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NO. 13,238. WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1895-TEN PAGES. TWO OENTS. TELEPHONE WIRES Prident Bryan Says He Hau Only One Pole on G Street. This is Merely a Distributing Point Extent tw Whieh the Wires Are Placed Undergrond. In discussing the question of overhead wires on G street with a Star reporter to day President Bryan of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company made.the statement that his company has only one pole of overhead wires on G street be tween 9th and 15th streets, and that pole - Is not used by the telephone company as a carrying pole for vires, but merely as a distributing point, from which wires radi ate to different sections. He said the pole : in question Is located on the street because s there is no alley in that square upon which to place It Mr. Bryan said that at this point a num ber of telephone wires are carried from the main office in an underground trench, running up the pole in a cable and at the top of the pole, high above the surrounding buildings, branching off in different direc tions by single wires. How the Pole is U1sed. The other wires on this pole belong to the Western Union Telegraph Company, the use of the pole being extended to that com pany. Mr. Bryan added that in every sec tion of the city where the telephone com pany has an overhead carrying pole it Is used, without cost to the city, by the police and fire alarm service of the city. He said the presence of this distributing pole at that spot is an absolute commercial ne- i cessity, that it could be moved to another spot in the lmniedlate neighborhood, but could not be dis.oensed with in a practical manner. He said it has been admitted by 1 every engineer in charge of the District that at certain points in the business cen ters of the city distributing poles are necessary in connection with the under ground system. Small Portion of Wires Overhead. Mr. Bryan said that in the business-por tion of the city only a very small propor tion of the telephone wires are overhead. The company has been extending Its un derground system every year, and now, within a radius of one and one-half miles of the main office, there are very few overhead telephone wires remaining. There J Is one heavy string on L street, but the e company is willing to put them under- o ground If assurances can be received of f necessary pole extensions in outlying sec- I tions of the city where underground con struction would be impracticable on ac- I count of the small remuneration from sub- a scribers. Mr. Bryan said that as a matter t of fact the company Is now able to use t ouly 35 per cent of its investment in un- a derground extension. C JUSTICE STRONG ILL. 0 Critically IlI at Lake Minnewaska-An F Effort to Bring Him Home. I Information has been received in this city of the critical Illness of Justice William Strong, retired, United States Supreme c Court, who has been spending the heated I term at Lake Minnewaska, N. Y. Since a last Tuesday It is thought by the members of his family that Justice Strong has been n sinking rapidly, but it is his hope that he c may be able to return to his home In this C city, and it is the intention to make an effort to bring him here. It Is feared, how ever, that his death may occur before the t removal can be made. 1 It Is not a matter of surprise to the 1 friends of Judge Strong to hear of his il- 8 ness. A few weeks before he left the city S he had the misfortune to stumble and fall 1 while going down the back stairs in his t residence, 1411 H street northwest. He escaped without the fracture of any p bones, but It was feared at the time that n on account of his advanced age It would t be difficult for him to recover from the t shock. a He was confined to his bed, but recover- o ed sufficiently to leave the city. He left a here on the Fourth of July, going lirst to 1 Spring Lake, N. J., and then to the Cats kill mountains, where he now is. He was C accompanied by his daughters. His daugh- a ter-in-law has returned to the city and is getting the family residence in readiness for the judge in case he should be brought here. Although Judge Strong is In his eighty- t eighth year, yet he has shown bot few evidences of the weakness of advanced years. He Is slightly deaf, which Is, per haps, his only infirmity. He has a wide a circle of acquaintances here, and Is a man r who commands the respect and esteem of 9 all who know him. SILVER IN HIS KNEE. n Delicate Operation Performed on I Senator Stewart's Leg. An operation was performed on Senator Stewart yerterdlay to effect a cure of the fracture of the knee which he sustained C some days ago in alighting from a Chevy Chase car. It was found necessary to make a ligature of the ligament attached E to the patella, or knee cap, and insert a o silver suture. For a time there was ap- 1 prehension of blood poisoning in conse- E quence of.the heat and the Senator's age, I but Dr. J. Dudley Morgan, who Is attending i the Senator, is now cor-fident all danger v from that phase of the case has disap- f peared. n THE CRUISER ATLANTA. Prospective Overhauling That Will Practically Make Her a New Ship. The Navy Department has determined to I give the cruiser Atlanta a thorough over- t haulig next winter, If Congress can be Induced to appropriate the necessary' funds. II will cost about $100,000 to do this, but If the plans In contemplation are carried Out thie old Atlanta will be practically a new I ship when she emerges from the hands of I the workmen. She wIll be given new boil ers; perhaps sorre of th.em of the tubulous I type, new triple-expansion engines, and twin screws, instead of the single screw she now carries. The result will be to make the vessel a sixte rn-knot ship, wheret she is now capable of only thirteen; to In crease her horse power from 3.000 to 5,000, t and, In addition, to Increase her coal ca- I pacity by at least 100 tons. The changes alill