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THE MORNrfffr TIMES? jWEDJSTESDAY, MAY 19, .1897.
(MOSKIHG, EV2MIf& AUD SUHDAT.)
THE WASHIMTON TIMES COMPMY,
CTILSOIT EUXCHIHS, President.
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Moruingond Sunday Thirtj-fivo Cants
i.eciugaud Sunday .Thirty-five fonts
One Year, Moriilng.Evcnlng and Sunday, JO.OO
Threo Months " " " " J .60
One Year. Mornlug and Sunday 4.00
3 hree Months ' " 1.25
OncYear. Evening and Sunday .00
Three Month " .-. 1.25
Sunday only, onoyoar 1.00
Orders by mail must ho accompanied by sub
TKLnr-HOXES: Editorial Itooms, 460; Bui
ne?s Onlcc. I0l!,
The circulation of Tins Times for the
Keck aided Saturday, May 15, 1897, was as
Sunday, J fay 9 23,755
Monday. May 10 37,243
Tuesday, May II 37,241
Wednesday, May 12 38,201
Thursday, May 13 30,074
Friday, May 14 38.974
Saturday,' May 15 38,842
Daily average Sunday, 23,756 ex
WASHINGTON, "WEDNESDAY, MAY 19.
-A Spnnih Orgun in "Wn.suinglon.
In the course of a leading editorial the
Washington Tost yesterday made the fol
lie think it proper to reiterate the senti
ment exprcsseJ on Saturday morning tcheti
discussing the same situation. It still seems
to us iluit Congress will do well to content it
self with making the appropriation suggested
by the J'residcnt and men postpone any fur
tier action with reference to Cuban ajfairs.
"We reprint this in the interest of hu
manity. We desire the citizens of Wash
ington to know that there is printed at
the Capital of ttie United States a news
paner which boldly advises Congress and
the President to do nothing to stop the
carnival of crime now going on in Cuba
under ttie auspices of the Spanish gov
ernment. The Washington Tost knows the truth
about Cuba, and, In spite of it, openly pro
claims itself the advocate and defender
of the Spanish policy there. We beg the
self-respecting men end women of Wash
ington to take notice accordingly.
The JleKlnlej- Policy.
The people of the United States are fac-"
inga crisis, the nature of which they do not
yet fully understand. They will see it in
all its hldeousncss within a very short
In plain words, there are good grounds
for believing that an attempt will' be made
to use the influence, power, military and
uaval force of the United States to stop
the war in Cuba at its present stage. Not
to. free the island from the domination of
Spam, but to prevent the Cuban patriots
from conducting the campaign just inau
gurated against the Spanish stiongholds,
including Havana, to a conclusion. This
campaign, if allowed to go on, promises to
wipe the last Spanish soldier out of the
Island. It is hypocritically giveu out from
Administration circles, that the rainy sea
son, during -which military operations are
Impossible, has begun. Tills is true as re
gards Spanish operations but false as to
operations by the native Cubans. Gen.
Gomez is believed to be concentrating a
large foice for an assault upon Weyler
In his capital. The latteris afraid to meet
the issue. If it should go against him,
Cuba will l.c free, and the interests of the
Spanish bondholders, and of the Anglo
American sugar syndicate will be wrecked.
This is the reason why everything must
be delayed until the receipt of Special
Commissioner Calhoun's report This is
thy reason that the "business interests"
have sent a petition to the Secretary of
SUite begging for intervention, "with
such measures as your subscribers trust
you may deem expedient at this Juncture."
We know what this means, taken in
connection with the closet conferences
between the Administration and the Span
ish party in Washington; taken also
in connection with the delay in sending
a special commissioner to Cuba, pending
which, feverishly active correspondence
was hourly conducted by cable between
this city and Madrid: and, finally, in
connection witli the Inspired correspond
ence sent out from the National Capital,
alleging that the Cubans are willing to
(buy the liberty they have won with their
Ewonis, and at the 'awful cost of the
butchery of prisoners and the -wounded,
and the hellish outrage and murder of
their mothers, wives, bisters, and daugh
ters. It means that a strong movement will
be inaugurated within a few days, or
weeks, not for the benefit of the Cuban
patriots, but to accomplish what Spain
Las failed to do, and that Is, their prac
tical subjugation. This intervention will
bf for the purpose of compelling the Cubans
to lay down their arms and to place their
interests in the hands of the United States,
Spain acquiescing in the arrangement
Then the United States.ln case the scheme
Is successful, will insist upon administer
ing the finances of the island in behalf of
the Spanish bondholders and the Anglo
American sugar interest. Independence
may possibly be part of the project, under
the conditions named, but we do not be
It is more likely intended to impose
"Cretan'' autonomy on the island, with
such an American occupation, under the
mandate of the money powers, ns Russia
lias proposed for bleeding Greece.
