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Big Gathmann Aerial Torpedo Gun
Haa Been Completed.
PROVIDED FOR BY CONGRESS
Wet Gun Cotton Exploded on
Impact With Any Object.
ON MODERN ORDNANCE
Considerable interest is being manifested
ir. the forthcoming official test of the big
Gathmann aerial torpedo gun. which by
many ordntance experts is regarded as the
tmost effective engine of destruction of
modern invention. This gun was manu
factured at the Bethlehem iron works un-.
der government supervision by authority
of an act of the last Congress appropriating
$75,' (KNO for that purpose. The test wR1 be
made at the military proving grounds at
Sandy Hook. N. J.. as soon as suitable ar
rangements can be made. Such important
ecrnsequences hang on the result of the test
that it will probably be witnessed by the
most prominent ordnance experts in the
military service. including the board of ord
nance and fortifications. Lieutenant Gen
eral Miles is president of that board, and its
membership includes the chief of ordnance
Gov:ornment photograph of Carnegie plat
and the chief of engineers of the army. It
Is charged with the important functdon of
providing the sea coasts of the country
with the most effective defensive arma
ment of modern times, and to secure that
result is constantly experimenting with the
latest approved inventions.
If the Gathmann gun will do half what
its advocates claim for it. the ingenuity of
man will be seveely taxed to invent some
system of defense that can successfully re
sist it. It promises to revolutionize modern
military methods and to render war
even more terrible than it is. Simply
stated the province of the gun is to throw
high explosive shel:s with accuracy and
safety at a given object and destroy it by
impact. The explosive agent employed is
wet gun cotton. one of the most effective
engines of destruction known to science
and heretofore regarded as too dangerous
for the proposed use. The inventor's task
was to provide a shell so constructed that
it would carry a sufficiently large quantity
of explsive. be strong enough to withstand
the shock of firing and have the requisites
of accurate flight ainl high velocity. Then
he had to construct a fuse so arranged that
if the fulm'nate should go off in the gun
no harm would result. while at the end of
From government photograph of structure b*
230 pounds of wet gun cotton. The oak structi
sisting of over 1300 tons of sand. The armor ph14
steel. The structure in all was as strong as the
inch and was fired from a 12-inch army rifle.
the route the necessary damage should be
Inflicted. Mr. Gathmann has spent the
greater part of twelve years In evolving his
system for throwing high explosive shells,
with the declared result that the proper
construction of shell has been attained and
the fuse has been made absolutely safe and
These gun-cotton shells, it is said, can be
carried with perfect safety as far as an
ordinary shot and detonated upon striking
the objectt aimed at, the quantity of explo
sive and the destructive power being lim
ited only by the capacity of the gun. It Is
confidently claimed that the eighteen-inch
gun made by the government for the test
will throw a shell containing 6010 pounds of
gun cotton at a velocIty of 2,000 feet per
second, giving a range of ten miles. with
all the accuracy of the most approved ar
tillery. The ordinary torpedo carries nearly
2001 pounds of wet gun cotton, but its ef
fective range is less than half a mile from
the starting point. A Gathmann shell car
ries its real potency in the explosive charge
and 1s, therefore, effective on Impact. Thu.
its destructive distance is limited only by
the ability to hit, and is much greater than
that of a solid shot. It is claimed by the
inventor that he can fire any quantity of
From gov ernment photo
se gun Cotton (up to the capacity of the
gun) at the highest velocity and with stand
ard accuracy, and that the fuse employed
cannot set off a charge in the gun, nor ln
store, nor tn handling, nor from unlooked
with a resisting obstruction, even a body
The Test Gas.
The gun to be tested weighs fifty-nine
tons, or four tons less than one of our 111
Inch navy guns. It is forty-four feet In
length, with an 18-inch bore, the exterior
dimensions being about like that of the 12
inch guns now constructed, so that It can
be mounted on a 12-Inch gun carriage. The
total weight of the torpedo shell is 1.800
pounds, carrying 625 pounds of wet gun
cotton. The muzzle velocity Is about 2.200
feet per second, fired with smokeless pow
der made under Gathmann's formula.
