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WAS WEATHER PROBABILITIES. - titte. For the District of Columbia, Maryland -and Virginia, fair till Saturday; -westerly , Triads, becoming variable.,. 3STO. 1,241. WASHINGTON, FEIDAX MORNING, , AUGUST 13, 189T EIGKRT PAGES. ONE CENT. INCH TOOJOCT TO TiLK Reporter's Search for Informa tion Practically in Vain. TO SUCCEED BRECKINRIDGE THE HANNA-HOBO ALLIANCE. UDIHHODflH The Exposure of His Mefhods Creates a Sensation. The President Will Send E. A. Hitchcock to Russia. A "SHREWD GUESS AT THE CAUSE A ST. LOUIS MANUFACTURER FORAKER HEN CHUCKLING Wit 42,068 COPIES B J" . .The .Xevfimper Mao Is Obliged to 'Form Hi Own Conclusion as to -the Cucfe of the State of Affairs. "Good morning, Mr. Pettlt," ' '(Morning, 'morning," replied the busy merchant as be pcurried away to attend to a customer, leaving the reporter ga7ingon cucli a wene of animation as Is rarely to be met within thib ease-loving city, Ttliouglr It "was coiiiparativ ely early In the morning, the big double store and an nex, 415-1 17 Seventh rtreet, wab thronged with customers, and the resources of the polite deiks were taxed to the utmost to attend to the wunts of the many would-be purchasers "What's caused the unusual rush thlh morning?"' the reporter ventured to askone or the salesmen, while that polite gentle inaii was waiting for two ladies to decii on which btyle of the handsome rocke'.s they preferred "There is no unusual rush, sir; we aie alwnjs busy,'' he replied. Tlie news-gatherer began to feel uncom fortable in that busy throng, where every one appeared m busily employed, and a eneiiking sympathy for the jolitical orfice seeker i-ssesMd his solt heart, so he went In .searoh or Mr. Mr.yer. After walking over acresotfloorin their vast stores, he finally located that gentle OTan busily waiting upon a newly married cftuple, wjiohad decided to go into house keeping, and were taking adantage of Maver &. Pettit's generous offer of credit. "What is It that makes you bo busy, Mr Mayer?" he asked, after the newiy married couple had gone away rejoicing. "Really, jny dear Bir, I don't know, un ices it is that we sell so cheap; but you mutt excuse me this morning, I am tco buss to talk to von." The seeker after truth, was- baffled, but as he went out of the store lie over beard one lady say to another, "My, my, bow cheap they sell here!" and he decided that that must be tlie Ley to the fcitua tiou. OS THE HALmDRY DOCK The Battleship Indiana Grace fully Glides Into Position. NOW STANDS HIGH AND DRY fEiorythlng Made Ready for the Ap plication of Paint "Which Will j Begin Today Admiral Krsltine tin , Interested Spectator One Aeci- dent Marred Success of Burking. " Halirax, X. S., Aug. 12.-At 7 a. m. with Stars and Stripes flying at the fore, with Gapt. Taylor and a pilot on the bridge, and with all the officers and men on her deck, the United States bat tleship Indiana- steamed slowly past the guns of the citadel and into the Halifax dry dock. The Indiana was placed in position almost in record time. In eigh teen minutes from the time the bow of the ship passed the entrance she had passed safely inside and into position, and a few seconds later the gate was closed -rorced into Its final position about an hour later. As sooii as the snip came to a standstill, detachments of tailors went to work gujing the ship with blocks and ropes, and for two hours the deck was a scene of great actiIty. Naval Constructor Bowles directed the work of docking and fastening the Indiana In position. There was a pretty scene at 8 o'clock when four buglers on the quarter deck called the ship's company to attention. As the ensign was hoisted, every sailor and officer of the Indiana stood at salute, facing the flag, until Old Glory was float ing in the breeze. Considering that the Indiana is the largest ship docked in tliis port, the management are congratulating themselves on their success. The water was pumped out slowly so as to facilitate the laborb of the sailors in scraping and washing the bottom of the Indiana. This process began at i) o'clock and was finibhed at 0. As the water went down the work of shoring the battleship was carefully done, and by 6 o'clock everything was ready for the application of the paint, which will begin tomorrow. Thib afternoon while the workmen and sailors were hardest at work Admiral "Ersklne strolled down to the dry dock in plain clothes and was an Interested spec tator of what was going on He came un officially and consequently was not re cehed with a salute His presence was eoon observed by Capt. Taylor, who Invited blm on boixd the American battleship Mayor Stephen also called on Capt Tay lor in tlie dry dock. A number of British navalofficers wenton board and thousands of vibitors visited the scene all day long. 0'ie accident marred the otherwise un qualified success of docking. Antoine Johnston, an Indiana sailor, was at work on a scaffolding on the side of the ship Bis foot caught in a rope and he was thrown down fifteen feet into (he dock He struck on a float in the receding water, and broke a leg, fractured three ribs, and injured his head He will re cover. GUESTS OF SENATOR PROCTOR. The President and Party on the f "Way to Chester. .