In n recent communication to the New
York Journal, Gen. Maximo Gomez, speak
ing for the whole people of the free republic
of Cuba, said: "Any proposition looking to
the granting of our independence upon the
payment to the Spanish government of a
furn large enough to .cover the expenses of
the war, will be rejected by the republic.
JJTe caa wrest our independence from Spain j
with our swords without encumberiug our
new icpubllo with an enormous war debt."
Does any one suppose that with this spirit
rife among the Cubans, they would not
rather dieiu a war of extermination than
to submit to the financial slavery of a debt
of $400,000,000, which the present, and f-o
far secret, movement would put upon them?
A Question for the Autocrat.
Wo arc really interested to know if Mr.
Thomas Brackett Reed, of Maine, intends
to place Ids autocratic personality in the
position of a block in the way of conslder
.ation, by the suppressed House of Repre
sentatives, ot the Cuban belligerency reso
lution? We beg to remind Mr. Reed that
this is not a political matter. He- knows
as well as anybody, that it merely is a
question of national honor and a recogni
tion of the commonest rights of humanity.
Mr. Reed is completely aware that the
horrors of official starvation of the people
of Cuba; of the atrocious murder of the
wounded in hospitals; of the fiendish out
rage and butchery of innocent women and
children, are matters concerning which no
party lines are, or could be, drawn. They
appeal to the American people, who ever
have been able to siuk party differences in
the face of great national danger or dis
honor. They appeal to the sentiment of
common humanity throughout the world,
and they appeal to the Just and awful God
above, who is as free from partisan politics
as DTo is free from the possibility of tolera
tion for the hellish crimes of Spain in Cuba,
however much the human government of
u great, free and enraged people may be
able to regard them witu sanctimonious
placidity in the interests ot sugar aud
Spanish bonds. v
We earnestly hope that Mr. Reed may
abate his apparent fealty to the Spanish
combination in the United States, which
seeks to tic the hands of the
nation of Washington and of Lin
coln, that it may coutinuo to appear
as the willing ally of Spain in a war
against helplessness aud piteous pleading,
bleeding womanhood and childhood.
There are times when a great national
crisis is at hand, when men and magnates
of every party, sinking all differences
arising from divergent conception of duty
or policy in strictly material matters,
should Join heart and hand to sustain
the holy cause of national honor, of
humanity, and of .God.
"Under which King, Bezoalan?"
An American Admiral.
In these sad times of truckling to for
eign powers and interests there Is breezj,
refreshing Americanism in the lcmark at
tributed to Admiral Beardslee In conver
sation with the Japanese minister to Ha
waii, in Honolulu: "We want you people
to keep your hands off this country," raid
the American admiral. Minister Shimum
ura replied: "Would you like to lurvo me
quote your remark in my dispatches to my
government?" "Well," rejoined oiu man,
"you can tell your government that it was
a remark passed while we weieeujoyinga
social glass of wine. If you want to "
If this is. an indication of the policy au
thorized for Admiial Beardslee in tl.e Ha
waiian Islands it eeerns to be the light
stuff, of which we may add there is little
doubt that healsohas plenty. He may need
it for more sciious use befoie long, for an
other huge caigo of Japanese ' labuiers"
and "students" is on its way to thecoum.ry,
and the question is, will the Hawaiian au
thorities be allowed to pack them home
again, or will they have to let the im
migrants land? What will the commander
of the Japanese man-of-war do about it,
aud if bedoos anything, -what -will Admiral
Beardslee do about that?
Hawaii is not likely to lcse her Intel est
to the American people for some time yet.
It must be highly satisfactory to the
President to learn that his .pecial com
missioner Is working industriously at his
task of acquiring inside knowledge of ac
tual conditions In Cuba, as well as of the
torture and assassination of Dr. Ruiz, of
Philadelphia. Mr. Calhoun has been greeted
cordially by the mayor of Havana, and the
Spanish yacht club has feted him at its
pleasant club house down tne bay. We do
not doubt that in this way he willapidly
absorb all the Information he was sent to
the island to obtain. Among other tilings
wefully expect that he will come back with
a reporttbatthe revolution doas notam.unt
to much, that all decent Cubans are eager to
accepttho'Teforms" proposed by Spain, or,
it we do not chooe to compel their accept
ance of these, that they would cheerfully
shoulder the Spanish debt on the island,
amounting to $320,000,000, and besides
thnt payanlndemnity of $150,000,000 more
to the sugar trust, In return for our inter
vention and control .over their financed
in the interests of the Spanish bond
holders and thetrust. As Mr. Calhoun does
not know aword of Spanish, nor a Spaniard
from a Cuban, he easily will meet many
"Cubans" who will give him these assur
ances, which may be conclusive to the
According to the correspondent ot the
New York Journal, at the jail, Monday, one
of Mr. Chapman's friends asked Judge Wil
son: "Did Mr. Havemeyer tay the other
day that If ever he was standing on the
brink of a jail that he would purge him
self aud btrew the path from the Capitol
to the Jail with cinders?" "Hush," said
Judge Wilson. "With great solemnity we
desire to repeat tbo expression of Judge
Administration policy defines itself
quickly now that Senator Hanna has nur
ried back to the seat of war. Kitchen Cab
inet gossip has it that every" effort will
bo made to stave oft a vote on the Mor
gan resolution until the tariff debate van
be Interjected to Its destruction. Sena
tors should take warning.
