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O V-fJjil JLO. ?XLV3 AND fcUKDAYti
Fnlrj warmer.
It Is
to Get
Than it is $8, $9, $10, $11, $12 or $13, and that is why wo
mark all Cassiraero and Cheviot Suits that were made to sell
for those figures down to that price.
You may possibly have
In, your pocket when you do not hare $14, $10 or $16, and
that is why, in this era of cheap prices that is to come, we
mark Suits that were made to sell at those figures down to
that price. Thousands are coming every day, and the news
is spreading.
Free Wool Prices or less, every day except Sunday, at
ell Bran
Eesist the hard service in
. McKEE & CO., Indianapolis
Wfc have five big Parlor Suites that are in our way. "We
need room for a new lino of Paiicy Rockers and Chairs. Wo
have cut $20 off the .price of each, as follows:
1 six-piece Corduroy Suite, was $55, - - Row
1 six-piece SI Tapestry Suite, was $60, How
1 six-piece Brocatelle Suite, was $65, - How
1 six-piece Mohair Suite, was $60, - How
1 five-piece Silk Tapestry Suite, was $100, How $80
Our beautiful Library Furniture, in leather, cannot bo
duplicated in stylo or price. Our Dining-room Chairs alone
are worth a visit to our store.
5 South Illinois Street.
Veiled Prophets I St. Louis Fair
7.50 ROUND TRIP 7.50
For all trains Sept. 29 to Oct. 5. Inclusive.
Good to return until Oct. 8, Inclusive.
Harfest and Home Seekers' Excursions
I n Every Direction,
For rates, dates and limit, call at Big
Four Offices, No. l.Kast Washington street.
No. 26 Jackson place, .Massachusetts avenue
and Union Station.
The Indianapolis Maennerchor
Will run am excursion to CINCINNATI
C, H. & D. R. R
Saturday and Sunday, SepL 29 and 30,
era T-- T'.i-. CIO Ef
Special train will lenve Sunday,
7j3 A. M , imd retumlnt; tvIII leave
Cincinnati lOiOO I. 31.
TlckrtM Kntl on all train of
Saturday, Sept. and Rood to re
turn on all train till Oct.
For further Information call at
Ticket Oillee, No.;? West Washington
street or Union station.
I. 1). BALDWIN, D. P. A.
(Lcularille. New Albany & CMcago Ry. Co.)
?Co. 30 Chicago Limited, Pullman Vesti-
tuled Coaches, Parlor ami Dining Cars,
daily 11:50 a.m.
Arrive Chic-afro - 6:30 r in.
2s'uw :it h;c Night Kxpre, Pullman
Vf stibtilnl Cuache and bieeper. dally. 1:35 a. m.
Arriv CMoaco 7 -iO a. ra
Jfo luMouun Accommodation, daily, ex-
ccjt Sunday 4 00 pm..
No. 33 Veatlbulf, daily 3:55 p. m.
Ko. 3. tibule. UUy 3:25 a. m.
Ho. V Mnon Accommodation, daily,
except Sunday 11:20 . m.
I'ulluian Vestibule Sleeper for Chicago stands at
west end Union bUtlou. aud ran bo taken at b:30 p.
lu.. dally.
Yot further Information call at Union Ticket Office,
corner VMnirt u and Meridian streets. Union Sta
tion aud Massachusetts avenue.
I. It. BALDWIN. D. P. A.
The Indianapolis Warehouse Company
Money adTanced on conairument. Iteeistered re
ceipt niven. No. '.Y.3 to SOUTH PENNSYL
Sunday Journal
By Mall, to Any Address,
Two Dollars per Annum
C2 Wut Washington Street.
Duck Boots
coal mines or on the farm.
It doe the work for ctMischv and uoliU.
1'leawant to tt mitt chiulrtrii take to It
Tlio Ouet tliliijf out. Our italea prove It.
Trie aola aito for IntUnaHlia at POTTER'S
PHARMACY. 30O N. Ponnsjlvanlal&treet.
Cave Them Poor Food and 3Inde
Them Eat Apurt from Himself and
Wife III Secretary' Story.
