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control the committees. Iti the seventh district #Senator Blacjc burn was a candidate for committee on resolutions and was defeated by a sound i?o?*ey man by *J? vo'.es to his great sur prise and consternation. The silver men who want Hardin nom inated began considering the advisability of trading off the financial <j??estlon for governorship votes, but the sound money people grew suddenly Independent and re fused to talk about trades. Events in the governorship contests changed rapidly within the hour. The overwhelming victory of the sound money m-n in the committee on resolutions some what Injured Hardin's prospects, it was said, because the Clay men and the sound money people raised the point that if a sound money platform was to be adopted it would l>e incongruous to nominate a free silver candidate for governor. There was renewed talk of a possible dark horse In the convention by naming a comprom.se candidate who was known to be for sound money. The silver men said that E. W. Walker, the resolutions committeeman from the fourth district, would not vote for the administration and sound money, as claim ed. but that he was a silver advocate. When the hour for convening the meet ing arrived the hall was packed with dele gates, a steaming and perspiring mass of enthusiastic bourbons. The day was fright fullv hot ar.d oppressive, and one prostra tion fiom the heat had already occurred in the hall. There was a delay Iq. callir.g the meeting to order, the hour being set for 1 2 o'clock. I.ouisville time, one hour later than Washington. Convention Called to Order. John IX Carroll, chairmap of the state central committee, called the convention to order, and In doing so said that never had a convention assembled in Kentucky which' was confronted by a more serious situation or one demanding more earnest and conservative action. He exhorted the delegates to conservatism, and reminded them that the platform selected whs to go before 2H0.000 voters for their calfn de liberation. and that it would affect the question of majorities at the polls next year He admitted that the party was vexed with conflicting views on the silver question, but expressed his belief that in dividuals would surrender their own views to the wishes of the majority rather than turn 'he state over to tije republicans. Ex-Congressman Stone and Judge Beck ner were nominated for temporary chair men. Beckner being the choice of the Har din and Stone of the Clay men. The roll call of counties for the election of tem porary chairman developed a row imme diately. There were contesting delegations from several counties, each insisting upon the right to cast the vote of the county for separate cadidates. In these cases it was found impossible to keep order. While the contending factions shouted and yelled the cha'rman was compelled to pass them and the roll call proceeded. By Associated. Proiu. Judffe Reoknrr'a Election. LOUISVlIJiE, June 24.?The roll call pro ceeded with all sorts of points of order and dilatory confusion for over an hour, when the result was announced at 2 o'clock, as follows: Beckner, 44SVfc; Stone, 373*6. The total vote was #78, but it was not all cast, owing to contests. Necessary to choice, 44<?. The election of Beckner as temporary presiding olficer was made unanimous, and a committee appointed to escort him to the chair. As the combination of Hardin for gov and the silverites supported Beckner and the combination of Clay for governor and the "sound money men" supported Stone, the result of the selection of temporary chairman was received with cheers as a direct advantage for Hardin and Indirectly an advantage for the silver men, who had teen beaten during the forenoon in the district meeting. The Ohio Democratic Convention. COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 2T?.?The demo cratic state central committee is here and will meet at 3 p.m. to fix the time and place of holding the next state convention. The best Information now is that the Brice men want Toledo as the place and last of August as the date. The Thurman men want Springfield or Columbus and July 1*5 as the date. It is substantially asserted that Mr. Brice is to be permanent chair man of the convention. Mlchiicnn Free Colnnge Men. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 25.?A gathering of free ? silver men assembled here at 2 o'clock this afternoon to or ganize an Independent silver party in Mich igan. Something like fifty self-constituted delegates are now here, representing all parts of the state. Congressman Bryan and General A. J. Warner have promised to be here. Those engaged in the move ment are mainly populists, and the new party will be organized on populietio grounds. It is not receiving much local encouragement. Most of the silver men, who are democrats, appear thus far to be satisfied with the attitude of the Mlchlgatf1 democracy and expect to control that or ganization. AT THE EXPOSITION. Work of the Colored I'eople for an Exhibit nt Atlanta. The women's auxiliary committee of the board of colored commissioners held an in teresting session in the commission rooms, 609 F street, last night. Mrs. B. K. Bruce presided, and Mrs. J. C. Lawson acted as secretary. The reports of the chairmen of the committees on art, domestic science, etc., and the plans agreed upon by the sev eral committees were submitted. The wo men exchanged Ideas as to the best means of making the negro exhibit of the District a success at the exposition. The commit tee having in charge the arrangements for the entertainments which are to be given in the various sections of the city reported that the lawn fete which was to have been held on the Howard University campus, and which was postponed on account of the weather, had been postponed to some fu ture date. The most important report submitted was that of the committee on domestic science, of which Mrs. Messer is the chairman, and it was decided that during the exposition the committee would build a model home upon the exposition grounds, to have four rooms, 10x12 each, the house to show model housekeeping and how to live cheaply. The rooms will be#exhibited as a parlor, a kitch en, a dining room and another a bed room. One or two lady attendants of the auxili ary committee are to be In attendance to^ explain the mode of cheap housekeeping,* and how to live on a small income in any city is to be shown by statistical informa tion. All materials exhibited in the home are to be made by colored residents of the District of Columbia. A cook book, edited by Mrs. L. C. Bailey, with recipes contrib uted by colored women, will be sold upon the exposition grounds. The women com missioners are to bear the entire expense of the establishment of the home. Mr. Jo?eph