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IJSgiBFwig-g9 1 T h 2 Weather Today, r) was the TIMES' circa i mes c latioii for last weak. Fair, possibry showers. Continued warm. Southerly winds. me STAK'S circulation jqc HO for last week was . . , iCusULJf TOIiT 3. NO. 7(M. WASHINGTON, D. C.,. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 19, 1896 TWENTY-JTOXTR PAGES. THREE CENTS. fpvywsiitjw!'1 i- fiES IRISH UHDJULL I HUE Even Its Author Djes Not Under stand the Measure. PLAHS FOR THE SOUDAN Five Begluieuts Held in Bendlness for Aetlve Service in June Their Destination Is Not Announced Ah Soon ni tin Nile Itlses Operations "Will Bi-glu, It Is Said. London, April 18. Experts in Iris.li land legislation are exploring the mazes ot tliu text ot the Irish land bid, which was issued to the members or the House or Commons yesterday. They find it difficult to agree as to how the measure will operate. The chief secretary of Ireland, Mr. Gerald Balfour, in introducing the bill last Monday, left the House in a Mate of puzzling per plexity. His style of exposition did not m-sist lit eluding the inir'cate subject. Experienced gallery reporters eoneur in the opinion that Mr. Ballour's speech was the mostcoinplicateJ and technical one ever delivered in Parliament. He hurried unin telligibly through a mass or details, rapitfly rcadingpari-sorihespeeehihathadobviously been prepared for him, which he did not understand himself. Mr. John Dillon, the leader of the anti 1'nrnelUtes, who understands the Irish land question probably letter than any, other mem bar, saidiuthelobbythai hchadlistencd to the most intricate and difficult of all the tpee-'hes he had ever heard in connection with Irish land affairs. HAS BIX TARTS. The text of the bill shows that the measure is divided into six parts and forty-four clauses, of which the matter of purchase occupies seventeen clauses covering eleven iagcs. Until the bill s. rully scrutinized, nothing derinlte can be said as to the attitude toward it of the Irish leaders. In the meantime they are inclined to approve the proposals affect ing tcnauts under the present law. When tenants buy land the state advance.-, the money, the tenants paying J rer tent in terest thereon throughout a period of lorly-nine years. Under the new bill the will pay 4 per cent on the full JL'loO. for the lirst ten years; for the next ten years the same rate on A'SG. for the next ten years on i.7-1, the sum on which interest is to be isald lessening with each decade until the full amount of principal and interest is paid oif. The nnti-Pariiellits are convinced that the government docs not intend to pass the bill at this se-sion. and they will, there fore, not obstruct its second reading but, will concentrate their eliort.s against it in the committee of the whole. The war office has been instructed to hold two regiments of guards and three hue regiments in readiness for active service In June. The destination or these troops is not olficially announced, but it is un officially known that they arc destined for Egypt, where it is expected they will land in .luly. By the end of August the British reinforcements will number 0.500 and probably an Indian contingent will raise tlie number. WHEN THE NILE RISES. According to the Army and Navy Gazette the earliest advantage will be taken of the rise of the Nile at tlie end or July to transport tlie troops, supplies, etc., to Dongola. Until the river is high enough to allow stern wheel steamers to pass safely over cataracts, native crafts will be used for trasportation purposes. They will, however, only be used to transport etores to places near the present base of operations. The English papers make much of the raging: The Legitimate Racing Season 1896 Under Jockey Club Jurisdiction, Benning Race Course Continues Daily Until Hay 2. At Least Five Races Each Day. Special trains at 2:00 and 2:30 on Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. Cars reserved for ladies. Racing Begins at 3:15. Admission, Grand Stand t.. $1.00 Olub House and Paddock ;... $2.00 BEN H ELLEN, Secretary. statement that large capitalists in Egypt oppose the action of tlie French syndicate or Egyptian bondholders against tlie Egyptian debt commission to prevent the commission from paying funds held by it for the expenses of the Soudan expedition. The truth is that tlie capitalists consist or English, Austrian and Jewish rirms holding Egyptian contracts. The-head ol these firms. Huron Menasce. of Alexandria, has a practical business interest in widening the area or the ex pedition. He provides railway and other material Tor the advance. ' Duchess or Marlborough Popular. London, April 18. The Duke and Duch ess or Marlborough are passing, a quiet time at Hlenhclm palace. Their only guests arc the duke's sisters, or whom he has three. The duchess is winning popularity among the tenants on the estate. She