Gathmann calls this his ideal gun, as it
has been his aim for years to construct
guns of this type, so that it will not be nec
essary to hit a target or object more than
once, even should it be the heaviest of bat
The cost and weight of the aerial torpedo
gun is about one-half that of the 16-inch
army rifle. while the efficiency claimed for
it is more than three times greater. At
long range the difference is said to be still
greater in favor of the aerial torpedo sys
A great number of hits from 12 or 16-inch
guns is by no means equivalent to placing a
vessel out of action. The vitals of modern
men-of-war are not easily reached by pres
ent types of guns, but it Is asserted that
one blow from the aerial torpedo gun will
be fatal under most all conditions, par
ticularly if the heavy armor belt receives
Before Naval Committee.
At a meeting of the committee on naval
affairs, before Gathmann had received the
appropriation of Congress of $75,000 for
building the 18-inch gun, the Senate made
a thorough investigation, and questioned,
among others, the late R. B. Dashiel, as
sistant naval constructor. as to his opinion
of the safety and efficiency of the Gath
mann gun. Mr. Dashiell said that as an
officer of an experimental station he had
worked and studied on the subject of firing
kfter being hit by 12-inch ordinary shell.
wet gun cotton. "There Is absolutely no
difficulty at all in firing wet gun cotton."
he said. "It is just as Inert as firing wet
sand. But the diffieulty has been in firing
a primer of dry gun cotton. which Is abso
lutely necessary to the explosion of the wet
gun cotton. In all the experiments that I
have seen since 188 nearly every time that
a fuse or primer of dry gun cotton has been
fired there has been an accident. I have
never heard of any accident with the latest
device of Mr. Gathmann, and I think It in
gentous, efficient and thoroughly safe."
In answer to a question of Senator Per
kins as to the advantage of gun cotton
over the ordinary shell now used. he said:
"As an example of what a twelve-inch
shell will do we have the Spanish cruiser
Maria Theresa. She was struck by two
twelve-inch shells. They exploded in her.
Therefore, they had their maximum effect.
That ship was no't so injured but that she
could he raised] and started for home. Had
a twelve-inch Gathmann shell exploded I
think It would have carried off her entire
stern and everything aft the point of Im
pact. There would have been nothing left
of that ship to float."
Senator Hanna then put the aIlreet ques
tion to Mr. Dashiell: "Do you consider
fore firing an aerial torpedo shell .ontaining
re was made espelally stron. backing con
te was 1 a inches tlik and of rnegie's nickel
hide of any battle shi. The shell was a 12
that t thmann shell has revolutionized
the high explosive busoness for the use of
army and navy guns?" to which he re
plied: "I do."
"That Is, it has upset all previous the
ores and that the results show that it
is not only safe, but is the most efficient
and destructive shell for artillery that Is
devic kofwr athminn andr It thnk it in
geiase, ewacith rendy thorouhly cosfe.to
adde awrto e qustire thefu SentrPer
kisa o uether advntage of gukn cthe
ovrnge orhinar exlsiellnwus. ead
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sattlea will do hese Sbattleshcripsr
variau calherand Sel were otruisbyled.
twelde-neh sels Then equpledIh aer.a
Threfore they had theirapaimumtabefrt
That ships wsc ns nagemerut tiht she
thn tudhave latd orstrried tfher entiree
sterest rting comefto modernt ordnance
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toSeatr hawlna tn pt thequiresto que
tro or daesuh type Dofy coshiera
fir-clan ariis btrpeo shel p. ttnn
inch, which as now .cepted as the moat.
powerful gun -in te ttish navy. Further,
they fired about one hundred rounds -of
6-inch lyddite, 100 ruonds of 6-inch powder
shells, about four h rounds of 8-inch,
750 rounds of ' J4 Aiders and an inde
nite number of X 1JU. Full charges were
used throughout f all guns. A consecu
tive fire lasted in allnine minates.
