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BALTIMORE STORM - SWEPT
ii! 01 "II BIEHIOID
9&SKKr m lw.
Leliigii Coa! Dumps
2d and Florida Ave. N. E.
Don't Miss It.
The "Oldest Inhabitant"
cannot remember when flour,
feed and coal were so cheap.
BARGAINS FOR MONDAY,
For cash, at Elevator; cart
for a barrel of "Uncle
Sam," "The Best of
Them All," "Without
an Equal." A high
grade of flour that
pleases ever1, one.
a bushel for old Mixed
for Shelled Corn.
for Family Meal.
a bushel for Yellow
per hundred for bran.
4 A Af per ton for Cumber-
If ff per ton for free-burn-K
ij JJ ing White Ash Coal.
HAY 70 cents and upward.
2d and Florida Ave. N. E.
BATTLE WITH TRAMPS
OitizenB of Marion Eaid a Camp
Ina Bunnlnc Dgbt Two of the Attack
ing Party Hecel ed Injuries From
Wlilcli They Will Die.
Marlon, Ind., Aug. 11. There was a
desperate battle between a gang of tramps
and a posse of citizens In tho suburbs of tbe
city of Marion last Bight, in "which two of
the citizens received wounds that "will
prove fatal. Their names are:
Otto McFreely, citizen, shot in Etomach,
Charles Webster, citizen, shot in abdomen,
For ten days or more people in the imme
diate vicinity of Marion have suffered from
the depredations of tramps, and a number
have been arrested and placed in Jail, but
arrests -were discouraged because of the
fzpense to tbe authorities, aud practical
immunity "was thus guaranteed.
Friday a camp -was formed by the tramps
and during the day as many as fifty con
gregated about tbe place and bade defiance
to the people. During the day numerous
robberies -were committed.
Some twenty-five citizens then appeared
at the camp and ordered the tramps to
leave. The order -was met -with defiant
refusal and the citizens fired in the air.
The tramps at once deserted the camp
and from places of concealment fired into
the crowd. It was not supposed that they
were armed, but the citizens returned to
the attack, and a running fight, which
was kept up for an hour, followed.
Tbe tramps dodged between railroad
oars and kept up tbe fight by firing when
ever a citizen exposed himself and the fire
was returned by the citizens.
McFreely aud Webster willboth die. None
of the tramps , as far as known ,was hurt.
Several arrests were made, but the men
captured claim they did no shooting.
Qood Times Corner.
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 11. The Henderson
cotton millshave been organized with a capi
tal etock of $100,000. The mill will start
-with 8,000 epindlers and spin the finest
yarns to bo made. Construction begins
.t once. This is the fifteenth new mill
started in North Carolina this year and
additions to eighteen have been made.
Springfield, Ohio, Aug. 11. A British
syndicate has bought the big harvesting
xnncbinery shops of Amos WhIUey & Com
pany and will take possession September
1. Eight hundred bands are to be given
Old Sol Took ihe Stopcock Off
BROKE THIS YEAE'S EEOORD
Only Three Prostrations Were lie
ported to the Police Atmospheric
DlKturhance Is Expected To-day.
Cooling: Showers Will Come Lust
Soorclier o tbe Season.
Yesterday was the hottest day "Washing
ton has had this summer, Prof.Hazcn and
the rest of the Weather Bureau notwith
standing. As toon as the firet tlantiug rays of the
golden orb pooped over the Eastern Branch
things began to warm up , and early moruing
slumber becamo impossible.
By the time Old Sol had ascended to
the meridian every semblance of a breeze
or cooling shower had turned in dismay
and left the city in the remorseless grasp
of heat plain, unadulterated heat.
Tbe heat radiated from the asphalt, the
dome of the Now Library Building re
sembled a huge maES of flame, and had it
not been for the fact that very few people
were on the streets, the number of heat
prostrations would have been enormous.
