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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1895?TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR rURMSIIFD DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, 11C1 Perrsylvpcia Avenue, Cor. 11th Street, by The Evening Star Newspaper Company, S. H. KAUFFMANN, Pres't. Few York Office, 49 Potter Building. The Evening Star Is served to subscribers In ?he city by carriers, on their own account, at 10 cents per week, or 4 4 cents p?*r month. Copies at the counter 1! cents each. By mall?anywhere in the United States or Canada?postage prepaid?50 cents per month. Saturday Quintuple Sheet Star, $1 per year, with foreign postage added, $3.00. (Entered at the Post Office at Washington, D. C.f a* second-class mail matter.) t7An mail subscriptions must l#? paid In advance. Rates of advertising made known on application. CARLISLE'S RETURN Sound Money Men Think Their Cause is Sare. THE ISoUE IN THE CONVENTION The Senatorial Prize in Case of Silver's Defeat. THE STRUGGLE AT THE POLLS The announcement that Secretary Car lisle is returning to Washington immediate ly after the delivery of his speech at Louis ville Is cheering news to the friends of sound money, and argues to them that their cause Is reasonably safe in Kentucky. Otherwise, as they believe, he would have remalne 1 in the state and visited the other localities, where his presence on the stump has been so earnestly solicited. The Cominir Convention. And now for the verdict. The state con vention will meet on the 25th instant, just ten days off. An enormous crowd will be In attendance. Not before in a quarter of a century has the democratic party in the blue grass country divided on any proposi tion oPvatf?nal consequence. Free trade, free silver and sailors' rights have in that long period kept the party in a condition of enthusiastic and invincible solidarity. Kverything that was labeled democratic passed without question or inspection, and went through in convention, and at the polls, with an irresistible rush. The repub licans, while earnest enough and able enough, have been powerless to interfere with the program, and at times have con tented themselves with merely sitting on the fence and watching the procession go ty. A Divided Democracy. But at last something -eseinbling a change is at hand. One of the old demo cratic labels has been challenged within the party, and the astounding spectacle Is presented of a real democratic division on a question of principle, and the threat heard of carrying the warfare to the polls. The situation excites the liveliest interest everywhere, and citizens of the state tem porarily located elsewhere are preparing to go home and witness a convention siene promising features so unusual and exciting. With Mr. Blackburn on the fioor fighting for his political life, and the friends cf Mr. Carlisle determined, if possible, to obtain Indorsement of his course as fcSecretary of the Treasury, a scrap of great dimen sions and memorable results is most con fidently expected. Tlie Issue Defined. The issue is thoroughly defined, and this will make it easy to decide at the close who has and what has been won. Mr. Blackburn wants a straiglitout. Indorse ment of free coinage at W to I. If that Is secured he wins, and if the democrats carry the day subsequently at the polls he will succeed himself in the Senate. Hie sound money men will ask for an indorsement of the prominent plank of the last demo cratic national platform, and the passage of a resolution indorsing the course of Mr. Cleveland as President and Mr. Car lisle as Secretary of the Treasury. If those propositions carry the administration wins, and Mr. Blackburn, having lest his fight In the convention, will, it is believed, be defeated for le-election. The Senatorial Prise. But who will carry off the senatorial prize In case the democrats elect a majority of the legislature on a sound money plat form? Ex-Gov. Buckner, John M. Ather ton and Congressman McCreary will be candidates. They are standing on the Car lisle platform, and are doing some service here and there in the state. But the over shadowing, the central figure on that side is Mr. Carlisle. This is cor ceded by both sides. Without him no stand worthy the name could have been made against the sil ver men. Until he took the field they were sweeping everything before them. The best opinion, therefore. Is that he ought to reap the fruits of any winning that will be so generally ascribe! to him, and that he will reap them. Tne country at large, as well as the state, will, it Is Insisted, demand his election. Sulking: \\ ill .Mean Defeat. But, the convention over, the hare will still have to be caught. Before electing a Sen ator, first elect your legislature. If Mr. Blackburn wins in convention will the sound money democrats sulk at the polls? If Mr. Carlisle wins in convention will the free coinage democrats sulk at the polls? The democracy, to carry the state this time, must be united and energetic. The suiks on the part of either faction will n ean defeat. MR. AllIiOTT*9 SEAT. lie In Here to See the Papers Contest ing: It Opened. Representative Jo. Abbott of Texas ar rived in this city this afternoon from Texas fcr the purpose of being present at the opening of the papers in his contest case. These papers will be oper.ed, according to law, by the clerk of the Hoi.se of Reore sentatlves, and the contestants have been Invited to be present on that occasion, on next Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Abbott's contestant is J. H. Kearby, a populist, who claims that there were ir reg in the elei tion. Mr. Abbott's i t> was ??'