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a THE MOEMNGvTIMIS, TBIDAY, r NOyEMBEB 20, jl896. HECHT &. COMPANY, g g 515 Seventh Street. g fc . ,. I Friday's I Special OneDay f I Values. I g We always try to make g g Friday a very busy day. g It We generally sucrced. g Todaywillbca"limnmer" U g if extraordinary values are g a incentive enough to bring g 8 you. 8 g You may have all the 8 CREDIT O you want, no matter wlieth- g it er you're known to us or a a IS not Balance of the I $1.50 to $3 Tea I 1 Gowns and Wrappers, 87c each, ro unercserved. The last we've col will co lira uurtj- " -" "-ki- thei're worth 51-00 lo 5-J wc luc-un tt Lot or Figured llrtlllanttne Sarin well made, lined. Mir lened and velvet hound, and worth $3.50. Will o today at S1.57 each. Lot of JJoucIc. Cheviot. Two tone Boucle. erce and Black Flcurcd Brllllanilne Skills mme which usually 1I for ? -00 will so today $4.98 each. Tiulav we shall offer a lot of riaui Beaver or Kersey Jacfc ets Lox rronts. very stylish which are marked GJiO else where, for $3-75 each. . For a day we shall offer a lot of Seal I"luh Cares, fancy silk lined. n full sweep, Uiat are worth $1.50 Tor $2.98 each. Lot ot Women's Flannelette Wai-IS made 111 the lalil 1.1MI iim. and worth 1.23 and more, will co at 33c each. Lot ot Bojs Cape Overcoats faucy cheilitis. or4ciis and cassitnerca plaid lining Worth 5, $0 and $7 will go at S2.75 each Lot or Sl en's and Women's (iinrta Umbrellas, a variety of lireitv handles Uiuhn-ilas that jou've ialil $1.75 and $2 for many a time for 96c each. Lot of Bovs" Reefer and Duulili'-urc.i-ti-d Cheviot and Cafsimere Suit wliicli others cct .3 and 51 for will bo of rered at $1.79 each. I s IS t it HECHT & COMPANY, 515 Seventh Street. it CSC5SSSQSQSSSSS3 SSS&SSQC DIED IN DOING HIS DUTY Jail Warden Jumps After Prisoner Escaping From a Train. Both Found Serlon-jly Hurt Jailor Inspired llefore IleiidiliiK IIos- jiltul Convict Cannot Heeover. rittsliurp.Nov. 19. ratrick Cronm, aged twenty-nine, now a prisoner in the trie county pnson, made a iletpcratc. effort this niorninc, while en route from Erie to PitlsmirR, to escape from a fast moving train. His unsuccessful attempt cost the life of Thomas McCrea, warden of the Eric penitentiary. At 7 o'clock lliisiuorniiti: WardenMcCrca and Deputy Sheriff J F. C.tibcl left Erie, Pa., with sixteen men and one woman, prisoners, who had been sentenced to serve termsln the Western l'eiiittentiary. In Allegheny City. Amoncthe prisoners was Patrick fronlii, sentenced to serve fne jears for train robberies. The prisoners were nervous and excited almost from the start, causing much anxi ety to the officers in charge. AH possible precautions hail been taken, Cmniu was handcuffed lo a convict named Shuhart. The latter was noticed to be especially restless and once or twice made a nime ments as it jumping from the car window. He desisted when Deputy Giebel presented his revolver and threatened to shoot him. . Cronin had, however, been hard at work and had, unnoticed, slipped his handcufr. Wlicn alwut eleven miles out ot Pittsburg, quicker than a flash, he leaped from the car door landing in a lieap on the tracks. Warden McCrea leaped from the car after him and grappled with the man. The tmin wasquickly stopped and Deputy Giebel went to the assistance of Warden McCrea. The latter was found unconscious from numerous bruises and cuts and Cronin wasalso seriously hurt. They nerecarried to the tram anil brought to Allegheny. At the depot an ambulance from the Gen eral Hospital was In waiting to convey Warden McCrea to that institution, but he died before the hospital was reached. A patrol Tvagun convejed Cronin to the West ern Penitentiary, where he now lies in the hospital depirtment, perhaps fatally in lured. .No further trouble was experienced with the otner prisoners aftertheexclllng escape from the train. Warden McCrea -was married and leaves a large family residing lo Erie. Take Advantage of This. Many sufferers from rheumatism and from piles doj't know of quick sure cures for both diseases. Many have heard of so-called cures, but the prico was too high, FOR Jnst t0 ,ct ,he nnb,i: l"Te a trial of T. CI It, Rhuinatle Cnr UfNt: which sells at .25c ,,, we'll send them abot- WtCri. tic for. For those suffering from Piles, six 2-ccnt tamrs will bring the L C. It. Pile Ointment, which cost you 25c before. Mosey returned If not sirlsfactory. Address T P R Chenlical Co. I! aoiiiiiiiM)Ly.W. I for references or for cures. I of LAWYERS WERE SURPRISED It Was Generally Uellcvcd That a Verdict -of Manslaughter: vprtW- .llejleturned Jury Cnmo Bnck-'o., Auk for IiiKtrnctlon on That Point, New Trial to Me Awked. "Guilty as Indicted" was the verdict of the jury which has tried Christopher Fearson, charged wlththeniurder of JohuL. Ford 011 August 7 last. The story or the ust day of the trial of Fearson was told In jestcrday's Evening Times. The haggard old man In the pris oner's dock was. moved to tears jestcrddy as he listened to the pathetic and cou Miiciugargumeniofhiscouusel. The court room was crowded .and when Uie case went to the Jury 110 one believed the aged criml lnal would be adjudged of more than man slaughter. He had told his own story of the killing the day before