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Terr York Officer 2000 Tract Bnlldlne.
JIONTiiir. by CAnniEn:
Morning. Evening and Sunday.. Fifty Cents
aicminjr-and Sunday.. Thirty-five Cents
LcrSugand Sunday Thirtr-five Cents
One Year. MornlnK.Evcnlug and Sunday, i 0.00
Three Month3 " " 1.30
One Year. Morning and Sunday. ......... 4.00
a tree Months " " 1.23
One Year, Evening and Sunday 4.00
Three Months 123
Sunday only, ono yoar. 1.00
Order") by mail must be accompanied by sub
scription prico.
Telephones: Editorial Rooms, 4S0; Bust
nets Office. IC10.
Circulation Statement.
The circulation of Tun Times or tlit
vcclr ended Saturday, May 20, 1S37, ica3 as
uiKfcy, May 23 .. 23,874
Hotiday. May 21 . 37,343
Tuesday, May 23 38,432
Wednesday, May 2S 38,492-
Thr-rsday, May 27 38,244
Friday, May 28 3S.28G
taturday. May 29 38.32G
Totals 253,197
Xaily average (.Sunday, 23,874 ex
ccptcd) 38,220
After CallimiuV, Return.
Last evening's gossip In connection with
tlie President and Mr. Calhoun was Inter
esting It was raid that tlie latter would
arrive hcie so won before Mr. McKiuley'B
departiire for Nashville tliat It would be
ueccosary for him to go along in older to
impart wlutt he may have to tell without
loss of time. It also is leportedlbat on. e
President's return from the South he may
allow the suppressed House of Representa
tives to pass the Moigan resolution, and
fend In a veto message with a counter
All these lumors, of couise, arc largely
conjectural- If the President means to
favor the Cuban cause he will bow to the
wall of the people and iecognize belliger
ency. If he does not lie will do something
else and bow to Mr. Hanna.
Tho Pooling Bill.
Up to the hour of latest advices the
Republican end of the Senate Interstate
Commerce Committee had not reached the
point of reporting the pooling bill, which
is understood to havebeeninsecretprepara
tion for several weeks. In fact, a strong
movement, initiated by Senators ChanJIer
and Tillman, lias undoubtedly postponed
action for a week at least. On Thursday
Senator Chandler read to the committee
feoineiiucsllons whlchhe andtne gentleman
from South Carolina consider pertinent,
and which there is no doubt certain of the
committee regard as impertinent. Among
other things he asked: "If the owners of
the combined railroads, organized as one
great trust, are to be allowed to obtain
from the public annually thaircostof opera
tion, being $1,100,000,000; andin addition
$550,000,000 interest and dividends, with
out encountering any competition what
ever, it Mill be claimed that the owners of
other property amonntingto $60,000,000,
000 should also be allowed to form trusts
and do business without competition.''
The Senator also suggested that "as the
bill proposes to make it lawful for all
the railroads of the country to enter Into
one immense trust, with a capital of $11,
000.000,000, careful investigation should
be made Into tho workings of the already
existing Joint Truffic Association."
All of this obstruction, no matter how
honestly Intended, will go for naught. It
is to be feared that Senator Chandler
knows thU as well as -we do. Certainly
he is not oblivious to the fact that the
settlement of a great campaign debt is
involved in the passage of the pooling bill
now being lsitclied As a good, and emin
ently practical Republican he must know
tliat upon no other grounds than the en
actment of such a law could the rail
way interests have been Induced to put
up their share of the sixteen million dol
lar McKInley fund. He ought to, and of
course he does know that representatives
of tliat interest are hounding the party
'business manager" for a settlement of
their claims. Then how does he expect
to make bead against such a pressure or
eucb a combination?
The trouble with Senator Chandler Is
that he is trying to sliow and to exert
KO'rething of manly independence within
an. organization tliat tolerates nobody but
the agents of the trusts and monopolies
in command, and nothing but cowed and
cringing subserviency on the part of any
body else.
English Prisons.
The powerful story told by Oscar Wilde
of tbe horrors and indignities of English
prison life, is arousing much indignation,
especially in this country. Undoubtedly
it would be more effective if coming from
a different source, but it Is obvious that
men of nnblcmlshed character do not often
go to prison SovMr. Wilde's Information
is not to be despised.
He cays that the rules in these prisons
are absolutely inflexible, the officials
brutal and insensible, and the system crnel.
He also says that children are subjected
to the same treatment as grown men,
and that this treatment includes solitary
confinement, scanty and unsidtable food,
bad sanitary arrangements and flogging,
and that men who have become insane
under this system of things are punished
for it with a rod.
