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A Sudden Change In Tactics uy Gorman
Papers, WhlH Had Ilcon Printing
Snvngo Attacks Upon tlio American
Enterprise A Ridiculous Assertion.
Copyrighted by Assoclnted 1'res".
Berlin, Aug. 22. The German papers
TYhich have been printing articles opposing the
Chicago Columbian Exhibition have made a
sudden change in their tactics and now print
articles sotting forth the advantages to bo de
rived by having an excellent German exhibit
at the Fair. They now urge in unmistakable
language that Germany must take a promi
nent part in tho exhibition, a part that will
redound to the credit of the country as n na
tion and be a matter of pride to tho thousands
upon thousands of Germans who, natives of
tho Fatherland or descendants of sturdy Ger
man emigrants, have made their homes in tho
great nation of tho West. The Vossischc Zei
lunfl, which has been particularly conspicuous
by its savago attacks upon the Fair, has ceased
its waillngs upon the uselessness of exhibiting
In a country walled In by a prohibitory tariff,
but still finds a vent for its Amerlcophy by
making tho ridiculous assertion that America
will now take advantage of Europe's necessity
and placo an export duty on grain in order to
hasten tho return of gold which has been taken
by Europe from that country.
An American Wants a Gorman Medal.
Berlin, Aug. 22. President Gates, of tho
Iowa College is conferring with Hon. Ayilliam
Walter Phelps, the United States Minister, In
an effort to obtain tho medal given by the
German Government to all persons who 6ave
the life of a human being. When Professor
Gates was a student at Bona thirty years ago
he saw a man fall into a river. He immediately
plunged into tho water and just managed to
save the drowning man. Professor Gates re
cently read that Prince Bismarck had re
marked that he possessed one of these medals,
adding: "It Is tho only one I prize." Professor
Gates' Immediately came to Germany and ap
plied to Mr. Phelps to use his influence to se
cure for him the medal to which Prince l$l6
marck attaches so much honor. Mr. Phelps
is confident that ho can establish Professor
Gates' claim to the medal and that the Govern
ment will shortly confer the honor of wearing
it upon Professor Gates.
Scliemers Trying to SIde-TracIc the Great
Reform Movement.
St. Louis, Aue. 22. The Arkansas State
Farmers' Alliance, in session at Little Rock,
has passed resolutions indorsing the Ocala
demands and favoring their enactment Into
laws, especially the land, loan, and sub-treasury
features, and denouncing the Fort Worth
convention of "so-called Alliance meu as an
abortive attempt of scheming politicians and
political trimmers, gotten up for the sole pur
pose of side-tracking the great reform move
ment by creating dissensions and divisions
among members.
Roth Food and Shelter Refused.
Chicago, Aug. 22, A dispatch from Cairo,
111., says: Lyon County, Ky., refuses to pay
the Elizabeth and Paducah Railroad tax, al
leging it was carried by grossly illegal voting.
Tho United States judge for the district issued
an order to the county judge to collect tho
tax. Assessors were appointed, but the peo
ple so vehemently protested that the 6horifT,
assessors, and county officials resigned. One
hundred collectors wore then appointed by
tho court, but they refused to qualify. The
railroad then had a special case made out
and papers prepared for every Individual in
tho county liable for the taxes. As no one
could bo found to Borve them, tho papers wore
placed In tho hands of the United States
marshal. That official accompanied by six
deputies arrived yesterday: but as the inhabi
tants of tho placo refused them both food and
shelter they are likely to have an unpleasant
time. Tho outcomo Is awaited with interest.
In Delirium Ho Talks of I.ovc, Footry,
Natural JJUtory, Etc.
Hanovkr, N. II., Aug. 22. It 1ms been es
tablished beyond a doubt that "Frank C.
Almy," who brutally murdered Miss Christie
Warden, is none other than Georgo II.
