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T hu eso AY EVENING AUG. 23, 1894.
Now that the President has got over
his ''prostration'* and returned to Wash?
ington, it is hoped, for the good of tbe
country, that he may sign tbe tariff
bill at once, and thereby not only re?
move the suspense from which the bus"
iness of the whole land has sufferred so
long, but put a stop to tho enormous
protits the sui:ar and whisky trusts are
making by his unfortunate delay in do?
ing so. Of course by signing it he will
become a party to a measure of "perfidy
and dishonor," but as he may have ut?
tered these words in anger, and as the
<ountry needs a rest, he had better
make a virtue of necessity. To do so
will not require any deliberation, for
that be is perfectly familiar with all
the provisions of the bill, is proved by
his famous letter to Mr. Wilson, ami
then, too, if the bill shall have injuri?
ous effects, he will be no more respon?
sible therefor if it bear his name, than
if he shall allow it to become a law
without his signature.
Some of the ill-informed Virginians
who joined the mugwumps and anti
s-nappers in denouncing the Gorman
bill, evidently didn't know that both
the Virginia Senators and all of her
Representatives voted for that bill, and
also, that they all voted against the
free coal provision of the Wilson bill,
an 1 that if the latter bill had become a
law, instead of the reduction of fifty
per cent., every cent of protection
would have been removed from Vir?
ginia coal, while the New England
manufactures, made by burning such
coal, would have b--en protected, so the
author of that bill said, with a forty
per cent. duty. A protective tariff is
unconstitutional, it is robbery; but as
long as it is permitted, surely poor Vir?
ginia should be allowed a small share
of the swag, and not be compelled to
see tbe whole of it go to the rich North?
ern State?._
The colored man Taylor, whom the
President brought from Ksnsas and
made recorder of deeds for the District
of Columbia, being hauled up by the
civil service commission for soliciting
contributions for political purposes,
strikes back, and says when a white
man does such a thing, nothing is said
about it, but when a negro does it,
there is at once a public "upheaval of
indignation and an investigation."
Why, under Mr. Cleveland's first ad?
ministration, and during Mr. Harrison's
t Le officers of the Virginia republican
club ic Washington not only were
charged with a similar infraction of tbe
civil service law, but acknowledged it,
and still went on their way rejoicing.
The Gorman tariff bill h? at least a
step in the right direction, and if it shall
become a law, the country may be as
- sured that that step will never be re?
traced, tiud that every succeeding one
will bo in the same direction?toward
free trade, that is as long as the coun?
try shall remain free. How there
ever should have been any other sort
of trade except free trade, iu a free
country, is a hard question for lovers of
free institutions to answer, for there
tiro many other way.s by which reve?
nue can be collected than by customs.
The State republican convention of
Tennessee sat down upon the "lily
whites'' iu its party,and stood by the ne?
groes, but, like some of the prominent
republican leaders in the North, it de
clar td for the free coinace of silver, as
the populists do. In view of the con
nideration with which the republicans
have been treated by the present ad?
ministration, that they should resort to
such questionable means as they are
now employing by which to regaiu con?
trol of the government, is noticeable, if
not remarkable.
Notwithstanding a protective tar?
ilf of thirty years' duration, which
should have not only perfected tho in?
fant, but engendered untold new,indus?
tries, Secretary Herbert says the gov?
ernment is dependent upon Mr
Carnegie's works for its armor plate,
and therefore can not afford to prose?
cute the proprietor of those works for
gross and patent frauds. The expenses
of this government are half a billion a
year. They could be reduced one half
by and honest aud economical adminis?
tration. _
congress will adjourn without tak?
ing any action on Senator Allen's bill
making professional lobbying a crime
punishable with fine and imprisonment.
Why, ot course it will. How could
Congressmen live as luxuriously as
they do if there were no lobbyists?
Severe Hail Storms.?A feature of
the last week or two has been the ter?
rific hail storms in Nelson and Albe
marlo counties which have devastated
large sections of the country. Last
week in Nelson there were several
Htorins, embracing vast areas and doing
untold damage. On Sunday a fearful
Btorin visited tho section around Scotta
ville. Reports from there state that
all growing crops and vegetation gen?
erally were much injured by the hail
which was unusally large and fell in
great quantities.
[ c-rejpondence of the Alexandria Gaiett*.]
Washington, Aug. 23,1894.