For the forty-eight hours ending at 8
o'clock last night the maximum temperature
was 9C degrees. There has been but little
variation in the temperature in that time,
owing to the stagnant condition of the
high area running from northwest to south
east, and apparently hugging this par
ticular section of the country as closo as
CHANGE IS COMING
It is probable Uiat a pronounced atmos
pheric disturbance will take place to-day,
however, upsetting the high area and stir
ring up a w cool breezes which will
dissipate the eat to some extent.
The cooling showers that were promised
for yesterday, went a little shy, and al
though Bait more, Philadelphia, New
York, and uie Immediate neighborhood
of Washington got the benefit of varying
rainfalls, lo...l residents could only bit
on their front porches and watch the festive
llghtuing playing in the distance, while
they sopped p the perspiration
The temperature to-day is not expected
to exceed ninety degrees, however, and
to-morrow w'U be evon cooler. Accord
ing to the for -cast sent out last night, the
day will be fair, followed by local showers
lu the aftern n, probaMy cooler at night,
wltli a renewal of high tempprature to
morrow. The renews of high temperature, how
ever, does r. moan that the thermometer
will again register ninety-six, or even
ninety; it's dimply an assurance that
heay garm U will not be needed in the
next few drrs.
Prof. Ilacen said last night that he did
not think the unusually high temperature
which lias prevailed during tho last two
days will be reached again this season.
The ninety-six area yesterday covered
Washington, Baltimore, and Lynchburg,
while at Norfolk, Charlotte, and .Raleigh
it was ninety-four.
FEW CASES OF PROSTRATION.
That tho cases of prostration by the hat
were so few yesterday was remarkabli
Several did succumb, however, and wen
treated at the hospitals or sent to their
The first to suffer from the effects of tho
scorching sun was Charles W. Collins, a
conductor on the G street brancn of the
Eckington and Soldiers Home Railroad.
He fell from bis car exhausted at the
Fifteenth street end of the route, aud 'nas
taken to the Emergency Hospital in an am
bulance. After treatment there he was
able to be sent home.
In the early part of tho afternoon Ed
ward Gray, a veteran, aged seventy-two
ypare, residing at the Temporary Soldiers
Home on Mlfifiouri Avenuo, between Third
and Four-and-a-half streets, was overcome
ou Ponnsylvcnia avenue, near Third Btreet,
and was removed to Providence Hospital
in the Sixth precinct patrol wagon.
A colored man was also overcome near
the end of the Columbia road, northeast,
and was removed to his home. His name
could not be learned.
Philadelphia, Aug. 11. The thermometer
In the weather bureau here registered 98
degrees in the shade at 3 p. m. to-day,
which is the highest on record for August
since 1871. The minimum was 81, and
at 6 o'clock it was 86. There were no
deaths from the heat.
"Find the Latet In Tho Evening
Sliffht Blaze at Rookvillo.
(Special to The Times.)
Rockville, Md., Aug. 11. Much excite
ment was caused here to-night about 12
o'clock, it being discovered that the public
school was on fire. The new engine which
armed here Friday was hurried to the
soene and soon extinguished the flames.
The origin of the fire is unknown, though
thought to be incendiarism. The damage
will amount to about S200.
Warden French Is Active.
Leavenworth, Kans , Aug., 11. Col. J.
W. French, cx-warden of. the Michigan
City, Ind., penitentiary, recently appointed
warden of the new federal penitentiary at
this point, finds the old military Fort Leav
enworth unsuitable for the purpose, and Con-,
gress will probably be-asked to make an ap
propriation of from $400,000 to $500,000
for the erection of a suitable structure.
.Refused to Declare for Gold.
Louisville, Aug. 11. The Democratic
convention of Jefferson county, exclusive
of Louisville, which met at the courthouse
yesterday afternoon, refused to declare for
sound money. W.H. Ragland was nomi
nated for the legislature. It is the general
belief that he is for sound money and will
vote for either McCreary or Buckner.
"Find the Latest in Tho Evening
Specie From France.
New "fork, Aug. 11. The steamship Nor
mandie, whJch arrived to-day from Havre,
brought S42,000 In sped a-
Sad Commentary On the
UYED ii m u
Two Crooked College Youtlis Have
Gone Toward Chicago.