In tones qulteilng tttlh dilution. The Jury seemed much Im pressed with the whiteness of Fiarsun's hair and the wrjiiklcd brow- betokening Worry and anxiety. CAME HACK F0U INSTKUCT10N. Hut tbere lingered 111 the countenance a slight tinge or trace of jouth's Indiscre tion and early manhcod's rascality, for Fearson has a police record. He was for jears a Jnclaiun City policy runner and ills reputation tliere in bad He has borne up well under the ordeal of the trial which might result in his hanging when close on to sclent y cars of age. The jury had not been out quite an hour when woril reached the court that It de sired further Instrm tlons. They entered the room and inquired as to the Intent to inflict bodily Injury which Judge Cole had instructed -would constitute murder. The jury was told Hut ir they Leheed that Pearson luielled or aimed the pistol or pointed It at l'ord that would constitute the intent. Again the jury went to tl.eir room and at 4 o'clock returned n verdict. TI c foreman answered the inquiry of the court that the found the prisoner gudty as Indicted. Every eje was di rected to the old man. All eiected to see him break down and cry as he had done earlier in the day. In this those present were disappointed. Fearson did not cry He seiined paralysed at the decision. A shudder ran through his frame, his hands trembled like a man afflicted with the palsy. DAZED AT THE VERDICT. His eyes stared Into nothingness like one liercft of reason, and tliough he at tempted to speak to las counsel his tongue cleaved to his mouth. If he could have cried out le would have done so. Fear of the gallows had paralrd his liody and for a few minutes lie was unaware of his own actions. He tottered out of the rwim wiUi the bailiff and went Ik'Iow to the cage, where, a few minutes later, he quit-led his ncres witli seteral puffs from Ills pipe. Fearson- counsel Messrs. Thomas C. Tajlor and Andrew V. liradlcy. say they were amazed at the verdlit and will im mediately ask Judge Cole for a new trnl. DREYFUS CASE AGAIN. Came Xear "ITiisettlnt; the French MlnKtrr In Ilehute. Loudon, Nov. 19 A dispatch from Paris to the Pall Mall Gazette sa)s that the ministry had a ery narrow escape in the Chamber of Deputies jesterday. and noth ing but' the paliiotisin of a number of deputies saed it from overthrow. The hostility ot the Chamber was arou-'d by tlie overliearing attitude and tone of Gen. Uillot, minister ot war, in his statement vhicli Premier. Mw-liue at firt was not dls lisecl to supplement until he saw that his own friends weie lcaUhg him. In view of the situattu'i. il:u premier was cofiipelled to accept a compromise in the shape of a moduii-atlon ot the motion jjf M. Castelin demanding that the govern ment lake action in the case ot the re ports that Drefus l.ad been the victim ot a plot and expressing confidence that the government would endeavor to punish the guilty persons. Tlie opinion in the lobby after the de bate was that the government would be obliged to order new prosccutionirln connection with the case of Drejfus, many nieiulierh expressing belief that it would be better for the country to have shot Drejfus than to piyi:2,om) a jeartokeep him In confinement. A dispatch from Paris. sas:"The Journal understands that as a result of jesterday's debate in the case of Capt. Drejfus, the minister of Justice has ordired a reopen Ingof tlieinquiry'nto the matter." SELECTION IN DOUBT. Joseph Smith' Appointment ns Mar shal of the DiMtrlet Not Verified. Canton. Ohio, Nov. 19. There were no callers of political Importance at the Mc Kinlev residence today, though the report that Gen. Horace Tortcr, of New York, was In Cleveland, and expected to spend the night here, set tongues wagging. Gen. Porter did not come, however, but will visit Canton a lew daj-s later on his re turn from St. Loins. He Is talked of In connection witli tlie position of Secretarj of War. Col. Tred Grant and Gen. E. A. Aluer, of Michigan, are the other names still most prominently mentioned In that connection. Tlie cabinet makers are suggesting John Russell Young, of Philadelphia, for Secre tary of tlie Navy, and rumors come from Chicago that Lyman Gage, president of the First .National Bank ot that city, may be urged for Secretnrj- of the Treasury. The statement that Joseph P. Smith is to be appointed marshal of tlie District or Co lumbia has not been verified. Mr. Smith is one of Major McKinlcj's efficient an.l loj-al adherents and his election for this or an equally good place would occasion no surprise. Mrs. .MiKlnley Is Improving in health and was well enough to take a drive with her husband and Capt. and Mrs. H. O. Ilels land toda y. "WIT-Ij NOT Ol'I'OSK COMHINE. John D. Rockefeller' Private Sec retary Denies IliimorH. " New York, Nor. 19. George I). Eogers, private tccretary of John D. Eockefeller. said today In regard to a dispatch from Cleveland that Mr. Kcckefellcr was build ing a big Independent steel works there with which he would fight the Ecsso uer Steel Association: "Tills Is simply an old story in a new form and wlthoutany more foundation than the other similar stories In regard to Mr. Rockefeller's Iron and steel interests which have appeared previously. Sir. Eockef jller is Interested