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WASHINGTON", TUESDAY, JDKE 29, 1897 SIX PAGES.
.Tha Circulation of THE TIMES Te3lerday
OVER fi HUNDRED DflQWNEQ
Fearful Fate of the Steamship
Aden in the Indian Ocean.
WRECKED IT AN AWFUL GALE
All tin Ship's Officers Missing and
Are supposed to He Lost Twenty
Five Passeugers and Fifty-three
of the Crew Went Down Very
4 London, June 29. The missing steamer
Aden has atlast been heard from. She was
wrecked June 9 on a reef near Socotra
during ii terrific gale. A number of her
officers and crew were swept overboard and
Eight passengers were also drowned
A ioat full or Kiilors and passengers got
away rroui the ship successfully on the
ntoming or June 10, as the vessel was
going to pieces. The gale, however, was
unabated, and the seas were still running
mountain high. The boat has not been
heard from, and It is reared all who sought
safety in her likewise perished. Socotra is
an Hand in the Indian Ocean, off the east
coast of Africa.
A Inter dispatch says 9 passengers. 3
Mumpctm and 3:1 native sailors of the
oiew were saved, while 25 passengers,
20 Huntpeans and 33 native members of
the oie and all the ship's officers are
missing, and are supposed to be drowned.
The scene of the disaster is remote, and
details are still meager.
It is fi'nred the total loss will exceed
The Aden sailed from Yokohama April
28 and tow-hi d at Colombo, island of Cey
lon, June 1.
The Aden, which was comma tided by
Capt. Hill, was owned by the Peninsular
end Orlcutal Steam Navigation Company.
She was schooner-rigged, measured y,95
?ross and 2,517 net tonnage Her length
was 3GG reet, beam 4G.1 feet, and she had
a deptli of 27. G feet.
The Vessel was built in 1892 in Middles
borough by A. Dixon & Co. She was con
strunted of steel, had eight water-tight
compart meats and was litted out with
triple expansion engines.
UNEARTHING GOLD COINS.
Three Men Dig Up Money on a Dela
Wlliiiingtou, Del., June 29 The finding
of a 'considerable quantity of gold coin on
the old Potter farm, about t'iree miles from
this city, has caused considerable excite
ment among the residents of McKee's
A eolored man was at work in a meadow
on the farm, when his shovel turned up a
pieceor yellow metal, which upon examina
tion, proved to be a $20 gold piece. Al
though excited, the man kept on digging
until he had unearthed several more golden
Then John Banks and George Ciymer,
seeing his antics, thought he had gone
EtarK mad and wentover to the field where
he was digging. They also were amazed
at the discovery of gold, and the three men
wore rewarded by liiidiug about $1,000 in
The money was chiefly In denominations
of $5 and $10, -and gave evidence of ex
cellent preservation- The fact that the
coins bore dates ranging from 1830 to
1850 led some to believe that the farm
laborer had dieoveied one of the places
Where John Hare, the noted highwayman
and robber, secreted his Ill-gotten gains
years ago. Hare for many years was the
terror of the neighborhood. It was a fre
quent occurrence for him to hold up men
on th roads leading to and from Wilming
ton and relieve them of their money and
Si: VEX ROBBERIES REPORTED.
Record of the Thieves for Twenty
Seven robberies, including one case of
housebreaking in the night, were rejiorted
to Inspector HolHnberger today.
Burglar entered the stable of Mr A.
McSween.at No. 318 Eleventh street south
west last night, by forcing the door, and
stole two sets or harness.
A ladies' gold hunting ease watch, gold
chain and locket were stolen from a bureau
drawer in the room of .Mary F. Baker, No
712 Four-and-a half street southwest.
Flower thieves stole a light yellow vase
from the front yard of Dr Deveraux's
residence, No 1724 S street northwest.
A black silk Miouldur cape, the property
of Mrs. Martha E. Tucker, or No 413 B
street southeast, was stolen from the Acad
emy of Music.
Edwin Higgins, residing at No. 1400
K street north went, reports stolen from his
bouw a gold Maltese crosn. A Crawford
bicycle was hired to a white man several
days ago by John M. Doyle, No 041
Pennsylvania avenue southeast, and he
has failed to return it.
ThiPvus stele a pipe vise, the property
or Charlce F. Mackln, No. G39 F street
northwest, from a new building at Elev
enth and D streets northeast.
A. S. RICHARDS RESIGNS.
Several Promotions in the District
Telegraph nnd Telephone Servlee.
The Commissioners today accepted the
resignation of A. S. Richards as electri
cian of the telegraph and telephone service
In the District building, tendered on ac
count of railing health.
Joseph C. Simpson, telegraph operator,
was promoted to the position thus vacated,
and A. H. Moorehead. telephone operator,
promoted to telegraph operator, vice Simp
eon. Onirics A. Wilsou was appointed tele
phone operator upon the recommendation
of Supt Miles, upon whose advice all of
the other changes were made.
f Grain of Corn Tarty.
