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Ion of the old conference, said that a vote
or Mr. Cannon's motion was a vote to Im
!ugn his probity.
Mr. Shafroth (Col.). one of the new con
-rees. said that if the Cannon amendment
.ere adopted the surveys of the navy would
,a confined to the ocean. No surveys of
ur coast or harbors could be made under
Mr. Cannon. in concusicn. asked the
,louse to stand by him. "I can give as
urance." said he. "that if the House adopts
ny motion we can adjourn without delay In
Dayton*m Motion Carried.
The vote was then taken first upon Mr.
Dayton's motion to recede and concur in
:he Senate amendment. On a rising vote
it.was carried-77 to 71.
Mr. Cannon demanded the yeas and nays,
.vhich were ordered.
Bf' a vote of 11 to tm', the Iouse adopted
he motion of Mr. Dayton of West Virginia
, recede from its disagreement to the Sen
t. amendments to the naval bill. The
-'n.tTe amendments were then agreed to,
h is the passa- of the bill.
.his acti-,n promises probable adjourn
i.nt of Congress some time during this af
A great demonstration followed the an
:miuement of the vote on the Dayton
.\ft-r this defeat 'Mr. Cannon turned the
ranagermnt of the matters still in dis
>it. betwe.n the.two houses over to Mr.
)ayton. This related t the course of the
tavaiI cadts at Annapolls.
Mr. Dayton moved that the House re
ced,- and concur in the S.-nate amendment
continuing tne six year" course for cadets.
Th is ac:ion removel the L--st stumbling
-I k. anid inally pasred the naval appro
Thn fo,ll,wvd a -cene of indescribable
.,nfusion. A number ,f car.ference reports
,n private p-nsion bills were put through
.viti great rapidity. while the engrossing
1-riks rush,i back and forth in their ef
*r: to get helated hills to the President
,e,'r- the final adjournment.
Al imhers clamored for recognition, and
,ht- pages scurr!ed about and the turmoil
nd1 confusion were indisputable signs that
h- elosing hur was at hand.
When the S,-nate convened at 3 it was
.nown infornally that the House had
greI to the conference on the naval ap
.ir. priation bill. The news was received
with great gratification, as the concur
rewce of the House in the Senate amend
ments passed the hill and cleared the legis
:ative decks for adjournment.
The Senate Agreen to Adjourn.
The Senate agreed to adjourn at 4:3Q p.m.
.With the conference cn the naval appro
r4:tion bill still in session the Senate con
vened at 11 o'clock today. No agreement
hatl been reachod by the conferees on the
naval bill and none was immediately in
On motion of Mr. Cockrell the Senate
befgan the consideration of private pension
bills, the agreement being to consider all
of the unobjected House pension bills on
Fifty-eight House pension bi!ls were
pissd. They will be sent to the Presi
derti for signature today.
An Ineffectual attempt was made by Mr.
C1 ndler (N.H.) to obtr. consideration for
his resolution instructing the committee on
priviltgcs and elections to inquire into the
enstitutionnlity of the electoral laws of
Mr. Berry (Ark.) and Mr. Pettus (Ala.)
A, 11:4.~ the Ser.ate took a recess for
Hopes of Agreement.
When the Senate reconvened at 12:45 Mr.
Hale reported a further disagreement on
the naval appropriation bill. He moved that
the Senate insist upon its amendments and
i ask fir a further conference.
Mr. Chandler inquired why another con
fer.nce was requested if the conferees had
determined not to agree.
"lecause.' replied Mr. Hale. "in most
matters of difference In human life an
agreement is always possible. I be'leve an
aneement will be reached in the next con
fe-ree. This report will go- to the House
and it will have an opportunity to agree
upon the Senate amendments. I make this
m Iion now in order to expedite the consider
at:on of matters still in controversy. Noth
ing now remains in dispute except the cadet
matter (the length of the course at Annapo
lis,. and the Senate amendment regarding
the ocean surveys. The armor plate matter
has been settled."
"The senator means," said Mr. Bacon,
"that the House has accepted the Senate's
Mr. Bacon then presented the proposition
that the position of the Senate conferees
would be made stronger by not asking for
anot her conference.
Mr. Hale said he recognized the force of
the sugges'ion, and after some discussion
he so modified his motion as not to request
The report and motion were agreed to.
Mr. Pettus offered a resolution declaring
that the appropriations for the naval serv
ice made for the present fiscal year should
be continued, so far as applicable, for the
ensuing fiscal year. It was permitted to
remain on the table.
The Senate then took a recess until 2
At 2 o'clock the Senate reconvened.
A bill amending the act incorporating the
Supreme Lodge of the Knights of Pythias
After an executive session lasting five
mirutes the Senate resumed business in
legislative session. Mr. Sullivan called up
a war claim bill and Mr. Wolcott objected
to its consideration.
"I move, then." said Mr. Sullivan. with
some heat. "that no further business be
transacted by the Senate at this session of
Congress, except the consideration of ap
"I will say to the senator," suggested Mr.
Allison. smiling, "that that motion is un
necessary. Either he or I will object to the
transaction of any other business."
Mr. Cullom asked to make a report on a
bill making additional amendments to the
car c4upt-r law, but Mr. Sullivan objected
Took Another Recess.
The Senate then took a further recess un
til 3t o'clock.
The Senate afterward amended the reso
lutiont making thie hour of adjournment to
be 5 p.m.
TO RECOVER FROM DISTRICT,
BMII Introdueed for the Reimburse
ment of the Treasury.
Mr. Aidams baa introduced a bill in the
House (H. R. 12100) reciting in the pre
amble that "it is alleged that the District
of ColumbIa has collecte-d from the United
States large sums of money to reimburse ft
for work alleged to have been done around
government reservations, for which the Dis
trict ajieged it had paid contractors In ex
cress of the contrmct price; that certain
entractors brought suit in the Court of
Claims to recover the excess so collected by
the District of Columbia: nnd that the con
tractors were prevented from recovering the
excess by reason of various technical ob
jections raised by the District of Colum
'Tho bill provides that in all auch suits
heretofore brought in the Court of Cla
ag..inst the District of Columbia. the court
say, upon motion made within sIxty days
from the passage of tais act, reopen the
case and allow the claimants for the
amount due them for work done and mate
rial furnished to the IsItrict of Columbia,
thne judgment of court to be paid as now
provided by law. And if in anty of the
suits the court finds that the District has
collected from the United States any sum
in excess of the prico due to the contrac
tors and not paid Over to the contrac
tors, then the court is to render judgment
in favor of the United States for the ex
cess. to be paid out of the revenues of the
District by the Secretry of the Treasur'y
upon presentation of the certificate of the
clerk of the court, attested by the chief
justice et the court. The attorney of rec
ord may be allowed by the court not to ex
ceed 15 per ceatuum of the judgment ren
dered in favor of the United States, to be
paid out of any money appropriated for the
Dustrict of Columbia upon presentation of
thne clerk's certificate.