visits them and is making friends everywhere. SHE ROBBED THE MAILS :erious Charge Against a Young Tarry town, N. Y. Woman. Mis. Lizzie Armstrong "Wax Assistant to the Piisiniaster Brother in Prison for a Similar Crime. Tarrylown," N. Y., April IS. Two gov ernment inspectors came here this morning and drove to the North Tarrytown post office, where they anested Lizzie Arm strong, tlie assistant poumaster, on tlie specific charge of abstracting money from the mails. James M. Switt. the present postmaster, appointed Miss Armstrong his assistant three years ago. Lately considerable complaint has been made to the Postmaster General that registered letters and valuable packages were never received. Suspicion fell on Miss Armstrong, but nothing could be proven against her until today, when a decoy letter containing four marked $1 bills, which had been mailed at the North Tarrytown postorfice by the government detectives, it is ud, was round on her person when arrested. The young woman said she was innocent. During President Harrison's adminis tration Bishop Arm-strong, the rather or the arrested girl, wa- appointed post master. He appointed his son, Frank, aged nine teen years, hi- assistant. Shortly I after the appointment complaints were j made about missing registered letters. Frank was arrested and pleaded guilty to the charge or stealing money rrom ' registered loiters. He was sentenced to I" the Ehnira reformatory for one year. Miss Armstrong, when arraigned before Commissioner Shields late this afternoon, pleaded not guilty to the charge of raking ! money from the mails and was held In I $1,000 bail for examination on Tuesday j next. Bail was furni-hed by Daniel Ann ; stiong of North Tarrytown. j QUAY BEAT M'KI.VLEYj Death Blow to the Ohioan's Boom iu "Western Pennsylvania. i Erie, Pa., April 18. The McKinley boom i for President in this section of Pennsyl vania was knocked in the head by the result of today's primaries in this Con gressional district. Quay's men won everything, even to the lowest county office. Hon. W. B. Andrews, of Meadville. and Louis Streuber of Erie, were elected na tional delegates. They are Quay men. B. B. Brown and R. T Walker or Erie, Captain Austin or Corry, and Samuel Pur cell or Albion, will represent Quay In the State convention. Perry Gibson, an A. P. A. adherent, will be the nominee ror State Senator; ,1. C. Sturtovant or Craw ford, for Congress. S. S. H0WLAND, President. RACING UNDTOPffllDUflS German Government Asked What Measures Will Be Taken. SCHRADER AFFAIR' GOSSIP Emperor Shows HIh Contempt for the Dead Duellist by ltofiisliig to Send a "Wreath to HIh Funeral Center -Tarty "Will Put Questions to Chan cellor Ilolienlohe on the Subject. Berlin, April 18. -The party of the Center iu the Reichstag have decided to put some questions to Chancellor Von Uohenlolie m regard to the recent German duels, and ask to be inlormed what. men. s ures the government proposes to take to prevent similar eucouniers in tlie future. Tlie question will also be raised iu the Prussian Landtag. This movement of the Centrists Nads support m the highest social quarters and is also championed by all the leading Berlin and provincial news papers ana it Is siguilicani that a journal or the character or the Cologne Gazette iu a series or articles on the subject deplores the injury to it.s prestige which tlie court continues to suffer from its supposed sympathy with duelling and appeals to the emperor to intervene and rigorously put a stop to the practice. In the meantime the increasing public agitation against duelling has prevented a series of duels, which were expected to arise out or the Kotze-Sehrader uflalr. HIS DEATH A GOD SEND. The meeting which was arranged between Barons Lancken and Kalm has been stop ped and several oilier impending eucouniers are off. Lleberecht Von Koiz and ids family has leU Berlin for the south or Europe. Their exact destination is kept secret. A majority or those who arc fully in formed as to the inner side of the quurrel between Von Kotze ami Von Schrader con sider I lie death or tie latter as a kind or Gottcsgerieht Judgment of God. When the scandal was first bruited, iu the summer of lfefif, Schrader was designated In the United Press dispatches as the originator of the trouble which resulted Iu Kote s long string of nii.-rortunes, his unjust im prisonment under the order or the emperor and his subsequent private trial and re lease with a tainted name, amounting to social and official death. Schrader -was Kot'e's accuser and re mained his bitter enemy, even when the latter's innocence had been proved. The newspapers allege that Schrader addressed a letter to the emperor prior to the duel endeavoring to clear himself of any -hare in the scandal, but it cannot be learned that any" such letter exists. EMPEROR SHOWS CONTEMPT.. There has also been a complete change In the attitude or the emperor. For a long time his ma jest y placed I he greate-t reliance upon Schrader. but latterly he tinned agiuusl him and his studied contempt lor him was shown by bis omission to send a wreath to his funeral and his refiis.il to permit the use or tlie Friednchskirche-Tthe Garnsonkirclieat Potsdam for the deeca.