I The w ires were kept busy yesterday
urging democratic Senators who are
within easy reach of Washington to re
I turn at once and assist in maintaining a
quorum, so that business can be trans
! acted. This was made necessary by
tbe attitude of Mr. Aklrich. who de- j
macded a quorum before even the rou-1
ti-je morning business was transacted,
and kept the Senate official' at work
for more tban an hour getting a quo- j
rum, a result only reached through the
?race of some republicans. While Mr.
Faulkner, representing the democratic
steering committee, was telegraph?
ing for democrats yesterday and
the sergeant-at-arrns was doing
something of tho same sort.
I other messages of a different character
were being sent from Washington by
tbe republican "whip."' These were
notices to tbe republicans that there
was no business here demanding their
attention, and intimating that if by any
possibility the official notice of the offi?
cer of the Senate was not "received,"
it would be what the leaders here de?
sired. It is said that Mr. Aldrich, con?
fident there would be no quorum to?
day, left on the train la.-t night for New
York. There are now 40 Senators ab?
sent, of whom 23 are republicans.
The democrats have a two-fold ob?
ject in view in trying to get and keep
a quorum. One is to pass the bill cor?
recting the alcohol error in tbe tariff
bill, and the other to euable Mr. Lind?
say und others to get ofl the speeches
they have prepared, intended for cam?
paign distribution. Neither of these
things can be done with less thau a
quorum, save by unanimous consent,
and that cannot be obtained.
The acting secretary of the Navy last
evening telegraphed orders to the com?
mander of the Mare Island navv yard,
instructing him to take the U. S. mar?
shal out to the Btnnirjgton in a naval
tug boat and permit him to serve the
warrants of the U.S.Court on theSalva
dorian refugees. It is expected at the
State Department that the arrest of
i Gen. Ezeta and his associates will be
made to-day.
The committee that investigated the
Carnegie armor plate fraud made their
report to tbe House to-day. The re?
port says "the unblushing character of
the frauds, and the disregard of truth
and honesty which some of the witnesses
have shown before the committee, ren?
der them unworthy of credence." The
frauds are characterizeil by thecommit
i tee as crimes for which no fine or money
compensation can adequately atone,
and the report says the lives oi the
seamen and the safety of the nation
demands that >uch acts shall be severe?
ly punishable in all persons connected
wilb them.
Representative Jones of Virginia in?
still trying to have Dr. Fo>ter oi Mat?
thews county, Virginia, appointed con?
sul at Leith, Scotland. Mr. Jones was
surprised recently to know that Sena?
tor liuntoa was soliciting the signatures
of Virginia representatives to a petition
for the appointment of Mr. Craw
ley of this city to the position. He?
at once went to Senator Hunton
and reminded him of the fact that be
had endorsed the application of Dr.
Foster. The Senator who had forgot?
ten that he had done so, at once in?
formed Mr. Crawley of the state of the
case aud withdrew bis name from his
One hundred and twenty-live more
of tbe clerks in the census bureau will
be discharged at the end of the current
It has just become known that the
Virginia authorities were informed of
tbe fact that many of theCoxeyites had
left Alexandria country aud that the
remainder were being sent away as ra?
pidly a? the requisite cars could be ob?
tained, when they put the State to tbe
expense of ordering three companies of
obiiers,two all the w ay from Richmond,
to drive them on the Aqueduct bridgi;
,t id worse still, that those authorities
promised the parties who were sending
tho poor, deceived wretches oil, that
no force would be used to expedite
their departure. Letters and telegrams
can be seen that substantiate this state?
The early adjournment of the Senate
aud House showed that nothing was
expected from tho President to-day iu
regard to the tariff bill. Speaker Crisp
and other prominent democrats in the
House say they have heard nothing
from the President to indicate
whnt he will do with that bill.
Secretary Carlisle said last night the
bill would go into effect next Monday
night, implying that it would become "a
law by time. There was no meet?
ing of the Cabinet to-day, which
shows that the President does not
' require the advice of any of its
members in respect of the bill.
Postmaster Genera! Bissel 1 told a friend
this morning that he had been with the
President for two hours, but that in all
that time the tariff bill had not been
mentioned. Mr. Speaker Crisp, who
saw the President to-day, says Mr.
C eveland would probably allow tbe
bill to become a law without his signa?
ture. He said the President had not
told him what he should do, but
from his general conversation
regarding the bill the Speaker
made the foregoing deduction. The
President, it is said, has not hesitated
to express to some of his callers
his objections to the bill. Some
of the democratic leaders who saw
the President this morning have urged
hiru strongly to sign the bill. They
have represented that any other course
would discredit the measure and the
party, arid that it would be a serious
handicap to them when on the stump
during the October campaign.
