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hk mini is upon us
WILL WHOOP THINGS UP
LT. PEARY'S GREAT NERVE
AMERICA MUST CALL A STOP
THE EVENING TIMES has later
news, gives fuller accounts, has
more local news. Is more up-to-dato
than any other evening newspaper
published In Washington.
fl. .KV'B. v'IHt&H iT5
City's Supply Yesterday Was
2,500 Gallons Short.
COWS AEE ON A STEIKE
they Cnn't Furnish the Immense
Quantities of Lacteal Fluid De
manded by Hot and Thirsty Mortnta
In This Secoiid Edition of Iled-Uot
Summer l'robablo Action.
For the last two days there has been
ft milk famine in tho city, and ever since
the inauguration of the hot spell there has
been less milk than the needs of tho city
As a result of tho pressing necessities of
the past forty-eight hours several of tho
larger drug stores at which Ice-cream soda
li sold have been obliged to get their
cream from New York.
This was tbe caso at a half-dozen or
more pharmacies at which the question of
tbe dearth of milk and cream was dis
cussed with Tho Times last night.
A picturesque proof of the unsatisfied and
unsatisfiable demand for milk was of
fered in the northwest yesterday morn
ing in the number of pitchers, cans, and
wagons that went to Johnson's dairy, at
No. 1400 Tenth street. The wagon men
were trying to borrow milk to serve their
customers. Mr. Johnson, while he man
aged to supply his regular trade, could have
disposed of several hundred gallons addi
tional. The big dealers make 1 1 a point to give tbe
retail custom tbe preference, so that there
has not been a very great deprivation from
that source, but the large confectioneries,
the soda 'ountalns, the Ice-cream gardens,
tbe dairy lunch rooms, and In general the
whole salo trade, has suffered.
EXCEEDED TIIE SUPPLY. .
At the Thompson dairy, at Fourand a
naif and B streets southwest, there was a
general demand for about 200 gallons in
excess of the trade usually supplied at this
season. Two of Thompson'6 largestwholc
lalo lunchrooms took time by tbe fore
lock and laid In a good supply In the way
of advance orders, and hence were not
seriously incommoded by the famine.
There haTO been several causes which
have led up to the famine. Tbe most in
fluen tialof these causes was thchot weather
which created an abnormal September de
mand for milk. The beat recreated the
demand at the lunch counters for sweet
milk and buttermilk, and all the cooling
drinks into which milk entered as a neces
saryelement. Another cause Is tbe large .number of
people who have recently returned to the
city, and the third cause is that the pastur
age is not as good now as it was at tbe
time when milk is most in demand, that
Is tbe high summer season.
Grasses are drying up in tbe pastures
along the lines of the Baltimore and Ohio,
tbe Southern Railroad, and the Baltimore
and Potomac, and the cows were simply
not equal to the emergency.
There was virtually a second summer
within the past few days.lnwhlchlbccows
-were required to do it all over again and
they kicked. The situation as between the
cow and tbe dairyman is very Interesting,
but the approaching cold wave will un
tangle the difficulty.
BIG MILK DEFICIT.
The aggregate demand that the dairymen
could not fill yesterday was possibly some
thing like 2,500 gallons, or about 10,000
quarts. This meant a deficit of 40,000
glasses of milk.
The soda water fountains had to a great
extent made preparations for abandoning
the ice cream adjunct of soda water, but,
as one of the druggists put it, he had more
calls for drinks with milk and cream yes
terday than he ever had In a May or June
If the promises of the Weather Bureau
bold out for cooler weather to-day the
cows will get a rest, the babies who have
been crying for milk will be quiet this
evening, hot stuffs will catch up 'with
their deferred dates at the fountains, and
It will 110 longer be necessary to make milk
punches out of whisky and ginger ale.
DRUGGED AND ltOHIIED HER.
Boninrknblo Act of n Physician nnd
"Wife at Hot Springs.
notSprings,Ark.,Sept.22. Qultea sensa
tion was created yesterday by the arrest of
Dr. B. S. Town, of San Antonio, Tex., on
the charge of having drugged and robbed
Mrs. Kate Nettles, a prominent lady of
Oak Ridge, La., at the United States Hotel
It appears that Dr. Town and his wife
invited Mrs. Nettles to join them in a glass
of wine in their room at the hotel.
She was taken very ill after drinking the
wino, when the doctor gave her a hypo
dermic injection which rendered her un
conscious. She wastlienrobbedofhergold
watch and $9G in cash.
Dr. Town confessed the robberyand was
placed In Jail.
BATTLED WITH HOVAS.
French -Score a Victory, Leavins
Eighty Enemies Dead.
Paris, Sept. 22. Dispatches from Mada
gascar say that Gen. Duchesne with a force
of French troops surprised 0,000 llovas In
a defile near Spahinodri.
After a short cnga gement the llovas fled,
leaving eighty dead.
On the French side no one was killed and
only three were wounded.
It Wns the Lord Downshlro-
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 22 It is now
generally conceded that IheTinknown f.nir
masted steel ship with which the llritish
ship Prince Oscar collided Julv i:t last.
In latitude 9.30 south, longitude 28.20
west, sinking her with all hands, la the
Lord Downshlre. of ilelfast. which is
commanded by Capt. J. G. Alcllurray,
well kno wn at tbls port.
Another Louisiana1 Lynching:.