-ed master or ceremonies. In spite cr the stand which tlie emperor had taken, howjrer, a large contingent or court society testified their respect Tor the dead duellist. TheDowagerEiiipressFrederick.nlthough very strong in her condemnation or the practice of duelling, sent to the family of Baron Von Sciirader a message of sympathy and condolence and also sent a wreath of roses lo lie placed upon the coffin. The body of Baron Von Schrader was taken on Thursday to Ratzcnburg, the family seat. The parish clergyman refused to give tlie body a Christian burial and Court Chaplain WenC.andt officiated in his place. The Ratzcnburg veterans fired a volley over bis grave. MIL A1UD1) FOB CON GUESS. Curries All But Four Prlniari., and Defeats Congressman Coffin. (Special to The Times.) Baltimore, April 18. Returns from the primaries held in Prince George's county today show that Sidney E. Mudd has car ried all but roar districts in the county ror Congress over Charles E Coffin, present Congressman from that district. Mr. Mudd's friends have claimed all along that his carrying Prince George's county, Coffin's home county, in the primaries would assure his nomination and they were, there fore, greatly gratified at the result. It was expected that the right would be a bitter one, as Mr. Corfln was lending all his energies to carry Prince George's, and the result, it Is thought, certainly means his defeat at the Congressional convention, which takes place August 18, at La Plata, Charles county, Mudd's home county. John W. Belt, clerk or the circuit court In Prince George's, is one or the principal causes or the faction arrayed against Mr. Coffin, and is a warm personal friend of Mr. Mudd. Mr. Belt did much to carry the county for Mr. Mudd. While speaker of the house Mr. Mudd made himself ex tremely popular with the rank and file of the Republican party throughout the State. JN M'KINLEY'S CAUSE. Mass Meeting Condemning Piatt Held at Bochester. Rochester, N. Y., April 16. The Mc Kinley movement received its first im pulse here tonight when representatives of the McKiuley League from New York, Buffalo und other parts of the State ap peared at Fitzhugh Hall and addressed an assemblage of 00 citizens. The meeting was called to order by Andre w Rudolph and cx-Dislrict Attorney E. F. Fenner was elected chairman. A resolution was passed denouncing Piatt and declaring that the sense of the meet ing should be in favor of the nomination of Hon. William McKinley. Enthusiasm was not intense. Among the speakers were the following: John E. Milholland, New York; George E. Matthews, Buffalo; Senator Frank D. Pavey, New York; Lovcll J. H. Jerome, New York; Col. C. H. Dcunison, New York, and Charles De Mar, president of Typographical Union No. 6. Death of a Prominent Attorney. New York, April 18. Andrew Wesley Kent, a well known lawyer or this city, died suddenly today at his home, No. 128 West Fiity-niuth street. The cause of death was pneumonia, which developed from a cold contracted at his mother's funeral about ten days ago. Mr. Kent was born In Brooklyn in 1851. He was at torney for the old Postal Telegraph Com pany, und was prominent in the reorgan ization of that company ten years ago. Navigation Open at SaultSte. Marie. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., April 18. Navi gation opened atthis port tcday at 4p. m., two or the Thompson Tug Line boats, Mer rick and Thompson, making the river with out accident, open the canal for all lake craft. The locks are in working order. ITo ward Cassard to Sail. The Howard Cassard will sail this af ternoon from Alexandria. At least that is the program drawn from the best in formation that can be obtained at this writing. SEVEN KILLED IN 1 MINE. t Unexplained Explosion in Montana Results in Many Jnjurie3. Butte, Mont., April -18. The Broadwater mine at Ncihart was the sceneof a terrible explosion early this", morning resulting in tlie deatli or seven men and serious injury or six others, some of whom cannot recover. The deadare: Frank Doran, Jim Morrison, Hugh McKenzie, Dan O'Leury, Ban Ross, John Kerns, Joe Dearborn, The woundedare. Mike Ward, James ComRb Mike Coburn, Charles Schmidt, James Gallagher, Joe Dornu. Or the men killed all were single except, Prank 'Doran. At last accounts James Gallagher was dying. It is-alsofeared that three olherswlll die. A special train carried the wounded to Great Falls. There were several stories as to the cause of the disaster, the most reasonable one belug that the mugazhie, a.room used for thawing powder at the middle tunnel or the mine, exploded just