Foreign News.
PARIS, Aug. 23.?The Pope has
written a letter to M. Turquet, former?
ly under secretary of state, confirming
the papal abhesion to the French re?
Glasgow, Aug. 2.".?In connection with
the utal strike serious rioting has occurred,
and several pits have been wrecked by dis?
orderly mobs. Donaldson, tho leader of the
striking minors, und live other persons who
have boon prominent during the strike have
boon arrested.
Weymoitu, Aug. 23.?Iu a race under
tho auspices of the Royal Dorset Yacht Club
to-day tho Britannia defeated the Satanita by
ona and ono-quarior minutes. Tho coureo
was from Cowea to Weymouth.
London, Aug. 23. ?Rumors were in circu.
lation in London to-day that Mr. (Hailstone
had died at Hawardou. Investigation prov?
ed, however, that there was not tbe least
foundation for the reports of tho ox-premier's
Mrs. Sallie Ward, in ante bellum
days one of the greatest belles in the
South, is critically ill in Louisville, Ky.
The President returned to Washing?
ton last night from Gray Gable?.
The Nebraska republicans have nom?
inated Thomas J. Majors, of Peru, lor
N. C. Evans has been nominated by
the Tennessee republican .State conven?
tion for Governor.
An ami lynching organization has
been formed in Indianapolis, lud., by
the prominent colored residents.
Governor Brown, of Maryland, has
pardoned seventy more commonweal
ers who were in the house of correc?
The Chinese are reported to have
whipped the Japanese. The Mikado's
forces were routed in two battles with
great loss.
At Anthony, Fla., yesterday Will C.
StraDathan, aged twelve years, was
killed by lightning just as he was enter?
ing the door of bis home.
A mob yesterday tried to lynch Tom
Johnson, colored, who threw his arms
around Miss Daisy Jackson on the
street at Nashville, Tenn.
The civil service commission will re?
commend the removal of C. H. J. Tay?
lor, the colored recorder of deeds for
the District of Columbia, because he
solicited campaign contributions.
Yesterday, at St. Petersburg, Fla., S.
P. Harrison shot and killed R. E. Hen
uelly and surrendered to the authori?
ties. He said Hen nelly had written
improper letters to Mrs. Harrison.
Lightning yesterday struck the
statue of liberty surmounting the bat tle
of Monmoiith monument, erected at
Freehold, X. J., in 1SS4, at a cost of
$40,000. The statue was damaged and
is iu danger of falling.
Congressman Holman has been re
nominated in the Fourth Indiana dis?
trict. Hall received 3'J votes and Hol
man 166. At the expiration of the
term Mr. Hoimau will have been a
member of Congress 30 years.
The British steamer Cain, which ar?
rived at Xew York yesterday from
Charleston with phosphate rock for Ja?
pan, will also carry a lar>;e consign?
ment of arms and ammunition. The
vessel will sail about September 4.
Our imports from China during the
fiscal year ending June, 1S93, amount?
ed to $20,636,525. Our exports to Chi?
na during the same period amounted
to $3,900,457. Our exports consisted
almost entirely of cotton cloth and min?
eral oil.
Charles Peyton, a switchman iu the
Chesapeake and Ohio yards at Hun?
tington. W. Ya., went between two
cars to make a coupling yesterday and
met with a horrible death. He did not
see a bolt that had become loosened
and projected, so that it went entirely
through his head, suspending ihe body
while the train moved two car lengths.
Tuesday night :i number of ladies
were frightened in Fort Wayne, Ind.,
by a fellow who chased them. Yester?
day Mabel Shelvesy, aged 14, was fol?
lowed by a man who seized her loin:
(lowing locks in one hand and slashed
them oil'close to the head with a razor.
The man escaped. Mrs. A. L. Thomas
was similarily attacked last Saturday,
but escaped.
A report was sent out from London,
Ky., Tuesday night that a woman was
found nailed to a tree near that village.
The facts of the case are that only an
effigy of a woman was found. The
figure was labeled with the name of a
well-known young woman of the neigh?
borhood. It is believed to be the work
of a young man whose oiler of marriage
she had rejected.
An important change will probably
be made at a special meeting of the
stockholders of the Massachusetts cot?
ton mills to day. The meeting will de?
termine, whether it would be policy to
increase the capital stock from $1,800,
<?i)0 to $3,400,000 and to reduce the par
value of that stock from $1,000 to $100,
and to direct the board of directors to
erect a new mill in one of the southern
At Tuesday evening's session of the
Independent Polish Catholic Church
convention at Clevelund, O., Rev. A. F.