Hammond, La., Sept. 22. WiiliamSmtth,
colored, who, on the morning of September
12, entered tho caboose and murdered Tlnv
Podonc, the banana agent of the Illinois
Central Railroad, at Amite City, was taken
from the officers last night by a mob and
notel Johnson Cufes.
Steamed oysters and Rockaway salt's,
half-shell; also, midday lunch and table d
bote dinner It's the quality.
(Jood Times Corner.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 22. The first break
In the cigar makere' strike occurred to
day, when a local firm of cigar manu
facturers agreed to accede to the union's
demands and employ union men exclu
sively. Tbe old hands will be taken back
Tbe strikers arc Jubilant.
Birmingham,-Ala., Sept. 22. The Howard-Harrison
Iron works, of Bessemer,
yesterday made a contract with the city
authorities of Honolulu for several thou
sand tons of clgbtecn-Iach pipe.
New York Democrats Crowding Into
Syracuse to tho Convention.
No Slato Fixed Up, lint tho "Bosses"
Have Not l?ut In an Appear-
Syracuse, N. T., Sept. 22. Democrats are
coming this way In numbers that bid fair to
swamp the town. It is already evident that
Syracuse has not sufficient hotel capacity
for tho peoplo who will be hero.
Rooms are being saved al the Yates for
Senator Hill, Senator Murphy, Richard
Eroker, ex-Gov. Flower, Perry Belmont,
ex-Lieut. Gov. Shechan, ex-Mayors Gllroy
and Grant, and Gen. Slckels.
Although It is an off J car the Democrats
are not content to hold a quiet little
convention like that of the Republicans at
Saratoga. They Intend to whoop things
up as though the governorship or possibly
the Presidency were at stake.
So far as known here there Is no slate in
existence, hut David B. Hill, Edward
Murphy, and Richard Croker have not ar
rived jet. When they get here tips may be
passed around as to who are the men.
Here is a list of candidates as they now
6tnnd: For Secretary of State, Horatio C.
King, of Kings, or Charles A. Carey, of.
For Attorney General, Daniel G. Griffin,
For State Treasurer, John B. Judson, of
For State Comptroller, Theodore W.
Myers, of New York; Frank Campbell, of
of Monroe, and August F. Seheu, of Erie.
For State Engineer and Surveyor, George
Ward, of Oneida, and Russell B. Stuart,
For Judse of the Court of Appeals, Judge
Alton, B. Parker, of Kingston; Judge John
D. Teller, of Auburn, nnd Judge David L,
FoIIclt, of Chenango.
T'WAS A FRONT YARD ROW
Two EcMngton Citizens Had a
Brief, But Exciting Combat.
Mr Gardner lias Been "Walking;
Across His Neighbors Terraces
and Mr. Brower .1'rotested.
Quiet Ecklngton was treated to a Bccne
last evening so far out of the ordinary
that fully 300 of the suburb's citizens
turned out to witness it. It was an In
formal boxing bout between two of the
most prominent people of that section.
Beginning at No. 219 R street northeast
a handsome row of six duplicate light
brick bouses stretches eastward. I)ut for
a long piazza, cut by fences into six parts,
and but fur half a dozen f ron t doors, the
houses look as one. Mr. Jeremiah A.
Gardner, a clerk in the Pension Oiflce,
lives in No. 210. Mr. Milford M. Brower,
also of the same tiffice, lives at No. 221.
Mr. Abram Sprlngsteln lives at No. 223.
A bandsome green terrace made by six
walks into as many yards, intervenes
between the houses and the pavement.
For some time bad feeling has existed
between Mr. Brower and Mr. Gardner. The
latter is said by the neighbors to be of a
About 7 o'clock yesterday he came home
and decided to visit his neighbors, the
Springstcins. He walked over Mr. lirow
er's sixth of the pretty grats plot to reach
Mr. Brower protested at this, as It had
oftrn been done before by Mr. Gardner,
much to the annoyance of the owners of
the half-dozen light brick houses.
Mr. Gardner carried a cane. He went
on to bio friends and presently returned.
Meanwhile Mr. Brower had secured a pall
of water and placed it at his feet.
Gardner returned by way of the pretty
grass terrace, and Brower dashod the pail
of water Into his face.
"Oh, he has Uirown vitrol In.my eyes,"
Mr. Gardner Is reported to havesaid.
As soon, however, as he rcge.'ned his
sight, Mr. Gardner Jumped, stick 111 hand,
upon Brewer's veranda A conflict fol
lowed. Mrs. Sprirgstein, who heard the noise,
ran to tbe second-story front window, and
gave a trio of alarms 011a rolicewhitle.
Policeman Upperman, of theEightb, heard
the calls, but when he arrived at the scene
of tbe affray the contestants had been sepa
rated and the 300 rpectators who-had
gathered with the rapidity of an April
shower had nothing to look at but the
six light brick bouses.
Mr.. Brower went in the houre while Mr.
Gardner repaired to Pnlne'a drug store.
where a 6mall scalp wound that appeared
to have been made by tbe caEcment of tile
front window waB dressed.
BIG LUMBER KIKE.
Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dol-
lars Go Up In Siimke.
Fjmd (In Lac, Wis., Sept. 22. The Mooro
and Galloway Lumber Company's yards
caught fire this afternoon and with a heavy
gale from the southwest the flames spread
rapidly. Aid was asked from Osnkosh,
Neenah, awl Appleton and the former city
sent two engines and hose. The combined
efforts of the departments were fruitless
tostny tbe flames, which swept everything
over a tract of thirty-two acres.
