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THE MOKJNUNGr TIMES,- WJSnSri?S"DAr, MAtf" VJ, 1897.
THEY ARE E1I5
And Going Fast Those
Interested Sliould In
vestigate the Sale
Of Pianos at Metz-erott's
Before it Is Too Late.
To those iv ho may be coiilemplattug t!ic
purchase or n plain, or will have to buy a
plnno within thcncxi two years, we assure
you that it will pay you to investigate tills
tale of hish-siade pianos that are being
closed onton easy payments for less money,
la many caws, titan dealers can !uy tlicni
for cash; and this means a saving of any
there from $125 lo $200 ou it piano to
Our sole desire is to ctos,e out this sUek
quickly w they can Legm remodeling tills
There is nofiner piano in America, today
than the "New Scale Kimball.' It is
btrictly high-grade, and the Harduian,''
"Blaslus" and ""Whitney'' are the Lest
pianos that money can produce.
We arc offering high-grade Cabinet
Grand pianos for $197, $207. $223, $23G
$25 cash: $10 per month, buys them.
Beautiful brand new pianos, in all Uic
fancy w.Js,for $137. $147, $l3to$I87.
There pianos are sold everywhere for $300
$20ca.-ih;$7to $10 pel month, buysthem.
A few used uprights left for $00. $80 to
$10 cash: $G per month, buys them.
Square pianos at your own price and
Come while It is yet time to secure good
Store open evenings.
METZEROTT MUSIC CO.
CHLORAL E!S HIS MISERY
Frank E. Corbctt Follows in His
WELL KNOWN IN WASHINGTON
He AYas the Father of 11 rook Cor
bett, "Who, in a Fit of Insanity,
Committed Suielde Two Yours
Afro His Domestic Itelatlons Had
Alexandria, Ta., May IS A dose of
chloral, taken, it is supposed, with suicidal
intent, caused the death of Mr. Frank
E. Corbctt, shortly before 8 o'clock tonight
at the Old Dominion cigar .factory, in tills
Mr. Corbett had been attending to Ids
business affairs during the day as usual,
though he seemed very despondent.
At about 3:30 o'clock this afternoon
ho was seated at his desk, and when
one of his associates noticed a peculiar
expression on his face, and appronehed
him. lie was startled to find that Mr.
Corbctt was in a semi-conscious state,
and tiint an empty phial, labeled chloral,
was lying upon the desk. It was atonce
concluded that he had swallowed the
contents of the oottle, and a messenger
was dispatched for a physician. Dr.
W. M Smith soon answered and was
joined sliortly afterw-ird by Drs Purvis
and Howard. The three physicians ap
plied every remedy known to :ntdi'.al
science to counteract the effects of the
deadly poison, but in vain.
Mr. Cornets hail resided ta this city for
about twenty-rive years, having removed
to Alexandria from Binghamton, X. Y.
Heengagedin mercantile business, and -was
subsequently deputy collector of the port
under Collectors David B. Turner and A.
D. Marffeld. Later he represented the
Second ward in the lower board of the
city council. He was a past master of
Alexandria Washington Lodge of Masons,
and a member of Old Dominion Com
mandery. Knights Templar.
He "was the proprietor of the Old Domin
ion Cignr Factory, was largely interested
in a brick manufactory, and owned a valu
able farm iu Alexandria county. He also
owned valuable real estate iu this city and
A few yeare ago Mr. Corbett removed
with liis family to their "Washington resi
dence, No. 024 M street northwest. Their
domestic lelatious became strained, and
the wife and husband separated, the lat
ter returning to this city to reside. Subse
quently Mrs. Corbctt entered suit fpr di
vorce, which is now Tending.
Brook Corbeit.a soa of thedecensed, com
mitted suicide by shooting himself at his
bomc in "Washington, March 25, 1895.
Tbc young man had been an Inmate of
St. Eliznbtcli's Asylum and also the asylum
at Staunton, Va. It was while being taken
to the lutter institute that young Cor
bctt jumped into the Potomac from a ferry
lwat on June 14, 1894, and attempted to
end his life.
Miss Fannie Corbctt, a daughter of the
deceased, is at present an inmate of the
Staunton asylum. Since being separated
from his family, Mr. Corbett has appeared
lo labor under a heavy mental strain, and
at times drank heavily.
The attending physicians are of opinion
that lie swallowed 240 grains of chloral,
while the usual doseis aboutfifteen grains.
The friends of the deceased are of the
opinion that he did not take the pcison
with suicidal intent, and say that he was
known to have been addicted to its use.
The body was removed tonight to the
undertaking establishment of Mr. "Wheat
ley, on King street, where it will be pre
pared for burial. Tomorrow the remains
will be token to Masonic Temple, from
whence the funeral will take place on
Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock.
