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VOL. XXV. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, JUNE 1,189016 PAGES. NO. 11 fc ,V t V SPEAKER REED'S SPEECH. "THIS LONG FULL THAT IS THE TKST OP TRUE SAINTHOOD." Ofr.ycnrRopuulicaiis Tho RovuIbIvo Wave That Pollows a Victory Tho Present Congress "VVI11 Carry Out tlio Will of the People. Boston, May 31. The Homo Market Club had for its special guests this evening Hon. Retinoid l'roctor,Sccrotary of "Var;IIou. Thomas 13. Reed, Speaker of the House of Representa tives; Hon." Nelson Dlngley, Congressman from Maine, ami Hon. Frederick T. Grccnbalge, Congressman from Massachusetts, while among the 250 gentlemen present were many who were prominent in national and Stato affairs. Among tho more notable were Senator Hoar, Hon. Nathan Coff, Jr., of West Virginia; Con gressman Stewart, of Vermont; ex-Governor Cheney, of New Hampshire; Collector Beard, Governor Brackctt, Hon. A. E. Pillsbury, Hon. William E. Barrett, Mayor Hart, and Hon. W. A. Russell. As might bo expected, tho enthusiasm ran high during the speech-making, and the recep tion accorded to Speaker Reed was excep tionally cordial. President Merrick's allusion to Secretary Proctor's refusal to ofllcially recog nize the death of Jefferson Davis met with demonstrations of approval from tho assembly. Hon. Timothy Merrick, president of the club, presided at the table, and introduced Governor Brackett. The latter assured the members of the club of his warm approval of the doctrines it sought to teach, and welcomed the guests of the evening ou behalf of the Commonwealth. Mayor Hart performed a similar service on behalf of the city. Secretary Proetor was re ceived with applause. His speech did not deal with national affairs at all. Following him came Speaker Reed, who was giveu an ovation as he rose to speak. Speaker Reed said: "Mr. President and gen tlemen of the Home Market Club: If I had been appointed one of a committee to as sist in the revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism laughter there would be one doctrine which would be sure to be maintained in all its pristine purity and force, and that is the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints. TApplause. It is a doctrine of life, as well as of religion. It is a doctrine as good for this world as for tho next. It is very easy, as a rev erend friend of mine once said, to be a camp meeting saint. When the air is filled with en thusiasm, when crowds are moved by the same thought and feeling, it is very easy to become part and parcel of the great multitude, but it is the long pull that is the test of true sainthood. Laughter. "To be a Republican in a Presidential cam paign is very easy, for whenever this country is aroused it always puts itself upon the side of progress. The test then, not of Republicanism, but of Republicans, is in an off year. If you do vour duty this year you are in condition to go up higher. It is as aggravating as it is nat ural, this revulsive wave after victory. Human nature seems incapable of prolonged virtue. It is hard to keep people always up to the Republican programme. When ever we have had a great national victory Ohio is almost always llueiy to go uemocrauc, anu Massachusetts is pretty likely to be said to be in danger. I have said this is natural as well as aggravating. Itis aggravating because the right eous man is always longing for a portion of his rest hero on earth laughter; but he can never get it. I can assure you of that from a per sonal experience. Grcatlaughter. It is natural because there will always be grave disappoint ments when you come to compare hopes with fulfillment during a campaign. To build a thoroughfare to happier lands is easy, because it is a mere matter of language, but when it comes to legislation, then there is difficulty, be cause thero'comes up tho question of cost and of engineering, i'ou ore obliged to submit to many exigencies which you never thought of, and hence there comes disappointment. I need not say to an audience as intelligent as this that whenever anything is done in this country it has to be done by tho Republican party. If a tariff bill has to be passed we pass it; if a currency question has to bo settled we settle it. "It Is perfectly amusing to notice how tre mendous is that wisdom that does not have to solve tho problem. It is very rare to have the wisdom of a Solomon, but the