An urgent "whip" has been sent out to
Houso Republicans, calling them to active
service on Thursday to defeat theintn.duc
tion of Senator Morgan's belligerency reso
lution. They answer readily to "whip"
In the Senate debate on Monday, on
Senator Morgan's Cuban resolution, Sena
tor Wellington, of Maryland. said: "The
policy of G rover Cleveland, with respect to
Cuba, meets my approval. In my opinion
it was the right policy." Undoubtedly, thia
is the view ot all stanch Cleveland Repub
licans like Mr. Wellington; but what do the
patriotism, humanity, manhood, woman
hood and honor ot Maryland say to such
an utterance, or to such representation In
the Senate of the United States?
It Is quite evident that Russia thinks the
warln Greece has gone fur enough. Domokos
is occupied by Edhem Pasha, the Greek
aimy having ictreated In disorder after
one day's fighting. In order to convince
the Sultan that tlic Czar's invitation to
"cease firing" meant business, the Com
mander of the Faithful was also notified
tiiat the mobilization of the Bulgarian
army had been ordered. He now is repie
sented as being willing to quit. It will
be observed that, as usual, the winning
card is played by Russia.
The presldentof the International Postal
Congress must have consulted that emi
ueut authority, Heed 011 Suppression. He
has issued an order excluding newspaper
men from the building. We btispect that
this is done to cstabllslua precedent which
soon may bo followed in' the Capitol.
The letter nddressed to The Times and
signed by Mr. Bonner, secretary of the
Cuban League in Washington, would
seem to place Mr. W. Woodville Rockhlli,
of tho State Department, in a delicate
position Mr. Rockhlli denies the author
ship of the letters, extracts from which
were read by Mr. Bonner at the Cuban
mass meeting on Sunday. The latter
asserts that Mr. Rockhill's authorship
can be proved, and in effect challenges
the ex-Assistant Secretary of Statu and
candidate for tho Chinese missiou, to ask
for an investigation. The question of
veracity is eo clearly defined that we
do not see how Mr. Rockhlli can avoid the
3111. UON.N'UR ANSWKKS HOCKHILL
Uo Heltonttes His First Churgo
About the Cuban Letter.
To the Editor or The Times:
Mr. William Woodville Rockhill, fo.rmer
Assistant Secietary of State and who Is
still acting as assistunt to Judge Day, who
now fills that office, has characterized me
In the public prints of this aud other cities
us "an egregious falsifier." He denies in
the strongest language, coupled with per
sonal reflections upon me. Mint lie ever
wrote or caused to be written, any letters
to any American consul In Cuba coutulning
expressions which could, by the widest
stretch of imagination, be distorted into
such language as I read from the stage of
the Columbia Theater last Sunday after
noon. He declaies that uo proof can be
produced showing that he bus ever been
guilty of such un act during his term In
Mr. Rockhill Is la a position to know
whereof he speaks if lie asserts that no
record of such communications rrom him
can be found at the State Department.
It will not, however, avail him to attempt
to make this question u matter of personal
veracity between himself und me. We all
know that the diplomatic conscience is
necessarily flexible and the diplomatic
memory is exceedingly convenient.
I am not at liberty to publish ttie details
ot this remarkable diplomatic transac
tion, but I shall be very happy to turn over
all the facts in my possession to the prop'-r
authorities and I am verypiuoh mistaken if
an investigation will not soon be begun by
a power which Is capable ot compelling the
truth from the sanctimonious and sacred pre
ch.cts or the State Department itself.
I have absolute knowledge that Mr.
Rockhill did write the letters which I
quoted on Sunday. Audi am notalcne In
this knowledge There are gentlemen
now in this city whose long public service
and spotless integrity place them above
the shadow or suspicion, who also have
personal knowledge of the truth of my as
sertions: and there are officials of the
State Department itself who, If need be,
can give tlicir testimony to the same effect
It is well-known that -hi matters of this
kind tho State Department has never pre
served that record for inviolate and sacred
secrecy, which its chiefs would fain claim
for it, and Mr Rockhill willdoubtle-s take
further counsel with himself before he
forces this matter to an Investigation.