Kola.-zewski. of Cleveland, was chosen
vicar general. The basis of a constitu?
tion was adopted, providing for the
ownership of the church property by
priests, the right of parishes to call the
priests whom they desire, and a school
system equivalent to the public schools.
The convention then adjourned.
'fho populists of Indianapolis have
renounced aifiliation with Coxey. Some
leaders of the party have the impression
that Coxey is running a sort of side?
show in connection w ith the people's
party. He charged well for his speech
at Vedersburg the other day, and now
it is announced that he will speak to
the people of DeKalb county, "at ten
conts a bead." Members of the party
who have been investigating bis meth?
ods have recommended that he be not
employed by the Stile committee to
make speeches.
C. H. Coster, chairman of the Rich?
mond Terminal reorganization com?
mittee, yesterday bought the Oxford
and Clarkesville and Clarkesville and
North Carolina railroads, thus complet?
ing the list of foreclosures contemplated
under the plan of reorganization. The
whole system of roads which were in?
cluded in the Richmond Terminal re?
organization is known as the Southern
Railway Company, and the work of the
reorganization committee, which is
now completed, is considered to be one
of the most successful iu the history of
i ail road reorganization.
The jury in the case of Mayor Calla
han, of New Orleans, have brought in
a verdict of guilty. The crime for
which John T. Callahan was convicted
was demanding and receiving bribes
while a member of the City Council.
The most important count was the de?
mand made on Lyrnan S. Widney, a
coal dealer, who desired certain wharf
privileges iu order to successfully con
duel his business. After several inter?
views with Callahan in regard to the
matter Mr. Widney paid the amount
demanded, iSOO, and soon afterwards
the Council granted the privileges re?
Appealing to Japan.?It is officially
annouuctd in Tokio that on June 30
the King of Corea had declared him?
self independent of China and had ap?
pealed to Japan to assist him in driving
the Chinese from Asan. This, it is
added, was done with the assistance of
the Corean troops. The oflicial an?
nouncement also says that on the same
date, June 30, Corea renounced all her
treaties with China.
Dominion officials are exhibiting re?
newed activity in the enforcement of
the fishery laws against American ves?
Tramps demand food at the point ol
pistols in Charlottesville.
s?ta:e conventions of the populir-t and
prohibition parties met in Lyncbburg
The State Farmers' Alliance Conven?
tion at Lyncbburg has elected officers
for the ensuing year and adjourned.
A reunion of Confederate soldiers was
held at Floyd Courthouse yesterday.
It was attended by ten thousand people.
Mrs. Wm. Shoppard, of Front Royal,
di d yesterday. Mrs. Sheppard was a
daughter of Mr. Thomas E. Saunders,
of Warrc-nton.
Yesterday was the second day of the
Lou'lotin fair and it was a splendid one
iu point of weutber. There were fully
3.000 persons on the ground.
Rev. David Jones, a colored minister,
has deen arrested in Petersburg on a
charge of attempted criminal assault on
a small colored girl. Bail was refused
bim aud he was sent to jail.
Col. J. Hampton H?ge, republican
candidate lor Congress iu the sixth dis?
trict, has challenged his opponent,
Major Peter J. Otey, to a series of joint
discussions. He says he will neither
indulge in nor submit to personalities.
The funeral of tbe late Dr. Wm. C,
Dabney, of tbe University of Virginia,
took place at Charlottesville yesterday.
People from the surrounding country
were in attendance, and the funeral
procession was one of the longest ever
seen there.
E. Ul'rnan, proprietor of tbe Booth
Wall Paper Company, Richmond, made
an assignment yesterday. Two deeds
were died, one from the company and
one from I'llman personally. The to?
tal liabilities are ?-'J7,-"i00: estimated as?
sets, $27,000.
The twenty fifth annual exhibition of
the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural
Society will be held at Winchester,
commencing Tuesday, September 11,
and continuiug until Friday, Septem?
ber 14. The citizens'aud lireraen s de?
monstration in honor of the completion
of tbe new system of water work? will
occur on Thursday, the loth.
During the storm a few days aao
lightning struck an out house on the
premises of Mr. P. W. Charrington in
Fauquier county, and injured the
building and stunned a man named
John Clark who was cleaning harness.
His hat was burned to a crisp, his cloth?
ing torn and his flesh slightly scorched,
but he has recovered.