wisdom of a Mugwump newspaper is as plentiful as salt water in mid-Atlantic, and very much resem bles it. It is broad and expansive, but it is death to drink of It. Did it ever occur to you that tho road in front of the chariot of progress is never macadamized ? It is only the fellows lagging behind that are on the beaten track, ami It is thoso men who mako tho outcries; other men aro too busy trying to find a passage in front, and hence revulsion Is perfectly natu ral, hence come all the criticisms from thoso that hayo been discharged by tho people at tho polls, and there rises all tho nolso o tho Hock ing birds that darkeu tho air. Now, ray friends, you don't want to mistake all this nolso for a change of public sentiment. You do not want to mistake this criticism which comes from people that are behind for objec tions from people who stand at tho front and aro looking forward to the future. Our past history has some lessons for us. . Fifty years of civilization count for something, and when tho Fifty-first Congress adjourns I uellevo you will see that never in tho history of the country was so thoroughly carried out as will be by it tho recorded wlllof tho people of the United States, and if you wish to saako sure of that let your voices give no uncertain sound. Let the men who have further to do with these matters understand that Massachusetts and New England have taken u position where his tory will bo proud to placo them. Remember that thoso who do aro thoso who must submit to criticism and stand up to your part of it like men. That you should have some disappointments is simply to say that a Gov ernment by human beings is being carried on by human belugs. You should also remember that proud as Is tho Commonwealth of Massachusetts, noblo as is tho standlug of Now England, tho Republican party is not a party of Massachu setts or a party of Now England exclusively. It is a party of tho wholo country, and when ever it acts it is its duty to act for tho greatest good of all. "And whut more can tho best party on earth do than that? "Wo just passed through tho House of Rep resentatives a tariff bill, and passed it with on unanimity of actlou on tho pnrt of tho Repub licans without parallel in the history of the country. The Committee on Ways and Means truly represented every great Interest in this country. If you will look at tho list of names you will see they stretch from ono end of the country to the other, leav ing out no great Interest which the Republican party desired to preserve, and therefore no great interest of tho country at large. "Doubtless hero in Massachusetts and else where in New England, there is an idea preval ent that under other circumstances you might carry on 6omo of your own industries to greater advantage if you had what was called free raw material. You might bo able to go on with your affairs with less complications and less trouble. "That may bo so, but the simplest course In this world is not always the safest. Remember that tho principle upon which protection is founded is not tho fostering of a few pet indus tries, but tho preserving of the American market to the American people. If you demand it you must grant it. If you believe in it yourselves you cannot stand up and disbelieve in it for others. What you need is not only the business of to-day, but tho business of to-morrow. What you need is not a boom, but a steady, regular business. How can you get this if you shut out from the American market your own fellow-citizens If you want stability you must give, and you will do it. Remember there is no time of greater danger than after a victory. Tho enemy then have nothing to lose, and they are on tho alert. Thoy have everything to gain; and If you will only remember the correlative, that after a victory you have everything to lose, then you will gird on your armor and push on to battle, and show In politics the soundness of that doctrine of religion with which I began the doctrine of the perseverance of saints." Congressman Dingley followed. Speeches were also made by Mr. Greenhalge and others. CLARKSON GOING "WEST. Ho Will Resign Olllce After a Tour of Inspection. First Assistant Postmaster Clarkson will leave Washington this morning for an extended offi cial tour of tho far West. At Des Moines he will be joined by his family, and in a private car which has been placed at his service he will at once proceed through the States