E. Johnson, the secretary to the commission. Is rendering the women valuable services In their effort to carry out this feature of the exhibit. CHILE A* CAPITOL Bl'ILDIXO. An Accoont of Its Ilnrnlns Sent by Minister Strohel. United States Minister Strobel at San tiago has sent to the State Department the following account of the burning of the Chilean capitol building: "I regret to report the destruction by fire of the building occupied by the houses cf congress. The fire broke out at 1:30 o'clock this morning (May 18). The edifice was re garded as the finest in Chile, and but very little of the furniture or archives were saved. The loss is estimated at about one million dollars, United States gold, without coi.sldering the archives, which can never be replaced. The building was begun in 1857, but was not dedicated until ls7*i, dur ing th-- presidency of Fredrico Errazuriz. While there are rumors that the lire was the work of incendiaries, it seems to me more natural to regard it as the result cf en accident, as the official report states that the fire broke out In that portion of the building which was being repaired, and x\ here several stoves had been lighted for the ilrst time in order to dry the walls. These stoves being left alight, probably caused an explosion of escaping gas. The government has at once called lor plans for a new building, notifying congress that on its completion it will ask for the funds r.eretsary to proceed immediately with the work of reconstruction. The extra session ?f congress, ca^d to consider ?he financial qut&ti'.n, is ncv being held in the state tuilversity." LATE NEWS BY WIRE Parliament Likely to Be Dissolved by July 10. FLEDGES OF THE OUTGDIHG MISTRY Great Interest in Mr. Gladstone's Course. PLANS OF THE IRISH MEMBERS LONDON, June 25.?After a conference today with the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, the Duke of Devonshire, the Right Hon. Jcseph Chamberlain and others, the Mar cfuis of Salisbury started for Windsor, \\hero it is expected he will submit to the queen the names of the new cabinet min isters. An announcement of the composi tion of the rew ministry is expected short ly afterward. There was little excitement in the house of commons today when the chancellor of the e vcheqt:er.Sir William Vernon Harcourt, announced that he had hoped to give the house seme definite information regarding the change of government, but was unable to do so at present. The house then im mediately adjourned. It Is announced that Mr. Joseph Cham berlain. the unionist leader in the house of commons, has been appointed to suc ceed the Marquis of Ripon as secretary of State for the colonies. It is also announced that Mr. Balfour, the conservative leader in the house of com mons, has been appointed first lord of the treasury, in succession to Lord Rosebery, who held that position as well as the premiership. A Windsor dispatch says: Tile Marquis of Salisbury has formally accepted the pre miership vacant by the resignation of Lord Rosebery. It is announced that the Marquis of Salis bury has received assurances that the out going ministry will assist the new govern ment in passing the estimates in time to enable parliament to dissolve by July 10. A great deal of interest during the pres ent crisis centers in the course which Mr. Gladstone will decide to adopt. His secre tary, when questioned on the subject, said that the great liberal leader does not in tend to issue a manifesto. He will remain in town for a few days and will then go to Hawarden. Mr. Gladstone spent the morn ing in disposing of an accumulation of let ters. and in the afternoon he visited the British Museum. Mr. Justin McCarthy, leader of the Irish nationalist party and member of parlia ment for North Longford, expressed him self confident that an appeal for funds to enable the members of his party to contest seats in the coming general election will meet with a prompt response. He says they are able to defend every seat which will be attacked if the necessary funds are forthcoming. It is expected that the Healyites will un dertake an independent campaign, and they are said to be confident of securing a ma jority among the Irish nationalists in the new parliament. Mr. John Redmond, the Parnellite leader, member of the house of commons for the city of Waterford, announces the intention of the members of his party to contest every seat in Ireland at the coming general election. IX SPECIAL SESSION. Assembling of the Illinois Legisla ture. SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 25.?The Illi nois legislature assembled in special ses sion today in response to the call of Gov. Altgeld to consider arbitration, Pullman rates, Chicago justiceship abuses, child la bor, state finance ; and a number of other topics which, the governor asserts, were not adequately cared for at the regular ses sion. The intensely hot weather does not tend to improve the temper of the mem bers. A message from Gov.' Altgeld was submitted when the legislature assembled, but contrary to somewhat general expecta tion, it was not caustic or of a sensational character. AT SNICKER*9 GAP. Troop A Reaches the Shenandoah Thin Afternoon. ROUND HILL. Va., June 25.?Troop A of the District National Guard is expected to arrive at Snicker's Gap late this afternoon from the valley. From advices received here they ^111 water their horses in the Shenandoah about 5 o'clock In the after noon and take a good rest at Castleman's ferrj' before climbing the Blue Ridge. They camp tonight in the-grounds of Demonet's Mountain House, and tomorrow will make a leisurely fifteen-mile march to Leesburg, where they will camp on the old camping ground, occupied by the troop three years ago. NO MATCH FOR MAHONEY. Larnod Warn in (mumI Form, hot Was Twice Ilea ton. WEST NEWTON, Mass.. June 25.?Ma honey, the crack Irish tennis player, won two successive sets and the match from Larned, in the games at the Neighborhood Club this morning by the score of G-3 and 7-5. Larned was in good form, but was no match for his opponent. The second and deciding set of the match was easily Mahoney's, Larned showing up advantageously only In the first two games. This is the second'match that Mahoney has won. Larned did not present the game that Hobart played against Mahoney yes terday, but has improved in form consid erably. MRS. DIUSE PARDONED. Gov. Morton Finds Nothing in the Evidence to Convict Her. ALBANY, N. Y., June 25.?Gov. Morton has pardoned Mary Druse, who was sent to prison in October, 1885, i'or assisting her mother to murder the father. She was committed to the Onanda.ra penitentiary, but was recently transferred to the Auburn state prison. The governor believes that she confessed under great public pressure and finds nothing in the evidenco to con vict hei. The mother was