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- - Ctre you Wiil 4 5or kaV as? NO. 477. . ...... -- WASHIjNGT02Sr, D. C, SUNDAY MOENESTGr, JULY 7, 1895 SIXTEEN PAGKES AJD AUT SUPPLEMENT. TnBEE CENTS. tip: Hlpu.ifl .J"yl" , n ISI FLOODS AIL OVER THE "WEST. cm account of the rain on July 4, still holds good from July 7ft to 14ft inclusive, On which Days we will Give Away 50 "Solid Gold Tuxedo Souvenir Watches. TO EVERYBODY purchasing from U. on tli above-named dates, -we will give a Iliuid somdy Chased and Engraved Solid Geld Watch, stem winder and setter. You may say, how can we afford to do this? Well, we have taken the above number of watches from a large dealer in jihange for lots at TUXEDO, and not being in the jewelry -business we have concluded to give them away as souvenirs of this W.tutiful suburb ou the eight above-named days only. Bear in tnnd, also, that we are selling the very best lots ever offered around Washington at the low price of 3-0 eLndL Just think of it! A choice home-site with which to lay the foundation of your home, for only $40. Then why not make a start iu-ilax-? Make your family happy now while the opportunity is at I .aid for a chance like this conies but once in a lifetime. Ke nt inber. No Swamps, Wo Malaria, but Pure Air, Pure Water, Perfect Drainage, is what you get at TUXED lOO FEET ABOVE WASHINGTON. Situated on the main stem of the Penna. R. R., in Prince fir$je"s ixMintj, Md., within a few minutes' ride of the city and lxiutne-qaarer ofm mile from the District line, with station on the grounds. Commutation fare, 6 cents. AJi lots are situated on it high elevation, commanding a beautiful view of the surrounding rountry. , Owing to the inclement weather on-July 4. we have postponed the 3 Grand Balloon Ascensions to Tuesday, July ), 1895, On each Balloon will be attached a "number corresponding ith a choice lot n amber at TUXEDO. To the finder presenting .iiue at our office on or before Monday, Juty 15, 1895, we will give a deed for said lot FREE. Trains leave every day at 1 1 :40 dt. m., 4:30 and 6 p. m. Sundays at 9a. m.j 1:10, 4:10 and 6 p. in., from depot, Sixth and B Sts. N.W. Circulars and tickets"" at our flit e or from our agents at depot. TUXEDO COMPANY, 623 F St. N. W. K. B. Those having purchased tickets on July 4, and were eiiaWt- to ubelbem on account of the rsa. can have the same ex changed at our office. DRINK . gJL Owing to very many solicitations from the trade and others to place a fine Dark Beer" upon the market, and the great success already met with, we have pleasure in stating that our new produc tion is brewed from Imported Hops and the Finest Malt, and can in everyway be relied upon to give satisfaction, having tor its special characteristics: Brilliancy of Color! Fihe Palate Flavor! Faultless Keg Cokoitioh! Purity of Material! Exhilarating in Hot Weather! Washington Brewery C HARRY WILLIAMS, Manager, Fourth arid E Streets N. E. TELEPHONE 1293. t liil ! l T--y Small Payment Down; $1 Weekly. --'F Tan Per Cent Off for Cash. , i? d5r7vC'53fcB "HoC tJ5 gp v5 "At Augenstein's. 4 I To Reduce Stock. 1$ are not going to to praise these qualities or prices. Any judge will at once see that they are even more than remarkably low they are most extra ordinarily low! Never before, during our busi ness career, have we seen such retail prices for housefurnishings- THESE PRICES ARE MADE TO SELL THE GOODS to clear out the stock Every item is such a bargain that we cannot believe they will last but a short time, great as our stock now is. Come Eaily, II You are Wise! 72 Sheets of Shelf Paper any color you wish, beautiful goods . . . A lot of very prett' col ored Glass Egg- Cups Mason's Fruit Jars 1 qt. size best in the world .... A few Fireproof Pre serving Crocks in valuable to house keepers .... A lot of very handsome Jelly Glasses, with covers, an adornment to any table. Only . Some double-ilame 2- burner Gas Stoves, a good make, and very .serviceable . A lot of 1-burner Oil Stoves, very useful for light cooking. A bargain . . . A few French China Gold-baud Tea Sets, 56 pieces These are most exquisite and have never been sold at less than S5.48 before .... S. W. AUGENSTEIN, Great Housefurnisher, -SHOT DOWN IN HIS DOOR T, S. Donaldson the Victim of Murderously Inclined Man, The Assailant I Hollered to Be a Fr.e- quenter of Alexander