The whole total of shot and shells fired
at the Beielsle. bekleabout forty-five thou
sand pounds. Only about 20 per cent of the
projectiles missed '1b4 target. Between .10
and 40 per cent of the shells fired. were a;
fective; that is. thefit the target and-ex
ploded promptly. Many of the shells went
clear through the lighiter or-upper structure
of the ship withoueMloding on account of
imperfect fuse. Theaange was only from -
1.00 to 1,70) yareds, therefore there was
such a large percentage of hits. Beside,
there were no g"hntrs to return the fire
from the opponent ship; that is, this experi
ment lacked the excitement of actual war.
The opinions of oficers and experts differ
as to what lessons can be drawn from this
experiment. While =the English admiralty
seems to be well pleased with the efficiency
of their modernu guns, the best posted men
in this country are of that op!nion, that
there is still a great deal to learn, and that
there is a great deal of room for improve
ment. as great as ever.
The Belletsle was, after all, not out of
fction or defenseless, as the admiralty
seems to have considered her, as the ma
clinery below the water line was still in
tact and running. Therefore she would yet
have been able to ram, or at lease torpedo
This illustrates that if mechanical en
gineers of the capacity of John Ericson
were given free hand in construction of the
Belleisle, somewhat on the plans of the
Ericson's destroyers, the Majestic would
have had a poor show in the duel, as the
destroyer type could easily be constructed
with a superior speed than the Majestic
However, more can be learned from this
experiment, which corroborates the state
ment I made years ago, that the primary
batteries of the present battle ship are not
Had the Majestic been equipped with guns
of the aerial torpedo type, as completed at
South Bethlehem for our War Department,
it would have taken less than nine seconds
instead of nine minutes to destroy or disable
the Belleisle. One round would completely
wreck that battle ship.- However, if such
guns were mounted on the Bellelsle she
could destroy the Majestic long before that
battle ship got to such a close range as
Nevertheless, the advancement in naval
and military science during the last thirty
years has been considerable. One modern
battle ship of today, could it have come
upon the scene then, thirty years ago,
might easily have destroyed the combined
navies of the world.
Yet in the officers' and experts' opinions
of the time naval and military armaments
had reached such a high state of perfec
ton as to leave but little room forimprove
History has repeated itself so often that
it Is but reasonable to expect that in this
age of invention and mechanical revolutions
our most modern engines of war will again
be obsolete a few years hence and a more
modern one will take its place.
England also has some far-seeing men.
Lieutenant G. E. Armstrong. royal navy.
says in "Torpedoes and Vessels," in a series
of royal handbooks edited by C. N. Robl
son, commander, royal navy: "The power
of gun cotton we have overwhelming proof
of. What all the guns' of the Japanese
fleet failed to bring in four hours the power
of one torpedo alone accomplished in one
H. W. Wilson,-in "Ironclads in Action,"
says: "The perfection of an aerial tor
pedo. with great range and accuracy, would
be the deathknell to the present form of
battle ship, and It Is hard to see what pro
tection could be devised against It."
ALLEGANY COUNTY DEMOCRATS.
Blair Lee is Said to Be the Party's
Choice, for Congress.
Speelal Correspondence of The Evening Star.
CUMBERLAND, Md., July 28, 1900.
Conservative democrats are viewing with
alarm the split in the party in Allegany
county, which is widening every day. The
Democratic LEague is organizing in every
district to fight the present organization.
The promoters claim that hundreds have
signed the declaratjon of principles egainst
"bosslsm." A big political picnic was held
at Flintstone yesterday under the auspices
of the league, and "bossism" as it exists in
the party in Allegany county today was
vigorously denounced. Addresses were made
by ex-Congressman William M. McKalg, J.
W. Scott Cochrane. Gen. Joseph Sprigg and
ex-Justice Alex. King. A bitter fight is
looked for In the approaching congressional
primaries, not so much over who shall be
the candidate as to which faction shall be
supreme. It is generally believed Allegany
county will declare for Blair Lee. who Mr.
lattersly W. Talbott of Rockville, who
was here this week, says will have the
unanimous indorsement of Montgomery
county. Mr. Lee is said to be interested In
a project to buy the Cumberland Daily
Independent and make it an out-and-out
Bryan and free silver paper.
River Water Pollution to Cease.
