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news, givesfuller accounts, has more local news. Is more up-to-date than any other evening newspaper published In Washington. SUBSCRIBERS to THE TIMES set all the news of the world and all Washington happenings fcr fifty cents a month. This Includes Morn ing. Evening, and the Sunday Edition. VOL. 2. 3STO. 537. WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY MOEKTCTG-, SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.--EIGUIT PAGES. 02-TE CE2-7T. Telegraphic News Supplied by the Exclusive Service of the United Press and Bennett Cables, Supplemented by the Associated Press and Special Correspondents More than twice what other local newspapers have, - UTTIRG BUS EAST TOWER COLLAPSED WOODWARD AS A CONJURER ummm p Mj n messengers Contaminated by Going Into the "Division." COMMISSIONERS CAN HELP Tliey Might Pass u Law Prohibit Injj Minora From Going Into TIiom" Precincts After Dark Keepers of tin Houses Are Said to Be Anxious to Get Hid of Call Boies. The determination of Tlie Washington Tiim, in tlie interest of public morality, to jHwewt the little District messenger bois from being debased by contact with the vice in Uie tabooed quarter of the city is .ti ready having a Rood effect. Tle ltouf, south of Pennsylvania avenue were watched last night aiid tmt two JiteMHitger bojs were een to "liter tlieni. One of these wa to okl tliat his voice was aliniKst a hoarse as a fog horn awl be had a short jjwwth cr whiskerson his face. He w. catted to a house on Tiiirteenth street, and when lie rang the door bell in reopen lo a call two woman who caine to It remarked: MEN AS MESSENGERS "They're making Heesettger boy out or men mow, are itoey?" Tlie keeper of lite resorts in -which call boxes have been replaced -were overcan t ioos A iihoe:an, in referring to thfe matter, said Why, soe The Time lias again Hned fire on Uie messenger box system the w onieu re more afraidof tin' link- whirring instrHuem than tae would be of a nest of rattlesnakes and they don't aHow yum to be used uulefs tia'y cannot get .et -if doing EO Tlie women, tw, have heard f the verlial order irued by Lieut Ami 'o his men on those beau--. It if. m effect that any pre print refe of a retort "who admits a mes senger bo bejond the portal of her front door -will le raided and punished to the fullest extent of the law. TlK' maunders of the messenger com panies in refusing to -dcii the replacing of the call boxes in many of Uk ltouses, have stated that only lads over fifteen jears of age vcill In? allowed to answer calls from the quarter, ami that even thufec are not allowed to enter the houses. BOYS SHOULD DC KEPT OUT. An oM iobceniHii who is not a stranger on tlie beat said that the mere cmuing f boys into that iart of ttie city is demoral izing, and suggested that an ordinance be adopted liere similar to those in force in oilier well-regulated cities, which prohibit minora frmn even entering the notorious, 6eetHMb for any purpose vihatever. It is understood that a number of members of the several church ex intend to take this matter m hand and ask the Commissioners to lrame a law whicli will make it illegal lor minors of either hex to pass through the section during the candlelight hours. It was reported laft night that several nl the keeiiers "were going to insist tliat the messenger conijMunes remove their call box fortliwltii from Ue premises occupied by thorn. Among others who are said to lie moving In this matter "with a view of having the messenger boys protected Is the Christian Endeavor Society of the District PAY DAY OF PENSIONERS. Usual Xumher of Veteran. Pell Into the Hands, of the Law. Those veterans of the late war who are fortunate enough to lie on Uncle Sam's pension pa rll&, received their quarterly allowances yesterday in sums ranging from ?G to ?21G. John Ke! , letter known in jiolice circles as "Ham Kelly," who claims to be a jilaeietver, lait has not worked at his trade for many inon, wae captured by Police men Eminert and KJhimrtin, of No.l, and lockod uj ag a fcWijKous character umlcr tlie vagrancy act- lhun" was aught in the act of "lioWHn? up" a jieneioner for whisky inottey. Tlie jH-teoner lias an un enviable police record. ilabet "VVaHers. a bloiMle, was arrested b che same offieert, for holding a side walk reeejHioH, in violation of law, with a bev of gi-ay-lieaded and intoxicated vet eraus a her guests. A eliarge of vagrancy was entered agamst tier at No. 1 station. VateuUne llagan, a soldier of the rebel