in Iron properties In the West, and may have stock In the new steel works at Cleveland, though r do not know that such Is the case. "It is utterly- foolish, however, for any one to say that he Intends to head any op position to the established steel Interests of tTe country." IHtAlNED A cniuo. Insnun Woman Tines an Ax with Fatal EffeetH. Fall Elver, Mass., Nov. 19. Mrs Ann Oatlej-, slxtj'-seven years old, killed Mary Ann Urennan, four years old, this morning, by braining her with an ax. Mrs. Oatley is Insane. The chilli's parents are employed In the Border City mills, and Mrs. Oatley had charge of tlie child while her parents were at work. Mrs. Oatley was arrested. Three weeks ago she showed signs of In 8.1 nit y, and at that time it was decided to confine her to an asjlum, but later she Improved and her commitment was aban doned. She was known as a sober, In dustrious woman. Injured by an Explosion. Asbury Park. N. Jl, Nov. 19. A boiler In the mill nf .Tnhnutn J& Sinn nvntnn this morning and seriously injured Engl- i.-vr on Arsuuie. rne employes or tne mill had a SMtow escape. Fearson Convicted of' the Killing Youm Ford. GRAND ARMY'S CHIEF HERE Potomac Department Welcomes Gen. T. S. Clarkson. Reception with SpeecheH, Refreidi . mentH and llnnlc Tendered Hiui LuBt NIgut. A rousing reception was given to Gen. j;,;R Clarkson, Jhe new couirunnder-ln-tlflcror. the a rand Army, last night by the veterans of Hie Army of the Potomac at Grand Army Hall. Gen. Clarkson readied the city yesterday en route to New York' city, where lie will lie entertained under the uuspicesof Lu f.ijcllc Post. He reached Washington shortly alter 1 o'clock and was escorted to the Ebbitt House by Department Commander .McElroj and his start. Another escort, consisting or the Old aunrd and the C. G. Conn Drum Corps, was formed in tlie evening Gen. T. S. Clnrlcson. to accompany hlni lo the hall, where the exercises took place. The comrades flocked in behind him until the hall was packed to the standing-room limit Commander McElroy presided over the ceremonies and introduced the many speakers, beginning with Gen. Clarkson, who sat at his lelt hand. Two members oft he commander-in-chief's staff were with him They were-Capt II E. Palmer and Capt.-AudrewTraj nor, both of Omaha Among the other prominent veterans who occupied places on the platform were Past Commander-in-Chief s S. Ilurdette, Past Department Commanders of the Po tomac Dingman, Gibson, Fuuncc, Richard son, Anderson, Ihirke and Odell; Gen Bus wy. Gen Urndy, Tast Department Com-, mander Patrick, Senior Vice DeiKirtnient Commander Ilunton, Junior Vice Depart ment Commander Raub, Asst Adjt. (len. Husted. Asst. Qrm. Gen. Taber, Depart ment Chaplain SteM'iiH, Judge Advocate Sweet and Inspecting Oificcr Chase The speeches were nihil with patriot Ism and c-M-ryspeaker was applauded time and again Hetwecn speeches there was singing or army songs, and toward t!.e end of the program there was a brief iuter-inls-kiii for refreshments one O! tne ikm laterestlng features was the reading of a letter from Gen. Daniel E. Sickles of New York, to Major M. J. Fixiif, uf this city. It read as tollows. "Many thanks for your kind letter of 8II1 instant Yon have seen, perhaps, that the newspapers are providing me with a variety of ofrices which I do not want and would not take. The only office I would care to till Is the post of governor of Cuba, and I hope the vacancy mnv soon cnr. All this j-ou can say to wh6eer It may concern. "I propose to muster lti.UOO veterans to escort Commander McKinlev, on Hie, 4th of March, to the Capitol, and thoncc. to the White House. How many do you be lieve will reiKirt from Ohio? I shall not limit the number to lO.ooO, but will not be satislied with less; 20,1100 would .sound belter. I am sure the rallwajs will give us nuiiilii.it rates or transportation. "The richt Is not over, and we must keep our arms bright and replenish our ammunition." ' " When the letter was read the assembled Hi ran promptly and imuniiuotisiy noml mled (Sen. Sickles to the office he desires. In his opening remarks Commander Mc Elroy referred In a complimentary manner to the guest of the evening, and expressed the pleasure of the viterans to play the part of hosts on the present occasion. LUTHER LEAGUFS OFFICERS Cornelius IMihurdt of This City Chosen Treasurer. Chicago, 111. , Nov. 19. TheLutlicr League this morning elected the following of ficers President, E. F. Edert, New York; general secretary, M. C. Olsen, Chicago; recording secretary, W. C. Stover, Phila delphia; assistant recording secretary, Miss M. Mclster, Lancaster, Pa.; treas urer. Cornelius Eckliardt, Washington, II. C. Executive committee, Rev. w. K. Trick, Milwaukee; Leander Trautman, Pittsburg, Pa.; Rev. L. J. Murphy, Rock Island, III.; Eev. L. it. Kuhns, Omaha, Neb.; F. A. Hartranft, Philadelphia. Ta. This afternoon and address on league work and organization was made by E. August Miller of Philadelphia, and on 'Sociability and Its position In league work," by John A. W. Haas of New York. FIGHTING FOR ELECTORS. Bemouruts of Kentucky Will Mako a Contest. Louisville, Nov. 19. The announcement was made todaj- by Becrctarj- Richardson, of the Democratic State committee, that Ills party had