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fmes SUBSCRIBERS to THE TIKES pro all the news of the world and al. Washington happenings for jf:y cents a month. This Includes Morn ing, Evening, and the Sunday Edition. VOL. 2. -NO. 555. WASHINGTON, D. C, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1895. EIGHT PAGES. ONE CENT. 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. 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 required. 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 day. 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 Friday nlgiit. 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 lynched. 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- mice Yet. 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. (Mean. For Attorney General, Daniel G. Griffin, of Wntertown. For State Treasurer, John B. Judson, of Gloversville. For State Comptroller, Theodore W. Myers, of New York; Frank Campbell, of Balb;R.L.Dow,ofSchoharle;JacobGcrllng, of Monroe, and August F. Seheu, of Erie. For State Engineer and Surveyor, George Ward, of Oneida, and Russell B. Stuart, of Onondaga. 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 quarrelsome disposition. 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 his neighbor. 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 Insurance, 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 ago. 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 buildings. 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 suicide. 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 showing: 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 Injury. 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 unl-Uient. 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 brutal punishment. "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 Boup tablets. 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. m m 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 Entirely Insufficient. 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 relics aboard. 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 thoEmergencyHospitaiafewmlnutesafter 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 up. 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 wound. 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 fright. Hve dead bodies have been dug out. The river Is completely blocked and other landslides and an Jnundation aro feared. , '1 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 out. , 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 erine Harriv -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 cessive heat. 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 eiiergyteutralovcrLakeSBperlor 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 resistance. 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 eastward. 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 sinking. 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 frost to-night. 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 mountulns Time to Say Spain's Oppression of Cuba Must End. Noted Chicago Dlvlno Speaks From His Pulpit In Behalf of tho Struggling Patriots. 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 Huge IViiic. 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 tbevon's3 were. 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 IndianaCluekamaugacoinmlssionershogged 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 ficial results. . 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 out. 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 beside him. 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 will recover. 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 under surveillance. 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 ing Clle-!!ts. 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"' wcitcrlv. wind I s - ,-r ..4 -..nia --i.g. s --.aSf-iifi Ssair Jwj-. -3- WafL ? -- 'rVJaii -i""- t"ii2rSaSstfc JLS-rt.fe,atggrj.4-w-. yi.