not stop here, however, for the presentt battery will give way to rap'id-fire guns of the most modern type, making the new ] Atlanta as good a fighting ship as any of her size In the navy. Newly Appointed to West Point. t Cadet appointments to the Military Acad emy have been issued during the past week to Willis V. Morris, Dayton; Washington C. Belt, alternate. Spokane, Washington. I Edward P. Nones, Louisville, Ky.; William A. Shaffer, Franklin, La.; Herman Glade, Brunswick, Ind.; Charles Borders (alter- I nate), Winamac, Ind., and Otis T. Wingo, Martin, Tenn. Another Honor Long Withheld. Acting Sertary Doe has awarded a medal of honor to John S. Kountz, drum mer, company G, thirty-seventh regiment,t Ohio volunteers, for most distinguished'gal lantry In action at the battle of Mission I Ridge, Tenn., November 25, 18603. A drum-( mer boy of eighteen years, he dropped his drum, seized a musket and joined the I charge, inspiring lisa comrades by his he- I FHE WRIT DENIED fo Uabeas Corpus for General Manager Schoepf mu (L = IBB HIS =X O The Police Court Had Jurisdiction in the Case. LN APPEAL TAKEN The poles of the Eckington and Soldiers' fome Railroad Company, on New York Lvenue, must be taken down, according to he decision of Judge Cole this morning in 'ircult Court No. 2. The poles riust be re noved as soon as, in the judgment of the )istrict Commissioners, It can be done vithout inconvenience to property owners r citizens patronizing the line. In his decision, Judge Cole, after sustain ng the ordinance on which the prosecu Ion is based, and Indicating that the writ f habeas corpus must be refused, suggest d his opinion that as Congress by its acts tad shown Its intention to do away with tor"e power throughout the city, that >ower should not be substituted for the rolley system, but added that the question f the time of continuance .of the poles was o be decided in the sound judgment of the 'ommissioners, over which question he had o control in a habeas corpus proceeding. Authority of the Court. "The first question that presents Itself ipon this application," said Judge Cole, in endering his decision on the petition of Villiam Kesley Schoept to restrain the 'ommissioners from removing the poles on iew York avenue, "is what the authority 'f this court is upon the writ of habeas orpus under such circumstances; how far t may or may not review the proceediags f the Police Court. The Supreme Court as settled that question. There can be no oubt about it." Judge Cole recited the decision of Mr. ustice Miller in a similar case. He said of hat decision: "Recognizing the doctrine as set forth by ustice Miller, the counsel for the petition r claims that ,the Police Court was with ut jurisdiction in this prosecution, and the rst contention in that regard is that the Pistrict of Columbia cannot maintain a rosecution in the Police Court or elsewhere I Its own name for the removal of anl ob truction in the streets; that the 'fee of he street being in the United States, it has be exclusive right to protect the property, nd that the acts of Congiess which have een passed in relation thereto clearly in icate that that was and is the intention of ongress. We,are referred to several nets f Congress, among them section 2"' of the evised Statutes of the United States, re tting to the District of Columbia, a por ion of the act of May 17,1818, which pro Ides that n- public reservation, street, :c., in the city of Washington shall be oc upied by any private person or for any rivate purpose whatever. Reference is Iso made in the same connection to see Ions 22d and 227 of the Revised Statutes elating to the District of Columbia, which iakes it the duty of the clvef engineer in harge of public buildings and grounds to ause obstructions of every kind to be re loved from streets and sidewalks in the ity of Washington as have been or may be nproved by the United States, and keep he same at all times free from obstruc ions. Reference s also made to sc ton S of the Rensed Statutes of the United tates, which imposes a like duty upon the ecretary of the Ioterior In relation to pub .c streets, avenues, squares and reserva ions of the United States. The case of the nited States against Cole, which was a roceeding under this section, for the re ioval of obstructions from public reserva ions, is referred to as being an indication iat it was understood by the United States uthorities that that was the proper meth d of removing an obstruction in the treets. Other cases ate also referred to, ut they are of the same general purpose f the case of the United States against ole, and undoubtedly that proceeding was proper one. The More Important Question. "The more important question of this case whether that, as an exclusive temedy, be United States can prosecute a suit of hat character, having that object in view, r whether the District of Columbia Is also uthorized to prosecute for the purpose of emoving obstructions and occupations of treets where they are illegal. The act of s71, section 77, gives the board of public rorks entire control, which was deemed ecessary for keeping in repair streets, ave tes and alleys In the city of Washington. n case of the District of Columbia agt. Voodbury the court had this question to onstrue, and decided as to the powers of be Commissioners of the District of Co imbia. It is said in that case that the ommissioners have full control of the treets, &c., and are under a duty to keep ublic highways of the city In such condi ion that they can be used with reasonable afety. That case decides that the District f Columbia, a municipal corporation, is able for damages for any Improper ob truction of the streets which may result i damages to the individual. When the ;oodbury case went up the whole question ras reargued. It was insisted with great arce that the District of Columbia should ot be responsible for damages for the rea on that it had no power or authority to move obstructions. But