of Wash ington, Oregon, and California. The prime ob ject of this tour is to obtain a thorough knowledge of the postal needs of the Pacific Slope. Mr. Clarkson Is of opinion that the far West is entitled to better facilities, and he believes that a Western man who is acquainted with the peculiarities and rapidity of Western development is best able to judge of its postal needs. He will make a close inspection of the service at all important centres, and on his re turn, about a month or six weeks hence, will make such recommendations as the situation demands. On Mr. Clarkson's return to Wash ington ho will tender to the President his resig nation, to take effect immediately. His succes sor has not yet been determined upon. THE TARIFF BILL Likely to he Reported Hack to the Senate Within a Week. The Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee held a long meeting yester day, buckled down to work on the Tariff bill, and refused to see anybody, other than a few of the Democratic members who dropped In oc casionally. Good progress was made with the bill. Schedules A and B, embracing chemicals, earths, earthenwares, potter's, and glass ware were disposed of, and several pages of schedule C metals and manufactures of iron and steel were passed upon. The changes that were made from the text of tho House bill are said to have been com paratively slight and unimportant. It is said that the duty ou lead ore as fixed in the House bill will not bo changed materially, if at all. The rate of progress made yesterday encour aged one of the members to express the opinion that tho committee will be able to report the bill to the Senate within a week. It is said that very Httlo friction was developed in tho consideration of the items passed upon. TITLE TO PENSIONS. Another Notable Decision by Assistant Secretary Uussey. A widow's pension claim having been pre viously rejected by the Pension Office upon tho ground that at the time of tho soldier's death he was undergoing a sentence imposed by a court martial, and therefore was not In tho lino of duty, Assistant Secretary of tho IntoriortBusscy has allowed the claim, and accompanied his de cision with this statement: "I hold that only limitations, exceptions, and conditions that aro plainly set forth in tho statutes under which a title to pension is granted, or in some act specifically referring to thoso statutes in indis putable terms, cau bo set up as n bar to pension, and It has been Invariably held by tho Department that tho sentence of a court-martial cau neither take away nor bar a title to pension, Inasmuch as such a court possessed no juris diction over tho subject, nor Is it competent for either tho Commissioner of Pensions or tho Secretary of tho Interior to hold any alleged misconduct of a 6oldIer In tho servlco as a bar to peuslon, unless such misconduct bo ex plicitly declared to be a bar by tho statutes. There Is no unwritten law applicable to pen sions, nor any traditional sentiment by which their merits are to bo determined. There Is no statutory limitation that bars title In this case." BARGE OFFICE EVILS. Lunatics and Other Undesirable Immi grants Allowed to Knter. Acting upon information that a largo num ber of undesirable immigrants, principally lunatics, have recently been allowed to enter this country through the port of New York City, Secretary TIchenor to-day seutlnstructions to Superintendent Weber which aro calculated to prevent, to some oxteut, a continuauco of tho evil. Tho Department Is not altogether satisfied with tho present management of tho Bargo Office, and tho superintendent Is strictly enjoined to make a thorough examination in each case, and is authorized, if found necessary, to employ additional medical examiners. Ho has also been specially in structed with regard to tho necessity of extra vigilance In preventing tho lauding of paupers and all persons likely to become public charges, and in order to remove all cause of complaint as to tho treatment and conduct of Immigrants detained at tho Bargo Olllce over night ho has been instructed not to receive nuy cases at tho Bargo Ofllco which cannot bo disposed of before nightfall. Work will bo pushed upon the new landing depot ou Ellis Island so as to have it ready For use at tho oarllest possible day. BOWING TO THE INEVITABLE THE KAISER DISPOSED TO TREAT SO CIALISTS LIKE HUMAN BEINGS. Ho Favors Allowing I lie Despotic Repres sive