lion, filled himself wiUi South Washington red liquor and was locked up at No. 4 for bafe keeping- When searched $11.15 were found mi Hagan's pocket, $5.50 of winch was due Driver Coleman. The officers of the Tourth precinct cleared Loufce alley yesterday of all the crooks and susiects "who have been in the habit of jireyiog on jiensioiKirs Similar tactics .' adojrtwl in tlie other precincts As the result of a good time "with Dennis "W'halen, an old Mikiier, Cctia Kaanaugh, aged thirty-five years, of Baltimore, is loekod up in No 2 stat ion on account of Lcr Intoxicated condition. J.A-W THE SI (J UTS. Ylaltliuttrc MinUter.. Spent Sunday .Night ISiiuilatliig Dr. ParKhur.M. HaWtnore, Sept. 4 A delegation of raiuHAors spent the dosing hours of last Sunday night in emulating the Rev. Dr. I'arkhuri, of Kew York, by visiting tlie local resorts of evil persons. AVhat they saw, tbey claim, "is a plenty." The party wa6 jiiloted by the Uev. J. Fred llctssc, editor of the Baltimore iletho dist. tiie of fecial organ of the "llalthnore conference. At Uie various Baltimore county re eorte. Mr. Hcfeee says, the visiting ciergy tnen fownd ou SchhIhv afternoons "thou 6andsof men and women coHgrega ted drink ing whteky and beer. Many so-called smutements were f urnisucd tle people, such as 'kill the coon,' ehoti&g at the bull's eye, 'on the carrousel," 'in the bowling alley. 6 cents for this and 5 cents for that a regular trade pushed with starting energy." Hcv. Fra ncli. Harnuni in the City. llev Prancis Bamuni, S. J , of Alabka, arnved in the city jesterday, and is at the Arlington Hotel. Pathcr Uarnuiu has been active and feuccessful in the mission "work of AlaHka, and quite recently was quoted In the press dispatches on the subject of tiie feroachruents of the British government on reservation of this Territory Pather rnum siieut last evening with friends at ; tjccrgetown University. Iwo Men Killed and Many Hurt on Springfield Fair Grounds. Part of the Great Machinery Build ing .Neither Was Braced, and Till-, Canoed the Accident. Springfield. III,. Sept. 4. A horrible ac cident occurred at the State fair grounds thlsafterneon. The east toweron thegreat machinery hall, which is now being roofed, collapsed and fell in, burjing bever.il men beneath its ruins. Charlesllobson, of Lincoln, Neb .and Janice 1'arke, of tliis city, both plumbers, who were at work on the ground floor, were killed. They "were cote red with several tons of brick and mortar. The injured are Pred Berd, a carpenter, badly ninshed; X. Williamson, a catpenter, both ankles broken; Samuel Davenport, of Chicago, bosgea rpenter. badly injured about the back by failing tichii.; JohuGethnrd, a carpenter, large ga-b cut in his, head, will piobahly lecover; Charles Brownell, a water carrier, both legs "and both arms broken; also badly burned by mortar, and fearfully lacerated, will die Neither building nor tower was braced, but whether this caused the accident is not known It is the general opinion that the hard rain last night loosened thcmorlar, which had not tune to dry, wort, having been rushed on tlie building in order to have it completed in time for the fair, and this caused tlieaccident. James Clancy, a slater, fell from the roof iuloa mortar bed, striking on his head, but escaped "with a few bruises All the imprisoned men had gotten out by 0 o'clock to-night Several were uninjured. LVSAX1TY DISCUSSED. Subject of a Xiimher of Papers, Head at Medico. Legal Congress. New York, Sept. !. Dr. Forbes "VVinslow was in tlie chair at the opening of the after noon session of the Medico-Legal Congress, and after a few preliminary remarks by Dr. Talcott, superintendent of the Middletown InsaiK AsItim, D". "Win-low n-ad an able paper entitled "Tlie Progrea? of Lunacy." President Hell tiieu read a paper on "Aleciiamcal Restraint of the lasane." He said it would be a step liaekward in an American asylum to permit the use of mechanical restraints against a verygener.il public feeling, that its dlsue would, on the whole, be a greater good to the whole body or the insane than its use restricted under regulations which would put it In the power of uneducated and incompetent superin tendents to restrain in the ordinary daily management of the insane in institutions for their care and treatment. SHOT AT THE HATHEHS. XTiikiiown Man lMit the Lives. of Three Youiijr Men in Jeniuirdy. A dastardly attempt was made by an unknown man to shoot three joung men who were swimming near tlie bathing beach about 10 o'clock last night. Tlie