Is land Track. The Injured Plumber. Thomas S. Donaldson, a plumber, re Biding at No. 615 Sixth street bouthwest, Is now lying at "the Emergency Hospital with a bullet in his left hip, and his wound is the result of one of the most remarkable assaults in police annals. It was inflicted at the early hour of 6 o'clock yesterday morning, by a man whom he had seen but a few times before, but who evidently knew him and wanted to kill him. The wound is very painful but not dangerouB. Donaldson stated at the hospital yes terday that he was awakened about 5 o'clock yesterday morning by a ring at his door bell. When ho went downstairs ho saw a man at the door whom he remembered having seeu at the Alexandria Island Race Track, where he had soveral times done some work. Donaldson opened the door and when he asked what the man wanted the latter in peremptory tones domanded a drink. Donaldson replied that there was" no liquor of any kind in the house for him to give, whereupon the stranger drew a revolver, and without a word of warn ing fired a shot point blank at Donaldson. Tho bullet took effect in the left leg just below the hip, and Donaldson fell to tho floor.. His family were aroused by the noise, and hurried down stairs, and after ascer taining the trouble a policeman was hastily summoned. Tho man who fired the shot hda disappeared down the street, how ever, and could not be found. Donaldson furnished a description of him to the police, however, and it is thought that he is a well-known frequenter of the race track, and they expect to capture him without any trouble. The injured man was taken to the Emergency Hospital and the surgeons probed for the ball, but were not success ful in looating it. He was resting easily last night howe.ver, and anothefc effort to remove the balwjll be mo,d.e tq-day. x spend time and money The cheapest Water Cool ers ever offered. Splendid values. A 2-gallon Cooler, fOr . A 3-gallon Cooler, for . A 4-gallon Cooler, for . No. 9 Copper Bottom Wash Boilers, wbnder-f ful value, for . . . Galvanized Slop Buckets good ones, that will wear well, and won't" fall to pieces . . a 50 different styles of S5 Decorated Cham ber Sets really hand some, stylish goods an adornment io any room A fine lot of Cedar Wash Tubs the regular prices of these goods are $1,81.25 and $1.50. We are selling them at -SIP ww jju j 7 Cakes of best'Oleine Soap, for . . . . t Bread B o x e s g o o d, strong and useful ones 10-quart Covered Bread Raising Pans a won derful bargrain . . i CHINESE LOAN COMPLETED Agreement Signed for Sixteen Mill ion Pounds in Kussian Gold. Debt lledeemnble In Thirty-six Tears. Money WlllBeRuisedfroin Customs Revenues of Chinese Ports. St. Petersburg, July 6. The agreement to issue the 16,000,000 pounds sterling four per cent, gold loan to China under Russian guarantee, was signed this even ing,' as predicted in the Associated Press dispatches. Representatives of six Trench and four Russian banks and plenipotentiaries of the Chinese government appended their signa tures to the document; which provides that theloan cannot be redeemed or converted during a period of thirty-six years. China has agreed not to issue any gov ernment guaranteed gold loans until after January 15", 1800. The loan is secured on the customs revenues of the treaty ports of China, and it has been agreed that in event of China falling' to make payments during the periods stipulated by the terms of tho loan Russia will assume the responsibility of meeting the obliga tions. Game of Cards EndslnDoubldMurder. Allentown, Pa., July 6. In a dispute over cards at their boarding shanty to night Vito Cortls shot and killed Jim Vilro. Cortls tried to escape, and was followed by Brone Sinopoli, who caught up with him as ho was about to swim across Lehigh River. Cortls drew his revolver again, shoot ing Sinopoli In the templo and firing a bullet into his chin. The murdorer was secured and taken to prison. Firo Bur Received Sentence. Cleveland, Ohio, July 6. Frank Kab atcbiilk, the incendiary, who is supposed to have been Connected with the gang of professional firebugs operating in this city, was sentenced to. nineteen years' imprison ment to-day. ICabatchnlk pleaded guilty to settinir fire to bis Btoro, the goods ttfbrein blag M5?a i0T many Ul?e8 .tliqir- mS' ' - Deluge, Destruction and Death at Baxter