This whole horrible arrangement comes
from two things; the idea of revenge on
the criminid and the attempt to enforce
Inflexible rules. There Is an. unspoken
feeling in any community that tolerates
this sort of prison, that the prisoner de
serves It all, because if he had behaved
himself he would not be in prison. The
idoa of subjecting any large number of
. men to exactly tbe same- treatment can
only be carried out by men who hove little
feeling or Imagination, and this type, of
man does notgreatlycoucern himself, about
tbe welfare of his charge. His. business is
with the State, not -with these wretches,
and all that he comprehends ia that he is
to keep tbe prisoners in subjection
and prevent any outbreak, and that he is
not expected to make their stay fio pleasant
that they will get arrested for the fun of
tlie thing. "Whether they are benefited by
their imprisonment or not is none of bin
The community is responsible for. State
Institutions. It may as well be under
stood at once that the only object of a
prison is to-benefit the community. Ids
not to be made an instrument of revenge,
it that revenge In the end is an injury to
the commonwealth. If the criminal ia
treated in such a way that when he
emerges from tlie Iron gate he feels no
desire to behave himself, but instead,-a
desire to be revenged on the cbmmuuity;
or if it le clear to him that he cannot live
except by crime, or if he is reduced to a
maniac, the bcneflt.to the community Is
most evidently reduced to a little less
than nothing at alL If, on the other
hand, the prison is made a reformatory
instil -tion, and the criminal becomes a
good citizen, not only is the community
relieved from further depredations, but
he stands some chance of being a real
benefit to ids. fellow-beings, and the
chances of his children becoming criminals
are also reduced to a minimum. When
tills is clearly understood, any sophistry
alwut necessary severity in the treat
ment of crime becomes absurd. It would
be worth while for every poisible criminal
in the whole country to be sent to prison
for a few years, if that would end his
career as a criminal, it the reformatory
prison eradicates the root of the evil,
the punitive system pulls the head off the
thistle and distributes seeds broadcast.
Let us think about this while we shudder
over the atrocities of the English.
The Farmers Boanty.
Republican leaders have quite ceased to
make fun of Mr. David Lubin and his
farmers bounty piopositlofe. They have
discovered with somethlngrmich resembling
alarm that,aftera quiet, peifcifetentpropa
ganda conducted among the agricultural
class for several years, Mr. laibin has
impregnated the farming communities with
his ideas In a way tliat does not promise
comfort for those patriots who are ever
rallying the dear people aiound the Hag
of protection protection, however, being
limited to the trusts and monopolies.
Now, Mr. David Lubin takes tlie ground
that "protection" is exactly what the
farmers, as well as other Interests, want.
He believes in protecting manufacturers,
but only on condition, that others are ac
corded a like benefit. He argues, and un
answerably from any Republican stand
point, that if the whole country ought to
tie taxed for the prof itof trusts and monopo
lies, it would be perfectly fair that the
whole country should be taxed to pay a
bounty to farmers on all the grain they
might be able to export, rrotection which
protects everybody, themselves excepted,
compels the fanners to pay higher prices
forcverythlngthey buy. Tbelogicissimple.
They feel that they ought to have either
a liberal bounty or free trade. Any ancient
thing will do for Mr. Lubin's farmers, as
long a they are placed on an even keel
with all other people.
At. last the Administration people, the
tariff tinkers and such like, have waked
up to the fact that this logical applica
tion of the pure gospel of Chinese wall
tariff has ran like a cry of fire through
a small village, all over the agricultural
regions of the Union. Of course, they are
not In a position to meet it, or to pay
any present attention to It They have
all they can do to settle their tariff,
currency and pooling-bill campaign debts
with their contributory creditors. But tuy
do know that the movement means some
thing like a million Democratic votes at
the ensuing elections, and the thought
is not conducive to hilarity nor yet to
Reading between the lines of the news
from Madrid this morning, ltseems appar
ent that the outcome of the immediate
situation depends very considerably upon
what Marshal Martinez-de Campos may be
willing to do. If Sagasta should under
take to foim a cabinet, somebody would
have to go to Cuba in Weyler's place, and
nobody would he acceptable to Sagasta but
Campos. The latter, however, may think
twice before succeeding to the failure and
wreck; accomplished by the Hyena, after
his own expuLsion from the command for
adopting the very policy he now is urged
to apply In the hope of peace. Martinez
de Campos may be moved by certain con
siderations to make the attempt; but it
would be a foolish thing for him to do. The
army in Cuba is decimated many times
more than decimated by the acciden.s
of battle and by fever. It has been rob
bed right and-Ieft, and nearly starved by
the great thief, Weyler, and a cloud of
lessor thieves alwut him. There Is noth
ing in the conditions to attract the one de
cent soldier and man of human Instincts
that Spain can boast. "We do not wonder
tliat the literal leader sees grave diffi
culties in the way of a Solution for the
present ministerial crisis.