The West Virginia Pulp and Paper Com
pany of Luke, this county, will on August
1, in accordance With an agreement with the
city of Cumberland, whereby the latter
abandoned prosecution of Potomac river
pollution cases, abandon the sulphite pro
cess for making pulp. It will require sev
eral months to Install the soda process.
which Is said to be harmless to running
water, and in the meantime a number of
men will be out of employment. The com
pany is now building a new soda process
mill which requires 2,5),000 brick. Borden
Griffith of Piedmont will shortly leave for
Tyrone, Pa.. to study the soda process for
making pulp at the mill there.
A Meeting of Miners.
A meeting of all the miners in the
George's creek region will be held at
Knapp's Meadow, near Lonaconing, this
afternoon, to decide whether to resume
work. It is generally predicted that the men
favoring resumption will win. Both sides
are marshaling their forces and a test vote
will be taken. Miners generally are weary
ing of the strike.
C. E. Convention.
The interstate Christian Endeavor con
vention will adjourn at Mountain Lake
Park tomorrow. A number of Washington
delegates, who went in a special car, are in
attendance. Rev. Dr. J. G. Butler of Wash
ington, D. C., was one of the leading
COST OF AFRICAN WAR.
A Supplenuentar'y War Eatimnate of
Over Fifty-Seven Millions.
In the English house of commons yester
day the parliamentary secretary of the war
office, Mr. Gedrge Wyndhamn, introducing
a supplemlentar'y army estimate of ?11,50,
000 (about $57,500,000), explained that it
covered ihe expenses.in South Africa to
the end of Febhruafrg. 1901, and included
(3,000,000 (about A ,9,.000) for China.
The amoun-t asked for South Africa in
cluded the coat of repantriating the imperial
and colonial troops. It is proposed to leave
in South Africa j1,000Qpten, including 15,000
colonials and siservists desiring to remain.1
The amount also ingluded the gift of f5
(about $251) to e141 ryFiddler and a suit of
Mufti to every tresservist. Including the
present estimater' the aggregate amount
voted for the wali of~ee is ?81,022,700 (about
Ex-Gov. Taylord Requisition.
Gov. Mount said yt-terday fn IndIanap
olis, Ind., that he Is; studying the Powers
trial at Georgetown. IMy., closely, and that
while he absoluteliy declined to say what
action he mIght take :on the requisition for
W. S. Taylor and Clharles Finley in case
Powers Is convicted, he said hIs decision on
the requisitIon was not irrevocable.
Stoppage in head
and throat from sud
den cold relieved
promptly by ii
CREAM OF OLIVES.
Moson's Yellow Tablets enre D~yspepsia.
Maon's Brow Tablets eure Consipathlee.
Masen's lied Tablets cure begh.
hises's White Tsblets cure Tureoat.
30 tablets, ic.-all denilta, or st for pria,
by H. T: MIASON CHEMICAL COMPANY. 115 Arch
st., PhIladelphIa. Ps3. iseon's Cra of Olve
cure. Cataerh- end all isfsmlmatieon of-mucoes mem
brans and skin. Sob Bad Sare Remedy for Plies.
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SHOT TO PIECES
Fate of a Negro Desperado Who Be
eBITE CROWN 11EW _ -um
Three More Victims Added to the
VIOLENCE OF THE MOB
After a desperate battle in New Orleans,
La., lasting for several hours, In which he
succeeded in killing Sergeant Gabriel Por
teous, Andy Van Kurem, keeper of the po
lice Jail, and Alfred J. Bloomfield, a young
boy, fatally wounding Corporal John F.
Lally, John Banville, ex-Policeman Frank
H. Evans. A. S. Loclere, one of the leading
confectioners of the city, and more or less
seriously shooting several citizens, the
negro desperado Robert Charles,who killed
Captain Day and Patrolman Lamb and
badly wounded Officer O'Brien. was smoked
out of his hiding place in the heart of the
residence section of the city and literally
shot to pieces.
The tragedy was one of the most re
markable in the history of the city, and
20,000 people. soldiers, policemen and citi
cans, were gathered around the square in
which Charles was finally put to death.