Mrs. Martha Moore gave a unique party
to a number or children at her residence.
No. 333 Missouri avenue, last evening. It
consisted of songs, dancing and recita
tions. The novel and most interesting
feature of the occasion, which also caused
an abundance oT fun, was a graiu of corn
baked In a large cake. The slices Were
distributed, and the hoy or girl who found
the grain in his or her portion was to re
ceive a prize ball and bat for the boy and
a doll for the girl. Sadie Monroe found
the grain of corn In her slice, and was
awarded the doll amidst great applause.
Flooring, clear, S1.75 per 100 ft.
.rraaK up & ca., eta andN. Y. are.
FATAL STREET DUEL.
Family Troubles Cuttse a Tragedy
in a Kentucky Town.
Lancaster. Ky., June 29. A tragic street
dorlocourred here late yesterday evening.
Marion Sebastion fell to the pavement
dead, pierced by four bullets His hrothet
i'rlaw, S. I). Turner, and Jack Turner, are
An unknown man who also took part in
the fusillade escaped. Trouble had been
brewing over family affairs for some time
and when the men met here all whipped
out revolvers and began firing.
OLD HOSS" IIOEY DEAD.
The Heeentlj- stricken Aetor Fussed
A way This Moruing.
N"v York, June 29. -William F Hoey,
known to three decades of playgoers as
"Old Hoss," died at his home, No. 201
West One hundred and t wen ty-third street,
shortly after 7 o'clock this morning.
HIGHWAYMAN POT ON TRIAL
Walter Lucas Charged With Rob
bing Mrs. Aires of Her Jewelry.
Positive Identification of the Thief
by an Arlington Hotel Bellboy,
"Who Lured Him to Arrest.
Walter Lucas, accused of snatching a
handbag, containing nearly $500 worth of
Jewelry from the arm of Mrs. Florence
Aires, near Dupent Circle, on May 22 last,
wasbroughtup fortrlal before-Judge Brad
ley in criminal court No. 1 today. He was
defended by Attorneys Bradley and Taylor.
Mrs. Aires, who was the first witness
called, testified that at about 10 o'clock
on the night In question she was walking
outNew Hampsliireavenue, accompanied by
her mother, Mrs. Tweddle, and her three
children. They had just gotten opposite a
vacant lot and Mrs. Tweddle and two of
ttie children had walked attend, when the
witness felt someone tug at the hand
bag stiehadonherarm. She turned quickly
and saw a colored man, who was just
cutting the straps or the bag with a knife.
He then took the bag and ran acioss
the vacant lot Into an alley. The witness
screamed and ran after him as rar as
she eoiihl. but soon lost sight of him in the
In reply to a question from Assistant
District Attorney Shillington the witness
said that the bag contained Jewelry, brace
lets, watches and the like aggregating
in vsluc $4S7. She could not positively
identify Lucas as her assailant, but would
say that he was. of about the same color
and atKM't the sntne height and weight.
Mrs. Tweddle gave substantially the
Rutherford Jackson, a belllxiy at the
Arlington Hotel, testified that on the
night of the robbery he was passing
through the alley leading to New Hamp
shire avenue, when he heard cries of
fite and a confused shouting as If a
number of people were yelling. He went
in that direct on and observed a man run
ning toward him and away from the
shouts. He stopped the man and asked
what was the matter. As the man stopinnl
the witness observed a black satchel slip
from under his coat, and also a kuire
In his right hand. He started to run
again, and when the witness tried to
catch hold of the fugitive's coat the lat
ter lmocked him down. He then ran ahead
and the witness tried to follow him, but
soon lost sight of him.
"Do you know the man you saw that
night?" asked Mr. Shillington
"Yes. sir; it Is that man there.' replied
the witness, pointing to the defendant.
Jackson then told how he had met Lucas
on the 27th or May on the street, and,
recognizing him. had lured him to the sta
tion house with a promise or work, and
there had him arrested.
Lucas took the stand In his own behair,
and stated that on the night in question
he had not teen anywhere near the scene
or the robbery.
The dcrene nextintroduced several wit
nesses from Lecsburg, Va.. the defendant'";
fotmer home, to testify as to his character,
artor which Judge Bradley decided that
no case had been made, and instructed the
jury to return a verdict of not guilty.
ASSAFLT ON A CniLD.
Trump Goodwlu Driven Off Before
He Had Done Any Harm.
Hatrv Goodwin, a genuine Weary "Wag
gles, was tod.-ty charged with vagrancy
and with being a suspicious character.
"Guiltj or not guilty?" asked n bailiff,
"you areHiatgcd with vagtancy."
"What is that?' answered weary.