Minister Korea Geang Away,
Senor Don Luis Korea. the Nicaraguan
minister here. has been granted permis.ion
by his government to take a leave of ab
ssnce. He called upon Secretary Hay tod,zy
to notify hIm that he should leave Wash
ion about the end of the present month
KILLED BY THE CARS
Death of Michael O'Oonnor on Bail
way Grade Crossing.
HIS SISTER SEVERELY INJUREI
Inquiry Into the Circumstances by
Michael O'Connor, an aged and respected
citizen of Eckington, was instantly kUiled
on the Baltimore and Ohio railway cross
ing at S street northeast about 3:20 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. His sister, Mrs.
Katherine Corridon, who was in the buggy
at the time, received severe injuries. The
Gaithersburg local train, which left the de
pot at 3 o'clock, struck the buggy on the
crossing, which was unprotected. On the
tracks near the crossing were a number of
freight cars, and these, it is stated, ob
structed the view of the occupants of the
Engineer J. H1. Perry stopped the train
as soon as possible, and Conductor Richard
C. Moore and a number of passengers on
the train rendered what assistance they
could. The police soon removed the in
jured woman to the Emergency Hospital,
while Mr. O'Connor's body Was taken to his
home, No. 20W2 4th street northeast, only a
short distance from where the fatal acci
dent had occurred.
The police summoned a jury of inquest
yesterday afternoon, and the jury met at
the eighth precinct station at 1 o'clock this
fternoon. It was necessary for the jurors
to view the body and for this purpose they
were driven to the O'Connor home, accom
panied by Deputy Coroner Glazebrook.
Subsequently the.jury assembled at the
station house named. It was composed of
Thomas Rout, David B. Barry. Clarence
Heffner, J. E. Geesford, F. E. Harding and
W. L. Jackson. It was nearly 2 o'clock
when the taking of testimony was begun.
Present at the inquest were Mr. Charles
W. Darr, representing Mrs. Katherine Cor
ridon, who was driving with her brother,
Mr. O'Connor, when he was killed, and
Mr. John Ridout. representing the family
of Mr. O'Connor.
Result of Examination.
Dr. Glasebrook told of having made an
examination of the injuries received by the
deceased. Death had resulted, he said,
from a hemorrhage of the brain following
a multiple fracture of the skull.
John Towles, a colored boy, living at 137
Pomeroy street. and employed at 319 8
street in Eckington, was an eye-witness of
the tragedy. He was in a room in the
house where he was employed, and from a
window saw all that transpired.
Mr. O'Connor, he said, could not see the
approaching train on account of a number
ni freight and coal cars standing on a sid
Ing. When the unfortunate man did see the
train he endeavored to urge the horse for
ward. but did not get across in time to
avoid a crash. The freight cars standing
on the siding came right up to the side
walk line of S street. The train was mov
ing at quite a rapid rate, and ran a block
and a half after striking the buggy before
coming to a standstill.
There are no gates and no watchmen at
the S street crossing, the witness said; the
street Is paved with asphalt, and is used
quite extensively for funerals going to Har
mony cemetery. Towles heard no whistle
nor the ringin. of bells. If the engine blew
at all it was at the New York avenue sta
tion, a number of blocks south of the scene
>f the accident.
Thomas Randall of 11737 New Jersey ave
nue, J. E. Maston of 713 Rhode Island ave
nue and Howard Landon of 1618 6th street.
three boys who witnessed the accident from
the T street crossing of the railroad, also
testified, their evidence being practically
Maston said he heard a whistle blow
when the train must have been near New
York avenue. Mr. O'Connor, he said, was
driving in a trot.
Officer Stoll of the police department
heard a distress whistle about the time he
heard a crash at the S street crossing. He
did not witness the accident.
On Their Way to Cemetery.
At the time the accident happened. Mr.
O'Connor and his sister were on their way
to Mount Olivet cemetery, where they have
relatives buried. Early in the afternoon
the brother hired the horse and buggy at
the livery stable of B. F. Capito, No. l11
F street, and drove to the home of his sis
ter. No. 1308 New Jersey avenue, where
the latter was awaiting him. From Mrs.
Corridon's house they drove out through
Eckington. intending to reach the ceme
tery by way of Ivy City. There was noth
ing at the grade crossing to warn them of
danger, and it was not until the horse had
passed over the south-bound track that
Mr. YConnor saw the train approaching
at a lively rate. His only hope was to
urge the horse across the tracks, and this
he tried to do by applying the whip. Just
before the buggy cleared the crossing the
train struck it and threw it some distance
from the track. So great was the force of
the colIlson that the horse was released
from the vehicle without being injured.
Mr. O'Connor was thrown fully twenty
feet from the track and the pieces of the
demolished vehicle were piled upon him.
Mrs. Corridon was thrown several feet
further. Several pedestrians who were
near the scene of the accident hurried to
their assistance, and no time was lost in
calling medical aid.
Dr. Charles G. Smith, resident physician
of the Emergency Hospital, hurried to the
place in the ambulance. le saw at a
glance that Mr. O'Connor was dead, and he
then directed his attentions toward the ap
parently dying woman. She was placed in
the ambulance and a hurry-up run to the
hospital was made. In the meantime the
horse, frightened by the accident, had run
as far as Ivy City, where it was caught by
Walter Melborn and turned over to the
Skull Was Crushed.
An examination of the body of the dead
man showed that, his skull had been
crushed, and it is believed this was done
by the engine. His body was not mangled.
Mrs. Corridon sustained a great many
cuts and bruises and one elbow was frac
tured. When she reached the hospital the
doctors found she was suffering from cont
cussion of the braIn and that her condition
was extremely critical.
Mr. O'Connor was born in County Kerry,
Ireland. sixty-four years ago, but had re
sided in Washington for the last forty-six
years. In his early days here, about the
year 196t9, he bought a tract of land from
the Berry estate, which lies between Eck
ington and the Kate Chase property, a por
tion of the latter having been recently sold
to St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum. On this
tract he conducted a dairy and trunk 'farm
until 1891. when he sold the property to a
syndicate for a very handsome advance on
the original cost. He then built himself a
home near Eckington, where he resided
when he met his untimely end. His wife
died several year. ago. Six children Bur
vive him-W. H. O'Connor, Distriot engi
neer department; Mrs. Margaret Lehman,
Michael O'Connor, jr., Joseph O'Connor,
Harry O'Connor and Mamie O'Connor.