Abbott, who escaped from Windsor, Vt.,
State prison about six yours ago. Warden
Oakcs and two superintendents from Windsor
this morning positively identified the man
Almy was guarded last last night In his room
In tho Whaelock House by officers who re
lieved each other at intervals. He rested
3ulctly until 11 o'clock, when ho fell into a
cllrlous condition and talked of loyc, poetry,
natural history, etc. Ho sang with a firm,
Btrong vioce several verses of "The Mocking
Bird," and when he camo to "Singing
O'er Her Grave," his voice broko and
ho was completely overcome. lie then
told the story of tho hotel gue6t
who, not understanding tho proper use
of the rope fire escape, put the cord around
his body and jumped out without manipulat
ing tho check pulley. As ho described the re
sult and pictured tho man dangling at the end
of tho rope, ho laughed heartily Lectures on
natural history were followed by expressions
of great love for flowers. At 2 o'clock this
morning ho became more quiet.
Salem, Mass., Aug. 22. George II. Abbott,
alias Frank C. Almy, was born here, and
livod in Salem until some some ten years ago.
His father committed suicide, and his own
mother is dead. He was considered wild, but
nothing criminal Is known against him -while
here, lie had some property when he camo
of age. Tho lady who brought htm up lives
in Salem, as does his step-mother.
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Singular Death In Virginia.
Lexington, Ya., Aug. 22. Larry Lochcr,
aged 25, employed at tho cement works, this
county, wore a leather girdle around his waist
which became saturated with kerosene oil. It
caught firo from tho explosion of u lamp and
burned so deep into his body that It caused
his death, no was well connected in this
Two Postage Stamp Thieves.
William F. Simms, tho assistant janitor of
tho Pacific Building, and Samuel Bell, who
is also employed there, were arrested yester
day morning by Detective Home, and locked
up at tho Second precinct station. For a year
or more past tho tenants In this building have
complained that their desks have been opened
and postage stamps and other articles of
minor value stolen. When searched Simms
had postage stamps in every pocket of his
clotbiug, but refused to tell where ho re
ceived them.
Meeting of Capital City Court No. 04.
The Capital City Court No. 04, Equitablo
League of America, held their regular weekly
meeting last Wednesday evening at tho new
hall in tho National Capital Bank Buiding,
310 Pennsylvania avenue southeast. There
was a large attendance, regardless of the
warm weather. Several candidates wero
initiated In tho usual form. This society is a
fraternal organization that deserves great
credit for the amouut of good it has rendered
for Its sick and disabled members.
Ran Away From His Home.
H, N. N, Housekeeper, a lG-year-old white
boy, who ran awuy from his home, at South
Bethlehem, Pa,, several weeks ago, was ar
rested last night by Detective Home. His
parents "were notified.
That'sWhy the Emperor Romniued on His
Yacht So Eong.
Copyrighted by (lie Associated Press.
Berli.n Aug. 22. Whatever effect the can
ards regarding tho Emperor's health may have
had elsewhere, his popularity in Berlin has not
diminished in tho slightest degree. As his
Majesty proceeded along Friederichstrassse
to-day en route to the Templehof, crowds
packed tho sldo paths and tho utmost enthu
siasm was manifested. The Emperor is tho
picture of health, but tho full, sandy beard
which he now wears has greatly changed his
appearance, although it becomes him well.
The growth of his beard explains his Majesty's
prolonged 6tayoTf his yacht. To support his
character, which Is well known for its sensa
tional tendency, he would not allow himself
to appear in public growing a beard. Ho
feared that he would be made a subject for
The review of the Guard do Corps to-day
was a splendid spectacle. Tho Emperor, who
was In full uniform, directed the review. He
did not show the least fatigue while on horse
back, lie was, however, assisted to dismount,
for though his knee is practically well, his
physicians Insist that ho must not run any
chances of spraining or In any other way In
juring his leg again.
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Not a War of Rates.
PiTTsnuno, Pa., Aug. 22. On account of
excursions from Cincinnati to Atlantic City
and New York having been announced by
tho Baltimore and Ohio and Erie lines the
Central Traffic Association has authorized tho
Pennsylvania lines to meet tho competition,
and tho latter will on Wednesday next, the
26th instant, sell excursion tickets from Cin
cinnati to Atlantic City and return, and from
Cincinnati to New York and return at same
rates and upon same conditions as have been
announced by the other lines. The Pennsyl
vania does not propose a Avar of rates, but
simply intends to offer its patrons as liberal
fares and satisfactory accommodations as may
bo afforded by any other route upon the occa
sion named.
Immense Damage hy Storm.