swiiiinvrs were Clarence Donnelly, of No. -li-G E street southwest, Michael lilasev, or No 214 Arthur place northwest, and Kai'iMond Wright, of No. 021 K street southwest, all employes of The Times cir culation department. While the youths were several rods from the shore a man concealed in the bushes along the bank shouted "Git out of there." Then there was a fl.is.hand report as the bullet whistled uncomfortably close to the young men. They scrambled to the beach and seied their elotJimsr. At that Juncture n.milif. clw.r it. tiriwl it Ilium UlliniiLI Clllll ItllO lll41l ItlVil. The oung men men rieu, garments m hand, through thcMoiiumpntgnnmdsnudchd tint id if fJr. 1 lwtiis.Ki,iifitll Kniirtifiilti street was reached. No motive for the outrage can be imagined. PLAYED A DOPHLE GAME. One License and One T.iar lhl for T o Men. Policeman Hfiiley last night lodged James Sewell and Arthur Tolman, sixteen and eighteen jears of age rcsjicctively, in the Georgetown station on charges of violating the hack regulations The prisoners drove stages for the Ar lington 'Bus Company from Washington to Arlington, and it is alleged that but. onelicense has Iieen procured Tor both omni busses. Sewell was found to have tag No 218 but no license, -while Tolman had license No. 24S but no tag. Sewell was charged specifically with driving an unlicensed vehicle and failing to display a tag on his stage, and Tolman with tin- latter offense Later both men wererelcaKeil on collateral She "Was Prom tlio Country. Lulu Golden, a young woninn, came here from Charlottesville, Va., yesterday on an excursion. The tram stopped at Ninth street and M.irjland avenue southwest, where Miss Golden had her trunk, contain ing all her peisoiial effects, placed on the sidewalk. She then employed a colored man with his horse and wagon to carry the trunk to the home of her friends, No. 220G Virginia avenue northwest. Up to a late Jiour last night the man with Miss Goldeu'H property had not turned up.andsliereported the matter to Policeman Kinck, at No. 4 station. Coal Oil Lamp Upset. Fire engine No. 10 responded to a local alarm of fire last night at the residence of Jlr. H. II. Urice. No 815 Twelfth street northeast. The blaze was caused by the upsetting of a coal oil lamp, the flames igniting the lace curtains. Damage $50, fully insured. Policeman Cochran, of the Second precinct, turned in an alaim at the box nearest the premises, but tiie fire de partment did not go intoservice. Post nmMer Heslmr Persistent. Postmaster Hesiug, of Chicago, was be fore the Assistant Attornej General for the Postoffice Department ycsteiduy in the matter of the alleged lottery conducted by the Chicago Times-Herald. Mr. Hesing shut this paper out of the mails for one day, hut las action was not sustained by the Ihjpartmeiit. He is here, apparently, lo renew the fight. Meet Ins of Poult rynien. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the memlM'rs of tlie National Poultry and Pigeon Association was held last night at No. 712 Twclith stieet north west. Letters were read from several well known fanciers throughout the country expressing their interest in the coming show, and new applications were received from several Stales. Tiie final arrangemcnlfi were about com pleted and Mr. T Farrer Uackham will have charge ot the exhibit. Found n Lie Little "Waif. The pohcemenoftheEighlh precinct hada mascot yesterday. He was a live white infant which Patrolman Foley found in a nest of grass on the commons at First and S streets northwest- The baby "cooed" at thepoltee. and they in return sang "Rock the Cradle. Pat." and other songs for the waif, besides bouncing him up and down when he cried. Last evening the little stranger was sent to the foundling asjluni in the patrol wagon. Accused of Aissnult. Wilson T. Holland, a colored tailor, was arrested last evening by Policeman Owens, of the Eighth precinct, on a charge of assault preferred by Charles II. Rivers, of No 20-35 Eighth 6treet northwest. PERIL FROM WHICH THE TIMES WILL UTER Bl SIX POINTS District Marksmen Laid Out by the Georgia Team. FIRST WIN FOE THE SOUTH Match "Was .Not "Won Until the Lust Shot "Was Fired "Went lie r Condi tions Were Almost Perfect The Dace "Wilis lletwcen "Wasbingtoii and Savannah From the Start. (Special to the Times ) Sea Girt, N. J., Sept. 4. At 0 o'clock this morning teams from New York, Penn sylvania, New Jcisey, Georgia, 'and the District of Columbia began the contest for the large bronze Soldier of llaralhau in the inter-State