The deceased was about fifty-six years
Mrs. Corbett, the wife of the dead man,
was soon at her home by a Times reporter
last evening, but beyond admitting that she
tad heard of her husband's death, she
would say very little She said she had
entered suit for divorce against him about
one year ago on the grounds of cruelty.
She said she had not seen Mr. Corbctt
since last October. She said he had con
tinued to support her, and that she had
finally concluded to let the divorce suit
She ivas under the Impression that busi
ness troubles had caused Mr, Corbett to
take his life.
Special Excursion to Pen Mar and
Geftyshurgr via Pennsylvania Rail
rond. On Monday, May 31, Decoration Day,
leaving Washington at8:30 a. in. It-em
Do you know that you can have the Morn'
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your residence for fifty cents a month?
rasi 01 tie message
Cuba's Champion Declares Relief
MUST FORCE IT TO THE END
"War or No V.'ar, the Semite and
the President Huve Crossed the
Itnbicoii Tittle to Act Has Come
and That in No Uncertain V'ay.
Senator Mili.V Opinion.
Discussing the message of the President
on tLe Cuban question and its probable ef
fect, Senator Morgan, of Alabama, one of
the foremost champions o the cause of
"If Mr. McKfnley can convince himself
or the vrotld thai the terrible condition of
the 700 or 800 citizens of the United States
in Cuba is not the result of war on that
island, or if lie can assume that Weyioi'a
published military orders commanding mote
peopletoleaye their homes nndcenterin the
cities and towns under the guns of Spanish
forts, by which starvation is inq.e-d
upon them, is not an net ol v.ni; or it l.e
can assume that Cuba ib in a state of peace
and not in a state of war, then his sending
aid to the people there and his Invitation to
abandon n.c lsiana imgiii Le u; s-ioi i ; t a
humane benevolence to assist Spain in mit
igating an affliction that had been visited
upon the people by the hand of Divine
"But he makes no pretense of the right
to go to Cuba as an almoner or Divine
benevolence He has found a reason lor
going to Cuba with supplies and money to
pay the expenses of a general emigration
of American to our own shores: but he
ask.-, no permission of Spain to do this act
of national Intervention. Whatever view
he may take of this mission, it canuoi I e
denied that this movement and the mili
tary movement of Weylcr are in direct
conflict. The President seeks to relieve
Weyler's victims rrom the consequences
or Weyler's military orders. '
"If this is not intervention, because of
war, it defies all human intelligence to un
derstand wtiat it means Whether peace
or war exists in Cuba, this is interven
tion; and whatever is the motive or tins
Government, it is hostile intervention. It
is done without the consent of Spain, Mi
far as the world is informed. IT Spain
should reruso to consent to this mission,
what then? We will be driven to admit
that we Imve no right to go to Cuba with
supplies to be distributed by our consul
general. Whether it is an act of war or
an net of peace, we must withdraw our
intervention, or we must press It to its
intended results, if Spain objects. War or
no war, the President and the Senate
have crossed the Rubicon. Whether Spain
may so regard It or not, the world will
understand that this Is forced Interven
tion, and that the results, whatever they
be, will be the results accruing from forced
"this intervention is the natural sc
queuce following the Information in the
possession of the State Department. In
the consular reports on file In the depart
ment full statements have been made of
the enormities that have been enacted
under the guise of Spanish authority, even
in a stronger way than the newspapers have
presented them beginning back In the
Cleveland Administration and going down
to date, and our Government bus been
thoroughly informed of the wtuation C our
people there. The time bus arrived wren
we must act, ano that, too, in a way that
will leave no doubt to the Spanish govern
ment and the world atlarge as to wiiutthe
purpose of the United States is.''
Senator Mills of Texas, also considers
the relief proposed by the message as of a
trifling natwe. On this point the Texas
"The message says nothing about the
condition of affairs in Cuba, except so far
as it relates to the starvation of our peo
ple, widen hnscompelled them to move into
the towns. That situation results from
war. The Administration refuses to recog
nize the fact that war exists in Cuba, and
has been refusing to recognize that fact;
yet the President states in his message
that by military orders the people have
been corialcd in the towns, anil great num
bers of them are starving, a large number
of tiioni belngoltlzens of the United Suites.
"That statement shows that there is
a war of the most cruel and savage kind;
and to meet the situation it is plain that
the President should have sent armed
vessels to Cuba to take care of our own
people. It would not have been neces
sary to have fired a shot. A bold and
manly statement that the liberties and
the property of American citizens must
not be injured, would have been suffi
cient." AD. WHITERS AT SUITLAND.
.Excursion nnd Banquet of Publicity-Makers
The Ad-Writers' Club journeyed out to
Suitland Park last night on one of their
monthly excursions and banquets.