PHILADELPHIA, Sent. 27.-Since the re
turn of the Peary expedition from north
Greenland on Tuesday last there have
bten stories of dissatisfaction on the part
of the members concerning Peary's con
duct of the enterprise and the quality and
auantlty of the food he compelled them to
eat. The interview had with Mrs. Peary
in Washington, in which she said she was
at a loss to understand the complaints,
has caused much discusslcu here, and this
afternoon the members of the 'party held
a conference at the Bingham House to
consider the advisability of making a state
ment of their reasons for dissatisfaction,
Tha conference was . held behind closed
doors and lasted several hours. At Its con
clusion the members declined to state what
had been decided upon further than that
It was not the intention to make answer
to Mrs. Peary's statement at this time.
The party has not yet disbanded, however,
and a further consultation may be held to
morrow. W. L. Swayne, who was one of the party
and went out with Peary as private secre
tary, said: "We are under no contract
with Peary. As regards dissatisfaction
with his management, the only agreement
that exists was made by us on board ship
while we were returning to Philadelphia.
We then agreed that we would say nothing
unless Mrs. Peary opened her lip3. This I
see she did yesterday. I consider myself
at perfect liberty to speak. As for my con
tract with Peary It has been broken by
him repeatedly during the course of the
epedltion. He agreed that we were to
be treated as gentlemen. For one thing I
can say that Lieutenant Peary himself
certainly did not act as a gentleman
among gentlemen. 1 see 2drs. Peary has
something to say about the food. Let me
give you our nicmu during the last two
month of our stay while we waited for
the relief party. Tnls menu was the out
come of Peary's arrangements and was
due to insufficient provisioning in the be
ginning: Breakfast Corn-meal mush, sprinkled
by Peary with sugar and a sparing hani;
bacon with all the fat fried out of P;
an occasional ppoonful of Boston beans out
of a can; coffee.
"Lunch Boiled seal meat, V tasting like
stale mutton flavored with coal oil; corn
bread; tea. m
"Dinner Reindeer meat when we-could
get It, and seal meat when we could net;
beans, occasionally, and, don't omit this,
a half slice of white bread; coffee.
"On Sunday evening, as a special treat,
we had for dessert one can of tomatoes
among the party. ....
"What Peary and his wife had we don t
know. They lived apart and not one of
us was ever, during the whole time, in
vited to their quarters. Peary treated us
to a lot of red tape and autocratic rule
that had serious consequences sometinu-s.
I am lame on account of it. He would or
der some of us to go on a seventy-live-mile
sledge Journey to procure food for his
dogs, and oniy give us an hour's warning."
when half a day could have been accorded.
The hour did not suttice to dry our fur
stockings, and wc ran the risk of frozen
feet. My toe. which lames me, was frozen
Just that way. And one thing that I can
add. no Arctic exedltion can ever succeed
with a woman along to hamper It."
It is understood that Prof. T. C. Cham-
berlain, .of the University of Chicago, who
accompanied the auxiliary expedition as
geologist, baa secured valuable data bear
ing1 on glaciers. Between July 23 and Aug.
26 he made a personal examination of sev
enteen glaciers, and he was Lieutenant
Peary's guest at Anniversary Lodge for a
fortnight. The other members of the relief
party say he was really the only scientist
who learned all he went to seek.
Jacksonville Still Cut Off from South
ern Florida.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept 27.-Storm
news is very meager. Jacksonville Is still
cut off from communication, with South
Florida and since Tuesday not a word has
been received from east coast points where
the storm is supposed to have been most
severe. All the wires leading to the south
are down and no trains from that section
have come in since Tuesday. Nothing has
been heard from St. Augustine since Tues
day and there are rumors that the ancient
city has suffered greatly. Communication
with the south will probably be opened up
by to-morrow. It is certain that the orange
crop has been greatly Injured hut It is
hoped no livA have been lost. In Jackson
ville the damage, which amounts to about
$75,000, is being rapidly repaired. The wreck
of the new union depot in process of con
struction was the most serious loss.
The Ilarometer Falllnjr.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27. Incoming steam
ers report falling barometer and indica
tions of dry weather. The Ward line
steamer Vlgilancia, after delaying twenty
four hours at anchor in Gravesend bay,
went to sea this afternoon. The wind is
hauling further to the eastward, and all
indications point to a nasty night. Re
ports from southern coast points say that
much damage has been done, but no loss
of life is yet reported.
No Lous of Life.
CHARLESTON, S. C, Sept. 27. Dis
patches from various points in the middle
and coast regions regarding the West In
dia hurricane report considerable damage
to corn and cotton, very serious damage
to the rice crop, but no loss of life. At
Georgetown damage to rice crop is very
great, and it is difficult yet to estimate the
loss, though many put it at 33 per cent.