It may be though, of course, I have no
personal knowledge to this effect that
the records of Mr Rockhlll's pro-Spanish
effusions have been prudently put beyond
the rench of an investigating committee
wiien other valuable public documents dis
appeared at-the close of the last Adminis
tration But the letters which I quoted i.ie
stiU lr. existence, and may be produced
.Mr. Rockhill has characterized me, I am
told, as an "egregious liar.' If he has been
correctly quoted in the newspaper., I have
only to say that when he declaies that he
never wrote the letters which were lead
at the mass meeting on Sunday, he him
self asserts what he knows to be a delib
JOHN STUART BONNER.
TKKASI'HY RECEIPTS FALL. OFF.
April Ileventies $H(1,705 Short of
the Total Last Year.
The Treasury reports of internal revenue
receipts for the month ending April 30,
shows a falling off of $9G,70.r, as com
pared with April. 1S9G. The total re
ceipts were $11,384,039, a decrease of
$90,705 The receipts for the last ten
months have been $122,350,40 1, an in
crease of $G90,0S3 over the concspond
ing ten mouths of 189G.
April's receipts were as follows: Spirits,
$0,079,010, deciease of $G0,203, as com
pared with April, 189G; tobacco, $2,570,
14G,incrense, $197, 151; fermented liquors,
$2,020,932. decrease, $230,711; oleo
margarine, $85,G16. increase, $14,091;
filled cheese, $3,035; miscellaneous, $23,
192. Inspecting Norfolk JSTavy Yard.
Assistant Secretary Roosevelt, accom
panied by Lieut. A. C. Almy, recorder of
the board of lalwr at the Washington
navy yard, went to Norfolk last night on
oueof the regular passenger steamers. The
Assistant Secretary will make an Inspec
tion of the Norfolk navy yard today, and
then proceed to Newport News, where he
will inspect the shipbuilding yards, and
the work being dune. He expects to leave
Newport News Thursday night.
Demands, the Metrical System.
An official announcement was received
by the State Department yesterday from
Blueficlds to the effect that invoices of
goods to that port will not be received by
tl.e authorities unless the metrical system
of weights and measures is used in mak
ing thorn out.
Guubont Annapolis Accepted.
The Government yesterday provisionally
accepted from the contractors the gunboat
Annapolis. If this vessel meets all require
ments of contract the final acceptance will
take place in six months.
A Genuine Hluffl
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
Greece has done pretty well, everything
considered Any one who has ever tried,
to work u bluff with only one king in his
hand will appreciate the difficulties which
CAPITOfi,NEWS AND GOSSIP.
In response to the charges against the
Southern Railway the Postmaster Gen
eral yesterday transmitted to the Senate
a letter ccanplyliywl tii a resolution adopt
ed by thaJSenajo last month. Thia eom
municatioffia regarded asa full vindication
of any reflection' upon the company con
cerning the transportation of the malls.
The Southern Railway Company lias been
known to ttu! department as a mall carrier
on the part ot the line between Washing
ton and Atlanta since July 1, 1894. Post
master GeneraJ Gary says that the lust
weighing of mail on the Southern icad
was conducted with more than usual care,
and the report showed nothing but proper
carrying of the mails and charges there
for. Mr. Brown, of the Southern road, was
at the Capitol yesterday interested in
legislation affecting his company He is
much pleased with the letter to the Senate.
There was an interesting scene In the
rotunda of the Capitol yesterday after
noon. Squatted upon the floor were
little groups of school children. Spread
out before them were large sheets of
cardboard, and upou this the children
rested sheets of paper, upon which they
were tracing with pencil certain inter
esting features of the Capitol dome With
each group was an attentive teacher
The little students were much inn rested
in their work and some of the specimens
were excellent bits of workmanship for
children ho young. The practical method
of instilling knowledge In tho minds of
the young is being rapidly adopted by public
All sorts of creatures visit the Capitol,
but the latest arrival Is the new woman la
real short dreases. No bloomers or leggings,
mind you, lint short skirts full four inches
above the shoe tops, nnd displaying neat
designs in ribl ed aud decorated hose. This
costume is not confined to the youiirj,
either. Women with streaks of gray and
some with facial seams affect the new
It leas. Often their appearance Is ildlcu
lous, reminding pne of the story told by
Col. Bain, of'Kentucky, about the couuTy
boy who, with his father, made his first
visit to the city. Ho viewed sights akin
to the atone described new woman and
then with astonishment turned to his
parent with the remark, "What queer
sights we see, father, when we haven't
our guns with us."
Distinguished People "Who "Will
Leave for Europe Todny.
New York, May IS. On the American
Line steamer ParLs, which sails tomorrow
for Southampton, are Chang Hen Hoon,
special Chinese ambassador to Great
Britain; the Hoa. John W. Foster and Mrs.