tmvs to Lapse Bismarck's Adhe rents Still Favor the Old System or Re lentless Persecution. Copyright by Now York Associated 1'ress.l Bniu.iN, May 31. Dr. Lucanus, chief of the Civil Cabinet, to-day presented a report based on Police Director Krugcr's information regard ing tho relations of tho Socialists with tho An archists in Switzerland, France, and other coun tries. The report must have been ordered by the Emperor long before there was any suspicion of a Nihilist plot in Paris, and in view of the expiration of tho anti-Socialistic law. The minor Stato of Seigen ends in Leipsic ou Juno 28, and if tho government does not renow it the fact will signalize tho determination of the authorities to cease special socialist enactments throughout Ger many. According to the Socialist Yolksblatt tho Saxon government has asked the Buudes rath to prolong the law. This demand of Saxony is tantamount to a protest against a cessation of tho law, and has aroused the Emperor, who desires to place before the Bundcsrath data in support of a non-renewal of the measure. The official tendency here now is in accord with the Emperor's desire to give tho Socialists "freer breath." Thus the police reports entirely free every section from connection with foreign Anarchists, and dispel the suspicion that the recent strikes were in cited from abroad. The Bundesratb's assent to permit the So cialist law to expire Is doubtful. The Ham burger Nachrlchtcn predicts an Inevitable In surrection when the restraints on the proleta riat aro removed. It adds: "When the guns have spoken, God knows what will happen. Perchance tho bloodshed following tho revolt will have a salutary influence upon the social organism, but it is certain that the renewal of repressive measures will be pitiless. Otherwise troubles will again arise and the gangrene of socialism may rot oven the army." The Nach richtcn doubtless reflects Bismarck's opinion, which continues to inlluence the members of the Bundcsrath. CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS. Literary Society Cliartered to Occupy tho Jell' Davis jMansion. Richmond, Va., May 31. Tho Circuit Court to-day granted a charter to the Confederate Me morial Literary Society. The purposes for which it is framed are to establish in tho Capital of the late Confederate States of America a Confederate Memorial Literary Society to col lect and receive by gift, purchase, or otherwise all books and other literary productions per taining to the late war between the States and of those engaged therein, all works of art or science, all battle fiags, relics, and other em blems of that struggle, and to preserve and keep the same for tho use of tho society and the pub lic, etc. The society is authorized to receive from the city of Richmond and hold, occupj, and enjoy buildings and grounds at the corner of Clay and Twelfth streets, used and occupied by Jeffer son Davis, late President of the Confederate States of America, during the late war. The officers are Mrs. Joseph Bryan, President; Vice Presidents, Mrs. Lewis N. Webb, Mrs. John Purcell, Mrs. Jumes Thomas, Mrs. AV. W. Henry, Mrs. James R. Branch, Mrs. James B. Pace, Mrs. P. W. McKInney, Mrs. Max well T. Clarke, Miss Mary G. Crenshaw, Mrs. Ann R. Grant, Mrs. Charles G. Barney, Mrs. Lizzie Cary, and Mrs. Raleigh Colston. . .-. . ENORMOUS ICEBERGS In tho Course of Transatlantic. Passenger Steamers. Piiii.adku'hia, May 31. The British steamer Prussiau, from Glasgow, reports, May 23, lat. 10.03 N., long. 40.45 W., passed between two Icebergs, the distance between them being about fifteeu miles, the northerly one being one mile long and 150 feet high, the southerly one being about a quarter of a mile long and 200 feet high. May 25, lat. 42.17, long 49.53, passed through a small quantity of Ice and saw a largo berg about eight miles to tho southwest. Capt.Mumford, of the schooner S. W.Hall, reports that on tho 27th instant, hit. 30 N., long. 73.58 W., passed a raft built on tho frames of a vessel's house. It was built partly of rough boards, and partly of the boards of a house. Capt. Gunderson, of tho German bark Otto, reports, lat. 45 N., long. 40.45 W., passed an immense Iceberg; May 111, between hit. 40.40 N., long. 40.30 W., and lat. 40 N., long. 40.55 W passed threo icebergs, and 21st, lat. 45.25 N., long. 47.42 W., passed ono iceberg. Decoration Day at MounL Vernon Tho tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon was uot forgotten on Friday. It was tastefully decorated by the superintendent. Tho arrange ments were made by Mrs. Ella Washington, Vice Regent of West Virginia, who, however, was called home very suddenly on Thursday aud could not see tho beautiful effects. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was wound around tho monuments after forming a canopy over the tomb. Tho iloor of tho latter was cov ered with a thick carpet of rose leaves of every color. Mrs. Harrison sent as tho contribution of tho President and herself an American ilag made of Jacq. roses for tho red stripes, white splrea for tho white, and a field of blue Immortelles, with forty-two stars made of white clove pinks. The 6taff was of yellow Immortelles, tho whole surrounded by ivy leaves. Mauy people spent tho entire day at Mount Vernon, the children playing on tho lawn. Three Men Crushed to Death. De.nveii, Col., May 31. At Curry O'Brien's rock quarry, near Ca6tlo Rock, yesterday after noon, a cave-in crushed and caused tho Instant death of B. Qulst, Johu Anderson, and E. L. Endeuberg. Eight other laborers escaped mi raculously. American Fishermen, Beware! HAurAX, N. S., May 31. Tho fisheries pro tectlou cruiser Vigilant, Capt. Knowltou, sailed this afternoon to the eastward to look after American fishermen. THEY HAD A GREAT TIME. Returning Kxcursionists Loud in Praise of Their Treatment at Lincoln. The Washington business men who went to Lincoln, Neb., on tho recent excursion organ ized and conducted by Mr. J. A. Finch returned homo the latter part of tho week full of tho plcasantest recollections of their Western ex periences. Thoy had a first-rate time from start to finish, and nro unstinted in their praise of Mr. Finch and of Western hospitality. In Lincoln the excursionists were tho guests of the city and nothing was left undone by the citizens of that thriving Nebraska town that could add to their pleasure. They were enter tained at a number of banquets, at ono of which the black ba6S which Mr. George W. Driver took with him, frozen in a cake of ice, was served up. This incident provoked a flood of fish stoiics of the most marvelous type, and before tho last cigar was 6mokcd the affair resolved itself into a grand pre varication match, in which the fish ermen of the boundless West were pitted against those of tho effete but ingenious East. The match was declared a draw toward day light. Mr. J. W. Boteler said of tho Lincoln trip yesterday: "We had a fine time. Lincoln treated us like princes." Mr. II. Clay Stewart, Jr., never enjoyed himself more thoroughly. Mr. Walter Howett could hardly find words to express his delight with what ho saw and tho way he was treated. Mr. Charles A. Hamilton, the newspaper correspondent, enjoyed tho ex cursion hugely. "Lincoln doesn't want it said that sho is having a boom," ho remarked. "But sho Is having a wonderfully rapid growth that might be called a boom if it weren't so substantial." Mr. Hamilton extended his trip as far as Wichita, Kan. Other gentlemen who were greatly pleased with the trip to Lincoln arc Messrs. James M. Green, J. B. Bryan, James F. Lewis, W. Z. Partello, George W. Driver, and N. A. Shea. WHOLE FAMILY POISONED. The Father Dead and Wife and Children Likely to Die. Chicago, May 31. Frank C. Kuhn, head of the family supposed to have been poisoned by the eating of a baker's pie, died this morning. Tho immediate cause of death was inflammation of the bowels, caused by arsenical poisoning. Threo days ago Mrs. Kuhn sent to a bakery for two pies for supper. Immediately after "par taking of these the whole family, including children and servants, were taken deathly sick. Tho hired man died soon afterward. Mr. Kuhn is tho second victim. Frank C Kuhn was one of the prominent business men of the fifteenth ward. He camo to Chicago some thirty-three years ago fiom New Orleans, where he had lived since his ar rival in this country from Germany two years previous. His property is estimated as being worth about $200,000. He leaves a wife and five children, who are likely to follow him to tho grave, for they too are still daugerously ill. It is an open question whether or not tho poison was in the pies, as a number of other persons ate of the same batch without serious results. HAD HIS LEG CRUSHED. Mr. W. . Stevens, of Now York, Badly In jured AVliile Horseback Riding'. Mr. AV. B. Stevens, director of agencies of