Gamblers and Owuers of Property
Leased to Gamblers Indicted.
CHICAGO, Sept. 27. As a result of the
grand Jury investigation of Chicago gam
bling two owners of property In which
gambling was carried on and fifteen keep
ers of gambling houses were Indicted to
day. Indictments were voted against David
A. Kohn, owner of the property. No. 119
Clark street (Varnell's); George F. Hard
ing, jr., owner of the premises, No. 170
Madison street (Powers & O'Brien), and for
fifteen gambling house keepers. It is ex
pected that a large number of other In
dictments, will follow, and a .thorough in
vestigation of the charges of police cor
ruption will be made. The errand Jury In
vestigation is the result of the crusade of
the Civic Federation against gambling.
The civic federation of this city has de
cided to hold in Chicago, Nov. 13-14. a con
gress of labor leaders, thinkers, manufao
turer3, representative employers and tu
dents of the social questions as related to
the labonng field. Chauncey M. Depew and
Terence V. Powderly are expected to ad
dress a public meeting at the time of the
congress. Among the other speakers will
be Hon. D. J. Ryan, of Ohio; Congress
man Springer, of Illinois; J. D. Weeks, of
Pittsburg; Archbishop Ireland, Samuel
Gompers. F. P. Sargent, P. M. Arthur,
Martin Fox, P. J. McGuire.
Largo Portiou of Crow Wing: Count y,
Minnesota, Swept by Fire.
ST. PAUL. Minn., Sept. 27. More serious
forest fires are reported to-night from the '
Crow Wing country, and several fatalities
are feared. A dispatch from Bralnerd says
a large part of that county has been laid
waste by the fires which were raging wllh
terrible fury inis afternoon, and probably
a dozen farmers in the eastern and south
ern parts of Crow Wing county have lost
nearly all their buildings, and, In some
cases, everything contained In them. Lon
Vincent and his family had a very narrow
escape, and his farmhouse was destroyed.
The only thing John Swanson saved was
his team. County Treasurer John T. Fra
zer suffered greatly, all his farm buildings,
crops and household furniture being de
stroyed. Albert La Fond lose considerable
grain, with his farm buildings. The farms
of Jose; Meyers, A. V. De Fall and
George Sangrin have also been reported as
havlns been devastated.
No authentic estimate of losses Js possi
ble to-night, but many have lost their en
tire crop and all their buildings. The flames
spread with the greatest rapidity. Many,
families known to be in the fire belt have
not been heard tvom, and grave fears are
felt for their safety. The fires are still
burning, but the wind has subsided.
An Insurance Editor Declares that the
Average Jew Risk Is Unsafe.
CHICAGO, Sept. 27. C. C. Hine. editor of
the New York Insurance Monitor, created
a sensation at to-day's session of
the Fire Underwriters Association of
the Northwest by an attack on
the Jews in his paper on the "Jew in Fire
Insurance." Mr. Hlne declared that the
average Jew risk is twice as apt to burn
as what Mr. Hlne called an "American"
risk. Without making direct charges of In
cendiarism he supported his statement with
a lengthy argument and a long array of
figures and statistics. He said Insurance
figures would proe his statement correct,
and that he could set no reason for "minc
ing matters." Mr. HIne's paper was fol
lowed by a hot discussion and his theory
was severely attacked. He appeared to have
but few supporters among the delegates
present, most of whom declared that both
his statistics and deductions were wrong.
The election of officers took place. this
afternoon. W. J. Littiejohn. of Chicago, de
feated C. L. Whittemore. of Washington,
for president. H. C. Alverson, of Des
MoIne3, was elected vice president, and E.
. Munn, of Chicago, re-elected secretary
and treasurer. A new board of directors
was also chosen
New Southern Industrie.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 27.-The Manufact
urers' Record, in its weekly review of the
industrial and railroad Interests of the
South, reports the purchase of an Important
Florida railroad and ten thousand acres of
adjacent land by New York people; a plan
to establish six thousand people from
Pennsylvania on thirty thousand acres of
land in West Virginia; a purchase by
Southern men of a large tract of land In
Tennessee and West Virginia for mining
purposes; New York lumber men organized
a IW0.00D company and purchased 73,0uO
acres of land in western Carolina; new
railroads, including twenty miles in North
Carolina, twenty-live miles In Kentucky
and forty-five miles in Virginia, and that
a New England cotton mill company will
build a $VHW0 mill in Georgia; a $30,000 oil
mill; a $100,000 commission company; a
$L00.000 land improvement company: coal
mines and furnaces resuming; a $it),000 Im
provement company, and electric-light
Arrested tor Denming Ills "Wife.
