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news, givesfuller accounts, has
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VOL. 2. 3STO. 537.
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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, -
p Mj n
messengers Contaminated by
Going Into the "Division."
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:
"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,
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
"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.
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
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.
District Marksmen Laid Out by
the Georgia Team.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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-
Every Grade Crossing inspected
Last Night by The Times.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Salaries or First and Second Class Men
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.
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.
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.
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, .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
For District of Columbia and Virginia,
fair during th day with southerly wrfiuls;
no changa in temperature.
Special Express Train for Hoekvtllo
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.

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