the Supreme uurt reiterates its doctrine in the Barnes ase and held that the District of Columbia ras liable for these obstructions, and It irst follow from that principle that the )istrict of Columbia must have authority D keep the streets in repair and in proper 6ndition, and thus the liability for dam ges arises. Jurisdictlou of the Police Court. "Now, if they have that power, how is it a be exercised? May It be exercised by a rosecution in the Pollee Court? The last ct of Congress in relation to the jurisdic lon of the Pollee Court of March, 1891, cys that that court shall have jurisdiction f all offenses thereafter committed against 11 the laws, ordinainces, &c., of the Dis rict of Columbia. This prosecutioni being arried on under an ordinance of the Dis rict of Columbta passed by the city council t i862, it is suibstantially the same thing s an act of Congress. It followvs that If be ordinance is valid the District of Co ]mbia has the right to prosecute in the police Court. "It was contended also by the petitioner's ounsel that the ordinance is not valid for be want of authority of the city council e make it. I have looked into the charter f 1848. It first provides that power should e given to remove nuisances; second, to pen and occupy streets, avenues, &c., and bird, imposes fines and penalties and for etures for the breach of their laws or rdinar ces. It would seem from that that be city council would have authority to ass an ordinance to keep people from im roperly occupying or obstructing streets, ndl that they would have the authority to npose a fine or penalty for the infraction f such ordinance and provide how that enalty should be collected or imposed. ut I do not consider that a very material nestion in the case, for th'e reason that ongress, by section 901, Rl. S., re-enacts at very ordinance, The-. language of the ection Is very broad and comprehensive. tthereupon became valid, for certainly ongress had the authority to pass It, and is the same as If Congress had passed E. It is also obvious that that ordinance not void, becaase it does not specify for violation of it, the langtaege being that the penalty shall be within certain limita Even If the city council had no authority to make the fine within the discretion of the court, still the ratification by Congress would remove that objection since Congress certainly had the power. Congress has the power to authorize the Police Court to im pose a certain fine and penalty or Impose a fine within certain limits. I passes just such acts all the time, and If It may confer such Jurisdiction upon United States courts generally it certainly could confer like power upon a police eourt, Not Against the Co.men Right. "The only other objection that is urged to that ordinance for the purpose of show ing It to be void Is that it Is against the common right or is unreasonable. The lan guage is substantially like this act of Con gress and It certainly is extreme language. It says that public streets; avenues, &c., of the city shall not be occupied by any pri vate person or for any private purposes whatever. Now, the literaliconstruction of that would, of course, preient any person from walking In the street. IBut that would be an unreasonable const'uction to put upon It. It did not mean that no person shall walk in the street or stop in the street to converse. It means, as I understand It, that no one person shall use the public streets for any purpose that they were not Intended by law to be used for or that no one private person shall 'uie the public street for any purpose that a'ny private person may not use it. for.- This is the proper congtructton, I think, and with that construction it Is not against common right or unreasonable. "It is one of the cardinal principles ef thle construction of statutes that they shall not receive an unresecnable construction. I think that is a reasonable sonstruction. "I think, therefore. that lh* ordinance is valid. The ordinance being valid, it fol lows that the Police Court has jurisdiction of the care. The question whether the pe titioner was guilty of a s'iolation of the ordinance was one which the law refers exclusively to the jtirisdiction of the Police Court, and even were I of opinion that the court was in error this court could not dis charge the prisoner. Poles Should Be Resnoved. "The object of the prosecutlon in the Po lice Court is to enforce e removal of poles and electric wires. I the poles are Illegal they should, of ccue be removed as early as that can reas nably be done without inconvenience to vate property or persons. "The hasty removal of th~qt would result in both and should be avoidfd. The change to horse power is the only dne that could be made in a brief period, *d the acts of Congress show that that'body intends to abolish such power. The change to horse power would, therefore, tin aB probability be only temporary. The ulit*unce of the poles and wires until such- Dime as they can be removed without t S.jury to prl vate property and inconvdde to citizens is a public matter in the c~ntrol of the Commissioners and it ad*efes Itself to their sound judgment, which 41aey will un doubtedly exercise. Over tifaatyluestion this court has no control in a ldbeas corpus proceeding." Mr. Ridout, for the petitiquet% Mr.Schoepf. took an appeal, and the emurt fixed bonds at 3500. Prosecuting Attorney a Position. Prosecuting Attorney PIgh, who con lucted the prosecution agkinst the troiley people in the Police Court; ias asked by a Star reporter what action he would now take, and he said he did netbMctw. He had not seen the decision, but understood Judge Cole had intimrated the Imme diate renoval of the poles would work a hardship, not only t6 the raiwtz company, but also to. the people whd ive along the line of the road. In- vitew ofthis TWerence by the court, he thought bewould not in stitute the every-day prosecutions until be can get an expression from the Commis sioners of their