A big four-horse coach was crowded with
club members and their guests. The ride
out was much enjoyed and keen appetites
thoroughly appreciated the banquet await
ing them at the park.
The speeches of the evening were made
by President Henry Franc, jr., Messrs.
Isaac GanBaqdGco. H.Kcnfc. The members
present were G. W. Miller, Geo. F. Kinnear,
Edward F. Fane, F. Marble, T. II. It.
Pring, Isnac Gans, Henry Frano, jr., Gus
Nordlinger, Abraham Kaufman, G. Hartz,
T. Wilkinson, jr.
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PROBLEM OF CUBAN RELItF
Question of Distributing Supplies
Not an Easy Oue.
No Trouble to Iteueli Americans in
the Cities, but OutlylitK Districts
Judge Day, the Assistant Secretary of
Stale, said late jestcrday afternoon that
the department had not received any re
port yet rrom Special Commissioner Cal
houn relating to the Condition or Cuba,
ludge Day Is trying hard to bolvo the
problem of how lo distribute the supplies
to the suffering Americans in Cuba which
ttie $50,000 Congress lias appropriated.
In the Kcciions ol ttie iMati.i where tiiere
arc consuls the work or distribution will
not be difficult, but In the remote and out
lying territory, where the privations are
the greatest, distribution or supplies will
be extremely difficult. It has been Sug
gested to Judge Day to let the American
Society of the Red Cioss distribute the
supplies, but this course is deemed In
expedient because of the expense It would
entail, and ulru because Spain has a Red
Cross Society in Cuba, and that country has
proposed that this country accept the ser
vices of it.
Judge Day is noncommittal, but it is
tindrrtttond that he Is flrrvly Impressed
with the bcller that the supplies sliould
be given Americans by Americans. He an
ticipates considerable trouble In returning
to thlscountry American citizens who wish
to leave the Island, Tor under the resolu
tion appropriating the money it is provid
ed that the Government shall secure pas
sago for such as desire it.
Judge Day is devoting the greater por
tion of his time to the Cuban questicu,
and. has received many reports of a con
tradictory character. To eliminate all but
the bare truth from these reports, so as
to have a clear understanding of the sit
uation, is a laborious task.
cudan petition received.
Business Men's Appeal in the Hands
of Secretary Sherman. "
Secretary Sherman received yesterday
afternoon the business men's petition
and memorial asking the Government to
Interfere in the Cuban trouble to the end
that it may be settled.
The petition is signed by bankers and
other business men in New York, Phila
delphia. St. Louis, Washington, and other-,
cities. Each signature represents a firm
which is in business matters directly ln
icicstod in the welfare of Cuba. The de
tails of the memorial have been given in
CITUAN LKACUU MF.12TING.
Several Earnest and Patriotic
Speeches Made Last Night.
A special meeting of the Cuban League
of Washington was held last evening at
the headquarters, No. 1212 G street.
President Clara Bell Brown, of the Wom
an's League, made a brief speech. Speak
ing for tne league, she said they had de
termined that the slaughter of the broth
ers and the outrages being perpetrated
on America's daughters must cease, and
called upon the brave men of the country
to stop it at once.
The address of the evening was made
by the Hon- Edwards Minor, of Wisconsin,
who spoke with much feeling of the
outrages perpetrated on American citi
zens by the Spanish in Cuba.
Mr. F. II. Costello made a brief speech,
in which he counselled against too long
Short speeches were made also by Mr.
.T. M. Tohln, Dr. Brackett, ex-President
Dr. Lake, -Mr. Rollins, son of Gen. Rollins,
Mr. James L. Norris was chosen as first
vice president, vice Dr. Lake, resigned.
The latter was then elected second vice
Mr. J. A. Wlnekoop has presented Mrs.
Clara sBcll Brown with a handsome silk
flag to decorate the headquarters of the
Mr. Washington Naylor has placed sev
eral carriages at the disposal of Mrs.
Brown and other ladies of the league.
GEN. SANGUTLLY HERE.
Cuban Patriot an Interested Lis
tener in the Senate.
Gen. Julio Sangullly, the veteran hero of
the ten years' war In Cuba, who was re
cently released from a Spanish prison,
through Consnl-General Lee, was In Wash
ington all day yesterday.
He went to the Capitol in the afternoon
and sat in the Senate gallery throughout
the Cuban debate; listened to the ringing
words of Senators Mason and Gallingcr
with intent interest.
He will return to New York today, and
will attend the meeting in Chiekcring Hall
tonight, observing the second anniversary
of the death of Gen. Jose Marti, who was
killed in the battle of Dos Rlos.
HIS EYE BLOWN OUT.
"Will Doufrlnss' Disastrous Experi
ment with a Gun.