"Guilty' said the bailiff to theeourt.
roliceman Cox icquested that the court
hear the testimony of Glare Thomas, col
ored, aged seven years, in older to show
the gravity of the offense.
Grace was put on the stand, ami told a
straightforward story or Goodwin's coining
into the kitchen of her mother's house t n
Second street, taking hold of her and then
being frighteneO off by the mother.
roliceman Cox testified to flndng Good
win Just outside of the kitchen, and Ikai
he had evidently entered the house.
"Sixty days," said Judge Mills.
KILLED ON SFNDAY NIGnT.
Young Mstn Shoots His Brother's As
sailant Through the Heart.
Richmond, Va , June 29. Sunday night,
near Christinnsburg, Va., Milton Coleman
and Hines Beckleheimcr, young men, had
a dirrioulty while returning rrom church,
and Beckleheimcr received wounds in the
face from a stone thrown by Coleman.
Ilolmnn Beoklehcimer swore he would kill
the man that struck his brother Hines,
and when Coleman presented himself Hol
man shot him through the heart, killing
The Beckleheimcr brothers and a young
man named Stuart, who furnished the pis
tol with which the fatal ehot was fired,
fled to the woods. They were captured
yesterday morning, and arc now in Jail at
Snlvotlon Army Camp Meeting.
The Salvation Army will hold a largely
attended t mass meeting at 'Washington
Grove, July 8-12. These meeting will be
conducted by Lieut. Col. "William Evans,
assisted by Staff Capt. Wood, general sec
retary, Rnd Statr Capt. Noble, sectional
otflcer for Washington, and others. The
opening demonstration will be held July S
at 8 p. m. Commander Booth-Tucker will
conduct meetings Sunday, July 11, at 11
a. m., 3 and 8 p. m.
"White Pine (Good) Dressed, 2c.
a rx. UDDey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
PROTECTION TO ITCHES
Protest in the Senate Against
Douhle Tariff on Timepieces.
TAXING AMERICAN GOODS
Manufactures of New England and
New Jersey Seut to Switzerland
and Jnpitii nnd Returned With Du
ties 1 a d Formerly Luxuries Now
of Prime Necessity.
If v. bet Senator Lodge said la the Sen
ate this morning be true, people who own
or think they own Swiss watches had
better take a look at thent with a micro
scope; and, conversely, patriots who think
they are wearing genuine American
watches may also take a look at them
with the same instrument to see that their
watches arc not made on American ma
chines in Swiss villages.
The tariff bill was taken up at the
skipped paragraph on watches. Mr. Jones
of Arkansas made a speech protesting
against the doubling of the tariff on these
articles and permitting parts of watches
to be used by manufacturers to come lit
at a low rate of duly. We now, he said,
imiKirt .vatclies largely, and yet they want
Mr. Lodge replied that Americans had
revolutionized the watch indubtry by ma
chine making. This machinery wasadopted
abroad, and foreigu articles bo made by
cheap labor were sent back here to com
pete They even manufactuied "Ameri
can' watches abroad and put them by
fraudulent marks on this market. They put
"Swiss" in tnicioscopic letters ami some
American name in letters visible to the
.Me. et said that that was a palpable
fraud on the revenue laws, which could
be cuied by the enforcement of the revenue
laws. Mr. Vest and Mr. Gray insisted
that as the American watches were lietter
than the roieign article, what was needed
was not specific duties, but the enforce
ment or the law.
Mr. I.od:t exhibited cvrtniti watches with
American trade-marks, but which were
manufactured In Switzerland. He con
tended that Americans were entitled to
protection rrom cheaplal-or, undervaluation
Mr. Gray said there could be no excuse
for the persistent taxation of at tides,
which, although articles of luxury some
years ago, were now or prime necessity.
Mr. ledge's agreement, he said, simply
was that the American boy and girl or
other purchaser, should be punished with a
high-priced watch because the Swiss were
committing frauds against the United
States revenue laws.
Mr. Hoar said that the Amerbnn products
were sold 25 per cent less abroad than
In this country.
Mr Jones repcntd what Mr. Hoar said.
Mr. Hoar denied that he said it Mr.
Jones ptoceeded to show that when we al
lowed such a condition to exist it was an
outrage on the American people.
Mr. Hoar said that selling abroad cheaper
than at home was true universally of trade.
The American manuracturers. he said,
sold their surplus at a toss in foreign mar
kets. Mr. Vest made a very clever speech, pro
testing against Mr. Lodge's assumption
that Yankee ingenuity was outwitted, "it
won't do." said Mr. Vest, "It won't do. I
don't think there is a man in the State of'
Massachusetts who will believe that state
ment Mr. President, If, as the Junior
Senator from Massachusetts says, tin; Ho
ple of Massachusetts and the land of
wooden nutmegs can be cheated in that
way, what in the world is to become or
the innocent people or Missouri?"