wishes in th# mafttl-" He preferred to say nothing about tl:e probable action of the Commissioners until be had seen them. I Commisioners Aitsent. The news of Judge Cole's decision reached the District building early ip the day. The Commissioners, however, were absent from the city examinirg garbage plants, and the attorrey for the District b4'Ond expressing his approval of the decislo4, refused to be interviewed. TUBULOUS 1BI NRS. iayal Engineers OrdeteW to Aseer tuin Their Fitness for Mte Service. Chief Engineer Perry ' si Passed As sistant Engineer North ha e been iordered to proceed to Buffalo, N. ,, and sail on the 13th instant on the net lake ateamer Northwest. They will mal the round trip from Buffalo to Duluth. be point uf in terest in the trip is that, this vessel is equipped with the French ielleville boilers of the tubulotis type, and thepurpose is to ascertain the- fitness of th3se boilers for naval uses. An American tubulous " er has been heretofore thoroughly tes o n the. coast defense ship. Monterey most satis factory results, and Chle s gineer Mel ville says these boilers h4e .never given trouble for a tingle day. ISdeed, it is said at the Navy Department, that the Ameri can type, so far as tested,.has given re sults far exceeding those allown by the French boilers, and as they are much lighter thanothe ordinary shall boilers they are destined tp play an important part in the economy of our new men-of-war. a NO BONDS NEEDED. Controller Bowler Tolls Secretary hIerbert How He Can RHr Stationery. The Secretary of the Navy. recently in formed the controller of the treasury that he has advertised, as required by law, for proposals for stationery for the depart ment, and that In some caseithe contracts have been awarded for single Items. and involve very small sums, onp as small as }1.98. He asked whether in 4ease of small :ontracts with responsible dealers he will be authorized to waive the Pond for faith ful performance usuany required of all :ontractors. In his reply Controller Bewe' says: "See tions 3718 and 3719 of the #.- S., relating to the manner of entering .hnto contracts for supplies for the navyg idd not, in my :spinion, apply to purchadse of stationery for the Navy Department, hod while it has been the usual custom Irn all the depart ments to require a bond from contractors, there is no specific provision of law ren :lering this additIonal preeautin essential to the completeness of the contract or to the validity of the payments made utnder It. [ have the ho~nor, therefore to advise you that if, in the exercise of -onr discretion n the matter, you enter Into contracts without requiring the contractors to give uond, for the supplies of etetienery needed for your department during the -current iscal year, payments made ther-eunder will be credited In the account, of the disburs nag officer." - Bankc Exasminer Appointed. The controller of the currency hast ap pointed Frank Md. Wallace -of Pittsburg, Pa., a national bank examiner to succeed &. F. Henleingesigned,_________ California Exbihit~on in Berlin. Secretary- of Legato3Jas -i*tes the State Department, unc~r We eJuly , iaying that on the 45iad expesition of Dalifornia pirodusits wes -oje- in Berlin. were represent ori Vol. Corbln Has a carbuncle. Col. H. C. Corbin, assistant adjutant gen azral, on duty at the War Department, has been confined to his residence on De Bales street with a very troublesome carbuncle DEMOCRATIC HOPES Secretary Lawrence Gardner Says They Are High. VZC!ORY PDMLM7ED RER YMAR Clubs Getting Ready to Actively Participate in the Campaign. ARE VALUABLE ALLIES "In my twenty years of active participa tion in politics." remarked Mr. Lawrence Gardrer, secretary National Association of Democratic Clubs, today, "I have never known a time when the party has shown evidence of as rapid recovery as from the crushing defeat of last fall." Continuing, he said: "From my correspondence from all sec tions of the country, I find every one speak ing and writing hopefully of democratic success, not only this fall, but predicting almost a tidal wave in our favor in 189. The change in New York state has been most marvelous. In the southern states there seems to be a dying out of the popu listic sentiments, and the return of good times, of which they are receiving such substantial evidence, will rapidly bring them back Into the democratic ranks. Clubs all over the nountry are ready to go Into active organization. "The object of most of the people writing now Is to secure information to prepare themselves for speechmaking in the com mg campaign. We are receiving from all over the country a great many letters in relation to Mr. Carlisle's speech, asking for the bills and debates on the subject, and we are endeavoring to supply them. These requests do not come from any particular section of the country, but from all over the country. I have received, among many others, a letter from Conn A. Rideout, the leading colored man in the state of Wash ington, who wants to get all the pamphlets and text books bearing on the gold ques tion." Maryland Will Try Clubs. Speaking of the work in some of the dif ferent states, Mr. Gardner said: "I understand that It Is the purpose of the managers in Maryland to avail them selves of a perfect system of clubs In the coming campaign. All that Is necessary in Maryland to secure democratic success this fall is some system to get the vote out, and the managers have, I believe, come to the conclusion that the best and most economical system is that by organizing a chain of clubs all through the state. "In Minnesota there is a form of organi sation different almost entirely from any other state, Instead of having a number of small clubs, the state is organized into cne large association. Membership costs five dollars, and to the parties subscribing thero In issued a cergifloaze of smumbership neatlf engraved, suitable for framlnor lugs Camwentomel Pittbewg. 