Will Douglass, a colored boy, seventeen
years old, living at 1519 M street north
west, found a rusty gun yesterday after
noon, and looked down the barrel to see
if there was a bullet In It. At the same
time ho placed his hand on the trigger
and pulled it accidentally.
He was taken to the Emergency Hos
pital, where Drs. Turner and Bahr probed
for the bullet, but were unable to locate.
jt. The lead entered his right eye, and
should he eventually recover, he will
always be minus one eye.
"It Is the Best on Earth."
That is what Edwards Sb Parker, mer
chants, of Plains, Ga., say of Chamber
lain's Pain Balm, for rheumatism, lame
back, deep-seated and muscular pains.
Sold by nenry Evans, Wholesale and Re
tall Druggist, 938 F St., and Conn. ave.
and S ,st. nw.
Ill Hi illEO BLOOD
Escape from an Assailant.
SAVED . BY HIS SECRETARY
He Caiifrht the-Frenzied Man's Hand
and Prevented niin from Shoot
ing Van Alton. Claims that the
t -.v-aator ij,)frai'.de(l HI :u Ar
rested and Unable to Get Bail.
Xew York, May 18. John R. McPher
son, ex-United States Senator from New
Jersey, believed that 'he- came within an
ace of being shot to death this morning.
His assailant was William II. Van Akeu,
a blind man, who alleged that the former
Senator is trjlug to cheat him out of
$280,000, being his share of a laud deal,
in which, he alleges, the two engaged,
but whieh Air. MoPhcrson says Is wholly
Senator McPitersoii is president of the
Western Stock Yards Company, of Jersey
City, with offices at 102 Chambers street.
He lives at the Windsor though he main
tains a residence In Now Jersey.
Van Aken is sixty-four years old and
lives at the Adams House. He has Iteea
blind for two years. He used t be a
contractor, and he built many of the city's
docks. iu those days he was rated as
wealthy, but of latp years he tias had
practically nothing except his prospects la
the suit against Mr. McPhersou for $280,
000. Van Aken left the hotel this morning a
little arter & o'clock, und the hotel folks
say ho was alone. He had in Ids hip
pocket a huge revolver, which carried a
bullet almost big enough to bore a hole
iu a man-or-war, to say nothing of u
United States Senator, What he did be
tween that time and 11 o'clock, he has
not said, and nobody appears to know,
lie arrived at Mcl'iiersoa's office about 11
o'clock iu tow of another man, for whom
the police are looking, and who is de-'-scribed
as resembling n Bowery tough.
Van Akea and his accomplice entered the
office, and Van Aken told W. T. Low, a
clerk, that he desired to-ee the ex-Senator.
They were soon admitted to Mr. ilcl'hei
son's private office, where Mr. McPher
sou was sitting at a desk.
Mr. Van Akcifs companion led him to
a chair beside the desk, and Mr. McPhei
son asked wht was, wanted.
Mr. Van AI5CI1, said he had come to talk
alxxit that suijL
Mr. Mel' herein sqid it was not until then
that h.e recognizedhls viritor. Tlie matter
was inthehnutUofhiscounseland he said:
"i haven't unyihlng-tosay a Lout that suit,
my dear sir. .Yon.innst sec rny attorney."
"So you will nptjsettle it," demanded
Van Akrn, and a.tjie sume time his com
panion doubled up and wheeled" the blind
man's chairaround, so that he faced the ex
Senator, tliciv knees . touching. "So you
will not settleitiio. matter with nie?"said
Van Aken agjilu..
"No, I will not,?? said Mr. Mcl'herson.
Van Aken jropejd with Ins left hand to
reach Mcl'herson. at the sume time, putting
his right handrbelibjd his back to draw his
pistol. - t t
Mr.McPhergonllduotfcnow then whether
the man had a, pistol or not, and he jumped
up and hurried into the inner office where
Low was. .
Van Aken got up, and, guided by his
companion, followed him. The companion
put him within reach of the ex-Senator
and stepped aidc- Van. Aken grabbed Mc
r'nerson's right hand with his left ami
with his right reached again for his
pistol pocket. Low was at his dcskun
able to make out what wus going on.
There had been no loud talk and no ap
parent cause for interrerence. But now
Van Aken spoke loudly.
"So you will not settle the matter with
me?'1 he said, for the third time.
"Xo, I will not." repeated Mr. McPhersou,
as Van Aken put bis hand back, he flapped
his coat tail aside and Low cnugnt sight
of the pistol. Low leaped off his chair
and then onto the back of the blind man, at
the same time he yelled for help. Van
Aken tried to draw the pistol. Low still
cluug to his back, grabbed his hand, near
the pistol, and got his own forefinger on
the trigger-guard, back of tlie trigger. It
was a luck chance grab, and he kept his
"Let go of rne, or I'll shoot," roared
"You can't shoot," roared back Low.