decided to contest the election of eleven of the McKlnley electors In Kentucky. The election of the foremost elector on the Republican ticket, 8. II. Kash, Is conceded. He ran 244 votes ahead of W. U. Smith, the leading Bryan elector, who ran ahead of his associates over 2,000 votes. The other McKinley electors received a larger number ot votes than the other Br an electors. Irregularity and fraud In numerous counties form tlie ground for the contest. BROjnERS ARE FRIENDLY. Chnuncey Dcpew Says Cordial Rela tions Exist Iletween Vnnderbllts. New York, Nov. 19. Chauncey M. Depew today gave out the following statement "Mr. Cornelius Vandcrbilt Is improving every day In health. He is not utteudingto the practical details of the vast business of the railroads with which he Is Identified and will not until he fully recovers. He is in touch with the business, however, and has full knowledge ot all Important matters connected with it as they arise. "There are the most cordial and confi dential relations between the brothers, Cor nelius and William K. Vunderbilt, as there have alwaj'S been. William K has done whatever has been necessary In the manage ment ot the roads since his brother's Illness, and he will continue to represent the Vun derbilt interests until Ids brother is fully re covered. "Cornelius Vanderbllt, his family and friends believe, with the rest and freedom from carehcls now enjoying, willlndue lime fully recover and resume his former position, not onlyin business, but In thecharitahleand religious work In which he basbeenso active and efficient." Explosion Shook the City. Boston, Mass., Nov. 19. A mj-sterions detonation which was heard in many towns In the vicinity of Lynn and Salem this morning, and which created considerable speculation as to the cause and some ex citement as to its results, was traced to the town ot Lynntlcld, near Salem, where a large quantity ot dynamite was exploded in the furtherance of blasting operations on the line ot the Boston and Maine rail road. The blast was exploded before day light to avoid possible danger to trains and shook the entire city and was heard tor miles around and trave rise to ail I sorts of rnmnra of rtlRnetor Tf,a.a -- .. uwc nw damage other than that Intended to no be wimcu uy cue uiasb. V Mm- BiMMiiMiiiiMiiinnnnnininmfnnnnRe EBAUiWS, 1 I 4"i'6.ifist;:i willbeasdsoal Red Ticket I - Day. il ARTICLES A DVF.UTISED KOR TO DAY ARE MUCH HELOW PREVAILING FItlCKsJ. 89C. 10 Ladies' OutiuzFlannel Wrappers' lu choice patterns. Were (I.2uL 9c Embroidered Hwiss Handkerchiefs, slightly soiled. Regular price. 12sc. For children's Clotli Tain O'Shantcr Caps that sell lor lilc l5c. For Colored Ostrich Fcathors, 3 lu a , bunch. Regular price, tt'c 19c yd. . For All-silk Bluet Taffeta Ribbon. S4 inches wide. Regular price, 33c yard. 25c. For 5Dc Children's Gingham Aprons. $1.50 Plaid Waists, 75c. 1 let of Ladles' Plaid Waists, that novcr sold less than SUM, For todaj-, Toe. u 62c l lot of Ladles' Corded Dimity Wrappers, yuko front and stiiried hack. Regular price. St.W IOZ. CHOICE" OF LADIES' EMBROID ERED TltIMMfc.ll DRAWERS AIsD CORSET COVERS. REGULAR PRICE, 35c. $1.00 Corsets, 50c. figured sateen corsets, sizesi8to::go;ly. regular PRICE, fcl.OU. 29c. FORINFANTS' long AND SHORT WHITE FLANNEL SKIRTS. REG ULAR PRICE, GBc. FOR; MEN. . ALL-WOOL MEDICATED RED 3 SHIRTS AM) DRAWERS. REUU- 3 LAR PRICE, $1.25. 3 For Today ,79c Garment. 3 MEN'S 50c CAMEL'S HAIR 3 DRAWERS, 3 For, Today, 27c. J NOTION- DEPT." 1 25c. EOB ROY BELTS, 15c. 3 DARM.NG COTTON, fie. DOZEN 2 CARDS. ' 3 5c. BONE CASING. He. 3 25c. SILK DRESS-SHIELDS, J0. 3 3, 19c. PAIR. 3 fie. SKIRT-' BRAID, 2c. TIECE. 3 PEAR'S SOAP.Se. 3 OAKLEY'S lc: BAY BUM AND '3 GLYCERINE bOAP"-, 7c. v3 HA BESKI N SOA P , 5c. 3 PETROLEUM-JELLY (SAME AS 3 VAbKLI.NEI, 3c. BOTTLE. 3 ULYCEEOLE KHOE POLISH. 3 19o. . 3 jBAUM'S, 416 7th St. I auiuimuiiiuumiuuuuuuuiiiiuuuu M'KINLEY 2U, BRYAN 1?5. Republicans nave Ifajorlty of 102 According to Latest Returns. New York, Nov. 19. The latest returns from Kentucky, Wyoming, the Dakotas, and other close States give Bryan one vote In Kentuckyt the three votes or Wjoming, and the rour votes ot South Dakota. In the last-named State the Bryan elec tors have only 191 votes more than the McKinley electors In Wj-oming the lowest Bryan elector Is slxt--slx ahead ot the highest McKinley elector. In this State ns well as In Kentucky the official canvass may change the result- The electoral table now stands: For McKinley California, 9; Connecti cut, 6; Delaware, 3; Illinois, 23; Indiana, 15; Iowa, 13; Kentucky, 12; Maine, 6; Maryland, 8; Massachusetts, 15; Michigan. 14: Minnesota, 9; New Hampshire, 4; New Jersey, 10: New York, 36; North Dakota, 3; Ohio, 23; Oregon. 