Springs, Kansas. FIVE KILLED, MANY HURT Residents Had Xo Time to Seek Tbelr Cyclone Cellars Twenty-SevenCars "Blown From Ttullroad Trucks. Mines Flooded and Mules Drowned. All hits 35a rely Escape. Baxter Springs. Kan , July 6. A cyclone which struck Baxter Springs last night killed five people outright and two others were injured and are not expected to recover. The storm struck the city at 6 o'clock, accompanied by a violent rain storm, which was as quick and destructive as a waterspout, Fully twenty people w ere more or less in jured, sonic fatally. The storm was not anticipated and no preparations were made by the cili7ens to get out of the way in storm cellars. When it had abated and the work of rescue had begun, a dozen homeless families were found in the streets or in the ruins of their homes Mrs Webster and her mother and daugh ter wereSfound in their wrecked house Ilibbs was killed in his house CARS BLOWN OFF TRACK Cooper & Hodgkirks" brick store bjild liig, the best structure In town, was de molished, one wall and rear end having been blown in, destroying the stock of dry goods Twenty-seven cars were blown from the Kansub City, Fort Scott and Memphis tracks The fre'ghc and passenger depots were almosfdemolished and much damage to freight resulted Several fine resi dences and many small houses and out buildings were blown away Miners Barely Escape. In shaft forty-nine of the -Kansas and Texas Coal Corup.iny at Weir City, where many minerswereengnged, the water rushed in with sari- rapidity that the miners barely eecaped with their lues. Every mule in the shaft was drowned. Tne creeks were swollen beyond their banks within a few hours and fuller re ports frrm the country round about cannot but bring newe of (lanugo to life and property from Uie combined forces of wind hud water . The Memphis railroad's wrecking train and bridge cr.-'WB were called from this city this morning to repair its depots and Email washouts which will not interfere with traffic KILLED AND INJURED. A complete list of dead reported at 2 o'clock ia as followf Snlhe- Webster, aged seventy; Florence Webster, aged "thirty-six; Ralph Webster, aged three; Thomas Shields, babj ; II. Ilibbs. The Injured are: Mrs. Nenl. both collar bones brokeu and internally injured; James Ncal, scalp wound and internal injuries; Roy Webster, rlghJLarm broken, right hip and left elbow dislocated; Mrs. Martha Smith, hip dislocated and internal injur ies; Ella Smith, internal Injuries; George A. Dicker, head injured; A. G. Harbeck, head injured; three members of-A Sharp and family, badly injured; Mrs. Thomas Shields, living nine miles south, fatally injured. ENJOYABLE BARGE PAH'IT. Given In Honor of Visitliicr Studentsnt C. A. C. Bout house. One of the most enjoyable barge p'artlca of the season was that given on the 3d Instant from the Columbia Athletic Club boalhouse by E. J. McQuade, in honor of his friends, Streeter and Gilbert, two vis iting Cornell students, who were for sev eral dajs the guests of Mls La Gorce. Shortly after 8 o'clock the ten-oared barge , Columbia, left the boathouse, Lieut. Baker handling the tiller ropes, carrying a full complement of fair passengers and brawny oarameu, and after a delightful trip as far as Dixie Landuig, returned to the boat house, where the rest of the evening was spent in dancing. During the e cuing an elaborate collation wasservedouthc veranda, and byunanimous consent the party was voted a great success. Among those present were Mrs. E. J. McQuade, Mis. Streeter, Mrs. and Miss La Gorce, Miss McKenzie, Miss Jeffrie, Miss Duke, MissDanenhower, Miss De Ronceray, Miss Robertson, Misses A. and M. Latimer, Miss rfeiffer, and Miss Elwood. Messrs. Streeter, Gilbert, E. J. and J. D. McQuade, Johnson, Miner, Jones, Burp, Carter, Stiles, Baker, Walsh, McGuigau, Lewis and La Gorce. VIGILA-NT'S KEW SHAPE. Less Lend on Her Keel and Her Bow Altered. Elizabeth, N. J., July G. The Vigilant which has been ou Nixon's dry dock for the pqst two weeks undergoing extensive repairs, was launched this eonlng at 7 o'clock at flood tide. Thirty -fie tons of lead less than was taken out of her hold was riveted on to her keel In long bars. She now draws 1 1 feet 8 inches, and 24 feet with center-board down. A large crowd was present when the yacht was floated. No change in the rudder was necessary. The