Portsmouth city last night elected
delegites to the Congressional nominat?
ing convention. Of the nineteen dele?
gates to which Norfolk is entitled,
D. Gardner Tyler, the present incum?
bent, received but one, the other eight?
een going to State Senator H. L. May
nard. Tyler's supporters are mostly
navy workmen. Tanner's (.'reek dis?
trict, Norfolk county, will choose six
delegates to-day, and it is said Maynard
w ill get all of them. From present in?
dications it seems almost sure that
Tyler will be defeated in the conven?
The Czar is. suffering from an attack
of inflaenz?.
The annual socialist congress will
open at Frankfort-on-the-Main on Oc?
tober 21.
There w?ro thirty-two new cases of
cholera and twenty-three deaths from
that disease in Germany the past week.
The trade unions of Paris voted t hat
their members shall work on short time
bo that employment may be furnished
idle workingmen.
The anticipated enactment of the new
tariff bill has resulted in an advance in
tbe price of wool in England and ha.
caused qaicker sales than ever before
Mr. Morl 'v, chief secretary for Ire?
land, has succeeded in calmiug the
storm aroused by the Irish member.
over the House of Lords' veto of the
evicted tenants bill.
It is reported that the Grand Duke
Paul Alexaudrovitch, the youngest
brother of the Russian Emperor, is be?
trothed to Princess Maud, the youngest
daughter of the Prince of Wales.
It is 3tated that James Wylie, a Pres?
byterian missionary, has died from in?
juries received at the hands of Chinese
soldiers marching to Corea at Liao
Yang, north of New-Chwang, China.
The steamer Monarch struck a rock
and went to the bottom August 19, at
LongSault, Rainy river, Ontario, nnd
fifty excursionists escaped by a rope.
None were lost. Tho steamer was tbe
largest on tbe lakes.
United States Consul General Jonns.
at St. Petersburg, in a report to the
State Department, points out that the
early completion of the Siberian rail?
road is likely to have a depressing ef?
fect upon the prices of graiu through?
out the world.
Charged with Attempted ABDucnoy,
A warrant issued for tho arrest of Phillip
Rohan, a wealthy boiler-maker of St. Louie,
and his sou on tho charges of attempted ab?
duction and highway robbery is likely to de?
velop a sensation. Jmues Campbell, a broker
who secured tho issuance of his warrant, al?
leges that Eoban met him last Friday morn?
ing, demanded $3< >.()00, and then, at tho
point of a revolver, forced him to enter a car?
riage in which was Rohan's son. Tho car?
riage was driven to Rohan's room. Campbell
alleues that Rohan then ordered him to go up
to the room. Campbell refused and then said
he would go up if Rohan ha"ded over the re?
volver to Iiis son. Rohan did so, and Camp?
bell, leaping out of the carriage, slammed the
door and ran to his office. Several stories are
atloat as to the cause of Rohan's action. One
is that tho boiler-maker, who kvpothecated
$:JO.OOO worth of bonds with Campbell
through a friend to secure a loan, took this
method of securing their return after other
means had failed. Another and ruoro proba?
ble story is that Rohan secured tho contract
for placing $30,000 worth of boiler3 in the
powor-liouse of tho Municipal Electric Light
Company. It is said that Campbell, who be?
came interested in tho company, found some
fault with the work, declaring tho boilers de?
fective, and refused to pay tho money over
to Rohan. Immediately after securing the
warrant Campbell left for New York, accom?
panied by his wife.
Minors Buried.
St. Louis, Aug. 23.?A special to tho
Globe Democrat from Durango. Mex.,
says that a mining disasfer is reported
from the Lamiceno district, southwest;
of that city. A cave-in occurred in one
of the mines, burying ten miners. Six
of the men were rescued alive, but the
others were dead when found.
General Master Workman Sovereign,
of the Knights of Labor, favors the
scheme of President Debs, of the Amer?
ican Railway Union, regarding tbe for?
mation of a union which would com?
bine all trainmen,
Pythian Preparations.
Washington, Aug. 23.?Sot since
the Grand Arm\' encampment of 1892
h is Washington made such prepara?
tions for honoring visiting organizations
as are now being made for the recc-p
tions of the Knights of Pythias, whose
eticampment will begin here next
Monday. Over on the Monum'enl
grounds, south of the White Ilousfi
1,700 tents for the visitors are in course
of erection. The camp will be named
in honor of George Washington. D?
coration of buildings along the route of
the great parade has already beguD,
and visitors are arriving in large num?
bers. Major General Carnahan, tb*
commander of the uniform rank, esti?
mates that 10,000 Pythians will partici?
pate in the celebration and accommoda"
tions have been made for that number.