?i. Whan the papers in tii -s content are oper.ed. It will be the duty of th^ e'erk of the House of Representa ti\es to prepare a statement of the case has I the reti rns, an<l it is usual for either, the contestants cr their attorneys to be ; resent to see that st'ch statement i3 rot prejudicial to their interests, as it is pi .t*d and goes before the committee on edi tions for their Information. It is not l:r,ow:i that Mr. Kearby wil! be here, but it ? thought he will be represented by at- j torrey. ? ? o ti:l: Titoi iii.i: ovkii. Itoi.lthiiiders .\re Satisfied With the Si-Mlenient by Fcrciann INney. T;. foui between the bookbinders and tin officials of the government printing olli was settled today to the apparent Sai I. f..cl'on of all par tie:;, and business la tii-:t branch of the givat printing shop is I'fo.-eedirg a* usual. T: :ren -' ! to concur in Public I' ; v B.t's dc ? s'.on that they f'.-. M \\o-.'k to the'r best ability during v ? !*i?. ;; ho :r>. irrespL tlve of the numbe r c; 1 ? <i:s finished. Tie tv > vvorkrne'i who were laid off yes t- ?..?re tes:o:el to duty, and all h.n ds v.. -Unor he i that a full day's work w I! I ?? i ; '.??! of then ard conscien t < ; i? ! i to duty v hi't; employed. The bo ?!..? i tb rs' u i!on held a meeting 1; . gbl hind clost i doors and the s I v .. thoroughly discussed. No ac t < : th pn ?? t-dingr. was made pub 1 . . I it s : ? t known what took place. ull of thai meetii ?, however, the i ? trath ?-?? r11!t? ttee >>r' the union called upi i Foreman Kspey at 1W:!W o'clock this r . a ai;d 1. . i a k ngthy conference w ? h h!m. The g und each side of t'. < at ..si?.- w :s thoroughly gone ? . tlte rcj uit as stated above. ho y !??... .tannic :t ted the con ? I.--.t to Public Printer Bene ? 1 t who concurred therein. WORKED UNTIL 4 O'CLOCK Ail the Clerks Were Required to Do That Today. Much Dissatisfaction With the New Order ? One Clerk Expresses Hi* Views With Much Freedom. All the executive departments were kept open until 4 o'clock today in accordance with the recent decision of the cabinet that there is no authority of law to excuse the clerks at 3 o'clock as has been the invari able custom during the heated term. There is naturally much dissatisfaction with the new order of things and the general opin ion among the clerks is that the powers that be have strained a point against the clerks. The statute upon which the present decision is based has been in force for over two years, and has never before been sup posed to prohibit the excuse of employes at 3 o'clock on Saturdays. So far as known the government interests have not suffered from this apparent violation of the law and never before has one even thought it necessary to call attention to it. One Clerk*s Views. A Treasury clerk, somewhat bolder than his associates, told a Star reporter that the new order discriminated unfairly against the subordinates in the service. "The Star of last Saturday," he said, "gave Secretary Morton the entire credit for the discovery of the unwelcome statute. I cannot see where he is entitled to any special credit for having made such an im portant discovery. If the law applies to clerks and other employes I should think that it embraced cabinet officers, bureau officers and other hip her officers. They go and come when they please; go off and make political speeches, deliver addresses at the different colleges and go to their different states to attend to their private law cases instead of attending to their public duties in Washington. Why should they be allowed all these privileges if the law is so very strict? Some of these high officials have been away from their duties cne-fourth of the time and still draw their big salaries without any compunctions of conscience." WILL NOT TALK POLITICS. Jurigre Springer Now Declines to Ex press Views on Public Questions. Ex-Representative Springer, late appoint ed judge of a federal court in Indian terri tory. will not assume the duties of his new post before next September. Until that time Judge Stuart, now in Washington to straighten out difficulties caused by the law of Mr.rch 1, 181*5, relating to the judi cial service in the Indian territory, will look after the work that will later be as sumed by Mr. Springer. Mr. Springer, during his leng term in Ccngress. was one of the most widely quoted men in the House. On every ques tion that came up for consideration he had views and expressed them freely. But the change from a congressional to a judicial careen has effected a corresponding change in Mr. Springer's view of affairs. When asked by a Star reporter today if he would express his views on the action of the Memphis silver convention, Mr. Springer slowly shook his head and replied: "Now I only take a judicial view of all such matters. I do not care to express any idea regarding politics." THE HARLEM CANAL. The Atlanta Will Represent the Xnvy at the Celebration. The cruiser Atlanta sailed from New Lon don this morning for New York, where she will perform the part originally assigned to the cruiser Raleigh in the ceremonies at tending the opening of the Harlem river canal on the 17th instant. At the conclu sion o? this ceremony the Atlanta will re turn to New London to take part in the G. A. R. celebration at that place. It is the policy of the Navy Department to have the vessels on the North Atlantic station cruise in northern waters during the summer months, except when their presence is re quired elsewhere, like the Montgomery at Nicaragua and the Kaleigh on her way to Key West. The Cushing. which made the trip to Florida and back by the inland passage, sailed from Norfolk this morning for Newport, where she will remain the rest cf the summer. The Minneapolis and Am ? phi