Mr. Lodge replied that he was trying to
prevent fraud on the purchasers.
Mr. Vest saidthacthefraud was practiced
on the Eastern custom-house officials.
Mr. Gear fortified Mr- Lodge's argument
by exhibiting an Elgin watch made in
Japan for Sll , which couldn't be made in
the Unit eft States for $17.
Mr Vest wanted to know if the Elgin
Company wns not running the Japanese
Mr. Gear admitted that he couldn't an
swer the question.
The vote was then taken on the House
provision on watches, substituted for the
committee amendment, the fomier making
the duty Co per .cent instead or about 40
per cent, as In the latter.
Mr. Faulkner here submitted" a report
from the District or Columbia Commit'ee
on the bill relating to taxes and tax sales
in the Distiict of Columbia.
Mr. Allison moved the passage of the
paragraph ou pineapples, which wete
taken off the fice libt, and taxed 7 cents
per cubic foot.
Mr. Vest wanted to know by what pro
cess of "ratiocination and tnrirf evolution"
such a tax had been laid. Or for what: san
itary mason ot climatic reason.
Mr. Paeon deslied to know where the
pressure came rroin ror this tax.
Mr. Allison (extending both arms dramat
ically) Fium both sides of the chamber.
Mr. Allison said that the protection was
needed for Florida pineapples, which grew
abundantly in that State.
Mr. Vest denied that they grew abund
antly In Florida. He had teen there re
cently, and saw that they only grev about
Mi-. Gray followed with a protest against
the legislative otistacle against the rights
of the consumer, and the injustice done
the Investments in the Southern coastwise
Mi. Vest moved to substitute a 20 per
cent ad valorem for the committee amend
ment. THE TARIFF ON COAL.
Straight Duty of Sixty-seven Cents
n Ton on Bituminous.
The long struggle over the rate of duty
on bituminous eoal was ended this morn
ing. The Committee on Finance heard In
terested Senators last night until 11:30
o'clock, and then adjourned until 9:30
o'clock this morning to resume the siege.
Several Senators were heard both for and
against the reciprocity provision In this
item, after which the committee went into
executive session and agreed to a straight
rate of 67 cents a long toa, eliminating the
reciprocity provisions altogether, as had
been predicted In The Times.
As reported to the Senate the bill car
ried the iiouse rate of 75 coats a. ton, but
with a new proviso to the effect that the
duty on coal and shale shall be 60 cents
a ton when Imported from any country,
colony or dependency that does not Impose
loorlng, Alabama, one color, $2
lOOf t. Llhbey & Co., 6th audN. Y.ave.
upon coal, etc., higher rates than those
named I n this proviso.
Some of the coal men favorable to this
reciprocity Insisted that it be changed
so as to conform to the present law,
10 cents a Ion, but this was refused early
in the discussion. It soon became apparent
also that If reciprocity on coal was es
tablished, undet which the duty would
be reduced, such an arrangement would
be Insisted upon for many other items
in the bill, nnd the committee was finally
forced to take the action it did this
morning as the only satisfactory solution
of the problem.
A duty of $1 a ton .was placed upon
gypsum, which Is the rock from which
plaster of patls Is made. The fight here
was, as In many other cases, between the
Ease and the Wtt. A New York syndi
cate. Is Hie owner of a gypsum quarry In
Novla Scotia, and quite naturally desired
free, gypsum which they bring Into New
York, grind into plnster-of-paris, and send
out in competition with the mills there.
There are several mills engaged in this
business In .Michigan, and Mr. Burrows con
tends that without the duty agreed to by
the committee, they would be compelled
to stop work altogether, inasmuch as they
could not compel o with the Eastern men
nnd their superior advantages. Several
othei minor changes in the bill were agreed
MILITIA DEFENDING LAW
Bitter Feeling Against tlie Kentucky
Soldiers Protecting Dinning.
Governor "Will Exhaust the State
Military Hesources to Insure the
Accused U Legal Trial.
Franklin, Ky., June 29. Last night was
one of great excitemeutJn this little town.
Few of the young soldiers who came here
under orders of the governor to protect the
negro George Dinning ut his murder trial
About 9 o'clock last night there was an
explosion, and the soldiers found that
some one had fired a dynamite bomb near
the jail which they were guarding.
The militiamen hurtled out. as three
men skulked away, and Lieut. F. L. Gor
don, of Frankfott, fited at the trio. It is
believed that one of them was hit.
The feeling heie has grown even more
bitter since the troops arrived. The peo
ple recent the action of the.atithorllies in
ordering out- the troops, and n collision
Governor Hradley rieclaiori some time
ago that he would protect D.nnlng fiom
a mob IT it took every militiaman In the
State to do it.
