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WASHINCTON, D. a, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 29, 189G EIGHT PAGE3.
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ONE CENT.
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SPtKIHG JOR THE BILL
Friends of Temperance Favor
Mr. Morse's Measure.
REGULATES SALE OF LIQUOR
Question Freely Dlsteunned lleforo the
Qouhu Committee l'rexldcnt of the
Autl-Suloon League Claimed Tlmt
the Existing Laws Are All In tho
Interest of Hie Liquor Sellers.
Thcnouse Committee ou Alcoholic Liquor
Traffic this morning gave a tie.) ring' od
Mr; Morse's bill to amend the act regulating
the sale of intoxicating liquor in the Dis
trict. A number of those Interested In the
cause of temperance were present.
James L. Ewin, president of the Anil
Baloou League, told of the work being per
formed by himself and associates In cur
tailing the sale and use of intoxicants. The
existing taws are all In the Interests of
liquor sellers.
Andrew Wilson desired an amendment to
make the action of the excite board iln.-il
as to facts, but questions of law should be
appealable to the District supreme court,
as large proierty interests are often in
volved. Mrs. Margaret B. Tlatt, president of the
W. C. T. U., asked for an amendment re
quiring the signatures of property holders
to be each year renewed, whenever applica
tion is made for a renewal of license.
A number of amendments were suggest
ed, among them being one to prevent a
dealer from selling liquor in bottles con
taining less than a half pint. Such a reg
ulation makes It possible to run a drink
ing establishment without a license,
i RESORT TO MAM' SCHEMES.
John F. Vinal spoke In behalf of the
public schools, saying they are menaced
by the steady encroachment of saloons. He
showed how all kinds of duplicity are em
ployed to zigzag lines and bring barrooms
within the 400 feet limit. Cousldcrable dis
cussion followed no this point.
W. F. Craft explained nt length the
pro visions of the Raines law recently passed
In New l'ork, and drew seme comparisons
between that measure and tbe bill under
consideration. lie also explained the
rather drastic liquor law lately enacted
In Indiana. Mr. Craft said he did not f;Vor
high or low license, but high and low
prohibition.
The pending bill seeks to amend the act
approved March 3, 1803. It proposes to
prohibit brewers and distillers from selling
whisky or beer in their manufactories. The
section creating the excise board, as amend
ed, would read:
"That there shall be, and there Is here
by, constituted an excise board for the
District of Columbia, which shall consist
of the ttoard of assistant assessors of the
District, and the duty of which shall be to
take up and consider all applica
tions for license to sell intoxicat
ing liquors and take actioi on such
applications: and the action of said board
shall be final and conclusive as to facts.
Questions of law may be appealed to the
supreme court of tLe District of Columbia
either by the applicant or by any contestant
record."
CANNOT SELL TO DRUNKARDS.
The recognized age of minors Is fixed at
wenty-onc. The section regulating the
retail sale of liquor is as follows:
"That under the license issued In accord
ance with this act no Intoxicating liquors
shall be sold, given, or in any way disposed
of to any minor or intoxicated rerson, nor
to an habitual drunkard, nor to any person
who Is In the habit of becoming Intoxicated
If such person's wife, mother or daughter
shall in writing request that the saloon
keeper shall not sell to such person, or be
tween 12 o'clock m'dnlght and 4 o'clock
In t"ie morning, dering which last-named
hours and on Sundays every barroom. and
other place where Intoxicating liquors are
sold shall be kept closed, and nolntoxicatlng
liquor sold."
No females and no males, tinder twenty
one, may be cmploj-ed In a barroom. Dr.
Power spoke briefly and sugge-ted various
amendments desired by the Civic Center
to -strengthen the bill.
Among those present were Mrs. Clinton
Smith. Mrs. Walter Brown, Mrs. M. M.
North, Mrs. Isabel Helmick, Mrs. Catlin.
Albert E. Shoemaker, attorney for the
Anti-Saloon League: Jesse C. Suter, Secre
tary Andrew Wilson. Col. John F. Vinal,
Dr. F. I). Tower, pastorof the Vermont Ave
nue Church, and others.
Largo IleqacMH to Colleges.
Cleveland. Ohio, April 29. The will of Tl.
A. Masey. the millionaire manufacturer of
agricultural implements of Toronto, Ont.,
was probated yesterday In this city, where
he lived a few jears ago. Among the bc
questsare the following: University of Mount
Allison of Packville. New Brunswick, $100,
000: Wesleynn Theological College of Mon
treal. $30,000: University of Victoria, of
Toronto. $200000: Wesleyan College of
Wlnnepeg, Man., $100,000.
Congress nclghts office G31 Fa. ave. nw.
RACING TODAY,
Benning Race Course.