The funeral will take place from the late
residetnce, 20102 4th street northeast, Satur
day at 9 a.m., thence to St. Aloysius
Church. where requiem mass will be said
at 10 a.m.
The deceased had been a member of St.
Aloysius Church since the church edifee
was built. He was noted for him benevo
lence and charity among the needy.
Bootblaek Siande on Streets.
The District Commissioners today de
cided that hereafter the establiahment of
bootblacking stands upon the public etreets
shall not be permitted. The Commission
ers have of late refused all applicat.ons for
uch permits, and in passing upon the ap-~
plicaton of John Smith, who desired to
locale a stand at the corner of 18th street
and Pennsylvania avenue, and of Oliver
West for permission to locate one at 1300
F street, the following recommendation of
the Engineer Commissioner,.atinBah
was approved: CpanBah
"I do not believe Permits should be is
sued for the establishment of bootblack
stands upon public streets. The Comis-.
soners have of late refused all applica
tins, and I do not thin* ta the permits
GRAVE IE LED
ACCUSATION MADE AGAINST A LOCAL
Hearing of the Case In Criminal
Court No. 1-The Evidence
In the presence of a throng of spectators,
which completely filled the seating and
standing capacity of the room. Dr. Randall
Parsons. a well-known dentist of this city,
was today placed on trial in Criminal Court
No. 1 under an indictment alleging rape
committed the 18th of last October on Miss
Bessie E. Bricker, the eighteen-year-old
daughter of one of the White House ushers.
Attorneys A. S. Worthington and Joseph
Shillington represent the defendant. Assist
ant United States Attorney Gould appear
ing for the government.
The impaneling of a jury consumed con
siderable time. After the oath had been
administered to twelve men, who were sat
isfactory to both the prosecution and the
defense, Assistant United States Attorney
Gould. for the beneit of the Airy, outlined
the case from the standpoint of the govern
ment. The indictment reported against Dr.
Parsons, It was stated, is made up of two
counts, one charging rape, and the other
assault with Intent to commit rape. Con
tituing, Mr. Gould recited that the after
noon of the 18th of last October Miss
Bricker visited the office of Dr. Parsons, in
accordance with a previous engagement.
for the purpose of having certain work
done to her teeth.
While in the operating chair, according
to the prosecuting attorney, Dr. Parsons
kissed Miss Bricker, and followed this with
an assault. Miss Bricker proceeded to her
home In a prostrated condition, Mr. Gould
stated, went to bed, and physicians were
called to attend her. The following morn
ing she reported to her mother the facts
in regard to the occurrence.
Mr. Gould further recited that 'Miss Brick
er is a sufferer from heart trouble, and
that sudden excitement would be calculated
to destroy her physical ability to resist
In behalf of the defendant, Attorney Shil
lington Informed the jury that there were
two sides to the case. He declared that
the claim of the government could not be
substantiated. The entire time Miss Bricker
was in Dr. Parson's office, it was declared,
the windows and doors were open. After
the work on her teeth had been finished
Miss Bricker arose from the chair, asked
the amount of the bill and, being told, paid
the amount due, left the operating room,
and in front of a mirror in the reception
room put on her hat, made an appointment
with Dr. Parsons for the following Friday,
passed out of the building, spoke to a
gentleman friend, boarded a street rail
way car and proceeded to her home. Noth
ing out of the way was noticed by her
family. That night she slept in the same
bed with an elder sister.
The next morning she complained of
what she alleged happened in Dr. Parsons'
office. The entire time she was in the of
fice the offiee boy was within call, and two
or three persons entered and departed while
the work was being done on her teeth.
In conclusion Mr. Shillington announced
that the defense expected to completely re
fute the charges preferred by Miss Bricker
so far as Dr. Parsons was concerned.
Miss Bricker Testifies.
Miss Bricker was the first witness. She
made a statement substantially the same
as that of the prosecuting attorney to the
jury. When Dr. Parsons kissed her, she
said, she loudly protested. He then said
to her, "Bessle, I would not hurt you, but
I am going to teach you to love me."
According to the witness, the defendant
thereupon assaulted her. She tried to re
lease herself. Dr. Parsons warned her not
to say anything at home regarding the oc
currence. She paid him his bill, she testi
fled, for fear he would kill her if she did
not do so.
MR. KEELER ARRESTED.
Charge of Giving an Unlicensed-En
tertainment the Charge.
Mr. Pierre L. 0. Keeler, the well-known
spiritualist, was charged in the Police Court
today with giving an unlicensed entertain
ment. He failed to answer when his name
was called, and his collateral. $20, was for
feited. Detectives Parham and Gallaher
arrested him last night at 918 H street
northwest, after he had given a seance.
The arrest was the result of an Investi
gation that was made by the detectives be
cause of complaints against a number of
"seance parlors." as they are called, having
been opened In this city during recent
months. Mr. Keeler has been giving seances
here for a number of years. Last night
the detectives went to the house on H
street. There were the usual rappings and
A number of messages from departed
friends of some of the people in the au
dience were announced, and everybody ex
cent the detectives seemed satisfied. It was
not until after the close of the seance that
the detectives made the arrest and required
the defendant to leave the collateral stated.
Offered College Presidency.
A telegraphic dispatch frnom Springfield,
Ohio, this afternoon announced that Dr. S.
A. Ort had resigned the presidency of Wit
tenberg College. and tho position had been
offered to Rev. Michael W. Hamma, D.D.,
of this city. Dr. Hamma occupies apart
ments at the Clifton, but no one was there
to respond to Inquiries when a Star reporter
called there to ascertain if the announce
ment was correct.
Policemen Fined *5 Eaeh.
Policemen L. J. Brennan and A. W. Ste
venson have, upon the recommendation of
the chief of police, been fined $5 each by
the District Commissioners for violating an
order of April 7, 1000, forbidding members
of the force to enter lunch rooms while on
duty. In this case, the Commissioners also
approved the recommendation of the chief
of police that Acting Sergeant John W.
Robertson be reprimanded for not having
more thoroughly Investigated the circum
stances attending the officers' violation of
the order In question.
Rejection of Proposma Recommnended.
The rejection of the proposals recently re
ceived by the District Commissioners for
constructing two gate houses at the Bright
wood reservoir has been recommended by
Captain Beach. the Engineer Commissioner.
3. F. Manning & Co. offered to do the work
for $18,908 and D. F. Mockabee for $25,915.
It is believed by Captain Beach. whose rec
ommendation will. it is understood, be ap
proved by his associates, that lower bids
can be secured, especially if the blans be
so modified as to permit the gate hous~es
to be constructed of granite or marble.