Canovas del Castillo is reported as ex
pressing his willingness to again take
office if theQueen-Regent and thecountry
desireit. Probably thisfs a p ece ofdiplo
matlc humor. The failure of his govern
ment to make headway in Cuba; the wide
spread belief in Spain that his policy is re
sponsible for the loss of that Island to
the Spanish ciown, and the tatter hope
lessness of raising money with which to
carry on the business of the administration,
not to speak of war, all suggest that he
will be only too glad to escape further re
sponsibility, and that ho knows the na
tion ia done with him. If tbecollapse must
come, as Le is fully convinced It will, and
the heavens are to fall, lti& much, more
to his mind to have them tumble on the
heads of a liberal ministry than to smash
his own. And, meantime,, let us lemark
that the situation is a windfall for "Weyler.
It is stated that he wiU ictlgnif Sagasta
becomes premier, and glad-enough of the
chance he is Here is an excuse under
which he can retire without additional In
famy and follow bib ill-gotten millions to
Again, it is asserted that the Sp;iulsh
government Has sounded the United Htutes
as to the acceptability of a new scheme
or autonomy for Cubao n the Canadian plan.
Views alleged to have been expressed by
Secretary Sherman would seem to indicate
that the Idea has met with the approval .if
our Administration. Any scheme short of
practical Independence, that would secure
the interests of the Spanish bondholders
and the sugar trust would be apt to re
ceive favorable consideration by the"bual
nessinterests' uud Mr. Hauna. It may as
well be noted, on the other sids ottheifui-s-tion,
that the Cuban Junta, and all Cubans
within reach, declare with emphasis that
the people of the island will fight to tlie
Litter end, and to tlie last man, before
they will listen to any proposition that
does not include their absolute political in
dependence as a nation. As far as can be
judged from present appearances, this
nevwr will be conceded by tbe Spanish
bondholders and the sugar trust, and there
isunhappilylittledoubtthatltis this which
has prevent eil Mr. McKInley from ptr form
lug his plain duty under International law
and before God in recognizing the bellig
erency of the fire republic. There is a
bare hope tliat when he hears from the
mouth of au eyewitness like Mr. Calhoun
corroboration of all the hideous truth which
The Times has kept before him since his in
auguration he may once more take fire,
allow his manly impulses to assert them
selves and send to the Congress a message
of recognition In spite of Mr. Hanna. This
Is too much to expect, but, perchance, it
might happen.
Statistics of gold production for 1S9G
would be encouraging if we could keep any
of the output in thiscountry. Theaggregate
of the yellow metal for the United States is
placed at $53,000,000, an increase of $0,
250,000 over 1895. Compared with the
previous year California fell off 571 ounces
. and Montana 9,309 ounces. Colorado. South
Dakota, Arizona, Idaho, Utah and Alaska
diowcd large Increases.
When President McKInley, in Phila
delphia, expressed his. doubt to John
Wauainiker of the letter's Republican
ism, he did well. Truo Republicanism
bows and cringes to an Administration
owned by trusts and monopolies, in
whose behalf it dares to suppress the
House of Representatives and defy the
The firing upon the American steamer
Valencia by the Spaniards was con
sidered in the Cabinet meeting yester
day. As far as can be ascertained the
verdict was unanimous that it served
her right for being an American steamer.
The bad luck of our neighbors can be
borne with resignation under certain cir
cumstances. The piomlse of the English
wheat crop is not good, and It Is estimated
that the same in France will be 50,000,000
bushels short. That situation ought to
help out our export demand. Every little
It is believed that the President has in
contemplation a message uigtng the con
btitutinn of a cuirency commission to re
port to tLe Congress next Decern ber. Per
haps he is not aware that it is more cur
rency and not more commissions that the
country wants.
A Comparison of Washington Jour
nals. (From the Silver Knight.)
The Administration hus two organs in
this city, the Washington 4ost 3nd the
Evening Star. These organs always take
the same view of all public questions
which the Administration in power is sup
posed to entertain. They are in favor of
everything that the President is In favor of,
and against everything which he opposes,
and they arrange their news accordingly.
Tilings which please the President are
published, and those which displease him
are. suppressed. Pending a Presidential
campaign the organs favor both sides until
the contest is over. They follow the
theory of the Irishman who became very
much frightened on board a ship in a
storm, and prayed fervently first to tne
Lord and then to the devil, and alternated
in his supplications between titer two while,
the storm lasted. In answer to an in
quiry why he was, so indiscriminate in
his supplications, he said that Jte wa3 by
no means certain into whose hands he
would fall tt the ship sunk, whether the
devil would get him, or whether the Lord
would take care of him; consequently he
thought it good policy to get on good
terms with both. Thus i. Is with the Ad
ministration organ during cvery Presi
dential campaign. But when an election
is over they know exactly what to do
They btand by the President, and the
only offense which he can possibly com
mit is to get out of office. As soon as
he leaves the White House the organs im
mediately ascertains that he was a
failure, and tliat his successor is just the
man for the place.