SPRING flEETING.
OF THE
WASHINGTON JOCKEY CLUB,
Every Day This Week.
Five races, including the Capital Stakes, at a mile, and
Steeplechase, at tw6 and a half miles, to-day.
Admission to all parts
- Ladies, 50
Trains leave Sixth Street Station
immediately
BEN HELLEN,
Secretary.
tAS. j"'iS-, -r Jfc-'-g's5&-'&wy. .i.-! t.j; j-gtTi
PINE LTJM11EB TBUST FORMED.
Mills Producing (100,000,000 Feet An
nually Shut Down.
Baltimore, April 2!. A movement has
been inaugurated among owners and man
ufacturers of North Carolina pine lumber
to restrict the output, and to Increase and
maintain the prices for lumber.
In pursuance of this policy nearly all
the manufacturers have shut down their
mills for an indefinite period. The mills
thus suspending operation produce about
600.000,000 feet of lumber annually.
It Is stated that for some time the trade
has been demoralized owing to price cut
ting and other irregularities.
STORY OF THE WITNESSES
Killing of William Dade Desorib2d
in Court.
Samuel Patterson and William Hooks
Are on Trial lleforo Judge Cole
for This Crime.
Bamucl Tatterson, a bootblack, and
William Hooks, both colored, wcreplncedon
trial for. murder In Judge Cole's court,
criminal division. No. l,.at 10 o'clock this
morning. They are accused of killing 'Wil
liam Dade, a colored barber, January 3,
189G.
The following Jury was secured: Messrs.
Joseph A. Smith, 8. J.Frlshcl.T.E. Cowling,
F. V. Killlou, IV. D. Allen, J. D. Donnelly.
J. T. Simpson, Charles King, Otto Bauer,
Samuel Williams, M. J. Depoual, and
Horace Kecch.
Samuel D. Trultt appeared as counsel for
nooks, while John M. Langstonand Thomas
L. Joues looked after Patterson's Interests.
District Attorney Blrncy, with his as
sistant, Traccy L. Jeffords, conducted the
prosecution.
Rose Miller and Rose Wormley, both
colored, who lived tcgethcr In Uie form
er's house, were the first witnesses. They
edscrlbed the scenes at the time of the
row. The latter watched the fight from
the urstalrs window of the house, from
which the men had emerged. Dade and
Patterson were striking at e.ach other,
the former having a knife in his 'hands.
She saw Hooks come up, and when Pat
terson asked for a knife he gave him one.
Many brickbats were thrown during the
melee, and the crowd urged the combatants
on. At the Instant Patterson struck the
first Mow Dade I ad his hand raised to cut
him with a knif .
Deputy Corone" Glazcbroik, who held an
autopsy over the body of the murdered
man, was the third witness. When he ex
arulued the body he found three gaping
wounds on the left side of the chest. Ter
rific force must have been used to produce
these wounds.
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS.
Interesting Discussion Ovit Foreign
Application for Ordluntlun.
The second days' session of the Sweden
borg council of ministers began this mcrn
IngattheNatlonalChurch. Theservicewas
opened by Rev. L. C. Landcnberger of
St. Louis. The first business transacted
was the appointment of a 'committee, con
sisting of Revs. T. F. Wright. J. E. Werren
and H. C. Hay, to revise the roll of min
isters. Borne discussion arose over the applica
tion of 8. C. Droenieke of Copenhagen,
raised a question as to the constitutionality
Denmark, for ordination by the American
convention. Rev. J. C. Ager of Brookhn
of such action, and held that It might
involve an international difficulty. The
application went over, and Mr. Wright of
fered one from Monsieur Decembre of
Farls, France. Mr. Wright asked that It
be referred to a committee to report to
morrow. The motion was adopted, and
Messrs. "Wright, Mann, and Bewail were
named as the committee.
The following clergymen are visiting min
isters of the general convention:
Frederick William Tucrk, Ontario. Can
ada; John Goddard, Cincinnati. Ohio: Jabez
Fox, this city; John Worcester. Massa
chusetts: Samuel S.Seward, New York city;
Frank SewnU. this city; Edmund A. Bea
man, Ohio; James Read. Boston; George N.
Smith, Michigan; Adolph J. Battels. Chi
cago; John C. Ager, Brooklyn. N. T.; Ceo.
F. Stearns, Massachusetts; E. Gould. Mont
real, Canada; Chas. H. Mann, Orange,
N. J.; William n. Mnjhew, Massachusetts;
Theodore F. Wright, Massachusetts; Louis
B. Tafel, Ontario, Canada; Lewis P. Mer
cer, Chicago; Alblnus F. Frost, Massachu
setts; Peter J. Tabcr, Baltimore; Henry
E. Goddanl, Massachusetts; Richard Ward.
Massachusetts; Julian K. Smjth, Massa
chusetts; Adolph Rocder, Vlneland, N.