VICTIMIZED MANY PEOPLE
They Wentthe Rounds of tboUp-town
Hotels and Worked tho Guest- by
the Dartmouth College Story Balch
Is Belioed to Havo Given nit.
The two alleged college chaps from old
Dartmouth, an account of whose swindling
operations in this city was published ex
clusively i n Tho Times yesterday , carried on
a much more extensive game thau was at
first supposed. They not only buncoed
some of the alumni of Dartmouth and other
persons , but also i t Ib now learned victimized
many guests after beating the hotels in
which they were stopping.
At one of the up-town hotels it is re
ported that they "conned" a wealthy Ken
tuckian for $30 , and secured various other
sums from strangers who were deceived
by their gilt-edged stories.
Itis the belief of tome of those who came
in contact with the young men during their
escapades here that H. K. Balch is in
reality the son- of tbo late wealthy con
tractor of Hanover, N. H., and that G. L.
Drew, alias George L. Davenport, R. L.
Day, and Frank St. Clair, is the greator
rascal of the two. It is thought he is a
professional "con" man and has led young
Balch astray, knowing that his mother Is
wealthy, and his name well known through
out the Eastern States.
ALWAYS ONE NAME.
This theory is borne out In a measure by
tho fact that at all tho hotels where tho
men stopped Balch always registered his
same in bold handwriting, 'H. K. Balch,
Hanover, N. H." -
Tho other fellow, on the contrary, regis
tered under various names. At the Ebbitt
House it was "George L.Davenport, Exeter,
Tho Raleigh register shows him as "G.L.
Drew, Hanover, N. H.;" at the Arlington
he was "R. L. Day," while he represented
himself to Night Clerk J. R. Stone, of
Willard's, as 'Trank St. Clair, of Exeter,
The theory that the man of many aliases
has lod Balch into crime is accepted as
a good one by many of those who have
seen and conversed with the men. In ad
dition to tho other circumstances which
lead to this belief Is the fact that Balch
has told a pretty straight story about his
family affairs and relatives, to those that
knew the Balches, while they were attend
ing Dartmouth College.
Among others who incline to the belief
that Balch is in the toils of an expert
confidence man, who is using him as a
cat's-paw, la supervising Principal W. B.
Patterson, of the public schools, who is
perfectly familiar with tho Balch family.
"con." work in Washington. The first
hotel to shelter the sharpers was tho Eb
bitt House. On tbe register under the date
line, July 30, 1895, appear these signa
tures: "H. K. Balch, Hanover, N .H.
George L. Davenport, Exeter, N. H."
They spent one day and a night at the
house, did the college-boy act to perfection,
and suddenly took their departure, leaving
an unpaid bill, which is now hung up on
peg 19, in the bad debt department.
FAILED TO WORK IT.
After leaving the Ebbitt the sharpers
w.ent around to Willard's and tried to
work that hostelry. But Mr. J. R. Stone,
tho clerk, was too old a bird to be caught
by chaff and thoy failed to leave a bad
debt there. At first they had a telegram
with $1.50 sent to the hotel with an I. O.
TJ. for tho $1.50 on it. Mr. Stone refused
to pay for tho message and sent it back
to tho telegraph office. Next the trickiest
one of the pair, who gave his name as
St. Clair, wanted to borrow $2 from Mr.
Stone. In this venture, too, he made a
sad and dismal failure.
On the following morning, nothing
daunted at his previous failures to work
the house, St." Clair asked Mr. Stone to
let him have a bottle of absinthe on
credit He was turned down for tho
Tbe same evening he appeared at WI1-
l lard's again, patted Clerk Stoao on. the.
back, and insisted upon their having a
drink at the bar. The Ciiimmies then
had two regular Army soldiers in tow.
Later in the ovening Balch appeared at
the recrultiug rendezvous and wanted to
eulist in the Army, no doubt for the pur
pose of getting away from the penalty
of his misdeeds. He was intoxicated
at the time but was persuaded not to do it
by his companion. The precious pair
continued collecting various sums from
the Dartmouth Alumni hero until they
had accumulated enough to pay their
fare to Chicago, -where they are now said
to he working the college game for all it
Each of their victims was told the story
of tho alleged assault and robbery of
Balch by a crowd of negroes. This ex
plained why they were without money.