Petition for CommutatIon of Sentene
Attorneys Hewlett and Walker have filed
with the Attorney General a petition for
commutation of sentence in the case of
Nelson Vale, colored, convicted some weeks
ago In Criminal Court No. 1 of the murder
of a man named Jackson while the parties
were at Fort Reno, near Tenleytown. Vale
is tinder sentence to be hanged next month.
It is stated that every juror Who sat in
the case has signed a statement urging
that the sentence of death be commuted
to life imprisonment.
Marriage licenses have been issued to the
White-Amoc C. Liets and Frances A.
Jones; Charles Mullen and Nellie E. Fia
herty; John B. Rowland and Mabel L. Levi;
William Burke. jr., and Elsie L. Macauiley;
Benjamin F. Hartow and Ossie W. Hioff
man; Andrew Johnson, Jr., and Mattie B.
Fable; Frank Hoovpr and M. May Smith;
James A. Conway and Annie M. Brown;
Thomas J. Fisher ad Mary Thompson.
Colored-William H. Jenkins and Roberta
'Taylor; John Q. Leo and Mary A. Edmund;
James Gatewood and Millie Stanard; Ed
ward C. Johnson and Anna B. Matthews;
John Birney and Maggie Lewis; Charls
E. White and Mary L. Johnison: Joseph Ty..
ler and Margaret A. RollIns; Lacy L, Hill
and Rusie Semith,
''E ORl. BRYAN.
Convention at Waterbury Follows
New York's LeAd.
WATERBURa, Cbni, June 7.-The Con
hecticut state democratic convention has
unanimously adi ted Ki plAtform, naming
W. J. Bryan as its candidate for President,
instructing the delegats for Mr. Bryan and
pledging sruppor to the platform of the
Kansas City conVentioi.
The following delegates to the national
convention were eiected: Delegates-at
large, Col. E. %(Grals, Hartford; James
P. Pigott, New Have ; Bryan F. Mahan.
New London; J4omer.S. Cummings, Stan
ford. District delegates. W. L. Huntting,
East Hartford; George Forster. Rockville:
Michael T. Cuff;-Danburv; James J. Saun
ders, Torrington; Wm. Kennedy, Nauga
tuck; Mayor Frederick P. Burr, Middle
town: Richard C. Morris, New London;
Thomas J. Kelley, Wilimantic.
A resolution, the. purpose of which was
to prevent the re-election of Alexander
Troup (not Troupe) as Connecticut's na
tional committeeman, -was introduced and
adopted with a roar. The resolution prac
tically instructed the delegates to name Mr.
Cummings of Stamford as the committee
man to succeed Mr. T'oup. After this the
convention adjourned, sine die, having been
In session only a little over an hour and a
DEWEY A VelRY BUSY MAN.
Friends of the Admtiral in Columbus
Keep Rink Going.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jdne 7.-Admirrl
Dewey arose early this morning to be
ready for the hard days ahead of him, every
minute of which had some event scheduled
up to 11 p.m., when he Is to open a ball
and participate in a banquet.
Nine o'clock found -the committee wait
ing for the city's guest to conduct him to
the state capitol, where a public reception
was held. The air was damp from last
night's rain, but beyond spoiling the deco
rations, the weather had no bad effects on
the jollification today. The drive from the
hotel was made amid a continuous ovation.
The crowds in the city were considerably
augmented today. From 9:30 until 11 o'clock
he greeted th'e public, there being a steady
flow of people with outstretched hands.
The ordeal of the public reception was fol
lowed by a delightrul luncheon given by a
select party at the Columbus Club. Mrs.
Dewey had meaptljne been taken in charge
by the ladies. who conducted her to the
residence of Mrs.' $ames Kilbourne, where
she was entertained
CAPT. CRENS MAW WOUNDED.
Led Into a Filipino Ambush by a
MANILA, Jannary 7.;-Capt. Frank F.
Crenshaw, with forty men of the 28th In
fantry, while scouting near Taal, was led
into an ambush by a guide. Capt. Cren
shaw was badly wounded in the head. One
private was also wounded. The ambushers
were scattered, leaving ten men dead and
three wounded on the field.
Capt. Flint, while scouting five miles east
of Blaenabato. Bulacan province, had a
slight brush with the enemy. Flint and
two privates were wounded.
RICHMOND. PLANT BURNS.
North Carolina Wheel Works Destroy
Special Dispatch to The yening Star.
RICHMOND,. -'Va.,, June 7.-The large
plant of the Virginia. and North Carolina
wheel works was. destroyed by fire early
this morning, entailing a loss of nearly
$200,000, upon wilidb there is $170,000 in
surance. The wheel, plant was brought
here about eleven years ago from North
Carolina. It was then a small enterprise,
but it has grown steadily and become an
immense estabishment. Practically the
entire stock is. owned by Messrs. W. A.
MeMahon and John Crane of New York,
the presid'ent antI vicei pr.esident, respective
ly. Mr. Edward:L, Brown is treasurer and
H. W. Bowmarbogcrgtary. The plant will
be rebuilt at oge.
UPRISINCt.IN -NORIT BORNEO.
Several British:lUlled and Wounded
by the Natives.
CHICAGO, June.7.-A special to the Rec
ord from Victoria,~B. C., says:
News was brought from the. east by the
steamer Empress of Japan that a serious
uprising against the British has again
broken out in North Borneo. Many refu
gees who arrived in Labuan say that the
cause qf the outbreak was the general dis
satisfaction against the evil of the char
tered company. In the fighting several
British were killed and seven wounded.
Twenty-five Chinese were killed and the
environs of the city were totally destroyed.
Killed Wife and Himself.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa. June 7.-Charles D.
Reinhart, a wealthy land owner, shot and
killed his wife at Odebolt, Iowa, and then
shot himself. He cannot live.
Aguinaldo's Statement False.
The President yesterday sent to the Sen
ate a reply to the statements made by
Aguinaldo in his "True version of the
Philippine revolution." In that statement
Aguinaldo said, among other things, that
the Spaniards had captured six guns from
the American soldiers in front of Manila
before the surrender of that city to the
American forces, and that they were recap
tured by the Filipinos and returned to the
Americans. This statement was referred
to in the Senaute, which, the correspondence
furnished today shows, caused Secretary
Root to refer it to. Gen. F. V. Greene, who
was in charge of the Americn troops, with
the request for an explanation. Gen.
Greene referred Aguinaldo's statement to
the battalion and battery commanders, who
were engaged against the Spaniards at the
time referred to. and he forwarded their
replies in refutation of the charge.