military match. The conditions of this match are ten shots at 200 jards, and ten shots at 500 yards, by teams of twelve men, open to teams from each State and Territory in the United States Theeonditionsc.fwindaiulweatlierwereas near perfect as any rifleman could wish for. although beloro the icores were fin ished at the 500-yard range there was a pretty surf breee blowing directly across the range. The greatest interest, in fact, excitement, existed from the start until the last shot was fired, as it was conceded on all sides that the pnze would go either to Georgia or the nistrht of Columbia. WON ON THE LAST HOT. Nor was the match won until the last, two shots were fired, Georgia eventually winning by the small margin of six pomUs, with a total of 10 1.1 against the District of Columbia team's score ot 10:57. Following are the scores of the teams as they stand in the match. 200 500 Name. ds. ds. Total. Georgia 515 528 1013 DiSt.ofColunihia. 507 5:10 1037 Pennsylvania .... J84 019 1003 New York -173 518 fi91 New Jersey -J88 405 308 The individual scores of the District of Columbia arc: 200 500 Name. jds. ds. Total. Dr. Scott -10 40 80 "Wetherld 41 47 88 Dickey 42 41 83 Cook 42 41 86 Stewart 43 40 S3 Appleby 42 41 83 Laird -14 47 91 Bell 41 44 85 Leizear 45 40 01 Carlcton 42 40 01 Pollard 41 40 81 Hutterly 44 45 80 Grand totals.. .. 507 530 1037 GEORGIANS TICKLED. Immediately after the interstate match was concluded, the skirmish runs, -which were to have been run .yesterday to com plete the regimentnl team match, -were begun, but as there are thirteen teams in this match it could not be completed, but -will bo rinished to morrow Major (Sen Miles, U S. A.. Gov. Wcrt, of New .lersej . and many other notables of New York and New Jersey were invited spectators during the day The Georgians, who aie a lot of Jolly fellows, are jubilant to-night on their victory, especially as it was won by so small a margin against such a strong team as District or Columbia Some remarkable scores were made by members ol both teams Especially did Corp Carleton, of the Engineer Corps, do himseir proud by making 49 out of a possible 30 at the 000-yards taigct. Gen Miles, who was present, conceded that some of the individual scores were the most remarkable he had ever witnessed in his long career in the regular army. To-morrow the Hilton trophy match will be contested, nnd the "Washington team are sanguine or their ability to carry off the trophy. Hiir.Sliortaee Ileported. Denver, Col., Sept. 4. Experts Strickler and Hart have licen examining the books of the country trenrmrer's office, made a re port to tho county Iward to-day which shows that th deficiency for which the formr bondsn of Treasurer "Wygent are responsible is about $210,000. Thisirey was on deposit m banks whicli are "ow defunct. Gen. HueWner Withdraws. Louisvillo, Ky., Sept. 4. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner. in a card to-day in his home papor, announces his withdrawal from tho race for United States Senator. PLAYED HIGH OLD JINKS Oliver H. P. Belmont and "Carley" Havemeyer Com'e to Blows. Heforo the Figlit They Had nelped IlrenkTJn Two Thousand Dollars' "Worth of Furniture. (Special to The Times.) New York, Sept. 1. News of the sensa tional and disgraceful ending of R. T. "Wilson's golf club ball at Newport one week ago yesterday leaked out to-night and was the one topic of conversation around clubs. After the ladies left, eight or nine men returned to the club house and drankallthe wine in sight. The most prominent of the revellers were Oliver II. P. lielmont and "Carley" Havemeyer. The party proceeded to demolish every thing in the building and the place soon bore the appearance of a wreck. Handsome furniture was completely ruined. Vases were set up on tables and used as targets, the men throwing champagne bottlesat the expensive ornaments. The club had a handsome cuckoo clock whicli sang on the approach of the hour. "When cuckoo called pistols were drawn and the ornament.il time piece was soon com pletely destroyed. . . Mr. Belmont then went into the cafe and then to the buffet, where a number of fine wine glasses were arranged. "With one sweep of Ids hand he knocked them to the floor where they were broken. Everything ornamental in the beautiful club was destroyed. It is estimated that $2,000 will hardly cover the loss. Bergcr, the caterer, and Hodgson, the decorator, were big losers. The revel wasfinally ended when "Carley" Havemeyer soundly thrashed Mr. Belmont for passing an