boat's bow under the water-line, however, has- been greatly altered, the bow being made cutter-shape to the keel. The Vigilant was towed to her moorings at Bay Ridge to-night. GOV. MATTHEWS OS CURRENCY. Indiana, Ho Says, Favors Bimetallism "With Proper Safeguards. Norfolk, Va. , July 6. Gov. Matthews and wife, of Indiana, spent the day with Admiral Brown, commandant of the Norfolk navy yard, and left to-night for Washington. An Associated Press representative asked the governor for his views on the currency question, with the following reply: "Currency? Now you have me. I must confess the people of Indiana want good money and enough of it, and I believe that a large number of tfiom favor bi metallism, with proper safeguards." Populists Went Wrons. Topeka, Kas., July G. The legislative Investigating committee this morning made its report finding Householder and Waite, Populist ex-members of the board of chari ties, guilty of most charges preferred. The report is unanimous and is signed by three Republicans and two Populists. Gross ir regularities were found. TorrentsotRnliiCausoHea-vyDamnKe. Ashland, Wis., July 8. Torrents of rain fell last night flooding the streets and damaging the city water works to the extent of several thousand dollars. The Ashland Lighting Company's tanks were floated and many connections broke. Two Thousand Workmen Idle. Leeds, July 5. Five cloth mills situated ear this city, have been closed owing to a dispute regarding wages. The closing af fects 2,000 persons. Rivers Out of Their Banks and Mucli Property Destroyed. Ottawa, Kas., July 6. The water In the Marais Des Cygnes river here la the highest known in thirty years. Tbo city water works pumps stood in ten feet of water yes terday and were shut down. The city fire engine was Bet to pumping water into the mains at 6 o'clock last night and continued until midnight, when the waterworks pumps were started again and are still working under water. Salina, Kans., July C A bridge gang on the Missouri Pacific, which arrived this evening from Marquette, thirty miles southwest, state that the Smoky Hill River at that place has overflowed its banks and on the southslde extends nearly back to the bluffs, two miles distant The water is nearly to the second story of the houses nearest the river and some of the people have been taken out in beats. Jerfersun City.Mo., July C The heaviest rainfall this city and vicinity has had in fhe yearsfell last night. Rain began falling at 7 o'clock and continued almost inces santly until S o'clock this morning. It is estimated that fully seven iuches of rain came down. Goose Creek, which flows through this city, overflowed its banks, flooded the valley and filled many houses with water to the depth of three feet. Fargo, N. D., July G. A storm last night extending from Anselnr, fifteen miles west of here, and from one to three miles wide, damaged thnty of forty thousand acres of grain, threw.baiIdingsfrornthelrf omnia tions and deluged the country. Four inches of rain fell in a few hors. William Masters, of Alexandria, Swallowed Corrosive Sublimate. LEFT NO NOTE TO EXPLAIN nis FrieiuUProfe.s to Believe Ho Took the Fatal Dose by Mistakes Had Been Despondent for Some Time Becnuf-e of His Dismissal from the Southern Railway Office. (Special to The Times.) Alexandria, July G. William Masters, a popular joung man, inalit of despondency committed suicide to-night by swallowing corrosive sublimate. It is asserted by tome of his friends that thpoison must have been taken by aiittake, but the general opinion oinains that, it is a case of suicide, as he has been somewhat despondent ot late, owing to the iact that recently he lost his position in the Southern Railway office. Mr. Masters was about thirty years of age, single, and a brother of the wife of Dr. Laurence Stabler, a druggist on South Washington street. He lived with his Bister, and the Matters family is reckoned among the best in Alexandria. LOST ins POSITION. About three weeks ago Mr. Masters lost his place in the Southern Railroad office, where he was employed as a clerk he being one or a number who were dismissed. The removal was not bawd upon reasons prejudicial to Mr. Masters' character, but was brought about by changes in the rail waysystem. He was a very popular young man and a member ot Washington Lodge, No. 22, of Masons