hanged for her participation in tho crime. HAD SPIKED THE TRACK. Wreck of a Freight Train Near Aiken, S. C. CHARLESTON, S. C., June 25.?On the Carolina, Cumberland Gap and Chicago railroad# one mile from Aiken, S. C., about 3 o'clock this morning a freight train load ed with rock was derailed and wrecked. Hugh Weatherford, brake-man; Fireman Oherry and a negro, named Albert Bron son. were killed. Two others were badly scalded. Spikes had been placed on the tracks. Boh Fitzsimmons* Trial. SYRACUSE, N. Y., June 25.?Eleven Ju rors had been provisionally accepted for tho trial of Pugilist Bob Fitzsimmons for killing Con Riordan when the court took a recess at noon today. These men are all subject to, peremptory challenges. Thirty two out of a panel of sixty-five have been examined. It is thought that a second par-el will be required before a jury can be completed. Tpking Back the Old Men. BROOKLYN, N. Y., June 25.?The officeii of the Atlantic avenue railroad today dis charged 100 men who were hired to do work during the recent trolley strike. The men say that they were forced out to make room for the old men. The officers of the company deny the statement and say that they were discharged for incompetency. AmbaHMndor Patcnotre in Paris. PARIS, June 25.?M. Patenotre.the French ambassador to the United States, has ar rived here. GREEN CLAY SMITH DYING The Distinguished Soldier-Preacher on His Deathbed. Hi* Career as Soldier, Politician and Minister?His Charge in This Citr. Gen. Green Cla^ Smith, the famous sol dfer-preacher, is dying at his home, 611 Massachusetts avenue northeast. Gen. Smith, who has been for five years pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, at the corner of Oth and A streets north east, has been In poor health for upwards of a year. A few months ago he took a trip to his old homo, in Kentucky, in the hope of benefiting himself, but his system had become thoroughly run down, and about a month ago a carbuncle of unusual size began to develop at the back of his neck, and it has steadily increased, and has resisted all the efforts of the physicians and surgeons who have attended him. It is a most remarkable case, and one that has few parallels in the recollection of Wash ington physicians. The carbuncle spread until it covered an area of over thirty-two square inches, and although several opera tions were performed, in the hope of sav ing the life of the patient, all efforts were unavailing, and this morning the physi cians ceased their treatment of the malig nant ulcer, which had thoroughly poisoned the system. Dr. H. R. Street, the attend ing physician, said that it was the most virulent carbuncle he had ever seen. Gen. Smith came from a famous family of Kentucky, which has been noted for Its stanch adherence to the Union. His father was a member of Congress from that state, and occupied several other important pub lic positions. Green Clay Smith was born in Richmond, Ky? the 2d of July, 1832, so that he has lived to be a little less than sixty-three years of age. He was named after his grandfather. Green Clay, who was a member of that great Clay family that produced one of the earliest of America's famous statesmen. His first military expe rience was in the Mexican war, having en listed at the age of fifteen in a regiment of Kentucky cavalry. He served one year and then returned to Lexington, Ky., where he entered the Transylvania University, from which he graduated in 1S50. He then studied law, and graduated from the Lex ington Law School in 1S53, and he formed a partnership with his father in the city of Covington. He was school commissioner from 1853 to 1857. During the bitter strife that preceded the civil war he took a strong position in favor of the Union, and in 18t?) was a member of the Kentucky legislature, in which capacity he spoke and .acted against secession. In 1801 he enlisted as a private in Col. Foley's regiment for home defense, and served three months. He was then offered the position of major third Kentucky cavalry and directed to re cruit a battalion. When this work was done he resigned, and was appointed col onel of the fourth Kentucky cavalry, in February, 1S02, and was sent to the front in the south, under Gen. Rosecrans. He saw a great deal of active service, was wounded at Lebanon, Tenn., and was made brigadier general of volunteers June 11, 1802. He was then assigned to the fourth brigade of cavalry, under Rosecrans, and was complimented in public orders for his gallantry in a cavalry battle with Gen. For rest, In which he was victorious. March 13, 1805, he was brevet ted major general. While in the field he was nominated for Congress as a republican and resigned his military commission December 1, 1803, In order to take his seat In the House. He served two terms in Congress. In 1804 his friends presented his name to the Balti more republican convention, which re nominated President Lincoln, and to which he was a delegate, as a candidate for the vice presidency. There was a se\ere con test between him and Andrew Johnson, and Green Clay Smith was defeated by half a vote for the nomination, which eventually caused Andrew Johnson to become Presl dfnt of the United States. In 1806 he re signed from Congress to accept the ap pointment of governor of Montana tender ed him by President Johnson, and he serv ed in that territory until 1809, when he entered the ministry and was or dained and became pastor of the Baptist Church at Frankfort, Ky. His effort was to withdraw entirely from public life and devote himself to Christian work, but, hav ing become greatly interested in temper ance reform, he was Riven the unanimous nomination for President by the prohibition convention which met at Cleveland In May, 1ST0. He received a popular vote of 'J,522. Gen. Smith continued in the ministry, but for some years devoted himself to evangel ical work. In 1890 he was called to the pastorate of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in this city, and made himself un usually popular with the local Baptists. Despite his failing health he participated In the Washington conference of the Bap tist Churches last autumn, and though con siderably more feeole he was quite active in making preparations for the Southern Baptist convention held in this city some weeks ago. He did not lose his interest in military matters notwithstanding his religious incli nation, and in March, 181)1, he was chosen to be department commander of the Union Veterans' tjnion of the Department of the Potomac, and was re-elected the next Oc tober to serve a year. In this capacity he was prominent among those who made ar rangements for the annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the Union Veterans' Union held in this city in September, 1892. He has been men tioned at times as a possible occupant of the office of commissioner of pensions. Mrs. Smith is still alive, arid the family consists of two daughters and one son. One of the daughters, Mrs. Whitehead of Kentucky, has been with her father during his illness. The other children, Duke and Mamie,, are unmarried. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. Local Epworth League Delegates Go ing to Chattanooga. The second international conference of the Epworth League will convene in Chat tanooga, Tenn., Thursday, June 27. Great preparations have been jnade for the gath ering, which is expected to be the greatest in the history of the organization. The Washington delegation to the conference will leave tonight at 10:43 o'clock over the Southern railway on a train bearing dele gations from Boston, New York and Balti more, and will consist of \V? B. Mathews, F. T. Israel, C. M. Lacey Sites, S. L. Beller, F. B. Littell, R. E. Layton, Robert I. Carr, E. W. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Basim, Mrs. Bledsoe, Miss K. Bowbeer, Mr.Lemon, Mrs. McKlm and F. E.. Woodward. The delegation is scheduled to reach Chattanooga tomorrow evening at 8:10 o'clock. The conference will be opened Thursday afternoon with addresses of wel come by Geo. W. Ochs and Rev. J. P. Mc Ferrin, while responses are to be made by Bishop E. R. Hendrix, Bishop John H. Vin cent and Mackenzie Bowell. Her Will Filed. The will of the late Elizabeth Kaiser, dated March 27, 1895, filed today, appoints Milford Fishman executor. The deceased directs that $100 shall be set aside for her lost son, William, should he be found with in a year. Small bequests to grandchildren are made and the residue of the estate Is to be divided equally among the children of the deceased, Pauline M. Barr and Charles E. Kaiser. Mrs. Barr is to have the Jewelry and furniture. 1" ? If a paper receives credit for having a-^l^rger circulation than it realty enjoys, a reason exists fof withholding from the advertiser the actual clr culation fpgqires and mystify* ing custorners with "about" and "apBlroximately." The Star, however, has a circula tion that- it is proud of and each Satifj-day prints a detailed sworn statement of its actual circulation, feiving the adver tiser whit by business ethics he is plaiiAy entitled to--a guarantee of that which he is buying. The advertiser in .The Star is not asked to "trade jackknives, sight unseen." He knows exactly what he is pay ing, for. The Star is alone among Washington newspa pers in making public an nouncement of its circulation figures. Last week the daily average was 31,408, copies. ANOTHER SCOW SINK. Alexandria in KarneMt In Tlielr Gar bnj?e Warfare. A. J. Taylor ? Bro., the owners of the garbage scows, anchored another load of refuse matter in the river near Alexan dria yesterday afternoon, and the balmy breezes wafted the most obnoxious odors over that city. Mayor Strauss, in accord ance with his determination, eent Super intendent of Police Doble to where the scow was anchored with instructions to sink it, which was done about 4 o'clock. Mayor Strauss declares that he will pursue the same course whenever this thing is perpetrated on the citizens of Alexandria, and he is backed up in his determination by all the citizens of the town. The mayor says that he has remonstrated with the District authorities for more than a year past, and they have paid no attention to his protest, and he deems the sinking ol the sccws without further parley the proper solution of the matter. The foul odors that drift over the city from the decaying garbage are not only extremely obnoxious and disagreeable,but are thoroughly menac ing to the health of the city. The garbage haulers of the District, so it is said, did the same thing last summer, and the people of the town put up with it. The owners of the scows are very indignant over the matter, and have notified Mayor Strauss that they will enter suit against the city to recover the amount of cost of the scows and the time lost by not having their use. The scow sunk ye.3terday was the second that has been dealt with in this manner during the past week, and as fast as they are anchored off the city the mayor has given instructions that they be sunk. The citizens are of tne opinion that it is best to take the bull by the horns, sink the scows, save the health of the city and stand the law suit afterward, if necessary. Utile Information. In this city very little was known of the latest sinking affair. The owners of the scows had no information and even de nied the affair. "The statement published this morning to the effect that another one of our scows was sunk yesterday afternoon," said Capt. Taylor, the owner of the boats, to a Star reporter, "is unqualifiedly false. Dut one scow has been disturbed by the Alexandria authorities, and that occurrence took place Wednesday last. Since that time we have been towing garbage past Alexandria, as has been the custom, and have also unload ed the material above, below and opposite that city. "Neither have we taken any action to ward prosecuting the parties responsible for the injury to the scow as yet. We are in no hurry, but most emphatically intend to secure redress." Capt. Taylor, accompanied by his attor ney, Mr. Randall Hagner, yesterday callcd on Assistant District Attorneys Mullowny and Pugh in regard to prosecuting the par ties referred to, but it was deemed inad visable to issue warrants, as they reside in Alexandria. It is possible that Capt. Tay lor will secure a warrant from a justice cf the peace and await the presence of the sinkers of the scow in this city to serve it. SERIOUS COMPLAINT. An Oyster Cannery's Alleged Peculiar Methods. An intelligent young colored man named Henry Tolson called on Lawyer Jones this aftenoon and asked if he could not lend him assistance in his effort to right an al leged wrong. His story, as related to the lawyer and a Star reporter, was that he was employed to gt) to a place called Lewisetta, on Coan river, where there is an oyster canning factory. He was told that he could earn from $1.50 to $12 a day, and was asked to get as many more young men as he could to go down the river with him. He says that there were fifty-six in two parties, some of whom went Tuesday and others went Thursday of last week. Many of the men took their families with them. When they reached Coan river, he says, they found that no sleeping quarters had | been provided for them, and there was i.othing given them to eat except what they drew from the commissary after they had worked. Instead of being paid in cash, he says, they were given checks, and the clerk at the commissary would not always honor them for supplies. Tolson says that the colored people in the country gave them places to sleep, and as sisted them as much as they could, but many