-svv ', l'lattsburg.N. T.,Aug.l2.-Tiie President and Mrs McKinley, Vice President and Mr3 nobart and Secretary of War and Mrs. Alger lert Bluff Tolnt tills morning at 9 o'clock on the yacht Washeta for Proctor, Vt At Burlington a special train was In waiting, which took them to the home or Senator rroctor, where they re main over night, going to Chester tomor row to attend the ercampraentofthe Ver mont State troops. It will be governor's day. Lacy's pure foodice cream, none better, 80c. per gallon. 601-603 N. X. ave. nw. Very 2Clce Flooring SI.5U per 100 ft. lk LShbcy & .-o., btn aau. x ave. He lis iu the Plate Glass Business unil ls a Pergonal Friend of 31 r. ' McKinJey Arranging Ills Affairs Preparatory to Startlug Cor St. Petersburg. The President has decided to appoint Etlw.n Allen Hitchcock, of St. Louis, to succeed Cllflon R Ereckin ridge as min ister to Russia. He is an old triend of Mr McKluley and was not a candidate for office "When the offer Vvas made Mr. Hitchcock, who -was at his summer home In Iew Hampshire, wrote to Mr. McKinley at Lake Champliiu, expressing his hesi tation about accepting the place, but finally yielded to earnest persuasion. He Is now In St. Louis arranging his af fairs preparatory to starting for St. I'clersbu rg. Mr Hitchcock isa manufacturer and was a pioneer in tlie plate glass industry in this country It vvas on one of bis frequent visits to "Washington to look after tariff matters that he became acquainted with Mr. Mc Xlnley, who was then a member of ths House. They became the stanchest of friends. For various reubons, the Pre 1 dent desired that a business man should rcpreenr tills county at the court of Be. rettTbl urg. Mr. Hitchcock Is a brother of Herbert Hitchcock, of St. Louis-, president of the American Bar Association, whose nameh.13 been mentioned tor a place on the Supreme bench. SIMS' SHOT KILLED THREE. One Bled From the Bullet, the Oilier Two of Grief. XnoxvIHe, Tcnu , Aug. 12. Robert Sims, colored, was today convicted at Jones Mio of the murder of Walter Galloway. Sims killed Galloway about a month ago over a trivial matter. Miss Erfic Boring, the fiancee of the young man, was with him when shot, and the shock of tlie tragrdy was such that bhe never sur vived, but went into a decline and died two -weeks ago. The step-mother o' Miss Boring also died a few days ago from the same cause The feeling against the negro was o great that a mob w as organ ized, and he escaped only by being brought to Knoxville. Sentence of death will be pronounced tomorrow NEGROES ORDERTO 10 MOVE. "Whites In n Louisiana Parish Object to Them, r New Orleans, Aug 12. Notices haveben published throughout the parish of Vernon, La., ordering all the negroes who have re cently come in there to leave at once. The notices recite that Vernon is and has al ways been a white parish, one of the few in Louisiana, and that its citizens are de termined not to allow any negroes to set tle or work amongthem, and will use force to prevent It. The negroes were brought in originally by the railroad company to help In Its con struction, and tlie result was the recent riot at Hornbeck, in which the negroes were attacked by the whites and a number killed or wounded. Since then other roads hae employed white labor. No rioting has yet occurred. TLe negroes are rapidly moving out HAMA HAS A CLOSE CALL The Elements Show Small Respect for the Republican Boss. His Yacht Hans Agninst a Snag aDd the Senator Puts on a Life Preserver. Clevelaud, Aug. 12. M. M. Hanna re ceived a dispatch at 8 o'clock this even ing from Senator Hanna. referring to the accident to the Commancbe, Lake Su perior. It said: "We are all right, but had a very close call." The Commanche left here on S'jnday, August 1, on a three weeks' cruise. On board were Senator and Mrs. M. A. Hanna, Miss Hanna, Miss Ruth Hanna, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gosliue, of