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latioii for last weak.
Fair, possibry showers.
Continued warm.
Southerly winds.
me STAK'S circulation jqc HO
for last week was . . , iCusULJf
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Even Its Author Djes Not Under
stand the Measure.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The English papers make much of the
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
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.
: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.
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
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.
German Government Asked What
Measures Will Be Taken.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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. -
Wash ngton Boy-Tells of the
War In the Island. -
Mr. John A.Shunklund Beaches "Wash
ington From Havana and Declares
That the "War Is Very Near That
City Hospitals Full or Wounded
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
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
eighty-seven years. He served through the
Alexlcan and civil wars, and was retired m
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,
Many Killed or Injured and Nearl;
Forty Coachss Burned.
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
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.
The men were rescued in a short time,
but Firemen Staiger and Mi-GrantgHu ItiiCr
sustained fatal injuries and died m the
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
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,
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"
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