Van Aken all this time kept hold of
Mr. McPhersou's right hand. The blind
man's leader took no part In the row at all,
but stood one side watching proceedings.
Low kept shouting for help until the ten
ants came piling ia the room. The man
who had led Van Aken in, slipped out, yell
ing, "He won't shoot you; don't be scared.'
The janitor took hold of Van Aken. A lot
of tenants got hold of him, too, and Low
slid off his back.
A policeman was summoned, and Van
Aken, who "was being held down by a
dozen men, was taken into custody. Later
he was arraigned in Center street police
court, where Mr. McPherson appeared
The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was
remanded, bail for $5,000 not being fur
nished. He claimed that McPhersou had
agreed tocxpend $100,000 in improvements
on the Bound Brook property, a farm owned
by Van Aken, but liad never done so.
Hence the suit and his anger. He said
he had no intention of hurting Mr. Mc
Pherson. Mr. McPherson said that Van Aken
had been a wealthy mnn years ago and
had owned an SOO-acre farm knowa as
Bellemead, in Somerset county, near
Bound Brook, Hi J. This laud was
mortgaged nifd.wrtssold under foreclosure.
A part of itIMr. McPherson purchased.
Xot long ago; some eighteen years after
the sale, Van Aken began a suit for
$280,000, alleging that there had been
a partnership, agreement and that that
was his share of' the proceeds.
Mr. AlcPheitson- said there had never
been any such agreement, that he had
never had any business relations with Van
Aken and hail, never owed him a cent.
He said tuaUiV.'tnJ Aken's visit was "for
the purpose Jf blackmail,'' and that he
brought an accomplice with him. He said
he would spciid a: large sum of money to
catch the aafomi'lice and would hire pri
vate detectives' to work outside of the
police. The suit, he said, had been re
moved to the United States circuit court,
and since that time nothing had been
done by the plaintiff, though the limit
set for taking evidence was June. He did
not believe anything would ever be done.
An Unfounded Charge.
In the suit brought some months ago by
Mrs. Florence Cox against her husband,
Frank H. Cox, It was charged that the
defendant was guilty of improper conduct
with Miss Carrie Herbert. In the testi
mony that was subsequently taken no proof
whatever wasoffcre'd tending to nffect'Sliss
Herbert in the slightest degree, and no
attempt "was made to Btistaln this un
founded charge. The decree of divorce,
which was granted to Mrs. Cox, was based
on altogether different grounds, as will
appear by leference to the papers on file
In the divorce proceeding.
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TELEGRAMS TO. M'KIBLBY
Sentiments on the Message Con
gratulatory and Otherwise.
Cuban Question Discussed at thy
Cabinet Meeting Means of Dis
tributing Relief Considered.
Yesterday's Cabinet meeting at the White
House was largely given up to the dis
cussion of the Cuban matte; as it developed.
A great number of telegrams and letters
have been received by the President, con
gratulatory and otherwise, since the relief
message was sent to Congress, and a great
many of the callers yesterday amon the
Senators and Representatives spoke to Mm
of the message. The various opinions ex
pressed in regard to the document by
friends were submitted informally during
the Cabinet meeting as his basis for Hie
estimate of the public opinion.
There was some discussion as r,o the
means for distributing the sum appro
priated by Congress, but ouly in a casual
way. a3 It Is the opinion of the President
that this would best bo left to the Secretary
of State, as a maitcrof dctallsimply. The
opinion is gaining ground among those
who nee the President and are at alloa
Intimate tcrm3 with him that he is not
at present a very strong Cuban sympa
thizer, and that ir the belligerency reso
lution were sent to him at this time for
his signature. It would probably not
icceive it It is said also that tbc
President has expressed his belief tl at
it will be some days, perhaps two weeks
or more, before the resolution can be
Judge Day was a caller at the White
House yesterday, immediately after the
Sir Julian Panucefote was one of the
late callers at the White House yesterday
The President will probably not leave
the White House for some time, it Is now
said. "Cherry Hill'' will undoubtedly be
his choice for an outing when he does
give up the White House grind. He has
been told by several people of the great
beauty and the desirability of ex-Senator
Henderson's place, and is most kiudly
disposed toward lt
Mr. Robert Holt, formerly lord mayor of
Liverpool, who had the honor also of re
fuMng an English baronetcy, was a caller
at the White House, wit h Ms son and daugh
ter, yesterday morning. They had a pleas-antintervie-w
with President McKInley.and
were shown over the White House at his
suggestion. Young Iloit is to marry a New
Senator FJkins and Congressmen Dovener
and Miller introduced Mr. J. II. McGinnis,
Mr. J. P. Miller and State Senator Get
zendener. The other gentlemen did not
express their wishes, but Mr. J. P. Miller
is to make a run for the chief of the Bureau
of Engraving und Printing, to succeed Mr.