Toledo, and Miss Mary Phelps, besides a sailing master and a crew of seventeen men. The yacht left Port Arthur on the Canadian side last Tuesday and continued alonj; the north shore. The Nipigon Straits is known to all lake seamen as one of the most dangerous passageways of tlie upper lakes. Early thid morning, while the Commanche was pro cceding under three quarters of her steam, she ran on to a submerged rocky forma tion, lurched, went ahead, and stopped, with her stem still in deep water. The shock was terriric, and the yacht seemed to be about to be torn asunder. She shook from stern to stem, rocked, shitted a trifle, and then lay still. A scene of Intense excitement on board followed. Life preservers were fastened on and the boats lowered. Soundings showed the water to be rubbing into her hold, but examination showed that she was rest ing easily, and unless a storm came tip would stay In the position in which she lay for an indefinite length of time. Thus reassared,.i. man was sentashore In a Iwat to secuie assistance. The mes senger made his way to the Nepigon sta tion on the Canadian Pacific Railroad and from there sent dispatches to Port Aitl.ur calling for fo tugs and a lighter. On the arrival of the relief boata the jacht was lightened of its coal and much ballast An examination was then made and it was found three plates had been displaced and one clicked. After three hours' work the yacmwas sufficiently repaired to permit of her continuing, taking one of the tugs along for safety. The Finest liMneh Boards $1 per j 100 ft Ubbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. are. - - - - M Wk-4kh: lit -.-a ' WSfmL Jffi TWK irf -:st0'--i' ''$&& ,ffc' wist- ' Wwtl &-1-- '- CALiXTO GUi VIGTORY Surprises Santa Rosalie and Captures the Garrison. BATTLE IN A BALLROOM The Spunish Officers Were Gaily Buuciug "When tlie Alarm "Was Sounded, and Within a Few Mln ntefc the Breves .of the Women Were Trailing Iu Blood. Ifuvaua, Aug 11, "via Key West, Aug. 12. Gen. Calixto Garcia has won a great victory over the Spaulsh tioopj at the town of Baucis Rosalie, near Gibarara, In Santiago de Cuba prolnce. The town was sur piised by the insurgent troops while a. bi:j lull was in progress, at which nearly all the Spanish officers weie In attend ance In the height of the fe&thitles the ballroom was fiercely attacked on a1! sides bj the insurgents and the Spanish officers had no time to prepare any pl.-u of defense The few other officers who were in chaige of the garrison and at the outposts had already surrendered to the asJ-ailauts. A 'cw soldiers, running from the bar racks, arrKert at the ballroom some minutes be: ore the Cubans, and ga-e the alarm. The officers rushed to the doors to es cape, but it was too late. The Cubans ccmpelled tne officers to huddle again in tbcballroom. Some of the women fainted, an-i the others shrieked and sobbed. A desperate fight began.in which the Cubans ldl'ed one captain, two lieutenants and thirty Spanish soldiers, who had gathered around the offlceis to protect them. In the Etruggle. a bullet struck a woman, kdlmg her instantly. Fourteen Spanisn guerrillas from differ ent parts of the town, with the intention of assisting their comrades, entered the house behind the Cubans, but another force of Insurgents oerpowercd them, and the lourteen guerrillcros were all killed The Spanish officers surrendered and were taken prisoners to Gen CalKto Gaicia. The remaining part of the town fell into the hands of the Cubans without resistance. Many Spanit.li soldiers, avail ing their.tclves of the carelessness of their officers, were fpund drunk on the streets and were easily arrebted by the Cuban forces. Tne others, greatly surprised by the sudden attack", surrendered without re sistance " The whole town was burned by che in surgents except three houses. Then they retired. The Diario de la Murinutof Havana, says that the anti-Spanish attitude of Senator Morgan Indicates the belief" that he is paid by the Cuban juntalto support the cn.useof the l evolutionists.- At a late r.our the report IS currentthat Gen. Molina was killed In an" engagement with tne Cubans nonr Cardenas. 