the American Accident Indemnity Association, of New York, who has been in Washington for the past two or three weeks looking after tho interest of his association, met with quite a 6erious accident last evening while out horse back riding in company with tho metropolitan manager, Mr. Charles R. Temple. While can tering through Q street his horso slipped on tho smooth pavement, falling heavily backward, and pinning Mr. Stevens underneath him in such a manner as to break his leg below tho knee. Prompt assistance was at hand, and Mr. Stevens was conveyed to tho house of Mr. Theo. E. Clifton, 1507 Q street, whero Dr. F. X. Dooley was immediately summoned, and after a critical examination found tho in jury to bo as serious as first anticipated. Mr. Stevens is an expert horseman and would havo been even more severely injured if ho had not preserved his presence of mind. Ho has many friends in Washington, who will regret to hear of his misfortune. Columbia Athletics to Act. Tho Columbia Athletics are making great preparations for a performance of "Paradise Flats," by Hub T Smith, at tho National The atre, on the evening of Juno 13. Tho introduc tion of a now act in tho play, giving scones on Aualostan Island, with some of tho do ings of prominent athletes will bo a feature. Professor Crossloy, their instructor of athletics, will give an incidental athletic exhibition, as sisted by tho leading members, while tho fa mous Columbia Athletic Gleo Club will sing some of their best songs. It gives promiso of being a rich social treat, and tho sale of tickets will ho very large. The New Baptist University. Chicago, May 31. Tho board of trustees for tho now Baptist University has been appointed. Tho work was done In secret session by tho American Baptist Education Society, which was in session hero this week, and tho names, twenty-ono in all, havo been forwarded to Mr. John D. Rockefeller for his approval. Mr. Rockefeller gavo more than one-half of tho total amount subscribed for the institution, and it was thought to ho no more than right that ho should bo allowed to pass upon tho morits of the men who aro to administer the great trust. Tho men who havo been selected aro well known in tho business and educational world. After tho organization of tho management of tho institution is complete work upon tho grounds and buildings will bo immediately commenced. A Free Trip to Europe, Tho most novel and generous undertaking ever eutered on by u Washington paper is Tub Sunday IIkkald's proposed freo vacatiou ex cursion to Europo for tho most popular teachor in tho Washington schools. No more delightful or beneficial way for a teacher, exhausted by tho worry aud hard work of the school year, to recuperate and recreate than by an ocean voy age aud tho sights of the Old World can well bo' imagined; aud all friends of school teachers should vote for thorn in the contest. Cut your ballots out of Tun Sunday Huiiald and send them in with tho name of your favorite teacher on them. STRUGGLE WITH FOOTPADS. A GIRL'S 3IID-DAY EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY. Assailed by Two Ilurly Negro Highwny inon, Site Fights Hard for Her Purse Until Threatened with tho Knife Un heeded Cries for Help. A young white girl and two powerful darkles engaged in a hand-to-hand struggle was the site witnessed by several men and women at 1 o'clock yesterday on Massachusetts avenue, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets. Strange to say, none of the men who witnessed tho struggle offered any assistance to tho girl, who fought her assailants until they threatened to cut her before she ran away. Tho negroes were highwaymen, and had followed the young lady from the corner of Thirteenth and I streets. Tho youug lady was Miss Jessie Goode, and sho lives with her mother at 713 Eleventh street. Her statement of the affair is as fol lows: Sho passed tho men at Thirteenth and I streets, they being near the entrance to Frank lin Square. They eyed her so suspiciously as to attract her attention. She passed ou up Thirteenth street, and when sho reached K street noticed that tho men wero following. Sho quickened her pace and they did the same. When Massachusetts avenue was reached they wero only a few paces behind her. When opposite the Convent of tho Holy Cross one of tho men ran up and grabbed the haud in which sho was holding her pocketbook. The other negro man seized the other