The property destroyed was 10,000,000
feet of piiicnnd hemlock liimberand ware
houses rilled Willi sash, doors, and blinds.
The company's mill, liarus, and offices,
eight Northwestern Railroad "cars, two
Wabash Railroad carsand .ill 1 he tramways
and tracks on the grounds. The loss will
aggregate $250,000, With about 5100,000
FIRE IX A TUNNEL.
Immense Freight DlocKnde Because
of It on Northern Pacific.
Helena, Mont., Sept. 22. A great freight
bloekadc nas Dcen caused on tuc northern
Pacific Railroad by a fire In the Bozeman
Montana tunnel, -which started ten daya
Five hundred cars are side-tracked In
the Helena yards and there are hundreds
more standing between Bozeman and Hil
lings. The blockade has been partly broken by
the laving of a switchback over the moun
tain through which tho tunnel runs and
perishable freight Is being rushed through.
It will take a week to clear the blockade.
The fire Is In the center of the tunnel, which
Is 3,800 feel long.
Exteulc Forest Fires.
Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 22. Forest and
marsh fires have broken outto-dayand the
flames arc raging along the west shores
of Green Bay and in northwest timber land
of Door county. An extensive fire Is
sweeping through the northern part of
the Oneida reservation west of this city,
and threatens destruction to many farm
Murder nnd Suicide.
Oskaloosa, Iowa. Sept. 22. M. E. Stln
son, of St. Louis, formerly agent for the
Rock Island Railroad at Fairfield, Iowa,
at which point his parents reside, shot-and
killed iiifs Ana Moore, of Panora. at an
early hour this morning and then committed
CHARGES mW TRUE
Col. Tracey's Findings in the
Orphan Asylum Case.
CONFESSIONS OF CHILDREN
George. Turner's Injuries WeroCtt used
hy His Half-Slster, Mlmilo Folk,
"Who Struck Ulm TVlth a Stick nnd
Held a Hot Stono to His Face.
Formal Inquiry To-day.
Col. John Tracey, superintendent of char
ities, has Investigated the charges of Mrs.
Turner against Supt. Enmold, of tbe Ger
man Orphan Asylum, and his conclusions
are embraced In bis report, of which the
following Is a copy:
Hon. John W. Ross, President Board of
Commissioners District of Columbia: -
Dear SirTrlnvestlgation this afternoon at
4he German Orphan Asylum of the com
plaint by Mrs. Turner of alleged m-treat-ment
of her sok, George Turner, by ae
officer of the institution, elicited evidence
First No corporal punishment was in
flicted by Supt. Enmold, or any other em
ploye of tbe asylum, at or about the time
specified by tbe complainant, or, so far
as can be ascertained, at any time.
Second Four weeks ag.ir-not long be
fore the lad was taken -home, and about
the time referred to In thecomplalnt, George
Turner, while on the playground In the
grove, was struck on tbe back witli a stout
stick, part of tbe limb of a tree, held
by his half sister, Minnie Folk; and a
stone, heated by being laid in the sun, was
putuu Georges face and leg by Minnie.
CHILDREN'S ROUGH PLAi'.
Third Nothing was known of these hap
penings at tho time by the asylum au
thorities beyond noticing that there was
rough play on the hill under the trees. In
sight of and near to tho main building
of the Institution, when Mamie Lavediicr,
aged fourteen years, the oldest girl pupil,
was put la charge for a few minutes until
the children left the playground.
"The examination of the children, each
questioned separately and without knowl
edge of the others, was as follows:
"Minnie Folk, aged eleven years, daughter
of Mrs. Turner by her first marriage, said
that while at home she had heard that
the superintendent had beaten her little
brother; but that she knew nothing of It
and bad not beard about itat the asylum.
She said that sho had been well treated
at the asylum, but would rather be at
home now 'by little Georgic.'
"AskecTlf Gcorgle had been hurt at any
time when at tbe asylum, she said at first
that a girl hud put a hot stone on him,
and then that somo one had hit him.
Finally she said that sho herself had used
the hot stone for fun, and had struck him
with her hand, while he wis lying on a
bench where George Rothaguc held him.
Then sho admitted that she had picked
up a stick from under tho bench and struck
hhn twice on theback.
"Georgo Rotlugiie, twelve years old,
said that be had seen Minnie Folk strike
her brother with a stick nnd put on him a
stone that bad been lying In the sun,
while the small children were playing
In the hill grove.
SAW HIS SISTER STRIKE.
"Mamie Lavender, sixteen years old,
said that she saw Minnie "Folk strike
Georgie with the stick, once as she was
going to the grove, having lieen told to
look artcr the little children.
"Harry Kennelly, aged eight years, said
that while he and the other ililldren were
playing he saw Minnie Folk strike her
little brother with a stick four or five
times as he was lying on a tiench.
"John Tolk, aged thirteen years, the
oldest of Mrs. Turner's children at the
Institution, said that he did not see any
thing of the trouble, but JhaUlieforc they
went home his littie brother, Gcorgle,
told him that their sister, Minnie, had
whipped him for being naughty whlleThpy
were playing and had hurt him. The
stone trick does not seem to have done any
liiiperlntendcnt Enmold denied positively
that he had ever physically punished Geor
;ie Turner, who had alA-ays behaved him
self wi-11, he thought; was a favorite from
bis general good behavior, and needed no
Neither tbe order nor the method of
ny inquiry, nor the" names of all the wit
nesses were" suggested by the asylum
jtithorltles. In carrying on the Investi
gation 1 followed Ideas derived from
various sources, including the complaint
3f Mrs. Turner, whose statement not af
fidavit, as Incorrectly stated did not
positively accuse Mr. Enmold personally.
even by hearsay.