trite, now at Norfolk, will soon follow the Cushing. THE MONITOR AMPHITRITE. Capt. WI*e, Her Commander, Makes an Informal Report. Capt. Wise, commanding the double tur reted monitor Amphltrite, which has just concluded a successful cruise from Nor folk to Port Royal, S. C., and return, vis ited the Navy Department today and made an informal report of his trip to Admiral Ramsay, chief of the bureau of naviga tion. He said that the vessel showed up remarkably well for her first trip, and would not need to go to any navy yard for repairs. He suggested several minor changes that might tend to the improve ment of the ship, and they will be con sidered. Capt. Wise was directed to cruise in the vicinity ot Fort Monroe until after inspection on the 25th instant, when the Ampliitrite will go to northern waters. West Point Cadets Appointed. The President has made the following appointments-at-lai ge to the West Point Military Academy: George B. Coml3\ son of the late Maj. Clifton C. Comly, ordnance department, who died very suddenly at Governor's Island in 1S04 while in the performance of duty, leaving a widow with a number of children. William Tidball, son of Gen. John C. Tidball, United States army, retired, who was graduated from the Military Academy in is4.x, and retired after continuous and distinguished military service in 1889. Naval Messenger Pigeons. X message received by the superintendent of the Nr.val Academy, Annapolis, from Commander Brownson, commanding the U. S. T. S. "Monougahela," with the naval cadets aboard, stated that she was yester day at 1) a.m. 102 miles off Cape Henry, progressing favorably; all well. Messages from this ship have been received daily sirce her departure from Annapolis, over distances ranging from 50 to 300 miles. Li^'Iit Hons** Hoard Matters. Secretary Carlisle has issued an order assigning the general direction and super vision of all matters pertaining to the light house boai <1 to Assistant Secretary Hamlin in addition to the other duties previously allotted to him. Treasury Receipts Today. National bank notes received today for redemption, $405,60S. Government receipts? From_ internal revenue, $H3,2SH); customs, $520,471; miscellaneous, 520,732. The UiMtiii^TiisIicd Sick. Miss Abagail Dodge continues to grow stronger. Her appetite is better and she is conscious a greater part of the time. Representative Hitt's improvement con tinues. A Stubborn Fire in the Owen House This Morning. HELPING THE GUESTS TO ESCAPE Serious Damage to the Interior of | the Building. THE SUPPOSED ORIGIN Pennsylvania avenue was enlivened this morning by a fire, which at one time threatened to assume serious proportions, and, even as it was, did very considerable damage. The scene of the fire was the Owen House, 1413 Pennsylvania avenue. Before the fire was finally subdued the in side of the hotel was badly burned and even more damage was caused by the wa ter, as it was necessary to fairly flood the house before the stubborn flames would J give in. During the excitement several people were driven from their rooms to the front | of the house, and, with their heads stick ing out of the third story windows, called loudly for help. It was necessary to take four of them down the ladders, as the stairways were completely blocked by the flames and smoke. For a time it looked as though some of those who were penned in the upstairs rooms might be hurt, but they behaved themselves in a remarkably creditable PutiiuK l'n n Ladder. manner and waited coolly until the firemen had succeeded in raising the ladders to them. One woman had to be carried down, but another, an older woman, managed to climb down the ladder without assistance. All this occurred in full sight of a large crowd which had been attracted by the fire and filled the avenue from side to side. There was naturally considerable excite ment and there were rumors rife that the rear rooms contained a number of people who were hemmed in lry the flames and could not make their escape. This, for tunately enough, was r.ot the case. Mr. John Moylan, the proprietor of the hotel, and one of the employes lost no time, as soon as the fire was discovered, in hurry ing through the halls and notifying every one in the building that there was a fire. No Fire Escape* Front. The rear of the Owen House is fairly well supplied with fire escapes, but there is none on the front nor on the side, which fronts on a wide alley, where there was I plenty of room for any number of fire escapes. A number of people who were on the upper floors started at once for the J rear and made their escape that way, and ' several escaped down the front stairs, which open onto the avenue in a narrow passage oeside the restaurant, which oc cupies the main part of the building on the ground floor. Others, however, broke for the front rooms facing on the avenue, and it looked at first as though some one would be hurt there. Smoke was pouring out of the windows, and the flames were | rapidly drawing near to those who were penned in, but as soon as they realized that the firemen were on the spot and were raising the ladders to their assist ance they stood as patiently as might be and made no attempt to jump. The less said for their costumes the better, for it would take few words to describe them. ' Those who filled the avenue windows, two women and two men, had evidently been sound asleep when they were first noti fied that there was danger. At any rate they looked that way and were dressed that way when they made their appear ance at the windows. Coining? Down Ladderx, John Leach a barkeeper in the Owen House, lay sick abed in one of the upper rooms and was with difficulty removed to a place of safety. He was to