The negroes, they said, took every penny
of their available cash aud they were
awaiting a remittance from Proprietor
Hitchcock, of tbe Fifth Avenue Hotel,
New York, Baich's alleged guardian. In
order to givo color to the assault and rob
bery story, Balch rt said to have made an
abrasion on his chpek with sandpaper,
which he jointed oat as the place v aere he
got the kuock-out blow.
STILL DRY FOR STRANGERS
But Eesident New Yorkers Are
Learning Sunday Side Doors.
One More "Closed, TJp" Day in tho
Metropolis, but a Shade Less
Itljrid Thau Formerly.
New York, Aug. 11. Many nswandinter
estng featuries in tho fight of the saloon
keepers against tho police which were
promised for to-day did nob materialize,
and the day simply fell into line with the
other Sundays which have Intervened since
the reform police board took hold of the
It was a pretty f'dry" day, but a shade
pleasanter for the thirsty who havo learned
the scheme for securing drinks behind doora
To the stranger and to the uninitiated the
day wasalmostas dry as any of the previous
half-dozen Sundays,' Few liquor dealers
took advantage of the privilege of keeping
their places open which has lately been
decreed to be legal provided liquors are not
given away or sold.
Tho" most notablo instance was that of
Steve Brodlo, whd had no end of trouble
in carrying on a charitable enterprise in
his saloon. '
Brodlo .was giving away lemonade and
taking a collection for a free ice fund when
the polico arrested him foe breaking the
Sabbath law, bub he was promptly dis
charged by Magistrate Gornell.
Afterwards he was arrested twice, but
each time was released and resumed busi
ness. 'COULDN'T CARRY ONE COUNTY."
Henry Watterson's Idea of a Fourth
Detroit, Mich, Aug. 11. Col. Henry Wat-
terson, of Louisville, Ky., was in the
city yesterday! In an interview on general
political topics,he said;
"I havo no idearresident Cleveland con
siders the idea of-another nomination, but
if by any concatenation of miracles Mr.
Cleveland should be the nominee he would
not carry a county in the United States.
"There nevervas a braver, more gallant
little band than theimmortal 306 who stood
for Grant in thatr historic convention at
Chicago, and when they failed of success
it was writtennever to bo erased that a third
term isrepugnantto the people of the United
"Cleveland, I repeat, would nobcarry-a
civil precinct in the country."
Death Leap of a Young Woman.
New York, Aug. 11. Alice Jewett, twenty-five
yearB old, who was s topping with her
father and mother at the Windsor Hotel,
committed suicide to-day by throwing her
self from a third-story window into the
court yard of the hotel. She was instantly
killed. Miss Jewetb had been insane for
some time She lived at New Brighton,
Staton Island.'-and was prominent "in society.-
l " "- . - "
Coronation of tho Cznr.
Moscow, -Aug.- 11. It is officially an
nounced here-that the coronation of Czar
Nicholas II will probably take place in
His First Public Appearance
Since the Battle of Peralejo.
REVIEWED THE VOLUNTEERS
Tho Captain-General G ives Vent to His
"Very Poor Opinion of Insurgents
Whoso Only Motto, Ho Says, Is
Destruction Small Government
"Victory in El Judio.
Havana, Aug. 11. Lardy this morning
immense crowds began to invade tbeParque
do la India to bo present at the review
of the 1,300 Havana volunteers which
were going Into the field.
The city was gayly decorated and thou
sands of ladies were on tho streets and in
the balconies overlooking tho route of
At 8 o'clock Captain General Martinez
de Campos arrived at the park, accompanied
by his staff, by Gen. Arderius, by the gov
ernor and bis secretary and by Salvo Munez
and preceded by the pioneers.
This is tho first appearance in public of
Captain General Campos since the battle
of Peralejo, tbe name by which the battle
in which Gen. Santocildes was killed, has
come to be called.