One feature of the encampment will
be the marching aud counter marching
of the Pythian companies on Pennsyl?
vania avenue during the parade. This
is made possible by the ample width of
the avenue. Everything points to this
as the greatest encampment in the his?
tory of the Pythian order, and both the
federal "and local authorities have co?
operated with the committee on ar?
rangements to that end.
A Row Among Tennessee Republi?
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. -2:].-After
an all night session of row and wrangle
over the color lino question, raised in
the Davidsou county delegation, the
republican State convention at 4 o'clock
yesterday morning decided iu favor of
sealing the negroes. The "lilly whites,'"
as they have been denominated, were in
high dudgeon when the vote unsealing
them was announced : "Are we to un?
derstand by this that the white repub?
licans of Davidsou county are to be dis?
franchised," howled Col. Elijah Ash
craft, standing in his seat. ''It means
that you are to leave the floor of the
convention/' replied the speaker. The
'"lilly whites" then tiled out under de?
risive jeers. In passing through doors
one of their number turned and shaking
his fisi behind said : "Yes, aud we will
vote against your nominee." The con?
vention then adjourned until 10 o'clock
this morning without having allected
permanent organization.
Mixing Religion and Politics.
Chicago, Aim. 23.?A call is being
circulated in Indianapolis for a State
mass meeting to be held in Chicago to
organize a good citizenship political
party. The Christian Endeavor with
its 45,000 members ; the Epworth
League with 30,000 members, and the
Baptist Young People's union with per?
haps 1 ? <.<>>"> members have recently
gone into the movement. Theeflort c f
the party will be to secure persons in?
dependent in politics who are willing
to fight every saloon man that may be
nominated on any ticket of the regular
party. That the party will overwhelm
and swallow up the'prohibition party is
not doubted. It is also believed that
the Catholic church with all its socie?
ties will be b:ought iu union with the
Protestants on this question, as it is in
direct accord with the proclamation of
Bishop Watterson against Catholics in
the saloon traflic.
Senator Hun ton's Views.
CAPE May, Aug. 23.?Senator Eppa
H niton, of Yirginia, who has been at
Congress Hall since Sunday, was sum?
moned toWashington to make a quorum
for to-day. Before leaving y ester Jay
he said to a correspondent: ''It is prob
j able that the President will allow the
tariff"bill to become a law without his
signature, but it is more probable that
he will sign the bill, and do it to-day,
and I expect him to send a message to
Congress stating his objections. I am
well satisfied with the bill because it
gives ray State a duty of 40 per cent, on
coal and iron, against 75 in the Mc?
Kinley act. I believe the new bill suits
Virginia. I would like to see the su?
gar trust differential tax of one-eighth
per cent, taken off, but as we have to
do the best we can, I am satisfied. Con?
gress will adjourn a.s soon as the bill is
signed or becomes a law."
From China.
London. August 23.?The Central
Xews has advices from Shanghai to the
effect that the Japanese government
has declared rice to be not included
among articles contraband of war. The
attempt of the Chinese government to
lioat a loan of 1,000,000 taels to be
guarateed by Chinese merchants, has
proved a flat failure. The American
consul at Shanghai has ordered the
Japanese living in that city to discard
the Chinese costume and advises a
majority of them to return to their
native country. Mr. Oteri, the Japan?
ese minister at Seoul, is reported to
have been killed. The stories in circu?
lation as to the manner of his death are
Railroad Men Sirike.
Columbus, O., Aug. 23.?The em?
ployes of the Hocking Valley Railway
at Nelsonville w ent out on a strike this
morning because President Waite has
not recognized the old committee of
the employes that managed the former
strike. The strike has not extended
here and probably will not. The out?
look promises another tie-up on this
A Woman Crucified,
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 23.?A rumor
comes from Goose Creek, Clay county,
that a woman of loose morals was found
by lumbermen nailed to a tree, the nails
being driven through the hands and
feet. The woman was still alive, the
story is, and said she was the victim of
women of her own character, whom she
Washington, Aug. 23.
There appeared to be a somewhat
fuller attendance of Senators at the
opening of to-day's session than at the
same time yesterday : but, still, before
the reading of yesterday's journal was
begun, tbe question of a quorum was
suggested by Mr. Manderson. The
roll was thereupon called ; and 34 Sen?
ators (9 less than a quorum) responded.
Mr. Harris moved that the sergear_t
at arm.3 be directed to request the at
tendance of absent members.