as the men were returning from lunch at 1 o'clock this morning. One of the men was thawing powder with the result that all the powder in the room, some thirty sticks exploded. The explosion setoff a box.of dynamite and scattered deatli among the men who hap pened to be passing afr that time. LARGE FORCE NEAR HAVANA Six Thousand Rebels Under Maceo in the Capital Province. Massacre or Insurgents In a Farm House Vain Attempts to Dis lodge Antonio Maceo. Havana, April 18., via Key West, Fla., April 18. The iiiburgent forces recently arrived in Havana proyince from the Orieiit.lt Is now found, number over 0,000. Jose .Maceo ifa said to be In command. Antonio Maceo remains encamped west of tlie trocha. The government troops made two attempts to dislodge him, but eacli time were compelled to retreat. Debos' column was crushed in the first affair. The second resulted in three attacking Spanish columifs being pursued in three directions. The main force of Spanish troop- await Maceo on the trocha, but he makes no attempt to cross. The affair at Las Plno.s farm ou the out skirts or this city Wednesday night was a meeting or Cubans to plan a rising. A woman informed the authorities. Troops raided the house, shoo'tJng down five as they were emerging from the door Three are dying, eleven were captured and fitly escaped. All were unarmed Rev. Albert Diaz and brother, arrested the. following day and placed incommunicado, are said to be Implicated in tlie rising. They are accused or talking sympathy with the rebellion. The three prisoners or war shot in the Cabanas yesteiday belonged to the in surgent army. They were accused or arson, and shot under the bandit decree. Others have been ordered. shot next week. Panama, April 18. TheStarand Herald prints the statement that Senor Riinillio Clare will leave Colon on the 12st Instant on his way to Havana, to which place he will proceed by the most direct route. He is commissioned by the new Panama Canal Company to employ 5,000 laborers ror the canal work and bears "a. letter from the Spanish consul here to Captain General Weyler. It is said to be Senor Clare's intention to endeavor to take men from the ranks ir the insurgents in the hope or weakening their Torccs. ST. PAUL. CLUB PLANS. Promoting the "Work of Securing a Large Attendance of Veterans. The St. Paul Club, whose reason for existence is that the Department or the Potomac, G. A. R., shall make a creditable display at the. St. Paul encampment in September next, is making good progress with its work. The cluli met last evening in the Red Parlor ol the Ebbitt House and talked over the prospects. Tne oujcci of the club is not only that there shall be in attendance a large con tingent of the "well to do" members, but they are assisting the others to save their money tor this purpose by a sinking tund scheme. They arc also raising money by means of entertainments. One or these will be given on the evening of May 4, and will be called a May fete. At this the W. L. I., the Fencibles, the Old Guard, the National Rifles will assiBt in u military teatiire. T tie re will be some prize drills, fancy dancing, singing, and literary entertain ment. This program was submitted in part last evening by Comrade M. M. Lewis, chairman of the press and program com mittee. The attendance was very large. President A. F. Dinsmore was-in the chair. BOY'S PECUL.TAK SHOOTING. Was Hunting Squirrels "With a Coin Xianion In the "Woods. Lynn, Mass., April 18. David Smith, fourteen years of age, was accidentally shot in the head this noon and ib at the hospital at the point of deatli. With his chum, Willie Sanborn, sixteen years old, lie was in the woods near Spring Pond arter squirrels.' Smith, according to the siory told by young Saborn, was lying on the ground with' the pistol aimed to the story told by young Sanborn, was some distance from him. When the shot was fired Sanborn ran over to his chum to see what the bullet Jiad hit, and round a hole In Smith's Torehead. AGAINST THE MATABELES. Gen. Carrlngton Appointed to the Supreme Command. London, April 18. Major Gen. Sir Fred erick Carrlngton, at present commanding the infantry brigade at Gibraltar, has been appointed to the supreme commaud or the campaign against the Matabeles. The Central News says that the war office has telegraphed to all military officers who are away from South Africa on leaves of absence to hold themselves iu readiness to immediately return to their regiments. Steel for Spanish Defenses. London, April 18. Senor Canovas De Castillo, the Spanish prime minister, has sent an emissary to England to place large orders for steel armaments connected with the strengthening of the defenses or the Spanish Atlantic and .Mediterranean coasts.5 Judging from Ihe reported size of the orders" the work, projected is colos--sal. It is supposed., that Spain- is making these preparations to.'gutf'rd against eventu alities growing- out- of the attitude of the United States on the Cuban question. Sensnitiounl English Buby-Furmlng. Loudon, April IS. Oyer one hundred missing Infants are- iio connected with -Mrfl.vDycr,- the baoy-'farmer. The police have cousulted the liigiier'legal authorities regarding prominent persons who have beeu found to be involved" by giving Mrs. Dyer charge of children. 