4. A desperate effort will be made by Gen. Weyler to drive from the neighborhood of Havana the Insurgents,, who afe"constant!y raiding around the capital. The Cuban bands that are operating nea; Havana aienow very well armed with rifhib used by the Spanish soldiers, and they have plenty of ammunition. Several expeditions with supplies for the Cubans have landed safely within sight of Havana. Iu Ma tanzaspiovince the Spanish trcop heve renewed the destruction of planta tlons and farms under pretext that they will otherwise serve as strategic posi tions for the Insurgent forces coming from the east. Camp meeting at Randle PaTk, Congress Heights, every evening. Take new electric cars from Xavy Yard Bridge: aul0-14t Common Lumber only 75c. per 100 It Frank Libbey & Co. ,6th and X. r.ave. '4HELP ME TO "A ROYAL FAMILY HOW. Status of the Trouble Between Bul garla unci Austria. Sofia, Aug. 12 -Baron Call von Kulm bach Rosenburg, Austrian minister to Bulgaria?- has left Sqfin on an indefinite leave of absence In consequence of the refUhal of M. Stoiloff, the Bulgarian premier, to npoloUe for certain remarks concerning the Austrian imperial family, which he made in u jeeent inter slew with a reprpsentati e of a Berlin newspaper. Vienna, Aug. 12. The relations between Austria and Bulgaria hao not been en tirely brolfn b the practical recall of Baron Call Von Kulmbacli-Rosenburg, Baroi. Hoennlng O'Carrol secretary or the lega tion, remalnliig in charge. It is very probable, however, that should Bulgaria continue to show iudifffrence to Austria's demand that an apology be made bi M. Stoilorf, tne Bulgarian prime minister, for the reir.arl s he made cqneerning the Aus trian imperial family, there will be a lompleie ruptute of diplomatic relation's. Prince Ferdinand and M. Stoiloff do no; S'-em to be troubled iby: -ctliis prospect. Tl c prir.ce is probablyjjleased at having an opportunity of shovliigiiudifference to Ai'Mris, as Emperor Francib Joseph bus always refused "to- receive him at his court. A rupture would damage Austrian commerce, as the principality is one of the chief markets for Austria. BICYCLIST XELSOX DYING. Victim of the Mj'sterloaH Washing ton Park Shooting. Cannot Survive. Chicago, Aug. 12. Charles Nelson, who was mjsteriously j,hot near the heart in "Washington Park, June 29, while bicycle riding wiih one of his3reethcarts,ls lying ut the point of death ln'cadillac, Mich The lull, which was never extracted, seems to have worked its way under the right shoulder blade, and pleurisy hasetln SHE USED HER WHIP HARD A Scandalmonger Thrashed by a Yonkers Society Woman. Bents Him Unmercifully About the Face With a BJlg Whalebone Whip. Yonker, X. Y., Aurt '12. -Mrs. Joseph Span, of 120 Hawthorne avenue, a vveH knewn society woman, horsewhipped Hniil Regilmann shortly after 12 o'clock today on Wells avenue, this city, while hun dreds of operatives from Otis Brothers,' elevator works were leaving the factory Mrs. Spah, fashionably attired, stood opposite the door of 'he factory watch ing the men as thej- passed out. Suudtnly she darted forward and with the exclamation, J,Xo"W, I have jou," grasped Recilmann bythe coat collar and proceeded to strike hlnvwltu a big whale bone whip. Regilmtinq tried to escape, but the woman held Aim aud 'beit him unrrcTcifully about thu face, each ttnie saying; "You will talk about me, will1 yot'V" The lash o the whip was fastf dis-colonng'RegiltnaunJs face, and he beg ged for mercy. His plea seemed to anger tl.c woman enly still guore, and she con tinued to rain blow ith renewed vigor. Regilmann finally grasped the whip, and wth great difficulty 'succeeded in wrest ing it from hei. Tljis further angered her, and slTe set upon. Itegllmaim, who is a slx-foo:er, withjier'fists. An enormous crow d had congregated, and two men re strained the woman from continuing the asaeult. Once frefed from the woman Regilmann ran off Ut toP speed. Speaking or the matter, Mrs. Spah said "That wretch has pokcn ill of me, and I determined to mt)te out justice iu tho good, old time snlej X only wish I could have-hurt, h'm still more." Jlegiliifaun is .vell-nown throughout tho c"ty. I The Transvaal Question Revived. Berlin, Aug. 12. The Post, Togeblatte and National Zeltung td'day simultaneously, resuscitate the question of Great Britain's suzerainty over the Transvaal They print virtually Identical articles concluding with the categorical Etatemont that the Trans vaal doe not recognize Great Britain's claim of'EUzeralatyThc arguments which lead to this conclnsiont are not new, but evidently thereis.i-onie reason, which Is not-apparent on "the -surface, for again raising the-point. uiinds.'TCr.iiic-uei-.ivii.vSIze.'M a trnir. Frank--Lb"bey J& Co., 6th; and N. Y. avo. CARRY THIS!" THEYWMT THE WHOLEHOG Anti-Civil Service Reform Repnh licans Slate Their Case. ALL OUT FOR TnE SPOILS Mnuy of the G. O. P. Attend a Meet ing ut Eunieh'n, Hotel and Declare Against the Merit System A Per u.aucut Body to Be Organized Committees Appointed. 