arm. "I struggled and cried out, but no one camo to help me," said Miss Goode last night. "1 was roughly handled, but my stout resistauco angered the negroes, for one of them thrust his dirty hand across my mouth, and exclaimed: 'D n it, lets cut her,' making a movement at tho same time as if to draw a knife. Theu I weakened, released my hold on my purse, and ran into the parking In front of the convent, while the darkles made off through the alley way." Miss Goode says she is sure she will be able to recognize the men the first time sho sees them. The pocket-book contained 3 and eomo trinkets. La6t night Ofllcers Ellis and Williams, of the First Precinct, arrested Andrew Taylor as one of tho highwaymen, but on taking him before Miss Goode she failed to recognize him. A good description of the thieves is in the hands of the police, and they are confident they will" capture them yst. THE TURF. Races at Jtorrls Park. Moiucis Pakk Rack Tkack, May 31. The weather to-day was delightful and there was a good crowd present. First race Mile and a r.i T? T,-f T-l . race Five furlongs. Sallte McClcnna won, Latosca second. Time, 0:59. Fourth race Six furlongs. Fides won, Geraldlnc second. Time, 1:10L Fifth race Six furlongs. Blithe won, Monterey second Time, 1:13. Sixth race For three-year-olds and upward; sweepstakes; s ono mile and a furlong. Admiral won, Clay Stockton second. Time, 1:55. Race for tho Whitsuntide Plate. London, May 31. The race for the Whitsun tide plate of 3,700 sovereigns for two-year-olds, live furlongs, was run to-day at Manchester. It was won by E. Blanc's colt Reverond by a neck. There was three-quarters of a neck between second and third. Races at Latonia. Cincinnati, Ohio, May 31. A dark sky. lowered on Latonia this afternoon, but no rain fell and the track was in excellent condition. Three favorites won in the five races, but con siderable money was lost on Longshore in tho third, and Georgetown was somewhat of a sur prise in tliolast race. First race 11-10 miles. Hopeful won by a length, Sliver King second. Time, 1:51. Second race Four furlongs. Anne Elizabeth won by a head, Miss Hawkins second, Sister Linda third. Time, 0:50!. Third race One mflo and seventy yards." Cecil B" won easily, Longshore second, Ed.' Hopper third. Time, 1:473. Fourth race Ono mile. Daisy F. won, Julia Magco second, Camilla third. Time, 1:43. Fifth race Five furlongs. Georgetown won by a neck, Gascon second, Allan Bano third. Time, 1:023. Good Trotting nt Belmont. Philadkm'Hia, Pa., May 31. This was tho fourth and last day of the spring mectiug of tho Belmont Driving Club. Tho attendance to day was good, and the meeting has been the most successful hero for years. Tho feature of this afternoon's sport was a trial against time by William Disston's double team, Bcucousflcld and Plow Boy. Tho mllo was trotted without a skip in 2:24. Class 2:20, trotting, purso $500, St. Elmo won. Best time, 2:21. Class 2:17, pacing, purso $500, Allen Maid won. Best time, 2:171. Panama Canal Troubles, Paius, May 31. The Panama Canal Commis sion reports that tho Bay of Limon does not afford an adequate anchorage or shelter, and it will bo necessary to establish a harbor of refuge or waiting statiou at tho mouth of the canal. For tho present tho work must bo limited to a simple side dock south of tho small natural harbor of Folks River. Tho Bay of Panama affords a safe shelter, hut a sldo dock aud a loading stage with an area of sixteen hectares must bo provided at tho mouth of tho Rio Grande. The report recommends that, in order to reduce expenses, no improvements he made that aro not urgently needed. Reservoir Burstcil No Lives Lost, Salt Laku, Utah, May 31. Tho reservoir at Gunnison, Utah, which broke on the 2Sth with a head of twenty feet of water, caused no loss of lire. Some fences wero swept away, hut no houses. Tho Weather. For tho District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, fair weather; stationary tempera ture, varmblo wiuds. Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 A.M., CO; 81 M.,70; mean temperature, US; maximum, 77; minimum, 5U; menu relative humidity, 70. Summary lor May: Meun temperature, 04, average precipitation, 3,18 inches; ulithoat tem perature, l0, occurred in 't-HM lowest tempera ture, 31, occurred in 16. lunoug. r.uu won, rnuce ivoyai sec o nil. Time, 1:55. Second race Five furlongs. Vio- lnnto wnn Unllnrnf cr.nmnl Tlmn fi.OJ 'IMW..1