Foster; Olga Nethersole, aud Bishop Walll3,
of New Zealand. Among the passengers
on the Teutonic or the White Star Line,
are Sir Willlui$ Booker, Mrs. George Bliss,
Morris K Jesup, Mrs J P. Kemochan,
Mrs. J P. Morgan, and Bishop Whipple, of
Minnesota., ( ' J
Prof. Rertrand, United States CommU
sioaer to the "Brussels Exposition, aud Mm.
Fcteudcn sail on the Red Star Liner Fiiea
land. H ' -
P. D. Crespo. son of the President of
Venezuelafarnved today from La Guayara,
on the steamship Philadelplila. He is on
liis way to Europe.
KATIE" JOYCE'S RECORD.
She Has Often Figures! in the "VVillie's
liurre Police Court.
WilkelMirre,y,Pa., May 18 Katie Joyce,
who attempted to Commit suicide at New
York today, is weil-known here, nail her
reputation is not of the best. She is a
widow, and her maiden name was Katie
Carnbblne. She was for many years a
resident iu Pittston, where bar mother
kept for several years a place called "The
Katie has figured many times in the
police courts here. A few months ago he
was picked up out of the gutter here and
sent to Jail.
She is not related to Judge Lynoh, and
there arc no connections of the judge's
family with her name. Neither Ii bhe
the daughter of Judge Joyce, of Pittaton,
as there is no such man.
YAQUI INDIANS SUBMIT.
After Years ot Warfare They Make
Peace with 3Iexico.
Ortiz, Mex.. May IS. The great peace
conference between the Mexican govern
ment and the Yaqui Indians was concluded
here today after a three day a ae&sion.
The conference resulted lu the formal
ratification of a treaty of peace between
the Indians and the government, by the
terms of winch the Indians accept lands
iu severalty and yield their claim to the
remainder or the vast area for the control
of which they have teen waging a bitter
war for many years, killing hundreds of
innocent settlers and driving out the
Federal troops whenever tee latter fought
to suppies their acts of violence.
This is the first time the tribe has ever
acknowledged itself as subjected to the
government' of Mexico. Their war has
been a continuous one.
Their -lands nrc the richest in gold In
Mexico, or the world, and they are known
to own and operate gold mines of fab
A BLOW AT SCALPERS.
They Are Prohibited from Doing
Husiuess in New Yorlc.
Albany, N. ST., May IS. Gov. Black today
sigacd the bill duing away with the scalp
ing of railroad or steamboat tickets in this
The bill provides that any person other
than an authorized agent who sells a rail
road or steamlxiat ticket is guilty of a mis
demeanor. EA RLL'S - CONDITION CRITICAL.
South Carolina'." New Senator Will
.. Piwbably Die.
Columbians. G., May 18 The condition
or Senator Earlp, who has been 111 at his
home in Greenville for a month, is critical.
Some ol te symptoms ot Bright's dis
ease. He Is very weak, suffers from con
stant nausea, and it is almost impossible
for him to retain nourishment of any kind
The following permits to build were is
sued yesterday; James H. Leonhardt,
Anacostia avenue, Kenilworth, 2-story
frame dwelling, cost $1,300; O R Jonei,
310 1-341 Li Holmead street, L317-1321
Lvdecker street nine brick dwell ugs, two
stories, cost $18,000; William it. Pimp
bon, 1C09 Meridian avenue, Mount Pleas
ant, frame dwelling, two stories, cost $2,
500; Metropolitan Railroad Company, north
eastcorner of Four-and-a-half and V streets
bouthwest, boiler house and engine room,
brick, one story, cost $20,000.
Plasterers Consider a Boycott.
A. largely attended meeting of the local
Federation of Labor was held last even
ing at Plasterers' Hall. The advisability of
indorsing the boycott placed oa one of the
local steamboat companies by one of the
affiliated .organizations was discussed at
length, but no final action was taken
The WJglity Are Fallen.
(From the Atlanta Constitution.)
A London newspaper refers to Minister
Hay aB "the author of a novel entitled
'Little Trousers!' "
FOUND DEAD IN HIS CIJLL.
Edward Radford. Follows His Wife
to the Unknown Country.
New York, May 18. Edward Radford,
who was arrested yesterday and held to
await the result of an autopsy on the
body of his wire, ' died this morning
in the Hudson Street Hospital.
Radrord was locked up last night In tho
Oak street station. He was Intoxicated
when arrested and said that he anil his
wife had been drinking wood alcohol. Ho
did not report his wife's death until two
hours after the time he said he found
her in bed, and the police arrested hlra
on suspicion of being Implicated in it.
Radford was found in a state of coma
in his cell in the Oak street station this
morning, and was removed to the hospital,
where he died Radford and his wife
traveled by wagon from Illinois to Maiae
and came on foot to this city a few days
Thorn were several bottles labeled mor
phine fouud iu their rooms. It Is supposed
that Radford and his wire took morphine
and wood alcohol, which caused their
UTAH REQUISITION CASE.