"It seems probable that the boy, Gcorgle
Turner, who Is only seven years old, sought
to avoid blaming his sister when his
mother noticed his bruises, and that is
bow the story started about the alleged
"Should the examination on Monday de
velop evidence to modify the conclusions
above stated, I will report accordingly.
"Yours, respectfully, JOHN TRACEY.
"Superintendent of Charities, D. C."
MR. BP.IEHL'S EXPERIENCE.
Mr. Sjirlngsgulh has written a letter to
The Times in which he encloses a transla
tion of the letter to him from a Mr. Emil G.
Brlchl, flour dealer, at No. C23 Third street
southwest, iu which Mr. Briehl orfers to
produce testimony as to the ill treatment of
children at the asylum. Mr. Briehl says that
there were four children of the Briehl fam
ily in the asylum artcr January, 1803, by
order of the cou rt on accou nt of some trouble
In tho family. He alleges that the children
were "treated badly with fire pokers over
their heads; that boys and girls were made
lo room together, and that they were dealt
with as cattle rather than human beings."
He further states that he and his wife were
treated badly there and says that they are
ready to give their testimony to that effect
nod as to the other facts and statements he
makes as above.
DIDN'T LIKE THE FOOD.
Private PettKe Took Poison Bather
Thon Eat Condensed lfntlons.
Denver, Sept. 22. Bruno Paul Pcttkc,
who was a private of the Seventh Infantry.
U. S. A., committed Filicide, a victim of
the new experiments on condensed rations,
which were Ufed on n forced march of
Boldlers from Fort Logan. Pettke com
plained tbat his stomach could not retain
the condensed food, consisting of coffee and
Ho went on a Bpree and tried to induce
vomiting aB a means of relief, but failed
and then took a dose of morphine.
Injuries Are Not Serious.
Ne wburgh, N. Y., Sept. 22.- The accident
yesterday to the Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott,
pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, Is
not as pcrious as first supposed. There is
only a Blight fracture of the left collar bone,
and an arm and leg somewhat bruised.
There are no Internal Injuries.
Rifles for Cuba.
Madrid, Sept. 22. The government has
ordered 00,000 Mauser-rifle In Germany
tor the use of the army in Cuba.
He Knew His Food Supply Was
Bin Disappointment Is Intense Sensa
' tloiuil Itumor Started hy Some of
tho Kite's Sailors.
8t. Johnsr N. F., Sept. 22. Full details
of the dreadful sufferings of Peary, Lee
and Benson aro jiow becoming public. It
Is a cause for wonder bow they survived.
No other caso Is known where Arctic
explorers deliberately took their lives in
their bands and ventured upon a most ex
acting enterprise with the full knowledge
that their supply of food was Insufficient
nnd that they would probably perish In the
attempt. Peary's disappointment in er the
unsatisfactory termination of the expedi
tion is unconcealed, but all admit that he is
not responsible for tbe failure.
No human being could havo done more
lo make the expedition a success. Had be
had more men, or even sufficient provisions,
he would have accomplished much.
AH members of the expedition leave for
New York by tho "steamer Silvia, sailing
from hero Thursday next.
A Ecnsatlonal report is current, set afloat
by the crew of the Fcary steamer Kite, to
the effect that they were bringing home the
bones of the Greeley party from Caie Sa
bine, where nearly all of Greeley's men per
ished from starvation
About ten years ago, at the time Gen.
Greeley was rescued, twelve bodies were
found of the twenty who died, and no traces
:f the others were found then. The place
has never been revisited since until the
Kite went there in August, and landed
men who made an exploration around the
site of Greeley's camp. Lieut. Peary and
his friends deny that they have any such
DEMPSEY'S DEATH WOUND
Policeman Vermillion's Bullet Pen
etrated the Intestines.
Lieut. Huffner Suspends tho Officer
Pondlng'the Coroner's Inquest at
the Undertaker's To-dar
Timothy Dempsey, theyoung man whowas
shot early Sunday rue-ruing by Policeman
Vermillion, of the Ninth "precinct, while the
latter was trying to place hlniandlhreedls
orderly companions, uuder.'arrest, died at
9 o'clock yesterday morning.
He was taken to the bospltal about 2
o'clock yesterday morning, and when the
serious nature of the wound wasasccrtalncd
he was almost immediately oiicrated on.
Drs. II. L. E. Johnson and Edmund Parker,,
assisted by.Dra. Shortlldge, Furlong, Mnc
Dounld nnd Stuart Johnson, of the hospital
staff, performed thd operation. Sis
lacerations pf the Intestines were found and
sewed up, and the bullet was removed.
Dempsey recovered from tlieefrectsof the
ether administered, bat did not recover
consciousness alter tho operation and died
In a few hours. The last rites of the
Catholic church were administered while
the operation was iu progress, and bis
mother was present wheu he died.
John Earley, alias Jimmy John, Martin
Davis, and Richard Hurley, the youug men
who, with Dempsey, assaulted the police
man, are all locked up at the station-house.