His dismissal and inabdity to obtain another position preyed upon his mind and several times recently his friends observed him to be under the influence of liquor and suffering from dejection. It is not known now whether hia act was the result of premeditation or sudden re solve. The corrosive sublimate with which he committed the deed, was, it is believed, obtained from Dr. Stabler's drug store, but whether to-day or some previous occa sion, cannot bo learned. EOUND BY HIS SISTER. He returned to his sister's house this af ternoon and went at once to his room. No heed was paid to him until about 7 30 o'clock, when Mrs. Stabler, desiring him to come to supperwent to his room, where 3he was shocked to find her brother lying on the bed in an unconscious condition. Her husband and a physician were sum moned, and all possible remedies were tried, but Masters was too far gone to be saved. No letters could be found or other evi dence obtained of his determination to end his life. Preparations were at once begun for lus funeral on Monday, in spite of the fact that up to midnight the coroner had not been summoned to inquire into the tragedy The Masons will have charge of his funeral. SCREAMED WITH TERKOR. Selbnn's Supposed MurdererN "View His Body But Refuse to Talk. Oinnha, Neb., July G. The four men and one woman who are held in connection with tho Selban murder were forced to view the body to-day in the hope of making them talk. Thus far they have re fused to talk, and their silence has con fused the polico. The persons were escorted into the rear room at the morgue, where Selban's body lay. The cloth was suddenly removed from the body of the dead man, and without a moment's warning they were brought fnce to face with their victim. John Bukove was in the lead He is the man who is supposed to have been the principal in the crime. As Selban's discolored features appeared beforehlmBukove broke downandscfeamed Tvith terror. He put both hands over his face to shut out the awful Eight, and sob bed in the most pitiable manner Drob nlc and Milan were equally affected, but they did not breakdown Mrs Milan broke down and wept bitterly for an hour She went into hysterics and almost unconscious ness. As soon as Bukove's terror had subsided he was led to the head of the cooling board and asked if heknewwhosefuceit was that lay before him He said "No, no, no," and refused to make any other answer. MRS. COTTIER MUST TELE. Judco Payne Orders Her to Disclose the "Whereabouts of Her Daughter. Chicago. July G. Judge Payne to-day ordered an attachment to issue for Mrs. Lizzie D Cottier, the Washington steno grapher, as she again failed to comply with the court's order upon her to disclose the whereabouts of her child. An appeal wa3 taken and Mrs. Cottier's attorneys promised to have her in court next Monday, wherr it Is probable that she will tell the present whereabouts of the daughter, whnm.it is said, she has been hiding from her husband since 1S83. Child Killed by u Hog. Owosso. Mich., July 6. A two-year-old child of Edward Frost, of Venice town ship, was killed by a vicious hog yesterday. Tho child's father was abacnl at the time and the mother did not notice its absence until too late. ut wfoMiu sue noo&i mw MlUnlei! Hl-J ilUUl?! Sterol and Flood Da stray Winona.Kas. Hundreds of People Struggling in the Angry Waters. RAIN POURED LIKE NIAGARA In Less Than an Hour Eery House in the Tovn Had Succumbed to the Rushing Torrent and Fallen to Pleees Cries of Terror of Men, Women and Children Mingled "With, the Howl of -tire Storm and the Thunder's Roar eigliboring Towns Also buffered Great Xeecl of Immediate Help For tneStrioke Inhabitants. Springfield, Mo., July 6. A stores, aT ful m Its terror aad total to lis work of (lestruetflSHT wiptsd out the town o Winona, on the Current River braaefe of the Kansas City, Fort Scot aad Memphis Railway, in Shannon county, at balf-paaC ten o'clock last night. It is known that eleven lost their lives and eight men are missing The dead are: Rev. G W. Duncan, Mis G W Doncan, Mattie Duncan, Martha, daughter of G. W. Duncan; Mrs Crawford. Crawford. Gert, George Nevins, Norma Nevias, little dangbter of Lloyd Wright, Maggie Cannon, John Morris, Mrs Nevins The bodws or Rev. G. W. Duncan and bis wife and daughter, George Nevins, Norma Nevins. and the Wnghi girl were