CHICAGO. Sept 27. John Forsyth, son
of the millionaire Chicago man. Jacob For
syth, was under arrest to-day charged with
having abandoned his wife. He furnlsiied
ball. Young Forsyth's wife was Miss
Grover, a farmer's daughter at Ionia, Mich.
They were married about two years ago
without consulting the elder Forsyth. Since
the wedding the couple have lived in about
nearly all the fashionable hotels of the
city. The husband has followed no active
business, with the exception of an experi
ment or two on 'Change, said not to have
been over successful. It is claimed that
strong pressure has been brought to bear
on young Forsyth to renounce the woman
of bis choice.
lie Tells Britishers Our New Tar
iff Law Will Hurt Tliem,
And that the. Republican Protective
Policy Served to Promote the Traao
of England and Other Nations.
Will Not Speak Until Officially
Notified of His Nomination.
Committee for that Purpose to Be Ap
pointed To-Day The Senator Re
ceiving" Many Congratulations.
LONDON, Sept. 27. The dinner given by
the Chamber of Commerce of London to
Congressman W. L. Wilson, of West Vir
ginia, took place at the Hotel Metropole
this evening. About seventy guests were
present, including J. Sterling Morton, Sec
retary of Agriculture, and his two sons,
Paul and Joy Morton; Congressman Isidore
Straus, of New York; Sir Courtney E. Boyle,
permanent secretary qf the Board of Trade,
and a number of leading men in trade and
commerce. Embassador Bayard and James
R. Roosvelt. secretary of the United States
embassy, sent regrets.
The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
sent a telegram of congratulation to Mr.
Wilson. During the dinner Mr. Wilson con
versed with Sir Albert Kaye Rollit, the
chairman of the evening, on the tariff and
other questions. After the toast to the
Queen had been drunk the chairman pro
posed a toast to the President of the
United States. He referred in eulogistic
terms to America's former representatives
in London Lowell, Lincoln and Phelps
and to the present representative, Mr.
Bayard, the mention of whose names were
greeted with loud cheers. He extended a
hearty welcome to the guests and to Sec
retary Morton, as representing the Ameri
can government. The toast was drunk
standing, amid loud and prolonged cheers.
Proposing a toast to the guests, Sir Al
bert Rollit said that Mr. Wilson's name had
become honored and familiar In England.
In honoring the guests he said they were
honoring London, and its Chamber of Com
merce asked them to take back with them
a message of peace and good will. Nothing,
he went on, could be woe than a war be
tween the two great allies. That was why
arbitration in theUabama and Bering sea
cases was acceptable to Great Britain. He
was not sure that the worst wcys of the
future would not be tariff wars. If, as he
hoped, the period of tariffs was beginning
to end, both countries ought to honor Mr.
Wilson. The new tariff might not have
realized the aspiration of its promoters,
but it had established a freer system of
trade and substituted a certainty for an
uncertainty to the benefit of both coun
tries. Benefits had already been experi
enced in England. Furnaces had been re
opened in Wales and Yorkshire and an
impetus had been given to the textile in
dustries. He again welcomed Mr. Wilson
and Mr. Morton, whose names he had
coupled in the toast.
Mr. Wilson, rising to respond, was greet
ed with cheers which lasted for several
minutes. The various points in his speech
were also warmly cheered. After acknowl
edging the honor conferred ifcon him and
reciting the events of the long strug'gle to
overthrow protection, Mr. Wilson said:
"All th people saw that our tariff
system was generating a breed of monop
olists so powerful as to defy the law, and
which used part ot the wealth they drew
from sharing in the power of taxation to
increase their privileges, debauch elections
and corrupt legislation. I am quite sure
that our protective policy has already
served to promote the trade of other na
tions, and If continued It would still further
promote such trade, and pre-eminently your
own. So, standing before you, a repre
sentative of those who are striving for a
freer commercial policy for the United
States, 1 tear 1 cannot ask you to rejoice
at lt3 adoption, except as you may prefer
right principles to selfish advantages. Pro
tection has seen our voluntary withdrawal
from the seas and from the neutral mar
kets. Our protectionists have been building
defenses to keep you and other nations
from competing with us in our home mar
ket. The tariff reformers are breaking
down these defenses. Let us compete in all
the markets of the world. Not only is our
production of cotton and food products
growing more rapidly ' than our consump
tion, but we have to-day a manufacturing
plant which, urged to its full capacity, can
In six months fully meet our demands for
a year.