'Sensational de velopments are probable- when the case comes on for trial. - ARKiVEOHOMtFROMCUBA Wash ngton Boy-Tells of the War In the Island. - INSURGENTS SURE TO WII Mr. John A.Shunklund Beaches "Wash ington From Havana and Declares That the "War Is Very Near That City Hospitals Full or Wounded Spaniards. Mr. John A. Shankland or this city, who has recently been bunking with the Suyn ish soldiers in the fatuous old custom house in Havana, is back again in Washington. Mr. Shankland brings some news which is a confirmation or the intelligence that the insurgents are not rar iroln the city walls, and that the' hospitals are filled with the Spanish wounded. Mr. Shankland is tiie son of the late Mr. Shankland, who was for Ihirty-four years executive clerk or the United Stales Senate. The young man left New York about three weeks ago with letters or intro duction to Vice Consul General Springer ut Havana. His idea was to obtain em ployment there. He sailed on the Yumuri or the Wade line, and returned to New York about a week ago on the Segur.inca. LIVED AMONG THE SOLDIERS. Mr. Shankland was disappointed in get ting anything to do, the vice consul not being able to assist him to a position, eo he passed much or his time in the bar racks at the custom house and postoffice. While there, being able to S4eak Spanish, he conversed with the soldiers. Tlie general talk was that the war was a bloody one and that the scenes or a great deal or it were near the city walls. They told him that the hospitals were mil of wounded men ami that this was the best evidence or the many bcrlous conriicls. Mr. Shankland, owing to the lack of means, did not remain loug, and did not get outside of the city into the interior. Uehad a strange experience coming back. The crew ol tlie Seguranca was comosed entirely or Spaniards. He had orten heard them talking about him. and tlie general opinion expressed by them was that he was a "spy or President Cleveland." PLOT AGAINST HIM. Mr. Shankland thought that there was a plot brewing to make away with him, and heard a conversation Avhich he construed to have no other meaning. This he reported to the second ofrker or the vessel, telling him that he had not expressed himself pro or con as to the Cuban struggle. The officer when appealed to reassured Mr. Shankland, and the rest of the trip was madesafelv. but not witiumt nmytsnh i '1 asgiviugs as lo what might happen. Mr. . . Imnlrl.ln.l rl.ml ,...11 ,. .!.-... j "uiini.nm l'iuiii ueueveu maiiuepiot was lolhrowhlmoverboard.nieisconfldentthat the crew were all royalists, and believing that he was carrying information rrom Cuba to the government hero they thought the best way lo prevent it reaching New York was to leave the messenger at the bottom or the Atlantic. Mr. Shankland'b information is that the Cubans are having much the best of the war so far. TOUCHED UP INGEHSOLL . Allss"WHlurdAIakesa FarewellSpeeeh at New York. New York, April 18. MNs Frances E. Willard, who is about to sail for Europe, was given an ovation at a public mass meet ing held here tonight under the auspices of the Loyal Legion Temperance Society. She said that the President or the United States was her rriend. It had been round that cabinetdinners could be given without wine. AiNs Willard gave a sly rererenco to Col. Robert G. Ingersoll. She said that despite recent utterances in Chicago, which were Intended to shake people's faith in God, she knew that God overruled all things for good. God's love and Christianity are working in accordance with a preconcerted plan for the triumph of all that is good and true. The temperance cause Is in the line of the advancement or righteousness. God is the rorcc behind all. BEATEN BY "WHITECArS. Negro Maltreated Tor Difficulty "Willi a TVhite Alan. (Special to The Time-..) Richmond, April 18. From Burkeville comes a story of cruelty and brutality that surpasses anything of the kind in the State for some time In Nottoway white caps tied up, by the wrists, and barbarously beat a negro named Fawlkes, who had had some diffi culty with R. D. Vaughan, a white man. There is no evidence that Vaughan had a hand in the cruelty. Fawlkes -was given 100 lashes and bled profusely. Warrants have been sworn out for some of the of fenders. Large Deal in Cypress Lands. Alobile, Ala., April 18. There was com pleted here today a deal of cypress lands in volving about S50,000, which will result in putting into this market some 25,000,000 feet of board measure of cypress. The lands purchased lie between