Got. Black Orders the Roleuse of
Graves aud Barton.
Albany, N. Y., May 18. Gov. Black to
day refused to issue, on the evidence sub
mitted, requisition papers at the request
of the governor of Utah for the surrender
of Leon Graves aud Clarence Barton, who
are under arrest in New York city on the
charge of stealing $5,000 from the rtah
Loan and Trust Company ot Ogden.Utah.
Tlic counsel of the men claim they were
arrested on the charge without ttie least
evidence to connect them with the theft
ot the money.
Mrs. Barton and her uncle were present
In the executive chamber at the hearing,
as were the Utah officers sent on to take
the prisoners back to Ogdeu.
When the governor's decision was an
nounced Mrs Barton exclaimed with flash
ing eyes. "How I wish there was some
way for me to give the Utah officers a
bouquet to take back with them to the
wild and wooly West."
The prisoners' attorneys will immedi
ately make application for the discharge
of the prisoners under a writ of habeas
POLLY YELLED "FIRE."
A Pet Parrot Stives tho Lives of a
Muncie, Ind., May 18. John Stadler,
a saloon-keeper, owes hLs life and the
lives of bis family to a pet parrot. This
morning, at 2 o'clock, incendiaries fired
the saloon. The proprietor was asleep
In the build:ng and was awakened by his
parrot, which was yelling, "Fire! Fho!
Fire! Get me out," at the top of her
Stadler investigated, and found the back
end of the building in flame3. The
property was but little damaged.
The Stadler family had a narrow escape
WEALTH TURNED HER HEAD.
The Sudden Death of an Heir to a
Chester, N. 11 , May 18. Miss Laura E.
Carrier, thirty-five years old, a member
of a prominent family of this place, was
found drowned iu a swamp near the town
toay She had recently fallen heir to a
rortunc, and the sudden increase of wealth,
it is said, turned her head. She left home
yesterday apparently as well as usual
Her body was found In a shallow pcol
ot muddy water.
A few years ago Miss Carrier acted as
nurse for an uncle, named Shackford, in
East Boston. When Mr. Shackford died
be left her all his property, about $50,000.
It was at first thought that she had
committed suicide, but the coroner de
clares she fainted and fell into the water.
A SPEEDY WARSHTP.
Uiitous Think They nave the Chum
plon of Them All.
Halifax, N. SfrvMay 18 Men well in
formed in admiralty matters credit a re
port which is current that the British
war ciui.ier Powerful is to take an ex
tended ocean cruise as soon as the English
Jubilee maneuvers are over. The Power
ful is to take an Atlantic trip, and both
New York and Halifax arc mentioned as her
destination. At all events she is to have
an extended ocean cruise with the object,
not merely of demonstrating her seagoing
ability, but for the purpose ot definitely
ascertaining whether she is really tho
fasteat ship afloat. She was built to be
Her engines are 25,000 horse-power; she
Is 11,000 tons displacement; 533 feet over
all; seventy-one feet beam, and twenty
seven feet six inches draught. She has
thirty-four feet free board from the water
line to the top deck. Her complement of
men is S92.
She will be fully armed, having her
full draucht of water for the projected te3t
of full speed endurance.
Could Endure Life No Longer.
Elizabeth, N. J. .May 18. Former Excise
Commissioner Fred Thiel.a prominent German-American,
hanged himtelt in his fur
niture store today. He had many reverses
in business, and his wife and most intimate
friend died leccntly. These troubles, com
ing almost atonce, broke his heart.
aev York G. a. it. Encampment.
Rochester, N. Y., May 18. Over 1,000
Grand Army men are In attendance at the
thirty-first annual State encampment,
which opei.ed its session here today. The
rcportof Ass Is tant Adjutant Gen. Broughton
showeJ the number of members of t lie New
York State G. A. R. to be 3G,55S.
Loi-d Henry Somerset Dead.
Loudon, May 18. Lord Henry Somerset,
fourth son of the Duke of Beaufort, Is dead.
He was born in 1853 and married, in
1880, the youngest daughter of Sir Alex
ander Dixie, Bart. He leaves one son and
A Mllliou-Dollur Corporation.
Trentou, N. J., May 18. The National
Galvanizing Company of Versailles, Pa.,
was incorporated this morning with a
capital stock of $1 ,000,000, all ot which
has been paid In.
A Suicide's Ingenious Contrivance.
Springrield, Ohio, May 18. Godrried
Bulske, or Delaware, Ohio, made a cannon
of gas pipe and, after loading It this morn
ing, sat down in front of it, lighted the
fuse, aud killed himself.
Marchioness of Salisbury 111.