Marshal Campos is an enemy of personal
demonstrations, nevertheless he was
received by all tho colonels and officers
of the volunteers, while fifteen bands
played a grand march.
The police were not able to restrain the
crowds from rushing out through the bar
riers to greet General Campos, cheering
Spain and shouting acclamations to the
conqueror of Peralejo.
The enthusiasm was indescribable, and
General Campos was never received with a
more kindly demonstration by the people.
After he had reviewed the volunteers,
General Campos, with great emotion, deliv
ered a patriotic speech. He said that the
volunteers were going to protect the plan
tations and property which were threatened
with burning by a mob.
DESTRUCTION THED7. MOTTO.
"The insurgents' only motto is destruc
tion," he said, "when they ought to be, as
native Cubans, the first to defend this prop
erty." The volunteers left immediately by ex
press train for Villar.
Lieut. Col. Rodon, with 800 troops and
artillery, left Bayamo to protect a corT
voy, which was transported by the river
In El Judio, near Coralito, he surprised
the insurgents with a discharge of rifle
shots by tho vanguard and with five shots
from the artillery. Tho insurgents lost ten
killed and twenty-six wounded and wero
dispersed to the mountains.
Congressman Slbloy to Tails Silver.
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 11. The North
Carolina State Farmers' Alliance will meet
at Cory Tuesday. Eight thousand people
are expected to hear Congressman Sibley
speak there on Thursday. Great prepara
tions are being mado.
DEATHS OF A. DAY.
Sedalia, Mo., Aug. 11. John R. Barrett,
diedat his home here last evening of Brlght's
disease, aged 61.
New York, Aug. 11. The Gorman steame
Marsala, which arrived to-day, from Ham
burg, reports the recent death in that city
of Capt. Kraeft, who was commander of
the vessel on her last trip to Hamburg.
Ban Antonio, Tex., Aug. 11. Col. W.
B. Wright, a prominent -nemOr of ;he
Texas bar, died at hishome here yesterday.
Col. Wright served in the Confederate
Congrcss'and was made major on Jeff
Lawrence, Kans., Aug; 11. Judge Solon
Tuacher, State senator' from this county
and one of the best-known men in the State,
died at 5 o'clock this morning from Brlght's
Trenton, N. J., Aug. 11. John J. Camp
bell, who claimed to have served as a letter
carrier longer than any other man in the
United States , died yosterday in the seventy
first year of his age. He has carried let
ters In this ciby ever since 1862.
Damage Done in Minutes Which
Will Take Weeks to Repair.
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church Com
pletely Demolished No Fatalities
.Reported Thus Far.
Baltimore, Aug. 11. A windstorm of
cyclonic proportions, accompanied by a
heavy downpour of rain and hail, visited
this city this afternoon.
Houses were unroofed, trees uprooted,
windows smashed, telegraph, telephone,
and trolley wires broken, and other damage
done within a few minutes that will re
quire weekB to repair.
of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, In course
of erection on East Baltimore street, oppo
site Patterson Park.
All parts of the city suffered. The
It continued at intervals for three houra,
but most of the damage was dune shortly
after the storm appeared. No fatalities
have been reported, although it will be
remarkable it the falling trees, demol
ished outhouses or flying house tops did
not cause Injuries which have not yet
been heard of.
The losses so far reported will amount
to upwards of $30,000. Just before the
rain began the mercury at the weather
observer's office made a record-breaking
drop of nine degrees in one minute.
The highest temperature daring the
day was reached Just before the storm
broke, when ninety-six degrees were re
corded. ORE AND DLYMONDS STOLEN.
Bold Robbery at a Mining: Cump Near
LeadvIUe, Col., Aug. 11. A sensational
robb-ry occurred at tho Gordoumine, twenty
roUs from here, early last evening.
The Gordon Is the second richest gold
mine in the State, and it appears Manager
S. P. Brown had taken out some rich ore
preparatory to bringing it to Leadville.