The well-known Kentuckydelegation was
soon in the field yesterday morning. Sen
ator Deboe. Dr. Hunter and Congressman
Colson brought Mr A. K.Franks, Mr. C. W.
Erdman.Mr E.X.FordyceandDr Eowman.
They nearly all want local positions and
will probably get them. Mr. Fordyceis si, id
to be slate ifor postmaster at BowlingGrcen.
Dr. Bowman wants to go to Korea.
Senator Deboe gets nearly everything
that he asks for, but a conflict has arisen
tieiwcen the Senator and Congressman
Innis, as lo the collectorship cf internal
revenue of the Louisville district, which is
likely to be decided against him by the
President. It is an Interesting fight, as
the position is the best paying one in the
State. Senator Deboe has a man named
Sapp for the position and Congressman
Innis, of the district, wishes a Mr. Buckner
given the appointment. Mr. McKlnley
has given Senator Deboe to understand that
In this particular cose he believes the
Congressman of the district should have
Mr. J. W- Weik, of Indiana, well known
as a Lincoln scholar, and as a writer of
Lincoln literature, was a caller.
Congressman Quigg and Postmaster Van
CoM, of New York, made a friendly call
at the White House.
Two other. New Yorkers were Col. J. J.
McCook and Mr. R. A. C. Smith, a member
of the Union League Club, and chairman of
the delegation which escorted the Presi
dent on his recent trip to Xew York Tor
the Grant monument celebration.
Col. McCook says that famous Logan let
ter has not been received by him. He
refuses to say anything as to what would
happen if the letter should be received.
Seuator Hanna made his first visit yes
terday since bis return from Ohio. Senator
Foraker and Representatives Grosvenor and
Nortnway were among yesterday's callers.
Henry Heftier, the man who was struck
by a train on the Southern Railroad Sun
day night at Jackson City, died yester
day morning at Providence Hospital with
out regaining consciousness.
The explosion of a ccal oil lamp about
9 o'clock last night caused a slight blaze
in the grocery store of Allen Oliver, at
Third and D streets southwest. Xo. 4
engine extinguished the fire. The dam
age amounted to about $50.
will give you long-wear and
much fresh grass.
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made Mr. Chandler smile.) Xo, we were
pledged to indeiiendence befoie the elee
tfon, and shall we hesitate at beUIgereacy
after election. Would the Republican
party break its pledge for the first time?
He de&cni,ed the tumult in the hall wnen
the Cuban plank was read to tne national
convention at St. Louis, the "location of
which is a trifle bad." And now the Re
publicans seem to have forgotten all that;
they refuse even to let the Insurgent and
Spaniard deal with us on equal term3.
Specifying instances of the condition of
the pnciricos, he rercrred to the statement
of John McCullough, that the Spaniards
desired to starve out the breed of Cubans,
no also described the shooting of a boy
who had the misfortune to be related to an
These were not conditions to warrant
iaaction It would become U3 to pro
claim ourselves our brother's keeper It
is unbecoming to talk under such circum
stances about Congressional jurisdiction and
Presidential prerogatives. It is useless to
talk about impending war, but in the name
of God, If these things are to go on, let
it come and come quickly. (Applause.)
Mr. Hoar said it was not his purpose to
discuss the question at length on this oc
casion, but before Uie debtte closed he
would speak on the proper policy of this
Government and tlie JurisdlcUon of the
Senate and President
"I expect," he said, "to retain that re
spect which I owe under oath to the Con
stitution which the Senator from Illinois
seemed to despise."
Mr. Mason Respect to the oath or the
Mr. Hoar repeated what he had said, and
added: "I shall also retain my respect for
that "ancient barnacle,' International law,
notwithstanding the exuberant and Impas
sioned oratory of the gentleman from Uli
uols." Mr. Hoar contended that as Cuba is sur
rounded by a Fea controlled by a Spanish
fleet, the only effect of the resolution, if
passed, would be that our ships may be
searched, and that our citizens in Cuba
shall have no indemnity against Spain.
Yet the Senator from Illinois denounces
us who hesitate to take that otep.