HIT HIM WITH A HAMMER
The Notorious Rhodes Family Again
The Futher Charges the Son With
Striking Him With the Tool.
The Rhodes family was again much in
evidence in the police court today. This
time the ton, Julius H. .Rhodes, was the
prisoner, and was charged with assault
ou his father, Julius I). Rhodes.
Rhodes pere went on the witness stand,
and, much to the disgust of Judge Mills,
e'ndca voted to rehearse the entire troubles
of the family rrom the time, two years ago,
when the prisoner, his son, and daughter
were chaigeri with immoral conduct.
After many Inuendos the witness wa.s
peisuaded to come to facts in the case.
"I was sitting at my desk this morning,
your honor, when 1 heard the vilest of lan
guage coming from the next room, in
which was the boy's sister, my daughter,
who should hide her face In shame. I arose
from my cnuir to close the door so as not
to luar the vile lattguageor my own daugh
ter, when my worthy son there, Pror.
Rhodes, struck me on the head with a ham
mer and ran."
Julius Rhodes rils was called to the
stand. "Do 1 address you, your honor?"
"I presume I am theinnn'saldtheeourt.
"Well," said the witness, "to get to
the bottom or this case, I suppose I must
first begin at the top." The son also then
endeavored to reopen the old case, but
was stopped by Judge Mills.
"My sister and self were getting ready
to open our Ice cream saloon. My mother
was there and my sister had treated her
to a glass of soda water. My father came
in and ordered my mother upstairs, and
said that the door must be closed. My sis
ter objected to the closing of the door
and my father thtew a paper weight at
herandn brick at mc. I had a claw-hammer
In my hand ready to break some ice and I
The son further testified that he was
supporting nls father, contrary tothe advice
of his friends, and all this trouble grew
out of his kindness.
The testimony of the sister and the
mother substantiated the testimony of the
"May I put my head in jivltleiice?" asked
the father as his wife left the stand.
"You have already exercised part of
your head by opening your mouth to tes
tify, and I can see the remainder of it,"
dryly Interrupted Judge Mills.
"But I would like to give you further
information in the matter,'' said the in
"I want no more Information than I have
already In this case,'' said Judge Mills.
"The case l dismissed.'
Immediately after the ""dismissal of the
Rhodes case this afternoon another chap
ter was added, and still another will bo
published In the police court tomorrow.
From the courthouse the elder Rhodes
went Immediately to his son's home on
Four-and-a-half street, took possess 'on of
the same, and went on a rampage there.
Ho refused to allow his son, daughter or
wife to enter, and, the son swore out a
warrant for him, charging him with
threats. The case will be tried In the po
lice court tomorrow..
Another Mississippi Lynching.
Aberdeen, Miss., June 29. Harry Gilliam,
a negro, was forcibly taken rrom the Mon
roe county Jail, carried five miles from
town and hung to a tiee. The body was
found yesterday. He was charged with
having robbed a white woman at Okolana
Saturday and attempted criminal assault.
White Pine (Extra Good), Dressed,
3c. a ft. Libbey & Co., 6tU aadN. X ave
0E1C1IS AT COLUMBUS
Nearly a Thousand Delegates
Will Answer the Roll Call.
POPULISTS IN THE THRONG
Sliver Republicans Also Have Rep
resentatives 1 resent to AVttteh the
Tide of Events Uuslness Commit
tee to Meet Tills Eveulng Many
Cundldutes for the Leadership.
Columbus, Ohio, June 20. The Ohio
Democratic convention will be called to
order at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
There will be 059 delegates.
The ticket to be named is governor,
lleuteuatit governor, nttorney general,
treasurer, members of the State board of
public works, and Stale school commls
siouer. District meetings will be held
late tills afternoon and committeemen
will be ch.uen.
The committees ou credentials, resolu
tions, rules, central committee, and order
or business will meet tills evening. The
convention will be called to order by
State Chairman W. W. Durbitt. The tem
porary officers will be Uirich Sloan, chair
man, and W. A. Taylor, secretary.
A feature of the convention will be the
thick sprinkling of men who have hereto
tote been seen at Populist conventions and
here anil there one who has been in the
Republican councils up to this year. These
men are from the rural districts.
There are from twenty to thirty candi
dates for the head of the tieket. Judge
Hough I f still in the lead, but the field Is
against him. He is supposed to be the
choice of John It. McLean, who wants to
be United States Senator. Mr. McLean's
plans are kept dark, as there is a very
strong s-'ntlmcnt against him or any oilier
millionaire for the Senate A delegation
of Populists are here watching things, and
the silver Republicans are also represented
by a committee.
Ttie Populists say that If the Chicago
platform is reaffirmed and the United
States Senatorsliip is not sold to tome
rich man they will Indorse the regular
Democratic ticket. They may be given
a place on the ticket. The silver Repub
licans say about the same, but it is
hinted that they would like the second
place on the ticket. They will probably
not get it. The gold Democrats are ig
nored and any effort on their part to
do nu Thing in the eonvent'ou will be
WILDING INSPECTOR'S CHANGES
Several Transfers and App liitttients
Made by Mr. lirudy.