J.; John Whitehead, Pennsylvania; n. C.
rr.ihai.cnvcr, Colo.; O. Lawrence AH
but, Toronto. Canada; Thomas A. King,
Chicago: J., E.'Wcrren, Massachusetts; B.
N. Stone. Maine; P. B. Cabell, Delaware;
H. Clinton nay, Rhode Island;
William "Dlehl, Brooklyn, N. y.;
Frank L. Higgins, San Francisco; J. E.
Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.; II. J.Callan.New
York: William M. Mcintosh, Easton, Md.;
George H. Dole, Bath, Me.; Louis C. Land
cnberger, St. Louis, Mo.; Albert J.Cleare,
Toronto. Canada; J. A. Hayes, Salem.Mass.
of the grounds, $1.
Cents.
at 2:00 and 2:30 P. SI., returning
niter last race.
S. S. HOWLAND,
-v President.
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EULOGIZED THE PRIEST
Senators Vilas and Mitchell
Spoke of Pere Marquette.
HONORED BY WISCONSIN
TUoy Declare Ttntt tho Statue ot tho
.Explorer WlllStundUHU Monument
and Eniblt-m ot ItellgluuH Liberty.
Tbe Stuto'H Choice Not Influenced
by ItuliirluuK Sentiment.
Eulogies of Tere Marquette were deliv
ered In the Senate today by Senators Vilas
and Mitchell, of Wisconsin.
Mr. Vilas opening his oration said: "When
thlslusty nation, outgrowing the habitations
of Its youth, built new council chambers
lor Its legislature, it was a harpy thought
that consecrated to the noble art of tculr
turo the old hull of the House of Repre
sentatives, where, patriotism 'will hear tho
echoes ring forever of glorious words there
spoken fo'r liberty and Justice among men."
lie then referred to the offerings from
the different States, and particularly from
the original thirteen, with their historic
past, and to JJie later invitation to Wis
consin to share in the honors ot contrib
uting to the nation's hall of statuary. He
referred to the early history of his own
Stateand to the time when"Wisconslntook
alone her beginning as one among civiliza
tion's grandest forms and agencies, a self
governed Coinmonwcalthof Intelligent, God
fearing freemen."
"Among the shadowy forms," he said,
"that move on the far-off scene, touched
by the light, rosy ray that tells of splendor
coming In Its time, among the brave who
dared the peril of that morning hour was
oac, the type and exemplar of a noble class,
fixed in human honor by devotion, hero
ism and sacrifice, in whose soul burned alio
the genius of tho explorer, the glorious
greed of knowledge. Short and swiftly
sicd was his path to the nltarof self-sacrifice,
so often the goal or his class, but his
few hard jcars were enough for his re
nown; he departed for the world bejond re
warded by the fame of history here. He was
a citizen of Wisconsin only In its embryonic
age; no more; but otherwise It was of such
as him that Congress snake when It marked
for this special honor, 'pcreons Illustrious
for historic renown.' "
AS A WORK OF ART.
The Senator, then referring directly to
the Marquette statue, the gift of Wisconsin,
extolling it as a work of urt, proceeded
with a brief historical review of his work
amid savages and unclvlhzatlon, and of his
solution of "the mstery or Indian report
ot the great water in the West," and said
that It was to that historic event that
the jcrsona! distinction of Marquette In
the annals of America Is to the ascribed.
He alluded to his Christian workltT the
Western wilderness and said.
"Who so base of spirit that would deny
the guerdon of fidelity and goodness, when,
sick and broken witl; the malady that sent
hlni to his grave, In the face of the coming
winter, he set off again on Uie long and
hard Journey up Lake Michigan fromGreen
Bay, to bring the healing truth to the
heathen souls among the Illinois, who
loved him?"
Concluding, he declared, "this statue of
James Marquette willstml as a monument
and emblem of religions liberty. The noble
right to honor aud remembrance among
men, which the legislature of Wisconsin
and the Congress ot the United States have
declared his, he Is not denied. It is sacred
ly preserved. This statue Is raised to him
In no token ot his religion. In ascription of
no honor to Ills creed, his opinions. It In
vites no special countenance from the ad
herents of any church or any creeds. Re
gardless of all these, neither with favor nor
disfavor to any, this statue, ideal repro
duction of him as in life he was, stands to
the honor of the discoverer and the man,
the testimonial of a people who rejoice In
the brotherhood of man. who love liberty,
nnd who guide their conduct by Its pre
cepts without a shade of fear."
MR. MITCHELL'S EULOGT.