These two papers, having been for a
long time the only dally papers in Wash-,
ington, made strangers, who visited the
capital, see only one side of, tlie situation
"We are now able to congratulate the
community and tLose who wish to know
the news, whether it be for or against
the Administration, that another daily
paper is pubUshed, It Is the Washington
Times. This paper Is now a newspaper
Ttis not the organ of the Administration,
nor is it an opponentof the Administration
in any unjust snse. It simply gives the
news A stranger who desires to know the
situation ia Washington can obtain itlry
consulting The Times.
"We are not certain tliat a newspaper
can live in Washington, which is .not an
organ of the Administration, but we be
lieve it can. We believe that there are
enough, people In this city who would
like to hay.e the news without having It
garbled by the partisan censorship of the
Administration, to support a good news
paper. Those who do not live in the
city and desire "Washington news, can
only obtain it at this time by consultlnc
Tlie Times. They will certainly not ob
tain it from the organs which devote
themselves to the schemes of the party in
power. -..'
Mr. Lewis, of Washington
(From the Cincinnati Enquirer )
Congressman James Hamilton Lewis, of
tlie State ot Washington, who has been
making" some trouble of late for the
Speaker, is described by the Republicans
as a well-dressed marr. They might add
that he Is a well-equipped man, and as"
a trouble-maker his performance Is prol I
ably Hot at an endV
Subject Not Mentioned at Yester
day's Regular 3Ireting.
Cuba was carefully eliminated from tho
Cabinet meeting yesterday, owing to the
absence, of Secretary Alger and Secretary
Long, it being a custom not to discuss
questions such as Cuba in the unavoidable
absence of the Secretaries of War and the
The number of callers nfc the White
House was small during the day, and
the President had ,a pretty fair chance to
attend to ofliciat business. The State
that was most largely represented was
New York, but that is such a customary
thing that no one noticed it.
'Davelport,,, the caricaturist, culled at
the White HoHisefn the morning. He had a
pieaaaiic'chatf with Mr. Porter, but decided
not to breakinoDjUie Cabinet meeting to tee
Air. McKinley. JHe will call again later
on an off day. Mr. Davenport Is interested
in having hfs personal friend, Mr O. M.
Denny, securo tlie Chinese mission, tin ho
piobably wife. Mr. Davenport says Mr.
Denny was iho man who introduced tho
Chinese pheasants in this country, and
tnat if he were to get back again he would
continue the! good work which would be
highly appreciated by every man with
sporting blood in his veins.
Senators Piatt and Murphy made an
early viit (o the President In
the Interestj'ot the Society of the Army
of the Potomac encampment to bo held at
Troy, N. Y,; in1 August. They extended
an invitation from the society to Mr Mc
KInley to be present on August 21 and
22 He made no promises.
New York was mure than usually well
represented among the WhitellouEe visitors
yesterday. Representatives Sherman, Fish
er and Odell wereearlycallers. Mr.Shermau
brought Col. George A. Reynolds, of Utlca.
who wishes to be consul at Halifax. Con
gressman Fisher came in the interest of
Mr. George E Wibecan, of Brooklyn, a
utlored man. who is trying for the consul
ship at San Domingo. Mr. Wibecan is six
feet five inches tall and a magnificent
looking man. He is a graduate of Co
lumbia University and of Heidelberg, and
one of the most scholarly men otitis race.
Senator I'latt has ako indorsed him for
San Domingo,
Representative Dovcner of West Viiglnia
yesterday introduced Mr. R L. Gregory,
who wishes to be consul general at I'crsla.
Mr. Gregory has the peculiar good fortune
to be indorsed by both Virginia and West
Vligiuia West Virginia, has furnlstwd this
country's representative at Ptrsla for
some time, and Mr. Gregory will probably,
be cliosfsn. He will succctd Mr. Alexander
McDonald, ot Virginia.
Ool". D. L. Gill, of Cleveland. Ohio, wlio
was iu Washington in his own interest
two weeks ago. has returned to tht siege,
this time for Mr. Henry T- Tanner, of
Cleveland, who Is well indorsed for the
consulship at London. Ontario. Mayor R.
K. McKlsson and Judge F. E. Dilienbaugh
are on Mr. Tannefls. papers, and Secrttary
Sherman is friendly to him.
Senator Penrose and Representative
Bingham of Pennsylvania were among
the callers, but nothing came of their
visit, as they did not see Mr McKInley.
The TexasG. A. R. ismuch pleased with
President McKinley's attitude toward the
old soldier". Mr. W. A-Stoier oi Texas yes
terday presented tothePieM dent an. cmorial
from the Texas organization, highly in
dorsing his efforts in behalf of the vet
erans It Is a handsome alt-edged parch
ment affair and most imposing.