Gen. Greene himself says: "The state
ments made by Aguinaldo are absolutely
without foundation; each and every one of
them is untrue; the United States did not
fall back; did not abandon a sIngle rifle or
a singie field gun; did not make a precipi
tate retreat; the Filipinos did not rush to
ous assistance; did not recapture the rifles
and field guns, and d'id not return them to
the Americans. The Filipinos took no part
in the engagements between the Spaniards
and American troops. Every single state
ment in the extract quoted In your letter Is
Officers have been ordered to the Indiana
as follows: Lieut. A. Gleaves of the Ala
hama, Lieut. p. E.. W. KCittelle, from the
bureau of navel intelyLgence; Lieut. W. W.
Phelps, from the bumau of.navigation.
The following nerned ofBicers have been
ordered to thg assaghusetts: Lieut. Com
mander T. M, ~ottNp from the New York
navy yard; Limnt, T-t S. Wilson, from the
Wabash; Lleutuc. L.'iHussey, from the Con
stellation; Lieut L. H. Chandler, from the
bureau of ordnance; Lieut. F. R. Brainard,
from command,f t.l pSeringham; assistant
paymaster froi the ureau of supplies and
accounts. - ''
Lieut. Comm=nderr- C. Colwell has been
ordered to teagporary duty on the Pensaco
la and then to ghe Ag}atic station,
Wreatl$ng' atch a Draw.
SAN FRAN2ISCOF June 7.--Max Wiley,
the champion ght mnd welter weight ama
teur wrestler . tiie nited States, living in
New York. en, . ~l. Bayley of the San
Francisco Olympic Club, met on the mat
lest night. After -wrestling for an hour,
neither had- gained a fall, and the contest
was declared a draw, the time,.limit having
expired. At the recent amateur champion
ship tournament in this city Wiley lost the
decision to'-Beyley. lIe came back to the
coast for another match, -
Whistler laved by the P5jjee.*
Sparring contests received a knockout
blow in Baltimnore last night when Sheriff
Hamilton interfeie5d swith the bout between
Harry Lyons of Chicago andeiily Whistler
of Baltimore. l't was to have gone twenty
rounds and did las,t eighteen, with every
thing in favor of tyons, who clearly-out
pointed the Bailimore boy. When It was
evident-.that the deoisIon must go against
Whistler the sheriE directed the police to
interfere. Referee Mants then called- the
VIEW OF THE MINORITY
MR. LIVINGSTON CRITICISES TE
Climaa That Even With the Increase
Matters That Should Have Been
Provided for Were Ignored.
Representative Livingston of Georgia, the
ranking minority member of the House
committee on appropriations, today made
the first statement of appropriations from
the standpoint of the minority.
"In submitting a statement of the appro
priations made at this session of the Fifty
sixth Congress. I beg to call to the atten
tion of the House and the country the fact
that, notwithstanding the enormous appro
priations for 1900 on account of the Span
ish-Cuban war. the army and navy appro
priations for this session are $0.000,000 in
excess of those for the last session.
"The statement I submit, shows also that
in every department of the government, be
ginning with the agricultural and ending
with the permanent appropriations, we
have increased at this session the amounts
authorized at the last session. And when
to the aggregate we add the amounts that
should have been appropriated at this ses
sion, but which have been deferred for no
good reason, or at least for reasons that
need explanation on the part of those in
control-amounts which must be appropri
ated at the second session of this Congress,
such as that necessary to complete the Nic
aragua canal (the bill having passed the
House, carrying authorization of an ex
penditure of $141,000,40), and also that
usually appropriated for rivers and har
bors, $16,0A0,00; and for public buildings
and grounds, 3,400,000; and for outstand
ing claims, estimated at $10,000,000-if. I
say, we add $17.000.000 to the sum stated in
the table, $709,729,476, we would have a grand
total of $879,729,476 for this session alone.
And thus the total shown in the exhibit is
not quite complete or fair, considering that
such large amounts that must be met are
withheld for the next session. I submit that
to be fair we should let each fiscal year
take care of all necessary appropriations
and not unload this year on the fiscal year
1902 things that should be provided for and
included in the fiscal year 1901.
"And I call attention also to the constant
and gradual increase in the appropriations
for pensions, and likewise to the legislative,
executive and judicial appropriations.
These items could not have been affected
to any great extent by the Spanish-Cuban
war. It shows, indeed, an increase. as be
fore stated. all along the line, despite the
fact that the committee on public buildings
and grounds have held back all matters
before them, and the committee on rivers
and harbors all matters before them, with
two or three exceptions, and all accounts
and claims have been practically barred
from consideration at this session."
Mr. Livingston then gives a large table
showing the appropriations for the years
1:97 to 1901 inclusive, and continues: "It
should be borne in mind that in the case of
the above noted appropriations for the navy
the authorization of the eight new war
ships (two battle ships, three armored crui
sers and three protected cruisers) involves
an ultimate expenditure, for construction,
armor and armament, of something like
$51,000,000, not one dollar of which is now
appropriated for and does not figure In the
navy item, but must be met in future years.
"The dominant party attempted to com
mit this Congress at this session, and will
doubtless renew the;r efforts at the coming
session to commit the government to what
is known as the ship subsidy scheme, which
Involves the eum of $120,000,000, to be ex
pended throughout a term of years."
The Club Ofiially Reported to Be in
an Excellent Financial Condition.
The monthly meeting of the Arlington
Wheelmen was held Tuesday evening at
Carroll Institute. Captain Murphy sub
mitted a report to the effect that interest
in the various runs of the club continues
unabated. The report of the treasurer
showed that the club was In excellent finan
cial condition. The committee charged with
the duty of selecting a design for a club
sweater laid before the members the pat
tern it had selected, and, on motion, it
was adopted. M. H. Kinsinger was elected
to membership and ten applications for
membership were received and referred to
the executive committee for action. At
the smoker which followed the busineds
meeting several entertaining features for
the amusement of the members were pro
vided by the amusement committee.
Twenty winged A's joined Captain Mur
phy in a run to 'Wildwood last Sunday.
Next Sunday's run will be to Brandywine.
This is one of the most interesting trips in
the vicinity of Washington, and if the
weather is good a large crowd will un
doubtedly take the run.
Another trophy has - come into the pos
session of the club. It is a massive silver
loving cup, which was won at Baltimore on
Decoration day by the Arlington team, com
posed of the Miller brothers and Howard
Rhine. Their opponents were two Balti
more teams. The Arlington team finished
first, second and fourth in the race.
Several members of the club contemplate
making a trip through the Shenandoah val
ley in the near future.
DECLARED TO BE INSANE.
Judgment of Physicans In Came of J.
Judge Kimball of the Police Court was
this afternoon notified by James H. Harris,
warden of the jail, that Dr. Shute, the
physician at that institution, and Dr.
Jackson have, after an examination, pro
nounced J. Frank McKenna. a prisoner, to
be insane, and recommended that he be re
moved to St. Elizabeth's Asylum for treat
As has been already stated in The Star,
McKenna was arrested May 25 for obtain
ing $33 by means of alleged false pre
tenses. The money was obtained from Dr.
