaient of carriage or machinery for
pointing tad training the aaaw, Batik rl
of riaitiig aaergy of tecott of gua. for
detarmlaing ttresaes on pMo rod.
ptessuie in and Uucluwas of hydraulic
tecoll, cyiimkrs, etc.
----- M-aataVw atAeaaaeX.
TomiTo, Os.t , ee. 1. the
horse Uoclen caletdav btact the
iiiil iu id ! . biU .tu,uu liy
i.L.io-.'i. 'i, ,. .- !i.a
THtT WIU II WtLCOKi
MSWMH. Hilton awH O'UHn wm Have
l!Mttit hnttnHs In A row ten.
Inwr, Sept. 19 The Chronirb
and avrte iVetss ridlrnie Secretly Us'
four's ctmrte In arresting Messrs. O'Srhtii
and Dillon. Assuming that the object
of the government Is to prevent lire
American mission, tbr-y sav the desired
tmrpose will not lw accomplished hy the
detention of these prisoners. Other
Nationalists will t sent to America In
thtlr places, and delegates of minor
fame, who lack In eloquence ami logic,
will be more than compensated for by
the stm ,- they will be able to tell of per
pwution snd injnstlre. The Ormservn
live organisation organs support the
government's action as warranted by
the dangerous advice riven the peasants
hy the prisoners, but do not venture lo
predict any beneficial results of the
movement.
PSTOKTOMATE TKAHFS.
White Menllnc n Itliln Two at Thi-m
nre Kllli-it tltlier InjHrml.
Carnoi.Ltiir, Mo., Sept. 19. As
freight train No. IW on the Santa Fe
road was pulling In yesterdavlhe draw
head pulled out, throwing three cars off
the track ami demolishing them. In
one of the cars were Ave tramps Meal
ing a ride tr. Kansas Cttv. W. C.
Drake of Miles City. Mo., having let
ters from bis father at Lafargcvlllc,
Ify., ami W. C llstli, In whose posses
sion ere letters front his wife at
Johnston, It. I , were killed. James
McLaughlin of Detroit had his leg
crushed and was otherwise badly in
Jurcd, but may recover. A. Httnye of
Chicago wss bruised about the chest.
The mill man disappeared.
"ON THE RAGGED EDGE"
URGENT NEED OF REFORM IN THE
DISTRICT POLICE FORCE.
Unit Ktlcct or tlio Army Limitation In
the ,piiolutinent uT Htnuicer ns
l'ollceiiirn Tlin Mnetevnth
Itlrlluliiy.
h'mm To-dott't Itnlilmon w (ItmMiw'on
JHnpatrA),
The police system of the District of
Columbia, which, a short time ago,
reached Its nineteenth birthday, is now
on "the ragged edge." The researches
of Commissioner ltohert and the
general public disgust at tbo draft of
strangers from alt parts of the world,
many of whom are utterly Ignorant of
the ways of Washington, a members of
tbe local police force, to the exclusion
of Washlngtonlans, who know the
people and locallles, have prsdticed a
current in favor of reform which can
not lie much longer resisted. Some of
the army men find themselves unable
for want of familiarity with the ground
to do efficient doty a policemen, and,
when pressed to proper work, dnil that
they are not competent and resign, ami
the superintendent get application to
nil these vactHclet away from the
military camps of tbe West from
soldier who wish to be discharged
from the army and come to Washing
ton and be made policemen to waste tbe
first year in mistakes that may train
them for tolerably fair service the
second year. It now occupies vtry
much of the time of the trained police
men who know the streets, etc., and are
familiar with the District to instruct
tbe new men not merely In tbe routine
of police work, but how to avoid gat
ing lost tt night on their own "beats,''
Until aa amendment in ibis matter ia
effected change will not be reform,
for It is evidently impossible to make
an effective body of police out of men
who drifted Into the army ami drifted
out of it and have little or no interest
in the District,
The police machinery and the mate
rial instrumentalities of the Metropoli
tan force have been constantly improv
ing, and were never better than now.
The experience of nineteen years be
been yearly made profitable in every
'bine except tbe men. aad Congress
forbid any improvement la the recruit
ing system of the police. New station,
new wagon, new telephone aal tele
graph tfaet, aew police signal boxen, all
that modern science hat offered to es
sUt ia tbe preveatioa ordeteetioe of
crime has been availed ot, and one sua
eow ought to be at efrkleat with the
sdcUtiotjal force at hit command at
were three ate whea tbe farce wa or
gaaixed; but all these thing require a
higher grade of intelligence u icive
them the full effect, aad that grade of
iatlligece can be better gotua among
the young men who have bees educated
at the District school and have served
ia the District miliua thea elsewheee.
At soon a ConiMilmloaerelect Hoat
shall have quell tied aad Cnmmlasioaer
BwUrrt recovered uitrieatly to attend to
board aotae dttage will he initiated to
tine Interest of geauiae reform.
ftseteta Manatee te.
$e Yobs, Sept l. A verdUt of
manslaugbur was relumed by the
jury ia the ijueee's County Court yetv
who was tried for performing a
friasreal Qtmrntioa oas Miss. ftiMte
Covert, which resulted ia her death,
Bassett will be sentenced to day.
foi, K. V-. ski- 19. Becd, Cain,
aad Bueit, the alteevd train wreckers,
entered a plea of not guilty to day and
their trial ww set down for Tuesday
next Kieraen and Cordial were die
charged, but the former was Im
mediately rearrested. The alteged COA
feesigfts turn out to be bogus.
tj. ,
Hui Wa&iwa: ia ttnanam Mte Xjawata
. hLsw Oai-BA. ieai. Mi-BaUa
Hyer aad Andy Bosrea have sigaed
ar&Wk ior nght forgautMof 3.0S.