He took it in a' sack to his ho"5er but
had not been at home an hour before two
masked men entered, and, knocking him
down with a gun, took tho ore.
Mrs. Brown and two lady visitors were
relieved of diamonds to the amount of $500.
Tho ore stolen Is said to be almost pure
and amounts to many thousand dollars.
SUICIDE OF A SOLDIER.
Having Lost Some Trust Funds He
Junction City, Kans , Aug. 11. When
tho Fort Riley soldiers' excursion to Fort
Leavenworth was ready to start yesterday
morning the conductor Informed the com
pany that SergeantHa as, who hadchargeot
affairs, had not turned over thecash.
Haas was not to be found and he offi
cers of the post finally guaranteed the
amount. Later in the afternoon the body
A bullet bole was in his forehead and his
pistol lay by his side. He was in Company
F, of the Second cavalry, and had been in
the service eighteen years. It is believed
Haas lost tbe-nioney anjl committed sui
cide. TERRELL HEARD FHOIT.
United States Consul In&trnctel to
Investigate tho Tarsus OntraKO.
Acting Secretary of State Adee recelvid
the following telegram from Minister Ter
rell at Constantinople yesterday, in re
sponse to telegraphic instructions sent to
the minister a few days ago from theDepart
ment of State:
"The Turkish government promises on
the 7th to investigate ami report upon the
Tarsu3 matter. I have instructed Ccnsul
Gibson at Beirut to mate a personal in
vestigation, but fear that cholera quaran
tine may prevent."
MRS. CLEVELAND GOES OUT.
But tho President Spent ft Hot Day
on tho Veranda.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Aug. 11. As tbe
weather was exceedingly warm here to
day the President was satisfied to spend
the day as usual on his veranda with his
Mrs. Cleveland took her first carriage
drive to-day since her recent indisposition.
Her mother accompanied her.
Prostratlonsat u Military Review.
Farkersburg, W. Va., Aug. 11. The in
tense heat was severe on the State mihtia
during tbe review by Gov. McCorkle yes
tciday. The thermometer , reached 103.
There were Twenty-eight prostrations J a
the First Regiment and eightid the Second,
and all serious enough to be sent to the
JOTTINGS FROM! COLOMBIA.
Colon, Colombia, August 11. Advices
have been received here from Port Llmnn,
Costa Rica, of the arrival there of the
steamer City of Kingston. She is the
pioneer of the new line of fruit steamers
which is to be run from New York. The
Ellinger Bros, are interested in the project.
Heavy weather has caused an interrup
tion of the railroad traffic.
Surgeon Waller, of the steamer Lame,
committed suicide by jumping overboard
from that steamer.
"Find tho Latest in Tho Evening
ing several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news features in this
issue, of The Morning
Times will be found
in to-day's Evening
Passengers Forcibly Released an
Arrested Man From the Hold.
CROWD LED BY A LAWYER
James A. Taliaferro and Francis C
Joyce Headed t he Rescuers Threat
ened to Hung; or Drown the Boat'a
"Watchmen Both Men Arretted
Here Charged With Inciting Riot.
Charged with the unusual offense ol
"inciting riot on the high seas," James A.
Taliaferro, a young lawyer and real es
tate dealer, of No. 503 E street northwest;
and Francis C. Joyce were locked up lasts
night at the Fourth precinct police station.
The complainants are Captain Frederick
Posey, commander of the steamboat City
of Richmond, Special Policeman McCan
ley, of that vessel, and Russell Colegrove,
manager of the Colonial Beach Steamboat
this forenoon before United States Commls
sioner Samuel C. Mills.
The incidents which led up to the arr5
of Taliaferro and Joyce were exciting' and
came near resulting la a paiae on tha
steamer City of Richmond, which, was
crowded with 1,200 excursionists.
Manager Russell Colegrove stated to a
Times reporter that soon after the -eam-boat
had pulled out from her wharf at
Colonial Peach on the return trip a
white man named Taylor, who w-is in
toxicated, became involved in a figh wth
one of the colored deckhand". The white
man, Mr. Colegrove said, was the ag
gressor and struck the negro Thca fur
Taylor's own protection, he add-l. "special
Officer McCauley placed him in the hold
of the vessel.