the Mobile and Birm ingham Railroad and the Alobile River, and were sold to McCuen and Pray, of New Orleans, by George Fearn and Son, of this cily. They propose to take out the timber by a process which has been In operation In the Louisiana swamps, and which dis penses with the services of freshets and tow boats. Three Baltimore Failure's. Baltimore, Md.. April 18. Three assign ments were put on record today. The George H.Foster Company, wholesaleliquor dealers and rectifiers, of East Lombard street, riled a deed of trust to John II. Wight, who gave bond for $70,000. Charles R. Benjamin, trading as the Baltimore. Washington, Richmond and Xorrolk News paper Syndicate, executed a deed of trust to Oscar C. Martenct, who filed a bond for $30,000. Sylvester Ruth, trading as S. Ruth & Sons, and also an individual in the business of manufacturing tin cans, assigned to Charles E. Sutpr, who filed a bond for $20,000. Cnpt. A. A. Fengar Dead. New Londou, Conn., April 18.-Capt. A. A. Fengar, of the United States Revenue Service, died here today or dropsy. He had been in the service nearly forty years and for a long time was iu command of the cutter U- S. Gxant. He was superintending the construction of a cutter at Boston last spring when his health failed and he came here, his native place, where he lias been confined to his house ever since. He was sixty-one years old, had been married three times, and leaves tlu;ee children, ono married daughterresidingiti Bucksport, Me. Clyde Sljlpplug Trude Increases.. London, April 18. The Clyde trade shows a wouderful expansion. The orders for 40,000 tons of new shipping were placed there in April. Steel vessels are especially in demand. The greatest of the Japanese shipping companies, the Nip pon Yusen Knisha, Intends to start a line of steamers to Europe. It has ordered six vessels that are to be built at Eelrast and on the Clyde. The contracts call for their completion by the end of the year. SHOT JUS COUSIN SWJ2ETIIEAKT. Parents Uefuscd Consent to Marriage und the Girl "Was Killed. Richmond, Texas, April 18. Albert Somerville, in a rt t of jealousy, shot ami almost Instantly killed Ella Somerville, a daughter of Judge H. L. tson.ervihe, postmaster of this city, this morning, and then attempted to suicide, but inauu ouly a slight wound. Miss Somerville was a popular, highly esteemed young lady. The young man came here recently from Alabama, where his parents reside. He is a nephew of Judge Somerville and was visiting at his uncle's house a t the time. The tragedy occurred in the street Just in front or the Somerville home. Young Somerville was iiujove with the young lady, but on ac count or relationship between the young people the parents refused consent to their marriage. Somerville is now in Jail. POKER PLAYERS RAIDED Polica Desc3nd On a Missouri Ave nue Hou3e and Make a Haul. One "Woman and Six Participants In the Game Taken to the Stat Ion-House. For the nrth time within ten days the police or the Sixtli precinct swooped down on the gambling houses that line Missouri avenue between Fourth and Filth streets last night and found a game m lull biastat No. 469. The proprietor and the woman who runs the house was taken to tlie station house and locked up, with six men whoare held as witnesses. For several mouths past the house in question has been under suspicion. Airs. Mary Gray, the woman who rentsit, has been warned several times by the police that she must not allow gambung on the premises. Over three months ago Lieut. Kelly and Detective Hartigan notified her that they understood she was violating the law und that it must be stopped. She paid no heed to their warnings. Detective Hartigan carefully sha'dowed the house and when he I had satisfied himself beyond a doubt that a gaming table was being conducted there t he swore out a raiding warrant. List night Sergt. Hamilton, Detective Hartigan, Officers Whelan. Cox and Elliott went to the house at 10 o'clock and broke in the front door. - They found a game in operation and arrested the proprietor, Ed ward H. North and Airs. Gray, besideb the men at the tables. The six players who werefoundaromidthe table gave thoir names at the station house as William L. Conway, WllIiamRoach.Louts A ." Spies. Joseph F. Aioore, Daniel W. Jones, and Thomas Phearson. j They were all held as witnesses and will i be required toappearincourton Wednesday. The Officers found over ,00 chips and a doen packs of playing cards, besides other gambling purephenalia on the premises. North was charged with setting up a ; gaming table, and Mrs. Gray with iK-rmit- ting ganiDimpon me premises. All iho-ewho weretakenlnmadestrenuous efforts to obtain collateral last night, bur up to a late hour no one had succeeded. CONNELL MUBDEH'CLUE. Detectives Following It to Capture the Accomplice of 1'rluce. (Special to The Times.) Richmond, April 18. It has gradually leaked out that the detectives are following a good clue to capture the partner or Juck Prince, who shot to death 1.