St. Louis, Aug. 22. Dispatches from
several points in Missouri indicated that tho
storm which did so much damage at Atchison,
Kan., and Kansas City, Mo,, played havoc
with tho grain In stacks and standing corn,
as well as doing immense damage to houses,
barns, and out-houses. Not a bridge remains
across tho stream that runs through tho town
of Stealville. Thousands of dollars will not
repair tho damage to tho roads alone, while
thousands of bUBhels of corn were destroyed.
Bonne Terra reports that 1,500 feet of track
of tho Mississippi River and Bonne Terro Rail
way and three bridges were washed away.
Exciting Election In Virginia.
Staunton, Va., Aug. 22. After the most
exciting and vituperative campaign over
known here, the election to-day for license or
no license was carried for llceuso by ninety
two majority. There was no disturbance of
the peace, although throughout the day tho
excitement was intenso. Four years ago the
majority for license was ninety-seven.
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A I'erinuucnt Census Rureau. '
In the section of economics of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science
yesterday, Mr. Georgo A. Priest explained tho
methods pursued for the collection of sta.
tlstics of manufactures for the eleventh ce&
bus, and advocated tho establishment of a per
manent ceusus bureau.
Sensational Report Denied.
Professor C. V, Riley yesterday gave, before
the section of economics of the American
Association for tho Advancement of Science,
a forecast of the grasshopper scounre, show
ing the situation reassuring and most of the
seusatlonal reports unfounded,
Strike Stops All Freight Trallio.
;Indianai'olis, Ind., Aug. 22. There is no
change in tho Lake Erlo and Western strike
situation at this point. All freight traffic is
absolutely dead. No attempt has as yet been
made to start a freight train,
Collnpso of a New York Ruilding Firo
Follows tho Crash, and Adds to tho
Terrors of the Situation Recovering
tho Bodice.
New York, Aug. 22. A most disastrous
and terrible accident occurred this afternoon
at 12:80 o'clock In Park Place, between Green
wich street and College Place. At that time
the street was filled with hurrying people and
heavily laden wagons and trucks.
An explosion occurred In the five-etory
brick building, Nob. OS and 70 Park Place, oc
cupied by John C. Eberle. Tho explosion
was Immediately followed by fire and tho
building collapsed In a few minutes. Tho
lire spread to the adjoining buildings.
The firemen battled with the smoke and
flames which burst from all sides of tho
wrecked buildings and at times thesmokowas
so dense that tho firemen were driven back.
The number of persons burned in tho ruins is
variously estimated at from 50 to 100 persons.
Some of tho occupants of tho upper floors of
tho building were a lithographer, a cigar manu
facturer, type foundry and several other In
dustries. Tho cries of terror of meu and tho almost
human screams of tho horses was only
a small accompaniment of the terrible
scene which Instantly followed tho explosion.
Not more than a second could possibly have
elapsed before the front walls of No. 70, 72
and 74 fell crashing into the street. To those
wno witnessed tuo sigut, it was horribly at
tractive. The great walls slowly rolled" and
swelled out with an undulating motion until,
slowly at first,but then more rapidly, they gave
away, and in a moment there was not a stick
or a stone standing above tne first floor be
tween the dividing walls. Tho walls cf the
standing buildings were jagged, as the
bricks were torn out in places. There did
not remain the slightest semblance of what
had been three seconds before an apparently
strong and well-constructed building.
The building is said to have been con
demned about thirteen years ago. It was
built in 1872 and waa known as tho Taylor
uuuuing. Policeman Josepn tfaclc was at the
corner of West street and Park Place when
tho explosion occurred- He ran to the scene
to find the building wrecked and burninc
furiously. lie said: "I saw that nothing could
be donu from tho front of Park
Place, and with Fireman Vredenberg,
of Hook andLadder 10, went through a base
ment on Greenwich street. We made our
way to the wall of tho wrecked building,
with hooks, bars, and axes, and made a hole
through the wall through which we took
three of the employes from the kitchen of the
restaurant. We could could 6ee others fast
in the niin, but we could not assist them, as
smoke and flame enveloped them."