'The executive committee of the State's Scciety of Pennsylvania met at Pittsburg last Thursday, to arrange for the coming session of the Democratic Society of Penn sylania in Pittsburg on September 5, when they eXpect to have the largest convention of clubs ever held in the state. This is say ing a great deal, because Pennsylvania has always been very active in her club or ganization. I see by memorandum from the Pittsburg papers, both news columns and editorial, that that city intends to enter the list as a candidate for the place of hlciding the next convention of democratic clubs, which will be in September of l&)6. "Personally, I am in favor of holding the convention at Washington. The reason why I advance Washington is the fact that the national convention itself, that Is, the principal convention, will probably be held somewhere in the west, and It strI& me that It would be a proper move to hold the convention of clubs somewhere in the east. There is. however, one objection to this; that is the fact that the first convention was held In Baltimore, the second in New York, and there might be some justice In the claim that the third convention should te held somewhere In the west. Four years ago I was very anxious that the convention be held either at Detroit or Milwaukee. I wanted It in the northwest because that was a field that we wanted to work up during that campaign, and thought gretat good could be accomplished from a con vention at either of those places. - Plans of the Association. "The plans at present are to have the meeting of our executive committee of the National Association of Democratic Clubs, to be held here in Washington some time next spring, at the same time Mr. Harrity calls a meeting of the national committee to arrange for their convention, and the association of clubs will determine on their place of convention at the same time. We have to have our convention after the na tional convention. As stated in our by laws, the National Association of the Dem ocratic Clubs is organized to assist in elect ing candidates nominated by the regular organization; therefore, we hold our meet ings always after the national convention, thereby avoiding the troubles that seem to bother the republicans by their league clubs meeting every year and entering into a wrangle about whom they shall support as a presidential nominee." MR. MURPHY MYSTIFIED. lie Has No Aspirations Toward the Registership of Wills. Mr. Dominick I. Murphy, deputy commis saorer of pensions, returned this morning from his vacation, and was much surprised to learn that he had been slated as the probable successor of Register of Wills Wright. To a Star reporter he declared that he had no aspiraticns In the direction mentioned, and that he was unable to un derstand how such a rumor had gained grcund. Mr. Murphy Is looking greatly im proved by his outing and bas enjoyed a gocd and muen 1:eeded rest ficm his con finirg duties. 30,000 INDIAN FARMERS. The -Same Number Are Church Mem bers, While 2,0,000 Vote. Statistics received at the Indian bureau show that 30,000 Indians are now engaged in farming, stock raising and othsr civil ized pursuits. During the year they raised over 1,373,000 bushels of corn, ad other grain and vegetables in proportion. They own 206,000 head of cattle and 1,28i,000 sheep. About 22,000 Indians voted at the last election. It Is estimated that 30,O07out of the total Indian population of 247,000) are church members. Out of the 247,tri0 180',000 are self-supporting and 35,000 pay taxes. Personal Mention. Congressman McKalg of Maryland was a caller at the Post Office Department today to see Postmaster Gendial~Wlson. -Mr. John Tweedale, chief clerk of the War Department, left here 'this afternoon for Rhode Island, where he will spend his va cation. Capt. T. F. Forbes fifth infantry, and Lieut. J. T. Augestin, twenty-fourth in fantry, are In the .city on leave. Mr. Henry A. Hayward has resigned his positin in the rasurynearen+ WRECK OF THE CATTERTHUN Blown on the Books Of the Australian Coat Only Three of the upese- Pas sengers Known to Be Uaved-Re port of a Boat's Crew. SYDNEY, N. S. W., August 8.-A boat's crew of Chinese has been landed at Fors ter. about 100 miles north of this port. The men report that the British steamer Catter thun. 1,06 tons, which sailed from Hong Kong on May 27 for Australian ports, was wrecked yesterday evening. Later in the day some details of the wreck were received from Forster. The steamship, it appears, was wrecked on the Sal Rocks, off Cape Hawk, early yesterday morning during a gale. The passengers, who numbered seventy persons. of whom fifty-five were Chinese, were asleep below when the Catterthun grounded. Only three of the European passengers and the second mate of the steamer were saved. The others are missing, but it Is believed to be possible that they succeeded in taking to the boats and that they were afterward blown out to sea, and may be heard from later on. DEFENDER DEFEATE JUBILEE. Two Big Single-Stickers in a Three CorneRed Race. NEWPORT, R. L. August 8.-Ezcept for the lack of wind, there was every prospect this morning of an ideal day for the initial yacht races for the citizens' cup, prizes of fered by the citizen of Newport for the fastest boats in the sloop and schooner classes. The races were held under the management of the racing committee of the New York Yacht Club. and were open to any yachts connected with recognized clubs. The entries for the day were: Schooners Emerald, Marguerite, Alcea, Neora. Sloops, Defender, Jubilee, Queen Mab, Uvira and Narota. Early there was only a light breeze from the southeast, and the water in the harbor was smooth and unruffled. A strong breeze from the southwest was blowing off the point at 10:15 o'clock, when the yachts began to come out from the harbor for the citizens' cup races, and the Indications were that the race would be a fast ore. Tile course was to be the same as that over which the boats sailed in the Drexel cup races. It is triangular, twenty-one miles In length, the first leg of seven miles being to a mark boat southwest of the lightship, a beat to wirdward. The boats are to go over the course twice, but the committee can terminate the race at the end of the first round. At the start a good southwest breeze was blowing. In the schooner class Emerald crossed the line at 11:31, and Marguerite at 11:31:45. Both boats started off on the starboard tack. Jubilee crossed the line at 11:40:30, and Defender at 11:41, both on starboard tack. The Defender turned the first mark at 12'1:0,% Jubilee at 12:42. She was leading the Jubilee by two miles. Jubilee turned the second mark at 1:28 1:50 p.m.