A large delegation or the South American
merchants and manufacturers and other
business men who liav been in attend
ance at the opening ot the Philadelphia
Commercial Museums tills week called
on the President at 230 p. m. jeKerday
These South Americans say that they have
had a most enjoyable, instructive and
profitable visit In -thjs country. They go
away enthusiastic over the idea that trade
I relations "between, the American republic
should ne icaercu m every way.
The President, iu his speech in Phila
delphia, talked along these lines, and he
did not, therefore, make any extended re
marks to the delegation that called yester
day afternoon. He shook hands all around,
and afterward the gentlemen weie shown
alxmt the public iiarts of the White House.
While it. Is not4 yet definitely settled
the probabilities aro that Harry Wllhon,
brother of Spnatpr Wilson, of Washington,
will be appointed minister to Chile- Mr.
Wilson was a delegate to the St- Louis
convention.; ,
McKluloy May Hear It While Travel
ing to Nashville.
It is now believed tliat the President will
be unable to announce Lb plans regarding
Cuba before the latter part of the month.
Special Commissioner Calhoun is not ex
pected to arrive at New York until Mon
day, and it Is very probable that he will
be detained at quarantine from twenty
four to forty-eight hours, because of the
prevalence of yellow fever in Cuba- If
this should happen Mr. Calhoun will not
reach this city before Tuesday or Wed
nesday. President McKinley will go to Nashville
Wednesday, and wilt not return to Wash
ington until thcaftemoon of June 15, and,
tlierefore, if before leaving for Nashville
he receives tlie report of Mr. Callioun, he
will be nnablc to act upon it until tbe
PreSnCerTOal party returns.
It is said that the President has decided
to take Mr., Calhoun with him on tlie Nash
ville trip, and that he will devote the
time occupied on the cars to receiving from
Mr. Calhoun the details of his observations
while in Cuba.
It Is believed that the President will
want several days, at least, to thoroughly
consider and digest the Information that
he receives from Mr. Calhoun before
he will be prepared to use It in framing
tho message It is expected be will submit
to Congress.
That tlie report of Mr. Calhoun will be
a verbal one Is the universal impression
about the White-House and State Depart
ment. Those who are conversant with the
Cuban situation at the Capitol believe
that Speaker Reed will be able to pur
sue the tactics of the past until the
President is prepared to submit his mes
sage, and that nrccr the House learns what
the plans of the President are the bel
ligerency resolution will be permitted to
die It is said by some that the President
will advocate independence for Cuba, an
act which the entire country would In
dorse,, while others of high standing in
the Administration are Arm in their be
lief that the President win go no further
than to advise autonomy, which sucKcstlon
will be decidedly unpopular in both Cuba
and Spain.
Ilavages of Seven-Year Locusts.
Jtiverhead. L, I., June 4- Millions of
seven-year locusts have made their
appearance m this section and are de
stroying vegetation rapidly. Betweth
Manor and Ciirverton the pests appeared
in such numbers this afternoon as to
obscure the sun for a time. A farmer
named Norton Ruynor ran into a clond
of the locusts, ana they swarmed about
him and his, horse in .such vast clouds
as to almost suffouate him before ho
could urge his. horse on and escape.
"Dr. Sternberg Honored.
Philadelphia. June. 4. At this morning's
session of the American Medical Aso
clnt'on Denver waj1 chosen as the next
place of meeting arid Dr. George M. Stern
berg, of Washfngtop was chosen president
Of the H.?SOcT'ili)B-
Committee Falls to Probe tho
Depths of Its Origin.
London, June 4 Tlie inquiry of the
Parliamentary South African Committee
Into the Transvaal raid and the circum
stances leading thereto, has flickered
out like- au expiring tallow dip.
At theii sitting in Westminster Hall to
day tho committee utterly failed to dis
close the mysterious telegrams which
pawed between the Khodesian group In
London, and Premier Cecil Rhodes in
Cape Town prior to the raid, and the only
reference to tbe messages was made by
Lawyer Pope, in his closing speech In be
half of Rhodes.
Mr. Pope said that some persons desired
that a mysterious scent be followed, and
something uneaithed which had not Imen
reahed by the committee. Would thea:
suspicions. If truo, he asked, tend to up
hold the interests of her majesty's service,
or the reputation ot thecountry7
There were some things, he said, which
were even beyond party spirit. It Is
expected that the report of the committee
to Parliament will be colorless, express
ing sjinpathy with the Ultlanders. but con
demning the raid.
Germany's Former Secret Police
Chief Not Guilty of Perjury.
Berlin, June 4. The trial of Major von
Tausch, formerly chief of the secret po
litical police, upon charges of forgery
and perjury, which was begun on May
24, wttJ ended today in his acquittal ot
all the accusations against him.