Senator Mitchell referred In his open
ing to the birthplace -of Marquette, the
ancient city of Laon In the north of France,
not far from the Belgian border, "girt
about by battlements with a stately
medieval cathedral rising In its midst it
forms a citadel and a sanctuary in one."
He described Marquette's inclination to
the priesthood as preferable to a sol
dier, but "a hero at the core It mattered
little whether he donned cassock or
cuirass."
He alluded to his descent trom a martial
race and referred to his Joiulng the fol
lowers of Loyola and his desire for work
in pagan lands; his sailing Tor Canada and
landing in Quebec In 16G, "buoyant with
health and high ambition."
The Senator spoke of tbo remarkable
voyage of Marquette, which established
to him and bis companions tbe tact that
"the Mississippi did not flow into tho At
lantic or Sea of Virginia, nor Into the
Gulf of California nor Vermillion Sea;
but Into the Gulf ot Mexico." The loll
some marches and failing health -of the
priest-discoverer were eloquently described
by Senator Mitchell, nnd the event of his
death was referred to in touching sen
tences. "Gentleness, courage, self-sacrifice,"
continued the Senator, "were tbe char
acteristics of Marquette.
"He was a Jesuit, It Is true. Whatever
faults the Jesuits of those days may have
had were peculiar to their time. The
ruritans, for Instance, were every whit
as bigoted as they. Their conduct in other
countries Is not In question here. In
North America they stand the transcend
ant heroes In the advancing army of civil
ization. As explorers, they pushed into
the cruel wilderness, unfalteringly, self
devoledly, far to. the front where others
followed with calculating circumspection.
"The qualities of priest and of Jesuit
had no part In determining Wisconsin's
choice of Marquette for the honors of
Statuary Hall. His pure and saint-like
life, his writings, nnd his fame as theer
plorer ot the Mississippi controlled the
selection.
"He was the first white man to traverse
onr territory and write a description of It.
'He was the first to map out our confines.
He gave a nnrrc to the river after which
our State was called. On our soil be
planned his voyage of discovery. From
our borders he first caught sight of the
waters of the Mississippi.
"Marquette Is the one great historic
character Identified with onr State. Wis
consin has developed many notable men.
.They are the men ot yesterday, who may
seem great today, but tomorrow their
names will be' lost In obscurity. Not- so"
.with Marquette. On the page of history
bis name will shine the brightest as time I
.'mm m."
I -IOCS 00.'
VISfcBSBiifit
MAUPIN LAW IS ALL RIGHT
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Lucoy, nowever, Heletised 1'oolnell-
lugOnly I'nnlHhauIelJecuuHeof
Inefficient Title.
Richmond, Va., April 39. The supremo
court otappealstoday in the Alexandria race
track case released Lacy oji Uie grounds that
the magistrate should haTC tried hlni. Tills
docs not, however, vitiate tbe Maupln law.
The court says:
"We are of opinion that" on account of
tbe insufficiency of the -title of the act
under consideration pool selling Is the only
form of bet or wager that Is made pun
ishable; that there is norepeaj by Implica
tion, but the two acts of March 5, 1800,
are In full force, except as hereinbefore stat
ed, and that the act under which the war
rant was Issued Is not repugnant to the
Constitution of the United States."
PATTISON MIR CHOICE
Keystone State Democrats Name
Him for President.
DECLARE FOR SOUND MONEY
IlllnolH HepubllennH 1mo Meet lnStuto
Convention Members, of the A. I'.
A. Denounce the Injection of the In
fluence of thu Order Into the I'res
ldontlul Campaign.
Allcntown,- Fn., April 20. State Chair
man Wright called the Democratic State
convention- to order In the Academy of
Music at 12:20 o'clock. The auditorium,
which was prettily decorated, was crowded
with delegates and spectators.
After the preliminaries bad been gone
through. State Chairman Wright Intro
duced William B. Given of Lancaster
county, as the temporary chairman of the
convention. Mr. Given was loudly ap
plauded. I'ATTISO.VS NAME AFFLAUDED.
The address of the temporary chulrman
was frequently interrupted by applause, '
and bis mention ot the name of ex-Gov.
Pntllson brought forth prolonged cheers.
The platform presents as the unanimous
choice of the convention for President Rob
ert E. Pattlson, hpposes tariff agitation;
declaresthe Republican party unworthy tho
confidence of the people; demands the re
tirement of greenbacks, and declares for
the gold standard and Indorses the Cleve
land administration, f
Springfield, III., Aprit 9. The repre
sentatives of the Republicans of Illinois as
sembled In Stale contention this afternoon
for the purpose of placing In nomination a
State ticket and of selecting delegates at
large to thcnatlonnl convention at St. Louis.