-Emerald rounded second btake boat 9% minutes ahead of Marguerite. Peferder finished first round at 1:56:45, winning the race, which ended then. Jubilee crossed finish at 2:0W:35; 10 min utes 40 seconds behind. YACHTING AT COWES. Britannia and Allsa Again in i Race. COWES, August 8.-In the regatta of the Royal Yacht Squadron today the Britannia, Alisa and Hester started In the race for the Cowes town cup. value, ?300, from Cowes around a mark boat oft Lepe to the Warner lightship and back to Cowes, a distance of about forty-five miles. A light northwest breeze was blowing. Atls led Hester at the start by about twenty sec oids, and Britannia was-about one minute thirty seconds astern of Hester. The three yachts carried their largest club topsails and had a run to the Warner lightship with spinnakers to starboard. In the schooner race, the Yampa, belong l.g to Mr. R. S. Palmer of New York, soon after the start, had a long lead over her competitors. The twenty-rater Audrey had the lead In the start, followed by Mr. Howard Gould's Niagara, Isolde, Stephenie, Inyoni and Luna. Allsa was the winner of the Cowes town cup. The times of the two yachts were as follows: AIlsa, 4h., 25m. 27s.; Britannia, 4h., 30m., 27s. THE TOTAL ABSTAINERS. A Balanee on Hand Show. by the Treasurer's Report. NEW YORK, August &.-The delegates of the Catholic Total Abstinence Union were astir early this morning. They attended the church of the Paulist Fathers, where solemn requiem mass was celebrated for the deceased members of the union. The celebrant was Rev. P. J. O'Callaghan of the Paulists. At the conclusion of the mass the dele gates proceeded to .Columbus Hall, where the business session was opened. A tele gran of regret from Bishop Watterson of Columbus. Ohio. was read. The treasurer's report showed receipts during the year amounted to $2,482.33, and % balance on hand clear of disbursements of 3866.24. Last year there was a deficlt. Reports from local unions were then re ceived from Pittsburg, Baltimore and Bos ton. - WILL FORECLOSEI TUE MORTIGAGE. Big Debts of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, PORTLAND, Ore., August 8.-In the United States court the suit of the Farm era' Loan and Trust Company against the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company for foreciosure of a mortgage amounting to $12,500,000 and Interest from December, 1894u, came up today. Judge Bellinger al lowed the bill, and the decree of foreclosure will be entered. The suit was brought June 25, 1864, on account of the faliure of the Pacific, which then controlled the Oregon road, Interest amounting to about a mIllion dollars. JUSTICE JACKSON'S ILLNESS. His Death May Be Expected at Any Monment. LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 8.-Justice Howell Jackson of the Supreme Court of the United States is lying critically Ill at his home at West Meadl, near this city, and his death may be expected at any moment. Since his return from Washington Justice Jackson has slowly declined, and though at times It has seemed there was a chance of prolonging his life, little or no hope Is left now. Ocemn Steamships Arrived. NEW YORK, August 8.-ArrIved, Rhyn land, Antwerp; Lahn, Bremen. LONDON, August S.-Arrived, Massachu setta, New York. LIVERPOOL, August 8.-Arrived, Penn land, Philadelphia. SEMEN, August 8.-Arrived, Havel,New ftperofof*pubwgfs &' * eatna. Tlesk~t #far coaine 28 eo s of awefisSnts, sabe up of Y21 sepaat wanone mnts, a wes aboerfiser kau~ pd~Seno meetg FOR SOUND MONEY Work Laid Out for the Democrati League Clue He Expects a Democratic Victory in Pennsylvania. ATD TO THE ADMINISTRATION Chauncey F. Black. president of the Na tional League of Democratic Clubs, who is here to confer with Senator Faulkner and Mr. Lawrence Gardner concerning the cam paign work of the organisation, expressed the opinion to a Star reporter today that the democrats would be suocessful In Penn sylvania in the election of judges to the superior court. "We intend." he said, "to nominate can didates for the six judgeships and, as san guine as it may seem to say so, I am con fident that we will elect them. The fight that the republicans have got themselves Into has so split them up and caused so many antagoniams that I believe we are warranted In the confidence we feel." Mr. Black said that the League of Dene cratic Clubs would get to work at once, and he believed that they would be of ef fective service in all states where elec tions are to occur this fall Importaumee of the Conferene. The gentlemen attending this conference do not car to discuss their plan., but the conference Is one of considerable import ance to the administration. The organi sation of the League of Democratic Clubs is to be used to the utmost to advance the cause of the admintstration, and the policy it represents as to questions of finance and tariff. The purpose Is to en courage the clubs In every state in the Union to use all their efforts and Influence to hold the democratic organization to the principles of sound money and tariff reform, and to secure indorsement of the democratic administration. This club or garization is very perfect and capahle of effective work in nearly every, if not in every, state of the Union, and the purpose Is to use all its power to