insulting remark about a personal matter. Mr. Belmont was knocked out in short order and wenthonu'disfigured. That is why he failed to put in an appearance at the dance given next day by Mrs. ""Willie" K. Vandcrbilt, to whom lie is reported en gaged. Mr. Belmont also found It convenient to postpone his own dance from last Thursday to Monday of this week. This same party enlivened the hours after a recent dance at the Country Club, in "West Chester county. Every effort has been made to keep matters secret on account of high social standing of those involved. Fears for a Ship. London Sept 4. The Evening Standard to-day jays that anxiety is "felt at Belfast for the safety of the ship Lard Downshire which left Iquique last May since which time nothing has been heard of the vessel. There were thirty-two persons aboard the Lord Downshire. It is feared that this may have been the ship whicli wassunkin the collision with the British ship Prince Oscar on the night of July 13. Syke.svlllo in L rtaltiniore, Sept. 4. The select a site and establish institution for the care of Maryland to-day selected estate of "Springfield" at the line of the B. '& 0. UOlv. commission to an additional- the insane in Gov. Brown's Sykesville. on railroad. The 530 acres, and amount to be purchased is the pi ice $50,000. Heady to Put to Sea. Boston Sept. 4. Admiral Bunco, of the North Atlantic Squadron issued an order to-day closing the war Tcssels to visitors and informing the 'commanding officers of the fleet that the ships must be ready to put to sea at U a. m, to morrow and the signal to get under way will be set on the flagship at 11 a. m. Too Fond of Finery. Mary Underwood, colored, "Will face Judge Mills this morning on two charges of lar ceny. Detective McGlue arrested the wo man for stealing two silk dresses, which were recovered- SAVE THE BOYS. Every Grade Crossing inspected Last Night by The Times. SOME WATCHMEN ON DUTY Streets "Were Hloeked "With Cars a Groat Part ot tho Time Xo Men to Guard the Deadly "Y" Peril of iiDriiiikonMaiiWIioPassed Streets U.sed as Freight Yard. The Northeast Citizens Association, sup ported by The Times, has scored one suc cess in its effort to secure proper guard of the crossings of the B. & 0. Railroad, in response to the letter to the Commissioners from President Tucker, of the Association, as published in jesierday's Times, the B. & O. management last night had watch men at the gates at the G street crossing and at Massachusetts avenue. But there remains much room for improvement. A Times reporter last night visited every crossing on both branches of the B. & 0, from the depot to Florida aenue. At D street no gates are used at all, and thestreet is blocked with cars a great deal of the time. The same is true, of course, of North Capitol. At E street and at MaFFachusetts avenue two men were eniploedaiid kept the gates going. The lantern on the can fide of Mas saehufetts avenue, however, was not light ed at 10 30 i m EugmesniiiltrainFofcars were pasfmg constantly and thestreet was closed from live to ten minute? at a time. ONLY ONE "WATCHMAN At G ftrcet a finglc watchman was oper ating the two pairs of gates protecting five or six tracks The appearance of watchmen atG street audMafsachusetisave nue. which have been heretofore unpro tected after 0 p m , is n fubject ot con gratulation for ever body in that tection of the city. At 11 street, on which the Columbia street ears cross, there was a watchman for both branches of the road, and the cross ings were well guarded At I street, on the main line, where the Y connects the two branches, there are two seta of gates on and near Delaware avenue, but there was no watchman on duty at 10 p m. Trom that point to Fourth street north east on the main line nostreet has beenmade, except at Second street, where the bridge crosses overhead At Fourth and Firth streets gates have been put up. but no watchmen were on duty at 10 o'clock last night At Fourth street a drunken man stumbled on the track as the reporter passed, and was nearly in a condition to He down there and go to sleep. Had he clone so he would have been killed five minutes later, as a passenger tram thundered by. At Sixth street there is no ciossing. At Seventh street a watchman was on duty, who said he would be there till midnight. There were no more cross-' ings until Florida avenue was reached. TWO TRACKS UNGUARDED. The four pairs of gates were high in the air nnd the two tracks unguarded. At Florida avenue on the .Metropolitan branch exactly the