Flctori.il references to the numerous
Republican candidates fo'r the Presidency
were lacking In the convention hall. The
lithographs of McKinley. which had been
placed here and there by the decorators,
were taken down under orders of the local
committee. In accordance with a decision
to maintain a neutral attitude in this par
ticular. The sensation of the morning was the
development that a conference of repre
sentative State members of the A. P. A..
after a conference that had lasted nearly
all night, had adopted resolutions de
nouncing the Injection of the Influence of
the order into the Republican Presidential
campaign and severely criticising the State
and national leaders who arc considered re
sponsible therefor. Copies of these resolu
tions were delivered to the delcratcs as
they entered their respective sections.
TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE PRESENT.
When State Chairman Jamleson called
theasscmblage. to order 10,000 people were
In the hall. Without any waste of words
he Introduced as temporary chairman Al
derman M.D. Madden of Chicago.
The report of the committee on perma
nent organization named Senator Orvllle
F. Berry, of Carroll, for chairman, and he
was escorted to tbe platform.
'Atlanta, Ga., April 29. The Republican
Stale convention called to nominate four
delegates at-large to St. Louis was called
to order at "the capltol shortly after 11
a.m. by Chairman Buck. There was a
very large and somewhat noisy attendance,
but only those holding tickets issued by
Chairman Buck of the State committee
were admitted to the hall.
This was understood to be in the In
terest of McKinley, and the friends of Reed
sent a delegation to the chief of police to
prolest against hls.plan, but without
avail. At noon the secretary was calling
the roll as prepared by,the state committee.
Mcllne Completes 'II In Cabinet.
Paris. April 20. M. Meline has com
pleted bis cabinet, which is constituted as
follows: M. Meline, prime minister and
minister of agriculture;. M. Boucher, min
ister of commerce; M'. Darlan, minister of
Justice; M. Turrcl, minister of public
works; M. Hanotaux- minister of foreign
affairs; Dr. Uarthou. minister of tbe in
terior; Gen. Bellot, minister of war; Ad
miral Besnard, minister of marine; M.
Cocbery, mtnisterof finance; M. Rambaud,
minister of public instruction and worship;
M. Lebon, minister of'the colonics.
THURSDAY'S PENNING ENTRIES
Uorsex nnd Official freights In the
Events Tomorrow.
(Special to TheJTimes.)
Benning Race Track; D.C., April 29. En
tries forTbursday, April 30,1890: ,.
First- race Maiden two-year-olds,- half
mile. Lizzie B. II, 99; Igbatus Jr., Bicycle
Girl, Marsh Harrier, "Hurl, Cheer Up, 90
each. , ,
Second race Six furlong, selling. King
let. Ill; Sir Dixon, Jr., lioj EclipseVJ.07;
8alvia. 100; Mrs. Stuart, 97.
Third race Handicap, one mile. Sue
Kittle, 109; The Swaur..l07; Mirage, by
Cyclops. 105; Prig, J03r Restraint, 92;
Eno, 87. ?.-
Fourth race Handicap', 'six furlongs.
Ha warden, 118; Tloie ,'IIB; Factotum,
105; Tbe Sage. 103 and Lancer and
Mormon? 85 each 1
vFlfth.',racc-Hnnlle,',hanglcap, two and a
quarter-miles. Carscas'.IB8; Woodford,
'" 4B. and' Golden Gabd afli-
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HOT LITTLECOLLOQUY
Partisan Financial Debate in
the House.
MB. COOKERY'S ADMISSION
Tile" HepubllcuiiM Seized Upon the
Chuuce und Annulled lllni iVlth
QutMtloiin und AppIuuHe An Appar
ently IIurmleHN Little HIU Cuusodlt
All Mr. Dluglcy'a Statement.
Mr. Walker today presented to the House
the unanimous report upon the contested
election case of Pearce against Bell, from
the Second district of Colorado, that Lell
was elected and entitled to the scat.
He also presented the report upon the
contest of Thorp against McKenny, from tbe
Fourth district of Virginia, which was
ordered printed with concurring views of
some members of the committee, presented
by Mr. Dc Armond.
Mr. De Armond presented the report
upon the case of Hoge u gainst Otey, from
the Sixth district of Virginia, which was
also ordered printed.
House bill was passed authorizing the
holding of n term of the Federal courts at
Roanoke, Va.
An apparently harmless bill, called up
by Mr. McCormlck, came near precipitating
a partisan financial debate. As It was,
there was a little colloquy trenching upon
It which attracted the interested atten
tion of the House for half an hour.