Hurley Is the one who attempted to snatch
the gun from Vermillion's hand, causing
Its discharge, and he made his escape at
the time. The other two were held at
bay by the policeman uutil Patrolmen
Riley, Anderson, a"ud Gordou, responded
to his distress calls, when they were locked
Coroner Hammett, after viewing the
remains al the hospital, allowed them to
be removed to Lee's undertaking estab
lishment, where an Inquest will be held
Ibis afternoon nt 2 o'clock. No state
ment was obtained from Dempsey as to
the manner In which he received the
As soon as the fact of L'einpsey's death
was communicated to the Ninth precinct
Lieut. Helfncr placed Vermillion under
temporary suspension, and he will be de
tained at the station house until the ver
dict of the coroner's jury exonerates or
holds him rcpoasible for the death. Demp
scy's reputation among the police is very
insavory, however, and It Is the general
relief iu police circles that the discharge
of the revolver was accidental.
Dempsey and Early -were in the crowd
that assaulted Sheriff Mulligan at Chevy
Chase a couple of'ninnths ago, and both
were tried at Itockvillc for the offense and
held for the grand Jury. They were re
leased on bond.
The position of the wound bears out the
fficer's.stalement of the case, as It could
rasily have been Inflicted with the men Iu
the position Indicated.
BURIED IX -A LANDSLIDE.
Five Prrsons.Killeil on tho Banks of
tho Chaniplalri Klver.
Three Rivers, Quebec, Sept. 22. A land
slide of large extent occurred Saturday
night, at 9 o'clock, on the Quamplain River,
at St. Luce, Champlam county, carrying
with It tbe housu of Zcpnlsui llonnandin
and burying five members of the family
In tbe ruins.
Three other children whq Ihqard the noise
escaped by jumping through the windows.
One of them has become, insane through
Hve dead bodies have been dug out.
The river Is completely blocked and other
landslides and an Jnundation aro feared.
Afraid of Sharks.
Madrid. Sept. 22. A dispatch from Ha
vana to the Impartial says the divers have
refused to examine the wreck of the sunken
warship Sanchez Barcaiitegul owing to the
la rgeiiuniberofbarkslhat infest thcharbor,
particularly In the vicinity of the entrance
to the harbor, where the warship wentdown.
Another Spanish Victory Ileportod.
Havana, Sept- 22. Official advices re
cclvedlierc s.iylhat a column of troops
near Santa Domingo fought a band of
Insurgents; Inflicting a loss of five killed,
twelve wounded, and four prisoners taken.
Thrr troops also took six saddle horses
and a number of arms.
A LoKiinsport Fire.
TJOgansporK Imfcy'Sept. 22. A loss of
$10,000 was; caused vestcrday by fire m
tltrs-eityr Br-FT-KecstUlg's drug store,
B. Schnadlg & Co., dry, goods, and John
Dewenler, mcn's.furnlshlngs, were burned
Schoolboy Chnrswl vYvith Assault
SnnJtcl Tnekerfw rixtin-year-old sttHHil-
uoy, was locked up inNo-7 station last night
orrthe cha"rgeof:asu,ult preferred by Cath
-a i .- v
Hull So HIeycIe Llaht.
. Edward Cullcy. n.Isw student, was
arrested lastnight hyPqllcon nnWilllnghnm,
of the Eighth precinct, icra.1 big lo hae a,
light on his bicyda.
HIE OVERCOATS RUDY
Weather Bureau Expects a Big
Drop in the Temperature.
YESTERDAY HOTTEST OF ALL
No Other Day This Summer Ap
proached tho Scorching Heat of
Sunday Cool "Wave In Advnnclng
Eastward and the Sky Prophets
Aro Holding Out Hopes.
One more hot day and relief is promised
by the Weather Bureau. Yesterday, as
was expected, was the hottest of the year.
The next In Intensity was June 3. Tbe
maximum thermometer reached Its read
ing between 2 and i p. m., when tbe indl-
lator marked ninety-eight degrees.
This record Is three-tenths of a degree
higher than that of June 3, when 97.7 was
reached. These days discount anything re
corded for July and August, and put them
out of tbe lead as hot-weather-months for
this year at least.
The hca; yesterday was fierce with tho
direct rays of the tun. Fortunately tbe
rclnthc humidity was not excessive, and
there was nearly all the time some air
stirring, making It possible to be less un
comfortable than In cooler days, except
In the full blaze of sunlight.
No prostrations are reported, but many
who wero out In the middle of the day
without umbrellas suffered severe head
aches. PEOPLE SOUGHT RELIEF.
In every direction the population of
Washington sought relief by escape to the
rountry and by taking to the street cars
lor thesako of the moving air.
WI1II0 older persons are suffering dis
comfort, many little ones are sick with
the hot weather and It will be no surprise
If the report shows unusual mortality
among the babies as a result of the ex
The highest record of the thermometer
was reached near 3 p. m; the minimum was
60 degrees In the early morning. The
reading at 8 a. m. was 78 degrees and at 8
p. m. 80 degrees. The reading of the
wet -bulb thermometer wai 7 2 degrees,
showing a relative humidity f 05.
OUT IN" THE WEST.
The Kirometer rose rapidly during the
the day from the Missouri Valley south
ward to Texas, and was highest at
midnight In the icntral Rocky Mountain
region. Thepressurewasgreat in the region
east of the Mississippi and in the far North
west, and low barnmetrlereadlngssbowed
au atmospheric movement of considerable
The cool wave has reached the central
Mississippi Valley and northern Texas.
The temperature has fallen 20 to 40 de
grees there lu the past twenty-four hours.
Warm weather continues generally east of
Hie Mississippi and ihc temperature Is rising
in the extreme Northwest.
If the cool wave promised should fall to
appears there Is probably enough In this
lust statement to save the forecaster.