"The tariff, hitherto, has given many
temptations to form trusts, limit the out-
put and lessen wages. But," fortunately,
me way now seems open to give tne work
ing people more control, over their wages,
and to break up the monopolies which are
corrupting our politics must be with our
selves. Without boasting I may eay that
It Is not In our lineage or character any
where to long be underlings. This is the
real meaning of the aspiration of the great
reform movement In America. It is in no
selfish, exultant temper that I thus give
you neighborly warning of our plans and
After referring to the growth of Ameri
can trade returns "even under protec
tion," Mr. Wilson predicted that "now,
when released from such vicious laws,
thfera will be a new era and a revival of
tha American merchant marine as well as
a steady increase in our exports, both of
food products and manufactured articles.
The nations of the world are drawing into
nearer and more neighborly Intercourse and
the manufacturing supremacy of the world
must eventually pass to that nation which,
having the largest supply, shall apply it
to the highest intelligence and enterprise.
We are constantly confirmed in the belief,"
continued Mr. Wilson, "that our supply of
materials is more exhaustless and more
chealy handled than that of any other
feople, and if we continue to be under
lies it is our own fault.
"We are being rapidly sobered, though
unappalled, by the truth forced upon us
that of all human governments a free gov
ernment is the most complex and difficult,
and, judging from the world's experience,
the most uncertain and short lived. Our
institutlor.3 are strong because they are
deeply rooted in the past. It Is for you
and for us to show that while other na
tions have been great in war, commerce.
science, etc., we can be great in all and
srreat in the greatness of permanent free
dom." 1
Secretary Morton was the next speaker.
He said that Mr. Wilson had stated what
was absolutely correct, and that the peo
pie of America had firmly said adieu to the
protective system. Free trade had been
used as a bogy with Americans, but at
last the farmers recognized that free trade
dli not compel trade anywhere, but sim
ply permitted an American citizen to trade
wherever it was most advantageous. He
spoke strongly In favor of arbitration, and
said that Great Britain and the United
States must arrange an arbitration treaty,
so that brute force would cease to be a
factor, standing armies would pass away
as dew and war would become impossible.
God speed the hour when such a treaty
should be ratified. Mr. Morton then said
that "we. as Americans, feel at home
here," ar.d the remark was loudly ap
plauded. Sir Courtney Boyle, toasting Sir Albert
Rollit. said that they owed a debt of grati
tude to Mr. Wilson and h!s colleagues in
Congress, and they hoped their action was
not final. He declared that their claim
was just: that they had changed the policy
of America from a harmful one to one
benefiting not only themselves, but the
commerce of the world. He rejoiced at
the guests' advocacy of arbitration and
thought that the friendship between Eng
land and America ought to be Insoluble
and inviolate.
Replying to the toast "To the Chambers
ol Commerce of the United States," Con
rressman Isidore Straus, of New York,
deplored the fact that the tariff was ever
made a party question in the United States
and he urged the formation as promptly
as possible of an international agreement
to settle the silver question. Mr. Straus
also asserted that the compliment pa-1 to
Mr. Wilson by the dinner tendered him by
the London Chamber of Commerce will bo
contorted by the "protectionist press" Into
a "mark of the English sense of obliga
tion to Mr. Wilson's efforts in Kngland's
behalf." The Congressman from New York
alio referred to the American railroad se
curities question, asserting that many
tnouKhtrul men In the unitea states were
persistent in seeking means to check
"kite fiyinr" and the vicious financing of
railroads. Great Britain could rely on this
being done, for Americans as a whole were
of a high moral standard and the question
would never be finally settlea unui ii. was
settled right.
Wants to Re Ofilclallr Notified of Ills
ALBANY, N. Y., SepL 27.-The specula
tion here regarding the acceptance or dec
lination of candidates nominated by the
Democratic State convention continues. A
peculiar situation confronts Senator Hill.