A. A. Johnson, a janitor In the building at
81 Park Place, direct across the street from
where the accident occurred, says he
was standing on the stops of No. 81
at noon when ho heard tho sound
of an explosion. It come from across the
street. It was not loud, Almost Immediately
the front walls of the two buildings collapsed
and the entire building caved in with a deafen
ing crash. It came so suddenly that it seemed
impossible for a living soul to escape from
the buildings. On tho ground floor of one
of the number was a restaurant that was
crowded with people. The other floors were
occupied by tne Southern Publishing Com
pany; S. Loutol & Co., art designers, and
Ellis fc McDonald, bookbinders. The owner
of the establishment was of tho name of
The testimony of all the people who were In
the neighborhood nt the time is that they
were first startled by the deep, rumbling
sound of an explosion which was almost
directly followed by tho collapse of the build
ing,the wall of which fell outward with a fright
ful crash.
At a late hour nine bodies had been due out
of tho ruins. Four of tho bodies have not yet
been identified.
All of tho bodies recovered to-night were
dug out of the debris, which covered tho side
walk in front of tho ruins. There are mauy
theories as to tho cause of tho disaster.
Tho most plausible theory of all,
however, Is that tho wreck was
caused by tho shaky condition of tho building
and tho vibration of tho heavy presses running
in tho lithographing and printing establish
ments on tho upper floor.
It is generally, admitted that there was an
explosion of somo kind. But tho collape Is
accounted for In no other way than tho one
mentioned, when it Is taken Into consideration
that tho building was condemned 13 years ago.
There was practically no mortar between the
bricks, anil when they were looked at after
the smoke and firo had subsided they were
as bare us a board.
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Returning from Bering Hea.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 22. Tho United
States Commissioners to Bering Bea have re-'
turned to Nanaimo on the steamer Albatross,
having concluded their labors. The British
Commissioners are also returning, and will
reach Victoria in a few days.
Father O'ICane Dead.
Baltimore, Aug. 22. Father Denis
O'Kane, of St. Thomas' Catholic Church,
Charles County, Md,, and connected with the
Society of Jesus, died there last night ago 03
Strong Earthquake Shocks.
Rome, Aug. 22, Strong earthquake shocks
were felt to-day at Verona, Bologna, Treg
nano, Bellano. Modena, aud Parma. No loss
of Hfo is reported.
Lillian Lewis' Souvenir.
Every lady attending tho performance of
Miss Lewis at JCeruan's Lyceum this week
will be presented with a handsome souvenir
photograph of the great emotional actress,
Murderous Attack Upon a Prominent In
dlanlan. Cincinnati, Aug. 22. A Mitchell, Ind., dis
patch says that W. II. Low, township trustee,
owner of a largo distillery, and a prominent
politician, was seriously, if not mortally,
wounded yesterday by an assassin who fired
upon him with a shotgun from ambush. Ho
was returning homo and was three-quarters of
a mile away, where the roadside has a heavy
growth of underbrush, when ho was fired on
without warning. Ho fell from his buggy. Ills
lower jaw was shot away and ten largo buck
shot were found in his head and face. Curt
Bass, Low's son-in-law, has been arrested.
The Bass nud Low families have been at enmity
for some time. They had a shooting affray on
a train last June in which Albert Low was
wounded, also Mrs. Curtis Bass.
Count Risinurck to Take HIb Father's
Place on tho Field of Honor,
Copyright by Associated Tress.
Berlin, Aug. 22. Princo Bismarck
has left Kissingen. Ho has been
greatly benefitted by taking tho waters.
His hair has become snow-white, but
he has all his old fire and determination. It
is reported that General Count Von Walder
seo is trying to effect a reconciliation between
tho Emperor and Prince Bismarck, hut It is
not likely that tho overtures will be success
ful. Tt is certain, however, that Prince Bis
marck received constant telegrams from Kiel
during his sojourn at Kissengen.
Count Herbert Bismarck has written to tho
Hamburger Nachriglttcn denouncing the in
terview alleged by M. Blowltz, tho Paris cor
respondent of tho London Times, to have been
held by him with Count Von Munster, the
German Ambassador at Paris, as a fabrication.
Tho Munich Allcgcmcinc Zeitimg publishes an
article inspired by the ex-chancellor, calling
upon Count Von Munster to decisively repudi
ate the Blowitz story. The articles concludes:
"The insults contained In this interview will
not remain without consequences."