The probabilities are that the cool wave
will extend over tbe Central Mississippi
and Ohio Valleys to day and reach the At
lanllc i-oast to-night or- at the latest to
morrow. ADVANCE OF THE COLD WAVE.
The approach oj the cold wave was first
Indicated by the reports received from tbe
extreme northwest Canadian stations on
Thurfday and its slow movement to tbe
southward was due to an extended area of
high pressure, which coveri'd the eastern
half of tbe United States with its center
over the south Atlantic States.
This distribution of pressure gave per
sistent warm southerly winds until thcarca
of high prefsure covering the cold wave
gathered sufficient force lo oereoiue this
The cool wave war driven almost south
ward over the Rocky Mountain State, dur
ing the 20th and 21ft. alien-led by snows
and freezing weather In Colorado, the Da
kotas and Nebraska, while there was some
uncertainty ao to the rapidity of the ad
vance of this cool wave to the eastward,
when it first a ppeared in the extreme norl h
west there was strong probabilities on
Saturday that It would extend over the
central valleys last night and such notice
was duly given.
The rapid development of the deprerslon
now central over Lake Superior will batten
tho movement of this cool wave to tbe
FROST AND SNOW.
now 'Western l'cnplo Aro Belmr
Treated hy tho Weather.
"Chicago, Sept. 22. Tbehottest September
week which the people of Chicago have
experienced in over twenty years, was fol
lowed to night by a sudden cold. The
temperature all day was as .high as on
iny day during the phenomenal hot spell,
the thermometer at 3 p. m. registering 91
degrees. At 1 1 o'clock to-night themercury
In the Auditorium tower showed bG de
grees, a drop of 25 degrees in eight hours.
Ten deaths from beat directly were re
corded for the week ending to night, and
many serious prostrations.
St. Louis, Sept. 22. A drop of 20 de--greeB
in temperature was recorded here at
0 p. m., from that of tho came time yes
terday. A high wind from the South pre
vailed all day and reached a velocity of
llilrty-fivc railea au hour. At 9 p. m. tbe
thermometer reads 63 degrees.
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 22. The cold
wave from the Northwest reached here
this afternoon. Tho early part of the day
was very hot" and tho sky almost clear.
The temperature fell with the most re
markable rapidity ever known here. In
fifteen minutes the fall was thirty-two
degrees and since then it has been slowly
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 22. The hot
spell of two weeks is broken. A terrific
gale prevailed all day, blowing fifty
lnlles an hour, until noon, when the cold
accompanied by rain came, the mcrcury
dropplng very rapidly. To-night there
Is every Indication of frost.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 22. A tremendous
told wave came upon this region last night.
Two inches of tnow fell at Lead, S. D.,
and snow fell over parts of Western Ne
braska and Wyoming. The mercury
dropped fifty-one degrees In twelve hours
here, ranging from ninety-three jesterday
to forty-two this morning. A heavy rain
fell here most of the day.
Denver, Sept. 32. The damage done to
the fruit Interests of the State by the heavy
tnow fail of last night" Is beyond computa
tion. Tl snowstorm was general over the
State, Ihe amount" varying from four to
twelve inches. Today the sun shone clear.
ITic Indications are favorable for a killing
Rawlins, Wyo., Sept. 22. Tills section
of Wyoming was visited by the worst Sep
temlier snowstorm for twenty years. There
is a foot of snow on tbe levelR. Trains are
delayed. Some fears are entertained should
the weather i-ontinuc cold very long for be
lated flocks r' sheep, which are still on lilgu
Time to Say Spain's Oppression of
Cuba Must End.
Noted Chicago Dlvlno Speaks From
His Pulpit In Behalf of tho
Chicago, Sept. 22. The Rev. Dr. H. W.
Thomas caused somewhat of asensatloa this
morning by declaring from bis pulpit that
tbe time has come for America to 6ay that
the oppression of Cuba by Spain must come
to an end.
There was a large attendance of the best
people in the city and the epeaker was
frequently Interrupted by outbursts of ap
plause. Dr. Thomas said. In part:
"Among tho modern nations or the earth,
Spain Is old. She was once in the fore
ground, one o( the greatest and proudest
and most prosperous or nations. But she
was always on the side of royalty and
eccleBlasticism. She belorged to tbe old
order of government and religion.
"Other countries have advanced, have
heard tbe call and caught the Inspiration
of a now light, while Spain has stood still,
has gone back wards. Shehasuotabsorbed
other people ofthe earth and caught lntplra
tlon from them.
"The time has come for America to say
that this oppression of Cuba must come
to an end, and that very soon. All our
memories are on tbeslde of freedom. When
we struggled, France held out a helping
band and Russia sent ber warships to
cruise off New York.- Can we supinely
stand still and let Spain crush tbe life out
of these struggling patriots?
"I don't call them rebels. They are
patriots, as brave as men ever were, and are
struggling for the rights of men as we once
struggled. (Applause.) Governments move
slowly, but there Is no need to delay our
expression of sympathy. It is fitting that
the voice of the pulpit, the press and tbe
people of this great city, tbe center of
the country, should be heard first."
INSANE ITALIAN ARRESTED
Attempted to Speak to the Queen
in Her Carriage.
Royal Party 'Was Returning From
the lTn oiling of tho Statue
Erected to Ciniinr.
Rome. Sept. 22. A monument to Cavour,
which was erected by the municipality, was
Inaugurated at 11 o'clock this morning in
the presence of tho King and Queen, the
Prince of Naples, the members of tbe min
istry, and an enormous concourse of peo
ple. The syndic of Rome made an address.