The bill provided for the construction of
a lighthouse aud fog signal at Orient Point,
LV I., and for the proper lighting of the
entrances of Green port nnd Bag Harbor,
L. I., and the west shore of Shelter Island,
Involving, according to Mr. MtCorrolck's
statement, an expenditure of about $G5,
000. REPUBLICANS APPLAUDED.
This brought Mr. Dockcry to his feet to
make u financial statement, as he ex
plained. He said the deficit of the Treasury
in the year 1F93-94 was about G9.000,-
000; for tbe next jear about $40,000,060,
and for the current jear it was likely lo
be about $25,000,000. The reteuue of
the government, he said, was not equal to
Its expenditures. (Slight Republican ap
plause.) Mr. Dockery I confees I don't under
stand lhl3 demonstration by my friends
from Pennsylvania (Mr. W. A. Stone) and
Minnesota (Mr. Tawney).
Mr. Stone Because it's the first time that
confession was ever made on that side of
the House.
Mr. Dockery I never knew It to be de
nied. The Record will show, and I chal
lenge contradiction, that no Democrat ever
said that the current revenues of the gov
ernment within the term named were
sufficient to meet the expenditures.
Mr. Malion Why don't you pass the Dmg
lcy bill.
Mr. Dockcry We don't want to pass any
prohibitive revenue measure.
Continuing, he said that thcdlrcct appro
priations made by the House at this session
of Congress amounted to ?C05.OSl,0uO.
That would probably be Increased before
the bills became laws by tbc-sum of $7,
500,000. THE TOTAL AMOUNT.
Besides that and Uie additional deficiency
appropriatons to be made, the bills author
ized contracts to be made for the expendi
ture of the further sum of $93,541,000,
making the total amount of appropriations
for tills Congress $005,000,000, in round
numbc rs.
In view of this condition of the Treas
ury, Mr. Dockery said, that without parti
san feeling on the subject the House ought
to determine that money should be voted
for no projects unless they were absolutely
Indispensable.
Mr. McCormlck stated that the work was
Indispensable. Shelter Island lay In the
route ot travel through and into Long
Island Sound, and 50,000 persons daily
passed over the route. He was, he said,
daily in receipt of messages urging action,
and since the bill was introduced one or
two wrecks had occurred there.
Mr. Dingley said he had not expected
to interfere in the consideration of the hill,
even to make a suggestion, but he was not
willing to bate Mr. DocCery's statement go
to the country unqualified by an explana
tion which was necessary to make It ac
curately represent the condition of things.
Since July 1. 1883. he said, the Treasury
deficit amounted to $138,000,000, beside.
EXTENSION OF STREETS.
CominlKHloniTK DlKcusnlng the Mutter
lleforo u Senate Committee.
The Senate Appropriation Committee is
this afternoon considering the question ot
extending .the streets, as provided by the
highway act. The purpose Is to follow out
the plan proposed by Senator McMillan in
his letter, published yesterday, by having
the appropriation bill authorize the issue of
bonds to the amount of half a million dollars
yearly, as suggested by Mr. Armes.
The Commissioners are before the sub
committee, and have received from their
office maps aud plans for the discussion of
the subject.
Members Viewed the Route.
Judge O. S. Bnndy. Gen. Tyler, M. F.
O'Donoghue nnd J. Edgar Smith, represent
ing tbeproperty-owncrsonKenesawavenue.
who are petitioning against the proposed
Belt line extension, this afternoon took sev
eral members of the House Dh-trict Commit
tee over thelntended route and pointed out
the objections to Kencsaw avenue being in
cluded In the extension as at present.
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WENT SLCMMINSTN DISGUISE.
Ilootli-Tnckor Arretted, Hat Released
After an Explanation.
New York, April 29. Commander Booth
Tucker of tho Salvation Army, who was
arrested last night while visiting the slums
In disguise, on the charge of masquerading,
was taken before Magistrate Sims in the
Center street court this morning.
The commander told the magistrate that
he had put on the disguise so that he
would not be recognized, and did not ki.o w
that he was violating the law. After cau
tioning him against wearing a disguise
In tbe street the magistrate dismissed the
ca6e.
REBEL CARGO CAPTURED
Schooner Compatitor With War
Supplies Takan bj Spaniards.
Had Itlfle-H, Curtrldgex und Dynamite
on Hoijrd Also u Itobel Lender,
l'hVHlclnn und Correspondent.
Havana, April 29. The Spanish gunboat,
Mesagara,hasrnptureduearBerracos,onthc
northern coast of the province ortPinar del
Rio, the American schooner, Competitor, of
Key West, loaded with arms "anil ammuni
tion, for which she was seeking a landing
place.
On board the schooner were the rebel
leader. Alfredo Laborde, Dr. Bedia, cor
rcspoudenlof EIMoqulto,aKey West news
pa per. aud three others, all of whom were
arrested.