same condition existed. At M street, and again at L there are three tracks. The gates were open and no watchman on duty. At K street the gates were not in use. At I street one watchman was caring for two sets of gates. He Is on duty till 7 a. m. Probably "Washington is the only city in the Union where the streets are regu larly used as fieight yards. There is en couragement, however, in the progress here leportcd. and it may be hoped the streets crossing the Baltimore & Ohio will in time he opened, and the unsightly lots cleaned up from North Capitol to the Boundary. Another good work by the Northeast As sociation was announced jesterday. The assurance has been given that the basements of the schools in the northeast will not he used for school rooms. MAY BE A FILIBUSTER. Doubt as to tlicCarjio of the Steam ship Laurada. Philadelphia, Sept. 4. There is consid erable discussion in shipping circles as to whether or not thestcatnship La urada.Capt. Hugh"s, which passed to sea at midnight "Wednesday on a voyage to Port Morant, Jamaica, is a filibuster or not. "Whilo her agents deny that she has on lionrcl any materials or ammunition for the Cuban uiEurgeiit3, it is the general belief along the wharves that she has. Capt. Huglis ridiculed the report and said If thnre were anv Fuch goods on board his vessel Jt was unknown to him. Hotel Takoma, North Tajcoma, D. C, will remain open until November 1st. Terms very reasonable. Walter Burton, Prop. Got Two Dead People to Declare in Favor of a Saloon. . They AVere Druggist Slireve,"Who Has Been In His Grave Fifteen Years, and Mrs. Lucy Grimes. Another interesting feature in the Ann costia saloon question has developed and will be used by the attorney of the Anti-saloon League against the granting of a license, In the examination of a report made by Inspector Woodward, as to the persons he interviewed and found in favor of the saloon in Anacostia are the names or two Anacostia ns who have lain in their graves, lo, these many years. One of them only the older Anacoetians will remember, viz , Druggist Samuel Shreve, who died about twelve or fifteen years ago. When he was alive he was not partial to the saloon, say a iiumlr of those who knew him, and now ttiat he Is dead, Inspector Woodward must have obtained ids opinion through some spiritu alistic medium. Mrs Lucy Grimes, a much-respeeted member or Emmanuel P E. Church, heforo hei death, is also among the list or thoee casting their lot with tlie saloon element She was particularly known for her church work and piety, and it was indeed a sur prise to her friends to learn that after her death she repented her temperance tend encies and became a convert to the saloon V hen questioned by Lawyer Fisher as to the authority for the use of the miiiw. Inspector Woodward said the estate of Mrs Grimes had allowed the useofhername. What puzzles the local community is the fact that the only two heirs reside one in Chicago, and the other in Minnesota and neither has given ins consent. It is alleged that a local real estate firm who have the renting of the property gave the opinion for the dead woman. Inspector Woodward declined totell where he obtained the opinion of Mr. Shreve. CAHIUEHS AT "WOHK. Salaries or First and Second Class Men Discussed. Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 1 Because the assembly room of the Bourse building was inadequate to their wants, the delegates to the convention of the National Asso ciation of Letter Carriers entered upon their second da's session this morning at St. George's Hall, When the convention began it was expected that 130 would be the limit or the attendance of delegates, but to-day 400 were present. The committee to which was referred yesterday the matter of equalizing the salaries of the first and second rate letter carriers and second-class postmasters re ported favorably. The committee on resolutions thought it wise, not to interfere with the eight hour law at present. It recommended, however, that a request be made that the hours be as consecutive as possible. SPA1X AND CUBA. Mother Country's Views on the "War Made Public. Philadelphia, Sept. 4. Late this aft ernoon Dr. Jose Congoto, the Spanish consul for several States, who is stationed at this port, issued a formal statement of Spain's attitude toward Cuba. The consul aers that his government has been constantly misrepresented in the opinion of the American people, and empha sizes the Tact that the mother country awaits only the return of peace to put intooperation