overcome the Independent free coinage of silver and anti-adminIstration sentiments in the dem ocratic party. Wherever state conven tions have indorsed the administration the league of clubs will render every possible assistance to the democratic ticket. Where conventions have not yet been held their Influence will be exercised to secure in dorsement of the administration and the sound money principles. Where conven tions have already been held and have taken a position antagonistic to the ad ministration such assistance will not be given as in other states, the efforts of the league being devoted chiefly to se curing the election of sound money dels gates to the next national Cenvention. The work which the league is undertak ing is purely national in character and has in view the assistance of the sc und money democrats to get control of the democratic national convention. The work of the league will begin at orce, but there will be ro meetings beftre next month. The Aret meeting will be on the 5th of September at Lancaster. Pa. This Is inter-ded to be the first grand rally of the demccrats in Penn sylvania pr-c-ding the state convention. Every club In the tate is to be represented and democrats of r.aticnal reputation who are advocatas of sound morey are expected to be present. This meeting will be follow ed by others, beginning in the states where elections are to be held whose conventions have indorsed the administration, and ex tending on this Une throrghout the coun try, one following the other in order of the strength of the administration in the par ticular states. Result Xpeeted. It Is believed that the Impetus derived from the league meetings In states which stand for sound money will gather strength for the administration in those states which are doubtful on this question, and. by the prestige thus acquired. go a long way toward overcoming the anti-adminis tration sentiment in other states. It is probable that the meeting following that of Pennsylvania will be in Maryland. The plans of the league as to Maryland contra dict all talk of administration antagonism to the democratic ticket in Maryland which wrs nominated at the convention said to be controlled by Mr. Gorman. This con tention. having indorsed the administra tion and the ticket being a tound money ticket, te league will give every possible axalstanice to at, and. representing the ad ministration, will do all posstie to over come the evil effect on the party of the anteagonism of the Cleveland people in Maryland to Mr. Gorman. Will Ass.lst in Kentucky. Likewise the league will assist in the election in Kentucky through upholding the interests of the administration. Thus It will be seen that the program of the league is very comprehensive, and it Is ex pected to be a powerful factor in overcom ing the siver dissensions in the democratic party and sustaining the administration and in securing the election of sound money delegates to the rnational convention. It Is expected '.at the influence of thIs work will be potential in the selection of a sovnd money candidate for the presidency. p GRANTED AND REFUtaED. President Cleveland Acts Uspon Ag pleations for Pardons. The White House mail from Gray Gables this morning contained the papers in two pardon cases. The President has granted the applIcation for pardon In the case of . F. Honeycutt, convicted In North Caro lina of counterfeiting and sentenced Octo ber 10, 18IS, to three years' imprisonment in the Albany penitentiary and,. to pay a fine of 8100. The pardon Is granted solely upon representations made to the PresIdent by the ofilcers of the prisonl at Albany that Honeycutt has consumption In a very ad vanced stage and has but a short time to live. The President denied the application for pardon In the case of JIm Barry. convicted in Texas of assault with Intent to rob, and sentenced In May, 1803, to three years' im prisonment in the Minnesota slate prison. In his indorsement on this case the PresI dent says he Is not satisfied that the health of the convict is in such a precarious con dition as to call for his pardon. Will Resunse Business, The Merchants' National Bank of Rtome, Georgia. which suspended payment April 27. 1893, having fully complied with the conditions imposed by the controller of the currency precedent to resumption, and Its capital stock being unimpaired, has been authorized to reopen Its doors and resume business. government Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption. $66I3,008. Government receIpts From Internal revenue, l$54i,856; custorns, Ki36,4(J8; miscellaneous, 823,402. Gone to Long Branch. Postmaster General Wilson left the city this morning for a rest at Long Branch THE EVENING STAR VIBLI1n DAILY ZXCEPT SUNDAY AT TH STAR BUILDINGS, UMi Fa.a.is. Ave.s, Or. nth line, by The Evening tar Newspaper Gompany, a. I. KAUPMANN, Prest, New To a Ono% is FMistuilwzg n zvenia Star I. sered to ..bseriber. In the city by arriers. n Their own secout at 10 cents per week, or 4 eeta er mouth. i at the (oeter 3 rent. each. By man-a n the United States or Cmn=d-postag. eea ents per moutb. Saturday Qau Sheet Star. $1 per year, with erh Past % at Washnton D. C., as secoud-clse mal matter.) gAll mal ti'erlpti mst be puld in advance. Rates., advertising made kuow a applicatiou. OFFICIALS. INVOLVED Chinese Outrages Not the Work of "Vegetarians" Only. Im I , I MMIBL U9=, Troops to Escort British Consul to Ku Cheng. .NQUIRY TO BEGIN AT ONCE LONDON, August S.-A dispatch to the Pail Mall Gazette from Shanghai says that further and reliable news of an alarm Ing nature has been received there. It in stated that fanatical outbreaks against the Christians have occurred at Ching Chow, a seaport of the province of FO KIen, and at Huhes, Talping and An-Hut. These out breaks. it is added, are not merely the work of "Vegetarians." but they are said to be organized and carried out by the Chinese officials. The extent of the damage done is not yet known, but the foreigners are reported to have escaped. Owing to the unsettled state of the prov ince, 200 Sikhs, reliable - BritIsh-Indian troops, from Hong Kong, will escort the British consul from Foo Chow to Ku Cheng, where the consul will conduct an Ihquiry Into the recent outrages. The Shanghai correspondent of the Fail Mail Gazette expresses .he opinion that further outrages are inevitable unless Great Britain "takes swift and deadly ven geance." JACKSON, Miss., August 8.