In tho society to which Count Von Munster
and Prince Bismarck belong this phrase, ac
cording to German usage, must mean a duel
in tho event of Count Von Mun6ter rcfusinc
to explain his connection with the affair. It
is very Jlmprobable, that tho principals will
fight. Both are septuagenarians. If it camo
to a duel Count Herbert Bismarck would in
evitably take his father's place on the
field of honor.
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Maryland Farmers Are Feeding tho Fruit
to Their Stock.
Baltimore, Aug. 22. The receipt of
peaches to-day was considerably lighter than
yesterday, but still heavy enough. The com
bination of the half dozen or more commis
sion firms, who notified the steamboat men
that they would receive no more peaches until
next Tuesday stuck to their resolution today,
but the fruit was sold all tho same.
Commission merchants say sixty per cent,
of tho peaches sent to Baltimore now aro
trash. Jf the farmers kept this trash at homo
and sent only the good fruit they would find
that they would make a great deal more
For the big yellow mellow peaches we
should be getting $1.40 or $1.50 a box, whilo
really wo aro receivlug only 40 cents to-day
for the best of the fruit, a falling oJT of 20
cents since yesterday. For medium fruit wo
are getting 15 cents a box, and for tho trash
wo receive 10 cents or thereabouts. Take
Into consideration that tho same freight has
to be paid for a box of trashy fruit as for tho
best and you will see that the seller and
shipper are left very little profit. It is a sea
son almost without parallel for fruit in Mary
land. The farmers in Kent and other counties
In the peach-raising section are feeding the
fruit to their stock, it is so plentiful.
G. A. It. at Chautauqua.
Chautauqua, N. Y., Aug. 22. Chautau
qua's platform has been turned over to the
Grand Army of the Republic. Last night's
camp-flro was addressed by Al W, Tourgee,
the Hon. Dr. G. Dclamater and others.
Bishop John P. Newman made to-day's after
noon address. Mrs. Ellen M. Putnam, presi
dent of tho New York Woman's Relief Corps,
and C. H. Freeman, Department Commander,
aro present. Dr. A. II. GIHet will lecture this
evening on "Chaileston to the Everglades."
Nou'H Notes.
The yacht Conquror, purchased in England
by Mr. F. W. Vanderbllt and brought into tho
port of Now York, is regarded ns n dutiable
importation, aud the collector of customs at
New Yorlc has been ordered to apprnlso and
collect duty on the vessel.
Tho Treasury Department will redeem on
presentation after September 2, ull outstand
ing 4 per cent, bonds not oontlnued at 2 per
cent., and all lntorest will cease on non-ox-tended
Tho receipts from customs nt Now York
during tho first twenty days of August were
87,108.235, or $1,408,780 less than tho corre
sponding period of last year.
Because the addressee refused to opon in
presence of tho postmaster & letter supposed
to contain dutiable matter, tho letter will bo
sent to the Dead Letter Office.
Tho net gold in the Treasury, coin and bul
lion, has increased from $117,i7,722 July 1 last,
to $128,308,813 August 20.
Beer shipped Into the Indian Territory Is to
be seized and libeled,
E. L. Harris was yesterday appointed post
master at blabs, Va.
Government receipts yesterday, $003,412.
Telegraph Itriefs.
Lieutenant Glltrude, who was reported to bo
missing, has turned up all right at Fort Sheri
dan. Edward F, Jenkins, well-known business
man of Baltimore, died yesterday.
The Farmers' encampment at Mt. Gretna,
Pa., was a signal success.
Slight frost In Iowa yesterday morning.
"Fine Italian Hands" Which Show Con
Hplcuounly In tho Now Deal for Ponce
Tho Next Move Who Will Ro nt the
Mooting Here.
Nnw York, Aug. 22. Tho Tribune to
morrow will say: It can now bo announced
positively that tho war between tho National
Loaguo aud tho American Ball Associa
tion as a thing of tho past. Tho next move
will bo tho disposal of tho Associat
tion club of Boston. Tho rival club in that
city will either bo bought out by the League
or the team will be moved to some other
Tho flno Italian hand of A. G. Spalding
Is showing conspicuously in the new deal for
peace. The diplomatic John T. Brush, the
Western magnate, is also taking a lively In
terest in the settlement. Von Der Aho, of Sfc.