Tbe cnarges grew out of the alleged
connection of Major von Tausch with
Baron von Lue&zow and others, wluibe
trial for libeling Baroa Marscimll von
Bietiersleln and Count Philip von Eulen
bcrg in asserting that the Czar's toast
to Emperor William at Bre&Iau last year
was altered at ttieir Instance, resulted in
the conviction ot Luetzow, not only ot
libel, but of perjury, for which he was
condemned to Imprisonment for slxteea
Luetzow, who was a witness at the
trial of Major von Tausch was convicted ot
a further offense In his testimony against
the accused ex-chiet of political police and
sentenced to an additional term of two
months' Imprisonment.
Intense Humidity Makes It Hard
to Endure tho Weather.
New York, June 4 This was the hottest
day New York ItaB experienced this year.
Up to tliis moming the weather'had been
remarkably cool for summer- With the
heat todaycaraea waveofiutensehtinJdlty.
At 2 o'clock tills aitcrnoon the thermome
ter at the Weather Buieau registered 3L
and the thermometers on the stieet indi
cated 65.
A number of prostrations by theheatand
one sunstroke were reported. This evening
there was a heavy storm, the lain coming
down in torrents for a time. This cleared
the atmosphere somewhat.
They Must Either Accept Reduced
Wages or Quit Work.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 4. The firm of
Jones A Laughlin have issued a note to
the -strikers that they must either re
turn to work at the reduced wage3 or
they could draw thqir money from the
ofHce and quit the firm's employ.
Acting on this notice, quite a. number
of the men drew their pay this morning.
As far as the strike situation 13 con
cerned, no change has taken place since
ye-.terday. Only tlie machinists are now
at work, and the strikers talk of forc
ing them out.
' A later report says that the machinists
have quit. The firm will try to resume
work with new men on Monday.
A Member of u Suicide Clan Asphyx
iates Himself.
New York, June 4. Henry Jacobson,
fifty-two years old, owner of a large flour
and feed store in Hoboken, committed
suicide Mime time last night by inhaling
gas. He was found this morning elttlcg
ia a chair In the dining-room of bis home,
dead. His family do not know of any
reason for his act.
A feature of the case Is a report that
Jacobson was a member of a suicide club
that was organized a ahort time ago.
The existence of the suicide club is un
doubted, but it is asserted that, although
some of Its members are said to have killed
themselves, the club Is a purely social one.
Foundered in n Hurricane.
San Francisco, June 4. -News came
today rroru Acapulco, Mexico, that the
RritJsh ship Kinkora, from Rnrrett's In
let", for England, foundered at sea off tba
Mexican coast in a hurricane May 1. The
crew was saved, however, and were landed
at Clippcrton Island. Part of the crew
made their way to Acapulco, as the isl
and had not provisions sufficient to main
tain them. Several of the men are kept
at CHppcrton by a phosphate company to
dig guano, but they have only a small sup
ply of provisions.
Destitution Led to Suicide.
Chester, Ta.. June 4. Hungry, almost
penniless and out of work, an unknown
young man committed suicide yesterday
evening at Twin Oaks, in Upper Chicficster
township, by sending a bullet through his
right temple. There was nothinc on his
person by which he could be Identified, but
nls general appearance indicated that he
tin d been well brought up. The suicide had
been seen at Twin Oaks nearly all day.
and had asked for work, telling how hun
gry he was.
Child Murderers Get Thirty Year-..
Norfolk. Ya June -V. The grand jury' of
Perquimans county. N. C. has found a true
bill against J arvls Oden , aged twelve years,
and Marietta Oden, aged fourteen years,
both colored, for the murder ot their father,
Lewis Qden.onMayS, near Hunter's Erirtge.
They pleaded guilt-yof murder la the second
degree, and. tlie sentence of the court was
that they be confined In the State prison
at hard labor for a term, of thirty years
each. 1
Steamer Valencia in Port.
Tampa, Fla , June 4. Strangers ar
riving from Havana report that the
Ward Line steamer Valencia Is now at
Cienfuegos disabled by the tffect of the
solid shot which was fired, at her by
the Spanish cruiser Maria Mercedts re
cently, and which tore away part of
her stern-
They report that she was fired at
five times with solid shot.
King of Slam Visits tbe Pope.
Rome,, June 4. The King of Slam, with
the Siamese piinces who accompany him
on his European trip, paid a visit to the
Tope at the Vatican todayr and were re
ceived by tbe Pope In a private room.
The vist of tne-King to the Vatican is
significant in view of the fact that he Ib
the first non-Cattiolfe sovereign who ha-f
been a visitor to tie Pope In many years.
Inhcrltnncc Tns Unconstitutional.
Philadelphia, Jnne 4,- The orphan's court
of Philadelphia this afternoon declared un
constitutional the act ot the legislature
creating a direct Inheritance, tax upon
legacies exceeding; $5,000 la value-
Futile Effort at tho Last Moment
to Save His Life.
Atlanta, Ga,, June 4 The attorneys
for Henry White, at the last moment to
day, made an appeal to the supreme court
for a mandamus, which would have stayed
his execution.