While the King and Queen were return
ing from the ceremony an officer of the
Sicilian infantry tried to mount the car
riage step of the vehicle containing the
royal party, at the same time addressing
some words to the Queen. It was thought
that he was appealing for amnesty for the
four leadert of tbe Sicilian riot, whom he
King, while liberating all other political of
fenders, has refused to pardon. TbeoffI
cer wa arrested and taken to iimm,, ..
Afterwards it was learned tbat he had
besought the Queen to prohibit scientific
experiments on living animals. He has
been a suf rcrer from epilepsy, and bis mind
Is said to be slightly affected.
FIVE WERE DROWNED.
Curried Under Lake Michigan hy a
Chicago, Sept. 22. Five boys and young
men irished in the lake this afternoon
while seckiug relief from the heat onshore.
Six young men went out on the lake off
Lawrence avenue, Lakeview, In a boat.
When 3U0 feel from shore all of them took
off their clothes and Juniied Into the water.
A big wae"came rolling shoreward while
ihey were swimming amuud the boat and
swept them away and under the water.
The dead are Robert lecker. acol
twenty, painter, body recovered; Otto
Bchweiger, twenty years old, bartender,
body not rccovircd; Oscar Huber, aged
nineteen. Jeweler, body not recovered.
The other fatalities occurred at the same
hour olf Hopeddle aveuue.in the same part
of tho city. W1IIU111 Elliott and George
Engcl, both aged eleven years, were
swimming when a towering wave broke ou
them, carrying them under. Only ihe body
of Elliott was recovered.
CAN'T HE BLAMED.
Indiana Grand Army Men Angry ut
Thre-c Long Speeches.
Indianapolis. Sept. 22. The Indiana con
tlngentai Chickamauga has-tirredupasen-sation,
and several .if the G. A. R. big guns
will not be so friendly on their return as
The feature of the wrangle was theactlon
of Cinuuander-in-chier 1. N. Walker and
General Lew Wallace, who became dis
gusted with what is termed the way the
the programme. Loth me-n suddenly left
Ihe battlefield without delerlng the
speeches they had been asketl 10 prelum.
Three members of the commission occu
pied two hours and a half on the platform,
and wb'-n tho persons whohad been invited
by the commissioners lo tictK were reached
it was late in the afternoon and me audi
ence had nearly all disappeared.
YANKEE AGAINST ENGLISH.
Another International Yacht Raco to
Be Soiled To-duy.
Oyster Bay, L. I., Sept. 22. Spruce IV
has tieen ton cd over to Cold Sprit g-Harbor.
where she wa3 hauled up on the waj-sand
treated to a tboroughcleanli.g. prciiaratory
to to-morrow's race. Ethelwynn remained
at anchor in the bay.
Messrs. Brand anil Field, tbe respective
owners, spent a good part of tbe day to
gether in the clubhouse'.
Xew U ldcr.ee for Mrs. Mnybrlck.
Loudon, Sept. 22. The Baroness de
Roquc, mother of Mrs. riorci.ee Maybrick,
who is now at Koura, Is said to have com
municated with hcrfolicilorsiii regard to
new ard important evidence in the. Mny
brlck case, vi hich will be submitted to the
home n'crelary, Sir Matthew White Rid
ley, w ho has promlf cd to review the case.
An AdMinee Is Promised.
North Adjms, Mass., Sopt-22. The strike
at the lllackiutou Woolen Conipjnj 's mlllat
Blackinton. has ended and the 200 employes
willrctur.i to work to-morrow morning with
tho tiiideret.indlug that the company will
restore the 10 per pent reduction as soon as
the condition or business will warrant It.
Damaging Floods. In Siberia.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 22. Enormous
losses l-.ive Lieu caused In Eastern Siberia
by rains lasting- several da)s. Villages
were f loodetl and most of the houses were
carried off. The crops and stock were
destroyed, ami immense damage resulted
to the railway.
Yacht Race In English Waters.
' Liindon, Sept. 22. The Siortsman to
morrow will publish a letter from Laycott,
Gnodfellow & Bell, the Loudon bankers, la
which they otTcr a trophy, manufactured
out or Australian gold, for a e-ontest lu
English waters In 18BG between EnglNh,
American, and Australian yachts, tbe com
petlns boats to be over ninety tons.
i HOMEBUTTHE Gffi
Homeless and Penniless, Clias.
H. Wood Tried to Kill Himself.
SLASHED AT HIS .THEOAT
Formerly Employed nt the State De
partment hut oat of Work for a
Year His Son's Inability Longer fo
Provide for Him Precipitates Ihf
Act Ho Will Not Die.
Charles n. Wood, an ex-employe of the
Btate Department, age-d fifty years, at
tempted to commit suicide about 9 o'clock
last night, at No. 12S8 Third street south
east, by cutting his throat with a razor.
He succeeded in inflicting only a slight
wound on himself, however, and his con
dition is not terious.
Wood was discharged from the State
Department about a year ago, and since
tbat time has had no employment. He
has been a sufferer from stomach troubles,
and has been under treatment at several
of the local hospitals, but without bene
. NO PLACE TO GO.
About three weeks ago be' went to the
bouse on Third street, where bis son,
William T. Wood, an employe of the Sani
tary Company, boards, and informed tbe
young man tbat be bad no plsce to which
he could go. The con took him in and has
since paid bis board. Young Wood, it
seems, w hen be paid the last beard bill. In
formed John M. Baker, the proprietor of tbe
bouse, that he would be unable to takecare
of his fattier any longer.