Acting upon the recommendation of In
spector or Buildings Urady. the Commis
sioners today made the following changes
In his orrice: U. C. King, assistant in
spector of buildings, transferred to com
plete the supervision of the school building
corner of Fifth and K streets northeast;
alio appointed superintendent of the con
struction ot the Anacostia engine house,
when the work is begun.
C. W. Waneke, superintendent or con
struction of thcschoolhotise.corner of Fifth
and K strei.s northeast, transferred to be
superintendent of ttie Congress Heights
S. A. Carpenter, superintendent of con
struction of the Preston High School, trans
ferred to be superintendent of construction
of the Anthonv Bowen School.
R. Perry Miller, superintendent of the An
thony Bo wen school, transferred to su
perintend the construction of the Western
C. W. Sommcrville. appointed assistant
Inspector of buildings, at $1,000 per an
num. Appoint E. F. Vermillion to the assist
ant, insjiectorship; salary, $1,200 per an
num. ATTACKED HIS DAUGHTER.
Ohio Farmer, Believing He Killed
Her, Shoots Himself.
Portsmouth, Ohio, .Tun e29. A shocking
tragedy is reported from Duulap Creek,
where William Goings, a rainier, attacked
his sixteen-year-old daughter in the night.
Neighbors claimed that he had abused her
shockingly. The girl's young brother came
to her rescue, and after beating off the
father, he and the girl fled. The father
shot at the girl.
Neighbors, to whom the children told
their story. returned toGoings' farm, where
the father was found lying outside the
door, his head almost shot. utt. He had
cnmtiitted suicide, believing that he had
killed the girl. Her deatli is probable.
HOIIERT POWLKY EXECUTED.
A "Wife Murderer Meets Deatli in
the Electric Chair.
Auburn, N. Y , June 29 Robert J.
Powley was killed by electricity in the
prison hereabout noon today. Powley mur
dered his wife at Niagara Falls on March
8 of this year, and his ca.se is exceptional
In that no appeal has be.m taken.
For some time past he has been in a
state of intense religious emotion, .spend
ing most, of his time la prayer, and did not
appear to be particularly anxious to escape
Ilcnevolont Lodges Incorporated.
Rebecca Court, No. 7, and Queen Eliza
beth Court, No. 6, Ancient Order of the
Daughters of Jerusalem, associations to
create sick and death funds for the benefit
of their members, were incorporated to
day In the office of the recorder of deeds.
The incorporators for Rebecca Court, No.
7, are May E. Pert, Alice Silvey, Martha
Gray, Martha Robinson, Annie Taylor,
Lillle Prent, and Susan Moore: those for
Queen Elizabeth Court, No. 6, are Jennie
Hughes, Sarah Payn and Annie Hawkins.
The Mnsle Teachers Convention.
New York. June 29. The music teachers'
national convention was continued yester
day. The following ofNcers were elected:
President. H.W.Greene: secretary. Jnnic.-sp
Kcaigh; treasurer, A. S. Gibson: The ex
ecutive committee named Is: A. .T. WJlkins,
or Bridgeport. Conn.; Carl G. Schmidt, of
Morrlstown, N. J.; F. A. Fowler, of New
Haven; and the program committee, Wil
liam 0. Carl, of New York: William E.
Mulligan, of New York, and John Tagg, of
Brooklyn. New York was selected as the
next place of meeting.
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CLOSING DEPARTMENTS AT NOON
The President Denies Tliut It Is
The Cabinet, at its meeting today, con
sidered the question of closing the De
pattments at noon each Saturday during
July, August and September, but no ac
tion wa.s taken. A rumor became current
that the change had been decided upon, but
the President, when spoken to concerning
the matter, declared that the present
order of things would remain In force.
NINE CHILDREN KILLED.
Disaster Caused by Hailing Church
Fall at Suluou.
Madrid, June 29, A church wall at Sa
lann, In the province of Cludad Real, fell
today, killing nine children and serlnusly
jnjuring several others.
COAL MINERS' BIG STRIKE
Workers in Five States to
Work Next Saturday.
Unttlefleld In the Soft Coal Section
of Pennsylvania, and Western Bi
tuminous Coal Centers.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 29. The Press, in
an extra edition this morning, 8ay3:
".ctlng under orders from the national
officers of their union, 125,000 miners
will strike in five States on Saturday,
"The edict will go rorth rrom the Co
lumbus ofrice or the United Mlue Workers
or America tomoirow. The battlefield
of this gieat wage conflict will cover the
bituminous eoal centers of Indiana, Illi
nois, West Virginia, Ohio and the grvat
soft-iorri section oT Western Pennsylvania,
known as the Pittsburg district. The
mining rate asked lor Is 69 cents, based
on the thin vein district In Pennsylvania.