the front of where the flames had their origin and could not have made his way to the lire escape, even if he had been physically able. As it was he was assisted to the front window on the third floor and was the first one to go j down the ladder, the women calmly giving place to him as he was sick. Dr. J. R. Harrison was also in one of the third-story windows, as were Miss Lizzie Moylan and Miss Florence Lightfoot. All of these were brought sa-fsly down the ladders. Miss Moylan had to be carried down the ladder, and When she reached the 1 little portico above the entrance to the restaurant and was quite safe she pro ceeded to go into a dead faint. She was carried into the store next door and restor atives were resorted to. Others who were caught in tigh't places, but managed to make their escape without injury, were J. V. Davis, J. C. Lay, Mrs. Fields, Miss Rosa ! Ganz and Mrs. Tichenor. ' It was not an easy matter to tell where the fire had its origin. In the opinion of the firemen who went first into the building it started near a wine room on the third floor, but one of the women, who was in the midst of it at the worst, told a Star reporter that the fire was fiercest near the linen room, which is midway between the I front and the rear of the building. It raged strong around the staircase in the middle of the house. ' After the fire department got fairly to work at the flames it was not a difficult fire to handle, but so much time was lost after the fire was discovered, and before the alarm was turned in and .Ti taking out the people that the flames had got a head way that they would not otherwise have had. Delay In Turning? iii flic Alarm. There was a remarkable delay in turning in the alarm. A middle-aged white man was passing by when he heard cries of fire from the upper part of the building, and at once started to hunt up the nearest alarm box. Strange as it may seem, there was no one in Willard's or in the neighboring stores who appeared to have the slightest idea where there was a lire box or who had the key. The result was that the first alarm went in over the telephone and acted only as a special or still alarm. The first regular alarm was not turned in until after the first of the firemen were on the spot. By that time a box had been discovered on 11th street between the avenue and F street, and an alarm went in from box 145, and engine companies 1, 2, G and 7 and truck C responded. The fire looked so threatening when Assistant Chief Belt u. rived that a second alarm was sounded, which brought engine companies 3 and 4 and truck B. By this time the fire had gained such a headway that Chief Parris oidered a third alarm sounded, and engine companies 0 and 5 and truck A were soon on the scene. This only left one company, No. 8, on duty to look after the entire city, and shortly after the third alarm was turned in this company was called to a fire at 10th and R streets northwest. FiKlitinK tlie Flames. Chief Parris was early on the scene, and at once took charge of the battle with the flames. A large detachment of police were also hurried to the flre, and rendered ex cellent service in keeping back the crowd and in preserving order generally. Several f^Ltljem, notably Policcmen Barry and Mc Grath, distinguished themselves by their efforts as life savers. Barry, who used to be a fireman, was one of the first to enter the burning building from the ladders which had been put up. along the side walls of the hotel. In company with some of the firemen a thorough search was made of ail the rooms to see that no one had been overcome by the smoke, which was ex tremely dense and made fire fighting any thing but a pleasant task. John Eckens, the six-foot cook, who was down in the basement kitchen slicing up free lunch, did valiant service in rousing up the sleeping quests. Some one of the colored women upstairs called him and he rushed up along the hall in the third floor and kicked in the doors as regularly as a catapult could have done it. lie roused up Mr. Leach, the invalid, and got him out through* the flames. Eckens says that when he rushed up past the landing on the third floor the flames were coming from the south wall in a tremendous burst, and it was all he could do to held his breath and get through them. His hair and beard were burned off in the ordeal. Upon the arrival of the trucks the atten tioi. of the fir?men was all directed to the removal of the people from the upper part of the house. To those standing below it seemed a very long time before the ladders were put in place, and the helpless ones above were evidently getting very much abrimed. There was some fear that they might attempt to jump, but they restrained themselves, and were finally removed be fore the flames had actually reached them, though they did not have much time to spare. Firemen Sweeney, Handy and Smith were the ones to enter the building from the front, while Carrington stayed on the ladder just outside and helped the res cued down. By 10:30 o'clock, within an hour of the time the fire started, it was under control, and all danger of its spreading further was over. The Damage Done. The scene on the upper floors of the house after the firemen had vacated the premises was a sorry one. The second and third floors were entirely burned out in the middle of the building, and the upper floors were necessarily much damaged by water and smoke and flames. The three or four bed rooms arouncj the store room on the third floor, which' was used to keep wines and liquors in, were completely wrecked. For half an hour after the dan ger was all over a half a dozen firemen v. ere kept busy throwing out half-burned furniture and bedding. Tne whole building