The schooner's.'cargo consisted of 38,
000 cartridges of different make, and de
signed for different styles of weapon,
many jiackages of dynamite and a large
number of cases containing Mauser and
Remington rlfle3. The vessel and her
cargo, together with tbe prisoners, were
brought to Havana.
The schooner Competitor is a vessel of
47 tons, 72 feet 4 Inches long. 20 feet
wide and 4 feet in depth. She was built
at Heliport, L. I.. In 1867. The American
Record gives the name of her capltaiuand
Orrner, respectively, as A. Albury and S.
Pindar, and her hailing port as Key West.
ACCEPTED THE STATUE.
Senate Adopt u I?enolutlun Concern
ing the Marquette Marble.
After the routine morning business in
pursuance of previous notice resolutions
accepting from the Stale ot Wisconsin the
statue of Jacques Marquette were pre
sented. First was read a communication from the
governor of Wisconsin, addressed to the
Vice President, giving the statue ot Pere
Marquette to the United States, and stating
that it had already been placed in the old
Hall of Representatives.
Then a resolution was offered by Mr.
Palmer, aud agreed to, giving the thanks
of Coiicres3 to the people gf Wisconsin for
the statue of "James Marquette, the re
nowned missionary explorer and dlscov
erer,"and accepting the same.
Mr. Mitchell then addressed the Senate.
HU speech is givea elsewhere In these
columns.
Mr. Palmer was the next speaker. No
State, he said, had chosen bctterthan Wis
consin in selecting Tere Marquette as the
representative of courage, relutlon and
devotion to the elevation of humanity.
Mr. ralmer closed with this sentence:
"I do not assent to the Roman Catholic
theories of eccleslasticism; but I would de
spise myself If the garb of a priest of that
church would hide from my view the noble,
resolute, devout. Christian hero within."
The addresses were closed by Mr. Vilas.
KILLED IN A SLATE QUARRY.
One Man Decapitated nnd the Other
Terribly Crushed.
Delta. Md., April 29. T. P. Jones and
Lew Evans were instantly killed here yes
terday in the quarry of the reerless Slate
Company by a cave-In, which buried them
beneath a mass of debris.
When the bodies were recovered It was
discovered tha t Evans hadjwendeca pi tated.
while the body of Jones was terribly
crushed and disfigured.
MnrrledCoupleChurKcdVirithlilimmy
Tucson. Ariz., April 29. A sensation was
created yesterday by the arrest and com
mitment of C. E.Epgleson and bride on a
charge of bigamy. They were married last
week. The woman's first husband. Turn
er, who arrived from the East jesterday,
was the complainant. Egglesoa Is said to
be the son of a Chicago millionaire. His lav
ish expenditure of money earned for him the
sobriquet of "Champagne Charley." They
were hcldln$l,000bonds each to tbe graud
Jury.
rtusKliin "Worship In Collision.
London. April 29. A Russian warship,
the name of which Isunknown, badhcrmast
broken and her boats smashed in a colli-ion
with a German bark In the North Sea,
off Margate, this morning. The fate of
bark has not been learned.
Corresponding With Olnoy.
London, April 29. The Evening News as
serts that the Right Hon. Joseph Chamber
Iain, colonial secretary. Is communicating
with the Hon. Richard OIney, Secretary of
State, at Washington. The nature of the
correspondence is not stated.
nitc, Cambridge, Mass.; Hiram Vrooman,
Baltimore, Md.; Willis L. Gladlsh. In
dianapolis, Intl.; Louis G. Hocck. Massachu
setts; II. F. von IC.Crownfield, New York;
Myron G. Browne, Cleveland, O.
V '
KfillGER SHOWS MERCY
Death Sentences of Hammond
and Oiiiers Commuted.
PUNISHMENT NOT DECIDED
Monster 1'etltlonH for Purdon Being
Clrculuted Harney Ilurnato JBlu
KUNted, Cloning 111m Mlnex und Sell
lug AH Ills Lunded Properties in
tho ltund Comments of the Press.
Pretoria, April 29. Dr. W. J. Leyds.
secretary of state of the South African
republic, informed Sir Jacobus A. Dewet,
British diplomatic J Kent, today, that the
death penalties Imposed upon John Hays
Hammond, Col. Rhodes and others of the
Johannesburg Reform Union, yesterday,
bad been remitted, but it lud not jet been
decided what form of punishment would
be substituted for that which had been
abandoned.
The executive council are now in session
considering all of the sentences Imposed
by the court yesterday.
In passing Judgment upon the prisoners
yeitcrday. the Judge iald it was his painful
duty to impose extreme sentence, but be
hoped thai the executive would exercise the
same degree of clemency toward the prison
ers that he had shown at the beginning of
the year.
All of the members of the Reform Union
who are under sentence for high treason, or
Iese majeste, are In Jail here, though at
present they are granted certain privileges.