'We fought for the spoils, we won the Fpolls, and we want the spoils," was the keynote of the Republican meeting held last night at Emrlch's Hotel. Another graphic statement of the situa tion was that the Republicans fought for the whole hog and they must have the whole hog or noue. The rapturous ap plause which greeted both of tirise state mentR was nil the proof needed that those at the meeting believed that there were entirely too many Democrats in office. Ihe. one hundred or more Republicans who met there are undoubtedly out for the rewards of political work successfully doue. Some of them were in for putting plain and embarrassing questions to Presi dent McKinley and the Cabinet officers, while others, the majority, realized that it wouldn't do to fight the Administration As may be inferred from the shibbo leMi of those at the meeting, it wa-. the inauguration locally of a square fight against civil service reform. In accordance with the news item given yesterday In The Times, many of the autl-clvil service Republicans of the city gathered last night to take counsel to remedv what they regard as serious de fects of the merit sjstem. The object of the meeting was in geutral terms to pro tect against the present administration of the law; to form a uational league, and to suggeo to Congress some means by which a change for the better could be effected in the present civil service reform regula tions The meeting was gotten up largely by Messrs. W. D. Lester, W. P. Scott, and R P. Blake, who consulted with quite a number of other Republicans and made the preliminary organization for the as semblage. By agreement of the committee on ar rangements Mr. Scott presided. The chair man explained the genesis of the move ment, stating Its object to be to organize a national Anti- Civil Service Reform As sociation. It vvas not intended to an taconize the present Administration, but to perfect an organization among those who claim to have rights that must be recog nized. (Applause.) In Washington and else where there wab a sentiment against the present methods: As 'to an entire aboli tion of the merit system, he would not com-"1 n-it himself, tut the large majority of voters would favor some modification at lenrt of the rules. Applause.; The Administration, hethought.had taken very advanced hteps in civil service re form. This was not to be criticised, but- Congress ought to be appealed to to make desirable changes. Thevotcrs would stand by a Congress that would take such a stand. (Applause ) -The chairman then opened the question to general discussion pro or con. 0. P. Peake, of Northeast Washington, said that he did not think anything could be effected by complimenting tlie Adminis tration. If It were a good theory to keep in a clerk, it should be better to keep in the chiefs. His policy was that the battle was won by the spoils, for the spoils and of the spoils. He believed, for instance, that it would be better, under present cir cumstances, to have Benedict and Carlisle in tiian Palmer and Gage. (Applause ) What the voters fought for was the whole hog, and they must have the whole hog or none. (Applause.) Mr. J". J. Roach, financial secretary of theNow York Republican League,snldthat the clubs in the National League had or ganizLd to break up the merit system. (Applause 1 Tlie present system infant the continua tion in office of an Idle class or an aristocracy of officeholders. He did not believe in attacking any particular officer, because they were all bound by the biime. rules. He wanted ttiz league forme "I and Ivy Institute Buslucss College, fain and K. None better, 525 a yean day or night. .-...i nllnliln r(iMianfan n An. IUMiriir ncnnuii: v..,.,vi..wA c.t. jiuj hour. rrankLibbej &Co.,CthandN. Y.ave. wosln favor of inserting In the constitution such an anti-civil service plank as wad adopted in Kentucky. (Applause.) It was evident that the Republican vot?i wanted u change, they got the change, but that was all they gut. (Applause ) Mr Riley offered a documentor another organlzat'on, the Anti-civil Service League of this city, which was here read. A part of It advised the Republicans to vote for Bryan If the civil service laws wen? not modiried. This created a great deal of opposition Mr G. T. Page, of Oregon In a short speech, sustained the position assumed by Mr Peake in relation to th2 spoils. Mr. Fredericks moved to go at once into the format'oa of the league. Mr. Lester advised caution and due consideration The proposition ought to be fully discussed