Siegfried Genthe, the correspondent of a
Judge Kimball referred the matter to
Sanitary Officer Frank, who decided that
he had no authority in the premises, and
the grand jury will, it is understood, he re
quested to take the necessary legal steps
to comply with Warden Harris's request.
WEST VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS.
Jamees H. Miller Nominated for
PARKERSBUIRG, W. Va.. June 7.-The
democratic state convention, which held
three sessions yesterday and adjourned
after midnight. reconvened today. The
only nomination made last night was that
of Judge John H. Holt of Huntington, for
governor. The managers for the candi
dates for other places on the state ticket
spent the night in endeavoring to arrange
slates. Precautions were taken to keep
the howlers and rooters who made such a
disturbance last night out of the ball to
The forenoon was taken up In the pre
sentation and seconding speeches for audi
tor of state.
The names of Jsnmes H. Miller, C. W.
Corbin, Simms Powell and Joseph C. Hano
ln were presented. Miller won easily on
the first call, es follows:
Miller. 578; Handlin, 355; Corbin, 5;
E. A. C. to Play Hyatt.ville.
The Hyattsville base ball team will play
the Eastern Athletic Club nine of Wast
ington on the Hyattsville grounds Saturday.
The K, of L. Controversy.
The entire session of Equity Court No. S
today waj oc~cupigd with the hearing in the
latest plhase, of the Knights of T-ahn=
trouble. in connection with which John N.
Parsons, as master workmnan of the order,
seeks to enjoin John W. Hayes, general
secretary.-treasurer; I. D. Chamberlain,
worthy foreman, and Edward J. Lindholm
from interfering in the use of the books,
seal and papers of theorder at the had
quarters in this city.
It is contended thtat Hay$es is unlawfully
in possession of the office of general secre
Gladden's Nomination Condlrmed.
The nominnan of John K. Gladden of
Maryland, to be collector of custom, at
Annmaolia Md. iiaa been Coflflinmd.
FINANCE AND TRADE
Another Du Day in Nearly All the
SUAR SHOWED SHE STRENGTH
Grangers Were Weak on Antici
pated Bad Crop Report.
GENERAL MARKET REPORTS
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
NEW YORK, June 7.-Today's stock mar
ket was a repetition of the recent dullness
and indIfference, no pronounced movement
being in evidence in any part of the mar
ket. London traded for a time around the
local closing partty, but subsequently took
on a more hopeful tone as the result of a
better feeling on the Chinese situation.
Foreign houses were inclined to recede
from the previous pessimistic views on the
Asiatic situation, but the money markets
did not fully reflect the change. The local
market was unusually narrow and uevold
of all outside demand. The room sold
stocks during the first hour and covered a
few later in the day. The extremes pro
duced dullness, no attempt being made to
press the advantage In either account. The
railway list was heavy and seemed to move
reluctantly in either direction.
Commission houses were inclined to ex
pect a brief rally at the end of the week.
but clients accepted the advice cautiously.
The coal shares were supported for a time
because of the rumors of impending deals
in them. As was the case yesterday, how
ever, there was no en-thusiasm created and
prices fell flat after the first advance.
The grangers reffect the crop uncertainty
and cannot be advanced far without invit
ing mixed selling. Atchison is confronted
with a bond issue, not so large as reported
several days ago, and 'has to await crop
developments and a change in sentiment
before it can take the level usually accord
ed 5 per cent stock.
Sugar held well during the day, the
scarcity of the stock in the loan crowd,
where a small premium prevailed, and the
absence of pressure of long stock, serving
to maintain the price. Any substantial
movement in this stock would force an im
itative movement elsewhere, but the ma
terial for a sustained advance is lacking.
The street is d'vided on the probable out
come of the presidential campaign in its
market application. It is reasonably cer
tain, however, that the party believing in
lower prices during that period possesses
superior market experience. The leaders of
previous declining markets have taken an
early vacation, but will be in harness again
shortly after the Kansas City convention.
By that time the attack and defense will
be known and conclusions drawn. Stock
prices will reflect the contest with the cus
tomary accuracy, it is thought, and little
else will be heard for a time.
Money is not likely to get up to fancy
rates, and no scare of any duration is like
ly on this account, The leaders, or those
who are likely to resume leadership, will
not consider merit if the public displays
any concern over election results.
The public, or the experienced portion of
it, realizes this and is waiting for and
thereby increasing the prospect for lower
prices. Special movements will be record
ed, as in the case of the air brake com
panies under rumors of consolidations, but
such events cannot arouse the entire
Northwestern reports a surplus for the
year after charges and dividends of $1,594,
809. This evidence of prosperity is to be
considered when applying the old argu
ments to presidential year depression.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
New York Stock Market.
Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co., bankers
and brokers, 1419 F at., members New York
stock exchange, correspondents Messrs. La
denburg, Thalmann & Co., New York.
OPen. High. *LoW. Close.
American Cotton Oil......... ...
A. S. Wire................. 4 . 4/ 34 84Y.
Am. Steel & Wire pfd-... 4 7 4
American Sugar. .... 1 4 11.. 1l5 -
American Tobcco-... 9.
Atchison.. ..... 25
Atchison, pfd........ 72.....
Baltimore & Ohio....... 79
Baltimore & Ohio. pfd 81 81 81 8t
BrooklnviRsuid Transit. 6P 68% 69
Chesapeake & Ohio-. 2. 2.. ..
C., C. C. & St Louis.......
Chicago. B. & Q.........128 129 128 12
Chic. & Northwestern .... ... ....
Chicago Gas. ..... 99
. H. and S. Pau -...... -- 1 "
Chicago .. LL& Pacifo.. I0W
Chic..8 P., M. & 0....... .....
Chic. & G. Western . ...... 12 12 12
Colorado Fuel and Iron $4/ 150_ 34 343
Consolidated Gas...... 189 1.7. 188
Con. Tobacco ........... . 24
Con. Tobacco. pd......
Delaware & Hudson.. ...
Federal Steel ......- 33 33
Federal Steel. urd.. 66 66 66 66%
General Electri. 1 4 184 184 184
Illinois Centra. . '.1.. 112 112
Loisvilie & Nashv;ille.. . 7S 7
Metropoltan Traction. 14 18. 1.52 I
Manhattan Elevated. 894 8.% .9 89
Missouri Pacife.... 5../. 55 54 54
M.. K. & T.. Dfd... 83 8. ..
National Lead Co...... 1.. 1O & f
New Jersey Central . ....... / 121. 122
New York Central .......... 130 1
N. Y.Ontario & Western 21 21 203
Northern Pacic ........... 91. 50
Northern Pacific, pfd-. 74. . / 7
Pacific ra.l..........27 27
Pennsylvania R. ... . ..1.