was drenched with water, and in the cafe on the ground floor there was a small lake, three or four inches deep, covering the whole first floor. Through the ceilings dripped a constant and unabated stream of muddy water, which soaked and stained the pretty velvet carpets and made them a reeking mass of filth. Up and down the cozy little din ing rooms, where many a pretty time has been enjoyed in the halcyon days of the past by numerous famous statesmen, were grinding masses of broken glass, plaster and charred tipibers from the floors al.cve. The furniture of the house be longed to the- Randall estate and was fully insured. The damage to the building and its furnishings is estimated to be several thousand dollars. The bar room on the ground floor was little damaged and lost as little business as possible during the mis adventure. the most serious hindrance to business being the barkeeper's uncertainty as to whether his clothes were partly or entirely burned up. Origin of the Fire. How the fire started was for several hours a constant topic of exciting dis cussion around the hotel, without in any very marked degree affording a clear idea of its origin. The colored folks employed in the house all thought it started from the kitchen flue, but this was impossible, for that flue is at the north end of the building and the fire was in the middle of the house near the staircase. Mr. Moylan, the proprietor, seemed to think that it started from a cigarette thrown carelessly on the floor of some one of the rooms, and it was doubtless in some such way that the flames started. There was no stove, furnace or range in use in the middle of the house, and nothing from which the flre could have got a-golng there except by the thoughtlessness of soiXe smoker. How long it may have smoldered before it broke out is only matter of conjecture. The hotel is a rendezvous for late suppers and after theater conviviality. Some happy guest last night may, after several glasses of champagne, let fall the rice paper spark whence the fire spread. A LcNMon From the Fire. Mr. J. G. Erek, who was a spectator at the fire, writes to The Star as follow-s: "The deplorable slowness and several slips of extension ladder used this morning at the Owen House fire Scare, in trying to rescue the women and men whose chances of exit were obviously cut off by the in tense smoke, would strongly suggest that a law should be passed requiring all hotels to keep in each upper-story room a long enough wire rope ladder to reach the ground, which, in case of emergency, could be used by the occupants, thus avoiding the terrible mental strain and impulse to jump and be killed or maimed for life." CAN I'SE THEIR DISCRETION. Controller iUiwlcr's Reply to an In quiry as to Florida Avenue. Judge Bowler, controller of the treasury, has written a letter to the District Com missioners in regard to the provision in the District of Columbia appropriation act of March 2, 1893, appropriating $*1,000 for paving Florida avenue from Connecticut avenue to ISth street. The Commissioners stated that an estimate of $12,0**) was sul> mitted to Congress for this work, but that only $6,000 was appropriated, being about half the amount necessarj* to do the whole work. They asked whether they might pave one-half of the width of the roadway and pay the cost thereof from said appro priation. Controller Bowler informed them Chat "the object of the appropriation was evidently to pave Florida avenue between the two points named, ahd, as no limitation has been placed upon the use of that ap propriation, it is clearly within your dis cretion to use the same within the points indicated in such manner as you may deem best for the public service." BRICE AND BUCKEYES The Senator Designs to Make Ohio a Democratic State. HIS PLANS AND PROGRAM Dissensions to Be Industriously Sown in Republican Ranks. ORGANIZING THE CLERKS Senator Brice has decided upon a cam paign which he hopes will place Ohio in the democratic ranks in 1?XS. The object of this campaign will be to throw the republican ranks into as much dissension as possible. The very strained relations now existing between the Mc Klnley and F^raker factions puts the po litical soil in Ohio in splendid condition to yield dissensions. If Mr. Brice can cause the McKinleyltes of Ohio to feel that Foraker and his fol lowers are laying a campaign to knife their candidate and to spoil his chances fon the presidency, it is thought that the day will be won. Secret Meeting: In Tills City. The campaign that Senator Brice has outlined is a very far-reaching one. and in cfvdes the small contingent of republican voters resident Ir. this city. The demo crats here are now making a strenuous ef fort to organize a Brice movement. The first meeting for this purpose was held on Thursday evening, and an effort was marie to keep the work of this gathering secret. There were thirty-five buckeye democrats present, most of whom are emp oyes of the government printing office and other de partments. The purpose of the managers of this meeting appears to be to help Brice carry the Ohio legislature. leaders of the movement are R. T. Baker, clerk to Con gressman F. C. I.ayton, who lives near Mr. Rrice's home, and J. R. Dickman, assistant foreman of the government printing office. The Call for OrKanUntlon. These gentlemen secured the meeting on Thursday evening by sending the following appeal to clerks of the departments who have a legal residence in Ohio: "The politi cal contest in Ohio the coming fall will be of vital moment to the democracy, as on our success depends the election by the democrats of a governor, legislature and United States Senator, and the strengthen ing of our lines for the