By a resolution of the convention the chair
man was directed to appoint a committee
of five members to notify nominees of their
selection. Senator HHU being jointly the
presiding officer and the selected nominee
for Governor, could not very well appoint
a committee to notify himself. Clerk De
Freest, of the State committee, and the
secretiry-in-chief of the convention, will
appoint the committee to-morrow. Of
course, none of the candidates will show
discourtesy to the apprehended committee
by giving their answer to the people tefore
the visit of the committee. Senator Hill is
resting quietly at his home near here. He
was in his law office to-day, but saw only
a small percentage of the people who
called. To a reporter he said: "I have ar
rived at no decision yet as to this nomina
tion forced upon me. In fact. I have not
been officially notified, and until I am I
cannot say anything in the premises. I
have hardly had time to think over t"ie
sensational events of yesterday." Senator
Hill has received hundreds of congratula
tory telegrams from people all over the
country. Some of them are in the forms of
petitions asking him not to decline the
There is a great deal of doubt as to the
course that will be taken by Justice Gay
nor, the nominee for Judge of the Court
of Appeals. It is thought that he will not
make his final decision until he knows what
Hill will do. It is not doubted that Con
gressman l-.ockwood will obey the wishes of
the convention. In case either of the
nominees decline to run another convention
will not be necessary. Senator Murphy's
resolution that the State committee tiave
power to fill any vacancies on the ticket
covers this point.
Carlisle ThlnLM It n Strong Ticket.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 27. Secretary Car
lisle was to-day questioned as to his views
of the wisdom of the Saratoga convention
yesterday In nominating Mr. Hill as the
Democratic candidate for Governor cf New
York. The Secretary declined to discuss
for publication the action of the conven
tion, but it is learned from his friends that
the Secretary regards the ticket as a
stromr one. as strong as could have been
named, and it is his belief that it will be
successful in November.
President Cleveland's View.
NEW YORK. Sept, 27. The World this
morning publishes the following, dated at
ruizzard's Bay, and signed by President
"No doubt the convention has done the
best thins possible. I think those who
were there ought to understand the situa
tion and know what was suitable to do.
I have confidence that their best judgment
was exercised."
Xebrnslia "Rump" Demur r tic Ticket
Filed fit Lincoln FlrM.
OMAHA, SepL 27. The managers of the
"rump" Democratic convention, which met
in the early hours this morning and nom
inated a full State ticket in opposition to
the ticket nominated by the Democratic
State convention last night, chartered a
special train to-day, went to Lincoln and
filed with the ' Secretary of State certifi
cates of nomination of their ticket as the
candidates of the Democratic party of Ne
braska. As under the Australian ballot law
of the State there can only be one Demo
cratic ticket voted for, the regular ticket
will have to be filed "by petition." unless
the action of to-day Is overruled by the
The following ticket .was nominated by
the bolters: For Governor, I. D. Sturde
vant; Lieutenant Governor, R. E. Dunphy;
Secretary of State. D. T. Rolfs; Auditor,
Otto Bauman; Treasurer, Luke Dreden
thal; Attorney-general. John H. Am"s;
Commissioner of Public Lands and Build
ings, Jacob Bigler; Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, Milton Doollttle. The con
vention adjourned, after adopting a plat
form similar to the others, excepting that
it favors a gold basis.
Wanlilncton State DemocrntH.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 27. The
Democratic State convention nominated B.
F. Houston, cf Tacoma, and Henry Drumm,
also of Tacoma, for Congress. J. L.
Sharpsteln, of Walla Walla, and Dr. J. R.
Allen, of Olympla, were nominated for the
Supreme Bench. The State is not divided
into congressional districts except by tacit
agreement and thus the nominations were
bestowed upon Tacoma men after several
leading Democrats of eastern Washington
had declined. a nomination. .
The platform indorses the Chicago plat
for of 1SD2. and President Cleveland's ad
ministration is commended. The new tariff
bill is indorsed, also Democratic legislation
against trusts. The income tax feature is
commended and the free coinage cf silver
is demanded. The Rellly funding bill is de
nounced as unpatriotic and government
ownership of one transcontinental road is
demanded. The A. P. A. is denounced.
Taft ami Ilronirrell for Cougrn.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 27.-The Republicans
of the First congressional district to-day
nominated Charles P. Taft to succeed Bel
lamy Storer, and in the Second district
Jacob H. Eromwell to succeed Mayor Cald
well. Mr. Taft has not previously served
in Congress. He was the Republican can
didate in the First district in 1S72 and de
feated by Ozro J. Dodds. He Is a son or
the late ex-Attorney-general Taft and
brother of Circuit Judge W. H. Taft. Mot
of his life has been devoted to journalism
He is proprietor of the Tims-Star and
was for years vice president of the Asso
ciated Press. .