Several Senators suggested that that
order had been made yesterday, and
that no report bad yet been made by
the sergeant at arms. The report of
that officer was then submitted and
read. It was to the etfect that, of the
42 Senator who did not answer yester?
day there were only 2 iu the city, and
that on; of them. Mr. Voorhees, was.
sick: that one, Mr. Wolcott, was in
Europe : that telegram.? bad been sent
to ali the others requesting their at?
tendance immediately: that of those
telegraphed to, one, Mr. McPhersou.
was on h:s w ay to Europe: that three
of them eviuld "not be founa; that one
had promised to be in Washington to?
day and one to-morrow : that one had
said it was impossible for him to come ;
that four had answered that they were
ill; and that responses had not been re?
ceived from the remainder.
Mr. Gray called for the reading of the
names of the absentees, and the list
was read as follows :
Aldrich. Ailen, Brice, Butler, Catfery,
Call, Camdeu, Cameron, Carey, Chand?
ler, Daniel, Davis, Dixon, Dolpb,
Dubois, Frye, Hale, Hansbrough, Haw
ley, Higgius. Hoar. Irby. Jarvis. Joues,
of Nevada, Lodge, McMillan, McPher
sou, Manderson. Mills. Morgan, Mor
rill, Murphy, Patton, Petfer, Perkins.
Pettlgrew, Platt, Power, Proctor. Quay,
Saermao, Shoup, Smith, Squire,
Stewart, Teller, Voorhees, Washburu
and Wolcott.
Mr. Jarvis appeared after the list was
read and answered to his name.
Senators Sherman and Brice, of Ohio,
were excused?the former on account
(if sickness, and the latter because he
was attending the funeral of a relative.
Senators Voorhees and Wilsou were
also excused on account of sickness.
Four republican Senators, Mander?
son, Quay, Pettigrew and Shoup were
in the chamber but did not answer.
Mr. Harris moved, (at 12:30 p. ia.)
that the sergeant-at-arms be directed
to ''compel'' the attendance of absent
The moliou was agreed to ; and nu
order to that effect, signed by the Vice
President, was delivered to the ser?
geant-at-arms, who immediately set in
motion the necessary machinery to have
the order enforced.
Tho name of Senator Morrill was, on
motion of Mr. Harris, struck from the
list of those Senators who were to be
compelled to attend. Sowas the name
of Senator Camden, as he was on a
train which was due in Washington at
noon to-day. Senators Butler and
Morgan were also excused from arrest.
After a lapse of over an hour, without
any increase of responsive Senators,
the Senate, at 1:20 p. m., grew weary
of waiting aud adjourned till to-mor?
row at noon.
Executive Clerk Pr?den reached the
Capitol at 1:15 with some important
nominations; but owing to the absence
of the quorum, they could not be laid
before the Senate. They were taken
back to the White House.
Mr. Culberson endeavored to gain J
unanimous consent for the considera?
tion of the bill to prosecute the claim
of tbe government against the estate ot
the late Lelaud Stanford, of California, j
but Mr. Maguire objected.
Mr. Curamiugs, chairman of the com
mittee on naval affairs, presented a
privileged report from the committee
relating to the investigation of the al?
leged frauds in the manufacture of
armor plates, accompanied by a joint |
resolution, directing the Secretary of j
the Navy to have ballistic tests made ol
plates to be taken from certain vessels.
Mr. Payne suggested that none of the
minority members of the committee
were present, to which Mr. Cummings
responded that the report had the sanc?
tion of the republican members and be j
was authorized by the committee to !
make the report.
After some further colloquy between I
Messrs. Stone and Cummings the latter ?
asserted that the sole purpose of the re- |
port was to show the necessity for mak- j
ii'g the test.
Mr. Stone said he only wanted to ask j
consent that the minority of the com?
mittee, none of whom were present to
di v, might be permitted to lilt! a report. I
Mr. C imming3 stated that.the resolu-'
tioa was not based upon the testimony !
of what the Carnegie company were j
pleased to called "informers," but upon
the admissions of the Carnegie officials
The resolution was then agreed to,
and at 1 10 o'clock the House adjourn?
ed until to-morrow.
Three Indianapolis banks advanced
$40.962 to Gov. Matthews yesterday to
pay off tho State militia for services
during tho riots in the mining region.
It is stated that the Norwegian mem-i
bers of the Wellman Arctic expedition I
assert the unfitness of the Americans
who accompanied the expedition to
take part in such an enterprise.
'Squire Wm. Bland, a prominent citi?
zen of the Conemaugh Valley, Pa.,com?
mitted suicide this morning, while in a
fit of melancholy occasioned by busi?
ness reverses, and other trouble brought
ou by drink.