MANAGER COLEGROVE'S STORE
"After the white man was be'nw m-ck
and .11 was quiet," continued .Mr. Ctle
grove "Taliaferro assembled a -to '-l o,
men, many of whom had been drinsc'njj, and
moumlnga barrelmadeanineendtiry ,pe"Ct
that was hotter than the weather. He
called upon tbe crowd to release -he Im
"Leading the crowd, he rushed to the
hold entrance, brusing Special McCauley
aside as iue went, and Taylor was set at
liberty. McCauley attempted to assert hi?
authority wheu Taliaferro resumed his
' 'Follow me, he shouted, '111 get a
rope and we will hang him, measles Mc
"Tbrowhim- ofTerboard shouted an
'Yes, resumed Taliaferro, 'there are
enough of us; let's clean oat the whole
ship We can easily overpower th
"At this exciting Juncture Capt. Posej
appeared and endeavored to pour oil or
the troubled waters He eommafldet?
Taliaferro and the others to desist.
- 'Don't you Interfere, yelled Talia
ferro, placing his hand to his pistol
pocket, 'or I will shoot you. "
"Cooler counsels prevailed at this ex
citing juncture and the rioters were quiet
ed. We took no steps then to arrest
the ringleaders, but telegraphed from Alex
andria." Mr. Colegrove also said that Taliaferro
claimed to be a lawyer, said he had plenty
of money, and said he could raid anysteam
boat. During the exciting scenes which were
being enacted on the lower for
ward deck, the officers of the steamer ex
erted themselves to prevent a panic among
the throngs of ladles and children on the
upper decks. In this they were successful.
VERIFIED BY THE CAPTAIN.
Capt. Posey, who was present, heard
Mr. Colegrove's statement and verified 16.
He wanted to place a charge of threats
against the real estate man because ha
had threatened to shoot him. Joyce, tho
other prisoner, It is said, seconded Tail
aferro in every move he made and lead
the crowd when the cry was raised, "Hang
When the City of Richmond reached Alex
andna a telegraph message was sent to
Station-keeper August Toss to have tha
patrol wagon and several policemen at tha
dock, as there had been a riot on th
Richmond and Capt. Posey wanted theriot
The patrol wagon was there in charge oC
Patrolman Rinck. As Taliaferro stepped
upon the gang-plank to reach the wharl
Rinck stepped up and arrested him, whiia
Special McCauley took Joyce into custody.
"I demand a writ of habeas corpus,"
shouted Taliaferro, as-the officer placed
his hand upon him.
Taliaferro was seen in his cell at No -1
station about 11 o'clock last night, soon
after his arrest. He said the white man,
Taylor, was brutally treated by Special
McCauley and two negro deck hand3.
Taylor had called for an order of refresh
ments from one of tho colored waitera
when the latter cursed him. Then Taylor
struck the waiter. In an instant McCauley
and two deck hands seized Taylor, dragged
him to the entrance of the hold, aud
dashed him headlong into the opening.
PROTESTED AGAINST BRUTALITY".
"We protested against this act of brutal
inhumanity," said Mr Taliaferro, "and.
they threatened to throw us In the hold.
Then we resisted. I was acting only
from impulses of humanity. I did noa
have a pistol, consequently could not
shoot the captain or any member ot
"They arc charging us wrongfully, and
we will Show it to be persecution when
we come to trial. I would not treat a dog:
as those men treated Taylor, and I led tha
crowd that released him."
Efforts were made to secure bail fJ
Taliaferro, and It is believed he will b2
released on bonds at an early tumr thia
morning for his appearance before Uuttcl
Stales Commissioner Mills. Several mal
estate dealers called at the station house u
protest against Taliaferro's arrest.
"Find the Latest In Tho Evening
THE WEATHER TO-DAY".
For District ot Columbia, Maryland
and Virginia, fair, followed by showers
in the atterroon; probably slightly coolea
during tbe day; muca cooler at night; west