-F. Conned of Portsmouth, O., in a Sleeping car on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, near Basic City, in lbOl. This was one or the boldest murders and robberies ever known in Virginia, and Council's relatives and friends never gave up hope of bringing his murderers to justice. Prince died alter serving a term in the penitentiary for another ottense. There was not enough evidence to couict him or the Couuell murder. His pal was never captured. While In tlie peniteutiary Pnuce acknowledged to a comict that he had a hand in the murder. This convict's liberty is thought to have beeu sworn away by members ofhis crowd, who wished to get rid or liim. He has been made to believe that errorts are on foot to secure his pardon, and he will on this ground give information which will lead to the capture of Prince's pal. The convict today told a reporter that the man who was in league witli Prince to commit the Council murder lias spent a term in the penitentiary for another crime tlie Basic City murder. He was released from tlie penitentiary not long ago. Some years ago the detectives at work on tlie case .practically gave it up. They have started afresh on the new clue, and it is thought some interesting developments will soon come to light. Pamphleteering Against Lamb. (Special to The Times.) Richmond, April 18. "An open letter to the Republicans of Virginia on Col. Lamb's removal of the city chairman; as an attack on the McKinley stronghold" Is a literary contribution to the Virginia Republican row. It is a twenty page pamphlet by Gen. Edgar Allan, and makes a vigorousattack on State Chairman Lamb, whom he argues must be downed in the Interest of KcKlnleyism, and places the responsibility of the Republican split in the State on Col. Lamb. Discrimination Against British Goods. London, April 18. The correspondent or the Post, writing on the subject or the preferential duties granted by the Transvaal government to goods Imported from Germany, says that since 18!)0 the British imports into South Africa de creased from 83 per cent of the total imports to 72 per cent. The German im ports during the same period advanced 500 per cent. Queen Loses n Trusted Servant. London, April IS. The queen has lost a trusted servant, Hugh Brown, who was a relative of the famous John Brown. Hugh Brown -was her majesty's favorite page. She provided him with a charming residence at Frogmere and a cottage at Balmoral. His family will be given an ample pension. ItunUer Smith Sentenced. Lancaster. Pa.. April 18. E. K. Smith, the Columbia banker, convicted of embezzle ment, was sentenced this rorning to two years and five months iu .he eastern peni tentiary. Application wi l be maxle to the supreme court for SuilMi s release on bail pending review of the caso. Death ot Ger.. Bootes. Wilmington, Del., .pril 18. Gen. Levi Clark Bootes, retired, oi the regular army, diedathishomelnlhiscltyihlsmominjr.nged eighty-seven years. He served through the Alexlcan and civil wars, and was retired m 1874. Important Notice to the Ladles. Commencing A.ouay morning, April 20, 10 a. m., and 7 p. m., I will sell the entire stock or dry goods, fancy goods, notions, etc., contained In store 3120 M street, Georgetown, formerly S. P. Smith. Stock must be sold at once, as I am compelled to vacate in a few days. S. Samstag, auctioneer, 3120 M street, Georgetown. FML UBJIOSE Flfil Many Killed or Injured and Nearl; Forty Coachss Burned. OLD DEPOT AT PHILADELPHIA Flames Baged for Six Hours una 5(10 Pennsylvania ltattwny- Em ployes Aided the Firemen - Ftilliii "Walls Have Many Victim High l'nllmau Couches Destroyed. Philadelphia, April lS.-The old Penn sylvania Railroad. depot at Thirty-second and Market streets., and tlie train shed, together with eight Pullman car- and about thirty passenger coaches, were totally de stroyed by fire tonight. Two firemen were killed by fulling wall- and over a dozeu others were injured. The loss is estimated at $3ob0b0. The Pennsylvania Railroad Comiiany carries its own iusuranee. The dead are: William lilaiger, ageu filty-sevea years, assistant elder engineer of Phtludlephin fire deparunent, skull fractured. Internal Injuries and frightfully burned. Died within ten minutes. after tieuig removed to the Presbyterian Hospital. Hugh AlcGranigan. forty-eight years old. assistant foreman or Truck I. badly crushed. Died at hospital hair hour arter being ad mitted. UNDER A FALLEN WALL. Thefirestartedat430o"clock.presumahly from an explosion of gasoline, in a coal bin underthetrainshed,auditspread rapidly. Three -alarms were turned in and the firemen, aided by at least C00 employes of the Pennsylvania Railroad shops nearby, fought the Names but without cnect. The workmen saved a number or cars that were under the train shed by pushing them by main strength to plates or safety, among tliem being the private cars or President Roberts and Vice President Thompson of the Pennsylvania Railroad and President Kimball or the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Eight Pullman cars and aliut thirty passenger coaches, however, were con turned. The rire raged ror six hour.