Teemendous excitement reigned in New
Orleans as the battle went on between the
police and citizens and the negro with his
Winehester. After the tragedy was over
and Charles was dragged from the mud
and slush In which he had fallen, with the
mob howling for the burning of his body,
statements were made that the man killed
was not really the desperado who had
killed Day and Lamb. but papers found
m his person and the fact that he fought
io desperately for his life and shot so ac
urately seem to leave little doubt that
the right man was put to death.
Used His Winchester.
Sergeant Gabe Porteous, one of the best
known officers on the force, and Corporal
John F. Lally, who has a fine record for
bravery, were informed during the day by
a negro that Charles was In hiding in a
house on Clio street near Saratoga street.
Determining to take him alive, if possible,
the officers summoned a number of patrol
men to their assistance and went to the
house where Charles was supposed to be in
concealment. The negro informant of the
policemen accompanied the officers. They
entered the side alley of the house, and
were surprised in practically the same way
as were Day and Lamb. Before the offi
2ers were aware of their danger Charles,
who was hidden behind a screen on the
second floor of the building, raised his Win
2hester and began a furious but accurate
lire. Lally fell with a bullet In the right
sde of the abdomen. Porteous was shot
through the head, and dropped dead across
the body of Lally. The other officers and
the negro fled from the scene.
The reports of Charles' Winchester and
the fact that two officers lay bleeding in
the yard raised tremendous excitement.
Hurry calls were sent to the mayor, the
:hief of police and Colonel Wood, in com
mand of the special police, and as fast as
possible armed help rushed to the scene.
[n a little while there was an armed crowd
,ncircling the square in which Charles was
oeated. In the meantime Father Fits
perald of St. John's Church was sum
moned to administer extreme unction to
he police officers who were lying in twe
Under a Constant Fire.
The priest responded promptly, and he
was anointing the body of Porteous, with
Alfred J. Bloomfield, a young boy, standing
>y his side, when Charles again appeared
It the window. The lad saw him at once
knd begged the desperado not to shoot him.
'harles immediately fired his Winchester
igain, and Bloomlield fell dead. The priest,
inhurt. left the scene after pluckily per
orming the last offices for the dead officer.
kt this time the ambulance arrived. and
wo citizens volunteered to go into the alley
tnd bring out the body of Lally. They en
ered, and while they were attempting to
ake the body of the dead officer from that
f his colleague Charles fired again. The
itizens, nevertheless, got Lally's body out
f the alley and afterward succeeded in tak
ng Porteous' body out also.
In the meantime an immense throng had
rathered in the vicinity, and schemes were
et on foot to get Charles out of the build
ng. Charles. however, did not propose to
>e captured without selling his life dearly.
rime after time he came to the window,
tnd as citizens, one by one. entered the
tley. he blazed away at them. In this man
ier Confectioner Loc!ere. who was one of
he special policeman: ex-Polleeman Evans.
rohn Banville and George H. Lyons. son
)f the head of the biggest drug establish
nent in the south, were wounded.
Fired the Building.
At this time the extra police began to
Ire indiscriminately at the negro. Who
ihot him will probably never be known.
Andy Van Kurem, keeper of the police jail,
rot a bullet in the body and fell dead. Just
afterward H. H. Ball. an old man, aged six
:y-five, working for the Mutual Henevolent
kssociation. doing business in the vicinity,
was hit and mortally wounded.
About the same time, with Charles firing
uis Winchester indiscriminately. Frank
ertuccia received a shot in the left shoul
ler, and J. W. Bofil got a hot bullet in the
ight hand. Ultimately it was concluded by
hose who were handling the situation that
he only way to get Charles was to burn
-he building In which he was intrenched.
rhere were, however, some scruples about
esorting to this method of getting him
)wing to the extremely thickly populated
eotion in which the house was situated.
glevertheless it was determined that the
Ire department should be called out in order
:o protect the surrounding property in case
t should be resolved to burn the building.
At the moment of apparent indecision
;ome one went to a neighboring grocery,
urchased a can of oil, and, pouring it over
he rear steps of the building, applied a
match, and soon had the building in flames.
flo fiercely did the fire burn that it became
tvident that no human being could live in
he building, and picked men from the po
ice, special squads and members of the
nilitla stationed themselves about the build
ng in order to shoot the desperado as he
mtteinpted to leave the house. A young sol
lier named Adolph Anderson. a member of
he 13th Company of the state militia, was
me of the first to see Charles as he ran
lown the steps leading to the second story.