For two hours the-supreme court listened
to the argument, while White tremblingly
waited the result. At 11:55 a verdict of
non-interference was announced, and the
miserable man was hanged. White was
the son of a shoemaker, who was a con
firmed drunkard. The father disliked
the police because of his frequent ar
rest, and several months ago the old man
armed himself and his son, and they killed
tiiree poltcemen. Old man White was
also killed, but the son escaped to be dealt
with by the law.
Jury Clears Eddie Pitzer of Killing
His Cuban Sweetheart.
Jacksonville, Fla., June 4 After being
out twenty-two hours, the jury in the sen
sational trial of Eddie Pitzer, charged with
the murder of his sweetheart, brought la
a verdict or acquittal tills morning.
Marie Louise Gato, a beautiful young
Cuban girl, was shot at her front door,
In the suburbs of this city, on April
22, at night. In a dying declaration she
charged Eddie Tltzer, aged twenty-two,
and her accepted lover, with being her
murd'rer. Had he been caught then by
the Cubans he would have been lynched
He gave himself up, and the case has
been the sensation of the city ever since.
His trial consumed eight days, leading
lawyers being engaged on each side. Tlie
testimony was very seasntional and ex
tremely contradictory. Witnesses testi
fied to seeing him at widely separated
points at the same hour.
The Cubans are greatly enraged and
threaten to kill him if he remains here, as
they claim hira as tbe real murderer.
Reports From Officers of the Vari
ous Boards Presented.
Ashury Park, N. J., June 1. There was
a big attendance this morning at the con
vention or the General Synod of the Re
formed Church of America, at Educational
Hall. Among those present were a large
number of women.
The devotional exercises were opened
by Rev. Dr S. M.Zwemer of the mis
sion to Arabia. He was followed by Rev.
Dr. Hunt, of the American Bible Society,
who Bpone at length of the work in the
The report of the board of publication
showed an increase la contributions" over
last year. The report of the treasurer or
the board of education showed that'nearty
$21,000 has been received from all sources
daring the year. The board Is educating
1 00 young men for theministry.
Treasurer Bussing, of the board of do
mestic missions, reported receipts of $56,
000 This board has 21T churches and
missions, and 152 missionary pastors under
its control.
To Talk With Wolcott Ahont a
Monetary Conference.
London, June 4. Uenry White, first
secretary to the United States embassy
here, will go to Paris tomorrow, for the
purpose of havinganinterview with United
States Senator Wolcott, ot Colorado, who
Is associated with Gen. Paine and ex
Vice President Stevenson in the Inter
national bimetallic delegation. Mr. White
will reportto Ambassador Hay theprogress
ot the deiegates in France.
Several conversations have taken place
betweeu the British foreign office and the
United States embassy regarding the feel
ing of the Brltlnh government as to an in
ternational monetary conference.
Exports fur the Present Week Over
a Million Dollars.
New York. June 4. The iirm ofneidel
bach. Ifkelhelmcr & Co- will export to
Europe tomorrow SEOO.OOO in gold.
This wakps the total exports of gold
this we.-'k $1,150,000. andsincethepresmt
export movement began, $1 7,113,92a.
Former Washingtonian Loses His
Life In tho Surf nt Galveston.
News was received by telegraph yes
terday by Mrs. M. L. Town, a clerk In
the Postoffite Department, of the sad death
by drowning ot her son. Dr. Herbert S.
Town, which occurred while he was bath
ing iu the surf at Galveston, Texas Full
particulars have not yet been received.
Dr. Town was born in Washington and
lived here until his graduation from Colum
bian Medical College in 1893, after which
he went to Oklahoma, and from there, a
few months later, to Louisiana, where he
established a successful practice. About
six months since, his health having become
impaired by overwork, he came to Wash
ington and -entered a sanitarium, where
he rapidly recuperated
He left here about three weeks ago
for his home In Louisiana, stopping en
route to visit friends at Galveston, where
he met his untimely death as stated.
The Commissioners Report Adverse
ly on the Senate Bill.
action by tlie Senate Committee oa
the District of Columbia upon Senate Mil
1056. "In relation to wills and other writ
ten instrnments in the District of Colum
bia," which was referred to them for
examination and report. The Com-i.--sioners
are of the -jpmion tbatthelegisla
Uon proposed In the Mills minecessary.an.-'
might be productive of great Injury by
raising a doubt as to the sufficiency of
the typewritten legal documents now in
existence Many wills, depositions and:
other legal Instruments are ia typewrit
ing, but so far as the Commissioners are
advised She validity of none of them has
for that reason been judicially questioned.
National Rifles Road. March.
The Washington Rifles, Company C.