Mr. Hoai al.-o quoted the Cuban plank of
the Republican platform. There was no
logic in the statement of Senator Mason,
that because we stand for peace we' must
pass this resolution; for the platform stated
that we were to use only our good offices
.Why didn't Mr. Mason frame a resolu
tion to the effect that the war in Cuba is
butchery, and that "we declare war on
Spain?" There wasn't a man on the
side represented by Mr. Mason and the
party of the "great brass band -and talk,"
who bad the manhood to do it The con
clusions of Mr. Mason were lame and im
potent. He did not think that all the
preambles of Mr. Mason, "whereas we
ain't afraid of anybody," "whereas our
ancestors did so and eo," "whereas we
are the grfatest nation on earth." etc ,
were a justification for passing a resolu
tion like that of Mr Morgan. He thought
that the Senate should ask the Premde-it
to use his goodoffices with Spain to seen -e
peace. That is what the Republican plat
form said and advised. He didn't think
that such a resolution would fail in the
Senate, whatever might be the fate of
all this fury and storm and sputter. Per
haps he was "an ancient barnacle," but
he still had high regard for the authority
and dignity of the two great institutions,
the Supreme Court and the Senate.
Mr. Hoar said that he was tired andstek
of the way some things were done in the
iScnate. classifying the Allen-Chapman
resolution and Uie Morgan resolution In
the same category. He described the
Morgan resolution as harmless as a mosquito.
"Then yri have never been in X'ew
Jersey?" inquired Mr. Mason, amid great
Mr. Hoar answered that the resolution
and its support weren't even as strong ;is
a mosqmt two seconds out of the egg.
He did not bclievem any Chicago buncombe
Mr. Gallinger said that it was strange
that Mr Hoar shoald think this resolution
was a small matter. He argued that it
was a Joint resolution of which the Presl
dent must take cognizance. He resented
the imputation that Senators were talking
for buncombe. That was not the way to
raise the Senate to the dizzy heights of
the Supreme Court. Mr. Gallinger read a
resoIuUon for the recogniUoa of Cuban
belligerency, offered by Senator Sherman
in 1870, to show that such a Senator,
greater than many others, did not regard
it as a small matter.
Mr. Elkins Was that resolution passed?
Mr Gallinger Xo.
Mr- Elkins That's all. (Republican
Mr. Hale replied to the charges of
inaction. He pointed out that Mr. Mor
gan had been given five days to talk on
his resolution, and, up to yesterday,
those, who favored the resolution, con
sumed five hours to one on the other side.
Mr. Turpie consumed much time, Mr.
Daniel consumed two hours, Mr. Mason
consumed one and a half hours. "It was
then the height of audacity and impu
Mr. Gallinger I object.
Mr. Hale AVcll, I withdraw -'impudence."
But, Mr. President, it was audacity and
Mr. Gallinger I object.
Mr. Hale Well, I withdraw "colossal
Mr. Mason repeated to Senator Hale his
question asked of Senator Hoar, if he
wouldagrccto a vote on the resolution.
Mr. Hale Why, of course, I will.
Mr. Hoar said he would vote for a resolu
tion ia the proper form.
Mr. Morgan explained that he bad taken
only the necessary time, and he had always
yielded for other matters.
Mr. Hale said it would come with better
grace after the great consumption of time
by the other side, if the other side should
give similar opportunity for reasonable de
bate. He wanted to see the resolution out
of the way.
Mr. Gallinger said that Mr. Hale was
a skilful tactician, and might see to it that
the vote would notbe taken, Personally, he
was acting iu good faith, and insisted
on being treated with courtesy.
Seuator Hawley described Mr. Mason's
speech as "magnificent, but it is not war."
He was on the side of stopping all the Span
ish, Greek and Armenian outrages, but
we can't hold an International debate with
out fleets and guns. He didn't think the
resolution would help the Cubans. Mili
tary expeditions from this country would
be equally liable to arrest then as now.
At present American vessels in aid of Culi
can keep away three miles from the Culjan
coast and might eventually laud, butif the
resolution were passed the American ves
sels could be searched ten miles from the
Florida coast. He would protest against
the idea of bringing about a war when we
were not prcpnrced for it, and when there
was no desiie to incur further expenses
for a navy.
Mr. Mason, in closing the debate, pro
tested vigorously against the Government
permitting Spain, if she desired, to get
arms, munitions and soldiers here, but
denying a similar right to the insurgents.
He specified tlie recent filibuster expedi
tion from Xorth Carolina.
In a colloquy between Mr Mason, Mr.
Hawley and Mr. Hoar the last named
used the word "circus" as describing some
of the proceedings of the day, which only
amused Mr. Mason.
Mr. Hoar, in conclusion, said that there
would be as much reason for dismissing
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UNITED STATES MARSHAL S SALE By
virtue ora writof fieri ractas issued out
of the Clerk s Office of the Supreme Court
of the District of Columbia, and to me di
rected, I will sell at public sale in front
of the Court House door on Thursday, June
3, 1897, at 11 o clock a. m.. all right,
title, claim and interest of Arthur B.
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square forty-fonr (4-j), Washington, D. C;
seized and levied upon as the interest of
said Archur B. Cropley in said lot, and sold
to satisfy execution Xo. aa,&00 in favor
of Edgar C. Gilbert to use of Charles B.