The old man bad threatened to commit
suicide a number of times, and yesterday
afternoon told his son, as the latter was
leaving the house, to leU his wife, who Is
at Garfield Hospital, that be was going
to kill himself. Tbe son paid no atten
tion to the remark, however, and went on
STARTLED BY A CRY.
Wood got a razor, which he "carefully
honed and sharpened, and shortly before
9 o'clock the occupants of tbe bouse were
startled by a cry from his room. On In
vestigation he was found on the bed, with
blood streaming from a wound In his
throat, and a bloody razor on tbe floor
Policcnie-n Miller and Laurenson were
called In, and they at once bad Wood
conveyed to Provideuce Honpltal In the
Fifth precinct patrol wagon. There bis
injury was dressed acd'sewed up, and be
DIED ABOARD SHIT.
Mis- Hunt, a Noted Artist, Passed
Away u Raving Muiituc.
Philadelphia, Sept, 22. When the huge
four-masted American LlnestcimshipRbyn
land, Capt. Loe3w!tz, from Liverpool and
Queeiutown, with 139 salo.ii and 072
steerage passengers, drew up to ter wharf
to-day her Hags were at half mast. nd
It was learned shortly afterward that Miss
L.Hunt. a well-known Philadelphia artist,
bad died on board in great agony on the
morning or the 20th Inst.
The greatest reticence was maintained
by all on board as t, the cause- of Miss
Bunt's death, but It was admitted tbat
lor sK days previous t. her death she had
been a raving maniac and had lo be placed
STABBED HIS TORMENTOR.
Becnnio Angry (her Horse Play and
Is a Murderer.
Philadelphia, Sept. 22. Patrick McAvoy,
John Deviue, and Charles Gunt boarded in
the same house at Twelfth and Colon na
streets. Last night the two former tried
to induce Gunst to buy lteer. and when the
German refused they sub.ei.ied him to
some rough horse play.
Later in the nignt a.ter all had retired
Guust bean lo think the matter over,
awl h" became enraged at tbe treatment he
had recch cd. Rising f ro.-n his bed hi- took
a pruning knlle and going to McAvoy's
room, stubbed him iu lue bri-ast as he lay
In bed. The wound is a terrible one nnd
McAvoy cannot recover. Guiist was ar
rested. MIOT THREE BROTHERS.
Henry C'uvney Avenges tho Insult of
Being KnocKed Down.
rarkersburg, W. Va.. Sept. 22. Details of
a sensational killing which occurred near
here last night rcachc-d this ctty to-day.
At a dance given at the home of John
Llvesy, near Meld.ib, Albert, George-and
Lewis Kurd, brothers, had a quarrel with
llenry and John C.tvney.
Henry Cavney knocked Albert Burd
down and one of the Ituril brothers struck
Henrv. Cavney arose, drew a revolver,
andfired three shots at the llurds. Oneball
wounded George Burdin lhechcek.a.second
struck Lewlslnthechlnandthethirtl pierced
Albert Uurd's heart, killing him Instantly.
1 It ISH NATIONA I. C N V ENTION".
Hundreds of Delegates Crem ding Into
Chicago onSpec la! Trains.
Chicago, Sept. 22. A rpecial Iraiff over
the Baltimore and Ohio, which arrived at
9 o'clock to-night, brought lliO delegates
from New York and Philadelphia to the
Irih national convention, which will lie
called to order iu (lilsdty TaestLty morning.
It Is said that there are now riOO dele
gates in thecity, and the management of the
convention Eay tbat by to-morrow night
there will not no lees tlian 1,000.
OLD, OLD STORY.
Man of High Standing Hobs Ills Trust
San Bernardino, Cab, Sept. 22. Elmer E.
Rowell, a prominent attorney. Las disap
pea re d.
He is alleged to be guilty .if forgery and
embezzlement totbeaninuutor$20 ,1100. All
bis victims arc hts clients.
The principal loserbas licen reimbursed by
Rowe-ll's mother- Rowcll's wifcand mother
areof high social standing.
BURNED IN A WRECK".
Dentil of Two Unknown TrainiisSteal
lug a Ride.
Jollet, III.. Sept. 22. Two men were
killed nnd one injured In a freight train
wreck on tho Clik-ago and Alton Railroad
yesterday near 'Druinmoud. The dead
men, who were burned In the ruins of eight
cars, wero unknown tramps.
The Injured man was Judge- Burk. whose
leg was broken and back hurt. The trail
parted in the middle.
Carlisle-nt Gray Gables.
Marion. Mars., Sept. 22. Secretary Car
Hide arrived here early this morning. In
company with Mr. Tl urlvr he went to
Rnzznrd' Bay and called on President
Cleveland this afternoon. He will probably
return to Washington to-morrow morning.
AniiTlniii Girl Married In London.
London, Sept. 23. The Times this morn
ing announces that Maurice Black, of Lon
don, has Ix-en married to Caroline, daughter
of A. M. Forbes, of Chicago.
THE WEATllEit TO-DAY.
For DUlrio of Columbia, Marylanil and
VlrglnS.e, pionably fair during the day;
not ..trite so warm as on Sumtay. with prob
abilities that tho warm wave will bo
broken Monday iilghi, decidedly cooler oa
T.irsdiv; somltwcsiirriy, thirtlr"'
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