battle of ISiHi. "While the democrats are putting forth their earnest efforts to harmonize the de mocracy by organizing clubs, healing fac tional feelings and trimming their sails for the coming battle, we believe that the Ohio democrats in Washington who have been preferred to their brothers at home in the way of recognition, and now hold positions of trust and emolument under the govern ment, should also show their loyalty anu zeal in behalf of the cause of democracy, and for the better promotion of this feeling should at once come together, organize a strictly Ohio democratic club and formulate a plan of action. For the purpose of as certaining the views and Ideas of all Ohio democrats In Washington it has been thought best to call a meeting of all such, and you are accordingly Invited to be pres ent at a meeting at Equity building \\ ed nesday evening." Many L.en<lcrn Innoreil. Comment has been made on this move ment by the fact that political democratic bosses of Ohio were not invited to attend. Invitations were not sent to Attorney Gen eral Harmon, Commissioner of the Court of Claims I.oerns, Congressmen Pearson and Sorg. Solicitor Hough, Controller Bowler, Superintendent of Free Deliveries August Machen or Auditor William H. I'ugh, ?ho is one of the leaders in Cincinnati democ racy and who has secured the friendship of Secretary Carlisle by the work of or ganization he has done for him in the Cov ington district. The members who did attend the meeting adopted the following resolution: "We, the undersigned, democratic voters of Ohio, residing temporarily in Washing ton, hereby express our willingness to be come members of the state democratic organization, whose object will be to fur ther in every honorable way the perpetu ation of democratic principles, and the advancement of our party s ^Interests throughout Ohio and the nation. Among the signers of the roll of mem bership for this organization were ex-Con gressman Donovan. George h oster, J. 1=.. Bergen and J. E. Sullivan. Campbell it en Are SuxpiclouH. At this meeting there were two antl Brlce democrats, who, it is said, were there for the purpose of making trouble if an> resolution too gteatly favoring Brice should have been offered. The meeting, however, did not have such a resolution Drought before it and the gathering was not inharmonious. . Since the democrats of Ohio who favor Campbell for governor have heard of this organization they have become very sus nicious and are inclined to regard it cs an effort of Congressman F. C. Ley ton an "nti-Cleveland man, to promote the intei ests of Brice at the expense of the admin ^These1'gentlemen had substitute resolu tions with them when they attended the n ceting on Thursday night, and they in tended to offer these resolutions if there had been any movement on the part of the Brice men to offer any Brice resolution. At the next meeting of the Ohio organization it is likely that there will be stormy scenes. At least the Campbell democrat5 are pre pared to make such a scene if the Brice men attempt to commit the organization to the support of the Senator. President Cleveland and Mr. Sorg. There is a rumor in circulation today that President Cleveland has asked Representa tive Sorg if he should become a candidate for governor of Ohio. It is said that Mr. Sorg did not give a positive answer, but merely referred to his former declination of this honor by saying that a campaign for the governorship would seriously affect his business interests, and that he did not leel that his strength was equal to the demands that would be made upon it after having gene through his congressional campaigns, nnich were very trying. CiOIXC* TO CA11LS 21A I). Senator Smith Will Reenpernte From Tariff Fiuht Effeetd. Senator Smith of New Jersey is expected in Washington next week, when he will remain a few days before sailing on the steamer St. Louis for Southampton. Mr. Smith will go to Carlsbad to take the wa ters there in order to recuperate from the effects of his active participation in tariff legislation in the last Congress. It was Mr. Smith who informed the House of Representatives on the floor of the Senate that if ihey did not like the revision of the original tariff bill by the Senate they could leave it alone. For himself he would not budge an inch in order to bring about a concurrence of views between the two houses. While Mr. Smith maintained a re markable equanimity during the tariff dis cussion it appears that that stormy de bate had ^.n effect on his physical condi tion, and he may spend some months at Carlsbad in order that he may return to the scene of the conflict ready to take an active part in whatever question comes before the Senate. PEACE IN FORMOSA The Japanese Legation Beceives Official Notification of It, The Japanese Army and Civil Au thorities Are Fully Protecting the People of the Island. The Japanese legation today received an official dispatch from the foreign office summarizing* the status of affairs on the Island of Formosa, as follows: "At Tai Phu Fu and Tam Sui, the two large cities in the north, all disorder is at an end and peace established. The Japanese have put into operation a civil system of administra tion. German marines were landed at the cities mentioned, but have now been with drawn. The foreign settlers are now under the entire protection of the Japanese army and civil authorities." The favorable tone of the cablegram is quite satisfactory tc the officials here. It gives the first information of the landing of German marines. The cause of their landing is not given, but their withdrawal indicates that the protection they may have afforded to Ger man interests is no longer necessary. The mention