ALBERT A. WILSON, L. S. Marshal.
DUXCAXSOX BROS., Auctioneers.
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SURVIVING TRUSTEE'S SALE OF BAY
WLN'DOW BRICK HOUSE, CONTAIN
ING SEVEN ROOMS, NUMBERED 432
TENTH STREET NORTHEAST.
By virtue of a deed or trust duly recorded
in Liber Xo. 1796, at folio -90 et seq..
one of the land records of ihe District of
Columbia, we will sell, in front of the
premises, on FRIDAY. THE 21ST DAY
OF MAY, A. D. 1897, AT 5 O'CLOCK P.
M., the following-described real estate, sit
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wit: All that certain piece or parcel of
land and premised known as lot sixty-three
t3), in cnartes A. Shields' subdivision of
lots in squarenine hundred and thirty-seven
(937). as per piat recorded in Liber Xo.
If, folio 144, of the records of the sur
veyor's office of the District of Colum
bia; subject, however, to a right of way
over the rear three reet or said lot for
alley purposes, together with all and sin
gular the improvements, ways, easements,
rights and privileges to the same- belong
ing or in any wise appertaining.
Terms of sale: One-mird cash, balance in
one and two years at 6 per cent per annum.
Interest payable semi-annually, secured by
a deed of trust on the property sold, or
all cash, at the option of tne purchaser.
A deposit of !S"UO required at time of sale.
Conveyancing, etc., at purchaser's cost.
Terms of sale to be complied with in flf
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trustee reserves the right to resell at the
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TFLIEGER On Tuesday, May 18,1897,
CHRISTIAN PFLILUEU, nusband or Mar
garet B. I'flleger, In his rifty-thlrd year.
'Tls hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart;
"Tis hard, so hard, to speak the worcl,
Must we forever part?
Dearest father, we have laid thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace.
But thy memory will be cherished -
Till we see tny heavenly face.
BY MOTHER, WIFE AXD CHILDREN'.
Funeral from his late residence. Second
and Q streets southwest. Thursday, May
"0, at 3:00 p. m. Relatives and friends
invited. Please omit flowers.- It
WHIPPLE On Monday, May 17, 1897,
MARTHA, widow of the late David R.
Funeral service will be held at the resi
dence of her son-in-law, William H. Pick.
No. 103 Maple ave., Anacostia, D. C, on
Wednesday, May 19, at 3 o clock p.m. Rela
tives and friends respectfully invited.
MUNCK-On May IS, 1897. at the resi
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wcat, EDWARD HARRIS MUNCK. oldest
son of Edward C. and Lena M. Munck, in
the twentieth year or his age.
Funeral will take place Thursday, May
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the British ambassador as for interferlnj
violently with Spain.
Nevertheless, Mr". Mason's speech had
created a deep impression and will be ef
fective wherever read. He was heard
with eager attention all the way througn
from the floor and all the galleries, to
which he talked at times, thatis, literally.
After this debate the Senate had a short
executive session and adjourned until to
day. GEOKGETOWX VS. COLUMBIAN.
Old Itivals Will Meet on the Dia
mond This Afternoon.
this afternoon for a game of ball between
Georgetown and Columbian 'Varsltics.
Both teams have improved considerably
in their playing within the past fortnight,
and are puttingup gilt-edged ball, and, on
account of theold rivalry existing between
the teams, a hotly contested gai.e may be
The game will virtually be for the cham
pionship of the District, as both teaim have
not only met and defeated Gallandct end
Catholic University, and other local tenms.
but have played successfully the teams
from Johns nopklns and University of
Vermont Capt. McCarthy will put in
Walsh to pitch for hia side, while Columbian
will have Cy Cummins on the rubber. As
both teams have a very large local follow
ing a large crowd of rooters for both sides
will bo on hand to cheer their respective
Idols on to victory. It will be a gala after
noon on Georgetown Field. Game will
begin at 4 o'clock.
Following is the batting order of the
Ke-lley, a t . Greene, a
Fleming, b. s. Beall, s. s.
McCarthy, 1. f. Proctor, lb.
Reardoa, 2b Fugitt, c. f.
Lamb, r. r. Beard, 2b.
Dawson, lb. Shaw, 3b.
Mclntlre, 3b. Cummlngs, p. &. r. f
Walsh or Claney, p. Leach, I. t. ,
Maloney, a Fnrnnaru, r. t.
"Winners nt Newport.
Newport, Ky.. May 18. The winners
today were: Newport, 3 to l; Waldine, 8
to 1: Carrie Lyle, 8 to 5; Suisan, 8 to 5;
Hardly. 5 to 1; Imported Eddie Buike
0 to 1.