- and it was not extinguished until midnight. Shortly before 5 o'clock an iron portico in front or the building felt and four fire men were caught by the debris and hadly i n J u red. The most serious disaster oe curred two hours later, wheu a two-story wing of the building fell without warning; burying a half dozen riremeu under tBc mass ot hot brick. AN OLD FIREMAN. The men were rescued in a short time, but Firemen Staiger and Mi-GrantgHu ItiiCr sustained fatal injuries and died m the hospital. McGranigan regained eo-iHisnes shortly berore he oreathel bis last and he asked tnata priest be sumuuKied. The clergyman arrived a row minute- to (ale. He leaves a wire and threectnldren. Staiger had been a fireman fur at least tklrty years and he was one of the best known members of the fire department. Two children survive him. The building was occupied by several of ficials, of, the Pennsylvania rarlrwul and valuabte records, and plans were destroyed. The commissary department or tlie Pull man Company was also located at thNphtcc The structure was abandoned for paenger traffic in 1881 when the Broad street station was completed, after having been In use for ten or twesve years There were sixteen tracks in the train shed and theao were filled with cars when the fire started ESCAPED BY A MIKACLE. Occupants of a Buggy Narrowly Missed Death. The pedestrians on Penu-ylvania avenue were thrown into a state or excitement last night about 12 o'clock by a wlkl runaway. For the few moments It lasted it seemedas If it must certainly terminate fatally, botn. to the occupants or the vehicle and the horses attached to it. The vehicle was occupied by a lady and gentleman the latter driving. On their way up the Avenue from the Capitol, when near Ninth street the pole-trap or the harness broke. This rrightened the horses, and they starteil up thestree.at a break-neck pace. The driver, a gentleman rrom Alexandria, keptlnshead,andrindingitwasimpossibleto check the horses, by an artistic turn, only known to thorough horsemen, threw the horses down on the pavement between Twelfth and Thirteenth street. No one was hurt, nor were thehor3e in any way injured New York Is Sweltering. New York, April 18. -The warm wave still continues, this being the sixth con secutive day that the thermometer laa climbed to the summer heat point. Ac 8 o'clock this morning the therm meter registered only 3S degres, but it rose rapidly during the morning, and at 3 o'clock this attemoon the oifitial record was S9 degrees, which is much higher than the record ror April IS On the street tlit thermometer registers 91 m the shade. Shot a l'eeping Tom. De Land, Fla.. April It?. For some time a 'l'eeping Tom" ua been annoying the ladles or this place Tlie rellow was nut detected till Friday night, when John Van Brunt was caught watching a lady disrobe. A number or persons went after Van Brunt, about I o'clock Saturday mornim?. Over a. dozen gun-shots were heard in the direction the peeper had taken. Members of the party will give no information, but it if said Van Brunt was shot to death. Mr. DepeWs Birthday Observed. Brooklyn, N. F., April 1. A dinner was given by the Montauk Club in this city to night in honor or Hon. Chauncey M. Dc pew's birthday. A large number of dis tinguished persons were present. Arter an address of welcome had oeeu delivered by the chairman. Air. Dcpew was introduced and was enthusiastically received. Quay Slightly In the Lead. Jleadville, Pa., April 18. Unofficial re turns from thirty out ot sixty-one pre cincts in Crawford county give the Quay delegates to the national convention a slight lead. This includes their strong hold, Titusviile, which went solid ror Quay, giving him about 600 majority. The countrv districts have cut this down to less than 200. Caricaturcj Provokes a Duel. London, April IS. A Paris dispatch to the Observer says that Leon Daudet, the son of Aiphonse Daudet, the novelist and playwright, has challenged an artist named Steinlen to fight a duel In consequence or-a. caricature recently published In the Echo de Paris. No A'cw Trial for Alarv.en. Chicago, April lb. Judge Smith today refused to grant a new trial to Nia Marzen, found guilty of the murder of Fritz Hol zheiter, January 30. 1805, and sentenceiltha prisoner to be hanged on May 13. Three "Whurt Boats Btirued Evansville. Ind.. April If, Three wharf, boats, the steamer Alex Perry and tug Norton Just burned tcday. The loss is about $30,000. partially insured. Ivy.Inst. Bus. College.Sth and K, teachet any one subject of its course at $1 a month" .?5- .