4; Pennsylvania, 32; Rhodelsland, 4; Vermont, 4; West Virginia, 0; Wisconsin, 12- Total, 272. For Bryan Alabama, 11; Arkansas, 8; Colorado, 4; riorlda, 4; Georgia, 13; Idaho, 3: Kansas, 10; Kcntuck-, 1; Louisi ana, 8; Mississippi, 9; Missouri, 17; Mon tana, 3; Nebraska, 8; Nevada, 3; North Carolina, 11; South Carolina, 9; South Dakota, 4; Tennessee, 12; Texas, 15; Utah, 3; Virginia, 12: Washington, 4; Wjoming, 3. Total, 175. MAT IMPERSONATE A MIXISTUR. Supreme Court of North Cnrollna De cides This Is Xo Crime. Raleigh. N. C, Nov. 19. The supreme court, in a very novel case today, de cided that a private citizen, Impersonating an ordained minister, who solemnizes a marriage is guilty ot no crime cither at common or statute law. The case came from Pender county and the persons thus married are sntistied and living together as man and wife. The defendant Impersonated a Baptist minister. The Juty found lilm guiltyvbut lie was discharged, judgment having been arrested by the, judge. The solicitor ap pealed but Is 'nojt sustained by the supreme court. hi in 1 - Bermuda Grunted British Registry. New York.'iN'ov. 19. The steamship Bermuda, fornlerly owned by John J Moulnn.ot Philadelphia, and recently seized on a charge ot.engaging In a filibustering expedition, today-hoisted the British flag. Consul General Scinderson granted her a temporary tslx months British regis try this forenohn;! She lies off Eedhook point and may'iaillfor Nova Scotia tomor row or next day She Is owned by George Musgrave, a iierchant ot Halifax. N. s., and Is commanded by Capt. William K. Scott, ot Gloucester, N. J. Capt. Dellsle Arraigned. Montreal, Quebec, Nov. 19 Capt. Dellsle ot the steamer Tiber, under arrest here on a charge of manslaughter In connection with the running down of .the cchooner Maggie and the drowning of thirteen per sons In tbeljarborjOf St. John's, N. F., was arraigned before a, police magistrate to day and pleaded not guilty. ,IIe was udm It ted to ball in bonds of $10,000 personally and two sureties of $5,000 each. Stewart Munn and, E. DobcII being the bondsmen. I The Inquiry Is to proceed tomorrow. m . Niagara Tower a Success, Buffalo, N. Y.,Nov. 19. The trolley cars of the Buffalo Street Railway Company, on Main street, between Ohio street.and the Cold Spring barns, and those on East Ferry street and Kensington avenue, are being run today by the Niagara power. It Is be ing used in this experimental manner.- so that If In the early stages some accident occurs before the transmission the entire 'service "will nor be crippled 'Tec experi ment tuus lar nas ueen-a perfect success. CRUSHED BY FALLING STONE Leonard Conway Instantly Killed in an Up-River Quarry. ATasM Gave Way and Fell Thirty Feet Upon the Unfortunate Workman. Leonard Conwnj-, a colored man, about thlrtj--rive. years of .age, cmplo-ed as an assistant foreman In the quarries on the Virginia shore, about a mile above Iiossljn, v.'uSBiruuk by a falling rock about 8 o'clock yesterday morning and Instantly .Wiled. Con way, together with a ni.inbcr of other Inlwrers, was moving Icon' rocks from the luse of the quarrj- nnd piling them upon wagons The rock which caused his death projected somewhat from the top of the quarry, which rises nearly perpendicularly from the spot where, the men wen; work ing, but to all appearances was firmly im bedded in the soil and rock about it . fue jar, nouever, 01 tee sioue l-eing moved twentj--flc or thirty feet telow proved sufficl"nt to dislodge It, and it craVhed Into the crowd of workmen, Conway stood immediately under the fall lug mass and it struck, htm on the- head, i rushing the skull and causing Immediate death. Standing immediately beside Con wa j- was Foreman biic-lUm, who vi bh super intending the work. The stone barely grazed his shoulder as it fell, a rortunute step to one side a moment berore having averted what might have been a double fatality. News of the accident was promptly sent to 'Squire Eandolph Birch, coroner of Alexandria county, who shortly after ar rived on the scene, and empanelled a jury from among the workmen and bjstauders who had been attracted to the spot. Alter hearing rrom various eje witnesses a statement or the atfalr, liifjurj returned u verdict or accidental death, and Foreman Sheltou dispatched a messenger to Under taker Win;, of Georgetown, who removed the remains to his establishment. Thodead man was a native of Manassas. Vn., but for the past nine jears has worked for the Crawford Company. His father, who lives at Manassas, was notified of his son's death, and is ex pected In the city this morning to com plete arrangements for the transjiortation Hint hini.11 of in. is 1, in tue ciiuicn nurj lug ground at Manassas. WANT VOTES CANVASSED Deliivvui-e Republicans Claim Fraud in Kent County. Dover, Del., Nov. 1ft. A special ession of the superior court was- held here todaj to consider the application of the Repub llcans of Kent county for a mandamus to compel the- board of election officers to c uuv-ass the vote of the county in the last election. They charge that Democrats threw out the returns of several districts ,vhlch gave Democratic candidates appa rent pluralities, althi ugh the Republicans had pluralities of face returns. Tlie court Issued what is known as an alternative writ ot mandamus. Its pur port Is that the hoard has the option ot reassembling on Monday next and per forming its duties as prescribed bj- law, or to appear In court the next dav to show causo why a jierunptory writ compelling them to do the work should not be Issued. The Impression prevails hero that the Democratic members of the board will Viols meet but will continue the fight in court in urder to get a final Judicial order- WONT DO MISSIONARY WORK. Connress of ltellirloiis