Tharles ran across the yard and entered the
iecond room. He fired sereetal times at An
lerson, and the latter, who was armed with
SWinchester rifle, shot the negro in the
treast, and he fell and died soon afterward.
Emptied Revolvers into His Body.
As soon as the negro fell numbers of peo
>ie armed with Winchesters and revolvers
-ushed in and fired into the body. Charles
was literally shot to pieces. After it was
tertain that he was dead a mob entered the
rard and dragged the body into the street.
L'he police and the mob emptied their re
rolvers into it. while a soil of one of the
nurdered men rushed up and stamped the
ace beyond recognition. There were then
oud howls that the body should be taken
o a vacant square in the vicinity and pub
icly burned. At this instance, however, a
yig squad of police dashed up in a patrol
wagon. There were thousands of people in
he vicinity, and it seemed as if there might
e a clash between the officers and the mob.
Fhe police seemed, however, to have re
tained their courage, and they promptly
ushed the crowd aside, picked up the body
mnd threw it into the patrol wagon. The
Iriver whipped up his horses and the wagon
itarted off, with 5,000 people running after
t and clamoring for the body.
The wagon, however, was fleeter than the
nob, and it ultimately made its way with
safety to police headquarters. There an
mmense crowd had gathered, and great
lifficulty was experienced in taking the
torpse of the negro from the wagon into
he morgue. When Charles' body was strip
ped it was found to have been literally lac
'rated from head to foot by the bullets of
Up to the time of the tragedy at Clio and
laratoga streets the city had been practi
:ally quiet. Disturbances had occurred only
n isolated instancee, and Mayor Capdeviee
wras confident the situation was so well in
sand that .he would be able to dispense
writh the special policemen today. 'The
tragic scenes, however, which were enacted
that both the 50 spedal offosr and the
'-LIN inettior wie- in esept a
uniti Monday. lat yesterday evening the
mayor issued a proclamtion. In which he
The Mayer'm P*eelamaatlm.
"In view of the intense public encitemnt
that exists. I Implore the people to obsr
the law and its constituted authorities. I
forbid all assembiges of peopie an the
Streets and advise all good citisens to re
main in their homes.
The grand jury was celled in upecial session
Yesterday. Judge Baker delivsed a stremg
and impressive charge on the subject of
the disgraceful scenes which have occurred
in New Orleans during the past few days.
He said that At was Incuantent on the grand
jury to make a rigid Investigation into
every case of vio ence visited upon the
negro population. and to use every means
in their power to bring the guilty men to
the bar of justice.
The grand jury examined a large number
of witnesses, Including newspaper reporters.
with a view to obtaining Information which
might lead to the apprehension of the per
petrators of the outrat.s.
At a late hour last tight a mob which had
evaded the Militia and the citizens' police
attacked the Thomy Lafon School House.
6th and Rampart streets, upon the supposi
tion that negroes had stored arms and am
munition In the building. They quickly
gained possession and fired the structure.
destroying it completely.
The school building was erected a few
years ago by the city, and was devoted ex
clusively to the education of colored chil
dren. No negrues were found in the school,
but a number who emerged from houses !n
the vicinity were pursued for quite a dis
tance. A strong force was dispatched to the
scene as soon as the alarm was given. but
too late to save the school house. The mob
was quickly dispersed.
THE POLITICAL FIELD.
Champ Clark Gives His Views Is Re
gard to Expansion.
The Central Passenger Association has
granted a rate of one fare for the round
trip from all points in Indiana. Ohio. Michi
gan and Illinois to the Bryan notification
meeting in Indianapolis. Tickets will be
sold on all trains August 7. limited for re
turn to August 9. The Central Passenger
Association has given the Western Passen
ger Association these rates as a basis for
making their rates for the same meeting.
Gold Democrats' Campaign.
John Jay Chapman. R. A. Widenmann.
Jacob F. Miller, M. D. Rothschild and E.