of them suffered from hunger, and were unable to do much work. When he found it necessary to leave he says ho managed to borrow money to pay the fare on the steamboat for his wife and himself, ar.d he got home Sunday night. Nineteen of the men in the party, he says, left the place and started to tramp home, and he supposes they are somewhere in Virginia tramping in this direction. What he wanted the lawyer to do was to make some move whereby those left down thero might be assisted. Ho gave the lawyer a list of the names of the men in the party, ard the lawyer will make an effort to assist the men. PROTECTING TREES. Measures to lie Taken Aguinst Cater pillars. Within a few days the parking commis sion will commence an onslaught upon the large army of caterpillars which are de stroying the shade trees of the city. Major Powell had a long talk this after noon with a representative of the com mission, and outlined a plan of attack. It was agreed that it would be unwise to burn the caterpillar nests, as that damaged the trees. Whitewash was no barrier to the little squirmers, and the paris green solution, which was sprayed upon the trees several years ago, was both dangerous and expensive. Major Powell said he had read where a small piece of lump sulphur, placed in a hole cut Into the tree was carried by the sap, and was a preventive against at tacks by caterpillars. The subject will be considered carefully before anything is decided upon. Speaking of the trees of Washington, Maj. Powell called attention to what the Commissioners had recently ordered about continuous tree spaces. Heretofore it had been customary to lea\% only a small spaco for the moisture to get to the roots of the tiee. This did well enough upon streets paved with brick, but when streets were paved with concrete, as many of our side walks are now being paved, continuous spaces would be left and the space nicely sedded. It was expected that the citizens having the interests of the city at heart and desiring to maintain the trees would keep this space well watered, thereby in suring the life of the tree and keeping a nice strip of parking in front of their houses, always green. Looking After Loeal Work. Gen. Craighill, chief of engineers, is show ing a deep interest in local works under his supervision. Yesterday he made a per sonal inspection of the Aqueduct bridge and Glen wood cemetery, and today he made an inspection of the Washington aqueduct in company with CoL Elliot and Maj. Knight. AN INQU EST HELD Jury Listens to Testimony in' the Barry_ Case. The Mnn'n Suffering:. Mlnlit Hnre Bees Relieved, Sny? tlie Verdict Alcohol Caused Dentil. Deputv Coroner Glazehrook held an In quest at Lee's undertaking establishment this morning at 10 o'clock upcn the body of Edward J. Barry, the ex-pollccman who died suddenly at the ninth precinct from an attack of delirium tremens. The Jury summoned to hear the evidence and give a verdict consisted of Messrs. A. S. Wilson, C. C. Langley, Geo. G. Ott, L. A. Latch ford. J03. Daley and Harry Smith. Station Keeper Bushall testmocl that the deceased was brought into the station Sunday night, and a charge of intoxication placed against him. He testified that when the man v. as placed in a cell he became noisy and cried out that things were after him. Shortly afterward he quieted down and apparently went to sleef>. Some time afterward, about 3 o'clock in the morning, he became vlo lent attain, and a little while afterward he 4 Rushall) found the deceased writn'ng upon the floor. He saw at once the man was in a precarious condition, and w'as about to wak- one of the reserve to send for a docto?* when he not'ced Officer He brew passing. Quickly calling lum, he dis patched him for l)r. Cole, telling the offlcer to bid the doctor to come at once, as .he man was in a critical condition. When Of ficer Hebrew returned he stated that :-)r. Cole refused to come, and Dr. Nevitt wt?s at once notified to come, and the latter re sponded immediately. Refused to Come. Offlcer Hebrew testified that he rang Dr. Cole's bell three times before getting any response. That he explained the case to him, and stated that the station keeper de sired him to come at once. He also added. In reply to a question from Dr. Cole, that there was a charge of intoxication against the man, whereupon Dr. Cole refused to lespond, telling him to go to the medicine chest in the lieutenant's room at the sta tion, and there he would find a bottle la beled bromide of potash, and to sive the man a teaspoonful dose, to be repeated in half an hour if the man still suffered. But not knowing anything of medicine, and be ing afraid of getting the wrong bottle, he had refrained from following these direc tions. Several witnesses testified that the dead man had been a chronic drinker, and during the past few months had been drinking to excess. Dr. Cole was called, and testified that the officer waked him up and stated that there was a man at the station suffering from delirium tremens. That he was feeling un well, and told tne offlcer what to do. He did not consider the case one of emergency. If he had, he would most certainly have responded. Dr. J. R. Nevitt, police surgeon, testified that he was called to attend the case short ly after 4 o'clock Monday morning and re sponded immediately, but found the man dead when he arrived. Tlie Verdict. During the testimony it was brought out that there is a regulation in the police manual which requires police surgeons to respond to cases in the stations, and there was some question why Dr. Nevitt was not Immediately notified. The jury then retired, ar.d, after consid ering the case for some time, brought in a verdict that the man "came to his death from alcoholism, and that his sufferings might h^ve been alleviated by prompt medical attention, and, while we further believe that the responsibility should rest upon some one, yet the evidence is of such conflicting character we cannot fix the blame on any one, but recommend that In all such future cases the police manual be more strictly adhered to and the proper medical authorities be summoned at once.