Will Stick to the Parliamentary Idea. Indianapolis, Ind.. Nov. 19. The congress of religions finished its business this after noon and adjourned. x Hiram W. Thomas was elected president of the congress, and Jenkin Lloyd Jones was re-elected secretary. Leo Fox was again chosen treasurer. The three men are all from Chicago. The re-ilected vice presi dents are- T. W Hlgginoii, E. G. Hlrsch, M K Savage. R. U. Newton and Prof. Momerle. Among the new directors chosen are David Starr Jordan, president of Stan ford University, California, and Edwin S Mead. The rnngress will he held at Louisville next jear during the Tennessee centennial celebration. It wasdceidii" to change the name of the organization from "American Congress ot IJIieral Religions" to '-Liberal Religious Congress." The discussion ot the question as to whether the congress should do inissionnrj work, in the ordinary acceptance ot that term, resulted In a dccMon to confine the congress to the parliamentary idea. Local rganizntlons will be encouraged and even assisted, but not under the supervision of the congress. IOWA NATIONAL HAXK CLOSED. Officers Say, Ilovvever, It Will Pay Dollar for Dollar. Sioux Cltj-, lu., Nov. 19 -The First Na tional Bank dosed its doors uucxpectedlj thls morning. No statement of Its condition has yet been made, but the statement for OctotierGshowed capital a nil surplus, $140, 000; loins, $492,5f.l.23; dpposlts, $537, 998.67. The officers of the bank deilare that the bank Is pcrfmly solvent and that dollar for dollar will be paid creditors. The crash was caused by recent heavy withdrawals and difficulty In realizing on assets. Many bad Investments have also been made within th past few vears and much of the concern's monej-Is In-unproductive property. The publication this morning of the reported weakness of a Sioux- Citi bank, to which, however, no direct refer ence was made, is also said to have pre cipitated matters. J. K. Prugh, a large dealer In croc-kerj-, follow ed the First National to the wall this afternoon. Ills business was extensive but no statement of assets and liabilities Is jet obtainable. Frenchmen Fight a Duel. Paris, Nov. 19. M. Pierre-Legrand, a member of t tic-chamber of deputies, and M. Henri Turot, editor ot the Petite Eepab lique Francalse, have fought a duel Id which Turot was wounded in the arm. The combat grew out ot politics. Washington Attorney Admitted. Eiclimond, Vn , Nov. 19. Mr. W. D. Baldwin of Washington was today ad mitted ns an attorney in the United States circuit court of appeals. MISHAPS TO STEAMERS. London, Nov. 19. The Ilritim uteamer Torgorm, Capt. Mackintosh, from Savan nah, October 30, which arrived ut Liver pool j-esterdaj-, was in collision with the Briush steamer City ot Perth, nt Liver pool tiom Norfolk. Two ot the Torgorm's txiw plates were damaged and the City ot Perth sustained bumc injury to her stai boardside. Loudon, Nov. 19. The Americin bark Oliver Thurlow, Capt. Gooding, froai Lon don, for New .l'ork, which passed Deal November 17, has been towed Into Port land in a leaky condition. The Norwegian bark Oxo, Capt. Eben- tcln, from Lucea. Jamaica , 1 is arrived at 1-almouth on fire. The Norwegian bark Scmiramls, which was abandoned on October J 3, In latitude 32 north, longitude 76 west, while on a voyage from Peusncola, for E10 Janeiro, vis sighted October 16 in latitude 32 north, longitude 75 west. She forms a dangerous obstruction to navigation. The British steamer Strathclyde, from Calcutta, for Galveston, before reported oshorel but later floated, and returned to Calcutta , where she discharged part of her cargo, and docked for repairs, has been survejed. Shesurteredno apparent damage to her bottom arid is reshipping. her dis charged cargo. , TheBrltlsh steam er.Tafna.Capt-Orchard, from Philadelphia, for Gloucester, Eng land, before reported ashore near her destination, but subsequently floated, has arrived at Sharpness, and gone Into dock. She Is not leaky. FORCE BUM CLOSED Four Cases jjDiphtlwria Discovered Among the Pupils. PARENTS BECOME ALAfiAIED Many Children Kept Away from School Health : OfflceivDoeff Not Regurd the Situation as serious. The Sixty-two Cases In the Dis trict Widely Separated. Health Officer Woodward gaVe notice to the school authorities j-esterilay after noon that he would have the Force school building, on Massachusetts avenue, be tween seventeenth uuil Eighteciilli streets. closed tills morning for thorough disir- fecllon, and that It will remain closed until Tuesday next. This action was taken because ot the presence nf diuhlhena among tjit pupus. Two cases were reported nf children in actual attendance, and two others ot pupli who had attended, making' four In all. The parents became alarmed, and chil dren were kept at home. There were eighty absences reported In the forenoon ot yesterday, and one hundred mid thirty iu the afternoon. With llrese facts before him, the health otlicer concluded that the proper thing to do, notwithstanding the small number ot cases, was to have the building fumigated. Dr. Woodward does not regard the situa tion there or elsewhere In the city ns berlous, although lie agrees that there Is reason for the exercise or caution if but one case Is traceable to a school or other assemblage. FBECAUTIONAltY MEASURE. - The disinfection of the Force building, asin the case pf the'Pealiody. Is a precau tion w-Jiich the authorities are quite willing to employ, not only for the eradication of the possible germs, but as means of ul-Iaj-ing the public disquietude. 