Louis, to whom tho success of tho Association
means so much, has also taken part in the
Each faction has appointed a committee,
and thoy will meet in Washington on Tuesday
next. A. T. Spalding, or his agent, John T.
Brush, and C. H. Byrne will represent the
League, andVon Der Ahe, Henry Von Der
Ilorst, and "Jack" Phillips the American As
sociation. It is highl j' probable, however, that
a general meeting may bo held at which about
all the club owners of League aud Association
will bo present. In settling their differences
tho Western Association should not be left
out in the cold, as now seems probable.
A Guard Shot and Prisoners Released
from Custody.
Mobile, Ala., Aug. 22. Details of the
rescue of Herbert Sims, tho illicit distiller, by
his brothers, Neal and James, and his 6on
Bailey, at Bladon Springs, Ala., on Thursday
night, show it to bo a very sensational affair.
The deputy United States marshal's posse
after capturing Sims and bringing him to
Bladon Springs left him with one guard,
while the1 rest of tho posse went to supper at
tho hotel, some distance from tho cottage in
which Sims was confined. The brothers and
son had arranged to attack tho posse on Fri
day when tho posse and prisoner were on
their way to tho boat, but finding Robert
practically unguarded, they took advantage
of the opportunity, rushed in, shot the guard
named Frank Dahlberg, and Dr. A. B. Pugh,
a young man who had stopped in to say a few
words to Dahlberg,and who had had nothing to
do with the arrest of Sims. Dahlberg was 6hot
twlco In the neck and seriously wounded. Pugh.
was shot three times, and through the heart.
Ho died instantly. Neal and Robert Sims ran
out of a rear door of the cottage, and Jim
and Bally out of tho front door. Tho depu
ties startled by the shots, ran out, and one of
them fired on Jim and Bailey Sims. Ballev
dropped dead in his tracks, and Jim fell",
mortally wounded. A friend of Pugh's
later tried to put more bullets Into
Jim, but missed tho mark, inflicting
but a slight wound in the scalp. At last re
ports there were threats of lynching the
wounded man. Guards were put out to sur
round tho escaped Robert and his brother, and
during tho night an old negro, who was hard
of hearing, failed to halt when called on to
do so and was fired upon and wounded. Much
excitement prevails, aud more trouble is
expected when tho reinforced posse starts
out to overtake tho two men.
Speculative Markets Dull aud Rather
Chicago, Aug. 22. It was quiet in tho pit
today, and tho speculative markets were
rather dull and uninteresting, with the single
exception of corn, which bcored a drop of 2
cents from September. A feeling of much
weakness pervadod tho wheat pit at the start,
and December soiling J under last night's
close. A quick drop to 104j followed, but
without much business. Later there was a re
action to 104, and the market- closed at 105.
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Tho Horr Cahcnslcy Agitation,
St. Louis, Aug. 22, Dr. Paul Baumgarten,
the young Roman ecclesiastic who has ealued
considerable notoriety through cable an
nouncements of his visit to this country to aid
Horr Cahen6ley, of Berlin, In his plans to
bring foreign priests to take charge of emi
grants to the United States, has arrived here.
Ho denies that ho is hero to consult with the
Prlester Voroln or to continue nerr Cahens
ley's agitation. Ho says ho is on his usual
vacation, and came hero on tho invitation of
friends, He further states that the cable ac
counts of his intriguing for preferment at
Rome are lill bosh.
Savings of n Lifetime Stolen.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 22. A special to
the Evening Wisconsin from Conomoc, Wis.,
says: Thohouso of James Gordon, a bachelor,
who lived with his sister near Middleton, was
entered yesterday afternoon by an unknown,
man, who knocked Miss Gordon down and
robbed the couple of tho savings of a lifetime,
which were wrapped up in a cloth package
eight Inches square. Neither Gordon nor his
sister know just how much was taken, but
they estimated It to be nearly $20,000.
The Weutlior.
For tho Distriot of Columbia, cooler and
fair Sunday and Monday; winds shifting to
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 a. nt
L To: b p. ni cu; muximum temperature, a;
minimum temperature, 08; relative humidltiv
u. in., tsfj s p. in., Oij; e p. m w,
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