*' PETROLEUM PRODUCTION. Decline In (he Older Fields and In crease in tlie Newer. Several notable features of the production of petroleum in the United States during 1894 are pointed out In the report of Special Agent Joseph D. Weeks of the United States geological survey. The prin cipal features were the continued decline in production in the older fields and the increase in the newer, especially in Cali fornia and the Lima, Indiana, fields; in crease of consumption over production, re sulting In a heavy decline In stocks held at the wells and the increase in price as compared with 1803. The chief increase in production was In the eastern Ohio district, showing 581,070 more barrels than in 1803, the standard 1 barrel being forty-two Winchester gallons. The production of New York declined al most .hn/kkk barrels and Pennsylvania over a million barrels. Ohio's output increased almost half a million barrels and Indiana's about 1,30U,000. Colorado's output decreas ed about 80,?M)0 barrels; California's in creased over 200,000, while the production in Kansas, which did not appear as a pro ducer in 1803, aggregaied barrels in 1804. The total increase for the entire country was 031,850 barrels, the last year's product being 40,344,516. At the close of the year the stocks of crude petroleum in the Appalachian oil field were 0.40S?,S80 barrels, a reduction of pearly 0,000,000 barrels as compared with the previ >us year, and against a decline of only in production. Wyoming and Kansas are added to the petroleum producing localities, the former fields showing a total production of 2,3?R) barrels. Both of these fields are cited as showing great possibilities for the future. The total value of the year's production was $35,522,005, or 72 cents a barrel, an in crease in aggregate valuation of almost $7,0lH),000 over 1803. Tlie Railroad "Wins. 12% the cases of Geo. H. Dana, Saml. R. Weed, Firman R. Horner and Geo. W. Red man against the Rock Creek Railway Com pany, Chief Justice Bingham today directed a verdict in favor of the company in each case. The plaintiffs were owners of land in Lanier Heights, and they each claimed $5,000 damages because of alleged injury to their lots by the cutting through them of a branch line of the Rock Creek railway's road to the Zoo. The court directed Judg ments in favor of the company on the ground that the company was not liable. Died in a Santiago Hotel. United States Minister Strobel reports to the State Department from Santiago, Chile, under date of May 15, tnat Julius Neg baur, an American citizen, sixty-five years of age, was found dead In a small hotel in Santiago on May 4. The minister buried the man and took charge of his effects, $<?.) in Chilean currency and a little cloth ing The man had an American passport, Issued in November, 1SS0. by Secretary Evarts for himself, wife and three chil dren. The minister is seeking for informa tion as to his antecedents. Smallpox in Mexico. Sanitary Inspector Chenowith at Noga Icz, Arizona, has forwarded to Surgeon General Wyman of the marine hospital service a certificate from Dr. H. W. Purdy, stating that he had Just arrived from the town of Minas Prietas, Mexico, and that when he left there on the 10th instant there were from 300 to 400 cases of small pox in the town. The inspector adds that he has established a quarantine against persons coming into the United States from the infected town. Police Pension Fund. Mr. Campbell Carrlngton appeared before the Commissioners today to obtain the sanction of the Commissioners to permit members of the police force to sell tickets for an excursion for the benefit of the pen sion fund, which is now in a depleted con dition. The matter was referred to Maj. Mooro for recommendation. No Trouble About Annlnffi. Mr. Saylor, superintendent of the Wash ington and Georgetown railroad, states that to his knowledge not a single man of the cablemen employed on the road has asked the company to put awnings on their cars. He is at a loss to know how the re port started that they desired any such thing. FINANCE AND TRADE London's More Favorable Attitude Causes Buying. ENGLISH CRISIS HAS HAD NO EFFECT Good Crop Reports Cause a Buy ing of the Grangers. GENERAL MARKET REPORTS Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK, June 'St.?For ihe first time in several days I^ondon's altitude toward the more prominent international securities was decidedly encouraging and inspired a moderate buying demand among local op erators. The regular fortnightly settle ments are progressing satisfactorily and the rate for the new account is generally conceded to be liberal. The resignation cf the Rosebery cabinet has had no effect on speculation, and it is hoped that the par liamentary elections may be postponed un til fall, in which event the dullness attend ant upon such a period will not be added to the regular midsummer indifference. As the result of foreign buying this morn ing the market for sterling was disposed to yield slightly from yesterday's firm rates. The general situation is unchanged, how ever, the scarcity of all classes of com mercial bills still continuing. The buying of the Granger shares was an important feature of the day's operations, satisfactory crop reports encouraging a revival of the buying demand in this de partment. Burlington and St. Paul were particularly strong under a fair volume of business. New England opened at an advance of IVi to 53 and sold off sharply to 50 1-4 on sales for both accounts. Rumors of a further sharp advance in this property were cir culated in the room, but outside Of the manipulative interest there is little dispo sition to trade in the property. The vetoing of the frontage bill late yes terday afternoon was responsible for a V& per cent decline In the price of Chicago Gas at the opening, but later trading re stored the bulk of this concession. The reason assigned for the governor's action was that such a bill was destined to per petuate the monopoly of existing corpora tions. The defeat of this bill will result in further interference from rival companies. Sugar opened steady and dull around clos ing figures. A temporary revival of yester day's tactics resulted in a sharp decline of 1 per cent to 114 1-4. The buying at the de cline so far outweighed the selling that the price soon recovered to 115 3-4. Trade re ports are said to be showing daily improve ment, and the total supply of all the re fined sugar now on hand would be ex hausted in less than a week of active trad ing. _ The committee in charge of the North ern Pacific reorganization is said to be making satisfactory progress with the plan now under discussion. The street still in clines to the theory that there is little hope for the stockholders and sales for the short account are increasing in spite of the borrowirg rate already being charged. Rumors that the old interest which pre ceded the present management of the Chi cago Gas companies would apply for a charter for a rival company were circu lated during the first hour, ami resulted in a further decline in Chicago Gas. The outlook for the latter company is anything but encouraging, and lower prices for the stock seem inevitable. The closing in the general list was steady at slight fractional gains. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. The following are the opening, the high est and the lowest and the closing prices of the New York stock market today, as re ported by Corson & Macartney, members New York stock exchange. Correspondents Messrs. Moore & Schley, No. So Broadway: Stocks. Open. High. Low. Cl??e. American Sugar 115* 115* 114* 115* American Sugar Pfd.. 99* 99* 99* 99* American Tooacco 112* 113V 112* 118 American Cotton Oil Atchison ICS 10*; 10 V 10* Canada Southern 55* 55* 55* 55* Canada Pacific Chesapeake and Ohio.. 22* 22* 22* 22* C.. C.. C. and St. L 46* 46* 46* 46* Chicago, B. and Q 85* 8G 85* 85* Chic.and Northwestern. 100 100# 99* 100* Chicago Gas 71* 72* 70* 71 C.. M. and 8t. Paul CS* 69* 68* 68* C.. M. and St. Paul Pfd 121 121 121 Chic.. R.I. and Pacific.. 73* 73* 73* 73* Del.. Lack, and W 163 163 163 163 Delaware and Hudson.. 129* 129* 129* 129* Den. and R. Grande Pfd Di?.and Cattle Feeding. 20* 21* 20.* 21* General Electric ST* 87* 87.* 87# Illinois Central Lake Shore 150 150 150 150 Erie 9* 10* 9* 10* Louisville and Nashville 68* 59* 58* 59* Long Island Traction... 13 13* 12* 12* Metropolitan Traction.. 102* lt?3* lu2* 102* Manhattan Elevated... 114* 114* lis* 114* Michigan Central 1 Missouri Pacific 32* 32* 32* 32* Nutional Lead Co 84* 34* 34* 34* U.S. Cordage Co I* 2 1* 1* I. s. Coruage Co. Pfd.. 8* 4* 3* 4 New Jersey Central.... lOo* 100* 100* loo* New York Central N. V. and N. E. Cfs 53 53 49* 49* N. c. and St. Louis.. 17* 17* 17* 17* Northern Pacific 4* 4* 4* 4* Northern Pacific PM... 10* 17* 16* 16* North American t>nt. aud Western 17* 18 17* 18 Pacific Mail 80* 31# 30* 31# Phlla. and Heading 17* 17* 17* 17?, Pullman Pal. car Co ... ..... .. . Southern Railway 14* 14* 14 14* Phila. Traction 84 84* 84 S4* lexas Pacific is* 13* 13* 13* lenn. Coal and Iron 89* 39* to* 86* I uion Pacific Wabash 8* 8* 8* 6* >\ abash Pfd 20* 20 * 20 20 Wheeling and L. Erie.. 16* 16* 16* 16* \\ heeling and L. E. Pfd. 49* 49* 49# 49# W estern I nlon Tel 92* 92* 91# 92* Wisconsin Central 5* 5* 5* 5* Silver* Washington Stock Exchange. Rules?regular call?12 o'clock m.? Metropolitan Railroad, lit) at 88. <JOvernment Bonds.?U. S. 4s, registered, 112 bid, ll-'S, asked. U. S. 4s, coupon, 113 bid, 113* asked. U. S. 4s, 1925, 123V* bid. U. S. 5s, 1004, 116:4 bid. District of Columbia Bonds.? 20-year fund 5s, 105 bid. 30-year fund 6s, gold, U2Vfe bid. Water stock 7s, 1901, currenc.r, 110 bid. Water stock 7s, 1903. currency, 120 bid. 8.053, funding, currency, llOVj bi?l. S'/jS, registered, 2-10s, 100 bid. Miscellaneous Bonds.?Washington and George town Railroad conv. 6s. 1st, 130 bid. Washington and Georgetown Railroad conv. Cs. 2d, 130 bid, 138 asked. Metroi>olitan Kail road conv. 6s, 108 bid, 110 asked. Belt Railroad 5s, 83 bid, 8S asked. Ecklngton Railroad 6s, 100 bid. Columbia Railroad 6s, 110*% bid. Washington Gas Company 6s, series A, 113 bid. Washington Gas Company 6s, series It, 114 bid. Washington lias Company conv. Hs, 130 bid. U. S. Electric Light conv. 5s, 130 bid. Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone 5s, 100 bid, 103 asked. American Security and Trust 5s, F. an<f A., 100 bid, lot asked. American Security and Trust 5s, A. md O., 100 bid. 101 ask"d. Wash ington Market Company 1st 0s, 110 bid, 116 asked. Washington Market Company Imp. Gs, 110 bid, 110 asked. Washington Market Company ext. 6s, 105 bid. Masonic Hail Association 5s, 103 bid. Wash ington Light Infantry 1st 6s, 98 bid. Washington flight Infantry 2d 7s, 98 bid. National Bank Stocks.?Bank of Washington, 290 bid. Bank of the Republic, 250 bid. Metropolitan, 290 bid. Central, 275 bid. Farmers and Mechan ics', 1S5 bid, 200 asked. Second, 140 bid, 150 asked. Citizens', 130 bid. Columbia, 130 bid. Capital, 117 bid. West End, 107 bid. Traders'. 100 bid, lOGVa asked. Lincoln, U8^? bid. Ohio, 79 bid, 84 asked. Safe Deposit and Trust Companies.?National Safe Depo< and Trust, 122,-a bid. 125 asked. Washing ton I?>an aud Trust. 122 bid, 123-% asked. Ameri can Security and Trust. 138 bid, 140 asked. Wash ington Safe Deposit, 80 asked. ltallriMid Stocks.?Washing ion and Georgetown, 200 bid, 2S1 asked. Metropolitan, 85 bid. 9o asked. Belt, 20 asked. Georgetown and Tenuallytown, 30 asked. ? Gas and Electric Light Stocks.?Washington Gas, 55 asked. Georgetown Gas, 50 bid. Oo asked. U. S. Electric Light. *134 bid, 135V* mskod. Insurance Stocks.- Firemen's, 40 bid. Franklin, 14 bid, 50 asked. Metropolitan, 65 bid. Corcoran, 55 bid. Potomac, hid. Arlington, 150 bid, 165 asked. German-American, 160 old. National Union, 12 bid, 15 asked. Columbia, 13 bid, 16 asked, ltlggs, 8 bid, 8'-s asked. People's, *5* bid, 6 asked. Lincoln, 8 bid, 8Va asked. Commercial, 4% bid. Title Insurance Stocks.?Real Rotate Title. 104 bid. Columbia Title, 7 bid, S asked. Washington Title, 8 asked. District Title, lo bid. Telephone Stock?.?Pennsylvania. 50 n<ked. Ches apeake and Potomac, 57 V* bid, ?lx* usked. Ameri can Grapliophone, 3 bid, 3Vi asked. Pneumatic Gun Carriage. .20 bid. .25 a>k?-d. Miscellaneous Stocks.?Washington Market, 14 bid. Great Falls Ice. 125 bid. Bull Run Pano rama, 20 asked. Norfolk and Washington Steam boat, IS) bid. 100 asked. Lincoln Hall, 75 bid. Mer genthaler Linotype, *190 bid, 198 asked. ?Ex dlv. lliili imore Markets. BALTIMORE. June 25.?Flonr quiet, unchanged? receipts, lO,3sG barrels; shipments, 50 barrels: sales, 750 barrels. Wheat unsettled- spot and month, 72a72?4; July, 72?4a72fc; August, 72%a78; September. 74.174*41 strainer No. 2 rod, COaOM'i? receipts, 1,228 bushels; st.x-k. 405.021 bus.eis; sales, 141>.0<M> bushels; southern wheat by sample, 70a75; do. on grade, GOa7;t. <'.>rn steady?spot ?iid month, 51"Hu51>*; July. 52a52V*: August. 53', bid? receipts. 45.V70 bushels; stiM-k, 855.5O0 busn?ls; f-ales, 44.0U0 bushels; southern white ? i?rn. 5??a52'j; do. yellow. 52*53. Oats weak N<>. 2 wblte ? -t ern. 35>^a30; So. 2 mixed. !?2 ^*33?receipts. ."0.154 bushels; st.Mk. HV.M7> bushels. Rye felfkw-No. 2, 60a02?stock. 0.S7U bushels. Hay strong and higher ?choice tliuothy. $15.5Oa$10.00. Grain freights firmer, better demand, unchanged. Sugar Arm, un changed. Butter and eggs steady, unc!mug?*d. Cheese (inlet, unchanged. Wakliliiglon Grain Market. Reports by the Grain Exchange. Sprint: patent Hour, per barrel, 4.25a4 50; spring straight flour, per barrel. 4.0t>a4.25: winter patent i: Mir. per barrel.^ 4 25a4 35; wluter straight flour. No. 1 timothy hay. per ton. 15.5oalO.OO; .No. 2 tim othy hay, per ton. 14.?Mial4.50: No. 1 mix <1 hay, per ton. l3.50.nt4.00; No. 2 mixed hay, per ton, 10.00all.00; No. 1 cut hay. p r ton, i5.o0al5.50; bulk bran, per ton. 10.0Oal0.5u; bulk middim;*, per ton, 16.50a 17.00; rye straw. ^??r ton, 13.0oal4.o0; wheat straw, per ton, 5.5oa0.00. The abo\> ^nota tions for car lots delivered on track, Washington. (?lain nml Cotton Markets. Cotton and grain markets, reported by W. B. IliMis, sto-.-k, grelu and cotton broker, 1421 F st. GRAIN. Open. High. I/>w.? Close. Wheat July (IW 71^ <V.?4 71 Vj-* Sept 71% 73 S 71\ 73Vlfc Corn?July 47% 48* 47% 4*% Sept 48% 4?