Fourth Battalion, D C-N.G will acnibltr
m heavy marching order, under the com
mand ot Capt- B ,H. Strecks, this even
ing, and at 9 o'clock will start on a road
.march. The company will camp at Lin
coln Banks, on the Eastern Branch, and
will break camp tomorrow evening, and
return to the city, reaching here about T
A detachment of the National Guard
Dram Corps will accompany tbe Rifles.
Fell From a Street Car.
Mrs. M. S. Phillips, living at No. 226
Eleventh street southeast," fell from a
Metropolitan electric car at Ninth and 11
streets yesterday and was painfully hurt.
Her Injuries, consisting: of several con
tusions and lacerations, were dressed at
the Emergency Hospital, after which she
was removed to her home.
A Bnnk Teller Falls Dead.
AlTctitown, Pa,, June 4 Hastening to
catch a trolley car to escape a storm that
came up suddenly this evening, James B
Roedcr, teller or the Second NationnI
Bank, Ml dead alongside his wife. lie
was fifty-seven years of age, and had been
teller iu the bank fhirty-three years.
10th. llth and F Sts. N. W.
"Trie Birth of Our Na
tion's FUg" Charles H.
Weisgerber's great histor
ical painting, is on exhibi
tion in our Art Gallery.
This picture tells a story
which the young should
know, and tells it in a way
that it will never be for
gotten. This being Children's
Day, the young folks are
especially invited to see the
Boys Department.
We are now having a spe
cial sale of Boys' All-wool
Suits, bought from an over
stocked manufacturer at a
considerable reduction from
the original prices. The
goods are new andfresli,the
patterns neat and pretty and
the prices are exceptionally
$1.89 to $5.00.
Sailor Suits of all-wool navy blue chev
iot, red.blackand blue collar.pret
tily braided. Sizes 3 to 8. Each..$3.75
All-wool Navy Blue Cheviot
Pants. Sizes 3 to 16. Perpalr 750
before made up). Sizes 3 to 11.
Each SS.OO
Galatea Wash Suits, fast colors.
Sizes 3 to 10. Each sqc
Mouse Suits ot all-wool navy blue cnev
iot, braided collar, extra pants with
each suit. Sizes 3 to 11.
Each $2.38
Blouse Suits of all-wool navy
blueflannel. Sizes3tol2. Each..s;x.48
All-wool Fancy Checked Cheviot
Pants, Sizes 3 to 16. Perpalr.. 500
Mouse-colored Corduroy Pants.
Sizes 3 to 16. Perpalr. 690
Navy Blue Striped Duck Suits, fast col
ors, neatly braided. Sizes 3 tolL
Each $3,25
Cotton Wash Suits, dark colors.
Sizes 3 to S. Each 50o
We are showing" a very
large and unusually attract
ive line of Boys' Shirt
Waists, both laundered and
unlaundered, including some
handsome imported novel
ties. Unlaundered Percale, Cheviot, Merrimao
Print and Outing Cloth Shirt Waists.
Sizes 4to 14. Each S5C
"Mothers Fnend"Cnlaundered Waists,in
percales.chevlotsand ginghams. Sizes
4 toll. Each 500
Unlaundered Percale Shirt Waists; very
fine quality, light and dark, colors
Nonpareil brand. Each 500
Laundered Percale Waists, neat patterns,
fast colors; white linen collar and
cuffs. Sizes 4 to 14. Each 500
3d floor.
Girls' Department.
Girls" Fine Striped PerslanLawn Dresses,
high-nect aud gulmpe styles; made and fin
ished in a very superior manner. tSizea
6 to 14.
$1.88 each. '
Girls Short Reefer Jackets, navy-blue,
spring weight; neatly trimmed wittrbrald.
Sizes 4 to 14. Special value,
$1.50 each.
Girls Fine Striped French Percale Blouse
Waists, handsomely trimmed with fine
embroidery. Sizes 6 to 14- Value, S1.50.
95c each.
Girls Fine Dimity and Percale Shirt
Waists; a host of pretty patterns. Sizes
10 to 16. SplenCid values.
50c and 95c each.
3d floor.
oys' and Girls' Shoes.
Misses Chocclate VlclKid Shoes, button
or lace, broad toe, extension sole. Per
pair $2 00
Misses Oxbtood Vici Kid Button Boots.
Per pair ?2 00
Misses Tan Goat Button, broad, round
toe. Ferpair $1.50
Children's Chocolate VlciKld Shoes, but
ton or lace, broad, round toe. extension
sole. Sizes 8 1-2 to 10 1-2. Perpalr.. S1.60
Children's Dark Tan Goat Button Shoes,
punched varap. Sizes 8 1-2 to 101-2. Per
pair S1.25
Misses Tan Goat and Black Vici Kid
Oxfords, round too. Perpalr. S2.00
Children's Tan Goat and Black Vici Kid
Oxfords. Sizes 81-2 to 10 1-2. Per
pair SI. 50
2d floor.
Woodward & Lotlirop.
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