1 1 was learned last evening that a great deal uf alarm exists over the prevalence of thediseasein thecornmunitj. luqulryat the health office lab jesterday afternoon disclosed the fact that there are now In the entire District but fiftj--flvu houses liearing diphtheria placards, and in these dwellings there are sixty-two cases of the disease. ThisisratedahCoiisideraUy above the normal condition, but verj- far short of the epidemic stage. Itcixirts have become current, as coming from phjsiclans, that there are manj' more cases in the city than have been ri-'iorted. The fact is, as Dr. Woodward explain. that anj-phjslci.in who falls within twenty-four hours to report a contagious disease under his observation or care, subjects himself to a fine and risks the la or the right to practice. He does not believe It possible. much less probable, that any physician would take thecliance ot such consequence"", when the suppression or the knowledge would be of no possible service to him. PATIENTS WIDELY SEPABATEI). The health officer deelii.es to give the names or families where there are patients ill ot diphtheria, or other contagion, and also declines to give their location. The officials say It can do no good, and might result to the detriment of the parties In volved. Dr. Wlward sajs, however, that the eases reorted are confined to no locality, but are scattered all. over the District, which is prbor that there are no local causes peculiar to any one section. There were seven cases reported j ester da j-,representlng widely sepa rated sections. Health Officer Wovdwnrdls waichlug the developments and assures the public that prompt steps will be taken as required, tint that the number or diphtheritic pa tients In Washington Is not in extesa of tho3e reported frcm other cities of equal population. REED HOMEWARD HOUND. Returning; from Ills Stninpliii; Tour of California. Chicago. 111., Nov. 19. Hon Thomas B. Eeed arrived In Chicago today on his homeward journey from California, where he did efrecttve stump work for the President-elect. He was accompanied by his daughter and Congressman Frank Aldrich or this city, whose guest the Speaker was at nn Informal luncheon given at the Union League Club house with a small party. Mr Eeed declined to talk on political matters and remained at the club until It was time for lnm to leave to take the Pennsylvania limited train for New Yerk at 5:30 o'clock. Negro Education Dl-ciirotcd. Enlelgh. N. C. Nov 19 -At Shaw Uni versity (colored) here today interesting exercises were held bc-mre a very large audience. The principle address was on negro education, by Dr. J. L. M. Curry, agent of the l'enbodj- and Slater funds, who was introduced by President Charles F. Meseive. There are 370 students at Shaw, one of them being a son ot King Kama, of South Atnca. Identified the Suicide. Windsor, Out., Nov. 19. The man who committed suicide yesterday at the Inter mtlonnl Hotel, where he had registered as "A. n. Morse, Eaclnc, N. Y.," proves to have been William John Mearns. a book keeper of Grand Rapids, Mich. Deceased h id a wife, but no children, nnd owned con siderable property in Grand Eaplds. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Washington Stock Excnange. Sales-Met. R. It. ffs, SI.O 0 at 117. .Capital Traction. 12 at IT) I-'J. Wash. Gas, 10 at K Pneumatic Q nn Carriage, lto at 15 cents: 316 at II 12 crnt: 100 at MM: l(at It cents. Mergenthaler Linotype. 6 at 131 1 2; 5 at 131. After call Lanston Monotype, 50 at 6J. G0VERXMEST HOXDS U. S. 4', R 1007 Q J U. S 4'sC. 19D7 0.J If. 8. 4's. 1923 U. S.STs, 1501 Q F DISTRICT OF COI.UMniA nONDS. 5'sISU "SO-ycar Funding" o's 1902. "20-year Funding." co'd.. Bid. Asked. . 109 1I0 luas liuy 119JC 101 ;m 113K 110 ;'si!Ml, "Water Stock," currency. 110 .sllVJ. -vv aiernwcK,' currency. Ill -Funding," currency, 3as7d 107 MISCELLANEOUS BONDS Met R Eli's .-..-. :!7 JlctRUConv.ffs. 1901 Met. R.K..Ccr. of Indent Belt It II o's. 1921 Eckmuton It EC's L'oliiislni It RCs. I'JU , W ash Gas Co. her A. trs. imi-'it.., Wash Gas Cm Sir B. ITs. 190I-'J9... Chcs Potomac Tel S's Amfcee&Trars, Find A. IMS.... Am Sec Tri's. A and O. 1903 ... WalhMirLot Co Istffs. ISOMJI!. j'.tX'O retired annually Wash Market ColrantTS. U it 113 117 .... so .... 10 10S 112 112 ..... 113 102 10J 103 10J 103 10S 10-i Wash -Market Co ext'n 'j's. lH-ff.. lcS Masonic Hall Assoc! it'u Vs. 19JJ.. JOS MATIONAI.B.VNK STOCKS. Bank of Washington Hank 01 itop'iulic. Meirouoman. Ucutral 1-ariiicrj ana Mccnauics'.... second... ........ ...... Citizens Cciluuibhu. Cmlta! West End. 'traders'. Ll 11 cola. -. Ohio SS0 JU 232 CO 175 13 1J) 1! 113 1U4 95 09 500 110 105 105 9C SAKE DEPOSIT AND TRUST COMPANIES. Nat Sato Deposit and Trust Ill 125 Wash loan and Trust 117 ).'5 A. xcr security Trust. 130)4 14, RAILROAD STOCKS. Capital Traction Co 3 61 Metropolitan Iu9 111 Columbia &J ...... Bolt M Kckicgloii. .'. .... 