The hbtt.le will tahe tktsv hece to,
February
Ki". Mr mil tu ftvab
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n v, .
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NEWYORKSSENSATION
MtSB SIITI. JOlRSTOrtn rlrtK
R1ALI8M IAM8 TBI TltATli
There Were IHrteetir ia HnwM, ent
Ther iw Net Tube thw rra
stwKtivn VtewTHf ImitMS
Wre Awnhht.
Nrw York, Pept 19 The . to
day says The surprising dispkf "f
phystqfVe that Miss Sibyl Joawslonc
made at the Standard Theatre It tho
stndlo scene in "The Clemeneeau Case'
on Wednesday night, when she as
mimed for the first time the role of Tin.
which Miss Pearl F.ytlnge was to
much for, resulted In the attendance of
tbe pollre at lest niehl's perfntwiiace
Acting Csptain Schmlttherger and De
tectives ltsyes and Brett went to the
theatre prepared to make aa arrest In
cam they found that the bounds ot
propriety were overstepped. If Anthony
Omstock was there, nobody saw him.
I .U lie Abe Jtummet, Mr. J. X. Hill's
lawyer, was hastily summoned by mes
senger sflet tbe curtain rote. Word
had been sent lo Mr. ITeron, the adapter
of the play, that Miss Johnstone ought
to be arrested on the ground that her
exposure of her form In Ike third eel
constituted Indecent exposure lb the
meaning of the law.
The theatre was jammed, of course.
Club men, men about town end public
officials wetc In the orchestra seats.
Comptroller Myers was consrdcttous,
and so were Lillian ltussell ami Mr.
William Sandford. Tbey had teats In
the seventh row of the orchestra, and
tat the play out.
Miss Johnstone repeated tbe smating
display of her figure upon the model's
pedestal lu the studio scene. She is a
tall and ptetty woman, with blue eyes
and golden hair. She stood with arms
uplifted, as the nude model. She bad
no stays, and her chest and legs were
encased In silk tights that revetted with
candor every outline of her form. There
was absolutely no other dravery.
When the curtain roc on Wednesday
night and revealed her thus the spec
tators were falrlv dumlounded with
astonishment. Last night only tbe
women in the audience appeared lo lie
astonished. About a third of the big
audience clapped their bands. Miss
Johnstone stood motionless for half a
minute, not more, tnd then Actor
Lsckaye threw about ber a white gown.
It was when tbe actress fastened this
rapidly about ber form that tbe specta
tors were startled bv the estremu
realism of the feigned nudity of the
wouci. rue sub jersey was netn pink,
and the white drapery emphasized the
color.
Mist Johnstone appeared to be en
tirely self possessed, and she laughed
as she bcuad tbe drapery about her
with a girdle of silk cord, leaving her
chest exposed fur fully a minute at the
did to. Comptroller Myers looked
grave, and Acting Captain Schmltt
erger shook hi bead.
"We can't interfere here," he said,
and left tbe theatre Tbe actress got a
curtain call at the end of tbe act.
Miss Johnstone eras married only i
little over a month ago to a Watt street
broker. It was her second merritgi
It could not be discovered last Bight
whether her husband was la tbe theatre ,
nor hat anybody been able to lad out
wbtt he think of Mis Johnstone'
daring realism.
Many friends went behind the scene
and congratulated tbe handsome ac
tress after the play. She spoke laugh
legly of tbe sensation she made .u
Wednesday etght.
"I never taw anything to Indecent
to suggestion," she said, "as was the
statue on Monday night, with a pattta)
drapery of the model's figure. I ttld
to Manager Fieron. I will pity iVafatei
with my figure entirely draped, or I
will wear bo drapery at ait. But I will
pot consent to the improper tuggettlve
ness of wearing tights and a awre bit
at drapery.' They wouldn't let ate be
a UuUttm, to I took the other alterna
tive. I hold that tt It an to he natural.
I resent the assertion that my tataer
sonattoa thus ia ia aay way unchaste or
Improper.
SHUTS; rtOI IIS BOX.
A Tse-TaAnM H'tnse WweeW
Am Mpsttwv.
Hi twos, X. Y , Sept, 19. George
Weaver, aged 3, strayed from hit hose
early Tuesday morning, and, ijaspftt a
careful kearch by bit parent aad tbeii
frlencU, has not yet been found. Mr.
Weaver i employed la the Harder
Knitting Mills and hi feUow-wothmen.
upon hearing of bis lost, ttotmed work
and joined to the teamh. All hones of
finding the child alive hve beta glreu
up. and the father exarettei the fer
that he hat been dtwwaed ts tbe
tweiteB streasns or oae ef the maty
aaade formed by tbe secetjt storm
T aearchera, about aw Uausmbei
are discouraged gad many are com
Ptetely worn out wtth their tramp
thjough the woods, but started at it
light tbi morning and letutteil tho
search.
htSKAi'oi.u. Miss., Sept .wflrt
I'tited States grand jury yetsetdev to
dkted Kaumerators Bttaofcl TJlioa
and Bole of Sit. Paid- AUtheotb to
yesterday. The (teieate detuurr jtc
ajpi at tptjatfBjaajBjajtj(- wMP f
St. Pawl next week- Judge Is to
ftn.taj that ihe trials wottbf. a
wwsPsW" ffSBjay Appsnt 99 Tpswtwnpt
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Coxj.w, ID., gept.
hvght train collided at f p, .
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day on toe Jeaertoartte. alt'
taatoltoe. ttxm
of thh city The engiteet m i
jiimpeij tsa were uwn-
AteiEtmier btewart wat
MjitiMif and twelve cars went deestoee I
wasfs iie aww ww wi wsntww aragpray mras"!
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