Phila.& Reading, 1st pfd Sri 5 7 71
Southern racile. .3.1. .. .4
Southern Railway...... 12 12 12 12
Southern Railway, pfd. A
Texas racific....... 1'/ 6 16
Tenn. Coal and Iron....70 71
Union Pacific.... ..... .4...
Union Pacific, pfd.. ..... ...4
U S. Leather................. 1
U. S. Leather. pfd........... 69 69 6 69
U.S. Rubber.*.... .... 1. - 75
Wabash 19g.. ..... .........
Open. Hgh. 2a7. C7oty.
~.1 t114%. 101a 194% 11a
26t 9%0a 1 20%,1at90
10at19. 0at18% 710a 18% 10a789,2 a
19. 0 t 50, 0 t18,1at 129. 1 ?10
10 t 504.10 t 894,189 189. 87%a 188%.
141 at18, 10 t 1134 184c.-h call wil e
gin aturay,1un 2 , a 112am.isedo 12
3.65g 1924 fundn3, 112hI1
hi, 0 akd.Mtrplia 1ta807dSe 130d
Metoplitn ailoa crt.ineht. , 152Id
Merooltn airad 59t 59%b. B,18 59. o
lumiaRalradSe 1 74id Co7mi 74lrodS
inrt 6~ 10bI. asi2to 277ere A s
110 id. ashngt 129a seis1 ,10bd
U.S.ElcticUgt 57b im.6 8 0% hi. 7.S
107%aekd. mercanSecr0t an Trs . 10
hiW sngtnon Maetl.... 13... Wshng
to aktip s 1 i.Washington Ma ele ret
rte.ed, 3 id09. MAonicHanl sscuitiand Tset,0
i12 a kdPotmeia IGsrapnce,2e at. COty
ainalubank Ralroa.2atk 4o. Washington. Gas,
bi. asked. Matr, 25a 85,25 hid Centr5at, 200a
54%,d2 Famers Ceek and Mehais,20 to.emdc 1el0
bidne 25 tis70, 19 hid Co0,mia.0 169 hid7. Meri
gentheit .Midt 0, 10d Tat190, 10 bid
19%,0askd 1 , 11 bid90, 105 asked0. 1 t10
S0afe 1ep,sit ad Tr9,u t 189%, 10 ~at 189%. Sae
19us, 185 atid, 109 akd 189%,r10an Securit an90
10ust 19%i. 10ash189%, S0afe De8os, 0 tI89.
AfterId MetroCpita rin 20 d4. Chess- id
Potoac. and bidmac 2Arlnto 40d.rge0taledo
typsAe,r10at90. 210 btid. anlUton. Monbtyd.
130 akd 13%,um00a 12%. 14oticed. caRils -
hidn Sakrd.y, Jenpe' 6, at11 a.m. insked of 12
o'cck. d Clnal 00bd
D5istritd. Colmbia itle.-id, 19asked Wa-ya
fing i, 01 bId. 7D,a19i1 Title, stck h0 id.
Mislaneouo.-Capital Traction 4s , 106%
askd. 0 ahsed.aMtroan Railroa4 bd , 119 askd.
MooitanRailr40oad cr. ndebt.d. A,e108ebod.
Merooltn airodcet.inet. B 18bid.C
mrGas 110id.-WshWtoasgo Gas hies A, aske,
110 bid Wannas,shd seriesB, c, 10bid
U.~ 70 aseticL. h e.imp. 6hi14%bd.U..
Electrbid,ght8certsknddbt., 6.a1Mo%obm,n110 ask
13 sed. meAe an PotoaeTelphoe, 10bid.s
10asked. American andhphs p Tfrred, 4s
bskd. Wasigtin Markeiaet 113 bid. .W9ashieg
tonfl Make hi.6t.11 S b.. Wasint Marke
et.6.13d. asonie Hall ssctio 0
bid. IMORD, Jane bd.-lm boa, 160 bid.4 a -
ce'pta, 5.331 harrPlS. experts. 43.119 barrels. Wheat
StrOn: sPot. June and July. 7273;. August. 73%
asked; s8eaMer No. 2 red. 4W6%: receIpts. 4,347
bushels: exprts. 16.000 bushels: sothern wheat by
aaisp.. Oft 4; do. on Krade. f%73%4. <n farm:
nt ad In'l,. 43%a43%: July. 43%a43%; August.
i4a4."%; v4ptember. 43%a43'; steamer mixed,
42%&42%: recet.. 41.533 bushels; el.rts. 7.515
bushels; southern white corn 45a46; do. yellow. 44
n.45. Oats more set.ve; No. i hite. 2xa28%; No. 2
tited. 28a26%. t e dull; No. 2 nearby. 54; No. 2
western. 57. lay rM; No. I ttmothy, *1f..1 sales.
Urain freights very qinet: rates dn. uA.nxced.
Sugar frm. unchanged. C'hete steady. nwhanged.
Butter and egs Arm. unchanged.
2 per cents. reglatered............. o ..
3 Wr -ebin. regIstered. 11.).428.... 11 jo 1,4(%
3 pwr cents. Neo,on. l !_,tk....... tlp 10.-iy,
4 1-r :'ent . reg-t.red. 11107........ 114L li
4 er -ents. eoullikn. 1-Ms........... 11 % lilt
4 s-r enta. -Osteredl. lS.. ..... 13 4 134%4
4 per -cents, e uI 1125...........14 134%
S1,-r -nto, rstered. 194. .113 114
5 p.r cents. e0Upon. 11W4........... 113 114
New 25, W. I.....---.............. lo3% 104
Grain, Provirions and Cotton markets.
CHIICAGO. June .-Grain:
4Opjen. 1High. T,n%. ('I~e
Wieat-july......... t4 70 IN e7,-Tll
('ort-.ily......... .4 3.1t% :,14 3q%
Oats--Jily......... 21 21% 21% 21%
ClIl'AUO, June 7.-Povisions:
Alpen. Hicgh. Low. (Ilog.
Pork-July ......... 11.5>0 11. 40 11l.3.A0 11.4
-Sept......... 11.51 11.85 11.50 11.S.
Lard-July......... 6.77 6.!2 6.77 il.q2
Sept......... f.77 f.z a.77 6.I15
Itibs-july..........6.7) 6.41 6.7o 6,.<
Sept......... 6.70 6.95 6.70 f4.
NEW YOItK. June 7.- Cotton:
Otpen. High. Iow. (I,se.