and a committee shoul 1 be app.tlnced to put matters in share between now and Monday night. Mr Roach had the motion of Mr. Fred cricks withdrawn. Kr. Page moved that a committee of one front each State be appointed to discuss tlie details of organization for a suc ceeding meeting. The chtirman "made a brief address in v.hkh he expressed his gratification at the prospect or prudent and careful action He reiterated the statement that it was not nccet-saiy to antagonize the Administration. By acting conservatively there would be nothing to lose and a great deal to gain. He severely criti cised the document submitted relating to --oting for Brjan. He beheed that ii the Republicans were to get anything it would be from the Republican party or from a party vet unborn. Mr. O. H. Taj lor, of the Government Printing Ofrice, said that it was idle to wait on Congress. What were people to do in the meantime? He moved to act at once (applause), and that a com mittee or five be appointed to wait on Public Printer rainier and ask him to put Republicans in the places of Demo crats. (Applause.) This motion was ruled out of order. Also a motion to appoint one rrom each State as a committee to wait on the President and ask for a modification of the laws. Mr. Roach made the point against these motions that the'sole object of the meet ing was to appoint a committee to ar range the details or a future organiza tion. Mr. Taylor suggested next Monday night asthe time for the next, meeting. This was' changed to read Thursday, and was adopted. H. L. Burnham, or Indiana, moved that any person on th e proposed committee must 1 be a bona fide resident -and -oter of the State he hailed from. (Applause ) Can led. Tlie general committee was then consti tuted, as far as practicable, last night, as follows: W. C." Miles, Alabama; J. M. nolmes, Minnesota; G. F. Tage, Oregon; Dr. J). D. Carter, Virginia; Hugh Watson, Louisiana; 0. K. Buchanan, North Carolina; Capt John Fredericks, Pennsvlvanla; Charles Roun.-Squth Dakota; Trank McMastcr. t Qhio; W. G. West, Tennessee; F. E. Myers, lovya; John McCormick, Marjland; E. S-. Harvey, Michigan; Miss Anne Ellis Piper, Colotado; X H . Beymer, Kentucky; Samuel Bricknor, Illinois; II. L. Burnham, Indiana; 0. B. McElroy, Kansas; Chase Rojs, District of Columbia. W. C. Paine, colored, was suggested as a member from Virginia, so that both fac tiousin Virginia might be represented. This matter went over. Mr. Lester announced that Mr. Emrlch had tendered to the body the free use of the hall in which the meeting was held (Applause A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Em rich for his courtesy. On motion, it was determined that the special committee meet on Monday night next. The meeting adjourned until Thursday niglin next at S o'clock. The special committee will report a con stitution and by-laws and recommend permanent officers. SUSPECTED OF MUHDER. An Arrest Made in the Nichols Case by Xe-v Haven Police. New Haven, Conn., Aug. 1 2. The police here tonight anested a man who is sus pected of be ing one of the murderers of Marcus Nichols, the farmer ot Daniels' Farms, in Fairfield county. The man was with a companion iu Wallingford this afternoon, but the police have sue cccded in captrring only one of the meu He given his name as John Morriscy, of Lnwrence. Mavs., and says he is innocent of crime Foui thousand two hundred dollars have been offered as a reward for the cart'ire of the Nichols murderers I .1lctt Mnnrt V. Cnrnlinn QtTiHr.ht uuioi .m.... -. u... .,.-...- ..........v. ' Prank Libbey & Co.. 6th andN. Y ave. The Gnili'lesf Preacher Who Be guiled the Guileful Poiitlcluu lhe Middlc-jC-thc-ISoua Populist Try .to Minimize the Effect of th Blsclos tires Biek's Silence. Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 12. The develop ments brought out at the investigation of the charges made in the Populist State convention that Maj. Charles Dick, secre tary or the national Republican committee, and manager of Senator Hanna a campaign, had Kiught to Influence the action or the convention and dereat fusion with tlm Democrats, has created a profbund.sen.sa tion, and Maj. Dick is severely criticised. The Foraker-Kurtz element oC the Re publican party is chuckling over Mr. Dick's misfortune at being so neatly caught In a trap set for him, and while the Demo crats are shedding tears In secret at their inability to capture the convention they smile In public over the disclosuie involving Major Dick as a coiruptionist, as they put it, and the exposure or Banna's cam paign