Lyman Parks lost his eyesight at
Jeffersonville, Ind., yesterday through '
the explosion of the pneumatic tire of!
his bicycle. While inflating the tube
it exploded, and fragments of the tire
struck him in both eyes.
Ono hundred and seventy sailors cn
the U. S. cruiser Charleston have re?
fused to re-3hip, owing, it is said, to the
hardships they have endured from the
petty tyranny of Lieutenant Command?
er Reeder, the executive officer.
A box of dynamite concealed in a
sheaf of wheat on the farm of George ;
Whitner, near Akron, 0., exploded '
yesterday, wrecking the separator and
setting fire to the barn. One man lost
bis life and another was fatally injured. '
Four horses and several cattle were I
burned to death and the entire crop 1
and many farm implements were de?
stroyed. I
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Col. Breckinridge Denounced.
Twenty thousand people attended
the Owens barbecue at Lexington, K v..
yesterday. Preparations hail hr,?
made to eutertaiu fifteen thousand, and
j the provisions fell Ltr short of supply
! ing all.
j The speakers were Messrs. \V. 0,
' Owens and G. C. Lockhart, Judge Geo.
15. KiukeaJ, Judge Jere R. Morion and
Prof. C. M. Albert, of Lexington.
There were tive thousand ladies ; res?
ent, and the atl'air was a stupendous
upheave! of the time-honored Ashlaud
district against being longer reprea utetl
j in Congress by W. C. P. Breckiuri
The speeches all teemed with the most
! scathing denunciation?of Breckinridge,
and were the most sensational yet
spoken against him.
' Judge Kiukead, for years a n< ighl
of Breckinridge, was exceptionally se
i vere in appealing for Mr.-. Blackburn's
j defense and Breckinridge's retir- ::.': ?.
I He said : "Breckinridge declares his
opponents are throwing -tones at him
! made of lies, yet he does not tell what
! lies are beiug told. He has been
i charged with the most hideous .?:!< nsea
in public, but he has not denied them.
How absurd for Col. Breckinridge to
(??large that his opponents are King
about him. Review the loug Ii=t of
ciimcs, admitted and proved, which
during his life made up his character.
Think for a moment of Col. Breckin?
ridge inflamed with virtuous indigna?
tion at the utterance of a lie.
"Fevicw the life that he himself di* l< ?
picture this chosen orator enveloped sn a
cluak of sanctity as he sppcars through the
long series of years before august roligi
orders ; s..o him again in the role of morality
and virtue as he points tho true course to tL<
little inmates of the female seminary, and
then follow them through nine long year- of
.i crot infamy anil vice. Meet him. a husband
and father, and let him conduct you as he
docs iu his testimony from the home he
should have guarded to the brothei he
should have shunned. Sec him land m the
city of his home an i go with him through the
disgusting details of his own testimony in
that first visit with his Cyprian to that
brothel iu his own town. With what brazen
forehead did ho leave this place and seek I
society of his home, and of what ma: ria ?
the fibre of his heart, that hastening through
bis meal he hied himself again to the degrad?
ing meeting. Hypocrisy herself must have
turned pale as she viewed the daring \
at lier shrine. See him again as he introduc?
ed his mistreess into the school at whieh yi
little children are taught, and toward which
be occupied at that time the n-!\:;>>ii '??
Mr. Owens in bis reference to Breck ?:..:_??
said : "I have heard it said that in 11 ?
cial tost of battle, his cowardly hear: won
sink in craven fear. But let the bi>: .-?
t-day forever silence such detractors. Tlw
American blood shed at the Alamo was i ivei
and better than that which sprii kled tho
Spartan pass, but the men from wbos ins
it Hawed were lily-livered cowards when com?
pared with the superb audacity ofthis
who with lire-front covered with oven
wound that dishonor's blade can cat'.
confronts the people of this district I -
them to press once more their crown 11
upon his shameless brow."
A Crazy Leap of a Banker.
Richmond, V.l., Aug. 23.? <
J. M. Winstead, president of thi Pi<
mont and People's Bank of< !n ??:
North Carolina, this morning removed
his shoes and jumped from one o! the
towers of the City Hal! here, a >';.
of 170 feet. Ho was terribly mangled
his left leg being caugbl in a pro
and torn from its socket. No
known for the deed.
The police of Kansas City an- looking
for a Mrs. Bellah and a young n
who accompanied her in maleatl J
her sou. They claim to be distant rel?
atives of the late President Lincoln.d
are charged with traveling about ti c
country victimizing people.
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