V. Abbott. the five members of the commit
tee from the Plaza conference, who have
been In consultation with the gold demo
cratic national committee at Indianapolis.
returned to New York city yesterday. The
ecmmittee say they will at once begin form
ing local organizations, and arrangements
for public speakers will be made later.
The republican committee on literature
has let contracts for the distribution of
5,000,0(0 copies of the letters of acceptance
by President McKinley and Governor
Roosevelt. The principal points of di-trl
bution for this matter will be this city.
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston.
Criticised the Canteen Law.
The Connecticut prohibitionists met at
Hartford yesterday, with about 100 persons,
including three ladies. in attendance. The
Rev. J. . Bartholomew of Manchester was
appointed chairman and E. L. G. Hohen
Chairman Bartholomew made an address.
in which he criticised the interpretation of
the canteen law by the Attorney General.
"Every liquor-selling canteen in every
army post in the United States exists with
the consent of the President." he said.
"The President has the power to shut out
every canteen. On William McKinley and
on no other man rests the canteen, with
all its damnable evils. (Applause.) in Ioi
we shipped liquors to the value of $2N1,tm
to the Philippines. Where the flag has
gone the beer keg has gone."
Charles D. Sheldon was renominated for
Congress in the twelfth Michigan district
republican convention yesterday on the
Champ Clark's Views.
Yesterday was democratic day at the
Texas-Colorado Chautauqua. at Boulder.
Col. Excursion trains were run fPom Den
ver and other cities and towns In northern
Colorado, bringing several thousand visit
drs. Champ Clark of Missouri was the
3rator of the day. He said in part:
"The issue is squarely joined. It is the
enpire against the republic. William Mc
Kinley and his cohorts stand for the em
pire: William J. Bryan and his followers
stand for the perpetuation of this benefi
xnt republic for which our fathers fought
and for which thousands of them died.
The Asiatic propaganda is the most pre
posterous scheme ever hatched in the brain
if man, and Is the rankest sort of midisum
"One of two things is true about the
Filipinos-either they are fit for seit-gov
ernment or they are not. If they are fit
ror self-government, in God's name let
them govern themselves. If they are not
lit we do not want them for fellow citizens.
But whether the Filipinos are fit to govern
tht-meelves or net they are not fit to gov
srn us. and that is precisely what they will
[o if we take th-em into political partnership
with us. for the Supreme Court of the
United States has decided time and time
again that the only purpose for which we
can acquire foreign territory is to make
states out of it, and if they are ever ad
mitted as states they will control the Sen
ate as well as the electoral college.
"These jingoes say we are opposed to ex
pansion, and call us little Americans. The
r.ame is an insult and the charge that we
are opposed to expansion Is a lie. It Is a
lie made of the whole cloth, and made will
fully, deliberately, premeditatedly and with
malice aforethought. I take It that all
Americans are expansionists. provided the
expansion is on the right lines, in the right
direction and will strengthen our institu
tions and not weaken them."
Towne to Withdraw.
The Minneapolis Journal says:
"Charles A. Towne will be withdrawn as
vice presidential candidate from the popu
list national ticket about August i5. At
that time the populist national committee
will accept his resignation and replace him
with Adiat E. Stevenson as the nominee of
the populist party for Vice President. The
source from which the announcement is re
ceived is such as to make it impossible to
tiustion its accuracy.
"During the campaign Mr. Towne is to
be utilized as a campaign orator, to whom
will be assigned the most desirable touvs.
le will speak only in large cities and in
close districts. A oabinet position is as
sured to him In the event of Bryan's elec
A populist state mass meeting, held in
Uile Rock. Ark., yesterday, nominated A.
W. Files of Little Rock for governor. No
ather state nominations were made, except
a complete Barker and Donnelly eiectoral
Preferred Life Ia JaIl.