of the establishment of a civil system shows that martial law, which was in operation when the Japanese fleet and army first arrived, has given place quickly to an orderly municipal system. No men tion is made of the reported uprising of the Black Flags. An earlier dispatch to the foreign office stated that the Japanese took possession of the places mentioned on June 7, since which time there has been no signs of the Chinese soldiers who caused the trouble nor of the natives who had sought to set up'a republic. THE ORDER VACATED. Water Street Diflicuty to Be Left to the Courts. As intimated in The Star of yesterday, the Commissioners today gracefully with drew from their position with reference to the clearing of Water street. It will be recalled that the order Issued Uy the board, directing the removal of obstruc tions to this street, was issued so that suf ficient room could be provided on the west of the railroad tracks to permit carriages to pass. Ten days were given in which to comply with the order. Pending its en forcement the attorneys representing the property owners interested appeared before the Commissioners and urged a stay of proceedings pending the trial of a similar case in the Supreme Court some time in October next. Their request was embodied in a letter, which, upon motion of Commissioner Ross, was handed to the attorney for the District for an opinion. As stated exclusively in yesterday's Star, Attorney Thomas ad vised the Commissioners to vacate their order. After consultation with the attorney this morning the Commissioners approved the opinion and the order has been vacated. SAW THE PRESIDENT. The New Minister to Venezuela Has a Conference With Him. Gen. Thomas of Louisiana, who has just been appointed United States minister to Venezuela, to succeed Mr. Hazleton, had a special conference with the President at the White House today prior to his de parture for his post. In view of the in terest taken by the United States in the amicable settlement of the boundary dis pute between Great Britain and Venezue la, the new minister's duties will be of un usual importance. He will receive his final instructions from Secretary Olney at once, and will proceed to La Guayra with as lit tle delay as possible. TO CRUSH CUBA'S REVOLT. Royal Assent Given to the Recent Ap propriating. MADRID, June 15.?The royal assent was given today to the bill adopted by the senate on Wednesday last authorizing the government to raise, in case of need, a lean of 000,000,000 pesetas on account of Cuba. It is believed that vessels will be pur chased abroad and sent to Cuba in order to more thoroughly patrol the coast of that island. A law has been gazetted suspending the redemption of the Cuban notes of 18W0 in order to defray the expenses of the war. HAVANA, June 15.?Maximo Gomez has invaded the province of Puerto Principe at the head of a band of insurgents and has arrived near Puerto Principe, the capi tal of the province. Several important personages of the neighborhood and the autonomists of Puerto Principe are going to have a conference with Gomez, with the view of prevailing upon him to desist from further armed revolution. The people of the province of Puerto Principe are not in favor of the revolution. WELCOMED AT LONDON. America it Delegates to World's W. C. T. V. Convention. LONDON, June 15.?The American dele gates to the convention of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union were met by Lady Henry Somerset, presi dent of the British Woman's Christian Temperance Union; Miss Frances E. Wil lard, president of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and other representatives of the union upon arriving at Waterloo station. MINISTER RANSOM BETTER. He Has Gone to His North Carolina Farm. RALEIGH, N. C., June 15.?Minister Matt Ilar.som arrived here very unex pectedly this morning direct from Lenoir and left at nocii for his farm in Northamp ton county. After remaining there a few days he will go to While Sulphur Springs, Va., and remain until his health is thor oughly restored. He is very weak, but says he is better than in three months past. He is thin aird has the appearance of a man just recovering from a severe illness. COLLECTOR DASHIELL'S DEATH. Was Sitting sit His Desk When At tacked With Heart Failure. CRISFIELD, Md., June 15.?H. H. Da shiell, aged sixty-eight, collector of cus toms of the port of Crisfiel 1, diei suddenly of heart failure at 8:30 o'clock this morn ing. Mr. Da.shiell was sitting at his desk in the custom house at the time of his death. He had held the position of collec tor for about a year. NINE WERE KILLED. Fatal Explosion in English Iron Works. LONDON, June 15.?A boiler explosion at the Redcar iron works near Guisborough, Yorkshire, today, resulted in the death of six persons and in serious injuries to eighteen others. Three of the injured persons died later in the day, making a total of nine killed. z%t Jtt-oof of i$t t'? m ffc eating ^ttfering's JSfftr conffttnei 57 wfuimw ?f ?botrfi6emtnf6, mabe up ?f 806 sepftrAfe Announce; nwnfi. Zfttet nbtxrfxserg ?ougfif pufifietfp-nof merefg cp?ce. SUBURBAN HANDICAP Ante-Post Gossip Concerning the Big Race. DOMINO MOST FANCIED BY BETTERS Ramapo Might Be Started After All. CHANCES OF THE OTHERS SHEEPSHEAD BAT, N. Y., June 15.?A' better day for the Suburban handicap race could not have been desired. The sky lcr unclouded and a strong: westerly breeze blows across the track, making It cool and pleasant. The grounds were in perfect condition and the lawns were never greener, the track in better condition and the beda of flowers more gorgeous in color than they were today. The starters and Jockeys for the Suburban are as follows: Weight. Jockey*. | Sir Walter 126 Doggett. Domino 123 Taral. I Lazzarone 115 Murphy. Rubicon 119 Midgeley. I Sister Mary 114 Hamilton. [ Declare 108 Reiff. Song and Dance 90 Griffin. Thin Morainst'a Worlc. I The horses were all out early, and were cantered slowly and then breezed a quarter 1 through the stretch. All moved well and seemed absolutely fit to run. There was a good attendance at the | track to watch the final work, and after It was over and breakfast had been eaten there was some talk about the race. Never before in the history of the suburban has there been such a strong favorite as Dom ino, not one >n a dozen trainers being will ing to admit even a possibility of his de feat. A few raid that Domino was not bred to go the distance, and that it would be fourd that he 1 ad undertaken too much to carry 123 pounds and run a mile and a quarter against such known stayers as Sir Walter an J Lazzarone. , It was conceded on all sides that the only possibility of defeating the black colt lies in a hot pace all the way and a weakening on the part of the Keene horse when the last furlong comes. But no one can see where the pacemaker is to come from. It is not expected that Taral will take Dom ino out at the start, as he has done in mile races, and Sister Mary is the only possi bility thought of in that respect. Song and Dance is the light weight, but he is a rater, and so are the others, with the exception of Rubicon, who likes short races. A slow race and a sprint of half a mile or so, it is argued, make the victory a sure thing for Domino, barring accidents, the only horses of the lot likely to be with him at the end in such a race being Rubicon and Sir Walter. Domino the Favorite. Domino will probably go to the post at 2 to 5 in the betting, although as good as 4 to ft was laid yesterday. Taral knows him thoroughly and will be sure to ride him from end to end in the best way for the horse, and the Jockey rarely makes a mis take. The colt has yet to make his mark at a mile and a quarter, the only times he has been sent at over a mile being at Chi cago, when he was beaten badly at a mile and a half, but the start was delayed an hour and a naif and the colt was not in con dition; once at Gravesend, when he ran a dead heat with Henry of Navarre at a mile and an e'.ghth, and at Morris Park, when Henry of Navarre and Clifford beat him badly at a mile and an eighth. This surely is not a remarkable showing for a suburban candidate. Sir Walter a Stayer. Sir Walter Is a known stayer and can run fast, too. He has taken up weight and run a mile and a quarter close to record time, and has repeated the effort when call ed upon. As far as he is concerned, the race will not be over until the horses have passed the judges. Doggett has ridden him ever since he was broken, and can be de pended upon to get ail in the horse out of him and ride for his life. Lazzarone ran second in the Brooklyn handicap ar.d was expected to win. but Hornpipe was too much for him at the weights; he carries but two pounds more today, but he needs a pacemaker, and there is none, with the possible exception of Sis ter Mary. Rubicon tried a distance in the Brooklyn handicap and did not like it. McDonald has something up his sleeve generally, and it may be that it is there today. His only chance, however, is thought to be a brush in the stretch with Domino. Declare has not shown suburban form this year, and the starting of Song and Dance is very doubtful. Thus the contests seem to be narrowed down to Domino. Sir Walter, Lazzarone and Rubicon, and the possibility is that they will l?e the only starters, although it was said this morning that Ramapo might be sent to the post at the last minute. RETIRM.NG FROM EUROPE. Americans Who Will Spend the Sum mer at Home. SOUTHAMPTON, June 15.?The depar ture of the new American line steamship St. Louis on he- return trip to New York, after her first voyage across the Atlantic, was witnessed today by large crowds of people. She took 200 passengers, including Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chicago. LIVERPOOL, June 15.?The steamship Campania of th? Cunard line, which sailed for New York today, takes among her pas sengers Mr. Eugme Higgins and Mr. Mar maduke Richardson. NEW YORK, June 15.?Among the pas sengers returning to America by the steamer Paris, which reiched her dock to day, are Andrew 1). White, ex-president of Cornell University and ex-minister to Ger many and Russia, and Senator and Mrs. Redfield Proctor and their son of Vermont. SlICIDE OF A COLLIE. It IHvetl to the Hottom of a Pond and Stayed There. NEW YORK, June 15.?A special to the World from West l>oint, N. Y., says: Pier pent Morgan's prize collie, Roslyn Wilkes, deliverately committed suicide today. The animal was bought in England and is.re ported to have cost lio.ooo. The dog came over decorated with many prize ribbons. When Bob Armstrong, the kennel keeper, took the dogs out for exercise Roslyn Wilkes went to the pond for a bath as playfully as the rest, but when the others came out the prize winner refused to do so. Then Armstrong walked into the water. When the collie saw him coming the wouli l*e suicide dived and stayed down until dead. MARRIED TO CARL RROWNE. M1k? Mamie Coxey Heeomex the Wife of the Co in in on Meal Marshal. MASSILLON, Ohio, June 15.?Carl Browne and Miss Mamie Coxey, erstwhile Goddess of Peace of the commonweal, were secret ly married last evening by Justico Folder. The bride and groom separated after the ceremony, with the expectation of keeping the fact to themselves until the Fourth of July, when they will have another and a spectacular marriage in Washington. The groom is forty-five years of age and the bride eighteen.