% 4S\i 4l?ty Oats?July 20 W 27 Vs 20% 20V Sept 201 i 27 2f?',i 20% Pork-July ll.oO 12 22 11. M 12 22 Sept 12.22 12.52 12.22 12 50 Lard July 0.52 0.00 0.52 0 57 S-pt 0.72 Ml I 72 ? 77 Ribs July 6.25 6.32 0.25 6.33 Sept 0.45 G.52 G.45 6.52 COTTON. Month. Oj>en. High. I?w. Close. July ??????????? 6. 05 0.<t0 0.02 0.06 August ................ 6.69 G.73 0.05 6.73 September............ 6.72 6.77 0.08 0.77 Octolier 6.77 6.82 6.73 6.81 TEMPORARY GAR11AGE CONTRACT. Four Months* Service, for Which Nearly Is to lie Paid. The bids for garbage service opened yes terday did not affect the so-called tem porary contract for four months beginning July 1. This temporary service Is to be performed under a contract made with Edwin War field. For the ftur months' work, as heretofore stated in The Star, the Commissioners agree to pay the contractor the sum of $27,761.46. Only $4o,o00 was ap propriated by Congress for the collection and removal of garbage for the year, and $20,000 additional for its destruction by cremation or reduction. This is what Mr. Warfleld agrees to do during the four months, according to the contract: To collect and remove all garbage, refuse, animal and vegetable matter an! con demned food from the city of Washington and its more densely populated suburbs, as said suburbs may be designated from time to time by the Commissioners of the Dis trict of Columbia; collect and remove all dead animals in said District, deposit all garbage refuse, animal and vegetable mat ter, condemned food and dead animals at such point or points as may be approved by the health officer of said District, and transport daily all such garbage. refuse, animal and vegetable matter, condemned food and dead animals beyond the limits cf said District, the place of final disposal to be subject to the approval of said health cfflcer, for a period of four months, com mencing July 1, 1WJ3, and terminating Oc tober 31, 1895. Then follow the specifications and gen eral regulations, which have heretofore been printed in The Star, and then the Commissioners agree to this: Second, it is further agreed that the party of the second part shall receive for performing the afore said work, complete, $0.002.G0 for service tendered during the month of July, $7,188.07 for service rendered during the month of August. $7,188.07 for servf*ce rendered dur ing the month of September, ?2.06 for service rendered during the month of Octo ber. Payments to be made in warrants for cash upon the United States treasury. It is hereby further stipulated and agreed that contract No. 1,018 between the f>:s trlct of Columbia and Benjamin W. Clark, dated January 21, 181*2, for the removal of garbage, which was assigned by the said Clark to the National Sanitary Company, and of which the parly hereto of the sec ond part is assignee, be and the same ia hereby terminated, to take effect June so, isar?. The Fidelity Deposit Company of Balti more is the bondsman of Mr. Warfleld. SIR. OLXEY'S LETTER. How He Compiled With the Xloara Kuan Minister** Request. In diplomatic circles there is much amusement over a letter written by Secre tary of State Olney to Minister Guzman of Nicaragua a few days ago. A certain newspaper had printed a para graph to the effect that Mr. Guzman had made himself persona non grata to the administration because of stories that had l>een printed, which were believed to have been circulated by the minister from Nica ragua. Mr. Guzman called on Mr. Olney and showed him the clipping containing this ar ticle. Mr. Olney assured the minister that it was without foundation, and that he entertained the most cordial feelings to ward the diplomat. Mr. Guzman replied that so far as he was concerned, the report in the paper made no difference, but he said that such a re port would be copied tn the papers of his country by his enemies without the subse quent explanation, and that through this means he might -sustain serious injury in his diplomatic care?r. He requested the Secretary to write him a letter deviating the true character of the report, so that he might, througn that means, counteract any ill effects that might follow it. Mr. Olney then wrote to this effect: "Sir?In response to j*our request, which it was perfectly proper for you to make. I take pleasure in informing you that, with the single exception of the statement that you are the Nicaraguan minister to the Cnited States, the report of the - is untrue." It is not uncommon for a foreign minister to appeal to the State Department to have some erroneous impression righted, but tho terse way tn which Mr. Olney disposed of this case is regarded as Interesting. COL. RISK EL SEXTEXCED. Given Three Months* Imprisonment for Asxault, PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. June 23.-CoL William M. Runkel was today sentenced by Judge Biddle, to three months In prison for assault and battery on Col. A. Lou Jen Snowden, on June 10, to which charge he pleaded guilty on Tuesday last. In sentencing Col. Hunkel, Judge Biddle said: "At first, I was dispesed to give you a severe sentence, but in consequence of the manly appeal of the nrosecutor for leniency toward you, I will sentence you to three months in the county prison." Harris Won the First. At Alexander Island today the first race was won by Harris (Murphy), 4 to 5, first; Arda (Andrews), 10 to 1, second; Thackeray (W. Morris), 8 to 1. third. Time, 1:03. Tomorrow'* St. Asaph Entries. First race, maidens, six and a half fur inngs?Georgie R., 112; Bonnlvllle, 100; Zamacraw, 100; Longsword. 100; Jack Den nison, 109; Pomona Bell, 107; Crown, 10B| Reform. 105; Belden, 105; The Scalper, 102; Capt. Bob. 102; Cody. 102. Second race, six and one-half furlong*, selling?Quartermaster, 105; Foxglove, 105; Red Star. 105; Can't Tell, 1<>2; Vandyke, 1U2; Luray. loo; Some More, 1?*>. Third race, four furlongs.?Trojan, 122; Bob Miller. Ill); Leporeilo. 110; Imp. Viva Rose. 117; Lady Danby, 117; Delia M., 117; Montress, 117. Fourth race, four and a half furlongs, selling?Fagin. 121; St. Laurence. 112; Manola. 110; Paragon, 1<>8; Bessemer, 103; Black Beauty. 103; Flagrant, lo2; Briscoe, loi; Minnie D., 101; Halcyon. 100; Mrs. Stewart. UO; Jessie Taral, int. Fifth race, mile and onc-sixte^r.th, sell ing.?Mirage. llo; Tom Tough, llo; Tena cious. 110; Sir Rae. 110; John Winkle. 110| Dervish. 100 Sixth race, six and a half furlongs, sell ing?Warg. 101; Detroit. 101; Irish Pat, lol; Geo. Hakes, Iflf; Intimidad, !?7; Salis bury, iMayor It, IW; Duke of Gljustcr, y4; Sentinel 2d, 91; May K., 112. To Count rue a Will. A till in equity was filed today by Glen? T. and George R. Sheriff against Susan U? Sheriff and others, to construe the will of the late George L. Sheriff. For some tea* son or other the papeis in the ca^e were withheld from publication.