London, May 18. The Marchioness of
Salisbury underwent an operation on Satur
day, and her condition is causing consider
Innocent Mr. Dingley.
tFrom the Indianapolis News.)
Mr. Dingley says that he did not antici
pate all this delay. Is lie not acquainted
with the disposition of tho Senate?
A Startling Suggestion.
(Fiorn the St. Paul Dispatch)
Some men in public life arc so oblivious of
the proprieties that ir they had been born
with a buttnnon tbeiowerllp and a button
hole in the upper one, it would never occur j
to them to make the proper connection.
NOMINATIONS SENT IN.
Some ol the Lucky Ones Named by
The President yesterday sent to the Sen
ate tne folloviug nominations:
William W. Morrow, of California, to be
United States circuit judge, for the Ninth
George Morgan Thomas,, of Kentucky,
to be solicitor ot Internal revenue.
Passed Assistant Engineer Frank U. El
dridge to be a chief engineer In the Navy.
Samuel G. Morse, ot Washington, to bo
agent for the Indians of the Neah Bay
A gency, In Washington .
COL. JOnN TRACEY'S FUNERAL.
After Services Yesterday His Re-
mnins Were Taken to Now York.
The preliminary funeral services over the
remains of Col. John Tracey, late superin
tendent of charities for the District of
Columbia, were held In the chapel con
nected with Lee's undertaking establish
ment, on Pennsylvania avenue, at 3 o'clock
The services were conducted by Rev.
Father McGee, of St. Patrick's Church, who
referred in an eloquent manner to the
many religious aud scholarly attributes, as
well as to the active and useful life of
The remains were taken on a late trafn
Iastnight over the Pennsylvania to Albany,
where on Thursday morning high mass will
be celebrated at St. Ann's Church, after
which interment will be made at St. Agnes'
Cemetery, near Albany.
Gen. Chailcs Tracey, brother of the de
ceased, was at the District building yes
terday morning to see Commissioner Ro?s.
He spent some time conversing with Mr.
Ross, who had many kind words for the
memory of the deceased superintendent of
RED MEN' GREET THEIR CHIEF.
Idaho Tribe's Reception to Great
Idaho Tribe, No. 15. Improved Order of
Red Men, gave an enthusiastic reception
to Robert T. Daniel, great inconhoneeot the
order in the United States, at Northeast
Temple ia-st night. Speeches were made
by Mr. Daniel and Representative Liv
The temple was radiantly decorated with
palms, flags, flowers and Chinese lanterns.
A drum and bugle corpa supplied martial
music. Prophet Sehern invoked the Great
Spirit, and Mr. Collins read letters ot
regret from Commistioner Ross, Represen
tative Moody, of Massachusetts; George F.
FowIt,r, George W. Lindsey, ot Baltimore;
Idaho Tribe," No. 73, of Philadelphia;
Cbarles C. Conneli, great chief of records;
H. C Landenslager, and others.
The East Washington Guitar Club played
one number and u musical and literary
program was rendered by Miss Gertrude
Saunders, Miss T. Burnhard, Mr. John L.
Dwyer, Master BeiinleCox, Miss McMahun
and others. All the tribes of Red Men in this
Jurisdiction were present.
BABY DIDN'T SAVE HER.
Alice Queenuu Brought One For
Sympathy, but Was Sent Down.
Alice Queenan, a poiUy colored woman,
with a small infant in her arms, was a
prisoner in the police court dock yesterday
afternoon charged by Sergl John C.Daley
and Patrolman Schneider with keeping a
disc rderly house la Ambushcourtsouth west,
near the river.
"Before the case is heard," said Sergt.
Daley, "I want to state that the baby in
that woman's arms is not her child. She
has brought her for sympathy."
"She evidently read The MomingTImes,"
said a court attache, sotto voce, refer
ring to the case of Birdie Reynolds, who
was charged with the same ofrense, found
guilty, but released on Monday on uccount
ot her nursing babe.
Witnesses told of the bad character of
Alice Queenan's house, and the people
who frequented it; also of frequent mid
night brawls there.
The baby act did not save the woman:
She went to Jail for two months In default
of a $23 fine, and a colored man carried
the infant to its mother in South Wash
ington. MR. SQUIRE A SCORCHER.
Secretary Alger'.- Seeretury Ar
rested for Fns,t Riding.
Last cveuing as Bicycle Policeman Rob
ertson was riding up Fourteenth street a
geutleman in a natty bicycle suit whizzed
by him like a shot. The officer chased him
for several blocks, overtook him. and re
quested his company to No. 8 station.
The man protesied that he should not be
arrested because he was private secre
tary to Hoa. Russell G. Alger, Secretary of
War. He was registered on the blotter as
Frank C Squire, and lett $5 collateral for
appearance before Judge Kimball thia
Last summer Orricer Robertson arrested
the pmaie secretary to Assistant Secretary
McAdoo on the same charge, and that
official made an unsuccessful attempt to
have the policeman discharged for the
arrest and complying with the law. The
authorities, however, upheld the offiocr.