recovered, but the others have not been found. A slashing rain, preceded by a fierce wind, et in at 'dock last night. While the wind ceased, the rain increased intensely, until at 10 o'clock it became a warring tumult. At 10 15 four ftet of water was on the streets; in fifteen minutes more buHMlngs could no longer Hand the strain and began to careen and, disintegrate in the waters. "VlvMl flashes ot lightning pierced, the down-pour, which caue Use the falls ot Niagara. LIKE SHIPWRECK ON LAND Houses were smashed and m the waters were hundreds of men, women and children, dashed about like corks. Cries of terror . and shouts for; help from- the straggttngr humanity cltnniir to pieces of timber made the scene one that baffle X intelligent effor to save the belptesj. The strong current rushing down the ravine or valley carried r"any to higher lane and places of safety. When the torre had, to a degree, subsided, the men who had seen to th-ir families, turned their atten tion to others and by 3 o'clock in the morning- the worst was over. Those who had escaped the sweep of the devastation stood shivering with wet clothine; and without an opportunity to dry themselves. When day dawned there was nothing ot tbelr homes in the town There was n shelter, no food and no clothing As soon. as the telegraphic communication was restored Mayor Evans telegraphed to this city for aid. To-night the inhabitants of AVlnona are sheltered among farm houses or have gone to neighboring towns In all thirty buildings were destroyed. The total loss is not less than $50,000. RECOVERY OF BODIES. Rev G W.Duncan, who lost his life, wasr pastor of the Winona circuit, and was but recently ordained. He was formerly an engineer on the Iron Mountain Rallrcad. The bodies ot Miss Duncan and Mrs Craw ford were found at 4 o'clock this morning. Two others were recovered long after day break. Some had floated down Pike Creek; and in the direction of Current River In places the water was twelve feet deep in Winona. It is now known that Birch Tree, eighfe miles west of Winona, had in worst scorm at the same time last night No hves were lost, however. A dozen miles east of Winona, north east and southwest of the town, are hills. The railroad follows a valley east and west and a deep ravine goes out northwest toward the river Along the sides of this ravine or valley were clustered houses oc cupied by the families of the men who had been employed in the Ozark Lumber Company's sawmill When the clouds opened on the hills tho watet rushed dewn this ravine, carrying all before it. The railway was on a slight grade, but the track was torn up and residence houses and business build ings were swept afcins with it Into the torrent. Winona at the last town censs had 60S people. Eight miles west of Wioosa was situated Birch Tree, next in stee in the county, with 500 inhabitants. t hnd similar timber interests and was a thrivme; place. On the morning of July 4. this town suf fered from a downpour that was almost equal to a cloudburst Great preparations had been made for a celebration and a mammoth dinner was spread under the tree3. The storm swept everything away and many had narrow escapes frtun drowning. Again late in theevening there came another flood that was most disastrous in its results. ?OIt BREACH. OF PROMISE. Juj- Gould's Nephew Sued by Miss Margaret May Thompson. Philadelphia, Pa., July a A rule to show cause why the breach of promise siuu brought by Margaret May Thorn paonagainst Dr Gilbert Joseph Palen, Jay Gould's nephew,shou!dnot bequashedjwastlledby defendant's counsel to-day. Accompanying the writ to quash the case counsel filed a second rule calling on the plaintiff to show cause why the de fendant should not be discharged on com mon bail The effect of these rules, if granted, would be to throw Miss Thompson's case entirely out of court, or reduce the suit to one of common law, releasing the defendant: a once from the responsibility of bail and the onus of further arrest. Dr Palen and his bride sailed to day fon Europe on the steamer Southwark. Maryland Farmer's .Fall. John Forrestme. a Maryland farmer, fell from his wagon last uisht ut the O street, market, cutting his head severely. Ha was taken to his home. - THE WEATHER TO-DAY. District of Columbia, Maryland, antjf Virginia; fair; warmer to -nigh; Hgbi southerly winds.