It was philosophy of a quaint kind that
led William Cantlin to esurender hMelf
to the police of Cincinnati for a burglary
lcenmitted in Poughkeepsle, N. Y., nearly a
fear ago. Cantlin, who is a typical tramp,
iarrived there last night in charge of an of
licer. He said:
"t had been drinking hard out there in
Dhbio, and was on the verge of delirium tre
ens. I knew I was In danger of being
lent to an insane asylum and I realised
that if that ever happened to me, having
to friends, it wouild be virtually lif. Im
prisonment. I thought it -w'ould he better
to take a year or two in Sing Sing than to
tad my days in an asylum. So I went to
the police and told them about the burglary
Cantin was greatly disappointed to find
that the process of sending him to Sing
Big would require two months, and that
Ibe would have to remain in jail in the
Catarrh for Twenty Years and
Cured in a few Days.- Nohn
hard for Dr. Agnew's (htsehal Pewerto give re
lisf in an instant. Bon. George Jams of Scraste.,
Pa., says: "I have ba a metrto Catiarb fer
Seacotathawking.,rpon in the threat
'na pain in the head. v oaierat. t tried
Dr. Agnew's 0aterrhal . The -est asea
lion gave lin.tat relief. After usiag a few btles
all these tesof Catarrh left me." Sold br
P. S. WltLtMs. 9th and F sta., and EDIlONIhi
a, wILLIA.r I n d ..a . ... - a
Cor. 7th and E Sts.
We close at 9 o'clock tonight.
Every one who has taken ad
vantage of this sale of Men's
Suits has expressed surprise
as well as satisfaction. ani it is
surprising that first-class cloth
ing can be sold at the prices we
x/ Off marked
/ QY prices
on every Man's Fancy Cheviot
and Worsted Suit in the store.
and our markdl prices are
considered the lowest in the
it cOR. iT _ AD_ E _TREE'1_ .
Hundreds of Thousands
TROUBLR IN AN IMPORTANT PART OF THU
ORGANIZATION APFEMCTS ALL THE RE
A PERFECTI.Y HARMUNICIUS SYSTEM
& EARILY THROWN OUT OF GRAL.
l4labor boa reaebed am-hb a ~tg tht
an I affectIng al ranch of It dra
all the rest Into the rty
0t r exactly the same way with the dieren
orgso the human body. W40k too Wde. et
to, much. drink to macb. exerih but ll.e a
little irregular in ety way, and the liver quit.
Then the bowels become ,,.netiptated 4ad tO*
-it ach on strike. The heart Is affected.
br & olwe sult. and 5eer part In the body 3b
draggdito the troble
Teonly way out of it Is t. ft. at the tW
of all this-the iver. Squar pmrsey f with the
11r and all will get bart c h rog
Caseareta Cand Cathartic taket g
with the liver. Tey perfume the breath, s towa
food ourIng o the to . give ton, to
bowl..atrngten he ntetia mns. wbtl
they are cleaning and stIrring p the lver to t11
No a hw long a case bas been
Cascarata are guaranteed to I hnsHtE
they should be. and set the Whale mafhIner ag..1
In.Idyou ran get themt at any dAtru Ora
b mal for prIce or 0. A aso
lIng Bemedy O.. .cago or New York.
SThis to the OASCARET .
Evet tablet of the only ge?sim
.Carta has th b a~ P lattam
C G C." ok at thetables
you bay. and beware ofat s
datos and subatitute.
For the Man
Wadwreied good broad w w
they work with brain or brawn. The
rtchaat. fint. mueat; 1boimein too a
evrwae outa ouf an owes Is mae trm
Couaianagta. ta."!ti wes sam
broad mande from "ay olberSoar. ROWg
light and Stolonge bgs, thai Ob~er
Tur hmwwhat feed.
Is me nay friems
ama mesE fsn..e taI.ME
in Hair Goods.
Sihe.":: :lO-formerly $10.t0
Harsg. mpoing, etc. Hair Dreafg a.d
Imperial Hair Regenerator for re
storing gray hair.
Natural color, $1.25;.
fe3-2d TMO .EENTH ST. N.w.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
BRI~ld~ .. U
them are a good -s a nda allam the W
ra.a pra bern s$5 aE Oeme and gg
John F. Ellis& Co.,
937 Penna. Ave.
my-see923 F Street.
33AiAIe wa=UOran or' VAc[oUV.
521 Eleventha St. N.W,
ta Gl .5 b what ye wmtI a O
Wmn. Knabe & Co.,
1209 Pa. Ave. N.W
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