methods. j One or the things which excites coirr p cut in connection v ith this story or al leged bribery Is that Major Dick, a pol'liciau, should have been so easlly beguiled bj a a.iuirter ot the gospel, fa tht person of Rev J. U. Taylor, of Cleve land Iu the opinion or all fair-minded man the investigation reflects no mure seriously uioi. Dick, the politician, than it does o l Taylor, the preacher. Taylor stated that he got the uionev for the very pur po?e or exposing the campaign methods of the Hanna people. Hugo Projer, aho or Cleveland, accepted S25 rrom Major Dic-k for the tame pur pose and so stated, Xo evidence was ad due ed at the investigation tending to im plicate any delegate or the middle-of-the-road wi.o had been charged in general tc rtns with having accepted bribes to defeat fiiaiou. Taylor and Preyerarebotn ftsionlsts The investigation committee was com posed or three middle or-the-road men and two rnsioniats. The report of the middle-OL-the-roiid members. filrt today with Chair man Creagr-r, of the Populist State com mittee, aftei reviewing the cnarges and evidence, conclude- as follows: "Your committee denounces these brazen attempts cf Hugo Preyer, Rev. J. H. Taylor, Peter Witt, David Rankin, and George A Groot to besmirch the char acter end integrity or the delegates ot almost the entire contention by repeated! charges and innuendo. wJvmi trwy knov they had no facts to substantiate thein accusations. The evidence proved be vond a doubt, that the whole proceeding was but an attempt on their part to bring dissensions into the coniention for the purpose of hiding their motives or dis ruption or the People's Party, becauoe they failed to control the contention in the interest ot fusion ' Chairman Creager refuses to make the minority report public at this time. A conference ot Fupulists is to be called to consider what action should be taken. Major Dick was here last night, bnc refused to dlcuss the charges, neithej; denying or affirming them. TIIK TICKET COMPLETED. Montague Xouiluated for Attorney General and Daniel Indorsed. RoanoJ-e, Va., Aug 12 -The Democrat'c State ticket was completed here today by the nor dnat'oa ot a candidate for attorney general. The ticket now stands- J noga Tyler, governor; Edward Echols, Heutenans governor, and A. J Montague, attorney general. A resolution from Col. John Bell Bigger, the veteran clerk of the house, indorsing Daniel and pledging the members or the convention to oppose any candidate Tor the house or senate who opposes hlrn, wa ananlmously adopted. P1HE IX A HOTEL. I'anlc Among the Roests, Two of "Whom Are Burned. Zurich, Switzerland, Aug. 12. Part ot the Or ind Hotel, at Baden, fourteen milea northwest zT this city, was burned today. There was a partial panic among the 130 gpetts All the property of the visitors vv us saved, but it is piled up inthe streets in hopeless conrusion. Two persons whose identity has not yet been established, were burned to death. FROM CAXOVVS TO SPAIN. The Prime Minister's Library Be queathed to the National Library. Madrid. Aug. 12. Ic is learned that Scor Cpnovus del Castillo, the murdered prime minister, bequeathed Ids fine library, comprising 30,000 books, so tlie National Library. Many of the works which will thus be come the property or the nation &y extremely rare. Included among thein is a second edition of Don Quixote. AVell-TCnown Clergymnn Dead. Bochtster, N Y.. Aug. 12.-Dr. George Patton, for many years pastor ot the Third Pn-sbyterlan Church, and one ot the best-known Presbyterian pastors In the tate. died this morning. Dr.Patton canie from Ireland in 1S26, and settled in Phila dclphia. He was a graduate or Lafayette College. X-Hnys or the Hullet? Elmlra, X. Y., Ang. 12.-George Orrao on July 8 put a bullet into the brain .ot James Punze, who died today. The x-ray was used to locate the bullet. The de fendant's attorney now claims the ray caused the death. This afternoon nine doctors participated In an autopsy. Tho result will be made known at the inquest. Music and dancing at Wilson PaTk, Con gress Heights, from 6 to 10 p. m. Music by members ot the Marine Band- Take new electric cars rrom Navy Yard Bridge via Capital Traction and Anacostla cars. uulQ-tf S3 Most Popular Saturday Trip S3 is that to Fort Monroe.Xorfolk, Virginia Beach and Ocean View, viaNorfolk& Wash ington steamers. Avoid disappointment by securing staterooms earlyas possible. Tick ets, S3 , good to return Sunday night. It Common Flooring, -1.25 per 100 ft. , Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave. ., . -J- Al I r.