This will give 00 cents In Ohio, and a cor
responding rate in Indiana, Illinois and
"The operators have been preparing for
the battle, unri have been particularly ac
tive In tneir endeavors to get a good diipply
of coal ahead, surriclent to tide them
thiMUgb a reasonably long suspension.
The miners official, however, declare
that the operators have not got nearly sur
flHcnt wal supply to last them any length
PENMON HILLS ON TOP
"Wholesale Delivery Arranged for
in the Senate.
A large part of the morning hour was
taken up in the Senate with the reading
of favorable and unfavorable reports ou
pensions, the former predominating twenty
to one. Senator Gallinger announced In this
connection that the consideration of all
new bills will be postponed until the next
session. The reports presented were of
bills considered by committees at this ses
sion, or which have been passed by the
House. This clearing up of the pension cal
endar Is one of the t.iings pointing to an
adjournment near at hand.
A letter was received from the .Secre
tary of War, inclosing information as to
the condition of the Cumberland Sound
Senator Morgan, who came in about this
time and saw the plleor pension bills, ma tie
a sarcastic speech, in which he intimated
that it was only a Republican play to the
grand stand. Mr- Morgan suiri that as the
tariff bill would be passed this summer,
and the Republican party would be in
funds ("in fact, it would have money to
burn"), it would be the proper thing to
Consider these bilN and pass them, and he
moved they be taken up anil passed In
Mr. Gallinger protested that Mr. Morgan
was out of order, on the ground principally
that a motion for the consideration of a
bill could not be entertained before it was
rejiorted for consideration.
Mr. Morgan said that If that were in
sisted on, he would be obliged to make a
motion applicable to each one of them
Mr Gallinger thought the statement he
made when presenting the reports ought to
be a guarantee that there would be timely
Mr. Moigan (Id not prcw his motion,
leing apparently content with his revela
tion of the "spectacular" purpose or this
large invoice of pension bills.
Mr. McMillan introduced a bill, confirm
ing laud titles n District of Columbia.
Mr. Quay had lead a n.ernor'al from the
Pcnnsylvana Irgislatuie. urging the Penn
sjlvutra Kcnatois to tee that this Govern
ment be well tepresented at the Paris Ex
position. Senator narrows of Michigan presented
petitions from nearly all the laborotganiza
t'ons In the State protesting against the
KNDEA VODERS IN CHICAGO.
"Washington Delegates to the Cbu
vpntloti in the Windy Cl'.v.
Chicago, June 20. Ten thou&andChristinn
Endeavorcrs will swoop down on Chicago
today en route to San Frai.cise.i. The
Pennsylvania delegations, one from Pitts
burg, the other from Philadelphia, arrived
on different trains this morning.
The Philadelphia section is called the
official tram, as it has on board all of
the national officers of the Christian En
deavor. i. train containing seventy-sK
District of Columbia delegates will arrive
this afternoon. Two specials of e'ght.Meep
ers cacli with the New York delegation
will arrive at 3 p. m.
All the tegular morning trains arrived
with their quota, adding to the large num
ber of vjpgates brought by specials from
The EndeavoTers had possession of the
down-town hotels and restaurants, the Chi
cago delegates acting as sponsors, and
DRAPER AT THE QniUNAL.
American Ambassador to Italy Re
ceived by King numb:rt.
Rome, June 29. The King received Hon.
William F. Diaper, United States nmlwsa
dor, today, in full ceicmnnlnl mitnner.
The ambassador w.-w conveyed In the
royal carriage from the Grand Hotet to
the Quirinal, accompanied by the court
master of ceremonies, in full uniform.
In the course of the iccepVon of the am
Iwissador at the palace the king expressed
his sympathy with the great American na
tion. Mr. Draper will remain at the Grand
nolel while the magnificent palace of
Piombino Is being furnished for his oc
cupancy. If you wnnt n reliable enrpenter
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MARINE OEMS OBJECT
Angered hj Nomination of Mr.
McCawIey to Be Captain.
LIFTED OYER THEIR HEADS
Forty-three Lieutenants, "Who Aro
Graduates ofADUupollK, "Were Ig
nored, Although Some Have "Wait
ed Twenty Yeurs for Promotion.
He Is a Leuder in the Smart Set
An effort will be made to prevent the
confirmation of the nomination of Charles
L. McCawley, of this city, to be captain
and as-sirttaut quartermaster or the Marine
Corps, which was sent to the Senate yes
terday by President McKlnley.