the law recently passed granting the island partial, if not complete, autonomy. In the interests of peace, he says, the winter campaign will be short, sharp and decisive a course of action which it is hoped must summarily end the drain upon Spain's resources and prevent a continu ance of bloodshed. FIVE MEN SUFFOCATED. Gas Main Hurst and Only One of Six Men Was SumM. Providence, It I , Sept. 4. By the burst ing of a gas mam at the works of the Provi dence Gas Company this afternoon five men were suffocated and a sixth narrowly cscaped death. The dead are: James Col ton, James Riley, Charles McManus, Law rence Burns, and JohnMeNamee. They were all laborers While at work on the main it suddenly burst and the men were suffocated "William Kerrigan, the sixth man, managed to drag himself to the open air, where he was found unconscious and resuscitated. Artist Cliurcli's Son Accused Seattle, Wash., Sept. 4. Fred. J. Church, eon of Church, the famous landscape pain ter and a graduate of Yale College, is ac cused of having appropriated about $2,000, funds-of the Oregon Improvement Com pany, of whicli he was cashier. Upon the discovery of the shortage, it was made good by Church's fathnr. Did Quick Detective Work. . Policemen Emmert and Kihnartin, of the First precinct, played sleuths last night and cleverly recovered a $30 overcoat that had boen stolen but a few hours before rrom the house of Lena Ordway, No. 308 Thirteenth street-northwest. The garme. t was recovered in the house or William Bos well, No. 3 Crabtree alley. The officers are atCsr tbuthier. Drunk and Disorderly. Robert Hoy. a saloonkeeper, was locked up In No. 8 station last night on the charge or drunk and disorderly on Seventh street near Florida avenue The complainant against him was Charles II O'Dea. DEATHS OF A DAY. St Paul, Minn., Sept. 4. Col. John S. Prince, a rative of Cincinnati, but since 1854 a resident of this city: pi trident of the Savings Bank of St. Paul, number f the Minnesota, constitutional convention, several time? mayor of St. Paul.ard long prominent both m business and politics, died to-day after a long litres?, aged seventy-one year. Stockholm, Sept 4 Prof. Svenon, or Sven. Louis Loven. foreign member of the Royal (Britisa) Society and corre sponding member of the in.mtute of France, is dead. He was born in Stockholm Janu ary G. lfcGO, gradrated D Phil, at the University of Lur.d m 1&20 and alter a vear in Berlin devoted himself to the Ftudy bt zoology. He made several vojages on the coasts in Scandinavia in 1837. Richmond, Va.. September 4 Rev. T)r. W. A. Harris, president of- the Virginia College for Young Ladies, died at the college in Roanoke, Va., this morn ing. For forty years he had been a prom inent educator and for twenty-seven years was president of Wesleyan Female College, at Staunton, Va., The remains were taken to Staunton for burial. Remains of Mrs. Cunningham, of Alexandria, Lie Unturned, . PERMIT WAS REFUSED FOR 1$ She Dad Lived In Loudoun County fOJ? Three Years AYltliout Attending 1'liysTclan for an Incurable Dis ease AY lien Friends Found Official-' Inexoruble Tbey Held Watch. Two men liekl a vigil last night In the oM . Methodist graveyard at Alexandria sver tlie corrioed remains or Mrs. R. H. Cnsntag ham, which are lying there awaiting a permit of interment f rcm the city anttoert tlee. Such an intensely dramatic IncfctenG as this has poesilly not occurred within a century in that neighborhood. Mrs. K. H. Cunningham was loafc a resi dent of the city of Alexandria. Her people are anions: the most nptcted in tlie city. About three years ago she b-ft Alexandria, for Loudoun, having been attended by Dr. William Gibson for a tumor of Une siomah. PRONOUNCED INCURABLE. When -be It-Ct the city Dr. Gibson paw nouueed the case incurable She lived for the pat three years irttk relative at Loudoun, where her death oe turred the day before yesterday. During; her stay at Loudouu she had not tma at tended by an phy-.kian. TIk-relative-or. Mr.s Cunningham desired that the body "-would be Luried In tae old .Methodi-t cemetery, and attended it in carnages to Alexandria yesterday. Unfor tunately the friends of the decwised bad no phy-uian's certificate, and they were informed that the ceremony could not pro ceed -without one They then went to Dr. Gibson's office bo t were there informed tliat he was now ia Ireland. Application was then made to the auditor, but tie declined to act as there waa no death certificate. Tiie brother of the deceased then nntd. up the coroner