July................. 8.33 8.37 N.31 ii.31
Aust.............. 8.09 8.13 8.05 8.12
S,pteinber........... 7.41 7.82 7.76 7.71
fActober.............. 7.67 7.67 7.61 7.64
Annual Banquet of Woman's Club
Special Correspondence of The Evening Star.
KENSINGTON, Md., June 6. 11900.
The first annual banquet of the Woman's
Club of Kensington was held Tuesday even
ing in the town hall building, which wa.
decorated for the occasion with the na
tional colors and with black and yellow
the club colors. The floral decorations
were field daisies and ferns. The members
and guests assembled in the Masonic hall,
and after a few words of greeting proceeded
to the banquet room, where the evening's
program was opened by an Instrumental
duet by Mrs. Ella Russell and Miss Nan
nette Milliken, and the singing of the club
song, "Maryland, My Maryland." . Mrs.
Cunningham, vice president of the club.
presided and made an address of welcome.
which was responded to by Mr. C. W.
Clum. Vocal music was then rendered by
a. quartet, composed of Miss Julia Langille.
Miss May Massey, Mrs. H. C. Cunningham
and Mrs. Russell.
As an example of the work done by the
club during the year, Mrs. Blanche Arm
strong read a paper dealing with "The
Causes of the American Revolution." The
history of the club was given in an enter
taining paper by Mrs. Madge Thompson.
The guests then seated themselves at the
tables, and an elaborate menu was served.
Mr. H. C. Cunningham and others of the
gentlemen rose to protest against the food
served them, and theIr opinions were voiced
by Mr. H. C. Armstrong, who sang a parody
written for the occasion, "Don't Mention
Chicken in This Crowd."
Much amusement was caused by the read
Ing of the titles of new books purporting to
be written by members of the club, and by
the presentation to Rev. J. T. Marshall of
a huge dishpan, as a souvenir of his tenth
wedding anniversary, and to Mr. W. E.
Russell of a rope as a birthday gift.
The following toasts were responded to:
"Our Club," Mrs. Douglass Little- "The
Other Side," Rev. J. T. Marshall; "The
Coming Man." Mrs. Dr. Clark, and "The
Coming Woman," Dr. W. L. Lewis. Col.
Pearre, representative from the sixth Mary
land congressional district, sent his regrets
that a night session of Congress prevented
his attendance at the banquet.
Covers- were laid for the following: Mr.
and Mrs. Horton. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Arm
strong, Mr. and Mrs. William Brooke, Mrs.
E. B. Chambers, Dr. and Mrs. Clark, Mr.
and Mrs. Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. John
Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Freeman, Mr. EL.
J. Hartshorn. Mrs. North, Mrs. L. A. Lan
gille, Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Lewis, Mr. and
Mrs. Douglass Little, Rev. and Mrs. J. T.
Marshall. Rev. C. E. Riggs, Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Terrell, Dr. and Mrs.
Bruce Thomas, Rev. and Mrs. A. H.
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson Town
send, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Van Hoy, Mrs.
Pearre, Mr. Clum. Miss Annie Gayley, Miss
Annie Wilson. Miss Mary Little, Mrs. H. L.
McQueene, Miss Eleanor McQueene. Miss
Luraner Mannakee, Mrs. V. P. Massey.
Miss May Massey. Mr. and Mrs. Loren H.
Milliken, Miss Nannette Milliken, Miss Es
telle Perry, Mrs. R. H. Perry, Miss Flor
ence ThOmas, Miss Nelly Halstead, Mr.
Newman Little, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Walter
Perry, Mr. James McAllister.
J. H. HOLT FOR GOVERNOI.
Choice of the West Virginia Deno
eratie State Convention.
West Virginia democrats, in state conven
tion at Parkersburg last night, nominated
John H. Holt of Huntington for governor.
The first ballot was decisive. It stood:
John H. Holt, 483; Louis Tavenner of
Parkersburg, 450: Samuel L, Flournoy of
Charleston, 1; Virgil A. Lewis of Mason
City, 1. Necessary to choice on the vote
A platform was adopted indorsing Bry
an and the Chicago platform and pledging
support to the Kansas City ticket and plat
form. It denounces trusts, imperialism, the
Porto Rican tariff, the Philippine war, mili
tarism, the recent financial act of Congress,
the increase of the standing army and the
administrations of President McKinley and
Gov. Atkinson. Sympathy was expressed
with the Boers, the Nicaragua canal was
strongly favored and a strong resolution
was adopted against recognizing the old
Virginia debt in any form.
Arrested for Assaulting His Wife.
Special Ccrreipedence of The Evening Star.
HYATISVILLE. Md.. June 7, 190W.
Sheriff Shea of this county, in company
with his deputy, Robert Wells, yesterday
left this village for the purpose of arrest
ing Edward Gordon. colored, who Is
charged with assaulting his wife, with In
ten to kill. It was learned that Gordon was
to leave en a train on the Pope's Creai
line for PhiladelphIa last evening fromn
Hail's station. The sherIff and his deputy
concealed themselves on the train, and
after leaving the railroad statIon and
while the train was under full head
way the officers approached their man,
who offered resistance. It was not until
after a struggle, the sheriff beIng compelled
to draw his weapon, that their man was
overpowered and handcuffed. He was taken
to Marlboro' and landed in jail.
The Cycle Path.
A meetIng of the Good Roads AssocIation,
District of Columbia division, League of
American Wheelmen, will be held at the
Riggs House Friday evening. The final re
pert of the euchre party committee will be
rendered and the construction committee
will submit an estimnate of the cost of the
work and a survey of the proposed cycle
Edgar C. Proctor, a clerk in the United
States Court of Clims, this afternoon,
through Atorneys A&ndrelis and Andrews,
fied a petition in voluntary bankruptcy,
His summay of debts is stated to be 3,
000.90, and his assets to be $100.
Right Arm Fractured.
Helen Carroll, the six-year-old daughter
of Richard Carroll of Anacostis, fell from
a hammock a few days since and sustained
a fracture ot the right arm.
CoL May's Applicatien.
The. application fied with the Secretary
lsf War by Col. May. commanding the 1st
Regiment of the District National Guard,
turing his recent controversy .wii Gen. .
Harries, commanding the District militia,
for' restoration to his command, has, in the
ordinary collrse of routine, been forwarded
through military channels to Gen. Harries
for such action as he deems proper.
CoL Field Retired.
Lieut. Col Ildward Field, Sd Artillery.
Isas been placed on the retired list on ac
munt of disabimty incident to the aervie.
Lieat. Weaver Dishaged.
By direction of the President First Lient.
WVilliam S. Weaver. 32ld Infa.ntry, U. S. V.,
Isaving arrived in San Francisco, Cal., and
tendered his resignation has been dischiarg
id the service of the United States for- thi
- of te .aeyn..