Polltlcnl .otes.
Col. Robert T. Vanhorn has been unani
mously nominated for Congress by the Re
publican convention of the Fifth Missouri
district Colonnel Vanhorn Is editor of the
Kansas City Journal.
The Cheyenne Da!ly Leader, the oldest
Democratic daily, newspaper in Wyoming,
haa taken dawn the Democratic ticket from
the head of Its editorial pai?e and an
nounced its independence of all politics, it
has indorsed the Carey arid land bill and
many believe its action is intended to de
feat the Democratic legislative ticket and
aid in the election of James M. Carey to
the United tates Senate.
Prof. Sliortlldge Acquitted.
MEDIA. Pa.. Sept. 27. The jury In the
Shortlidge case retired at 4 o'clock, and,
after deliberating an hour and a half, re
turned a verdict of "not guilty." The mem
bers of the jury announced that they basd,
their verdict upon the ground that the de
fendant was insane at the time of the com
mission of the crime. Prof. Shortlidge will
be taken back to the insane asylum at
Norristown, where he has been confined
since he killed his wife. The verdict is a
very popular one here, and there are strong
hopes that the unfortunate man may ulti
mately recover his reason.
Two Student Probably Drowned.
ITHACA. N. Y.. Sept. 27. Andrew J.
Johr.sor.. whose residence Is given as Chi
cago, and C. DeWitt Goodnew. of Brook
lyn, students at Cornell University, are
supposed to have been drowned in Cayuga
lake. They went boating yesterday after
noon and did not return. To-day their boat
wis found overturned two miles down the
lake. Search Is being made for the bodies
of the youths. Johnson's father is L.evl
Johnson, secretary of the Davis Sewing
Machine Company of Dayton, O., whose
home is at Watertown, N. Y.
Earthquake In Quebec.
QUEBEC, Spt. 27. Dispatches from
Chicoutimi and Bay St. Paul, east of here,
river, report a light earthquake shock at 8
I t .! lt . 1 1 A 1 -
u riuvK uu9 tuoraiug, itujuc. iujoui unrcy
Henry W. Howgate, Ex-Chief ol
the Weather Burean, Captured.
Fled from Washington in lCiJl After Pe
ing Charged with Embezzlement and
Forgery to the Extent of 5102,237.
Where He Was in Business Under
the Name of Harvey Williams.
How the Captain Escaped from the Dis
trict Ofllccrs Thirteen Years Ar:o
and Disappeared with a Woman.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27. CapL Henry W.
Howgate, formerly chief of the Weather
Bureau in Washington, was arrested in
this city to-day on the charges of forgery
and embezzlement of over JWO.OW com
mitted in 1S78 and 1873. The arrest is the
result of a search which has occupied the
attsntlon of the United States recret serv
ice for over tnirtetn years. Howgate was
arrested in 1S1 in Washington, but es
caped and has since baffled all efforts at
recapture. With Howgate there went a
notorious woman of Washington for whom.
It was alleged, he robbed the government
The woman has not lived with him for
years, it being alleged that she deserted.
him as soon as the money was spent.
After having searched nearly the whole
country for Howgate, ex-Sheriff Drummond
recfllved information that the fugitive was
a dealer in old books and pamphlets In
this city. Every book store was visited
by detectives without success. Finally an
officer was detailed to watch the auction
sales for Howgate. About two weeks age
it was surected that the fugitive was '
keeping an old book store in the bisement
o: No. SO Fourth avenue un ier the name
of Harvey Williams. Not being sure of
the man's indentlty the authorities ia
Washington were asked to send a man to
the city who was acquainted with How
gate. A clerk in the War Department
who had been associated with HowKata
cme here and met Howgate, but at i'rt
was uncertain of his identity, as the latter
had chansred considerably in tne thirteen
years. After engaging him in conversation
the clerk at length became convinced that
the man was Howgate and a warrant for
his ferrest was procured from Commission
er Alexander. Mr. Drummond served the
warrant to-day in person. He met How
gate coming out of a store at Fourth ave
nua and Tenth street and said. "How are
you. Captain Howgate." The latter
started, but. quickly regaining his com
posure, asked Mr. Drummond what he
wanted. The detective told him. He an
swered. "All right; the jig is un. I. am.