Colored People iu Business. .
The progress and prospects of the col
ored man in business will be the topic
for review tomorrow evening at St.
Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church,
under the auspices of the Men's Guild, of
which R W. Thompson president. Short
addresses bearing upon the several phases
ot commercial enterprises among the col
ored people of the District will be deliv
ered by Hon. John R. Lynch, president of
the Capital Savings Bank; Mr. Robert H.
Terrell, vice preldent of the Industrial
Building and Savings Association; Col. M.
M. Holland, president ot the Alpha Bank
ing and Istirance Company; Mr. Whitfield
McKirley, real estate agent, and Mr. B.
L. II. Watton, manager Washington Com
mission and Supply Company. Miss Nannie
H. Burroughs will discuss the commercial
outlook for colored boys and girls. Mr.
James T. Walker will sing and Mr. V.
R. Mapp will render a violin solo. The
exercises will begin at 8 p. m. in the
Character in Soak.
(From the Chicago Times-Herald.)
The Syracuse Standard has discovered
a dPntist who Insists that "character re
sides in the teeth." Isn't it an appalling
thought thnt while a man Is asleep his
character may be soaking In a glass ot
water on the dresser?
Mail Your Letters at Home.
Postoffice at Your Own Door.
Letters received, letters mailed, stamps
and special delivery stamps procured with
out leaving your house.
The greatest convenience ever offered
the public; better mall service; quicker
delivery; more security by using the box
ADOPTED AND RECOMMENDED by tho
U. S. Postoffice Department.
On exhibition at 528 12th bt.nw.
Postal Improvement Company.
10i1, lltli ai I Sts. I f .
An exceptionally large and
handsome assortment of
these pretty suits for little
boys, comprising all the lat
est fabrics and styles and a
most artistic blending of
colors. Materials are Chev
iots, English Galateas, Im
perial Reps, British Twills,
Cotton Duck, Linen Duck
and the very finest Linens.
They are made up into the
brightest and cutest styles
and are trimmed in various
beautiful ways. Prices range
from 89c to $5.00 each. You
are invited to inspect them.
Wash Suits of good serviceable materials,
in utw active light and darfc colors that are
absolutely fast. Sizes 3 to 10.
Many other good Suits for every-day
wear $1.00 to $2.00
Brown Linen Suits, cool, neat and ser
viceable. Sizes 3 to 11. Each $2.00
White Galatea Suits, made In Leicester,
England; dark blue, light blue, red or plain
white collars and cuffs; neatly braided; ab
solutely fa&t colors. Sizes 3 to 10.
Many other elegant imported Suits for
best wear $2.25 to $4.00
Genuine Irish Linen Suits, the very finest
made; also Linen Crash and Pique beau
tifully made; tastefully trimmed. Sizes 3
to 11. Each $3.00 to $5.00
Galatea Trousers. Per pair 25o
White Duck Trousers. Per pair 25o
Brown Linen Trousers. Per pair....C0o
Fine White Duck Trousers. Per pair-50c
LongSaliorDuckTrousers. Per pair.$1.00
White Duck Tarns (detachable tops).
Brown Linen Golf and Bicycle Caps.
Special Sale of
We sell Linen for Linen,
and in many cases ask no
more for Pure Linen than
some do for cotton mixed.
We place on sale today a lot
of Women's TJnlaundered
All-linen Initial Handker
chiefs, which are excep
They are hemstitched and beautifully em
broidered by hand, on superior cloth, tho
work being done by Irish peasant glrli
Setting's New Perfection
Are ours for Washington.
They received the three
higrhest awards over all
others at the Columbian ex
position. The following are
the points of excellence offi
cially recognized by the Co
lumbian exposition as em
bodied in the "New Perfec
tion." Its perfect system of circulation I ta
thorougu Uryuebs its complete insulation
Its excellent workmanship Its first-class
material Its rapid discharge of waste and
ease iu cleaning Its seir-IocUng Its Inde
structible Ice chest. Thus assuring all who
use the Belding "New Perfection" tha
they have the best.
$r.50 to $25.
Belding's Ice Chests,
W. & L Hard-wood Refrigerators, zlno
lined, packed with charcoal sheathing.
Ice Chests, oak grained, zinc lined, packet? v
Nursery Refrigerators, oak grained, nickel
faucet, double wall,
' $2.45 each.
Japanned Water Coolers, nickel faucet. -&
assorted colors, if
95c each, v
Japanned Water Coolers, nickel fauce
$1.95 each, ;
Improved Natural Stone Filters makp
the water clear and pure,
Cooler Btands, all kinds and sizes,
$2.50 to $3.95 each
Woodward & Lotlrop.