-Bishop Gal loway of this city yesterday received a cablegram from Rev. Drs. Parker and Reid at Shanghai, China, which read as follows: "Horrible massacre. More danger. Move Washington." HONG KONG, August 8.-The British and American missions at Fat-Shan, near Can ton, were attacked yesterday afternoon by a large and Infuriated mob. The hospitals were demolished. Some of the missionaries fled to Shameen, while others remained. A Chinese gunboat has been dispatched to quell the riot. It Is reported that all the missions at Kwang rung will soon be destroyed, and the missionaries driven to the treaty ports. The "Vegetarlans" are 1Z000 strong, and well-armed and organ ized, and able to withstand the Chinese troops. J. Courtney Hirson, United States consul at Foo Chow, in the course of a consular inquiry on the spot, obtained the names of fifty natives implicated in the Ku-Cheng massacre, Including the leaders and some of the actual murderers. He also obtained abundant proof that the Chinese ofllcals knew that mischief was brewing for sev eral days prior to the massacre. Not a single Chinese oficial attended the funerals of the victims. Reports are arriving daily from almost every province of horrible official Dersecu tion of native Christians and of the moles tation and insults to which foreigners In the interior are subjected. At a public indignation meeting held here resolutions were passed expressing anger at the supposed connivance of -he Chinese government in the Ku Cheng massaares and disgust at the apathy and indifference of the British government in failing to rec ognize the gravity of the situation. Those present at the meeting further declared that money compensation for such out rages is wholly Inadequate, and that swift and stern action is required. LONDON, August 8.-In regard to the dis patch from Hong Kong, cabled exclusively to the Associated Press, announcing that the British and American missions at Fat Shan, near Canton, were attacked yester day afternoon by a large and Infuriated mob, which demolished the hospitals and caused some of the missionaries to flee to Shame En, It Is stated that the Wesleln mission has one of the most imD-rtant medical missions in China at Fat-Shan. The hospital and station are under the charge of Dr. Wanyon, who has just ar rived here after a perilous overland jour ney, during which he was arrested in Ar menia as a spy. The rest of the mission staff of the. Wesleyan mission at Fat-Shan are Chinese. They were attacked a few years ago, upon which occasion a mission ary was killed. '1ieonarien Returned Too Soon. LONDON, August S.-A representative of the Associated Press has had an'interview with Mr. W. W. Rockhill. third assistant secretary of state of the United States, who was one of the delegates to the recent in ternational geographical congress, and who returns to New York on Saturday next. Referring to the massacres in China, Mr. Rockhill said he thought it vras a great mnistake for the missionaries to have re turned so soon t the outlying stations af ter the conclusion of the war. especially as they had been warned of the danger of *o doing. Mr. Rockhiil could not nay any thing about what the United States and British governments might be expected to do under their remnonstrances. but he ex pressed himself as being certain that the diplomatic representatives of the diferent countries interested woutd make a common cause of such cares, as they did when the Swedish- missionaries were murdered at Sang-Hu. Continuing, Mr. Rockhill said he thought the Vegetarians must be the north China society known as the Tsaill.. who are not so much vegetarians as abstainers and non amokers. They are neither a political nor an anti-foreign society, and, according to Mr. Rockhill, a number of the servants of the United States ministry at P'ekin are members of it. PETREL's OPPORTUlNE ARRIVAL. Report From Consul General Jerni gan. The State Department has not called upon the Secretary of the Navy for war vessels to assIst in protesting the misons, but It is known at both departments that the Petrel, on her recent voyage up the Yangtse river, assisted materially in nmaintaining qlet. There has been received at the State De partment a report from Consul General ,gernigan, in which he quotes from one of the French fathrs at Wuhu, saying that the arrival of the Petrel at Wuhu was providential, saving many lives and pre venting anticipated trouble. British Consul Ford confirms the report, and says that had it not been for the American gunboat the for :gners at Wuhu would have suffered In the riots. The Petrel is the only vessel of the Asiatic squadron wh'eh can go up the river any considerable distance, the others being of too great draught. The Petrel on her lest voyage went to Hankow, (100 miles above Shanghai. This would not bring the vesse to the immediate scene of the first disturbances, but it is believed that if a va.sei were sent up the rivcr lt would have a quieting effect upon the rioters. To Protect American Interests. Acting Secretary McAdoo today sent for the l,st of vessels on the Asiatic station, with their positions, and will consider mnov lng them so as to better protect American interests. The Detroit is at Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yan'gtse river, but It would be useless for her to attempt to as cend the Yargtse. The Petrel, the lightest of the fleet, is at Yokchama, a long dis tance awey. There is no disposition to interfere with (ontinued on Third Pae.