Captain Howgate."
On bring arraigned before Commissioner
Alexander this afternoon Howgate said he
would wive examination and so back to .
Washington without trouble. He was not
In a position, he said, to .furnish bail,
which was fixed by the commissioner at
$10,000. Ther are seven indictments pend
ing against Howgate.
FlcI While 111 DawKhtcr Wnm F.nlcr
tnlnlns: the Ufliccru liy SlnKtnn:.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.-Captaln How
crate was arrested in Washington in 1SS1
for embezzlement of funds that passed
through his hands as disbursing officer of
the signal corps and also for forgery. The
total amount involved was 1101,257. He was
Indicted on six counts before a United
Statfs commissioner. His ball was fixed at
$i0,000 and he was released. He jumped his
ail and disappeared. Subsequently, in 1SS2,
he reappeared and gave himself up to
stand trial, but he escaped April 12, 1SS2,
and has not since been seen except by
vague rumors. The district attorney was
informed several days ago that Howgate
had been discovered and would be arrested.
His information came from ex-Chief Drum
mond, of the secret service. It is said that
people In Washington Iave peen and talked
with Howgate on the streets of New York
several times within the last few years.
It had been supposed that the federal
authorities had abandoned the purpose of
prosecuting the case.
The story of Howgate's exposure and of
hs relations with a woman named Nettie
Burrlll caused a great sensation at the
time. For several years he had led a double
domestic life in Washington. But a few
squares away from the home that contained
his d-ivoted wife and the daughter who was
to cline to him so determined In the dark
hours to come he supported a woman In
.lxurious style. When the crash came and
the exposure of Howgate's dishonesty was
followed by the discovery of his domestic
duplicity few of his old friends turned from
him. At the jail he was treated with more
consideration than ordinary malefactors.
He was so utterly opposed to using tne
common bath tubs in the lall that his
kind hearted guardians relaxed the rules
of the institution to the extent of allowing
the Captain to visit his residence on Thir
teenth street on April 12, In order to
indulge in lavatory luxuriance. The officers
remained sitting in the sitting room while
Howgate went upstairs for his bath. It
is said that Miss Howgate. who possessed
an exquisite voice, sang to the guardians
of her father and made time pass so p.eas
antlv that en hour elapsed before they
awakened to a prorer realization of what
they were there for. They asked Miss
Howgate to call her father. She was gone
a long time and then cane back pale and
excited. She could find her father nownere
she said. They searched the house and
then rushed out and gave the alarm.
Captain Howgate by this time had two
hours the start of pursuit if it had been
instituted Immediately. It Is thought he
was steaming down the river below Alex
andria before his daughter had finished
slniring. He escaped by going out of the
rear of the house wften he was suppose
to go to the bath room, and, going out Into
the blind alley in the rear, turned into the
exit running out to the street, where a
carriage containing Nettle Burrill was
awaiting him. 'A search was Immediately
made for him. but he was not apprehended,
although it was notorious that communi
cation was readily established with him
when his friends found It necessary. It Is
generally believed that Captain Howgate
went down the river Immediately upon his
escape and took up his residence In St.
Mary's, as it was well known in Washing
ton that he was continually seen in that
neighborhood as late as ltf7. He then went
to New Orleans and remained there until
he believed the secre service detectives
were after him. Accordingly, he took his
departure westward, and was seen at on
or two places on the Pacific coast. For
two years past he has been in the East,
ar.d mads hi3 home In New York city.
District Attorney Blrney said to-day that
there would be no trouble In having How
gate here to answer the several Indict
ments against him. either to-morrow or
next day. When he did reach here ball
would be asked for In such an amount as
to make his appearance amply secure, and
no time whatever would be lot in rush
ing the cases pending against him. There
were just eleven indictments pending
against the captured man, seven of them
charging embezzlement and the others
forgery, all brought In during October and
November, 18S1. He was released on his
personal recognizance In the sum of $10,000
Oct. 8. 1SS1.
Lous of the I'm II y Confirmed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27. The whalin
schooner Nlcoline. Captain .Tilton, has
reached port from Fox Island, Alaska, after
a passage of twenty-six days. She brought
nearly fifteen thousand pounds of whale
bone, bear and otter skins, and eight hun
dred pounds of Ivory. Captain Tilton con
firms the report of the loss of the schooner
Emily. The vessel was wrecked In ilury
afs InleL Point Hope. OcL U

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