11 GAS AN U ELECTIIIU W3 UT STOCKS. Wasulnctou Gas T. 40 1,'ij Georgetown Uas 40 If. is. raectr.c Llgot HI W INSURANCE STOCKS. Fircix,cn'g Si ...... Fiaiikliu. 35 -. Metropolitan 6 Corcoran.. .. .. ....... 5Q ...... PotonaLC .............; 60 ...- German-American. ISO National union.. 9 14 Columbia ,... 13 15 Strong school suits for boys ages 4 to 16, at $1.48 $1.98-and.$2.48. They're made of tough Scotch Woolens, strongly sewed, and give all the wear you're ever found in Suits a dollar higher-priced. Neat dirt-hiding pat ternsjust what your boy needs for rough school wear. Overcoats and Reefers as low as $1.48. EISEMAN BROS. Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W. Ni lira lira Slora In Wellington. FIN A.'SCIAX,. T.J.HODGEN&CO BROKERS AND DEALERS. Stocks, Cotton, Grain. Provisions. Local OHlces-Roora. 10. U. U Corcoran BnlMIng. COj Seventh street, opposite Patau Offices Philadelphia. Baltimore. Was&lnr ton. The saved dollar means the earned dollar and the spent dollar means much more than ioo cents lost the loss of its possible earning power makes it doubly a loss. Deposit your surplus money in the UNION SAVINGS BANK. 1222 F St. sxixi3sx3eeecx3GX3sess AMERICAN SECURITY S AND TRUST CO. S Interest on Deposits. Q You can open an account with thU g company, checc against it at will, and 5? receive interest on tour daily balances, g C J. BELL, President. SSGOIXIG SILSBY & COMPANY, Incorporated. COMMISSION STOCK BEOKBa3. 013 Fifteenth St., opp. TJ. S. Treasury, 'Phone 505. Rigss 1'euple's Lincoln , Oommerclal....... TITLE IASUKA.N'CB STOCKS. Iteil Estate Title. ...10i J aad J. L'olutnoia Title 5. i and J.. asliintou Title District Title TUEI'IIOSE STOCKS. I'ennsilrania... Chesapeake anil Potomac. ........ American (jraptiopli.me ... American eiraunopbouc jircf ...... l-ncumiilc Gun Carriage allSCELI-VNEOCS STOCKS. Mergeutluler Linotype (new) Lanston Monotype Washington Market etrcat Kails .cc or. and Wash. Steamboat ...... Lincoln Hall... . nc m fit "" .... 113 S 8 1) 33 9 ta t s ft H .I .10 im.'j ia .5 ...?: in .- . IOO 81) New York Stock Market. Famished Ty Seymour Tiros., bank-ei-H and brokers, members of New Vork Stock Exchnnse. YVnshlntton olflce, Itmiirm :l mid 3n,Sun Building;. J. A. Brc-en, munauer. On. Ills'! lyiw. cios. Am. Cntlon Oil Co. I4'i I5K ll'i .454 Am.usK'rltotliieryc.'ii.. liS!-lls)i Iipr UT Am.SncarRc.Co.pfd.. 102 102 H4 101K Canada Southern 411 19 n i AIcniMia iu.o.r'.. 10 ;d iav lm,riuii f obacco Co Tfi': T7 Ti.L isxj ro liailimoro anu uuio u 13 17 Bay State Gas 134 mg 10; Chcsaueaks A Ohio 16'; I7J; 16?; ecu 4 St. L K! x: am 17 17CJ 3IK Central ot New jersey. UPf !00i IWJij iOoi ChicasM and Xrthw'u.. 10 103 1C& ism; Chicazo. Bur. i .... .. S1K &SJ il 4 Sl cnicazti Ga. 76-i 7Btl li AL a St. - con. Gas C It i. 1 1" Del- and ilndson Distiller Cattlo Keea. 76t 77?j 7tfJi 7b7i 1.3 163 163 1(3 .""I "?; Tlli Tllf is:i KS'j MSK li3 lii: 14 isi iti? Uenerai ieciric . aaii 31s 3iJi xsji .. Z7'. ITli LT-.f -ri7 Laclede la Louisville .v.JaaUTi!le.. 0- cl)i --. 74 50Ji J5X uy. 1S( Manhattan w Mo.t-aci!ic -m -Ki atlonaI Lead Co ITU 27(i jr. V. Cccr.-t Hudson., soj toS N Y, Ontario A Wesl'n is 16j .Northern l'acine pfd.... & ih;J I'acidct Mail i5 ZSli 7'i ok 10 -8t X JH fun, a itcadini ?i aiii a urn southcrp Hallway old... ? 3)-4 Hilj 2 Ttnn. Ca'. iron li. n -i ju ay i)x UniouFa.iflc lo.'s lnH 10 io U. S.L3-itnerptd " 16 tfi u ostein Union IcLOji. S7S4 SS o.ii S7Ji WUea lu- i Lake Erie.. b;i a b)i s Ctilcnco Grain Market. Open High. Low. l UEAT. Dec..-- ;s -S-'i May.. 2 &i J- CO US. Dec - w -' fi -3' T' JK.' May ..-- -'s -'. ".a Deo.?-- 15K HI, ISf May sru -lh post Jan i-W ! UV May w ' Larx Jan ! 3-9? 3J3 May L12 ".la LW fcpaEK BIBS Jan .'.SO SJ0 1.G7 May 3" 3.W 3 to 77 SOJ-K - l.'JJ -''H-Ji 3.M LIU 3.67 i'JJ COTTON". Open. Hiccu. Low. Close. 7.1i 7.43 7 44 7.52 7.52 7.M 77 7.8i OecemDcr r.io '.11 January......, 735 7.W 7.US fcuruary. March 7.S9 Baltimore JIiii'KetH. Bnltlmorev Nov. 19. Flour dull, un cliimccd recclDts. 13.782 tiarrcisr ex ports, 6,085 liarrels; sales, 150 bum-Is. nnc:ii. unsetiicii ami ca-ier spot ana niontli. 80 1-2 asked; liecrinticr. 87 3-4n 88; steamer No. 2 red. 87 receipts. 10. 8411 Ini8licls; exiKirts. none; stuck. G09.101 biisIieN: sjlcs. 11.000 bushels Southern wheat by sample-. SOa'JS: do. on ttniue, fe.aui. comnrasanu iue-r spot, iiiontli.Novcuitier.andDe'Ci'mlicr. new and old, 28 3-la2: January, 2a2u 1-8; February. 29 3-4a2'. 7-8: steanu-r mixed. 20 3-la27 receipts. 96.749 bushels; ex ports. 110,714 bUNheN; stock. 1,109,101 bustiels: sales, 380.000 bushels South ern while corn. 28a29; do. yellow. 26a 29. Oats steady, demand slack No. 2 white, 26a26 1-2: No. 2 mixed. 23 asked receipts, 1ES.111 bushels; exports. 20. 070 bushelF; slock. 1.791.U26 bushels. Bye firm No. 2 nearby. 42.1 13; Western. 14.144 1-2 receipts. 9,930 liukliels; ex ports. 25,714 bushels; stock. 137.000 biislicts. Bay firm choicelitmthy,$13.50a 5-1100. Grain frclirhts weak steam to Liverpool per bushel. 4 l-2d. asked Jan uary; con, icr eiruers per iiuurier, os. 10 l-2d. nevcinber. BuKar steady granu lated, 4.45 per 100 iiounds. Butter firm. urilhanKed. Kggs steady, unchanged. Cheese firm, unchanged. Whisky ita-cujDged- - T'ssy'-j s& ia-ir-iii '7-3S&&H 1 -,3J-- -S'rE??.rri,?SKrSa i$Jsg&&&ifeii fc-ei..-a" V..