Mr. McCawley is a civilian, and his op
ponents claim that in making this nomina
tion the President has set aside the claims
or forty-three I'eutenants, nearly all grad
uates of the Vaval Academy, for advance
ment. Some of the men ignored have
waited twenty and twenty-two years for a
The'c are thirty first lieutenauts and
thirteen second lieutenants In the Marine
Corps, whose terms of service, beginning
with the d.tt cf their entrance to the
academy, are none of them under six years.
vll of th-in are applicants for promotion.
and.it Is said, each of the first lieutenants
has asked for the place the President has
awarded to a civilian.
Mr. McCawley i9 a son of the I ate Col. C
G. McCav!ey, for many years commandant
of the Marine Barracks at Washington.
He vas chief clerk to the commandant
under his father, and when Col. Charles
Hey wood became the commauduut he re
tained the son of his predecessor, aud has
ever since taken a kindly Interest in him
Mr. McCawley also is one of the social
leaders of tin- Capital and a member of
the ultra-fashionable set- He belongs to
the Metropolitan and Chevy Cha?e clubs,
and is a crnclc player of the Washington
The apioiiitntent was made upon the ur
gency or Col. Heywood and a large number
or naval orricers, friends nf the McCawley
family. The unusual pressure brought to
bear by naval men Is said to result from
regard for the family of the nominee, sev
eral of which in times past have rendered
distinguished service In the Marine Corps,
there never having been a time -since the
formation of the corps, in 1S."9, when a
McCawley was not an officer in the organ
ization. Mr. .McCawley is said to be th'rty-five
years old. and in the fight that is to he
made against his confirmation tlte nom
inee's ace will largely f'gnre. Seetfon
1,599 of the Revised Statutes provides
that "no person tinder twentr or over
twenty-five years of age shall be ap
pointed from civil life as a coii.iHiscioned
officer of the Marine Corps."
This law, which. It is claimed, is rnan
datorv, is not the only one that will be
called up to prevent Mr. McCawler from
stepping over the heads of forty-three
weary waiters for glory and more pay.
It Is required that a nomination sbaU
carry with it the recommendation of an
examining hwrri. cert'fylng to the fitness
of the candidate. It is asserted by those
who know that Mr. McCawley has not
passed the examination pnrv-'ded by tew.
and that his nominat'on by he President
is unprecedented and without any warrant
Several influential Senators Have re
ceived dispatches of protest from candi
dates and their friends.
The pay of a captain of the Marine
Corps is $2,000 a year, hi qunrters nnd
an addition of 10 per cent of his pay for
eacl. five years that he serves, not to
exceed 4 0 per cent of his pay. First
lieutenants are paid $1,500 a year, so that
the coveted promotion means much in a
pecuniary way to them.
The senior first lieutenant Is Lincoln
Karmnny. clnsc of '81. of the Naval Acad
emy. Among those who are now first lieu
tenants are Harry K. White, at present at
Minneapolis, who became a cadet midship
man In 1S77; Henry C. Haines. 1S7S; Con
M. Perkins and Thomas C- Prince, also of
IP75, and there are ten men who entered
the service as cadets previous to 1S7S.
TnK CONVALESCENT SENATORS.
Smith nnd Pettlgrew Able to He
Out nnd Harris Better.
The Senatorial sick list has not grown
any larger since yesterday. Senators Har
ris, Pettlgrew and Smith are the only
patients Of these Mr. Harris i the most
feeble, bat his condition is reported much
better this afternoon. Mr. Pettigrew la
rapidly gaining strength and Mr. Smith
was so entirely recovered from his attack
as to appear in the Seuate chamber this
Mr Harris" illness was not a recurrence
of his old trouble, but a local malady com
iMinly known as sun cholera. This took
violent hold of the patient, and was ag
gravnted by a high fever. Last night tin
fever disappeared, however, and Mr. Hai
ris rested well. He Is yet quite weak,
hut the doctors sny that all he ncods Is
nourishment and strength. This after
noon he was feeling much (Hitter, and hopes
to be out lit a few days.
Mr. Pettigrew was also able to leave
his home today and go to the CapitoL
He is somewhat pale from the offeettf of
his Illness, but otherwise his condition is
a mtrkedimprovementover that or yester
day. ANOTHER ".MARK TWAIN" FUND.
An English Paper Explains "Why It
Opens a Subscription.
London, June 29. The Westminster
Gazette has opened a subscription In be
half or Mark Twain, and in explanation
or Its action says: "We have not communi
cated with Mr. Twain, and should think 1C
an impertinence to bring his name and af
fairs before the public if American news
papers had notmade the appeal."
Violated the Game Law.
A man who gave the name of Thomas
Brown when arrested totlu? forfeited $10
collateral, the clfarge being violation of
the game law by killing two woodcock.
He was arrested by Policeman Poland near
Anacostia. It Is said that the man Js an
old offender against the game laws and
that he isir the habit of using smokeless
powder during his Incursions into the sur
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