PETITIONS FOR PARDON.
Monster petitions are being signed here
jnd In Johannesburg, asking the president
to pardon theinembers of the Reform Union
upon whom sentence was pronounced yes
terday. The Boer jurors, before whom trie
condemned men would have b?en tried had
they not pleaded guilty, have also signed
a memorial askingthat executive clemency
be extended tothe self-confessel reformers
Johannesburg, April 29. The Diggers'
News says that "Barney" Barnato, the
"Kaffir king," Is very bitter In his feelings
and expressions concerning the sentences
Imposed upon Rhodes. Hammond and others
at Pretoria yesterday, and Is showing hU
resentment by closing all his mines and
selliug all his landed properties In the
Rand. The p,-ople are paralyzed at the
prosjiect. as the closing of the Barnato
m'nes will throw thousands of men Into
the already overflowing ranks of the
unemployed.
Cape Town, April 29. The Cape Argus,
in an article upon the action of the high
court at Pretoria yesterday. In condemn
ing to death the leaders of the Johannes
burg Reform Union, says:
"The awrul sentence pronounced upon
these men has create 1 a painful sensation
throughout the civilized world."
In Johannesburg the sentences shocked
the entire town. The people were greatly
excited and thronged the streets, discuss
ing the event- An imirense public meet
ing was held yesterday afternoon to pro
test against tne court's severe judgment.
STORES AND THEATERS CLOSED.
The greatest sympathy fs felt for those
among the condemned reformers who did
not take any active part in the move
ment. Most of the theaters In Johannes
burg, as well as a majority of the stores,
were closed last evening and business was
practlcallysupcnded. Tbetown wasqulet.
London, April 29. Commenting upon
the Judgment pronounced upon tbe mem
bers of the Johannesburg Reform Union
yestenlay by tbe high court at Pretoria,
the Dublin Frccmans' Journal says:
"It Is with peculiar satisfaction at the
gnm irony of the situation that Irishmen
now witness the authors of coercion In the
act of making a petition for mercy, based
upon the principle that political offenses
must nof be regarded as ordinary crimes."
The Pall Mall Gazette says: "The con
demned reform leaders do not command
over-much sympathy. They had no busi
ness to fail as egregiously as they did,
yet the commutation of their sentences
is imperative. Their death, in pursuance
of the Judgments of the Pretoria court,
would mean war."
The St. James Gazette says: "The out
rageous sentences imposed upon the re
formers is a mere bluff to enable Presi
dent Kruger to posture as a magnanimous
executive, but yesterday's brutal Injustice
will still remain to deepen the indignation of
the country."
The Globe Is similarly sarcastic at the
expense of President Kruger's dispatch
to the government, saying that he hoped
for a peaceful settlement, of the troubles.
GRAVEST TROUULES PREDICTED.
The Westmin-ter Gazette counsels pa
tience, but forsces tbe gravest troubles,
even If the sentences of fine. Imprisonment
oruandLshmentimposedupontheslxtylcsser
members if the reform committee are car
ried out.
A disatch from Pretoria, under yester
day's date, gives the substance of nn an In
terview with President Kruger. In which
Uie Boer president said In regard to tho
sentences ia-scd upon the leaders of the
Johannesburg Reform Union, that he was
earnestly welching in his mind the de
velopments of that day.
He trusted, he added, that the reopleoT
Johannesburg would calmly await the deci
sion or the government. The Judgment of
thecourt would beprcsented to theexccutlve
In writing on April 30. when, the matter
would be promptly deal with.
John Hays Hammond's physician stood
by him while the sentence of death was
being pronounced. Hammond was weak
In health, but 'firm and strong In spirit,
and Bhowcd not the slightest sign of
fear.
Among the sixty other Ultlandcrs who re
ceived minor sentences for their participa
tion in the reform movement, were two
Americausnamed Buttersand Sampson.
Secretary Olney this morning received the
following cablegram, dated today, from
Vice-Consul Knight at Cape Town, relative
to John Hays Hammond "Have been in
formed that the sentence of death is com
muted. Further particulars will be wired."
S ti Inn to lli-cover DnmitgHH.
C. Thomas & Son. contractors, began
suitfor 'damages In the sum of $2,000 this
afternoon, against William A. Wilson, A. D.
Shaw. James W. Pumphrey and Andrew
Glecsou. It Is sought-to recover the money
on the ground that the defendants failed
to properly carry out a contract for ths
erection of an epileptic building at St.
Eliza belh'8.
Pension for n Soldiers' Daughter.
Jane Chrlst'an Marye. of Alexandria,
Va.. daughter of a revolutionary soldier,
has had a bill giving her a pension of f 12
per month favorably reported from the
House Committee on Pension,
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