as a last resource to get nifti to certify to the cause of death on the repre sentations of those familiar with if, buttnat officer refused to aet as desired. IN THECE.METERY ALLNIGHT. The friends of Mrs. Cunningham then de termined to take her body to the cemetery ami guard it during the night -Two of the party that lanif with the remains volun teered for thN servK-e. and they remained near the coTfln in the moonlit graveyard all night. The law and the officers of Alexandria are inexorable and there appears to be no way out of the distressing and paiafnl situation, but to take the body buck to Loudoun to day. Some of the citizens think that the opin ion of D r. G ibon, ex pressed in the case, tnat it was incurable, and the further fact time there had been no other physician ia the cas, were a sufficient warrant far a rer taxation of Ote regulations. m IUG BOSTON" FIHE. Hostonand Albany W barf and Freight Sheds Huriied. Boston, Sept. 4. The Boston and Albany extensive wharf ami freight sheds In EasJ Boston, known as Pier 1 , Grand JnnerJen docks, were destroyed by fire this morn ing. The sheds were filled with freight of various kinds, none of which could be saved The steamer Burton, from Progreso. bad just discharged 5,072 hales- of hemp at the Albany wharf, and the cargo was horsed with the ot'ier goods in the frrtght (Iked, which also included a large quantity of flour for export. The Cunard steamer Cepbatonia was not damaged beyond the blistering of the paint scorching of the rail on her starboard side. The loss. 1. estimated at $o00,t00. of wbia $200,000 falls on tie Boston and Albany Railroad Company. PLKADED .NOT OTTILTY. Court-Mart In I Trial of the Captain of the Columbia. Brooklyn, N. Y-. Sept. I When the eottrt arraigned Capt. Sumner, charged with In juring tlie Columbia, he knecked out &H predictions by pleading not gmtty to aH three charges. The prosecution then began its case. The first w.t --ss was Lieut. Coausantfei Altiboii", of the Ce-nimbia. He was followed by Lieut. Jons A. Dougherty, of the cruiser; Paymaster 6.H. Reed and Lieut. W- II. Hurdiclc, wno -peated the story of the previous court, and showed that the injuries to the vel wrt caused by lack of caution. KLDOHA ISTllltE.VTE.VED. Xew Jersey Village May He Destroyed ty Forest Fires. Cape May. N J , Sept 4. Tte forest fin? which hegan burning .iIkmh Uirreinite southeast of the illage of Tuekahoes yes terday lias spread to a width of two nuies ami bnrned about seven miles across Cape May county before a light southerly breeae to the illage of Eldora, near the boanctary line of Cumberland county. The village is in danger, but no news can lie had from there to-mgbt, becansa there is no telegraph or railroad station within five miles of the place. One paper m"-1 is located there ami tnera arc about 200 resident The timber burned was mostly of a stunted growth. TIIKOWN FHOM A HUGCY. Ilev. Dr. Taylor, of Rome, Fatally Injured. ut Appomattox. (Special to The Timc. Richmond. Va., Spt. 1. Rev. Dr. Taylor, of Rome, Italy, one of the inoet promment foreign missionaries of the Southern Baptist convention, was thrown from a baggy at Appomattox. C .H.. b day ami eo&tanvd probably fatal injures about the bead. His condition is critical. H" ha served a number of year In Italy f rnm which niintlrv h tins iitht ntiirUMl tt ; convention of the American Associatloa e Appomattox. Doggiii": Fair's Steps. San Francisco, Spt. -l. I. W. Rlppey, who, three years.io. shot John W-Macfcay, thJ millionaire, for which he eerved six I months in tlv county Jail, is nrw pursaiato cjhnrt-9 L.. .tu.-r. i ne iatter'9 mentis lea. that Rip;ey w ill try to repeat the morderoea attack. Eleven Itiilhlinss Burned. Cumberland. M 1 Sept. 4. Elk Garden... a mining to w n on th" line of U.e West Virginia. Central Railroad, in M-neral county. W. Va., was visifd by a disastrous flie about noon to-day. El'wn dwellings ami store rooms were completely destroyed, iTOlinsr a loss of ubout-$15,0u0. Oriflelal Surgi-oiis Meet. Chicago, S-'pt. I. The eighth aaoal convention of the American A "a&CKttie not Official Surgeons oih-iichI to-day In ApeUo Hall. 0"r 10O of the reprefntattve surgeons of tlie country were present. THE WEATIIEIt TO-DAY. For District of Columbia and Virginia, fair during th day with southerly wrfiuls; no changa in temperature. Special Express Train for Hoekvtllo Fair Will leave B. & O. deport at 12:00 o'trhwlc nooff. Thursday, September Slh. RateSl.OO including admission. Splendid race Dro gramme and fine exhibits.